September 24th, 2008

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Tell me a few pictures you'd like to see of me, my house, my life, my closet, my favorite hangout spots, whatever you want. You can tell me exactly what you want to see (i.e. my backyard) or ask a general question (i.e. what's the best part of life?) I'll collect everyone's questions and do a big picture post.

Reposting this memething stolen from kiwiria so I can get more requests in. I've already done a few, so expect a big-ass picture post in a few days :D

And yeah, I need this to cheer me up bigtime :(
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Israel disappears from world maps sold by Ikea in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia.

Okay, here's the thing:

EVERY map in the Middle East has Israel blacked out, censored or omitted. It's nothing unusual there, and no fault of Ikea. My schoolbook atlases and encyclopedias at home had Israel blacked out too. It's just one of the billion odd screwed up quirks of life in the Middle East. And I doubt very much that map would be corrected, because like I said, EVERY commercially sold map in the Middle East has Israel censored, because Arabs refuse to acknowledge the existence of Israel.

You can't even travel to any Middle Eastern country with a current or even an old Israeli visa or stamp of entry on your passport, regardless of nationality. You have to go get a whole new one made and then travel. All .il (Israel's internet domain) websites are not accessible from the Middle East either. That's how hardcore they are about not acknowledging it exists.

So now you know.
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This is a real Dennis the Menace strip that ran in... wait for it... 1970.

Yes, this actually ran nationwide in 1970, which beggars the question of just how out of touch creator Hank Ketcham was. Were the 1960's something that didn't happen for him? Whatever the case, the Cleveland Press printed this apology the day after the strip ran, printing it in place of what would have been that day's DENNIS THE MENACE installment:

"Yesterday's DENNIS THE MENACE cartoon offended a number of Press readers. The Press apologizes for the affront caused by the cartoonist. It assures subscribers that such a thing will not happen again."

Racism = LULz.
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Internet scrapings and offbeat news

Eco nut builds own eco-friendly, self-sustaining island out of junk, lives there for seven years.
"On this man made island, you'll find a two-story house comprised of 250,000 bottles, complete with self-composting toilet and a solar-powered oven."

Truck drivers gather, blare horns in DC rush hour in protest of the high price of oil, but the protest has low turnout because of.... the high price of oil.

The 13 year old son of one of the former members of industrial band Rob Zomie and Scum of the Earth was mocked by his art teacher in front of the class, taken outside, forced to get on his knees and pray to God for forgiveness, for wearing an offensive T shirt. He goes to a public school, by the way.

A protest by factory workers leads to the company's CEO being stoned to death by his employees. This happened in the sh*thole that is Noida, just outside Delhi, which planners and politicans are promoting as a gleaming example of India's new modernity. Noida is full of skyscrapers and modern office buildings... and kidnappings, riots and sporadic electricity.

Pedofile's 12-hour long attempt to escape to France on kayak fails.

19 year old tortured, beaten up for 13 hours by "friends" who accused her of stealing a cellphone.

CEOs of crashing companies being bailed out by the government are refusing to take a paycut as part of the $700 billion financial bailout system. It's like the captain of an ocean liner crashing it into an iceberg, then refusing to be rescued by the Coast Guard because they didn't send a yacht to pick him up. Sad part is I'm betting the CEOs will get their way as usual.

Meanwhile, Right Wingers are preparing to blame minorities and the poor for the subprime mortgage crisis.

Remember the $10 billion just plain lost in Iraq? Well add $13 billion more to that. "...He said a report that went to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other top Iraqi officials was never published because "nobody cares" about investigating such cases. Many investigators, he said, feared for their safety because 32 of his co-workers have been murdered..." This story reads like an Onion article, except it's real.

Actual headline: Dead son can't be prosecuted for keeping mom in freezer.

Polar bears resorting to cannibalism as Arctic ice shrinks to second lowest ever recorded.

Wheelchair on cargo hold of passenger airliner bursts into flames on its own shortly after landing.

The Finnish school shooting already has politicians pushing for more monitoring of internet traffic. The WTF part was that Police actually detained and questioned him over his YouTube videos the day before the attack, but let him go because the videos "did not actually threaten anyone" specifically. I smell a future where I post an LJ entry saying "I'm so mad I could kill someone" and end up in jail for ten years over it because I have a gun at home.

Meanwhile, a woman admitted she helped her troubled, bullied 14-year-old son build a cache of weapons by buying him a rifle and gunpowder, but investigators still don't know if she was aware her son was planning a deadly school attack.

How to persuade / manipulate people with sneaky subconscious / subliminal techniques.

And finally, presents 6 brainwashing techniques they're using on you right now.
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Permafrost beneath the Arctic seabed may be melting, releasing massive amounts of trapped methane gas into the atmosphere.

If this is true, this is very bad news.

The first evidence that millions of tons of a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide is being released into the atmosphere from beneath the Arctic seabed has been discovered by scientists.

In the past few days, the researchers have seen areas of sea foaming with gas bubbling up through "methane chimneys" rising from the sea floor. They believe that the sub-sea layer of permafrost, which has acted like a "lid" to prevent the gas from escaping, has melted away to allow methane to rise from underground deposits formed before the last ice age.

They have warned that this is likely to be linked with the rapid warming that the region has experienced in recent years.

Methane is about 20 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and many scientists fear that its release could accelerate global warming in a giant positive feedback where more atmospheric methane causes higher temperatures, leading to further permafrost melting and the release of yet more methane.

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