Saturday, October 27, 2007

Idiot Alert

The human race will one day split into two separate species, an attractive, intelligent ruling elite and an underclass of dim-witted, ugly goblin-like creatures, according to a top scientist.

100,000 years into the future, sexual selection could mean that two distinct breeds of human will have developed.

The alarming prediction comes from evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry from the London School of Economics, who says that the human race will have reached its physical peak by the year 3000. [link]

Already we see it happening don't we... heh. I see tons of 'not-so beautiful' people married or dating (or just having sex, although I don't actually 'see' that), heck I was married and have a child (making sure my DNA makes it to the next round).

Of course, a lot can happen in the next 100k years, but leave it to a scientist to tell you he knows what will happen based on... well gut-feelings I'd guess.

I agree on some of the things he says (skin color will be a thing of the past one day, as inter-marriage, inter-sex and so forth will blur melanin lines) but to think that the human race will split into two 'distinct' species is sheer folly. Of course evolution is all about species evolving into other (completely different) species and so far, we havn't exactly found any that did that (yes there is much postulation that it has happened, but it's theoritical).

"Physical features will be driven by indicators of health, youth and fertility that men and women have evolved to look for in potential mates," says the report, which suggests that advances in cosmetic surgery and other body modifying techniques will effectively homogenise our appearance.

Men will have symmetrical facial features, deeper voices and bigger penises, according to Curry in a report commissioned for men's satellite TV channel Bravo.

It is ironic that cosmetic surgery is used as one of the indicators. Unless the good people at Bravo don't realize this, cosmetic surgery doesn't alter DNA, it is merely ... um... cosmetic.

And sad to say, some of today's metro-sexual men will be out of luck in the year 3000 as traditional men come to the fore (after cosmetic surgery of course). heh


Friday, October 26, 2007

Visist

I have now visited (today) ALL the links in my 1st four rolls (if you didn't get a visit from me, let me know). Can't do that much (too many of them) but today I decided to do it. [I'll get to the other rolls as time permits]

I would like to pass this along from Dragon Lady's World:

Diane emailed me this morning, and I swear I thought I had posted it before. My best friend Brenda had emailed it to me like last year, and I had looked it up to make sure it wasn’t a hoax then.

This is a great idea. It only takes a minute. Longer if you’re like me and can’t make up your mind. But worth it. This is easy to do and no signing up for anything! What a wonderful idea!

Something cool that Xerox is doing

If you go to this web site, Let’s Say Thanks, you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can’t pick out who gets it, but it will go to some member of the armed services.

How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!!! This is a great site.
Please send a card.
It is FREE and it only takes a second.


It really is just that simple. Having been deployed to the desert, I can tell you first hand how much things like this are appreciated by the troops.

Let the troops know you care, it's free and fast.

And this picture from Dumb Ox Daily News from San Diego:


*edited in to add the link to Let's say Thanks (oops)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Westboro Idiots

While the evil that is the Westboro church was using their 1st amendment rights(*) to protest the country's stance on homsexuality by making the life of family members of dead soldiers miserable; one father is fighting back:

Albert Snyder said Wednesday he had hoped for a private funeral for his son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder.

"They turned this funeral into a media circus and they wanted to hurt my family," Snyder testified. "They wanted their message heard and they didn't care who they stepped over. My son should have been buried with dignity, not with a bunch of clowns outside."

Snyder is suing the Westboro Baptist church, whose members have picketed the funerals of military personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, claiming the deaths are punishment for the country's tolerance of homosexuality. The York resident is seeking unspecified monetary damages in the case for invasion of privacy and intent to inflect emotional distress as a result of the Topeka, Kan., church's protest at his son's funeral in Westminster in March 2006. [link]

I'm not sure that this lawsuit has a shot in hell, but then again, there's always '12 idiots' to sit a jury somewhere.

I personally believe that homosexuality is a sin; but I don't believe that tolerance of it is. G-d has told us to be tolerant and to 'love thy neighbor' and leave the judgment to Him. If the evil that is Westboro truly believed the spittle they hash out, they would sit quietly in the corner and wait on Noah to rebuild the ark. They use the excuse of punishment to decry what they don't believe in. If it stopped there, they'd be no different than any liberal protesting the war or any conservative protesting taxes. But they take it that one step further by intruding into the private lives of grieving families when those families need the prayers that actual church people would gladly give.

If you've read this blog before, you know how I feel for liberals and democrats in power; yet I would take Hillary and Obama any day before I would give this 'church' a kind word or thought.

Spree over at StoptheACLU has a good rant on this also (he uses bigger words heh)
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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

2fer

The Dream Act dies (again): From Hotair, but almost everyone has this

For now. Cloture fails, 52-44. Standby for the roll and reaction.

Update: I’m hoping to get some video up of Durbin but the Beauchamp news may have me sidetracked for awhile. Here’s the roll, though, as promised. Recall that the shamnesty cloture vote this summer failed with 53 votes, not 44, although it was more politically important for the participants to be seen on the right side in that one than it was here, which probably accounts for most of the difference.

Quick and easy scan of Democrats voting against: Baucus, Byrd, Conrad, Dorgan, Landrieu, Pryor, Tester, and good ol’ McCaskill, whose objections to amnesty evidently don’t end at labor concerns. Republicans voting for: Bennett, Coleman, Collins, our friend Larry Craig, Hagel, Hatch, Hutchison, Lott, Lugar, “Amnesty Mel” Martinez, Snowe, and Sam Brownback, who was free to show his true colors today sans 11th-hour switch.

Allah posts the actual votes on his site also (visit and see, read the comments);

The Jena 6 news that you probably don't know:

Media myths about the Jena 6

A local journalist tells the story you haven't heard.

Page 1 of 3

Opinion editor Josh Burek talks with Craig Franklin about the distorted story of the Jena 6.

By now, almost everyone in America has heard of Jena, La., because they've all heard the story of the "Jena 6." White students hanging nooses barely punished, a schoolyard fight, excessive punishment for the six black attackers, racist local officials, public outrage and protests – the outside media made sure everyone knew the basics.

There's just one problem: The media got most of the basics wrong. In fact, I have never before witnessed such a disgrace in professional journalism. Myths replaced facts, and journalists abdicated their solemn duty to investigate every claim because they were seduced by a powerfully appealing but false narrative of racial injustice.

I should know. I live in Jena. My wife has taught at Jena High School for many years. And most important, I am probably the only reporter who has covered these events from the very beginning.

The reason the Jena cases have been propelled into the world spotlight is two-fold: First, because local officials did not speak publicly early on about the true events of the past year, the media simply formed their stories based on one-side's statements – the Jena 6. Second, the media were downright lazy in their efforts to find the truth. Often, they simply reported what they'd read on blogs, which expressed only one side of the issue. [link]


Read it all. This is from someone who actually lives there and seems to know what they are talking about.

After you read it, remember what all those anguished congress people said about this story and try to imagine the relevance.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It never fails, the Iraq situation is finally turning around and another problem asserts itself:

Iraq pledges to tackle Kurdish rebels



Haroon Siddique and agencies
Tuesday October 23, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki
The Iraqi prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, called the PKK a 'terrorist organisation'. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images
Iraq today pledged to shut down the operations of Kurdish rebels operating in the country amid frantic efforts to head off a Turkish attack.

The Iraqi prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, called the Kurdistan Workers party (PKK) a "terrorist organisation" and announced that he would "shut down their offices".

The move came as the US and Iraq attempt to avert a threatened invasion by Turkish troops looking to crush PKK fighters operating on the Iraqi border.


"The PKK is a terrorist organisation and we have taken a decision to shut down their offices and not allow them to operate on Iraqi soil," Mr Maliki said.

"We will also work on limiting their terrorist activities, which are threatening Iraq and Turkey."

He gave no details of how the rebels could be prevented from launching attacks from their remote mountain bases in northern Iraq. [link]

Un-needed drama at the border. The last thing that country needs is for Turkey to come in and take on the Kurds; but, unless Iraq (and the U.S.) can control the PKK then Turkey will have to do something. Turkey can't continue to be targeted on cross-border raids without defending its people.

I hope Maliki can contain the PKK (and shut them down) for the sake of Iraq and his people. If Turkey has to come after them, the diplomatic situation will be a mess.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Three

Three women I've read/heard about recently from Hollywood.

Christina Milian (from Man of the House)

Aubrey O'Day from Danity



and Gisele Bundchen (Tom's girl)


I think Christina is one of the most beautiful people in hollywood (my opinion) and Danity is a decent band. Tom's girlfriend is always in the news, but she's a good looking model. Basically this is just a follow up post on Thai's long ago post of beautiful people in hollywood. These might not be my top 3, but they are ones I've read/heard about today.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tennis anyone?

Got this from Ace (I think heh) and couldn't pass it up.
Oh I say! The tennis tournament that uses models as ballgirls

Last updated at 00:59am on 20th October 2007

Could this be the prettiest ballgirl in tennis history? Hugo Boss would certainly like us to think so.

Showing off her ever-ready ball skills, this catwalk beauty was just one of a team of trained adult models appearing at the Madrid Masters in Spain.

madrid tennis ballgirl hugo boss
Who's boss? A model ballgirl captures viewers' attention in Madrid

The ATP tournament hosted some of the greats of the tennis circuit - Rafael Nadal, Carlos Moya, and Manolo Santana.

But unlike other tennis championships around the world, in Madrid the tennis stars come second. [link]

Another pic or two at the daily mail site, but a funny story anyway. Maybe this is what tennis needs to get popular again (barring an American actually being worth a snot [male]).

*yes I did this story simply to put the picture in there, sue me
Meh, I knew Tennessee's defense basically stunk, but I thought their offense would show up. 41-17, good game for Alabama.

Kentucky lost 45-37 to Florida in a good game, but at least they came in under the 9 point spread :)

LSU beat Auburn on the last play of the game (Who besides Les Miles doesn't kick the game winning field goal with 6 seconds left?) 30-24.

Vandy beat South Carolina :)