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Friday, October 23, 2009

Hoop-jumping for McAfee

The virus file "Artemis" was in a hidden System Folder, access was denied, folder was read-only, zip file was not an XP folder that could be password protected....

"And bring me the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West."

Sunday, October 11, 2009

They think you’re stupid


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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Minneapolis Timeline

Compiled as part of our Ward 8 research:

Minneapolis Timeline

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Afghanistan manhunt

If Bin Laden was exonerated for 9/11, would we call off the manhunt? What if we just armed the women, or created a city for them? The manhunt for Pancho Villa proved quite embarrassing to the Woodrow Wilson administration. Let’s not repeat the mistakes of history.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Capitalism: A Love Story

I recommend this as I do all Michael Moore movies. While I generally regard Moore as too conservative, you have to crawl before you can walk or run. Like “Fahrenheit 911” this movie just scratches the surface, but provides a good introduction for the uninformed masses. “Capitalism: A Love Story” does not drive to the heart of the problem, how the Fed charges us interest on all newly-created money, as described by Ellen Brown in “The Web of Debt.” But it does detail the symptoms, showing layers of new problems, and it does implicate the banks.

And it did have some new information for me. I did not know that Hershey Foods Corporation took out life insurance policies on its employees. I also did not know how much of our top math and science talent is now being wasted on Wall Street. I’m not a math expert, but the equation shown in the film looked to me like a scientific, not a financial one. I used to work with “financial products” – an oxymoron if there ever was one. Banking should be kept as simple as possible and Obama would do well to ignore the BS artists.

The movie calls people to action. I don’t know how to get stupid-ass Republicans to watch this movie. But if you see it and you like it, then I recommend graduating to the (one-third) segment of the Zeitgeist documentary that deals with the Fed.