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Tuesday, 17 April 2007
It's Society Stupid!
Fox News is reporting that some parents of Virginia Tech students are calling for the firing of the University's President and police chief.
The mainstream news media is trying every which way they can to get students to blame both the university and gun laws.
It seems the vast majority simply aren't getting it. First and foremost, the gunman who shot and killed 32 people is to blame. He, alone, is the person who murdered students and professors at Virginia Tech.
Understand: I hate guns. I would never touch a gun. I don't want them in my presence. But the bottom line is that gun laws have nothing to do with the mass murders at Virginia Tech.
Gun laws have nothing to do with this shooting or other mass murders. It's already evident to investigators that Cho Seung-Hui planned these murders. It wasn't a spur of the moment emotional outburst. It was what some report as a very disturbed young man who plotted and planned to commit mass murder. Gun laws might have only changed the method. Of course the other obvious thing to point out is that mass murderers are not respecting of laws.
Virginia Tech has a "no guns on campus" law. That law didn't change Cho Seung-Hui's murderous rampage. Why would a law prohibiting the purchase of guns? And if it had, Cho Seung-Hui probably would have resorted to another weapon. Perhaps he would have chosen a bomb which may have killed even more.
Next, parents look for some reason to blame someone other than Cho Seung-Hui. Why? Were university and police officials to know that what appeared to be a tragic domestic dispute in a residence hall escalate into mass murder? Police originally believed it was a murder/suicide. Once it was determined no weapons were at the scene and witnesses told police that the gunman escaped in a black truck that went off campus - again, why would anyone believe the entire campus was still in danger?
The Virginia Tech campus has been described as a small town in size. When you or I hear that there's been a domestic incident across town, we might avoid going to that location. But would we ever think that we shouldn't go outside or any other place in town?
Sorry to put it quite so bluntly folks, but shit happens. Sometimes there is no explanation as to why people were where they were and became victims. It's life. It's heartbreaking. It's tragedy. But it's not the responsibility of anyone else but the perpetrator.
Truthfully, these incidents are merely a reflection of our society. A reflection of excuses that allow people to blame others rather than themselves. A reflection of the feeling of entitlement. A reflection of people who haven't been taught to control themselves or their anger. A reflection of people who blame their anger on others and what others do rather than what is inside of them.
We are an angry, entitled society and believe getting even is okay. We have stopped thinking or caring of how our actions may affect others. We don't see others as real human beings with thoughts and feelings, hurts and troubles, good things and bad things in their lives. We think only of ourselves, our hurts, the wrongs done to us.
So if you must blame anyone other than Cho Seung-Hui, blame society.
Posted By P.Brown at 6:47 PM
Tuesday, 3 April 2007
More Pet Food Recalled
Delmonte is now recalling pet food treats including brand names Jerky, Pounce and Ol' Roy. See the link above for a full list and product code dates.
Of greatest concern is that Delmonte announces that the Wheat Gluten used was labeled food grade. This means that this tainted wheat gluten could be used in food products meant for human consumption. But, unfortunately, no one is giving any further details at this time.
Posted By P.Brown at 9:01 AM
Monday, 2 April 2007
Your Kids will be Stupid Because...
Yep, that's right. Your kids are going to get a dumbed down version of American History. Why? Well because their teachers are uninformed and more importantly because they fear the reaction of Muslim students!
Schools are dropping controversial subjects from history lessons - such as the Holocaust and the Crusades - because teachers do not want to cause offence, Government research has found.
Doesn't this just blow your mind? Americans can't tell the truth about their history in schools because some students might be offended. Do you get where this once great nation is headed?
An anatomically correct chocolate Jesus can be displayed in public during the week before Easter, but God forbid that we actually teach our children about such "controversial" (but real subjects) as the Holocaust and Crusades!
If I sound angry, it's because I am!
Posted By P.Brown at 4:42 PM
Sunday, 1 April 2007
Pet Owners Can Expect Little
Yep, that's right. Some corporation cares more about saving a few bucks and somehow ends up getting rat poison in your beloved pet's food. Your pet dies. The corporation gets off cheap.
Most state laws consider animals -- even beloved pets -- to be only personal property. That means that even for the loss of a faithful family companion, a successful civil lawsuit would not likely produce much reward, said Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond.
Pretty sick if you ask me. But hey, it's the law.
What is amazing is the number of pet food which contained this poison. Furthermore, there wasn't an instant reaction from the pet food companies (especially in the Menu Foods cases).
Posted By P.Brown at 4:51 PM
Monday, 19 March 2007
RegisterFly.com Loses ICANN Accredidation
ICANN issued embattled RegisterFly.com a termination letter(.pdf doc) today. RegisterFly was an accredited domain name registrar. Through some sort of management tiff, the customers suffered.
For months customers of RegisterFly have complained that monies paid to the domain registrar have not been used to renew their domains timely. Those attempting to move domains have found long lines to receive authorization codes or claim to not be able to access the codes. Some domain registrants claim they have lost their domains because of the actions of Register Fly.
Between now and 31 March RegisterFly is required to unlock and provide all necessary Authinfo codes to allow domain name transfers to occur. Any and all registrants wishing to transfer away from RegisterFly during this period should be allowed to do so efficiently and expeditiously....However, as of tonight, RegisterFly is still offering domain name registration, so it appears they are not interested in what is best for their customers. We can only say "buyer beware"! Well, in this case, it's those registering and renewing domain names.
Users of RegisterFly became frustrated some time ago and in 2005 registered the domain name Register Flies.com. The community discusses their frustration, losses, and possible legal action.
Our company Kat Domains offers domain name registrations through an ICANN accredited domain name registrar.
Posted By P.Brown at 8:43 PM
Pet Food Recall
For all those who have lost their beloved pets due to Menu Foods distributing poisoned pet food, our hearts go out to you. We can understand how awful it must be to lose your best friend and find out it was preventable.
Scared Monkeys blog runs an extensive list of both dog and cat foods affected by the recall.
Note that Eukanuba, Science Diet and Iams, foods recommended by many breeders and vets are on the recall list.
Posted By P.Brown at 5:29 PM
Globe Warming Up For Al Gore
It seems the entire globe is indeed warming up - at least for algore. Since taking home Oscar, more than a few people across the globe have caught on to algore's hypocrisies and called him out on it.
Just a few for today:
Whose Ox Is Gored?
Al Gore Challenged to International TV Debate on Global Warming
Gorzilla's White Mountains
Give Gore a Break -- Seriously
Charges of Green Hypocrisy in the Investment Community
With everyone insisting that he use correct facts, I imagine that algore's globe is pretty darn warm right now.
Posted By P.Brown at 5:06 PM
Sunday, 18 March 2007
Gathering of Eagles (Stories You Won't Hear from MSM)
Michelle Malkin reports extensively on "The Gathering of Eagles" which look place in Washington DC on March 17th, 2007.
It was a breath-taking, historic, and emotional day in Washington, D.C. You won't know it if you tune in to the usual MSM channels. But new media--bloggers, conservative documentarians, Internet activists, FReepers (giant thread here), citizen journalists, photojournalists, and talk radio hosts--turned out in full force to participate and cover the Gathering of Eagles counter-protest. Thousands upon thousands turned out despite freezing temperatures and hairy travel conditions. We met bikers who drove up all night from Huntsville, Alabama; a retired NYC firefighter who arrived here at 2am; college students who traveled from Massachusetts; a Vietnam veteran's wife who bought plane tickets at the last minute from San Francisco; and countless participants who arrived as part of Move America Forward's cross-country caravan.
This ain't Hell
Gates of Vienna
Posted By P.Brown at 4:16 PM
Thursday, 15 March 2007
Shhhh! Don't Tell Your Parents
Proving the theory that kids don't need no stinkin' parents, the Deerfield school district in Ill. decided to indoctrinate their incoming freshmen students (14 year old kids)with a "Gay Straight Alliance Network" panel discussion led by "gay" and "lesbian" upperclassmen.
Okay, that's pretty bad, but that is not the end of it. In addition to not only forcing all incoming freshmen to attend this "seminar" promoting the gay agenda, the students were required to sigh a pledge not to tell anyone, including their own parents, about the seminar.
This is where it's all going folks. You pay the taxes to operate schools and the schools decide what they will teach. Never mind that homosexuality has nothing to do with "reading, writing and arithmetic"; never mind that you are the parent of these children and have the responsibility to know what they are being taught and by whom; never mind that you might believe homosexuality is a deviant behavior. Now the schools want not only to teach your child what they decide; but they also don't want you knowing what they are teaching so you can't complain, replace the board of education, or even counter it by teaching your child your own beliefs.
Now children: our next lesson will cover pedophilia, followed by Tuesday's lesson on accessing pornography without your parents' knowledge.
Posted By P.Brown at 4:25 PM
Wednesday, 7 March 2007
Dumbest Quote of the Day
"I know what I did was wrong," Guy said, before pleading unsuccessfully with the magistrate to reduce his $500,000 bond. "I haven't even graduated yet. ... If I'm here any longer, my future will be torn apart."
Ah,that's sweet. A young kid worried about finishing high school. Why would a judge refuse to let him out of jail so he can go back to finish high school and become a productive citizen?
Could it be that he's involved in murder? Seems Guy was only trying to help his friend dump a body of a woman his friend is suspected of killing! Finishing high school seems the least of his worries. I think his "future" is pretty well predetermined.
Posted By P.Brown at 9:12 AM
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