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CIA apparently unconcerned with security

Instead, they are worrying about global warming:

The nation’s top scientists and spies are collaborating on an effort to use the federal government’s intelligence assets — including spy satellites and other classified sensors — to assess the hidden complexities of environmental change. They seek insights from natural phenomena like clouds and glaciers, deserts and tropical forests.

Re-tasking the satellites away from watching Russia, North Korea, and Iran, not to mention looking for Waldo-bin-Laden? Sounds like a plan to me.

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New Carville Poll : Not Good for the Bamster

I’m guessing we won’t be hearing about this poll from CNN any time soon — because it’s got some lousy news for BO. But it was conducted among likely voters, by James Carville’s Democracy Corps (I would post a direct link to their site but my virus software detected something horrible there — perhaps it was something fishy I should pass along to the White House)…

HT and for further analysis go to

Anyhow, the poll was conducted the last week of July, and it’s not pretty if it’s any kind of trend:

Is Barack Obama too liberal? 54% of likely voters said yes.

Will Barack Obama raise your taxes? 54% of likely voters said yes.

Does Barack Obama promise things that sound good but won’t be able to get them done? 53% of likely voters said yes.

Is Barack Obama a “big spender”? 65% of likely voters said yes.

Source (see page 5)

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Obama: Please, for the love of God, read this article NOW!

’nuff said.

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Help me, I’m unterhaupft!

In German Youth News, (and isn’t that something we all follow with aplomb?) the AP has reported that the top three German youth words this year are:

Judges chose “gammelfleischparty”, or “spoiled meat party,” – an unflattering term for a gathering of people over 30 – as the “youth word of the year 2008.” The word “gammelfleisch” was in the news frequently during the year when it was discovered that meat packers had been regularly supplying some kebab restaurants with past-due products.

“Bildschirmbraeune” or “screen tan” – referring to the complexion of someone who spends too much time at a computer – came second, while “unterhopft,” meaning “underhopped,” or in need of a beer, took third.

I just knew you’d want to know.

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Avatars use more energy per capita than Brazilians?

This is a two-fer -- if youd like a Simpsons avatar, visit here

This is a two-fer -- if you'd like a Simpsons avatar, visit here

According to this article, Second Life avatars use more energy than the typical Brazilian. So not only are you massively wasting your time on Second Life, you’re killing the planet.

Just die, already.

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