POLITICAL: Time for the USA, like the USSR, to disintegrate

http://www.lewrockwell.com/woods/woods149.html

Just Say No
by Shawn Macomber

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Thomas Woods: I’m interested in political decentralization as a way of bridging ideological divides, even if I realize that for most on the left federal supremacy is like their bread and butter.… Still, the Kirkpatrick Sales of the left do exist – people who favor farmers markets and say things like ‘Small is Beautiful’ – and there is a growing number on the right who also feel the political scale has gotten too big. That is what needs to be cultivated on both sides. It can be done. You know, I bet I could find some Vermonters who basically want to let Vermont be Vermont.

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Of all the states that could secede, imho Vermont could be the best suited to going it alone. I made Vermont the destination of the heroic children of my dreams in “CHURCH 10●19●62”. The State is loaded with advantages and people who are pre-disposed to “independence”.

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Reinke, Ferdinand J. “Chapter Eighty Six — Rest in Peace.” CHURCH 10●19●62 (978-0-557-08425-8). Vol. 2. Lulu. 279. Print.

“It’s a dangerous world out there. And, we don’t have the luxury of wasting any asset. Life is changing every day. Vermont has to change with it. I see all sorts of changes coming. Children will no longer waste the first 25 years of their lives. Adults will no longer be tossed on the rubbish pile for the last 50 years of their life. Vermont is going to become the economic miracle of the Northeast. It has natural advantages that will make it possible. Think the Switzerland of the New World.”

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SOFTWARE: Ubuntu Live CD for windows trouble

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4-reasons-windows-user-ubuntu-live-cd/

4 Reasons Every Windows User Should Have An Ubuntu Live CD
by Justin Pot on Jul. 21st, 2010

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Think Ubuntu is useless? Think again. Ubuntu can be an extremely effective tool for repairing and working on computers, even if you consider yourself a Windows purist. This is because Ubuntu is capable of loading completely from a Ubuntu Live CD, giving you access to your computer in ways Windows can’t – or when Windows is completely broken.

For this reason, I suggest every Windows user keeps a copy of Ubuntu on hand, even if they never intend to switch from Windows. Happily, Ubuntu is completely free to aquire. You can download Ubuntu and burn it yourself, but if that sounds like too much work you can request Ubuntu send you a Ubuntu Live CD for free.

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I’ve used the “live” cd method several times.

In especially bad infestations of malware, I’ve installed Ubuntu then immediately reinstalled windoze. Everyone swore up and down it couldn’t happen but I’ve seen a complete windoze reformat, reinstall, and immediate reinfection. Without a connection to any network. The first thing we did with this “pariah machine” was to isolate it from everything. It had the equivalent a hospital cure-resistant infection. My assumption is that that something bad was written in the Master Boot Record. The disk image was a total loss. The Ubuntu distribution we used, not a “live cd”, actually wrote a new MBR. That eliminated the problem. If I’d been smart, I’d have swapped the drive out and gotten someone to dump the MBR for further study. Maybe I’d have become famous, made a fortune, and gotten thin. Yeah, I know wistful thinking.

Bottom line, you should have the live dc around as insurance.

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GOVERNACIDE: 2 American troops missing in eastern Afghanistan

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20100724/D9H5H0S00.html

2 American troops missing in eastern Afghanistan
Jul 24, 12:10 PM (ET)
By ROBERT H. REID

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Two U.S. troops are missing in eastern Afghanistan, a military official said Saturday. An Afghan official said one may have been killed and the other captured by the Taliban.

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Prayers that they come home safe!

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POLITICAL: Can’t women stop “war” anytime they get their act together?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig7/glass10.1.html

War, Women, and the Taliban
by Charles Glass

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Minerals, new commanders, new local collaborators, new strategies. All are failing, not only to win the war, but to persuade the American and European public to support it. What else is left? Alas, women. Just when you thought there was no reason to prolong the nine-year war in central Asia, along comes a new excuse. A CIA memorandum of 11 March, “Afghanistan: Sustaining West European Support for the NATO-led Mission – Why Counting on Apathy Might Not Be Enough,” (posted on Wikileaks) puts the propagandists’ case: “Afghan women could serve as ideal messengers in humanizing the ISAF [International Security Assistance Force] role in combating the Taliban because of women’s ability to speak personally and credibly about their experiences under the Taliban, their aspirations for the future, and their fears of a Taliban victory. Outreach initiatives that create media opportunities for Afghan women to share their stories with French, German, and other European women could help to overcome pervasive skepticism among women in Western Europe toward the ISAF mission.” Hey, if no one is marching to Washington’s drumbeat on defeating terrorism, why not change the tune to “I Am Woman”?

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Shouldn’t women always be against war? The initiation of force? And, can’t they stop it anytime they want?

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Reinke, Ferdinand J. “Chapter Forty Six — Good woman gets the pic”. “CHURCH 10●19●62 (Volume 1)” 978-0-557-08387-9. M ed. Vol. 2. Lulu. 263. Print.

“No, Miss Marie, in our new world run by women, there will be no sex discrimination. We control the box.” With no hint of self- consciousness or shame. “Dear, that’s not a nice way to say it. And, box is very crude. I’m sorry I used it but I was … incensed that war should happen. Maybe you could say ‘we control the future generations’?” “OK, but those balls will be blue before I let my man start another war.”

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POLITICAL: Stephanopoulos misses the point

http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2010/07/obama-vilsack-jumped-the-gun-on-sherrods-ouster.html

George’s Bottom Line
Reporting and Analysis from Anchor of Good Morning America and ABC News Chief Political Correspondent George Stephanopoulos
President Obama Said Sec. Tom Vilsack ‘Jumped the Gun’ on Shirley Sherrod’s Ouster
July 22, 2010 6:49 PM

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Interview President Obama said Secretary Tom Vilsack rushed to judgment when he dismissed Shirley Sherrod from the Department of Agriculture amid charges of racism.

“He jumped the gun, partly because we now live in this media culture where something goes up on YouTube or a blog and everybody scrambles,” Obama told consumer correspondent Elisabeth Leamy in an exclusive “GMA” interview.

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Don’t forget that George is a life long D, a Clinton operative, and committed liberal.

Shouldn’t the media be reporting on a “leadership” and “managerial” failure?

In a high visibility blunder, shouldn’t the Secretary of Agriculture be fired?

And, this bozo — the AgSec — is in the Presidential line of succession. He should be removed ASAP. Should a disaster happen and he’s President, he demonstrated he can’t handle the job. DOn’t we need an Ambassador to Upper Slobobivia? Or Lower WhoCaresIchstan?

That’s if you believe this whole little bit of theater? Or was it a misdirection election tactic?

To quote Judy Judy, my legal tutor and one self-descibed “smart cookie”, “I wouldn’t believe you if your tongue came notarized”!

Remember who the racists are here!

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Buying a Kagan vote … … again

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/07/an-obama-administration-job-for-senator-specter.html

Political Punch
Power, pop, and probings from ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper
An Obama Administration Job for Sen. Specter?

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Sources tell ABC News that Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pennsylvania, has informed the White House that he would like to consider remaining in public service after his Senate term ends at the end of this session, and White House officials are keeping an open mind about possible job openings for him.

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If the Illinois mess doesn’t prove anything to you, then you are a fool.

With Blago, that demonstrates that federal jobs are up for sale to the highest bidder.

Here’s the same thing happening again.
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HARDWARE: 35$ computer is hard to believe

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/07/23/india.thirty.five.dollar.laptop/index.html?hpt=T2

India unveils $35 computer for students
By Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN
July 23, 2010 8:42 a.m. EDT

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New Delhi, India (CNN) — India has unveiled a $35 computer prototype as part of its program to provide connectivity to its students and teachers at affordable prices.

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Hard to believe?

Can I have ten?

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