Jmtramel’s Blog


Obama as a celebrity
April 25, 2009, 1:16 am
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Obama is a rookie. He had virtually no credentials as a diplomat prior to becoming president. The overwhelming media support for him is unhealthy. He could seriously screw things up worse and it would be let to slide.

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More stoked than I am about skepticdad’s excellent response, I’m stoked that the Huffington Post published Jim Carrey
April 23, 2009, 4:59 am
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http://skepticdad.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/jim-carrey-goes-solo-against-vaccines/

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Bush White House said that the LA plot was foiled in 2002. Sheikh Mohammed wasn’t captured until 2003.

Lying through their fucking teeth.

Bill Nye booed in Texas for daring to suggest the moon reflects sunlight, contrary to the bible



Old “new” research about homosexual conversion bunk
April 22, 2009, 2:37 pm
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http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=homosexuality-cure-masters-johnson

Not surprisingly. Religious newspapers are forever pointing to phantom studies. Well, here you go.

http://poozen.blogspot.com/
Awesome blog.

yourinnerfish

Excellent book. It’s not funny (unless you like Bill Nye the Science Guy), but it does an awesome job of being succinct and interesting.



My playlist for this past week
April 19, 2009, 3:59 pm
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The four horsemen of the Georgian metal Apocalypse
April 13, 2009, 7:08 pm
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Now let’s talk about the elephant in the room: each of these album covers are fuckin sweet. That being said, it’s true: Consult any random metal forum, and they’ll be talking about these albums, and the fact that all these bands are from the state of Georgia. Mastodon, Kylesa, Harvey Milk and Baroness are all the rage. Pitchfork media has given every single one of these albums (with the exception of Kylesa’s self-titled album, which wasn’t popular enough at the time to get their attention but was later hailed) at LEAST an 8 out of 10. They’ll only go out of their way to do that for metal if they think it’s part of some kind of movement. So are they good? Give it a listen. This isn’t Cannibal Corpse or Obscura or Mayhem or Lamb of God type stuff. This is supposedly the second coming of Sabbath. But aside from being “sludgy” and bluesy and getting-your-face-ground-into-the-dirt filthy, they are exciting. I mean, this is stuff I can get excited over because there is a certain amount of diversity, there is the classic metal signatures and riffs, but there is also modern production value and cool guitar peddles and grinding vocals. It’s like “bummer, but on the other hand, this solo kills!”



Iranian President’s unwavering just-not-getting-itiveness
April 12, 2009, 7:58 pm
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http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,618559,00.html

Ahmadinejad: We have been under pressure for the past 30 years, unfairly and without fault on our part. We have done nothing…



Depressing article about Dubai ruins my day.
April 11, 2009, 6:52 pm
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http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/the-dark-side-of-dubai-1664368.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-how-to-spot-a-lame-lame-argument-1667373.html
You hear about the architectural wonders on CNN, but very little about, well, REALITY. The fact of the matter is, even as capitalistic as the UAE is, the private and government sectors are equally thoughtless. It’s all about western tourism and stuff. According to Human Rights Watch, only 20% of residents in Dubai are actually citizens, and of those nearly all of them work for the government. The private workforce is illiterate men. This would be cool if the government actually enforced contractual obligations, but since they’re not citizens, and the government controls everything, there us no incentive, especially when they owe over 100% of their GDP to Abu Dahbi. Oh, and did I mention it’s retarded to build here? Considering there is literally NO water, and so their drinking water depends entirely upon the given that their economic success is consistent? And it’s the most expensive water in the world?

http://www.dubai-architecture.info/DUB-GAL1.htm
http://www.hrw.org/en/node/11123/section/5