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Topic:
Speaking of Fearing God...
Comment:
...If This Works, You Should!
Posted By:
Ian
From:
The Med Line At The Asylum
Date:
Wed Aug 6 06:37:25 2003    

Good God! It was weird enough that he decided to run for governor, but now Larry Flynt's asking us to pray...may be a good time to revive the Bill O'Reilly emails, eh?


Topic:
Hey Everybody, 1950 Called...
Comment:
...And Said It Wants Its Morals Back
Posted By:
Ian
From:
A Same-Sex Marriage
Date:
Tue Aug 5 22:03:32 2003    

Do you fear God? If not, perhaps you should pop over to iconservative.com. They'll get the fear runnin' all through ya. Oddly, I couldn't find any Ann Coulter, but there was plenty of Pat Buchanan and other minor nut cases, like Reed R. Heustis, Jr, who titillates (can I say that?) us with gems like HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SOCIAL DISEASE: THE INCREASINGLY GAY BUSH ADMINISTRATION, which offers up insights such as:

"........Similar to an alcoholic who suffers from the "gene" of alcoholism, a homosexual can likewise be rehabilitated and regain a lifestyle that God can truly bless....."

"...It's time for Bush to rule with the Fear of God. Not the Fear of Gays...."

On a positive note, Terry & Ian can proceed with their same-sex marriage plans, as long as they're Episcopalian, not Catholic or wanting to be friends with GWB.


Topic:
Sumthin's Stuck In The Ridge Of My Ashcroft
Comment:
Threat Level Checkerboard
Posted By:
Ian
From:
The Homeland
Date:
Mon Aug 4 02:16:34 2003    

The sky is falling!

Er, never mind!


Topic:
It takes a nation of Millions
Comment:
to hold me back
Posted By:
Nunya
From:
None of Your Business
Date:
Fri Aug 1 11:09:42 2003    

This won't be the last!
Topic:
sheepish
Comment:
Where am I?
Posted By:
Terry
From:
Huckleberrytown
Date:
Fri Aug 1 09:50:30 2003    

Ian, yeah. At least we got Tom out of the open Blog thing, and he is one smart cookie.That means I'll have to fit in a little more blogging, but with the old format at least I want put up links like this anymore... http://www.conceptualguerilla.com/ This is a link I found at fark.com this morning. Interesting. I'll call you soon. Life has been a little busy for me, and I have a feeling it isn't slowing down until next Summer when we move.
Topic:
Lying To Congress Is Okay
Comment:
Just don't Be Bunjammin' While You Do It
Posted By:
Ian
From:
Behind The Barn
Date:
Thu Jul 31 20:33:58 2003    

One Down...Three...To...Go.....

Elsewhere: Terry, it looks like we'll have to re-think our wedding plans, eh?

And one more thing - I'll be archiving this page soon, and returning to the old format. Seems no visitors feel inspired to speak up, and we keep getting blank submissions from bogus I.P.'s like "66.183.169.4" Looks like a bot that hits anything with the name "Guestbook" in the code. Tom: I'll keep you informed about how to post after that.


Topic:
Comment:
Posted By:
From:
Date:
Tue Jul 29 16:24:46 2003    


Topic:
Where's the Beef
Comment:
and the little green men
Posted By:
Tom
From:
Wendy's
Date:
Sun Jul 27 14:14:02 2003    

Ian-I wonder if they drained the fuel before they sank the truck . I know there is a bill on the table that will ease military restrictions on dumping waste to aid in the war on terror. My personal theory on Area 51 is that it is a huge waste dump. No aliens running around with probes but rather a superfund site from years of R&D hidden under the veil of National Security. These guys have a one way ticket to Cuba.
Topic:
Liberal = Commie Bastard
Comment:
Ann Coulter = Bill O'Reilly
Posted By:
Ian
From:
The 1950's, Apparently
Date:
Sun Jul 27 06:49:45 2003    

How could they possibly send these guys back to Cuba? Probably because their ingenuity and drive would make the average American look lazy. And Terry, why is your girlfriend defending McCarthy? Dumb question, I guess. It's because like Bill O'Reilly and so many others, she'd never make it in Hollywood, so she attacks it.
Topic:
Everybody's Got Something To Hide
Comment:
'cept for me and my monkey
Posted By:
Ian
From:
Scratchland Heights
Date:
Wed Jul 23 18:34:05 2003    

Here's a link to Tom's NYT article from below that doesn't require a log in.
What are you trying to imply, Tom?
That Bush or Cheney might be hiding something?
Like Maps & Charts of Iraqi Oil Fields, maybe?



Topic:
NY Times Editorial
Comment:
Carnivore's up in my grill
Posted By:
Tom
From:
Scratchland Falls
Date:
Wed Jul 23 13:18:53 2003    

I'm loving this editorial over at the Times. Should I be suspicious and paranoid? I mean, this thing is just made to order.

Let me know if you get the same article. I'm going to check my browser settings, maybe erase that ol' "Does not trust Cheney" cookie.

Topic:
Global Peace & Prosperity Achieved!
Comment:
No, Really!
Posted By:
Ian
From:
Imperial America
Date:
Wed Jul 23 08:32:03 2003    

Why does this stuff make me queasy? Is it because the war ended in May? Does that make this murder? I guess in a country that has no electricity, running water, or law & order, it's just business as usual.

Reminds of something John Stewart said on the Daily Show the other day:
Hey you record number of unemployed!!! The RECESSION'S OVER!!!
(If you visit the Daily Show site, be sure to check out "Bush vs. Bush")

By the way. Hillary for President anyone?


Topic:
Comment:
Posted By:
From:
Date:
Fri Jul 18 19:27:29 2003    


Topic:
Nobody Walks In L.A.
Comment:
So I Better Get A Car Quick, Eh?
Posted By:
Ian
From:
The Fulcrum
Date:
Thu Jul 17 12:54:40 2003    

Not sure Tom, which is easier...making a commitment to marriage, or hauling my fat white ass across country. I'd love to talk to you about the a2zguide. I have some ideas you might find appealing.

About shooting poachers: yes, under certain circumstances Rangers may shoot to kill. I'm no expert on the law in Kenya, but your idea about the Michigan Militia tour packages is hilarious.

I'll call you soon, I'm sure we have a lot to catch up on.


Topic:
Heading West
Comment:
Blog On!
Posted By:
Tom
From:
From Atop a Fault Line
Date:
Fri Jul 11 12:26:20 2003    

A new job and LA. That's easy, but engaged? Wow and congratulations! Will you still maintain the a2zguide?
Another question: Can you legally hunt poachers in Africa? My Stepmom is a travel agent in Lapeer county, a real hot bed for the Michigan Militia. I think that would be a travel package that would sell itself. I'm sure some of the proceeds could be donated to your cause.

I will be more than happy to continue providing content. We all hit dry spells....but I will always be a mouse potato.


Topic:
Echopraxia Rocks!
Comment:
More is "more"
Posted By:
Terry
From:
NY
Date:
Thu Jul 10 07:25:53 2003    

Ian, congrats again on all of the wonderful changes. My interest in the site has not lessened, (even if my application has.) Though I am crazy busy, I will be submitting a lot more content in the coming weeks. We are getting ready to finish up "Hybrid," so things are nutty. I am in a constant state of "in-production." I'll give you a call this weekend. Off to work I go.
Topic:
Getting down To Business
Comment:
It's about time, eh?
Posted By:
Ian
From:
TreeTown, for now
Date:
Thu Jul 10 02:14:28 2003    

Terry, Tom --- I've had some tremendous changes going on recently. I'm free of my day job of the past year, I just took a new position with Amara Conservation, the Kenya-based non-profit I've been working with, I just got engaged, and there is a VERY good chance I'll be moving to L.A.

Oddly, this will all leave me with more freedom to structure my time over the next few months, and I need to determine where to focus my energies. Since we appear to be the only people who pipe up around here, what would you two like to see happen with Echopraxia? Tom, would you like to provide some content? Terry, do you have time lately to get re-interested in the site? We could be having a lot more fun with this, I think.

Let me know here if you have any thoughts. BTW Tom, I added you to the notification list, meaning you'll get a simple e-mail saying "Somebody Blogged" when a post is made.


Topic:
Storks, Childbirth
Comment:
My Faith Is Shaken
Posted By:
Ian
From:
Disneyland
Date:
Tue Jul 8 16:43:47 2003    

Is NOTHING sacred?
Topic:
PMS, PMC's
Comment:
They're Both Bloody Strange...
Posted By:
Ian
From:
So Far Left I'm Centrist Again
Date:
Tue Jul 8 12:35:16 2003    

Terry. As always, you frighten me. That link you posted led to the weirdest combination of thinly veiled Anti-Semitism and delusional thinking I've seen in awhile. Who the heck is Carol A. Valentine, anyway? (Well, obviously, she's someone who is too dumb to form a non-profit for her moronic bandstanding). Terry, what on Earth was the point of that link?

Tom, that's freaky. Their wedding is either blessed or cursed, eh? Call me superstitious.... What's with the election cynicism, though? Don't you know election rigging only happens in Pakistan & Nigeria?


Topic:
My Favorite Quote
Comment:
Thank You Terry
Posted By:
Tom
From:
Hookyland
Date:
Mon Jul 7 13:11:17 2003    

"trust the Christian evangelicals to do the right thing." That lights up my day!

Friday, I attended a wedding. The church lost power because of a LIGHTNING STRIKE! Ian, have you made it back from LA yet?

A friends brother joined the army at age 25 this past year. He quit his job to fulfill his patriotic duty. He was supposed to go to Kuwait in April, but now he sits in Georgia. Extremely bored, or extremely tired. I bring this up because I question whether the influx of new recruits is up or down, given the recent news.

On a positive note concerning the PMC's-They are composed of professionals, you know, the real killers. Men who choose to keep bread and water on the table doing what they do. Our administration will advance foreign policy anyways. Are we better off doing this without sending the starry-eyed fortunate sons, kids who can't afford a four year degree, or just want out of the ghetto? The problem with this blacked out approach would likely be reflected in November 2004. Ah, who cares....it's not who casts the ballots, it's who counts them, right?


Topic:
I'm back
Comment:
4th of B.S.
Posted By:
Turkey McDonald (Terry)
From:
my mama
Date:
Sun Jul 6 20:47:33 2003    

http://www.public-action.com/911/iraq-flier.htmlOK, I've been away, (in more ways than one,) but I'm back to shake it up.
Topic:
Independence
Comment:
Barbeque? Hell, we need a tea party...
Posted By:
Ian
From:
The Land of the Brave
Date:
Fri Jul 4 13:45:14 2003    

Welcome back, Tom. Your links are depressing me, but like slowing down to look at an auto accident, I can't resist looking. Lately I just can't digest the media ***-storm that is the currently accepted manifestation of "the news". I'm trying to look at my own back yard more, and not get in a frenzy about badly researched, sensationally reported events and stories that serve only to help me forget Enron, Halliburton, and the deluded plutocrats that are currently in charge of a country that I used to be proud to live in. Boy, I'm a cheerful one today, eh?

Tom had a good one a few posts back, I have to suggest you do what he suggested:

Go to Google. Type in
Weapons of Mass destruction
Hit the "Feeling Lucky" Button

Hilarious.
Happy Independence Day, Y'all!


Topic:
Private Military Companies
Comment:
Follow the Money...
Posted By:
Tom
From:
Sierra Leone '98
Date:
Fri Jul 4 00:03:07 2003    

I came across this topic back in 1998, when Freetown put itself on the map I saw. Ian had a great link speaking of alternate realities awhile back. With PMC's, I will see no reality. To advance foreign policy without accountability is the future.I can already hear Ari Fleischer saying "We have 1000 peacekeeping troops in ........ as you know. AS YOU KNOW, we have 1000 troops...."
Topic:
Whats up in Liberia?
Comment:
Is it really now, or later as it gets worse?
Posted By:
Tom
From:
Home
Date:
Wed Jul 2 18:50:43 2003    

The first thing I do when a new hot spot pops up in the news that I don't know about is to go to the World Factbook at cia.gov. I check out the economic conditions, and then literacy rates. When there is a big gap between male and female literacy, one may conclude our cultures are going to collide. On the continent of Africa, I proceed to look at the HIV infection rates. How many orphaned males will commit to becoming a soldier by the age of twelve for a pair of shoes and two meals a day?
Topic:
Google Funnies
Comment:
Feeling Lucky
Posted By:
Tom
From:
Home
Date:
Wed Jul 2 18:01:17 2003    

Go to Google. Type in
Weapons of Mass destruction
Hit the Feeling Lucky ButtonYes, participation is down around here, but the option to rant was always present. It's like not going to the polls on election day.

Topic:
BlogTards
Comment:
Time for a Re-design?
Posted By:
Ricky Retardo
From:
That's a Toughie...
Date:
Thu Jun 26 00:50:50 2003    

Man, it's been freaky dead around here lately...maybe the site's developers should get on the stick, and freshen things up a bit (ahem, Ian to Terry, are you out there?)

I (Ian) will be in L.A. this weekend, hoping for a little less humidity (Is this Michigan, or Missouri? I can't tell with the sweat dripping in my eyes right now), but when I get back, I hope to see some blogtardedness, or we'll have to re-think this whole guestblog notion.

anybody out there? How 'bout that dad-burned affirmative action crap, anyway, eh?


Topic:
Republicans, Babes
Comment:
Sorry Terry, Ann Coulter's Got A Boyfriend
Posted By:
Ian
From:
The Socialist Fringe, I Guess
Date:
Mon Jun 16 15:05:15 2003    

I'm not sure which surprises me more, the fact that Sarah Michelle Gellar is a Republican or that Condoleezza Rice is a babe. Any thoughts?
Topic:
Black Friday
Comment:
So Far, So Good....
Posted By:
Ian
From:
A Hall of Broken Mirrors
Date:
Fri Jun 13 10:12:29 2003    

Well, I've made it to my computer safely... anyone doing anything today that makes them wish it weren't Friday the 13th? By the way, the moon is waxing gibbous, and will be full Saturday at about 7a.m. EDT.
Hey Tom- cool links (see last post). I might just download the AIDS client, as I've lost a few friends to the disease, and have an old friend who's currently battling it. Seems a more worthy cause than SETI. If Earth is any indication, "intelligent life" may be an oxymoron....

Topic:
1 Million Man Charity
Comment:
Donate the CPU
Posted By:
Tom
From:
The desktop
Date:
Thu Jun 12 22:54:43 2003    

I tend to leave my computer on. You may too. Therefore, I propose you visit this page. Let the unused clockspeed of your CPU do some work for mankind. There are other projects researching AIDS and cancer. It'll probably raise your electric bill as it will utilize as much cpu as it can without hindering the performace of your computer, but hey, I'd rather let another light bulb run(my cpu runs at about 60 watts) than go through some type of radioactive blast over six weeks. Doc, give me the cure in a bottle!
Topic:
Hey Pretzel...
Comment:
Why don't you mail yourself to the President
Posted By:
Terry
From:
ny
Date:
Thu Jun 12 07:53:49 2003    

Ian, is it time to make it a two-man Blog again? Tom should stay, and Pretzel should go! First, Bush doesn't know what true democracy is so he can't bring it to anyone and second, he sure as Hell doesn't know anything about real peace. Bush wants minorities, homosexuals and any other non-rich, non-white, non-Christians, eradicated! Pretzel, get your head out of your ass and out of our Blog!
Topic:
Return of the King
Comment:
I got your peace right here...
Posted By:
Pretzel Rodriguez
From:
Ohio
Date:
Thu Jun 12 07:49:13 2003    

So what do you liberals do when you're not weeping or petting puppies? If you would shut up, watch and learn, the good President from Texas might just be able to get some work done. No other President has had such a committment to making Peace in the Middle East. Those Jewish people will soon be enjoying democracy thanks to our President, and those Arabs are going to go back to Saudia Arabia. Seriously, though. The only peace you'll ever have is your cold sweat and screaming at night because no matter how good Cheney, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft and Bush make it, you sissies will always be whining about some injustice.
Topic:
Repetitive Motion Syndrome
Comment:
See Previous Post
Posted By:
Ian
From:
A cul de sac on the peace map
Date:
Wed Jun 11 14:17:00 2003    

The idea of a "Road Map to Peace" has always sounded ludicrous to me. How about people just not killing each other? Isn't that peace? Sad, sad, sad.
Topic:
Every Time You Protest War...
Comment:
....A Kitten Dies.
Posted By:
Onan, er, Ian
From:
My Mommy
Date:
Sun Jun 8 13:07:56 2003    

I finally found an anti-war effort that I can really relate to. I'm going blind, for Mankind. (SFW?)

Thanks for the War Profiteer Playing Card Link, Tom. Now everyone will know William Kristol for the creep that he is. I keep seeing him on TV and thinking he's a brainwashed Bob Woodward until I look at the name at the bottom of the screen. Can you tell them apart?

Hey. Whatever happened to Pretzel Rodriguez' Taco Flavored Kisses and Nunya's Bidnass? They were pretty funny.



Topic:
Download your deck Today
Comment:
None
Posted By:
Tom
From:
Home
Date:
Thu Jun 5 14:36:50 2003    

Here it is.
Topic:
AOL and Microsoft
Comment:
The world will outgrow them both
Posted By:
Tom
From:
Hummer Camp
Date:
Wed Jun 4 17:12:45 2003    

Ian, I wish you would've gotten that jeep link to me a month ago. :) I'm sorry about your Mom. I should be able to post a link to the playing cards later tonight.
Yes, it's been quiet around here...and everywhere. I am observing a collective withdrawal from news and reality. Hopefully, this will be the summer of love.
Screw AOL and Microsoft. Open Source Software is where it's at. Netscape released their code. It's derived cousins are Mozilla and Galeon(not for windows yet, sorry, but it's my favorite browser).Get yourself a Linux box and install XMMS for multimedia and for graphics and film, try The Gimp. These are all volunteer projects, the code is out there for anyone to contribute to it. This Linux thing just keeps growing. It's making Microsoft drop prices too! Terry, I'm not sure how far along ie. easy to use, the Gimp film is. Don't expect drivers to be developed yet for the latest and greatest hardware either. Most of them are reverse engineered by people who just love doing what they do and it takes time. Until there is a critical mass of *nix users, few companies develop the drivers for anything but Windows(strong arm tactics play in as well-no source code if you develop for any other OS). The OSS community fascinates me. Slashdot, although sometimes a little crufty, will get your feet wet.

Topic:
Poor Attendance
Comment:
You're all in danger of suspension
Posted By:
Ian
From:
U.M. Hospital Waiting Area
Date:
Wed Jun 4 12:16:48 2003    

Terry wants more tanks? Why not buy your own...
Things have been disturbingly quiet around here lately. Personally I have an excuse. My mom's been getting kicked around by the U.M. Medical center's procedural errors and ageist practices while waiting for heart surgery. VERY ANNOYING, and expensive. Another argument for better health care. I've also been working on Amara Conservation's fundraiser.
Elsewhere: There's a bit of irony in AOL dropping an anti-trust case for cash while in essence furthering Microsoft's OS/browser monopoly, no? I guess Winamp and Netscape are history now. Especially Winamp.
And, I guess soon Bush will join these guys for bringing peace to the Middle East. Heh.

One more thing. Tom - where'd you get that .pdf of the Iraqi Cards? Nice twist on an already hackneyed theme.


Topic:
the sky is falling...
Comment:
Happy June!
Posted By:
Terry
From:
NewYawk
Date:
Mon Jun 2 06:30:49 2003    

So, Ian I read your Negative Utopias article and really liked it. I can't wait for part 2. Speaking of the end of the world, now that I am working in the city again, I take the train every morning and have noticed an increase in military on the trains and subways. Guys standing around with machine guns don't make me feel much safer. First you have to find the terrorist, and then you have to get the bomb away from him. Shouldn't the guards be in cognito? I guess we want to send the message that "we're ready." Some days there will be only a couple guards, and others there will be hordes with dogs and bigger guns. Higher alert, or the apocaplypse? What I really want to know is, where are the f*cking tanks? I won't really feel safer until there are tanks.
Topic:
The Media is Run by....
Comment:
People With Pull
Posted By:
Tom
From:
The Evolving News
Date:
Wed May 28 00:47:19 2003    

Get into a conversation, or post something good and suddenly, you are loud.
Topic:
Let's Dance, Lets Move
Comment:
Get Offa Your Ass and Groove
Posted By:
Ian
From:
The United States of Apathy
Date:
Tue May 27 13:55:09 2003    

Hey all. Archived the recent posts here. We sure bellyache a lot about politics. Does that make us feel good? Anybody got some ideas (with links) for how we can actually have an impact? If not, all my future posts will be links to Get Your War On and Pucca Club.
Topic:
It's Total Information Awareness Week!
Comment:
Whole lotta chatter going on
Posted By:
Tom
From:
The largest database
Date:
Wed May 21 11:33:43 2003    

Supposedly, the largest buyer of IT equipment is the NSA. I'm sure you've already heard about it.Scott McNealy of Sun Microsystems said it well .Did you know that if you charge essential items such as groceries while your balance grows, your credit score will go down? I cannot recall specifically, but the man who created the algorithm won a prestigious award. What would you give DARPA?