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Monday, December 27, 2010

Oh my. An unhinged person is in the DFQ2 foyer. What would Jesus do?

Her name is Denise Matteau. She showed up a few days ago in this blog's archives. (here, here, and here as Freedom is Sacred.)

Increasingly I became to notice her schtick wasn't adding up. Now we get to the heart of the controversy pertaining to free speech rights on a blog like this. There's a humble DFQ2 article titled Director Ed Wood Jr. Had No Talent And Was Racist. Denise wrote the following comment. I'm not going to approve it for that thread. It's not the nature of this blog to have much activity going on in the archives. I'm notified of new posts, but regular guy and gal readers aren't. It's basically time for Denise to realise in no uncertain terms that she's not wanted in the archives. If that's anti-free speech, I'm sorry. I don't mind new, relevant posts being added anywhere at DFQ2. But I feel the need to block her posts. If she wants to post on this specific thread, fine.

She wrote,
I listened to some Amos & Andy radio pieces a long time ago. They didn't seem racist in that form because it seemed like satire on the whole racist society, but that didn't carry over to television. Maybe because we naturally put ourselves into the role of the heard voice when listening to radio dialogue, but watching a screen, we remain "other" and the character is more of an object and we hold ourselves superior. Even the rural/urban thing came into play among African-Americans with relation to Amos & Andy being declared racist, because they naturally implied acceptance of their lot in life, which is more typical of any rural culture. The urban generation certainly was tired of accepting that injustice.

White people mocking black people isn't racist?

The radio show was clearly racist. I think the tv show was too, but at least it provided work for African-American actors and cut out that black face nonsense.

(scene from All in the Family mocking those who utilise the black face schtick)

There are not enough hours in the day to afford to do a full socratisation of Denise. In short, she and I are living in two very different worlds.

She believes in Jesus. Ok. It happens. She hates gay people or thinks they are sinners. As a leftier than thou, I can't go there.

The problem is Denise recently lost her daughter, and that sad event appears to be very tied in with her proselytising demeanor. It would be cruel to add salt to her wounds. What I'm saying is, I am in a dilemma. From the few links I'll provide, it's clear one could easily call her batshit insane, a troll, or even dare say with a pinkie to the side of mouth, cointelpro.

I fit her in the Diana Napolis category. Certain people, fragile and deluded to begin with, get involved with blogging and specifically internet conspiracy theory. Such people do not need ridicule. They need the services of a very talented psychologist and possibly a medication to calm the fock down.

noted psychologist Dr. Robert Hartley
(appropriately on the left)

Her daughter died very recently.
Sojourner Faith Jackson, 34, of Florence, MA. and formerly of Grafton, MA., passed away Thursday, August 26, 2010. Born in Northhampton, MA., she was the daughter of Denise (Matteau) Jackson of Austin, TX, and Kristinn Jackson and his wife Ann Jackson of North Grafton, MA.

Faith was currently a student at UMass Amherst and was a certified yoga instructor....
That makes it very difficult for me to go after Denise the way I'd like to. She needs to realise I'm part and parcel of stinking, leftist hippies who love black people, homosexuals, and especially lesbians. That's what the leftier than thou cult demands of its membership.

Is Rosie O'Donnell a secret admirer of DFQ2's
leftier than thouism?

Here's what Denise wrote over at Rick Ross' anti-cult blog. She was posting as dsm, until Rick Ross appropriately banned her "Praise the Lord, fags are evil fockers" schtick. Right click the link for a new window and check it out. It's got plenty of crazy hate in it.

For those who would like to do their own socratising, here's an easy tip. Go to Google. Type in " search terms" for any domain. There's no space between site: and the url and do not include the http part. I was able to track down various Denise posts at Rick Ross' forum by searching dsm. Here's one result.
The cult I was in was NatLFed, which ran alongside Larouche in many ways but was much larger and more deeply rooted in the college student population. Larouche's own lack of education limited his following, but NatLFed grew out of a coalescence of disaffected 60's-70's radicals out of the old SDS and Weather Underground and Black Panthers and it parasitically rode along with the Cesar Chavez movement (founder Gerry Doeden aka Gino Perente masqueraded as a Chavez-type organizer to attract the white liberal trust-fund-babies who couldn't get their elitist attitudes past Chavez's people)
Aaaah, things are starting to add up better. NatLFed stands for The National Labor Federation, and a quick looksie appears to confirm it is a cult. Now how a person goes from having hippie values to being a religious extremist and hater, you got me. I am not qualified to give Denise counseling. I recommend she chill out with her internet blogging and simultaneously find a therapist. She may not be as unhinged as Diana Napolis, but she's getting there.

There's an internet poster named Blues who has said he used to hang out with all types, from white supremacists to Black Panthers. Myself and donkeytale were starting to think he might have been in the LaRouche cult. Now I'm thinking Blues was probably a member of the National Labor Federation at some point. But I digress.

I see a new Denise comment has reached moderation. She's starting to see I am not a kindred spirit to her schtick. This one she intended to show up on the Parental Kidnapping Wave Tied to Satanic Ritual Abuse, Mind Control Schtick thread linked to above.
Excuse me, but I aplogize for starting this conversation. You twisted my remark about "eccentric" groups to claim I am referring to all "cults" as merely eccentric. I can provide links aplenty, but after your incredibly bigotted and ignorant remark about the state of Utah, I doubt you would accept reading them without twisting them, I doubt you will even read them, but will come up with some other excuse for avoiding logical, critical thought.

Nevertheless, you can go to yourself (as I point out in the articles you don't want to read, and in the videos you don't want to watch, which contain quotes) and read their own description of appointing themselves to "work with" people in other groups which anyone capable of logical thinking can see means that they appoint themselves to invade other groups. You can also read in their own site that they do this at the hired request of families. They link to the safge-house site, which posts a fee of $3,000 per month.

I know you are not going to read any of this because you are a LIBERAL. And you KNOW EVERYTHING. And those people in Utah are animals in your eyes (cattle, maybe?) as are all others, but that is not racism or ignorance when it is voiced by a LIBERAL DEMOCRAT, of course not.

Soc, we are done here. Intelligent people of all backgrounds can see the facts, and will click and look and google for themselves.

You are making it very obvious that I am wasting my time and your blog space, because you clearly have no intention of challenging your own mind to think about the fact that Massachusetts has become the Berlin of the new Fascist Homeland. It's very ironic, what's more, if you really had any liberal sense, you'd consider the incredible irony of George Mather being a descendant of Cotton Mather, carrying on the family tradition the way he is.

Cool. I mean it's cool she's gonna stop dropping posts all over the DFQ2 archives.

Related Link/Videos:

Worst Celebrity Stalkers Creep Back into Headlines (excerpt)
Celebrity stalkers have been around since movie stars first hit it big in the '20s, and they've popped up regularly in headlines and in A-lister's backyards ever since.

Here are the 10 worst celebrity stalkers ever.

Diana Napolis – Steven Spielberg & Jennifer Love Hewitt

Diana Napolis first got into a shoving match with Jennifer Love Hewitt's mom outside a San Diego radio station in 2002. She believed Hewitt, Steven Spielberg and other prominent Hollywood figures were part of a powerful satanic cult bent on controlling the minds of America's youth. In defense of accusations of harassment by Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Napolis alleged that the couple had implanted a microchip (a "soul catcher") into her brain. The judge didn't budge on the claim. In 2003, Napolis was put on psychiatric medication and ordered to stay away from the stars for 10 years.

Jennifer Love Hewitt Stalker

Bill Maher exposes Mormon religion

Friday, December 24, 2010

DFQ2 Gone Kooky

If there's one conspiracy theory mucho dificultad to challenge, it's the JFK Assassination. Those who try to debunk it end up either looking like a chump shill or closed-minded skeptic.

I won't cover every angle of it. There's simply too much.

Who do I think was behind the killing? Rogue CIA. It was an inside job. JFK's leftier than thou status may be overrated, but he did present a roadblock for the neocons' ancestors.

I'm not saying there aren't certain things presented by believers that couldn't be socratised. But there is simply too much that cannot be denied. The easy way out is to say kooky is as kooky does, that Oswald acted alone.

I'm not really big into wrestling. One part of it I find quite enjoyable is when the wrestlers, promoters, et al start going drama queen. There are just so many fake metal chairs to the head, quadruple bounces off the ropes, and face rakes one's eyes can take before yawning. But the over the top drama, that never gets stale when done well.

Jesse Ventura brings that kind of schtick to his conspiracy show. It makes for good entertainment. Here are some of his bad points. He includes too many strawmen on his programs. He also tends to overhype his investigative team coming up with new info, when in fact he's merely regurgitating what most already know or is available elsewhere. Yet, he is fairly good at not getting too kooky.

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura JFK assassination deathbed confession part 1

The first segment is tough to accept as proof though possibly true. I find it tough to believe Jesse Ventura has become the Julian Assange of television. Some guy in a wheelchair hands Jesse documents alleged as classified. He says a CIA agent gave them to him years ago, when he had been working on the story.

The documents, according to Jesse, speak of an Operation 40 plan to assassinate JFK, because he wouldn't give them a second chance to kill Castro, invade Cuba, or whatnot after the Bay of Pigs fiasco. Kennedy would be shot, and Castro would take the blame leading to his own demise. That kind of makes sense and would line up with Oswald's claim of being a patsy.

Ventura went on to theorise this could then be tied to Watergate, since JFK assassination suspects such as E. Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis later were in on that schtick. Jesse said Nixon was probably set up, because he was getting a bit too interested in finding out what really went down with JFK's murder. That could be considering what was revealed in the Nixon tapes. Unfortunately, such conjecture sounds kookified.

Revelations and gaps on Nixon tapes
In the same conversation, Nixon gave new fodder for conspiracy theorists who question whether Lee Harvey Oswald was the only shooter involved in the assassination of President John Kennedy.

Referring to the report by the Warren Commission, "it was the greatest hoax that has ever been perpetuated," Nixon said. He did not elaborate why he questioned the report.
The grassy knoll has probably been the biggest thorn in the official, lone gunman explanation. Jesse interviewed Bill Newman. Wow, this The Dallas Morning News article features the Newmans as some of the few remaining witnesses still alive. But it doesn't inform the readers where Bill Newman believes the head shot came from. His family was perhaps the closest to the limousine when the fatal shot was fired. I'm not saying this writer is a paid shill. He might simply be the proverbial useful idiot.

With 45 years of practice, Bill Newman repeats what he saw on Nov. 22, 1963, dispassionately and in quick order....

The presidential murder has been so thoroughly investigated, and the witnesses so often interviewed, that their diminishing ranks won't affect the narrative of that weekend in Dallas, said Vincent Bugliosi, author of the exhaustive Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

"If there's any other witness out there and they haven't told the story by now, you can be 99.99 percent sure they don't have anything new to say," said Mr. Bugliosi, who lives in Los Angeles.
Bugliosi comes off bad on the Ventura show. He ends up going Bill O'Reilly cut the mike style on Jesse. According to Bugliosi, there's nothing to see here, move along.

This is what Newman said to Jesse Ventura. He had only been about fifteen feet away from Kennedy, when the most tragic, important bullet was fired.
As the President's car turned left onto Elm Street, probably some 100 feet or less than us, the first two shots rang out.... Just as the car got straight in front of us, the third shot rang out. The side of President Kennedy's head blew off. You could see the brain matter and blood fly up.... I thought the shot had come from directly behind.

Bill Newman was interviewed by the FBI, but the Warren Commission totally ignored him. The photo above this one was taken after the shots had been fired. The Newman's had changed position in order to protect their children. In short, Bill Newman says the head shot came from the grassy knoll. Back and to the left.

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura JFK assassination deathbed confession part 2

I'm not going to give a play by play analysis of the rest of the video. Folks can check it out for themselves. There were a lot of important things covered. I liked the way Jesse tried to reenact how Oswald could have allegedly fired off three shots in such a short period of time and with such a balky weapon.

The segment on E. Howard Hunt was interesting too. It is also beyond belief that George Bush did not know his whereabouts the day of the shooting. Everyone knew where they were when it happened. I wasn't alive, but for similar big events I will never forget where I was, such as when the Space Challenger blew up or 9/11. George Bush had actually been in Dallas that day according to a declassified document. Wow.


Then there's this declassifed FBI document. It's tough to read, but the last paragraph speaks of a George Bush from the CIA. Oooopsies.

Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura JFK assassination deathbed confession part 3

A few years ago, E. Howard Hunt confessed to having been involved in the assassination. He did so on his deathbed. He also looked remarkably similar to one of the famous "three tramps" photographed at Dealey Plaza, as did Frank Sturgis. Debunkers claim professionals deduced differences in the photos that our blind eyes cannot. I think the dudes could have altered their look with makeup. If Hollywood can change an actor's appearance, I'm sure the CIA can. The three tramps had been arrested just to the west of the grassy knoll after being found hanging out in a boxcar. They were well-dressed and clean-shaven for hobos. Somehow the Dallas Police has no record of their arrests, fingerprints, or mug shots. That's not the stuff.

Those adamant Oswald acted alone are full of something stinky. Heck, Oswald might not have been involved in any of the crime. And this is without even asking how the fock Jack Ruby was able to stroll into a police station and kill Lee Harvey Oswald. My gut instinct says the kid was 100% innocent.

Lee Harvey Oswald "I'm just a patsy"

Related links (right click for new windows):
Lee Harvey Oswald interview with William K Stuckey part 1

The Killing Of Lee Harvey Oswald

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Donkeyman Cometh, Assange Probably Trapped by CIA Honeypot, and a Geoengineering Moratorium

Sofia Wilen and Anna Ardin Accusing Julian Assange of Rape!

So I came across the 1973 movie version of The Iceman Cometh. I was pumped and jacked. It was the final movie done by two greats, Fredric March and Robert Ryan. Problems started straight away. Whoever uploaded the thingie to youtube didn't set the volume loud enough. I dug as hard as I could, but it wasn't ear cheese making the film difficult to hear.

two of the best of all time, no doubt

I also couldn't help but yawn like Leo the MGM Lion. It's not that I'm averse to high brow intellectualism. In fact, as a leftier than thou, I thrive on it. But it was getting late, and I could barely make out the dialogue. I figured let's go mosey over to IMDB and see what the fockers is up with this flick.

The thing runs for nearly four hours. Nope, not gonna watch it. Wouldn't be prudent, as George Bush used to say.

In cases like this, where a movie for whatever reasons is out of my reach to sit through, yet there is a historic troll relevance, I make sure to read up on other sources ensuring I am hip, hep, and that's the stuff.

I began to see amazing similarities between the Hickey salesman character played by Lee Marvin and our capitalist friend donkeytale from Texas, or Texass as he misspellicises it.

Hickey was trying to sell the idea to his anarchist and otherwise drunken barmates that they should give up their pipedreams and boozing. With donkeytale, substitute blogging for the sauce, and they are the same dude.

With his sales pitch, Hickey told the lads he wasn't necessarily telling them to stop their current drinking, only that they eventually should. Eugene O'Neill through Hickey was showing that proselytizing is usually a mere projection of one's own flaws. Donkeytale knows the blogosphere is fake. He knows as a buddhadonkra, that he is part and parcel of its fall from grace. Or in other words, let he who is without sin, cast the first ad hominem.

It turned out Hickey was just trolling. He symbolised the hypocrisy of both the Church and Prohibition Movements. I won't say more, for it would give away the ending, just in case someone actually desires to sit through four hours of a movie or read the play.

This last week, donkeytale got off to a strong start with his Cyber God of Infotainment schtick. He effectively used rhe Assange story as an example of why "community blogging" doesn't work, and that there truly is a fake left. We have seen the fake left, and it is us, blah, blahg, Bertold Blecht.

Something hits the zeitgeist. It then gets chewed on, bubbles are blown, toothpicks are digging away at info kernels getting lodged in one's teeth. It is not so different a process from when we were all glued to the tv watching OJ Simpson being chased by 179 copper cars at ten miles per hour. Then came the trial!

It# Becomes# A# Waste# Of# Time# Exclamation Point.

Dingleberry links to dumbass. Shitforbrains quotes fockface. Greenwald this. Olbermann that. This is how the blogosphere works and ultimately fails. The fake left becomes just another puppet show. Few wait for the dust to settle. Even fewer attempt to make logical sense of whatever dust particles they can trap for analysing.

Here are my few beefs with what donkeytale has done the last week.

*** He cross-posted his schtick way too much. Ok, cross-post the main entry a bunch of places for prepostericity, that's one thing. But now he's cross-posting his ensuing comments at each place? Get yer ice-cold coke. Spam. We've got spam. Anyone ever hear of Clooneygate? That was when Arianna Huffington took a bunch of various interview comments by George Clooney, strung them together out of context, and then promoted it as being an original Clooney blog entry. It was as donkeytale would describe, "RIOTOUS!"

Clooney was justifiably ripped. The piece made him look like an idiot with close to zero writing skills. Donkeytale risks experiencing the same kind of embarrassment from copying and pasting his comments out of context onto threads across the dying soapblox dynasty.

*** I don't like how donkeytale continues to post at blogs that have violated the sacred tenets of free speech. He continues to post at Granny Writing and FSZ despite their grotesque peeing on Peeder's Political Flesh Feast legacy. It should come as no surprise that some of the same people have big time power at both places.

I'm not really trying to rip into donkeytale too much. It's just been a while since I blogged something, and this is the crap I've come up with. Plus, donkeytale lives for this kind of confrontation, even if it isn't really 100% sincere or accurate.

Nonetheless, I do think I've made some good points here. One of his copy and paste spam comments has spread the idea that Ardin as a CIA honeypot has been debunked. I don't think so. I'd like to know more about the company she worked for which has CIA ties. Is this a Hal Turner backfire all over again? The FBI brought charges against him for being a provocateur. But it surfaced that Turner was being paid by the FBI to be an agent provocateur. The FBI continued to go after Turner, and each step of the way they looked like even worse cointelpro chumps than the day before.

Anna Ardin appears to have backed off from her CondomGate allegations and has virtually disappeared. Is this because she has been working for the CIA or some offshoot as Turner received paystubs from the FBI? It's possible her ties to them are a coincidence and don't mean much. I think they do and will provide links so people can decide for themselves.

Donkeytale is trying too hard to say there's no there there and that's that. Granted there isn't much available info on this one aspect. This is a case of us having to wait for the dust to settle or take the initiative and seek out whatever info we can find.

I think Anna Ardin is CIA, and her job was to literally and figuratively fock with Assange evil Janine Bond style. The name is Bond. Janine Bond.

The links are out there. Donkeytale either missed them or is probably CIA. too. I do recall he stood up for Big Al Giordano when that chump was getting his arse kicked at DFQ2 by myself and then The Last Name Left.

Some psychiatrist from San Francisco with a Masters degree put together a blog clinic on this story. I thank him for this.

Assange Accuser Worked with US-Funded, CIA-Tied Anti-Castro Group

Anna Ardin has clearly been fricken CIA; Maybe not an exact employee, but more like doing contract work for them or an affiliate on behalf of their campaign for kinder and gentler imperialism.

Here's a free translation service for Swedish to English. It may not be perfect, but if one looks at those articles she wrote, one can see she was pimping for the CIA's Cuba and "regime change" strategies.

Well-respected McClatchy Newspapers has piped in with its own schtick.

Accuser of WikiLeaks' Assange is Linked to Cuban Dissidents by Juan O. Tamayo
(excerpt) Ardin visited Cuba about four times between 2002 and 2006 as a representative of Swedish social democrats, said Manuel Cuesta Morua, head of Cuba's Arco Progresista, a social-democratic dissident group.

She later wrongly alleged that some European funds for Cuban dissidents had been mishandled, Cuesta Morua said by telephone from Havana. He was told that she was born in Cuba, he added, but never confirmed it with her.

Hmmm. Social Democrats. Aaaah. What their real name should be is the Fake Lefty Party.

Cuba: “very repressive”
(excerpts) Last week, Harold Meyerson, writer for the Washington Post and DSA member, posted a link to Freedom House in his editorial about the importance of the Labor movement. At the Freedom House site you will find a survey of worker freedoms throughout the world. And in that report you will find that Cuba is rated “very repressive”. This will come as no surprise to anyone here at Social Democrats USA. But some members of DSA find attacks on Cuba’s human rights record as “not helpful”....

I continue to be amazed at the number of Communist sympathizers still existing in America’s Left. Report after report, including first hand accounts by American leftists, about the ravages of the Soviet Union, Cuba, and China have been provided over the past 50 years. And yet there are many on the left who choose to ignore them. They look through their rose colored glasses and say things like, “the revolution had its flaws, but its good points too”. Also there’s, “this anti-Castro stuff borders on the old Right-Shactmanite attitude”. Wake up people! Shachtman was right about Communism. It has no place in our efforts as democratic socialists.
Is it me, or is it strange that these better dead than red paranoics share the same party name with Hitler? Why are they so hell-bent on representing themselves as leftists, when they clearly are snot? This author doesn't even know how to italicise newspapers or where to put the punctuation at the end of quotes. I hate to be grammar police, but to be honest, I am sick and tired of all these focking, fake, left tools.




I admit I've done some censorship at DFQ2 which opens me up to accusations of fake lefty hypocrisy. However, I haven't done much of that. There's basically been one or two house trolls I got fed up with. This also isn't that big a blog with that many comments coming through. I'm not saying it's a pizza for one. But it's not one of those Big Al's I'll be over at seven p.m. dinner entrees.

product placement or funny screenshot?

The blogger software just doesn't allow for any supersized blog growth. There is a ceiling. I don't respect donkeytale posting at FSZ. They stole the Peeder legacy and shat on it. My Left Wing was the first anti-Kos blog. It failed. Due to its lame treatment of Francis Holland and others, Peeder started Political Flesh Feast. Certain members there drove him off his own blog, and he closed shop.

Those same people were involved with the creation of FSZ. These are the same people who stabbed DFQ in the back. These are the same people who have banned bloggers despite no rules being broken. They have deleted whole threads and posts depsite again no rules being broken. To repeat, that's the blog which claimed it was taking over Peeder's free speech legacy. I don't understand why donkeytale would still post there. Maybe he is more like Socrates than me. Maybe he feels like remaining at places that don't deserve his presence, as the fake lefties from old-school Athens didn't deserve to be in the same room with the original Socrates. Maybe donkeytale feels he is doing the noble gesture by acting as the defiant "whackjob troll" fighting the good fight against those who have shit on Peeder's legacy. Maybe that's the stuff.

Geoengineering Moratorium

I'll keep this short and simple. One of my few blogger friends Isard has posted the following info.

link to his thread

(excerpt)NAGOYA, Japan – In a landmark consensus decision, the 193-member UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will close its tenth biennial meeting with a de facto moratorium on geoengineering projects and experiments. “Any private or public experimentation or adventurism intended to manipulate the planetary thermostat will be in violation of this carefully crafted UN consensus,” stated Silvia Ribeiro, Latin American Director of ETC Group.
This is very good news. We don't need no stinking frankenscientists tampering with the skies. Many people would like us to think that all "persistent contrails" are a result of aviation emissions interacting with necessary, atmospheric conditions. While I personally don't believe so-called "chemtrails" are for geoengineering, I do believe this is just one more example of how "chemtrails" as a theory is not akin to saying the moon is made out of cheese.

My blogging schtick used to focus in on this story. My goal was to dekookify the topic. Once that goal was accomplished, I moved on.

Check this out. Here was a patent titled Process for absorbing ultraviolet radiation using dispersed melanin United States Patent 5286979.

This patent may have been withdrawn, but the thing is, the military has declared climate change as an issue of national security. That means they don't have to disclose what they are up to in the skies.

I personally believe the "chemtrails" have been primarily used to protect the Earth's surface from harmful uv-b rays reaching it due to a depleted ozone layer. The problem, however, is that there seems to be a lot of collateral damage, as in a rise in upper respiratory illness and neurological disorders. In short, when it comes to such Dr. Evil bandaid approaches, there are pesky snags called social and legal implications.

Finding one major bit of evidence resulted in myself going with the ozone theory for "chemtrails." Geoengineering would basically take place way up in the stratosphere. Many of these "persistent contrail" events have been witnessed in the troposphere, much too low to bounce solar energy back into space.

Check out what noted experts on the ozone layer, Paul Crutzen and colleague Bruhl had to say about the relationship between ozone and uv-b rays.
Ozone in the troposphere and particularly in the boundary layer play an important role in surface UV budgets. Brühl and Crutzen (1989) indicated the disproportionate role that tropospheric ozone plays in UV-B absorption; more scattering events in the lower atmosphere due to greater molecular and aerosol scattering effectively lengthen the ozone path length in the troposphere, thus making a given quantity of ozone in the troposphere more effective in attenuating UV-B than an equal amount of ozone in the stratosphere.

Related Reading: Geoengineering and Hard Science Made Easy

From the above link, here's what I have left of a Rolling Stone article no longer available at the original link.

Can Dr. Evil Save The World?
Forget about a future filled with wind farms and hydrogen cars. The Pentagon's top weaponeer says he has a radical solution that would stop global warming now -- no matter how much oil we burn

Nov 03, 2006

Illustration by Jonathan Barkat

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Cyber Gods of Infotainment

Hey now fake left

Of course, nothing shockingly revelatory, nor really even mildly interesting, has been obtained from the leaks themselves. Primarily, these are low level diplomatic communiques, and as anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with British cold war spy literature knows, diplomats aren't ever privvy to the real games of international intrigue which lie beneath the public surface.

Julian Assange is now a hero, and rightfully so, as he battles with the hostile forces of world governments, particularly the US, in an unprecedented public relations media war over freedom of speech, freedom of the internet, and freedom of the press.

Complete transparency of the public sphere will someday obtain a court hearing, but it isn't at all clear that one will happen around Assange or WikiLeaks. There is too much to lose on both sides to bring this thing to court, IMHO.

The court martial of the pitiable Bradley Manning will surely be used to warn off future leakers who work for the goverment and hold security clearances. Manning is the man who suffers from this affair, and unfortunately, has really only himself to blame for his outing and subsequent arrest. In fact, the very same can be said for the self-described James Bond of journalism, who blamed two of his "fans" for his legal problem in Sweden.

The lesson that every blogger already knows: never trust anybody you meet on the internet.

There has been much sabre rattling rhetoric from an embarrassed US Government, some coerced corporate backlash against WikiLeaks and a sustained, rather weak but of course well-hyped retaliation of sorts by the teenaged "revolutionaries" of 4chan, whose computer game tactics have generated lots of heat, disavowal from Assange, and have had little to no effect on the commerce of its targets.

So far, the corporations seem to be winning this cyber-battle, which is still interesting and maybe even possibly game changing, nonetheless. 4chan and affiliated sites have actually suffered more downtime than the sites they have attacked. None of the credit cards have experienced any actual loss or slowing of their processing businesses. But, 4chan is not done yet and are disseminating their DDoS software to more people every day, who are joining in the game. The size of the game matters more than the results. Which side you are on matters, too. I am backing the kids, because, after all, the children are the future.

To date, the US Government has not sought an indictment, despite heavily publicised breathless rumours by Assange's legal team to the contrary, nor had they taken any legal action at all to suppress WikiLeak's release of the cables or previous disclosures. They have announced that they are looking into avenues for prosecution, but as Greenwald and many others have pointed out, there seems to be zero legal basis for such action.

For his hesitation, President Obama will face the vituperation of the Republicans in time, unless he wilts pre-emptively, as is his style, and his AG finds some bogus grounds on which to indict Assange, either for espionage or conspiracy to steal secret government documents. The espionage gambit seems almost laughable, and conspiracy would require evidence that Assange materially aided and encouraged Bradley Manning's leaking activities.

Julian Assange, it should be fairly noted, has created a new media business model that is likely to be copied and spread, regardless of his personal fate. He has demonstrated a wide range of courage, intelligence, egomania, as well as stupidity. He has and will continue to gain fame and fortune from his activities, even in the very unlikely event that he ends up behind bars for the leaks.

As with most entrepreneurs, however, he will likely not be the one to maximize the success of his creation. That will probably come later, in subsequent iterations of the new form. One such,, started by former WikiLeaks staffers who became disenchanted with Assanges hubris and moved on, opens for business on Monday. This is a modified model that likely has a better chance for longterm sustainability: acting solely as a clearinghouse between the leakers and the media. Assange's model is to be the media and the front man, a sort of cult of personality. The leakers lose all control over their efforts once Assange takes over the process with the media, although as we have seen, it is leakers who bear the brunt of the legal burden. OpenLeaks promises to be different. Time will tell.

Like most truly creative people, Assange has both soared the heights and scoured the depths, and in the age of the infoboobtubes, has done so in a remarkably short span of time.

Without a doubt, Julian Assange is the historic troll.

His coming legal challenges, if he has any, will be landmark international media events without precedent. Will the internet remain free? Is it free now? Will the piracy of the anonymous groups lead to a severe conservative backlash like occurred in reaction to the activism of the 1960s/70s New Left?

Julian Assange is a transcendent celebrity, trending hotter than the Texas sun in August. Indictments will only increase and extend his worldwide stature. Conviction seems impossible without publicly railroading him, which in turn would make him a worldwide martyr on the level of a cyber-Mandela.

The very first virgin sacrifice offered to the cyber Gods of infotainment.

Yes, that statement too is overhype, as is so much in this important, yet banal, saga unfolding in real time inside a million servers housed in thousands of undisclosed locations somewhere near you.