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rob! 1
Also on the Bollywood beat, Neil Patrick Harris's latest goofy Puppet Dreams video:…
Posted by rob! on January 23, 2013 at 8:03 AM · Report this
Catherwood 2
Your link to the NYT article about Uganda/evangelicals is broken: it's got a stray "br" at the end.
Posted by Catherwood on January 23, 2013 at 8:28 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 3
Who could have seen this coming? A bidding war for a basketball team? Gosh, I wonder if Sacramento will sweeten the deal? And if they do, will Seattle feel that the time is right for us to offer a little more?

Because it would only be logical to think that if another town wants them that bad, it must be because having a team is worth it. That's how the market determines value, after all, and if our city government is in the market for a basketball team then those are the rules the market plays by.

It's no mystery why the taxpayer ends up taking it up the ass in these pro sports deals. This is how it is supposed to work.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on January 23, 2013 at 8:36 AM · Report this
roddy 4
Actually there is a single English word for walking along the water: beachcombing.
Posted by roddy on January 23, 2013 at 8:51 AM · Report this
@2: Thank you. It should be fixed now.
Posted by Jen Graves on January 23, 2013 at 9:12 AM · Report this

beachcombing means walking along a beach looking for things, not just walking along water.
Posted by The CHZA on January 23, 2013 at 9:23 AM · Report this
Knat 7
That Uganda video makes a good case for antitheism. Whether you're religious or not, you can't watch that video and not see the obvious brainwashing through religion during the last minute or so. Not if you're being honest with yourself.
Posted by Knat on January 23, 2013 at 9:49 AM · Report this
DJSauvage 8
walking along the water = Coasteering
Posted by DJSauvage on January 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM · Report this
Aaron Swartz versus the Phantom Giant

When Aaron took on SOPA, he took on AT&T and as he was later to find out, Chris Dodd, whose family has been on retainer to the Rockefeller family for generations, dating back to their ancestor, Samuel Calvin Tate Dodd, the attorney to John D. Rockefeller, who created a holding company each time Rockefeller’s Standard Oil supposedly sold off a business unit (during the court-ordered breakup), moving the stock ownership to the holding company, then in turn establishing ownership of said holding company at one of Rockefeller’s foundations and/or trusts.

Chris Dodd’s father, Thomas Dodd, had no less than at least three Acts of Congress passed in futile attempts to curb the famous Dodd corruption (most notably F.A.R.A., or the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and amendments to it).

Are the Dodds still working for the Rockefeller family? Well, that depends on the mystery ownership of AT&T. Going back to the early 1900s, John Moody, the original founder of the infamous Moody’s rating service, said that AT&T was part of the Rockefeller Trust, originally financed by Morgan, but either sold, traded or shifted over to Rockefeller.

We do know that AT&T loves Senator Jay Rockefeller, and that Jay Rockefeller loves AT&T, as witnessed by the manner in which he led the way in the Senate to grant them retroactive immunity regarding the warrantless wiretapping during the Bush Administration (which continues on, BTW).

From the site link below. . . .…

Posted by: AT&T Blog Team on January 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Chairman Rockefeller has long made public safety and national security a top priority for this country. We applaud his commitment to the public safety community and his tireless efforts to ensure that first responders have the resources they need to support a nationwide wireless broadband network. This legislation will result in a truly interoperable public safety network and will free up new spectrum and establish funding mechanisms to support the operation and maintenance of this critical network.”

Many people don’t realize that the old AT&T has been reconstituted back to its original, albeit even more powerful and richer self, thanks in part to Bill Clinton’s signing of that Telecommunications Act of 1996 --- all except Verizon, but in tracking the circuitous ownership of Verizon it appears to lead back to the same ownership as AT&T!

Why would AT&T target Aaron Swartz, through their federal prosecutor proxies?

We used to marvel, back in the late 1970s, how AT&T set out to destroy the telecom upstart, MCI, which would have shortly gone out of business, had not AT&T pulled their access to long distance lines, thereby allowing MCI legal recourse, eventually netting MCI enough monies (from the legal settlement with AT&T) to continue on with their precarious business existence for a few more years.

AT&T --- and the Rockefeller family --- has only one strategy: the scorched earth policy!
Now, former IMF stooge and presently an economics prof at MIT, Simon Johnson, would have us believe that the Rockefellers, led by the crafty David Rockefeller, gave away their billions to “charity” --- they morphed from murderous robber barons to “philanthropists”?

So the Rockefeller family, worth an estimated $30 billion in 1960 (when one billion was an unimaginable sum), are now only worth $2 billion?

Puuuhlease --- repositioning the Rockefeller fortune to various foundations, trusts and unregistered trusts to hide their wealth and ownership was, and still is, the standard tax dodge; nothing particularly surprising there. (The norm today is to create an LLC, or Limited Liability Corporation, owned by a holding company, in turn owned by an offshore trust.)
One can only imagine what their true net worth is today?

So who owns AT&T today? Look for a Dodd underneath a rock(efeller) and you’ll know the answer.

The Rockefeller Hit Parade:

From the bloody Ludlow Massacre, and the Rockefeller chain gangs, to their secret oil shipments to the Nazis during World War II, to the murders of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bobby Kennedy and the recent death of Aaron Swartz, the bloody prints of the Rockefeller family are evident!

Special Links:

The Ballad of Aaron Swartz………………


Moody, John. The Truth about the Trusts. 1904

Myers, Gustavus. History of the Great American Fortunes, Vols. I, II & III. 1910

Nace, Ted. Gangs of America. 2003

Wu, Tim. The Master Switch. 2010
Posted by sgt_doom on January 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 10

Just because you colonists in America don't know the words for walking along water, doesn't mean there isn't a number of perfectly good words for it.
Posted by Will in Seattle on January 23, 2013 at 10:58 AM · Report this
As for the goat: I love the hat! How could you object to it? The goat's owner seems okay to me, too. You be trippin'!
Posted by BallardBoy on January 23, 2013 at 12:27 PM · Report this

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