30 July 2009

Bill O'Reilly vs. Amsterdam

A cesspool of corruption, Anarchy.

Not words your average traveler would associate with Amsterdam. But then again, Bill O'Reilly is quite a character and his show is a lot like a comedy routine, it just depends if you take him seriously or not.

In the rest of the world, evermore countries are discussing the legalizing of softdrugs (alcohol is ofcourse legal everywhere, even though it's harddrugs), because of the positive results that our little experiment in The Netherlands is having. In actual fact; it's working! O'Reilly felt threatened and decided to tackle the issue head on.

Here is a video by some student from Amsterdam who felt offended by O'Reillys comments so he made a video with some random statistics and such.

Here is the original footage of the O'Reilly broadcast. He just randomly makes claims about Amsterdam (it's a city, not a country, c'mon..). He just lies and then concludes (watch him use the word apparently, it's the base of his comment and also a LIE) to get a certain point across. It happens a lot in media, but O'Reilly is the master.

But is there something going on in Amsterdam ? Actually, there is. Especially since it was never legalized in The Netherlands. That's the problem, because this current situation supports organized crime. If it would be (completely)legal, you and I could grow it, and organized crime would not have a dominant position. It's also basic Chicago school economics which they teach me in school and which Bill O'Reilly I supposed to support being a conservative and all.. confusing, I know..

So here is my actual point; I don't believe Bill O'Reilly believes the stuff he says on his show. Honestly I don't.

Can't wait to study in America next year !

20 July 2009

Rocket science

Man on the moon. I'm still amazed by it 40 years after. How did they do it ?

For the record; I believe the official story. Admittedly, I'm a big conspiracy follower but you can trust me on this one because I checked it out. The moon landings aren't THAT suspicious. Honestly, there are better conspiracies for you out there !! For proven conspiracies just go to tin-foil-hat under categories here on the right >> take a deep breath and be prepared to be astonished. Let me get back to the subject of spacetravel.

So I have always been fascinated with the universe and all. Too bad I suck at physics because the debate about the universe sparks the imagination. It's ever expanding and some scientists believe it's only a temporary thing. Makes you wonder huh ? What's it all about.

But we don't appreciate the moon landings anymore. How come ?
Put it in a more historic context. Thousands of years from now, hopefully we'll be floating from one planet to another in our own private spaceships. They will look back at the 20th century and see the moon landing as THE significant moment of the century. While now it does not have the appropriate meaning yet.

But you can see right? How important it will become. So actually, it already is that important. Get it ?

18 July 2009

''In order to do good, you may have to engage in evil..''

Last week it was announced that Robert McNamara had died.

Wikipedia remembers him like this:
Robert Strange McNamara (June 9, 1916 – July 6, 2009) was an American business executive and the eighth Secretary of Defense. McNamara served as Defense Secretary for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1968. Following that he served as President of the World Bank from 1968 until 1981. McNamara was responsible for the institution of systems analysis in public policy, which developed into the discipline known today as policy analysis.

But that's not what I remember him for. I remember him for his involvement in Operation Northwoods.

Operation Northwoods
Operation Northwoods was a plan that was never carried out but was only put to paper. It was not carried out thanks to one man; John Fitzgerald Kennedy. All of the joint chiefs of staff, including Robert McNamera, approved of this document.

Now this document is just a couple of pages thick. In the document there are lots of suggestions to carry out terrorist acts on innocent civilians to create a pretext in order to justify a confrontation with Cuba. It has been kept secret from the public for almost 40 years, but finally it turned up thanks to the J.F. Kennedy assassination review board. It shows the mind set of these people. It is the clearest example of government terrorism. To self inflect wounds in order to justify and push a political agenda. Terrorism. Americans killing Americans. Sounds ludacris right ?

I tried to upload it but it didn't work for some reason, but I have found a website that also uploaded the document, just go here. I suggest you read it. It is one of the most amazing things I have ever read.

Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
(from the Errol Morris film, The Fog of War)

1. Empathize with your enemy
2. Rationality will not save us
3. There's something beyond one's self
4. Maximize efficiency
5. Proportionality should be a guideline in war
6. Get the data
7. Belief and seeing are often both wrong
8. Be prepared to reexamine your reasoning
9. In order to do good, you may have to engage in evil..
10. Never say never
11. You can't change human nature

What was Robert McNamara's involvement with the document ? He approved of it and passed it on to J.F.K. who was outraged. But that is not the point. The point is that there are people in government (not all of them you paranoid fuck) who do have these thoughts and that documents like these can be swept under the carpet when it's necessary.

People do conspire, it's human nature. You'd be naive to ignore that fact.

Family members said that McNamara died in his sleep at his home in Washington, D.C. early in the morning on July 6, 2009. He was 93. I imagine him going straight to hell.

15 July 2009

Don't try this at home

Here it finally is. The famous CIA Kubark document. Brought to you by the people from infowars.com

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from a training manual on “coercive” (torture) techniques used by the CIA. The section that follows is entitled “KUBARK: Counterintelligence Interrogation, July 1963.” For more on the training manual and other materials, see National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 27, The CIA in Latin America.

13 July 2009

The cat is out of the bag

It's cool when conspiracy theories are around for almost 40 years and then.. turn out to be true !

Someone send me an article by the newspaper The Independent (thanks anominous person).

In short: When the Americans were racing to get to the moon first, the Russians tried to put their own unmanned spacecraft on the moon in the same location. Just to mess with the Americans I presume.

The Americans knew about this and the Russians and Americans both knew each others flightpaths so they would not collide in outerspace.

In the end the Russian spacecraft (luna 15, checkout the picture) crashed and the Kremlin has been silent ever since about this subject.

Fortunately a British observatory followed the whole series of events and they now (why even bother after all these years?) released their audiotapes.
Read the article (including the soundbite) here.

03 July 2009

Coming up ..

..a bunch of articles ! Yes, from the sex pistols to Iranian politics to a blonde from the tv show The Hills! It's coming soon.

I'm glad to say that all my hard studying has paid off. It was a pretty intense period I must say(17exams in four weeks!?). So I deserved some days out and about with the boys.

Right now I'm feeling a bit shagged and fagged and fashed, -so I'm not going to post my articles today- it being a night of no small expenditure and all. Amsterdam's lovely town centre left me with something of a pain in the gulliver in the morning.

Guess I'm going to watch some Southpark episodes. This latest season of theirs is pretty awesome.

in a bit .. !