Monday, July 31, 2006

Friday, July 28, 2006

9/11 Truth to be aired on C-SPAN

(As noted over at Slice O' Life ...) Finally. After promising to air a 9/11 Truth panel discussion on C-SPAN, the public affairs channel lived up to its promise by scheduling the program for this Saturday night from 8-11 p.m. EST (That's 7-10 for those of us here in the Heartland).

Writes 9/11 Truth researcher Webster Griffin Tarpley: This discussion includes Alex Jones, Professor Steven Jones, Col. Robert Bowman, Professor James Fetzer, and myself.The mere fact that it has been scheduled pays tribute to the growing strength of our 9/11 truth movement.

For those of you still skeptical of my views on 9/11, tune into this program! For the future of America!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Be a victim, get a 'goody bag'

If you're in the Greater St. Louis area on Aug. 9 and like the idea of fake blood and a free "goody bag," you're the ideal shee - er - person to take part in a mock disaster drill at Busch Stadium, notes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Chances are you'll get a spot. They still need 2,000 folks to play the role of victims.

Ol' Man Rummy extends troop tours in sunny Iraq

Looks like we're gonna be bogged down in broken Iraq for a long, long time.

Notes AFP reporter Jim Mannion: US commanders have effectively given up hopes for even a gradual reduction in the US force this year on account of a bitter insurgency and spiralling sectarian violence.
It boosted the size of the US force from 14 brigades to 15 brigades, and from 127,000 troops to at least 130,000

And then mean ol' Uncle Rummy chimes in when word gets out about the extension: "If you extend somebody, is there some disappointment that they won't be home when they thought they would be home? Sure," US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told reporters. "But, as I say, this is a professional military, and they are doing a superb job."
He said when an army unit was extended for several months two years ago, "they handled it in a professional way, and got on with life."

Well, not all of 'em have gotten "on with life." No thanks to you evil neocons, our troops are dying or getting maimed in your pointless war.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Darkness falls

Jeff Wells over at Rigorous Intuition once again blows me away with his insight on strange goings-on in our world.

Has Israel overreacted? / Tulsa World poll

Question for 7/17/2006:

Has Israel overreacted to recent violence by Hamas and Hezbollah?

Yes62.6 %
No37.4 %

The results of this question represent the opinions of 3771 people with the following demographic profile:

Oklahomans 0 %

Male, under 91.2 %Female, under 90.9 %
Male, 10 - 171 %Female, 10 - 172.8 %
Male, 18 - 245 %Female, 18 - 244.3 %
Male, 25 - 345.8 %Female, 25 - 346.4 %
Male, 35 - 4414.4 %Female, 35 - 446.8 %
Male, 45 - 5410.1 %Female, 45 - 546.3 %
Male, 55 - 649 %Female, 55 - 646.8 %
Male, 65+12 %Female, 65+7.2 %

This is not necessarily a scientific representation of the opinions of all Oklahomans or even Americans. Please interpret with care.

Opposition mounts against NAFTA Superhighway

Despite some exceptions, one can count on the majority of citizens in Ellis County, Texas (just south of Dallas) to take traditional conservative positions on a subject.

Thankfully, most are against this absurd, sovereignty-destroying Trans-Texas Corridor/NAFTA Superhighway that is expected to be built through Ellis County. Of course, after the Superconducting Super Collidor fiasco of 15 years ago, many are rightfully cautious about government boondoggles.

In the latest issue of The Ellis County Press, one of the nation's best weekly papers, Press reporter Sherry Long writes about a public meeting about the TTC.

Writes Long: No matter how state transportation officials present it, Ellis County residents said they are opposed to the Trans-Texas Corridor.
Almost 400 residents were present during a public hearing at Waxahachie’s Civic Center Wednesday, July 12 to learn more about the corridor being proposed by the Texas Department of Transportation.
The 600-mile corridor stretching from Mexico to Oklahoma, paralleling most of the eastern portion of Interstate 35, could eventually include separate lanes for commuter trains, commercial trains, tractor-trailers, passenger traffic and utility easements.

This is going to spilt the United States in two and erase the borders eventually,” Waxahachie resident Jimmie Simmons said. (Simmons is a good friend and former landlord of mine).

Continuing, Long writes: Fighting against the proposed toll road for several years, Ennis resident David Hunnicutt said the government should use the resources it already had instead of trying to force Texans to accept this superhighway.
Worried about people losing their property rights, Hunnicutt said he began speaking out after discovering the bill gave TxDOT officials the ability to condemn property if home-owners refused to sell or could not agree on a price with transportation officials. The bill stated, “a property owner or tenant who refuses to vacate the property or yield possession is subject to forcible entry.”
“This bill sets a precedent, if followed, will change the United States,” he said noting property owners could lose their homes while trying to fight the state in court to save their homesteads.

Good reporting, as usual, from the Ellis County Press.

And then there is the reporting of Jerome Corsi of Human Events. Linked through a story compiled by Prison Planet's Paul Joseph Watson, there is now talk of all motorists being made to take some RFID tag to travel the highways, not unlike a Pike Pass here in Oklahoma. Worth noting.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Opus Dei financier found dismembered under bridge

This is a weird story, in a Dan Brown mystery novel sorta way.

Justification for Israel's invasion "on thin ice"

So, just where were those two Israeli soldiers when they were captured (kidnapped)? Seems as though they were on the Lebanese side of the border, as noted in this article written by Joshua Frank.

Meanwhile, Lebanese civilians are dying while Israel pounds the land of cedars incessantly. Have you seen the video footage or photos coming out of Lebanon? Did you see the Israeli children signing bombs that were meant for killing people in Lebanon, including children? And then there's the graphic and shocking reports of phosphorous weapons being used by Israel. It's sick!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Edmonds suggests 9/11 'inside job'

As posted through today. The dam is starting to break.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Sex-crazed Fox News nutjob threatens 9/11 Truther

Every time someone suggests that 9/11 was an inside job, which it clearly was, neocon commentator Bill O'Reilly goes bonkers, as when he did recently after commenting on University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Kevin Barrett who doesn't believe the government-sanctioned conspiracy theory that 19 hijackers pulled off the 9/11 attacks. O'Reilly noted that Barrett belongs "in the Charles River floating down".

This outrageous comment by O'Reilly was reported by Prof. James H. Fetzer, founder and co-chair of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a non-partisan society of more than 300 members dedicated to exposing falsehoods and revealing truths about 9/11, said that the absence of response from the FCC, Fox News, and the national media speaks volumes about the state of the nation. "When public threats can be made to a citizen's life for expressing his opinions on a controversial topic and neither the government nor the media respond," he observed, "that is a sure sign we are living in a fascist state."

Fetzer is very good at what he does. Be sure and read "American Assassination," his book about the assassination-by-plane-crash of Minnesota Sen. Paul Wellstone, back in 2002.

Buchanan: No, This is Not 'Our War'

Writes Buchanan, in this column posted at No, Kenny boy, we are not "all Israelis." Some of us still think of ourselves as Americans, first, last, and always. And, no, Mr. Kristol, this is not "our war." It's your war.

Neocons to plant WMD's in Iran as pretext to war


Washington-based reporter Wayne Madsen, at the Wayne Madsen Report, is reporting this morning that neocon mastermind and bloodthirsty madman Michael Ledeen, is looking to frame the Iranians by having covert operatives plant WMDs over the border from Iraq, in Iran, to prove to the world that the Iranians have them and plan to use them. This is so utterly serious, people!

Reports Madsen: Ledeen, who acts as an unofficial foreign policy adviser to Karl Rove, was at the White House yesterday with a group of Iranian opposition figures. Among the topics discussed was a promised $25 million grant by the Bush administration to the Iranian insurgents. The money is to be used to plant Desert Storm-vintage biological and chemical weapons shells, confiscated by U.S. forces in Iraq, on the Iranian side of the Iraqi border. The weapons will be used as "proof" of Iran's plan to "attack" U.S. troops in Iraq. That will be used to justify, ex post facto, the coming U.S. attack on Iran. Our sources report that George W. Bush dropped by the White House meeting to offer his support to the Iranian opposition operatives.

Wanna bet that disgraced Iraqi neocon errand boy Ahmad Chalabi is somehow involved in this deadly scheme? Remember, Chalabi has close ties with certain elements within the higher levels of government in Iran.

As noted by months and months ago in Newsweek: "(Chalabi) the longtime Pentagon favorite to become leader of a free Iraq, has never made a secret of his close ties to Iran. Before the U.S. invasion of Baghdad, Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress maintained a $36,000-a-month branch office in Tehran—funded by U.S. taxpayers. INC representatives, including Chalabi himself, paid regular visits to the Iranian capital. Since the war, Chalabi's contacts with Iran may have intensified: a Chalabi aide says that since December, he has met with most of Iran's top leaders, including supreme religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his top national-security aide, Hassan Rowhani. "Iran is Iraq's neighbor, and it is in Iraq's interest to have a good relationship with Iran," Chalabi's aide says.

Some scary things going on in some smoky rooms, no doubt.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Trans-Texas Catastrophe in the making

The NAFTA SuperHighway story, first brought to the mainstream via Jerome Corsi's articles in Human Events, is starting to get into other publications as well (perhaps including The Lawton Constitution, thanks to yours truly) including the Associated Press, via the Houston Chronicle, in a story headlined: "Farmers furious at Texas governor over proposed superhighway and datelined Hillsboro, Texas, just down the road from Waxahachie.

Anyway, the story really slams Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has been forcing this through for several years. Perry is another globalist who is in line with Bush's New World Order dreams.

Notes the article: Supporters say the corridors are needed to handle the expected NAFTA-driven boom in the flow of goods to and from Mexico and handle Texas' growing population.
Despite a state attorney general's ruling that the Cintra-Zachry contract be made public, the Perry administration has gone to court to prevent the disclosure of what is says is proprietary information.
"We don't know for sure whether this is a concept that we can endorse or not because we have not seen it," complained Mayor Will Lowrance of Hillsboro, a town of 8,200 people 55 miles south of Dallas. "I happen to still believe in the open records law in Texas

Once this is completed in Texas, it will be coming here to Oklahoma. So ... what are we going to do to warn the population - farmers, ranchers, landowners, etc. - about what is coming in the not-so-distant future?

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The police state is here

Over at the libertarian Hammer of Truth site (which featured T. Lee Horne III's latest gubernatorial campaign ad for Louisiana), they have a post regarding a new book by Radley Balko called "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America" and put out by the CATO Institute as noted in this CATO press release. This sounds like a book I should have the local library put on their shelf.

And it's true about the "overkill" regarding paramilitary-style police raids. They're far too common. The "men in black ski masks," as Alex Jones likes to say, are all too real and while these SWAT types do get some bad guys, they also hurt innocent folks in botched raids, or are themselves killed as we saw in early 2003 in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Here's a portion of a summary of Balko's new book: These increasingly frequent raids, 40,000 per year by one estimate, are needlessly subjecting nonviolent drug offenders, bystanders, and wrongly targeted civilians to the terror of having their homes invaded while they’re sleeping, usually by teams of heavily armed paramilitary units dressed not as police officers but as soldiers. These raids bring unnecessary violence and provocation to nonviolent drug offenders, many of whom were guilty of only misdemeanors. The raids terrorize innocents when police mistakenly target the wrong residence. And they have resulted in dozens of needless deaths and injuries, not only of drug offenders, but also of police officers, children, bystanders, and innocent suspects.

And sadly, I saw a story on a local TV station saying that police here in Lawton are starting to do paramilitary training, wearing camo and looking scary. And this was demonstrated in a local school!?!?!

Where are the Christians?

Columnist/commentator Pat Buchanan has yet another solid column, this linked through WorldNetDaily, titled "Where are the Christians?" His question is asked because, save for Pope Benedict XVI, no other Christian denominations have condemned Israel's attacks on Lebanon, which have killed many innocent civilians.

Writes Buchanan: (W)hat Israel is doing is imposing deliberate suffering on civilians, collective punishment on innocent people, to force them to do something they are powerless to do: disarm the gunmen among them. Such a policy violates international law and comports neither with our values nor our interests. It is un-American and un-Christian.
But where are the Christians? Why is Pope Benedict virtually alone among Christian leaders to have spoken out against what is being done to Lebanese Christians and Muslims?
When al-Qaida captured two U.S. soldiers and barbarically butchered them, the U.S. Army did not smash power plants across the Sunni Triangle. Why then is Bush not only silent but openly supportive when Israelis do this?

I'm familiar enough with Protestant denominations of Christianity and I can tell you that many are seeing what is going on in the Middle East right now as part of an End Times prophecy, which will lead to "Armageddon." I'm afraid many are not going to speak out because they believe this is what is supposed to happen. It's sad. Too many Christians have supported the illegal war in Iraq and BushCo has pandered to the Christian right and played on their fears.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Girl Scout murders of '77

In June 1977, one of the most shocking and horrific murders to take place in modern-day Oklahoma occured at a quiet Girl Scout camp called Camp Scott, located near the eastern Oklahoma town of Locust Grove.

Until a day or so ago I don't think I'd ever heard of the Oklahoma Girl Scout murders. And being a crime reporter in Oklahoma, these sorts of things catch my attention. A chum of mine brought it to my attention via this somewhat sensationalized website and a reference on Wikipedia.

Writes someone at Kyle Wood's crime site: Once a wilderness utopia where children played, it's fifty-year history came crashing to a sudden end with the ghastly murders of three Girl Scouts in 1977. Michele Heather Guse , 9, Doris Denise Milner , 10, and Lori Lee Farmer , 8, had all fallen victim to a monsterous killer--the likes of which Oklahoma and the nation had never before seen. A curious crime that to this day continues on as one of the country's most unusual mysteries.

The story is absolutely chilling. Having gone to summer camps in neighboring Arkansas and Missouri just after this time period (1979-85), this tale hits closer to home.

And there were warnings. A note inside a donut box found on the camp grounds two months earlier read: "We are on a mission to kill three girls." This was thought to be a prank at the time and the note was discarded. On the night of the murders, eerie moans were heard and a scream at 3 a.m.

A suspect, Gene Hart, was found and tried but found not guilty. While in prison on charges, he died of a heart attack. It is thought that another person may have been involved in the murders. The case is considered open but inactive.

Anyway, I'll stop here. Read the sites and tell me what you think.

High alert off US coast?

Don't know if there is anything to this post, found at Rumor Mill News. But with heightened alerts and concerns about a full-fledged global conflict breaking out in light of the Israeli-Lebanese fighting, the Iraq war and North Korea's unstable behavior, it's worth noting.

With a grain of salt ...

This info is through sources of Steve Quayle one of whom was on his radio program with him on Tuesday night
.... reports of enemy submarines off the east coast of America in the 2:00 hour eastern, (tuesday)... off the Atlantic coast.
.... ham operators heard a pilot, a navy P-3 pilot they believe, come on the radio with a very excited, concerned voice and reported that they had just spotted a submarine and asked what they should do now..... the pilot was advised to "take NO offensive action", then the pilot said, "UHHH I understand sir but this could all be for real this time", he said that in a very concerned voice. The orders were repeated to "take NO offensive action."
.... There was much communication in code words... such as "referees of the fishing tournament" and talk of "pelicans", they said this communication was going on to multiple sites, Offutt AFB and they also believe a bunker in Pennsylvania called Raven Rock.
.... Then they said there are seven subs on the east coast and seven subs on the west coast.
Can anyone confirm any of the above or the following or anything like it going on in your area?
... big marine helios out about 6 to 8 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, NJ searching the waters
... Coast Guard helicopters and big navy helicopters out there searching for something off the southern coast of New Jersey.
... the 177th fighter wing out of Anchor Harbor, NJ are on alert
... the 436th airlift in Dover, Del. are on full alert and are doing enhanced patrols in the Delaware bay and off Cape May about 30 miles out.
... any info on two subs that were taken out on the West Coast.
... Air raid sirens going off and 11175 now being jammed this is a military rf frequency and this is in Ohio.


Any idea what is going on?

Mexican firefight crosses into American territory

Watching "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" last night, I chuckled at the portrayal of Mexican banditos, ya know, the "stinkin' badges'" guys with the big sombreros who are shooting at the American prospectors.

Well, they're still shooting. Check this WorldNetDaily story out, posted today.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Enron witness found dead in London park

This is strange, particularly in light of Ken "Kenny Boy" Lay's "passing" last week in Colorado.

Buchanan: The End of the Cowboy Era

Great column from true conservative Pat Buchanan.

Here's a sample:
As one reviews the ledgers of his foreign policy, Bush seems to have alienated or antagonized just about everyone on earth, with precious little to compensate us for our war losses. And if we are about to jettison his cowboy diplomacy, perhaps it is time to look again at the successful policies Bush and the neocons dismissed and deplore. For, unlike theirs, these policies never failed America.

Go, Pat, Go!

Bruce Willis no longer government apologist?

I've always liked Bruce Willis. Sure, he's done the big-explosion films like "Die Hard" and "Armageddon," but he's also done thoughtful, avant garde films like "12 Monkeys."

He's also known as a political conservative and amazingly may, in fact, be staying true to TRUE conservative principles, not the big government neo-conservatism espoused by the closet Stalinists at the Weekly Standard.

Anyway, saw this over at Prison Planet, saying that a neo-con blog, Hot Air, got "wind" of Alex Jones' interview on Tuesday with director Richard Linklater ("A Scanner Darkly," "School of Rock," etc.) who noted that"he had handed out DVD's on set which carried claims that 9/11 was perpetrated by the US government to erect a police state to Bruce Willis, one of the stars of Linklater's upcoming "Fast Food Nation."
"He said it put him in such a head space that he will be quiet on issues of national policy."
Linklater said Willis had told him in an e mail that the videos had changed his entire political paradigm.
"Bruce is a pretty thinking radical kind of guy," said Linklater

Well, the neo-con's action hero appears to have come to the 9/11 Truth side, much to the disgust of Hot Air bloggers like "Allahpundit," who writes:
First, I know I speak for everyone when I say how stunned I am to find Truther retard propaganda being circulated on Hollywood sets.
What’s next? Drugs?
But I digress.
How is it, exactly, that a dude righteous enough to
make a movie out of Michael Yon’s book could have his brain turn so easily to oatmeal?

Hey, Allahpundit and all you treasonous neo-cons, you and your idols have already been exposed as anti-American scum! And smart guys like Bruce Willis are coming around to the truth. Why don't you do the same, you pathetic Bushites?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


I had a weird feeling early this morning that something was going to happen in the world. Sure enough, there was a horrific train bombing in Bombay, India.

9/11 truth continues to see light of day

Great article from Carol Brouillet called "The Next Stage of the 9/11 Truth Movement." She outlines the steps it's going to take to see to it that 9/11 Truth reaches the widest audience possible.

And watch Professor Kevin Barrett of the University of Wisconsin-Madison verbally kick Sean Hannity's ass on Fox News when they talk about 9/11 being an inside job, which it clearly was. It is so refreshing to see Barrett let Hannity have it.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Lopez Obrador deserves recount in corrupt Mexican election

Brave reporter Al Giordano of, has reported that Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador really won the corrupt Mexican election, said to have been won by neo-lib puppet Felipe Calderon.

Writes Giordano: A Narco News investigation has found that in the small sample of precincts – less than one percent – where a recount was allowed, the shift in numbers away from Calderón was so drastic that, if recounts of all the ballots followed the same trend, the official results would invert and Andrés Manuel López Obrador would become the clear winner of the presidency by more than one million votes.

Continuing ....

For authentic journalists, Mexico’s post-electoral conflict is one of those gigantic news stories that happens few times in the course of a lifetime: Not merely a story about how a state-of-the-art electoral fraud was perpetrated in a major country of 100 million people, but, more historically, the story of how that fraud will be laid to waste.

This doesn't come as much of a shock to me. I suspected they would say Calderon won. I'm sure the CIA was somehow involved in this situation. They usually are. They don't want the Mexican equivalent of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

UW-Madison lecturer singled out for 9/11 truth views

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, who apparently has nothing better to do, has gone after an Islamic studies lecturer named Kevin Barrett, who has questioned the government's "story" about what happened on 9/11.

Notes The Capital Times of Madison, Wis:
Barrett has drawn fire for his plans to teach an Islamic studies course next fall that questions whether the U.S. government was involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in Washington, D.C., and New York City.
Some state lawmakers, conservative commentators and Republican gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mark Green have called for Barrett's firing.
Doyle, a UW-Madison graduate, said the issue of Barrett's employment is not "a matter so much on what his political views are" as his fitness to teach students.
Doyle described the letter, dated July 5, as "sort of a diatribe about a lot of different issues."
"One of the things you want at the university is someone who bases their teaching on facts. If there's any institution that should be devoted to a factual analysis of what's going on, it should be the university," he said.
Doyle added, "This is for the university to look at, but I think they really have to take a hard look at that."


Note to Gov. Doyle: Why don't you work on improving your state's economy and leave the real thinking to people who care about what our government is up to. I suspect that if you really sought the truth, Gov. Doyle, you'd be shocked by what you discovered. 9/11 was an inside job.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Uncle Sam's jackbooted thugs raid Montana man's home

It's starting to feel like the mid-90's again, after reading this story over at Alex Jones' Prison Planet site. Gun manufacturer was raided by FBI and BATF. Don't worry honey, the man in the black ski mask is here to HELP you. - awg

Writes Jones and Paul Joseph Watson: Following the raid Salada was questioned on his ownership of a Citizen's Rulebook, speeches by George Washington and Alex Jones' books and videos. He was asked why he read and listened to them and if he believed them.
The agents asked Salada if he was in a militia or if he knew anyone that was. Salada had previously sent out material asking why Montana didn't have a state organized militia when it was required by law.
The agents then specifically asked Salada about specific individuals in the freedom movement, including JPFO's Aaron Zelman, author Devvy Kidd and constitutional attorney Edward Vieira. The only way the agents could have known about Salada's interest in the work of Kidd and Vieira was if they had gained access to his e mail.

Will more of these raids occur? I can only imagine there have been more of these sorts of raids that we haven't even heard about.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Aspartame kills ants dead!

Ever since I was a kid I've avoided products containing saccharine, Nutrasweet and more recently, aspartame. I've heard too many horrible things about aspartame. To reinforce this, check out an e-mail my friend Tom in Louisiana sent to me regarding aspartame as an ant poison. And this is in diet soda, y'all!! - awg

Aspartame - The World’s Best Ant Poison
contributed by Jan Jensen of WELLthy Choices

We live in the woods and carpenter ants are a huge problem. We have spent thousands of dollars with Orkin and on ant poisons trying to keep them under control but nothing has helped.
So when I read somewhere that aspartame (Nutrasweet) was actually developed as an ant poison and only changed to being considered non-poisonous after it was realized that a lot more money could be made on it as a sweetener than as an ant poison, I decided to give it a try.

I opened two packets of aspartame sweetener, and dumped one in a corner of each of our bathrooms. That was about 2 years ago and I have not seen any carpenter ants for about 9 to 12 months. It works better than the most deadly poisons I have tried. Any time they show up again, I simply dump another package of Nutrasweet in a corner, and they will be gone for a year or so again.

Since posting this information I have had many people tell me of their success solving ant problems with this substance, when nothing else worked. We found later that small black ants would not eat the aspartame. It was determined that if you mixed it with apple juice, they would quickly take it back to the nest, and all would be dead within 24 hours, usually. I have found that sometimes it will kill them, and sometimes it does not. Not sure why, may be slightly different species of ants or something.

Fire Ants: We got our first fire ant hill about 2 weeks ago. Poison did not work. We tried aspartame and the ants ignored it until we got a light rain. It was just a sprinkle, enough to moisten the Nutrasweet and ground, but not enough to wash it away. They went crazy, hundreds of them grabbing it and taking it back into the mound. When I checked the mound 2 days later, there was no sign of the fire ants. I even dug the mound up some, and still saw none of them.

How does it Work: Aspartame is a neuropoison. It most likely kills the ants by interfering with their nervous system. It could be direct, like stopping their heart, or something more subtle like killing their sense of taste so they can’t figure out what is eatable, or smell, so they can’t follow their trails, or misidentify their colonies members, so they start fighting each other. Not sure what causes them to end up dying, just know that for many species of ants it will kill them quickly and effectively.

As with any poison I recommend wearing gloves and washing any skin areas that come in contact with this poison, and avoid getting it in your mouth, despite anything the labeling may indicate. I suspect it will work for other insects such as yellow jackets as well, but have not tested that yet.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

High strangeness on Earth and in space

So, the launch of the Discovery space shuttle has been delayed a second day and is going to be on July 4th, eh? Hmmm. Seems strange that they wouldn't wait until July 5th. Why the 4th? Weather conditions?

Strange things are afoot here on Earth, and perhaps, in space as well. Check out this story from KRDO Channel 13 in Colorado Springs. Seems as though NORAD is on heightened alert. Why? The story doesn't say. Also on heightened alert? Vandenburg AFB which launched a huge, super-secret rocket last Tuesday - a rocket launch observed by a mysterious UFO that hovered nearby as a Radiohead concert was underway. I noted this over at Slice O' Life last Thursday.

Anyway, read the KRDO article, posted several days ago:
Four Installations Across The Country Are Affected By Order From U.S. Space Command
by Baaron Pittenger
Posted: 6/29/2006
COLORADO SPRINGS - An Air Force installation in Colorado Springs and one near Denver are operating with heightened security.The Cheyenne Mountain Air Station, which houses NORAD, is now at "Bravo-Plus".
There are five levels of alert: normal, Alpha (low), Bravo (medium), Charlie (high) and Delta (critical). “Bravo-Plus” is slightly higher than a medium threat level.
The Cheyenne Mountain Air Station And Buckley Air Force Base are among four installations in the country at the higher alert level ordered last week by then- Acting-Commander of Air Force Space Command, General Fred Klotz.
Space Command would not comment on the reason for the security increase.
The order also affects Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.