Sunday, February 28, 2010

Patriots We Aren't. Compatriots We Are!






WOW That Was Close!!! Congratz To All Of Team Canada. Gold Da Way It Should Be. Also Congratulations To Ryan Miller. You Are Without A Doubt The Best Hockey Player In The World. 14 Gold Medals A New Record At Da Olympics. Go Canada Go!

Monday, February 22, 2010

From Nigger - To Negro - To Ballard.


A mountain that once stirred controversy for its name has been renamed in honor of a black pioneer. California's Negrohead Mountain has been renamed Ballard Mountain in honor of John Ballard, a former slave and blacksmith that bought land on the mountain in the 1800s. Descendants of Ballard attended the renaming ceremony Saturday as a plaque with Ballard's name and historical information was placed near the peak. Speaking on the long overdue name change, Ballard's 85-year-old great-grandson Reggie Ballard told the Los Angeles Times:

“I don't know what it means to Los Angeles as a whole, but it means a lot to me.”

This is the second name change for Negrohead, it was previously called Niggerhead Mountain before being renamed in the 1960s. I think Ballard Mountain is much more fitting, I wouldn't be caught dead on Niggerhead!

Souce : HIPHOPWIRED.com



Wally Sez:

Can you believe that in the 1960's the wise politicians of the time thought that "Negrohead" would be a much better name than "Niggerhead"?


I Prefer "Beetlehead".



Wally Oot!

Scientologists Hire Pulitzer and Emmy Winners to 'Investigate' Enemies




The 'church' do not like the St. Petersburg Times. Because the Florida paper has an excellent, and ongoing, series of investigations into the various weirdnesses of Cruise and Co. So they've hired three surprisingly legit journalists to investigate them right back. Howard Kurtz, in the Washington Post, reports that the cult hired Steve Weinberg, the former executive director of non-profit Investigative Reporters and Editors, Russell Carollo, who won a Pulitzer in 1998 for a series on medical malpractice that appeared in the Daily News of Dayton, Ohio, and Christopher Szechenyi, an Emmy-winning former TV producer. (They possibly saw this job advertisement.)

The three men, one of whom admitted he could "certainly use the money these days," were hired to look at the journalistic practices that went into the Times reporting. Except the Times refused to co-operate. "I ultimately couldn't take this request very seriously because it's a study bought and paid for by the Church of Scientology," Executive Editor Neil Brown told Kurtz. "I was surprised and disappointed that journalists who I understand to have an extensive background in investigative reporting would think it's appropriate to ask me or our news organization to talk about that reporting while (a) it's ongoing, and (b) while they're being paid to ask these questions by the very subjects of our reporting."

Which sums the whole thing up really.





Anonymous Pledge to Fight Scientologist Efforts in Haiti



Anonymous, the internet-based group that has waged sporadic wars on Scientology over the last two years, has released a new letter. Prompted, apparently, by the fawning Today Show piece on Scientologists in Haiti they intend to act. The group, given to wearing V for Vendetta Guy Fawkes masks, and pictured above during widely publized protests against the church in 2008, released this message.





Hello [audience]. We are Anonymous.

We wish it it were under more favorable circumstances that we have chosen to address the world. However, after the demonstrably inaccurate interpretation handling of the victims of the Haiti earthquake as per the work of the Scientology 'Volunteer' Ministers, Anonymous could not remain silent.

The Volunteer Ministers are volunteers only in name. Their self-proclaimed humanitarian efforts have been shown to be harmful and self-serving time and time again. In the wake of the September Eleventh attacks at the World Trade Center, they impeded the work of the New York City Fire Department, and falsely claimed to have been given a reward for their efforts. These efforts involved little more than handing out pamphlets for the works of L. Ron Hubbard, while intentionally hindering the work of mental health professionals aiding the victims.

This same pattern of self-promotion at the expense of victims of disasters does not end there. Following the tsunami at Sri Lanka, the Volunteer Ministers attempted to convert the vulnerable and suffering victims into their cult, promising them aid and salvation at the expense of their livelihood***. These actions were repeated following the terrorist attack at the Ramada Inn in India*** and the Subway bombings in London, England.

In short: Scientology does not see a disaster as a tragedy, but rather, as a business opportunity.

First-hand accounts condemnations from legitimate aid groups, and even leaked documents from Scientology's corporate heirarchy itself all confirm the cowardly and parasitic nature of the self-proclaimed Volunteer Ministers.

The very same self-serving, opportunistic proselytizing has been taking place in Haiti. Scientology has taken every opportunity to release their own manufactured press releases, taking credit for the work of legitimate relief groups. They arrived completely unprepared and were told to leave by the United States military

An untrained Scientologist was alleged to be assisting a surgeon, using tools that had not been sterilized. This is blatant medical malpractice. John Travolta has also left several trained medical professionals behind at an airport, instead making it his priority to bring untrained Scientologists into the country with the sole intent of disseminating L. Ron Hubbard materials to an already vulnerable and suffering population.

Know this, Scientology: We are watching you. With every move you make, every victim you exploit, and every piece of choreographed propaganda you release into the mainstream media, the public already knows the truth about your organization. You are not fooling anyone, and no amount of proselytizing will change this. You have already been convicted in the court of public opinion. It is now only a matter of time before you are convicted in a court of law.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us.

On a separate note, we hear rumors that the church may be starting an orphanage in Haiti. The rumblings come from chatter activists have flagged up on Scientology messageboards and remain unconfirmed.

Ravi Somaiya, the author of this post @ Gawker.com









Monday, February 15, 2010

Poor Poor Kevin Smith & Poor Poor Fat People...

Here's A Picture Of Mr. Smith Last Year. At that time he made a promise that he'd lose weight soon.
He's now about 50lbs heavier at this time!

"Nice Dress Dude"!


LOS ANGELES - Kevin Smith says he's "way fat," but that shouldn't stop him from flying. The director and actor says a pilot ejected him from a Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland to Burbank, Calif., saying he didn't fit properly in a single seat. Smith raised a stink about the incident on his Twitter page Sunday, saying "I'm way fat, but I'm not there just yet," and "If you look like me, you may be ejected from Southwest Air." He posted a picture of himself sitting on the plane with his cheeks puffed out.

Southwest says its "Customer of Size" policy requires that travellers must be able to fit safely and comfortably in one seat or make other arrangements. After a storm of angry online comments from Smith and his fans, the airline issued an apology first from its own Twitter account and later in a statement on its website titled "Not So Silent Bob," a jovial jab at the Silent Bob character Smith plays in many of his films. "We would like to echo our tweets and again offer our heartfelt apologies to you," the statement said. The airline said it also accommodated Smith on a later flight, gave him a $100 voucher and apologized by phone. Both Smith and the airline acknowledged that he had bought two seats for his original flight from Oakland, where he had spoken at the Macworld Expo conference. But he was flying standby in order to catch an earlier flight, and only one was available. Smith insisted that he was still able to put both armrests down and buckle his seat belt, which is Southwest's standard. Smith is the director of the new Bruce Willis movie "Cop Out," and previously directed the films "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy."

By The Associated Press
Wally Sez:
Just look at yourself dude! Your a fat ass. Who would want to sit beside you? You sweat too much, take up way to much room (more than your fair share) plus how da hell does anyone get out’a da dam plane when your lard ass is in da way? We’d all parish if there was a emergency! Wake up Mr. Smith! Your kill’n yourself. Your also making the world more vulgar and difficult for us who actually take care of ourselves. That’s the problem with fat and obese people. They want the rest of the world to change so they can seem normal. Kevin your morbidly obese, take care of yourself. It’s up to you, not us. I’m having enuff problems taking care of myself, I can’t take care of you as well.

Can’t You just eat one burger and leave da rest of da cow?

Wally Oot!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Welcome Back Captain Janks.

So Be On Warning Newsrooms Across America. Janks Am Free!



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Now Keep Your Nose Clean.

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Sa Later


Wally

Friday, February 05, 2010

Deal exempts Canadian companies from protectionist Buy American provisions



OTTAWA - The old maxim that nothing concentrates the mind like a hanging at dawn seems an apt description of what threw the provinces together last summer, in an unprecedented show of unity on international trade. Unexpectedly, they saw their industries shut out of fat American stimulus contracts because of Buy American policies. Something had to be done - and fast. "I have never in all my history in politics, I have never seen so many things move so quickly in all my life - we had unanimity within two weeks," said Ontario Trade Minister Sandra Pupatello.



"It was a watershed in the heat of July."



Then-federal trade minister Stockwell Day took the baton from the anxious provinces and with Prime Minister Stephen Harper banged the drum louder for a deal with Washington. Seven months later, Canada has a proposed new deal with the United States that will give the provinces access to procurement contracts in 37 states, and vice-versa. Washington also agreed to waive its protectionist clauses in the US$787 billion Recovery Act for certain contracts, giving Canadian companies the chance to compete for what's left of the stimulus spending. The Americans also promised to fast-track future negotiations on Buy American measures they might build into spending.



"With this agreement, we are sending a clear message: the best way to create and keep jobs is by opening economic opportunities, not by closing them," Trade Minister Peter Van Loan told a news conference Friday.



But observers say the real victory was what politicians and bureaucrats accomplished in Canada, bringing the provinces together to liberalize access to government contracts for the first time. The move could help to clear the road for a trade deal between Canada and the European Union, and bring down more nagging inter-provincial trade barriers. Jayson Myers, president of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, says credit is due to Day and other federal officials for overseeing the difficult negotiations. "This is the first time in Canadian history that they've agreed on any procurement deal. That was no mean feat and to be able to bring the provinces on board and launch negotiations with the United States ... that's the type of accomplishment this is," said Myers. But Myers acknowledged that the amount of money left to compete for in the first American stimulus package has largely run out - only US$75 billion left of US$275 billion by that government's own estimates. The deadline for those projects is also Feb. 17, although Myers and Canadian officials say much money has yet to be formally awarded by states and municipalities. Liberal trade critic Scott Brison said the agreement is too little, too late. "The fact is much of the stimulus has been spent, and the rest will be expiring soon," Brison said. "The government has failed to negotiate a good agreement in a timely manner, and as a result Canadian jobs have been lost and Canadian competitiveness has been affected negatively." There are also many details to be hashed out, including myriad exemptions that could include contracts in the health-care, education and cultural sectors. There's also no guarantee of how future talks might go if future stimulus programs include Buy American provisions.


But John Boscariol, who's with law firm McCarthy Tetrault's international trade and investment group, says the deal will set the tone for future negotiations. He notes that many American industries and lawmakers have been brought around to the fact that protectionist measures can hurt their businesses too. "I think it's very significant that they took this step and it will impact how the issues are addressed in the future ... the path will already be trodden." David Jacobson, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, was counting on the issue being put to rest for some time. "Now the first question at every public appearance can be about something other than Buy American,' he said.