The 1st Anniversary of the BRC: One Year Of Teh Awesome


Almost, but not quite overlooked, The Boiler Room Crew is celebrating its first birthday, thanks to Charles Johnson and Little Green Footballs.

Charles Johnson ran a tight ship on LGF with a penchant for banning commenters who in his opinion didn’t fit in. Eventually he began editing and deleting comments, and vaporizing entire threads containing millions of comments that didn’t synch with The New Lizard Order.

A lot of people noticed and some of them began archiving.

One of those archivers figured out how to download massive amounts of LGF material, and did it without hacking. Eventually Charles noticed, and began blocking his archives (especially the comments sections) from public view, but it was too late. Meanwhile, Engineer No.1 contacted Engineer No.2.

Engineer No.2 noticed that Engineer No.3 was working on similar stuff, and was duplicating some of the work already completed by Engineer No.1. Engineer No.2 introduced them, and The Boiler Room Crew was born. The BRC searched for and found others who were working independently and from different angles. Engineers No.4, 5 & 6  joined the force,
and it all began in August of 2010.

The first mention of The Boiler Room Crew was here on 28 November 2010, although by then they’d already been in operation for several months, working under the wire and behind the scenes.

Happy Birthday to The Boiler Room Crew, a big happy family in a stinky sweaty room accessed via a trap door behind the Rec Room Couch with the cat stuff.


62 Comments on “The 1st Anniversary of the BRC: One Year Of Teh Awesome”

  1. ThreeHundred says:

    Thank you BRC for all the lolz.

  2. ISTE says:

    I am the first to admit that the obsession with Little Green Footballs is dangerous.

    Why am I still awake at 5am you may ask. well ask!!!!

    I have a new toy, and in true BRC tradition the first test of the toy was….

    LudwigVanQuixote either typed “penis” or quoted someone who typed “penis” 53 times from Mon, Jan 7, 2008 12:49:57pm through to Thu, Aug 4, 2011 11:11:11am

    😆

    • ISTE says:

      I love my new toy. Iceweasel is confirmed as a lying sack of shit.

      BRC Record #07152826 33599 491 iceweasel Fri, May 8, 2009 3:10:52am

      491 iceweasel Fri, May 8, 2009 3:10:52am
      It may not be a genuine map, but it’s still a gorgeous photo, IMHO. I hope you enjoyed your trip there. I was there once in 2002; beautiful city.

      BRC Record #07212792 33727 761 iceweasel Sat, May 23, 2009 5:30:02am

      761 iceweasel Sat, May 23, 2009 5:30:02am

      First comment here, long time reader only recently registered.

      I would like to thank Charles for opening this topic and for his stance. Although I disagree with many people here, on this as well as many other issues, I appreciate LGF and the lizard army. I come here because I learn from reading you, even when–perhaps especially when!- I violently disagree.

      That being said– I wish more people would be willing to admit that waterboarding is torture, plain and simple. As Charles pointed out, if we were willing to call it that when it was done to our own people, and even execute people for doing it to us, then it’s wrong to suddenly have semantic amnesia and pretend otherwise.

      There is a real debate to have here– namely, what are we as a nation willing to do to protect ourselves? What techniques, if any, are or should be forbidden in the service of our own defense and why?

      That’s the real debate, and playing games with the meaning of ‘waterboarding’ obfuscates that. Frankly, it just alienates people (liberals) who might otherwise be willing to agree with you. It cuts off the debate before it can even get started.

      Now, I’m a total liberal by LGF standards. But I also lost someone on 9/11. So I struggle personally with the issue of whether or not we should waterboard. I think it’s a very hard moral question and it goes to the roots of who we are as a people and as a nation. But we should just admit that waterboarding is torture and then continue the discussion. We might find that lots of people (Democrats and liberals) will wind up agreeing that such techniques are warranted under certain circumstances.

      Just my opinion. Thanks LGF and lizard community for reading.

      Yep, iceweasel lied to everyone on her second post at Little Green Footballs.

      (P.S. she has either typed or quoted “penis” 52 times up to Tue, Aug 9, 2011 10:43:15am she is just one penis away from ludwig)

    • poteen says:

      That LVQ is 1 ‘penis’ ahead of Weezy is amazing considering she’s on video with 2,3 or 4 at a time.//

    • garycooper says:

      Heheh…good old-fashioned snark-trolling, with Coop and Lewdy. Good times! PENIS!!!

  3. beed says:

    I see a lot of impeccably dressed men toasting in champagne and patting each others backs while telling dirty, dirty jokes and eyeing the pretty ladies walking by, rolling their hips on high heels, neatly tucked in their surprisingly tiny dresses. But I can’t see Nils.

  4. beed says:

    Do we get to vote on our favorite BRC member? Or favorite BRC moment? Like, you could take the top accomplishments, summarize it and let us vote. Let us vote, man. I wanna vote.

    • ISTE says:

      218822 was the crowning achievement. That was the highlight.

      The nine millionth comment was an added bonus later but we all knew The Boiler Room Crew had a limited lifespan.

      Now we are just wrapping up loose ends and archiving stuff for posterity.

      All the interesting things to us are not really that interesting to anyone else. Looking in the tanks we noticed that there was a significant difference in the way Little Green Footballs displayed (or not) deleted comments. That change happened some time between the 21st Jan 2011 and the 24th Jan 2011.

      That was when we busted Johnson for deleting his own comments… comment 218822 to be exact!

      • Bunk X says:

        My personal favorite was busting the view counter, and Chuck claiming that Chen’s video was bogus. Chen produced the second vid showing the fraudulent counter, and eventually one of the lizards pointed it out:”Um, Charles? They’re right.”

    • Bunk X says:

      There were a number of projects that fizzled out, but the process of vetting leads was fun to watch. As for Nil, he went on vacation and was never heard from again. It’s too bad as he handled all the algebra.

  5. Pakimon says:

    (P.S. she has either typed or quoted “penis” 52 times up to Tue, Aug 9, 2011 10:43:15am she is just one penis away from ludwig)

    Actually, iceweasel is one penis (Jimmah) and one blowup doll (Ms. Sssss) away from Ludwig. 😆

  6. Arachne says:

    I toast you gentlemen this morning with my Starbucks-filled officially licensed Welcome to the Boiler Room coffee cup!

  7. garycooper says:

    You guys are the champagne of internet stalkers. To the high life!

    http://tinyurl.com/3pumyke

  8. rightymouse says:

    Keep up the good work!! 🙂

  9. King Minos says:

    And we will be around for many, many years. The stoopid burns hot at LGF.

    • Bottle E. Fluid says:

      Not if Chucky goes down in flames. Which appears likelier than not at this point.

      Maybe somebody should try to convince Loody to start his own blog. Maybe we can offer to help set up a wordpress blog for him, if he lacks the technical skills. He could call it Climate, Sluts, and Jelly, or something like that. That would keep DoD in business.

  10. garycooper says:

    Debbie Downer! (billions will die)

  11. Iron Fist says:

    rightymouse :
    ‘doubles-down’
    ‘dubble-downs’

    Maybe he has Double Downs, i.e. yet another set of extra chromosomes fucking up his personal genome… 😯

  12. Bottle E. Fluid says:

    OT – a message from Ludwig to the Egyptians:

  13. Pig says:

    I love Birthday Parties!! Happy Birthday!

  14. TreBob says:

    Happy birthday BRC!! Thanks for all the laughs.

  15. Charles Johnson's bicycle seat says:

    Charles Johnson’s worst nightmare – the BRC.

  16. ISTE says:

    Bunk is going to love this one!

    Charles shows his fear of…….

    2 charles
    Thu, Jul 12, 2001 8:32:33am

    I have an ingrained fear of venomous reptiles clamping onto my penis with their poisonous fangs and thrashing about.

    Call me paranoid.

    Personally once a venomous reptile had its poisonous fangs clamped to my penis I would be well beyond caring if it was thrashing about or not!

  17. beed says:

    Checking in… Still nothing to vote on… Why am I even here?

    • Bunk X says:

      The ambiance? The comraderie? The jelly donuts? I got nothin.’

      • beed says:

        I just want to vote, you know, like, participate and exersice democracy and shit.

      • Bunk X says:

        Suggest you take care of the latter first, and while you’re sitting and pinching, compile a list and we’ll add a poll. (Be sure to wipe your Obdicut and wash your hands.)

      • beed says:

        Oh, you mean I actually have to do something, like work? That’s not democracy. Democracy is 1) I complain, 2) You work to fix it and 3) I vote on your ass.

      • Bottle E. Fluid says:

        An ambiance chaser?

  18. Bottle E. Fluid says:

    The secrets of the BRC exposed. This is wikileek dump:

  19. Bottle E. Fluid says:

    Chuck’s last words as DoD finishes LFG off:

  20. snowcrash says:

    Happy Anniversary BRC. You guys have done a great job pulling back the curtain and exposing the fiction of LGF. Congrats. I don’t want to omit the fact that you entertain and amuse us by posting all kinds of stuff in here and let us run with it. Oh, and thx for dragging most of us into the Twitterverse to watch the slap fights in real time.

  21. Bottle E. Fluid says:

    More secrets of the BRC:

  22. Bottle E. Fluid says:

    More secrets.

  23. Bottle E. Fluid says:

    Oh, shit! A high-tech GREEN retro-encabulator:

  24. Oh darn I’m sorry I’m soo late to this thread. I have been hard at work and unable to contribute as of late. So, happy belated b-day!

  25. ISpeakJive says:

    I’m only here because Snowcrash told me there would be cake.

    Congrats BRC! You guys bring the funny big time!

  26. Bunk X says:

    The thread’s not dead until The BRC says it is.

  27. ISpeakJive says:

    LGF History Lesson

    It’s got it all! Frogs, lizards, fossils, wars, Middle East, records, apocalypse! Trippin’!

  28. Bottle E. Fluid says:

    Maybe this will get Nils back:

    http://www.sciencegeek.net/lingo.html

    disaggregate performance-based cohorts!
    envision hands-on paradigms!
    generate peer-based assessment!
    cultivate subjective undefined!
    etc…

  29. ISTE says:
    00274472 07270 60 Templar Fri, Jun 27, 2003 7:42:42pm FYI, there is a discussion forum at the Saudi/Us Relations site mentioned. I think it’s a wonderful place to express your opinion to an appreciative audience … of course I am a bit concerned that my posts might be deleted. But I’d imagine that wouldn’t really make a point towards the notion of cooperation between our countries. 00855287 11834 171 templar Fri, Jul 23, 2004 7:21:36pm Hello all, Been lurking for awhile, and I enjoy LGF alot. Is there any way we can load up the B-52’s with big iron dumb bombs and send them to this protest. The bombs are 100% accurate…they’re garunteed to hit the ground every time. 00856792 11841 48 templar Sat, Jul 24, 2004 6:02:25pm Good evening all, I always thought it odd that these poor people seem to have barns full of semtex, AKs, and the justly feared Qassam II rocket (what a joke) but they always complain about poverty and unemployment. Is there some new UN bomb belt distribution program that Kofi has set up with his blood money from Saddam? This sort of nonsense will continue until either everyone is dead or the area is inavded. Its much easier to shoot the person you disagree with than talk with them. As far as the mighty EU maintaining their role in the ‘peace process’, I got a good chuckle out that. When you have to remind someone that your an “international power” are you really one? Watch out Israel, the Islamic Republic of France is getting ready to lay into you with… a fiercy worded RESOLUTION! (Run for the hills!) 00856796 11841 52 templar Sat, Jul 24, 2004 7:59:58pm I read an onion story one time proposing the creation of Ethniclashistan in the West Bank. The first step was walling in the West Bank. Then we airlift all of the world’s disaffected factions (Tamil Tigers, Serbs, Hutus, etc) into the area and give all sides generous credit lines with various weapons companies so that they can butcher each other at will. It seems like Sharon read this story too and is starting to implement it. Go Israel. 00856915 11843 13 templar Sat, Jul 24, 2004 6:13:35pm Hello All, Back in the Revolutionary War pirates were licensed as privateers to attack enemy shipping. I’ve always wondered if there were some patriotic souls putting the screws to al-Jazzera with a little cyber-privateering. Ahoy me buckos, thar be scoundrels… hoist the Jolly Roger an run out the guns. Gar! 00860286 11873 62 templar Mon, Jul 26, 2004 5:22:50pm So we’re being watched eh? Anyone want to join me in mooning the moonbats? 00876226 11972 227 templar Mon, Aug 2, 2004 7:09:22pm Hmm. I realize that all the rest of you are right wing Catholics, but is there any room here for a right wing Southern Baptist? Does anyone know if they make a copy of the Queeran with 2 ply quilted sheets? I feel the extraordinary urge to take a shi’ite right now and I need something to wipe with. About the polygamy thing…who in their right mind would want to deal with four sets of in-laws? Christ said by thier fruits you shall know them. What is Islam but the second most bloody ideology the world has known after Communism? A ‘religion’ that encourages the slaughter of others, that permits its adherents to treat one another like slaves, that keeps its adherants iliterate and unable to read the text and understand it for themselves? When my pastor is preaching he doesn’t want to see anything but the top of your head…you should be reading Scripture for yourself. Anything comprable in Islam? No, because as an adherent you are compelled to listen to nutjobs like al-Sadr (the fattest advocate for the poor and down trodden I’ve ever seen) because he can reveal it to you. Screw Mohammed. He’s a murdering thug who’s responsible for the deaths of millions and the oppression of millions more. 00877783 11982 64 templar Tue, Aug 3, 2004 7:23:56pm First I would like to congratulate our true friends across the Pond for a job well done. Its always a good day when a group of the these jihadis are bagged (tagged is always better though). If I were a drinking man I’d find myself a good stout and hoist it high. Maybe I’ll buy myself a Union Jack and hoist it up next to Old Glory. You can always count on the Brits. There are only three countries in the world besides the good ol’ USA I’d volunteer to fight for…the UK, Australia, and Israel. Jolly good show. 00881447 12006 118 templar Thu, Aug 5, 2004 8:52:49am Meanwhile on Bizzaro World, government agents blasted their way into the St. Francis Convent on Thursday. Two nuns were arrested after a sting operation in which the government claimed the nuns had attempted to sell surface to air missles to an undercover agent. The search was interuppted however by a crowd of ‘moderate’ Catholics waving signs and yelling at the police for desecrating a holy site. The police sheepishly returned the contraband Strella-7 missles to the nuns, apologized for arresting the nuns’ spiritual leaders, and left the premises after promising to send someone out to fix the front door, which was slightly damaged. 00902705 12169 37 templar Mon, Aug 16, 2004 5:14:18pm That mini-Gandhi should be a a** is not suprising…all of the Gandhis since Mahatma have been. In my own humble opinion he should go screw himself. I could care less what he thinks…trading on his grandfather’s name means nothing to me. Maybe mini-Gandhi should move to Gaza if he wants to make out with the PA and Muder INC. on the public stage. Just remember mini-Gandhi to kill yourself for the greater good. 00904910 12187 48 templar Wed, Aug 18, 2004 6:33:42am #37 #43 ROTFLMAO! 00905374 12191 234 templar Wed, Aug 18, 2004 6:30:45pm Had alot of fun reading this thread. Here’s a news story that should have been run: Washington (AFP) – Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry said Wednesday before a cheering crowd of veterens that he favors returning US troops to Europe. “In these times of trouble we need to send our troops where they are needed, not where President Bush wants them to be. Since Iraq is secure and is looking forward to many years of peace under the rule of my good friend Moqtada al-Sadr, we should pull our boys out.” “We have been distracted from fighting the war on terror by going into Iraq. Germany is known to have sheltered terrorists and the German government is working to acquire weapons of mass destruction.” Germany’s Minister of Information scoffed at the charges, saying that “Mr. Kerry should go back to blowing up Vietnamese farmers” in a crude reference to the candidates previous career as a war criminal. “The German government, lead by our glorious leader Chancellor Schroder, is working to acquire peaceful dual use nuclear technology that can rapidly be converted to weapons.” He then went on to list Denmark, Luxembourg, and France as pontential threats to the German nation. 00920253 12300 38 templar Wed, Aug 25, 2004 8:24:01pm That this should happen is not surprising, but I would have thought my home town of Bloomington would have been the cause, not South Bend. About a year ago the FBI was doing survelience flights over the city because the al-qaeda recruiter who went on to found the cell in Lakwana NY worshiped in our glorious little mosque on the edge of campus (IU) about three years ago. The moonbat cave at IU was rattled abit when they learned of the Imperialist/Zionist death machine hovering over our peaceful Indiana town. Its was really funny to watch. If we have any Islamo-terror in Indiana, it’ll probably come from Bloomington. What worries me is that 22 miles SW of here is a large military base and 1.5 hours north of Terra Haute is the Newport Chemical Weapons storage depot, home to 2,000 tons of VX and other goodies. But those places are locked down tighter than drums, so maybe I should relax a bit. As for Mr. Ramadan we should by all means welcome him to US soil… Guantanamo Bay is technically US soil afterall 😉 00921042 12308 72 templar Thu, Aug 26, 2004 6:52:44am “Bring another homeless man for the fire!” Rove shouted to his lackey Powell in a deep vault beneath the White House. Powell obeys, and the charnal smell of a blood sacrifice fills the room. RNC delagates gibber like fiends at the smell. “My dark master,” Rove says to Cheney. “Bring forth the unwitting vessel of our designs. Bring for the son of Bush!” Bush steps forward and Rove sprinkels the blood of a hen on the floor to foretell the future. “I see a lard-a@@ from Michigan making dire prophecies against us. I see a white knight on a shining swift boat making his way to our dark temple, waiting for the moment to usurp our place. I see, Jesse Jackson doing the the chicken dance…what a minute I smudged my Dark Prophecy Design of Doom ™…no, it true, I saw Jesse Jackson doing the chicken dance. They must be stopped. You, son of Bush must break them. Only then can we complete our dark designs and give the world to our zionist overlords…BWAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!” 00921172 12308 202 templar Thu, Aug 26, 2004 4:35:06pm lester, I’m not too worried about Muslim fighting style. If you get the chance pick up a copy of Carnage and Culture by Victor Davis Hanson. It details why the West has won on the battlefield up to this point, and it is why I don’t think the [bigoted word]s will win this one. They are warriors for Allah. Sorry but I’ll take a group of soldiers anyday…discipline, technology, the ability to innovate, and the founding principles of the West (freedom, capitalism, individualism, self-critique, discipline, and heavy infantry combat) will win the day. 00922828 12322 101 templar Fri, Aug 27, 2004 8:25:29am Reza Looking at the ME, all of the countries in that region were founded in the 30’s and 40’s. Given the same amount of time, why is it that Israel’s GDP,GNP, literacy rate, etc significantly higher than all of the [bigoted word] countries that surrond it? Could it be that your grand shining future is one of oppression, restriction of information, beatings by goose-stepping religious police, summary executions, genocide of minority populations, etc all condoned by the gibbering lunatic clerics howling for the blood of infidels?I think we should close the borders and expell the ones we have here already. What would you great people do without the infidel to blame all of their problems on. Only a culture as defunct as yours would spend its days dreaming up absurd conspiracy theories about what the terrible jew/crusader military industrial comlex is doing to your perfect society. If you can read (an exceptional thing for someone of your cultural background) pickup a copy of Carnage and Culture by Victor Hanson and actually read it. Then you’ll understand why your people will never win. Your grandchildren will know all of the words to every Willie Nelson song ever written. 00923154 12324 85 templar Fri, Aug 27, 2004 10:42:23am Earlier in the conflict Chechen rebels forced the Russian army out of the capital city of Grozny. Rather than send in more troops for the unenviable job of clearing the place out house to house, the Russian commander ringed the city with field artillery and pounded it for three months. Maybe a repeat is in order. Putin and the FSB are not guys t be screwed around with, plus they don’t have the a#$-h#$@! at amnesty international constantly whining in their ears. Take em down Putin. 00930306 12379 64 templar Mon, Aug 30, 2004 11:13:24am Can anyone remind me on what sort of imperialist destruction the US is responsible for in the muslim world? Lets see…Lebanon (French), Syria (French), Jordan (British), Iraq (British), Iran (British/Russia) Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and the Emirates (British), Egypt (British), Afghanistan (British), Chechnya (Russia), Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Khazakstan, Uzbekistan, Krygistan (Russia), Pakistan and Bangledesh (British), Malaysia (British), Indonesia (Dutch), Libya (Italy), Algeria (France), Tunisia (France), Morocco and Western Sahara (Spain). I think I ran out of muslim countries before I got to the US. Wait a minute I forgot the Jooos. Lets see, which of thier wars did they win with US assistance, 1947 nope, the Czechs helped them. 1953 Suez War, nope the US opposed the British, French, & Israeli move onthe Suez Canal, 1967, nope. 1973, nope. 1980, nope. Hmmm I guess we’re only guilty of the UN vote to form Israel, along with Britain, France, the Soviet Union, China, and most of the rest of the world’s nations. if this professor wants to find the root cause of imperialist aggression, he’d better start looking back east across the Atlantic. 00950518 12494 69 templar Mon, Sep 6, 2004 6:33:48pm We could look at it like this. The Kuwaiti government did accept these mush-for brains back after Syria of all countries arrested them at the Iraqi border. Do you think that the Syrians are starting to get the message that we will not screw around anymore with this? I’m not suprised these camel-raping SOBs would go after teenagers, our college professors fill our people up with all this leftist BS because they know that they are generally away from home and bereft of the traditional anchors, family and church. Liberalism is like acne, eventually most people grow out of it (and some of us like the fine people that frequent this site are immune to it). Beslan is a great example of what the ROP is capable of. I hope that Vladimir Putin lives up to his name-sake and breaks a few heads for this. Find the ones responsible and flatten the village. Or better yet, I hear that Siberia is in need of settlers… 00952478 12509 119 templar Tue, Sep 7, 2004 7:35:10pm Hmmm…the [bigoted word]s are complaining about being treated badly. I wonder if it could be because of A) the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing B) The Attempted Bombing of LAX in 2000 C) The Bombing of the USS Cole D) The Africa Embassy Bombings E) September 11 I wonder if it might have to do with the slaughter of blacks in Sudan, the ethnic cleansing of Serbs in Kosovo, the massacre of Russian school children in Beslan, the butchering of Nepalese guest workers in Iraq, the wanton killing of Israelis via human bombs, the slaughter of Western tourists in Egypt, the attempt to overthrow the governments of Thailand and Nigeria to turn them into Islamic states, the brutal treatment of women in Afghanistan and the beatings of student demonstators in Iran, the killings of Spaniards in Madrid, the slaughter of Westerners in Saudi Arabia, and the destruction of the Maronite community in Lebanon and the genocide of the Armenians in Turkey all fueled by a bloodthirsty, sadistic death cult that nearly overran Europe before being stopped at the gates of Vienna. Its a religion built on seven centuries of murder and oppression, that gave us the word assassin, that discourages learning and preaches bloody jihad against the rest of the world. Screw them and the camle they rode in on. 00956673 12531 78 templar Fri, Sep 10, 2004 6:40:32am Drudge is reporting that CBS has launched an internal investigation about the forged memos and Rather is said to be “shell shocked”. Good work Charles, your Zionist/Imperialist racist homophobic capitalist pig masters should give you a bonus. Found a great pick of the lizard bounty hunter Bossk [Link: wso.williams.edu…] Viva la revelucion! 00968122 12607 100 templar Tue, Sep 14, 2004 11:07:18am If the kid had a rocket launcher, loaded or not, he’s in a combat zone and armed, making him fair game. I’d say Kerry did the right thing going after him, that rocket could have sunk another boat if the VC POS got away. Reminds me of a passage from Rainbow 6. “Man Boss this isn’t even fair.” “Fair means I bring all of my people home alive. F%$# the others.” 00983927 12702 52 templar Sun, Sep 19, 2004 11:04:22am I will be dead before I see the USA turned into an Islamic hellhole. We should begin rounding them up and sending them back where they came from. We did the same thing with communism. While being a communist, or a socialist for that matter, is perfectly legal in the US, we have neither a communist nor a socialist party to speak of. Islam and sharia are completely at odds with the West and everything the West stands for, as was communism. We defeated the communists, we can defeat these people to. At the heart of the West is the ancient Greek word eleutheria, which means freedom. Islam means submission. Its time for us who live in the West to choose. I for one will never submit. 00988467 12728 367 templar Mon, Sep 20, 2004 5:46:44pm Greatings to all my fellow LGFers, For Kos’s information, I’m a molecular biologist at a Big Ten University. While I am in fact white (Scotch-Irish descent from a family thats been here since before the Revolutionary War) I am not and never have been a member of the Klan (I had never heard of Stormfront until Kos brought them up…way to share the love there Kos). I do not believe the violent deaths of homosexuals, women, or minorities (half the people in my lab are from out of the country). On my wall I have a Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (1944), an M1 Garand (1943), a Moissan-Nagant Model 1890, a 1933 Turkish Mauser, and a K31 Swiss bolt action (1950). I have never used them to shoot at animals or people. But then again, I don’t watch Sex in the City, or Friends for that matter. There is something about unappealing about shows concerning thirty year olds acting like junior high students. 00989533 12735 91 templar Mon, Sep 20, 2004 7:37:42pm My grandfather, a WW II Pacific Theater veteren had a phrase that sums this up perfectly. “D@mn flag-burning communists” I think if he would have had his way half the troops sent to Vietnam would have been diverted to Berkley to drive the lunatic fringe into the sea. 00991749 12745 86 templar Tue, Sep 21, 2004 4:41:31pm “No one is above the law…except my son Cojo. I have to have somebody to shovel my Oil for Food bloodmoney into my Swiss Bank Account after all. Besides, the Swiss were getting low on cash after spending all of the gold the Nazis looted from the Jews.” – Kofi Anan 00997231 12776 260 templar Thu, Sep 23, 2004 5:12:12pm Good Evening folks, Had a hoot watching the beatdown of hs, whoever he/she/it/shem is. The only thing I can think of is a memorable qoute from the Black Knight when Arthur was leaving… “Oh ‘ad enough ‘eh? Chicken! Chicken!” 01011786 12880 59 templar Wed, Sep 29, 2004 6:59:52am Davesax Did your forget the /sarc tag? For this story in general…I’m sure there are a few extra cells down in Gitmo that would work for these traitors. They’d fit right in with all of the human effluence were shipping down there. Let em rot. 01019240 12927 155 templar Fri, Oct 1, 2004 11:18:24am I feel everyone’s pain here. I work in a place with so many tinfoil hats that were it moved to Arizona we could use it for collecting solar power. What struck me as odd today is that one of my Kerry-supporting coworkers wasn’t happy with Kerry for not providing enough detail about his plans, and conceeded that Bush seemed more the ‘everyman’ than Kerry. Us backwater hicks outnumber all those nuanced Francophiles on the coasts, so that seems like things are proceeding well. 01026728 12987 94 templar Mon, Oct 4, 2004 6:21:35pm Hmmm…Well I’m white, male, poorly educated (molecular biology not on the approved CAIR brainwahsing curriculum) and from southern Indiana. I guess thats not far enough south for CAIR, but I’ll make up for that by still being virulently anti-jihadi. Its really funny because the more I read about Islam and what it has contributed to the world (ten odd centuries of slaughter in the name of a child molesting, barking at the moon lunatic) the less favorable my opinion is of Islam. I thought about the next time something happens maybe making a big color poster of Beslen and standing outside our local jihadi recruitment center (known as a mosque in other circles). Perhaps the local faithfull can explain why their religion dictates that school children can be shot in the back in the name of the oppressed Ummah. 01027379 12989 247 templar Tue, Oct 5, 2004 4:27:38am Hey everyone, don’t forget about Dr. Evil’s “death star”. John Kerry is going to protect us from it. 01032263 13018 63 templar Wed, Oct 6, 2004 8:13:42am What’s sickening about this story, aside from the very idea of encouraging bloc voting, is that these voter registration drives are being run out of mosques that, last I checked, were still tax exempt institutions. If my southern Baptist church had done this we would have risked our tax status be revoked. I wonder if anyone brought this up to the IRS. 01042659 13075 77 templar Sat, Oct 9, 2004 4:39:56pm I want to thank the people of Australia for sticking by us again when we needed you. My grandfather was one of those thousands of Yanks sent to Port Morseby through your country to protect Australia from the Japanese and you can bet that if your country was under a similar threat that we would be there for you in the blink of an eye. Like the Brits, you can always count on the Aussies and the Israelis. Its good company to be in. God bless. 01054482 13145 39 templar Thu, Oct 14, 2004 7:42:01pm My lord Charles, I have returned victorious from the crusade against “sh#t encrusted cat f#ckers” in the land of al-Guardian, as one of my crusader bretheren so adroitly puts it. I would like to thank you for the oppoturnity to serve our great cause in the land of the heathens that lick the boot of our enemies. Any furthur opportunities for service will be appreciated. Keep up the good work, my lord. 01056985 13156 48 templar Thu, Oct 14, 2004 7:21:33pm First off, anyone got a list of Israeli companies that I can patronize? I’m sure if the morally sane half of our country does this than PSM/ISM’s boycott will flounder (us proud members of the establishment and our jobs…its unfair to moonbat slackers 😉 Second, I saw and article in our local college rag about the Egged Bus being brought to Duke to show the world what PSM/ISM is really all about. The author claimed the bus was “divisive”, “destracting” and not “fair”. Reality can be a b$tch can’t it? Third I’m reading a book by Thomas Sowell right now called The Vision of the Annointed. If you’ve ever wondered where the door is to Wonderland and how so many of our moonbatty friends have found it, read this book. It goes a long way in explaining the moonbat preoccupation with leading the benighted masses to a brighter, more centrally controlled future (channeling the phantom of Trotsky & Marx) Fourth, I would like to extend a bow and a hat tipo to our grand lizardoid master for the Guardian article he posted earlier. I doubt the Guardian has ever had some many American readers. Long live the Lizard Horde ™ 01064687 13197 78 templar Sun, Oct 17, 2004 7:53:01pm Is it really any suprise that a gaggle of whiny euro-trash like the AFP is shilling for Kerry? If the dhimicrats had run Jimmy Carter they would have gone orgasmic..he’s the perfect liberal, full of grand plans and zero results. The idea that I’ve been pondering for the last few days is what’s going to happen to Chirac and Arafat when Bush is re-elected. Not to mention that coward in Spain that replaced Aznar. The idea of forcing these terror appeasers/jihadis to spend four more years with W is enough for me to vote for Bush. Maybe then Arafat would get a Texas sized boot up his @ss. 01070393 13222 98 templar Wed, Oct 20, 2004 6:57:36am After reading stories like this I thank God that I live in Indiana, firmly in Bush country. If this sort of nonsense were to take place here the school would probably be burned to the ground. We have enough mosques in this country, we don’t need our public, tax payer funded schools becoming centers for jihadi indoctrination. Maybe someone should suggest that that VA school teach the [bigoted word]s true history.. that of forced conversions, invasion, mass slaughter on every conceivable border and its oppression of any non-muslim that is unlucky enough to live in a muslim majority country. 01074062 13242 153 templar Thu, Oct 21, 2004 10:30:18am I’ll have to check Indiana state law, but isn’t there a law against beating an international observer to a pulp within 100 feet of the polling place? 01076435 13250 202 templar Fri, Oct 22, 2004 4:38:52am I feel sorry for the good folks of Cananda, to have to put up with this sort of nonsense because of their governments wacky immigration laws. Keep up the good fight, my lizardoid brethern in the Great Frozen North ™. I think an even bigger payback would be for the 72 virgins to look like Hillary and sound like Fran Drescher (shudders) 01079076 13263 160 templar Fri, Oct 22, 2004 7:33:12pm This reminds of a scene from the Mummy Returns when the bad guys are being chased by the creature, the imam says to his two remaining followers “You must sacrifice yourselves…for me. You will be rewarded in heaven! (Runs off)” I’m reading an interesting book about Israel’s 1967 a$$-whooping of its “neighbors” at the moment. The narrative is just at the begining of Day 2, and while half of Egypt’s army is being chased back to the Suez and 286 of Egypt’s 420 aircraft are burning piles of trash on five destroyed airbases, Radio Cairo is proclaiming a great Arab victory, and that Egypt’s incredible warriors were marching on Tel Aviv. Its not suprising that Arab leaders broadcast crap like this…reality is much harder to deal with. Early in 1967, after a number of crossborder raids by al-Fatah, backed by Syria, the IAF attacked Syrian positions on the Golan. The Syrian airforce arrived and the IAF chased them back to Damascus, routing the Syrians over their own capital. The government proclaimed a great victory, but its hard to deny being defeated in plain view of the civilians. The icing on the cake was that at least two of the downed Syrian MiGs were armed with wooden rockets, Assad didn’t trust his own pilots with real missles. What a joke of a people. Thulycidies was right when he said that free citizens fight harder than conscripts or mercenaries. 01083876 13286 59 templar Mon, Oct 25, 2004 6:36:16am So, the gold folks at the Muslim Brotherhood want Kerry to win. Hmmm. That makes the choice between the candidates sooo difficult. /uber sarc tag off 01092851 13315 112 templar Wed, Oct 27, 2004 3:16:39pm Well, well, well. Howard re-elected in Australia, Bush re-elected here, Arafat pushing up daises, Sadam about to be hanged by the interim government, Qaddafi defanged…2005 is going to be a great year! Lets hope that bin Ladin’s head will be swinging from the White House flagpole next year too. 01096740 13328 48 templar Thu, Oct 28, 2004 4:03:30pm I think that when Bush is re-elected in a landslide on Tuesday he out to invite the countries on List 2 (see #28) to a Big Summit ™ and tell them to kiss his a$$. Then we add a Trophy Room ™ to the White House with wall mounts for the heads of bin Ladin, Saddam, Qaddafi, Sheik Yassin, Mull(et) Omar, Dan Rather, and Michael Moore. Washington has got some long, wide, perfectly straight streets. Its time for a triumphal march! 01096824 13328 132 templar Thu, Oct 28, 2004 8:19:24pm shintriad, I assume when you say “the rest of the world”, you’re ruling out the illiterate, countries that have either recently experienced terrorism (barring Spain), and the vast majority of mankind without the glories of the internet. If we use the European definition of the term, your assertion would make sense, seeing as France believes itself the center of God’s Creation. Ultimately, it makes no difference to me. If anything it only marks Europe’s impotence, because your can bank on it that no-one here will be paying attention to Europe’s elections, with the exception of the UK. Hell, I’d vote for Bush just to make the French deal with him for the next four years. I also never understood why anyone would base their vote on the editorial board of a newspaper, seeing as they do not know anything more than their readers. I think the key to this phenomenon is that liberals in general have a grand vision of how the world should be, and when us louts that make up the masses don’t dutifully follow them into the bright shining future they have envisioned for us, they get Rather upset (couldn’t resist the pun, sorry) 01102197 13352 174 templar Sat, Oct 30, 2004 8:25:19am We can reconcile our differences with bin Ladin when his head is swinging from the White House flag pole. along with all his ilk. The fact that the press is lionizing him, a man who MURDERED 3000 of our countrymen should be no suprise. Lefties have never found a tyrant they don’t like. 01109051 13385 25 templar Mon, Nov 1, 2004 2:39:42pm I have been on edge all day…plan on voting as soon as the pols open here in Indiana at 6:00 am. To all of us US based lizardoids…get out and vote. The biggest disaster we faced in terrorism in the 1990s was running away from Somalia, giving our foes the idea that we don’t have the tenacity to win. We must NOT run again, not from Iraq, Afghanistan, or anywhere else in the War on Terror. Let’s Roll. 01128629 13454 86 templar Thu, Nov 4, 2004 5:05:05pm I think Tolkien was very prescient in his book the Silmarillion. In it, the Faithfull Houses of Men were allowed to leave Middle Earth for a time, returning at need to help the people of Middle Earth and to take up the fight against the meance of the East. I think its funny that we Americans, for the most part the outcast, persecuted, faithfull of Europe should be allowed refuge in the West, and when we were needed to take up the fight against the East, be it facism, communism, or the ravening, blood-thirsty hordes of Mohammed the Deceiver. There is much in Europe worth saving, but the men of Europe have become too weak to defend themselves, so we must answer the call once more. “From this good Earth to all that you hold dear, I bid you stand, Men of the West!” -Aragorn, The Return of the King 01131270 13466 8 templar Fri, Nov 5, 2004 2:07:16pm Perhaps what they need is a good dose of: W Texas Ranger and perhaps with all the stem cell research they’re doing over there, maybe they could find a way to grow a backbone and stand up to these monsters 01151801 13553 94 Templar Thu, Nov 11, 2004 4:08:17pm To all of our soldiers, marines, airmen, and allies (both Iraqi and coalition), I pray for a swift and victorious conclusion to Falluja and for Iraq. Getting beyond the birth pangs of a new democracy can be hard, but well worth the effort. With your efforts and God’s good grace, we can help the Iraqi’s build a new and better future by irradicating the twin cancers of dictatorship and terrorism from thier country. Which one of their Arab friends is free or willing to help others win freedom from tyranny? These thugs represent only a small portion of the population, and deserve no more consideration than the Klan, the Black Panthers, the Crips, Bloods and other trash we have here in the US. Good luck and Godspeed to you all. 01162297 13604 120 Templar Mon, Nov 15, 2004 4:48:58pm Just a suggestion for the Marines, Army, and Iraqi National Guard. When clearing a building of jihadists thugs, send in the reporter first to check for weapons. I’m sure that once they see the big TV sign on his chest they will respect him as much as fellow journalist Daniel Pearle. I’m sure once the TV guy comes back, head in hand, he can give the Marines all sorts of useful information. 01165920 13614 61 Templar Tue, Nov 16, 2004 3:53:56pm During World War II a Marine sergent developed an interesting tactic for dealing with Japanese hiding deep in their rat holes. It was a five gallon gas can with five sticks of dynamite all rolled together with a typical Marine Corps Hallmark card attached. I wonder, if the MSM of today (being the lying sacks of $hit that they are) had been in the Pacific during World War II, would this Marine also be facing the media noose. 01169354 13633 190 templar Wed, Nov 17, 2004 4:07:24pm All of this bickering is pointless. Yes an anti-Semitic sign was posted. Does it reveal anything about Spain in light of the Madrid bombings? No. We knew already that at least half of Spain’s population favors the jihadis and is more than willing to bend over for them. The other half of the population that voted for Aznar weren’t ready for Spain to rejoin the Caliphate. There are many people in Europe, probably more than we know given the slant of Euro politics and press, that aren’t ready to give up. There is plenty in Europe worth saving. Like Rohan, our time to save Europe will come again, and we must be willing to ride if we want the West to continue. The thought of London or Athens under the jihadi jackboot is too much for me. What we must under all circumstances realize is that the jihadis are our common enemy, and that our bickering amoungst ourselves only helps their causes. 01172884 13648 8 Templar Fri, Nov 19, 2004 5:56:35am “Professor Elmasry, you must not speak again in such a manner. Plainly stating our common goals to the ignorant herd is against the rules,” says the dean. “Or what?” Elmassry demands. “Or we will be angy with you and we will right you a letter saying that we are angry with you,” threatens the dean. “Ok” /channeling Hans Blix from Team America 01180275 13687 20 Templar Mon, Nov 22, 2004 9:28:55am Yes, we should all bow to the superior science and intellect that eminates from the Arab World like the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Afterall, how else can you explain this great medical mind hailing from a country where only 60% of so of the population can read. Quality, not quanitity, my infidel bretheren. 01181224 13693 140 Templar Mon, Nov 22, 2004 3:50:32pm Lets All Raise a Mug to the lads and lasses in Scotland Yard! Jolly good show lads…giv’em a good rogering. Its nice to see another al-qaeda plot rolled up with the participants enjoying a long stay in the Maze (maybe those more polite Irish terrorists in there will give ’em a good pounding in the backside) 01196641 13772 52 templar Mon, Nov 29, 2004 3:04:19pm To paraphrase an excellent Law and Order episode about the relationship between the IRA and Hizbollah: “Shine a light under the covers, and you’ll find alot of strange bedffellows doing some very nasty things together.” These scum-sucking bottomfeeders (no offence to all the honest catfish in the world) need to be packed into a plastic crate and shipped off to Camp X-ray. Then the pirates of Turtle Bay need to be rounded up and deported. I like the idea of turning the UN building into a dog park. 01198883 13788 176 templar Tue, Nov 30, 2004 3:53:11pm Oh the irony. I’ve got a NOVA special running in the background about dogs and dog breeding and the announcer just denounced as a categorical evil the “racist” and “eugenicist” nature of early dog-breeding manuals. But then again, they were written in the age of Social Darwinism, that wonderfull byproduct of Origin of the Species, or by its full title The Origin of the Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, when the utopians of the post WW I era thought to use eugenics to improve mankind. Now the bloody Dutch have gotten round again to eugenics. Funny how its an evil to breed dogs but perfectly acceptable to murder unacceptable people. I’m sure that there are plenty of decent people in Europe who would be appalled at this…but their numbers are dwindling. Between the left-wing ghouls in the West and the rising jihadi tide, I fear for Europe. I wonder how long it will be before we can see the refugee ships on the eastern horizion. 01204674 13819 59 templar Fri, Dec 3, 2004 10:39:56am Somehow the Chariots of Fire theme is running through my head as a read this story. I like the twenty jeeps full of IDF soldiers, the Arabs are amazing at inflating the number of enemies and enemy dead when they are getting their a$$es handed to them. 01209370 13846 28 templar Mon, Dec 6, 2004 7:03:03am I think I’ll take this as a compliment in two ways. First, if the Europeans know a thing or two about anything, its keeping the darker skinned people in thier place. Afterall, they had hundreds of years of colonialism to perfect thier technique, and when you get complimented by a professional, you know your on the right track. Second, I take being criticized by the corrupt to be a badge of honor. So, to put it in the common man’s language, screw this SOB and the camel he road in on. 01214815 13873 30 templar Wed, Dec 8, 2004 11:05:22am “The UN. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villany.” /channeling Obi-Wan 01217959 13891 12 templar Thu, Dec 9, 2004 2:42:30pm Really it boils down to speed and prewar intelligence. Talks with Iraqi expats like Chalabi lead us to believe that the period following the fall fo Baghdad would be relatively quiet, which is not the case. I don’t think that many people appreciate that Iraq is on the other side of the planet, not down the street as the TVs seem to make it. Also, the Humvee was never really designed for this sort of threat, which I never understood why more Bradley’s weren’t sent. This situation happened before in World War II, where our equipment was terrible in the first year of the war. But as the war progressed our equipment improved dramatically while Japan’s hardware steadily got worse. This is a problem that needs to be fixed as soon as humanly possible, our troops need the absolute best equipment that we can give them. 01227554 13952 43 templar Tue, Dec 14, 2004 6:16:29am Place: London, England Date June 5 1944 Major: “Sir, I have some information from the boys at ULTRA. They seem to have decoded a poll the Nazi’s took after France surrendered…again.” Ike: “Well, out with it son. I have an invastion to plan.” Major: “Well, it seems that all the Germans, most of Franco’s Spain, and half of the French don’t like us.” Ike: “Which half of the French don’t like us?” Major: “We can’t tell if its the occupied half or the collaborating half, sir.” Ike: “Well, this news is very upsetting. How do you feel about it Monty?” Monty: “I have to admit to being a bit put off by this news. How about we call the whole invasion off?” Ike: “Sounds like a good idea to me. Who’d have thought the French liked forced labor details?” Monty: “They do seem to be enjoying themselves don’t they?” Major: “But what about the war sir?” Ike: “I’m sure they’ll come to some understanding with the Germans. Care for a round of golf Monty?” Monty: “Capital idea my good fellow.” 01233118 13981 29 templar Thu, Dec 16, 2004 11:47:26am I feel like the men back in England on St. Crispin’s day that Henry V railed against just before the battle of Agincourt. God bless Sgt. Peralta and his family. Every time I hear a story of the courage and valor of our troops I don’t worry as much about our country. Thanks to our lizardoid master for making sure this man’s courage is never forgotten. 01234666 13991 70 templar Fri, Dec 17, 2004 8:10:03am Do you think that in the afterlife one of these goons is scratching his beard and thinking: “I think I made a wrong turn at Albeqerque.” 01234842 13992 142 templar Fri, Dec 17, 2004 9:00:38am This reminds me of all the Dem’s screaming about the missle defence program. These people are always carping about how difficult it is, how it can’t be done, etc. Its no wonder these cowards never left the coast for the long hard road inland to the much derided flyover country. Missle defence, like fighting Indians and carving a civilization out of the wilderness, will once again be left to ‘can-do’ Americans in fly-over country and our political leaders. 01244862 14061 143 templar Thu, Dec 23, 2004 4:48:25am This is truely a revolting piece from the mullets of Iran. And these people are driving to get nukes with a wink and a nod from the UN/EU? But in the long run I’m not worried about it, because of God’s promise to bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel. No nation that has persecuted the Jews has prospered. Israel will be ok, and we will too as long as we stick by them. Just my thoughts. 01246655 14072 46 templar Fri, Dec 24, 2004 6:50:33am Morning all and Merry Christmas, This sack of $hit Steve Bell at al-Guardian has a long, long history of being an a$$-hat. From his body of work you’d almost expect him to be bin Ladin’s pool boy or something. Check these out from al-Guardian’s archive: [Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk…] [Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk…] [Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk…] [Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk…] [Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk…] [Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk…] [Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk…] And what self respecting jihadi loving Eurotrash socialist rant would be complete without railing at the Jews for a few days: [Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk…] [Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk…] [Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk…] [Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk…] But after all is said and done, at least he got this one right: [Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk…] 01259143 14143 140 templar Thu, Dec 30, 2004 10:24:43am I heard someone here refer to the Saudis as oil-ticks, perhaps the same could be said of this UN flunkie..they’re charity-ticks. Bush is doing the decent thing by not glutting them on our aid donations. But then again ticks are so much fun to watch in the microwave. ZAP! 01259241 14143 238 templar Thu, Dec 30, 2004 4:46:24pm #236 Fisky There were French Freedom fighters during WW II? That’s news to me. France had the good graces of raising an SS division for the Nazis, the Charlemagne Division, which fought it out with the Red Army on the Eastern Front (google it if you don’t believe me). Poland, with less than half of France’s military capability and crushed from the east by Stalinist Russia fought harder and more valiantly than the frogs ever have. 01264277 14163 50 templar Sat, Jan 1, 2005 7:28:01am I work in a major university, and the leftist bias is quite visible. In my breakroom there is the venerable United States of Canada/Confederate States of America map as well as other anti-Bush screeds. Its ok though, because I’m planning on posting the county by county electoral map right next to it just for fun. In situations like these, its essential to keep a sense of humor, whistle a merry tune, and ignore them. Or better yet, continue exposing these sacks of crap for what they are; publicly and with humor. Afterall, anyone convinced that a subject like Islamic science exists is truely delusional and needs professional help. 01265365 14169 55 templar Sat, Jan 1, 2005 6:31:21pm I think that Europe’s problem is that it doesn’t have any idealogical underpinnings anymore beyond hedonism. They’ll fight in the streets over pension plans, but there is barely a peep when Theo van Gogh was slaughtered in the streets of Amsterdam in broad daylight. No outrage about the creep of sharia into their legal systems. No demanding that Muslim immigrants assimilate. They are post Christian, post Marx. They have no incentive to have children, nothing to live for besides their own pleasure. But then again, they been slaves to socialist governments and unelected politicians in Brussels for so long that maybe they just don’t mind being slaves to Islam. 01287313 14282 211 templar Wed, Jan 12, 2005 3:50:37am You have not sherred out enough money fast enough. You have brought shame upon your famiree. Why am I so ronre? /channeling kim jong-il 01287909 14287 19 templar Wed, Jan 12, 2005 7:49:50am You have to salute the bravery of Steve Emerson. He’s sort of the lead penguin for us all. In order to check for seals or other predators, a crowd of penguins will shove the one closest to the edge of the cliff over and watch to see what happens. This is the unenviable job of the lead penguin, but its a neccesary one. The guy’s got more guts than a Bavarian sausage maker. One thing that puzzles me is that I didn’t think MPAC was allowed to squell like pigs, being muslim afterall. 01287938 14287 48 templar Wed, Jan 12, 2005 8:05:52am Afterall, the Muslim world has been oppressed by European colonialism, humiliated by an outnumbered Israel in every war they have fought, and have been on the decline for the last seven centuries, so they are perfectly justified in killing as many Americans as possible. /LLL professor mode off 01288930 14292 95 templar Wed, Jan 12, 2005 7:03:30pm Lets take a moment and ponder what we do know already. 1. No WMDs have been found in Iraq, despite the fact that there is alot of stuff unaccounted for. 2. The UN, the governments of several security council members, and the leaders of various political parties of said countries were on Saddam’s payroll. Here is my theory. After the end of the first Gulf War, Saddam or his top generals ended thier WMD programs with the intent of restarting them once sanctions were lifted. The sanctions continued for twelve years, in which Saddam along with complient western leaders found ways to get around the sanctions through kickbacks in the oil for food program. While officials from France, Russia, and China were receiving bribes, Saddam’s government negotiated with France and China so that these nations could exploit Iraq’s two main oil fields once sanctions were lifted. France tries unsuccessfully to lift sanctions. Saddam, in the mean time, plays cat and mouse games with the UN inspectors and eventually expells them in 1998. This allows him to retain a poor man’s version of Israel’s strategic ambiguity with regards to Iran; making it difficult for the rest of the world to determine if such weapons existed. Afterall, Saddam had to be able to control the Kurds (ala Hablaja) and to deter Iran, which Iraq fought an eight year war with in the 1980’s. When the debate over UN authorization began, Saddam could have ended the debate by opening up all sites of interest, but in doing so he would lose his mystery weapon wild card. So he stalled, hoping that France, Russia, and China would halt the Americans in the Security Council and after a few heated exchanges the US would backdown. For France and Russia, not only would they lose access to Iraqi oil, but the oil for food scandal would come to light if the US invaded, so they did all they could to deny the US UN approval to enforce UN resolution 1441. Unfortunately for France, Russia, China, and Saddam Bush went in anyway and now the game is up. Saddam in a cage, his sons are pushing up daises, and the UN’s Oil for Food scandal has come to light. Our main problem is now is threefold. First, we have to beef up our human intel on the ground, which is why we were caught flat footed on the WMD issue in both Iraq and North Korea. Second, we need to see Iraq through until they are able to stand on thier own feet with a democratically elected civilian government in charge of an armed forces capable of providing security. The insurgency will probably die down once Iraqi Guard troops start taking over and we begin to withdraw. Third, is that we need to push reform at the UN from within or without. Preferably I’d like to see greater cooperation with more Anglosphere countries. But the whole thing has shown that the UN is not capable of handling such situations. Anyway, that’s my take on it. Any other ideas anyone? 01291189 14299 97 templar Thu, Jan 13, 2005 9:27:15am “Hamas doesn’t want to eliminate Israel. Hamas is a realistic political movement,” Riiight. /channeling Dr. Evil 01291194 14299 102 templar Thu, Jan 13, 2005 9:38:39am Stupid Qoute Hall of Fame “Hamas doesn’t want to eliminate Israel. Hamas is a realistic political movement,” “They’ll love the Edsel,” “Who would want to watch music on TV?” “The Third Reich will last a 1000 years!” “No, I am convinced of the authenticity of the Killian memos,” “God Himself couldn’t sink the Titanic,” “Well, I’m sure if we give him Austria and Czechloslovakia he be satisfied,” “Communism is great in theory,” “I was in Cambodia. Its seared into my memory,” “Einstein will never make anything of himself,” “The UN alone has the moral authority to handle this crisis,” 01291487 14299 395 templar Thu, Jan 13, 2005 4:20:00pm -zombie First let me say that I enjoy your photographic work and hail you as a grand commander of the lizards. As a Hoosier, I’d like to know where you got that info on the Indiana Legislature voting the value of pi as 3. I know we have some morons up in Indianapolis (we don’t have daylight savings time here for one thing), but I’ve never heard of this. For the general record, I’m a molecular biologist working on Arabidopsis and auxin signaling/control at IU. Macroevolution, ie species to species change doesn’t come up that often at work, mainly because we are trying to puzzle out the here and now. Microevolution, ie adaptation, is quite observable and believable and I have no problem with that. Whether adaptation can lead to changes in species is the question; one that I don’t think we can answer because evolution is as much a historical event as a scientific one. The complexity of life is not something that I believe to have come about by random chance. I recognize that others have different ideas and I respect that. I can give you all the rote arguments for evolution, from the speckled moths in London to the homology of human and whale bone structure. But all of this information doesn’t cloud my belief that God created the universe and everything in it. Lest I be accused of flip-flopping on this, I would just like to qoute Pascal who said that “contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth”. I was once a fiery creationist out to prove my point to the world, but since I have come to realize is that the only person I need to worry about in this regard is myself. I’ll let God sort out the details later. For now, He has given me a wonderful world to puzzle out. All of this arguing, as Charles in his infinate wisdom has pointed out, will be quite useless should we lose. The enemy loves death as much as we love life, per his own words and should we lose this conflict all debate and free inquiry will go into the fire along with science, western civilization, and Christianity which gave birth to both of the former. Christ came to set us free, and Mohammed came to make us submit. Regardless of where we stand on other issues, we can stick together on this one. Ok, I’m getting off of my soapbox now (but I have to admit the view from up there is great). 01298997 14336 246 templar Sun, Jan 16, 2005 4:16:21pm That this happened in America is outrageous. That it happened in a blue state, home to all the citizen of the world/can’t we all get along crowd, is not suprising. Emerson said that Europe ended ended at the Alleghanies, and that America lay beyond. If East Coast America is like Europe, is it any suprise that the jihad has come even here? Where is some good old fashioned American vigilante justice when you need it? 01299667 14339 187 templar Sun, Jan 16, 2005 6:59:24pm A little off topic, but credit to the guy at our university’s liberal rag for being the lone voice of sanity. — Reconstruction Deconstructed: Last week, a run-on sentence and a severely mixed metaphor followed by a cascade of dangling participles led to the tragic collapse of this column, afflicting dozens with eye strain and a widespread sense of confusion. But today, U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egbeater announced that the United Nations has developed a four-point plan for responding to this crisis. This plan, entitled “Preparation for Assistance in Emergency Column Help” (Preparation-AECH), upon proper application, will decrease readers’ irritation and provide soothing relief to the Opinion page’s affected region. Preparation-AECH comprises the following: • Diplomatic representatives from countries wishing to assist in applying Preparation-AECH will meet with U.N. officials at a special conference in Vienna, where the representatives will be asked to draw up a statement of intent, indicating that they will consider the possibility of holding a symposium on the potential use of fact-finding missions to examine the implications of organizing a summit at which the collected leaders may evaluate the prospect of convening an assembly for the discussion of options inherent in the creation of a temporary group for the organization of talks on the precursory discussions involved in the preparation for the planning of emergency aid efforts. This conference will take place in six months, or upon a date for which all the representatives have no scheduling conflicts. And not on a Sunday, unless “Desperate Housewives” is a repeat. • Once the initial preparations have been made, the coordination of the aid effort will be headed by an experienced and trusted U.N. official: Benon DaTake, former director of Iraq’s Oil-for-Food program. The U.S. government has accused Mr. DaTake of accepting oil as payment from the Saddam Hussein regime — but such charges are unsubstantiated. “The Americans have undertaken a witch hunt against me,” Mr. DaTake has said, “because they can’t compete with my low, low prices! Come on down to Crazy Benon’s and get some crude for your brood!” • The United Nations has recently come under criticism for its handling of charges of sexual harassment against senior officials. This criticism is false and unfounded, of course, but we are nevertheless concerned about the organization’s image. Thus, former U.N. High-Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Luvvin will head a Health and Occupational Regulations, New Investigations (HOR-NI) unit for the column reconstruction program. “My unit has experience with probing deeply into sensitive areas before they become inflamed,” Mr. Luvvin has said, “and will serve as a tool for handling any gaps between regulation and practice that the U.N. needs filled.” • To guarantee the highest standards of integrity and freedom of expression, the U.N. Commission on Human Rights has selected a committee to oversee this column’s content until the IDS is prepared to resume full sovereignty. Members of the Content Committee include delegates from China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Syria. The chair of the committee, the honorable delegate from Syria, assures readers that “we will be as fair and honest regarding this column’s content as we would in our own newspapers. And besides,” the delegate adds, “if anything goes wrong, it’s Israel’s fault.” Such bold action is not cheap. To ensure that the reconstruction of this column is a lasting success, Mr. Egbeater has issued an appeal for $124 million — a low estimate, and certainly within the reach of stingy, developed (particularly English-speaking, non-Canadian) countries. The American government may believe it is doing well by sending a new word processor; Australia may think a copy of “Blimey, It’s Grammar, Mate!” is enough — but the world knows differently. 01307006 14380 142 templar Wed, Jan 19, 2005 8:27:40am This policy of control over the Hajj is nothing new. During the Ottoman rule of Arabia the Ottoman authorities built a train line from Constantinople (I refuse to call it Istambul) to the Hejaz where Mecca is located. They were opposed by the local emir because he was making a great deal of money by providing camels and “protection” to the pilgrims. When Faisal, the first Saudi monarch was put on the throne by the British he insisted on control of the rail route. What’s interesting is that all of this is the result of British meddling. What the Foreign Office in London originally envisioned was a confederation of small islamic states answering to an ‘islamic pope’ in Mecca. That would make it eaasy for the British to influence Arabia (long coastline dominated by the Royal Navy). When the question of Palestine came up, Faisal did not want it because it had no seaports worthy of the name. What he wanted was Lebanon and Syria. This led the foreign office to ponder Jewish emmigration into Palestine to create another buffer state for the protection of the Suez Canal and the route to India. The rest, as they say, is history. 01307018 14380 154 templar Wed, Jan 19, 2005 8:53:32am -papijoe I have book about the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the creation of the modern middle east, but I don’t have the title in front of me at the moment. It really gets into the backstory going on in the London Foreign Office, the Arab Bureau in Cairo being run by General Kitchener (Kitchener of Khartoum fame who ruthlessly crushed the Mahdi uprising in Sudan), and the India Bureau. You really have to look at it all in context of the 19th century Great Game played between Russia and the Western Powers. The UK had to keep open a route to India. Russia was exanding southward and threatening the land route, so the UK proped up the Ottoman Empire. After World War I and the Ottoman collapse, the UK tried to engineer a French buffer between the UK sphere of influence and the Russian one, which is why France ended up with Lebanon and Syria as colonies. The UK retained control of Iraq and most of Iran, which had been occupied by Commonwealth armies coming up out of India. Russia got a third of Iran and the former Ottoman territories around the Black Sea as well as internationalization of the Dardenells, which provided Russia with sea access to the Mediterranian. Its amazing to me that most people assume the Middle East appeared in its present form de novo or blame colonialism without actually knowing what happened. 01307031 14380 167 templar Wed, Jan 19, 2005 9:48:27am #160 gymnast Thanks for the fact check. I’m at work and trying to do this from memory of a book that I read six months ago. Didn’t realize I was telling a tale of two Faisals 😉 Either way, the whole history of the area is more the fault of European Great Game players than Israel or the US, so this constant droning of the left is without merit IMHO. Still, this should serve us as a warning about political expediency. It would be the expedient thing to run away from Iraq and let the country tear itself to pieces, but that’s not what we’re doing. For Bush’s gameplan, see the British reponse to the Malaya Insurgency in the 1950s. Democracies can win guerilla wars. 01319241 14434 125 templar Sun, Jan 23, 2005 5:15:04pm Ya know, its times like these when I feel compelled to qoute Pierre Adet, France’s minister to the US during George Washington’s term. He said and I qoute: “An American is the born enemy of all the peoples of Europe.” I would like to note that our view of some Europeans, notably the Brits (whom have been our allies in several wars) and the Poles (who have shared our struggles since the Revolution; two of Washington’s staff Thaddeus Kosciusko and Casimir Pulaski were Polish), has improved over the years. The French, on the other hand, have been a pack a weasels since day one so I don’t really care if they feel depressed. Any culture that is too stupid to reproduce has got more deep-seated problems than depression or lack of vision. 01321223 14447 26 templar Mon, Jan 24, 2005 6:24:03am India is going to become the dominant power in Asia. Its population is on par with that of China, it has a nuclear program that is much robust than either China, North Korea, or Pakistan in part because it is completely homegrown, and it is a parliamentary democracy rooted in English common law which is far stronger than the dictatorships and terror states that surrond it. Along with Sri Lanka, India forms a valuable cornerstone of the Anglosphere because of its legal traditions and they are our natural allies against the fanatics on thier borders. We recently signed a three way defense pact between the US, India, and Israel. China, meanwhile, is financing Pakistan’s military. Cold War II with just a dash of Islamo-terrorism thrown in for flavoring. 01322733 14451 292 templar Mon, Jan 24, 2005 6:47:04pm Refering to America’s nuclear capabilities; Europe was ok with sheltering underneath that nuclear blanket when the Soviet Bloc was threatening them. There’s an interesting book I forgot to put up here when the Reading List topic was up a few days ago. Its called Global Disorder by Robert Harvey. It discusses the various threats to the current “order” that now prevails and what America can/should do to master them. I don’t agree with most of what the guy says (reduce capitalism to a creature of the state/allow the UN to tax member states to raise its own army), but his analysis of emerging threats has been relativly on target, especially the chapter on the rising nationalisms of Europe’s former colonies. To get back on topic, Iran’s weapon’s programs are disturbing but managable. We have more than enough nukes to turn the entire region into a sea of molten glass if it came to it; and as nuts as the mullahs are, self-preservation has to kick in sometime. Mutually assured destruction, while not desirable in the least bit, was the principle that helped to win the Cold War and it will work again here. We just have to make it perfectly clear that should a terrorist group choose to use such weapons against us that retaliation will be swift and merciless against the state or states foolish enough to support said group. In the meantime, we need to reach out to dissident groups within Iran to help foster an Orange Revolution ala Kiev in Tehran. The mass of Iranians, faced with a government that is repressive and wasting masses of money on such programs, cannot be at all content. Perhaps if we were to offer the lifting of sanctions (the US does not buy Iranian oil) coupled with unfliching support of the pro-democracy movement, we could achieve a non-violent revolution that would put an end to Iran’s paranoid need for a nuclear deterent. 01325135 14464 98 templar Tue, Jan 25, 2005 11:18:15am …meanwhile, in an alternate dimension. CNN NEWS TED TURNER ARRESTED FOR SPREADING RACIST PROPAGANDA AND WEARING A BEARD Dateline- Hollywood Federal police, heavily armed and armoured, burst into the private residence of former AOL-TIME WARNER president Ted Turner early this morning in a predawn raid. Turner’s atorney informed us that his client was beaten and handcuffed in front of his family by “jack-booted thugs”. The police deny this allegation, stating that their SWAT teams have never used jackboots. Our investigatory journalists have yet to way in on the matter, but 60 Minutes II heavy weight Dan Rather reported before the raid that he has copies of memos dating back from the 1940’s showing SWAT team members owning the evil footwear. Rumors abound as to why the Kerry White House would give the Reno justice department permission to act against someone who has donated millions of dollars to the DNC, the UN, and countless third world dictators, but our reporters say that an unidentified official at the Justice Department has video of Turner acting in the film “Gods and Generals”, a neo-nazi film overtly sympathetic to bigot Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Jackson, for those of us educated at Berkley or the typical NEA owned public school, was one of the traitorous generals of the aparthied Confederacy who had the audicity to chase the Federal army out of Virginia in countless battles. For Turner to appear in a film glorifing the role of this unrepentant hate-monger is bad enough, but that he did so while wearing a beard breaks a number of Federal statutes. It has even been whispered that Mr. Turner funded the film himself. If that were true, the Kerry White House would have no choice but to lock him away. Currently, Mr. Turner is being held at the federal detention center in Los Angelos. Sources say that he has retained the services of Howe, Dewey, and Cheatem for his defense, though this prestigious firm has so far declined to comment. The Associated Press did all the work in writing this report, I simply stuck a new title on it and peddled it as my own. 01326796 14475 34 templar Wed, Jan 26, 2005 6:13:06am Gee whiz is this going to make family reunions difficult. I mean, afterall, the brother and sister should have killed her before daddy got home. Another dissapointed father I guess. 01327404 14478 91 templar Wed, Jan 26, 2005 9:21:35am Poitier-Lepanto Just acquired am Enfield #4 from out of the Long Branch arsanal in Canukastan, issued 1944. What’s even better is that all of the serial numbers/inspection stamps match.