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Another piece of art by the same gifted designer.

Sculpture with a purpose. Compare the production Dino you posted with the competition 206 SP designed by Pierro Drogo, and then the one-off Pininfarina concept car.

Drogo 206 SP:

Pininfarina 206 Concept:

IS MNU a division of RDA or the other way around? Is Weyland Yutani the Holding Company for both?

A big shout-out to the Neocon regime changers and pro-nukers, too!

This is what happens when you have Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius run your counter-terrorism program.

The armed drone, it's his idea. No wonder this is working so-o-o-o well.

Why is austerity happening in Europe? Because, that's where the money is.

Fukushima meltdown ignored by GE-NBC, et al. That tells me things are beyond control, and we're

supposed to just go shopping. If it were getting better, they'd trumpet it as a lesson in how safe nuclear power is.

I don't know what the fuck to think anymore about this, and a lot of things. To tell you the truth.

Iceland setting a bad example. Who do they think they are, Chile?

Inside the Vortex, life and death for the Brutals doesn't matter.

Zardoz (1974) is sometimes dismissed as a vehicle for an aging Sean Connery to display acres of chest hair in skimpy red leather outfits amidst some standard sci-fi fixtures, including the usual total social breakdown, slavery and ultra-violence. But, it's portrayal of life for the elite One Percenters inside their crystal gated communities is extraordinary and spot-on.

The dwellers in the Vortex are totally dependent upon the forced labor of the outside "savages," and a caste of paramilitary overseers, "brutals" who enforce the delivery of food to a giant flying head, "Zardoz", which dispenses arms to the Brutals in return. Zardoz can be viewed, depending upon ones own ideology, as the Politburo or as Lockheed Martin Corporation with the Brutals playing the Red Army, the NYPD, Pizza Hut Delivery, or all tied together on horseback in dyed leather.

Lacking any real care or responsibility for themselves or the larger outside world, all the maladies of celebrity have befallen the beautiful people of the Vortex who never age, unless as punishment. They can read each others' minds, so they have no privacy, they have no incentive to do anything except plot against each other, so those who aren't involved in petty politics and psychological games, are totally apathetic. For all their learning, and the seemless, omnipotent artificial intelligence that keeps the Vortex running, they have no real interest in anything but their own status and comforts in their English Manors.

In the end, the more energetic among them simply speed their own demise by opening the Vortex to Sean Connery's muscular kinsmen, who proceed to shoot everyone inside and smash the crockery. Connery rides off to a cave with revolutionary-in-chief Charlotte Rampling and starts the whole cursed cycle of civilization all over again.

Does this mean G-d granted dominion over the earth and the beasts of the field to the common spud?

Guess this news that potatoes have more chromosomes than people means we need to revise our understanding of humanity's place on this planet.

That's exactly how Israel got its first atomic bombs, as well. US HEU diverted from the

NUMEC plant during the 1950s and 1960s. Hundreds of kilos of the stuff, right from under our very noses - over and over, again, for years. See, Global Fissile Material Report, p 115, http://fissilematerials.org/library/gfmr10.pdf; also, S. Hersh, The Samson Option; also, http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2004/may/13/israels-bomb/

The US was the Crazy Eddie of fissionable materials. Come on in - we're givin' the stuff away!

Or, if you're friends with one of our primary trading partners - let's say, Pakistan -- just tell them that King Saud sent you, and we'll set you up to you run your own global proliferation network.

Like this guy did after CIA Director GHW Bush entered into the BCCI-Safari Club deal with Saudi intel head head Prince Turki. AQ Khan - another satisfied customer! Come on down - we're givin' it away!

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