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The Cave / A Brief History of Skateboarding
« on: March 29, 2007, 04:31:05 AM »
Your Guide to Skateboarding.

Skateboarding was first started in the 1950s, when all across the world children's got the idea of tryi'g to surf the streets. No One really knows who made the first board -- unless you got one dated -- instead, it seems that several people came up with similar ideas at the same time.

Several people have claimed to have invented the skateboard first, but nothing can be proved (see above), and skateboarding remains a strange spontaneous creation.


Its about as strange as the "spontaneous creation" of a cream separator  - Mr. Eli.


But i have both . . . With provenance abundance.  

Maybe if'n you're lucky . . .  I'll take you for a ride. . .  or churn you some butter . . . your choice.


The World / Warmonger offers morality lecture
« on: March 15, 2007, 01:43:20 PM »
Of all the problems in the military right now, lack of recruitment goals, fighting an immoral, illegal war, talk of a draft, etc. and they are dismissing people for being gay.  What a sorry state of affairs.

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The top U.S. military officer, Gen. Peter Pace, said Tuesday he should have focused more on military policy and less on his own opinion when he told a newspaper homosexual acts are immoral.

His remarks drew opposition from some lawmakers and an advocacy group.

Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Chicago Tribune on Monday that he supports the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning openly gay people from serving in the U.S. armed forces.

"In expressing my support for the current policy, I also offered some personal opinions about moral conduct," Pace said in a statement. "I should have focused more on my support of the policy and less on my personal moral views." (Watch viewers weigh in on Pace's comments )

Earlier Tuesday, senior staff members for Pace said the general had no plans to apologize for his comments, which included comparisons between homosexuality and adultery -- behavior that he said is prosecuted in the military.

"My upbringing is such that I believe that there are certain things, certain types of conduct that are immoral," Pace told the Tribune. "I believe that military members who sleep with other military members' wives are immoral in their conduct."

Pace also told the paper, "I believe that homosexual acts between individuals are immoral, and that we should not condone immoral acts.

"So the 'don't ask, don't tell' [policy] allows an individual to serve the country ... if we know about immoral acts, regardless of committed by who, then we have a responsibility.

"I do not believe that the armed forces are well served by saying through our policies that it's OK to be immoral in any way, not just with regards to homosexual acts," the Joint Chiefs chairman said.

"So from that standpoint, saying that gays should serve openly in the military to me says that we, by policy, would be condoning what I believe is immoral activity," he added.

Lawmakers take issue with Pace
Sen. John Warner of Virginia -- the ranking Republican on the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee -- expressed his opposition to Pace's opinion.

According to Warner aide John Ullyot, the senator said, "I strongly disagree with the chairman's views that homosexuality is immoral."

Democratic Rep. Marty Meehan of Massachusetts, author of a Military Readiness Enhancement Act that would repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, said Tuesday that Pace should recognize the harmful effect the ban is having on the military.

"Gen. Pace's statements aren't in line with either the majority of the public or the military," Meehan said in a statement. "He needs to recognize that support for overturning 'don't ask, don't tell' is strong and growing."

Also, Defense Secretary Robert Gates sidestepped a question Tuesday about his view of the policy.

"I think personal opinion really doesn't have a place here," he said in an interview on the Pentagon Channel. "What's important is that we have a law, a statute that governs 'don't ask, don't tell.'

"That's the policy of this department, and it's my responsibility to execute that policy as effectively as we can. As long as the law is what it is, that's what we'll do," Gates added.

Advocacy group: General should apologize
The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a nonprofit group that represents military personnel affected by the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, demanded Tuesday that Pace apologize for his remarks.

"Gen. Pace's comments are outrageous, insensitive and disrespectful to the 65,000 lesbian and gay troops now serving in our armed forces," said C. Dixon Osburn, the group's executive director. "Our men and women in uniform make tremendous sacrifices for our country, and deserve Gen. Pace's praise, not his condemnation."

The statement added, "It is inappropriate for the chairman to condemn those who serve our country because of his own personal bias. He should immediately apologize for his remarks."

Asked if Pace would apologize, his senior staff members said the general stands by his statements as an expression of his personal opinion, and he has no intention of apologizing.

President Clinton signed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy into law in 1994. The military has supported the policy, citing its belief that homosexuality is detrimental to good order and discipline in the armed forces.

The Groove / The Grand Order of the Secret Chiefs 3
« on: March 11, 2007, 02:13:19 PM »
We all went to see this group the other night.

Very interesting. I don't quite know how to describe them.  A out-of-town friend introduced me to them.  They supposidly are on some sort of tour spreading sacred symbols, sounds, etc. that are suppost to manifest in some grand sceme or something, but the only thing that came about was some horrible Satanic Death Metal band, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.  We left and went down the street to our Dead bar...much better.

Anyway, I would go again to SC3, but dose managment is a key and you'll want to leave before the Gorilla Museum starts.

TroutMask has a recording, but don't think he's made it available yet.

The Cave / Ken Gorman - Dead
« on: February 21, 2007, 11:34:39 PM »
"I'm the only one that can protect you." - Ken Gorman, RIP

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The Cave / Immigration poll!
« on: January 11, 2007, 11:13:32 PM »
Immigration poll!

The World / Age of Grand Canyon Offends Creationists
« on: January 08, 2007, 09:58:16 AM » ... 37406.html

Park Service Can't Give Official Age Of Grand Canyon For Fear Of Offending Creationists...

Due to pressure from Bush Administration officials, the National Park Service is not permitted to give an official age for the Grand Canyon. Additionally, a book claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noah's flood is for sale at the National Park's bookstore.

The sale of Grand Canyon: A Different View was scheduled for review over three years ago, but no such review has been schedule or even requested. The creationist book was the only item approved for sale in 2003 (22 other items were rejected).

See also:
“In order to avoid offending religious fundamentalists, our National Park Service is under orders to suspend its belief in geology,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch. “It is disconcerting that the official position of a national park as to the geologic age of the Grand Canyon is ‘no comment.’”

The Cave / Effects on Spiders
« on: January 04, 2007, 09:50:48 PM »
And the THC spider built a hammock... ... _webs.html

The World / UK about to "cut and run"?
« on: October 14, 2006, 09:10:38 AM »

Blair gives backing to Army chief
Army chief on Iraq
Tony Blair has given his support to the new head of the UK army, who has made controversial comments on the Iraq war.
General Sir Richard Dannatt is quoted in the Daily Mail saying British troops "exacerbated" Iraq's security problems and should withdraw "sometime soon".The general later told BBC Radio 4 he meant that troops should leave "when the mission is substantially done".

Mr Blair said Sir Richard was saying "the same as we all are", but had been taken out of context in the newspaper.  In the Daily Mail interview, Sir Richard, who took on his role in August, said British troops should "get ourselves out sometime soon because our presence exacerbates the security problems".  And he said planning for what happened after the initial military offensive was "poor, probably based more on optimism than sound planning".

He later told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that when he talked about pulling out of Iraq "sometime soon", he meant "when the mission is substantially done, we should leave".  And he said the view that the presence of UK troops exacerbates the problems was "not right across the country", but in parts of it.

His intention was to "speak up for what is right for the Army" because that was his job, he said.  BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner said Sir Richard's remarks were little different from what other officers had been saying in private. But the comments had given added urgency to finding an early and effective exit strategy, our correspondent said.

'Proper context'

The prime minister said two provinces had already been handed back to the Iraqis "precisely because the job has been done there".
Mr Blair said he suspected Sir Richard had given a long interview to the Daily Mail and had then been taken out of context. But he added: "I've read his transcript of his interview on the radio this morning, and I agree with every word of it."

Tony Blair says he agrees with Sir Richard Dannatt's comments. Mr Blair said the general had set "in proper context" what he was saying during the Today programme interview. "What he is saying about wanting the British forces out of Iraq is precisely the same as we're all saying. Our strategy is to withdraw from Iraq when the job is done."

Mr Blair said when Sir Richard talked about the troops' presence exacerbating problems in Iraq, he thought he was "absolutely right".  "I've said the same myself, in circumstances where the Iraqis are ready to take over control of areas and we're still there."  In places like Basra, the presence of British troops was still "absolutely necessary", he said.  Mr Blair told the press conference he had received a "report" about the Daily Mail article on Thursday night, and Sir Richard was "plainly not" saying that troops should be withdrawn from Iraq immediately.

Iraqi response

A spokesman for Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said the departure of multi-national troops now "would be a disaster".  Iraq's ambassador to Britain, Dr Salah al-Shaikhly, said British soldiers were close to completing their mission.  "You've done marvellous in terms of the development, you've done marvellously in terms of keeping the security," he said.

White House spokesman Tony Snow said the United States had sought clarification on Sir Richard's comments.  "What he said is that the comment was taken out of context and his general point was that you know when your work is done you hand over authority to the Iraqis."  In Basra, Maj Gen Ali Hammadi, the Iraqi security co-ordinator, has told BBC's Newsnight that if the British stopped arrest operations in the city, the level of violence there would drop by 80%.

The World / The World Can't Wait - Oct 5
« on: September 26, 2006, 09:13:16 PM »

On October 5, people everywhere will walk out of school, take off work, and come to the downtowns & townsquares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to join us - making a powerful statement: "NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE WILL DRIVE IT OUT!"

October 5: No Work. No School. Protest in the Streets.
Silence in a Time of Torture is Complicity

We have now come to a defining moment, where before the world's eyes the U.S. Congress is poised to legalize torture.  We reject such a course outright.  It does not represent us.  Read this statement, sign it, & flood the government officials ratifying torture with phone calls and emails.

The Groove / Animusic
« on: September 23, 2006, 11:16:10 AM »
This is really cool.  Although I prefer live performances and musicians.


The Cave / Is Bush El Diablo?
« on: September 20, 2006, 07:42:22 PM »
Incase you live in a cave (equipped with Internet) and hadn't heard:  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez tore into President Bush at the U.N. Wednesday. He called President Bush the devil. 

"The devil came here yesterday," Chavez said, referring to Bush, who addressed the world body during its annual meeting Tuesday. "And it smells of sulfur still today." Everyone laughed and applauded.

The sulfur comment is what cracked me up. The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. (Bolton) condemned the humorous remarks, but stopped short of stating President Bush isn't really the living incarnation of the Devil.

Makes one wonder. President Chavez isn't the first to notice the remarkable similarities. Really, when the light is right, you can see the scales

The World / Willie ticketed
« on: September 18, 2006, 11:42:11 PM »
Wow, with 1.5 pounds of marijuana and some mushrooms I know I wouldn't be just issued a ticket.  I thought LA was suppose to be hard on people like that.   Salvia's even illegal there.


Willie Nelson Cited for Drug Possession
Police Catch Country Icon With 1 1/2 Pounds of Pot
LAFAYETTE, La. (Sept. 18) - Willie Nelson and four others were issued misdemeanor citations for possession of narcotic mushrooms and marijuana after a traffic stop Monday morning on a Louisiana highway, state police said.

The citations were issued after a commercial vehicle inspection of the country music star's tour bus, state police said in a news release.

"When the door was opened and the trooper began to speak to the driver, he smelled the strong odor of marijuana," the news release said. A search of the bus produced 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana and 0.2 pounds of narcotic mushrooms, according to state police.

Nelson's publicist, Elaine Shock, declined immediate comment.

Also cited were Tony Sizemore, 59, of St. Cloud, Fla.; Bobbie Nelson, 75, of Briarcliff, Texas; Gates Moore, 54, of Austin, Texas; and David Anderson, 50, of Dallas.

Each was released after being issued a citation.

Nelson, 73, has recorded songs including "On the Road Again" and "City of New Orleans."

The World / Bush's Third Awakening
« on: September 14, 2006, 05:28:36 PM »
Bejebus save us from this mad man!

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Bush Tells Group He Sees a 'Third Awakening'
By Peter Baker
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 13, 2006; Page A05

President Bush said yesterday that he senses a "Third Awakening" of religious devotion in the United States that has coincided with the nation's struggle with international terrorists, a war that he depicted as "a confrontation between good and evil."

Bush told a group of conservative journalists that he notices more open expressions of faith among people he meets during his travels, and he suggested that might signal a broader revival similar to other religious movements in history. Bush noted that some of Abraham Lincoln's strongest supporters were religious people "who saw life in terms of good and evil" and who believed that slavery was evil. Many of his own supporters, he said, see the current conflict in similar terms.

"A lot of people in America see this as a confrontation between good and evil, including me," Bush said during a 1 1/2 -hour Oval Office conversation on cultural changes and a battle with terrorists that he sees lasting decades. "There was a stark change between the culture of the '50s and the '60s -- boom -- and I think there's change happening here," he added. "It seems to me that there's a Third Awakening."

The First Great Awakening refers to a wave of Christian fervor in the American colonies from about 1730 to 1760, while the Second Great Awakening is generally believed to have occurred from 1800 to 1830.

Some scholars and writers have debated for years whether a Third Awakening has been taking place, although some identify other awakenings in U.S. history. Bush aides, including Karl Rove, have read Robert William Fogel's "The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism."

Bush has been careful discussing the battle with terrorists in religious terms since he had to apologize for using the word "crusade" in 2001. He often stresses that the war is not against Islam but against those who corrupt it. In his comments yesterday, aides said Bush was not casting the war as a religious struggle but was describing American cultural changes in a time of war.

"He's drawing a parallel in terms of a resurgence, in dangerous times, of people going back to their religion," said one aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the session was not open to other journalists. "This is not 'God is on our side' or anything like that."

The White House did not release a transcript of Bush's remarks, but National Review posted highlights on its Web site. On another topic, Bush rejected sending more troops to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border areas to find Osama bin Laden. "One hundred thousand troops there in Pakistan is not the answer. It's someone saying 'Guess what' and then the kinetic action begins," he said, meaning an informer disclosing bin Laden's location.

The World / Boycott Steamboat Springs
« on: September 05, 2006, 10:39:05 AM »
Two men arrested and sent to JAIL for dumpster diving.

>Six months for dumpster diving? Two men who took overripe vegetables out of a trash dumpster have been sentenced to six months in jail on trespassing charges in Steamboat Springs, Colorado...

Call a hotel and cancel your reservations for this ski season - even if you haven't made them yet - hahhahahahah

The World / Cops kill MJ grower
« on: August 09, 2006, 10:02:14 AM »
So far the media has only been talking about tazer safety, but the real issue is doesn't the Boulder area police have anything better to do than sit in a field looking for the owner of a couple of mj plants?  I hadn't heard they found the killer of Jon Benet yet. I think they must have been harrasing him because he's homeless and living in a field.  From the video on tv, it really looked like 3 or so plants in five gallon buckets. Really, this is Boulder, Colorado - there are major grow operations on every block in the city and farmers in the rural areas with more than "several" plants that could easily be found.

LAFAYETTE, Colo. -- A man who died after being shot by a stun gun during a pursuit by drug police was identified Sunday as a Louisville resident.

Ryan Michael Wilson, 22, died Friday night after he was shot with a Taser gun, Boulder County Coroner Thomas Faure said.
The cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy was scheduled Monday.

Police Sgt. Terry Maschka has said the suspect displayed "assaultive behavior" and that the officer feared for his life before firing the Taser.
Officers said the incident started with police surveillance of an outdoor marijuana grow operation in a field. Police said Wilson may have been living in a field growing marijuana plants...

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