Category Archives: The Current Situation

US planning to recruit one in 24 Americans as citizen spies

Next time you’re around a group of people, take a look around. Doesn’t matter if you’re at work, in class, at the grocery store, standing in line for a movie, at a party at someone’s house, or at a concert. … Continue reading

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The Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports conspiracy site

My favorite High Weirdness site of the moment. All the hallmarks of primo-paranoia are here: gratuitous exclamation points, secret documents the government doesn’t want you to know about, oddly bolded and italicized text, trillions (TRILLIONS!) of unaccounted cash, the requisite … Continue reading

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Can’t tell the players without a program? The Economist’s guide to corporate scandals

Perplexed by the number of corporate scandals? The Economist runs through the players and tells you who’s a crook, who’s “overly optimistic”, and who’s cooking the books. [via Red Rock Eater]

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X-Files plot comes to life… Scientists Say Mass Vaccination Is Best Response to a Smallpox Attack

I’m positive there was a X-Files plot that had to do with something being put in a mass vaccination program. More fuel for the paranoia machine. [via Scientific American]

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Bush II now using “national security” to shut down union organizing

The Bush II administration is using the Homeland Security reorganization as an opportunity to do some union busting. On grounds of national security, Bush has iced a nascent union for federal prosecutors being aggressively organized at the U.S. Attorney’s Office … Continue reading

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Supermarket Cards: The Pricing Issues

Some interesting background data on supermarket membership cards. In the eyes of many consumers the pricing issues surrounding supermarket “loyalty” card programs can be summed up in one simple concept: those who don’t have a card pay more at the … Continue reading

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Pentagon Program Promotes Psychopharmacological Warfare

Straight from the pages of Stanislaw Lem’s The Futurological Congress comes this… “The Advantages and Limitations of Calmatives for Use as a Non-Lethal Technique”, a 49 page report obtained last week by the Sunshine Project under US information freedom law, … Continue reading

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More cities defying the Patriot Act

The resistance finally hits a major network… Over the last three months, the Massachusetts cities of Cambridge, Northampton and Amherst and the township of Leverett, as well as the town of Carrboro, N.C., all passed resolutions that call the USA … Continue reading

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From the IRC Quote Database…

Recently found in the IRC Quote Database… <xterm> The problem with America is stupidity. I’m not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don’t we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the … Continue reading

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Victory over communism! The indestructible sandwich…

Straight from the pages of Buckaroo Banzai’s airdroppable watermelon, comes this story… The US Military has perfected the indestructible sandwich. Capable of surviving airdrops, rough handling and extreme climates, and just about anything except a GI’s jaws, the new “pocket” … Continue reading

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