Apparently the US released these pictures of Saddam in his BVD’s to sort of try to humiliate the resistance in Iraq. This has contravened Saddam’s rights as a prisoner and could have broken the Geneva Convention.Wow, great that we have such incredible psychological warfare techniques available. Right on guys, let’s torture Iraqi’s in prison and … Continue reading “Saddunderpants”
Apparently the US released these pictures of Saddam in his BVD’s to sort of try to humiliate the resistance in Iraq. This has contravened Saddam’s rights as a prisoner and could have broken the Geneva Convention.Wow, great that we have such incredible psychological warfare techniques available. Right on guys, let’s torture Iraqi’s in prison and allow photos to circulate, then let’s allow fake stories about desecrating a religious book become widespread, and finally let’s take upskirt pictures of a discredited old man and circulate them to the tabloids. With friends like this working on our side, we’ll be lucky if the insurgency ever ends. They have no idea what damage control is. Things like this make me feel like I’m on the wrong side.
Just when the world seems darkest, great news comes. Imagine…a brand new species of monkey! And it stands nearly three feet tall…that is just over half the height of Kim Jong Il.
May 19, 2005 — When a team of scientists first heard hunters from Tanzania’s Wanyakyusa tribe talk about a quiet, black-faced monkey that hung out in high elevations, they weren’t sure if it was real or a “spirit” animal from the tribe’s oral tradition.
“Sometimes the difference between real and spiritual animals is not clear-cut when you speak with the Wanyakyusa. So we went into the forest with one of the hunters,” said Tim Davenport, director of Wildlife Conservation Society’s Southern Highlands Conservation Program in southwestern Tanzania. “That was the only way we could determine it was real in the way we understand the term ‘real’ to be.”
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian village was left baffled Thursday after its lake disappeared overnight.
NTV television showed pictures of a giant muddy hole bathed in summer sun, while fishermen from the village of Bolotnikovo looked on disconsolately.
“It is very dangerous. If a person had been in this disaster, he would have had almost no chance of survival. The trees flew downwards, under the ground,” said Dmitry Zaitsev, a local Emergencies Ministry official interviewed by the channel.
Officials in Nizhegorodskaya region, on the Volga river east of Moscow, said water in the lake might have been sucked down into an underground water-course or cave system, but some villagers had more sinister explanations.
“I am thinking, well, America has finally got to us,” said one old woman, as she sat on the ground outside her house.
This is pretty amazing. It seems like the practical applications for this virus would be pretty far ranging. Huge, as a matter of fact.
AN OBESITY VIRUS?
By Sean Henahan, Access Excellence
NEW ORLEANS (4/07/97) Is obesity caused by a virus? New virological and biochemical findings could lead to new treatment approaches for obesity, according to reports at the annual meeting of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
University of Wisconsin researchers report that as many as 15% of obese people carry antibodies to a form of adenovirus (Ad-36) that has been implicated in obesity in other animals. The researchers tested 154 obese and 45 lean human volunteers for the presence of antibodies to Ad-36. He found about 15 percent of the obese volunteers had antibodies to Ad-36 while the lean volunteers showed none.
The antibody-positive obese people had significantly lower cholesterol and triglycerides levels than the antibody-negative obese people, a pattern similar to that seen in animals infected with Ad-36. But the two groups did not differ on any of 29 other measures the researchers compared, including age or family history of obesity. In male patients in particular, the presence of antibodies was associated with a significantly better response to treatment with obesity drugs
Between 80 and 90 million Americans are obese, defined as having a body-mass index of 27 or above. Body mass index is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. A viral connection to obesity in humans has never been seriously considered before, the researchers noted.
Kim Jong Il let famine kill 1.5 million North Koreans because he wouldn’t accept aid from the capitalist pigs (us), and when any surviving citizens tried to flee on a snack run they were shot on sight.
You know, in doing a little research I realized it was Kim Jong Il’s dad that claimed to have invented the toaster. He also had it widely reported that he walked on the moon. Frankly I’m a little disappointed as I thought it was Jong Il not Jong Sung. But lil Kim still gets points for being the most photogenic fun dictator.