“Events like this, if they are influenced by anything, are influenced by news programs like your own. When an unbalanced kid walks into a school and starts shooting, it becomes a major media event. Cable news drops ordinary programming and goes around the clock with it. The story is assigned a logo and a theme song; these two kids were packaged as the Trench Coat Mafia. The message is clear to other disturbed kids around the country: If I shoot up my school, I can be famous. The TV will talk about nothing else but me. Experts will try to figure out what I was thinking. The kids and teachers at school will see they shouldn’t have messed with me. I’ll go out in a blaze of glory.”
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Last night my buddy Mark and I were hanging out on my back deck when almost simultaneously we saw an orange lite rise up from behind a cluster of trees and start flying slowly through the air. It was soon followed by a second and third light.
The third light vanished quickly, but the other two flew at more or less the same speed in the same direction, though it seemed as if they varied their courses slightly. After about 20-30 seconds, they each faded away and were gone.
We sat there marveling over what we saw. I was quick enough to whip out my phone and shoot video, though all you can see on it is a couple of flickering orange lights on a black background.
About 3 minutes later, we watched another light come from the same place and do the same thing! This time I ran in to grab Rachael and she made it out in time to watch it with us. This light went off in the same direction and vanished about the same place over Reynold’s Mountain.
We heard no noises at all coming from the direction of the lights. They remained solid until they disappeared: no flashing lights, nothing similar to an aircraft.
Mark got on the Internet later and discovered someone else had see the same thing back in February:
Exact same description, exact same location. A little more Google revealed that others witnessed the same types of lights in other places around the world over the last week hours or so. The following articles describe very similar behavior of orange lights. The included videos and photos show exactly what we saw last night.
June 6 in Apple Valley, California
May 29 in Michigan
May 30 in Lincoln, NE
May 27 in Plymouth, Mass
May 22 in Blenhein, New Zealand
April 8 in Sacramento
If you have seen anything like this, I’d love to know!
The whole anti-SOPA saga has been hindered by the fact that it’s hard to understand the issues unless you are a geek. For that matter, the whole SOPA sags is an issue because it was written by people who clearly don’t understand its ramifications, and are not geeks.
A brilliant idea was born on Reddit which takes the issue and makes it something easier to get the gist of, and in a way that many people will help to perpetuate: the email chain letter. Here, complete with spelling and grammar errors, is what you can copy and paste into an email. Send it to your mom and ask her to send it to everyone in her email list.
ATTENTION!!!!! A NEW BILL BEING PASSED BY CONGRESS THREATENS TO REMOVE FACEBOOK!!! THIS DOESN’T MEAN NO MORE FACEBOOK, IT MEANS THE END OF YOUTUBE, GOOGLE, YAHOO NEWS, AND MANY MANY MORE!!!! THIS IS AN IMPORTANT BILL THAT CAN’T BE PASSED BY THE GOVERNMENT BY ANY MEANS NECESSERY!!!!!
This scary new bill is called SOPA will censor the internet! This will cause massive damage to what makes the internet so great for everyone! Youtube, Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo, basically the whole internet is upset that Congress would do something like this! This threatens our first amendment rights and MUST BE STOPPED!!!
If you think this doesn’t matter, than think about this. The internet belongs to the people and is a great way to get across the message of the almighty! As you and I both know, there are way too many athiests in power right now and I’m sure they would love nothing more than to stop people from spearding the message of GOD! If your a Christian, please stand up for what is right and pray with your family and inform everyone you know and pray with them to that this bill does not make it past Congress! It would not only do great damage to help the spreading of the message of GOD, Jesus and the holy spirit it would hinder all kinds of free speech as well!!!
So as you can see SOPA will basically kill the internet!!! Please stand up for your first amendment rights and inform everyone you know!!!! Call your repersentatives and tell them to say NO!!! America is the land of the free and that includes the internet!!!!
Spread the word, stop SOPA!
Seems pretty obvious to me. If you factor in how cheap it is to watch Netflix, or how you can often get free movies by way of your local cable provier’s “On Demand” type service, it’s even cheaper to stay at home.
Limewire, the file sharing service thousands of people have used for trading music illegally (and legally), is on the hook for over $1 billion. BP is on the hook for $69 million for what looks to be the largest man-made catastrophe the Earth has ever seen (aside from The Backstreet Boys).
“The amount of statutory damages awarded in this case easily could be in the hundreds of millions of dollars (if not over a billion dollars),” the RIAA wrote to Wood, in seeking a court order to freeze LimeWire’s assets (.pdf). The Napster case eventually settled for more than $300 million.”
How did this happen?
Amount that the U.S. wedding industry would gain each year if gays wed at the same rate as straights: $17,000,000,000
Amount that U.S. divorce attorneys would gain if gays also divorced at the same rate: $1,900,000,000
How’s that for something mind boggling?