another week closer to the eschaton…

according to ARPAgeddon (IPv4Countdown) we have less than 7 days until there will be NO MORE IPv4 addresses available. does this mean that we’re going to see a mass, instantaneous conversion to IPv6? does it mean no more domain names? does it mean internet will die? nobody appears to care…

GOP senator: Federal ban on child labor is unconstitutional – see? that’s what you get for electing a republican! of course, it’s not an awful lot different if you elect a democrat…

Congress Passes Socialized Medicine and Mandates Health Insurance – In 1798 – what kind of human being would vote against universal health care?

Health Authorities Want Depression-Causing Drugs Added To Water Supply – another reason why i drink artesian well water… i’m depressed enough as it is.

FDA System Approves Nonexistent Product from Nonexistent Company for Human Testing – we have lost control of the government…

DoJ veteran sees ‘dangerous precedent’ in letting Bush officials walk – i’m increasingly surprised that more people aren’t up in arms about this…

Homeland Security’s laptop seizures – if you leave the country, for whatever reason, the probability that you will have your electronic devices (laptops, smart phones, ipads, memory sticks, etc.) searched, seized, potentially copied and returned “if they feel like it”, without warrants or reasons, is very high… and it doesn’t matter if your attorney/client or clergy/penitent communications, private medical and psychiatric information and the like are on that device. either you submit to a search and seizure, or you don’t get back into the country… and they call me a terrorist… 😐

‘No Refusal’ Blood Test Checkpoint Program Continues To Expand Nationwide – um, what happened to Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution and it’s specific mention of protection from self-incrimination, which has been the law ever since the magna carta?? 😡 i guess it’s time to post this again, for all the good it will do…

When they took the fourth amendment,
     I was quiet because I didn’t deal drugs.
When they took the sixth amendment,
     I was quiet because I was innocent.
When they took the second amendment,
     I was quiet because I didn’t own a gun.
Now they’ve taken the first amendment,
     and I can say nothing about it.

MYTH: the catholic church never instructed bishops to withhold evidence or suspicion of crimes from police – a claim that has been repeated in news stories ever since it first started coming out that priests had been abusing children. REALITY: 1997 letter from the Vatican warned Ireland’s Catholic bishops not to report all suspected child-abuse cases to police

and, speaking of catholics, Pope’s blood to be built into altar – it’s like pharyngula said, they aren’t even trying to avoid the connection to voodoo, vampires, and blood magic… but if they don’t build something incorporating some body part of his, then they won’t have anything to revere in 500 years. 😐

And Now, For No Particular Reason, a Rant About Facebook – with which i totally agree… although i do not have a facebook account, because i truly don’t care if people have trouble getting in touch with me. if they want to be in touch with me, they’ll have to do it like normal people and use email or the telephone, because i’m not going to start a facebook account.

Officials fear bath salts are growing drug problem – instead of snorting bath salts, which are dangerous, why don’t people smoke cannabis, which has never killed anybody? oh, that’s right… cannabis is illegal… 😐

Cat ordered to do jury service – I FIND U ALL GILTY! kthnxby… 😐