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A hidden world, growing beyond control

The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.


These are some of the findings of a two-year investigation by The Washington Post that discovered what amounts to an alternative geography of the United States, a Top Secret America hidden from public view and lacking in thorough oversight. After nine years of unprecedented spending and growth, the result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe is so massive that its effectiveness is impossible to determine.


The investigation's other findings include:
* Some 1,271 government organizations and 1,931 private companies work on programs related to counterterrorism, homeland security and intelligence in about 10,000 locations across the United States.
* An estimated 854,…

so-called "World War II"

-This is a very funny post-

As I mentioned in my last entry, I've been watching Babylon 5 lately. It's not a perfect show, but it has one big advantage: it's consistent and believable.



Contrast this with Doctor Who. Doctor Who is fun to watch, but if you think about it for more than two seconds you notice it's full of plot holes and contradictions. Things that cause time travel paradoxes that threaten to destroy the universe one episode go without a hitch the next. And the TARDIS, the sonic screwdriver, and the Doctor's biology gain completely different powers no one's ever alluded to depending on the situation. The aliens are hysterically unlikely, often without motives or believable science, the characters will do any old insane thing when it makes the plot slightly more interesting, and everything has either a self-destruct button or an easily findable secret weakness that it takes no efforts to defend against.


But I guess I'm not complaining. If the show w…

A great blog I just found

The Church of SANTA-ology

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I have decided to start my own religion. Peace!

Seedbom, throw it grow it

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Wish more companies could say the same. Thank you Kabloom

Pimp Your Pavement

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http://www.guerrillagardening.org/
Just because you live in a city does't mean you can't help green your world. BE A GUERRILLA!!!!

Every Purchase Funds Global Literacy

Better World Books, check them out next time your looking for a book, and help out the world.

Daily Show's Lewis Black on Glenn Beck's Nazis (Hilarious)

Wow Glenn Beck just blows me away with is stupidity. The sad thing is, there are people who actually listen and believe him.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

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http://twitter.com/dalailama
http://www.facebook.com/DalaiLama?v=wall#!/DalaiLama?v=wall

Ok, am I the only human being on the planet that doesn't understand Twitter???

Surfrider Foundation-Oregon Chapter

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Ban the Bag! - A campaign to end single use plastic bags in PortlandJuly 14th, mark you calendars! WE're taking this fight to city hall! Engage! We're in the home stretch
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http://www.tricycle.com/

                    A Great Magazine, I highly recommend it.

A quick update

Well I spent a little time cleaning up the blog, getting some old links and pics off of here. Will work on it some more in the morning.

Lost but not forgoten

Well, I have been away for a long time, and I need to update my blog. I have missed blogging and will hopefully be able to update it and get back in the habit of blogging. So coming soon, a new and improved blog,,,,,hopefully.