August 31, 2006

Quick Thoughts

Louis Barletta, the mayor of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, has thrown down the gauntlet to those who think America belongs to anyone who can walk across the border. The ACLU and a Puerto Rican group have taken up the challenge. And the mayor has upped the ante by hiring as defense counsel the former head of immigration in the Department of Justice.

Step one in this legal clash, likely to go to the U.S. Supreme Court, was a series of three ordinances passed in Hazleton. Propelled by several local crimes apparently committed by illegal aliens, and inspired by the mayor, the city council decided to fine landlords who knowingly rent space to illegal aliens. It also decided to deny licenses to local businesses which knowingly hire such aliens. Lastly, it declared that English would be the official language of the town.

Step two is the federal suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the town, claiming that it was “unconstitutionally” seeking “to enforce immigration laws.” Joining the ACLU in filing the case was the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. This is an odd partner because legal residents of Puerto Rico are American citizens. Laws directed at illegal aliens don’t have any application to them.

chronwatch.com

I was not aware that enforcing our own laws was unconstitutional, then in that case I'm speeding like mad today! w00t!

Speaking to veterans at the American Legion's convention in Salt Lake City Tuesday, Rumsfeld compared critics of the war to those who favored appeasement of the Nazis, and he warned that "any kind of moral and intellectual confusion about who and what is right or wrong can severely weaken the ability of free societies to persevere."

This is really outrageous. Of course the American people - including critics of the war - have no trouble understanding the difference between terrorists and the people we have elected to run our government.

Newsday.com

Someone is not paying attention here. The writer of this piece has obviously been living in a hole or has not met the crazy people I have who hate everything about our country, including the 'neocon nazi terrorist bushy crew' or whatever their new term of the day is.

Posted by Muddy at 07:39 AM | Comments (0)

August 26, 2006

Steelers @ Eagles *Updated*

1st half is done.
Get it Here

2nd Half is done and up.
Get it Here

Posted by Muddy at 11:00 AM | Comments (0)

August 25, 2006

Vikings @ Steelers 2nd Half

Finally Done!
Get It Here

Posted by Muddy at 10:41 PM | Comments (0)

Ray, think before you speak, please

Ray sits in his office, the phone line is quiet, the staff have gone home.
He needs 'Chocolate Town' to be in the news again, but what can he do?
Katrina?
No he has played that to death.
Racism?
No, that also is losing it's charm.
Absurd, moronic and outlandish statements?
Bingo! That always draws attention.

'You guys in New York can't get a hole in the ground fixed'

NEW YORK (AP) -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin criticized efforts to redevelop the World Trade Center site when confronted in a television interview about delays in rebuilding his city after Hurricane Katrina.

During the CBS "60 minutes" interview, a correspondent pointed out flood-damaged cars still on the streets of New Orleans' devastated Ninth Ward. Nagin replied, "You guys in New York can't get a hole in the ground fixed, and it's five years later. So let's be fair," according to CBS.

The program is scheduled to air Sunday night. Text and a video clip from the Nagin piece were posted on CBS' Web site Thursday.

CNN


Ray, can I speak freely here?

How about you stop pushing blame around, stand up say "I screwed up and now it's time to fix this mess".
Can you do that Ray, can you?

Your citizens deserve you, the morons who voted for you in N.O. and who keep voting for you and living 'under water' deserve whatever you come up with next.

Posted by Muddy at 06:17 PM | Comments (1)

Shuttle Astronauts Arrive To Prepare For Sunday Launch

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Atlantis' six astronauts arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Thursday as the countdown clock began ticking toward a Sunday launch of the space shuttle.

"We have a saying back in Texas, 'It's time to walk the walk,"' said Brent Jett, Atlantis' commander, after arriving from Houston by training jet. "We are ready for the challenge ... All we need is a little good weather on Sunday and we'll be out of here."

This mission is the start of a renewed effort to finish building the international space station before the cargo-carrying shuttles are retired in 2010.

WFTV.com

I wonder how much this is costing us? How many kevlar vests, humvee armor upgrades and such could we have bought instead?

Posted by Muddy at 07:00 AM | Comments (2)

August 24, 2006

The Future of America

OAXACA, Mexico, Aug. 23 — For three months, civil unrest has gripped this lovely colonial city like a hound with a rabbit, leaving two people dead, crippling the tourist industry and shuttering schools.

The original cause of the strife — a teachers’ strike for better pay — has become lost in the escalating violence and the revolutionary demands of the protesters, who now demand that Gov. Ulises Ruiz step down.

The teachers’ union has been joined by scores of social organizations, some of them with leftist philosophies.


New York Times

If we leave our borders unchecked and the Bush philosophy of handing our country over to illegal immigrants stands, this is the future of America.

We need to be positive that whoever is elected to the Senate and Congress this November is going to leave the status quo and DO something about this. Regardless of party, or lack thereof.

America should open it's arms to all who want to come BE Americans, and to those who want to USE America we should firmly plant our collective foot into their backsides.

Posted by Muddy at 11:40 AM | Comments (1)

August 23, 2006

KDKA Steelers Game Production Sucks

It may not seem all that big a deal to the average joe, but to me it's huge.
Editing down Steelers games that are covered by KDKA is a nightmare. Unlike normally NFL games that are produced by seasoned network people, pre-season games are covered by both teams local folks.
KDKA seems to me to be the worst.
That being said I'm editing the game and hope to start processing it tonight.


Rejoice!
Vikings @ Steelers 1st Half is now complete and ready for your enjoyment.
Get it Here

Posted by Muddy at 05:48 PM | Comments (5)

U.S. Stop Screwing With our Food!

BRUSSELS: Prospects of a European Union ban on import of rice from the U.S. loomed large as EU authorities sought details of a gene-modified and unapproved rice variety developed by Bayer CropScience AG, which may have found way into rice consignments meant for export to Europe.

The U.S. agriculture secretary Mike Johanns had notified the European Commission last week that trace elements of an unauthorized, genetically modified rice were detected in long grain rice samples that were meant for commercial use. While the U.S. authorities have assured Brussels there is no environmental or human health risk by using the rice by humans or animals, the commission is seeking information, which may be indicative of its indication in imposing curbs on imports.

A commission spokesperson, Antonia Mochan, told a news conference that the commission is seeking information that it needs to make a decision from the U.S. authorities as well as Bayer.

EarthTimes.org

As a staunch supporter or organic farming and fair trade food this sickens me. Why we feel the need to screw with the perfect things God made and man has been happily using for thousands of years is beyond me. Rice, so simple so perfect, so let's jack with it so we can make it hold up under the shower of dangerous chemicals we want to spray on it.
Are the buffoons at Bayer AG retarded??
I think I'm starting my own country, organistan. :-P

Posted by Muddy at 06:59 AM | Comments (0)

Dutch F-16's Escort Airliner back to Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Two Dutch fighter planes accompanied a U.S. Northwest Airlines plane bound for Mumbai back to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday, officials said.

A Dutch air traffic control spokeswoman said the plane was in German airspace when it turned back. A spokeswoman for Schiphol said the pilot had taken the decision to turn back but could give no further details.

Security has been increased at airports worldwide after British police said on Aug. 10 they had foiled a plot to blow up planes in the mid-Atlantic using liquid explosives disguised as drinks.

Dutch news agency ANP quoted police as saying a number of people had been taken off the Northwest plane and were being questioned.

Reuters.com

Ah, Islamic extremists. During an election year there is one group we can take everything they say they will do as a promise. Unlike our politicians who make loads of claims, threats and 'campaign promises' that we know they will never keep.

Posted by Muddy at 06:58 AM | Comments (0)

August 22, 2006

Pilotless F-35 breaks cover

Lockheed Martin has taken the wraps off studies of unmanned derivatives of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as it mounts a concerted campaign to establish itself in the unmanned systems market. Concepts studied by Lockheed's Skunk Works include both optionally piloted and dedicated unmanned versions of the JSF.

"Two to three years ago we started looking at what could be done with the F-35," says Frank Mauro, deputy director unmanned aeronautical systems. The Skunk Works has taken both the optionally piloted and dedicated unmanned JSFs through concept design, he says, and is waiting until all three manned variants have flown before pursuing the idea.

Flight International

It makes you wonder, if they are making this public, what technology beyond this is still being hidden. :-)
I still think the XF-23 beat the pants off the F-22 in it's head to head testing where it lost in the end. If we're spending hundreds of millions on one plane shouldn't we demand the best?
Just my two cents.

Posted by Muddy at 03:37 PM | Comments (8)

Video Update

Savran from the 14th and 15th are now up, enjoy.

*update*
On a side not I'm not at all happy with the way the Steelers/Vikings game recorded.
1st half ended up 1.4G and so I'm re-ripping it to 1G and will re-record it on Wednesday. May end up using that one.

Posted by Muddy at 02:35 AM | Comments (15)

August 20, 2006

Updates

Bad news.

I had some kind of issue with my drive I record the games/shows on and had to replace it. Just in time for the vikings game. :-)
However everything that was on it is now gone, including Beck and all Steelers news that was not already on my workstation.

Good News.
I will have the Steelers/Vikings game up.

Also PST from the 12th is up, postgame of the Cardinals game, good stuff.
Get it Here

Posted by Muddy at 05:25 PM | Comments (0)

August 19, 2006

Bill Cowher Interview

The Savran on SportsBeat Bill Cowher interview special is now ready.
A must see for all serious Steelers fans.
Get it Here

Any by popular demand it's in full 640x480 rez encoded in Xvid video and MP3 audio (128k) so you can burn it and play on any DVD player that supports Xvid.

Posted by Muddy at 01:50 PM | Comments (0)

August 17, 2006

Steelers Video Update

Slowly getting caught up.

PST from the 9th is now up, you can get it Here.

Savan on SportsBeat from the 10th Here

*EDIT 22:20*

PST for the 10th is now up.
Get it Here

Posted by Muddy at 06:09 AM | Comments (0)

August 15, 2006

Glenn Beck Update

Glenn Beck from the 10th is up here

Glenn Beck from the 11th is up here

Posted by Muddy at 10:35 PM | Comments (0)

Terrorism charges dropped in cell-phone case

MARIETTA, Ohio — A southeastern Ohio prosecutor has decided not to seek terrorism charges against two Michigan men arrested after they bought large numbers of cell phones.

Washington County Prosecutor James Schneider said yesterday that he didn't have enough evidence to present the felony terrorism charges to a grand jury. He said in a news release that he needs more information to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

"At this time we didn't see a link that we could prove," Schneider said in a phone interview, adding he was referring to both terrorism in general and any specific group.

The Columbus Dispatch

They are still being charged with a misdemeanor for lying to police. I'm not sure if that involves a fine for what. It's a double edged sword of sorts, you arrest two suspicious men who begin their relationship with police by lying. Then after a few days let them go and now you have angered the already angry muslim community in America. Typical catch twenty two.

Posted by Muddy at 09:00 AM | Comments (30)

August 14, 2006

Cyclops Baby Born in India

CHENNAI, India -- Medical staff who helped deliver a one-eyed child born here last week believe the mother may have been given an experimental anti-cancer drug, according to an internal hospital report seen by Wired News.

The report, from Kasturba Gandhi Hospital for Women and Children in Chennai, cites two potential causes for the birth defect: Either it was the result of an undetected chromosomal disorder or the mother was exposed to Cyclopamine, a drug that is being researched by a number of U.S. pharmaceutical companies as a potential cancer treatment.

There is no reference in the report on how Cyclopamine became listed as a possible cause.

Wired News

Wow, if you need any evidence that we should be testing on animals THIS is it.
Screw the monkeys, test away i say.
Whoever the pharmaceutical company is that did this needs to fund this girls medical expenses for the rest of her (likely short) life.

Posted by Muddy at 12:08 PM | Comments (1)

August 13, 2006

Whoops

I created the torrent for the 2nd half of the game and instead of typing 'mv' to move the video and torrent to the share directory I typed 'rm' and deleted it.
Whoops.

It's processing again.

Also I made it 800mb instead of 700mb so the quality should be a bit better. I'll be toying around with different configs this week trying to get you all a better picture.

It's preseason for me as well. :-)

***UPDATE***

2nd half is done, enjoy.
Get It Here

Posted by Muddy at 12:19 PM | Comments (0)

Dearborn, MI: Battlefront America

NPR has a two part series concerning Dearborn, MI. It's a surprisinglys straight look at the growing war brewing right here in America.

Naim Bazzi sits with about 14 other Lebanese men in a circle in the front living room of his house in an upscale part of Dearborn, Mich. The town is home to the nation's largest Lebanese-American community. Some of the men finger Islamic prayer beads; all are somber. They are here to mourn, to pay respects.

Bazzi left Lebanon in 1976; his parents stayed behind. Last week, Bazzi lost his elderly mother, Amina, in the southern Lebanese village of Bint Jbeil. She was too old to leave when fighting broke out.

From NPR

Honestly I'm shocked NPR would play the audio from the protests, how will they survive the outrage from the kook fringe that wants America to be the evil in every news report.
Only time will tell.

Posted by Muddy at 10:40 AM | Comments (42)

August 12, 2006

Steelers vs. Cardinals

The game is now underway.

Steelers win the toss and Ben drives them down the field with ease until Marvel misses a block then gives up on the play and Ben gets chased down and sacked.
Jeff attempts a 54 yard field goal just wide left.

Hope Marvel can get it together for the next series.

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Now the Cards have their first series and get 7.
The D sure seemed to be confused and covering three quality receivers gave them fits.
Get it fixed LeBeau.

Second Series Steelers back in, Batch running the show, makes a good pass to Cedrick then Duce does little to nothing.
Santonio comes in 3rd and 5 makes his first pro catch, a short jumper for the first down.

End 1st Qtr.

Posted by Muddy at 04:19 PM | Comments (115)

Tracker(s) Update

All torrents will go down tonight while I move everything over to a new tracker.
There will be no need to register with anyone, full access to all torrents. (yea)

My tracker here will stop tonight as well as everything will move over.
That means all new torrent files, you will have to grab the new torrents if your in the middle of downloading something. It should pick up where it left off.


**UPDATE**
I have the Month archive of GB for May, June and July up, as well as Aug 7, 8 and 9. All torrents show zero seeds, do not pay attention to that, I AM seeding them.

Also have Savran up for the month, will get PST up this morning.

Posted by Muddy at 05:35 AM | Comments (2)

August 11, 2006

Glenn Beck: Loses one potential fan

lmao, I get home from work and have this silly message from some person on demonoid.com that does not like Glenn Beck.

bloodstomper: I just reported your Glenn Beck uploads to staff. Glenn Beck is a scumbag. Thanks for nothing.

So I did my best to respond.

I'm happy for you. Your most welcome.

Holy smoke I love the internet.
You meet all kinds of people here, it's fantastic. :-P

Posted by Muddy at 04:52 PM | Comments (8)

August 10, 2006

Watch Commericals or go to Jail

Not really, yet.
Seems advertisers are hacked that we don't want to watch their stupid commercials.
Really, how many people watch TV (outside of the Superbowl) for the commercials?
I don't know anyone.
So the fact that crappywood (my pet name for hollywood) and it's pundits are pushing for, of all things making it a law you have to watch commercials, seems a bit like socialism than capitalism.

Whether you use TiVo, Freevo, MythTV or any other of the many suites out there that allow you to record TV on demand or on a schedule, one of the most popular reasons for doing so is the ability to skip commercials. This has angered many in the advertisement industry, who claim that the ability to skip commercials is “destroying” TV advertising. Some are even trying to push legislation that would force people to watch commercials. In order to substantiate or dispute these claims, TiVo is doing some research by doing random samplings from their customers. They'll be looking for how often people jump commercials and what types of commercials they choose to watch. They'll start with a random sampling of 20,000 people.

From TechSpot News

Really this speaks volumes about the sad, sad condition our country is in, doesn't it?

As a proud long time MythTV user I happily skip ads, I also skip them live, I get enough lies at work all day I don't need them being pumped into my house.

Posted by Muddy at 11:47 AM | Comments (11)

Looking for translator (JP->EN)

Since I can't purchase Zoids Fuzors on DVD here in the U.S I'm looking for someone to translate the raw's for me. I will sub them and host them on my tracker and such.
Anyone interested can email me muddysmind at gmail dot com.

Posted by Muddy at 09:38 AM | Comments (1)

August 09, 2006

Tracker Updates

Glenn Beck from the 3rd and 4th are now up on the new tracker.

Also.

Since the folks who run the new tracker decided to halt all new registrations I've put the past few days Steelers news updates on my site while they sort themselves out. Email me at muddysmind at gmail dot com for the link.
Those of you who have pm'd me on the forums will be getting a pm back with the link.

Posted by Muddy at 08:36 AM | Comments (8)

August 07, 2006

Classic 'Busy' Work

'A bill to limit the acquisition by the United States of land located in a State in which 25 percent or more of the land in that State is owned by the United States. ' Bill # S.591

Original Sponsor:
Craig Thomas (R-WY)

Cosponsor Total: 5
(last sponsor added 03/10/2005)
5 Republicans

From Congress.org

I'm sorry, but I laughed out loud when I read this. This is a perfect example of 'busy' work, it's worded so you have to read it slowly and/or a few times so you think, wow Rep. Thomas sure worked hard on this. Not.
Fire this loser for wasting tax payer money and our time.

Posted by Muddy at 11:45 PM | Comments (1)

Methamphetamine Epidemic Elimination Act

Methamphetamine Epidemic Elimination Act Bill # H.R.3889

Original Sponsor:
Mark Souder (R-IN 3rd)

Cosponsor Total: 75
(last sponsor added 11/17/2005)
21 Democrats
54 Republicans

About This Legislation:
To further regulate and punish illicit conduct relating to methamphetamine, and for other purposes.

From Congress.org

Seriously, we have so very much going on in the world and in our country. Do we really need to spend time making laws on a federal level that ought to be dealt with on a local level?
Reason number one why all members of the House and Senate need to go bye-bye and let us start fresh. Wasting time.

'A bill to advance and strengthen democracy globally through peaceful means and to assist foreign countries to implement democratic forms of government, to strengthen respect for individual freedom, religious freedom, and human rights in foreign countries through increased United States advocacy, to strengthen alliances of democratic countries, to increase funding for programs of nongovernmental organizations, individuals, and private groups that promote democracy, and for other purposes. ' Bill # S.516

Original Sponsor:
John McCain (R-AZ)

Cosponsor Total: 6
(last sponsor added 07/26/2005)
3 Democrats
3 Republicans

From Congress.org

Since we have many on the far left wanting to talk about imperialism, here you go. How about we take the three on each side and boot them out now?
Just a thought.

Posted by Muddy at 11:31 PM | Comments (0)

US Senate Ratifies Cybercrime Treaty

The U.S. Senate today ratified the Convention on Cybercrime Treaty.
The purpose is to allow greater cooperation between the U.S. and Europe dealing with cybercrimes, however it's very, very broad language could lead to some questionable applications.

Article 1 section C is an example.

c "service provider" means:

i any public or private entity that provides to users of its service the ability to communicate by means of a computer system, and


According to this definition, it does not even have to be the internet. Just providing a null modem cable to direct connect two computers together, or a cat5 crossover cable. Seems to broad to me, I'm all for fighting cybercrime, but let's be logical about this.
Oh crap, I said logical when speaking about government, there goes any credibility I had.
:-/

Full Story @ Yahoo!

Posted by Muddy at 09:22 PM | Comments (11)

Glenn Beck Torrents

Two new torrents posted for Glenn Beck to the new tracker.
7/31 and 8/01 shows, 8/02 to be posted tonight as well.

Enjoy you sick freak!

Posted by Muddy at 09:18 PM | Comments (2)

August 05, 2006

Video Updates

Check the new tracker for the most recent Steelers news clips.
Updated tonight current as of last night.

Enjoy
and

Here we go Steelers! Here we go!

Also added may archive for Glenn Beck.

Posted by Muddy at 11:16 PM | Comments (0)

August 02, 2006

Marine Names Murtha in Defamation Suit

A Marine Corps staff sergeant who led the squad accused of killing two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, will file a lawsuit today in federal court in Washington claiming that Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) defamed him when the congressman made public comments about the incident earlier this year.

Attorneys for Frank D. Wuterich, 26, argue in court papers that Murtha tarnished the Marine's reputation by telling news organizations in May that the Marine unit cracked after a roadside bomb killed one of its members and that the troops "killed innocent civilians in cold blood." Murtha also said repeatedly that the incident was covered up.

From Washington Post

Nice to see someone making politicians be accountable for the trash they spew. I have no idea if SSGT Wuterich is guilty or not. However that is not the point.

Posted by Muddy at 05:59 PM | Comments (2)

August 01, 2006

Hurricane Season Update

On May 22, 2006, the National Hurricane Center announced its forecast that the upcoming north Atlantic hurricane season would be more active than usual. An average season has 11 named storms, including 6 hurricanes, of which 2 are major hurricanes. The forecast for 2006 is for 13–16 named storms, including 8–10 hurricanes, of which 4–6 may be major hurricanes. They do not expect a repeat of last year's record-breaking 28 named storms, however, which included 15 hurricanes, 7 of them major.

From infoplease.com


So Hurricane season is in it's prime, how many have hit the U.S.?

Well I did a quick google news search and found something interesting below.

If you look at the image above, the word hurricane turned up 409 articles on Tropical Storm Chris?
What?
So it's not even a hurricane, yet the word 'Hurricane' is all over it.

Then just below that 205 articles on the Miami Hurricane college football teams newest problems.

So there is no real news of a Hurricane this season, only tropical storms that are not hurricanes and may never be and some young kids who can't stay out of trouble.

OK, well then I guess I'll have to cancel my subscription to Hurricane Disasters Monthly.
I can only assume the global warming freaks are hacked about this, good thing it's hot or they would have nothing to toot their horns about.

*Editors Note*
The sarcasm in this article is in no way a wish for any hurricane to strike any place, we do not wish anyone harm. (except terrorists who want to kill free people)

Posted by Muddy at 09:02 PM | Comments (0)

Even Google knows Hezbollah does not want peace

I had an idea, so I gave it a whirl.

It was more revealing than I thought it would be.

I did a search for the exact phrase 'Hezbollah wants peace' on google news and guess what, zero articles had that phrase in the past few weeks. Zero, nobody not even the far left is claiming Hezbollah wants peace.
Shocked?
I am a little, I thought there had to be someone, some brainwashed site somewhere that believed that.
Now take the same phrase and swap Hezbollah for Israel, that brought up 26 articles. That seemed a little low, however it's not as if I was conducting some scientific experiment, just seeing what's out there.

So for those who claim Israel wants to destroy all the Arabs, Lebanese and Palestinians around them, maybe logic (and reality) would argue different.

Just my two cents.

Posted by Muddy at 01:41 PM | Comments (0)