09/29/2012

Belgium's SKEPP, offers € 1 million for anyone able to show paranormal abilities.

Translated to english from the original in 'Het belang van Limburg', seen here.

Anyone who thinks they have paranormal abilities, and are able to prove it, can now go knock on the door of SKEPP, the belgian network for critical evaluation of pseudo-science and the paranormal. This was already possible, but now the organisation sees things bigger. Whoever is able to kick science in the butt, no longer gets €10K, but one million euro.

In Belgium, a procedural error set a killer free after 2 months of jail.

Translated to english from the flemish paper 'Het belang van Limburg', seen here

In Belgium, it's possible that a man shoots his ex-girlfriend in the head and gets to leave prison 2 months later due to a procedural error. People are appalled, also within the justice system.

Several top lawyers have particularly crass comments on the release of Simons. Jef Vermassen let it be known that it is time to punish those responsible for similar procedural errors. "As long as there's no real sactions for those who commit these errors, errors will always be made", he said.

"In any private corporation one would be fired for such grave errors", says top attorney Sven Mary. "Not so in our justice system. We should ponder this."

12/18/2010

Lessons from a dutch Julian Assange, Chris Hölsken

Instead of telling you what I don't know about the Assange-schebackle, let me tell you about a case involving the mayor of our neighbouring town. Chris Hölsken brought the anger of that mayor upon himself when he called the town a pedovillage on his website that fights against child porn and informs the public of pedophiles. This all happened a while ago, but this very week it was in the news again. What happened, you ask?

Well, for the second night in a row, someone has thrown a rock through the window of a house in the town. The inhabitants were mentioned on the website. So the mayor and the minister of justice simply want to remove the site asap, because they won't have it that citizens start taking justice in their own hands. Both politicians are trying hard to take the website down, and are now investigating if they can hold Hölsken responsible for the damage caused.

Translating to the Assange-case, how likely is it they'll hold Julian responsible for future terrorist attacks? What is really the problem here for anyone? If this is the information age, can we at least learn to deal with its freedom? Both these websites have proven merits, they're only making a common error as explained in Jon Stewart's words : Stop with the drama already, we're not that easily impressed. We know our governments lie to us, we know there are pedophiles in our neighbourhoods and families.

They both can have their websites, but they should act like adults, not like mud-flinging kiddies.

12/11/2010

Google simulates Near-Death Experience, flashes your life before you

near-death-experience-1.jpgI'm just thinking out loud here.
This is not news.
Think about it for yourself.

How long could it take them?

12/05/2010

Greed of the super-rich is an issue...



Rep. Bernie Sanders with a frightening summary of today's income inequality. The greed of the wealthiest knows no bounds and they're on a warpath against the middle class.
- Eighty percent of all new income earned from 1980 to 2005 has gone to the top 1 percent, but it's not enough.
- The very executives that almost collapsed the world economy now earn more than they did before they needed to be bailed out.

Now, it looks like they'll get even more taxcuts they won't use. Not exactly the change we voted for, Mr. President.

09/04/2010

Headless bodies and clueless governors in Arizona

Olbermann still hard at work. Love it.

06/10/2010

Afghanistan is longest war in US, beating Vietnam



Party in the White House... Yes, we can!

06/02/2010

Is Obama going to run BP?!

04/28/2010

Outrageous fraud at Goldman Sachs

 

Banking USA... oh, the humanity.

04/01/2010

Cenk on the money

Cenk gives another splendid analysis... as usual

03/24/2010

Keith destroys the right wingnuts

03/12/2010

Cash rules everything

Wyclef Jean - Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) (feat. Akon, Lil Wayne, Niia)


Some live for the bill
Some kill for the bill
She whine for the bill
Grind for the bill
(and she used to be the sweetest girl)
Some steal for the bill, if they got to pay they bill
(and she used to be the sweetest girl)
Tonight Wyclef, Akon, Weezy on the bill

High school she was that girl that make me do the hula hoop around the gym
(Just to get a peek again, she's a 10)
High school she was
That girl that make me do the hula hoop around the gym
(Just to get a peek again, she's a 10)
Never thought that she would come and work for the president
Mr. George Washington (where my money at?)
She thought he'd call (where my money at?)
She had a good day, bad day, sunny day, rainy day
All he wanna know is is (where my money at?)
Closed legs don't get fed, go out there and make my bread
All he wanna know is (where my money at?)
She ended up in a road car, bruised up, scarred hard
All he wanna know is (where my money at?)
She thought he'd call (where my money at?)

See I'mma tell you like you told me
Cash rules everything around me
Singin' dollar dollar bill y'all (dollar, dollar bill y'all)
Singin' dollar dollar bill y'all (dollar, dollar bill y'all)

Pimpin' got harder cos, hoes got smarter
On the strip is something they don't wanna be a part of
Rather be up in the club shakin' for some dub
Then triple times the money and spending it like they wanna
They got they mind on they money, money on they mind
They got they finger on the trigger, hand on the nines
See everyday they feel the struggle, but staying on they grind
And ain't nobody takin' from us, and that's the bottom line

But I know there's a drop in the block
You move slow
You getting' pressure from cops
you don't know not to lay low
Because 25 to life is no joke
To all my real gorillas thuggin'
On top of corners every day strugglin'
All the beautiful women getting' money
Washin' them dollar bills like laundry

Cos' I'ma tell you like you told me
Cash rules everything around me
Singin' dollar dollar bill y'all (dollar, dollar bill y'all)
Singin' dollar dollar bill y'all (dollar, dollar bill y'all)

Money, money-money-money
Money, money-money-money
It drives the world crazy

[Niia] She used to be
[Weezy] She used to be the sweetest girl

She used to be the sweetest girl ever
Now she like sour ameretta
She wears a dress to the T like the letter
And if you make it rain she will be under the weather
She used to run track back in high school
Now she tricks off the track right by school
She takes a loss cos she don't wanna see her child lose
So respect her, I'll pay up for the time used
And then she runs to the pastor
And he tells her there will be a new chapter
But she feels no different after
And then she asks him... where my money at?

Cos' I'ma tell you like you told me
Cash rules everything around me
Singin' dollar dollar bill y'all (dollar, dollar bill y'all)
Singin' dollar dollar bill y'all (dollar, dollar bill y'all)

Some live for the bill
Some kill for the bill (oh where my money at?)
She whine for the bill
Grind for the bill (oh where my money at?)
Some steal for the bill, if they got to pay the bill (oh where my money at?)
Tonight Wyclef, Akon, Weezy on the bill
(oh) were my money at?

03/09/2010

Church is not the place to help the poor

03/07/2010

Why Chris Matthews is in the stupid category



I almost forgot why I dislike Chris Matthews so much, but TYT was there to refresh my memory. Somebody should kick that baby.

Obama caves in again

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