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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Burn the climate change denier

Maybe it's time to start burning the climate change deniers?

(thanks for the inspiration Ian Plimer).

Some scientists who have questions about climate change:
Wikipedia list
The Petition Project

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ron Paul vs Paul Kanjorski on Bernanke reappointment – CNBC Squawkbox

In the course of this debate Ron Paul ends up giving an easily digestible summary of the problems with the Federal Reserve.
This clip is great for an overview of the Audit the Fed bill and economic problems caused by the Fed Reserve.

Monday, January 25, 2010

I Like Guns video by Steve Lee

Music - meh. Sentiment - yeh.

Album Available at www.ilikeguns.com.au and in all good Australian gun stores. Purchase the MP3 through iTunes. Also available through www.CDBaby.com

Written by Steve Lee
Produced by Bill Chambers
Video Filming & Production: Scott Richardson - Vision TV

Drums: BJ Barker
Electric Guitar, Bass, Dobro, Harmonys: Bill Chambers
Mandolin: Raechel Lee
Acoustic Guitar & Lead Vocals: Steve Lee

For more information visit www.ilikeguns.com.au

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Airport Body Scanners - Full Body Scanning Scam

UPDATE/CORRECTION 21/3/2011 - Full nude photos are a scam, but images can be stored and transmitted.

I was wrong about the body scanner photos that were in my original post. It turns out that they were a mock up. I can't find why the TSA didn't deny this and let people worry but these are not actual photos.

Two blog posts will give you the full story:

  • tatumba.com details the faking and shows the source.
  • gizmodo details the leaking of 100 saved images

Sorry about the mistake.

Original Post Follows:

Here's three good articles on full body scanning. The technology being pushed by the TSA for use in airports.

In summary:

  • They can store images
  • They can transmit images
  • They can produce 100% recognisable, full body nude images
Wikiprotest Blog article

Shows the images that can be generated:
(photo from stephenkinsella.com)

Wired.com article by Kim Zetter

"Contrary to public statements made by the Transportation Security Administration, full-body airport scanners do have the ability to store and transmit images, according to documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center."

Newsweek article by Jason Chaffetz

"In Utah, submitting to these scanners is optional, so I refused. I was given a pat-down search instead, but only after arguing with the TSA about my rights. I worry that, soon, none of us will have an option."

(and this is a congress critter whingeing!)

Update 10th February 2010 - Australia is now set to get body scanners

According to the ABC story "New airport measures not enough: expert" (By Brigid Glanville for PM and staff):

"Body scanners will be introduced at Australian international airports from next year to screen outbound travellers as part of the Government's $200 million plan."