February 6th, 2007

Chris Keeley

Astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry.

Hartsfield said he couldn't recall the last time an astronaut was arrested and said there were no rules against fraternizing among astronauts.



In this undated photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, NASA astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak is shown. U.S. Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak, 43, was arrested Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, for attempting to kidnap a woman she believed was romantically involved with another astronaut she was in love with, police said. (AP Photo/Orange County Sheriff's Department

Astronaut Charged With Kidnap Attempt

By MIKE SCHNEIDER
The Associated Press
Tuesday, February 6, 2007; 5:30 AM

 

ORLANDO, Fla. -- An astronaut drove 900 miles and donned a disguise to confront a woman she believed was her rival for the affections of a space shuttle pilot, police said. She was arrested Monday and charged with attempted kidnapping and other counts.

U.S. Navy Capt. Lisa Nowak, 43, who flew last July on a shuttle mission to the international space station, was also charged with attempted vehicle burglary with battery, destruction of evidence and battery. She was denied bail and is scheduled to make a court appearance Tuesday.

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Chris Keeley

For instance Sloth + Pride = Slackers

arrange the 7 Deadly Sins around a heptagon label them A-G, and connect each Sin to the others, you get 21 secondary sins

http://indexed.blogspot.com/2007/01/were-all-going-to-hell.html

7 Deadly Sins and their Combinations.

200702051712If you arrange the 7 Deadly Sins around a heptagon label them A-G, and connect each Sin to the others, you get 21 secondary sins. For instance Sloth + Pride = Slackers. Link (Via Neatorama)

Reader comment:

Ross says:

I rather enjoyed the post, both from a mathematical and theological perspective. But there's no reason to stop at secondary sins. You can count all the possible ways of combining any number of the 7 Deadlies by using the binomial coefficient. The total works out to be 127 ways to put together any number of the seven sins. Or 120 ways, if you don't count each of the seven sins individually.

Chris Keeley

NOW and THEN: Maggie Taylor at Zone Zero.

NOW and THEN: Maggie Taylor at Zone Zero.

http://zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/taylorm/index.html

Boys With Thinking Caps Maggie Taylor... Boys With Thinking Caps. From NOW and THEN: Maggie Taylor at Zone Zero. "...For more than eight years now I have been using a flatbed scanner instead of a traditional camera to record and interpret the objects I collect. I frequent flea markets and search on Ebay for old tintypes and toys that seem to have a story to tell. Then in my studio I make small pastel drawings as backgrounds and scan each element into my computer separately. Using Photoshop I am able to arrange and play with these layers in much the same way that I worked with objects in my studio for a still life photograph. I work very spontaneously and intuitively, trying to come up with images that have a resonance and a somewhat mysterious narrative content. There is no one meaning for any of the images, rather they exist as a kind of visual riddle or open-ended poem, meant to be both playful and provocative."
Chris Keeley

As the tapes were played, Mr. Libby sat mostly motionless and expressionless.

The audio tapes, which were played with a synchronized running transcript on television screens in the courtroom, seemed to hold the attention of the jurors, who also followed the dialogue printed in loose-leaf binders. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/06/washington/06libby.html?ei=5094&en=3cbf5e47bb0b0d38&hp=&ex=1170824400&partner=homepage&pagewanted=print


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Did I Say That? Memory Proves Weak in the Libby Perjury Trial

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Diary of the Leak Trial
February 6, 2007

Libby’s Grand Jury Tapes Are Heard in Court

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 — Prosecutors in the perjury trial of I. Lewis Libby Jr. on Monday played audio tapes in which Mr. Libby was heard testifying under oath before a grand jury that he had not discussed the identity of a Central Intelligence Agency operative with fellow administration officials in the summer of 2003.

The sound of Mr. Libby’s disembodied voice coursing through the courtroom vividly underlined the contrast between his sworn account and the testimony of the parade of prosecution witnesses presented to the jury in the last two weeks.

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Chris Keeley

So when are you going to come clean?

February 6, 2007

Mr. Cheney, Tear Down This Wall

At the Republican National Convention in 2000 that nominated him for vice president, Dick Cheney told a rapturous crowd that Democrats “will offer more lectures, and legalisms, and carefully worded denials. We offer another way, a better way, and a stiff dose of truth.”

So, Mr. Cheney, now that the Scooter Libby trial is raising doubts about your own integrity, you owe the nation an explanation. Here are a few questions to help frame your explanation of your activities:

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Chris Keeley

So when are you going to come clean?

February 6, 2007

Mr. Cheney, Tear Down This Wall

At the Republican National Convention in 2000 that nominated him for vice president, Dick Cheney told a rapturous crowd that Democrats "will offer more lectures, and legalisms, and carefully worded denials. We offer another way, a better way, and a stiff dose of truth."

So, Mr. Cheney, now that the Scooter Libby trial is raising doubts about your own integrity, you owe the nation an explanation. Here are a few questions to help frame your explanation of your activities:

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Chris Keeley

Voices for Creative Non-Violence

Voices for Creative Non-Violence

http://www.vcnv.org/

Peace Activists Launch The Occupation Project: A Campaign of Sustained Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to End the Iraq War

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/02/06/1531209

Kathy Kelly joins us hours after being released from jail. She was one of ten people arrested in Sen. McCain's office in Washington. Eight more were arrested in the Illinois offices of Senators Obama and Durbin. Kelly just returned from two months living and working with Iraqi refugees in Amman, Jordan.

 


The White House won an early victory Monday in the Congressional debate over the Iraq war. Republicans blocked voting on a non-binding resolution expressing disapproval of President Bush’s deployment of at least 21,000 troops. The measure would have marked the first Congressional effort since the invasion to confront President Bush over the war. Joseph Lieberman joined with the Republican filibuster. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Norm Coleman of Minnesota switched sides and voted with the Democrats.

As the Senate debated, a coalition of peace activists launched their own effort to oppose the war. Ten people were arrested occupying the offices of the staunchly pro-war and likely-presidential hopeful Senator John McCain. The activists sang the names of seventy-five servicemembers from McCain’s home-state of Arizona who died in Iraq and chanted “We remember you.”

The action is part of a new campaign called The Occupation Project: A Campaign of Sustained Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to End the Iraq War. It's being led by the group Voices for Creative Non-Violence. Activists have promised to occupy offices of lawmakers who refuse to pledge to vote against additional war funding for the occupation of Iraq.

  • Kathy Kelly, Executive Director of Voices for Creative Non-Violence. She is a veteran peace activist who's just returned from two months living and working with Iraqi refugees in Amman, Jordan. She took part in the occupation of Senator McCain's office and was released from jail just hours ago.

http://www.democracynow.org/print.pl?sid=07/02/06/1531209

Chris Keeley

Free WiFi routers from FON for 10,000 Americans

Free WiFi routers from FON for 10,000 Americans

FON, the Spanish WiFi-sharing system, is offering 10,000 free WiFi access points to Americans. The APs are totally free, without contract, obligation, or shipping charges:
- Order a FREE La Fonera WiFi router with no taxes and FREE shipping
- Join the Community and start using FONspots for FREE around the world
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- FONspots for FREE around the world
- This is a limited time offer - only 10,000 La Foneras are available
Link (Thanks, Marko!

I got one! but clicked the wrong button and paid $ 30 ...us
Chris Keeley

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said that Libby's right to a fair trial trumped any First Amendmen

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said that Libby's right to a fair trial trumped any First Amendment right there might be to protect confidential sources. Walton pointed out that it was Sanger's source -- Libby -- who was asking the reporter to testify.

Once Sanger's motion was denied, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald resumed playing audio recordings from Libby's testimony before a federal grand jury that was investigating the leak of Plame's identity. Trial jurors listened to the recording and followed along in books containing transcripts of Libby's previously secret testimony

Libby Says Cheney 'Disturbed' by Wilson's Claims

Ex-Aide Testifies Cheney Repeatedly Discussed How to Rebut War Critic

Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 6, 2007; 12:18 PM

 

Vice President Cheney was "disturbed" by a war critic's claims that the administration had misled the American public about the reasons for war with Iraq, and in the summer of 2003 the White House discussed on a daily basis how to rebut that accusation, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby told a grand jury investigation.

Libby, who was Cheney's chief of staff, is charged with lying to that grand jury, which was investigating the leak to the media of the name of an undercover CIA officer. Audiotapes of his 2004 were played in his trial today.

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Chris Keeley

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress - 1st Session

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 110th Congress - 1st Session 


Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 470 )
Vote Number: 44Vote Date: February 5, 2007, 05:44 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected
Measure Number: S. 470
Measure Title: A bill to express the sense of Congress on Iraq.
Vote Counts:YEAs49
 NAYs47
 Not Voting4
Vote SummaryBy Senator NameBy Vote PositionBy Home State

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=1&vote=00044

Chris Keeley

president of the National Association of Evangelicals last year after allegations of sexual miscondu

president of the National Association of Evangelicals last year after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced. He was also forced out from the 14,000 New Life Church that he founded years ago in his basement after Jones alleged Haggard paid him for sex and sometimes used methamphetamine when they were together

Haggard Pronounced ‘Completely Heterosexual’

Filed at 9:59 a.m. ET

DENVER (AP) -- One of four ministers who oversaw three weeks of intensive counseling for the Rev. Ted Haggard said the disgraced minister emerged convinced that he is ''completely heterosexual.''

Haggard also said his sexual contact with men was limited to the former male prostitute who came forward with sexual allegations, the Rev. Tim Ralph of Larkspur told The Denver Post for a story in Tuesday's edition.

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Chris Keeley

Stuarts Photo Take Off wins

Stuarts photo -
Stuart is  honored to have my photograph chosen as the Photo of the Month in the Digital Image Cafe competition. It is an honor enough to win the Photo of the Day out of the hundreds of entries that they see each day, but to make Photo of the Month is really rising to the top!
Thanks again for sharing my journey!  livetaper <livetaper@gmail.com>   This one I had snuck up on. I was about 25 feet away and this was shot with my 100-400mm lens all the way out at 400. There is no crop in this shot, it was a full frame capture. After he took off he flew over and grabbed a fish out of the water and took off, I also have that shot but it is nowhere close to as good as this one! I love the rocks falling off of his feet as he took off!

 



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PEACE & BLESSINGS,
Stuart

HAVE YOU SEEN MY NEW WEBSITE?
http://www.stuartdahnephotography.com/

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/bio.asp?memberID=121797
Chris Keeley

Empathy-challenged manhunter and prey: Gaspard Ulliel, near left, as Hannibal and Rhys Ifans as the

now, with relative impunity, offer up the once despised psychopath — who feels no empathy — as at least a semiheroic figure, a fulfillment of one of those fantasies that grow like pesky molds in the unfinished basements of our pop-culture souls. 

Empathy-challenged manhunter and prey: Gaspard Ulliel, near left, as Hannibal and Rhys Ifans as the villainous Grutas in “Hannibal Rising.” This latest installment tells the story of the apprenticeship in homicide of young Hannibal Lecter.

 

Sympathy for a Devil: Hannibal, Manic Avenger

EMPATHY, everybody knows, can be kind of a mixed blessing. Fine human quality though it may be, it is not obviously useful in pursuits like business and war, which seem to be shaping up as the major occupations of the 21st century. So there’s no reason, really, to be surprised that the movies (and television and commercial fiction) can now, with relative impunity, offer up the once despised psychopath — who feels no empathy — as at least a semiheroic figure, a fulfillment of one of those fantasies that grow like pesky molds in the unfinished basements of our pop-culture souls.

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Chris Keeley

EXENE CERVENKA

The story of Hannibal Lecter and his sister as orphans after the Second World War. Directed by Peter Webber and written by Thomas Harris.

EXENE CERVENKA
Kurt Schwitters’s “Merz,” the self-invented term for his Dada assemblages of prosaic refuse, is reinvented with punk-feminist pluck by Cervenka, best known as a singer for the Los Angeles band X. Her first New York exhibition features journals in a vitrine, collages, and a table of published works, including a collaborative text-and-photo project (with Kenneth Jarecke) on the 1991 Gulf War that is depressingly pertinent and contemporary-looking. The journals’ naïve aesthetic veers at times into quaint adolescent angst, but you can practically hear the rough poetry-cum-lyrics moaning off the page. Through Feb. 11. (DCKT, 552 W. 24th St. 212-741-9955.)

“FAKING DEATH”
This shrewd, sprawling survey of contemporary Canadian “art photography” includes work by Jeff Wall, Edward Burtynsky, Collapse )