Hypermodern International Congress 2175

Remember, it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.

20060429

Mexican Congress Submits Proposal to Host 2006 Conference on Hypermodernity

DEA, eat yr. heart out:

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- Mexico's Congress on Friday approved a bill decriminalizing possession of small quantities of marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine and even heroin for personal use, prompting U.S. criticism that the measure could harm anti-drug efforts.

The only step remaining was the signature of President Vicente Fox, whose office indicated he would sign the bill, which Mexican officials hope will allow police to focus on large-scale trafficking operations rather than minor drug busts.

"This law gives police and prosecutors better legal tools to combat drug crimes that do so much damage to our youth and children," said Fox's spokesman, Ruben Aguilar.

If Fox signs the measure and it becomes law, it could strain the two countries' cooperation in anti-drug efforts -- and increase the vast numbers of vacationing students who visit Mexico.

Oscar Aguilar, a Mexico City political analyst, said Fox appeared almost certain to sign the law -- his office proposed it, and his party supports it -- and that he had apparently been betting that it would not draw much notice.

"That's probably why they (the senators) passed it the way they did, in the closing hours of the final session," Aguilar said. "He's going to sign it. ... He's not going to abandon his party two months before the (presidential) election."

U.S. officials scrambled to come up with a response to the bill. One U.S. diplomat who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly said "we're still studying the legislation, but any effort to decriminalize illegal drugs would not be helpful."

The bill, passed 53-26 with one abstention by Mexico's Senate in the early morning hours, already has been approved in the lower house of Congress. It also stiffens penalties for trafficking and possession of drugs -- even small quantities -- by government employees or near schools, and maintains criminal penalties for drug sales.

The bill says criminal charges will no longer be brought for possession of up to 25 milligrams of heroin, 5 grams of marijuana (about one-fifth of an ounce, or about four joints), or 0.5 grams of cocaine -- the equivalent of about 4 "lines," or half the standard street-sale quantity (though half-size packages are becoming more common).

"No charges will be brought against ... addicts or consumers who are found in possession of any narcotic for personal use," according to the Senate bill, which also lays out allowable quantities for an array of other drugs, including LSD, ecstasy and amphetamines.

Some of the amounts are eye-popping: Mexicans would be allowed to possess more than two pounds of peyote, the button-size hallucinogenic cactus used in some native Indian religious ceremonies.

Mexican law now leaves open the possibility of dropping charges against people caught with drugs if they are considered addicts and if "the amount is the quantity necessary for personal use." But the exemption is not automatic. The new bill drops the "addict" requirement -- automatically allowing any "consumers" to have drugs -- and sets out specific allowable quantities.

Mexican officials declined to explain how the law would work -- including whether drug use in public would be tolerated, or discouraged by other means.

The law was defended by Mexican legislators -- and greeted with glee by U.S. legalization advocates.

"We can't close our eyes to this reality," said Sen. Jorge Zermeno, of Fox's conservative National Action Party. "We cannot continue to fill our jails with people who have addictions."

Ethan Nadelmann, director of the New York-based Drug Policy Alliance, said the bill removed "a huge opportunity for low-level police corruption." In Mexico, police often release people detained for minor drug possession, in exchange for bribes.

Selling all these drugs would remain illegal under the proposed law, unlike the Netherlands, where the sale of marijuana for medical use is legal and it can be bought with a prescription in pharmacies. While Dutch authorities look the other way regarding the open sale of cannabis in designated coffee shops -- something Mexican police seem unlikely to do -- the Dutch have zero tolerance for heroin and cocaine. In both countries, commercial growing of marijuana is outlawed.

In Colombia, a 1994 court ruling decriminalized personal possession of small amounts of cocaine, heroin and other drugs.

The effects in Mexico could be significant, given that the country is rapidly becoming a drug-consuming nation as well as a shipment point for traffickers, and given the number of U.S. students who flock to border cities or resorts like Cancun and Acapulco on vacation.

"This is going to increase addictions in Mexico," said Ulisis Bon, a drug treatment expert in Tijuana, where heroin use is rampant. "A lot of Americans already come here to buy medications they can't get up there ... Just imagine, with heroin."

20060428

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DA VINCI CODE CRACKED



LONDON, England (AP) -- A secret code embedded in the text of the judge's ruling in the case of Dan Brown's bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" has been cracked.

London lawyer Dan Tench and The Times newspaper on Friday both claimed to have solved the riddle hidden in the ruling in "The Da Vinci Code" copyright lawsuit.

It reads: "Jackie Fisher who are you Dreadnought."

Peter Smith, the High Court judge who presided over the case, confirmed that they got it right. (Judge's statement)

The message was created by Smith, who ruled in the copyright infringement suit brought by authors of the nonfiction book "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail" against the publisher of Dan Brown's mega-selling thriller.

Smith's entry in society bible "Who's Who" lists him as a fan of John "Jackie" Fisher, a 19th-century admiral credited with modernizing the British navy and developing its first modern warship, the Dreadnought.

Smith wrote in an e-mail that he included the obscure military reference to the Dreadnought partly because the copyright trial's starting date in February coincided with the 100th anniversary of the ship's launching.

"The message reveals a significant but now overlooked event that occurred virtually 100 years to the day of the start of the trial," he wrote.

He did not explain, but HMS Dreadnought was launched on Feb. 10, 1906. The da Vinci trial opened on Feb. 27.

Smith said he deliberately included a typo in the coded sequence to "create further confusion."

On April 7, Smith ruled that Brown had not copied from the earlier work for his book, which has sold more than 40 million copies since it was published in 2003.

London's legal world has been in a whirl since it was revealed earlier this week that Smith had encoded a message within the 71-page judgment. A sequence of italicized letters was sprinkled throughout the text, with the first 10 spelling out "Smithy code" -- an apparent clue, and a play on the judge's name.

The rest of the letters seemed random: jaeiextostgpsacgreamqwfkadpmqzvz.

Tench, who brought the code to the world's attention last week, said the key lay within the pages of Brown's thriller.

At one point Brown's cryptographer hero Robert Langdon explains the Fibonacci sequence -- a mathematical progression that involves adding a number to the two numbers before, so that 1 is followed by 1, then 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc. That sequence, when repeated and substituted with letters from the alphabet, spells out the cryptic message.

"The first letter is identified by rewriting the alphabet stating at the first letter in the alphabet, i.e. for the first letter A When 21 is reached the code reverts back to 1, etc., and repeats that until all the letters are substituted," Smith wrote.

Despite the apparent mathematical ease of the cipher, some were left baffled by Smith's reference to Fisher and his warship.

"It's extremely curious that he would reference an obscure military figure," Tench said of the message early Friday. "None of us were guessing that."

Tench said he and two other attorneys in the London media law firm Olswang used the sequence and trial and error to decode the message. He said Smith had confirmed it was correct in an e-mail.

The Times newspaper arrived at the same conclusion.

Smith, 53, said in a statement released by the Judicial Communications Office that it took him about 40 minutes to create the code and another 40 minutes to highlight the seemingly random, italicized boldface letters in his judgment.

"I hate crosswords and do not do Sudoku," he wrote. "I do not have the patience."

20060427

Joseph Bonnano: A Quick Composite of the King of Williamsburg

Patchwork from various net sources:

Joseph Bonnano originally came to America when he was 3 years old with his family from Sicily in 1908, but his family returned to live in their hometown of Castellamare de Gulfo. There he learned the way of the Mafiosi and became an anti-Fascist fighting against Mussolini and his attempt to seize power over Sicily. In 1925 Bonnano, like so many other Mafiosi, was forced to leave Sicily for Cuba and then back to America once again. He settled in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn, a community with a large faction of Castellemmarese. Bonnano and his family lived on N 5th St when they first moved into Williamsburg.

He operated on the wrong side of the law frequently, running the Italian lottery, operating gambling and "numbers" ventures and, no doubt, generating cash through loan-sharking, which has always been a speciality of the Mob. He based himself initially in a social club called the Abraham Lincoln Independent Political Club on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Metropolitan niggaz reprazent!!!!
Bonnano lived at 1726 DeKalb Avenue during the height of his mob career in the Burg. Cross streets = St. Nicholas and Cypress Ave. Coincidentally enough, this is located 1 block from the new Police Surveillance Cam grid. Williamsburg members of THC are all required to visit this holy site.
Bonnano also created the "double coffin," a contraption where two bodies could be stored in one coffin -- one, a loved one, and underneath, a second body that needed to be disposed of. The number of times this method of disposing bodies was used is unclear, but police are sure the number is up in the hundreds. He was one of the head's of the Commission, a Sicilian syndicate designed to control American underworld activities and regulate the mafia.

As for the infamous Grand Hardware on Metro:



















Bonnano Connexxxxxx.

20060426

Please WAIT....Rendering puppymeat.avd




We see pictures of whole grains, prime cuts of meat and human grade vegetables on the bag, and we assume there's some chef in a pet food kitchen cooking up the best for our loved ones. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. Most of what makes up dog and cat food comes from the rendering plant.

To render, as defined in Webster's Dictionary, is "to process as for industrial use: to render livestock carcasses and to extract oil from fat, blubber, etc., by melting."When chickens, lambs, cattle, swine, and other animals are slaughtered for food, usually only the lean muscle is cut off for human consumption.This leaves about 50 percent of a carcass left over. These leftovers are what become what we so commonly find on pet food labels, such as "meat-and-bone-meal" or "by-products.

"So basically, what pets eat are lungs, ligaments, bones, blood and intestines.Some other things that go into rendering to make your Cat and Dog Food are:

* Euthanized companion animals Cats and Dogs

* Spoiled meat from the supermarket, Styrofoam wrapping and all

* Road kill that can't be buried on the roadside

* The "4 D's" of cattle: dead, dying, disease and disabled

* Rancid restaurant grease

When dead animals from cow pastures are picked up, they may not be rendered until up to a week after they are dead. Because of this, it is estimated that E. coli bacteria contaminate more than 50 percent of meat meals.

The rendering process destroys the bacteria, but it does not eliminate the endotoxins bacteria release when they die.

These endotoxin, which can cause sickness and disease, are not tested for by pet food manufacturers.When all this comes to the rendering plant, it's put in a huge vat and shredded.Then it's cooked at 220 to 270 degrees for 20 to 60 minutes. After it cools, the grease is skimmed off the top.

This is "animal fat." The rest is pressed and dried. This is "meat and bone meal."Dogs wouldn't eat this stuff in the wild, so why will they eat it out of their bowls? Their noses are tricked by the smell of it. The smell of animal fats for dogs and fish oil for cats is sprayed on the dry, bland kibble bits to make them appetizing.

These flavors usually come from rendered restaurant grease, animal fat, or other oils unfit for human consumption. Huge conglomerates use pet food companies as a cheap, and even profitable, way of disposing of the waste from their human food companies. Three of the five major pet food companies are owned by these huge corporations.

Who owns what? Corporation & Pet Foods:

Nestle: Alpo, Fancy Feast, Friskies, Mighty Dog, Purina One

Heinz: 9 Lives, Amore, Gravy Train, Kibbles-n-Bits, Nature's Recipe

Colgate-Palmolive: Hill's Science Diet

Proctor & Gamble: Eukanuba and Iams

Mars: Kal Kan, Mealtime, Pedigree, Sheba, Waltham's

VETERINARIANS AND PET FOOD

So, why don't vets warn people? The question should be, what makes veterinarians think they can recommend food. In Food Pets Die For, Ann Martin says, Our family physician doesnt display weight loss products in the reception room So why is this going on in our veterinary clinics that do not specialize in nutrition. She says she considers it unethical for vets to sell pet food unless they are trained in pet nutrition.The reason your vet thinks so highly of the pet food they sell probably has more to do with money than nutrition. In vet school, the only classes offered on nutrition usually last a few weeks, and are taught by representatives from the pet food companies.

Vet students may also receive free food for their own dogs and cats at home. They could get an Iams notebook, a Purina purse and some free pizza.The companies also hire students to be representatives for the company and to promote their products to other students.This issue was even placed on the agenda for an Executive Committee meeting at the vet school at Colorado State University. According to the minutes discussion was held on how to handle dealing with pet food companies and their donations of pet food to the university. It was agreed to put together a task force to discuss this issue, investigate the possibilities, and make suggestions to the Executive Council on how to work with the numerous pet food companies that want to donate to CSU. There was no further mention of this topic in meetings since.

In May 2000, Purina made the announcement that in an effort to help university, veterinary hospitals provide optimal nutrition recommendations for dogs and cats, Ralston Purina is funding three new veterinary diet technician positions. They donated $100,000 to support these positions for the first year. How would you feel about a company that paid your salary?

CHEMICALS IN PET FOOD

Because the ingredients in pet food aren't exactly as pure as consumers are made to believe, not only is the food unhealthy, it may also be poisonous.When the "food" comes out of the rendering plant, there's no way it would be bought by a consumer or eaten by a dog. To make it more pleasing to the eyes of owners and the mouths of animals, the producers of pet food add a myriad of chemicals.To keep the food fresh, the first thing added is a preservative. The bags of food must stay fresh through shipping and on the shelf. There are several synthetic preservatives out there:

* Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
* Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
* Propylene glycol (also used as automotive antifreeze)
* Ethoxyquin

Their is little known about the effect these chemicals may have on an animal. Some experts and veterinarians claim ethoxyquin is the best and safest preservative on the market, others claim it is a potential carcinogen, causing skin problems and infertility in dogs.Some other things that may be added to your dog or cat food are:

* Coloring agents
* Drying agents
* Flavoring agents
* Lubricants
* Nutritive Sweeteners
* Texturizers

IS THERE CAT AND DOG IN PET FOOD?

Reporter John Eckhouse was one of the first people to discover the practice of sending euthanized pets to the rendering plants.He quoted an employee of Sacramento Rendering as saying, "Thousands and thousands of pounds of dogs and cats are picked up and brought here every day."When a vet tells a grieving owner that they'll "take care" of their dead loved one, they usually mean sending it off with the disposal company for rendering. This is all perfectly legal. Many veterinarians and especially shelters don't have the money to bury or cremate animals.Although many in the pet food industry deny that they use euthanized animals, proof that the practice goes on continues to surface.

Also - Do you know what is in 'meat meal' - the major constituent of dry dog and cat food? Urine, fecal matter, hair, pus, meat (from animals, afflicted) with cancer and T.B., etc."

20060425

OMFG CAPTAIN BEEFHEART LYRICS OMFG!!!!



Dachau blues those poor Jews
Dachau blues those poor Jews
Dachau blues, Dachau blues those poor Jews
Still cryin' 'bout the burnin' back in World War Two's
One mad man six million lose
Down in Dachau blues, down in Dachau blues
The world can't forget that misery
'n the young ones now beggin' the old ones please
t' stop bein' madmen
'fore they have t' tell their children
'bout the burnin's back in World War Three's
War One was balls 'n powder 'n blood 'n snow
War Two rained death 'n showers 'n skeletons
Dancin' 'n screamin' 'n dyin' in the ovens
Cough 'n smoke 'n dyin' by the dozens
Down in Dachau blues
Down in Dachau blues
Sweet little children with doves on their shoulders
Their eyes rolled back in ecstasy cryin'
Please old man stop this misery
They're countin' out the devil
With two fingers on their hands
Beggin' the Lord don't let the third one land
On World War Three
On World War Three

Tower 7 collapse linked to Emilio Estevez






In a stunning turn of events, Charlie Sheen has fingered his "Men At Work" costar and vaguely hispanic brother, Emilio Estevez, as the dastardly culprit behind at least part, if not all, of the destruction in Manhattan on 9/11.

In a statement given exclusively to Maury Povich, Sheen apologized to America and its government for his obviously less-talented brother's actions. "Actually, I don't know, he might be more talented," Sheen grimaced, choking back a viscous mixture of cocaine and blood from his sinuses. "I mean, I am Charlie Sheen."

Estevez will soon be deported, like the dirty wetback he purports to be. The NSA and INS are currently searching for one "Carlos Estevez," a known accomplice.

An Inside Edition Tribute to Charlie Sheen

As I flipped back and forth between pregnant hookers on Montel and TomKat on Inside Edition. The best gossip show on TV, dropped a bomb. Seventeen pages of allegations. Damn Charlie what'd you do? This is the first time I've heard the connection to 9/11 mentioned with the divorce scandal in the news. Also he tried to put the fear in Richards with his obsession over Nicole Simpson. "I hope you fucking die Bitch!" I hope you fucking die bitch, indeed.


Charlie Sheen Fights Back Against Allegations

Charlie Sheen says the allegations brought against him by his wife, Denise Richards, are "baseless."


Hollywood has had it share of explosive divorces, but the biggest boom yet may be coming from the breakup of Charlie Sheen and his soon-to-be ex-wife, Denise Richards. Sheen is now fighting back against some striking allegations made by Richards.

In 17 pages of stunning court documents, Richards makes allegations involving prostitutes, prescription drug abuse, massive gambling debts, physical violence and even apparently underage pornography. Sheen denies all allegations.

At one point Richards also cites Sheen's unorthodox views on the September 11th tragedy, saying that Sheen "began to obsess about9/11 being a conspiracy, purchasing gas masks on the internet and putting guns under our coffee table."

Even more bizarre are references to O.J. Simpson's slain wife Nicole. Richards alleges that Sheen "displayed what I can only describe as an abnormal fascination with Nicole Simpson's death and showed my mother and I her autopsy photographs."

Richards also cites a day Sheen allegedly destroyed a 4x6 foot wedding photo at their home. "He sawed the picture in half," she says, "and took spray paint and sprayed 'the dumbest day of my life.'"

Richards filed the papers as part of a restraining order application, which she was granted. The restraining order prohibits Sheen from coming within 300 feet of his wife and their two daughters. He is allowed one supervised visit with the girls each week.

Sheen says the new claims by his wife are "baseless allegations that I deny," and that "this is a most obvious, immature and transparent smear campaign designed to hurt, embarrass and ultimately extort me."

A Brief Tribute to Ditka Country


Justin Hall, the original blogger, a native Chicagoan, reaches down from his early thirties to remind us that we are all fags.

The Oreo Cookie shudders amidst his repose and studies Leibniz in anticipation of a backlash.

20060424

Conquering Lion


The Hypermodernity Club would like to extend its hand in support of our fellow Garveyite and blogger, Burning Spear. For nearly 35 years the Spear has burned down oppression in every corner of the globe, conquered vampires in each land, and shouted down all those evil ones who wish Jah harm. We extoll Spear for his dedication to the cause of true civilization, which is that of Africa. Roots, Natty Roots. Keep the Spear Burning for all time, bredren.

http://www.burningspear.net/fromtheroad.html

Warren Commission: Unidentified Negro in Dallas


Snow Storm: the long awaited expose of Tony Snow, Davidson class of '77

Tony Snow

Robert Anthony “Tony” Snow (Davidson College, 1977) is in the upper echelon of candidates being considered to replace Scotty McClellan as the White House Press Secretary. It remains to be seen whether he’ll leave behind his comfy position at Fox News—he’s worked his way up to host an eponymous Fox Radio show as well as the television network's Weekend Live—to participate in the last-ditch rebranding attempt of the current administration. Surely stepping aboard this sinking ship, and embarrassing the name of our beloved alma mater, is against the Code of Responsibility. I pray that Leslie Marcicano has been in touch.

In his Fox News position, Tony has used the fair and balanced network to debunk evolution, to give credence to the Swift Boat Veterans anti-Kerry agenda, and to defend Bush against countless claims of dishonesty, among other things. But this rabble-rousing Wildcat was not always a pawn of conservative ideological hegemony. Davidson.edu offers the following evidence
of philosophy-major Snow’s undergrad radical left-wing proclivities:
“He participated in late night rap sessions to debate and exchange philosophical ideas, and he co-authored an underground newspaper that never quite made it to press. With his wild hair and many talents, he could be found playing Jethro Tull's "Aqualung" on his flute on many Friday afternoon”
Wow. I think we can agree that all of that adds up to either communist or gay (come on, the flute?).

In a separate article a fellow ‘77 alum remembers Snow’s morbid publicity stunt during his campaign for SGA president. He dressed up as JFK and rode around in a green mustang with a friend dressed as Jackie O...until another friend “assassinated” him with a cap gun. This irreverent bit of theater begs the question of intention --was he trying to say “vote for me, I am like JFK except not really dead” or “vote for me, I support the assassination of liberal politicians”? It also begs the question of whether we can expect to see Joey Harris in a position of public prominence anytime soon. I certainly hope so.

If we buy Davidson.edu’s assertion of Tony’s liberal roots, he followed a circuitous route to the Dark Side post-Davidson. After wasting time teaching in Kenya, advocating for poor people or something, and capitalizing on his “underground newspaper” experience by writing for the wildly radical Greensboro Record, he finally heeded his higher calling and became a speechwriter for George H. W. Bush. After that, the Fox News opportunities fell into his lap like manna from heaven.

Is Tony Snow a shill for denying his long-haired, Jethro Tull roots and becoming a high-profile puppet of the right? Eh, probably not. I doubt his “liberalism” was ever more than a pandering to what he thought would get him the coveted SGA president spot.
However, should he accept this thankless, soul-draining, politically suicidal position as the official liar of this absurd presidency, his portrait will forever hang in the halls shilldom. If for nothing else, than for his lack of common sense in aligning himself with the losing team.

Charlie Sheen Week @ THC: The Smoking Gun, a Tale of Extortion











Don't vaccinate before you educate!



4/24/06 - THC Presents: CHARLIE SHEEN WEEK

Honorary THC member,
Charlie Sheen

“Oh, that. I just do that for the extra money, and to satisfy my male need to kill and win.”
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“Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them.”
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“Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off, you forget you're acting.”
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"Show us this incredible maneuvering, just show it to us. Just show us how this particular plane pulled off these maneuvers. 270 degree turn at 500 miles and hour descending 7,000 feet in two and a half minutes, skimming across treetops the last 500 meters."


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