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27
Sep
13

Burning Man 2013 pics

So I was looking at Desertcat’s blog, a good blog btw, and he has been into Burning Man lately. Well, he linked to some professional pics and I was looking at them and I found something very interesting. Were I writing for the National Enquirer I would make this my front page story about Satan being seen in the flames. But I don’t, and it really looks more like a Satyr. What do you think?

Burning Man Fire Satyr

The photographer is Joann Loop. Click the link for her Burning Man 2013 Set Just keep scrolling down to have more pics load.

26
Sep
13

Obama’s Fake Twitter Followers

In a classic example of “astroturf” the UK’s Daily Mail reports that 53% of Obama’s followers on Twitter, or 19.5 million, are not real people. And just 20% “of Obama’s Twitter buddies are real people who are active users.” There are numerous other members of the US Gov that have a lot of fakes as well. However, in some fairness to them, they may not have purchased all of them. It is possible that a fair number of the fakes are created to follow various figures in addition to the one they are created to follow. This would make them seem more “real.” I say this in part because it doesn’t really seem like someone would pay for 3660 fake accounts like Senator Dick Durbin has, or the 4,614 fakes of Representative Steny Hoyer (Steny who????). Its not really enough to bump you up, so why would you bother? So for some of these numbers its no doubt just adding various prominent public figures them to make them seem more real. Probably also a big component is ensuring that those other people linked happen to be ideologically compatible. Which would imply this is done far more by the left than the right, as is also supported by the numbers reported by the DailyMail.

What we are seeing is an attempt to sway public opinion by making it seem as if the public believes things that it does not. And as far as psyops go, this one is fairly innocuous. There are also groups of people who get paid to comment in various places to push an agenda or ad campaign. But thats a different topic and deserves a post of its own

Click here for the article along with the list of others with fake accounts which include Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, John Boehner, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Newt Gingrich.

25
Sep
13

Make DC Listen – Senator Ted Cruz filibusters over Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz has been on the floor of the Senate speaking against Obamacare all night long. He is at something like 14 or 15 19 hours now. The issue is largely over cloture, which would end debate in the Senate. Its something that the democrats want in order that they might add in amendments stripping the language defunding Obamacare that the House put in the spending bill, or better, the "continuing resolution" as no budget has been passed since 2009. Now this isn't a true filibuster as apparently a vote on cloture will happen today regardless, but it is good to see, to help get the people informed, and perhaps to get Congress to pay attention to us plebes, aka their employer.

Apparently the twitter hashtag is #MakeDCListen hence the name of this post.

Click here to see the Senator Ted Cruz filibuster over Obamacare

24
Sep
13

Machu Picchu – Highest Res picture ever taken.

Highest resolution photo ever taken of Machu Picchu. 1920 separate photos from a high end camera went in to the making of this single image. You can zoom in on absolutely anything and it the closest most of us will ever get to seeing it for ourselves.
High-Res Machu Picchu photo

23
Sep
13

Quote Of The Day

Men who cherish for women the highest respect are seldom popular with them
Joseph Addison, 1672-1719, British poet and statesman

22
Sep
13

Up to 50,000+ viewers!

Look! Proof I am just as popular as certain important authors!!!
50000

I can haz advertizers now plz?!?!

21
Sep
13

Deadpool

Some guy going around as DeadPool at a comiccon. Its quite entertaining. I love the scene with Gandaldf

For those who don’t know, DeadPool is a very irreverent character who is somewhat insane and knows he is in a comic book and so he breaks the “4th wall” on a regular basis.

There is a new game out, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Should be a good game, but its not one for the kiddos as it has an ESRB rating of ‘M’

20
Sep
13

QOTD

The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution. I am an Enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but Coin. If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson : Writings : Autobiography / Notes on the State of Virginia / Public and Private Papers / Addresses / Letters (Library of America)

18
Jun
12

Slept with 200 men, but not a “slut”

Okay, this one is just too good.

Biannca Lake, 28, claims to have slept with 177 men, and since then even more and that she is starting to lose count, but denies that she is a slut

Better, the article gives us this gem: Morally, she does not believe what she is doing is wrong because she uses condoms.

Condoms folks. Condoms… Honestly, there is just no reason to comment on this story. Just go ahead and laugh

 

11
Jun
12

Cosplay XIII – Super Girl edition

Sexy Super Girl costumes

 

08
Jun
12

Cosplay Pics XII – Super Mario Edition

Various Super Mario costumes

01
Jun
12

Cosplay Pics XI

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25
May
12

Cosplay Pics X

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24
May
12

Okla. bans banning guns and ammo

Oklahoma Governor signs bill into law banning the confiscation of guns during an emergency. It goes further barring any state or local official from restricting the sale, possession or transportation of firearms and ammunition, even during a declared state of emergency.

Very cool and certainly a law that needs to be emulated around the rest of the States. However, I would offer some suggestions. This needs to also bar Federal officials, and make it a felony to confiscate or ban weapons and/or ammo.

23
May
12

Fake Explicit pic of the good looking S.E. Cupp in Hustler

Posted on my old blog:

Fake explicit pic of S.E. Cupp in Hustler?

22
May
12

Blogroll Addition?

If anyone is interested in being added to Ye Olde Blogroll, leave me a comment here.

 

Rules? Add me to yours and I’ll add you to mine.

21
May
12

Tens Of Thousands Dead In Ongoing Africa

Of course, the article is from the Onion, but it is somewhat impressive in its ability to state the truth through humor

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN—According to alarming reports from international relief agencies operating in Swaziland, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and rebel-held sections of Mali, more than 500,000 people have died so far this month from the ongoing Africa plaguing the region.

“At this point, we are unable to keep up with the flood of victims from the continuing Africa,” said World Health Organization director-general Margaret Chan, who called the current Africa the “most urgent and devastating”humanitarian disaster of our time. “By our count, this catastrophic Africa has killed more than 100 million individuals over the past 10 years, and we’re seeing thousands more—many of them helpless infants and children—succumbing to Africa by the day.”

“And unfortunately,” Chan added, “the merciless Africa shows no signs of abating.”

Africa, which affects upwards of 40 million new residents annually, has only grown more deadly over the years. According to WHO figures, many of the afflicted die from Africa or Africa-related complications before they even reach the age of 5.

Africa has always been described as a land of savages, and for most of the continent it continues to be true. From extreme body modifications including genital mutilation, to animalistic religions, to warlords and ethnic cleansing, much of Africa remains the land of savages. The only physical resource that Africa lacks is water so it isn’t for lack of resources that they don’t join the rest of civilization. Its purely the people and their tribalism that keep themselves down.

19
May
12

Adventures in SEO

So I am learning a bit about SEO which stands for Search Engine Optimization, which is the “art” of getting Google et al to put your page at the top of the list when people are searching for terms. In the past people did this by putting several hundred words in the text of the page that had nothing to do with the page, and were practically lifted out of a dictionary so that when Google or some other search engine crawled the page it would find those words and it would think the page relevant to a great many terms. These words were all “hidden” by being the same color as the background of the page, e.g white on white, black on black, etc. Fortunately search engines have cracked down quite hard on such things, and have been continually refining their algorithms to be better and better and give better results for their users. But this means that it is no longer super easy to get top search engine results.

For this blog, I have attempted a few things, but unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot that can be done with a WordPress blog, and anyways there is no way to monetize a wordpress blog if it is hosted at wordpress.com so whats the point? I blog here at my pleasure, not to get large amounts of hits, not for an ego boost and not for money. So I won’t be doing much with it.

To start with, check your Page rank here: Page Rank

A page rank is how “trusted” your site is, and the number goes from 0-10. This blog is a 3, Elusive Wapiti and Dalrock are both a 4, Vox Day is a 5, en.wikipedia.org is an 8.  My page rank of 3 is enough to get me to the top of Google for several searches, such as “gatorade gout” (and several such combinations) which links back to two different posts of mine. I am on the front page for searches like “manly poetry” and “cosplay pics blog”.  So a 3 is by no means bad.

How to improve Page Rank:

Page rank can be improved by three main things: Longevity, Links, Authority

Longevity: How long has your site been around AND updated on a semi-regular basis. An old site that doesn’t get updated will lose its page rank.

Authority: Largely to do with what it is that you post. Consistency on a topic will improve this, and if the search engines don’t flag you as being a site set up specifically to get high results. Linking plays a big part in this as well

Links: Who is linking to you? And to a lesser extent, who are you  linking to? A search engine takes a sites PR into account when it links to someone. So if a PR 1 site links to you, it doesn’t mean much. But a few links from bloggers like EW or Dalrock mean a fair amount. A link from a site like Microsoft.com (PR 8) would really bump up your rating. Similarly, your outbound links “should” have an affect on your PR as well, but I haven’t seen a definitive answer on that.

 

So what should you do to up your PR? Link, link, link. This is a part of what the blogroll is about. The common practice of link-sharing is a great way of mutually increasing one anothers PR. If you happen to be writing on something someone else posted, link back to them in your post. This is also important with social media like Facebook and Twitter.

When linking, the “anchor text” is used by the search engine to know what the other site is about. So when you link, don’t put “click here”. Much better to put in something like: Gout: Symptoms, Cures, Treatments, Relief or Colorado Photography. This “anchor text” will then be used to say that the following site is about “x” and will then show up higher in the search results. This was done not too long ago when many of us bloggers helped In Mala Fide get to the top of Google for the term vajazzle.

Edit: Closing comments as this post is a spam magnet

18
May
12

Cosplay Pics IX Male Edition

Some good, some bad, some scary!
Some of the costumes: The Joker, Gundam, Pokemon, J. Jonah Jameson, Captain America, Star Trek: Captain Jean Luc Picard and Captain Benjamin Sisko, Pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, Sailor Moon, Captain Planet, and I think some Final Fantasy along with a few others.
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11
May
12

Cosplay Pics VIII

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