Monday, June 19, 2006

Leaked Memo

The WaPo obtained a leaked memo from the "AMEmbassy Baghdad" on June 6. The typed name at the very bottom is Khalilzad -- the name of the U.S. Ambassador, though it is not known if this means he wrote the memo or merely approved it." according to Editor & Publisher. The purported "sensitive" cable isn't just despairing in tone about the situation in Iraq, it's a dark indictment of how hopeless a snuff movie it really is. So just before Sockpuppet sneaked into the green zone in Baghdad to pose for pictures and give a rousing huzzah, everyone at the top knew the truth.

But, it seems, the great unwashed in this country probably won't see that truth any time soon. Aside from some websites like E&P, the Independent from the UK and blogs, this info is totally absent from the MSM online. As of midnite EDT, to wit:

ABC - Superman: Gay? Jewish? Christian?

CBS - Bush Racks Up Frequent Flier Miles

CNN - Guard Troops Head To New Orleans

MSNBC - Researchers Find New Gene That Greatly Boosts Risk Of Breast Cancer

Faux - Hurricanes Win 2006 Stanley Cup

Of course the memo itself could be fraudulent as anything goes these days with psy ops, propaganda and lying. But here's the smell test I frequently employ. If a story doesn't make it to the emm ess emm, it's probably true as the media is basically corrupted filth, designed to mislead and lie. If a story gets big play especially in what looks like a coordinated manner, my bullshit antenna starts to quiver.

As far as the damning cable goes it centers on the horrid conditions of embassy personnel. Basically, they've lost all their freedoms and are in constant fear of death, or worse. These are Iraqis who are supposed to be protected by their occupiers. One can only imagine how bad it is for those away from the green zone bubble.


Hearing Test - see what your threshhold is.

Over at a site called Ochen K there's this:

"Most humans are born with the ability to hear frequencies from about 20 Hz (low) up to 20,000 Hz (high) but that range shrinks as we get older. A guy in England figured that meant kids can hear things adults can't - specifically, very high frequencies. He created a device that pulses an annoying tone at about 15,000 Hz with the idea that when the device is used, it will repel kids while being unnoticed by adult. Perfect for solving that youth-loitering problem you've been having in front of your shop."

"I then wondered where my frequency threshold was, so I made a few sample tones."

10,000 Hz
11,000 Hz
12,000 Hz
13,000 Hz
14,000 Hz
15,000 Hz
16,000 Hz
17,000 Hz
18,000 Hz
19,000 Hz
20,000 Hz
21,000 Hz
22,000 Hz
23,000 Hz
24,000 Hz
25,000 Hz

I top out at 16,000, maybe 17. Mrs Lipstick has hearing loss and can't hear 10,000.


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