May 30th, 2006

ronin

[Fark] Top 10 warning signs of America's slow slide into a police state.


2. "The Long War"

This little piece of clumsy marketing died off quickly, but it gave away what many already suspected: the War on Terror will never end, nor is it meant to end. It is designed to be perpetual. As with the War on Drugs, it outlines a goal that can never be fully attained -- as long as there are pissed off people and explosives. The Long War will eternally justify what are ostensibly temporary measures: suspension of civil liberties, military expansion, domestic spying, massive deficit spending and the like. This short-lived moniker told us all, "get used to it. Things aren't going to change any time soon."


http://www.alternet.org/story/36553

The most amusing thing, of course, is that polls appear to show that more than half of Americans don't give a damn about this. "Warrentless wiretapping? Fine with us!" Stomp all over that-there Constitution! That's all good!
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ronin

[Digg] Lego Aircraft Carrier - Sixteen Feet Long!



The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) is done! 16.4 Feet long. 200,000 Bricks, movable elevators and radar dishes, electric lights on the flight deck, in the hangar, and inside the aircraft, motorized catapult!!! Cost in the 5 digits.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=126969


This guy just totally trumped the Oblivion dominos guy in the "I wish I had that much free time" category.
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