30 October 2010


TSA going to start ball and boob fondling.
Will gays go for pat-downs now?

No articles mention the Chechen women bombing two russian planes out of the sky.

Apparently toner cartridges are now dangerous. At least those from Yemen to synagoges.

29 October 2010

so, has al Q figured out that election day attacks on polling stations would be very disruptive?

In some countries (eg Yugoslavia, Iraq) this is a big deal. It overwhelms some electronic voting concerns, actually.

Paper rules for voting though. The purple finger is a nice touch, won't fly in the US.

Built Ford tough, for plowing through infidels.

"The websites in which feature his message would categorically not be allowed in the UK," she said. "If they were hosted in the UK they would be taken down."
-- British Minister of Security Pauline Neville-Jones

Another parasitic nanny, needing hanging.

Metro police now believe they may have to resort to random bag searches,

28 October 2010

So yesterday Cox broadcast a debate between a libertarian candidate for congress and Beth Krom. Krom explicitly demonstrated that she's a nanny-state socialist. The government is the source of all good. Those distrustful of State should not run for office. She knows best. Krom is the mousy nanny-state fascist that we've been expecting. Looking and playing the part. She should find something else to do now that the nest is empty. And stop giving Taiwan to China; they will take it soon enough, along with half the IC making capacity of the world. Ha ha ha amerika.
Kristin Day. Psyops agent for US mil. Sings songs to allah at baseball games,
in uniform. Needs killing. On video, on youtube.
Metro police now believe they may have to resort to random bag searches, after learning of the FBI's Wednesday arrest of Farooque Ahmed, 34, of Ashburn, Va., for helping to plan an attack on the D.C. subways.

"We will definitely look at that," Metro Transit Police Chief Michael Taborn tells WTOP.

and thus begins the rise of fascism in neo-amerika


Not enough road paint so roads don't get painted right.

27 October 2010

“One person’s wildly funny send-up will become another’s offensive and disrespectful screed.”

Bwah hah haaaaaa

I don't like hip hop but

is pretty hilarious. I do like Eminem.

26 October 2010

So Scalia's secret life as a furry is shadowed by Thomas's life as a pornloving drunk.

Ginsberg's leather fetish is nothing compared to that.
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- The youngest child of reggae legend Bob Marley will spend seven years on probation for growing marijuana in her Philadelphia-area home.
A Chester County judge offered 29-year-old Makeda Jahnesta Marley a choice: a shorter prison term or a long stint on probation. She opted for the latter and risks being jailed if she violates her probation terms.
Marley was arrested in 2008 after police say they found her removing plants from her basement when officers arrived on a domestic-dispute call. She pleaded guilty in September.
Marley's probation calls for her to undergo random drug tests and stay away from drug users.
Her attorney, Thomas Schindler, tells the West Chester Daily Local News that won't be a problem. He called growing marijuana an "aberration.

25 October 2010

Its founder, Julian Assange, in answer to questions about the operation of his organization, reportedly told a reporter, "I'm too busy ending two wars."

I read this kind of quote recently and it hit me today. To think that one can make a difference is so detached its delusional.

Assange (like bin Laden) overestimates American intelligence and empathy. Perhaps he, like bin Laden, think that in a "democracy" (tm) we can actually do something about USG foreign policy. bin Laden exhorts Americans as if they could listen and reason about what he says. So does Assange in a way.

Holy crap. Neither Assange nor bin Laden realize that 1. democracy does not mean we can control the mil-industrial complex 2. half of Americans are below average intelligence 3. Many of those in the first sigma on the higher side of the mean are just as tribethink as the rest.

Both JA and UBL overestimate the US. In ways that just salt the wounds.
If our Chinese owners could send us back, they would.

Assange is a hero, but he makes the mistake UBL does: he assumes he's dealing with reasonable adults when dealing with the US.
Drove to the dispensary, picked up some finer quality meds than normal, its Red Ribbon Week so why not splurge on some of Marley's Lamb's Bread (tm) strain?

Then drove to check out the jolly green giant. http://www.ocregister.com/news/buddha-272485-jade-peace.html

Was one of two euros there. An older asian guy was working security: had a chrome revolver in his belt. Classic. I mean, shiny frickin chrome too.

Made eye contact with a monk, intense stare, I nodded, we passed. They wear grey it seems.

On drive home, see signs, "Reelect Nobody", smile.

The jade buddha looks Persian to me, its the nose. Of course, its hilarious how the buddha is represented. Its sometimes how chinese would see a curly haired person. Sometimes the buddha looks like he's one of the locals. Or half alien and half local.

An indian prince who freaked midlife and went wandering. At least he didn't say any supernatural stuff, and his philosophy is potentially interesting and useful.

Was looking to trash a CRT and came across a pamphlet on disposing of medications ("also called pharmaceuticals") but no-where called "drugs" in this pamphlet. And BTW, mixing with coffee grounds or clay is not going to deter someone. Dumbasses.

This was posted in response to a story about the jade buddha coming to santa ana. Note the italicized comment.


6:26 PM on October 24, 2010

I think about 9/24/10 report:

A decomposed body found at a Buddhist worship center is believed to be a nun who hasn't been seen since May, Orange County sheriff's officials said.

No one from the worship center filed a missing persons report for the woman. "They believed that she just left, but her personal belongings were still at the temple.

While the worker found the body about 3 p.m., sheriff's officials weren't notified until about 7 p.m. Thursday.

----Did Buddhist leaders have a moment of silence to remember that tragic death of one of its members who died on a buddhist temple grounds?

Clearly this Catherine does not "get" death or buddhism

24 October 2010

Atika Shubert, how many times do you need to be warned? You contaminate a legit interview about war and continue the smear campaign. Do you really think yourself a journalist?

Ex-NPR analyst Juan Williams said Sunday that his firing over a comment about nappy-headed Muslims amounts to "censorship," (although NPR is not a governmental agency) adding that it was "despicable" for an NPR executive to later suggest he was "unstable."

Williams was fired as a news analyst for the public radio network after saying on Fox News that he gets nervous when he sees nappy-headed passengers in Muslim clothing on a plane. "A ho in a veil, no way, show some tail!" The incident sparked a national controversy over free speech and political correctness.

23 October 2010

“I don’t like your tone,” he said, according to a transcript. “If it continues, you’re out.”

Was that Obama on McChrystal? :-P
Mr. Assange said a senior Australian official told him, “You play outside the rules, and you will be dealt with outside the rules.”

“They called me the James Bond of journalism,” he recalled wryly. “It got me a lot of fans, and some of them ended up causing me a bit of trouble.”

Within days, his liaisons with two Swedish women led to an arrest warrant

“When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like,” he said over the London lunch.

WL is a publications site, not a whistle-blowing site; it aids whistle-blowers. It does this by providing a means for anonymous online submission (something that's always been possible via snail mail).

WL also attempts to be a robust publisher, resistant to say government attacks. More resistant than say the NYT.

Compared to Cryptome.org, you don't have to work as hard to submit anonymously to WL. And Cryptome.org's servers are not physically distributed, though it has been robust to attacks, and its data is widely replicated and restorable. Its the same idea.

And there's always P2P seeding of documents one wishes to publish via cafes with disposable WiFi cards.

So, WL is just the evolution of the printing press and the postal service. Allowing whoever wants to post irretrievably, anonymously.

Deal with it.

"Beware foreign entanglements" -G. Washington

How does the FDA regulate execution drugs for safety and efficacy?

If Arizona obtained the drug from an overseas supplier, they argue, it may be substandard and violate Food and Drug Administration rules for importation.

Kent Scheidegger, legal director for the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, a group that supports the death penalty, said that arguing over the safety of a drug for executions is “absurd.”

“As long as it’s a real drug manufacturer and not mixed up in somebody’s garage, it doesn’t matter where it came from,” Mr. Scheidegger said. While the Food and Drug Administration is supposed to determine whether drugs are safe and effective, he said, “in this case, safe and effective are opposites.”


Look at the fine gentlemen who have come to help us Calfornians decide whether weed is OK

Viktor Ivanov, a former KGB officer and prominent member of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's inner circle, even took the unusual step of going to Los Angeles earlier this week to "conduct a campaign against legalizing marijuana in California," as he said in the interview.

Wikileaks is being too clever with its search web-interface, so they have DoS'd themselves.

Proper procedure: release a file, encrypted, for some time.
Then release the key. And publish the file. Let folks search on their own computers and WL will be able to get the data out better.

22 October 2010

When I was a kid, I went to a private Anglican-Catholic merged school. The Anglicans were boys, the Caths were girls, I think. Sacred Heart (whose logo looks like a UXO logo, flaming heart and all, plus thistle crown). At the time the school had a lot of South American girls, no doubt drug trade.
They all wore wool skirts with a certain plaid. Albany, NY.

One day, a girl with braces stopped showing up. Probably her more attractive sister too, at least for a while. Her parents were outstanding members of the Community.

Turned out the Dad had been molesting the gals and Dawn took a shotgun exception to this eventually. She was sent to jail. She died of cancer a few years later; made me think that some diseases are self-inflicted, or can be.

The school never said anything about it. Doane-Stuart of Albany. They lost the buildings I attended to the nunnery, and took over some other private school grounds in Albany.

I thought it lame that nothing was ever said. Sister Cohen, all of them. Ms. Ganz who hassled me for not wearing socks. Nothing. Can't happen here.

[Actually, one day the library was selling off stuff. They sold a Zappa Mothers album for squat, it was amongst my first, I still have it. Can you imagine? Then again, I learned how to make nitrogen triiodide from the _Curve of binding energy_ which I found in this nice xian library.

And yes, I made it as a kid.

Poestenkill Question

Because this is such an old story, I cannot find any links. If there are minor faults in the narrative I provide, it can be blamed on my memory. As usual.

A young woman of highschool age was being routinely molested by her father or step-father, and it may have been established that he was raping a younger sister too. Same old story. Happens every day. Somewhere in this great land of ours, this is unfortunately probably happening right now; as you read, and as I type.

But in this story the abuse is ended. The abuser had pulled the car into the garage, but passed out behind the steering wheel sleeping off a binge. Dawn Cruickshank, the girl, got the family shotgun and went to the garage, where she confronted him and then blew him away.

I think she got twenty years in one of New York State's dismal prisons. She's probably been out of jail for some time now. She was a hero to many, a tragic figure to all.

I used to wake up at 6 o'clock in the morning when the local classical radio station began broadcasting, and I would read the Albany Times Union before riding off to highschool. Now with computers I can still read at least portions of my old newspaper-on-the-doorstep every morning again.

The Times-Union followed Dawn's trial closely.


JUAN GONZALEZ: What about the issue of the government raising the specter of attempting to prosecute Julian Assange, when the reality is he is not doing this in the United States? He is releasing documents in another country. And—

DANIEL ELLSBERG: Well, they’re trying to get the other countries to prosecute him under their laws, which are, in many cases, of course, more stringent than ours. Even Britain, where I’ll be going tomorrow, has an Official Secrets Act, which we don’t. We had a revolution and a war of independence and a First Amendment, which they don’t. But if these prosecutions proceed and if they’re successful, if they’re carried—if they’re held up, if they’re supported by this Supreme Court, which might well not have been the case forty years ago, then we’ll have an Official Secrets Act, and the effect of—in effect.

It often has been said that the AIPAC case, the case of the Israeli lobby here, people who were accused of receiving information, were for the first—who did not have clearances—who were being charged under this law. Barack Obama, by the way, dropped that case, which was brought under Bush.

JUAN GONZALEZ: But what about that policy, given the fact that President Obama came into office talking about a more transparent and open government and appears to be going in the opposite direction?

DANIEL ELLSBERG: Well, that promise has gone the way of his promise to close Guantánamo and a number of other promises. In no way, in the general defense and homeland security area, is he less opaque, more transparent, than Bush. And as I say, he’s being even more aggressive in pursuing prosecution.

For treason.

President Barack Obama has already brought as many prosecutions for leaks to the American public as all previous presidents put together
Returning released material, released into cyberspace, seems rather absurd.
ADM. MIKE MULLEN: Mr. Assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is, they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier

Actually, "Admiral", you do. As does congress, Obama, etc.

AMY GOODMAN: You xeroxed 7,000 pages?

DANIEL ELLSBERG: Yes. It took a long time, one page at a time.

21 October 2010

WASHINGTON -- Radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki lunched at the Pentagon as part of a program to reach out to moderate Muslims in the months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a military official said Thursday.

The U.S.-born al-Qaida operative is now on a U.S. kill-or-capture list.



Woman drove around with mummified body for several months

The conditions inside the car appear to have affected the decomposition process of the body, and the body was found in a somewhat preserved and mummified state when it was discovered.

"Homeless jerky?"
Higgins has commissioned the Teutuls of Orange County Choppers to build a custom motorcycle to display at the memorial. She raised $150,000 for the bike

This is the ugliest bike OCC has ever done.

Not surprising. Look at Higgins' taste: a fake statue of liberty and overdone flag as part of a memorial. Gauche. What do you expect from military households in Maryland, though, really?

People ask Higgins why the memorial will not be in Washington, D.C.
“There’s not enough land in D.C. to do this,”

Perhaps its all those other wars. And "conflicts"

Maybe you can dig up some of those Arlington graves and build over them?

“James spoke to me about the memorial and what he wanted to see "

So this "mother" spoke to her soon-to-be-corpse son about what he wanted on a war memorial she was scheming... and then he gets to be on it (but not see it of course)

No wonder she continues to be disturbed.

“We’ve been in over 27 wars and conflicts since Vietnam. "
---Deborah Higgins

Actually, none of them are wars, since only congress can declare war. The rest are illegal, imperial, immoral.

And all she can do is flop around trying to make a grandiose memorial in Maryland. Bitch, you're in Maryland, take some of the perpetrators (ie politicians) out.

Deborah Higgins founded the National Fallen Heroes Memorial, a nonprofit organization, in 2006. Since then, she has invested her own money to help get the project off the ground.

The plans

To date, she has invested and raised about $500,000 for the facility near Frederick that will feature a museum, memorials representing all branches of the military, statues representing those currently serving and veterans who are still living, a 24-hour counseling center, a chapel and a restaurant. She hopes to break ground by the end of this year or early spring 2011.

The estimated cost of the memorial is at least $100 million. To finish the museum, she needs to raise $17 million.

“You have to realize, this memorial is seven to 10 times the size of the World War II memorial

Deborah Higgins founded the National Fallen Heroes Memorial, a nonprofit organization, in 2006. Since then, she has invested her own money to help get the project off the ground.

The plans

To date, she has invested and raised about $500,000 for the facility near Frederick that will feature a museum, memorials representing all branches of the military, statues representing those currently serving and veterans who are still living, a 24-hour counseling center, a chapel and a restaurant. She hopes to break ground by the end of this year or early spring 2011.

The estimated cost of the memorial is at least $100 million. To finish the museum, she needs to raise $17 million.

“You have to realize, this memorial is seven to 10 times the size of the World War II memorial
You fail Paulie

Paul Teutul Sr. of Orange County Choppers

working on some lame-ass war memorial not even started.

Eat it, Paulie ---Irvine is first.
http://www.nationalfallenheroes.org/ are trying to get a war memorial to the ongoing wars. Losers! Irvine is first. The first and only memorial to ongoing wars ever built in the US. Space for 8K names of the Iraq / AfPak dead, over half filled when constructed, but it'll be updated yearly with new dead.
"English Heritage, the organization that runs and manages various historical sites in the UK, such as Stonehenge, has apparently sent letters to various photo sharing and stock photo sites claiming that any photo of Stonehenge that is being sold violates its rights, and only English Heritage can get commercial benefit from such photos. In fact, they're asking for all money made from such photos, stating: 'all commercial interest to sell images must be directed to English Heritage.' As one recipient noted, this seems odd, given that English Heritage has only managed Stonehenge 'for 27 of the monument's 4,500 year old history.'"

20 October 2010

So a lot of deviants are offing themselves these days. that's too bad.

guys: extract with warm not hot water the soluable proteins from the ricin plant.
You must crush the seeds to break the seeds' skin; but the interesting proteins are water soluable and destroyed by heat.

Anyway: those pestering you might eat this. A few days later they will suffer the consequences of not being able to synthesize (or transcibe, I forget, look it up) RNA. Bummer. So solly, no antidote.

If you're going to take yourself out, at least take a few bullies out too, ok?

Yeah, a lot of jocks wil have brain damage later, but that will only make them more dangerous.

The pervo xians at the chrystal cathedral are now bankrupt, can't even pay for their llamas.
Not surprising, being based on superficial socal culture. I hope they rip them a new one.
Scammers. Sell their building to the moslems.

Can't keep your clearance when your home is fail

Reston5 armed and waiting. Yield dialed down as directed, 5kT.


Anwar Al-Awlaki may be the first American on the CIA's kill or capture list, but he was also a lunch guest of military brass at the Pentagon within months of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Fox News has learned.

Documents exclusively obtained by Fox News, including an FBI interview conducted after the Fort Hood shooting in November 2009, state that Awlaki was taken to the Pentagon as part of the military’s outreach to the Muslim community in the immediate aftermath of the attacks.

The Pentagon has offered no explanation of how a man, now on the CIA kills or capture list, ended up at a special lunch for Muslim outreach.

19 October 2010

“They believe static things have inner lives and want to be worshiped as gods.”

I've read Inspire 1 & 2. I bet #3 will include something about homosexuals next
to you.
Reading Sculley's interview about Jobs. Then my cat starts eating my sweater button.
Stop eating my buttons I say. Then I realize I'm reading about Jobs.
Coons said private and parochial schools are free to teach creationism but that "religious doctrine doesn't belong in our public schools."

"Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?" O'Donnell asked him.

When Coons responded that the First Amendment bars Congress from making laws respecting the establishment of religion, O'Donnell asked: "You're telling me that's in the First Amendment?"

Meg Whitman's campaign made a typo in a URL. That would be benign if the
link were to say Meg's site. Instead it was a redirect via bit.ly
so the result is random. Here's what you got. A cross dressing asian guitar player in his bedroom.

18 October 2010

Just watched http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjfrJzdx7DA&feature=channel
about a memorial to an imminent dam collapse.

You think its funny, but Irvine Ca has built a Vietnam-Wall like memorial to the Iraq / Afpak wars. Which are ongoing. This is the first and only memorial to ongoing
wars ever in the US. There are space for 8K names, but its more than half full. So they're going to update it yearly with new names. Northwoodmemorial.com


So soldiers could go and see where there names will be carved when they come back as corpses. Wow.

On the left, the NYC ufos. On the right, something over texas. They're both in the same triangular formation! Goodness!!!


I mean, what are the chances that three hot air balloons would appear in a triangle from the ground? Pretty much 100%

Though actually, I may have to launch a few tonight to see if they get noticed.
"The concern is that WikiLeaks as an organization should not be made more credible by having credible news organizations facilitate what they're doing," Lapan said.

Credible news orgs? Where are they?


17 October 2010

Jack Conway of Kentucky is a pissant who should stay in Kentucky
playing with his kiddie porn and pills. He should not go to DC; Rand
Paul should, and will.
Restoring american exceptionalism? She just called for it. In OC.

PATNA, India — An argument over sacrificing goats during a Hindu festival triggered a stampede that killed 10 people Sunday in a packed temple in northern India, officials said.

More than 40,000 people, many inebriated, had taken their goats to the Tildiha village temple in Bihar state to offer sacrifice and prayers to the goddess Durga on the last day of the Navratri festival.

As the worshipers lined up before the butcher, a scuffle broke out and some people were trampled, Banka district spokesman Gupdeshwar Kumar said.

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"People were vying with each other to get their goats sacrificed first, and they had a verbal duel with the butcher," Kumar said.


Will noone think of the chiildren?

16 October 2010

"It allows us to reach audiences that may not be watching 'Meet the Press'--not that there's anything wrong with 'Meet the Press.' I'm just saying that, you know, it might be a different demographic," he added, stirring a few laughs from the group.

Some conservative critics have suggested that Obama's remark about blacks not watching "Meet the Press" is an invidious stereotype.

Or, truth.
Duke PowerPoint the Most Popular PowerPoint Presentation in History

While at the base, “my platoon was not exactly straightforward with substance abuse,” Private Stoner told Army investigators.


In an interview, Private Stoner was described by Specialist Winfield’s lawyer, Eric Montalvo, as the platoon’s effective drug dealer.

15 October 2010

So I hear Ms. Rand is big at tea parties. I'm kind of shocked as she's typically been appreciated by atheistic intelligent people (eg, my people) and the tea party is much more prole than that. Also the von Mises etc highbrow economics stuff.

Amazing this could catch on. Realize I've been into it 30 years. And largely discounted western civ and its inhabitants for failing to get it. (The vast majority, half of whom are below average intelligence, yet allowed to vote.)

Clearly any publicity for Rand is a good thing. I hope we gut the Dems, historically.
Feds oppose democracy. Will enforce unconstitutional laws against the will of the people in California.

And they wonder why we will cheer when the mushroom cloud rises over DC.
Jesse V and the paranoids are firing up 911 conspiracy again. Clue in guys:
if you toast a loaded jet into a building, you get all kinds of interesting metallurgy in the results. That doesn't mean thermit sabotage.

And the 'explosions' in some videos are just collapses. But to a rube, every bang is an explosion.

And anyway: its not hallowed ground, except perhaps to the NYC rats that cleaned up the toasted corpses.

11 October 2010

Watching some slick slimebag Conway debate Dr. Rand Paul.
The hilariously sleezy democrat is just epic fail.
Why are republican women always fake blonde?

With mascara on their eyelids? And pigmented eyelashes?

What is it about republican men that this is what repub women select for?
Watched maury. negros arguing over paternity. decline of empire.
overrun by barbarians. apes with nukes.
Cross a beligerant swine with a human. What do you get? Nancy Grace.
So, how many layers of irony would a Christine O'Donnell witch costume be?
"It's amazing," Shier said. "You can order mountain lion urine on the Internet."

I read this just before I was interviewing at the google office that runs ads.


07 October 2010

So, you create a new VM, not a JVM, not a .NET VM, but your own. And you create a way to go from Java Bytecode (.class files) to your own register-machine VM .Dex files. So, you can handle source written in Java -> javac -> class -> dx -> dex files -> darvik and not have to depend on Sun (now Oracle) for anything. You get all the benefits of Java and your fully-owned (J)VM. Sweet.

Very very clever. Googlawyers are probably just as scary as your engineers.

I wonder if it'll come down to google vs. medical firmware.
Smoking chimp lives 10 years longer than ave.

"Chimp Charlie dies at 52 despite smoking habit"

06 October 2010

I've decided to start a thread on "Advice for autistics" after reading about Obama's
appointment of a high functioning jewish autistic on some disability council.

The phrase, "Sorry about that, and in the interest of getting along I will try to
fix X which you've objected to" is useful. X should be detailed, so the conversant can correct your interpretation, or be pleased with your understanding, or both.
It doesn't work after you've run someone's dog over, but it helps with say front lawn disputes.
Brown's political strategy: throw an illegal mail against the wall, see if it sticks.

But what kind of lowlife legal help could you find? Oh, right, this is California, we have Gloria Allred.

05 October 2010

Hey Barak, what's the price of gasoline in Quetta these days?
Clouds overhead. Not moving. Rain falls occasionally, early october, straight down.

I finally get a compiler, the MS Express rev of its visual studio, clean the code, then debug it in an hour. Last night tried to get GCC but there was some Win7 problem I think. What a pain learning the vagaries of a rev of an IDE while trying to take a coding test.

Clouds overhead. Did ok though. Been doing C for 20+ years.

04 October 2010

ATLANTA -- A veteran federal judge faces drug and firearms charges after an exotic dancer at an Atlanta strip club told authorities he used cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs with her.

Senior U.S. District Judge Jack T. Camp was arrested Friday minutes after he handed an undercover law enforcement agent $160 for cocaine and Roxycodone, a narcotic pain medication, that he intended to use with the exotic dancer, authorities said in a court document released Monday. They said they also found two firearms in the front seat of his vehicle.


And who says Ga is filled with inbred idiot redneck fascists?

Much cooler than the penis-pumping judge, or the pedo judge, or any number of otherwise insane so-called "judges" in the insane "legal" system.

01 October 2010

There, Luzzi said Irvine code enforcement officials told him the [man dressed as a] pickle would be OK as long as it wasn't holding a sign.


Provisioning for perpetual war

By the time of the Memorial's dedication ceremony, roughly 17 granite panels will be filled with names of the dead soldiers. Each 6 foot tall panel has 84 lines and holds an average of 350 names. Three blank panels will be hung at the Memorial and additional names will be processed in the same fashion except that the sandblasting will be done with a portable device on site at the Memorial. A reserve fund is being accumulated to pay for the future engraving, and to pay for an expansion of the Memorial if circumstances warrant it.