Sarcastic Political T Shirts Let Activists Make Their Point

By Stacy Fox

Jake Greer and his girlfriend Katelyn Mosley are both wearing sarcastic political t shirts. His says ‘Obama Wants My Change – No New Taxes’ while hers reads ‘Vote For Social Security Reform – McCain’s going to need it.’

The two nineteen year olds make an interesting couple walking hand in hand down the Santa Monica Peer. Katelyn attends San Diego State University while Jake goes to the University of California at San Diego. Their political views are as different as their colleges. They have very different opinions about what the outcome of the 2008 presidential race should be.

‘I simply can not believe he’d support four more years of the same,’ Katelyn, an English major, says animatedly. ‘Obama brings real change for us.’

‘Yeah, change,’ Jake says pointing to his t shirt. ‘He wants all our money for social programs.’ Jake is an Economics major.

Jake supports the Senator from Arizona which is his own home state. But it’s not just local ties that bind. Jake says McCain understands the need to stand up to terrorists. Jake also fears that having both a Democratic Congress and White House will lead to higher taxes.

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The couple does agree on one thing though. Sarcastic political t shirts are a cool way to express their political differences.

‘We keep looking for new ones to mix things up,’ Jake says.

‘Yeah, when I see one that is really going to make him mad, I buy it right away,’ Katelyn says, grinning.

Jake has a sarcastic political t shirt that makes Katelyn mad though. It says ‘Coming This Fall – Michelle Obama: Extreme Wife Makeover.’

‘He thinks it’s funny, but I think it’s just sexist. She’s a great woman who expresses her opinion. What could be more American than that?’

They agree to disagree and Jake says he’s mostly retired that t shirt on Katelyn’s behalf.

Because of advances in technology, there are more t-shirts than ever before – including the sarcastic political t-shirts Greer and Mosely like.

Now t-shirt companies can print only the shirts that are ordered rather than printing and shipping large batches. This gives the graphic artists that design the shirts much more latitude because they have to sell a smaller number before the design becomes profitable.

Also, a shirt can be designed and printed quickly. A candidate’s gaffe on the campaign trail can make it onto a t-shirt within 30 minutes of its uttering.

The campaigns produce t shirts to sell to their supporters, but they tend to be much more conservative. They feature red, white, and blue colors with the candidate’s name and sometimes an official slogan.

Sarcastic political t shirts sold online can be edgier. They can feature colors not necessarily associated with ‘patriotism’ and do takeoffs on popular culture references.

Sarcastic political t shirts sold online are also cheaper than the ones sold by the candidate with prices ranging from $15 to $25. The cheapest shirt on McCain’s official website is $35.

That’s good news for Katelyn and Jake who are building up quite a collection of sarcastic political t shirts.

‘You always have to go back and look at the internet for the shirts because there’s always something new,’ Katelyn says.

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Java creator criticizes .Net

Saturday, February 5, 2005

AustraliaJames Gosling, the creator of the Java programming language, said last week that he believes Microsoft is wrong in its decision to support C and C++ programming languages in the common language runtime in Microsoft .NET. According to him, this decision may lead to severe security flaws in .NET. Gosling is currently in Australia, giving talks and visiting friends.

According to Gosling, the problem lies with the programming languages and some of their characteristics: “C++ allowed you to do arbitrary casting, arbitrary adding of images and pointers, and converting them back and forth between pointers in a very, very unstructured way.”

The Java language was developed due to limitations of C++. Gosling began using C++ for the former Sun Microsystems‘s star-seven project. At that time Gosling concluded C++ was inadequate and created the Oak language. The Oak language would become the language known today as Java. The former star-seven project shares its defining characteristics with networked software applications today: safety and portability.

Gosling continues: “If you look at the security model in Java and the reliability model, and a lot of things in the exception handling, they depend really critically on the fact that there is some integrity to the properties of objects. So if somebody gives you an object and says ‘This is an image’, then it is an image. It’s not like a pointer to a stream, where it just casts an image.”

Charles Sterling, a Microsoft developer and product manager of the .NET framework, didn’t entirely disagree with Gosling’s thoughts. But he said that .NET defines different types of code. And there is the code which is managed by the .NET framework. All new Microsoft languages, such as C# and Visual Basic.NET, produce only code managed by the .NET framework, so they are safe.

A key idea that has not shown up in Gosling’s talk is that Java itself allows a very similar process to occur. Java’s JNI (Java Native Interface) allows the integration of the same unsafe code that prompted Gosling’s central thesis.

However, Gosling says languages like C and C++ can still produce unsafe code which would not follow the rules of safety of .NET. This sort of code, usually found in old software applications, requires additional .NET permissions to execute. Sterling says it is up to developers to decide whether or not to use unsafe code in their .NET applications.

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Charlie the smoking chimpanzee dies aged 52

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Charlie, a Chimpanzee in a South African zoo who became addicted to cigarettes, has died at the age of 52, exceeding the average lifespan of a captive chimpanzee by twelve years. After a video of Charlie puffing on cigarettes discarded by visitors appeared on the Internet, the animal and the zoo gained international attention and some visitors threw him additional cigarettes.

According to his keepers, Charlie was “an occasional smoker” and even tried to hide his habit from his keepers, who were trying to get him to quit by giving him medical care and a special diet. A recent study found that only seven percent of chimpanzees in captivity live beyond forty years of age. It is estimated that 500,000 people die due to smoking-related diseases every year in the United States alone.

It is believed that Charlie learned to smoke during his time in a US circus before being transferred to the zoo. Zookeepers say that the animal died of old age but an autopsy has yet to confirm this. The zoo suggested that Charlie’s body could be stuffed and put on display.

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What Are The Benefits Of Video Sewer Inspection For Victorville?

byAlma Abell

Did you know that the word “sewer” has more than one meaning? Pronounced with the emphasis on the “sew” part and the needle and thread connection becomes obvious. Change the pronunciation and drainage systems come to mind. However, the same word was used in medieval times to describe a household servant who was in charge of serving the dishes at table and sometimes the seating arrangements and even tasting the food.

Drainage Systems

Anyway, let’s concentrate on systems for removing unwanted or used water (along with anything else that might be contained in or with that water). I.E. – a drainage sewer which will usually be in the form of some sort of pipe or culvert that is buried in the ground. Basically, sewers of this kind take away

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• rain water run off

• domestic water wastes (from things like dish washers, washing machines, sinks and bath tubs, etc)

• domestic toilet wastes

• industrial and commercial establishment’s waste waters.

In some systems, all four can be mixed and carried away in a single pipeline; but, very often, separate pipelines will be used for each type of waste water to take it away for whatever cleaning treatment it might need before final disposal. The larger pipes running under the roads and streets will be the responsibility of the City of Victorville Sanitary/Drainage Division who will not only lay new pipes but also maintain the old ones on a rotating periodic basis.

Since the pipes are underground and of varying sizes – most of which are too small for easy human eyes on inspection; Video Sewer Inspection by Victorville City employees will pay a critical part in maintaining the drainage system. However, not all sewer pipes come under the City authority. Generally, property owners will be responsible for laying the water disposal pipes within their own property and connecting them (in accordance with local and national regulations to either the City sewer system; or, their own septic tank, etc. This means that they will also be responsible for the maintenance of their own pipes.

Property owners will usually get a visual sign that they might have sewer problems – drains that do not flow away; toilet bowls that flush but the waste goes nowhere are typical signs of a blockage in the system. This could be caused by something too large entering the pipes or, possibly tree roots breaking into the pipes.

Whatever the cause, it has to be located and then dealt with. You do not want to be digging pipe up on an almost random basis as you search for the blockage. Maybe you could push a flexible brush through the line to clear small obstructions; but, if that fails to solve the issue; you would be best advised to call in someone like Thompson Family Plumbing & Rooter Inc. and arrange for them to conduct a Video Sewer Inspection In Victorville.

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John Reed on Orwell, God, self-destruction and the future of writing

Thursday, October 18, 2007

It can be difficult to be John Reed.

Christopher Hitchens called him a “Bin Ladenist” and Cathy Young editorialized in The Boston Globe that he “blames the victims of terrorism” when he puts out a novel like Snowball’s Chance, a biting send-up of George Orwell‘s Animal Farm which he was inspired to write after the terrorist attacks on September 11. “The clear references to 9/11 in the apocalyptic ending can only bring Orwell’s name into disrepute in the U.S.,” wrote William Hamilton, the British literary executor of the Orwell estate. That process had already begun: it was revealed Orwell gave the British Foreign Office a list of people he suspected of being “crypto-Communists and fellow travelers,” labeling some of them as Jews and homosexuals. “I really wanted to explode that book,” Reed told The New York Times. “I wanted to completely undermine it.”

Is this man who wants to blow up the classic literary canon taught to children in schools a menace, or a messiah? David Shankbone went to interview him for Wikinews and found that, as often is the case, the answer lies somewhere in the middle.

Reed is electrified by the changes that surround him that channel through a lens of inspiration wrought by his children. “The kids have made me a better writer,” Reed said. In his new untitled work, which he calls a “new play by William Shakespeare,” he takes lines from The Bard‘s classics to form an original tragedy. He began it in 2003, but only with the birth of his children could he finish it. “I didn’t understand the characters who had children. I didn’t really understand them. And once I had had kids, I could approach them differently.”

Taking the old to make it new is a theme in his work and in his world view. Reed foresees new narrative forms being born, Biblical epics that will be played out across print and electronic mediums. He is pulled forward by revolutions of the past, a search for a spiritual sensibility, and a desire to locate himself in the process.

Below is David Shankbone’s conversation with novelist John Reed.


  • 1 On the alternative media and independent publishing
  • 2 On Christopher Hitchens, Orwell and 9/11 as inspiration
  • 3 On the future of the narrative
  • 4 On changing the literary canon
  • 5 On belief in a higher power
  • 6 On politics
  • 7 On self-destruction and survival
  • 8 On raising children
  • 9 On paedophilia and the death penalty
  • 10 On personal relationships
  • 11 Sources
  • 12 External links

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Australians unite against whaling in Southern Ocean

Wednesday, January 18, 2006File:Greenpeace Vessels Esperanza and Arctic Sun.jpg

Anti-whaling protesters have joined forces across Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and the U.S.A calling for an end to the killing of whales for meat by Japan. Greenpeace organised the international day of action as it continued its efforts to disrupt the hunting of minke whales by the Japanese whaling fleet currently in the Southern Ocean.

The day of action was being marked to protest the actions of the fleet which protesters believe violate the 1986 International Whaling Commission (IWC) global ban on commercial whaling. Japan’s JARPA Japanese Whale Research Program was allowed to operate under a Special Permit in the Antarctic according to Article VIII of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling. In its JARPA-2 plan, Japan plans to double its annual scientific research catch of Minke whales to 935, and to add 10 Fin whales to its quota. The International Fund for Animal Welfare states that over the next two years, Japan plans to kill 50 endangered Humpback whales and an additional 40 fin whales.

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The Exclusive Knowledge Of Iran Land Of Persian Civilization

Submitted by: Sumit Kumar

In a brief Introduction of the great and ancient Middle Eastern country south of the Caspian Sea and north of the Persian Gulf. It shares borders with Iraq, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Which is addressed as Iran in official terms?

Some geographical facts are here such as: —-

Chief of State: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (1989)

President: Mahmud Ahmadinejad (2005)

Land area: 631,659 sq mi (1,635,999 sq km); total area: 636,293 sq mi (1,648,000 sq km)

Population (2010 est.): 67,037,517 (growth rate: 0.9%)

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Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Tehran, 7,796,257 (city proper)

Other large cities: Mashad, 2,061,100; Isfahan, 1,378,600; Tabriz, 1,213,400

Monetary unit: Riel

Languages: Persian and Persian dialects 58%, Turkic and Turkic dialects 26%, Kurdish 9%, Luri 2%, Balochi 1%, Arabic 1%, Turkish 1%, other 2%

Ethnicity/race: Persian 51%, Azerbaijani 24%, Gilaki and Mazandarani 8%, Kurd 7%, Arab 3%, Lure 2%, Baloch 2%, Turkmen 2%, other 1%

Religions: Islam 98% (Shi’a 89%, Sunni 9%); Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha’i 2%

National Holiday: Republic Day, April 1

Literacy rate: 77% (2005 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2009 est.): $876 billion; per capita $12,900

Official Iran is the country if Islamic republic of Iran, a country of central Eurasia and western Asia. The Iran has been come in existence since Sassanian age but use officially in 1935. Both names are in use. Iran used to use in politically contexts on the other part Persia uses in cultural context.

Iran is the land of Persian civilization which is know as one of the best and oldest continuous major civilization of the world. Everybody know that first Iranian music dynasty have taken place during the Elamite kingdom in 2800 BC. The famous and brave Iranian emperor the great Iranian Medas turn the distributed Iran into a Great and undistributed Iran in 625 BC. The thriving of Iranian literature, philosophy, medicine, astronomy, mathematics and art became major essentials of Muslim civilization and started with the Saffarids and Samanids.

When we look deep into Iranian histories, we found that the many of the great cultural and intellectual ingredients have come from this Iranian civilization. These great Iranian civilizations seize the great and fascinating history of Persia that covers up the Great War stories to the great literatures of the world. This culture have gifted the best of paintings to the world and also posses the largest theater of middle East in its heart City Tehran. So here we are providing the different sides of cultural sides of Iran music. There is one spatiality in Iranian Culture that although it is based in the barron land(desert), the basic lively hood was doing shepherd and selling dry fruits in that days but still they managed to create such big stories to tell to the new world. So we have something to share about the great the rich culture of India

Iran is a founding member of the UN, NAM, OIC and OPEC. The political system of Iran, based on the 1979 constitution, comprises several intricately connected governing bodies. The highest state authority is the Supreme Leader. Shia Islam is the official religion and Persian music is the official language.

This traditional or classical music represents a highly ornate and sophisticated art whose protagonists are professional city musicians. Prior to the present century, such musicians were patronized by the nobility. Today, in a progressively modernizing society, they are generally engaged by broad casting and television media.

About the Author: Sumit is one experts in Iran Entertainment always keep him update with enjoy social culture and many more future as always review store


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At least 107 killed in Mecca crane collapse

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A storm yesterday caused a crane to fall into Mecca’s Grand Mosque, killing 107 or more and wounding 238, according to Saudi Arabia’s Civil Defense Authority.

Civil Defense Authority director General Suleiman al-Amr, in remarks to al-Ikhbariya television, said “All those who were wounded and the dead have been taken to hospital. There are no casualties left at the location”.

The accident, which occurred yesterday afternoon, was caused by strong winds and heavy rain that led the crane to fall. Photos released of the scene showed numerous bloodied bodies and various scattered debris.

The accident occurred at a time when the mosque was relatively uncrowded. “Had it happened an hour later it would have been much worse,” Khaled Al-Maeena, editor at large at the Saudi Gazette, said. “Had it happened five hours earlier or four hours earlier, I think the death toll would have been more than a thousand.”

The crane accident comes just ten days before the beginning of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Islam’s holiest site. As undergoing a pilgrimage to Mecca is a mandatory religious duty for all Muslims who physically and financially can, millions of pilgrims arrive in Mecca each year for the Hajj. Construction was underway at the mosque in order to enlarge the mosque and improve crowd control, which has been a recurring problem during Mecca’s pilgrimages.

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Wikinews finds citizens’ feelings, actions throughout Texas regarding West Nile virus threat vary greatly

Monday, August 27, 2012

Wikinews spoke to several residents of the US state of Texas finding varying opinions, and responses, to the threat from the West Nile virus; this, in contrast to the troubling media reports released recently. The state as a whole has seen more than 400 confirmed instances of the illness so-far this year.

A Longview woman, said, “[…] It’s terrifying. I’m so scared.” The woman was quick to point out a virus-related death occured in her city the same day. When asked about her daily routines, in light of the virus, she said, “I don’t go outside. I stay indoors. West Nile [virus] is bad.” The Director of Nursing for a large encampment located near Tyler said their operation had seen no cases of the illness, despite serving over 19,000 campers this summer. Her staff took no special precautions during August.

Although having some worries, Jimmy Philmont, 39, of Fairfield told Wikinews, “[…] I don’t let it keep me up at night. Overall, I’m not too scared.” Asked if he was aware of recent virus-related deaths in Texas, Philmont said, “Yeah, I am. That’s kind of scary. But, you have to live your life, you know? The world is hot now. You can’t go hide in a hole somewhere.” Earlier in the month, Tim Whitley, a city official in Malakoff, told Wikinews his city had began using a pesticide specialist to spray twice-weekly. Whitley explained two treatments per week is more often than usual for the city, “With the concerns in Dallas, we’re taking it seriously”, he said.

A nurse at a senior activity center in Austin told media she’d taken time to educate their facility’s clients about the virus and proper precautions; Adding, “They feel less alarmed and we try to protect our folks here […]”. Mark Kitsmore, 54, of Tyler said, “Honestly, I’m not too worried about it.” He jokingly commented, “I’ve probably used a little more bug spray over the past few weeks, though.”

Twenty-six people have died so-far this year as result of having contracted the virus, approximately half occurring in Texas. The mayor and county judge in Dallas have declared a state of emergency in response to the virus.

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