70 Years Ago, the Martians Came, America Panicked by a Terror Hoax

On Oct. 30, 1938, Orson Welles panicked America (and the world, too) with an amazing radio broadcasting about the aliens from Mars arriving and invading the United States, attacking state militias and civilians and poised to strike New York City from New Jersey. Then, Welles ended it with a revelation that it had all been a dramatic performance for Halloween entertainment, basing his radio narration on H.G. Wells’ book, The War of the Worlds. However, the public was outraged with CBS for the radio hoax and demanded explanations and punishment. Welles was censured. The full story can be read here. The collage graphic below was done by me, with a quote attributed from Jordan Maxwell. It’s pretty self-explanatory. ;)

Rob’s Wisdom of the Day

My wisdom of the day:

The extremity of the Left begets the extremity of the Right or vice versa, to a great extent on governance, law and public policy of the country and its future. Thus, it is better not to go too far for an ideology’s sake. Practicality and common sense matter the most.

You’ll know what I mean when you click on this and read the “letters”.

My first vlog to Deaf/HoH voters

This is my first vlog ever. Enjoy the show. :)

Comments are welcomed.

Remember your duty to vote on the Election Day.

Freedom of Speech by Norman Rockwell

Freedom of Speech by Norman Rockwell

With a special thank to R. Cooper for DVRing me.

25 Years Ago, 241 US Soldiers Killed in Beirut

On this very day, 25 years ago, Hezbollah – with Iran’s and Syria’s helps – sent a terrorist suicide squad to blow up the barracks containing US Marine soldiers stationed in Beirut as peacekeepers during the Lebanese civil war. When they did, the blast was the largest non-nuclear explosion ever occurred in the Mideast, killing 241 American servicemen, wounding many others; in addition to 58 French soldiers killed in a similar Hezbollah attack on that same day. That act ultimately forced President Ronald Reagan to order a US military withdrawal from Lebanon, perhaps the biggest mistake ever made in the US history – since Osama bin Laden cited that the 1984 US withdrawal from Lebanon as the very catalyst for America’s weakness in the eyes of Islamic terrorists, emboldened them to commit further attacks on American lives and interests for the next 25 years.

You can see all the pictures of the aftermath here.

A Wikipedia article of the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing.

Debbie Schlussel has a well-researched blog on who were really behind the bombing attack on the US soldiers in Beirut.

Dedicated to the 241 US soldiers, the 58 French soldiers, other victims and the survivors of the Islamic terrorist attacks 25 years ago. They will never be forgotten.

Buckypaper – the gamechanging product of the future

At long last… after many years being researched and developed in the scientific labs, the buckypaper – a thin sheet of carbon nanotubes 10 times lighter but up to 500 times stronger – is about to revolutize the entire world, publicly and commercially, in a very significant way. Named in the honor of Buckminster Fuller, the legendary inventor, architect and futurist, this unusual but powerful product of accidental nature through a chance scientific discovery could be applied as future composite materials for airlines, automobiles, laptops, TVs and other things with better energy-efficiency than the current composite materials.

Imagine you’re flying in an airline entirely made of buckypaper, going from New York to Los Angeles and back to NY for only $100.

Imagine you’re watching a 100 inches TV – made of buckypaper – as a part of the living room wall or any wall of your house.

Imagine you have kitchen and laundry appliances – made of buckypaper – for superior energy efficiency and keeping the water/gas/heat bills very, very low.

And so many more to imagine. ;)

Keep your eyes out for the coming buckypaper technology within the next decade. It’s the gamechanging product of the future.

Who Won the Final Debate Tonight? McCain? Obama?

Please click here for the poll:

Your vote counts! :)

20 days to go…

(psst… McCain won this debate! ;) )

Quote of the Day 10.14.08

My quote of the day:

Silencing free speech or dissent is a sure sign of mental instability and immaturity.

If you are into silencing or suppressing dissent or criticism, please seek professional help.

Just because Republicans or right-wing conservatives can criticize Barack Obama does not really mean they’re racist. Quite the contrary, the skin color is completely irrelevant to the issue, only the contents and character of Obama’s politics greatly concerned them, given his background in the last 2 decades. That being said, E. J. Dionne has gone off the deep end for his unfunny op-ed article from Washington Post. Following him to the abyss is Peter Ross Range, for his tacky article from Der Spiegel.

Let them have their says on a soapbox. People know better and smell the stench of venomous slams on free speech and the scrappy McCain campaign from a mile away.

Obamaniacs, have your say like it is. I will not silence you, all for the good of free speech, as long as you do not engage in personal attack, slandering, use foul language or threat against me (and others from the right side).

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