Penny for the Guy?

Posted in News, Rant on February 26th, 2012 by Dr. Warthan
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I’m throwing my lot in with the 99%, a.k.a. the Occupy Movement.  I have permanently dismissed my advertisers and replaced them with the Occupy supplied banner at the top, and Guy Fawkes in the eight ad spaces on the right.  I will no longer cooperate with the unprincipled rich to the best of my ability.  Though my lack of certain skills and abilities force me to buy food and products from these corporations, I can still resist.

All of this I am currently doing:

  • I will work for non-profit organizations or be self-employed.
  • I will no longer advertise and make money from this website.
  • When I do buy from corporations, I will prefer the ones who have the most morals and ethics.
  • I will prefer local small businesses.
  • I will buy used products (movies, music, games, books, cars).
  • I will not break the law or do anything unethical in retaliation.
  • I will only buy a house from an owner-carry (no banks).
  • I will continue to find new ways to resist.

I’ve got a few reasons why and some history lessons behind my motivations.  If you’d like to learn more, then continue reading. Read more »

Реактор словоизвержения (Yep…)

Posted in AtomicPunk, InterWebs, News, Rant on August 9th, 2010 by Dr. Warthan
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When I look at the flag of the former USSR with its hammer and sickle flowing under the star of the Communist party, I think of gentler times when the kind hands of Lenin and Stalin brought together the farmers and industrial workers to stand as a proud people and against American imperialism.

Unfortunately, the Soviet Union fell, and in the wake of that great civilization came skin-heads, rap music, McDonalds, and now TorrentReactor.  Vicious rumors that TorrentReactor has purchased the village of Gar in Russia and renamed it to Реактор словоизвержения (Torrent Reactor) are apparently true.  There is still a small chance that this is all some kind of elaborate hoax.  What’s more disturbing is that GarTorrentReactor is not that far from the Seversk nuclear reactor.  Why?  I’ll tell you why. Read more »

New Contributor!

Posted in News, Rant on August 20th, 2009 by SixCatFaerie
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Hail and well met, me lovelies!

Allow me to introduce myself – I am the infamous Jamison Dao, Captain of the HRMAS Prometheus. Adventurer, scoundrel, pre-emptive salvage operator, purveyor of fine goods and worldly wonders. At your service.

The Doc’s a good man, an old friend and a wily old bastard- we go way back. Don’t ever let him deal the cards or mix the drinks. I remember this one time, we were holed up in Tunisia during the War. Stuck in a brothel, short on ammo, out of booze and a parlour full of… well, I’m getting off track.

Doc’s asked me to help him out here, show you fine, fine folk what’s going on with Steampunk art, culture, music and fashion. Plus he hoped I’d tell a few stories of my daring exploits. Might be tricky, statute of limitations on some stories is “well after everyone is dead.” Pity that, really. My safari with the King of Cashmere is quite the tale.

Tally-ho, pip pip and all that. There’s a whole world out there, kiddies. Let’s see what it can offer us

Idiots! Here Comes Book Burning

Posted in News, Rant, Technology on August 5th, 2009 by Dr. Warthan
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America’s entire science-fiction history in full of stories warning of a dystopian future where books are outlawed, art is destroyed, and the punishment for reading poetry is death.  Who ever though that having “electronics books” was a good idea?  Not me, and here’s the proof:

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Talk about irony. In an Orwellian moment, owners of Amazon’s Kindle discovered that their recently purchased copies of George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm had been deleted by Amazon. Apparently, a third-party retailer who specializes in selling public-domain books used Amazon’s self-service platform to sell copies of two Orwell titles. Unfortunately, those books aren’t public domain in the U.S.A. Read more »

Communist Heathens!

Posted in AtomicPunk, Rant, Technology on May 21st, 2009 by Dr. Warthan
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I was right!  As warned in my previous post, the Russian’s are proudly gearing up their Soviet attitudes, as evidenced  in this year’s Victory Day parade.  This Soviet veteran (along with his fellow comrades) was not only photographed at the celebration in Red Square, but he’s toasting with Vodka to honor the modern Russian military.

Soviet Veteran

You see that patch on his arm?  That’s CCCP (Союз Советских Социалистических Республик) along with the Soviet Union Navy ensign flag.  Now why would he be toasting the (non-Soviet) Russian military?  Hmmm…?  Maybe his new comrades are “like minded”.

Seen in the parade photos are MiG-29 and Su-27 Fighters, Ilyushin Il-78 Tankers, Tu-95 and Tu-160 Bombers, Topol-M Missile Launchers, Msta-S Howitzers, T-90 Tanks, BTR-90 Infantry Fighting Vehicles, Ka-50 Attack Helicopters, Sprut-SD Tank Destroyers, and of course Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Tons of great pictures from this years Victory Day parade.

Happy Cinco de Mayo: Hug a Mexican!

Posted in News, Rant on May 5th, 2009 by Dr. Warthan
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It’s the 5th of May, and if you live in Mexico, you probably don’t care as Cinco de Mayo isn’t really observed there.  However, if you live in the US , then Cinco de Mayo is a day to celebrate the culture and experiences of Americans of Mexican ancestry.  However, as your enjoying your food, music, and folkloric dancing, keep in mind the origin of the holiday.  May 5th, 1862The Battle of Puebla, where the outnumbered Mexicans defeated a much better-equipped French army.

Battle of Peubla

Let’s talk about Mexican’s for a bit. Read more »

Happy May 9th: (Soviet) Russian Victory Day!

Posted in AtomicPunk, Rant, Technology on May 3rd, 2009 by Dr. Warthan
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Welcome back [Soviet] Russia!  We missed you

May 9th, 1945 (Victory Day) – the day that Nazi Germany capitulated to the USSR.  It became an official Soviet holiday in 1965, and continues to be celebrated even after the fall of the USSR.  Traditionally, ceremonial military parades are held on the day, such as the one in Moscow on the Red Square.  However, on May 9th, 2008, the Russian Federation returned to the Soviet Union tradition of showing off its mobile nuclear weapons during the Victory Day parade, declaring their return to super-power status (Также неизбежное поражение тех американских капиталистических свиней).  This is the RT-2UTTKh Topol-M Mobile ICBM, NATO Designation SS-27 Stalin.

SS-27 Stalin

This is a brand new “modernized” version of the weapon system, with a whole new kind of ICBM.  Want to know why you should be concerned? Read more »

Happy 420: I Hope You All Burn in HELL!

Posted in Rant on April 20th, 2009 by Dr. Warthan
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It’s April 20th, or 4/20. Depending on who you are, you’re happy because 420 is pot smoker’s code for marijuana; or you’re happy because 4/20 is Hitler’s birthday; usually both. Pot heads suck [expletive deleted]. Why? I’ll tell you why. Illegal drugs fund terrorism (period).  Nazi’s suck big huge donkey [expletive deleted].  Hitler smoked pot too.

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What really sucks is that I can’t use exceptionally foul language because the thought police will ban me from the internet.  God [expletive deleted] damn it!  And, oh, the images above (except Mr. Mein Kamph there) are from actual T-Shirts. Read more »