It Better End Soon

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 02 Apr 2005 13:00:00 GMT
From jomama:
"History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes." -- Mark Twain

# Kim du Toit - Hotties With Guns (3) - Wow! Dig that holstered Serbu Shorty. Yum-mee! Girl's nice, too. [kimdutoit]

# I played Chicago II on my drive to work yesterday morning. I was a big Chicago fan in high school. Played trombone in a 10-piece band that did lots of their songs. During It Better End Soon, I started sobbing, realizing that the bastards are doing now exactly what they did 30 years ago during the Vietnam war. I became angry and imagined being in a large room with the neoslime. I yelled, "GO TO HELL! NOW!! BANG!!!". I meant it. It better end soon. We've gotta make it end. Soon.

Can't stand it no more
The people dying
Crying for help for so many years
But nobody hears
Better end soon my friend
It better end soon my friend

Can't take it no more
The people hating
Hurting their brothers
They don't understand
They can't understand
Better end soon my friend
It better end soon

Hey, everybody
Won't you just look around
Can't anybody see?
Just what's going down
Can't you take the time?
Just to feel
Just to feel what is real
If you do
Then you'll see that we got a raw deal
They're killing everybody
I wish it weren't true
They say we got to make war
Or the economy will fall
But if we don't stop
We won't be around no more
They're ruining this world
For you and me
The big heads of state
Won't let us be free
They made the rules once
But it didn't work out
Now we must try again
Before they kill us off
No more dying!
No more killing
No more dying
No more fighting
We don't want to die
No, we don't want to die
Please let's change it all
Please let's make it all
Good for the present
And better for the future
Let's just love one another
Let's show peace for each other
We can make it happen
Let's just make it happen
We can change this world
Please let's change this world
Please let's make it happen for our children
For our women
Change the world
Please make it happen
Come on
Come on
Come on
It's up to me
It's up to you
So let's do it now
Do it now

Can't stand it no more
The people cheating
Burning each other
They know it ain't right
How can it be right
Better end soon my friend
It better end soon my friend

# Claire Wolfe at Backwoods Home Magazine - Twelve Tips for Toppling Tyrants - unfortunately, one of them ain't shooting the bastards, mostly because that won't work unless lots of us do it simultaneously. More's the shame. "Don't panic... Don't allow your enemies to push your buttons... Stay focused on what you want to achieve in the long run... Pick your battles... Play to your own strengths... Practice creative chaos... Recognize and take advantage of opportunities... Hone your own free-living skills... Strengthen your community... Be the leader you're looking for... Accept that things are going to get worse before they get better... Turn burnout into an opportunity for renewal."

We must wear tyrants down without wearing ourselves out! And we must also remember that every tyranny, every empire, every top-heavy government will eventually defeat itself with its own excesses. Our greatest roles will be first to give tyranny a push when it's starting to wobble and second to be ready to restore freedom in its place. Act too soon, act randomly, or act foolishly -- and we defeat ourselves rather than our enemies.

We are small, so we must be very, very, very wise.

# Stevie Wonder's new single, So What the Fuss, continues to please. I'm playing it right now, and dancing in my seat. iTunes says this is my 35th play since I got it on Monday afternoon. The nearest competitor (Joe Walsh'es Funk #49) has only 18 plays.

# Opera - P2P Revolution: Opera Announces Platform-Independent Real-Time Speech Technology - an April Fool's day press release. Hehe. [brad]

Opera is spearheading the development to let people communicate without using a keyboard, and the new SoundWave technology was accidently discovered during an R&D study to speech-enable Opera's e-mail client. One of Opera's desktop developers needed to find an alternative way to relay a message to his colleague at a time when the e-mail server was down, and was startled to notice that his verbal outcry was intercepted and understood immediately.

# Google Gulp looks like another April Fool's joke. Hehe. [google]

At Google our mission is to organize the world's information and make it useful and accessible to our users. But any piece of information's usefulness derives, to a depressing degree, from the cognitive ability of the user who's using it. That's why we're pleased to announce Google Gulp (BETA)™ with Auto-Drink™ (LIMITED RELEASE), a line of "smart drinks" designed to maximize your surfing efficiency by making you more intelligent, and less thirsty.

# David Codrea - Feinstein Arrested After Gun Mishap - too good to be true, unfortunately. [codrea]

'If this can happen to an experienced gun handler like Senator Feinstein,' an unidentified aide told the crowd, 'it shows the need for heightened legislation.'

# Electronic Frontier Foundation - EFFector, Vol. 18, No. 11a, April 1, 2005 - an April Fool's Day edition. Hehe. [eff]

# Josie Roberts at The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Me & my AK-47 - Ms. Roberts is upset at how easily she could get a WASR-10 at her local gun store. Somebody should give her a clue, buy her some ammo, and take her shooting. I'll bet she'd have a blast. [codrea]

Except for a possible stray bullet in the chamber, I shouldn't have been worried. In America, it's legal to buy guns.

Even this one, a semiautomatic rifle developed for Soviets tank crews to kill from a mile away. Joe Dominick, Allegheny County's chief deputy coroner, said shots from an AK-47 inflict trauma all over the body. The bullet can blow through several body parts, cutting through a hand to the torso through the other hand. And rarely is an AK-47 fired just once. At least eight shots were fired at Watts' Geo Tracker.

# John Ross - Wal-Mart vs Small Businesses Revisited, or A Real-Life Example of What to Do in a Free Economy. Why Wal-Mart is not a threat to small business. Exactly the opposite.

# Edgar J. Steele - Steele's Twenty Commandments for New Lawyers - Never having been a lawyer, or considered going to law school, I have no informed opinion on the practicality of this list, but it's interesting nonetheless.

# Tom Krazit, at Inforworld - Transmeta cashes in its chips, eyes services, licensing - too bad, but it's hard to win against Intel and AMD. [wes]

# Google - What's new on Gmail? - 2 gigabytes of storage and rich text formatting. Guess I'll have to work harder. I only have 150 megs of saved Gmail. I still have 50 invitations. If you'd like one, just tell me where to email it.

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