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Thank you to those who supported it.

The Den is on hiatus

Will return when my health improves.

Business syphilis

Colbert explains the bailout.

America’s 10 most confusing traffic signs

These are simply awesome.

I (literally) think this will work!

Countdown to the Peace Intention Experiment:

The Intention Experiment is embarking on a series of scientific studies to determine whether ‘group mind’ has the power to increase peace and cooperation in war-torn areas around the world experiencing high levels of conflict and violence.

Although many meditation groups and other peace initiatives are being formed and studied, the Peace Intention Experiment represents the first scientific study of whether collective targeted intention can restore peace.

One should always try a simple solution before a complex solution, they say. It makes sense, does it not? Won’t our government with its massive defense budget look silly if it turns out we can end global conflicts and violence simply by utilizing the power of our minds, and from the comfort of our homes!

If this sounds too good to be true…perhaps we should do something to make it true. I would like to suggest the following supporting experiment — let us all focus our intentions into making sure that the above experiment is a success!

Who would like to step forward and propose an experiment to support my experiment?

For your reading pleasure

I have replaced the About page with Five things the Den loves.

Taleban squatters in Tora Bora again

BBC News.

Hey, the CIA built those caves! When are these cheapskate tennants going to start paying a fair rent?

Evolutionary computing close to proving the superiority of the Zerg

Lee Graham has developed software which allows users to simulate Darwinian evolution on their home computers. He asks for a little use of your CPU in exchange for a download of the program.

The software generates virtual creatures in a 3D environment and tests them based on their locomotive capacities, or other user-controlled selection criteria. Generation after generation is spawned, with the “genes” of the more successful creatures propagating, and mutation allowing for new body structures to come into being. Youtube hosts numerous videos of creatures that users have submitted after running the software long enough to get interesting results.

Of course evolution, like geopolitics, isn’t fun without the competition getting violent! What would happen if you put all the most successful creatures in a single environment and ran the program allowing them to duke it out for as long as it takes in order for one species to convincingly establish itself as dominant? I think you would be left with a creature that looks kinda like this:

“The USA originated Nazism, Nazi salutes, flag fetishism”


The USA originated Nazism, Nazi salutes, flag fetishism, robotic group-chanting to flags, and the modern swastika symbol, as shown in the research of the noted historian Dr. Rex Curry…

Boy scouts/girl scouts spread it.

Scouts also used the swastika as a symbol.  It acquired the alphabetic symbolism of “Scout Submission” and the concept of self-sacrifice (even the ultimate self-sacrifice) because it represented a cross.

Flag fellationism! (not work-safe)

Young girls in the USA, if they attend government schools
(socialist schools), are often led in verbally fellating flags
every day for 12 years of their lives. Pervert politicians and other
pledgeophiliacs want government’s schools to teach girls
to show love to their Fatherland (and for their leaders).

Argentina is the best place for digging a hole to China

But dig anywhere in the continental United States and you will come out in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Also, you will probably drown before the ocean drains into the hole.