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Odd things and such things, as I feel appropriate, possibly relating to the war.
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Jerry Lawson, Proprietor

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Wednesday, April 5
Gates of Vienna: The Reavers’ Jihad

The main post is over on Milblog. Hold on - you'll be there in a sec.

Thursday, August 4
All righty then. Milblog's back up, so grab something solid and I'll toss you over there...


Friday, July 22
Well, back to the orginal. Milblog on MT crashed hard, REAL hard. I've got site backups, but I couldn't log in on them or add things - so for the time being (until I get things rebuilt) it's back to Blogger.

So. Make a note to yourself - don't screw around with beta-test upgrades....


Monday, June 27
Okay - look quick. The other site's up again and I'm going to toss you there right about... now.

Welcome back to the starting point for Milblog. Yeah, it's crude. That's the breaks.

Okay, here's what's going on. I've had Milblog hosted by for quite a while now on a free tryout that was pretty feature-packed. Things have been working pretty smoothly, to the point where I decided to go to the next level and get their 'home' package, which had twice as much bandwidth and storage space.

I upgraded, and then started getting 403 errors like crazy. I've checked all permissions, and everything LOOKS okay. 755 across all the cgi files, everything pointing in the proper directions. I've tried reinstalling MT, with little to no luck. So the next thing is, I guess, a complete scrapeout and rebuild. I didn't want to do that... but what the hell.

Anyway, if you've got any ideas on this please let me know. It'll likely be something VERY simple that I just can't spot right offhand. It may take some time to rebuild all this. Fortunately, I've got backups.

Unfortunatly, I can't get the things to run. Aargh.

Thanks for your patience!


Tuesday, February 10
What? You still here? Hold on, you'll be there in a second!

Monday, January 26
Well, I'm setting up a redirect here - so hold onto your wallet and fasten your seatbelt.

Next stop - Milblog.

Monday, December 29
If you try to contact me via any of the Hotmail accounts I've got - you're not going to get me. I'm letting them expire, since I can access the Milblog account from work and the Hotmail accounts were getting SERIOUSLY choked with spam.

So - you can get me at jll3 at, if you want to e-mail me.

Hey, free hosting AND e-mail. What more could you want?


Saturday, November 29
You may have noticed there's not been much new put up here - the action's over on Milblog.Org now. Come on over and visit!

Wednesday, November 19
Okay - we're getting things set up over on the new site ( - so I'll be moving things in for a bit. Come on over, take a look!

Tuesday, November 18
JTA NEWS: "Ford announces new funding guidelines
as it admits to aiding anti-Israel groups

By Edwin Black

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (JTA) — In a stunning reversal, the Ford Foundation has admitted it erred in funding anti-Israeli Palestinian groups and has vowed to establish tough new guidelines to stop its funds from being used for anti-Semitic activities anywhere in the world.
The group said it was 'disgusted' by anti-Israel and anti-Semitic agitation action taken at the 2001 U.N. Conference Against Racism at Durban, South Africa, which the foundation helped finance.
'We now recognize that we did not have a clear picture of the activities, organizations and people involved,' conceded Ford president Susan Berresford in a Nov. 17 letter to U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.).
In addition to establishing new funding guidelines, the foundation´s letter said the group promises to cease financing of pivotal anti-Israel groups and even recover funds where the grant´s intent was violated."
Damn. What's happened, has the clue-truck dropped off a fresh load or something?


Well, the file's there, but I can't import it without it looking...


So, I'll fiddle with things a bit, see if I can get things in.


Again - let's see on the export.....

Hah. Sure. Let's try that again. Sorry if you're catching this while it's messed up...

Well, that was relatively painless.... Let me go back to massaging things, and we'll see what we get.

Here we go - I'm exporting the blog now...

US will use nukes in Korea if needed
"We understand that weakness can be provocative, that weakness can invite people into doing things that they otherwise might not even consider," Mr. Rumsfeld told a joint news conference with South Korean Defense Minister Cho Young-kil.
Better not tell the idiots over on Indymedia. They're firmly convinced that the only way to avoid any sort of conflict in the world is to be completely defenseless.

Which is fine, until someone picks up a rock.

North Korea's in kind of a bad place right now. Kim's screwed, he knows it, but he has to maintain a fiction of strength even as his people starve. To admit he's fallible, indeed, to bend at all in his stances, would lead to an uprising.

As it is - his people starve while he threatens South Korea. Such are the glories and triumphs of communism.


The Rich ARE different from the rest of us.

Their stupidity is MUCH more visible.

LOS ANGELES — Paris Hilton says she never thought the sex video she made with her ex-boyfriend ever would become public.

"I feel embarrassed and humiliated, especially because my parents and the people who love me have been hurt," the socialite and reality TV actress said Monday in a statement to The Associated Press.
Yeah, but I'll bet you'll never have to worry about getting a date again. Just make sure the next guy keeps the cameras out of the bedroom, hmmm? Use what's between your ears as something more than filler to keep your skull from collapsing.

Maybe this'll be a wakeup call to you - not everyone who praises you is a friend, and not everyone you date will have your interests in mind. You may be rich, but that doesn't preclude you having to think before you act. And being drunk or high makes it a LOT harder to think.


Still trying to get MT up and running on the new site, over at Got it running once, then like an idiot I deleted the admin user account I logged in on, and am trying to reinstall.

Well, it beats staring at the TV. At least I feel like I'm getting SOMETHING accomplished. I'm learning something new, anyway!

By the way, I've got a question for you. And it's going to require just a bit of thinking outside the box, because it's one that's going to be VERY important in the next few year.

The premise is this....

1. In the United States, we have a government which is supposed to be tolerant of all religions.

2. If a minority religion is established, it's beliefs are tolerated by the government.

3. If the minority religion is fundamentally non-tolerant of other religions, up to and including condoning actively hostile acts against members and facilities of other religions -

the question is -

Does the US have any right to interfere with the proponents of the minority religion who are practicing their faith in the manner they think they must?