Yeah, same shit toddling around. People are more concerned about Tiger Woods and his penis than they are with the madness that continues in the Middle East. On the bright side, Iran is in the middle of a damn near revolution, so at least they are occupied and can’t get too feisty. North Korea is quiet, which is a good thing. Iraq is a shithole still, and the government has it’s head lodged so far up it’s ass that it will require a bucket of lube, 6 trucks, and a midget wrestler to extricate themselves.

Well before I bitch about a few stories, head on over to The Existential Mix Archive and grab the latest existential mix by Shutterspeed. Yours truly does the voice intros for them, and 2400 Baud really has pulled some good talent together for Radio None. I’m glad to be a part of it.

Obama says intel screwed up – humorously enough, the CNN title says “Obama says intel system screwed up”. That’s a Fox news style headling, since it seems to say that intelligence is fucked, but it just meant in this situation. Frankly, they need to lay this on the doorstep of the CIA, since they kept the cold war mentality of keeping the info to themselves. However, it’s also possible they did not find it credible, although political spin damage control would never admit that possibility.

Yemen is working with us – in reality, they have been for a while. They go on this sine-wave style cycle of working with us apparently, and it seems to be based on the aid we provide. As long as we consider seeing them a problem, and the government works with us, I would imagine they will keep letting us work there and help us. I’m not really sure, but Yemen is beginning to emerge more and more as a breeding ground for extremism. We are going to have to wait and see on this one, as far as I can tell.

Fareed Zakarai is a very smart man – and I agree completely with him. The TSA seems so politicized now, as a lot of their security measures are so stupid and over the top. Soon, we will be required to strip since they will sew explosives into the lining of shirts and pants, in an extension of the underpants bomber. What then? Full body scanners won’t see small concentrations of that.

Ah fuck it. Here, have something awesome: