14 Jul 2013

Ho Lee Fuk, Sum Ting Wong

Cord Jefferson: The US National Transportation Safety Board issued a press release this evening acknowledging that a summer intern had erroneously confirmed four fake Asiana pilot names to Bay Area TV station KTVU. The release corroborates KTVU's claim that an NTSB official had confirmed that "Ho Lee Fuk" and "Sum Ting Wong," among others, had been manning Asiana flight 214, which crashed near San Francisco on Saturday.

Terrible NTSB Intern Blamed for KTVU's “Ho Lee Fuk” Blunder
"The National Transportation Safety Board apologizes for inaccurate and offensive names that were mistakenly confirmed as those of the pilots of Asiana flight 214, which crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6.
Earlier today, in response to an inquiry from a media outlet, a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft.

The NTSB does not release or confirm the names of crewmembers or people involved in transportation accidents to the media. We work hard to ensure that only appropriate factual information regarding an investigation is released and deeply regret today's incident.
Appropriate actions will be taken to ensure that such a serious error is not repeated."


Additional 2015: 
According to TV KID. "They brought in their lawyer Wei Su Yuu."


Derivatives judged through the medium of surreal etymology
The Slog: Yet another building archive of Slogarithms looking at the zero relationship between definitions and bollocks
Pretension: What smart cafe ladies-who-lunch feel before the first Bloody Mary (See also pre-menstrual tension)
Confederate: Verb – to exact QE and rigged interest rates on a half-asleep electorate
Paedophile: Mythical sex pervert afflicting diseased minds of Underclass children.
Dreamliner: Nightmare destroying bottom line
Deficit: An unlikely inevitability that expands infinitely to cause panic (See also Defcom)
Globalism: Mantra-cluck emitted by turkeys in an attempt to abolish Christmas
Committee of Enquiry: Group formed to question Cheese too Big to Try
Reconciliation: Illegal process by which savers become reconciled to the State thieving from their bank accounts

Former US Treasury Official - The Fed Is Facing Collapse

EU-US trade negotiations - Afshin Rattansi + US, UK and France backed Syrian rebels' Damascus chemical cache found by Assad army

Afshin Rattansi: Interview with William Hague, UK's foreign secretary; National Security Agency's targets; Spain's joblessness; Singapore blocking news websites; continuing NATO war on Mali; Trial of Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre; IMF World Outlook; Egypt's military government; Latin America's response to Evo Morales' plane being forced to land in Vienna...

Science in the 12th Century - Episode 2 - Crunch the Numbers! + Preachers Of L.A. - Scummiest Reality Show Ever

logicked: Carl Baugh's TV show "Creation in the 21st Century". In this episode, two grown men explain why if the human species is older than 6000 years, there would be a zillion babillion fofillion people in the universe, because math.

Egyptian Revolution: What You're Not Being told

StormCloudsGathering: Confused by the Egyptian revolution? If you connect a few dots it all makes perfect sense.

Gold investment misconception - Das Gold-Investment ist ein einziges Missverständnis

By : Gold has slumped nearly 25 percent. Particularly hard hit those savers who wanted security. What next: sale at a loss or hope for a recovery?

(Google translation) Gold has one - or it would have liked. Die-hard followers of the noble metal like this quip. It implies the shimmering bars and coins are always when paper money systems in crisis, the better choice.Whoever has the gold, long fancied himself on the right, the safe side. Since the turn of the millennium, the price climbed to the top, interrupted only by brief corrections. It was the U.S. housing crisis: Gold rose. It was the banking crisis: Gold rose. It was the sovereign debt crisis: Gold rose. Gold? Has one.Now make a new trailer of the yellow metal, bitter experience. Nearly 25 percent of the price of gold has slumped alone since the beginning - a cold shower for investors who have learned practically only one pattern over a dozen years: gold is rising.

The Public Responds To Zimmerman Verdict

Tyler Durden's pictureA jury of six women found neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman not guilty of all charges on Saturday in the stalking and killing of Trayvon Martin. Here are some quotes from key figures involved in the case. From the AP:

"We're ecstatic with the results. George Zimmerman was never guilty of anything except protecting himself in self-defense."
      — Mark O'Mara, one of George Zimmerman's attorneys, said at a news conference after the verdict.

"Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY"

The MIC and Mind Blowing PTSD

'Big X' Barrett Brown, political prisoner of the information revolution

Kevin M GallagherWhen I first noticed Barrett Brown in early 2011, I never thought that two years later I'd be directing Free Barrett Brown. Intrigued by his irreverence, I became familiar with his work, admiring him for his skill as a writer. I spoke to him briefly on IRC (internet relay chat) and occasionally dropped into the same channels he frequented; later I met him in person at a conference in New York City. But it's the US government's behavior in this and other cases – see also, Manning, Hammond, Swartz, Assange, etc – that have made running his legal defense fund a labor of love for me.
The distributed research project Brown founded, Project PM, is important and necessary. Since 9/11, the intelligence and cyber-security contracting industries have exploded in size. I believe, as Barrett does, that the public/private partnership on surveillance constitutes a threat to civil transparency and the health of democratic institutions. Large and very profitable companies like Booz Allen Hamilton obtain most of their revenues from the federal government; yet, the majority of their work is performed in secrecy.
Barrett had the insight to realize early on that the troves of emails that were hacked by Anonymous out of HBGary Federal and Stratfor and subsequently made public had the potential to provide a rare window into the activities of the cyber-intelligence industry. I believe it was this journalistic work of digging into areas that powerful people would rather keep in the dark that made him a target.

10 Reasons Why The Global Economy Is About To Experience Its Own Version Of “Sharknado”

SharknadoBy Michael Snyder: Have you ever seen a disaster movie that is so bad that it is actually good?  Well, that is exactly what Syfy's new television movie entitled "Sharknado" is.  In the movie, wild weather patterns actually cause man-eating sharks to come flying out of the sky.  It sounds absolutely ridiculous, and it is.  You can view the trailer for the movie right here.  Unfortunately, we are witnessing something just as ridiculous in the real world right now.  In the United States, the lame-stream media is breathlessly proclaiming that the U.S. economy is in great shape because job growth is "accelerating" (even though we actually lost 240,000 full-time jobs last month) and because the U.S. stock market set new all-time highs this week.  The lame-stream media seems to be absolutely oblivious to all of the financial storm clouds that are gathering on the horizon.  The conditions for a "perfect storm" are rapidly developing, and by the time this is all over we may be wishing that flying sharks were all that we had to deal with.

US STASI Big Sis Resigns Amid Sex Scandal

AJ: Janet Napolitano, also know as STASI Big Sis, will resign as boss of the disgusting Department of Homeland Security. She will seek the post as president of the infamous "Pepper Spray" University of California, according to lame-stream media reports.