Pledge Request: Fax Your TD
John Handelaar is looking for some people to support his efforts to develop an Irish equivalent of the hugely successful UK site WriteToThem.com for contacting UK politicians. The Irish version of the site would allow people to contact their councillors, TDs and MEPs for free. If you are interested in helping out, visit www.pledgebank.com/faxyourtd BEFORE 1ST FEBRUARY.
Howl @ The MoonWould You Admit To Being A Futureologist? (6.2.2006, 16:00 UTC)
DO YOU EVEN KNOW what a Futureologist is? I didn’t until I came across an article about them… so I wouldn’t expect you do either. Well - here’s the thing… These lads (and I guess lassies, although I suspect it’s really a lads club) claim to be capable of predicting the future, from a technological perspective. Get it? Future…Technology…Futureologist The mind boggles how anyone could expect to be taken seriously with a title like that. It’s...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonThe Year Of Debauchery… (5.2.2006, 20:08 UTC)
… IS FINALLY UPON US and apart from the odd week of hell I have to say it’s started off pretty fantastically. I’ve been a bit mental lately with crazy work schedules… but that’s only to be expected in my line of work. I’ve just put in another mad weekend and decided to grab 10 mins or so to update the site, and then I realised that I hadn’t actually posted about this yet. I suppose I should explain what it’s all about. You see, a couple of years a...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonWeek Of Hell…Sorry! (3.2.2006, 22:42 UTC)
ONCE AGAIN I find myself in the position of having to say “sorry folks” for the lack of useful updates here at Howl @ The Moon! over recent days. I’ve been dragged back into an insanely complex project which has resulted in a week of hellish proportions, late nights and endless arguments. It will all be sorted by Monday evening one way or another - so please be patient and I will get things back to normal as quickly as possible thereafter. Work has a way of creeping up on yo...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonSick Bastards Use Puppies To Smuggle Drugs (2.2.2006, 09:41 UTC)
MY ANGRY METER IS ABOUT TO BLOW! I’ve just come across a story concerning the latest sick trend in smuggling drugs across borders. A crew of Colombian drug dealers turned purebred puppies into drug couriers by surgically implanting them with packets of liquid heroin, according to US authorities. DEA investigators said they believe the drug ring, based in Medellin, Colombia, used the puppies and other methods to conceal millions of dollars in heroin on commercial flights into New York Cit...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonWeekly Featured Site: Thought Bubbles (2.2.2006, 00:03 UTC)
IT’S THAT TIME OF THE WEEK AGAIN and this weeks featured site is Thought Bubbles, a cool site run by a Joisey Girl living in Sweeden and blogging about life in general. It’s a fun site and you never quite know what you will find there, so go check it out and see for yourself. The same blogger is also responsible for another cool site called Illolov.com where she gets to show off her artistic and creative side with some pretty cute illustrations and graphics - so make sure you stop ...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonBush Supporter Ejected During Union Speech (1.2.2006, 19:04 UTC)
WAY TO GO GEORGE! Show your loyal supporters what they can expect by having them thrown out in the middle of your most important and televised speech - all because they wore a T-shirt with the words “Support the Troops Defending Our Freedom”. It’s no joke folks. The wife of a senior House of Representatives Republican was told to leave the House chamber during President George W. Bush’s State of the Union speech for for wearing a shirt bearing words of support for U.S. ...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonTax Me If You Can… (1.2.2006, 09:46 UTC)
MICROSOFT FOUNDER BILL GATES told a conference in Lisbon this week that his tax returns are so large ( him being the richest man on the planet you understand) - the US has to store his financial information on a special computer just to cope! I know it sounds mad, but this is actually a true story, so let’s have Bill tell you himself what his ‘problem’ is… To put it in his own words:- “My tax return in the United States has to be kept on a special computer becaus...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonMarine Confirms Depleted Uranium at Shannon (31.1.2006, 16:13 UTC)
VARIOUS IRISH NEWS SOURCES are carrying a short snippit this afternoon concerning the ongoing debacle at Shannon Airport. I have posted previously about the issue of how Money Talks and Irish Neutrality Walks when it comes to enabling and supporting the US military to conduct unconstitutional activities at Shannon Airport. Well now Online.ie and Breakingnews.ie are both carrying the same news flash about a Marine who claims that military cargo planes going through Shannon Airport are carrying...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonThere Are No Suitable Words… (30.1.2006, 07:53 UTC)
… TO DESCRIBE THE INSANITY of this situation. It’s rare that I find myself speechless, incredulous and almost imploding with frustration and rage at the same time, but an email I received today managed to achieve this. The mail was from Cranky Liberal entitled “We Need Your Help”. It was one of those mass emails sent out to probably thousands of folks, but when I read the contents of the email I literally found myself staring at the screen in complete amazement. The fol...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonFurther Details Emerge on “Evil Google” (29.1.2006, 17:22 UTC)
I STARTED OFF BY CONDEMNING them for their move to enforce censorship for profit in China, and then based on some interesting comments on that original topic here at Howl @ The Moon! I realised it’s not quite as straight forward as that, and began to sway back into the middle again on the issue. Now further research on this item has yielded even more disturbing information on the mechanics involved, but just as I was prepared to swing back over to my happy condemnation mode I came acros...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonExperimental Pervasive Communication (29.1.2006, 10:23 UTC)
I’VE BEEN TAGGED - which is a first for me! The folks over at Less People, Less Idiots are conducting an experiment in online pervasive communication - you can read all about it over here. Essentially it involves distributing a central message and (similar to a chain mail) asking that the message be forwarded on. This will then be tracked to see how pervasive the message becomes and how many other sites take up the call and publish it. The only requirement from participants is that we p...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonGoogle Censorship Debate - More Shots Fired Today! (28.1.2006, 09:09 UTC)
THE DEBATE RAGES ON over the Google decision to enter China and enforce censorship on their search engine in return for better profits and a slice of the action over in the East. Today more shots were exchanged on both sides of the argument. The opposition waded in with evidence that Google’s new China search engine not only censors many websites that question the Chinese government but it goes further than similar services from Microsoft and Yahoo! by targeting teen pregnancy, homosexua...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonLife Is Not A Sound Bite… (27.1.2006, 15:15 UTC)
… AND NEITHER IS THIS WEBSITE. More Importantly - it never will be! Don’t believe the hype folks. The world is collectively trying to get you to believe that life is a soundbite, that less is more, and that everything must be smaller, faster, more efficient in order to be better. It’s all bullshit however and if we are to have any hope of getting beyond the Illusion of Truth to the actual reality we inhabit, then we must challenge this status quo. Why now you may ask? Well it&...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonClose Your Eyes And Make Babies! (27.1.2006, 00:32 UTC)
JUST TO PROVE THAT the domain of the religious whackjob is not restricted to the far or extreme right, or indeed christianity for that matter, Fletch sent me some info about a nutcase called Rashad Hassan Khalil who claims that “being completely naked during the act of coitus annuls the marriage”. The Egyptian cleric’s controversial fatwa has uncovered a rift among Islamic scholars. Bottom line folks - there are more than enough nutjobs to go around, and when it comes to reli...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonGoogle - Promoting Censorship For Profit (26.1.2006, 00:11 UTC)
IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW, IT’S WHAT YOU DO WITH IT that makes a difference. This is a common principle relating to the power of knowledge. The same can be said for technology, and this week there is a classic example of having some wonderful technology, and doing something terrible with it. The example I speak of, unfortunately, is Google - who thus far were a company I held in quiet admiration for the services they had been providing on the ‘Net. That changed today. Google has...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonYou May Remember This Idiot… (25.1.2006, 20:19 UTC)
…FROM A PREVOIUS POST entitled A Unique Sense Of Timing where the jackass (aka Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea) posed for a gleeful public relations photo opportunity at a completely inappropriate time. Well - the little bugger is at it again, only this time he is using a bloody serious issue (at least it’s close to my heart - I refer of course to the ongoing issue of illegal use of Shannon airport to transfer CIA detainees, so called “Rendition Flights”) for his...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonWeekly Featured Site: Best Clean Humor On The ‘Net (25.1.2006, 18:41 UTC)
ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER FEATURED SITE… and this week it’s the turn of The Best Clean Humor On The Internet run by Matt. It looks like an interesting enough site and I’m sure you will find something funny there to suit your needs, so go check it out and hopefully have a good laugh while you are at it! This weekly feature brought to you courtesy of Blogexplosion.com. You can access the featured site by simply clicking on the image over there in the right hand sidebar. Enjoy.
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonCouncil Of Europe Update: Interim Report on CIA (25.1.2006, 00:23 UTC)
AS PROMISED in recent posts about Europe’s Complicity in the location and operation of illegal CIA detention centres within European borders, the interim report has been delivered to the Council of Europe and it’s findings make grim reading. In delivering his interim report Parliamentary Assembly investigator Dick Marty claimed it is highly unlikely that European governments, or at least their intelligence services, were unaware of the “rendition” of more than a hundred...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonItalians To Prove Jesus Existed? (24.1.2006, 18:09 UTC)
THE CHARGE IS “RELIGIOUS RACISM” and it’s being brought against The Rev. Enrico Righi who was named in a 2002 complaint filed by Luigi Cascioli after Righi wrote in a parish bulletin that Jesus did indeed exist, and that he was born of a couple named Mary and Joseph in Bethlehem and lived in Nazareth. Cascioli, a lifelong atheist, claims that Righi violated two Italian laws by making the assertion: so-called “abuse of popular belief” in which someone fraudulently d...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonUpdates Pending… (24.1.2006, 09:15 UTC)
UPDATES HAVE BEEN SLOWER these last two days due to an insane amount of workload in real life. I’m nearly out the far end of it, should be back to normal by Wednesday this week, but for now I’m afraid all I can do is apologise for the slowdown. I’m compeltely swamped in work and doing insane hours in order to complete a project, so by the time I get any ‘white space’ for other things all I can do is hope to catch some zzzzz. I’ve got some interesting stuff li...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 1
Howl @ The MoonBored, Depressed?… Get Yourself Kidnapped!! (23.1.2006, 00:10 UTC)
FANCY BEING KIDNAPPED by scantilly clad women? Or how about being smacked around and bundled into the boot of a car by some balaclava wearing hard men? As strange as it sounds, this is now a form of entertainment. You read that right… entertainment?!? I was reading an article in the Sunday Business Post about extreme forms of entertainment and apparently the latest craze is this kidnapping lark. Imagine paying to get yourself kidnapped…I’m still trying to get my head around th...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonComputer Geek Maxim (22.1.2006, 08:34 UTC)
Continuing on the tradition of bringing the concept of Universal Principles to our discerning readers we now turn our attention to the faithful computer system. Yep - that heap of metal and wires which we have all become addicted to in the last two decades. If there is one simple universal principle about these things that you need to know, it’s this… When you get the point where you really understand your computer or software, it’s probably obsolete!
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonSatans Master Plan Revealed - Operating Systems! (21.1.2006, 11:53 UTC)
WE HAVE THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT in America to thank for halting the advance of Satan and his minions, and in particular for uncovering his latest evil and twisted master plan. You may laugh, you may even scoff (I know I will ) but some of these whackjobs folks are actually serious about this topic and invest untold amounts of time and effort into letting us, the rest of the world, know where we have been going wrong. The evil plan they speak of now is… wait for it… Operating Systems. ...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 1
Howl @ The MoonCIA Probe Stalled, But Alleged Proof Emerging… (20.1.2006, 18:51 UTC)
THE EU PROBE INTO ALLEGED CIA FLIGHTS is being stalled according to the latest news briefs I’ve been reading. Specifically, the European Union’s main satellite centre still has not supplied images of air bases in north-eastern Poland and eastern Romania to Council of Europe investigators, hindering their probe into allegations of CIA secret prisons in eastern Europe. It will be interesting to see if the recent investigation launched by the Council of Europe to look into Europe&#821...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonIrish Blog Awards (20.1.2006, 00:18 UTC)
IF YOU LIKE WHAT I DO AROUND HERE and you think Howl @ The Moon! is worthy enough, then please head on over to the Irish Blog Awards site and Nominate me!. I think I’m nominated in the category of “Best Personal Blog” - so if you are feeling all altruistic and think this site deserves some recognition in it’s home turf (Ireland!!) then all it takes is a simple email (details here) to the contest organisers nominating Howl @ The Moon! in the “Best Personal Blog&...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonIrishman Sires 3,000,000 Kids (20.1.2006, 00:10 UTC)
IT’S NOT A TYPO… His name was Niall Nóigiallach, or Niall of the Nine Hostages, and he was one of the greatest Irish Kings. He was the only son of Eochaid Muigh-medon, High King, and his wife Carthann, daughter of an English (Breton actually under Roman control) King. And today he made the news because scientists from Trinity College, Dublin, have proved that 3,000,000 men worldwide share a common ancestor, our very own Niall of the Nine Hostages. The revelation comes after a ...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonAnother Irish Linked Site: ie-politics (19.1.2006, 20:45 UTC)
THE LIST OF LINKED SITES just keeps growing here at Howl @ The Moon!. This evening I’m delighted to announce the addition of ie-politics, an excellent Irish political commentary site run by Gerry O’Quigley. Take some time to drop by and visit his site for a regular insite into the comings and goings in this mad island of ours - you won’t be dissappointed! ie-politics can now be found in my left sidebar as a regular linked site. Enjoy.
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonChomsky in Dublin: “US a Leading Terrorist State” (19.1.2006, 19:03 UTC)
PROFESSOR NOAM CHOMSKY, perhaps the world’s best known liberal intellectual, received a rapturous response last night for an Amnesty International lecture at Dublin’s RDS during which he referred to the US as “a leading terrorist state” in front of an audience of over 2000 people who had come to hear him speak. He began by telling his audience that terror was “a term that rightly arouses strong emotions and deep concerns,” and added: “The primary conc...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonA Selection of Sagely Advice and Thoughts (19.1.2006, 00:31 UTC)
Drink ’till she’s cute, but stop before the wedding Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines I intend to live forever - so far, so good Mental backup in progress - Do Not Disturb! Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of. Support bacteria - they’re the only culture some people have. Televangelists: The Pro Wrestlers of religion. The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes. Ambition is a poor excuse for not having eno...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
Howl @ The MoonThe Changing Face Of Freedom (17.1.2006, 01:11 UTC)
FREEDOM HAS MANY FACES and I’ve been thinking about just how much it has changed in the last hundred years or so. Sometimes we are so busy, so caught up in our lives that we forget just how much things have changed, and to some extent I suppose how much they haven’t when we really examine it. So – here is a chance to see the last hundred years through a fresh pair of eyes and some chaos thinking, a regular stable here at Howl @ The Moon!. If you feel up to it, take a deep brea...
Link | Author: Coyote | Clicks: 0
MetaRSS 0.92 Feed   RDF 1.0 Feed
Atom Feed
TechPHP5 Powered   PEAR Powered
Popoon Powered   Planet PHP Powered
ButtonsPOTB Button   POTB Button 2