Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hard Evidence that Transformers Exist

It's true!  Transformers are real!!! 
(No word on which Decepticons were involved).

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 8:24 PM, Derek Fultz <dfultz@uiuc.edu> wrote:
Dear ______:

Roger Adams Laboratory South has been given the "All Clear" following a transformer fire in the penthouse as of 8:00 pm.

The damaged transformer has been isolated, and all power has been restored through a secondary transformer.

Laboratory occupants can reenter the building and resume activities as normal.  Please be advised that a minor residual odor of the fire remains in the building.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Saturday, August 07, 2010

WOW!!!

WOWWWW!!!!!!

This is Isaac Hayes, who, in his first-ever run for office, is taking on Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jr. in Illinois' 2nd district:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVvzw_ZvwGo&feature=player_embedded#!

Does that take guts, or what???  He says that we need more "citizen legislators."  You can check out his website at http://www.isaac4honesty.com/index.asp

--
Hannah Ihms
Graduate Student, Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
hihms2@illinois.edu
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

When Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Catch 22: "Catch-22 states that agents enforcing Catch-22 need not prove that Catch-22 actually contains whatever provision the accused violator is accused of violating."  This is the one fictitious provision I'm including here.  But it shows the heart of all of the laws or guidelines that follow: rex lex, instead of lex rex.

Article 58: "A counter-revolutionary action is any action aimed at overthrowing, undermining or weakening of the power of workers' and peasants' Soviets... and governments of the USSR and Soviet and autonomous republics, or at the undermining or weakening of the external security of the USSR and main economical, political and national achievements of the proletarial revolution."  (Note: this article came to mean everything and nothing.  Under it, children were imprisoned for picking up wheat falling onto a road from a leaking government vehicle and Solzhenitsyn was imprisoned for writing about Stalin as, among other things, the "one with mustachios."  No one ever accused of violating this article was ever cleared of the charge, and many received 10 or even 25 years in the Gulag when they were found guilty.

Inclusivity: "In addition, to enhance the working, living, and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students, the University will encourage a standard of conduct and behavior that is consistent with the values of inclusivity. In an environment of inclusivity, there is no place for acts of hatred, intolerance, insensitivity, bigotry, threats of violence, harassment or discrimination."  The local newspaper reported the following: "Ann Mester, associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, wrote that she believes 'the e-mails sent by Dr. Howell violate university standards of inclusivity, which would then entitle us to have him discontinue his teaching arrangement with us.'"  Sounds similar to the "hate" speech violations Mark Steyn was called up on in 2008.  By the way, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunals who handled his case have a 100% conviction rate.