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(no subject) [Nov. 15th, 2007|09:22 pm]
has anyone read that SF is going to put double decker busses on Geary and Mission?


It was on SFIst today. I haven't seen anything from the MTA yet, though.
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who's a gay bomb? you are! [Jun. 9th, 2007|10:01 pm]
Pentagon Confirms It Sought To Build A 'Gay Bomb'

Hank Plante

(CBS 5) BERKELEY A Berkeley watchdog organization that tracks military spending said it uncovered a strange U.S. military proposal to create a hormone bomb that could purportedly turn enemy soldiers into homosexuals and make them more interested in sex than fighting.

Pentagon officials on Friday confirmed to CBS 5 that military leaders had considered, and then subsquently rejected, building the so-called "Gay Bomb."

Edward Hammond, of Berkeley's Sunshine Project, had used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain a copy of the proposal from the Air Force's Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.

As part of a military effort to develop non-lethal weapons, the proposal suggested, "One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior."

The documents show the Air Force lab asked for $7.5 million to develop such a chemical weapon.

"The Ohio Air Force lab proposed that a bomb be developed that contained a chemical that would cause enemy soliders to become gay, and to have their units break down because all their soldiers became irresistably attractive to one another," Hammond said after reviwing the documents.

"The notion was that a chemical that would probably be pleasant in the human body in low quantities could be identified, and by virtue of either breathing or having their skin exposed to this chemical, the notion was that soliders would become gay," explained Hammond.

The Pentagon told CBS 5 that the proposal was made by the Air Force in 1994.

"The Department of Defense is committed to identifying, researching and developing non-lethal weapons that will support our men and women in uniform," said a DOD spokesperson, who indicated that the "gay bomb" idea was quickly dismissed.

However, Hammond said the government records he obtained suggest the military gave the plan much stronger consideration than it has acknowledged.

"The truth of the matter is it would have never come to my attention if it was dismissed at the time it was proposed," he said. "In fact, the Pentagon has used it repeatedly and subsequently in an effort to promote non-lethal weapons, and in fact they submitted it to the highest scientific review body in the country for them to consider."

Military officials insisted Friday to CBS 5 that they are not currently working on any such idea and that the past plan was abandoned.

Gay community leaders in California said Friday that they found the notion of a "gay bomb" both offensive and almost laughable at the same time.

"Throughout history we have had so many brave men and women who are gay and lesbian serving the military with distinction," said Geoff Kors of Equality California. "So, it's just offensive that they think by turning people gay that the other military would be incapable of doing their job. And its absurd because there's so much medical data that shows that sexual orientation is immutable and cannot be changed."

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(no subject) [Mar. 31st, 2007|08:45 am]
GavinWatch.com made this video which SFIST is streaming because its pretty much amazing.

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geekery [Mar. 20th, 2007|06:41 pm]
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(no subject) [Mar. 6th, 2007|09:48 pm]
I was just listening to Matt and Kim and I couldn't figure out what was quite so *AWESOME* and it was that I had Ryan Adams on in another media player. 

I want to learn how to dj! 
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thinking about... [Mar. 3rd, 2007|01:57 pm]
getting contacts?  hm.
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one more thing for this 10 minute period [Mar. 2nd, 2007|05:41 pm]
are any of you using yelp?
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more about makeup [Mar. 2nd, 2007|05:27 pm]
this is all because jenderqueersaid that i dont post enough.

anyway.  so a mailbox holder here at work is a straight dude who gets a sephora catalogue sent to him every season because he bought something for him mom once.  its awesome, because he always gives them to me.  but the really awesome part is that this time through they have a section on green makeup -- granted, not green like actually organic/eco friendly, but more like "lipstick tubes are biodegradeable and the carton this thing comes in will sprout wildflowers wherever you leave it" which i mean, is nice.   its just kinda nice.
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Meme from Daisers [Mar. 1st, 2007|06:36 pm]
What is yours?
Explain yourself
Culinary: ribs my fall from vegetarianism. i keep trying to get back on the wagon and its hard. because there's so much meat on bones! its gross.
Literary: SFist is it literary if its a blog? whatever. it used to rule and it just doesn't anymore but i can't stop reading about Gavin.
Audiovisual: Battlestar Gallactica Woo yeah! caleiste and i just started watching it and its like CRACK. all the housemates are fighting over it, and best of all it *makes no sense* but not in the way that Alias made no sense... i'm still trying to find out if the credits have clues.
Musical: Lily Allen Everyone else likes her so why can't I?
Celebrity: Gavin Newsom I mean, a mayor is like a celebrity... at least here. I was going to say Josh Wolf, cause I totally think he's made celebrity status at this point, but he doesn't have a stalker.

Now I tag:-

_chuck cindymonkey hobbledehoy queenfritzy and iclaimfreedom

to complete this same Quiz, Its HERE.
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