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[13 Sep 2003|04:20pm]

kl8n
All right folks. I'm finally having another spurt of motivation and such.

First order of business. We're creating a website. What are we going to call it? Or what are we going to call our little collective? Comment on this post and give me ideas for site/collective names and why you think they'd be good to use.

Also, I'd like feedback on another subject. It's a two-parter.

1) Think of your top 5 favorite websites. What are they and why are they your favorites?
2) What types of things would you like to see on the website you're involved with. Whether you will be involved in those particular things or not is irrelevant. I want to build a list of things we'd like to accomplish. At this point, it matters not how big or involved an idea it is. I'm building a wish list, things we want. We can decide if it's possible later.
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[18 Aug 2003|06:44pm]

kl8n
Hey there. I suppose we should get started.

But the thing is, I haven't got a thing to get started with yet....

I need to do a little planning and then I'll get back to you.

Until then, discuss amongst yourselves.
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[24 May 2003|12:12am]

necrobutcher
Who remembers that they are a part of this community?
*sweeps away cobwebs*

Ummmm, I still hate the government and want to see someone force important political fugures to eat their own doo-doo in a waffle cone. I also hate thinking about that show Benson. From way back in the day. Wasn't that the shit Emmanuel Lewis was on?

Are we still at war or not? I stopped watching TV except when naughty movies show late at night on Cinemax.
*Does some dishes*
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Happy Anniversary [11 Sep 2002|03:09am]

kl8n
Well, it's been exactly one year since both Islamic terrorists and the American government declared war on the American people. Let's revisit, shall we? This was passed on to me by a friend and I spent about an hour reading over it. This has to be the most detailed list of incidents pointing to the American government's involvement in the attacks of one year ago. May we all live to look back on these times and laugh at not only the folly of our leaders, but our own folly in allowing things like this to happen.

A TIMELINE SURROUNDING SEPTEMBER 11TH
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The Cock Dialogues [23 Aug 2002|12:12pm]

kl8n
Penis Puppetry Show Opens in Los Angeles
Fri Aug 23,11:44 AM ET
By Gina Keating

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some actors use their eyes. Others perform from the heart. In "Puppetry of the Penis," David "Friendy" Friend and Simon Morley rely on an organ not previously known for its acting skills.

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GEORGE W. BUSH HATES AMERICA [23 Aug 2002|08:06am]

kl8n
Thu Aug 22,12:01 PM ET
By Ted Rall

Political Prisoners and the Post-9/11 Police State

EXCERPT - For the Bushies, see, guilt and innocence aren't the point. The detainees aren't in prison for what they've done. They're there because of what they might do, for whom they know--for what they think. They are political prisoners.

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Bush Unveils Plan to Fight Wildfires [22 Aug 2002|05:43am]

kl8n
As always, the logic of the Bush administration is astoundingly profound: If we cut down all the trees, then there won't be any more forest fires.

I'd like to know how much Weyerhauser and other logging companies are putting into GOP coffers. I mean, the idea sounds ok on the surface, but when you think about it.... It's hard not to think someone bought this policy.

-Klayton

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CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - Embarking on a three-day Western swing expected to haul in at least $5 million for Republican politicians, President Bush is taking a stand on one of the region's thorniest issues by proposing that more logging in national forests would help prevent devastating wildfires.

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[21 Aug 2002|12:23pm]

kl8n
In a free society, one of the most important institutions is that of a free, unhindered press. Any society that champions the ideals of liberty, freedom, and justice must make use of the tools at their disposal to ensure the ongoing flow of ideas amongst its people. The founders of our nation understood this and included the guarantee of freedom of the press in our constitution.

A governmental guarantee of freedom of the press can only go so far, however. As with any other right, a free press must be utilized and maintained by the people in order for that right to continue to be respected. Currently, the majority of American media is in the control of a handful of corporations. Most of the talent and skill available to the American media is in the hands of these behemoth corporations. As a result, our free press has become dominated mainly by concern for profits rather than the exchange of ideas.

Independent media, which often suffers from a lack of interest and funding, tends to have its own set of hindrances and drawbacks. Lack of funding, lack of skill, and faulty execution keep many independent publications from realizing the full potential a free press offers. Many publications publish work that is high on melodramatic ranting, but low on substance. Others have good things to say, but those words get ignored because the presentation takes away from the audience’s perception of their credibility.

What is necessary for any new media outlet today is an ability to bring together the best aspects from both sides. The journalistic integrity and desire to bring truth to light that is more present in independent media needs to be combined with the skillful execution and driven marketing of corporate media. Bringing these aspects together will result in the sort of publication that is seriously lacking in today’s American media.

It is not enough, however, to merely lay out ideals and ideas such as these. In order to build this sort of publication, it is necessary to build a group of talented individuals who share the common goal of creating a publication firmly rooted in journalistic integrity that provides intellectually compelling content presented in a visually compelling design.

It is with that reason in mind that the first task in building "my" new publication is to focus on building a good staff. With my last publication, it was the site that came first, then the staff. My hope was that Dimolti would follow the “If you build it, they will come” idea. I had hoped that if I built a good site, I would be able to find a lot of people willing to join up as contributors later. As it turned out, most people liked the idea of the site, but there weren’t a whole lot of people willing to step beyond being audience members. This time, I’d rather get the staff together and work as a group to develop the entire site, from concept to launch to becoming a full-fledged media outlet. My feeling on this is that if everyone gets involved from the beginning and has a hand in building, that there will be more of a personal attachment to the project for each person involved.

That, and I won’t be so overwhelmed with doing the majority of the work myself.

If you’re interested in helping out with this, please look over the capacities in which I’d like to have people work. If you feel you would like to get in on the ground floor of creating what promises to be something great and you feel that you would make a good fit for any of these positions, please, let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks!

Klayton

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Open Letter to America from a Canadian [18 Aug 2002|12:02pm]

kl8n
Dear America:

And so it has come to this. Your once-great nation has fallen into madness, an affliction of mass denial that brings shivers up the spines of millions outside your borders. Yours is a sick nation. But most of you carry on as though nothing at all is the matter.

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Who the fuck reads the New Yorker? [09 Aug 2002|08:17pm]

kl8n
I spotted this posted in ishovi's LJ and thought two things to myself:

1) Who the fuck reads the New Yorker?
2) Who the fuck is Leni Riefenstahl?

Not too long ago, at a fin de siècle soiree given by Time magazine, [Leni Riefenstahl] could be spotted happily chatting with Henry Kissinger. Taking in the scene, a writer for The New Yorker could only comment, "There is no God."

So, I got curious, and hopped on Google and found an article and now I'm fascinated.

“They kept asking me over and over again whether I was having a romance with Hitler. ‘Are you Hitler's girlfriend?’ I laughed and answered the same way each time: ‘No, those are false rumours. I only made documentaries for him...’”
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Spoke too soon.... [08 Aug 2002|09:18am]

kl8n
Well...after my freakout yesterday, I think I'm going to have to withdraw the idea of starting on the rebuild for now. It's not a good time.

You'll just have to be patient a little longer.
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"I'm planning a little imaginative sythesis....." [06 Aug 2002|09:40pm]

kl8n
[ mood | creative ]

OK, kiddies. I'm feeling creative. It's time to rebuild.

The potential exists to create a website that is candy for your brain, your mind, your taste, your lack thereof, your wit, and your style. Some shit you don't just look at once. To make what has been done before look boring.

I want to start and head up a publication that reflects its hip, witty, and intelligent staff. And I want a nationwide audience.


Discuss.

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"With these principles as our guide, we set out to create a culture..." [06 Aug 2002|09:24pm]

kl8n
omniphoria and I were talking about this weekend's coming Garlic Festival in northern Snohomish County, WA. (I know there's at least one person not from WA in this community, thus the explanation)....It's a festival put on by the Love Israel Family, a commune dating back to the late 1960s.

I got curious about these people when realizing that I'd heard mention of either them or the Garlic Festival in the past couple of days. So, I went a Googlin' and found this page with a complete history of the commune written by its second-in-command, Serious Israel.

Personally, I think these people sound like complete wackjobs. Nice wackjobs, but wackjobs all the same. But it is an interesting read.

Community as Crucible: The Love Israel Family
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Bush Denounces 'False Religion' [06 Aug 2002|12:15pm]

necrobutcher
Thanks goes to Archmage for pointing this little nugget out.

WASHINGTON (AP) - After President Bush condemned "some kind of false religion" for motivating Mideast terror attacks, his spokesman hastened to emphasize Thursday that the president believes Islam is a peaceful religion.

In a picture-taking session with Jordan's King Abdullah, Bush said he grieved for the seven people killed in a bomb blast in Jerusalem on Wednesday, including five Americans.

"I just, I cannot speak strongly enough about how we must collectively get after those who kill in the name of some kind of false religion," Bush said.

Asked about the remark, White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said Bush was referring to terrorists who distort Islam to justify violence.

"The president believes very deeply that Islam is a religion of peace," he said. "There are people who use the pretext of religion as an excuse to kill Jews, to kill Israelis, and now to kill Americans. And the president will oppose that with every fiber in his body."

Muslims were angered last year when Bush described his war against terrorism as a "crusade." The Crusades were wars fought in the Middle Ages after Christian armies traveled to Palestine, or what is now Israel, to attack the Muslim armies that then controlled Jerusalem.
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BUSH-CHENEY WHITE HOUSE OBSTRUCTS HALLIBURTON LAWSUIT [31 Jul 2002|01:45pm]

necrobutcher
Process Server Threatened With Jail By White House Security
http://www.judicialwatch.org/2221.shtml

White House Refuses to Allow Complaint to be Lawfully Served On Vice President Cheney

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes public corruption, today reported that security staff at The White House threatened a process server with arrest over his attempt to serve Vice President Cheney with a complaint filed against him by Judicial Watch on behalf of shareholders of Halliburton. It is a crime to interfere with service of process.

According to an affidavit of due diligence filed in the case, the process server attempted to serve the complaint on the Vice President at The White House and was told by a security officer that he would not accept the “papers” for the Vice President. According to the process server’s sworn statement, the security officer said that “if I dropped them [the federal court summons and complaint], he would arrest me.” The attempted service was made on July 22, 2002.

No lawyer for Vice President Cheney has contacted Judicial Watch to accept service on the Vice President’s behalf.

“We have served many a lawsuit on Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Hillary Clinton when they were in The White House. The Clinton White House accepted the papers. Never before have our process servers been threatened with arrest. If this Bush-Cheney White House is serious about corporate corruption and responsibility, it would not allow the Vice President to improperly hide behind White House security to evade service of process in the Halliburton securities fraud litigation, and it would not threaten the process server with arrest,” stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman.

Judicial Watch will continue to attempt service on the Vice President and will move for appropriate sanctions if Vice President Cheney continues to obstruct court process. Mr. Cheney is not above the law.
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Disaster relief [29 Jul 2002|02:04pm]

kl8n
[ mood | optimistic ]

Well, kiddies. For now, we must say goodbye to our dear old dimolti.net.

Alas, poor Dimolti. I knew him well.

I've heard nothing back yet from Yahoo/Geocities. My guess is I shouldn't hold my breath.

My plans are definitely to either rebuild Dimolti or to replace it with something better. But first I'm going to take a bit of a break from the whole damn idea of running a website. I'm sad to see the site go for now, but for a moment, I'm going to take what advantage I can of its demise and have a little break from it. But not for too long.

My plans for the use of this community now is as a discussion forum in regards to what will be built to take its place, whether a Dimolti v2.0 or a completely new venture altogether. In the next few days....or maybe weeks....I'm not sure at this point....I'll post some of my ideas for discussion. I think my first focus will be getting together a strong group of people to get behind the idea. Then we can hammer out the details. Since I have to start over from scratch, I'd like to go less by the seat of my pants.

The next post will be preliminary plans. I also should have an idea of what kind of staff I'd like to recruit. Of course, all folks involved with Dimolti are encouraged to stay on for the new project, either in the same capacity as before or in exciting new as-of-yet-undetermined ways, if you'd prefer.

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[27 Jul 2002|11:36am]

kl8n
[ mood | HIRO-fuckin-SHIMA ]

I am frantically trying to figure out how to get hold of the people at Yahoo/Geocities to find out why they've converted my account back to a free website account. Info on how to get in touch with them is not forthcoming, at all.

It seems that all I've worked on for nearly a year on Dimolti is now completely gone. I shall be trying to find out what happened. But it's likely, I'm afraid, that nothing can be done.

Looks like we may have to start over from scratch.

::kicks a puppy::

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so very appropriate that everyone wish the founder of dimolti...... [23 Jul 2002|06:59pm]
ex_strages807


A very
Happy 24th Birthday,
kl8n!!!!!!!


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Khatami says US interests linked with Israel [23 Jul 2002|09:18am]

kl8n
So, we, the American people, are to believe that the elected President of Iran, who speaks words like this, words which make so much sense when you step away from the propaganda of the Bushreich and the Bush/Sharon/Vajpayee axis, is the popular leader of a member of an "Axis of Evil"?
-Klayton


Kuala Lumpur, July 23, IRNA -- President Seyed Mohammad Khatami said here on Tuesday that the US has tied its interests with those of Israel and this has become more clear today than ever before.

President Khatami told academics and researchers at Malaysia's Institute of Strategic and International Studies that the US capital is Washington from within and Tel Aviv from outside.

Khatami described the coalition for war, adopted by US policy-makers, as a defeated policy. The US remains alone in helping the most brutal government, which is the Zionist regime, added Khatami.
Iran's president said US policies are adopted outside the country.
"How long should the American people pay for the wrong policies of US policy-makers?" asked Khatami.

How long, indeed.

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Bush Signs Nev. Nuke Waste Site Bill [23 Jul 2002|08:45am]

kl8n
Funny. I thought part of the Republican set of ideals was the idea of states' rights over federal domination. Of course, they're also notorious for talking out their asses.
-Klayton


Tuesday July 23, 2002 4:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Over Nevada's fervent protests, President Bush signed a bill Tuesday making Yucca Mountain the nation's central repository for nuclear waste.

``The successful completion of the Yucca Mountain project will ensure our nation has a safe and secure underground facility that will store nuclear waste in a manner that protects our environment and our citizens,'' White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said in a statement.

The project had been studies for more than 20 years, and Bush signed the measure with no fanfare. Reporters were not allowed to witness the bill-signing.
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