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Spoke too soon....

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....."

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.

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"With these principles as our guide, we set out to create a culture..."

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

Bush Denounces 'False Religion'

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.


Process Server Threatened With Jail By White House Security

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

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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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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Khatami says US interests linked with Israel

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"?

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.

Full article
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Bush Signs Nev. Nuke Waste Site Bill

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.

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.