Subject: Books page updated
The books page has just been updated with a few new items. It also looks a little better.
Subject: Monkeys Attack Eriswerks Server
The attackers were not actually seen, but it is a safe assumption that they were monkeys of some sort. These monkeys altered some server settings without notice, thus breaking every script on the site (including the Locatrix, the news system, and the newsletter subscription form). If you tried to use the Locatrix or subscribe to the newsletter in the past week or so, please try again now.
Subject: Blood for Oil
No, actually, I'm not talking about the middle east. This is a much better application of the phrase: a new technology, in the test phase currently, which can produce oil from blood and other organic materials. Put waste food, plant matter, plastics, and other organic materials in one end, and fuel oil and other useful industrial chemicals come out the other end. Even better, it's very efficient and its waste product is water. Read the linked article below for more information.
Subject: Eris - The Movie
It seems that Miramax came quite close to releasing a movie about our favorite and/or least favorite goddess, then canned the project mysteriously. The film was supposed to star Edward Norton (you know, from Fight Club) and Heather Graham, and be directed by Darren Aronofsky, who made Pi. Apparently most of the shooting was completed. Now, though, the project has been shelved and Miramax has pulled all mention of it from their web site. One assumes they don't think it would be profitable, but they're going to release another Pokemon movie, so how could that be the case? For more info, see our new dvd movies trailer for Eris movie.
Subject: Finally, a Canadian UFO cult clone baby
The Quebec-based Raelians, a group which has purportedly been trying to clone a human to re-enact its own extraterrestrial creation myth, claims it has just succeeded. Check out the Boston Daily Globe article linked below for all the fun details. If the US government does end up banning cloning, it may be people like these who actually figure it out.
Subject: Department of Homeland Security on the loose
For better or worse (I'd say worse), the Department of Homeland Security now officially exists in the US. If you're interested, check out this list of what agencies have been transferred around, abolished, and created as a result.
Subject: Newsletter Update
It looks like the next edition of our newsletter will be ready to send out around the end of the year. It currently has about 160 subscribers in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Did you sign up a long time ago? Is your address different now? If you think we may have your old address on our list, please re-subscribe and put your old address in the "comments" box so we know what address to change.
Subject: Books, books, books...
I have updated the Eriswerks book page, which can usually be found under Propaganda. It should be easier to follow now, and includes books by Discordian authors and with discordian themes as well as reccomendations by Eriswerks members. If you know of a Discordian book that we missed, please email me.
Subject: The IAP reveals its new logo
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has designed this nifty logo for it's new branch, the Information Awareness Office. Nice, huh? I wonder if they're trying to tell us something... If you were wondering, the latin on the logo means "Knowledge is Power". Reason.com has a short article on the logo, with some nice links in it.
Subject: Orderly Protesters
Unions negotiating with Yale University have begun staging protests and demonstrations to voice their concerns. Unlike your typical protest or demonstration, the latest event by the unions was so orderly that one could swear it was planned by Greyface.
"Union leaders said they planned the disobedience to show how much support the unions have. Leaders arranged the event with New Haven Police beforehand, submitting cards with personal information from all of the demonstrators who would be arrested. Police used the cards to fill out citations before the event, which they handed out in an orderly fashion after the demonstration was broken up...Demonstrators were instructed not to move until they could be escorted to the Green, where police officers had set up tables to distribute prewritten citations, arranged in several lines divided by last name."
It's a bit surreal to see protestors lining up to recieve citations from police because the whole thing has been prearranged.
Subject: Moon sign calendar
This PC moon sign calendar software is all about computing the cycles, rises and sets of the Sol and the Moon. It has calculation presets for over 2100 places around 115 states.
Main features of this program are: determining Zodiac signs, reminding of Saint's anniversaries, graphical visualization of the Moon's lighting, the moon in terms of the ecliptic, Eclastical dates and comparison charts. Besides, Sun Moon Calendar is characterized by total local precision, eye-candy graphical display, intuitive navigation and comprehensive search tools. Moon sign calendar software will produce your reports in amateur or professional detail to be printed. The mathematical functions integrated to the software allow solving complicated astronomic tasks, including gravitational interaction between planets and moons. Even if you are not a professional, this software may be used merely for determining at what time the Sun and Moon theoretically rises tomorrow. Such use will suit hunters, sailors, hikers etc. Do not forget that precision of generated results can't go beyond the exactness with which you specify your location.
Subject: Private moon venture given U.S. clearance
Looks like I've been given the wonderous ability to post news as well (along with my memetic sidekick Bobo the Chimp). So, as my first item I shall act in my official capacity as Space Lord of the Ambrose Bierce Mexican Travel Agency Cabal and pass this along: "U.S. authorities have given their approval for the first commercial flight to the moon, the group sponsoring the mission announced." There's a good oportunity to send the first Discordian propaganda to the moon too: "Eventually, the Trailblazer will go down to the lunar surface, film the descent and deliver a time capsule with cargo from Earth, including personal mementos like photographs and messages. But it comes with a price. To deposit a business card, for example, will cost $2,500. "
Custom Essay Writing Services
Here is a major controversy lately over the ethics or lack of them where buying essays online are concerned. Today, there are a large number of essay writing services online that provide and sell custom essay writing services. But, are these ethical to use?
Custom essay writing is a headache for many people and they just can't bring themselves to write a good essay no matter what. While this is a requirement in college, many people can't develop the skill the same as others. So, after college, if they have to write an essay, it is usually a source of stress and headache. And many people just don't like to do it.
UK growth forecast cut by business group BCC
Business groups like BCC have warned that tough conditions will continue in the UK economy. The British Chambers of Commerce or BCC had made an economic growth forecast by one percent which has been cut to 0.6%.
What is the role of government?
A post below takes the position that we should not bail-out mortgage defaults with our tax money. The reasoning in this post appears to be that we should not reward stupidity and greed. I agree. But the role of government, in which our politicians failed, is more than that. Not only should stupidity and greed not be rewarded, it should, where greed combined with foreknowledge is evident, be severly punished.
What is wrong with the Republicans?
It’s becoming clearer and clearer everyday that Republicans in the state of Delaware are becoming less and less a powerful influence than they once were. A clear sign of their cowering can be made by the fact that they feel threatened by maverick individuals within their own party who are seeking the respect and attention they deserve. I can name about half-a-dozen of these individuals off the top of my head, but for the sake of brevity, this post will be have a clearer, targeted message.
Subject: News Script Updated
The script used to create these news listings has been replaced with a new, custom-made one. Visitors to the site can now post and read comments on the news.
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