Thursday, January 25, 2007

Fox in Pursuit, Hippos & Gorillas Slaughtered For Meat, Folks Float On...

WWJB do?

no not Jesus or James Brown... but Jack Bauer...

What Would Jack Bauer Do?

America's fave TV hero...what would he do to help his broadcast network track down internet entertainment terrorists?

What am I talking about ?

Fox has filed a subpoena dated Jan 18th, seeking the indentity of net users who uploaded clips of 24 and The Simpsons, claiming that the episodes were pirated, some were uploaded before their on-air debuts and illegally distributed. Fox has reportedly sent YouTube/Google a letter dated Jan. 8, when it realized the episodes had been uploaded.

The Hollywood Reporter reports additional info about the subpoena, granted in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. LA based video upload site LiveDigital was also served. YouTube's parent Google has a history of refusing to comply with demands for user identities, just ask the Feds.

Of course protecting one's intellectual properties in an age of rampant digital poachers, seems like a duty of a corporation sitting on piles of overpaid legal help...

What though should the caretakers of world's remaining populations of wild animals do?

In the Congo , it seems doubtful legal threats will save the few remaining Gorillas and Hippos from roving bands of poachers, armed bandits and rebel groups. Only a decade ago the area was believed to have 30,000 Hippos, and asof this month the number is barely 300.

Where are the UN troops that could intervene to save the world's few surviving endangered African animals?



The hippopotamus population in the Democratic Republic of Congo was once the largest in the world but it could be wiped out by the end of the year
01:39

Also endangered are elephants, and even large Gorillas, who are being eaten for their meat, despite the well known dangers in consuming & preparing their flesh.

Conservationists urge United Nations to send troops end the Hippo slaughter on Lake Edward by rebel factions. Approximately 25 hippos and 3 elephants have been killed in the past few days at Vitshumbi, a small fishing village on the southern shores of Lake Edward, says Robert Muir of the Frankfurt Zoological Society, who is working in the region.

Hippo Skin and Bones © Copyright FZS
Hippos killed on Lake Edward

Slaughter on lake Edward
Water turns red with blood of slaughtered hippos...

We've cast the fact of these few remaining precious prehistoric creatures to the wind, and left them to die as food for brutal thugs...

I can't begin to express how tragic this in for our planet as a whole...

Allen Toussaint - Cast Your Fate To The Wind



& now,

In further proof the world is spinning madly out of control...



I bring theee the bluegrass tribute to Modest Mouse...

If you're like me, and find that despite being exposed to both Modest Mouse, and faux down homey music, you have need for neither...

So then yer left to ponder over yonder why the twain were deigned to meet...

here you decide...

Modest Mouse Bluegrass Tribute - Float On

I believe a lack of answers shall only baffle us further...


The Blugrass Tribute to Modest Mouse: Something You've Never Heard Before


from "The Blugrass Tibute to Modest Mouse: Something You've Never Heard Before"

by Modest Mouse Bluegrass Tribute
CMH Records




_

0 peanut gallery sez::