3/28/2005

Captain Emeritus of Lolly-Gaggers

Quick Thoughts
* Earthquake : 8.5, off coast of Indonesia ... or maybe it was an 8.2 ... 'occurred in shallow waters, less tsunami threat?' ... UPDATE : tsunami warning issued ... developing ... 'upgraded' to 8.7 ... tsunami fears alleviated (none present currently) ... death toll expected to hit 2k! ... pseudo-related : victims of DEC26 earthquake/tsunami being told they cannot re-build ... can't let humans come before trees, can we?
* Forget about the stupid sports part of the article, but what the hell is wrong with these people? ... "The crowd booed the U.S. national anthem ... fans chanted 'Osama! Osama!'" Ya know what? If they hate us so much WHY DON'T THEY STAY THERE? I am glad we are beefing up our border security and I hope the gangs targeting the 'minutemen' get beat down hard


Terri
* Code Blue Blog : Terri did not suffer her brain damage outside the hospital--it occurred while she was hospitalized ... CBB is a great site, and thanks to Cao for the lead :)
* On the radio they are saying that regardless of what happens now (i.e. - even if the feeding tube is reinserted) it is too late. There are so many things wrong with what has happened, but Kender says it better than I ever could.

* Terri received Last Rights, Communion ... something her 'loving husband' was trying to deny her
* Fighting over the body, burial method, etc. ... I want to know why an autopsy isn't being demanded! ... more here ... there will be one
* BlogsForTerri taking up the 'greater' cause
* NOW doesn't care about her
* Everyone, regardless of your opinion of the situation, should read this
* Ben Stein's thoughts ... and some very good responses
* Her Fifth and Fourteenth Constitutional Amendment rights being violated
* Media vs Religion (Christians, specifically)
* Whither AG Gonzales?
* Libs like governmental involvement, sometimes ... "The difference is that in Mrs. Schiavo's case, Congress backed off after passing a bill that merely asked a federal court to hear the case from scratch, something that U.S. District Judge James Whittemore declined to do. By contrast, those who wanted the federal government to intervene in Elian Gonzalez's case went all the way, supporting a predawn armed federal raid on the morning before Easter to seize the 6-year-old boy despite a federal appeals court's refusal to order his surrender."

News
* Florida : 12yr old abducted
* Honeybees dying? ... 'vampire mite' - bad news for just about all crop farmers (and, obviously, for honey makers) ... "two-thirds of the citrus, all of the watermelons, the blueberries, strawberries, pecans and beans would disappear"
* Iraq : They did have Anthrax ... 12 years ago .... and they were lying; but they were lying by not admitting they had destroyed it. Good for us, them and the world - it got Saddam removed. Sadly it has not been without cost; all of those killed in action.
* Jacko : Past evidence will be permitted!
* Death Penalty tossed because jurors quoted the Bible? ... and not in the way your think!

Interesting
* IRS to tax eBay sales as income? ... (I am not an accountant, but) I would say you fight back - count all sales as losses (I paid $20 for it, sold it for $10, net loss $10) and deduct them! ... This also sounds like another reason to ditch income tax altogether and go to the FAIR tax
* The next Internet
* 'Security and Prosperity Partnership Initiative' (US, Canada, Mexico) ... just like an MRE, 3 lies in one - Not secure, not prosperous, not a partnership ... "Such exercises in empty rhetoric have become a threat to our national security" (for the MRE it is not a meal, not ready and not edible :P) ... and A hypothetical : Gringo in Mexico
* Some thoughts on sleep deprivation ... some of us live in that state!
* GM Food : Golden Rice
* Yahoo not just giving up to Google ...
* Hamas buys ads on Google?
* SEC subpoenas 12 AIG execs
* Sony ordered to halt sales of PS, PS2 consoles and some games ... oh, and to pay $90M in fines. 'Stop-sale' on hold while appeal pending.
* THG goes to Hot Import Nights ... cars, computers, gadgets & chicks
* McCain trolling to 2008? ... Kyoto-lite ... to affect 'global warming' by even less than thirteen-hundredths of a degree?? ... speaking of GW : ancient farmers helped stave off an ice age?
* Sungard LBO - $10.4B
* 'Face Blindness' ... I think I have this ...
* SCO finally launches their "IP rights" site ... go there for a laugh,. before they go out of business :P
* How bands get screwed
* BlogTorrent - BitTorrents on your blog? ... interesting, but can't play with / test it ... I use Blogger :(
* Iraq (Poem) : Naught's solved by war?
* Text to Binary ... fun ... well, for some of us
* Rapists work in the schools?
* BioEthics ... I know someone who works in that field! "Doctor Father Doctor Kevin" (he is one of the good ones :) )

Funny
* NEW OOTS! ... evil tonsils, and Dwarves fear Treants
* NEW RVB ... #53 is available, for sponsors anyway :P
* TRUE : Lawyer, and member of local school board, offers to accept 'lewd acts' in place of legal fees ... indecent proposal indeed!
* iPod warnings ... news article first, then the funny parts
* Another Optical Illusion ... still not as cool as this dragon! (direct link to video)
* True'ish : Politicians and Commandments ... or, if you prefer : Politicians and Pork

Quote of the Day
War is God's way of teaching geography to Americans
... and the counter : War is America's way of teaching democracy to foreigners
thanks Lt. Col. Stan Giles and The American Spectator!

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