3/10/2005

Happy Birthday, OBL

Quick Thoughts
* Osama bin Laden is (depending which sources you believe) 48 today, here's to hoping he doesn't see 49 (atleast not as a free man)
* While you are here, take a moment to sign the ePetition to help Kilgore in his VA Gubernatorial bid ... VA residents only ...
* Oh, and I hope you all watched South Park last night ... new season started, and Mrs Garrison has experienced a change ...
* Blogger has been all jacked up today ... killing me ... man, just reboot the servers (are they windows? :P ) and get my blog back up right! (I don't care that it is free, I still want it to WORK)


News
* Iraq : Two 'high level' Police officials killed ... condolences for Col. Hamad Ubeyis and Col. Aiyad Abdul Razaq; and prayers for their family, friends and coworkers
* Iraq : Suicide bomber blows up, kills 'atleast 35' - also, tentative govt ready to be formed? ... condolences
* Netherlands killing more babies than previously reported
* Type 1 Diabetes cured?!
* 27 Illegal immigrants busted @ airport ... buh-bye! (I hope)
* Bankruptcy to become harder ... finally! Bankruptcy should not be a part of your fiscal management plan; it is a last resort and should not be undertaken lightly or without penalty! ... and here is a contrary view ... from a fellow Conservative ... and, since it is most assuredly going to pass : what you might want to know
* Symptom-less Bird Flu? ... that is not good ... and some interesting antibody action
* Lebanese President actually re-appoints the PM ... 10 days after he quit (he is pro-Syria) ... after a sham of a rally, many of which were not citizens ... not indicative of forward progress in the push to get Syria out of Lebanon
* Undercover FBI agent credited with 32 mob arrests ... sweet!
* Malaria : more widespread than thought?
* Chinese textiles 'flooding' US market?
* Woman dies during fumigation
* More on the recent Lexis Nexis database hack ... again - 32k peoples' info at risk (ChoicePoint has that # handily beat, they hit 145k (so far) - more on that from Bruce Schneier)
* Poor countries catching up ... WRT cancer rates, that is
* Bush renews call for ANWR oil production ... good, lets up our 'in-house' oil production! (could produce as much per day as we currently import from Saudi!) ... speaking of oil : oil down towards $53, great - but it is still ~$18 too high ...
* France fines security researcher
* Apartment fire kills 11 ... condolences
* Jackson late, judge peeved
* US : Household wealth hits all time high
* Argentina President urging boycott of Shell ... hey, why don't we boycott all the evil gas companies here too ... I don't know the details, but it sounds like he's just being whiny?
* Philippines pay ransom as well ... short-sighted & ill-conceived ...
* Continental (back) under investigation for Concorde crash
* Spain : Fatwa issued against bin Laden ... about time Muslims start raising their voices against terrorism

Interesting
* Terri : Greer abuses power, others fighting for her life ... you can help! ... and HB701 passed the HRC ... one step closer ... back to the bad news : Greer rules DCF cannot investigate ... abuse of power? ... ah, this site says it better - "Judge Greer breaks law to ensure death" ... and click here!
* My pet jawa drops a plug for Hagganah Internet ... striking out at websites, etc. that support terrorists!
* Colorado keeps Churchill, fires well-regarded Christian ... what liberal bias in academia?? ... and more here ... "Keep the lying sociopath, we want the good teacher's head"
* Social inSecurity deceit, a historical perspective
* Where science and faith coexist ... cool, I had never heard of the Templeton Award ...
* Thoughts on 'the Walmart "problem"'
* Yes, personal accounts are about dismantling the welfare state ... and why that is a good thing!
* Thoughts on GenX, today's kids
* Beltway Traffic Jam - linkfest! ... its a great meme!
* SCOTUS ignoring the Constitution? ... indeed ...
* US Army testing hydrogen-powered 'Aggressor'
* Support Bolton's nomination to the UN
* Sexy Moans for Ringer Tones ... sad and annoying
* More on 'legal immigrants are always welcome'! ... hard work leads to success ...
* Lightning linked to gap in radiation belts ... it is great that we are still finding things out like this!
* Ultra-portable PC
* Some church leaders speak out against Bush's budget ... sadly, includes Jim Winkler of the United Methodist Church (my religion) ... worth noting - these are (notoriously) liberal people, Winkler also spoke out against the Iraq War
* Forbes presents a list of The Top Corporate Hate Sites ... like Walmart-Blows.com, etc ... nice!
* Size limit for Stars? ... ~150x our sun
* Samsung introduces a 7megapixel camera phone ... and more here, and (more importantly?) it also has 14mbps Internet!
* Democrat having a little road rage ... ah, yes - the party of peace (well, and of tire-slashing :P )
* Mars Rover goes autonomous ... successfully!
* 802.11g Router (+4 port switch) for $7.99 ... $62 mail-in rebate ...
* Why now is a terrible time to let China have military aid ... e.g. : China expected to have 800 missiles pointing at Taiwan by '06
* FollowUp : UN not totally anti-human cloning ... it was a nonbinding 'declaration', not a ban ... remember kids, UN = Useless Nations
* Quick tweak to help Firefox block (even more) ads!
* NOW on the wrong side of Social inSecurity debate ... aren't they almost always on the wrong side?
* Jupiter mirrors flares on the far side of the Sun? ... neat!
* Book Review : Mark Levin's 'Men in Black' ... 'How the Supreme Court is destroying the 'land of the free'' ... order the book here
* Leave some cookies out ... for the thief to eat ... DNA helps bust 'em :)
* Clinton opens mouth, inserts foot ... apologies to Iran, blames US ... blah blah
* Channeling Jesus ... a liberal tries to use Jesus as justification, and fails miserably
* Review of VectorLinux
* It matters not where you come from, only where you choose to be ... thanks to SCA for those words of wisdom, and a great (true) story
* Congressing stepping in where it doesn't belong? ... MLB, steroids ... more wasting of our money ...
* Interstellar pioneers to be RIFed? ... that would be the wrong decision!
* Is the US about to send the wrong message to (the bad people of) the world?
* DIY Recovery CD ... using BartPEB
* MS buys Groove
* How to Start a Startup
* Freenet : anonymous, decentralized P2P
* Mod-X : Hacker Simulation
* Race-based hiring ... "reverse discrimination" in New Orleans DA's office

Funny
* New OOTS ... healing a non-speaking raven, and a cool time trick we all know & love
* Exclusive interview with Giuliana Sgrena's agent ... fricking hilarious!
* Troops shoot Italian hostage's car despite EZ-pass
* Rather knows the frequency!
* Zarqawi wins Iraqi elections!
* Minimum wage increase fails; "Your checks would be a lot bigger without Social inSecurity," Advise Republicans
* China to build stone wall around Taiwan
* Geek adages ... " Don't put off until tomorrow what you can code a script to do today"
* Martha’s confinement to 153-acre estate is cruel and unusual punishment
* Bonds talks candidly about steroids, killing a midget, and his role in 9/11
* Insurgents Fail to Warn of Bombs
* Bush urges ownership
* MadChad goes Motoboarding ... and juggling ... with tennis balls ... on fire ... and with a chainsaw ...
* White Trash Wednesday ... ok, so I am a day late ... I was all sick & stuff yesterday
* eBay foils phishers by removing all passwords
* Elvis leading Iraqi insurgency
* After 2 years, Ambassador Terpeluk learns Luxembourg is real
* Bush: Syria's pull-out not linked to Howard Stern Deal
* Syrian bread prices climb as tension mounts
* Baby : Newfound mobility
* Bush, Clinton - sleep together?
* al-Qaida resents tsunami
* Psych 101 student analyzing everything
* True : Cat shoots owner
* Flash / Game : Duck Hunt!!

Quote of the Day
Common Bible Misconceptions:
* Jesus didn't get mixed up in politics
* You can't impose your morality on other people
* There's a separation between church and state
* It's never right to resist authority
* Christians should remain neutral
* Christians should just 'preach the gospel'
* It's not right to judge what people do.
* Politics is dirty
* Religion and politics do not mix
* Our citizenship is in heaven
* God's kingdom is not of this world.
thanks Gary DeMar ... you can order his book 'Myths, Lies, & Half-Truths: How Misreading the Bible Neutralizes Christians' here!

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