10/12/2005

DDG-67

Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • October 12th, 2000 : 5 years ago today, the USS Cole was attacked.
    ... Please observe a moment of silence for our murdered sailors.
  • In memory of : Joe Burke Royal, aka Rev Joe.
    ... He passed quietly, peacefully on October 8th, 2005 after a 2 year battle with MDS.
    ... He was an inspiration to us all, a man who served God and Country as we all should. He will be missed.
    ... We just got back from his memorial service, very touching. (and cause of limited evening blogation)
    ... As a sidenote - he officiated our wedding, and for that we will always be personally grateful.


  • Quick Thoughts News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Iraq : Constitution breakthrough reached, more Sunnis to support it?
  • Earthquake : Weather lightens up, aid pours in
  • Space : China launches a couple more Taikonauts
  • Crime : Des Moines is off-limits to sex offenders ... BRAVO!
  • Syria : Interior Minister General Ghazi Kanaan 'commits suicide', foul play suspected


  • Quick Thoughts * News Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • Islamofascism : Ayman al-Zawahiri is nice enough to show us why we CANNOT "cut and run" from Iraq
    ... More on al-Zawahiri's letter ... Chilling, no. Surprising, no.
    ... "Zawahiri is begging Zarqawi for more funds ... We're winning"
    ... Ahmed Omar Abu Ali - working for al Qaida, hating America and wanting to assassinating W, US senators
    ... Interested in how many Islamic terror attacks the world has seen since September 11th, 2001 ... (atleast 3069, to date)
  • SCOTUS / Miers : What does Dobson know? ... some potential candidates pulled themselves off the list
    ... "Conservatism has begun its descent into ideology" ... and "We are not passive recipients of dicta handed down"
    ... "The Bush choice is good generalship" ... and in some ways, both sides are right
    ... Patterico has a damned fine question for her! ... law vs personal preference
    ... Good thoughts, and are the "Big Bloggers" just upset they weren't asked? ... and I guess fighting 2 wars isn't enough!
    ... The Right is helping the Left? ... "liberalism works by splitting the country: poor against rich, women against men ..."
    ... Bloggers - Info Theory wants to know where you stand!
  • AntiCivilLibertiesUnion : Extortion, destroying America with OUR money
    ... 100000 people support getting the ACLU (and others) off our wallets
    ... Jay wants to remind us who/what the ACLU is fighting against ... Video here (.WMV)
  • Insurrection : Unlimited, unreported e-campaign spending
  • Katrina / Rita : Landrieu upset that money will need to be repaid ... she seems to have a sense of entitlement, no? ...
    The $62B, which is "more than three times the amount of federal income
    taxes collected from Louisiana residents and businesses", just isn't enough
  • Military : In honor of the K-9 Corps ... our brave, four-legged troops getting a memorial in NYC on Oct 21st, 2005
  • Computing : SATAII coming soon! ... 3Gbps
    ... DEAL : 128MB flash drive for $4
    ... Intel going double core ... after going dual core, and there is a difference!
    ... Are we missing the signposts of our technical progression? ... Robo-Cars are something we should take notice of
  • Internet : Microsoft + Yahoo hopping in bed together, for IM anyway
    ... Skype 1.4.0.78 released
    ... Linksys (Cisco) debuts cordless Skype handset
    ... Google rolling out "Wallet" service - "Purchases"
    ... Google creates $1B philanthropic arm ... Google.org to "make the world a better place"
  • Gaming : XBOX360 vs PS3, head to head ...
    ... Engadget got a XBOX360 to play with!
  • InfoSec : Typing ../../../ gets Daniel James Cuthbert convicted, fired ... WTF??
  • Racism : Kender is (rightfully) upset about racism ... BY the minorities, "the Miss Black America Pageant" ... (LANGUAGE)
    ... Smokey finds some hypocrisy in "racist hate crime" legislation
    ... While Ogre muses "Only whites can be racist"
  • Left : "A tax on Internet sales isn't a tax increase?" ... and why that is a load of crock!
    ... 'Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups'
  • Right : Govenator under fire, poll #s low ... but (more importantly) his proposals are moving forward just fine, TYVM!
  • Taxation : Others find the recent "advisory panel" news disturbing as well ... I am still thinking FAIR TAX is the way to go!
  • Wine : Gadget that "ages" wine ... "Reds can become more complex, and whites drier"
  • "Global Warming" : Gonna overwhelm our storm drains?
  • Energy : Nuclear Power (finally!) making a comeback ... thanks to the greenies, insert irony comment here
  • Housework : Scooba automates floor-mopping
  • Economics : A better look at the "Robber Barons" ... and why the implied insult is (mostly) uncalled for
  • Health : Fish is brain-food
  • Animals : The Pterosaurs had "flaps" to better-enable flight ... still died
    ... Sharks have a cold-water protein
  • Misc : More cool patents ... self-adjusting vibraphone, detecting camouflage / seeing through fog with lasers
    ... The history of shaving, Gillette ... and MIT was wrong :)
  • Bloggers : Paul is looking for a few good posts ... he needs a vacation, and he's only been blogging like 2wks! Wussy!


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting Funny * Quote(s) of the Day * Closing
  • OOTS : #231 ... check out the pink bunny slippers!
  • Celebrity(ies) : Screaming banshee upset at McCartney
  • Earthquake : Woman rescued from rubble, stoned to death


  • Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny Quote(s) of the Day * Closing


    Quick Thoughts * News * Interesting * Funny * Quote(s) of the Day Closing
    Point and laugh at Kos
    Day by Day

    In Memory of those who died on the USS Cole, Oct 12th, 2000 :
    In Memory of those who died on the USS Cole



  • Sources / Bloggie Linkfests: Basil-AM, JC, Cao, ER, CC, B&E, STACLU, CO, OA, PT, Basil-Nooner, OTB, TMG

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