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No New Posts For Awhile

| October 15, 2008

Things to do…futures to create…or planes to crash. That’s supposed to be a figure of speech. No, I am not a terrorist. Crossing my fingers, and pulling my hair.

Shia LaBeouf – No-a-thon

| October 9, 2008

Thanks Eric. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IXCK1EyP4s

Republic In Danger

| October 9, 2008

If there are a lot of these kind of folks, anyway. Wow. Thanks Katherine. http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/10/im-voting-for-h.html

Oops, We Bombed More Civilians

| October 9, 2008

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7660356.stm “We go to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties in Afghanistan in all our operations, but as we have seen all too often, this ruthless enemy routinely surround themselves with innocents.” Ah what a slippery slope. Ok, more like a vertical incline. Why not just use nuclear weapons? Then we can be sure we [...]

US Debt Clock Needs More Digits

| October 8, 2008

Awesome. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7660409.stm The digital counter marks the national debt level, but when that passed the $10 trillion point last month, the sign could not display the full amount.

Opera, Nerdery

| October 8, 2008

Huh. I never thought I’d like opera. I was introduced to some not too long ago, and then obtained a wide assortment of arias shortly after to peruse. My initial impression was, “Meh, it’s ok, but I think I prefer classical music.” But they keep popping up on my playlist, and as I listen to [...]

The Bygone Bureau

| October 8, 2008

This is a pretty cool blog. Of Mouse and Men http://bygonebureau.com/2008/08/20/of-mouse-and-men/ Personally, if I ever have daughters, they’ll be raised like the boys. Well, not AS a boy, but they won’t be spared the importance of success and independence. Maybe even have it ultra-emphasized, since the womenfolk might have less free time with the whole [...]

Empathizing with the Poor

| October 8, 2008

This is interesting. As part of “Hunger Action Month”, there was a $25 food challenge where one could only spend that amount on food per week. Although I’m sure many won’t bother subjecting themselves to such an experiment, I think it’d be a great way to see what it’s like to be poor, without actually [...]

Please Vote for Debbie Cook

| October 7, 2008

For 46th District of the House of Representatives. Assuming you’re local of course. http://www.debbiecookforcongress.com/

Female Fighters

| October 6, 2008

This is pretty awesome. They’re the “real” deal (as opposed to suicide bombers, or support infantry). http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/10/06/iraq.pkk/index.html?eref=rss_topstories Now this is what I’m talking about! “Women grow up enslaved by society. The minute you are born as a girl, society inhibits you,” she says. “We’ve gone to war with that. If I am a woman, I [...]