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9/27/2006

Calvinism

It does seem strange to me that when I initially looked at this comic, it didn't seem "funny" or abnormal to me. Doesn't everyone have a running narritive of their life going in their head all the time?
Don't you sometimes verbalize it when no one else is around? Or even sometimes when there are people around?
I think one of the signs of a truly creative and gifted individual is the ability to refer to one's self in the third person and not have it sound stupid or annoying. Not like when Trump calls himself "The Donald." Thats just dumb.
Alan 8:18 AM | 0 comments | | AddThis Social Bookmark Button

9/20/2006

Ouch!

I stayed on my bike again. This was my second time on a mountain bike trail, the first with an actual Mountain Bike.

Ouch!

I never actually fell off the bike, but I did come to a rather abrupt stop a couple of times. One of them was because the tree I hit with my shoulder just would not get out of the way.
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9/13/2006

Mr. Snapper

My wife called me at work last night and said that she found a turtle in the driveway. She was wondering if you could do CPR or mouth to mouth on a turtle. When she learned it was a baby Snapping Turtle, she withdrew the question.



He escaped from his bowl, perhaps with the assistance of the cat that hates me, but was recaptured this morning after spending the night under the fridge. (We looked everywhere, even finding a GameBoy that had been lost since Christmas.)

Mr. Snapper is home in the weeds near Rush Creek now.
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9/07/2006

The Memorial Bus


The bus has been to the Pentagon. It's going to Shanksville, and on the 11th it will be at Ground Zero. Like I said in my previous post, lets not forget whats going on and why.

al
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Sobering Talk On Iraq War

Sobering Talk On Iraq War
(TAMPA TRIBUNE SEPT. 7, 2006) … Richard Lardner
TAMPA - The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East said Wednesday it could take "many more months" to end the sectarian violence in Baghdad and "a matter of years" to train the Iraqi army properly.

Army Gen. John Abizaid's assessment, sobering at times and optimistic at others, came a day after President Bush declared Iraq the "central battlefield" in the war against terrorism during a speech in Washington.

In an interview with local media at MacDill Air Force Base, Abizaid said there are no speedy solutions to the religious fanaticism fueling al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.

go to the article

My take is that is a well timed article to try and refocus on what's important. I know a lot of our legislators think its more important to try and get in a vote of no confidence for the SecDef, which is fine. Questioning our leadership is one of our freedoms. Let's not forgot what is going on over in the Middle East.

al
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9/06/2006

My Socks don't match today

My socks don't match today. And the really great thing about it is that I find comfort in the knowledge that if I wanted to, I could do it again tomorrow, with clean socks.
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9/05/2006

More social networking crap

While we're on the subject of social networking sites...

Last FM will dynamically track what you listen to (digitally, on your computer, iPod etc) and publish it for you. Cool.

But why? I'm not sure.

Reminds me of this idiot that took a picture of everything he ate for an entire year.
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Swag Roll, revisited.

How cool is this?




my swag roll
Alan 2:02 PM | 0 comments | | AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Swagroll

This isn't a new site, its one that I have known of for some time, but just joined.

You can get ideas for stuff you want by looking at the stuff other people have posted here. Then you can reciprocate by posting your own stuff. Stuff like games, CDs, DVDs, electronics, and other things geek.
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Payday lenders target young military families

Laws are needed to save them from crushing debt and, at the same time, enhance our armed forces' readiness

Tucson, Arizona | Published: 09.05.2006

Passing new laws to rein in payday lenders would not only save many American families from triple-digit interest rates and crushing debts but would also enhance our nation's security.

Preditors. Scumbags. I hate the signs at the car dealerships around base entrances. "We finance E1 and up." Guess what? E1's can't afford a new car payment. Especially from these guys, who's signs should read "We screw E1 and up!"
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Employers A Vital Link In Guard, Reserve System

(ARIZONA DAILY STAR SEPT. 3, 2006) … Opinion - Thomas F. Hall

This Labor Day, as Americans enjoy a day off from work, our country's 1.1 million National Guard and Reserve members will reflect on being "twice the citizen": an American who not only contributes to civilian society, but also serves our nation.
No longer "weekend warriors," National Guard and Reserve members increasingly face more activity due to catastrophic natural disasters, border control and the escalating war on terrorism at home and abroad. From Afghanistan to Djibouti, from Maine to Hawaii, these Americans must leave their civilian lives to serve our country during active duty.

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Hall is the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs.
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9/01/2006

Don't be silent...

This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard about. Click the link above and read the story of a man that was not allowed to get on a plane because of the t-shirt he was wearing.

I am in the service for a reason. Part of the Sailor's Creed reads "I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world."

I don't serve, and I certainly don't send my Sailor's into harm's way defending JetBlue's actions. We serve defending this man's right to wear whatever t-shirt he wants to. (As long is it doesn't say "I have a bomb" - cause we arrest anyone that says that at an airport.)

Sheesh.
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