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Fri, Oct. 31st, 2008, 09:37 pm
EA's Spore goes political... :)

EA's evolutionary space game, Spore, has gotten into the fray of Tuesday's election...

Spore players can go to the Spore-O-Pedia, and download spaceships in the likenesses of their favorite Prez or VP canidate, and on Tuesday, EA will announce the winner of the Spore mock e-lection...

Sat, Sep. 13th, 2008, 06:56 pm
I Survived... 67 Hours of Class Down, 40 to go...

Yeah!

I got through all 67 hours of class in 8 days...

Now, to work on the mid-term, and prepare for the second week of the class, in a week...

Sat, Sep. 13th, 2008, 06:49 pm
LUUUUUUUCY, I'm Home...

Yeah, I got a new modem, and am back to the world of the net...

Albiet dial-up... :)

Sun, Sep. 7th, 2008, 08:52 am
Grrrrrrrreetings from the Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey... :)

I just found where the "Business Center" is at the hotel...

In just a few hours, I'll have finished the first part of the class marathon...

At least I can tell people that I have too much class... :)

So, around 27 hours of classes are soon coming to an end...

40 more to go this week...

Have fun this week, hopefully I can get a new modem soon so I can compute from home.

Thu, Sep. 4th, 2008, 02:15 pm
This Week...

Friday to Friday... The longest week in my recent history...

In fact, I don't think I had a week this long, even when I was at Penn State... :)

Friday, and Saturday, close to a 12 hour class...
The same class is only about 6 hours on Sunday... WOOO WOOO...

Then comes the second class...

Monday to Friday, eight hours a day...

WOOO WOOO, number two...

I have Saturday, and Sunday, and the whole NEXT WEEK off...

Then back to class number two... and another eight hours a day until Friday...

So, let's do the math... at least, 107 hours of classes, in two and a half weeks...

Let's take bets as to whether I'll survive to see my birthday on the 30th... :)

Thu, Sep. 4th, 2008, 02:12 pm
Computer Offline...

In case anyone's been wondering where I've been for a while. My DSL contract expired, and of course, the company which made my modem went out of business... And their last drivers were PRE-VISTA... So any time, I tried to do anything with the modem, Windows had a nice BSoD...

Wed, Aug. 6th, 2008, 08:09 pm
McCain, Affirmative Action, and Celebrity...

You have to love McCain's naive claims of innocence to the charges of playing the "Race" card in the campaign.

Let's see.

Race Card #1... McCain is vocally supporting the ban on affirmative action. A ban he, himself, called divisive a decade ago.

Race Card #2... McCain's "Celebrity" ad... You have Barack juxtaposed between pigmentation-challenged Britany and Paris. Hmmmm, you don't have the MENTION race to play the "Race Card"... Sometimes the best way to mention something is to mention it by omission. By omitting a reference to race, while directly sandwiching Barack between two celebrities which are whiter than sheets from a celebrity-packed five star hotel, you are making the reference even stronger than you could ever do by directly playing the "Race Card" out-loud.

Put them together, and you have the November 5th strategy for repeating Bush/Cheney's 2000 take-over of the election using the Supreme Court.

November 5th, following McCain losing in any state which has an affirmative action ban in place, McCain files a lawsuit arguing that the election has to over-turned because "the most qualified candidate" for the position of President of the United States was not hired for the position because of a "preferential treatment" of Barack in the hiring process based on race.

Tue, Aug. 5th, 2008, 07:21 pm
The McCain Myths

Living in one of the battleground states, McCain is plastering the airwaves with his own version of Never-Never Land...

In McCain Never-Never Land, the democrats are the single cause of oil prices, and the democrats lifting the ban on new domestic oil drilling would instantly reduce oil prices. Despite, the fact that new domestic oil production wouldn't be up for AT LEAST SEVEN YEARS. Eight years ago, candidate Bush lampooned Clinton/Gore for "high" gas prices which were 50% of today's gas prices. Seven years ago, the republican's had the white house, and both houses of government, and did nothing to increase domestic oil production, except for Katrina and Rita, never tapped into the government's oil reserves, and continued to stockpile more oil reserves, taking oil from the domestic coffers which could help decrease oil imports. Not to mention that T. Boone Pickens, America's preeminent domestic oil expert, has repeatedly stated that the domestic energy crisis is not a crisis that we can drill ourselves out of.

In McCain Never-Never Land, Iraq still was a battleground in America's "War On Terror" despite the fact that Al Quida was not, and would not have been allowed into Iraq while Hussein was in power. The republicans took the eyes off of the ball, deciding against fighting the real "War On Terror" against Al Quida and the Talaban. The only real front in the "War On Terror" was Afghanistan and now Pakistan where the administration's allies are providing safe haven to Osama Bin Laden and his henchmen. With allies like Pakistan, who need enemies. Yet, in McCain Never-Never Land, re-assigning our scarce troops from the sham front, to the real front in the "War On Terror" is retreating from the "War On Terror" in defeat. We can not force a country's various opposition religious sects, all of whom think that they are the rightful heirs of Iraq to get along. The only people who can do that are the Iraqis themselves. There could be a 1 troop per Iraqi ratio, and it still would not stabilize Iraq, only the Iraqis themselves can decide that they want to have a stable peaceful Iraq.

Sat, May. 3rd, 2008, 06:48 pm
Movie: Canvas

CanvasCanvas is the story of a family coping with a family member's diagnosis with scizophrenia. Starring Joe Pantoliano, and Marcia Gay Harden.

Canvas is a realistic portrayal of a family coping with mental illness.

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