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March 3, 2009 by ZubaZ
I heard on the news this morning that the lawyer that got gay marriages recognized in Massachusetts is bringing suit against the federal government to recognize legal marriage by the states and provide equal benefits. (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/03/us/03marriage.html?ref=us)

I support the suit.

Over the past six years I've had the honor of officiating five weddings in Texas.  I firmly believe that the ceremonies I performed had very little to do with the state.  Each was a so...
February 4, 2009 by ZubaZ
I love Fences!

 



Fences is a one-of-a-kind program, allowing you to draw labeled shaded areas on your desktop, which become movable & resizable containers for your desktop icons. These groups can help bring organization and consistency to your computer's desktop, solving the "constant mess" problem that has plagued the desktop since its inception.

Fences also helps you finally appreciate the wallpaper you have hid...
February 1, 2009 by ZubaZ
Yesterday at the store I saw a package of Eggland's Best eggs labeled "From Vegetarian Fed Hens".

On two levels I am disturbed by this.

The first is that chickens would have to be force fed veggies or deprived of their natural diets to be vegetarian. I have a choice to be "unnatural" if I want; a chicken does not. That chicken is either getting supplements or is malnourished. I don't believe that most vegetarians would support either option.

The other thing (and this invalidates p...
January 10, 2009 by ZubaZ
Fifty years ago Atlas Shrugged was a fiction of what might happen.  According to the linked editorial it's not so fictional anymore.

 

David Kelley, the president of the Atlas Society, which is dedicated to promoting Rand's ideas, explains that "the older the book gets, the more timely its message." He tells me that there are plans to make "Atlas Shrugged" into a major motion picture -- it is the only classic novel of recent decades that was never made into a movie. "We don't nee...
December 16, 2008 by ZubaZ
I must be missing something.  I know I'm not supposed to use logic when dealing with teh feds . . but can someone with a bigger brain help me out?

 

Fact: $700US was legislated to bail out the banks.

Assumed (by me): that this was near the amount needed to avert the crisis

Fact: the President and the Treasury want to use some of this money to bail out the auto industry

Questions: 

Did Congress approve more than was the minimum needed?Did the banks end up not need...
December 12, 2008 by ZubaZ
In light of the rash of bailouts that are in effect or proposed it's a good time to be reminded (and to remind your representation in the government) that the money they mananage is not theirs to give.

Not Yours To Give

Col. David Crockett
US Representative from Tennessee

Originally published in "The Life of Colonel David Crockett,"
by Edward Sylvester Ellis.


One day in the House of Representatives a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguis...
December 3, 2008 by ZubaZ
Last month I was involved in an email chain amongst some friends and I was led to respond. Alice has been having extra-ordinary bad luck; out of work, chronic pain, car troubles, kid troubles, lots of pain in her past. Bob thought his troubles were worse and was wondering how to be happy.
Email is probably not the best way to answer you Bob, but I'm going to take a shot anyway.

Alice has more faith in God than anyone I have ever known. I look up to her as a model for the kind I faith I want....
November 6, 2008 by ZubaZ
I've seen a number of posts and a heard a number of radio comments that suggests that the Republican Party needs to change. I believe that in the past election they failed to have a platform and a communications plan to convince the people who they are, how they represent the people, and what what they stand for.

I've hear folks saying that the party needs to become more centrist if they want to win future elections.

But how can they still be Republicans if they go too much the the center?...
August 11, 2008 by ZubaZ
So we are at the bird house at the zoo. A ladybug lands on my hand.

Downbelow two workers are lettin out a bag of ladybugs. They are to eatpests on plants but are safe because birds won't eat foul tasting bugs.

I ask the girls to eat one. I offer a dollar.

As the bidding moves up to $10 the ladybug on my hand flies into my mouth and I swallow.

Worst vegetarian ever.

This is the pictrure my wife took to capture the moment. Laughing, crying, coughing, trying not to puke.



&nbs...
July 14, 2008 by ZubaZ
I was chatting with Niel and the question came up of what features/functions/etc were still missing from SKS6 that were there for SKS5.  Why are the two version still needed to create a skin?

So here is your chance to let him know what's missing. 
Are there times you have to go back or forth?  What for?  Are there times you have to go into the code because there's no UI for it in SKS6?Any thing else that might be keeping you from converting over?Let's try to keep replies...
June 26, 2008 by ZubaZ
Dear Editor:Every year I am disheartened to see the anniversary of our country’s birth relegated to just another day of the month by so many people who call it the “4th of July” instead of “Independence Day”. I see it on adverts and in the local papers.No one calls Christmas “December 25th” because those that celebrate it as a religious holiday know that the cause for celebration is in the name.By calling Independence Day, “Independence Day” ...
April 23, 2008 by ZubaZ
How many times have you been at your laptop complaining to yourself about how cramped the keyboard is.  Or at your desk, wishing you had more surface area to work on.  Or bothered by that girlfriend or boyfriend that wouldn't leave you alone.  Or just want to take skinning to the next level?

Designer Erik De Nijs has come to your rescue.

He has designed jeans that have a built in keyboard!



Along with the keyboard you have speakers and a mouse pocket.

So . .if you n...
April 18, 2008 by ZubaZ
[Origianlly posted April 4th, 2005]

I was talking last week with some friends about intimacy; how we as a group get together weekly and have been for years and there is still a hesitation to open up and be intimate with the group.

I think that the biggest deterrent that came up was a fear of being judged.

As usual, I have mixed feelings about this.

I think that as responsible people we have an obligation to judge. I think that a fear of being judged poorly is a control in our society...
April 15, 2008 by ZubaZ
 

Ithink that the water at the office should be treated with a blue tint.One that can only be removed with soap. A dye like dentists give kidsto chew after they brushed their teeth. I believe this would cut backon the fallacy of magic water. Magic water is the water that comes outof the sink and kills any germs or bacteria without the use of soap.

I'mamazed how many of my co-workers believe in magic water. And theydisgust me. And those people who are on their way out of the restrooman...
April 15, 2008 by ZubaZ
 

Ithink that the water at the office should be treated with a blue tint.One that can only be removed with soap. A dye like dentists give kidsto chew after they brushed their teeth. I believe this would cut backon the fallacy of magic water. Magic water is the water that comes outof the sink and kills any germs or bacteria without the use of soap.

I'mamazed how many of my co-workers believe in magic water. And theydisgust me. And those people who are on their way out of the restrooman...