Saturday, June 14, 2008

Anti-PTSD Email Accepted In VA Trial

A federal judge admitted into evidence an email exposing U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) alleged intent to deny care to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. “Given that we are having more and more compensation-seeking veterans, I’d like to suggest that you refrain from giving a diagnosis of PTSD” the email said.

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Haiku Discussing Religion

Another dialogue from CraigsList Haiku Hotel; this one pondering a key point in religion:

TravelingLight wrote:

The ladder of lies
Does not make you climb its rungs.
It only tempts you

I replied

God made sinners weak.
Temptation was made stronger.
Who merits Hades?

Business scams that failed miserably

As many aspiring scam artists quickly learn, when a business scam fails, it tends to fail in rather grand fashion. Just ask any of these four teams of not-so-smooth operators.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fight the Smears

I am very happy to endorse http://www.fightthesmears.com, which debunks false rumors doing the rounds of the Internet and right-wing media outlets. Remember the claim that there was a tape showing Obama's wife Michelle slurring white people? That tape hasn't surfaced and hasn't surfaced and hasn't surfaced ... but the claim is still made.

Like they say: "A lie travels round the world while truth is putting on her boots". I'm glad the Obama campaign, learning from the smears against Kerry and Gore, is fighting back. And I'm doubly glad that the internet is showing that we can be smarter, if we just have the tools!

It's Morning In America ... Again!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

RFK on Youth

"...youth [is] not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease."

-- Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy, Day of Affirmation

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

St. Ed's Slideshow

I spent my high schools years at St Edward Seminary, in Kenmore Washington. It's now a state park; here's a photo tour:

Monday, June 09, 2008

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

For a beautiful demonstration of what can be done with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), see CSS Zen Garden. It's fun!

For more technical stuff about CSS, see the official W3C definition.

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