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God vs. Science

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Parts are taken from Dawkins' books and lectures, but they bear repeating. http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/12/19/a-holiday-message-from-ricky-gervais-why-im-an-atheist/ — Continue reading ยป

Sun Chips Noisy Bags

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Wouldn't call myself a fan, but I like the regular Sun chips and I sometimes get a small bag to go with my sandwich. I've been hearing about the new noisy bags for some time but until last week I had no idea what the complaints were all about. So last week I was at — Continue reading ยป

Gawker's Hack, Spammers' Treasure

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Today, out of curiosity, I downloaded the hacked Gawker files from The Pirate Bay. I'm not sure if I broke any laws by doing that, but I was only interested in checking out their PHP source files. You can learn a lot by looking at production code other than your own. While my intentions were — Continue reading ยป

God Hates Elizabeth Edwards - Wonderful

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Elizabeth Edwards once said: "I don't believe that we should live our lives that way for some promise of eternal life, but because that's what's right. We should do those things because that's what's right." This woman was as courageous as she was honest. Not even the specter of death shook her conviction that the — Continue reading ยป

Middle-Class Squeeze

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I haven't looked at the details of the latest tax agreement reached between Obama and the Republicans, but judging by its face value, it's yet another jab at the middle-class who's always the punching bag of everyone else. So let's get this straight. The super-rich get to keep their unfair tax advantages squirreling away their — Continue reading ยป

Deep Blue Sky

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A couple of weeks ago while hiking in the back woods and taking some pictures, I decided to take a picture from the sky. When I looked at the picture afterwards, the deep blue color of the sky really struck me. Hope you enjoy the photo as much as I do. Don't know if the — Continue reading ยป

Amazon.com and Pedophilia

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First amazon.com accepts a book that apparently promotes, or at least condones, pedophilia (I haven't read the book, nor do I plan to). Then basks in the publicity as complaints begin to pour in and the media covers the story ad-nauseum. Then it stokes the flames more by hiding behind the first amendment, realizing that — Continue reading ยป

Gold Keeps Rising

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It seems like there's no way of stopping gold from its upward march. Even with the stronger dollar today, gold surpassed $1,410 an once, setting a new price record. Clearly the market is nervous about the world economy and the dollar's viability, so it keeps pouring money into gold. As with everything else, at some — Continue reading ยป

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