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|Wednesday, January 27th, 2010|
We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and 'slipped the surly bonds of Earth' to 'touch the face of God.'
|Thursday, November 12th, 2009|
I was going to post some new pictures, but I find myself being far too lazy to do so. Maybe later.
|Monday, November 2nd, 2009|
Anna's teacher was telling her about the time change today, and mentioned that everyone will be eating in the dark. Anna very confidently said "We won't be eating in the dark." The teacher then said, well, yes, because of the time change, it will be dark when you eat. Anna then said "no, it won't, because we have power."
|Monday, October 5th, 2009|
I really don't like the trends in policing that I see.
I find that many of the feeds I read cross source. In any case from the Washington Times via the agitator, via boingboing. (see what I mean)http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/05/criminalizing-everyone/
"You don't need to know. You can't know." That's what Kathy Norris, a 60-year-old grandmother of eight, was told when she tried to ask court officials why, the day before, federal agents had subjected her home to a furious search.
The agents who spent half a day ransacking Mrs. Norris' longtime home in Spring, Texas, answered no questions while they emptied file cabinets, pulled books off shelves, rifled through drawers and closets, and threw the contents on the floor.
Read the rest at the link.
|Monday, September 21st, 2009|
This is just wrong. From alternet
A few miles down the road from Colorado Springs [a home to James Dobson's Focus on the Family], in the quiet bedroom community of Eldredge, a deeply disturbed young man named Matthew Murray followed the unfolding debacle at New Life Church [once under the stewardship of Pastor Ted Haggard] with an interest that bordered on obsession. Murray, a sallow-faced, bespectacled 24-year-old, had been indelibly scarred by a lifetime of psychological abuse at the hands of his charismatic Pentecostal parents. Murray's mind became crowded with thoughts of death, destruction, and the killings he would soon carry out in the name of avenging what he called his "nightmare of Christianity."
What is wrong with some people?
|Tuesday, July 28th, 2009|
|Thursday, June 25th, 2009|
|Sunday, May 31st, 2009|
|Thursday, May 28th, 2009|
"LONGMONT - A police standoff on the 200 block of East 17th Avenue has ended, and traffic on the street should be returning to normal shortly after 7:30 p.m.
A man who reportedly had threatened another man with a knife inside their home was taken into custody at about 7:10 p.m. No one was injured.
Detectives are still investigating the incident."
This is why the SWAT team wanted in the house, since we are right across the fence from the back of this house, our house and yard is a good place to observe from.
Unfortunately, no pics. I was too worried about getting the twins out of harms way.
I did also hear from another neighbor that it was a warrent arrest. Who knows? More details as I get them.
the longmont SWAT team is in my house right now. Looking for someone other than me
|Tuesday, May 26th, 2009|
|Sunday, May 3rd, 2009|
|More police abuse.
A 2 week suspension is all that the officers cheif considered justified. So much for accountablity.
"(WXYZ) You need help in a hurry... you know what to do: grab the phone and dial 911. But what if nobody answered? Or, as our Chief Investigator Steve Wilson shows us, what if they answered, refused to send help and repeatedly hung up the phone?
STEVE WILSON REPORTS IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ON THE RIGHT, THE STORY SCRIPT IS BELOW
In the Downriver city of Lincoln Park, citizens call 9-1-1 over 14,000 times each year, and let’s make it clear right up front: those emergency calls are generally well handled…but that makes what happened to Adrienne Ledesma no less shocking.
Adrainne Ledesma/Called for help: I was really scared because, you know, it’s my dad and he fell. He’s not supposed to fall like that.
His fall was so frightening because he was just three weeks out of the hospital where he underwent brain surgery and suddenly, he’s on the kitchen floor, unconscious and shaking with a severe seizure.
Ledesma: I was scared. I was freaking out.
So this 17-year-old high school senior grabbed her phone and dialed 911. She says she got no quick answer, so she hung-up and called again. Now you know those emergency calls are recorded, but did you know the recording starts even before the call is answered?
So you can hear her near-panic when again she can’t get an immediate answer, blurting out the f-word just as the call is picked up.
Ledesma: What the f***.
Sgt. Robert McFarland: 911.
Ledesma: I need an ambulance at (address).
But the Lincoln Park cop who takes the call admonishes her…and only makes her more frantic.
Sgt. McFarland: Well, okay, first of all you don’t need to swear over 9-1-1 and slow down.
Ledesma: Send me a f****** ambulance!
(Call is disconnected)"
The rest at the link.
|Friday, May 1st, 2009|
|Thursday, April 30th, 2009|
|Tuesday, March 31st, 2009|
|Monday, March 30th, 2009|
|Tuesday, March 10th, 2009|
You heard it here first.
Priuspasm, n. the self-righteous ego boost that some people get from driving a Prius.
|Monday, March 2nd, 2009|
|States with the most freedom.
"We find that the freest states in the country are New Hampshire, Colorado, and South
Dakota, which together achieve a virtual tie for first place. All three states feature low
taxes and government spending and middling levels of regulation and paternalism.
New York is the least free by a considerable margin, followed by New Jersey, Rhode
Island, California, and Maryland. On personal freedom alone, Alaska is the clear win-
ner, while Maryland brings up the rear. As for freedom in the different regions of the
country, the Mountain and West North Central regions are the freest overall while the
Middle Atlantic lags far behind on both economic and personal reedom. Regression
analysis demonstrates that states njoying more economic and personal freedom tend
to attract substantially higher rates of internal net migration."
You go, Colorado.