June 2002 Archives
I am now an ex-smoker. I want to say that in public. Of course I still really want to smoke.Well congradulations on joing the ex-smoker club.
- Do you live in a house, an apartment or a condo? Anapartment til next week then a house.
- Do you rent or own? Rent for now.
- Does anyone else live with you? Currently must myself.
- How many times have you moved in your life? 11 times, but only once before before my 18th birthday.
- What are your plans for this weekend? Finish getting everything ready to move.
Last one before I leave Canada.
The estate tax was signed into law by Theodore Roosevelt, who was stunned by the vast fortunes being accumulated in the first decades of the industrial age. Roosevelt had the quaint notion that great inequality of wealth was unhealthy for a democratic society, and -- foolish man -- he even believed that young people were better off making their own way than living off the fruits of their parents' success.
Ranging from chapter to chapter across oceans and centuries, Mr. Phillips constructs a complex analogy between the United States at its superpower zenith and its imperial predecessors in Spain, Holland and Great Britain. His argument isn�t easily summarized, but in essence he�s warning us of certain symptoms that eventually grip all the great capitalist powers: concentration of wealth, polarization of classes, irrational speculation, excessive luxury, technological mania, government corruption, market idolatry and political alienation. He believes that we are being led down the same spiraling path, toward the same dead end.
The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.
the systematic use of violence as a means to intimidate or coerce societies or governmentsunlawful, in reference to the first definition for terrorism
1. Not lawful; illegal.
2. Contrary to accepted morality or convention; illicit.
1: not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention; "an irregular marriage"; "improper banking practices" [syn: improper, unconventional]For my own clarification spured on from a discussion with engel over the weekend.
2: contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters" [ant: lawful]
3: not morally right or permissible; "unlawful love"
4: having no legally established claim; "the wrongful heir to the throne" [syn: wrongful]
5: contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures" [syn: illegitimate, illicit, outlaw(a), outlawed]
The Republican platform also reaffirmed the state party's belief that the nation needs to "dispel the myth of the separation of church and state."Yep that was the quote.
Now the following seems to really hit the problem with the Republican party nationally as well as in Texas.
"You're lucky to have six people of the 100 come back, and those six are typically the Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Christian Coalition religious zealots and they elect themselves delegates and then pass these resolutions of the most extreme type," Wentworth said.So openly commenting on how the "Moral Majority" is holding the Republican party, and the country hostage.
All this crap is one of the reasons I do want to head back to the states. Hopefully to add one slightly more reasonable vote to the mix. But on the down side to have to put up with the crap will suxor.
Apache 2.0 mod_jabber - you can run a jabber server inside an apache server, and administer it through Apache functions, logins, extensions, etc. It integrates jabber funct into the apache world
Apple's new iChat... In Jaguar release of OS X iChat will integrate AIM funcitonality, and will contain jabber funcitonality, not yet exposed to users. It will use the Jabber protocol when iChat is communicating with ohters in the local system. (The global server is AOLs, he told me last night.) iChat has Jabber protocol elements implemented inside of it as well, so perhaps they can turn on iChat as a Jabber client at some point. Jeremie is appealing to people who know people at Apple to open communications with Jabber.org folks. (Last night we talked about how this should be happening in much the same way as Apple is working with the Darwin/BSD community and other outside open source efforts (e.g. the gcc) � in a geek2geek way. Organic, among peers interested in seeing the common infrastructure developed and carried forward as better foundational stuff.
I've written a very simple Wiki clone using AxKit XSP. There's a live Wiki on http://axkit.org/wiki/ that you can play with (and we'll be putting the AxKit docs up on there). The source code is on CPAN (just uploaded this morning, so you may have to wait for it to mirror). I think the code is a pretty nice example of an MVC-like design in XSP, with the XSP as the Controller, the XSLT as the View, and a perl module as the Model.
- How often do you do laundry? Once every 2-3 weeks.
- What's in a typical wash load? Typically clothes, ocasionally bed sheets and towles when I think about it.
- Front or top loader? Powder or liquid detergent? The washer is a top loader at the apartment. Use the cubed powder detergent.
- Do you use fabric softener in the rinse cycle? Have not ever used fabric softener, would probably put it in at the wrong time if I did.
- Dryer or clothesline? Dryer, but parents used to have a clothes line at the first house.
Well since things came to an end with Merilus, back twords the end of March, I have been trying to decide what to do next. So far it has been a very frustrating job search. And the situation is a bit more frustrating because I don't have work authorization, and it is hard to get it given the current climate. Oh, and to make matters a bit worse I don't qualify for Unemployment, or Employment Insurance as they call it up here in Canada.
I have been going round and round about the situation. First there was deciding that I did not want to stay in Canada permenately. Next I thought about going back to school. There was some appeal to the idea but only doing school just doesn't feel right, maybe my mind will change later.
So that leaves the job search, which I have been doing from here but it is getting expensive, not being allowed to work and having to pay rent and such. Which kinda leads me to my decision.
I'm going to head back to Kentucky, gave notice to be out of the apartment by the end of the month. I will continue the job search from there, have cheap/free rent and be able to catch up with family and friends.
To all the Canadians I have worked with, made friends with or just meet, I'll miss ya'll Aah :)
Just another silly online personality type test. You be the judge if the results are on or not.
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Type 2, Score 18, Summary
Twos are defined by their empathy of other people. They are uniquely gifted at tuning in on the feelings of others. This makes them great networkers, but being too caught up with other people can cause them to lose track of their own personal well being. Two charity is really a projection of how they want others to care for them.