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Ramadan

Monday, August 9th, 2010

My local paper kindly reminds me that tomorrow’s moon rise begins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and that the associated fasting and prayers begin on Wednesday. Recently, I was talking to my neighbor, the very kind, interesting and extremely conservative Glenn Beck viewer. While we were talking, he brought up Muslims and his fear […]

What, ahem, WTF is wrong with Arizona?

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Presumably, most people have now heard that Arizona has passed a new law respecting immigration enforcement.  Reactions, as one might expect, are mixed depending on one’s thoughts on immigration, and more specifically, the potential for illegal immigration.  Mexico has issued a travel warning for its citizens, advising them not to visit the state.  Various AZ […]

Crap… I’m the pig

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Old bit of folk wisdom that has served me well over the years:  never wrestle a pig; you both get dirty and the pig enjoys it.  Keeping that in mind has kept me out of all sorts of trouble over the years.  The only problem?  I’m apparently the pig in debates about the new health […]

Turn about and all that

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

So maybe in my last post, I was a bit hard on Louisiana because it’s the state I’ve left.  It’s not like we don’t have our own wackos in NC.  Two examples: One of NC’s representatives, Patrick McHenry (R) has proposed that we put Reagan’s face on the $50 bill.  Maybe for his work on […]

Seriously, W… T… F?

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Every once in a while, something from Louisiana will catch the national attention, or at least the political bits that I care about, and I’m once again reminded of why I’m happy to have left.  The latest?  Apparently, the Bossier Parish sheriff is creating himself a militia.  No really.  It’s called “Operation Exodus,” which according […]

Heathcare reform: a Festivus miracle!

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Speaking of Festivus, I should note a recent sighting of a genuine Festivus miracle… they still had a quart of Maple View Farms eggnog at the grocery store! Er, actually, a better Festivus miracle is that today the senate democratic caucus reached the 60 votes needed for their final cloture vote and will vote on […]

gop hcr doa

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

In the most awesome [1] display of legislative ineptitude since they presented a budget with no numbers on April Fool’s Day, the republicans have released their plan for health care reform.  Now, keep in mind that as scored by the CBO, the democratic plan will increase coverage from 83% to 96% of the legal population […]

Communication and learning styles

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

A while back I mentioned that K, some associates and I had started up a new non-profit.  Things are going reasonably well.  People have been more supportive than I had thought.  We’ve had about 70 patients so far and we’ve got the systems set up so that patients entered into the database post up to […]

Watch Movie Online The Boss Baby (2017) subtitle english

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

The Boss Baby (2017) HD Director : Tom McGrath. Producer : Ramsey Ann Naito, Denise Nolan Cascino. Release : March 23, 2017 Country : United States of America. Production Company : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, DreamWorks Animation. Language : English. Runtime : 97 min. Genre : Animation, Comedy, Family. Movie ‘The Boss Baby’ was […]

DDoS-ing good policy

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

In computer security, one of the most difficult and annoying problems is the distributed denial of service attack (DDoS).  The idea behind a DDoS attack is straight forward: the attacker tries to prevent legitimate use of the service by using a large number of other computers.  Usually these other computers have been compromised (hacked) and […]