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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

CSS - Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above

Heck yes. I first found this off of a free mp3 at ampcamp's free mp3 site

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I'm SO HAPPY!!!

Look at those headlines!!!!!!!

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Projections, projections C'mon Webb! C'mon Cardin!

It's 11:39pm, November 7th, 2006, let's see what the news says:
CNN

Projections: Dems win House


CNN projects that when all votes are in, Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives. The Senate remains in the balance, with projections so far having Democrats winning three of the six seats they need.
FoxNews

Dems Win House


4 GOP seats still up for grabs in Senate; Allen, Webb locked in Virginia Senate battle
Democrats complete swing of power in House; Pelosi poised to be new majority leader; control of Senate in the balance
ABC News

The Revolution of 2006


ABC News projects that the Democrats will reach the magic number of 218, gaining more than 15 seats in the House and giving them majority control of the lower chamber.
MSNBC

Democrats regain House, promise changes


Clinton says message to Bush is ‘not so fast,’ and McCain essentially agrees
The Onion

Politicians Sweep Midterm Elections


Politicians WASHINGTON, DC—After months of aggressive campaigning and with nearly 99 percent of ballots counted, politicians were the big winners in Tuesday's midterm election, taking all 435 seats in the House of Representatives, retaining a majority with 100 out of 100 seats in the Senate, and...
CBS News

Democrats Take The House


CBS Estimate: Dems Win 15 Seats Needed For House Control, Also Add 3 Senate Seats

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Reminder to self to check this out

Environmental News and Humor | Grist Magazine | 07 Nov 2006

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Monday, November 06, 2006

Reminder - Check out Kiva.org

Check out Kiva.org - Loans that change lives. This micro-financing has you loaning small amounts to entrepreneurs and generally getting at least 95% of your money back. Thereby enabling all the emotional benefits of altruism with only minor financial loss (basically just the interest that you would have earned if you held on to the money that you loan).

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Bible Study

Religion and the bible seem to be popping up a lot lately; there's this whole Pastor Ted thing going on and I also just finished reading a great article on Atheism in the latest issue of Wired.
My wanderings led me to a few different places that are definitely worth a look:
Slate Blogs the Bible has Slate's David Plotz reading through the "good book" and logging
A video on YouTube of Oxford Professor Richard Dawkins arguing with Pastor Ted himself about evolution popped up as particularly popular on technorati.com and is actually a segment of the larger documentary "The Root of All Evil", which can be found on Google Video here.
Another interesting spot is the Skeptics Annotated Bible, which reads through the bible and makes whiny gripes every five verses or so.
There's also Capella's guide to Atheism.
In other news, R and I saw Borat! last night and it was fan-freaking-tastic. I'd recommend it to anyone. In fact, I recommend it to you, right now.
We've also been hitting the gym pretty hard in preparation for being seen on the beach in the Dominican when we're there for a wedding over Thanksgiving. I'm up to four miles in 35 minutes, which is crap compared to what I used to run in high school... but since it's been almost 10 years since then, I guess I can't be too disappointed.
Tonight we're off to the engagement party of some friends of ours in Adams Morgan, but for the moment, I have a load of laundry to fold.

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Friday, November 03, 2006

Friedman on the Kerry "gaff"

Here's a link to Friedman's Op-Ed in the Times today on how stupid Bush, Cheney, et al. must think we all are link [link is from myspace through technorati, because Times Select is dumb].

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Oooh, that's not going to help come Tuesday.

Man, the republicans just can't catch a break. The BBC and NYTimes report that the US had to close down the "Iraqi Freedom Document Portal" because documents on the site may have contained detailed materials on how to build nuclear weapons. From the BBC:

The website, Iraqi Freedom Document Portal, was set up in March after pressure from Republican legislators that intelligence experts were taking too long to comb through thousands of documents from Saddam Hussein's Iraq...
The documents reportedly contained detailed information on the radioactive cores of atom bombs and how to build nuclear firing circuits and trigger explosives.
One diplomat told the New York Times that the documents were "a cookbook".

From the NYT:
The documents, roughly a dozen in number, contain charts, diagrams, equations and lengthy narratives about bomb building that nuclear experts who have viewed them say go beyond what is available elsewhere on the Internet and in other public forums. For instance, the papers give detailed information on how to build nuclear firing circuits and triggering explosives, as well as the radioactive cores of atom bombs.
And in other not-so-good-for-republicans news, the top evangelist who resigned over gay sex claims is now admitting to having bought drugs and received a massage
The head of a US evangelical body who quit after being accused of paying for sex with a gay prostitute has admitted he bought drugs.
The Reverend Ted Haggard, ex-leader of the 30m-strong National Association of Evangelicals, said he bought methamphetamine but "never used it".
He denies having sex with the man but said he did receive a massage.
Who wants to bet that, if this story goes any further, it will turn out that Pastor Ted is a big time speed freak who hangs out with tina every morning and that his definition of the word "massage" is loose enough to allow for plenty of santorum? In a very Clintonesque statement, he even said in an interview with KUSA-TV, "I never had a gay relationship with anybody." Could this be the same sly that's-what-sex-means-to-me maneuver? A massage definitely doesn't dictate a relationship and they weren't buying each other flowers (just drugs) or going out to dinner... and even then, the word "relationship" is deniable.
Hopefully this hypocrisy and irony on Friday will be followed by some irony and hypocrisy on Monday to create an Election weekend sandwich.

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Reminder - Give some money to save Sudanese folks

Charity Navigator - Crisis in Sudan: Update

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Note to Self: Avoid Conventional Peaches

My Whole-Foods-Organic-Food-Loving self saw this story on nbc4 the other day while I was at the gym regarding which foods are found to absorb the largest and smallest amount of pesticides.

WASHINGTON -- Organic fruits and vegetables often cost twice as much as other produce, but now shoppers concerned about both pesticides and their budget have a new tool to help them pick and choose what's best.
Scientists for the Environmental Working Group poured over government tests on 43 popular fruits and vegetables, focusing on the pesticide loads.
They compiled two lists: one containing foods with the most pesticides and a second list of the cleanest produce.
Dirty Dozen (Foods With Most Pesticides):
  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet bell peppers
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R and I are on a health kick in preparation for spending the week surrounding Thanksgiving at a wedding in the Dominican republic. I've been running four miles four days a week and watching the blisters on my feet grow. I think I need running shoes with a bigger toe-box... or just new socks... or new feet.

Also in health news, the articlue "Can a pill let you pig out with impunity?" by William Saletan in Slate Magazine, explains that a new study is showing that wine is going to make me live to be 150. Sweet!
A substance in wine, grape skins, and peanuts might protect you from the harmful effects of a fatty diet. Mice that were fed the substance, resveratrol, with a fatty diet got just as fat as mice that ate the same diet without resveratrol. But they didn't get the same heart damage, liver damage, or pre-diabetic blood changes. They also lived 15 percent longer, just like mice that ate healthier food.
more in the NYT...

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006