Thursday, May 29, 2008

Good news!!

Human Life Amendment Signatures Certified –
Historic Amendment Officially on November's Ballot

Denver, Colorado – May 29, 2008 – For the first time in US history, the issue of personhood will be decided in the public forum by a constitutional amendment. Colorado for Equal Rights has been notified by the Colorado Secretary of State's Office that enough valid signatures were submitted to put the Every Human is a Person amendment on the November 2008 ballot. The Secretary of State's Office's random sampling indicated that there were 103,377 valid signatures, surpassing the 76,047 valid signatures that were required.
Colorado for Equal Rights is a statewide grassroots organization of concerned citizens who value human life. Colorado for Equal Rights is sponsoring the Human Life Amendment to the Colorado constitution, stating "(t)he term 'Person' or 'Persons' shall include any human from the time of fertilization."

Now it's just up to a little vote in November.

Interesting times...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bad Dell!

Bad Dell!! Bad...

Normally, I just put up pro-Apple or anti-MS stuff, so, for a change, here's an article about Dell.

Apparently some of their customers, the State of New York, and many of the commenters think Dell's not a good, customer service-oriented company.

Funniest comment:
If I were the CEO of Dell, I'd sell the company and give the money back to the shareholders.


Richard Feynman & The Connection Machine

A longish, but funny, informative and touching, article about a phenomenal mind and teacher.
After a hurried private discussion ("I don't know, you hired him..."), we informed Richard that his assignment would be to advise on the application of parallel processing to scientific problems.

"That sounds like a bunch of baloney," he said. "Give me something real to do."

So we sent him out to buy some office supplies.

HR Troubles?

Normally, I wouldn't put up posts from The Daily WTF, but this one isn't about a silly/stupid programming technique.

It's about a stupid HR response to a poignant question from someone who isn't part of the problem being addressed in a small meeting.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Insights into piracy and democracy...

Not that I'm a great fan of democracy... I like the rule of law that Federalism purports to maintain.

The article sort of puts the Pirates of the Carribean a little bit harsh on pirates and easy on normal and Navy ships.

There's something wrong with the Army's chaplain corps

... at least around here.

The story link is about a chaplain who, with his family, attend my church.

He's had a bit of trouble since getting back from Iraq, but that hasn't gotten any press yet.

It's always a hassle when you have to sue your boss to do your job. :^p

Friday, May 16, 2008

ENCYCLOPÆDIA Brittanica WebShare

If you have a need for informational or technical references and, possibly, a disdain for Encyclopædia Brittanica's best-known online competitor, Wikipedia, you can now join their WebShare program.

Seems like a good deal to me. (Free!) And good for them.

Bert? You up for this? :^)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Message to the World

BikeBubba tagged me. I'm supposed to generate a message to the world in less than 150 characters.

Inspired by his message, I give you mine:

1 Timothy 1:17

If you're reading this (as unlikely as that may be ;^), consider yourself tagged. :^)

And, now for some good news!

Colorado, the first State in the Union to legalize abortion, is set to put an amendment to our (State) constitution regarding the personhood of the unborn. It required ~76,000 signatures. ~130,000 signatures were gathered. :^)
"This proposed constitutional amendment will define a person in Colorado as a human being from the moment of fertilization, the moment when life begins," according to a statement at the sponsoring group, Colorado for Equal Rights.