August 9th, 2004

Kind lady

6816 Morning, already?

Dang... Where do these Mondays keep coming from?Site Meter

I foresee more of the same sort of Monday shenanigans. Terribly long morning meeting, and then spend the rest of the day playing catch-up.

The opening crew is headed to Alabama for training next week, so it'll be much lighter in that respect, next go-round.

Newt's been in gabby-chatter mode quite a lot lately.I'm happy to give him all the attention he might like and probably more, though he like to be doted on for the most part.



It feels like my emotional gravity is out of whack. Parts of me are light, others dense, and drawn to the center of my being. Some sort of personal vibe version of solar flares.



Wikipedia article on War Elephants



30th anniversary of Nixon Resigning. I can think of a few presidents, both republican and democrat that probably should've stepped down in like fashion, since. People guilty of known criminal activity both prior and during office... and probably since then.



World Audit: ranks countries. Shows the U.S. as 9th in freedom, 12th in democracy. Interesting how Finland, the most democratic and thirdmost free on the page is also considered the most corrupt. How it's measured.



Quick reference - Why do Muslim women cover their heads?

For Future Reference, Male Hijab info, too. Interesting that bit about yellow / orange clothing. No red, unless it's combined with another color.



According to Newsday, live video from the Olympics will be viewable online. However, 'the footage will be highly restricted to protect lucrative broadcast contracts, which are sold by territory - $793 million paid by NBC alone. Web sites must employ technology to block viewers from outside their home countries, so U.S. Web surfers won't benefit from the BBC's live coverage. They'll have to settle for highlights posted after NBC broadcasts, which are already largely tape-delayed.'
via

See instead - Pirating the Olympics via Time to warm up my Torrentstorm software... if only to check out Archery and Judo.



S.F. Man Says Beheading Video Is a Hoax Collapse )