Bluegrass Gospel Project http://yfrog.com/4aewdqj
every New Years I resolve to make more music. Will I this time?
#10yearsago I was in a little house in the woods and let friends shave my head at midnight
The rallying cry now from Republicans is that we shouldn’t try the Christmas bomber in civilian court — that, instead, he should be tried in a military tribunal, declared an enemy combatant. I mean, what’s the value of a military tribunal here, other than trying to make political hay out of this case? Really, what’s the justice, anti-terrorist, counterterrorist value on this?
You really think this kid can’t be convicted? You really think we don’t have enough evidence beyond the — beyond the, I don’t know, 300 or so eyewitnesses who were on the plane? The fact that we have the weapon that he tried to use? The fact that he confessed? You think that’s not enough to get this kid convicted?
You have that little faith in our criminal justice system? That little faith in the rule of law? You don’t believe that a supermax federal American prison is capable of holding this kid? You think it might be cool, instead, to martyr this kid as some impressive soldier, instead of some idiot confused rich kid who couldn’t even handle blowing up his own junk with a bomb that was secreted in his own underpants?” —Rachel Maddow rips apart Cheney, GOP attack machine - Daily Kos TV (beta)
bundling up in fleece for another walk in the snowy woods with the old dog
It’s already Blue Moon New Year in the Philippines: http://www.flickr.com/photos/k0re/4230860423/
Checking my RSS feed on a beautiful clear sunny Xmas morning, puppy napping beside me
One day the engineering team was clustered in the snack room looking at the soda machine. The sign said, “Soda now 50 cents.” The uproar began. Engineers started complaining about the price of the soda. Someone noticed that instead of the informal reimbursement system for dinners when they were working late, there was now a formal expense report system. Some had already been irritated when “professional” managers had been hired over their teams with reportedly more stock than the early engineers had. Lots of email was exchanged about “how things were changing for the worse.” A few engineers went to the see the CEO.
But the damage had been done. The most talented and senior engineers looked up from their desks and noticed the company was no longer the one they loved. It had changed. And not in a way they were happy with.
The best engineers quietly put the word out that they were available, and in less than month the best and the brightest began to drift away.” —The Elves Leave Middle Earth – Sodas Are No Longer Free « Steve Blank