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Sunday, June 29, 2008


In the middle of June, my son and his father-in-law did their annual fishing pilgrimage to Alaska. This year they were in Sitka. Thats Rob on the left and FIL on the right. Rob caught all the fish shown here except the small one (third from left).
After sorting and editing out the bad shots, he had 155 imges to share. So I set him up with a Picasa account so he wouldn't have to upload pictures to everyone via e-mail. He is going to go back in and add captions but if you would like to see his album just go here. Or you can view a slide show here.

Don't feel much like reading the news at the moment. Its a nice lazy Sunday afternoon in my part of the world. Hope yours is the same. See you again tomorrow.

"Let's all be careful out there!"


Then click here and watch what happened in Uniondale NY just a few days ago. This 7-11 is located outside NYC, on Long Island. Not a hell of a lot the clerk(s) on duty could do.

We've found bits of Mars here on Earth. So why haven't we found bits of Earth on the Moon?

I don't think I have ever seen her without her twin sister. They just turned 23 a few weeks ago. I couldn't tell if Mary-Kate was extremely exhausted, as she claimed, or had one too many Long Island Iced Teas while in the "green room".

Good advice, though. Always wear your panties.

The Large Hadron Collider, located astride the French/Swiss border, is scheduled to go on-line in August. I've mentioned this before. Arguments are still being heard in the litigation filed in Hawai'i to prevent its start. "Wacky" Walt Wagner has had prior suits dismissed. But lets just suppose that some micro blackhole is created and the Earth gets sucked somewhere over the rainbow event horizon. It would happen so fast that no one would ever know. And I do hope the start date precedes the national political conventions. If "wacky" Walt is correct, then we will be saved from those long boring speeches we must endure every four years.

"Let's all be careful out there!"


"Let's all be careful out there!"


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The best graphic example I've come across of the shrinking polar icecap. Related story.

The Phoenix Mars Lander has scraped through the surface soil, the subsurface soil and has finally reached the ice layer. They are calling the area where it landed "Wonderland".

Bill Gates has "retired" and new leadership is taking over Microsoft. Bill did more for us web users than anyone else. Whether or not you agree with his business tactics, the products he produced, even with their faults, has provided millions (if not billions) with access to our world in a way never dreamed of. Thank you, sir.

In a report to be issued on Monday, the Army now states that the planning for post-war Iraq was inadequate. Mostly led by the rose-colored glasses view of the Dubya administration that we would be welcomed as liberators. Perpetuated by the military leaders who bought into "Fearless Leader's" flawed view of reality "lock, stock and barrel". George Walker Bush, our 43rd President is going to leave behind a legacy that I hope no future leader ever follows. I wonder how he earned an MBA? He has less brains, and common sense, than any predecessor.

The Federal Reserve is extremely worried about inflation. A recession that could become a depression, rampant price increases on everything imported (and what isn't?) and stunted internal growth are leading everyone to the poor house in lock-step.

Science may have found an effective way to mitigate migraines.

How bad is it back on Mau'i?

I hope every one enjoys the rest of the weekend. Remember this is a short work week. Fourth of July is on Friday and the long mid-summer 3-day weekend. Thank you for coming by. Hope to see you again real soon.

"Let's all be careful out there!"