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Aug. 12th, 2008

Online social networking sites are hacker playgrounds

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080808/ts_afp/usitinternetcrimesocial;_ylt=AinHi7._orJYTO3sf9wOC84DW7oF

And some called me "paranoid".

May. 8th, 2008

Hackers' posts on epilepsy forum cause migraines, seizures

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/techbit_epilepsy_foundation_hacked;_ylt=AoLVfFbNqxSNCfAhA08Zp8YDW7oF

Apr. 28th, 2008

Social networking applications can pose security risks

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080427/ap_on_hi_te/not_so_private&printer=1;_ylt=AslovlDIiTapiiUtJkBVzMFk24cA

Apr. 16th, 2008

Plastic bottle chemical may be harmful: agency

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080415/sc_nm/plastic_bottles_dc

Apr. 15th, 2008

(no subject)

Mar. 14th, 2008

Ahhh....

Eight hours working on the roof the last two days, and I think I've done about all I can do w/o building an entirely new roof, and I'm exhausted! I had to push through the pain yesterday to go fishing, but I couldn't waste a sunny 75 degree day this early in the season. It's always odd to be out in temps like that, and still see large piles of snow melting.

My regular guy that runs the sporting goods store here in town hadn't opened shop yet, but I saw him taking the trash out, and thought I'd check. I got a ticket for fishing w/o a license behind "The Shoe" (OSU football stadium) back in the 70's, and I NEVER want to go through that again!

Steve didn't have any live bait in yet, so that's why he hadn't opened. He's a wiry southern guy a little older than I, so we stood out front and talked. He had quit selling fishing licenses because the State of Ohio tried to double charge him last year. All sorts of folks drove by that knew him or I and waved. Everyone was in such a good mood do to the good weather (and I've never seen so many people buying 12 packs of beer in one day!), and my mood lifted from the downer drama here on LJ.

Steve directed me to another place in town that was selling fishing licenses, and after the uber-attractive cashier flirted with me a bit over our German last names (of course she's married, dammit), I started my old Blazer's engine, and a guy checking his oil, lifted his head from under his car hood in the lot, and looked at me with a start, and then grinned ear-to-ear. I laughed, and teased him by asking him if he thought my engine sounded noisy enough. He said yes, and the sound scared him because he thought it was his engine. I said my old truck had been sounding like a washing machine for the last 3 years, and he stated that he had a vehicle like that once that had a design flaw, but it kept running for years sounding like mine. I said that I pretended that I just had a noisy diesel engine, and that got a good laugh out of him and his daughter. More happy people!

The water had been way up and was still resembled chocolate milk do to the the flooding rains, and snow melt of the last month. The water was cold as ice, but flowing. I got two good bites, and saw the flash of the steel gray belly of a small mouth bass, so that made me happy. I was the only human on the entire lake, so I used the silence to practice "presence...being there in the moment, and getting closer to my source".

As soon as the sun set, it got very cold, very fast, and my over-exerted muscles of the last two days brought a sudden onset of pain. I did have a centered moment, and realized that a few women that I've cut from my friends list recently were behind all this drama, trying to get back at me with scornful vindictiveness, and I realized how silly all this was, and rather than wasting any more of my precious time, I've decided to be happy, rather than to be right. Nothing like a meditative trip into nature to make all right with the world again!

Namaste

Mar. 13th, 2008

Winston Churchill quote

History DOES repeat itself!

Wanna know why? Because the same issues continue to arise. In the case what happened to me (and I highly expect a few others) the last few weeks here at LJ...IDENTICALLY to what happened when I got hacked while a moderator almost 2 years ago at GJ...by a member of Greatest Journal's hierarchy (they should instead be LOCKED-UP after being heavily dosed with Thorazine at InsaneJournal, LMAO!) I feel the need to repost this. Yes, it is ME, again, dammit!

"My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate... at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in a maze of mediocrity. I won't give up, shut up, let up, or slow up."

~ Robert Moorehead

Namaste

Mar. 8th, 2008

(no subject)

We're having a Blizzard here right now. Winter has to go out with a bang. I composed these heart felt words a few days ago and sent it to a few friends. I've decided to post it here:

"A dear friend suggested dropping me from her flist on LJ because she doesn't need the "drama" that has been going on here lately. I respect her wishes since most on her flist are drama lovers, and users that I've dropped from my flist because of those traits. Huge ego's. Then something suddenly struck me as very ironic about all this: LJ IS drama! Peoples lives, struggles, hassles, etc....it IS DRAMA!

When it gets nasty is when folks spread false rumors about others to cause pain, and make their egos seem "bigger"...more "important". The word used for them is "cyber-bullies". You know the sort, they sit at their puter
all day, usually surfing when they should be working (thieves stealing company time). Their life mostly exists on the Net. Drama is their drug...food for their ego.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not jumbling everyone here into one basket. There are some wonderful people here, but I have found some other social networking (and other) sites that are just chock full of excellent folks, with good intentions, and knowing those places exist on the Net makes me very happy.

The change is coming folks. Many of us are waking up to the dysfunction that is wasting lives, and destroying our Earth, and some of "us" are about to change it. Those that snooze, will lose. As the great philosopher Voltaire observed many centuries ago: "Common sense is not that common". I can't change those poor souls. Like sobriety, it is something that must become a personal decision: an awakening.

May as many souls become awakened as soon as possible!
My God, I can't wait!!"

Mar. 1st, 2008

Click to see graphic in its entireity (damn LJ!)

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Just heard a hilarious line in a film I'm watching.

"Trust me, we've tried talking to her, but she just won't listen!

She's deaf you know."

HA!

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