Thursday, March 31, 2005

Mainstream media unreported conflicts of interest in Schiavo tragedy

Now I've know there was some conflicts of interest in this case but this is ridiculous!


You need a freaking diagram to keep things straight!


Judi McLeod, Editor,
Thursday, March 31, 2005

And it's out of CANADA no less!!

What the US news media didn't feel these facts were important enough to report?

Yeah, this sums it up......


Update: Terri Schiavo has died.

I hope the media stays on MS and finds out if he got money out of her death..


Update II:

I wanted to posted these earlier but the website where they're at was down.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

UN wants control of Internet

All your Internet are belong to us.




The U.N. thinks about tomorrow's cyberspace

The International Telecommunication Union is one of the most venerable of bureaucracies. Created in 1865 to facilitate telegraph transmissions, its mandate has expanded to include radio and telephone communications.

But the ITU enjoys virtually no influence over the Internet. That remains the province of specialized organizations such as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN; the Internet Engineering Task Force; the World Wide Web Consortium; and regional address registries.

The ITU, a United Nations agency, would like to change that. "The whole world is looking for a better solution for Internet governance, unwilling to maintain the current situation," Houlin Zhao, director of the ITU's Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, said last year. Zhao, a former government official in China's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, has been in his current job since 1999.

Though Zhao is far too diplomatic to state it directly, the ITU's increasing interest in the Internet could presage a power struggle between ITU, ICANN, and perhaps even the U.S. government, which retains some oversight authority over ICANN and appears content with the current structure.

In a series of speeches over the last year, Zhao has suggested that the ITU could become involved in everything from security and spam to managing how Internet Protocol addresses are assigned. The ITU also is looking into some aspects of voice over Internet Protocol--VoIP--communications, another potential area for expansion.
[Snip....hit the link for a Q&A w/ Zhao]

This is just great. A COMMUNIST is telling us he wants to control the Internet.

Oh, yeah and I'd bet they'd do just a bang up job!


Monday, March 28, 2005

Terri Schiavo to have autopsy.

[Felos] also said that the chief medical examiner for Pinellas County, Dr. John Thogmartin, had agreed to perform an autopsy. He said her husband wants definitive proof showing the extent of her brain damage. Michael Schiavo contends his wife told him years ago she would not want to be kept alive artificially under such circumstances.

An attorney for Schiavo's parents, David Gibbs III, said her family also wants an autopsy. "We would certainly support and encourage an autopsy to be done with all the unanswered questions," Gibbs said.


Well, I'll be dipped. I didn't think Michael would let this happen.

But I'll predict right now that autopsy records will be sealed immediately and will not be released to the public.

Killing Terri Schiavo (Thomas Sowell)

March 24, 2005

Terri Schiavo is now on a morphine drip?

Nine days of starvation and dehydration have put Mrs. Schiavo beyond "the point of no return," and [Saturday], she was put on a morphine drip to ease the pain of death.

Now wait a second. The media, MS & his lawyer say this was a "painless" death, why is she now getting morphine?

Here's MS's Lawyer George Felos.

(3-8-05)

If the Schindlers were to try to feed their daughter orally, she would aspirate food into her lungs and contract a massive infection, Schiavo attorney George Felos said. ``Instead of having a painless, short death,(starvation) she'd have a long, gruesome death.(infection)''


MS on LKL October 27, 2003

KING: When a feeding tube is removed, as it was planned, is that a terrible death?

SCHIAVO: No. It's painless and probably the most natural way to die.



If this is supposed to be such a "painless" way to die why the morphine?

Friday, March 25, 2005

Time for a new PS2 game....

I've been spending waaaaaaaaay to much money lately, but I think it's about time for a new PS2 game. Besides my B-day is next month so I'll just get it as an early present to myself.

I'll be buying GOD OF WAR after work!

From what I've seen this game is done extremely well done: bloody, brutal, and has a hell of a plot line.

Here's a few screenshots..

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Terri Shiavo

There is just something so wrong with what is being done to Terri Shiavo.

This really pisses me off.

How is it that we've come to a point where a "husband" can use the state to legally murder his wife?

And don't give me that "they're allowing her to die" line of crap. That is complete and utter BULLSHIT!!

If a persons withholds sustenance for another until that person is dead you didn't "allow that person to die", YOU FUCKING STARVED THEM TO DEATH!!

And as recently as Dec. of last year we charge people that do that with murder.

Now I've come to the realization that she's going to die. I think she gone past the point of no return now and even if she did come back she'd have irrevocable damaged. But this is NOT what should have transpired.

How is there not questions to what is going on?

You've got the "husband" (heretofore known as MS) that now has a fiancee of 10yrs and has sired two children with said fiancee.

And why the rules MS has handed down to the hospice?

He won't allow them to brush her teeth, has ordered the curtains be kept closed, and refused for the last 5-7 YEARS to let the Terri's parents take her outside! I wonder what extensively being in a cave for 5 yrs. does to ones psyche.

And MS must be getting use to pulling the plug on people, he did it to both his parents too.....

SCHIAVO: Removing somebody's feeding is very painless. It is a very easy way to die. Probably the second better way to die, being the first being an aneurysm.

And it doesn't bother me at all. I've seen it happen. I had to do it with my own parents.



And then you've got MS's lawyer FELOS, who was from February 13, 1997 until at least April 26, 2001, George J. Felos was listed as a member or recent member of the Board of Directors for "The Hospice of The Florida Suncoast" on the non-profit's annual reports.

Yes that would be the same Hospice where Terri is going to die.....

Nope, no conflict of interest there!!

Also you've got the law change in FL in 1999 that added "Amendments to Section 765.101 = legal definition of life prolonging procedures to add: "INCLUDING ARTIFICIALLY PROVIDED SUSTENANCE AND HYDRATION, WHICH SUSTAINS, RESTORES, OR SUPPLANTS A SPONTANEOUS VITAL FUNCTION". It became law on October 1, 1999."

Which was was introduced from the Florida Elder Affairs and Long-Term Care Committee, and on that committee sits Gus Michael Bilirakis, that also happens to be on the Suncoast Hospice Board of Directors - along with George Felos.

Are we beginning to smell something really bad yet?

Because without this change in the law, MS couldn't argue that Terri didn't want to be "kept alive on tubes", because when she was, for lack of a better term, "normal" giving someone sustenance wasn't deemed extra ordinary means to keep someone alive.

Now ask yourself, if this amendment wasn't passed in 1999 would MS have a legal leg to stand on in order to withhold sustenance from Terri?

Madness in March

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Walter E. Williams

Minimum wage, maximum folly

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Iraqi Shopkeepers, Residents Kills 3 Terrorists

Gunbattles erupted out in the streets of the southern Baghdad neighborhood of Doura, where militants wearing black hoods and riding in three cars opened fire on people shopping on a main street. Shopkeepers and residents returned fire, killing three assailants. A man, woman and child were injured and taken to a hospital.


The bodies of three men are removed after they were killed in clashes between insurgents and armed local residents in the Dora section of Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites), Tuesday, March 22, 2005. Iraqi Police were also involved in the firefight, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Jalal Muther)


A relative waits with Muqdad Abdul-Karim, 12, at al-Yarmouk Hospital after he was wounded during a gun battle between insurgents and armed civilians in the Dora section of Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites), Tuesday, March 22, 2005. Militants riding in three cars opened fire on people shopping along a main thoroughfare, and shopkeepers and residents returned fire, officials said. (AP Photo / Karim Kadim)


I think these Iraqis have had enough. It's good to see them defending themselves.


Update: More details here

Friday, March 18, 2005

DoD ~ National Defense and the National Military Strategies

Department of Defense Releases the National Defense and the National Military Strategies

~ VDH ~

“Little Eichmanns” and “Digital Brownshirts”
Deconstructing the Hitlerian slur.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

ANWR

I'm so glad the Senate rejected the Cantwell amendment yesterday that would have taken out the ANWR provision in the budget.

I don't understand democrats. They say we need to become less dependent on foreign oil but don't want to build any new refineries or explore for new oil reserves on our own land.

And please don't give me the "we're going to ruin the pristine environment". We are better stewards of the environment than any other country on the planet.

It's as if in a dems eyes it's not OK to control in an environmentally sound way how we explore and get new oil but it is OK to buy oil from other countries that care nothing about environmental impact and are just in it for the money.

Take Cantwell's statement from the other night (3-15);

"I believe our energy policy must be very aggressive in creating a future for new energy technology and renewable, in making a down payment on getting off of our over-dependence on foreign oil, and, specifically in continuing to diversify off of our country's dependence on oil in general."

If she believes in this why can't she see that drilling in ANWR would lessen our dependence on foreign oil and in the mean time we are trying to come up w/ new ways to live without oil. It's just going to take time.

And it is just ignorant to think we are going to all of the sudden stop using oil.

We need to become less dependent on oil and work more with renewable fuels but while we make that cross over, that may take about 100yrs. IMO, we are going to need to have out own oil supplies so I say Drill ANWR (like a prom queen).



UPDATE:
Map of Proposed Development Area.

Link (pdf)

See that little red square?

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Operation Crayon Provides Supplies, Hope

It's deeds like this that break down the terrorists' mantra that the US Solider is only there to conquer.

Troops distribute donated school supplies to children, teachers.

DIBBIS, Iraq, March 14, 2005 — U.S. soldiers assigned to the 116th Brigade Combat Team’s 1st Battalion, 148th Field Artillery, recently delivered a little bit of hope to a small school north of Kirkuk, thanks to literally hundreds of unseen donors.

[snip]

The school supplies were donated and shipped to Iraq by individuals and organizations in the United States. Once the supplies arrived in Iraq, coalition soldiers packaged them into standard packages and delivered them to local authorities for distribution. Operation Crayon is charitable program that gives schools pencils, crayons, papers and other materials necessary to teach children.

Insurgents `relieved’ to be captured by Iraqi police

I'm sure this will make the front page of the NYT or the Wash. Post.


Right?



SAMARRA, Iraq (Army News Service, March 14, 2005) – Iraqi police commandos seized illicit weapons and captured several insurgents over the weekend, including a Saudi who denounced the insurgency and reportedly said he was “relieved” to be captured.

[snip]

Officials say that the Saudi eagerly gave detailed accounts of how he was recruited by the insurgency, his motives to join the insurgency, how he traveled to Iraq and how he joined the insurgency. In addition the Saudi, a former college student, provided information on his training, locations of training sites, tactics he was taught and attacks he was instructed to conduct.

The insurgent’s training, according to the Saudi, consisted of shooting 45 rounds with an AK-47 and familiarization with an rocket propelled grenade launcher, a weapon he did not fire because his trainers said it was “too expensive” to fire.

The Saudi said he and his group planned to attack a U.S. dismounted patrol several weeks ago, but a U.S. sniper shot one of the insurgents, killing him, and the insurgents cancelled the attack. Additionally, the Saudi told officials he joined the terrorists in Iraq primarily to target the U.S. military, but he quickly became disillusioned with the insurgents after only several weeks.

Part of the Saudi’s disappointment with the insurgents, officials said, was that the insurgents did not pray regularly and “were only interested in money.” The insurgents, the Saudi said, were preoccupied with hijacking vehicles and the value of vehicles.

The Saudi admitted to officials that he “had made a huge mistake” by joining the insurgency and that he had a very different view of American Soldiers after watching them operate in Iraq. He had seen U.S. Soldiers giving candy to children and on one occasion, a U.S. Soldier waved to him.

The captured insurgent went on to say that he didn’t believe he would be a martyr if he died in Iraq, repeating several times to interviewers that insurgents were just involved for profit. When officials asked the Saudi why he didn’t leave the insurgency, he said he felt like a captive and feared for his life. He was relieved, he added, to be captured by the commandos.

[snip]

Continued here

Monday, March 14, 2005

That's alot of people that want freedom!!!

800,000 Pack Beirut For Opposition Rally (Anti-Syrian Protests)


Many thousands of Lebanese protestors hold national flags as they gather during a demonstration in Beirut Martyrs square, Lebanon, Monday March 14, 2005. Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese answered a call for a massive protest to demand a full Syrian troop withdrawal, resignations of security chiefs and an international investigation into the death of former Premier Rafik Hariri.(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Iranian Female Police Cadets Graduation [This is a joke right?]

More here.......Link

Monday.....and some VDH.

So sorry I've been absent the last few days, I've been sick and my laptop at home has decided it wants to act up and reset it self no and then.

A few things.

RE: The Atlanta murders.

I hope the PC crowd is happy at this one. Those 4 deaths could have been prevented if the cuffs had been left on him and there was more than one guard moving him.

I was pretty shocked that he gave up so easily. I guess the anti-death penalty crowd will now say he's a reformed man and should be put to death.

In my opinion if you go on that kind of killing spree there should be no drawn-out trial, no 20 years on death row, no multiple appeals. If, like in this case, there is indisputable & undeniable evidence that the person being tried is guilty of murders like this he should be executed post-haste live on TV.

Here's some good quotes from the past year form VDH.

The Best Victor Davis Hanson Quotes Of 2004

"Beheadings, suicide bombings, mass executions, and improvised explosive devices are not intended to destroy or even defeat the U.S. military. Rather, they are aimed at the taxpaying citizens back home who fuel it."

"Appeasement of (Islamic) fundamentalists is not appreciated as magnanimity, but ridiculed as weakness — and, in fact, encourages further killing."

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

What party follows "marching orders" Senator Reid?

The other day (3-7) in the Senate both Kennedy and Santorum had competing amendments that would raise the minimum wage.

Thankfully both failed. I don't believe the Gov't should tell businesses what they should be paying their employees, the market should decide.

But that's not the reason for this post.

Before the votes on both amendments were cast Senator Reid, the majority leader, rose and said this.


I was heartened last week to see my Republican colleagues express their commitment to addressing the issue of poverty. Press conferences were held. But I believe the time has come for them to back up their words with action and vote to increase the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour. It is not going to happen. We understand that the marching orders have been given, and they will all walk up here and vote against increasing the minimum wage.

Oh, really? Let's look at how the votes were cast.


Kennedy Amdt. No. 44


Santorum Amdt. No. 128


Now if you'll notice in the Kennedy amendment there were NO dems in the 49-NAYs but there were 4 repubs in the YEAs. (Jeffords is a dem.) (and Spector said he would have voted for it if present, so that's really 5)

And when you look and the Santorum roll call only 38 repubs voted YEA and not one dem voted for it.

So who's following the "marching orders"?

Sunday, March 06, 2005

My weekend......Conceal Carry Class & new gun.

Well, I took the Conceal Carry Class on Sat. Didn't really learn much. It was more of a gun safety class than a class that teaches you when you can use your weapon. I guess they really can't tell you because of the legal aspect of it all. They don't want some guy/gal saying; "They told me I could use my gun in that type of situation." And the law really is bias towards the criminals, who don't follow the law away.


See sec. 790 of the FL law covers weapons a carry of a concealed weapon(gun) but has nothing to do w/ the Justifiable Use Of Force. For that we have to turn to sec. 776.

Here read this...

776.012  Use of force in defense of person.--A
person is justified in the use of force, except deadly force, against
another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that
such conduct is necessary to defend himself or herself or another
against such other's imminent use of unlawful force. However, the
person is justified in the use of deadly force only if he or she
reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent
death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to
prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony.



776.031 Use of force in defense of others.--A
person is justified in the use of force, except deadly force, against
another when and to the extent that the person reasonably believes that
such conduct is necessary to prevent or terminate such other's trespass
on, or other tortious or criminal interference with, either real
property other than a dwelling or personal property, lawfully in his or
her possession or in the possession of another who is a member of his
or her immediate family or household or of a person whose property he
or she has a legal duty to protect. However, the person is justified in
the use of deadly force only if he or she reasonably believes that such
force is necessary to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible
felony.


There does that clear things up?

Now just think of all the if, ands, and buts a lawyer could use to make YOU look like the bad guy.

Now what is "deadly force" defined as?

776.06 Deadly force.--

(1) The term "deadly force" means force that is
likely to cause death or great bodily harm and includes, but is not
limited to:

(a) The firing of a firearm in the direction of the
person to be arrested, even though no intent exists to kill or inflict
great bodily harm; and

(b) The firing of a firearm at a vehicle in which the person to be arrested is riding.

(2)(a) The term "deadly force" does not include the
discharge of a firearm by a law enforcement officer or correctional
officer during and within the scope of his or her official duties which
is loaded with a less-lethal munition. As used in this subsection, the
term "less-lethal munition" means a projectile that is designed to
stun, temporarily incapacitate, or cause temporary discomfort to a
person without penetrating the person's body.

(b) A law enforcement officer or a correctional
officer is not liable in any civil or criminal action arising out of
the use of any less-lethal munition in good faith during and within the
scope of his or her official duties.



Oh, and then you have to know what a "Forcible felony" is.


776.08 Forcible felony.-- "Forcible felony" means
treason; murder; manslaughter; sexual battery; carjacking;
home-invasion robbery; robbery; burglary; arson; kidnapping; aggravated
assault; aggravated battery; aggravated stalking; aircraft piracy;
unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or
bomb; and any other felony which involves the use or threat of physical
force or violence against any individual.


On a complete different note I got a new gun today!!

I wasn't planning on getting a new gun today but I remembered there was a gun show today and decided to take my Ruger P90 (.45cal) to the show and see what I could get for it.

Well, I got another Ruger, only in a much smaller caliber.

I traded straight up for a Ruger Mark II target pistol, the NRA edition w/ William Ruger's signature on it.

Some guy offered me $275 for it..........errrrrrrrr no.

Went to another table w/ the Ruger 22 (price tag of $350). Now I only paid $289 for my P90 used, it came to $325 after all the BS tax and fees.

So when I asked if he'd be willing to do trade for the .22 I figured he'd give me like $250 or $300 for the P90 and I'd have to cough up the difference. When he said "I swap ya straight up." I was like HELL YEY!!

Here's a pic of the gun.

Assaulted In Tulsa

This is one tuff chick.

I can't wait to see the video.

LINK

Friday, March 04, 2005

Would you like some North Korean propaganda in your LA TIMES?

I'd like to know how much the LA Slimes got for publishing this tripe, on the front page no less.
BEIJING — He arrived at the entrance to a North Korean government-owned restaurant and karaoke club here in the Chinese capital with a handshake and a request. "Call me Mr. Anonymous," he said in English.

This North Korean, an affable man in his late 50s who spent much of his career as a diplomat in Europe, has been assigned to help his communist country attract foreign investment. With the U.S. and other countries complaining about North Korea's nuclear weapons program and its human rights record, it's a difficult task, he admitted.

The North Korean, dressed in a cranberry-colored flannel shirt and corduroy trousers, described himself as a businessman with close ties to the government. He said he did not want to be quoted by name because his perspective was personal, not official. Because North Koreans seldom talk to U.S. media organizations, his comments offered rare insight into the view from the other side of the geopolitical divide. [ His Perspective is personal....yeah right.]

Yet he voiced strong enthusiasm for his country's recent announcement that it had developed nuclear weapons. The declaration, which jarred U.S. officials, was not intended as a threat, he said, but merely a way to advance negotiations.

"Now that we are members of the nuclear club, we can start talking on an equal footing. In the past, the U.S. tried to whip us, as though they were saying, 'Little boy, don't play with dangerous things.' "
[ Well, we don't let mentally ill people own guns. I don't think leaders of a dictatorially regime that are mentally ill should have Nuclear weapons, but hey that just me. ]

"This was the right thing to do, to declare ourselves a nuclear power. The U.S. had been talking not only about economic sanctions, but regime change," the businessman said. "We can't just sit there waiting for them to do something. We have the right to protect ourselves." [ By threatening to turn Seoul into a nuclear sea of fire? ]

"We were hoping for change from the U.S. administration. We expected some clear-cut positive change," the North Korean said. "Instead, Condoleezza Rice immediately committed the mistake of calling us an outpost of tyranny. North Koreans are most sensitive when they hear that kind of remark."

He believes that Americans have the wrongheaded notion that North Koreas are unhappy with the system of government under Kim Jong Il. "We Asians are traditional people," he said. "We prefer to have a benevolent father leader."

"Electricity is a real problem. We have only six hours a day," said the North Korean, who lives in an apartment in a choice neighborhood of Pyongyang, the capital. "When you are watching a movie on TV, there might be a nice love scene and then suddenly the power is out. People blame the Americans. They blame Bush."

[ Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! ]


Update: COUNTERCOLUMN rips this piece apart.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

An Example of Chinese Torture: Sexual Abuse

Next time you're in WAL-MART and see "Made in China" on a product, think of this......

LINK.

[Warning: somewhat graphic.]

Another 'honor' killing


Hatin Surucu just wanted to live her own life. Instead, she became Berlin's latest victim of honor killings. Her Turkish Muslim brothers allegedly gunned her down for adopting Western ways.

Story link

Suuuuuuuuuuch a "Peaceful Religion"

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5-16-05 update: Title change......For some reason I'm getting hits from some type of spam.

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

American student........I think not. [ Ahmed Omar Abu Ali ]

By now I'm sure you've heard of the "valedictorian" from Virginia that plotted to Assassinate President Bush.

I love how the reports leave out that the school he attended was a Saudi-funded Wahhabi school.

What criteria is needed to become a valedictorian in this school? Be able to wire a suicide bombvest in under 10 minutes?

Anyway, before you go thinking this kid is a good ol' all American apple pie eating boy and the MSM paints this as the US Government going after this guy for no reason I suggest you read the indictment against him. It's only 16 pages.

Indictment Alleges Terror Plot Against Bush
[PDF File]

Judge Orders 'Enemy Combatant' Jose Padilla Charged Or Released

Link

WTF is this Judge thinking?

Padilla isn't an 'Enemy Combatant'. He's a F*$#ING Terrorist!!!

And once he gets charged we (the US) have to present, and make public, all of our evidence against him. Thus letting other Terrorists know what we know about them.

Didn't we go over how much of a terrorist Padilla is already?

I think we did.

Remember, sealed up apartment buildings, natural gas, big BOOM!!!

Did the Judge miss this?

Transcript of news conference on Jose Padilla 06/01/2004

Senator Byrd ~ Sheets speaks

I think if any Republican said this they'd be burned at the stake by the MSM.

Stopping a Strike at the Heart of the Senate [GOP using Hitler tactics]

Many times in our history we have taken up arms to protect a minority against the tyrannical majority in other lands. We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini’s Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men.

But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends. Historian Alan Bullock writes that Hitler’s dictatorship rested on the constitutional foundation of a single law, the Enabling Law. Hitler needed a two-thirds vote to pass that law, and he cajoled his opposition in the Reichstag to support it. Bullock writes that “Hitler was prepared to promise anything to get his bill through, with the appearances of legality preserved intact.” And he succeeded.

Hitler’s originality lay in his realization that effective revolutions, in modern conditions, are carried out with, and not against, the power of the State: the correct order of events was first to secure access to that power and then begin his revolution. Hitler never abandoned the cloak of legality; he recognized the enormous psychological value of having the law on his side. Instead, he turned the law inside out and made illegality legal.

And that is what the nuclear option seeks to do to Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate.

It seeks to alter the rules by sidestepping the rules, thus making the impermissible the rule. Employing the “nuclear option”, engaging a pernicious, procedural maneuver to serve immediate partisan goals, risks violating our nation’s core democratic values and poisoning the Senate's deliberative process.



Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The Flag of Freedom.

In case you live under a rock and haven't heard yet the Lebanese government resigned yesterday. Quite a large event IMO.

Anyway I came across this pic in the news today and found it interesting.

Note: This pic was taken in DOWNTOWN BEIRUT....

Funny I don't see any UN flags around.......



Mon Feb 28, 4:10 PM ET

A Lebanese woman waves a US flag during a celebration following
Lebanese Prime Minister Omar Karameh's resignation. The Lebanese
capital exploded in rapturous cheers as tens of thousands of
demonstrators hailed the 'people power' that led to the downfall of the
government in the face of unprecedented public protests.(AFP/Joseph
Barrak)

Slacking......

Yes, I've been slacking by not posting on my blog.

I had a kick ass time on Saturday.

I went out to the gun range and participated in an "action match" w/ my new Glock. An action match is where we set up different stages, 5 this time, with various cardboard & metal targets and you have a specific instructions for each stage. It was really cool, I went through about 150 rounds. Without one jam I might add. This was my first time doing one of these shoots so I wasn't going for a fast time, I was more concerned w/ safety and hitting my target.

Sunday I went and had lunch w/ a few other JAX FReepers at Panera over in Orange Park. Good food but pricey

Oh, and I found 1984 on DVD. I've been looking for a copy of that for some time.

Watched 24 last night. What a kick ass show, I haven't missed an hour yet this season. But they better not turn it around so some American company is the bad guys. They were doing great w/ the Muslim plot line.

Oh well, I need to get back to work.