Monday, December 17, 2007

Our nation is really in trouble

This is really crazy. Charge a girl with a felony because she brought a stack knife to school to eat her lunch with?

And more of it!

This article says that Ron Paul brought in $6.6 million while others say $6 million (the official site says that).

One commenter says that the largest fund raising day in history was $6.4 million. This is actually quite amazing... why is all this information so wrong (or shall we say different from each other)?

Confusing reports for biggest fund raising day

I don't get it.

I read something the other day that said that Hillier Clinton raised the most money in a single day at $6.2 million.

This article (as well as others) says it was $5.7 million by John Kerry right after he gave his nomination speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.

And this article says it was Governor Mitt Romney who raised $6.5 million in January.

So who is really right? Someone should get their facts straight!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Des Moines Register Debate Part 1

Here are some reactions and thoughts I have to the debate yesterday (watching it online).

On the first round of questions (30 seconds) Ron Paul was the first one to stay with in that limit. Maybe others did after him but I wasn't keeping track real well.

Someone that can't answer a question within the amount of time that the moderators ask isn't super great. But I understand or at least try to understand the pressure they are under. It would be very difficult for anyone to have it all together. That's why they better have it together.

I'm clueless on what that "Voters Voice" box is? What is the point it's trying to make and how do I even read it? Completely confusing and distracting.

I wish another thing they would do is show total time of all candidates that have spoken and the timer for the current question and how much time they have to go. I want to see all candidates have equal time. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Allen Keyes (even though most would consider he isn't a contender). He was a ambassador so it's not like he's a no name joke.

I liked what Giuliani said about health care early on. But his stance on abortion and marriage would make me never vote for him in the primaries.

I like the 30 second free time they they are giving everyone.

Ok, enough watched for now... might come back to watch the rest. I've got to get a computer ordered and make a phone call.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ancient flood brought Gulf Stream to a halt - earth - 06 December 2007 - New Scientist Environment

Ancient flood brought Gulf Stream to a halt - earth - 06 December 2007 - New Scientist Environment

Well they are getting closer to realizing that the Flood did happen! :)

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Peace like a river, love like a mountain. - Author?

I'm wondering who wrote the song...

Peace like a river, love like a mountain.
The wind of your spirit
Is blowing everywhere.
Joy like a fountain, Healing stream of life;
Come holy Spirit, let your fire fall.

Can't find any details on it. Just a few places where the words are mentioned.

Hmmmm... a bit more searching... and this is what I've found...

Author John Watson
Copyright 1987 Ampelos Music (CopyCare[Admin. by The Copyright Company])
Catalog Ampelos Music

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Installing Zune software not going well

Earlier today I was flashing a friends Zune and the software stopped working. So I uninstalled it and downloaded the latest version. Now I get some error message every time I try to install it. The kicker is I've gotten about 5 different ones and none of the error codes Googled don't seem to turn up anything interesting. This is getting a bit frustrating... maybe I'll try installing the older version.

And I'd paste the error message here on the last one... but it doesn't let me copy the text. :( Here are all the error codes in just one message. 2203, 2147287035, 0x2, and another really long one that I don't even want to type in here.