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wholderman's picture
Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 10:12am

YouTube service was disrupted on 2/24/08....this apparently was an effort by a foreign government to block access to some video clips they did not agree with. The government's telecommunications authority regulator of that nation's telecom, ordered the internet service providers to block access to a SPECIFIC YouTube video. But in a bizarre twist, the government's efforts to block the clip wound up affecting YouTube users world-wide.


jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 3:24pm

Part of the glib gab about health care reform in the U.S. goes this way: "Every person should be guaranteed a basic level of care (appendix removal, broken arm fixed -- the VW Beatle, Yugo, frugal car, standard-of-care of the moment), and those who can afford more (fanny implants, kidney transplant, stem cell therapy) should be allowed to buy more expensive (Bugatti, Ferrari, Pagani) care."


jtaylor's picture
Monday, February 25, 2008 - 1:08pm

The belt buckles open and stay unfurled several times a year. Confirmations, baptisms, weddings, quincineras, ends of fastings. An Orange Cove priest once told me that refried beans (cooked in lard, of course) were his favorite pig-out food and, since every parishioner had a slightly different recipe, there was no way to say no.


But there may be now. The Washington Post reports that the high cost of health insurance for ministers and their families is jeopardizing the finances -- and the mission dollars -- of some mainline Protestant denominations.


wholderman's picture
Monday, February 25, 2008 - 9:22am

What will they think of next? Some magazines are going to try out this strategy for marketing consumable products. Welch's is apparently going to take out full page ads in People's Magazine this month so readers can sample it's grape juice by licking the page! Whoa...that's just plain icky!


jtaylor's picture
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 12:55pm

Box: From Naval Station Great Lakes, Ill.


Belongings: 22-year-old seaman recruit DJ.


Contents: MP3 player, Motorola cell phone, toothpaste, deodorant, Navy hat, backpack and day planner, pair of jeans rolled up to the knees (mmmm???) and a pocket handout of traveling instructions.


Warning from handout: