Friday, March 31, 2006

April 1st, in history (1389-1400)

Canterbury Tales: The Nun's Priest Tale
3190 Syn March [was gon], thritty dayes and two,
Since March had gone, thirty days and two,
3191 Bifel that Chauntecleer in al his pryde,
Befell that Chauntecleer in all his pride,

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Why did Ananias and Sapphira do that?

Acts 5
1Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2With his wife's full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself,
Clearly, they sold the piece of land with the intention of giving the proceeds to the church. They could have sold a smaller piece if they had intended to give less. I think that when they had the pile of cash in front of them, they looked at each other and said --- this is - too much.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The new world

Speak three languages: tri-lingual
Speak two languages: bi-lingual
Speak one language: handicapped

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Exit Strategy

George's strategy is
to not exit.

Moussaoui Death Penalty in Jeopardy

The prosecution needs to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that FBI higher-ups would believe, and act on,
the testimony of a man sworn to destroy America

while, at the same time, they would not believe, and act on,
the impassioned warnings of faithful freedom-loving career agents who reported suspicions of the terrorist plots.

The "would believe Moussaoui and not agents" part is easy to accept;
the "would act on" part is the hard-sell.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Feingold set to condemn White House

Senator Russ Feingold (D. Wis) has initiated an Eminent Domain process against the White House, characterizing it as a "blighted" area. Congress has administrative control over the District of Columbia. Feingold says that the site will be redeveloped as a medium security prison for the current administration.

New Homeless Shelter in DC

The new Washington National Homeless Shelter, the subject of political wrangling on the city council and tough negotiations with NGO Homes Not Jails, is scheduled for completion in April 2008.

"We felt D.C. deserved to distinguish itself. Another red brick homless shelter was not what we wanted," said project architect Joseph Spear. "We wanted something of this time and of this place" he added, "with a feeling of hopefulness. This design seems to say 'Maybe next year'."

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Condos to cross Atlantic

Filipino Baptist Fellowship in Long Beach may be overrun by condos.
The city has invoked Manifest Destiny against the church.
Many lots on the west side of Atlantic have already been cleared.
Are two more condos critical?

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click for church's web site

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Indicted for authorizing torture

The former president of Chile was indicted for authorizing torture, points out the witty Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

1493 - the 2nd trip

Columbus returns to Haiti and Santo Domingo in 1493 for more.
Haiti and Santo Domingo were popular slave embarkation points.

Population Density

China and India are winning at present.
Note that Rwanda, in central east Africa, is a purple dot.

FLASH: Aruba eyes Lake Maricaibo

We have just learned that Aruba may be interested in annexing the Lake Maricaibo region of Venezuela. "This would be a significant addition to our total Carribean waterfront kilometrage" says Queen Beatrix of Netherlands, the titular head of Aruba, our translator reports.

Donald Rumsfeld, asked to comment on whether this initiative was part of a "behind closed doors" effort to expand democracy in the other Americas, replied that the Netherlands's hegemony in Aruba is part of a repressive colonialist imperialist monarchy, whereas Venezuela has had a remarkable recent history of independent popular democracy, so that this eventuality might be considered as a net loss of democracy by some, although he declined to characterize the development as undesirable or disadvantageous.

General spots terror plot

The Surgeon General reports on a plot that may "dwarf" 9-11.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

New Horizons spacecraft to Pluto

Launched Jan/06.
ETA 2015.
[Where] is it now?

David Choe

Anti-social spray painter

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Progress in LA

The Community Garden is to be paved in South Central.