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Photo album - my first Meetup hike (Fresno-Madera Hiking Meetup - Squaw's Leap 080316), also my first Sierra Nevada hike since starting to hike again.


Photo Album - after building a trail with Coe Park volunteer leaders, a gorgoeus half-day hike with a group light, fast hikers who meet each other for the first time over a web site called meetup.com! (4th visit - 080308)

Photo Album - Another splendid day hike in Henry Coe! (3rd visit, 2nd Hike)

Photo album - my failed Death Valley trip.

Photo Album - Day Hike in Henry W. Coe State Park - 080216 - 1280x1024 Version

Photo album - Seattle 2007

Photo album - India Switzerland Japan 2005-6

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LYRICASIUM

The Lyrics To "Cause A Effet" by Diams

The Lyrics To "Homem" by Caetano Veloso

The Lyrics To "Sem Abuso" by Art Popular

The Lyrics To "Sugar Bum Bum" by Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts)

The Lyrics To "It's A Sin" by Pet Shop Boys (1987)

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Play Music podcast Driver 64 - 20 rocking songs from all over the world www.live365.com/stations/x88justy Did you get a mix CD from a friend who includes CD TEXT info and want to see the artist tiltle and source album of the songs on the CD? Do you use iTunes? O.K! Download this applescript and use drop it into iTunes scripts folder (located in users/username/library/itunes/scripts) Driver 65 April 2008 Mix CD and Podcast Earth To Dave Radio

Hey, how do you intend to spend your STIMULUS PACKAGE?? Spend it on USA MADE!
We need cheap imported goods because we have below living wage jobs
We have below living wage jobs because we don't buy locally, union or USA made
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Dodgers Team Store Yecch!Oh, dear! What are they doing to Dodger Stadium?

It's not those expensive new box seats behind home plate that are always empty and, when occasionally peopled, you can watch rich people ordering schnapps behind home plate. It's not the new patches of forest seen out somewhere around the bullpens. You can lose those. No, a new, far more obnoxious menace looms. The "Dodgers (logo) TEAM STORE" tentlike things blocking the famous Dodger Stadium vistas in the outfield are so wrong they must come down IMMEDIATELY. If the new Dodgers owners are intent on "keeping what we love about Dodger Stadium and modernizing the rest", then I think they want to keep the vistas.

Last season, for the left field vista of Hollywood Hills (I THINK they are part of the Hollys, could be wrong), the Dodgers placed Hollywood sign-style letters on the nearby Hills that said "THINK BLUE". As in Dodger Blue. I loved it! This season I figured they would update it to say "THINK CURE" because of their new team charity, City of Hope. Instead, that vista is blocked entirely by a white tent that says "Dodgers (logo) TEAM STORE." The other vista looked out down Glenwood Valley towards Mount Baldy, a vista so lovely Joe Gargiola once marvelled about it on air with an attempt at poetry that just only made the entire broadcast booth break into laugher. But he was right. It was always a fine atmosphere enhancer that said, "Eat it, Giants fans!" It too is now blocked by a giant white tent that says "Dodgers (logo) TEAM STORE."

In the picture above, that white thing behind Joe Beimel is one of the offending tents (along with the oh-so-wrong new forest).

Oh, Lordy. I don't want to see waterfalls out there, now. Thank goodness the stadium hasn't been renamed after Tender Vittles. Yet.

Now, bring back the vistas. Pull out the trees. Put the Hammond back in service. What? The famous Dodger Stadium Hammond Organ, you fools. It is sorely missed. The Hammond was the King of "Charge!"

Check out this photoblog of what it's like to be in the cheap seats on a crowded promotional night.

New music discovery!
Dengue Fever (Indie, 2003-present)

Dengue Fever is a horrible hemorragic illness that brings you close to death and sometimes just straight to death. The victim if not dead recovers and goes on to live a fruitful, happy, remarkable life free from any further difficulties. Many earn degrees, attain high office or start great rock bands.

A most unsual Indie Pysychedelic Jive Rock Band from L.A. called Dengue Fever was founded by two tatooed brothers with long-ass red beards and a love for funky get-down Cambodian Pop. So sincere they were in their interest that they travelled to Cambodia and contracted Dengue Fever. So they come back to America and discovered their lead singer singing in a Long Beach Little Cambodia nightclub.

The band have just released their third album and it's flying off Amazon's warehouse shelves. To catch up with this band, I searched it in You Tube and fans from up and down the wonderful left coast of the USA have posted amazing cell phone footage of their performances where you get to see people trying not to dance (and many more just dancing).

The band is funky and the lead singer is absolutely electric, she is your missing exilir.

Chhom Nimol (the lead singer)
Zac Holtzman
Ethan Holtzman
Senon Williams
David Ralicke
Paul Smith


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Thursday, Apr. 24, 2008, 00.44

New word alert

Actually, this feature is not about new words, but rather words I've never heard or seen used in real sentences before. The new word is....

disabused

The word was witnessed being used as such:
"If there were any true believers in a rosy scenario [for Democrats the 2008 election cycle] still to be found within the Democratic party, they were likely disabused of that notion by the results of Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary." --Time Magazine. Slick sentence!

disabuse [stolen from Dictionary.com]
To free from a falsehood or misconception: I must disabuse you of your feelings of grandeur.
disabused - freed of a mistaken or misguided notion: some people are still not disabused of the old idea that the universe revolves around the Earth."

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Me versus the viable candidates for President

 
Me
Obama
Clinton
Legalize Gay
Marriage
Yes
No
No
Ban Assault Weapons
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ban Handguns
Yes
No
No
Protect 2nd Amendment for Shotguns and Rifles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Single Payer Health Insurance
Yes
Yes
No
Withdraw from Iraq immediately and apologize for action/ Prosecute Bush and his admin for war crimes
Yes
No
No
Withdraw from Iraq in bold fashion / work with Iraq's neighbors
Yes
Yes
No
Heal the nation / honor the warriors / pass GI Bill
Yes
Yes
Yes
Global warming - join the Kyoto protocol
Yes
Yes
Yes
Government tax credits and subsidizing "green economy" like solar panels, mass transit, efficient vehicles
Yes
Yes
Yes
Go after Al-Quaida, help Afghani gov't
Yes
Yes
Yes
Health care reform, lower costs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Mandatory Private health insurance
No
No
Yes
Apologize to Iran for installing Shah, normalize relations
Yes
No
No
Recognize Hamas, restore their election victory in Palestine
Yes
No
No
Punish Israel for occupying Palestine and possessing nuclear weapons
Yes
No
No
End Darfur genocide
Yes
Yes
No
Barack Obama for President
Yes
Yes
No


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Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2008, 01.13
I don't usually go for sermons, but this one is the hit across the head I've needed for a while

Stop complaining. It's the best Easter message EVER!

Keyword: religion, church, faith, Easter, Christianity, sermon, Will+Bowen, "Stop Complaining!", culture, Americana

Website: http://ccunitykc.org/

 

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Saturday, Mar. 30, 2008, 17.00
How to put a favicon on a website you are developing on a Mac.

Get the .ico plugin for Mac Photoshop. Put it in the plugins folder of the Photoshop folder of the Applications Folder of the boot volume of the Mac.

Create an icon image and size it down to 16x16 pixels...David Prasad Blogs Favicon 150 x 150 davidprasadFavIcon16x

Saveas... ico format file named favicon.ico to the root folder of the web site.

Now at last your website has its own icon!

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Monday, Apr. 7, 2008, 14.11

The recently updated lyrics and podcasts

I recently unearthed Driver 15, a particularly fun one to listen to, but kind of had a flawed delivery, where some overplayed and depressing radio oldies mucked it down. I removed the offending tracks and posted it under "NEW!" below. The lyrics of a a particularly whiny Pet Shop Boys tune is featured below because I found videos of the live performance of the song that ought to blow your mind. That's all for now. Enjoy this springtime Monday the best you can.

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Thursday, Apr. 24, 00.45

Al Jazeera English: Hey, it's pretty good!

You may have heard of the CNN-style news channel that broadcasts in Arabic from the small Arabian kingdom of Qatar ("kah-thrr") via satellite. They are (in)famous for covering the suffering of the Iraqis during the invasion of Iraq, leading the U.S. command to first warn and harass Al Jazeera's journalists and then eventually kick them out of Iraq. About two years ago, Al Jazeera launched their "English Service," which broadcasts in International English. Though the broadcast is available via satellite, no United States cable or satellite company even offers an option to get Al Jazeera. This is thanks to a campaign on behalf of the neocons who started the Iraq War to consider anybody who does carry it to an American audience a traitor. The United States even has an Al Jazeera cameraman being held prisoner at Guantanamo Bay.

Al Jazeera's broadcast is rather breathtaking for its quality of journalism. The channel runs outstanding reports particularly from Europe, Africa and Asia. And, recently, they ran a hell of a story from South America on the fate of the hapless veterans of Argentina's war to take back the Falkland Islands from the British. Remember, Thatcher versus the Argentine military dictator Galtieri? If you do remember this war, the story is well worth checking out. I think somebody posted it on YouTube.

Despite the sympathies of the region regarding the Iraq war being with the Iraqis, Aljazeera still covers the war with a stark level of balance and respect, complete with statements from U.S. military commanders and their operational assessments, without mocking them. The nicest thing about watching Al Jazeera is they provide news coverage that is seperate from editorial and opinion content. On Al Jazeera, the two never mingle. It's very refreshing.

You can watch Al Jazeera English for free at

Al JazeeraAl Jazeera English - TV News Now

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More Political News

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Nova-M Radio Network nova-m - radio for liberals who are in more of a fighting mood - including the always-angry Mike Malloy and the profane Randi Rhodes

Center For American Progress a liberal think tank - and a quality one

Thom Hartmann Radio Show for liberals who prefer discussion to shouting - a great radio show host - also frequently seen speaking on C-SPAN

Obama For America Hillary Clinton

Be vigilant - the enemies of democracy come in all flavors.


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