IT in the Emerald IsleThe mighty Hunter? (13.2.2006, 11:13 UTC)
This might explain why the Vice President enjoys torture so much Humane Society Statement “If the Vice President and his friends wanted to sharpen their shooting skills, they could have shot skeet or clay, not resorted to the slaughter of more than 400 creatures planted right in front of them as animated targets.” Seems the VP can’t even shoot straight even then, he shot one of the other group, and then hid the incident for 18 hours until he could report that the victim ha...
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IT in the Emerald IsleMore on Externalities (10.2.2006, 13:45 UTC)
This is Classic externality, the Oil companies profit, and the the world pays the price. Climate ‘makes oil profit vanish’ This is a misleading headline, it should read “Oil companies Profit, world pay’s climate costs”
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IT in the Emerald IsleBlonds are more Isolationist (10.2.2006, 13:39 UTC)
Now we know why the republicans fear so much, them poor white folk of the RNC are Blonds. Blonde children exhibit more fear response? Details here: Association of behavioral inhibition with hair pigmentation in a European sample
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IT in the Emerald IsleSo called ‘Science President’ (10.2.2006, 13:33 UTC)
It looks like the so called ‘Science President’ is really helping out NASA, not only has he accepted the resignation of his ignorant press suppresser, Deutsch, but he’s helping them so much that they are having to beg for financial support from other nations, and industry just to keep programs running. NASA seeks partners as budgets tighten So the nation that when to the moon, can’t get even get some programs off the ground.
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IT in the Emerald IsleBallincollig Castle (10.2.2006, 12:14 UTC)
With all the rampant housing projects here in Ballincollig, we got wind of a project to build houses right up against the Moat at Ballincollig Castle. This Castle has been a neglected asset at the edge of town for ages, and now that the new bypass has exposed it to passing traffic it’s time to clean it up and make it accessible to the public. To that end we have set up a blogspace (as opposed to a regular webpage) at Ballincollig Heritage and there is an Article in the Echo as well. The...
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IT in the Emerald IsleThe New Dark Age (8.2.2006, 10:56 UTC)
Over at this blog post The Cartoon War I agree with his “cynical assumption”, I believe this has been orchestrated, and if Muslim’s are feeling increasingly beleaguered, they should get in line. The greater mass of the general population is increasingly isolated from the functioning of their own governments. Control of events has long since been passed into a very few hands. Partly into the corporate multi-nationals and the ruling elite and partly into their religious proxi...
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IT in the Emerald IsleIdolizing Cleric’s (5.2.2006, 14:36 UTC)
It is allowed to Idolize Cleric’s who interpret Muhammad, but it’s not allowed to display a depiction of Muhammad? This just rings as another religious hypocrisy, as there are no paintings, photos or drawings of Muhammad (that’s forbidden), you can only depict what you believe Muhammad looked like, just like you can depict a laughing Jesus. It’s only someone’s ‘opinion’ of what Jesus, or Muhammad looks like not the real thing. It’s only an Idol...
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IT in the Emerald IsleE-mail postage, just cashing in on Spam (5.2.2006, 12:00 UTC)
AOL and Yahoo have got to have some nerve, claiming that this will stop spam! Postage Is Due for Companies Sending E-Mail The Internet companies say that this will help them identify legitimate mail and cut down on junk e-mail, identity-theft scams and other scourges that plague users of their services. They also stand to earn millions of dollars a year from the system if it is widely adopted. This is just a way to cash in on e-mail traffic. The spammers will work around this in a week, and...
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IT in the Emerald IsleIBooks, MacBooks and iBook Duo Docking Stations (4.2.2006, 10:39 UTC)
Now that shipments of computer laptops has exceeded shipments of computer desktops. Now is the time for Apple to trump the world and bring back the PowerBook Docking Station. I have one of these myself, with a PowerBook Duo 250 inserted into it. This would make a great dual function system. A compact laptop, and a simple easy docking station that would add real functionality and extend the laptop into a full fledged desktop computer. Or how about a MacPad that would have a Dock that would ac...
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IT in the Emerald IsleIf you can’t Stop the Government lying, File Suit. (1.2.2006, 18:36 UTC)
I love this stuff. This falls under an earlier post I made about using the Civil Courts to preserve the rights of the common citizen from the government and big business. And this covers both. EFF sues AT&T over U.S. wiretapping program Discussions here: EFF sues AT&T over U.S. wiretapping program Forums
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IT in the Emerald IsleEmpire Building better than ‘isolationism’ (1.2.2006, 14:13 UTC)
During The State of the Union George Bush declared: “In a complex and challenging time, the road of isolationism and protectionism may seem broad and inviting, yet it ends in danger and decline,” he said. “The only way to protect our people, the only way to secure the peace, the only way to control our destiny is by our leadership, so the United States of America will continue to lead.” Read here, that the U.S. will continue to Empire Build the American way. And tha...
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IT in the Emerald IsleAbout Peacekeepers, worth a read. (31.1.2006, 14:25 UTC)
Peacemakers Who (Really) Keep the Peace
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IT in the Emerald IsleFreedom of the Press is an expensive asset (31.1.2006, 11:24 UTC)
Sometimes an asset can be a very expensive. But the Danes should be proud of the comments by their Prime Minister here Danes face growing Muslim storm “The Danish government cannot apologise on behalf of a Danish newspaper. It does not work like that… and we have explained that to the Arab countries. Independent media are not edited by the government,” Defending the freedom of the press can be a hard thing to do, but a correct one. All things in context, the Danes are fre...
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IT in the Emerald IsleOutsourcing, Running out of steam. (31.1.2006, 10:48 UTC)
I wrote about this 8 months ago, here, and at the time I figured that it would be a year or more before anything would be affected by it, I was wrong! Head of SAP: “India is beginning to get expensive” It has begun a lot sooner than I thought.
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IT in the Emerald IsleIrish Blogs (29.1.2006, 23:30 UTC)
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IT in the Emerald IsleFreedom of Speech (29.1.2006, 22:31 UTC)
It has been expressed to me that, Freedom of Speech does not also grant Freedom to be Heard. But what is one without the other. What outrage you can generate when a freedom is taken from you. Some lessons are hard to learn, some loses beyond replacement. Such are the freedoms granted by the Constitution of the United States of America. Their grant, precious beyond words, their revocations beyond any single president.
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IT in the Emerald IsleUpping the Ante (29.1.2006, 00:28 UTC)
Here is a radical idea, let the Iranians have a nuclear bomb! Now wait for it, but make sure all of their neighbors have them also. Israel already has them, Pakistan and India also, Russia, not a problem. My Indian friend has told me that major warfare between the Pakistan and India have been greatly reduced after they both got nuclear weapons. Guess what, neither one now wants any disputes to escalate to the point where they would have to use them. But they both feel safer. How’s that...
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IT in the Emerald IsleA good Abramoff link and the bipartisan lie. (28.1.2006, 13:21 UTC)
A good link about the true nature of the bribes. Dems Don’t Know Jack
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IT in the Emerald IsleMoral Ethics, what a concept. (28.1.2006, 12:43 UTC)
You know the world is changing when the Spies have more ethics than the Executive Branch of the government they serve. An Exotic Tool for Espionage: Moral Compass I hope they can bring the true American values, and ethical morality that has gone missing as of late.
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IT in the Emerald IsleBrent Roos and wingnut Spam (28.1.2006, 11:27 UTC)
I have been conducting an on going ‘discussion’ with one Brent Roos. A clueless right-wing wing-nut. I have and will continue to block any further comments and post from this person, as the discussions were pointless. His constance name calling, and verbal meanderings were of no value, and I now refuse to waste my time with him. I have found on the internet various other ‘dumping’ grounds for his spew-age and the number of times that this individual has ‘ego surf...
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IT in the Emerald IslePresident Jonah (27.1.2006, 10:06 UTC)
What can I say here, on my blog, that hasn’t been bested here: President Jonah Though I don’t agree with everything, it does reflect an attitude I agree with.
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IT in the Emerald IsleAnother good read. (24.1.2006, 13:22 UTC)
Top Ten Mistakes of the Bush Administration in Reacting to Al-Qaeda
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IT in the Emerald IsleThe Truth in the Press. (24.1.2006, 12:46 UTC)
A very good read at We Hold These Facts about the Washington Post and the Abramoff story. But what is really at the heart, is Freedom of the Press and Corporate ownership of the ‘Truth’. We can only thank the freedom of the Blogsphere that does not let corporate and political ‘Spin’ destroy the Truth. And like this gentleman, I hope that they will rise above the corporate corruption of the Truth. And defend a true Freedom of the Press in the form of honest reporting. ...
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IT in the Emerald IsleFoI in Ireland (21.1.2006, 16:10 UTC)
This article on Irish corruption is scary Attack on Freedom of Information - Reaction But what really should scare everyone is what they are going to great lengths to cover up with this change to the Freedom of Information Act. What are they, the government, so afraid of, that they would go to this effort to hide it.
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IT in the Emerald IsleOsama Bin Laden as counterpoint (19.1.2006, 22:34 UTC)
Isn’t it so very interesting that everything in the speech from Bin Laden acts as a counterpoint to George Bush. At a time when Bush’s popularity is at it’s lowest. Osama opens his mouth, and fill George’s hand with trumps. I may have to add another layer to my tinfoil hat. Update: looks like I’m not the only one who thought that the reappearance of Osama was ‘convenient’ Duke Professor Skeptical of bin Laden Tape
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IT in the Emerald IsleAl Gore and Wingnut Bloggers (17.1.2006, 21:34 UTC)
I didn’t even have to know that Al Gore had made a great speech, or to know what he said. All I had to do was look at all the Flak that the Right Wing (GOP supported) Blogsphere was putting into the internet about it. I could only find one link Al Gore: Bush must be probed And wouldn’t you know, none of the Mass Media seem to have taken any notice that he even gave a speech. So much for “Fair and Balanced” coverage of the news.
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IT in the Emerald IsleNew Intel MacBook and iMac (13.1.2006, 17:58 UTC)
Everyone is talking about dual booting the new Intel MacBook and iMac’s. Why would you want that? I waiting for something like Wine, or Crossover Office be ported to OS-X. That would allow windows application to run in a Mac window. You wouldn’t have to switch operating systems, and you would not have the same problem with virus, worm and trojan horse’s that you would have with a windows OS. Vista will be no less vulnerable to this plague than XP was, in fact I’ll be...
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IT in the Emerald IslePain of Illness (13.1.2006, 15:12 UTC)
I’ve been down the last two days with a stomach flu. It’s been along time since I had anything this painful. And while it’s not going to kill me, it has almost made we wish to be dead. I can only imagine what the victims of the Bird Flu are suffering. If it feels as bad as I do, then I sympathize all the more. Here’s hoping that it does not spread, and hope that the stricken survive. Here’s hoping that Pat Robertson doesn’ declare Bird Flu the wrath of God...
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IT in the Emerald IsleConservative’s and The Fear of Change (11.1.2006, 17:44 UTC)
I have been in some ‘discussions’ with the other side of the political fence. And the first impressions I have received in many of these cases is, one of fear. Having read Why I Am Not a Conservative I quote: Conservatism proper is a legitimate, probably necessary, and certainly widespread attitude of opposition to drastic change… …It is that by its very nature it cannot offer an alternative to the direction in which we are moving. It may succeed by its resistance t...
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IT in the Emerald IsleI am A Major Geek - 38.46154% (9.1.2006, 12:26 UTC)
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