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Saturday, April 30, 2005

I hit a kid yesterday on the way home from the mechanic’s shop.

There I was going down the road inding my own business.  I was doing less than the posted speed limit of 45 MPH.  The entire trip is probably less than two miles round trip.

As I cross the small creek less than 1/4 mile from the house there were three juvenile boys walking WITH traffic along the side of the road.

In NJ we have these things I was told were called “Fog Lanes”.  They are 3/4 sized lanes to the right of the main travel lane separated by a solid yellow line.  These lanes are used for passing cars that are turning left from the main single lane road or for breakdowns, etc.

Well, these three boys saw me coming down the road.  I know this because all three of them looked back towards me.  How can you miss someone coming down the road when you look back and you are walking WITH traffic?

So, since they (I presume) made eye contact with me, I continued to travel down the road at my established speed.  As I approached them the three stupid boys all started to run across my intended travel path!

Why in the world all three boys would start to run in front of me is beyond my comprehension.  I started to scream, “Hey get out of the way!” as I hit one of the boys.

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Posted by SPN on 04/30 at 06:58 AM in Personal
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Friday, April 29, 2005

I ignored posting this before, but I can’t avoid it now.

I didn’t want to see anything else about police abuse of our youth, but I think they should have whipped her little ass before putting the handcuffs on her. 

Of course I don’t know the whole story, but that is an honest gut reaction from me.

http://www.sptimesphotos.com/video/office.html

I don’t even know how to categorize this.  This child obviously has more and larger issues that need tending to.  It is sad that if she doesn’t get the help that she needs, she will end up in prison instead of the classroom.  This will only help perpetuate the idea that more prisons are the solution to our national problems instead of more classrooms.

Here is a quote from the email forwarded to me,

“I don’t care what anyone says, it’s either handcuff her now, or handcuff her ten years from now, because this little girl was out of control, and that office looks like Hugo swept through, I wanna beat her tail just looking at the video, (Help Me Lord!!) The Current Affair Interview with her mother clearly said to me that her mother is in denial, and needs to attend some parenting classes, because she blamed the teacher, and was very nonchalant about the whole ordeal. Hopefully she was scared straight....”

Posted by SPN on 04/29 at 12:06 PM in Blogging
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I think I’ll delete the Cost Of War ticker.

The ticker is incorrect ffrom what I’ve been hearing about the true cost.  I hear that it is over $300 billion now.

That’s $300,000,000,000 dollars.
That’s 300,000 one million dollar bills.

Besides, removing the ticker will make the website load a little faster.  Whad’ya think?

Posted by SPN on 04/29 at 09:18 AM in Blogging
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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Re 2 the Re: of the Original “Top Brass…..”

Sorry, I had to post here because it wouldn’t take my comment.

As I said, I have no grand illusions about the gov’ts motives in Iraq, oil certainly being one. But let’s take a little test. All who have stopped using any petroleum products since the invasion, please raise your hands.

Let’s talk about abuse and genocide. There was no oil in it for the US in Kosovo or Somolia either. But I guess since Kosovo was a NATO operation, we get no credit for ending the madness. By the way, I don’t remember hearing a resounding THANK YOU from the Islamic world for that one.
As for Rwanda (and you can add Darfur, & the rest), my head is bowed also. But blame their damn neighbors! Thank God that the OAS headed up by Nigeria is at least talking about doing something about Darfur,Sudan. Wow! Another Muslim nation SURROUNDED by other Muslim nations that won’t correct the problem. (I’m begining to see a pattern here). Iraq,Afgh...,Sudan. You ever notice that the police almost always show up after the fact anyway.

I don’t blame the US for being picky about its fights. Somolia was a bugger and nothing to show for it. And that wasn’t even a war (until we started looking for Muhammed Farrah Adid), but a “meals on wheels” mission. But shame on the US for having interests.

Posted by cricket on 04/28 at 09:35 PM in Blogging
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Death in the family.

My uncle in Nevada has died after a few years of struggle with diabetes and other sudden health problems.

He was a fighter to the end.

I’ll miss him.

bbeard, you know who I am talking about.

Posted by SPN on 04/28 at 09:07 AM in Personal
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re- Top brass cleared over Iraq abuse

so who were the soldiers that took the fall for th antics in IRAQ? 

NOT that I condone the brutalitalization of human beings, but war is war people and one must understand the the boundaries of WAR before engaging an adult affair that will no doubt be life threatening; if you are willing to risk your life for you country don’t cry over spilled milk - that’s kinda my take. 

War is a nasty business , and I choose a different line of profit for that same reason.  So the Government CAN’T TELL ME TO GO KILL - SO THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T CAN’T TELL ME TO GO DO ANYTHING.  For the record I admire you that have given your lives, sacraficed your families, children, husbands., and/or wives.

For the record I think that it’s a bunch of crap that under war like conditions—even given the rules of “engagement” that our soldiers hands are tied so much on the battlefield and then blamed, sentenced, and courtmarsheled lickety-split when the lives of the soldiers families are depending on the and they are serving their country AND THIS IS WHAT THEY GET FOR FOLLOWING ORDERS?  If you asked me I’d be special OPPS about now all XXX all over their asses!  What I’m trying to say is this is WRONG! just as wrong as letting millions of women and children die in Rawanda and it’s in our own backyard! this time.

So come on homeland security, bring it to me with your patriot act, I’ll be waiting up for you.

Posted by bbeard on 04/28 at 07:50 AM in Blogging
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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

just noticed

I just noticed the tag on the bottom right of the page for “mozilla” a internet browser.  Good show SPN!  I’ve been using Mozilla for a while now - It seems that it’s faster than IE doesn’t cram up as many resourses and I don’t think that it opens up as many port to make you as suseptable to hacker/viral attack - try for yourself they also have an email program that i would reccomend instead of IE-express THUNDERBIRD wayfaster and hardly uses any resourses and if your using XP you know what I mean.

Posted by bbeard on 04/27 at 09:20 PM in Blogging
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My cousin Lawrence Hill

March 29, 2005
Hill Selected Gatorade Player of the Year
Anthony Ray
ArizonaPreps.com Recruiting Analyst

Lawrence Hill as a freshman at the 3rd Annual Arizona Preps Fall Showcase

This season was a bitter-sweet one for Stanford signee, 6’8” senior Lawrence Hill. While Hill signed with Stanford in the fall, and helped lead Deer Valley High School to the 5A State Semi-finals, only losing one game on the season before being ousted from the state tourney, Hill was unable to see his aspirations fulfilled by winning a state championship. In fact, Hill who was consistent all season long, and was rated among the top 50 seniors across America nationally, and finished as the fourth best overall player at last summer’s prestigious ABCD All-American Camp, was not even selected to this year’s all-state team.

Well, on Tuesday the Hill family received great news learning that their son was announced as the 2005 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Arizona. This honor is given to the state’s top student-athlete for the year. Hill, a phenomenal student with a 4.3 Honors GPA, was more than deserving of the honor. While there were definitely some other student-athletes in the state that had as good or better seasons on the basketball court, Hill’s combination of athletics and academics were exemplery.

Hill will now be in the running for the 2005 Gatorade National Player of the Year (among 50 other nominees), which will be announced during the month of April. Here are all of the state winners for this year’s Gatorade Player of the Year honor…

Posted by SPN on 04/27 at 10:47 AM in Celebrity
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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

blame it on XP

its the invasion of XP oh no look out!

Posted by bbeard on 04/26 at 08:38 PM in Blogging
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I cannot add comments to some posts!

I don’t know what’s going on.  I do know that I don’t like it.

Posted by SPN on 04/26 at 07:34 PM in Blogging
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