Friday, November 11, 2005

Let me apologize to all the readers…

Wednesday night my account, and by no coincidence this domain, was suspended by one of my server admins.  The account was suspended because I (or better yet, YOUR activity) was placing an extraordinary load on the server.  The extra load was caused by some extra things I added to the website.  I added some extra Google advertising links on all of the comment pages.  These extra ads were being called from the database.

It appears that there was a large increase of activity related to the placement of the ads on the pages.  This increase of activity degraded the performance of the server.

Thank you for visiting and thank you for paying attention to the Google Ads.  I’ll have to determine a way to help defray expenses for this site.

Don’t worry about me crashing the site again.  I’ll plan better the next time.

Posted by SPN on 11/11 at 07:51 AM in Personal
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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

[b]MUHAMMAD ALI APPEARANCE DISPELS FEARS OVER HEALTH[/b]

Some, “Good News!”

Ailing boxing legend Muhammad Ali swapped wisecracks with President George W. Bush in his first public appearance in five months which dispelled recent fears over his health.

Ali, 63, went to the White House to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest civilian honor, from Bush.

He appeared weak from his longstanding battle against Parkinson’s Disease but attentive throughout the ceremony in the East Room of the White House, applauding each recipient.

Ali made no public comment, but stood up unaided for the presentation to him by Bush. The former world heavyweight champion stood next to the president and unbuttoned his jacket as a plaque honouring him was read.

Bush then tied the medal around Ali’s neck and made a private comment to him. Ali responded and pointed a finger to his head and twirled it in a gesture which drew laughter from the invitation-only audience.

It was Ali’s first public appearance in five months. The last was also in Washington when he watched his daughter Leila Ali fight in a women’s boxing bout.

Parkinson’s Disease has severely reduced Ali’s speech and movement, but his family has strongly denied recent reports that the boxing legend may be close to death.

Posted by CHANNI on 11/09 at 07:48 PM in Celebrity
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Evolution in the bible, says Vatican

Now we are getting somewhere!  Hey, Kansas!  Go listen to the Pope.  He’s got a message for you.

http://news.com.au

THE Vatican has issued a stout defence of Charles Darwin, voicing strong criticism of Christian fundamentalists who reject his theory of evolution and interpret the biblical account of creation literally.
Cardinal Paul Poupard, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said the Genesis description of how God created the universe and Darwin’s theory of evolution were “perfectly compatible” if the Bible were read correctly.

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Posted by SPN on 11/09 at 05:24 PM in Science / Technology
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Kansas school board vows to make idiots out of its students.

What is up with these people that can’t seem to realize that science and religion CAN coexist.  Why must they constantly claim the Bible is the source of scientific thinking?  Well, it isn’t.  Remember, just a few weeks ago when the Bible and religious scholars claimed that the earth was flat and all of the planets revolved around it?  Remember also when those scientists were sentenced to death for promoting beliefs that were contrary to the church’s doctrine?  We seem to have the same thing going on now.  People are fearful of accepting scientific explanations for fear of being labeled a heretic.  This is just as asinine as saying that all Liberal politics is good and all Republican politics is bad.  Actually what Kansas did is far worse.  Shame on you Kansas!

http://cnn.com
TOPEKA, Kansas (AP)—At the risk of re-igniting the same heated nationwide debate it sparked six years ago, the Kansas Board of Education approved new public school science standards Tuesday that cast doubt on the theory of evolution.

The 6-4 vote was a victory for “intelligent design” advocates who helped draft the standards. Intelligent design holds that the universe is so complex that it must have been created by a higher power.

Critics of the language charged that it was an attempt to inject God and creationism into public schools in violation of the separation of church and state.

All six of those who voted for the standards were Republicans. Two Republicans and two Democrats voted against them.

Posted by SPN on 11/09 at 03:10 PM in This is just stupid!
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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Why is France Burning? Is America Next? by Kamal Nawash

For the last two weeks, France has experienced riots the likes of which it has not seen in decades.  In terms of destruction, the unrest is France’s worst since World War II.

More than a thousand cars have been burned along with several buildings and hundreds have been arrested.  For the most part, the riots are being carried out by the children of poor immigrants most of whom are Muslim.

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Posted by cricket on 11/08 at 10:23 PM in International
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Quote For The Day

Do you want to live in a peaceful world? Then regularly make a place for peace in your life.
Get in the habit of spending some time each day that’s not filled with frenzied activity. Make some peaceful moments in each day and you’ll begin to see more peaceful qualities in the people, places and events around you.

Peace is not something that can be squeezed in between appointments. To know peace is to commit some time to it. Find a place of serenity and solitude, and just listen. Let go of the need to fill every second with activity, and, for a while, just be. Allow the tension to melt away. Relax your body, quiet your thoughts, and experience how it is to be fully in the moment, with all worries and anxieties far, far behind you. A peaceful world comes from peaceful people. Make a place for peace each day, and a real sense of peace will start to flow from you, right into your world.

-- Ralph Marston

Posted by loni on 11/08 at 08:38 AM in Quote of the day
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Monday, November 07, 2005

Who is Cafferty from “The Cafferty File”?

I was watching “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer and this Jack Cafferty guy says that the riots in France are the result of Africans and Muslims being in France.  He said that riots, Africans, and Muslims in one’s own country, “… is a result of not policing your borders: a note to the US.” I suppose that police brutality is never a possiblity. 

These guys think that it is always the poor that starts unrest.  The poor are never resting.  They are too busy trying to find enough food and water.

This guy apparently has some issue with Africans and Muslims.  I wonder which ones he dislikes other than the ones shown on t.v.

Hell I have a problem with the ones on t.v. too if they are setting my city “a fire”.

Posted by SPN on 11/07 at 05:10 PM in Blogging
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Friday, November 04, 2005

Researchers reconstruct killer 1918 flu virus

I think the researchers should worry about virus mutation if people are partially immune then there are many at risk for exposure.

Scientists hope discovery will help prevent future global outbreaks
ATLANTA - It sounds like a sci-fi thriller. For the first time, scientists have made from scratch the Spanish flu virus that killed millions of people in 1918.

Why? To help them understand how to better fend off a future global epidemic from the bird flu spreading in Southeast Asia.

Researchers believe their work offers proof the 1918 flu originated in birds, and provides insights into how it attacked and multiplied in humans. On top of that, this marks the first time an infectious agent behind a historic pandemic has ever been reconstructed.

Posted by loni on 11/04 at 03:07 PM in Science / Technology
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Look who is running for governor in New Jersey!

I’m not endorsing this candidate.  I am not endorsing ANY candidate at this time.  I just thought that this was what freedom of speech is all about.  This is what this country was supposedly founded on.  If this man’s voice is suppressed, then we have ALL lost the freedoms that we claim to hold dearly.

Good Luck, Ed.  I hope that the people understand the fundamental argument that you raise.

To view his “official” statement, visit his site at http://njweedman.com/2005_election_statement.html

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Posted by SPN on 11/04 at 09:09 AM in Blogging
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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Muslims detained at stadium were praying for the Giants to win.

That’s the real reason why they were detained.  Who in their right mind would pray for the Giants to win?

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/11/02/football.muslim.ap/index.html

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (AP)—Five Muslim football fans were detained and questioned during a game at Giants Stadium because they were congregating near an air duct on a night former President Bush was in the stadium, the FBI said Wednesday.

Some of the Muslims said they did not know they were in a sensitive area, and they complained that they were subjected to racial profiling while they were praying, as their faith requires five times a day.

“I’m as American as apple pie and I’m sitting there and now I’m made to feel like I’m an outsider, for no reason other than I have a long beard or that I prayed,” said Sami Shaban, a 27-year-old Seton Hall Law School student who lives in Piscataway.

At a news conference Wednesday, Shaban said he and four friends had just gotten to the September 19 New York Giants-New Orleans Saints game when they left their seats to pray. Around halftime, 10 security officers and three state troopers approached the men and told them to come with them, Shaban said.

Posted by SPN on 11/03 at 06:11 PM in Religion / Sprituality
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