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Wednesday Hero – Lt. Col. Nathan Blood (Army)
August 27, 2008, 2:38 pm
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Lt. Col. Nathan Blood

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U.S. Army

Lt. Col. Nathan Blood, brigade effects coordinator for 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Multi-National Division – Baghdad, says “Hello” to his 16-month-old daughter, Mackenzie, during a web camera communication.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

We Have Every Right To Dream Heroic Dreams. Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look.

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Azn Pryde – 白人看不懂 – …too proud to obey rules of the road?
August 27, 2008, 2:04 pm
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Was at a “T” interesection this morning en route to work (you know, where you get to a stop light and can only turn left or right). 

Driver coming from my right was going to turn left.  His light was RED. 

He pulled out and STOPPED right in front of me (was it because the light was red and he was confused?), meanwhile, my light was GREEN. 

I held the horn down and threw up my hands.  “Whiskey…tango…” 

He sat there waiting to complete his left turn, oblivious to the fact the car opposite of of him making a right turn had the YIELD sign (and the even more obvious fact I had the GREEN light). 

He never reacted to me.

I couldn’t help but to recall Carlos Mencia’s skit on Asian drivers.  To paraphrase:

“Asians.  You are some of the smartest, most talented, brilliant, gifted minded people in the world.  You excel as a people in areas of math and science and technology that other people can only hope to match.  BUT WHAT THE HELL HAPPENS TO YOU BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A CAR I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND!!!


Hey, I can make an Asian joke.  I have Asian friends.  That’s my excuse.  (OK, well, I have one.)

Kinda like when whites say they can make black jokes because they have black friends. “Hey, I have lots of black friends like… um…Charlie my mailman…and uh… this guy on my floor frosh yea of college and.. uh.”

Just stop right there.

Linux fanboys vs. Windows paperboys(?)
August 27, 2008, 1:50 pm
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Jack Wallen at TechRepublic’s blog “10 Things”: 10 fundamental differences between Linux and Windows

Some see the fanaticism as the same college-level hoorah that keeps Linux in the basements for LUG meetings and science projects. But I beg to differ. [. . .] Windows does not have these same fans. Instead, Windows has a league of paper-certified administrators who believe the hype when they hear the misrepresented market share numbers reassuring them they will be employable until the end of time.