The Ted Stevens Indictment Is an Earthquake in Alaska Politics - Michael Barone (

Posted: 7/30/2008 by Floyd in Labels: ,

This is another one for my scrapbook on this blog, corrupt dirty politicians who got caught up in their own game and I have picked through the Internet a little on this one  and found pros and cons on this one. The fact of the matter is that Ted is joining a long line of Republicans who have gotten caught.

Stevens is charged with seven felony counts of concealing more than $250,000 in house renovations and gifts and is accused of lying on his annual Senate financial disclosure reports between 1999 and 2006. The work on the Senator's house included a new first floor a wrap around deck and other goodies is also accused from accepting from VECO a gas grill, furniture and tools.

VECO was once a large force in Alaska's oil services industry, it's founder Bill Allen and Rick Smith have pleaded guilty to bribing state lawmakers to push legislation to help the company.

The Ted Stevens Indictment Is an Earthquake in Alaska Politics - Michael Barone (

Blog This; Firefox using Live Writer

Posted: 7/28/2008 by Floyd in Labels: ,

I am using Firefox version 3.0 while using live writer I wanted to be able to use it in Firefox the plug in has not been updated lately, but this won't stop you. first off go to this link and download the plug in close the browser and open it up and install it.

After installing click on My Computer and click C:\  and click Program Files look for Windows Live and open that folder, after opening look for Writer and open this file. After opening the Writer file you will see lot's of stuff in there but if you down-loaded the plug in and installed it already you will see a folder labeled Blog This,,open that folder. This will take you to a folder labeled Mozilla Firefox, open this folder.

After opening the Mozilla Firefox folder you should see a file labeled; Install RDF File 1kb.  If you see that file "right click" on it and open with Notepad,,after opening this in Notepad you will see the code of the plug in,,count=5th row from the bottom you should see it talking about em:maxversion should be a 2.0+ all you have to do is change the 2 to a 3 so it will read  3.0+ and now you want to close and it will ask do you want to save changes? click "yes".


Some have said that when Firefox opened the Blog This icon did not appear, with mine it appeared right next to my toolbar search on the end, I have tried this and it worked for me I use Firefox quite a lot, I clicked on it and it worked just like I was using IE, after doing this procedure you should be able to use Live Writer with Firefox.

5 years later,child sex slaves of Cambodia

Posted: 7/27/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

MSNBC did a story on the child sex slaves of Cambodia, this is a follow up five years later to see what has become of those children. In 2003 Dateline went undercover,this is a must see video. Labeled this article Hope because there is hope always.

4,000 U.S. Deaths, and Just a Handful of Images -

Posted: 7/26/2008 by Floyd in

Everyone in America should read this story, only a handful of images have come out of this conflict ,the media is going off chasing some story about some smut found on a congressman or one of our presidential contenders instead of covering the real news. But some of the media have tried to cover the war more but have met resistance I refer to this excerpt from the article and many excerpts I have not noted;

Robert H. Reid, the Baghdad bureau chief for The Associated Press, said one major problem was a disconnection between the officials in Washington who created the embed program before the war and the soldiers who must accommodate journalists — and be responsible for their reports afterward.

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Windows Live Writer

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Here is something new I will see how this works, I am posting from Windows Live Writer, and it is something new for me anyway but some of you out there might have this. It is brand new to me and I am going to see how it posts to my reason blog on blogger, hopefully I can set up more than one blog using this? If anyone else is using it leave me some feed-back either pros or cons of this software, I have set up two accounts using the Live Mail which I downloaded with this also, I did not do the toolbar download and I have not checked yet to see how much space this actually takes up, space is not a problem with me, I am running an old a705 Pavilion with XP but, it's been modified a little.

I will leave some links below for you to check this out and when you go to the page you can pick and choose which programs of this would benefit you, that does work because the programs I did not check did not get installed. I have in the past went to download something and a whole lot of other junk would follow, also what happened to me it did not put a link on my desk and clicking on blog which was on windows mail did not help, what I did was a search and located it and put a short-cut on my desk top, looking at the side-bar it has hyperlink,picture,table,tags,video and add-plug-in,,plus view your blog,drafts and recently posted. When writing I will use my blog for an example, looks as though I am writing on the blog itself,"old Parchment" another good plus for me anyway is auto spell check that is a must for me,,lol,,check it out at the link below.

Windows Live

Speaks for itself

Posted: 7/23/2008 by Floyd in Labels: , ,

This post speaks for itself, the gas pump has got America held hostage. Found this over on youtube and thought I would embed it here,got a second check it out.

Time for Some Campaignin

Posted: 7/18/2008 by Floyd in Labels: ,

JibJab Time for Some Campaignin', yes my friends it's time to hit the road and get some campaignin done, get'er done.

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Is Contraception Abortion?

Posted: 7/16/2008 by Floyd in Labels: ,

This is a C/P from Buzz Flash; A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT by Meg White We're all familiar with the popular chant among conservatives that "life begins at conception." But does that mean our government can say that life ends at contraception? Apparently, yes, if a proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services that carefully redefines contraception as abortion is adopted. The religious fervor is carefully hidden in the minutia. The leaked proposal initially reads as a defense of healthcare providers who fear being discriminated against for refusing to provide services that are contrary to their religious beliefs. Basically, just because a clinic or insurance plan receives federal funding "does not authorize any court or any public official or other public authority to require" the entity to provide or pay for services such as sterilization or abortion. Which seems somewhat harmless, until you change the meaning of abortion to include contraceptive medicines that 40 percent of women in the U.S. use regularly. Some conservatives argue that contraceptives could cause a woman to unwittingly release a fertilized egg during menstruation. But most doctors do not consider pregnancy to have begun at such a point. While U.S. law is often informed by the American Medical Association (AMA), which defines pregnancy as occurring after implantation of a fertilized egg in the lining of the uterus, the proposal rejects the medical group's advice. Instead of using this well-established idea of the beginning of pregnancy, the proposal cites popular opinion from seven years ago to bolster its claim of conception as the beginning of life: "A 2001 Zogby International American Values poll revealed that 49% of Americans believe that human life begins at conception. Presumably many who hold this belief think that any action that destroys human life after conception is the termination of a pregnancy, and so would be included in their definition of the term ‘abortion.'" The proposal does cite a few dictionary definitions to bolster its case, but when defining medical and scientific terms, it becomes necessary to use "operational definitions" of things that can actually be measured. The main reason most medical groups use implantation as a marker is that there is no way to prove conception has occurred before that point. Although there's no proof that contraception causes abortion, many anti-abortion activists insist that it does. At a 2001 AMA meeting, voted against informing women that using contraception could cause a fertilized (but not implanted) egg to be expelled from the body. The reason for the vote was explained in an article at the time by Dr. John C. Nelson, described as a conservative member of the group's executive committee: "Many people from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine ... decided that they would testify, and their testimony was that there is not sufficient scientific evidence to suggest" that birth control substances can induce abortions. "One of the foremost infertility doctors in the country [said] that's not the way it works ... I have no reason to doubt him." Even doctors opposed to abortion shy away from establishing contraception as abortion. Cristina Page, in her article for The Huffington Post on this matter noted the following: In 1999, the physicians -- who, like the movement at large, define pregnancy as beginning at fertilization -- released an open letter to community stating: "Recently, some special interest groups have claimed, without providing any scientific rationale, that some methods of contraception may have an abortifacient effect ... The 'hormonal contraception is abortifacient' theory is not established fact. It is speculation, and the discussion presented here suggests it is error ... if a family, weighing all the factors affecting their own circumstances, decides to use this modality, we are confident that they are not using an abortifacient." Another worrying element is the individual protections provided by the proposal. It would protect staff members from being forced to do anything contrary to their religious beliefs, which would ostensibly allow a pharmacy tech to refuse to hand over a prescription issued by a doctor without any fear of losing their job. Also, no applicant could be turned down employment based on their refusal to engage in certain activities, opening up healthcare providers to possible hiring discrimination lawsuits. The provision extends to internship programs and even research, with more implications that can be considered here. The effects could be far-reaching. According to NARAL Pro-Choice America, a rape-victim who goes to a health clinic for treatment could be denied emergency contraceptives, women who rely on Title X-funded programs could be denied prescribed contraceptives, and some could even be denied a referral to a clinic which supports reproductive care. The legal basis for the proposal, the Church and Weldon Amendments, are described as "religiously influenced interference in medicine" by Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health. A respect for life is one thing all established religions have in common, but drawing scientific and political conclusions based on one religious philosophy over all others runs counter to the idea of separation of church and state. Buzz Flash [+/-] show/hide this post

The CIA Leak

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Bush claims executive privilege on CIA leak - Yahoo! News
WASHINGTON - President Bush has asserted executive privilege to prevent Attorney General Michael Mukasey from having to comply with a House panel subpoena for material on the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity.

A House committee chairman, meanwhile, held off on a contempt citation of Mukasey — who had requested the privilege claim — but only as a courtesy to lawmakers not present.

Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, rejected Mukasey's suggestion that Vice President Dick Cheney's FBI interview on the CIA leak should be protected by the privilege claim — and therefore not turned over to the panel.

"We'll act in the reasonable and appropriate period of time," Waxman, D-Calif., said. But he made clear that he thinks Mukasey has earned a contempt citation and that he'd schedule a vote on the matter soon.

"This unfounded assertion of executive privilege does not protect a principle; it protects a person," Waxman said. "If the vice president did nothing wrong, what is there to hide?"

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Blogger not uploading images

Posted: 7/15/2008 by Floyd in

Using IE now and still won't work Blogger is not letting me up-load images to my blog. I don't know when this exactly happened but just tried doing it with 3 different browsers and none will let me upload an image, says internal error??


Posted: 7/13/2008 by Floyd in Labels: ,

Back-up and share and access your files from anywhere, anytime with Syncplicity. Syncplicity is still in beta form but after 28 Jul 2008 it will end and free accounts will be allowed 2GB more will cost $99 a year. This sounds good to share photos or some documents you have and not having to e-mail them is a good thing.

You can install it on one computer or on addtional computers,,pick and choose which files to back-up,,keep computers in sync; Multiple Computers, One View: Keep all of your
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Read more here about this service

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McCain "classic moment"

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Messing with templates

Posted: 7/12/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Hey it's summer, this is a nice template, good color scheme, reminds me of cool breezes and summer,,original template will not have all the code add-ons I have on here but it is a nice template, makes me want to go eat more watermelon.
P.S increased font size from 75% up to 80%.( changed my blue jeans>>LOL)

Telecoms cop a break for spying on you

Posted: 7/09/2008 by Floyd in

That is right folks if they spy on you forget about suing them or anything else because our government voted to protect them.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday
affirmed its intention to protect from civil lawsuits telecom companies
that helped the government wiretap Americans without court
authorization after the Sept. 11 attacks.

turned back three amendments that were offered during final debate on a
bill that overhauls the rules on secret government eavesdropping.

votes suggest the surveillance bill will pass by an easy margin later
Wednesday, and signal an end to almost a year of wrangling between the
House and Senate, Democrats and Republicans, and Congress and the White
House over the president's warrantless wiretapping program.

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The Post Courier

Flea Market Find

Posted: 7/04/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

A shopper browsing through the market in New York bought a framed picture of a flower for $10 and found handwritten manuscript of "America" (My Country 'tis of Thee) tucked behind the picture, the manuscript's owner said Thursday. The manuscript of the song whose lyrics were written by Samuel Francis Smith in 1831 could be worth tens of thousands of dollars, said the owner, art collector Keya Morgan. He said he bought it from the flea market shopper, who has asked not to be identified. And they say I waste a lot of time at these big flea markets,well it only takes one good find to be set up for life and one nevers knows when that could occur. Happy Fourth of July.

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