The Chip

The Chip - The Introduction

Deva Alyssa Winter - Maybe someday little one.

Raphael Castle Memorial - You are missed, Raphael.

Peace and Farewell
James Brown
The Godfather of Soul
1933 - 2006

Beware This Curves Franchise
Beware this company. They took our money. "A legitimate health club is interested in your physical fitness," says renowned consumer advocate Clark Howard. Read all about the actions of a Curves franchise owner in Suwanee Georgia (and protect yourself from the same practices): Curves Fraud

Condorcet Election Method
I think this is too complicated for the general public to understand (I sure found it overly challenging), but it is a very interesting idea for how to count votes in the United States in a manner which produces the best candidate - Condorcet Election Method

60th Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation - (1/27) Cheney told the gathering that the Holocaust did not happen in some far-off place but "in the heart of the civilized world." "The story of the camps shows that evil is real and must be called by its name and must be confronted," he said. - CNN Article

Ironic Headline - "Nation split on Bush as uniter or divider" - CNN Article

Seymour Hersh on U.S. vs. Iran - "...if you don't drink the Kool-Aid, you can't go to meetings" - CNN Article/New Yorker Article

Ex-Con Moves Into Childcare Industry - Mike Milken, the Junk Bond King, moves into Childcare Read for yourself

Yasser Obit
"Israel forbade Arafat's burial in Jerusalem." - CNN (article text updated after this was posted)
A documentary about the machines that count election votes in the United States. It's interesting and scary. I was very happy to see the positive message that the documentary ultimately espouses. Vote, vote, vote... and check out If that is too serious for you, then maybe just check this out:

Election Day
Colorado voters failed to pass their statewide referendum amending their state constitution to apportion their Electoral College votes according to district rather than in block-style. [By-District Electoral Voting] In a far more disturbing development, eleven states (including Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Utah), passed anti-gay amendments to their constitutions. By terrible margins, ranging from 57 to 86%, the majority of voters in these states anonymously declared their antagonism towards gay people by instituting constitutional provisions against gay people being allowed the basic right to legal marriage. These aren't just anti-gay laws, either. Each of these states literally put these anti-gay provisions into the text of their most fundamental and important document — their constitution. In Georgia people are fighting final enactment of the amendment based upon some technicalities, but it seems likely that they are fighting an uphill battle in a state where 77% of voters voted to suppress gay rights.

Times They Are A Changing
"But states have long been allowed to refuse to recognize other states' marriages that violate their own social policies. For instance, for a time some Southern states refused to accept interracial marriages performed elsewhere." – Time Magazine

Once upon a time, our country treated people as less-than-people due to the color of their skin. Today our nation does the same thing to a different group of citizens. In the future, I hope that we look back upon this era as we do upon an era years in our own past -- the Civil Rights Movement. Hopefully we will think, "What kind of immoral people treated homosexuals like they were less than human beings? What was wrong with people back then?" And hopefully we will see the rightful end of such tragic behavior as a thing of the past, and shake our heads at it, and wonder how supposedly civilized people could have been so ignorant.

Never Gonna Do It
President Bush's campaign spokesman Steve Schmidt said the president's campaign "has never and will never question John Kerry's service in Vietnam." Former prisoner of war Republican Senator John McCain denounced the recent anti-Kerry ad as "dishonest and dishonorable." – Source: CNN

Diamonds in the Rough
This is a diamond pattern transparent gradient effect I made using Adobe Photoshop 7. Nothing important, just thought this Photoshop feature looked pretty darn cool. Not sure what I am going to do with it yet.

The Original Pledge
"I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." – The Pledge of Allegiance, 1892, Francis Bellamy

Vote by District - Make YOUR Electoral College vote count
The Mickey - Interesting Commentaries from the World Wide Web
Stop Internet Abuse - List of Resources to help put Internet Thugs in their place

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