April 27, 2004

Spirit of America

Spirit of America is a non-profit organization manned by volunteers dedicated to helping the war effort abroad by taking contributions by caring citizens like yourselves and using them to help our servicepeople fulfill humanitarian requests that will bolster the spirit and will of the people of Afghanistan and Iraq.

All contributions are tax-deductible. Give what you can, if you are able. (Which is why Civilization Calls is a little late posting this... I don't ask you to do anything I haven't already done myself.)

Please visit the site, read about their mission, review the requests made by our Marines, and help any way you can.

(Thanks to Citizen Smash and to Blackfive for the head's up.)

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March 25, 2004

Extended Absence Greeting

I interrrupt Loren's excellent series of posts to let you all know that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth.

Instead, things are dreadfully busy. So busy, in fact, that I am stealing time to write even this much. Let's just say that Monday came to dismayed exclamations of, "You want me to do what with which lack of resources?"

I shall return. Either with my shield, or on it. In the meantime, have fun, and be good. But if you can't be good, then be bad. Very, very bad. Because sometimes, bad is better.

Friendly wave,
Linda

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February 11, 2004

Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life For Me...

Comcast makes a hostile bid all-stocks for Disney. Assuming their debt, that makes a $66B deal.

It would also make Comcast a media giant that would be very difficult to compete with. I think this bears watching.

Drink up, me hearties. Yo ho.

Feb. 17th
UPDATE:
Disney denies Comcast.

We'll see how Comcast returns the ball.

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January 29, 2004

21 States

Susie led me to this one:


create your own visited states map
or write about it on the open travel guide

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Spacecraft links with: Visited States

January 07, 2004

Huh.

This comes as a surprise to me:

ISTP - "Engineer". Values freedom of action and following interests and impulses. Independent, concise in speech, master of tools. 5.4% of total population.
Take Free Myers-Briggs Personality Test


I never guessed.

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January 06, 2004

Food for Thought

Steven Den Beste and Pixy Misa have provided quite a feast for thought.

They explore the roots of political differences as based in differing philosophical schools, and helped me underscore in my own mind why political structures erected by elitist idealists will generally fail.

I've always thought of myself as a material realist; a pragmatist, if you will.

Enough about me. Go and read both articles in their entirety.

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December 30, 2003

Orange Alert Redux

Not long ago, whilst still blog*spotted, I posted an entry about the the current Orange Alert here.

But The Everlasting Phelps has done it so much better.

Why are you still here? GO! Read! Laugh your butt off!
:)

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December 23, 2003

Nice place!

Linda steps in, and sets her bag down, looking around appreciatively.

So, this is my new home! Tell you what, I really like it here. The light is just right.

Before I get started with the ranting and the raving and the pain, PAIN in the glavin, I need to set up house. To that end, I'll be playing with the template for a bit.

Yes, I really like it here. Lovely neighborhood. I can't wait to have you all over.

I need to go get some stuff, but I'll be back soon.

--Linda

Update: Testing trackback pings on Civilization Calls! Pinging test post. Let's see if this thingy works!!!

~Madfish Willie~

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