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6th-Sep-2013 07:13 pm - IFTT Test Sep #4
Testing yet again
6th-Sep-2013 06:50 pm - IFTT Test 2
Test
6th-Sep-2013 04:33 pm - IFTT Test Sep #1
Testing my tech
21st-Jun-2013 03:24 pm - IFTTT Test
Trying out a new thing.
10th-Dec-2009 10:51 am - Language Learning
I just signed up at Memorista. They have customizable language cards with mnemonics for: French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.
3rd-Dec-2009 03:53 pm - Afghanistan Questions
At least a few, if not all, of these questions deserve some contemplation.

4.  What standards of democracy do we expect the Afghan government to meet, Jefferson's or the Saudi royal family's?

6.  How is victory in Afghanistan defined now and will it be achieved by the summer of 2011?

7.  Why would an indigenous insurgency suddenly decide to engage in decisive battles instead of merely waiting until the occupying force leaves?

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15th-Jun-2009 02:35 pm - FriendFeed Test Post
Nothing to see here. Move along.
6th-Apr-2009 10:11 pm - Grandpa Warren
My paternal grandfather passed away. Services for him are Wednesday morning.

A little about my grandpa. I always knew him as G'pa Warren, but I found out years ago he was really Claude Warren Peavey, after his father. So, as you may have guessed, the W. in my name is Warren. We've kept it in the family as a middle name at least through my son. He was 91 when he passed and was a life-long farmer. Married twice and had three kids. My father is the oldest. I didn't see him as often as I should have, but tried to make up for it in the last year or so. Fortunately, he was very sharp up until the last couple weeks of his life, so we had several good conversations and he enjoyed telling stories of his childhood and sharing pictures. He was a terrible flirt. Lanette seems to think it runs in the family. Glad I took the time to visit with him when I did, and that my last memories of him are fond ones.
9th-Mar-2009 09:00 pm - A Relationship Poll
Appropriate comments are welcome with your vote.
Poll #1362753 Appropriate Relationships
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 1

A divorced man in his mid 40's has a married son and grandson. His daughter-in-law has a little sister in her early 20's. The man has recently gotten engaged to this woman - his son's younger sister-in-law. With 1 being totally unacceptable and 10 being perfectly acceptable, how acceptable is the relationship?

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Mean: 4.00 Median: 4 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0 (0.0%)
2
0 (0.0%)
3
0 (0.0%)
4
1 (100.0%)
5
0 (0.0%)
6
0 (0.0%)
7
0 (0.0%)
8
0 (0.0%)
9
0 (0.0%)
10
0 (0.0%)
2nd-Mar-2009 01:20 pm - Watchmen
It is not for everyone. It is certainly not for children. There is graphic violence, adult themes and sex in the movie. Also, I consider the tone of the overall movie a tragedy. A sane person will not walk out of this movie feeling that it was a happy ending.

That said, I highly recommend it. It is visually appealing, it was acted well and the story line was compelling. For those of you reading this who are unfamiliar with the source material, here's a bit of background.

The story is told with the help of a significant number of flashbacks, and they're not always easy to follow - so pay attention. The setting is an alternate 1985 in which there have been "super heroes" in the past, but they're currently outlawed. Some take that new status better than others. Nixon is still the president. We won Vietnam War with help of super heroes.

The movie starts with the murder of one of the super heroes, and the efforts of another to solve the crime. Then it gets complicated.

Sorry, no spoilers.
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