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    Sunday, August 12, 2012

    We just got word from Comcast that the commercial for Southwest Washington Surplus will debut this week in SW Washington and Portland during Shark Week on Discovery Channel along with ESPN, Fox News, HGTV, History Channel, National Geographic, and The Weather Channel! It started today, let us know if you've already seen it. http://swwsurplus.com http://www.facebook.com/southwestwashingtonsurplus.com

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011

    I suppose I should update this

    I've been dragged into the "Hello Kitty of Blogging" as Morgan puts it. I can get to that from most anywhere in Afghanistan, and on my phone, but actually composing a post for blogger takes a computer interface to be comfortable for me, and it's so heavily filtered here, it's been difficult to get round to it.

    Sunday, May 29, 2011

    The mainstream media makes me sick

    Both AP and Reuters online today are reporting that Zelaya has returned to Honduras "ending a two-year strain in international relations" due to the "coup".
     
    Zelaya attempted to stay in power beyond his constitutionally mandated term limit. His removal from office was ordered by the Honduran Supreme Court. The military folllowed the court's orders and isolated him from power and then let him leave the country.
     
    How exactly is that a "coup"?
     
    We heard fevered lefties speculating about a Bush junta extending his stay in power. We now hear fevered righties speculating about Obama trying the same thing. We're very far and always have been very far from either of these scenarios. However, if it were to occur, EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. who ever took an oath to serve in our armed forces is bound by oath to resist it. Would that be a coup?

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011

    The Smallest Minority: Our Economic Titanic

    The Smallest Minority: Our Economic Titanic: "This is a harsh-your-mellow post of the Über-variety.  You are forewarned. Every generation has its Chicken-Littles, foretelling gloom..."

    Saturday, March 12, 2011

    I'm feeling pretty good...

    Psychologists/psychiatrists never solve anything for anybody. The only thing that will take you from unhappy to happy is changing your circumstances. The first step to that may be recognizing your own behaviour and reactions. Another person can hold that mirror up for you, be they friend, mentor, boss, chaplain, or doctor. But until you take responsibility, take control, and change reality to suit your needs, you won't change the way you feel.

    Thursday, February 24, 2011

    Reboot Firefly

    There's some buzz on twitter and facebook and various blogs about Nathan Fillian's (probably throw-away) comment about wishing he could buy the rights to Firefly and start it up again on his own.
     
    The perfect opportunity for synergy would be to get Bill Whittle's Declaration Entertainment involved. This is precisely the kind of subversive program we all instinctively love. (And you could throw a few bucks their way to jumpstart the process.)


    Join me in getting Bill's attention here: Reboot Firefly

    Monday, February 14, 2011

    Risk Management

    I continually train myself. I find opportunities to learn new stuff as I am able, even when it's not directly applicable to my current job.
     
    In aid of this, I've been reading this:
     
     
    I'm going to quote a bit and paraphrase a bit and mixc it all up:
     
    Hazard is the seriousness of a risk from a technical perspective. Outrage is the seriousness of a risk in non-technical terms (in terms of how people respond to the risk).
    Experts view risk in terms of hazard. Unprepared people view it in terms of outrage. This latter doesn't produce a single positive result, and until you can get beyond that stage, you will be subject to greater (objective) harm when something unexpected or undesirable happens.
     
    Get over your outrage at the unfairness of the universe. It doesn't pay to anthropomorphize and rail against injustice (including conspiracy theories). But fortune does favour the prepared mind. Taking responsibility for your own reaction to external events, especially before they happen, makes you stronger.