Mar 31, 2005
Mar 30, 2005
Give them breakfast, settle in
Andrew's learning ABC's
(Ryan, don't eat crayons, please)
Someone's knocking at the door,
(We mustn't finger paint the floor)
Let's have lunch and then clean up
(Ashley, please don't tip your cup)
Baby Hunter's on my lap,
Story time and then a nap.
Have our snack, then go outside,
(The doggie can't give horsey-rides)
Six-'clock - the moms are here,
Collect the coats, paper and gear.
Want to see me throw a fit?
Tell me I just "babysit"
I got this off a provider e-list. It's great!
Mar 28, 2005
Mar 27, 2005
This has always been my favorite holiday after Thanksgiving. It's so much more important than Christmas. We wouldn't even celebrate Christmas if Christ hadn't defeated death and risen, to God's glory, His own glory, and our salvation.
Have a truly blessed day!
Mar 22, 2005
Just keep clicking. I stopped around 76, I have no idea how many there are.
"According to this article from news.com:
America Online said late Monday that it plans to revise its user agreement in response to concerns that instant messages sent through the company's service could be monitored. The new policy for AOL Instant Messenger, or AIM, will stress that the company does not eavesdrop on customer's conversations except in unusual circumstances such as a court order, an AOL spokesman said.
Thanks go to AOL on several fronts. First of all, thank you for changing the questionable terms of service. It's honorable of you to acknowledge the concerns your customers have about privacy, and to seek to reassure us."
go read the whole thing ... quite interesting
CNET Community Hot Topics Newsletter March 15, 2005
Dear CNET members,
By now, hopefully everyone is aware of phishing scams-- cleverly designed e-mail and Web sites used to gain access to your financial logins and passwords. We've pretty much reached the level of sniffing those out from a mile away. But this fairly new heinous tactic, called pharming, is absolutely frightening. For example, you type in citibank.com in to your Internet browser. The address bar displays as you would expect--citibank.com and you proceed to log on to access your bank account information. No sweat, eh? Well, little did you know that behind the scenes, citibank.com's DNS (domain name servers) just got hijacked -- displaying the completely legitimate URL address that you are accustomed to, but directing you to a spoofed site that looks and feels just like your financial institution, so you have absolutely no idea you willingly gave up your personal account info to the hijackers. Is this scary or what? Are you concerned? Are there any preventative measures out there that we can take, or are we just out of luck on this one? Find out more about this all-too-important topic in senior editor Robert Vamosi's article, "Alarm over pharming attacks: identity theft made even easier." And if you have concerns to share or preventative tips to offer, or if you've even been scammed before by this tactic, share your experience with us so that we can all learn how to tackle this issue together. Be safe and be aware out there!
Read about pharming attacks here:
CNET Community [snip]
This week's hot topic: Pharming attacks
In response to the latest Security Watch column, several of you submitted great suggestions on how steer clear from pharming schemes.
Security Watch: Alarm over pharming attacks:
Attorney Barbara Weller
This past Christmas Eve day, 2004, I went to visit Terri Schiavo with her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, her sister, her niece, and Attorney David Gibbs III. The visit took place at the Woodside Hospice for about 45 minutes just before noon.
When I knew I was going to visit Terri with her parents, I had no idea what to expect. I was prepared for the possibility that the Schindlers love their daughter and sister so much that they might imagine behaviors by Terri that aren't actually evident to others. The media and Mr. Schiavo clearly give the impression that Terri is in a coma or comatose state and engages only in non-purposeful and reflexive movements and responses. I am a mother and a grandmother, as well as one of the Schindlers? attorneys, and I could understand how parents might imagine behavior and purposeful activity that is not really there. I was prepared to be as objective as I could be during this visit and not to be disappointed at anything I saw or experienced. "
Mar 21, 2005
"'But I'll tell you what: It's also is a sad day for everyone in this country because the United States government is going to come in and trample all over your personal, family matters,' he told ABC's 'Good Morning America' on Monday."
This statement I agree with. I'm not sure in general about Terri. I know personally that if my quality of life was nil, I wouldn't want to put my family through the torture and expense of keeping me alive indefinitely.
Mar 16, 2005
She wasn't joking.
Willig, in her second year at Harvard Law School, is finishing her doctoral dissertation on the Royalists during England's 17th-century civil war. She's also the author of 'The Secret History of the Pink Carnation,' a 'bodice-ripper' that's been climbing Barnes & Noble's best seller list less than a month after its release."
one can hope that it will be good. myself, I don't read romance novels, but I do like history.
Back to making lunch, the schedule is all screwed up today.
Mar 13, 2005
Top 10 Reasons God Created Eve
10. God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because men hate to ask for directions.
9. God knew that Adam would one day need someone to hand him the TV remote.
8. God knew that Adam would never buy a new fig leaf when his seat wore out and would therefore need Eve to get one for him.
7. God knew that Adam would never make a doctor's appointment for himself.
6. God knew that Adam would never remember which night was garbage night.
5. God knew that if the world was to be populated, men would never be able to handle childbearing.
4. As "Keeper of the Garden," Adam would never remember where he put his tools.
3. The scripture account of creation indicates Adam needed someone to blame his troubles on when God caught him hiding in the garden.
2. As the Bible says, "It is not good for man to be alone!"
1. When God finished the creation of Adam, He stepped back, scratched His head and said, "I can do better than that."
Mar 9, 2005
"For God so loV ed the world,
That He gA ve
His onL y
T hat whosever
Believeth I n Him
Should N ot perish,
But have E verlasting life."
He loves his job, believes in helping his team and expects maximum effort from those around him.
And like his brother, James Jordan likes to leave on his own terms. He has asked to stay in the Army for a year beyond his retirement date so that he can complete a full yearlong deployment to Iraq with other members of the 35th Signal Brigade.
Mar 6, 2005
Not so (yet) with the two Thursday Next stories. Some elements are the same, but Mr. Fforde does a good job of adding a few key element to propel you onto the next story. Reading The Eyre Affair made me want to go out and get Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Bronte). I adore British mysteries (read most of Agatha Christie as a child and Sherlock Holmes), but the romance stuff usually bores me to tears. So do American romance stories -- same plot, different characters and settings. But after reading Eyre Affair, I have to find out --- the ending in his book is it the same in our universe or did Next change it for all universes? I guess we'll see if I get up the gumption to read Bronte.
Mar 3, 2005
Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We shall get there someday.
--Pooh's Little Instruction Book
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Subject: pray pleaseThe last few weeks I have been short of breath and fatigued easily. I finally went to the doctor. I don't have asthma, or pneumonia, or any other lung ailment. Not even bronchitis. My doc sent me to the ER for more testing. That was pleasant (heavy sarcasm). My lungs are fine. Now they are focusing on my heart. I have another appointment this afternoon and a cardiac stress test next Wednesday.Please pray that the doctors figure out what is wrong with me soon. I was really expecting to be told that I had asthma or some sort of respiratory allergy to mold or something. But that doesn't seem to be the case. Pray for my daycare kids and their families too. This is kind of a disruption to everyone's schedule :) I am blessed with understanding parents right now though.
Open Arms Family Daycare
Mar 1, 2005
Scientists have begun blurring the line between human and animal by producing chimeras—a hybrid creature that's part human, part animal.
Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2003 successfully fused human cells with rabbit eggs. The embryos were reportedly the first human-animal chimeras successfully created. They were allowed to develop for several days in a laboratory dish before the scientists destroyed the embryos to harvest their stem cells.
In Minnesota last year researchers at the Mayo Clinic created pigs with human blood flowing through their bodies.
And at Stanford University in California an experiment might be done later this year to create mice with human brains.
Scientists feel that, the more humanlike the animal, the better research model it makes for testing drugs or possibly growing "spare parts," such as livers, to transplant into humans.
Watching how human cells mature and interact in a living creature may also lead to the discoveries of new medical treatments.
But creating human-animal chimeras—named after a monster in Greek mythology that had a lion's head, goat's body, and serpent's tail—has raised troubling questions: What new subhuman combination should be produced and for what purpose? At what point would it be considered human? And what rights, if any, should it have?
There are currently no U.S. federal laws that address these issues.
Ethical Guidelines ...