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Congress is selling out the Internet

Friday, April 21, 2006 by Geoff

Do you buy books online, use Google, or download to an Ipod? These activities will be hurt if Congress passes a radical law that gives giant corporations more control over the Internet.

Internet providers like AT&T and Verizon are lobbying Congress hard to gut Network Neutrality, the Internet's First Amendment. Net Neutrality prevents AT&T from choosing which websites open most easily for you based on which site pays AT&T more. Amazon.com doesn't have to outbid Barnes & Noble for the right to work more properly on your computer.

Politicians don't think we are paying attention to this issue. Many of them take campaign checks from big telecom companies and are on the verge of selling out to people like AT&T's CEO, who openly says, "The internet can't be free."

The free and open Internet is under seige--can you sign this petition letting your member of Congress know you support preserving Network Neutrality? Click here:

http://www.civic.moveon.org/save_the_internet

A list of all the ways you might be affected by Net Neutrality is located on the bottom of this link: http://civic.moveon.org/alerts/savetheinternet.html

Via MoveOn.org

I swear, if this happens we need to start a revolution - Bastille Day style. Minus the Frenchness. And a prison.

Who here can build an underground internet? I have some string and cans.

What if I’m hungry?

by Geoff

Oh. Man. I need this. Dwight Schrute, bobble-o-rama!

Too good not to share

Thursday, April 20, 2006 by Geoff


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Gnarls Barkley, live. Who's Gnarls Barkley? Dj Danger Mouse and Cee-lo

Shoot to Kill

by Geoff

Tonight, we - myself, my fiancee, her mom, and my mom (our realtor) - we are looking at houses for me and my fiancee.

We are like a small posse hunting down a herd wildebeest in the jungle. Actually, it would be easier to hunt down the wildebeests than it is to hunt down a house. We have looked at a handful of homes. Big ones, small ones, new ones, old ones, nice ones, and pieces of shit. Its fun at first, but just like everything else - it gets old.

Looking for a house becomes bothersome, because while driving to the prospects there is a sense of euphoria in the air. There is so much hope and excitement; the possibilities are endless - what color will I paint the dining room, what kind of cabinets will I get for the kitchen, where will I put plasma TV? But, as soon as the front door is breached - SWAMPBADOODBE - that enthusiastic thought-bubble, full of dreams and excitement, withers up like cotton candy covered in spit. Either the house is a piece of crap, the owners don't take your offer or worse - the realtor neglects to tell you that the house is under contract. Evil wench.

*Update*

We did look at houses last night, but nothing. We liked a house - long story short, we didn't get it.

Awesome.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 by Geoff



via OKP board.

What will you do? What will you do?

by Geoff

""Should the population drop below 50,000, then Limerick wouldn't be considered a city anymore by European standards, and we'd actually lose out in terms of European funding," he added."

Full St-st-st-story

This reminds me of Speed. Except, without a bus, more people - Irish people - and rugby.

Bad Dude
There is a Rugby game in the next city over . . .

Good Guy
Okay. .

Bad Dude
But right now you have 54,000 people in your city.
If your population goes below 50,000 - BOOM!

Good Guy
Boom?! What . . .

Bad Dude
Your little city, it will lose its city status.

Good Guy
You Bastard! Who are you?

Bad Dude
Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. . .

Aw, Silky-Silky Now

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 by Geoff

Over the weekend I purchase a pair of Nike Free 5.0 (I didn't they had a Nike ID option to customize them).

Damn, are they nice. I have ran in them 3 times so far. Each time I have ran further.

I believe they are suppose to be worn sockless, but I bought a few pair of thin, Nike dri-fit socks - they are pretty sweet.

They take a little gettin-use-to, because at first they feel that they don't have enough cushioning. But, as it turns out, they are the most comfortable running shoes I have ever worn. I can the feel the ground as I'm running and it feels good. They are light as hell, and they fit nice and snug to my feet. Plus, they are nice looking.

I might also point out, last spring I developed, I think I did, Osgood-Schlatter disease - I have a bump below my right knee and everything. Every time I ran it was somewhat painful. I bought new running shoes, it really didn't help. The past 3 times I ran with my frees no pain at all. I know I've only had them for a few days, but the outlook seems promising, said the magic 8 ball.

If you run, jog, or walk, I would recommended these.

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