back to school blues

Sit and listen to Uncle Dave BY DAVE BARRY (This classic Dave Barry column was originally published on Aug. 22, 1993.) Summer vacation is almost over, so today Uncle Dave has a special back-to-school ''pep talk'' for you young people, starting with these heartfelt words of encouragement: HA HA HA YOU HAVE TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND UNCLE DAVE DOESN'T NEENER NEENER NEENER.

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"Does college pay? They do if you are a good open-field runner." ~Will Rogers

"College is a refuge from hasty judgment." - Robert Frost

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week of returns in the nhl and mlb

I had planned as my comeback post to post something on Dan Marino been inducted to the hall of fame. I still might end up doing that but Iíve decided to post about a few recent stories in sports that have really stuck in my craw so to speak. Yes Iím going to be one of the many who focus on the negative but oh well. First off with Rafael Palmeiroís recent suspension (he returns tomorrow-or is eligible to) 10 days big whoop yeah? Iím dismayed that he sat up there during the Congressional hearings and wiggled that finger and proclaimed himself innocent. Then turn around a few months later and he tests positive for(allegedly) the same substance Canseco claims he injected him with. So he will come back more than likely tomorrow as a starter for the Orioles and he might get a few boos at home and will probably be soundly booed elsewhere. Now should he be allowed into the Hall of Fame? This question is a bit too subjective. It applies in gossip and suspicion to players like Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, and Mark McGwire the only difference in those cases is that it so far is only suspicion (wether true or not). The only one to have tested positive is Palmeiro so thatís where the only real "evidence" is. Now as for his stats. If he was on the roids I donít believe it helped him all that much in the 3000 hit department, which is a wonderful feat. Anyone who has seen him swing should be able to admit it is pretty sweet. The homeruns and RBIís are a different matter. I wasnít all foaming at the mouth for him to make the Hall before this and less now. He was at least a decent fielder at first winning 3 gold gloves (1997-1999) The next story also involves baseball and suspensions. It deals with Kenny "hot tempered" Rogers. Thatís right after Bud Selig went ahead and overstepped his boundaries by first ruling on the suspension/fine and subsequent appeal an independent arbitrator went ahead and overruled him. So Kenny Rogerís slap on the wrist suspension of 20 games (maybe 5 starts as a pitcher) went down to 13 games (a mere 2 missed starts). Tonight he makes his triumphant return to face the defending world champs Boston in Fenway. You know theyíll boo him good. Espn plans to show the game on many stations lets hope there arenít any cameraman in Kenny "the incredible hulk" Rogerís striking distance. Now I shall bore most of you with a rant about hockey. I was glad the NHL reached an agreement and there will be a season and shootouts to gain winners. Then they go and reinstate Todd Bertuzzi, the man who brutally blind sided Steve Moore about 14 months ago that may have ended Mooreís career. He blacked out for 3 minutes, suffered deep lacerations and a broken neck. Due to the lockout Bertuzzi who was suspended indefinitely only missed the final 13 regular season games and 7 playoff games for the Canucks. He will make about 5.2 million dollars this year while Moore might not ever play again. You can be sure that the Avalanche teammates (even though they released him) will be gunning for him. If they donít give him plenty of good, legal hard brutal hits they should be ashamed.


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NASA announces launch date

NASA: Shuttle to Launch July 13th

The space shuttle Discovery will launch July 13th from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. They've decide on day lift offs for the next two flights to provide better taping of the lift off.

"There are so many benefits to be derived from space exploration and exploitation; why not take what seems to me the only chance of escaping what is otherwise the sure destruction of all that humanity has struggled to achieve for 50,000 years?"
--Isaac Asimov, speech at Rutgers University

"Remember this: once the human race is established on more than one planet and especially, in more than one solar system, there is no way now imaginable to kill off the human race."
--Robert Heinlein, speech at World Science Fiction Convention, 1961

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letter on global warming

Dear NRDC Action Fund Supporter,

I wanted to share some terrific news from Capitol Hill.

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution that finally recognizes the
enormous problem of global warming and declares that our nation must enact
mandatory limits on the pollution that causes it. This breakthrough resolution,
which was supported by key Republicans and Democrats, sends a clear signal to
the White House, which has strongly opposed mandatory cuts.

Without a doubt, this is the biggest leap forward in our global warming
campaign in a decade. Last week's vote erases the Senate's 1997 vote against
mandatory pollution limits, which the Bush Administration has relied on to
justify inaction for the past five years. The Senate has come a long way since
then, thanks in part to a relentless advocacy campaign by the NRDC Action Fund
that has helped sway many key legislators.

In fact, we played a key role in last week's historic victory. As you know, in
past years we've strongly supported the McCain-Lieberman bill, which would
force American industry to cut back on global warming pollution. Senators
McCain and Lieberman deserve our everlasting gratitude for their passionate
pursuit of real action to curb global warming.

Unfortunately, we could not in good conscience support their bill this year
because it included a new provision that would have doled out billions of tax
dollars for constructing new nuclear power plants. Global warming can be
reversed more quickly without new nuclear plants, which take more than a decade
to build, pose serious environmental, health and security dangers, and divert
resources from more promising technologies.

In the end, the nuclear power provision reduced, rather than increased, Senate
support for the McCain-Lieberman bill. As a result, the White House was poised
to trumpet the Senate's inaction as an endorsement of the President's "do-
nothing" position on global warming.

But at the eleventh hour, the NRDC Action Fund went to work with Senator Jeff
Bingaman (D-NM) and drafted a "Sense of the Senate" resolution that calls on
Congress to enact mandatory limits on global warming pollution by the end of
next year. Our resolution quickly won the co-sponsorship of key members of both
parties and passed the Senate on a 53-44 vote, putting a majority on record in
favor of mandatory pollution limits.

This momentous victory has changed the politics of global warming forever. The
world has now heard the Republican-controlled Senate speak loudly and clearly:
The time for action on global warming is now!

Of course, our next great challenge is to translate the Senate resolution into
a comprehensive global warming law that we can pass through Congress.

Please make your own voice heard right now. Go to
to see how your Senators voted on last week's resolution. Then take a minute to
email or phone them with your thanks or your disappointment -- according to
their vote. And urge them to fulfill the promise of this historic resolution by
supporting and passing a tough global warming law.


John H. Adams
NRDC Action Fund

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burn baby burn

Well our rights are slowly being eroded yet again. The House passed a bill that would allow for an amendment to the constitution banning flag burning. All I have to say is if they pass this the first thing Iíll be doing is burning a bunch of flags.

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So I turn on News Hour with Jim Lehrer last night and there was a debate going on over PBS and NPR funding. Now unlike many of the shows (such as ones on fox) there was both sides being discussed and one wasnít allowed to dominate.  Neither was able to overpower the other and put their view out more. They let two sides of an issue duke it out. You see despite what Fox and CNN tell you having a conservative republican and a moderate republican on isnít show both sides of things. Now I donít remember the names of the two men but one was affiliated with PBS and the other a Republican right wing rag. The thing that got to me about the right wing rag guy was that his arguments were pointless and repetitive. I mean he kept pointing things out and then mentioning Bill Moyers. Bill Moyers hosted a show on PBS that was an alternative media outlet, but frequently had Republicans or opposing sides on the show. But whatever your thoughts on Bill Moyers are the fact remains he retired. So to repeat over and over again we donít our money going to Bill Moyers to put out a liberal story. PBS and NPR serve a great purpose and not just for the news. To lose them would be a real shame.

ďDo not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your HONOR. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse.Ē
-Mark Twain

"The hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far-spread magazine, rules the country."

-Judge Learned Hand, Memorial service for Justice Brandeis, December 21, 194

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Senate supports offshore oil inventory

The Senate voted earlier today to conduct an inventory of offshore oil and gas resources. Proponents of the bill claim that they just need to know what is out there for the future$ Those who voted for it are from both sides of the aisle.$$ A proposed amendment$$$ to the bill to get rid of the inventory provision was defeated 52-44. This provision would include areas that have been off limits to drilling for almost a quarter century.$$$$ A succession of Presidents including Good ole G.W. has extended it. Of course there is growing pressure to find out what we can rip from the earth, instead of ways to wean ourselves from the needs. Like I said it had bipartisan support and as I should bipartisan opponents. As for those who are opponents 27 of the 44 Senators who voted against it are from States where the drilling is prohibited. At least they stood up for their people and their earth. While some who were against it were because they saw it leading to drilling that isnít all there is to it. To be honest I agree that itís their first step in trying to get drilling$$$$$. There are immediate problems what they plan on doing will more than likely harm the waters and animals that live in them.$$$$$$ The bottom line is Iím upset I didnít know about this sooner and shouldíve paid more attention. That way I couldíve at least made my opinions known to those voting which in the end is sometimes all we can do.

$ ďThis gives Americans full information of what it is thereÖThis is not a drilling amendmentĒ D-LA Sen. Mary Landrieu.

$$ I really hate how everyone always refers to people from a different party as ďthe ones on the other side of the aisleĒ

$$$  The amendment was proposed by Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Mel Martinez both Senators from Florida.

$$$$ Oil and gas drilling has been banned in almost all The countryís coastal areas outside the Gulf of Mexico when a moratorium was issued by Congress in 1981.  

$$$$$ Can anyone say Alaska?

$$$$$$ Processes that include seismic activity.

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yet another earthquake

Guess what? There was yet another California earthquake. Hours after a minor one rumbled across most of Southern California a stronger one shook the Ocean on the Northern coast. It registered a 6.6 magnitude. While neither of the quakes caused any real damage it brings the total to 4 yes 4 earthquakes in one week.


The magnitudes have been:


5.2-Riverside County (Sunday)

7.2 Under the Ocean on the Northern Coast

6.6-125 miles off the coast (Thursday)

4.9-East of Los Angeles (Thursday afternoon)


More and More our weather and Nature are acting out. Does this mean something? I think it does. We are making our way towards something and in a not so slowly manner.  Also found a very cool blog with interesting posts check it out: Arran's Alley


ďThe more we exploit nature, The more our options are reduced, until we have only one: to fight for survival.í
--Morris K. Udall

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findings on the Tsunami

Tsunami quake stronger than thought
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It was a rather short article by the New York Times. It was interesting nonetheless. I pretty much will tell you all there was, but still feel free to go over there and register.

The earthquake that caused the deadly tsunami in December was more powerful than originally thought. Scientist now estimate it to have been a 9.15 magnitude.* The quake and the tsunami it caused killed about 300,000 people.**  The earthquake still has earth has the earth "ringing like a bell" according to Roland Burgmann.*** The quakes shattered more than a few records. There was longest fault rupture, longest duration of faulting and it moved giant slabs of rock further than anything had before.****

* Original estimates put it at 9.0
** The massive deforestation done around the areas played a helping hand in the amount of devestation too. Ain't globalization grand?
*** Professor of earth and planetary science at the University of California, Berkeley
**** The equivalent of moving from Florida to New England.

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geo magnetic storm pics

geo magentic storm

That is an image from a geomagentic storm from Sunday the 15th. It is the view of the sun from the SOHO space craft. It was intense solar activity. I think the picture is beautiful. Click the link to be able to see a larger view.

Solar storm story from Drudge report

"I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet. But I'm an optimist. We will reach out to the stars."--Stephen Hawking, interview with Daily Telegraph, 2001

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