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Journal: What's your favorite JQuery suite? 5

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Ok, I'm stretching a bit as a programmer in my current contract, because they're thrilled with the timeframe I've given. This contract is finally allowing me to learn MVC, which means *next* contract I'll be able to command a much higher rate.
 
However, using MVC on Microsoft tools means abandoning Ajax. I really need a good "Date/Time" control and a good cascading combobox. Anybody have any suggestions for an open source JQuery suite I should examine?

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Journal: Tendance Reinhard 11

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At the request of a fellow Catholic blogger, I'm reading Papal Economics by Fr. Maciej Zieba, OP. It occurred to me that since my journal circle has put up with my evolution from Karl to Groucho to Reinhard Marx, my thoughts on this book may be of some interest. I in fact already have five posts discussing the topics in the book.
  http://outsidetheautisticasylum.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-utopia-of-jesus-christ.html
  http://outsidetheautisticasylum.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-economics-of-sex.html
  http://outsidetheautisticasylum.blogspot.com/2014/02/private-property-is-under-mortgage-to.html
  http://outsidetheautisticasylum.blogspot.com/2014/03/decentralization-and-individual.html
  http://outsidetheautisticasylum.blogspot.com/2014/03/terry-pratchet-and-pope-john-paul-ii.html
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And the circle is complete as I blog about a comment in this journal

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Journal: God and Time 7

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An interesting thought occurred to me this morning: What if all the descriptions of time that scientists have come up with, are in fact descriptions of the supernatural?
 
From theistic Newton's absolute time ticking away whether anybody notices it or not, to relativity, to personal biological time, what if miracles are just the slight differences between absolute time, relative time, and personal time?
 
My own mental defect, Asperger's Syndrome, certainly has a role in this. I can shift into panic mode really easily, making time slow down for me. I can also shift into a state where I slow down and time speeds up. It costs me- both states can cause migraines, and my muscles and sensory input don't always keep up with my brain- but I can do it. Time is not linear for me, it's more like the multidimensional time of string theory. But it occurs to me that being "personally unstuck in time" could explain a large number of miraculous events that I've heard about.
 
This would make "God", the God of Absolute Time- the cause of all those events that doesn't have any other cause. The original Time Lord. God is from Gallifrey?

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Journal: Are contracts signed in Ambulances consensual? 7

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Can a contract signed in an ambulance or an emergency room authorizing treatment be considered free consent?

This question comes from the recent decision in Belgium to extend the right of euthanasia to children. I of course am arguing that euthanasia is never done with free consent even for adults- the pain of the disease is equivalent to a contract signed under torture, and thus cannot be considered free consent.

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Journal: Congress and science now obsolete 16

Journal by Marxist Hacker 42

All hail the mighty pen of the executive, able to correct immigration abuse, low wages for federal contractors, retroactively change the course of technology in the oil industry (did Dr. Who imbibe the pen with the powers of the Tardis?) and even able to declare global warming a fact by fiat.

The executive order has become the law of the land. I guess THIS is how democracy dies.
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Journal: Obamaspeak is almost as good as Newspeak 5

Journal by Marxist Hacker 42

From a CNN news alert in my e-mail:
 

Obama said he was ordering changes that will end the bulk collection of metadata "as it currently exists, and establish a mechanism that preserves the capabilities we need without the government holding this bulk metadata."

In other words, we're still listening, but we want to outsource our data retention costs back to the phone companies.

What hath Bob wrought?

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