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Journal Journal: should I get a mac?

Maybe I should get a Mac. I learned BASIC programming on an Apple back in 7th grade, then Pascal on the Apple II in high school. I love FreeBSD & Linux, but I would appreciate the higher quality UI that you get with a Mac.
On the other hand, do I really need to spend that kind of money? I don't know what I'd actually do with the Mac anyway. I guess it would take over from my Red Hat box as my personal email & surfing machine. And I suppose it might do the job better. I've nev

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Journal Journal: choice

This is my fetus defense post.
I support a woman's right to choose. To choose not to have sex. To choose to use birth control. To choose to take reponsibility for her actions.
The fetus is not just a thing, it is a living, growing human. It has a brain that functions, a heart that beats. It is its own person. No, it can't live outside the mother, but it depends on the mother to take care of it. Just as a newborn infant does.
An abortion is a cop-out. It is taking a life becau

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Journal Journal: How to end illegal immigration from Mexico

The story of Wal-marts getting raided for illegal immigrants, and a story [expired] in the N&O about illegals working in the triangle area has got me wondering what to do to curb illegal immigration.

One guy quoted in the story says that the money illegals earn in the US and send home is one of Mexico's largest sources of income.

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Journal Journal: tax relief for america's families

I recently got an $800 check from the federal government. Tax rebate (2 kids @ $400 each).
I did the right thing with it, too. The american thing. The thing W wanted me to do. I spent it. The whole thing. In one shot. On a new digital camcorder. Made in Japan.

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Journal Journal: Rick Santorum vs. The Gays

Quoted in the NYPost:
From Barb91855: "When I read Sen. Santorum's comment that he "has trouble with homosexual acts," my first thought was, "Well, maybe he's doing them wrong."

I laughed my tail off when I read that.

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Journal Journal: illegals

Remember Jessica Santillan, the mexican immigrant girl who had the botched heart transplant? She had another transplant a week later but died anyway.

Anyway, she and her family snuck into the US several years ago. They actually paid somebody to smuggle them in. So they are illegals. This is fact.

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Journal Journal: Goodbye Saddam, Good Riddance

I probably could have written this entry three weeks ago. Goodbye to Saddam Hussein, dictator and bad person.

Looks like Castro is trying to be next - reports are that he's stepping up repression of dissenters in Cuba. Fortunately he's old and can't last too much longer. Wonder what exactly will happen when he dies? I think the US policy towards Cuba has really been, wait until Castro dies. I think we could own Cuba after that.

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Journal Journal: go go gadgetmobile

I guess the knee's better now. I went and played soccer last night without really knowing how it would do. But the knee didn't bother me. I scored two (2) goals. We won 7-5. Interesting game. It was 6-5 at halftime, so the second half didn't have quite so much scoring.

Gadgetmobile? I don't know, it says subject is required. Kym's car's check engine light has been lit the last couple of days so I have to get her gadgetmobile to the shop for a checkup.

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Journal Journal: feb haiku

Oh February
How you chill me to my bones.
I wish for July.

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Journal Journal: Soap

Okay, the knee is getting better.

Soap. Here's the thing: When the bar of soap gets really small, its hard to use it anymore. If it breaks in half, then you're really in trouble.

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Journal Journal: Knee Injury

Ouch, I hurt my knee in my soccer game last night. I was running towards the opponents goal and I stopped to drop back to the top of the box, and *ouch*, I strained the knee. I'm limping around this morning.
Anyway, we won the game 9-6. I got one goal and at least one assist.

Looks like rain may wash out the first games of the outdoor season this weekend. We'll see.

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