flashforward petition

If you were a fan of Flashforward and are angry at ABC for
cancelling the show after only one season, then sign the
petition below. This petition will hopefully send a message
to the extremely poor leadership at ABC that made the
decision to cancel an extremely well written and very
popular show. The petition is no guarentee that the show
will come back but at least you can rest at night knowing
that you did something to try and save it.



gulf oil leak live feed

Sit back and enjoy a little real time real life
reality disaster show care of BP and our lame
duck president and administration. I can’t
believe this leak hasn’t been plugged yet, I
know what needs to be done… Why don’t

If you want to see a bigger feed or even a
full screen view then click this link.



Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after
she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and
talking about how much she missed Abbey..

She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when
Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her
that I thought we could so she dictated these words:

“Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and
is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that
you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and
to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her
You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.



We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and
Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return
address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the
front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of
stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven.
That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post
office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the l
etter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our
front porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’ in an unfamiliar hand.
Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called,
‘When a Pet Dies..’ Taped to the inside front cover was the
letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the
opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this

“Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven.

Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right

Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it
stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog.. Since we
don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to
keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little
book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for
helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful
mother you have. I picked her especially for you.. I send my
blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.
By the way, I’m easy to find, I am wherever there is love.



Thanks Angie,


Thomas Jefferson

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in
Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.

– Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from
those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

– Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as
it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half
the wars of the world.

– Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent
the government from wasting the labors of the people under
the pretense of taking care of them.

– Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government
results from too much government.

– Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.

– Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to
keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect
themselves against tyranny in government.

– Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

– Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the
propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is
sinful and tyrannical.

– Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to
our liberties than standing armies. If the American people
ever allow private banks to control the issue of their
currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks
and corporations that will grow up around the banks will
deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up
homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

These were received in an e-mail or two, I thought they
bared repeating.


rejection letters

How many employment rejection letters have you received?
In today’s job market I suspect a lot of people are getting
them. Here is an example of an applicant rejection letter from
a Best Buy.

And the letter reads:

Dear Mr. Zitflinger,

We wanted to thank you for submitting your application
and interviewing with Best Buy. We regret to inform you
that you are not being considered for employment at this
time. We will be retaining your application and should the
needs of the store change we will be in contact. Thanks
again for applying, it was a pleasure to have met you.”


Some HR Clone

Below is the link to a site with a lot of examples from a lot
of different companys over the last several years. Most are
truly creative but, just how many ways are there to tell a
schlub that he didn’t get the job?



something of note to hams

Hemet police arrested a woman early today suspected of broadcasting threats at police on emergency radio frequencies.

Irene Marie Levy, 29, of San Jacinto was arrested at her mobile home
in the 900 block of S. Grand Avenue on suspicion of criminal threats.

Police said Levy, who is a Ham Radio technician, made bomb threats and
referenced the death of police and firefighters.

The threats were not connected to previous threats and attacks on
Hemet police and the Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Gang Task Force since
New Year’s Eve, authorities said. Officers have received death threats
and been targeted in assassination attempts by an unknown gang Levy
disguised her voice as a man while operating her radio and
broadcasting on Cal Fire and Hemet police frequencies from Saturday
night until she was arrested early Monday, Hemet police Sgt. Mark
Richards said in a report.

The threats came as firefighters were responding to a brush fire near
Beaumont and conducting a search and rescue call. The threats also
interrupted a fatal traffic collision in Hemet on Saturday night. A
bomb threat was radioed in early Sunday.

Riverside County fire communications officials used direction finding
equipment to triangulate the transmissions, but they were initially
untraceable because the threats were made sporadically. Riverside
police were notified Sunday to track the signals Sunday evening, “Levy
boasted that the police would never find her,” Richards said.

Hemet police, Cal Fire and Riverside police arrested Levy early Monday
following a recently completed threat on a Hemet police frequency. At
the home police found 11 radios, seven frequency scanners, frequency
lists, computer equipment and Levy’s Ham radio technician’s license
issued by the FCC in September 2009, Richards said.

Levy was booked at the Larry Smith Detention Center in lieu of $25,000
bail on suspicion of making terrorist threats, falsely reporting a
bomb threat and maliciously interrupting, disrupting, impeding, or
interfering with a transmission of a public radio frequency