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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Lenovo's Olympics-inspired Laptops

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Pretty sweet lookin' if you ask me. Go China!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Military Funding and the Iraq War

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What Mr. Bush fails to acknowledge is:

  1. That HE would be the one to halt the supplemental funding process by carrying out his threatened veto.
  2. That the military budget for Fiscal Year 2007 is $481 Billion dollars not counting Iraq war funding.
  3. That the above $481 Billion in the normal defense appropriations alredy included about $70 billion for Iraq war related expenses
  4. That the U.S. has already spent over $414 billion on the Iraq war
  5. That the $124 Billion emergency supplemental funding for the war is in addition to the $414 billion already spent on the Iraq war and is in addition to the $489 Billion dollar FY military budget
  6. That the Congressional Research Service has indicated that the Pentagon can get along just fine without the additional money through July by juggling other accounts in its half-trillion-dollar budget.
  7. That last year facing the same deadlines, the Republican Congress didn’t get around to approving a supplemental $94.4 billion in war-fighting money until June without hectoring by the White House
Ultimately, what does that all add up to? Almost a trillion bucks this year on a civil war we should not have set foot in the first place. It's no wonder education tuition keeps jacking up and up.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Anti-Immediate Gratification: How To Stop Impulse Buying

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We all love to buy things, but I know I would get rich much sooner if I would follow of a few of these simple rules.

Exercise mindfulness. Ask yourself, "Why do I want this? Why do I need to purchase this now instead of a week from now?" Try to discover what is motivating you to make the purchase, and try to find some other way to fulfill this urge.

Remind yourself of larger goals. I've struggled with my weight all my life. Whenever I'm tempted to eat something bad, I ask myself, "Will this help me or hurt me?" The same question can be asked when you're about to make an impulse purchase. Will your new toy bring you closer to your goals or move you further away?

Use the 30-day rule. When you feel the urge to splurge, stop. Put the item down. Go home. Write down the name of the thing you want, its price, and the store where you found it, and then post it someplace obvious. If you still want the item after a month, purchase it.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bricks on Walls Means You Mean Business

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If I do end up going eastbound after college, you'll definitely see me looking for an apartment with brick walls. Then I'll paint them white. And install cherry wood floors. And buy multiple LCD screens! (Oh, yes)

Hamilton Khaki King

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A very, shweeet watch. A stainless steel case, sapphire crystal, and quartz movement, something to be expected from a $200 watch.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Feist - One Two Three Four

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Some serious charm in this recent video by Feist. Check it out here.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Best Use of Recycled CD Spindle Ever

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I've always thrown them away, but this is ingenious!

Trebek, What is a "Bad Boss"?

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"A boss creates fear, a leader creates confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested only in themself, a leader is interested in the group." - Russell H. Ewing

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Rumor: iPhone Battery Craps Out After 40 Minutes

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I don't like the iPhone. Neither does Dvorak when he tested it. Die iPhone!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Maroonie: New KPOP Duo

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Can't find more pics of them. Or their music. But they're 19.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Word Up: Rock The Bells 2007

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Wu-Tang Clan, Rage Against The Machine, Nas, Cypress Hill, the Roots, Public Enemy, Mos Def, Sage Francis, EPMD, Jedi Mind Tricks, Immortal Technique. Perhaps MF Doom, FELT, Hieroglyphics, Living Legends, Blackalicious, the Coup, Murs, Brother Ali, Cage, Mr. Lif, Grouch & Eligh, Hangar 18, Bluepring, Lucky I AM.

Saturday, 08/18/07 @ the Covey Cove Parking Lot in San Francisco, CA. Who's up for it?

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