December 16th, 2003

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Planning for year 2004's social excursions.

Next year I should be going to India. That would be a two week trip, and I only have two weeks of vacation. So my social excursions will be limited to weekend voyages.

Two things that have been brought up, and people have expressed an interest in:

  • Beach Trip: My grandfather has beach front property on the Oregon Coast, and it was a tradition in college, to have a fun weekend there every spring break. I would like to continue this tradition. I'm thinking the weather should be good enough in April or May. Who want's to go?
  • Photo Safari: most of us have cameras, and most of those are of the digital variety. The idea if a camping trip where we all bring our cameras and see who can get the best wildlife photos. You can be the big powerful big game hunter, over flowing with machismo, but with a camera instead of a gun. If we go to the coastal range, it's dense forest and mountainy , but should be safe to have a camp fire. If we go to Eastern Oregon, where there a small clumps of forrest, with huge meadows, and rolling hills or plains, but would be fire restricted (if it's acceptable to the Forest Service, I could bring a firebowl). Also, an option in both cases is renting an old Forest Service look out (some of which do have working toilets). So, who feels like being a mighty "hunter"?

Any other ideas?
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Kirstin Lobato: Innocent and Unjustly Imprisoned in Nevada
Kirstin Lobato is a young woman who was the victim of an attempted rape and defended herself who has been framed and convicted of the unrelated mutilation murder of a different man, on a different side of town, in a different month.

The police used her testimony about when she defended herself against the rapist and intentionally misapplied it to the mutilation murder of a man she had never even met and whom the police could not establish she had any connection to.



Sign the petition, and get the word out!:
http://www.petitiononline.com/kbl1982/petition.html

Read the facts of her case and decide for yourself, and then feel free to forward this on to anyone you choose to.
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So, I'm sitting here watch the Victoria Secret Show on Fox, and so far the coolest thing are the angel wings, with their bio-mechanical feel. I wonder if they will be selling those. They would be fun to wear to Burning Man.
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My home from space in 2000. Weird. I tried to look to compare to the image on the Terra Server, and it's the exact same image. But this sight is easier to zoom in and out on, but *thpt* to Terra Server.
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They say bad weather gives very powerful pictures. All I got were a bunch of shitty pictures and very wet. Obviously more practice is needed. Luckily I'm in the right part of the world for rain. So either I will either get some cool pictures or pneumonia. Time will tell.
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stolen from maxmin:

The American Family Association has decided to try and "prove a point" by having a poll on their website for folks to talk about their opinion on gay marriage. They intend to present the results of this poll to the United States Congress in an attempt to instate a federal law against Gay Marriage.

It's obvious that they think that this poll will come out in their favour, and that the vast majority of people will vote to keep marriage for traditional couples only. However, this is LiveJournal, and we are FAR from traditional!
I ask you all to please visit http://www.afa.net/petitions/marriagepoll.asp and let your opinion be heard. It takes about 45 seconds, and it is SUCH an important topic. Whether you are gay or straight, conservative or liberal, your opinion matters, and you NEED to vote here.

While it's obvious that I am on the "pro gay marriage" side of the fence, I still want you to vote if you are against it. THe point here is to have a LEGITIMATE cross section of people voting in this poll. The only folks who were even made aware of it's existence were the people on the AMAs mailing list and the people who happened to wander across their website. They have absolutely every intention of presenting this poll in the form of a petition to congress against gay marriage. I wonder if they will still present it when the YAYs outweigh the NEIGHs?

PLEASE let your voice be heard.

PASS IT ON