July 16th, 2004

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Bobby Fischer has been found.

This guy is one of those moral questions in my life. In high school I was on the varsity chess team and regularly studied Bobby Fischer's matches. The guy was a genius at chess. But all other aspects of his life make me wonder if he was crazy or just an idiot savant. He was a recluse, an anti-semite, and an outlaw, and from hiding he praised the terrorists in the 9/11 attacks. It's one of those things where I love his chess games but hate the man.

It makes me think of the moral questions the world medical community had after world war two. The Germans and Japanese did horrable medical experiments that yealded a wealth of knowledge. After WWII the world medical community, disgusted by what had happened, had to decide if it was acceptable to use the information that was gainned such awful ways. In the end they did use the knowledge and it has possibly saved or helps millions of other lives since. Do the millions of live saved off set the lived lost in such horrid means? That is something philosphers still debated today.

As I look at my collection of chess books, including my much loved "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess," do I disregard these thing and dispose of them because of this person's many negative aspects? Or do I try to benifit from this persons one positive aspect?
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Dear soshesays,

I think you are spiffier than spiff, but it is really irritating when I see a post of yours and I type out a reply, just to submit it and get it saying the orignal post doesn't exist. Though not as irritating as knowing this is all part of your evil plan, and you are now laughing at me for falling for it.

Sincerely,
The Guy With The Comment With No Home
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Photo fun this weekend?

This weekend are the Robin Hood Day's in Sherewood. It's a free ren faire type event put on by the SCA.

Also, according to some on on damnportlanders is the Highland Games. (Cabers and Haggis. You can toss twice in one day!)

And I was thinking of, this weekend or next, going to the Japanese Gardens to take pictures. I've never been there, and I think it's about time.
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Do baby's cramp?

I was thinking of subdivide's baby moving, and how it will eventually be kicking.

I suspect the kicking is more like stretching, but it feels like a kick.

The idea of a baby stretching had me wondering, do baby's get cramps?

Imagine how that would suck, being in a cramped space, where you can't stretch, and a leg cramp set's in, or with your head pinned down in the fetal position, and you neck cramps under your chin.

I'm in pain just thinking about it.
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My complaints about Saudi Arabia have been heard! Well, not really. But the U.S. is stopping financial aid to the Saudi's.

Which has me wondering, if they have such a huge oil supply and seem to be richer than god, why were we giving them aid in the first place? Or was this a bribe to keep the oil prices low for the U.S., so after taxes (to pay the aid), we've been paying just as much as everyone else?