Not quite genuine?

Yeah, my copies of Windows XP are all valid and original, but I don’t appreciate M$’s evil plot to manage my system any more than the next guy. This is amusing: Microsoft “Genuine Advantage” cracked in 24h Before pressing ‘Custom’ or ‘Express’ buttons paste this text to the address bar and press enter: javascript:void(window.g_sDisableWGACheck=’all’) It …

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Weekly Open Thread

This topic-less post is pinned to the top as an open invitation for visitors to comment on (almost) anything. This is also a great place to add comments for articles that are otherwise no longer open for commenting, or to add a link to your own blog. Ads will be mocked, then rendered impotent.

Pest Management Awards

Very appropriate headline… thanks, Chrenkoff! WASHINGTON, July 28, 2005 – For the fourth straight year, the Environmental Protection Agency has recognized the Defense Department as a leader in pest management strategies.

Separation of Church and State: Hand on the “Holy Scripture”?

There’s a recent stink in North Carolina between the ACLU and the courts. The ACLU wants the courts to accept alternate religious texts alongside the bible for witnesses to be sworn on. What strikes me as interesting is that the ACLU is supporting any religious texts in the courtroom. Aren’t the ACLU known for …

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The voice that can make a difference

For all the observations and writings on terrorism and Islamic fascism by “Western” reporters, bloggers, and concerned citizens, none carries the weight of someone who can speak from the personal experiences of a Muslim living in am Islamic nation. Sadly, when such voices try to speak out, they are too often shut down or killed …

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Proper use of the U.S. Flag (on websites)

Having served on active duty in capacities that brought me in direct contact with the “Flag Code” (Title 4, US Code, Chapter 1), I often make note of the ignorance displayed by people trying to be patriotic while in fact abusing the flag. I happen to be among the apparent minority of Americans who …

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The new face of the Iraqi Military

One commentor at Publius Pundit hit it right on the nose: “Sexually frustrated terrorists’ worst nightmare”. – Pounding a beat, pistol in hand, an Iraqi woman soldier is a novelty in Baghdad (Baghdad, Iraq-AP, July 23, 2005 6:05 PM) – Pounding her Baghdad beat, wrapped in a bulletproof vest and brandishing a pistol, …

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Site layouts, new domain, etc

As I mentioned awhile back, I now own another domain. I’ve been playing with an idea for a brighter, simpler layout, and could use some feedback. Have a look and tell me what you think?