Why Computers Sometimes Crash! by Dr. Seuss.

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted
at a very last resort, and the access of the memory makes your floppy disk
abort, then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.
If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash, and the
icon puts your window in the trash, and your data is corrupted cause the
index doesn’t hash, then your situation’s hopeless and your system’s gonna
If the label on the cable on the table at your house, says the network is
connected to the button on your mouse, but your packets want to tunnel to
another protocol, that’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall.
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss, so your
icons in the window are as wavy as a souse; then you may as well reboot and
go out with a bang, ‘cuz sure as I’m a poet, the sucker’s gonna hang.
When the copy on your floppy’s getting sloppy in the disk, and the macro
code instructions is causing unnecessary risk, then you’ll have to flash the
memory and you’ll want to RAM your ROM, and then quickly turn off the
computer and be sure to tell your Mom!

Well, that certainly clears things up for me. How about you?
Thank you, Bill Gates, for bringing all this into our lives.An e-mail from a friend
Author: harold

Drug War Fails to Dent U.S. Supply

Who would ever thought about it, a drug eradication program not working and a politician lying to keep his job

I would not think anybody has every heard this before, however if you ever read anything Weirdharold has wrote you can believe.

From the Text:
Walters testified that “cocaine production in the Andes has declined by 29% since 2001, and Colombia’s opium crop was cut in half from 2003 to 2004.” He said the reason that price and availability had not been affected was the lag of six months to a year between the time when the coca plant was harvested and when its cocaine was available on American streets.

The reports call the administration’s assessment into question. Whereas cocaine production fell 11% in Colombia in 2004, it soared by 23% in Peru and 35% in Bolivia, according to the report by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. Overall, coca cultivation in the region increased 2%, the U.N. study said.

No kidding
Despite $5.4 billion spent since 2000, coca growth in the Andes is high and prices in America low. More money is on the table.

By Sonni Efron, Times Staff Writer
Author: harold

What do ‘Greatest Americans’ finalist choices say about us?

Thanks Max for sending me this

We as human like to pick personalities as being great. But we have to depend upon others opinion to tell us how great they are. If we remove the personality think only of the principles they lived by there will be two people come to mind.

For you most likely: Henry and Ruby

For me: J. W. and Mary D.

Author: harold

Prayer for Today

Native Prayer

O Great Spirit whose voice I hear in the winds,
and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me.
I come before You, one of Your many children.
I am small and weak. I need Your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the
red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things
You have made, my ears sharp to hear Your Voice.
Make me wise, so that I may know the things You have taught my
people, the lessons You have hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength not to be superior to my brother and sisters,
but to be able to fight my greatest enemy – myself. Make
me ever ready to come to You with clean hands and straight
eyes, so when life fades as a fading sunset my spirit may
come to You without shame.

Author: harold

Thought for Today

What is the problem with consumerism? It’s not in shopping, buying, having, owning, selling, enjoying. All these are ways of being attached to the world of objects–not a bad thing in itself. The problem is that in shopping, buying and possessing we never satisfied, and that feeling of emptiness after such an effort to possess indicates that for all our buying we never fully possess or fully own.

I suspect that the soul needs to have and to own, and these needs are perhaps the shadow of the spiritual self-denial. The monk’s vow of poverty may have nothing to do with this moralistic denial of pleasure.

What does it take to really own and possess? It means loving a thing so much that one can’t be parted from it, can’t stand to see it neglected and misused, can’t trust someone else will care for it sufficiently.

Our materialism is a sign that we don’t love the world nearly enough.

Thomas Moore

On the Monk who dwells in daily life
Author: harold

Weirdharold’s scattered thoughts on Edgar Ray Killen Trial

I have written much on this topic on this site

The thing that totally blows my mind is how we have taught our children about this dark time in our history. Aaron Brown & Hodding Carter were saying the same on TV last night. I know I am not very good with the pen, but everybody under the age of 55 looks at that blog and says, “What the hell”, including my 40 year old son.

I posted a blob on my neighborhood with some, “Mississippi Burning” included Last December

I now have a pix of Mr. Walton’s antebellum home for your viewing. The 3¢ was needed to maintain his life style.

I truly feel sad that I cannot express to my children what the Jim Crow days were like. The story that Uncle Maxie relayed was not of the best type. However the Jim Crows days were violent as we have seen on trial. Powerful people allowed thugs to carry out their fears and inadequacies out on defenseless people. This happened while parents watched their children impose their will upon defenseless children.

I have many memories of this time, one the most memorable was the first week in June 1959. I was on our class senior trip in New Orleans and then back up to Biloxi, MS. We were riding the bus around because we had taken the train from KY. All we students were piling onto the back seats of the bus as we had done in KY on the school bus. The black folks were standing in the aisles. We knew not why, then on one occasion the bus driver told our Principle these seats were for the Black folks we should not set there.

Another thought was that of the Southern people using the Bible to Prove the Black should be slaves My mother (very humble woman) said Ham (son of Noah, father of Canaan) was a dark skinned man thus God said (through Noah) it was okay for dark skinned people to be servants to lighter skinned folks.

When I came to mississippi in 1993 I was told the racial issue was like burning coals. Will they go out or will they burst into flames. Who knows.
Author: harold

After 1st Day, Killen Jury Is Deadlocked

The panel, which says it is split 6 to 6, will resume deliberating on whether the Mississippi man was behind three civil rights workers’ deaths in 1964.

The defense called its final witnesses Monday, including Philadelphia’s former mayor, who testified that he had seen Killen at a funeral home on the night of the killings. When asked about Killen’s membership in the Klan, Harlan Majure said: “I know some about the Ku Klux Klan that most people don’t know. They did a lot of good too. As far as I know, they’re a peaceful organization.”

Look what 41 years has brought forth. Jury deadlocked a 6×6

Does this story need anymore explaning?By Ellen Barry, L. A.Times Staff Writer
Author: harold

The rim champ is on’em again

I found an interesting political site run by a state employee using her state paid for email as the contact person. Her name is Tammy Stringham and her email address is tammy.stringham@state.or.us . The site is and it urges visitors to lobby their legislator to support three pending pieces of legislation. This is clearly political activism by a state employee using her state funded email address. Tammy has been totally nonresponsive when I asked about funding for her website.

I found this website on a poster behind the counter at my local pharmacy. If my state tax dollars are being used to rally other voters to lobby for specific state legislation then it should clearly be a violation of some law. Even though the site is a dot org site I strongly suspect that a lot of state money is going through this site.

I also noted that there are several drug war propaganda sessions about the “meth problem” featuring state law enforcement personnell advertised on this site. I know that it is propaganda because they have no speakers like myself who support serious drug policy reform speaking at these meetings. The meetings are disguised as “educational” – but the fact that it is so one sided clearly indicates propaganda. The reason no one like myself is ever invited is that we can and will subject their ludicrous claims to rigid scrutiny and it will not stand up.

Should taxpayer supported law enforcement people be advocating more legislation that affects their budgets? Isn’t this a violation of the law? I know that these guys won’t ever defend the current drug policy – much less their advocated legislation – in a public debate. I’ve challenged half of them already.

Could you forward this to the appropriate state official and advise me as to what is being done about this – or what is not being done about this outrageous conduct. I’m sick of having my tax dollars used to support persuasive [but unchallenged] propaganda for political positions that will NEVER be discussed in a public debate forum by those stealing my tax dollars.Posted by member via e-mail
Author: harold

Letter to the Editor

To the editor:
There is a poster behind the counter at my local pharmacy with this website: Take a look The pharmacist tells me that it will give me more information about the new state meth-related restrictions on legally available drugs. Instead I find a site run by an Oregon employee that contains a lot of drug war lies and propaganda and lobbies visitors to support pending legislative proposals that will cost taxpayers dearly and provide funding for a lot of police and prisons. Even our lapdog media admits that it won?t do anything about the meth supply. The drug war is a bottomless money pit for taxpayers and crime victims.
The fact is that half of the symptoms attributed to meth are actually due to sleep deprivation. Teenagers first encounter sleep deprivation on very late night study sessions with friends [parties?]. Many parents brew a late night pot of coffee to enable this self-abuse. This process continues in the workforce. Teens get an unmistakable message: self-abuse for work is good; self-abuse for fun or vanity is bad ? which is why so many teenagers become workaholic adults, using and abusing drugs to enable their addiction and sleep disorders are a major health/drug problem for adults. I can safely claim that moderate to severe caffeine dependency is way more than twice as prevalent among teenagers than for those related to all ?dangerous drugs?. Schools don?t even mention this problem. They are too busy lying about drugs ? like just about everyone with access to taxpayer monies.

JT Barrie
Philomath, OR

I couldn’t get any response from the owner of the site about who funds it or why it gets put in the Philomath pharmacy. It would be a good exercise for a real investigative journalist. Of course, if you weren’t outraged about the DEA stealing tax dollars to promote political positions then having the state steal tax dollars to promote legislation costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars – with no expected payout ever – should not be a concern. Oh, what a tangled web the media weaves when first the deceive, deceive and then deceive some more about drugs. Anyway lying is immoral and so is the use of tax dollars by government to lobby for more tax dollars.
Post by member via e-mail
Author: harold

Southern Baptists’ growth stalling

Convention a political power, but some fear evangelism neglected

I spoke about the Baptist once.Let me give a little history on this

12 years ago I had just moved to Tupelo, MS. The president of the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY was under heavy pressure to give in to conservatives in Dallas and take away intellectual freedom of the faculty. The President’s daughter-in-law lived in Tupelo and was our quasi landlord. Dr. Honeycutt (President) was thrown out and the conservatives got their way. I had the opportunity to meet this humble man once.

Please note from Mr. Weiss article:but a lot of the Roger Williams-type Baptists who liked religious liberty were pushed away,” Dr. Farnsley said. Williams founded the first Baptist church in America in 1639 and was a champion of “soul liberty,” the right of each individual to complete freedom of opinion about religion.

The above is Weirdharold’s opinion of religion. I believe as the more and more of religiously control pastors come out of the Seminary the more Baptist will become political activist and less a spiritual entity.

Weiss goes on to say: Southern Baptists, on the other hand, have built political power, she said.
“It may be that the market Southern Baptists have been developing in the last 20 years is not necessarily the market for souls but the market for votes,” she said.

This also appeared in Daily Journal
Author: harold