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Signs you might be turning into a zebra

In case you are ever bitten by a zebra and you are worried you might be turning into a zebra (which happens more often than you might think), here are the top ten signs you might be turning into a zebra:

10. You everything in your wardrobe must be stripped.
9. Black and white are your two favorite colors.
8. You think hiding in front of a picket fence is a good idea.
7. When you see a nice lawn you think “Hm-mm, lunchtime!”.
6. Cats make you nervous.
5. You start to sleep standing up.
4. Hanging out in the sun all day with a bunch of friends eating leafy greens sounds like a great way to spend the day.
3. You begin to wonder why horses get all the attention
2. You count by stomping your foot.
1. You hang out with older slower friends just in case a lion is around.

It’s so easy not to try

(Ā©Glenn Yarbrough 1980)

It’s so easy not to try,
Let the world go drifting by.
If you never say hello,
You won’t have to say goodbye.

It’s so easy not to try,
Never stay around to cry,
Move along when troubles come,
Like a mindless butterfly.

For what good is it to love
When the loving always ends?
Travel on the road that’s straight,
Not the one with hills and bends.

It’s so easy not to try,
Let the world go drifting by.
If you never say hello,
You won’t have to say goodbye.

Doomsayer for Doomsayers Strategy

I have been thinking lately of a career change. I might have found something: Doomsayer for Doomsayers. At first I thought about just being a doomsayer. (Yes, yes, I know the ‘mainstream’ calls them scientists or concerned citizens, but we all know the billionaire scientists run everything.) As I was saying, at first I thought about just being a doomsayer, but then I found out most of those jobs go to the scientist. To be a scientist you have to have credentials, work more than 40 hours a week, publish papers, beg for grants, study every day and actually pay attention to what you are talking about. While the pay was ok, it is not what I would call easy money.
Then, I found out about Doomsayer for Doomsayers (don’t call them deniers, they don’t like that for some reason). While sometimes you have to be a scientist, you don’t always have to be a scientist in the field. I have programmed for a few years, so maybe I could call myself a computer scientist and just drop the computer part. You don’t really have to work that hard. Research in the area is not required at all. In fact all you really have to do is just fly around to TV shows, radio, US and state legislators and says things like ‘the science is not all there’, ‘it is part of the natural process’, or whatever the script says this week. The best part of all is they are all well funded: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20122975/site/newsweek/
Of course, the only downside right now is the market is flooded with other slackers like me looking for that paycheck. So I figure the best thing is to create a new niche market. The market: fighting forest fires. Think about it, every fire I have ever seen burns itself out sooner or later. (See did research already.) Forest fires are a part of the natural process that has been going on for millions (or thousand depending on my audience) of years. The science is not all in yet, after all if all those fires had not been put out, we don’t know what would have happened. Until we stop putting out forest fires, we won’t really know. Plus, there might be some benefits: 1. easy access to all sorts of formally beautiful locations, 2. every burned down house is a chance to get a new home, 3. potential landfill locations and many more. We just need the time for all the science to get in.
All I need now is a well funded industry to back me. Oh, and if you are thinking of stealing my idea, too late, I patent it.

Serenity Fan Quiz

Your results:
You are Malcolm Reynolds (Captain)

Malcolm Reynolds (Captain)
Wash (Ship Pilot)
Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command)
Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic)
Derrial Book (Shepherd)
Jayne Cobb (Mercenary)
Dr. Simon Tam (Ship Medic)
River (Stowaway)
Inara Serra (Companion)
A Reaver (Cannibal)
Honest and a defender of the innocent.
You sometimes make mistakes in judgment
but you are generally good and
would protect your crew from harm.

Click here to take the Serenity Personality Quiz

Serenity Screening in Atlanta!

When: Sunday, September 30, 5:30 PM

Event fee: USD15.00 per person

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: Support Joss’ favorite charity Equality Now! Purchase tickets online on our website. RSVPing here does not mean you have a ticket, as you must purchase one. Doors open at 5:30 for a prize drawing and mingling, film starts promptly at 7!

Tickets are $12 each online*, $15 at the door.

*online sales will end on September 29 at midnight EST.

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MIT for free? Wikiversity also free

Just read that you could ‘attend’ MIT courses on the web for free here . I knew Wikiversity was adding courses, but it is odd that MIT is doing it as well. Of course, you don’t get credit for either, so maybe that is why MIT is doing it. Plus you can not use any course materials for profit, so no one can ‘steal’ MIT courses now. Maybe that is a smart thing, publish your courses with a license that prevents profit, then you can sue anyone who’s courses are too similar and you prevent any similar courses from being published, since you published first.

Health care

Congress wants to offer free health care to millions of uninsured children. Who could be against that? But President Bush is afraid insuring kids is a slippery slope — opening the door to affordable health care for everyone. How terrible.

Many Republican senators are ignoring Bush in favor of insuring kids. But we still don’t have enough votes to override Bush’s veto threat — and the Senate vote is just days away.

I signed a petition urging Congress to vote for the biggest health care expansion in over 40 years. Can you join me at the link below?