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Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland

it is with heavy heart indeed that i pass on the news of the passing of gerhard kendall, as he has fallen in battle against the dread cancer.

Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland OP Rank 26

Highest Current Award: Lion of An Tir Current/Last Known Branch: Lions Gate

Pernicious Lily Unknown Award . . . → Read More: Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland

goodbye my friend…

Let it be known throughout the Known World, that on this day, Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland, Lion of An Tir, Knight of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Master of the Order of the Laurel, Baron of the Court of the West, Holder of the Grey Goose Shaft, Holder of the Hasta Leonis, Holder of the . . . → Read More: goodbye my friend…

Neighborhood Hazard (or: Why the Cops Won’t Patrol Brice Street)

i’ve got a 250 ninja with half a million miles on it. i thought wierd stuff only happened to me.

apparently not :

I never dreamed slowly cruising through a residential neighborhood could be so incredibly dangerous!

Studies have shown that motorcycling requires more decisions per second, and more sheer data processing than nearly any . . . → Read More: Neighborhood Hazard (or: Why the Cops Won’t Patrol Brice Street)

It’s not the bullet with your name on it..

Dear Santa,

It is coming upon that special time of year again. Yes, you know the one. Christmas. There. I said it.

I saw the mail bags. I know what’s happening. Requests are flooding in. The toy shop is working overtime, the elves are on Ritalin, Mrs. Claus took one look [and whiff] of you . . . → Read More: It’s not the bullet with your name on it..

Iraq Bids Ban Fuels U.S.-Europe Rift

U.S. Ban on Firms in Nations Against Iraq War From Reconstruction Bids Fuels Diplomatic Rift Across Europe, response was swift and angry Wednesday to the U.S. order barring firms based in important allied countries opponents of the Iraq war from bidding on Iraqi reconstruction projects.

The article then summarizes reaction from the French, the Germans . . . → Read More: Iraq Bids Ban Fuels U.S.-Europe Rift

Theraflu ftw

ugh. i spent 6 weeks fighting off the killer flu, and then i caught it anyway. :/ so i’ve had it for two weeks now, and i’m sick of theraflu, i’m sick of chicken soup, and i’m going absolutely cabin crazy.

if i look at another line of source code i’m going to go nuts.

. . . → Read More: Theraflu ftw

pornography experts:

is it wrong of me to be amused by the fact that I saw Hillary Rodham Clinton’s “Living History” on the shelf right next to Traci Lords’ “Underneath it all?” hehahhaha — end of line —

Pacifism and Personal Responsibility:

well said.

This is something I’ve been thinking on for years, off and on, and re-examining on occassion since getting into an epic “gun control” discussion with a friend of mine in Radio Free a number of months ago. I just never have really formalized it in my writings, even though it’s been formalized in . . . → Read More: Pacifism and Personal Responsibility:

American Values

someone said once that we could fight a 10 front war if necessary, but that 8 would be nuclear…

i think that number is way too small. take the total number of countries in the world, and subtract one. that is how many fronts we are prepared to fight on, if necessary.

the threat . . . → Read More: American Values