Does anyone know of a good free storage place that I can put a mp3 file and then share the link for people to download from here? Yeah, I realize that I'm stingy or cheap. Yahoo used to do it, but now you have to be a paying member to 'share' your files. The file is only 2.1 megs and everywhere I've seen only supports 1 meg max transfer which sucks. Just leave a comment below if you know of a good place. Thanks and have a great weekend!
As read from my couch...
Wow! This is my perfect world. Paul Sperry lays it down for everyone to see. Well worth the read folks, especially if you are as pissed as I am at this whole Hollywood culture thingie.
The truth is that America has behaved with enormous restraint since September 11. AMERICA could have turned a large chunk of the world into a parking lot. That it didn't is a sign of strength. When the news of 9/11 broke on the West Bank, those freedom-loving Palestinians were dancing in the street. America watched all of that - and didn't push the button. We should thank the stars that America is the most powerful nation in the world. I still find it incredible that 9/11 did not provoke all-out war. Not a "war on terrorism". A real war. The fundamentalist dudes are talking about "opening the gates of hell", if America attacks Iraq. Well, America could have opened the gates of hell like you wouldn't believe.
Those are excerpts from an article written by Tony Parsons for the UK Mirror. Wait... UK?? As in United Kingdom? I'm sure the press hates this since they are trying to show how much Europe hates us, there are a lot more people who think like Tony than the press gives credit for. This link goes to Dawson Speaks
Burt Reynolds and Mary Tyler Moore are making a TNT movie in our little GA town. There is so much that goes into making a movie. They have literally repainted the town buildings and signs. There are parking lots full of trailers and support equipment. In the 7 years I've lived in this town, I've seen them make 5 movies. No big blockbusters, but a few HBO movies, etc... I was reading one time in the paper that once you get a movie crew in your town and if they are able to make the movie easily, then any time they need a country town, your town gets on the list. I guess thats the way the whole industry works even with the small time actors. Burt Reynolds used to live about 15 min from here on this humongous ranch. I'm told that he has moved now, but I still consider it his when I go by. The movie My Cousin Vinny was filmed about 20 min away from here almost exclusively filmed at that. I love that movie... of course back then I had a Marisa Tomei thing going... :-P~ Anyway... thats what's going on in my neck of the woods. If I see Burt or Mary... I'll tell em hi for you.
"The conduct of the Iraqi regime is a threat to the authority of the United Nations, and a threat to peace. Iraq has answered a decade of U.N. demands with a decade of defiance. All the world now faces a test and the United Nations a difficult and defining moment. Are Security Council resolutions to be honored and enforced or cast aside without consequence? Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding or will it be irrelevant?"
To me this was one of the best speeches that could have been given to the U.N. body. One where Bush stands tough and tells the U.N. to put up or shut up. One that slaps the U.N. for not following its resolutions and basically allowing Iraq to just do as it wishes. Here's the full text:Text of Bush Speech to U.N.
The best Tribute montage
I must say that I've seen enough montages to last a lifetime, but the one yesterday that dodd linked to beat anything a network could put up. I've gotta get dodd linked fast cause theres some great stuff over there. I'm sure everyone has seen it now since he/she (I dont know for sure) is a hellova lot popular than little o' me. Click on the flag that says now a moment of silence. Get out your tissues though.
There will be no candle light vigils for these guys. No all day specials. No special calls of 'Hero'. No sappy song montages. Why? Because these are the fighting men and women who have given their life doing the job that needs finishing. You can see a list of the 9/11 people anywhere, but I really had to dig to find these Heros. The pile of garbage I had to dig through was all kinds of articles on 'civilian casualties in Afghanistan'. I found only one site, abcnews.com that had it. The link is below. To all the forgotten servicemembers of our Armed Forces, "Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice".
Casualties of ‘Enduring Freedom’
• Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher James Speer, 28, of Albuquerque, N.M.
Speer was one of five U.S. soldiers injured in a July 27 ambush while hunting for al Qaeda and Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan. He was moved shortly after to a hospital in Germany, where he died Aug. 12. Speer was based at U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C.
• Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sean M. Corlew, 37, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.
A member of the Air Force's 16th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Corlew was one of three troops killed June 12 when their Air Force MC130-H crashed near an airstrip in the Gardez region of Afghanistan.
• Air Force Staff Sgt. Anissa A. Shero, 31, of Grafton, W.Va.
Shero, of the Air Force's 16th Special Operations Wing, was killed June 12 when an Air Force MC130-H crashed near an airstrip in the Gardez region of Afghanistan.
• Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter P. Tycz II, 32, of Tonawanda, N.Y.
Tycz, assigned to the Army's 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C., was killed in the June 12 crash of an Air Force MC130-H near an airstrip in the Gardez region of Afghanistan.
• Sgt. Gene Arden Vance Jr., 38, of West Virginia
(Courtesy of WBOY)
Gene Arden Vance, a U.S. Special Forces sergeant, was fatally wounded when his unit came under heavy fire while on patrol in eastern Afghanistan on May 19, and died while waiting to be evacuated. The 38-year-old soldier from Morgantown, W. Va., was recently married and had canceled his honeymoon plans when he was called up to serve in Afghanistan with the 19th Special Forces Unit. He is survived by his wife Lisa and a daughter.
• Staff Sgt. Brian Craig, 27, of Texas
Craig was one of four soldiers killed April 15 in an explosion in Afghanistan. Craig and the other victims were killed when old Chinese-made rockets they were attempting to dismantle exploded. Craig was a member of the 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in San Diego.
• Staff Sgt. Justin Galewski, 28, of Kansas
Galewski was killed in Afghanistan April 15 when rockets he was attempting to dismantle exploded. He was a member of the 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in San Diego.
• Sgt. Jamie Maugans, 27, of Kansas
Maugans was killed April 15 in Afghanistan when rockets he was attempting to dismantle exploded. He was a member of the 710th Explosive Ordnance Detachment based in San Diego.
• Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Romero, 30, of Colorado
Romero, of the Colorado Army National Guard, was killed April 15 in Afghanistan when rockets he was attempting to dismantle exploded. He was a member of the 19th Special Forces Group based in Pueblo, Colo. He is survived by his wife and parents.
• Chief Petty Officer Matthew J. Bourgeois, 35, of Talahassee, Fla. (AP Photo)
Bourgeois, a Navy SEAL, was killed after stepping on and setting off a land mine March 28 during a training mission near the U.S. base at Kandahar airport in Afghanistan, officials said. Another serviceman suffered a non-life-threatening wound.
• Sgt. Bradley S. Crose, 27, of Orange Park, Fla.
Crose, a member of the 1st Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., was one of six U.S. troops killed March 4 after their helicopter came under intense fire near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. Crose was a tae kwon do master who competed on a national level.
• Sgt. Philip J. Svitak, 31, of Joplin, Mo.
Svitak, a flight engineer assigned to 2nd Battalion of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment in Fort Campbell, Ky., was one of six U.S. troops killed March 4 after their helicopter came under intense fire near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. His mother recalled him saying, "If they send me over there and anything happens to me, I'm proud to die for my country." Svitak left behind a wife and two sons, ages 2 and 4.
• Spc. Marc A. Anderson, 30, of Brandon, Fla.
Anderson, a member of the 1st Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., was one of six U.S. troops killed March 4 after their helicopter came under intense fire near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. Anderson left behind a wife and three sons.
• Pfc. Matthew A. Commons, 20, of Boulder City, Nev.
Commons, a member of the 1st Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., was one of six U.S. troops killed March 4 after their helicopter came under intense fire near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. His father and grandfather were U.S. Marines.
• Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman, 36, of Waco, Texas.
Chapman was one of six U.S. troops killed March 4 after their helicopter came under intense fire near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. Chapman, who received two Air Force commendation medals, left behind a wife and two daughters.
• Senior Airman Jason D. Cunningham, 26, of Camarillo, Calif.
Cunningham, a pararescueman and combat medic with the 38th Rescue Squadron, stationed at Moody Air Force Base near Valdosta, Ga., was one of six U.S. troops killed March 4 after their helicopter came under intense fire near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. He left behind a wife and two daughters, ages 2 and 4.
• Petty Officer 1st Class Neil C. Roberts, 32, of Woodland, Calif.
Roberts was killed March 4 after falling from his helicopter during fighting near the Afghan town of Gardez, southeast of Kabul. One of 12 children, he also left behind a wife and an 18-month-old son.
• Chief Warrant Officer Stanley L. Harriman, 34, of Wade, N.C.
Harriman was killed March 2 in a ground attack shortly after American forces, joined by Afghan and other allied troops, began an offensive against al Qaeda fighters near the town of Gardez. The father of two children, Harriman was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C.
• One of two crew members aboard a U.S. Navy F-14 fighter jet was killed March 2 when the jet crashed in the Mediterranean Sea as it took off from the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy. The soldier's name was not immediately released.
• Staff Sgt. Walter F. Cohee III, 26, of Wicomico, Md.
Cohee joined the Marine Corps Aug. 3, 1993, and was a communications navigations systems technician. Cohee died Jan. 20 aboard a CH-53E helicopter that crashed south of Kabul, Afghanistan.
• Sgt. Dwight J. Morgan, 24, of Mendocino, Calif.
Morgan joined the Marine Corps August 15, 1998 and was a helicopter mechanic. Morgan died Jan. 20 aboard a CH-53E helicopter that crashed south of Kabul, Afghanistan.
• Capt. Matthew W. Bancroft, 29, of Shasta, Calif.
The command pilot of the KC-130 plane that crashed in Pakistan on Jan. 9, Bancroft had been a Marine since 1994. His parents said he was seven years old when he decided he wanted to be a pilot.
• Capt. Daniel G. McCollum, 29, of Richland, S.C.
McCollum joined the Marines in 1993 and was the co-pilot of the KC-130 that crashed on Jan. 9.
• Gunnery Sgt. Stephen L. Bryson, 35, of Montgomery, Ala.
Bryson had just called his mother on Jan. 8, his birthday, to tell his mother he was thinking about her — one day before he was killed along with six other Marines when their KC-130 crashed. He joined the Marines straight out of high school in 1983.
• Staff Sgt. Scott N. Germosen, 37, of Queens, N.Y.
A 19-year-veteran of the Marines, Germosen was the loadmaster on the KC-130 that crashed Jan. 9 in Pakistan.
• Sgt. Nathan P. Hayes, 21, of Lincoln, Wash.
In his hometown of Wilbur, Wash., Hayes was remembered as a football player who worked harder than many of the others on his high school team, even if he did not have as much talent as some athletes. He joined the Marines in 1999 and was the flight mechanic on the KC-130 that crashed Jan. 9 in Pakistan.
• Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Bertrand, 23, of Coos Bay, Ore.
Bertrand could have been home a month ago, but volunteered for another tour of duty as flight navigator. He recently wrote his parents that he had saved enough money to buy an electric guitar. He was among the seven who died on the KC-130 that crashed on Jan. 9 in Pakistan.
• Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters, 25, of Du Page, Ill.
A radio operator who joined the Marines in 1997, she was the first U.S. servicewoman to die since the U.S.-led Afghan bombing began in early October. She was on the KC-130 that crashed on Jan. 9. Her high school track coach remembered her as someone who gave everything she had, even if she was in physical pain, for her team.
• Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, 31, of San Antonio, Texas
Chapman was killed Jan. 4 by hostile, small arms fire in eastern Afghanistan, near the city of Khost. Chapman, a special forces soldier who has spent more than 12 years in the military, was the first U.S. combatant killed by enemy fire.
• Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Petithory, 32, of Cheshire, Mass.
One of three special forces soldiers killed Dec. 5 when a U.S. bomb missed its Taliban target north of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. He was a member of the Army's 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky. His brother described him as a practical joker who had always wanted to join the Army.
• Staff Sgt. Brian Cody Prosser, 28, of Fraizer Park, Calif.
Prosser died with Petithory and a third soldier on Dec. 5 when a U.S. bomb missed its Taliban target north of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. They were all members of the Army's 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.
• Master Sgt. Jefferson Donald Davis, 39, of Watauga, Tenn.
Davis was killed with Prosser and Petithory on Dec. 5 when a U.S. bomb missed its Taliban target north of Kandahar in Afghanistan. He was a Green Beret and former high school athlete who leaves behind a wife and three children in Clarksville, Ky.
• Navy Fireman Apprentice Michael J. Jakes Jr., 20, of New York City
Jakes died Dec. 4 of head injuries sustained in a fall from his bunk on the carrier USS Kitty Hawk in the Arabian Sea.
• Pvt. Giovanny Maria, 19, of Camden, N.J.
Maria, a 10th Mountain Division soldier, died on Nov. 29 in Uzbekistan from a gunshot wound unrelated to enemy action, according to U.S. officials. The death is currently under investigation.
• CIA officer Johnny "Mike" Spann, 32, of Winfield, Ala.
Spann, a former Marine from a small town of 4,500, was questioning Taliban prisoners in a compound near the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif when they erupted in riot. He was killed on Nov. 25, on the first day of the three-day riot, making him the first American to be killed in combat in Afghanistan. U.S. officials say he died of a gunshot wound and was not tortured.
• Petty Officer 1st Class Vincent Parker of Preston, Miss.
Parker, 38, was lost at sea Nov. 18 when the suspicious vessel his security team had boarded sank. Parker joined the Navy after graduating from high school, and was supposed to be on his last tour of duty before his retirement from the military. He had been serving aboard the USS Peterson.
• Petty Officer 3rd Class Benjamin Johnson of Rochester, N.Y.
Johnson drowned Nov. 18 when a suspicious vessel his security team boarded in the Persian Gulf sank. The 21-year-old had been serving aboard the USS Peterson.
• Machinist's Mate Fireman Apprentice Bryant L. Davis, 20, of Chicago
Fell overboard into the Arabian Sea from the USS Kitty Hawk on Nov. 7, and declared dead by the Defense Department on Nov. 10.
• Pvt. 1st Class Kristofor T. Stonesifer, 28, of Missoula, Mont.
Stonesifer grew up in Pennsylvania and went on to attend the ROTC program at the University of Montana. An instructor there recalls that Stonesifer left the program early with a desire to become one of the best soldiers in the U.S. Army. He died Oct. 19 when his Black Hawk helicopter crashed upon attempting to land in Pakistan.
• Spc. Jonn J. Edmunds, 20, of Cheyenne, Wyo.
Edmunds, who died Oct. 19 with Stonesifer in the helicopter accident in Pakistan, was planning to make a career out of the military, according to friends and family. "He was just a happy-go-lucky guy," said John Steichen, the father of a close friend of Edmunds. Steichen told The Associated Press that Edmunds wanted to be a Ranger and "wanted to be where the action was."
• Air Force Master Sgt. Evander Andrews, 36, of Solon, Maine
He died Oct. 10 in a forklift accident while he was helping construct an airstrip in Qatar. Friends and colleagues described Andrews as an ace mechanic and cook. His widow, Judy Andrews, said her husband was devoted to his family and the Air Force.
Enough already. The networks are salivating. CNN/Fox/MSNBC will all have reporters in every large city so they can get the 'scoop' and lions share of coverage in case something happens. I'm sure all the government counselors have been booked and rebooked. Kleenex has probably stepped up it's production. Every representative of government from President down to your town fathers are licking their chops and trying to find a friendly camera that they can shed their tears of pain. Radio stations have already began the countdown to 9/11. Police and Firefighters will be out asking for donations, afterall, they are just like the NYFD/PD so they should be noticed too! And, of course Ms. Beemer will be out promoting her story once again, afterall she DOES have a book out you know! You know what??? To me, all the things above are what allowed 9/11 to happen. It's sad that we havnt learned to get tougher, instead we want to show the world how hurt we are. Owwww poor us. Maybe, just maybe, if we would toughen up and get the news anchors out of our face and go to work to correct the problems that these 'feelings' people have caused, we could have a 9/11 day. Maybe if we just let the people who lost loved ones just grieve and hold their own little rememberances, then it wouldnt cheapen the day. These people lost someone they loved and everyone wants to not only make money off them, but jump in on their grieving. Hello people, these people wish they could have switched places with all of us who didnt lose anyone. I realize that I may sound harsh and thoughtless, but that's not the case. Actually I believe that increased vigilance of everyone's neighbor and stepping up to the plate when your turn at bat comes, are the only ways we can enjoy our country once again without fear. If we dont start respecting these peoples privacy and act like we're grieving for all these people we dont know, who knows what's next. I've got a clue though.... Welcome to the Pepsi/Tostitos/(insert name).com 9/11 grieving holiday, While you grieve we would appreciate it if you support our advertizers and remember that they will donate .1% of their profits today for counseling of children in Afghanistan.
Addition to the article below
I was watching The Screensavers on Techtv last night when they revealed this bug. I'm sure it's old news, but someone could literally delete your whole drive (except hidden files) just by putting a link up on a site. So I started thinking.... if there was a way I could do this and put up an militant Islam website then put a link that says something like "click to see me torturing Americans" or something good like that and then erase their hard drives..... ahhhhhh the satisfaction. But truthfully... its upsetting that 'Windoze' didnt catch it earlier, but then again, I wonder if they didnt plan on using it later. You know... if you have an unregistered copy of windows please click here to get the update or something like that then deleting all of windows. Check into it.... it's really nasty.
From Gibson Research Corp Attention Windows XP Users
A little-known but critical vulnerability exists in Windows XP.
It has recently been repaired in Service Pack 1.
This vulnerability allows the files contained in any specified directory on your system to be deleted if you click on a specially formed URL. This URL could appear anywhere: sent in malicious eMail, in a chat room, in a newsgroup posting, on a malicious web page, or even executed when your computer merely visits a malicious web page. It is likely to be widely exploited soon.
This vulnerability is so dangerous that it would be irresponsible for me to say more. Microsoft has known of this problem for months and has, inexplicably, done nothing before now. Although XP's Service Pack 1 is not small (approx 30 MB for express installation or 140 MB for the network install), and even though a much quicker and easier solution to this problem exists, the only thing I can safely recommend (without revealing too much) is to urge all XP users to somehow obtain and install Service Pack 1 immediately. (If you have a slow Internet connection, perhaps a friend can download the executable Service Pack file and burn it onto a CD for you?)
This problem does not affect any systems other than Windows XP. If you have any friends or co-workers running Windows XP, please urge them to update their systems' too. Once the details of this vulnerability have leaked through other channels I will provide additional information.
English has never been my strong suit
As I continue to blog, I realize how much I didnt learn the English language. I find myself looking up words constantly in the dictionary (when I'm not too lazy to do so). Sometimes, I think that monkeys have better writing skills. I often write super long run on sentenances that contain many misspelled words... often containing dots when I dont know if there should be a period or colon or maybe a semi-colon, or yet a comma....know what I mean? Sometimes I get discouraged, wondering how I can make another 70 years with my poor writing skills. See, I fix things. I'm not an engineering type though. I'm a rigger. Maybe a McGyver of sort. What I fix never looks pretty, but often works damn good(at least for a while anyway). I love working with my hands, except when it comes to typing up a big spleel on the blog, then I feel like an idiot. So, I apologize for bumbling the written English language.
Pris is back!
After a month of topsy turvyness, Pristine's ledge is back! Her account of the last month has me looking for a bottle of prozac. Beautifully written of course. I'm sorry on your loss. Maybe you will be able to find comfort in writing about it. I know how theurapeutic blogging can be. Welcome back.
Pristine's Ledge: ONE year down and millions more ahead!
I'll never donate blood
Ever notice how many blood drives the red cross has just over the course of a year? I read this article over the weekend and am still fuming over it. What these greedy bloodsucking (literally) bastards did was export our country's blood to the tune of over $90 billion dollars to other countries. I havnt done a ton of research because I'm too lazy, but I'm willing to bet that the Red Cross has made a ton of money every year off selling our blood. What a con they've run on us. Talk up this big blood shortage and then having them even waste blood that people have had drawn out of the goodness of their hearts. If you didnt need the freaking blood, then just close your blood collection places damnit!
PalmBeachPost.com:Sept. 11 donors blood trade's lifeline
I've been getting a few google hits lately
Heres some of the different kinds of google hits I've been receiving lately:
Colin Powell's resignation
right place right time with a camera girls
liberals caused 9/11
cutest little girls
FIRST NAVY JACK pics
hell with left or right what will protect white race
navy san diego flag tread on me
everywhere we wanna go people wanna know navy version
Maybe its just me, but what kind of site am I running anyway?????!!!!?????
Well welcome everyone, except the guy looking for cutest little girls, you're not welcome here dude.