Monday, July 25, 2005

What comes around

At least SOME of the states are reacting positively to the recent supreme court decision on eminent domain.

Capo Blair

I just don't understand how this is not murder: "when plainclothes police chased him into a subway car, pinned him to the ground and shot him in the head and torso."
There is no mention of him fighting back, or disobeying a lawful order. Just another execution, by a bunch of thugs.

Monday, July 18, 2005


I got the goodies from SunRocket today, SWEET!
VoIP adapter + 2 uniden cordless phones.
Worked the first time plugged in.
$20 / month
Unlimited long distance, all the cool features.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

The best of times, the worst of times

When I started this blog, I meant to focus on technology, hardware & software hacking, alternative energy & a little humour. But there is just some strange stuff afoot in this country, and I must draw your attention to it.
Disney IS requiring EVERY person entering their parks to have their finger tip scanned. I get a feeling in the pit of my stomach, like I just went over a steep hill in my car, really fast...

Sunday, July 03, 2005

And so it begins

City forces out 2 downtown businesses. Action follows high court ruling on eminent domain.

You might want to think about this: At the core of this decision is that it is OK to take land from one party & give it to another, just to increase property tax revenue. Churches pay NO property taxes. They also own some pretty desirable land...

Goodbye Sandra, thanks for writing in your dissent: "Any property may now be taken for the benefit of another private party, but the fallout from this decision will not be random," O'Connor wrote. "The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms." and "nearly any lawful use of real private property can be said to generate some incidental benefit to the public." If the Fifth Amendment requires only that a taking provide some such benefit, she wrote, "the words 'for public use' do not realistically exclude any takings."