MacBlaze’s Weekly Tweets for 2011-08-28

  • RT @davidakin: Layton's family asks, in lieu of flowers, consider contribution to newly created Broadbent Institute http://t.co/9pVW8Zi #
  • Lunch was beer and a salad: beer=$5, tenderloin salad=$21. I think I'm off salad for the nonce… #
  • “@HolesOnline: It was a nice surprise to find scented tea roses on our desks thanks to our not-so-secret rose grower! http://t.co/w6yMKL9” #
  • Haircut day. 2 & half years gone with just one snip. #shortshorthair #
  • @ctvedmonton: Find out how you can take part in a record breaking picnic to celebrate St. Albert's 150th Anni http://t.co/iSdO43Z #yeg #
  • RT @lavermeer: Ooh! New Florence + the Machine. Long but I like it! #music #
  • Absolutely! RT @JRMarlow: Hey BC, we'll pay off your $1.6B bill in exchange for the Okanagan. Let's do this. – Signed, Alberta #
  • Piled higher & deepers? @lavermeer: If your institution bites off more than it can chew, what comes out the other end? #academia #cliches #
  • A lovely evening for a glass of Sauvignon #yeg http://t.co/ESNKYR9 #
  • RT @lavermeer: My review, and reviews by others, too, of KALILA by Rosemary Nixon: http://t.co/Zmyv5ep #

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MacBlaze’s Weekly Tweets for 2011-08-21

  • Cell phone censorship: BART cuts lines to avoid a disruptive protest http://t.co/UG8Gsy6 Sigh. #
  • #rcaf nuff said… #
  • Isn't there something you can take for that? @wilw: CANADA! GUESS WHAT! I AM IN YOU! THAT'S WHAT. #
  • I believe in the power of green! @PWKidsBookshelf: And a Frog Shall Lead Them: The legacy of Jim Henson http://t.co/Q8ALxRz #
  • RT @lavermeer Sweet YA perfect weekend reading, especially if you have a beach nearby. WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE by Sarah Dessen #FridayReads #
  • RT @quillandquire: And some sad news, if you missed it: Freehand Books suspends acquisitions citing "disappointing" year http://t.co/U1GwGe8 #

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Cell Phone censors

If you don’t want to join them, beat them! Turn off their phone and they are helpless… 🙂

The Bay Area Rapid Transit District, (BART) which carries close to 350,000 commuters each day, pulled the plug on mobile phone base stations operating in some of its San Francisco stations last Thursday in an attempt to disrupt a planned protest. The outage lasted about three hours.
The move sparked outrage by civil libertarians who said that BART’s actions amounted to an infringement of free speech, and — because 911 mobile services were also cut — a threat to public safety.

www.cio.com/article/688027/FCC_Looking_Into_BART_Mobile_Phone_Shutdown
www.computerworld.com/s/article/9219158/SF_Bay_Area_transit_police_cut_mobile_service_to_thwart_protest

Tax the Rich!

Nice to see that at least one ultra-rich person recognizes that fair is fair…

Last year my federal tax bill — the income tax I paid, as well as payroll taxes paid by me and on my behalf — was $6,938,744. That sounds like a lot of money. But what I paid was only 17.4 percent of my taxable income — and that’s actually a lower percentage than was paid by any of the other 20 people in our office. Their tax burdens ranged from 33 percent to 41 percent and averaged 36 percent…

If you make money with money, as some of my super-rich friends do, your percentage may be a bit lower than mine. But if you earn money from a job, your percentage will surely exceed mine — most likely by a lot.

—Warren Buffet

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/opinion/stop-coddling-the-super-rich.html
whatever.scalzi.com/2011/08/15/the-only-time-the-conservative-politicians-ignore-warren-buffett/

Bookshelf Porn

Its’ a website!:bookshelfporn.com

MacBlaze’s Weekly Tweets for 2011-08-14

  • 🙂 RT @ctvedmonton: Troops from 408 helicopter squadron return home: http://t.co/vO8Ml8I #yeg #
  • RT @i_Ren: How about a #zumbacure Zumbathon in a massive beautiful space like the @EnjoyCentre? How about Oct 16th? Okay DONE! #breastcancer #
  • Good idea. Bad reason. @ctvedmonton: Tory leadership candidate Doug Horner wants to scrap Grade 3 provincial exams http://t.co/QPHHo5y #yeg #
  • @pjmartin I wish I was you right now 🙂 Enjoy the pint! #
  • RT @lavermeer: Really enjoying how cheerful and friendly the bus drivers are. A smile and a greeting just make my day. Thanks! #yeg #transit #
  • RT @pulmyears: The USA should invade the USA & win the hearts & minds of the population by building roads, bridges & putting locals to work. #
  • Late with an excuse is still late. #
  • From now on I am only going to work when no one else is there and I have specific, accomplishable goals. #gettingitdone #
  • Yum @prairiebistro: Dinner soup: Carrot and clove purée w grilled zucchini #yegfood http://t.co/acCVv5W #

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Cairn

My mother had sent me a picture of the cairn at Trenton for the All Weather Fighters memorial but I had forgotten about it. A recent keyword search for “rcaf ewu” sent someone to my site and I went poking around again…

The AWF Memorial Cairn was dedicated at the RCAF Memorial Museum, 8 Wing, Trenton on 14 September 2002 at 1400 hours
http://www.allwxfighters.ca/awf_cairn.htm

Scroll down: you’ll see F/L J.G. Keith EWU
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