Soni asked me for my address all by herself. She said she was going to send it today, so I was going to IM her and ask if she did. If she'd said yes I would've gotten pissed off. But, without me mentioning it, she asked for my address...hmm...is she telling the truth this time? We'll see...
I got an email from the university of alaska...yeah, RIGHT! i wouldnt go there if THEY payed ME!
*paid...I swear I know how to spell...
My goddamn scroll button on my mouse doesnt work. The up works, but it wont go down. I've cleaned it as best I can, but I dont know if thats the problem. Any suggestions?
Massive Fraud at Worldcom
Improper accounting reported; 17, 000 workers will be laid off
Bush declares disaster in Arizona
''We're kind of used to big fires out West,'' Bush said, ''but this is the biggest of big fires.''
In a single week, the blaze has blackened 375,000 acres or 586 square miles - an area larger than Los Angeles - and there is no containment in sight. Smoke has spread across the Southwest and was seen as far south as Las Cruces, N.M.
The wildfire, formed by two smaller blazes that merged Sunday, is the largest in Arizona history. A lost hiker started one fire trying to signal for help. The other fire is believed to be human-caused, but the exact origin has not been determined.
Smoke forced authorities to close a section of U.S. 550 north of Durango.
Pledge Ruled Unconstitutional</b>
By DAVID KRAVETS
.c The Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (June 26) - For the first time ever, a federal appeals court Wednesday declared the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because of the words ''under God'' added by Congress in 1954.
The ruling, if allowed to stand, means schoolchildren can no longer recite the pledge, at least in the nine Western states covered by the court.
In a 2-1 decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the phrase amounts to a government endorsement of religion in violation of the Constitution's Establishment Clause, which requires a separation of church and state.
''A profession that we are a nation 'under God' is identical, for Establishment Clause purposes, to a profession that we are a nation 'under Jesus,' a nation 'under Vishnu,' a nation 'under Zeus,' or a nation 'under no god,' because none of these professions can be neutral with respect to religion,'' Judge Alfred T. Goodwin wrote for the three-judge panel.
The government had argued that the religious content of ''one nation under God'' is minimal.
But the appeals court said that an atheist or a holder of certain non-Judeo-Christian beliefs could see it as an endorsement of monotheism.
''We are certainly considering seeking further review in the matter,'' Justice Department lawyer Robert Loeb said.
The 9th Circuit covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state. Those are the only states directly affected by the ruling.
However, the ruling does not take effect for several months, to allow further appeals. The government can ask the court to reconsider, or take its case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The case was brought by Michael A. Newdow, a Sacramento atheist who objected because his second-grade daughter was required to recite the pledge at the Elk Grove school district. A federal judge had dismissed his lawsuit.
''I'm an American citizen. I don't like my rights infringed upon by my government,'' he said in an interview. Newdow called the pledge a ''religious idea that certain people don't agree with.''
The appeals court said that when President Eisenhower signed the legislation inserting ''under God'' after the words ''one nation,'' he wrote that ''millions of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty.''
The court noted that the U.S. Supreme Court has said students cannot hold religious invocations at graduations and cannot be compelled to recite the pledge. But when the pledge is recited in a classroom, a student who objects is confronted with an ''unacceptable choice between participating and protesting,'' the appeals court said.
''Although students cannot be forced to participate in recitation of the pledge, the school district is nonetheless conveying a message of state endorsement of a religious belief when it requires public school teachers to recite, and lead the recitation of, the current form of the pledge,'' the court said.
K, my google game resuts:
...appropriate (if not ideal) for entertaining guests
...a bright girl who knows very well that she was born on 30 September 1990
...arrested and deported
...and excellent proven mother
...just 1 km out of Otranto in the countryside
...fleeing through the castle's maze
...a young Mexican girl desperate to leave her impoverished existence on Oaxaca
...a strong woman with passion and beauty inside and out
...a woman who knows how to use the only real asset a woman in her position owned: her sexuality
...one of Seattle's most romantic Bistros.
..devestated and loses interest in everything except her memories of her husband
...best known for her spunk and eagerness to get involved in any issue that catches her attention
...unable to accept the changes in her station wrought by her move to the new world.
...working on a Visitor's Center and looking for suggestions from everyone.
...pledged to be the wife of Don Annibale, a wealthy but old pharmacist
...a Helen of Troy figure for whom men will fight wars.
...a network administrator at a large local company.
...the one who hangs back until she can make that one, perfect pounce.
...aware that World Fusion can't rely on that.
...currently the Vice-President of the Council for Italians Abroad (COMITES)
...a gifted, sensitive Renaissance woman.
...as excited abot creating and playing in online worlds as I am.
...wooed by her lover.
...dedicated to helping children cope.
Hehe...that was fun.
There's gonna be a sequel to Final Destination. I think I can make an exception on my "hating sequels" thing for this one. This movie almost needed a sequel.