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Picasa 2--Google--How do I Love Thee?

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Submitted by atlascott on Sat, 2007-12-08 17:15

Picasa 2 is a free download from Google.

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Picasa Instructions — by atlascott on Wed, 2008-06-25 14:20
Thanks for that — by Rosie on Wed, 2008-06-25 12:25

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Join the Peter Cresswell Fan Club!

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Submitted by atlascott on Fri, 2007-12-07 04:34

I did! And you should, too!

Honestly, read his articles and posts! This is a guy who "gets it!"

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It Could Be Said - That An Excellent Architect — by Sandi on Fri, 2007-12-07 09:48
Agreed, and the beer club — by Mark Hubbard on Fri, 2007-12-07 04:59
In — by Elijah Lineberry on Fri, 2007-12-07 04:53

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Amazing Scientific Breakthrough: Skin Cells Converted to Stem Cells!

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2007-11-22 04:21

"In a surprising advance that could sidestep the ethical debates surrounding stem cell biology, researchers have come much closer to a major goal of regenerative medicine, the conversion of a patient

Recent Comments:
Awesome news — by 0 on Thu, 2007-11-22 16:30
Mark, you definitely have a point! — by atlascott on Thu, 2007-11-22 05:01
Trouble is Atlas, the — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2007-11-22 04:54

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US Government Conspiracy to Court-Martial Hero Marines

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2007-11-22 00:10

Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented, “Every patriotic American has a stake in the outcome of this case. A U.S.


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TRUISMS THAT AREN'T

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Submitted by atlascott on Sat, 2007-09-29 08:55

"In a free marketplace of ideas, the best ideas will rise to the top and false will be exposed."

Except look at where we are.

Rap music is hailed as the finest American art form.

Recent Comments:
But it is a slow process — by atlascott on Tue, 2007-10-16 20:11
Volition — by wngreen on Wed, 2007-10-10 19:14
"It might have been reading — by Guy Thomas Stanton on Tue, 2007-10-09 02:39

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Why Race Will Always Matter

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Submitted by atlascott on Wed, 2007-08-08 04:12

I grew up in a Latino and African American ghetto. I was a mild mannered, sky kid. I was picked on, and called out because of the color of my skin.

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Sigh, that was a great piece — by dinther on Thu, 2007-11-01 19:15
Make no mistake... — by atlascott on Sun, 2007-08-12 02:50
gee sorry to hear that, that — by Jon Coster on Sat, 2007-08-11 03:39

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How to Clean Up Congress

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Submitted by atlascott on Sun, 2007-06-24 14:46

Implement the following rules on lobbyists:

1.  No Congressman shall accept anything of any value from any person or entity during their term of office ...

Recent Comments:
Let the Cash Flow — by Bill Tingley on Mon, 2007-06-25 20:09

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In search of the Perfect Soprano...

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Submitted by atlascott on Sun, 2007-06-10 16:22

For those who are opera fans, I love sopranos, and as I listen more and more, I am amazed at the differences that I could once not hear, but as my ear becomes more seasoned, now stand out most boldly.

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Scott — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2007-06-14 00:33
It is a shame — by atlascott on Mon, 2007-06-11 02:05
Oh wow! — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2007-06-11 02:03

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It is supposed to be the punchline of a joke...

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2007-06-07 17:57

...it is not supposed to be literally true that if you are rich and famous, you get special treatment.

After driving with a DUI-suspended license and blowing off a Court hearing, Paris Hilton was given a short jail sentence about in line with what one routinely sees for this level of utter contempt for the Court and the laws of our land she demonstrated.

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No jailhouse food — by 0 on Thu, 2007-06-07 18:00

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Why an open immigration policy is immoral.

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Submitted by atlascott on Mon, 2007-06-04 15:47

Ayn Rand was clear that a valid duty of government was to protect its citizens.

Just like the head of a household has a duty and moral obligation to protect himself and the members of his household from threats.

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Good post, Scott! When — by 0 on Thu, 2008-06-26 21:16
Try this on for size — by atlascott on Thu, 2008-06-26 21:15
The American Southwest — by atlascott on Thu, 2008-06-26 12:51

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Here's Why We Can't Vote For Ron Paul

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2007-05-31 14:13

Ron Paul says all the right things--things that Objectivists have never heard from a political candidate for President of the United States in their lifetimes--or ever.

In fact, his stated position on issues of the role of government (small, and out of people's lives) was enough to charm me.  Keep listening, however, and you'll find a man who has no idea what the casuse of Islamic terror is--and no idea about how to combat the sub-humans who perpetrate it.

Recent Comments:
Okay, Kenny... — by Jameson on Sun, 2007-06-03 22:41
NZ rather than Australia — by Kenny on Sun, 2007-06-03 19:37
Assuming — by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2007-06-01 06:53

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GREAT FREE SOFTWARE!!!

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Submitted by atlascott on Mon, 2007-05-28 15:46

As a long-time computer user, I am always skeptical when anyone tells me about 'free' software. 

For me, "free" software is usually a synonym for junk.

The following software bucks that trend--it is absolutely great stuff.

First, as GREAT alternative to Micrsoft Office.  Open Office has applications which correspond to all of the programs you will find in Microsoft's or Corel's Office Suites.  Open Office saves to its own file format, but it also opens and saves to Word, Excel, WordPerfect, and other file mormats--including .pdf! 

It's available for Mac, PC, and Linux.  It's free, but I strongly encourage you to make a donation once you have tried and seen how truly great this software is.

OpenOffice

Recent Comments:
Microsoft software is — by Duncan Bayne on Wed, 2007-05-30 00:43
Scott, try Ubuntu out — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2007-05-30 00:04
I am using the free vmplayer — by reed on Tue, 2007-05-29 22:21

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"Tightening Border Security is Racist and Has Nothing to Do With Combatting Terrorism!"

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Submitted by atlascott on Fri, 2007-05-11 17:02

Uh-huh.  Except that's not true.

"Three brothers charged in the alleged Fort Dix terror plot have been living illegally in the U.S. for more than 23 years and were accepted as Americans by neighbors and friends who had no idea they would scheme to attack military bases and slaughter GIs.

A federal law enforcement source confirmed to FOX News that the three — Dritan "Anthony" or "Tony" Duka, 28; Shain Duka, 26; and Eljvir "Elvis" Duka, 23 — also accumulated 19 traffic citations, but because they operated in "sanctuary cites," where law enforcement does not routinely report illegal immigrants to homeland security, none of the tickets raised red flags.


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If Islam Really Promotes Jihad Even To Muslims In America, Where are All The Terrorist Acts In The US?

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Submitted by atlascott on Tue, 2007-05-08 15:57

The above title is paraphrased from an indivdual's comment on another thread, in response to an inescapable, irrefutable fact:  that Jihad is a pillar and central tenet of Islam, and that a Muslim chooses to live in the US is not sufficient evidence of their "moderate" Muslim status, nor evidence that they have renounced jihad.

Recent Comments:
Can't wait! — by Jameson on Sun, 2007-05-13 00:29
Magic — by wngreen on Sat, 2007-05-12 18:11
Way to go! — by Jameson on Fri, 2007-05-11 22:54

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Venezuela Nationalizes Oil Operations!

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Submitted by atlascott on Tue, 2007-05-01 15:56

From Yahoo the New York TImes
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/200...

Socialist dictator Hugo Chavez makes good on his Socialist threats.  Seems we should take threats seriously, whether uttered by Islamic crackpots or Socialist dictators who haven't realized that the Socialist experiement has failed.

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I think we agree — by atlascott on Wed, 2007-05-02 13:16
"And I might argue that if — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2007-05-02 05:35
Good points, Jason. — by atlascott on Wed, 2007-05-02 03:03

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Illegal Non-Citizens Seek Redress of Greivances For Legal Raid of 3 million a year Identity Fraud Ring Run By a Murderer

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2007-04-26 14:21

http://www.suntimes.com/news/m...

How DARE the gringoes raid the illegal business of a illegal immigrant and murderer!

This is just ANOTHER example of discrimination...right?


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Chicago, Cook County, Illinois-- Bastion of Integrity!

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Submitted by atlascott on Sun, 2007-01-14 17:37

Earlier this week, a Chicago Alderman was busted for accepting bribes in order to fix some zoing problems a fictional property develper was having.  It evidently involved an intial payment of $5,000, plus a promise of $10,000 later, and an agreement to give the alderman (Arenda Troutman) free rent in perpetuity in one of the new building's units.

Recent Comments:
Chicago — by 0 on Fri, 2007-01-19 07:48

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The Passion of Ayn Rand Movie

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Submitted by atlascott on Tue, 2006-07-11 22:44

I finally stooped way down and added this to my NetFlix queue.

I watched it.  What horror.  What horror.

Ayn Rand is depicted as calculating and delusional.  And rather a sex fiend.

Recent Comments:
Helen Mirren — by Kenny on Sat, 2006-07-22 23:03
You are right Casey — by Kenny on Sat, 2006-07-22 23:00
Good point Brant. — by Landon Erp on Fri, 2006-07-21 03:04

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The Religion Question

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Submitted by atlascott on Fri, 2006-06-23 12:38

Julian contributed a wonderful C.S. Lewis quote  here: http://www.solopassion.com/nod...

Linz responded that it is a "[s]hame Lewis became a barking mad Christian."

And that got me thinking...

So does the fact that a person holds some religious belief mean that all of their contributions and thoughts are suspect?

Or can we compartmentalize the religiosity, put it aside, and enjoy the individual and his accomplishments without being immediately suspiciousof the underpinning of his ideas and the validity of his reasoning?

Recent Comments:
Good comments — by 0 on Wed, 2007-05-02 19:45
Is a religious founding — by User hidden on Wed, 2007-05-02 18:45
Eh, I think you gotta judge person by person... — by atlascott on Wed, 2007-05-02 03:06

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No More Knock and Announce!

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Submitted by atlascott on Mon, 2006-06-19 20:49

The Supreme Court of the US has made a pretty important refinement to the 4th Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure.  The 4th Amendment provides:

Amendment IV

Recent Comments:
Being helpfull — by Rex Wilkinson on Fri, 2006-06-30 19:57
Michael wrote:"...the — by Robert on Tue, 2006-06-27 05:41
I hope I didn't get your hopes up too much, Robert!! — by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2006-06-27 04:50

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