“Don’t Taze me Bro!” Watch video of University of Florida student journalist, Andrew Meyer, being Tasered for asking US Senator John Kerry the wrong question at a school Q and A session.

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Mr. Andrew Meyer, a University of Florida student journalist, was handcuffed and tasered after asking Senator John Kerry some questions during a structured Q and A session following Kerry’s speech in Gainesville on September 17, 2007.Wire Services report that Senator Kerry released a statement about the event on Tuesday, saying:

“In 37 years of public appearances, through wars, protests and highly emotional events, I have never had a dialogue end this way.” Kerry said. “I hope that neither the student nor any of the police were injured. I regret enormously that a good healthy discussion was interrupted.”

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Montel Williams loses his Talk show for supporting our troops on “Fox and Friends”

I wanted to share this post by “From the Left,” posted on Saturday, February 2, 2008:

(See original blog entry here.)

“When TV talk show Montel Williams announced he was closing up shop after seventeen years on the air, most people assumed his decision had to do with his health. Williams has multiple sclerosis. But the end of the popular Montel Williams Show had nothing to with his health.

For just over three minutes on a Saturday morning,Williams made the cardinal error of admonishing the hosts of Fox and Friends for devoting hours of coverage to the death of actor Heath Ledger while ignoring the war in Iraq. Williams, a former Marine and Naval officer, lectured the stunned hosts on the stupidity of their program while U.S. soldiers were dying in Iraq.

It was a spectacle rarely seen on live cable television, as Montel exposed and condemned both tabloid “news” shows and much of American culture for what they have each become: shallow and greedy.

Three minutes into this awkward segment on Fox, one host cut off Montel in order to go to a commercial. Montel did not return after the break. Four days later, after 17 years as a television host, Montel lost his job.” …(when nearly all fox affiliate stations pulled out of their deals to carry his show for next year, following his appearance on Fox and Friends.)

Remember Veterans Today, and Intel announces “largest advance in 40 years” on Monday, 12 November 2007.

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–Visit AmillionThanks.org this Veteran’s Day and send a little love and appreciation to a soldier who needs it.

–AMillionThanks.org is a year-round campaign to show our U.S. Military Men and Women, past and present, our appreciation for their sacrifices, dedication, and service to our country through our letters, emails, cards, prayers, and thoughts.

–Voice of America on this year’s Veteran’s Day in Washington, D.C.

–A nice article about Veteran’s Day’s evolution and troop casualties and injuries over the past Century.

–By Sari N. Kent
Staff Writer: ToTheCenter.com:

–“Intel Corp. is poised to unveil its latest line of microchips, which are already receiving glowing reviews.

According to the Wall Street Journal’s web site, “The company’s latest chips, being formally announced Monday…were built with new manufacturing materials. Intel is building transistors in the chips out of a material called hafnium instead of silicon dioxide, a mainstay of the industry since the 1960s.”

The senior vice president and general manage of Intel’s mobility group is heralding the advance as one of the largest in 40 years.

The Reuters web site further elaborates on the new chips. “Known by the project name Penryn (the first family of 45-nanometer chips in the world), the chips hold little in the way of fundamental design advances but are an important step in continuing the industry’s track record of delivering chips that get smaller and faster every two years or so… Penryn is the ‘tick’ in Intel’s ‘tick-tock’ strategy of shrinking an existing chip design to a smaller size, then following up the next year with an all-new blueprint, known as a microarchitecture.”

With these chips, Intel looks to decrease chip size while increasing its speed. They will be sold under Intel’s Xeon and Core 2 brands and will be able to run software up to 15 percent faster.

The Reuters web site also talked about what this will mean for the future of the company. “It cements Intel’s manufacturing lead over rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.N: Quote, Profile, Research), which only started making chips on 65 nanometers earlier this year but plans to try to roll out 45 nanometer technology in 2008.””

Bros., BBQ, & Babies: A Nice Weekend

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Jesus Christ on the evils of Nationalism and War:

“In the former law it was said: “Do good to men of your own nation, and do evil to strangers.” But I tell you, love not only your own countrymen, but people of other nations. Let strangers hate you, let them fall upon you, wrong you; but you speak well of them, and do them good. If you are only attached to your countrymen, why, all men are thus attached to their own countrymen, and hence wars arise. Behave equally towards men of all nations, and you will be sons of the Father. All men are his children and therefore all brothers to you.” -Jesus Christ (Mt. v. 43)
(Click here for a link to Tolstoy’s The Kingom of Heaven is Within You, then read it, then readThe Gospel in Brief by Tolstoy as well Thank you.)