Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Hump Day! Star Trek Oldies and Goodies

This is funny. Now, I'm not a big Start Trek fan, but Bert sure is! This is for you Bro.

Found on John Gorenfeld's Blog:
The Summer of 1994 my Mother and I went to Orlando to Universal Studios, a trip I had wanted to have for a long time prior if for no other reason but to go on the Back To The Future ride. While we were there we found a video souvenir place that can put you ‘into the movies’. All they had was Star Trek and though I was a modest fan of the films I wanted to do it anyway, problem was this required two people, one for the role of Captain and one as the Vulcan. My Mother really didn’t want to do it but it was that or some stranger from the park be in my video so I convinced her to do be the Vulcan…


11-11 Vote in Commerce Committee on Net Neutrality

This battle will take some time. My biggest peeve about this whole issue is the obvious bribery and graft occurring right now with the anti-Net Neutrality folks. The telcos are passing cold hard cash to their Republican friends to get them to vote with them. MyDD provide some brief numbers:

George Allen: $72,000
John McCain: $44,250
Conrad Burns: $162,600

Update: Wow. I was just checking the site and made the realization that this is one heck of a broadbased coalition. When you have the left wing blogger, right wing bloggers, the Christian Coalition and the ACLU on the same side that means something.

Update II: The Agonist has more updated news: Here and here.

Net Neutrality Vote Today

For background on Net Neutrality please watch the video below. From Save the Internet:

Then, if your so inclined, let your Congressperson know your views. Please support the Snowe/Dorgan amendment. The below number proved through DailyKos

  • Chairman Ted Stevens, Phone: 202-224-3004
  • Sen. John McCain, Phone: 202 -224-2235
  • Sen. Mark Pryor, Phone: 202-224-2353
  • Sen. Bill Nelson, Phone: 202-224-5274
  • Sen. Frank Lautenberg, Phone: 202 224 3224
  • Sen. David Vitter, Phone: 202 224-4623
  • Sen. Trent Lott, Phone: 202-224-6253
  • Sen. Conrad Burns, Phone: 202-224-2644
  • Sen. Ben Nelson, Phone: 202-224-6551
  • Sen. John Ensign, Phone: 202-224-6244
  • Sen. John E. Sununu, Phone: 202-224-2841
  • Sen. Gordon Smith, Phone: 202-224-3753
  • Sen. Jim DeMint, Phone: 202 224-6121
  • Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Phone: 202-224-5922
  • Sen. George Allen, Phone: 202-224-4024
  • Sen. John D. Rockefeller, Phone: 202-224-6472

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Attack the Junk Mailers!

Look at all this junk Mail. It is everywhere. It comes in daily and clutters your life with useless messages about credit cards at low interest rates and laser eye surgery half off. You could be the winner of a romantic cruise line vacation or the recipient of poor credit news that you must fix right NOW! Man, I hate checking the mail.

Well, iFlipFlop is trying to pick up where Andy Rooney left off.
When you get those "pre-approved" letters in the mail for everything from credit cards to 2nd mortgages and similar type junk, do not throw away the return envelope. Most of these come with postage-paid return envelopes, right? It costs them more than the regular 39 cents postage when they receive them back. They have to pay a service fee for the return mail. It costs them nothing if you throw them away! The postage was around 50 cents before the last increase and it is according to the weight. In that case, why not get rid of some of your other junk mail and put it in these cool little, postage-paid return envelopes.
This is my new mission in life. I will spread the word, and you should too. Make those junk mail bastards pay.

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