Haiku #221

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Written on 11:09 PM by Jack B.

Was a long weekend
Lounging, shopping, some other stuff
Back to the real world

Accent? I don't have an accent!

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Written on 6:22 PM by Jack B.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Northeast

Judging by how you talk you are probably from north Jersey, New York City, Connecticut or Rhode Island. Chances are, if you are from New York City (and not those other places) people would probably be able to tell if they actually heard you speak.

Philadelphia

The Inland North

The Midland

The South

Boston

The West

North Central

What American accent do you have?
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This quiz seems to be scarily accurate (in my case at least).
Hat tip to Christus Vincit for the link.

Haiku #220 - For Thanksgiving

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Written on 5:38 PM by Jack B.

Past year has been filled
Losses and disappointments
Kept close to the heart

Yet still be grateful
So long as hope still remains
There is abundance

More than just turkey
Food is symbol of blessings
Happy Thanksgiving

Haiku #219

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Written on 10:07 AM by Jack B.

An old axiom
What is treasure in some eyes
Just junk to others

Just upgraded to Blogger Beta and Firefox 2.0

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Written on 11:09 PM by Jack B.

Firefox 2.0 seems to be basically the same things as the old Firefox now with a brand new number at the end and Blogger Beta in addition to being a little buggy is hellava annoying - I have to log in using my Gmail account everytime I want to log onto blogger instead of my old blogger account? Well, that sucks. Sometimes upgrading for the sake of upgrading is just not worth it.

It's Easy to be a Pimp in NYC

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Written on 8:24 PM by Jack B.


I photographed this dude last week talking on the phone and trying to hail a cab on Broadway... and it wasn't even Halloween! One of the reasons I love living in New York - its the only place where something like this would be seen as normal.

Thoughts on the election results...

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Written on 7:56 PM by Jack B.

The Republicans got wacked at the polls no big surprise... Im sure some good and decent Republicans got kicked out who didnt deserve it, buts thats politics. The people wanted a change (especially in Iraq) and voting is basically the only way most people can send a message. The Democrats didnt do anything to get elected; they were just the default position for those who wanted to kick out the GOP. Now lets see if the Democrats can do anything new (I doubt it). Do I sound disillusioned? I am. I voted but only because it was my civic duty, NYC is basically a one-party city (even our Republican mayor was a Democrat who switched parties because it was easier to get through a Republican primary) so everyone knows whos going to win here anyway.

The one thing I was upset at was the deceptive pro-cloning constitutional amendment passing in Missouri passing by under 50,000 votes. People (mostly wealthy individuals and biotech companies) outspent the anti-Amendment 2 people (which included most churches) by something like $28 million to $3 million. The bill itself was something like 30+ pages long and most people hadnt read the whole thing yet they had no problem making it part of their constitution. Oy Vey. The bill purported to ban cloning but only in the implantation in an actual womb. If someone read further down it specifically allows GOVERNMENT FUNDS for the cloning to infinity of human embryos outside the womb for medical research. In other words the creation of embryos just for the sake of destroying them for their stem cells. What ever happened to only using frozen embryos in fertility clinics since there was SO MANY of them going unused? Why do you need to clone embryos, create dozens more, all just to destroy them? Like I said deceptive.

Haiku #218

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Written on 7:39 PM by Jack B.

The elections done

Goodbye campaign commercials

Bad civil discourse