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Friday, March 19, 2010

Where is Bun E.?

Statement – March 19, 2010
Bun E. Carlos is not currently the touring drummer for Cheap Trick. Bun E. remains a band member. Everyone is healthy and Cheap Trick will continue to tour as planned.

Great short interview with Cheap Trick at SXSW

SXSW: Cheap Trick interview, Wednesday morning, Four Seasons

By Patrick Beach | Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 04:03 PM

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hooper Bay is neither primitive nor a settlement

The New York Times, the Old Gray Lady, caries a story by one Sam Dillon entitled Lawmakers Say Needs Of Rural Schools Are Overlooked wherein MY Alaskan hometown of Hooper Bay (Tok notwithstanding) is described as "a primitive settlement with no flush toilets."
Say what?
I have sent a letter to The Times in hopes of being published and since they insist on exclusivity I'll leave my comments at this for now. If my letter gets in, I'll let you know, but read the article and stew with me!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


The University of Alaska Board of Regents did it. They actually hired another retired military officer to run the University.
Hows this for a resume' quote: "Personally helped design, engineer
and coordinated the complete renovation of a 2000 student dormitory,
right down to the selection of all new student dorm room furniture
Don't the Regent's read these things?

Monday, March 15, 2010

"The Hall of Fame...They'd be lucky to get us in there..."

That Bering Straits Tunnel is sounding better all the time

China To Connect Its High Speed Rail All The Way To Europe

Not a comforting comment, Mr. President

DNA on demand? Open wide and say "ahhh" for the nice Police officer...
President Obama backs DNA test in arrests reports Politico's Josh Gerstein.
Talking to John Walsh of America's Most Wanted President Obama praised the idea of "DNA on Demand."
“It’s the right thing to do,” Obama replied. “This is where the national registry becomes so important, because what you have is individual states — they may have a database, but if they’re not sharing it with the state next door, you’ve got a guy from Illinois driving over into Indiana, and they’re not talking to each other.”
So the President, a Professor of Constitutional Law thinks it's fine for the Police to collect DNA as identifying material from anyone ARRESTED - not CONVICTED - for a felony.

Now, do the existing State laws that allow this extremely intrusive behavior by police call for the removal of DNA from data banks if an individual is released without charge or acquitted?

Before you think the President is sounding too Republican, read what Bob Barr has to say about a proposal in the Georgia Legislature.

And here is an Op Ed,To Stop Crime, Share Your Genes from the New York Times on the same subject, and discussion over at Slashdot.

World War Two Heroine Andrée Peel, R.I.P.

from the New York Times comes the obituary of a true Heroine of World War II-
Andrée Peel, Rescuer of Allied Airmen, Dies at 105
"Andrée Peel, a highly decorated French resistance figure who helped save dozens of American and British airmen shot down over France during World War II, died on March 5 in the English village of Long Ashton, outside Bristol. She was 105. "