Tuesday, November 30, 2004


Monday, November 29, 2004

A man takes a walk during a foggy morning on the outskirts of Jammu in India November 29, 2004. REUTERS/Amit Gupta

Sunday, November 28, 2004


Saturday, November 27, 2004

What are friends for?

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

George Washington, Radical bible thumper evangelical? He was there when the figured all this out. He must have missed that meeting when they wrote in the seperation of church and state into the constitution, oh thats right, Its not in the constitution!

George Washington's
1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"
NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and assign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed;-- for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish Constitutions of government for our sasety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge;-- and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions;-- to enable us all, whether in publick or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us); and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.

GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.

(signed) G. Washington

Monday, November 22, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 13, 2004

cool heads

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Arafats Legacy

Saturday, November 06, 2004

"How happy
is the blameless vestal's lot!

The world forgetting, by the world

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!

Each pray'r accepted, and each wish


In pictures: Face of addiction

The face of addiction
If you think that you can have an addiction and no one will
notice or that it won't affect you, click on the link below.

See the faces of addiction

Friday, November 05, 2004

The oldest known color photograph: 1872

Before the Autochrome process was perfected in France, this photograph of a landscape in Southern France was taken. No, it is not hand-tinted. This is a color-photograph. (Note: It was published in a Time/Life Book entitled "Color" in 1972, "courtesey of George Eastman House, Paulus Lesser.") You are looking at the birth of color photography seven years after the American Civil War. 130 years ago this view of Angouleme, France, was created by a "subtractive" method. This is the basis for all color photography, even today. It was taken by Louis Ducos du Hauron who proposed the method in 1869. It was not until the 1930's that this method was perfected for commercial use.

"Patience is also a form of action."
-Auguste Rodin, sculptor (1840-1917)

Thursday, November 04, 2004

From a level of hell composed entirely of sugar, I beam at thee! Meet Miss Sunbeam, an unnervingly rendered tot who will soon accompany us on a wonderful romp through the history of mankind’s most popular carbohydrate-delivery system.

The year is 1949. Shall we begin?


Wednesday, November 03, 2004


Tuesday, November 02, 2004