Archive for January, 2005

Iraqi election coverage

Monday, January 31st, 2005

My coverage of the Iraqi election should be more considered as “What coverage?” You’re exactly right, I haven’t blogged about the Iraqi election at all. Perhaps the reasoning behind that is Scott covered it better than I could have ever hoped. I looked at his Iraq category several times and anything I would have said […]

Skype: Free Internet telephony that just works.

Monday, January 31st, 2005

About six months ago, I was really into Internet radio using SHOUTcast. I had hosting on a server for about 25 listeners, a partner in crime, and a great base of listeners from a game we all played. My partner and I had been looking for a way to do shows together since we lived […]

A Lefty I can actually stomach?

Monday, January 31st, 2005

Oh, I know it is hard to believe, but I have found a Left Winger that I can actually stomach (You don’t count, Bob. I knew you before I started blogging). David A over at ISOU is an American running his own business out of Costa Rica and an all around good guy.

He and […]

Response on North Korea

Friday, January 28th, 2005

I asked Bob to write a longer version of one of his comments on North Korea and this is the result. I don’t agree completely with the idea that North Korea will use nuclear warheads, but it is always a possibility. -Marcus

Hello everybody!

This is Bob, Marcus’ favorite non-troll pinko liberal. This is an article on […]

What would happen?

Friday, January 28th, 2005

In your opinion, what would happen if the United States stopped paying dues to the United Nations due to the various scandals? Use this post as an open mic to voice what ever you think would happen if the UN had to due without the 283.1 million dollars the US gives (2002 figure).

North Norea has a full nuke?

Friday, January 28th, 2005

via Jeff

From an ABC Online report, it’s revealed that Pakistan or a former Soviet Union state has sold a complete nuclear weapon to North Korea. According to an unnamed source quoted in the Seoul Shinmun newspaper, the information was passed along to a U.S. Congressional delegation this month from a high ranking North Korean leader. […]

Cry Freedom starts all over

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Rick had some problems with his blog and had to start over. It is unfortunate, but it gives me a reason to give him a link for free!

Welcome to the new home of Cry Freedom, My old blog melted away. not without a lot of help from me though. I finally got tired of messing […]


Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Remembering the Wannsee Conference and the Liberation of Auschwitz

This article is posted by participants of the January 27, 2005, BlogBurst (see list at end of article), to remember the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, sixty years ago, on January 27, 1945. On January 20th, we marked the anniversary of the 1942 Wannsee Conference. In […]

Exactly what are you going to do about it?

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Something caught my interest in the last paragraph of an article I read yesterday

While Iran insists its nuclear activities are strictly peaceful, Britain, France and Germany are engaged in diplomatic efforts to secure long-term guarantees that the clerical regime will not seek the bomb

along with something from an opinion piece I had read the day […]

You silly, silly man

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Apparently I am silly. Well, my idea on homosexual marriage was according to HellenW. Here is what she said bit by bit with what I have to say back.

Your “separate but equal” ideas on Gay Marriage are silly–not simple, not practical, not Conservative, not thoughtful. Just to be constructive, I will volunteer myself.

Separate but equal? […]

Drivers beware

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Those of you in the Arkansas area should take great caution on the roads starting, oh, right about now.

My little (and I use the term loosely as he is taller and heavier than me) brother now has his full license. The most humorous part of him now being able to drive without Dad next to […]

Radiological emergency in West Palm Beach

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

via Scott

West Palm Beach Fire/Rescue is investigating a leak of radiological material at 321 South Dixie Highway. The fire department recieved an initital report of smoke in the area with a high radiantion level at the Corodino Environmental Management Group. The fire department has evacuated a four block area between Quadrille, Olive, Dixie, and Fern. […]

Rice confirmed as Secretary of State

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

As expected, Dr. Rice has been confirmed.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 - Condoleezza Rice was easily confirmed as secretary of state today, overcoming charges from some Democrats that she had been a disingenuous architect of a failed administration policy in Iraq.

The Senate voted, 85 to 13, to confirm Ms. Rice, who will succeed Colin L. Powell and […]

Update on Cpl Owens

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Cpl Owens was the Marine seen here saluting during President Bush’s inauguration. I have Cpl Owens’ email address and I would like if everyone would comment on the original post. Tell your friends about this as well. Letting this Marine know how much we appreciate him for his sacrifice is very important! After we get […]

Seattle-based ISP becomes first to offer Firefox

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005


The Mozilla Foundation’s popular open-source Web browser Firefox took another step forward in mainstream acceptance with the announcement that Speakeasy, a Seattle-based national broadband ISP, is offering a customized version of Firefox 1.0 to its customers.

The article also talks about how Firefox is gaining market share as Internet Explorer’s falls.

Internet Explorer has been losing […]

Helicpoter crash in Iraq

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

A Sea Stallion has crashed in Iraq killing 31.

Baghdad — A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter transporting troops crashed Wednesday in the desert of western Iraq, killing 31 people, U.S. military officials said. It was the deadliest crash of a U.S. military helicopter in Iraq.

A Pentagon source said the helicopter was a CH-53 Sea Stallion, normally […]

Fair winds and following seas, Scot

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

Last night as a friend’s last night as an active duty Marine. After four years of faithful service to God and Country, Cpl Scot is heading back down to Texas. To celebrate, a bunch of us met up at the local Hooters for food, beer (well, I didn’t drink), and good times.

Last night was trivia […]

“Social” vs. “Personal” security

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

You gotta give it to the President. It seems as though anything he says anymore starts a wildfire of controversy. I believe that those on the left take issue with many of his proposals because he seeks to dismantle the very structure of their powerbase. They simply don’t want to see an […]

Oops! Sorry about that!

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

I just posted the same entry around five or six times. I didn’t do it on purpose to draw extra attention to the post. I swear! My host seems to be still taking damage from last night’s drama and the page kept erroring out after I hit post. If I flooded your RSS feeds, sorry […]

Roy Hollums Update

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

Roy Hollums is still missing, but a video tape of him pleading for his life has turned up. Fox News reports the tape was found in Baghdad today and is only a minute long.

I hope Roy can either escape his captors or be rescued soon. He was kidnapped over two months ago so I take […]