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Mercenary wam BAM

Human Rights Watch just published a report on West African Behavior. The majority of these regional warriors began their fighting careers after being forcibly recruited by either the NPFL or the RUF, usually when they were still children. After fighting in their first war, however, nearly all willingly crossed borders to fight in other wars… Read More Mercenary wam BAM

Daily Grind

productivity pr0n.

I’m somewhat a fan of Getting Things Done, by David Allen, but I haven’t yet found an implementation I’m 100% a fan of. I tried wikiPad, and really liked it. Too bad I migrate between computers at work, school, home, and everywhere else at least twice a day. A desktop implementation just wasn’t going to… Read More productivity pr0n.

Peace Corps, What I'm Reading

Round-up

Vanity Fair features the Peace Corps (transcript). Alaskan legislatures approve Permenant Fund dividends while serving. PC wiki. The Martha Stewert of Gabon. Interesting Essay. Busy week in the app process, but isn’t it always?продвижение

Daily Grind

Today, kottke posted about how he’s been blogging for six or seven years, and how lovely it is that he has such a strong and loyal readership that he’s now able to support himself off of blogging, and do it full time. Goddammit, I’ve been doing this for at least seven or eight years now,… Read More

Daily Grind

I love my car.

Seriously, the poor thing just seems to take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’. Wednesday went sort of like this: Get in car, turn on lights, drive to Baltimore, park. Get out of car, walk to work. Leave work early, walk to car, open car door, realize OMFG I LEFT THE LIGHTS ON. Fail at… Read More I love my car.

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I wouldn’t hit that.

Another quake shakes S.E. Asia. Friends have pointed out that the last one was the day after Xmas, and this one was the day after Easter. My favorite analysis of this is here.раскрутки сайтов

Peace Corps

Forms-a-Go-Go

Got my medical packet on Friday! After some reassurance from the PC LJ Community, I’m not freaking out about it. There are some good recommendations in there, like, oh I don’t know, quitting smoking. For those of you who don’t know, during the interview, the recruiter asks if there’s anyone in your life who isn’t… Read More Forms-a-Go-Go

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Sex, Sex, and more Sex

A Texas lawmaker wants to end ribald cheerleading at high school football games and in compeititons. Now call me a product of my times, but, um, what’s the point? Girls with bare midriffs and short skirts are going to inspire lust in their pubescent (and older) counterparts no matter what. How is asking the girls… Read More Sex, Sex, and more Sex

What I'm Reading

Round-up

One more reason to drink beer. What are those brownies frosted with? A teenager has agreed to admit to three counts of disturbing the peace after anonymously sending semen-frosted brownies to a fellow student. The recipient shared the treat with two other teens, police said. Striped Shirts Fucking Rule Supermarket Superhero. Rocky vs. the meat… Read More Round-up