Saturday, October 10, 2009

Op-Ed Columnist - The Peace (Keepers) Prize -

Op-Ed Columnist - The Peace (Keepers) Prize - "All that said, I hope Mr. Obama will take this instinct a step further when he travels to Oslo on Dec. 10 for the peace prize ceremony. Here is the speech I hope he will give:"

What a Disapointment :(

Ron Thomas

I went to the clubhouse computer room today thinking I might be able to take a look at some of the problems folks have been telling me about. Larry Henson had told me awhile back in August, I believe, that the feature using the internet had crashed and he bought new equipment (modem) and made one computer work and he said the wifi part still worked out in the main hall.

Looking at the disarray in that once orderly room dedicated to the enrichment of all our neighbors... I was really let down. All the computers save one had been disconnected and their monitors turned to the wall. When I think of the time and hours people put in to build that room it just completely lets the air out of my sails.

Those computers were donated by residents and the paper mill in Toledo. People like former resident Jim Dodds who is a computer tech was able to create a network that would run everything and create a wi-fi hot spot in the club house. He further loaded them with tons of programs and games and checked them out for us.

The park managing owner, Brian Fitterer bought cable high speed internet and allowed us to connect free to the office computers.

Bill Furgason helped do the heavy lifting and so did Jim Rose as well as the storage. Other folks generously gave their old equipment as they acquired new.

I had hoped it would go on when I could no longer look after it...maybe someone else would step forward... but it looks as if that is not the case. What a shame.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Wayde and I were out at the South Jetty yesterday afternoon. If you are looking for an enjoyable way to spend an hour or so, go out and watch the pelicans while they are in town. They are a wonderful sight!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped."

Brain Waves Surge Moments Before Death: Discovery News

Brain Waves Surge Moments Before Death: Discovery News: "Oct. 6, 2009 -- A study of seven terminally ill patients found identical surges in brain activity moments before death, providing what may be physiological evidence of 'out of body' experiences reported by people who survive near-death ordeals."

Idaho woman mistakes own hearing aid for a Milk Dud | Northwest Headlines -

Idaho woman mistakes own hearing aid for a Milk Dud | Northwest Headlines - "Violet Bishop, 87, of Coeur d’Alene was tucked into bed with a box of Milk Duds, ready to watch� “Dancing With the Stars,” when something went horribly wrong. In her words:"

Debunking Canadian health care myths - The Denver Post

Debunking Canadian health care myths - The Denver Post: "As a Canadian living in the United States for the past 17 years, I am frequently asked by Americans and Canadians alike to declare one health care system as the better one."