TECH WEBSITE: SPOCK – a site you need to visit or risk digital dirt!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

FROM ONE OF MY LINKEDIN CONTACTS I TURNED ON TO SPOCK

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From: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2007 3:19 PM
To: John Reinke
Subject: Re: SPOCK?

John,

I got a request from Spock.com stating that you requested that

Hi XXXXl,

Ferdinand Reinke has added you as a trusted contact on Spock. By accepting trust, you will be able to search each others’ network, share contact information, and get news.

Click here to get started.

Is this true or a hoax?

signed,
XXXX

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True. It’s another social network that everyone SHOULD be aware of. It’s one of those “sponge” ones that creates an identity for you whether you want it or not and collect “news” that may or may not be about you, may or may not be correct, or “flattering”. Unlike Jigsaw that does the same thing, SPOCK allows you to claim the identity and “fix up” what’s there. It might be advisable to “claim” what’s yours before someone else does. I’m still trying to understand the nuances of the social networking space, but I thought that I should make some folks aware of its existence. I’ve blogged about it. Forewarned is fore armed. Or is that “four armed”. One more thing that needs looking at.

p.s., there are records there for millions of people who have no idea that they are there. ?:-{

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RANT: Abraham Lincoln Was a Saint!??

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Abraham Lincoln Was a Saint !

Very powerful indictment of Lincoln. Ron Paul was ridiculed for his assertions about how slavery ended peacefully everywhere but here in the USA. Maybe there IS a revolution going on!

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RANT: Huckabee Immigration plan put a trash bag over the Statue of Liberty!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

http://www.charmaineyoest.com/2007/12/mike_huckabee_on_immigration_p.php

Mike Huckabee On Immigration: A Policy That Will Work
December 27, 2007 | By Jack Yoest

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The Huckabee Immigration plan is simple:

* Build the fence.

* Modernize the application.

* Everyone waits their fair turn in line.

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Wow, you and I differ two days in row. Wanna go for three?

>Build the fence

When the commies did it in Germany, we were horrified. It didn’t work there either. The gooferment can’t keep drugs out of its prisons, but it can keep bad things out of here. Right!

>Modernize the Process of Legal Immigration

When you put out food for strays, surprise you get more strays. When you have a dole, you get undesirables. We need all the “tired, hungry, yearning to be free” immigrants that want to come. We don’t “need no stinkin process”. No dole; no need for process. Remember that the “rules” were to discriminate. This is another example of closing the “golden door” after we got here.

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So all the socialists can just put a trash bag over the Statue of Liberty! But remember fences to keep people out, can keep people in. But that can never happen in the good old usa.

Can it?

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POLITICAL: Who wins with a hike in the minimum wage?

Thursday, December 27, 2007

http://channel-surfing.blogspot.com/2007/12/least-we-can-do.html

Wednesday, December 26, 2007
The least we can do

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A state panel is recommending a hike in the minimum wage and an indexing scheme that would tie it to the cost of living index — a move designed to prevent the kind of neglect that allowed the minimum wage to fall so far behind inflation in the first place.

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May I point out that the BIG winner in ALL minimum wage hikes are the gooferment workers, the unions that get “parity” via pay table or linkage of some type, and the friends of politicians.

The taxpayers get killed by higher cost of gooferment as well as a slight rise in prices.

But the real victims are the marginal workers and marginal business. At the margins, some workers lose their jobs and some businesses fold hurting everyone. Teen and minority unemployment goes up.

It’s very simple. Follow the money!

On a moral basis, where does the gooferment get the authority to interfere between the freely agreed contract between employee and employer. When they put a “price floor” on labor, they ensure that the marginal worker gets to make ZERO forcing them on the dole AND at the same time depriving the business of the ability to get work performed at a price that can be afforded.

It seems so simple.

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POLITICAL: Thomas Sowell overlooked Ron Paul

Thursday, December 27, 2007

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MDllMTU2YmMxNjg2YzM4ZDQ3MDk5ZTNlNTcyMmE1MTU=

Unpromising Times
Primary elections and secondary candidates.
By Thomas Sowell

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Apparently there is nobody among either the Democrats or the Republicans who is going to cause a runaway stampede like that which toppled all the Republican front-runners in 1940, when the convention delegates began loudly chanting “We want Wilkie!”

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Guess Tom — who is my second favorite ekknonnymist after Walter Williams — overlooked Ron Paul.

Tsk, tsk.

There was no way to interact with the author or the site to call attention to their oversight. No email address. No comment section. No social network.

But what does one expect from a dead tree venue attempting to make the leap to the net?

Tom, I expected better from you.

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LIBERTY: Thinking about cleaning stables?

Thursday, December 27, 2007

FROM AN EMAIL TO THE RON PAUL CAMPAIGN

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In the spirit of public service, I’d like to suggest that Doctor Paul begin to assemble a list of “dollar a year” men in various fields. I have always been impressed when people serve The People without expectation of glory or gold. To take apart washington in a sensible, meaningful, and timely manner, he’ll need all sorts of people with the appropriate credentials and philosophically aligned with his principles. As a donor, I’ve put my money where my mouth is. As an IT professional and an Internet savvy executive, I’d like to put my name on that list. I’m near retirement so I’d have no greater pleasure that ending my career by helping to clean up the mess. Even if it only paid a dollar a year! Put up a web page and let people organize it for you.

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I’m dead serious. It’s going to be a hard job cleaning that “stable”. What better way to do it than with “stable boys” who will do it for free!

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