poem

inside,outside……
because what’s on the inside has to show on the outside
the fire must fly like a streak to the stars
for all it takes is a spark
and the cloth catches flame
the best is yet to come,someday there’ll be a harvets for the world
when the lost realize their folly.
life is a gift and a wonder.
you just have to appreciate it for what it is.
the way of the beginner.

No DOMA Nation

move on move on come out of the closest.

Webner House

Yesterday the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 federal law that denied rights and benefits to same-sex couples, and rainbow flags flew from sea to shining sea.

The Court’s decision was one of two rulings yesterday that addressed gay marriage.  In the DOMA decision, a 5-4 majority of the Court concluded that the statutory provision violated the right to liberty and to equal protection for legally married gay couples.  The ruling means that the thousands of gay couples who are legally married under the laws of certain states will be able to take advantage of federal tax and pension rights and other benefits that are available to other married couples.  In the other ruling, the Supreme Court held that proponents of California Proposition 8, which prohibits gay marriage, lack standing to defend the law.  That ruling leaves a…

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Motion Lotion: What’s the Commotion?

dear pls wait in buffer…..monty orangeball.dc forgot. bill better be safe or else little kim.

The JetHead Blog

“The only time you can have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.” –Anonymous Pilot

Those are words to live by, in the flying business–but jet fuel is expensive. In fact, it’s just about the largest expense in the operation of the airline, which is why it makes sense to use fuel as sparingly but sensibly as possible. But as a passenger, what’s it to you?

Well, for starters, this:

tstm day

Do we go around it? Above it? Through? You won’t like the last option, but fuel is the double-edged sword in this fight: more means we’re heavier, which limits our climb. Plus, going around the weather will burn more fuel, limiting our options at our destination:

fms crz

We’re at 36,000 feet now, which is just about the optimum altitude. “Optimum” is a moving target: as you burn off fuel enroute, the jet gets lighter and the wing can handle a…

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Olive Garden Blues

hly moly………..i better back down…..heart mash ready.

Webner House

Imagine you own one of those restaurant chains, the kind you see clustered around suburban intersections.  Some of the restaurants promote particular types of cuisines, like steaks or Mexican dishes or seafood.  Others offer a more generic menu, and their hook is that you’ll have a fun time with fun people as you eat their cheeseburgers and fries.  All of them, however, are competing for the business of middle class Americans — and the competition is fierce.

Olive Garden is one of the restaurants that is locked in that competition.  It features Italian food in buildings that are supposed to look Italian, and its advertising shows happy, bright-eyed people eating different pasta dishes and soup and warm bread.  But the ads aren’t working, apparently, and its CEO has decided it needs to do whatever it can to get more people into the restaurants.  So, he’s decided to go with more…

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