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Sun Sep 30 2001 at 13:46:07 (22.6 years ago )
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mission drive within everything
I have no mission, I'm just drifting along...
Fattening foods, analytical chemistry
large healthcare company
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. --W. Shakespeare
most recent writeup
Lies And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them
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Every now and then I add some pictures to Flickr:

Gender: male
Occupation: chemist
Location: About 40 miles northwest of Chicago
I've led a relatively uneventful life.

I don't spend a whole lot of time on E2 anymore. I sometimes think I might add a couple more factual writeups, but I never seem to get around to it.

Of course, there is no doubt that if we lived in a police state, it would be easier to catch terrorists. If we lived in a country that allowed the police to search your home at any time for any reason; if we lived in a country that allowed the government to open your mail, eavesdrop on your phone conversations, or intercept your email communications; if we lived in a country which allowed the government to hold people in jail indefinitely based on what they write or think, or based on mere suspicion that they are up to no good, then the government would no doubt discover an arrest more terrorists. But that probably would not be a country in which we would want to live. And that would not be a country for which we could, in good conscience, ask our young people to fight and die. In short, that would not be America. Preserving our freedom is one of the main reasons that we are now engaged in this new war on terrorism. We will lose that war without firing a shot if we sacrifice the liberties of the American people.

--Senator Russell Feingold, the only member of the U.S. Senate who had the courage and conviction to vote against the misleadingly named USA Patriot Act

I really hate typos, especially my own, but I won't downvote someone for a spelling error. I try to /msg people to let them know about typos and other errors in their write-ups, but there are just so many of them. Please don't be offended by this, I'm just trying to help. If I could fix 'em myself I would.

Write-ups planned (to be completed sometime before hell freezes over):

Currently reading:
Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace by Lawrence Lessig
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
The Return of Depression Economics by Paul Krugman
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
Free as in Freedom by Sam Williams
The Great Unraveling by Paul Krugman
The Bush Dyslexicon by Mark Crispin Miller

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