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Mar. 29th, 2011 | 10:03 am

I guess my facebook account ate my live journal time alive.

Anyway, Hi all.

I got my hair cut, I need to make a new picture.


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Evan may have other plans...

Aug. 27th, 2009 | 12:09 pm

Sharon went in for her every-other-week appointment today. She's had some extra swelling recently, and today, we discovered that Evan has "dropped" into the birthing position. The occasional contractions Sharon has been having are NOT Braxton-Hicks.

There is no time this week for a new Ultrasound, so it has been scheduled for next week. She is not on bed rest yet, but she isn't allowed to do anything.

I'm not sure he's going to wait for October at this point. According to the What to expect when you're expecting book, there's a 98% chance of him surviving if born this week.

We Bays just can't do anything in the normal fashion.


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My new plan on dealing with Extended Warrenty offers.

Aug. 3rd, 2009 | 11:43 am

When I'm asked if I want an extended warranty, I will take that as a retailer's concern for the quality of the product. I will then respond with "Are you that concerned with the quality of the product that you believe it requires additional protection? Perhaps I should reconsider my purchase. Thank you for warning me. I think I'll hold off on my purchase for now."

Then I'll attempt a price match somewhere else until I run out of stores, somebody gets a clue, or someone forgets to offer extra protection.


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He has a face!

Jul. 30th, 2009 | 07:36 pm

Today, we got our 3D ultrasound. Check out the pictures of his face at http://www.imarvintpa.com/Imagery/v/Family/Boy2/Ultra3d/

In other news, Blake lost a battle vs a dresser on Monday. He's fine and looking much better today.


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Federal Health Care is Unconstitutional.

Jul. 28th, 2009 | 12:14 pm
mood: aggravatedaggravated

The Congress has a very specific list of things that it can do, anything outside of that is illegal. Lets see if we can get any "Yes" answers from the list for federal health care.

Section 8 - Powers of Congress

  • The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States
    • No. Common defense and general welfare refer to the union, not its people, so these taxes and duties cannot be used.
  • To borrow money on the credit of the United States
    • No. At the rate we're going through our credit, this isn't going to be worth much. But this does not authorize health care.
  • To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes
    • No, not really. This is for commerce that travels through borders, so I suppose any doctor providing care to a patient while each stands on a different side of a state border would apply, but I don't think it qualifies all doctors and patients.
  • To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States
    • No.
  • To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures
    • No.(BTW, it doesn't say print money either for a reason.)
  • To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States
    • No.
  • To establish Post Offices and Post Roads
    • No.
  • To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries
    • No.
  • To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court
    • No.
  • To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations
    • No.
  • To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water
    • No.
  • To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years
    • No.
  • To provide and maintain a Navy
    • No.
  • To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces
    • No.
  • To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions
    • No.
  • To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress
    • No.
  • To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings And
    • No.
  • To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
    • No, since none of the former authorized health care.

Other than the 16th Amendment, no other powers have been granted to the Congress of the Federal government. And it is not for health care, just making it clearer (as mud) about Income Taxes.

So, please, tell me why this idea has any traction, and where's the constitutional amendment in the pipeline to do this?

I'm looking forward to being able to quit my job, renounce my citizenship, and have free health care (Obamacare), food (Food line), and housing (homeless shelter) in our wonderful country. It may not be of the same quality that I have now, but I'll be able to play WoW all day long, every day with my friends on my laptop using the public Wi-Fi.

Additionally, every bill that goes through congress needs to be checked against this checklist. And the majority of those bills fail.


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Updated pictures for our new baby and Sharon's Cruise

Jun. 7th, 2009 | 09:51 pm

Here are the pictures, a little delayed.



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What do you think this Architect thinks brought down the WTC towers?

May. 29th, 2009 | 05:25 pm


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It's a Boy!

May. 29th, 2009 | 05:11 pm

We just got back from the 20th week ultrasound and our second child is a boy! Blake will be a Big brother to a Little brother. I'm quite excited!

Pictures will be posted once I get the scanner working again. They'll be at my gallery at http://www.imarvintpa.com/Imagery/main.php


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A new instant favorite blog.

May. 7th, 2009 | 03:55 pm

Civilian Gun Self-Defense Blog


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WotC has lost its mind.

Apr. 7th, 2009 | 12:20 pm

I thought 4th Edition D&D came too soon. That could be forgivable.
I don't really like 4th Edition upon review. That could be forgivable, that is opinion.
You yanked Dungeons and Dragons magazines from Paizo. That's a hard pill to swallow.
Your new "open license" for 4th Edition sucks and was damaging to publishers using the old one. That is hurtful.
Now you've removed your PDF products from everybody with no notice.

I can no longer justify purchasing any WotC product. Thank god for Paizo's Pathfinder RPG and the other 3rd party 3rd edition continuations. I've been out of the M:tG for a long time, I'll try not to promote it at the library on game night either now.

Hasboro is next on the list, and I don't think that's too hard to do either.


(I'd claim that WotC is doing this to cut off its nose to spite the face, but I fear the face has been missing its nose for a while.)

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