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COMPUTER TRESPASS---RCW 9A.52.110---Computer trespass in the first degree.

(1) A person is guilty of computer trespass in the first degree if the person, without authorization, intentionally gains access to a computer system or electronic database of another; and (a) The access is made with the intent to commit another crime; or (b) The violation involves a computer or database maintained by a government agency.

(2) Computer trespass in the first degree is a class C felony.

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Sunday, April 30, 2006

Had to share this photo

This is of Damascus, Va, "the" Trail Town on the Appalachian Trail.

Trail Days is celebrated here the weekend after Mother's Day every year, which means unless hikers are in Damascus in the fall, they miss scenes like this.

More photos on the website, so click on the title and enjoy.

Auntie Coosa
GA>ME 2007

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Back to Thru Hike Preparations

Funny thing happened to me on the way to housecleaning -- I turned on the computer and started reading some Trail Journals. What I ended up doing is looking at hikers' lists of gear. No one that I found was planning to use a silbivy.

What I did find was hikers carrying heavy packs, stoves, and other gear, but wearing shoes for lightweight backpacking. A heavy pack with a lightweight tent. Similar oxymoronic combinations.

My gear with guestimations of weight:
5x8 siltarp @ 6.5 ounces
silbivy @ 6.5 ounces
mylar blanket as ground cloth @ 1 ounce
Uber Micro sleeping pad @ 3 ounces
closed cell pad @ 10 ounces (for colder months)
MH Tallac short sleeping bag @ 36 ounces
coolmax (winter) liner @ 9 ounces
alcohol stove (Etowah Outfitters) @ 2.5 ounces
bottle for alcohol (empty) @ 2 ounces (full) @ 10 ounces
esbit tabs (6) @ 3 ounces
iced tea spoon @ .5 ounce
Aqua Mira (water treatment)
2 20 ounce bottled water bottles (full)
MSR 2 ltr WaterBladder @ 4 ounces (empty)
Platypus 70 ounce Hosier & Bladder @ 3.5 ounces (empty)
Open Country Non-Stick Pot @ 7.5 ounces
wind screen @ 1 ounce
pocket knife @ .25 ounce
red&white checked bandana @ 1 ounce
lighter @ 1 ounce
Clothes Closet
Midweight Thermies (top&bottom) (to sleep in) @ 12 ounces
2 pr wool socks @ 3 ounces
2 pr silk liners @ 1 ounce
fleece socks @ 1.5 ounces (to sleep in)
waterproof mittens @ 3 ounces
liner gloves @ 1 ounce
Marmot DryClime @ 14 ounces
fleece zip-pullover @ 14 ounces
Maybe a second set of shorts/shirt (I'll be wearing one) @ 14 ounces
brain freeze cap @ 1 ounce
neck gaiter @ 2 ounces
Maybe a fleece balaclava @ 3.5 ounces (to start with)
First aid kit @ 4.5 ounces
Personal items @ 3.5 ounces
Mountainsmith Muse @ 33 ounces (unclipped, will soon reduce its weight with a pair of scissors)

There's more but this is enough for a start.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Hispanic Leaders Speak Out

Augustin Cebada ( Brown Berets): "Go back to Boston! Go back to Plymouth Rock, Pilgrims! Get out! We are the future. You are old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you. Leave like beaten rats. You old white people. It is your duty to die . . . Through love of having children, we are going to take over.

Richard Alatorre, Los Angeles City Council. "They're afraid we're going to take over the governmental institutions and other institutions. They're right. We will take them over . . . We are here to stay."

Excelsior, the national newspaper of Mexico, "The American Southwest seems to be slowly returning to the jurisdiction of Mexico without firing a single shot."

Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez, University of Texas; "We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. The explosion is in our population . . I love it. They are shitting in their pants with fear. I love it."

Art Torres, Chairman of the California Democratic Party, "Remember 187--proposition to deny taxpayer funds for services to non-citizens--was the last gasp of white America in California."

Gloria Molina, Los Angeles County Supervisor, "We are politicizing every single one of these new citizens that are becoming citizens of this country . . . I gotta tell you that a lot of people are saying, "I'm going to go out there and vote because I want to pay them back."

Mario Obledo, California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations and California State Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Governor Jerry Brown, also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton, "California is going to be a Hispanic state. Anyone who doesn't like it should leave."

Jose Pescador Osuna, Mexican Consul General , "We are practicing 'La Reconquista' in California."

Professor Fernando Guerra, Loyola Marymount University; "We need to avoid a white backlash by using codes understood by Latinos . . . "

Are these just the words of a few extremists? Consider that we could fill up many pages with such quotes. Also, consider that these are mainstream Mexican leaders.

On February 15, 1998, the U.S. and Mexican soccer teams met at the Los
Angeles Coliseum. The crowd was overwhelmingly pro-Mexican even though most lived in this country. They booed during the National Anthem and U.S. flags were held upside down. As the match progressed, supporters of the U.S. team were insulted, pelted with projectiles, punched and spat upon. Beer and trash were thrown at the U.S. players before and after the match. The coach of the U.S. team, Steve Sampson said, "This was the most painful experience I have ever had in this profession."

Did you know that immigrants from Mexico and other non-European countries can come to this country and get preferences in jobs, education, and government contracts? It's called affirmative action or racial privilege. The Emperor of Japan or the President of Mexico could migrate here and immediately be eligible for special rights unavailable for Americans of European descent.

Recently, a vote was taken in the U.S. Congress to end this practice. It was defeated. Every single Democratic senator except Ernest Hollings voted to maintain special privileges for Hispanic, Asian and African immigrants. They were joined by thirteen Republicans. Bill Clinton and Al Gore have repeatedly stated that they believe that massive immigration from countries like Mexico is good. They have also backed special privileges for these immigrants.

Corporate America has signed on to the idea that minorities and third world immigrants should get special, privileged status.

Some examples are Exxon, Texaco, Merrill Lynch, Boeing, Paine Weber, Starbucks and many more.

Did you know that Mexico regularly intercedes on the side of the defense in criminal cases involving Mexican nationals? Did you know that Mexico has NEVER extradited a Mexican national accused of murder in the U.S. in spite of agreements to do so? According to the L.A. Times, Orange County, California is home to 275 gangs with 17,000 members; 98% of which are Mexican and Asian. How's your county doing?

According to a New York Times article dated May 19, 1994, 20 years after the great influx of legal immigrants from Southeast Asia, 30% are still on welfare compared to 8% of households nationwide. A Wall Street Journal editorial dated December 5, 1994 quotes law enforcement officials as stating that Asian mobsters are the "greatest criminal challenge the country faces." Not bad for a group that is still under 5% of the population.

Is education important to you? Here are the words of a teacher who spent over 20 years in the Los Angeles School system.

"Imagine teachers in classes containing 30-40 students of widely varying attention spans and motivation, many of whom aren't fluent in English. Educators seek learning materials likely to reach the majority of students and that means fewer words and math problems and more pictures and multicultural references."

When I was young, I remember hearing about the immigrants that came through Ellis Island. They wanted to learn English. They wanted to breath free. They wanted to become Americans. Now too many immigrants came here with demands. NOW they demand to be taught in their own language. They demand special privileges--affirmative action. They demand ethnic studies that glorify their culture.

Al Berry
2705 Laurel Oak Drive
Plant City, Fl 33566
H: 813-752-4921
C: 813-763-2220

A Rant on Illegal Immigration

by KO in San Diego

According to CATO policy reports, Mexico has received billions from the US and other countries to "stabilize its economy." Meanwhile, illegal Mexicans solicit American jobs to send billions back to Mexico.

"Illegals are law abiding, peaceable and willing to yield," say advocates. Isn't "law-abiding-illegal-immigrant" an oxymoron?) Okay, for the sake of wild argument, let's say hundreds are. But, millions elude border patrol agents; then flood cities, flashing fictitious names, birth certificates and social security numbers to secure disability, housing, health, and welfare benefits.

Peaceable? "Viva La Raza!" is a war chant.

Willing to yield? As Filipinos, Germans, Jordanians, Russians, Spanish and Vietnamese apply for residency and work towards citizenship, angry Latinos demand special treatment.

Ironically, protesters should march into Mexico and demand social justice. "We wanna work!" shouted a protestor, as she waived a Mexican flag. "Who cleans your toilets?" "Who picks your strawberries?" "We come to escape poverty!"

Spare us the subterfuge and rhetoric! First, Americans and legal immigrants need work. And low risk prisoners (like fire camps use prisoners) can work. Secondly, I clean my own darned toilets. Third, if you resent picking fruit, learn another trade. Fourth, millions of Americans, including disabled and elderly, live in poverty and squalor. Likewise, Americans, including war veterans, are eating trash and sleeping in gutters. So ditch the destitute illegal immigrant diatribe. And how dare pro-illegal immigration protesters display Nazi symbols, as if anti-social behavior and self-serving tantrums are related to the diabolical slaughter of Jews.

Wake up America! Illegal immigration isn't a civil right. And asking people to obey the law isn't akin to an ethnic cleansing. All in all, these mass marches are a pervasive display of anti-social, histrionic and narcissistic behavior. For example, protesters expect congress to amend immigration law to accommodate lawlessness. Amazingly, police issue warrants, hunt and arrest Americans. Furthermore, American families are torn apart when family members go to jail. Thousands of illegal individuals commit felony fraud using fake names to secure welfare benefits. Yet, as they walk freely, driving uninsured vehicles, loitering, urinating in public, carrying fake documents and riding stolen bicycles--police cruise by. Applying analogous logic, if illegals get amnesty, then Americans guilty of fraud, misdemeanor burglary, theft and fraud should expect pardons.

Americans should call their Senators daily and demand all single, unmarried illegal adult females and males be apprehended and immediately deported.
Here's the immigration tip line: 1-866-347-2423.

Married illegals with children should call: 1-800-375-5283. This number explains how to legally emigrate. Moreover, flush the race card. It's illogical. Though I suppose if Mexico were Sweden, we'd hear: "Swedes cut your weeds!" and "Pale Pride!"

Meanwhile, disconnected Democrats think another amnesty bill will push people who repeatedly evade law to follow law. Fine, I say tell all the illegals to move to Massachusetts and move in with El Fib, the Teddy Bear. Don't be fooled. Illegal immigration is the antithesis of law and order.

Oh, and please don't bore Americans with the Asian flu. Shoot, we have illegals with TB and malaria working in restaurants and dental offices all over the USA.

Monday, April 24, 2006

And there's not a blonde among them

This could be Urban Legend. All I know is, it sounds plausible to me.

A Washington, DC airport ticket agent offers some examples of why our country is in trouble!

1. I had a New York Senator ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window.

2. I got a call from a candidate's staffer, who wanted to go to Capetown. I started to explain the length of the flight and the passport information, then she interrupted me with, "I'm not trying to make you look stupid, but Capetown is in Massachusetts," Without trying to make her look stupid, I calmly explained, "Cape Cod is in Massachusetts, Capetown is in Africa," Her response - click.

3. A senior Vermont Congressman called, furious about a Florida package we did. I asked what was wrong with the vacation in Orlando. He said he was expecting an ocean-view room. I tried to explain that's not possible, since Orlando is in the middle of the state. He replied, "Don't lie to me, I looked on the map and Florida is a very thin state!"

4. I got a call from a lawmaker's wife who asked, "Is it possible to see England from Canada?" I said, "No." She said, "But they look so close on the map."

5. An aide for a cabinet member once called and asked if he could rent a car in Dallas. When I pulled up the reservation, I noticed he had only a
1-hour layover in Dallas. When I asked him why he wanted to rent a car, he said, "I heard Dallas was a big airport, and we will need a car to drive between gates to save time."

6. An Illinois Congresswoman called last week. She needed to know how it was possible that her flight from Detroit left at 8:30 am and got to Chicago at 8:33 am. I explained that Michigan was an hour ahead of Illinois, but she couldn't understand the concept of time zones. Finally, I told her the plane went fast, and she bought that.

7. A New York lawmaker called and asked, "Do airlines put your physical description on your bag so they know whose luggage belongs to whom?" I said, "No, why do you ask?" She replied, "Well, when I checked in with the airline, they put a tag on my luggage that said (FAT), and I'm overweight. I think that's very rude!" After putting her on hold, for a minute, while I looked into it (I was laughing) I came back, and explained the city code for Fresno, CA is
(FAT), and the airline was just putting a destination tag on her luggage.

8. A Senator's aide called to inquire about a trip package to Hawaii. After going over all the cost info, she asked, "Would it be cheaper to fly to California, and then take the train to Hawaii?"

9. I just got off the phone with a freshman Congressman who asked, "How do I know which plane to get on?" I asked him what exactly he meant, to which he replied, "I was told my flight number is 823, but none of these planes have numbers on them."

10. A lady Senator called and said, "I need to fly to Pepsi-Cola, Florida. Do I have to get on one of those little computer planes?" I asked if she meant fly to Pensacola, Fl. on a commuter plane. She said, "Yeah, whatever, Smarty!"

11. A senior Senator from Massachusetts called and had a question about the documents he needed in order to fly to China. After a lengthy discussion about passports, I reminded him that he needed a visa. "Oh, no I don't. I've been to China many times and never had to have one of those." I double checked and sure enough, his stay required a visa. When I told him this he said, "Look, I've been to China four times and every time they have accepted my American Express!"

12. A New Mexico Congresswoman called to make reservations, "I want to go from Chicago to Rhino, New York." I was at a loss for words. Finally, I said, "Are you sure that's the name of the town?" "Yes, what flights do you have?" replied the lady. After some searching, I came back with, "I'm sorry, ma'am, I've looked up every airport code in the country and can't find a Rhino anywhere." The lady retorted, "Oh, don't be silly! Everyone knows where it is. Check your map!" So I scoured a map of the state of New York and finally offered, "You don't mean Buffalo, do you?" The reply? "Whatever! I knew it was a big animal".

Now you know why Government is in the shape that it's in!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Start Date & Vacuum Cleaners

Sunday, 15 April 2006
A week ago, my future hiking partner, Screaming Mimi, and I decided that our Start Date for our 2007 Thru Hike would be 18 March. It’s also a Sunday (though not an Easter, as is today) and we can attend Mass, go out to eat and then be chauffered to Springer Mountain parking lot on Forest Service Road 42 in Gilmer County (I think). The friends dropping us off include my mail-drop support, her husband and another good friend. My cousin will come over to the house where we’re staying to say her goodbyes.

And then our adventure begins. I’m reading an older Trail Journals (at the website with that name). I’m pre-living my hike. Some of the journalists write better than others or write in a style that I find easier to read than others. I hope that when I’m journaling, I can do the same.

One of the things I’ll be doing while hiking is working on a series of books. I’m developing characters right now and I already have some situations I’ll include. Each book of the three or five (depending on my outline) will explore a deeper side of one of the main characters. Or maybe two whose stories intertwine. I’ve already decided on my opening and closing for the series. The middle part won’t be that hard. Developing the characters on paper first will enable me to flesh them out in each novel. I’m looking forward to that aspect of my hike and my retirement.

Yesterday I learned that I may not be moving to Lower Alabama after all. I may be moving to Piedmont, Alabama. My daughter and family may be moving there and I will be moving there, too. No need to move to Gulf Shores if the family is not there.

It’s taken me a day to make the paradigm shift from beach to mountains, but I’m okay with it now. My health plan has more doctors and hospitals to choose from up in the Piedmont area.

While cleaning a few days ago, my very old Hoover started smoking. I cut it off and removed some litter from around the band that runs the brush. Today I used it again. After replacing the bag. Well, the rubber that holds the bag had disintegrated and the band I used didn’t hold tight. And I had more white smoke. I stopped the vacuum, saw the mess where the bag should have been, got fine dirt all over myself since there was no bag to contain it. But the white smoke made me decide it’s time to toss the vacuum. I’ll take it to the transfer station one day this week. They’ll charge me fifty cents to take it off my hands. So now all I have is an old old Electrolux vacuum cleaner that my parents had demoted to basement duty but I claimed when they were moving into their retirement community. I think it will work for the few months I’ll be here. It just won’t get the dirt up as well from the carpeting. I can always use a broom and sweep first and then vacuum.

If I end up in a bungalow in Piedmont, I’m hoping my son-in-law will lay tile instead of carpet. Sweeping and wet-moping beat vacuuming any day of the week.

A year from today I will be on the Appalachian Trail somewhere north of the Smoky Mountains. I can hardly wait.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Immigration, Anchor Babies, Deporting Illegals

What follows is a letter I have sent to my 2 US Senators, my US Congressman, my Georgia Representative and two Georgia Senators.

I believe that I have single-thoughtedly, resolved two issues by suggesting that the illegal parent(s) of anchor babies be deported (they have broken the law; they are not above the law) and that their Anchor Babies (US citizens all) be placed for adoption into the homes of US Citizens.

This sounds like a win/win situation to immigration and adoption. Feel free to email your representatives.

I am conflicted about immigration, however, I propose that someone do some research on the cost of placing Anchor Babies up for adoption by US citizens when the parent(s) are deported.

I think the cost of placing babies and children for adoption would be far less than the cost of supporting entire illegal lawbreaking immigrants until those children turn 21 years old and can sponsor their parent(s) citizenship.

Has anyone proposed this? Even if it's not feasible, would this not be something to broadcast to see what kind of reception it would bring from the illegal lawbreaking immigrant segment of our society?

We have many many parents willing to adopt and we don't have the children available for adoption.

I think this idea has potential for some heated and honest discussion among the public.

Thank you

Pass it on, bloggers and friends, pass it on. The idea should engender some strong sentiments among Americans as well as illegals.

Keep the Anchor Babies. Place them for Adoption. Deport the illegal parents. Couldn't having illegal-lawbreaking parents be a form of 'child abuse?'

I've been delinquent

I guess I need to blog when I think of it instead of putting it off. Lots going on right now.

I have a bet - kind of -- that I can get my house cleaned up before Easter. Think I need to get on the ball? I guess so.

Right now, I've got a sinus infection and a lump in my tongue. The tongue is a muscle. It rarely gets lumps in the middle. Lumps and other carcinius (new word?) lumps are on the sides, bottom and occasionally top. But in the middle, no. It could be related to the Thyroid. It could be because I haven't been to confession in a long time or the fact that I have said a few 'bad words' lately. Maybe it's because I haven't been stopping to pray often enough. I pray, I just don't often stop to pray. Pray without ceasing yes, maybe I need to cease and pray.

TMI? My blog, my "I."

Okay, here's where we are with the political scene.
I'm totally confused about our President. Something just doesn't compute with his actions and statements of late. Trust him? Like a used-car salesman. (When I lived in Montgomery, AL, many many years ago, I got it into my head that I needed to buy a used car instead of a new one. I would go to the auto dealerships and look at used cars after I'd been greeted by a salesman. Then I'd pull the latch and inspect the engine from the top. THEN, I'd lay down and scoot under the car and look at the engine from the bottom. When I stood up again, I could NEVER find the salesman. Wonder why . . . not.)

My feelings about President Bush and Vice President Cheney is that they're the used-car salesmen who have left the car lot.

Does anyone know who's running the USofA? IS anyone running this Country?

It's obvious that neither the Senate nor the House has a hand on the wheel of the ship of State. It's obvious that the Supreme Court hasn't a clue, either.

Let's look at our elected officials as a group. Do we really get what we deserve? Are YOU proud of your elected officials in DeeCee? I'm from Georgia right now and thankfully not in Cynthia McKinney's district. Ms Denise Majette won when she ran against her and then for some strange reason thought she was ready for the Senate. She would have represented Georgia MUCH better had she continued in the House. If you have questions, just google Cynthia McKinney for more information. Ms McKinney is a disgrace to the office and to women of color and women in general. But then I'll leave that to you to decide on your own.

My Federal Officials are busy reading my emails. I forward information to them and I write opinioned emails to them for which I get either a personal email in return or a letter or an "office" email. All of which means that someone is reading my emails. Wonder if Ms McKinney can get off her personal agenda long enough to know what her constituants really think. She may not even care, for all I know.

Get active politically. Your voice does count.

Islam Coexist? Muhammed said "Never!"

Islam Coexist?  Muhammed said "Never!"
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"We love death. The United States loves life. That is the big difference between us." – Osama bin Laden
"I have been made victorious through terror." Muhammad, founder of Muhammadism now called Islam (Submit or Die)

Barack Obama Says He Lacks Experience To Be U.S. President

And HERE he proves it.

Obama calls it "My Muslim Faith" and This Raises More Questions

George Stephanopoulos tries to correct Obama when he says "my Muslim faith" but it wasn't a gaffe and Obama corrects Stephanopoulos. The Question is: Why say "MY Muslim faith" first? He went back to correct Stephanopoulos, but again "MY Muslim faith" was used. WHY?

Obama is to the USofA as Castro was to Cuba!

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