Tuesday, May 30, 2006

More FOX news madness

This last weekend Fox News analyst Jonathan Hoenig asserted that global warming was dreamed up by environmentalists to stop economic development. He went on to say that there is no scientific proof that global warming even exists. Humm, well that is strange given the loss of snow pack all over the world. Here is a recent report of how dust storms have increased the melt of the snow pack. Turns out that dust from deserts in China can make it to mountain snow pack here in the States. The dust increases melt by darkening the surface of the pack.

Overboard for May 27, 2006

This definitely reminds me of a certain little balck dog I know.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Boulder Dog Guardians must watch video/buy tags to let dgo walk off-leash

Starting this summer, dog guardians who want to let their dogs roam off leash on Boulder Open Space and Mountain Park trails must first view an 11 minute video explaining the City of Boulder's voice and sight control program for dogs and then purchase special tag. The proposed cost is a nominal $15 for Boulder residents.

The goal of the training is to make guardians aware of what is acceptable dog behavior and what is not. Violators are fined three times before off leash privileges are revoked. So far feedback has been positive. Many trail users have had bad dog experiences while hiking, but don't want to see an outright ban. The dog advocacy group Friends Interested in Dogs and Open Space (FIDOS) has been heavily involved in the entire process.

Many areas, such as the State Parks, do not allow dogs to be off leash. While this is controversial with some, keeping your dog leashed protects the animal from injury and disease due to contact with wildlife. Recently a local dog that strayed onto a mountain lion's kill was itself attacked and killed. another animal died from exposure to plague.

Couldn't resist

Its good to see the feline theocracy show some appreciation for the canine word.

Welcome to the Dark side

Apple has announced a dual core intel based replacement for the ibook called the MacBook, which comes in both white and jet black. Only the powermac still uses the IBM G5 processor. Like virtually everything from Apple, its a very cool looking machine.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

In honor of cats

Cats set to Wagner. Enjoy!

Dogs, grass, and yellow spots

From the May 1, 2006 OverBoard.

Abraham Lincoln on preventive war

In February 1848 Rep. Abraham Lincoln explained his opposition to the Mexican War: Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose -- and you allow him to make war at pleasure . . . . If, today, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him? You may say to him, 'I see no probability of the British invading us'; but he will say to you, 'Be silent; I see it, if you don't.'