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It continues to be a very busy time for me, as I head tomorrow to Wisconsin for my niece’s wedding. I’m really looking forward to seeing her and meeting her wonderful husband-to-be.

A huge thanks to all those who have come forward and contributed to help keep the site costs covered. Upping the memory allocation adds to the cost, but has definitely make the site run more smoothly. I can’t tell you how much it means to get donations from readers to help.

The whole memory issue has also forced me to spend a little more time actively supervising the activity of the server until I understand it better. I’ve been using the shell to watch for spikes. Doing that has allowed me to upgrade and re-install the comment editing function while watching to make sure it doesn’t significantly increase memory usage, and even add a little fun item (the ability to “like” a comment).

Please let me know here if these functions work OK for you (feel free to use this post as a sandbox).

I also want to point out that I’ve updated the “justice” story with links to some very ugly comments about the case.

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10 comments to Updates

  • darkcycle

    Comment editor works, Pete. Holler if you need another cash installment. You said you had paid up for awhile, but since the “memory spikes” I guess that’s changed…

  • Duncan20903

    Can we make sure the software doesn’t go bull goose looney like the USA Today censor program?

    “We will not add your comment until you remove the following words: penny.”

    This one even tops those websites which prohibit quoting thousands and thousands of verses from the Holy Bible. You know it really loses something when you alter some of the things that God said. E.g. “Break my commandments and you will be gosh darned for eternity” just doesn’t work for me. I suppose I can live without quoting Mark Twain’s opinions of statistics but it really doesn’t seem fair to the funnymental religionists even though I do have a particular affinity for “Lies, damned lies, and statistics”. Gosh, it really is a shame that Mr. Clemons isn’t around to critique the war on (some) drugs in his inimitable style of writing.

    When the heck did the common name of a one cent coin become a dirty word???

  • DdC

    In Their Own Words: GOP Candidates And Science

    I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.
    —Jon Huntsman Twitter, Aug. 18, 2011

    You Ask.Youtube
    The Republican Candidates Answer.
    On September 22, the Republican primary candidates will meet in Orlando, Florida for the Fox News/Google Debate – and they’ll be answering YOUR questions. Submit your question now for the chance to have it asked live during the debate!

    On Climate Change

    While it is evident that the human right to produce and use energy does not extend to activities that actually endanger the climate of the Earth upon which we all depend, bogus claims about climate dangers should not be used as a justification to further limit the American people’s freedom. —
    —Ron Paul,
    Speech on House floor opposing cap-and-trade legislation, June 4, 2009

    Carbon dioxide is not a harmful gas; it is a harmless gas … And yet we’re being told that we have to reduce this natural substance and reduce the American standard of living to create an arbitrary reduction in something that is naturally occurring in the Earth.
    — Michele Bachmann,
    House floor speech, April 22, 2009

    I think all these issues have to be settled on the base of real science, not manufactured science. — When asked about the “man-made climate change myth” and “green jobs”
    — Michele Bachmann,
    at a campaign event in Spartanburg, S.C., Aug. 16, 2011

    On Evolution

    I think there is a theory, a theory of evolution, and I don’t accept it. … The creator that I know created us, each and every one of us and created the universe, and the precise time and manner. … I just don’t think we’re at the point where anybody has absolute proof on either side.
    —Ron Paul, Nov. 1,
    Remarks made at a state Republican Party meeting in Spartanburg, S.C.

    I believe in Genesis 1:1 — God created the heavens and the earth. … If Gov. Huntsman wants to believe that he is the descendant of a monkey, then he has the right to believe that — but I disagree with him on this and the many other liberal beliefs he shares with Democrats. For Jon Huntsman to categorize anyone as ‘anti-science’ or ‘extreme’ because they believe in God is ridiculous.
    —Rick Santorum, Aug. 23, 2011
    The Philadelphia Inquirer.

    I support intelligent design. What I support is putting all science on the table and then letting students decide. I don’t think it’s a good idea for government to come down on one side of scientific issue or another, when there is reasonable doubt on both sides.
    — Michele Bachmann,
    Republican Leadership Conference, June 17, 2011

    • DdC

      Absolutely nothing ruins a good myth faster than Science. If you sell myth’s, it might seem as if it was in the way of expensive propaganda. I used to believe they were flat out hypocrites. Still do with a few. The others seem to have an alternate universe mindset. 180* from reality. Then I deduced it was just the same old boring ends justifying the means. Simple liars. Say whatever you need to get elected. Can’t deregulate if you’re honest and lose. Corporations don’t invest in moral or ethical people. They prefer the sure thing. Corporations profit on the Ganjawar in several ways. Not only as a product itself, but several by-products also win favor with the G-20 International corporations. Like outsourcing the trickle down jobs. The Ganjawar eliminates the need for chemical corporations to worry. Those spraying the 90 million pounds on the US cotton crop and not on organic Hemp. Big Pharma and RxGanja or Big Booze competing with Homegrown.

      No infrastructure with a plant compared to the booze and drug industries. Plastic from veggie oil could eliminate crude oil from OPEC. No need to clear cut old growth forest. Hemp wood and paper. Plus the Koch Bros tax paid for profit prisons to cage the outlaw sick and healthy productive people who grow cannabis. The early church discovered the young novices were finding Jesus without the Priests directions and decided to ban it. Job security selling stories. Corporations inherited from Germany after the war now part of American corporations and people with the connections and media to pull it off. Did. Now for going on a century we have been chasing our tails, pointing fingers and following orders maintaining dysfunction perpetuating this and other Police Actions. Around the globe. For the kiddies. The ones who aren’t starving. Democrats and Republicans RIP.

      The Neocons have taken control of the Teabags. The Dick Armey of International Corporatists, World Banksters and Elitist shits like the Koch/s and Rockefellers. Have no use for sovereignty or have any allegiance to the Constitution or the American citizens. They don’t even need us to buy their Chinese made crap since our middle class has shifted to their up and coming middle class. Only they’re under a dictatorship and have less room to protest. Our media is owned by the same corporations. Protesting protesters, millions on the streets of America protesting the Lie in Iraq and we missed it. Nothing on TV so it couldn’t have happened. European and Free Speech media broadcast it, but we know they can’t be trusted. They say things differently than the alphabet channels. 5 to 1 majority rules the truth. It’s up to us, not the illusion of the Untied States of Anemica. Just when you think the earth is spherical traveling around the sun. Now Texas schools can set us straight. I always thought that we would fly off into outer space traveling at the speed it would take to get completely around the sun in a year.

      Al Capone and Watergate were red herrings to divert the countries attention from the Fascist acts of eliminating competition. Booze/Ethanol or Ganja//Hemp.

  • Windy

    Working just fine for me, Pete. Btw, love the “like” button.

  • DdC

    DEA Issues Emergency Ban on “Bath Salts” Drugs
    by Phillip Smith, September 08, 2011
    The DEA announced Wednesday that it was using its emergency scheduling powers to impose a ban on three synthetic stimulants widely marketed as “bath salts.” The three drugs are mephedrone, methylone, and 3,4 methyleneoxypyrovalerone (MDPV).

    Spokeswoman Michele Leon hart claimed bathing is just so over rated.

  • tintguy

    Unrelated but I thought I would share my facebook post for the day.

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    On this somber day of remembrance let us not mourn the death of those lost but celebrate their lives as you would want your own to be celebrated after you pass from this world and onto the next. Fear and sorrow are what those who attacked us wanted us to live in and we can’t let that happen. The American Spirit is built on a legacy of bravery, pride and a dedication to building a better tomorrow and that won’t fall like a stack of glass and steel.