Friday, November 11, 2005

John W. Scherer Video Professor Blog November 11, 2005

Veteran’s Day November 11, 2005
Make sure you take a moment to remember those who have served, and those who continue to serve the cause of freedom. And this poem captures what it’s truly all about.Let us never forget.

In Flanders Fields By:
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Why what we’re doing is important
France. Forgetting (again) the past, doomed (again) to repeat it.
In the years leading up to World War II, France (as they did prior to World War I) hid its head under a blanket, hoping that Germany would go away. Germany didn’t, and invaded France. The United States and its Allies came to the rescue. In the fight against terrorism, France, again, hid its head under a blanket. They refused to join in the fight against terrorism, and in fact, did everything they could to jeopardize our own efforts in the fight against terror. And now it appears, that France is being invaded again. You’d think they’d learn, n’est ce pas? Read More >

John Stossel has it right
Several members of the Video Professor team had the chance to hear ABC 20/20 anchor John Stossel speak about what’s really ailing America. The event was the annual Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau Golden Torch Awards dinner. Stossel held up a pocket copy of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Now Stossel says, the government adds fifty thousand pages of new regulations every year. One reason Stossel says is that it takes more time to get permits than it actually takes to construct a new building. We couldn’t agree more.

Now let’s talk tech and computing!
Stock Hacker Alert!

Online trading is a terrific tool. Fast and economical and if you know what you’re doing, (or are just plain lucky) very profitable. And guess what? Hackers have noticed.

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Microsoft carries big stick but talks loudly (But did they have to use Cheap Trick?)
When everyone is hitting you from all directions, what’s a company to do? If you’re Microsoft, you fight back, big time. (Thanks Dick)

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Google launches new book site
Google’s legal department is now open 24/7.

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Google to go? YAHOO!
Content is indeed, King. It’s also darn mobile, I mean tech is for those on the move!

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On a clear day, you can see forever
NASA’s Mars Rovers have the Energizer Bunny beat. They just keep going and going, and sending back SPECTACULAR pictures.
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Etc, etc. Quote o’ the week"
I can't believe she's 89 and looks like that."-Robin Williams, (Kidding we think) after seeing Madonna at MTV show.

Hey T.O. Don’t let the door hit you in the rear end on your way out. You’re a talented young man, no question. But you don’t get it. Welcome to the list of superb athletes who’ve blown terrific careers. Remember what Harry Truman said about success, especially when no one cares who gets the credit. Too bad for T.O. that the only person with less smarts than him, is his agent. I love football and the sport is better off without T.O.

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