Archive for January, 2011
Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.
· At 5, began studying under his cousins’ tutor.
· At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
· At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
· At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
· At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
· At 23, started his own law practice.
· At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
· At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights
of British America” and retired from his law practice.
· At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
· At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.
· At 33, took three years to revise Virginia ‘s legal code and
wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious
· At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding
· At 40, served in Congress for two years.
· At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated
commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben
Franklin and John Adams.
· At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George
· At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of
the American Philosophical Society.
· At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active
head of Republican Party.
· At 57, was elected the third president of the United States .
· At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s
· At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
· At 65, retired to Monticello .
· At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
· At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of
Virginia and served as its first president.
· At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the
Declaration of Independence along with John Adams
Thomas Jefferson knew because he-himself studied the previous failed
attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of “God”, his laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today. Jefferson really knew his stuff. A voice from the past to lead us in the future:
John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the
brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement:”This is
perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we
shall become as corrupt as Europe .
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A
principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the
government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of
taking care of them.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood
of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas
which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties
than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to
control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation,
the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive
the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the
continent their fathers conquered.”;
I wish we could get this out to everyone.
I got the Kinect in the mail today and hooked the lil guy up to the Xbox. It is actually pretty fun. I played a little of it at CES and got a kick out of it. Did some boxing with a Google exec, hot my rear handed to me and walked away saying….I need to get this.
So for all of you gamers out there with an Xbox, and/or those of you that love to watch Netflix, Zune etc on your Xbox….Go out and buy the Kinect for it! You won’t be disappointed, and there are a lot of nice games coming out. It comes with Kinect Adventures, but you should also grab a copy of Kinect Sports. That game is great with friends.
Well! That’s my review and thought of the moment. Enjoy
It seems once again spambots had there way with the forums, but we struck back and defeated them. Now the new user registration system has been upgraded. Now it should be a lot harder for a spambot to break thru, while at the same time easy for people to register because they no longer have to enter a captcha. Hopefully they extends the moments of peace.
If you are not registered yet, please do so at http://forums.animevortex.net
A forum is hard to be a forum is no one is joining in on the fun!
……is this wrong? IDK…they did one with George Bush so Obama needs one as well. Have a problem with that? ….well I guess you’re racist then
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For some reason I am on a kick when it comes to Amazon.com and finding good deals. Searching around, I found some items that are around 90% off (or more). I will share a few with you here. Check these out!
I was browsing around looking at some great deals on Home Theater receivers and the best one leaped out at me. If you are looking for a receiver that can pack one heck of a punch, come packed with features…then Yamaha is your best answer for receivers. However, you have to make sure the one you get offers everything that’s going to make it all sound good.
This receiver is packed with features, offers a whopping 7.2 surround and most importantly…it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than the $1000-$1500 average asking price around the web. Check it out!
Now throw in some speakers that are just as impressive like Klipsch Reference Series RF-82 – Left / right channel speakers, and you are good to go!
Yes, the speakers will cost more than the receiver in this case since the receiver is on such a sell, but trust me when I say your ears will thank you!
If you want any tips on the full collection of speakers (what would sound good), just let me know and I will share some links with you pointing out some good choices. Let us all have sound systems that will make you (and your friends) never want to watch movies at the theater again!
I have had the question asked so many times….”how do I learn to use news groups”. Well, I can recommend software and the advanced way of finding what you need, but some prefer to keep it simple.
Wikipedia shares: A usenet newsgroup is a repository usually within the Usenet system, for messages posted from many users in different locations. The term may be confusing to some, because it is usually a discussion group. Newsgroups are technically distinct from, but functionally similar to, discussion forums on the World Wide Web. Newsreader software is used to read newsgroups.
Despite the advent of file-sharing technologies such as BitTorrent, as well as the increased use of blogs, formal discussion forums, and social networking sites, coupled with a growing number of service providers blocking access to Usenet, newsgroups continue to be widely used.
Easynews has gone out of their way to create a nice video tutorial that will walk you through the usage of the very user-friendly service. Easynews acts as a one-stop-shop for using news groups, where you can login, search and download everything from one spot (without the need of external applications or bouncing between sites).
Visit easynews now and start off with a free trial. Take the time to dabble and see if they are a good fit for you:
For a more advanced tutorial explaining further access to Newsgroups via desktop application, click here to view my full tutorial.
Well, at CES there was a lot to see. A lot of great people to meet, a lot of great tech to drool over, and a lot of great information learned. I demoed the MS Xbox Kinect and got TKO’s in boxing by a Google employee heh. It was funny to see a Google employee having so much fun with a competitors product.
Out of the entire day, there wasn’t a person I regret talking to outside of the man showing off the Sony 3d camcorder. His words were kind of rude and insulting…I didn’t care much for that. I had asked him a reasonable question and he responded like I was an idiot. Now if the question was an idiot question…I would take full credit for it, but all I asked was what the highest resolution it shot in. He was a little sarcastic to that point but at that point he got a little aggravated and explained it shot in HD. Ok….there are various levels of “HD”….back down buddy…take a breather.
Anyways, the 3d TV’s look nicer (the LEDs at least). Very little to no flicker at all (LG was good), and clear as day with light glasses that didn’t bother you while on the face. Personally though I will still wait till it looks that nice or better WITHOUT having to wear glasses. Regardless….it was nice.
Viewsonic has a few nice monitors. Their latest series are LED but 2ms response time (2x the 1ms response time of their past LCD version). Made me want to snag one though….27″s of ……mmmmmm.
Hercules has a nice DJ/mixer usb combo that fell into a somewhat decent price, Triton/MadKatz had a nice 5.1 pair of Triton headphones for the Xbox/PS3, Skype’s on all the major TV’s and the AR Drones are back as usual. Audi has some nice cars to show off, pioneer has a new deck for the car coming out (Navi series) that looks fun, Sony has one hell of a widescreen 3d display for everyone to enjoy.
Did I mention the Kinect was fun?
Well that sums up a lot I think. I’d go deeper into detail and cover all sorts of things with images but this isn’t really a tech news blog. Go to CES!! It’s well worth it.