Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
“Brandeis was a militant crusader for social justice whoever his opponent might be. He was dangerous not only because of his brilliance, his arithmetic, his courage. He was dangerous because he was incorruptible. . ." Justice William O. Douglas
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
- Movie that isn't violent with popcorn and soda and holding hands.
- Dinner at home that you cook together.
- Going to a place she loves - day trip like antique stores, or a park.
- Sweet texts or calls or emails.
- Sending her a link to a romantic song
- Taking out the trash without any reminders :)
- Fueling up her car, getting it washed
- Hanging in bed with her on a weekend with coffee you made and the newspaper. Taking her to brunch.
- A picnic you put together. Pick a good spot. If it's cold bring blankets and find a sunny rock :)
- Open doors for her, even the car door once in a while.
- Teach her something you love - pool, fishing, hunting, racing, mud wrestling (jk), Shakespeare, Chamber music, geocaching, rare books, good wines.
- Do chores and fix things willingly, with and without her.
- Don't bite when she's stressed out and needs a hug. (Ask first - hugging a pissed off Woman without warning can be hazardous)
- Rub her feet. Understand that high heels are an American form of Chinese foot binding.
- Getting her car serviced. Yeah, even just an oil change. BIG points if you do it yourself.
- Going to a chick flick - with popcorn, soda and snuggling
- Going to a social event and making her look good. Dress the part. Respectfully letting people know she's hot ;) Making sure you can drive home.
- Start (or keep) opening doors for her. If you do it sometimes, do it more.
- Take her to a concert she really wants to go to - extra bonus points if you don't really love Celene Dion or Elton John, but you go anyway.
- Big jewelery, of course is always big big bonus points. Stuff that makes her friends gasp is going to do you some good for a LONG time :)
- Making dinner (something she likes and you can do well) without her and adding music, wine and candles.
- Take her on a trip - a weekend or a week. Somewhere romantic, just the two of you and let your hair down. Could be camping, but could be a cruise. Whatever works.
- Get her something she's been learning with you - a fishing rod, a wine basket, a CD of the music you both love.
- Listen to a problem she's having without offering advice. Help her decide what SHE wants to do about it. (hint: ask a lot of questions, let her ramble)
- When she's upset/tense/out of sorts, be sweet. Learn the three Golden Scripts :
"It sounds like you've had a hard day."
"Want to tell me about it?"
"Is there anything I can do to help?"
- Do chores and fix things without her asking
- And the classic, but true: Give her a back rub and don't ask for sex :) (but let her ask ;) (no kidding hint: if you divide up chores evenly, or help her with hers, then she's gonna have more energy for the fun stuff )
Sunday, March 7, 2010
"I grew up in a society where the motto was, "Those who are not with us are against us," implying that if somebody doesn't agree 100% with a certain point of view, he or she is the enemy and must be eliminated. This is how totalitarian societies are created. This is horrific on a societal level and such an approach certainly has no place in the Arts."
Friday, March 5, 2010
Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Friedman called the program a corporate subsidy, as quoted in a 2002 article in Computerworld. The accuracy of this quote can not be ascertained, however, as Mr. Friedman has since died. Others holding this view include Dr. Norman Matloff, who testified to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration on the H-1B subject. Matloff's paper for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform claims that there has been no shortage of qualified American citizens to fill American computer-related jobs, and that the data offered as evidence of American corporations needing H-1B visas to address labor shortages was erroneous. The United States General Accounting Office found in a report in 2000 that controls on the H-1B program lacked effectiveness. The GAO report's recommendations were subsequently implemented.