Archive for February, 2011

It’s easy being Green (in March)

At least when your Irish. You’ll note we just finished our theme transition here at ®Evil. So we’re a day early. Sue us. We look forward to this time of year.

After the spiritual powers, there is no thing in the world more unconquerable than the spirit of nationality. The spirit of nationality in Ireland will persist even though the mightiest of material powers be its neighbor.

George William Russell

It’s been a tradition for us. To change our theme to match certain special times, such as football games.

March is different. For an entire month we salute our family, friends, and fellow Irish Brothers and Sisters. It also marks the beginning of spring, as winter slowly subsides, a change in the year.

St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.

Adrienne Cook

But March isn’t all St Patrick’s Day, and green beer, as we have made good effort to demonstrate every year. It’s a salute to the blood of the Irish who fought for Independence, who died for a crown that wasn’t theirs, and who protest even still today. Because no matter the side one chooses they are still Irish, and despite my own feelings, I try to show both groups stories as best I can.

Everything that we inherit, the rain, the skies, the speech, and anybody who works in the English language in Ireland knows that there’s the dead ghost of Gaelic in the language we use and listen to and that those things will reflect our Irish identity.

John McGahern

So whats our plans? Much as we do every year we’ll be posting stories from our previous March years, as well as writing some new ones. We’ll be focusing on Irish music for our TGIF Friday’s, and Irish quotes every day of the week as well as some Irish poetry, as noted in our new header up top.

We’ll also have our traditional yearly blogmeet at Celtic Grill in Bentonville, AR on St Patrick’s Day. Our seal for this year I hope to have made by the end of the week to sponsor that event.

The immigrant’s heart marches to the beat of two quite different drums, one from the old homeland and the other from the new. The immigrant has to bridge these two worlds, living comfortably in the new and bringing the best of his or her ancient identity and heritage to bear on life in an adopted homeland.

Irish President Mary McAleese

So come close as we share stories of Ireland, of its famous people and it’s history. Gather round as we share some of our own stories, and family history. The story of an Irish Immigrant who came to America not in the 1800’s but in the 1940’s, passing on to their children and grandchildren a love of Gaelic, music and loyalty with honor.

But come as friends, for as the saying goes we Irish – Be we kings, or poets, or farmers, are a people of great worth.

We keep company with the angels, And bring a bit of heaven here to earth.

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. Poems and songs with pipes and drums. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes… That’s the Irish for you!

Irish saying

Tower fall claims first fatality of 2011

A 43-year-old Georgia tower technician fell to his death from a 300-foot self supporting tower in Okeechobee, Fla. on Sunday February 20.

Michael Anthony Scott of Hazlehurst, Ga. was on the structure installing antenna transmission lines for South Florida Water Management, the owner of the tower. The antennas operate the locks along the river.

The victim and a co-worker were installing the wires on the tower for working for Davis Specialties of Waycross, GA at about 110 to 120 AGL when the victim fell to his death.

Scott was the first industry worker to die in 2011 from falling from a communications structure. The tower was constructed in 2009. The case is being investigated by OSHA.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, and to his coworkers. It’s never easy to hear about one of our brethren.


What a way to start graduate school heh.

I haven’t blogged anything regarding Missouri States sports program. That may change moving forward.

By a weird twist of fate, I just so happened to be finishing my paperwork at Carrington Hall for admissions while history for the school was being made on Saturday.

Missouri State got 18 points from Jermaine Mallett to lead four Bears in double figures in a 69-64 win over the Wichita State Shockers here Saturday afternoon in the regular-season finale for both clubs. With the victory, MSU (23-7, 15-3) earned its first-ever Missouri Valley Conference regular-season conference title.

Meanwhile I was giving copies of transcripts and other such material to admissions personnel.

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Quote of the Day, February 28, 2011

There’s an old saying about those who forget history. I don’t remember it, but it’s good.

Stephen Colbert

Military Motivator Monday 2455620.753472

Hardcore military grognards, sick twisted people with too much time on their hands, and raving military fanboys will figure out the string of “code” in the title.

In the meantime for the rest of us, here’s the motivator for today!

Twitter Updates for 2011-02-26

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Advice for those who want to help New Zealand

Murray, our resident Kiwi and builder of weapons of mass destruction, has a variety of information for those who need assistant in NZ and those who want to help in NZ.

We’re glad to see he’s ok too!

Make sure you check out his place for details.

Sater’s Capital Straightalk – 02/24/11

Once again we are privileged to offer you the regular communication from District 68 State Representative David Sater of Southwest Missouri

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Quote of the Day, February 25, 2011: TGIF Edition

It’s been a while since I have had a chance to do this so lets make it a good one shall we?

It’s FRIDAY!!!!

A chess genius is a human being who focuses vast, little-understood mental gifts and labors on an ultimately trivial human enterprise.

George Steiner

And who can forget Bill Withers and the repeated “I know I know I know…”
Given the amount of snow and cold we’ve all seen I think this one is fitting!

Ok, ya hooligans, try to get through your day, and enjoy your weekend. I’ll be be spending my Saturday at my new college campus filling out paperwork.

Happy Friday!!!

Discovery Launch: Live Blog

With assistance from The Weather Channel, Space Flight Now and NASA I present our Live Blog of mission STS-133. Thanks to the technological miracle of social networks we can give you multiple sources at once, for a broad view.

Discovery as she leaves the VAB

The Final Launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery!

Nothing ends here; our hopes and our journeys continue. Ronald Reagan

Continue to check this page for regular updates, photo’s and historical quotes from our countries space program

Because this is a live up date you will want to read from the bottom up versus top down.
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End of the Era: Discovery’s last Launch

At approximately 16:50 today, the shuttle era draws to a close.

You can watch the launch via your cable or satellite provider, for those not so inclined you can watch it online here.

What does this launch mean however?

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Imagining the world at $220 a barrel (Part 2)

When I ran my story yesterday we had the biggest visitor spike we’ve had here at RegisteredEvil since we changed to the new location from Techography.

I want to take a moment and thank you for that.

Today several other writers are jumping on the gas price band wagon pointing out the variety of aspects that, in my view anyway, supports my hypothesis.

Lets take a look.

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Next Great Irish Emigration?

From 1820 to 1860 the Irish were never less than the 3rd largest group of emigrants to American shores. The potatoe famine being the largest cause, the lack of jobs and starvation sent them scrambling for hope elsewhere.

The Irish civil war of the 1920’s sent many Irish to foreign borders again, families such as my own came to America to escape the violence. My current remaining family residing in Ireland is even considering leaving.

In 2011, however, the economy seems to be the driving factor in the latest Irish push in emigration.
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Quote of the Day, February 24, 2011

I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends… that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.

Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

Imagining the world at $220 a barrel

Rough math. Those of you whom are more exact feel free to give me adjustments.

Current national average for fuel is about $3.19 per gallon. The price per barrel is 98.10. Roughly 3%.

Lets consider, just for a moment: $220 per barrel.

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Microwave Burrito Theory

I’ve had a theory for quite some time. A recent discussion with Boraz via Twitter reminded me of it once again.

My Microwave Burrito Theory

I’ve used this analogy quite a bit lately. In a recent paper regarding human interaction with technology I referenced it for college. I’ve mentioned it in comments countless times on other blogs.

I’ve never really put it in to a perspective that others could follow for posterity.

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Radio Intercepts

Sad day I loved Zell and often wished he would have ran for President…

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