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When President Obama seemingly flubbed the Oath of Office of the President of the United States of America...

my heart sank to my stomach.

As it happens the error was by Chief Justice Roberts, first for pausing in the incorrect place, as if waiting for President Obama to repeat creating an awkward moment. When President Obama decided to repeat in order to keep the flow going, Roberts instead interrupted him and continued. The stride was broken.

Then what Chief Justice should've said was:

"That I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States."
Instead he said, "That I will execute the office to President to the United States, faithfully." That ended any chance of the stride being regained.

Chief Justice Roberts, a Bush nominee, blew it and could not recover while the confidant, if untested, new President coolly waited for the Justice to regroup and administer the correct oath. It could seem emblematic of the Big Change of the Guard but I wouldn't count on old school allowing itself to be left out.



The big misunderstanding I believe the media is perpetuating and selling is that President Obama is the Big Change in and of itself, rather that his election is one of the largest symbols of a significant part of it.

The Big Change has been coming on since before he even announced his candidacy and is not limited to Big Government Democratic politics. The Big Change is about an entire new outlook socially, economically and politically. To be sure his
ascendance to the Presidency is the marking and a symbol of a big shift and change we are currently experiencing. That change has been in the wind for a while and he is now the political leader in that unique moment, it is now up to him to correctly direct the political component of the change. That requires when someone else flubs his lines that he be quick and astute enough to pick up from that point and move on smoothly so few would notice.

Conor Dougherty writes an excellent piece on this idea in the Wall Street Journal that is a cogent analysis of what I refer to as The Big Change.


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A Country on the Cusp of Change

Obama will inherit a nation experiencing vast shifts in race relations, economy and culture

Barack Obama promised change. But the country he will lead is already changing in many ways that would challenge any president.

The U.S. is well on its way to becoming a "majority minority" country, where fewer than half the residents will be whites of European ancestry, raising issues of national identity and cohesion. Good-paying jobs in manufacturing continue to disappear, as they have for decades, but now high-paying ones in the financial sector are likely to vanish too. Among the fastest-growing age groups are Americans between 55 and 64; that increase highlights the growing burden of health care and pensions. Americans are more anxious than they've been in decades about their economic future.

The culture is changing as well. More Americans are likely to find their news and entertainment on the Internet, a shift that's changed media industries that shape opinions and culture. While a higher percentage of Americans are graduating college, a bachelor's degree no longer guarantees rising wages.

Many of the changes are for the good, including the prospect of better race relations, and the easing of regional tensions. Americans are saving more -- a shift that will be painful in the short term but could build a reservoir of capital to create jobs and investment. The recession may narrow the gap between the rich and everyone else.

In some ways Mr. Obama's rise parallels those changes. The child of a black Kenyan father and a white mother from Kansas, Mr. Obama was raised in Hawaii as well as abroad and represents the blurring of racial edges that will be part of the American future. His road to the White House also has reflected the growing alarm about the economy. When he launched his campaign two years ago, he spoke about elevating the middle class; when he spoke to crowds at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday he warned of an economy in "crisis."

Demographic changes -- not only racial ones -- will continue to shape politics and the economy. America is getting older too. The retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, the oldest of whom is now 63, will pose an especially big challenge for a president who plans to spend heavily to counter recession. Even before the slump that began last year, Social Security was projected to go broke in three decades and Medicare much sooner, unless the government made big and controversial changes in both programs.

The U.S., long one of the most mobile of nations, continues to see a stream of Americans move south and west, although the lack of jobs and difficulty in selling homes have slowed that pace.

One surprising change: the renewed vitality of many cities after decades of decay. But for many of them, problems are simply being redistributed. Some cities are growing whiter and wealthier, while many suburbs are becoming less white and poorer. The urban fringe, meantime, has attracted many blue-collar workers and working poor who moved to new housing developments but now find themselves stuck in half-built neighborhoods and homes that are worth less than what they owe.

On the economic front, many Americans have seen their standards of living erode even before the latest recession began. Median incomes, adjusted for inflation, essentially stayed flat between 1999 and 2007, despite an economy that generally grew during that time and brought vast riches to top -- and even average -- performers on Wall Street. Meanwhile unions representing everything from paper-mill employees to auto workers and truck drivers have negotiated contracts with smaller pensions, more-expensive health care and in some cases cuts to hourly pay.

Adjusted for inflation, income of the top 1% of earners grew at an annual rate of 11% from 2002 to 2006, according to an analysis of Internal Revenue Service data by economists Thomas Piketty of the Paris School of Economics and Emmanuel Saez of the University of California at Berkeley. Incomes of the bottom 99% grew at less than 1% annually. With the exception of those with professional degrees, such as doctors and lawyers, every educational group including high-school graduates and PhDs earned less in 2007 than they did in 2000, adjusted for inflation.

Now, the pace of economic decline is accelerating. The country lost almost two million jobs in the last four months of 2008, and economists predict two million more will be lost in 2009. The unemployment rate is expected to rise to around 9% by year end, from 7.2% today. Companies are more likely than at any time since the Great Depression to cut wages.

Americans' frugal repose has been to resume putting away cash -- after the personal saving rate dropped in recent years to near zero as stocks and home values soared. That means fewer dollars spent in the shopping malls. Mr. Obama's program borrows liberally from the 1930s idea that vast government spending can boost economic growth and revive consumer and business confidence.

Americans have a great deal of faith in Mr. Obama's ability to succeed as president. In the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, two-thirds of Americans disapproved of the job George W. Bush was doing as president. Seven in 10 of those polled thought Mr. Obama was handling the transition to the presidency well.

Write to Conor Dougherty at conor.dougherty@wsj.com

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"I Have A Dream" by Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Full version of Martin Luther King's famous "I have a dream" speech.



What is it with Twitter?

Having studiously avoided Twitter
up to this point, concerned with becoming weary of technological and information overload, I'm taking a second look at the potential and pitfalls of Twitter. Although an early adopter on a lot of things, the fundamental question of "why?" must be answered first for me to adopt anything, early or late.

In this video Jon
Rettinger of Jon4lakers Technology discusses why he was skeptical at first and why he is now a Twitter user.




Dopey People Using Computers Make Dumb Passwords

...you didn't expect otherwise did you?

from What's My Pass?

The Top 500 Worst Passwords of All Time

November 30th, 2008 by admin in News, Password Info

From the moment people started using passwords, it didn’t take long to realize how many people picked the very same passwords over and over. Even the way people misspell words is consistent. In fact, people are so predictable that most hackers make use of lists of common passwords just like these. To give you some insight into how predictable humans are, the following is a list of the 500 most common passwords. If you see your password on this list, please change it immediately. Keep in mind that every password listed here has been used by at least hundreds if not thousands of other people.

There are some interesting passwords on this list that show how people try to be clever, but even human cleverness is predictable. For example, look at these passwords that I found interesting:

ncc1701 The ship number for the Starship Enterprise
thx1138 The name of George Lucas’s first movie, a 1971 remake of an earlier student project
qazwsx Follows a simple pattern when typed on a typical keyboard
666666 Six sixes
7777777 Seven sevens
ou812 The title of a 1988 Van Halen album
8675309 The number mentioned in the 1982 Tommy Tutone song. The song supposedly caused an epidemic of people dialing 867- 5309 and asking for “Jenny”

“…Approximately one out of every nine people uses at least one password on the list shown in Table 9.1! And one out of every 50 people uses one of the top 20 worst passwords..”

Lists the top 500 worst passwords of all time, not considering character case. Don’t blame me for the offensive words; you were the ones who picked these, not me.

NO Top 1-100 Top 101–200 Top 201–300 Top 301–400 Top 401–500
1 123456 porsche firebird prince rosebud
2 password guitar butter beach jaguar
3 12345678 chelsea united amateur great
4 1234 black turtle 7777777 cool
5 pussy diamond steelers muffin cooper
6 12345 nascar tiffany redsox 1313
7 dragon jackson zxcvbn star scorpio
8 qwerty cameron tomcat testing mountain
9 696969 654321 golf shannon madison
10 mustang computer bond007 murphy 987654
11 letmein amanda bear frank brazil
12 baseball wizard tiger hannah lauren
13 master xxxxxxxx doctor dave japan
14 michael money gateway eagle1 naked
15 football phoenix gators 11111 squirt
16 shadow mickey angel mother stars
17 monkey bailey junior nathan apple
18 abc123 knight thx1138 raiders alexis
19 pass iceman porno steve aaaa
20 fuckme tigers badboy forever bonnie
21 6969 purple debbie angela peaches
22 jordan andrea spider viper jasmine
23 harley horny melissa ou812 kevin
24 ranger dakota booger jake matt
25 iwantu aaaaaa 1212 lovers qwertyui
26 jennifer player flyers suckit danielle
27 hunter sunshine fish gregory beaver
28 fuck morgan porn buddy 4321
29 2000 starwars matrix whatever 4128
30 test boomer teens young runner
31 batman cowboys scooby nicholas swimming
32 trustno1 edward jason lucky dolphin
33 thomas charles walter helpme gordon
34 tigger girls cumshot jackie casper
35 robert booboo boston monica stupid
36 access coffee braves midnight shit
37 love xxxxxx yankee college saturn
38 buster bulldog lover baby gemini
39 1234567 ncc1701 barney cunt apples
40 soccer rabbit victor brian august
41 hockey peanut tucker mark 3333
42 killer john princess startrek canada
43 george johnny mercedes sierra blazer
44 sexy gandalf 5150 leather cumming
45 andrew spanky doggie 232323 hunting
46 charlie winter zzzzzz 4444 kitty
47 superman brandy gunner beavis rainbow
48 asshole compaq horney bigcock 112233
49 fuckyou carlos bubba happy arthur
50 dallas tennis 2112 sophie cream
51 jessica james fred ladies calvin
52 panties mike johnson naughty shaved
53 pepper brandon xxxxx giants surfer
54 1111 fender tits booty samson
55 austin anthony member blonde kelly
56 william blowme boobs fucked paul
57 daniel ferrari donald golden mine
58 golfer cookie bigdaddy 0 king
59 summer chicken bronco fire racing
60 heather maverick penis sandra 5555
61 hammer chicago voyager pookie eagle
62 yankees joseph rangers packers hentai
63 joshua diablo birdie einstein newyork
64 maggie sexsex trouble dolphins little
65 biteme hardcore white 0 redwings
66 enter 666666 topgun chevy smith
67 ashley willie bigtits winston sticky
68 thunder welcome bitches warrior cocacola
69 cowboy chris green sammy animal
70 silver panther super slut broncos
71 richard yamaha qazwsx 8675309 private
72 fucker justin magic zxcvbnm skippy
73 orange banana lakers nipples marvin
74 merlin driver rachel power blondes
75 michelle marine slayer victoria enjoy
76 corvette angels scott asdfgh girl
77 bigdog fishing 2222 vagina apollo
78 cheese david asdf toyota parker
79 matthew maddog video travis qwert
80 121212 hooters london hotdog time
81 patrick wilson 7777 paris sydney
82 martin butthead marlboro rock women
83 freedom dennis srinivas xxxx voodoo
84 ginger fucking internet extreme magnum
85 blowjob captain action redskins juice
86 nicole bigdick carter erotic abgrtyu
87 sparky chester jasper dirty 777777
88 yellow smokey monster ford dreams
89 camaro xavier teresa freddy maxwell
90 secret steven jeremy arsenal music
91 dick viking 11111111 access14 rush2112
92 falcon snoopy bill wolf russia
93 taylor blue crystal nipple scorpion
94 111111 eagles peter iloveyou rebecca
95 131313 winner pussies alex tester
96 123123 samantha cock florida mistress
97 bitch house beer eric phantom
98 hello miller rocket legend billy
99 scooter flower theman movie 6666
100 please jack oliver success albert

Source: Perfect Passwords, Mark Burnett 2005