Award Wallet

Awardwallet.comI used to travel quite a bit in my last job and accrued some random airline miles here and there. I couldn’t keep track of how much I had and where they were until I found out about Awardwallet.com. It’s a free site that tracks your balances in one convenient place and even alerts you if your miles are going to expire. Although you might want to manually check once in a while, because I had some Jetblue credit expire on me. You can get a free six month upgrade for first-time users if you use the following coupon code: free-yfakbw.

My Glass Booth

I almost titled this post: Barack, the baby killer?

But before I get into that, check me out:

There’s a little quiz at glassbooth.org that helps you find out which presidential candidate most closely aligns with you.

I don’t usually post about politics much here, probably because I’m not much of a political person.  But for the presidential election, I can’t decide which is the lesser of evils. Both candidates are far from perfect.  As you can see, I’m pretty evenly divided. Of course, I can’t say anything about the validity of that quiz, but it’s fun to try out all the neat election tools out there.

Practically every one around me is probably going to vote for Barack because I live on the left coast. My friend and I were watching the debate last night and we were discussing the topic of abortion as it came up between the 2 candidates.  I know many of my friends are fervent Obama supporters, but I don’t know if I can hang with his stance on abortion.  Of course, I don’t know if I’d go for John McCain either since my current situation would allow me to benefit more from Obama’s tax plans. Might as well call me Jen the Plumber. Check out Obama’s Tax Cut Calculator.

Anyhoo, I’ve learned that in every single vote related to the issue of abortion, Obama’s favored abortion, its legality and even the killing of children who survive abortion. (As an Illinois state senator, four times he voted “no” on the Illinois Born-Alive Infant Defined Act, which would protect babies born alive after failed abortions.)

In a 2007 speech he made for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Obama said,

We know that a woman’s right to make a decision about how many
children she wants to have and when— without government interference—is
one of the most fundamental freedoms we have in this country. . . . I have worked on this issue for decades now. I put Roe at the center of my lesson plan on reproductive freedom when I taught constitutional law. . . So, you know where I stand. . . The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing that I’d do.

So before fixing the economy, helping the poor, and protecting the environment, he’s going to make sure that abortion stays legal. He wants to allow 16 year olds to have abortions without parental consent, where these same 16 year olds can’t even be given aspirin without permission?

During the debate, my friend, who is in her 2nd year of med school, was talking about how there may be legislation requiring doctors to perform abortions. If they decline, they may lose their licensing. Wouldn’t it make a little more sense to allow doctors to refer their patients to someone else if they themselves do not agree with this procedure? What is this world coming to?

Oh, and Obama supports late-term abortions too. Infanticide or not?

“Do not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.” (Leviticus 18:21)

Too complex. Too many things to think about. All I know is that I would never want to run for president.

Added Lifestream Page

Don’t know why anyone else would be interested in this, but I like having this documentation of my actions all across the web in one place. It’s like the newsfeed in Facebook, but it’s my very own web lifestream page. I used David Cramer’s lifestream plugin for wordpress. You can download it here.

There’s also an entire wordpress theme designed around this whole lifestream thing called Agregado.

If you want to connect with me using some of these tools, get your hands dirty.

Picasa 3 beta (windows only)

Again, Google continues to carry out its mission: to try to take over the world.

I’ve just downloaded the Picasa 3 beta. You can now make movies, take screenshots and webcam shots, add watermarks and print captions. It also comes with a new photo viewer that looks like this:

Hey, the easter egg still works! Anyone else trying out the beta?