February 25th, 2003

eye

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without my glasses
the world is a softer place.
no edges, corners, or straight lines
just pillows of illusion.
but without my glasses
i can't see your face.
eye

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What I want to know is why in the world the Democratic Party leadership is supporting the president's unilateral attack on Iraq …What I want to know is why are Democratic Party leaders supporting tax cuts …What I want to know is why we're fighting in Congress about the patients' bill of rights when the Democratic Party ought to be standing up for health care for every single American man, woman and child in this country …What I want to know is why our folks are voting for the president's No Child Left Behind bill that leaves every child behind, every teacher behind, every school board behind and every property taxpayer behind … (applause) … I'm Howard Dean, and I'm here to represent the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.

thanks, ytterbius
eye

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update on my solar power saga:

in order to qualify for a rebate from tucson electric ($2000 per kilowatt), i must produce at least 1 kilowatt adjusted for time, date, temperature, wind speed, and humidity. even with panels rated at 1680 watts, i am not producing enough right now. according to tucson electric, it is because of the inverter that the solar store sold me, so they (tucson electric) are replacing it for free. i should expect to produce 70% of my rated power, or 1246 watts. therefore, as soon as the replacement is in i can hope for about $2500. if i am lucky, i'll get it one year after the original install was done. if you live in tucson, don't use the solar store for anything. do it yourself. the people are nice there, and bartered with me for some of my equipment, but they lied to me repeatedly and only followed through with their promises after months of phone calls and emails.