Thursday, March 30, 2006

I Can Tell By the Tone of Your Voice...

Eide Neurolearning Blog: I Can Tell By the Tone of Your Voice...Yet another difference between men and women. I find this one fascinating. I wonder why it is? Ideas?

Attytood: Can you spot the mistakes in this photo?

Attytood: Can you spot the mistakes in this photo? It's just like those Sunday morning cartoons! I got both of them, but not for the same reason.

The New Sociology

A college student spends three days of his spring break at Wal-Mart. DesMoinesRegister.com I have felt like I was never going to get out of there. I don't see how he did it. I'd like to read his book, though, should he write it.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Friday, March 03, 2006

SI.com - Photo Gallery - Top 15 Seniors

SI.com - Photo Gallery - Top 15 Seniors Notice who's guarding him...that's right, it's Pittsnogle, in a WVU victory!!!

Mike Gansey Number 3 Senior

SI.com - Photo Gallery - Top 15 Seniors Let's Gooooooo, Mountaineers!!

Kevin Pittsnogle: #10 Senior in the USA

SI.com - Photo Gallery - Top 15 Seniors So what's funny about Pittsnogle?

Kevin Pittsnogle: #10 Senior in the USA

SI.com - Photo Gallery - Top 15 Seniors So what's funny about Pittsnogle?

Sprint Commercial Honors WVU Tradition... - www.scout.com

Lvoe this WVU/PSU interchange. Sprint Commercial Honors WVU Tradition... - www.scout.com

Q. What's a Nittany?
A. Nit-an-e. Adjective meaning big, dumb, and ugly. :-)

The Voice of the Mountaineers

Jack Fleming will always be the Voice of the Mountaineers. Though I didn't hear this one at the time (I was at the game), it sure does bring back memories. May Jack rest in peace with all the eternal rewards he has earned for making so many so happy. JackFleming.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object)

For those of you who don't remember, that would be October 31, 1988, WVU vs. Penn State. I believe the final was 55-30 but I could be wrong about that. My trivia's getting a bit rusty.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World News - W. Va. Miner Still Doesn't Know Other Miners Died in Tragedy

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World News - W. Va. Miner Still Doesn't Know Other Miners Died in Tragedy "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In the two months since the blast at Sago Mine, lone survivor Randal McCloy Jr. has emerged from a coma and is learning to walk and talk again. Though he knows he is called a miracle, he hasn't been told why."

It's probably a blessing for him right now. He doesn't need to hear some of the other rumors about the other miners giving him their oxygen either. completely unsubstantiated, as in "how would we ever know?

Thank heavens we have one miracle. I would have preferred 12 or 13, but I am rejoicing over the life of that one man that made it out. He is a miracle, and I thank God for bringing him through.

U.S. Is Reducing Safety Penalties for Mine Flaws - New York Times

U.S. Is Reducing Safety Penalties for Mine Flaws - New York Times: "In its drive to foster a more cooperative relationship with mining companies, the Bush administration has decreased major fines for safety violations since 2001, and in nearly half the cases, it has not collected the fines, according to a data analysis by The New York Times.

Larry Williams was injured in a 2002 collapse in West Virginia.

Federal records also show that in the last two years the federal mine safety agency has failed to hand over any delinquent cases to the Treasury Department for further collection efforts, as is supposed to occur after 180 days.
F. Brian Ferguson for The New York Times"

The rest of the article goes on to describe that miners near Rupert (a town with a GREAT classic county music station, btw) were in a roof fall. One was killed and one trapped for four hours. What horrified me is that they were using the technique called "pillaring," in which miners save columns of coal to be used as roof supports. Then, when they have mined the section, they go back and mine the coal from the pillars. It's a roof fall waiting to happen, and I thought it was illegal. Maybe they've made it legal again, or maybe the illegality was just a regulation (with a fine that may oremay not have been enforced).

This is what happens when you get Republicans in charge of the MSHA that want to foster a closer relationship with the industry.

May God forgive us all.