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Category: niagara falls

11/12/09 01:16 - 35ºF - ID#50280

Goat Island & Three Sisters Islands

I was bored this week and as I don't have much going on I took a pics on Monday.



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11/10/09 06:58 - 47ºF - ID#50270

apple store

OK my turn



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Category: election

11/03/09 02:13 - ID#50209

election day '09

I already voted today on a pretty uninspiring ballot. Basically the only thing I was voting on today was the three propositions that were on the ballot the first one being the right of way for National Grid to build some power line though somewhere up in St. Lawrence, Giving the OK for prisoners to work for non-profits voluntarily and to downsize the Niagara Co. Legislature. Other than that all of the races were uncontested except for town council. Which was quite interesting as I had 3 candidates stop by with the kicker being that the two Republican/Conservative line stopping by together. I don't know how it will end as the GOP has a stronghold in Porter and the power base of the town and to a even stranger extent is in Ransomville anyways.

All I can say is that I lived in that Ohio and was able to vote on Issue 3, a casino proposition My gut is that it will be close as this is the fifth time in 20 years that they have tried to pass such a proposal, but the first time with the economy being in shambles. Deep down I know that casino's are bad for a local community as I worked in one for far too long, and what jobs they do create is offset by the local businesses that they destroy. But people have some kind of sick desperation for a job with benefits, no matter what the cost to their family life or community. So who knows will these "heartland" people blow off their church leaders in favor of a quick fix with the hope that they will get hired at some shitty casino job?

Other than that I am getting a kick out of the NY 23 race. It's not everyday that the nation at large gets to see out 'Conservative" Party at work. As in this case it wasn't sold off to the one of the two major parties for it always seems to be the case.
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Category: wedding

11/02/09 12:29 - 50ºF - ID#50199

The Webber Reception

Here are some photos from the reception. Ok, these are pics of the people that had to be almost physically kicked out. Great shots of (e:jason) and (e:josh)



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Also keep in mind that the above pictures were taken under ISO 640
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Category: random thoughts

10/30/09 02:02 - ID#50152

really random

I did find this pretty odd as I always thought NYC was immune to the diaspora that we have experienced for decades

Dan Snyder is the ultimate little man douche, Wow and we thought Ralph was bad at least he's not suing Bills Fan. Then again if you're just scrapping by you shouldn't be spending your money on football tickets, it's just a game in the end. But I remember when I went down there last year, we made it a point to consume as much as we could before we went into FexEx so Dan wouldn't get any more cash from us more than he would have to.

Make 6 figures for doing this! Seriously, what are we doing wrong?

Lastly What is happening today with the stock market? I mean yesterday it was declared "Move along the great recession is over!" as GDP finally turned positive. Now I guess reality came back to bite us?

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Category: fall

10/27/09 10:33 - 53ºF - ID#50133

More Fall Foliage

I took these today in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada with my Canon PowerShot SD960 IS


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I found the old school logo in Canada mesmerizing.


But other than that this is just me bumming around the Canadian side after buying a 12 pack of Cplus and other Canadian treats.


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Yea, a Canadian Black Squire in the wild.

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Category: real estate

10/26/09 11:41 - ID#50126

Gentrification

So they're almost done "cleaning up" downtown. First it was The hookers on Chippewa, then it was the House of Quinn, more recently it has been the demolition of the Continental. Now I guess they're going to kick out the crackhead bums out of the Hotel Lafayette Because after all there is a proven track record of crackhead bums that live in that building

Now the last time I was in the general vicinity was in July with (e:metalpeter) as we went to the Lafayette Tap Room. I was pretty blown away even in the bar side by the marble and other intricacies such as the back restaurant section resembling the old aud club. So I'm torn as I do appreciate the history and the architecture of one of the few remaining building from the 1901 Pan Am Expo. Then another part of me mourns the inevitable loss of another shady aspect of downtown Buffalo.

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Category: talk radio

10/25/09 12:25 - 46ºF - ID#50102

Hit or Miss?



These web bot guys on Coast to Coast AM make this prediction in July

# A big crisis is kicked off on October 25, 2009. It could be that Israel bombs Iran, or that Swine Flu goes into a level of extreme lethality. 10 days later, in relation to this crisis, the Obama administration will be thrown into chaos.




Now we have this:

Personally I think Swine Flu is sensationalized hype, but I'll give a day to say that these guys did nailed it pretty well. But We'll have to see what happens the day after election day to see if the second half is a hit as well...


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Category: random thoughts

10/23/09 03:11 - 45ºF - ID#50084

Good News

I finally got around to booking my room for next week for the wedding. Hopefully we will have a good enough time where it is put to good use ;-)

On another note it was interesting to see Buffalo get mentioned in a good light economically

But it's pretty obvious, as it states we're OK because you can never lose something that you never had in the first place....
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Category: paranormal

10/22/09 07:37 - 55ºF - ID#50077

UFO?

A couple news outlets covered this

Ch 7


A Niagara Falls Ont Newspaper


The longer vid



The Other Video




I really can't say what it was or if it was even anything at all. But what I can say is that over the course of my life living where I do, I have seen strange things in the sky.

Or who knows, it could be a marketing gimmick for the fourth kind movie...
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