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Things that amuse me
Quotations that should be less obscure
- "I often wonder why men set so much value upon ancestry. For as all moralists agree, that fraud and violence prevail in this life over gentleness and virtue; so to say that we had great ancestors, is too often the same as to say, that we descend from great knaves." - William Sampson, "Causes of the Troubles in Ireland" (1817), 
- "When a man finds a conclusion agreeable, he accepts it without argument, but when he finds it disagreeable, he will bring against it all the forces of logic and reason." - Thucydides
- ""Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living." - General Omar Bradley
- "Any time you hear the United States Government talking about wiretap, it requires --- a wiretap requires a court order." - G.W. Bush
Pages I started
Pacific NW History
- Charles K. Wiggins - WA Supreme Ct justice
- Henry A. Smith - early Seattle settler, after whom Smith's Cove is named, but perhaps better known as the author (perhaps) of the unlikely "Chief Seattle's Reply"
- Henry Roberts (captain) - minor historical figure, after whom Point Roberts, Washington was named
- HMS Chatham (1788) - a less-well-known part of our Puget Sound history
- Joseph Baker (captain) - first European to spot Mt. Baker and among those who were first to reach the summit of Mauna Loa
- Joseph Whidbey - sailing master, engineer & fossil finder
- Midnite Mine - on the Spokane res
- Mother Damnable - a legendary figure of early Seattle
- Patkanim - most powerful Indian on Puget Sound
- Sir Alan Gardner, 1st Baron Gardner - captain and mentor to many Puget Sound explorers
- St. Edward Seminary - I know about this from being an alum
- Thomas Pitt, 2nd Baron Camelford - sailor, baron and wastrel
- Umbrella Man (Seattle) - inventor of the umbrella hat
- Vancouver Expedition - an important part of West Coast history
- Walt Crowley - a titan in preserving Washington State history on the internet (although, ironically, not at all a fan of wikipedia)
- Zachary Mudge - the man for whom Puget Sound was *almost* named
- Arkansas Bar Association - cleaning up bar association pages generally
- Bar Association of Puerto Rico
- Colorado Bar Association - not a lot of easily accessible history on their website; are they shy?
- Connecticut Bar Association - another one with not a lot of history on their website. A mystery!
- Confessional Privilege (United States) - Needed this for the Sampson article. The parent Confession(al) Seal article was very out of date w/r/t American Law
- District of Columbia Bar - filling a hole
- Delaware State Bar Association - there doesn't seem to be much about this one out there on the web
- Hawaii State Bar Association - filling a hole
- Idaho State Bar - filling a hole
- Indiana State Bar Association - filling a hole
- Kentucky Bar Association - goodness there's a lot of holes
- Louisiana State Bar Association - another
- Puerto Rican Bar Association - etc
- Maine State Bar Association - sure are a lot of these!
- Maryland State Bar Association - soon the state bars of all 50 states will have a page
- The Mississippi Bar
- The Missouri Bar
- State Bar of Montana
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- New Hampshire Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association
- State Bar of New Mexico
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- North Carolina State Bar
- State Bar Association of North Dakota
- State Bar of South Dakota
- Washington State Bar Association - I used to work there
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Wyoming State Bar
- Utah State Bar
- AFROMET - a project for cultural repatriation of looted Ethiopean goods
- Angel of Hadley - truth or legend? a rippin' yarn either way!
- Battlemind - a concept and a program of interest to servicemembers and their families
- Ben Salmon - American religious pacifist
- Confederated Tribes of Siletz - I gotta family connection
- Developing Communities Project - I'd seen several references to this, and couldn't find an article. I guess that means I have to start it.
- Don Meadows - historian & bibliophile
- John Voss - interesting guy!
- Knights of the Dinner Table Illustrated - an interesting spinoff, although somewhat violent
- Kyle Snyder (soldier) - trying to disambiguate the Iraq war resister from the professional athelete
- Lowell Mellett - journalist behind the Why We Fight series
- List of Iraq War Resisters - intended to simplify "See Also" sections of some resisters' pages
- Metallic Metals Act - a remarkable hoax cited in a study; but was the study itself a hoax?
- Pansy Kidd Middle School = I saw this photo on Digg and just knew the school needed proper recognition. Hopefully the schoolmembers or alum will fully upgrade the page, which I based on that for Mercer Island High School
- Solson Publications - I briefly owned a copy of their comic Reagan's Raiders. It was just as aweful as rumors
- Sword of Sorcery - I used to have a complete run of this comic. Of course, that was only 5 issues.
- Towereroo - in his day, the most far-travelled of Hawai'ians; he never got to marry his girlfriend
- Wade-Dahl-Till valve - medical gadget invented, in part, by author Roald Dahl
- William Sampson (attorney) - I know about this guy from editing his memoirs
- Zenas Leonard - his journal mentions meeting York (explorer) which, if true, makes a good ending to the Lewis & Clark expedition
Pages I like to watch
- Admission to the bar in the United States - I worked at a state bar for several years, so this is a favorite topic of mine. It's a complicated subject, so I assume the page will continue to be heavily editted
- Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
- Iraq Perspectives Project - very interesting
- Peter Puget - explorer and sea dog
- Saint Edward State Park - I'm an alum of the school that later became this park. It's even better now that it's a park!
- Raymond Hunthausen and Society of Saint-Sulpice - added info about St. Ed's
- Sigilverse: a universe destroyed by bankruptcy. Kinda ironic
- Theobald Wolfe Tone - added information gleaned from the memoirs of William Sampson (attorney)
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