January 2007 Archives

MS Govt Funding


MS, or Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that I happen to have some feelings about. For those not familiar with it, it is a debilitating, degenerative disease for which there is no cure. I got an bulk email today from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and I while I at first thought it was an email asking for money, it turns out it's just looking for people to sign a petition to try to get more federal funding from this disease. As this is (with current knowlegde) a non-preventable disease that afflicts many, I think it is worthy of government funding and would encourage people to sign the petition. Since I'm opposed to sending out bulk email, I've taken the liberty to turn the email into a web page you can access the email and link to the petition here.Also, I'll add that I've found it important to filter good charities from not-as-good charities so that my money is going to help victims and not spam people. A great site to check for this is Charity Navigator. The NMSS of Utah gets a commendable 4 stars.

Seeing the world

So me and another person are thinking of going around the world sometime in the not-too-distant-future. We're allowed up to 6 stops total and a max of 3 stops per continent.You also have to keep going the direction you started out going, i.e. if you head east, each stop has to be east of your past stop.There are a lot of places I'd like to see, and I've run a few very rough itineraries, but I'd like to know what places everyone else would like to see on the above trip. One of my most recent choices is Rio de Janeiro -> Cape Town -> Copenhagen -> Dubai -> Phuket -> TahitiUsing the rules aforementioned, what would your trip be?

About this Archive

This page is an archive of entries from January 2007 listed from newest to oldest.

December 2006 is the previous archive.

February 2007 is the next archive.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.