Comments: Rosa Parks 1913-2005

I just had a complete Rosa Parks post eaten up and lost by mu.nu, but Rosa Parks is worth dpoing it all over again. [I'll save before posting this time].

Getting on a bus in Washington DC, cira 1962, I was rivited by the furtive behavior of a nice fortyish black lady. She got up from her mid-bus seat and moved to the back so that my seating choices would be wider.

I sat down behind the bus driver and looked out the window to conceal any emotion showing.

Being from Montreal where everyone respects everyone regardless of race colour or even Martian heritage, this behaviour was a shocking intro to southern social conditioning in the USA.

Just knowing that Rosa Parks contributed to earasing that condition is enough to make her a peerless hero to me.

I do not want to ever see any person of any heritage give up their bus seat to me with that scared look in their eye, ever again. TG

Posted by TonyGuitar at October 25, 2005 04:12 PM

I'm truly amazed (humbled perhaps) at the effect one decent person can have on society. Mrs. Parks, you have left the world a better place. Thank you.

Posted by John B at October 26, 2005 10:23 AM

I just finished adding 512 Mb to my Compaq Presario computer and I am delighted with the results. The three, [always on top], performance bars really tell the story too. Top real time bar is CPU demand, middle is memory and the third is virtual memory.

The two memory reserve bars are giving me more than double the head room I used to have and of course everything is quicker. Should have done this as soon as I got the Presario.

For a step by step of how to easily add memory , there is a pretty clear account of what I did at:
http://Anchorpin.Redpin.com So you can see how easy it is if you have not added a memory module yet.

The active graph bar that clearly shows how the computer has improved is called Cool Beans and it’s a perfect freeware program. It’s small, yet it gets all your computer specs and tells you how good your computer is as well. TG
http://my.Opera.com/T-G/


Posted by TonyGuitar at October 27, 2005 03:22 AM

You gotta hand it to Rosa Parks. It took a middle-aged black woman with tired feet to show America what a dungpile it is, and if America was ever even half of what it so obnoxiously claims to be nobody would've ever heard of Mrs. Parks because her noble effort would have been totally unneccessary.

Posted by Terrence at October 27, 2005 11:37 AM

You gotta hand it to Rosa Parks. It took a middle-aged black woman with tired feet to show America what a dungpile it is, and if America was ever even half of what it so obnoxiously claims to be nobody would've ever heard of Mrs. Parks because her noble effort would have been totally unneccessary and thus would've never happened.

Posted by Terrence at October 27, 2005 11:37 AM

New Trojan: Public Service Mention:

[Canadians who sign on for Afghanistan soldiers of fortune army.]

Hey, Drug addicts will sign up. There they can walk about in Heroin Heaven, carrying a lethal weapon and wearing Canadian government permission. Poppyfield nirvanna. Oh deliver me please.. eh?

Webroot just proved itself this morning. It caught 11 reporter cookies and one Back-door Trojan.

Not a bad find, when you consider Bill Gates scans for stuff here every am around 2. Google Webroot. It's just a few bucks or they may still have a free version.

I thought someone was poking about in my Compaqy1. Zapped him now!

Posted the Webroot screen [ small thumbnail] on http://My.Opera.com/T-G/

Terrence, don't worry about paying tribute to Rosa twice. She deserves it.

Some times a comment goes the long way around, pausing for a breath in China or random scanning in the Brock Mountain Security complex. Then it shows up a little after your second post..eh?

Posted by TonyGuitar at October 27, 2005 02:46 PM

Nice tribute. Isn't it just like our Liberal government to remain silent about the death of Rosa Parks?

Posted by Al Gordon at October 28, 2005 11:45 PM

Ha! Nice one, Al! What was Pierre Pettigrew doing instead - getting his hair styled in Paris by a limp-wristed cheese-eating surrender monkey??

If only more people had Rosa Parks' bravery, the Palestinians would be defeated.

Posted by Joan O'C at October 29, 2005 12:06 AM

Completely OT, but, Debbye, you might want to check your e-mail... Just saying, is all... ;)

Posted by Paul Jané at October 31, 2005 04:52 AM

Must be on one of those french vacations.

Posted by Jay at November 1, 2005 11:09 PM