Bush Sucks - The Conclusive Proof From President ForeverWritten by David D. Deprice
President Forever http://www.deprice.com/presidentforever.htm
DESCRIPTION Wondering how to occupy your time after conclusion of one of most hotly contested presidential elections in decades? Political junkies looking for a new diversion should check out President Forever, a simulation where polls never close. Chances are that you'll never want them to, either, because this election simulation from Eighty Dimensional Software is very good. All complexities of a grueling run for presidency have been narrowed down to core themes, which make daunting task of claiming Oval Office addictive and playable while not sacrificing realism.
President Forever hangs its hat on a turn-based re-creation of 2004 election, although historically minded can choose from scenarios set in 1992, 1980, and 1960. Presidential wannabes John Kerry, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Jack Kennedy, and, of course, Bush 41 and Bush 43 are included, along with a selection of 2004 also-rans like Colin Powell for GOP and likes of Howard Dean and Al Sharpton for Democrats. Each comes with personal attributes like leadership and stamina that affect both their actions and how voters view them.
U.S. Passport Primer: A Guide to the New Passport RegulationsWritten by Larry Denton
Thanks to new federal passport proposals, cost of a Caribbean cruise, a Cancun honeymoon, or a Vancouver theater weekend could be going up. The security-related changes, scheduled to take effect over next 2 1/2 years, will affect Americans who travel to Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, Panama and Caribbean. Previously, American travelers simply flashed a driver's license or birth certificate when returning from those destinations.
Beginning December 31, 2005, re-entry to U.S. from Caribbean, Bermuda, Central and South America will require a passport--$97 for adults, $82 for children under 16. On December 31, 2006 passport requirements will go into effect for all air and sea travel to or from Mexico and Canada. And on December 31, 2007, passports will be required for ALL air, sea, and land border crossings to or from United States.
A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies identity and nationality of bearer. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries. Only U.S. Department of State has authority to grant, issue or verify United States passports, and process can be arduous and time consuming.
Frequently asked questions about passports such as: "When should I apply?", "Do I have to apply in person?", "What should I do if my passport is lost or stolen?", "Does my baby need a passport?" Answers to these questions and hundreds of others can be found by searching Internet. Interesting tip--even your pet will need a passport to enter European Union.
To obtain a U.S. passport for first time, you need to go in person to one of 6,0000 designated passport application acceptance facilities nationwide, including many post offices, Federal and state courts, clerks of court, and a growing number of public libraries and public colleges and universities. For a list of offices closest to you, search by ZIP code on State Department website at http://www.iafdb.travel.state.gov.