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On March 5th, 2007... I finally decided to start my online journal.
You'll find my opinions on a variety of topics as well as links to
other things on the web that I find interesting.
When the spirit moves me, I may also include longer essays.
 
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Monday, April 30, 2007

I'll Try Again Tomorrow
I tried to upload the transfer to the new server... Didn't work... I'll keep trying.
Be Patient!
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Todays insults
Your house is so dirty people have to wipe their feet before they go outside. -anonymous
 
I farted to make you smell better. - Sharon
 
You must be from the shallow end of the gene pool. - unknown
 
There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure.-- Jack E. Leonard
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PostSecret 7:51 pm pdt | link

Are We Heading For Immortality?

From the moment of birth, we begin the battle against death -- against the inevitable. Statistics say that a newborn child can expect to live an average of 76 years. But averages may not be what they use to be.

In 1786, life expectancy was 24 years. A hundred years later it doubled to 48. Right now, it's 76.

"Over half the baby boomers here in America are going to see their hundredth birthday and beyond in excellent health," says Dr. Ronald Klatz of the American Academy of Anti-Aging. "We're looking at life spans for the baby boomers and the generation after the baby boomers of 120 to 150 years of age."  (more)

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sunday may be moving day
On Sunday we'll be trying to move onto a dedicated server... If I get it halfway right... You shouldn't notice anything... If I don't... Be Patient!
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Some Quotes
"America is a melting pot, the people at the bottom get burned while all the scum floats to the top."- Charlie King
 
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
“The tongue is deadlier than a sharp knife... It can kill without drawing blood.” - Buddha
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Today's Insults
You are a wickedly uncivilized fiend and a myopic, dull-witted patient on a ward of witless wanton wretches. - unknown
 
I feel sorry for you because you're homely, but I feel even sorrier for other people because they have to look at you. - anonymous
 
Is that your nose or did you inhale a cantaloupe? - anonymous
 
 
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Plants Gone Wild!!
kudzuFew houses are abandoned and allowed to be taken over by vegetation. However, in parts of the south including the city of Atlanta those that are, are susceptible to being engulfed by kudzu. Some make interesting natural sculptures. Here are twenty seven buildings and old houses in 39 images which are visible from highways and streets in Georgia and South Carolina.
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Had major trouble yesterday
I hope we can post today!!
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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Why Some Get Laughs and Others Get Fired
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Some Say the Don Imus Debacle Was a Seminal Moment in American Cultural History... Media A.I... (After Imus)
For a country founded on free speech, some people are getting a lot of flack for opening their mouths.... Last week...a New York police sergeant was reassigned after calling three female officers "hos" during a roll call at a Brooklyn stationhouse. (MORE)
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Insults of the Day
"Every now and then you meet someone whose ignorance is encyclopedic." - Stanislaw J. Lec
 
Your mom's so dumb she put a peep hole in a glass door. - unknown
 
After hearing you talk, I now know that the dead do contact us. - anonymous
 
You must be the arithmetic man - you add trouble, subtract pleasure, divide attention, and multiply ignorance. - unknown
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Got some questions about this
This post raised some questions... Maybe a few answers here.
 Does absinthe really cause hallucinations?
 When absinthe was banned in France, Switzerland, the United States and many other countries in the early 1900s, it had really fallen out of favor. It wasn't just frowned upon; it was accused of creating murderers, making children into criminals and turning women into "martyrs." That regular old alcohol received similar treatment during the Prohibition period in the United States turns out to be pretty apropos: We now know that properly manufactured absinthe, an anise-flavored, alcoholic drink, is no more dangerous than any other properly prepared liquor.

What about the tales of hallucinations, Oscar Wilde and his tulips, family massacres and instant death? Not absinthe's fault, technically speaking. Absinthe does have a very high alcohol content -- anywhere between 55 and 75 percent, which equates to about 110 to 144 proof. It makes whiskey's standard 40 percent (80 proof) seem like child's play, which is why absinthe is supposed to be diluted. Absinthe is not a hallucinogen; its alcohol content and herbal flavor sets it apart from other liquors.

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If anybody deserves it ...Its this guy!

Physicist Hawking gets taste of zero-gravity

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - British physicist Stephen Hawking took a flight on Thursday that gave the renowned scientist, who is confined to a wheelchair, a taste of the weightlessness of space.

Hawking, 65, and an entourage of caretakers and other thrill-seekers took off from the space shuttle's runway at the Kennedy Space Center in a specially modified jet that dives through the sky to give passengers an experience of zero gravity.

They returned to the space center in Florida about two hours later.

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So this is happening in other parts of the world also...

Taiwan stung by millions of missing bees

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's bee farmers are feeling the sting of lost business and possible crop danger after millions of the honey-making, plant-pollinating insects vanished during volatile weather, media and experts said on Thursday.

Over the past two months, farmers in three parts of Taiwan have reported most of their bees gone, the Chinese-language United Daily News reported. Taiwan's TVBS television station said about 10 million bees had vanished in Taiwan.

A beekeeper on Taiwan's northeastern coast reported 6 million insects missing "for no reason", and one in the south said 80 of his 200 bee boxes had been emptied, (continued)

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

No Posts Today ( Wednesday)
I'll be back on Thursday!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Looney Tunes
Remember all those great lines from the Looney Tunes Cartoons?  Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, Little Red Riding Hood,  Elmer Fudd & Porky Pig?
Here they are!... Lots of 'em!
 
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I always thought we survived because we were Stinky
Hairless, clawless, and largely weaponless, ancient humans used the unlikely combination of sweatiness and relentlessness to gain the upper hand over their faster, stronger, generally more dangerous animal prey,
Modern humans and their immediate ancestors such as Homo erectus sport several adaptations that make humans, instead of some ferocious, furry, or fleet creature, the animal world’s best distance runners. (continued)
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Wanna see some cool clouds? 4:29 pm pdt | link

Today's Insults
You are the world's greatest proof of reincarnation; no one could get that dumb in just one lifetime. - unknown
 
Looking at you, Darwin would NOT be pleased to see how inefficiently evolution sometimes works. - bumper sticker
 
He is deformed, crooked, old and sere, ill-faced, worse bodied, shapeless everywhere, vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind, stigmatical in making, worse in mind. - Shakespeare
 
Your house is so nasty, I tripped over a rat, and a roach stole my wallet. - anonymous
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Monday, April 23, 2007

NEWS - NEWS - NEWS - NEWS!
OK Folks... I've gone and got a web hosting account... That means that sometime in the near future... This Blog is moving!
 
Not to worry though... I'm keeping this page going until the switch over... Then I'll lose everything!
 
I don't know how easy it will be... But I'm gonna try and move everything over to a real server with a real domain name and I'm just so excited I could pee my pants!
 
I may need some help on this... So if anyone has FTP experience... Shoot me an email. 
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I'm SOOOooo Jealous!
My Buddy Alf is Back in Bangkok... I'm So Jealous!   
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Could This Happen To You or Yours?

Chicago Man Exonerated; Becomes 200th Exoneree Nationwide

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Jerry Miller was exonerated today in Chicago after serving 24 years in prison. He becomes the 200th person to be exonerated by DNA evidence. The 200 exonerees spent 2,475 years in prison for crimes they didn't commit. Today the Innocence Project launches a month-long national campaign to prevent this injustice from happening to more people.   (MORE)

 

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Insults of the Day
"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." - Irvin S. Cobb 

"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure." - Jack E. Leonard
 
You are an indescribably promiscuous neanderthal and a demented, one dimensional scourge of decency. - unknown
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This Is a Great Follow Up To Yesterday's Post

To heal and inform - courtesy of Goodshit

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This book took ten years to get written because of the post traumatic stress disorder syndrome that the former marine had to battle, and it is a book that tells us what our Iraq vets are also facing--yes, Nam and Iraq share this in common--and so the book is a stark plunge into what is too often ignored or hidden from our view . link to Amazon.com page for the book.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Maybe we should get used to this

Who’s to say what set off the young fellow at Virginia Tech last week.  But one thing’s for sure in my humble opinion.  We’re going to see more of it. 

 

Thousands and thousands of our troops are headed home from the Middle East in increasingly stress addled conditions.  And extending their tours and not putting in place a proper support system for them when they get home is going to cause us to see a lot of acting out.  Typical scenes from everyday urban life will be enough to trigger Flashbacks and PTSD’s in lots of former combat troops.  Couple this with urban warfare experience and training and you’ve got a potentially lethal formula that will make the freak outs of some of the Vietnam Vets look like child’s play.

 

  We’ve got men and women living in extreme high stress… life and death scenarios on a daily basis for extended periods… With many of them being there against their will by virtue of Stop Gap Orders and Forced Rotations…  Ask many a psychologist or psychiatrist and you’d find that this is fertile ground for psychoses of many kinds.  Stories are now beginning to come to light of family problems caused by extended tours and the divorce rate is rising among our troops.  Add to this the financial stresses of being away from higher paying jobs that a lot of our National Guard troops are facing… And we’re facing a real mess.

 

The mental health support capabilities of our V.A. system is just as raggedy as the shortfalls seen at Walter Reed for the physically injured… And the mental health facilities and personnel are a much, much smaller part of the V.A.’s budget!  I hate to be posting some long mournful jeremiad lamenting the horrors that await us upon the return of our much beloved troops… But… If we wish to show our support of them… It’s up to us here at home to raise our voices to the dough-heads in the Administration and Congress to make haste in preparing the way for them to come home.  As usual… The idiots are posturing and speechifying and pestering to “Bring Em Home!!!”  But are any of them talking serious or introducing legislation to get the V.A. up to speed to handle the tidal wave of vets who are going to need counseling at the very least?  … In a word… NOPE.

 

So far… I haven’t even mentioned the potential mental state of a lot of the wounded… We’re talking folks that have survived injuries that would have killed them in previous conflicts...  Injuries so terrible that in some cases it may have been better to let some of them die when the psychological and medical expenses become clearer.  Imagine the mental state of a formerly vital and athletic young man or woman who is released from hospital with literally half a body?  Call me a pessimist… But I see a potential explosion and massacre in an Arab American enclave somewhere in Middle America… I see some poor fellow barricaded in at his former employer’s place of business where he’s just been fired for his inability to adjust back to everyday life and now he “scares” his co-workers… How about the returnee dweller of a low-income neighborhood set off by the sounds of gunfire in an alley late some night?  Rinse and Repeat.

 

Folks… We’re gonna see an even more terrifying specter if we don’t get moving on this… Women committing acts of violence unheard of since Ma Barker and Bonnie Parker.  But this will be much, much worse… Ma and Bonnie were simple thieves.  Our women soldiers are combat trained and baptized by fire.  The first time one of these ladies goes off and it takes a SWAT team to take her down… The media is going to go crazy.    But it’ll be too late then.  The tide will be coming in. 

 

Even with our best efforts… These things will happen… Sometimes…  Too many soldiers… Too much stress… Too little time… Too much apathy.  But… We CAN move to minimize these incidents… And we’d better get Moving… And Calling… And Writing…

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Studying the unmentionable
The Scoop on Poop! is a traveling exhibit based on the book of the same title by photographer and science writer Wayne Lynch. The largest-ever exhibit about poop explores a substance that's intimately familiar to just about every animal on Earth by presenting some of the countless ways in which both animals and scientists use poop to their advantage.
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Today's Insults
Your momma's ass is so fat she got arrested at the airport for having 20 lbs of crack. - unknown
 
You whoreson cullionly barbermonger. - Shakespeare
 
He's completely unspoiled by failure.- Noel Coward
 
Pushing forty? She's hanging on for dear life.- Ivy Compton-Burnett
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Try This, Don Imus

I guess that so many people were overwhelmingly stunned with the stupid Imus thing that no one seems to have noticed nor  mentioned the fact all races creeds and colors have their own proprietary words.

 

Don’s big mistake wasn’t so much WHAT he said as the context in which he used it!  The simple minded wretch made the mistake of thinking he could speak a language in which he wasn’t fluent.  To wit: Not even your coarsest and ignorant rapper would be caught dead calling those particular women “Hoes”… of any kind.  Period. 

 

When you see a rap video with rump shakin, pole dancing, half nekkid females letting guys swipe ATM cards between their butt cheeks… Guess What?... You’re seeing Hoes!  And in that context… They are in fact, being referred to correctly.

 

Now… calling any… and I mean ANY respectable female a hoe is pretty near in the same violational factor as calling that same female a bitch.  You’re going to get pretty near the same slap and cuss either way.  Everybody knows what a hoe is …same as everybody knows the context of calling a woman a bitch.  And we all know that hoes and bitches come in all races, creeds and colors… And we all know at least one of each.

 

Imus made his thing racial by adding “nappy headed” to the descriptive.  Oops!  There you go!.. Don… you don’t gots no nappy head.  You don’t gets to comment on nappy heads.  Not in public anyway.   Same thing as you don’t refer to Wops, Guineas and Dagos informally unless your last name happens to be Corleone or Soprano or Cuomo or something that would be recognized as simpatico by someone with such a last name.  Capisce?

 

You don’t ordinarily hear people of color going on about redneck peccadilloes even though Jeff Foxworthy has done a hell of a job trying to make it a mainstream term.  It’s a term that white folks can bandy about with nary a second thought, but might be cause for some uncomfortable pauses in the conversation if… say… a man or woman from Harlem or South Central L.A. should break out with… “So there’s these two rednecks…”

 

Much has been made of black folks using the “N” word amongst themselves rather freely… Well… And this is just my opinion… But I would argue that it’s their word to co opt as they will.  Granted …It was forced upon them… But irregardless… if the word is said… the picture that pops into one’s mind is pretty predictable.  I say that black folks have earned the right to use that word in any way they damn well please amongst themselves.

 

As  much as the PC crowd needs to have us all live in a color or race blind society… The truth is… That as long as there are cultural differences… There will always be words that are proprietary to a particular culture and we would all do well to just mind our manners.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

How Many do You Recognize?

Did you ever notice that certain things only happen in the movies, but never happen in real life? For example:

  1. It is always possible to find a parking spot directly outside or opposite the building you are visiting.
  2. When paying for a taxi, don’t look at your wallet as you take out a note. Just grab one out at random and hand it over. It will always be the exact fare.
  3. Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at the precise moment it’s aired.
  4. Creepy music (or satanic chanting) coming from a graveyard should always be closely investigated.
  5. Any lock can be picked with a credit card or paperclip in seconds. UNLESS it’s the door to a burning building with a child inside.
  6. If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.
  7. All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red digital displays so you know exactly when they are going to explode.
  8. Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to learn to speak German. Simply speaking English with a German accent will do. Similarly, when they are alone, all German soldiers prefer to speak English to each other.
  9. Once applied, lipstick will never rub off. Even while scuba diving.
  10. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window of any building in Paris.
  11. Any police officer about to retire from the force will more often than not die on their last day (especially if their family have planned a party). (Caveat: Detectives can only solve a case after they have been suspended from duty).
  12. Getaway cars never start first go. But all cop cars do. (They will also slide to a dramatic stop in the midst of a crime scene).
  13. If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises wearing their most revealing underwear.
  14. On a police stake-out, the action will only ever take place when food is being consumed and scalding hot coffees are perched precariously on the dashboard…
  15. All grocery shopping involves the purchase of French loaves which will be placed in open brown paper bags (Caveat: when said bags break, only fruit will spill out).
  16. Cars never need fuel (unless they’re involved in a pursuit).
  17. If you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts, your opponents will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around you in a threatening manner until you have defeated their predecessor.
  18. If a microphone is turned on it will immediately feedback.
  19. Guns are like disposable razors. If you run out of bullets, just throw the gun away. you will always find another one.
  20. All single women have a cat.
  21. Cars will explode instantly when struck by a single bullet.
  22. No matter how savagely a spaceship is attacked, its internal gravity system is never damaged.
  23. If being chased through a city you can usually take cover in a passing St Patrick’s Day parade - at any time of the year.
  24. The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. Nobody will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any other part of the building undetected.
  25. You will survive any battle in any war UNLESS you show someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.
  26. Prostitutes always look like Julia Roberts or Jamie Lee Curtis. They have expensive clothes and nice apartments but no pimps. They are friendly with the shopkeepers in their neighbourhood who don’t mind at all what the girl does for a living.
  27. A single match is usually sufficient to light up a room the size of a football stadium.
  28. It is not necessary to say “Hello” or “Goodbye” when beginning a telephone conversation. A disconnected call can always be restored by frantically beating the cradle and saying “Hello? Hello?” repeatedly.
  29. One man shooting at 20 men has a better chance of killing them all than 20 men firing at once (this is known as Stallone’s Law).
  30. When you turn out the light to go to bed, everything in you room will still be visible, just slightly bluish.
  31. Plain or even ugly girls can become movie star pretty simply by removing their glasses and rearranging their hair.
  32. Rather than wasting bullets, megalomaniacs prefer to kill their enemies with complicated devices incorporating fuses, pulleys, deadly gases, lasers and man-eating sharks.
  33. All beds have special L-shaped sheets that reach to armpit level on a woman but only up to the waist of the man lying beside her.
  34. Anyone can land a 747 as long as there is someone in the control tower to talk you down.
  35. During all police investigations it will be necessary to visit a strip club at least once.
  36. You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.
  37. Most musical instruments (especially wind instruments and accordions) can be played without moving your fingers.
  38. In Middle America, all gas station attendants have red handkerchiefs hanging out of their back pockets.
  39. All teen house parties have one of every stereotypical subculture present (even people who aren’t liked and would never get invited to parties).
  40. Trucks use their horns at random (no hang on, that happens in real life too!).
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This is useful
This Site is a huge database of FAQs... I find it quite useful
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A Little Perspective on the Don Imus Flap
This is Courtesy of Fred over at Goodshit... Partially goes to my point on this whole mess... But anyway... Some good Lenny Bruce material:
 
Remember... If you go off of the particular page I've linked to ... The Goodshit Site Contains Nudity!!http://goodshit.phlap.net/2007/04/post_12313.html
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Today's Insults
This isn't exactly an insult, but one specie of slime mold beetle was named for President Bush, and another for Dick Cheney. - Boston Herald

 
I needed a job that had more prestige and paid better, so I'll be working at a hospital, waiting for little kids to crap out the coins they swallowed. - Howard

 
He's the most over-rated human being since Judas Iscariot won the 31A.D. Best Disciple Competition. - Rowan Atkinson
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150-story skyscraper could become tallest in U.S.
Looks Like a Giant Screw to Me!
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The city's planning board has endorsed a proposal for a twisting lakefront tower that would become the nation's tallest building.

With Thursday's approval from the Chicago Plan Commission, the design and site plan for the 2,000-foot Chicago Spire goes to the city zoning committee next week.

"This is a wonderful project, and everyone is very enthused," said Constance Buscemi, spokeswoman for the city's planning department.

The 150-story tower, which would feature 1,200 residences, would unseat Chicago's 1,451-foot Sears Tower as the tallest U.S. building. It would also top New York's 1,776-foot Freedom Tower, under construction at the former World Trade Center site. (continued)

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Today's Insults
If we were to kill everybody who hates you, it wouldn't be murder; it would be genocide! - unknown
 
He's liked, but he's not well liked.- Arthur Miller
 
As an outsider, what do you think of the human race? - unknown
 
He could never see a belt without hitting below it.- Margot Asquith
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Talk about your time out!
ducttape
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Kentucky Fried T- Rex
Protein extracted from 68 million-year-old T. rex bones has shed new light on the evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds.

Researchers compared organic molecules preserved in the T. rex fossils with those of living animals, and found they were similar to chicken protein. (continued)

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An Autopsy Video
WARNING!!  This is a REAL AUTOPSY... On a Youngish Female... WARNING!!
 
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Today's Insults
You are a devilishly demented reptile and a miserable, coma-inducing lamentable mistake by your parents. - unknown
 
Thou spleeny beetle-headed strumpet! - unknown
 
Save your breath...You'll need it to blow up your date. - bumper sticker
 
I never liked him and I always will.- Dave Clark
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Do you control your dreams?
I could do this when I was young... Haven't flown in years though... Can still do other stuff though.
There was a time that I could fly. I jutted my right fist into the air, and launched into the sky. My stomach dropped with the sensation of breaking gravity’s bond, and the summer air cooled as I reached higher. When the roads were so far below as to be an indistinct ashen blur, I halted and curled my legs under me as I was pelted by icy crystals of clouds, and surveyed all below. There was a moment of idle indecision, but in the end it mattered not at all. I picked a direction and dove. (continued at Damn Interesting)
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Professor Had Expelled Gunman From Class
Remember Nikki Giovanni?..  I guess you'd have to be of a certain age to remember when she was labeled a revolutionary and a radical.  Apparently... She stood up to this monster and recognized him for trouble some time ago... I expect she won't be shut down when it comes to telling the story of how there were efforts to do something about this person before it went as far as it did.
I do wonder a bit though... Would Don Imus consider Nikki a "nappy headed ho" too?.. She's been called a lot worse.  I met her in Seattle back in the 80's.... She's a liitle bit of a thing... But in person she seems to be eight feet tall... I can easily see her standing up to and recognizing a bad seed...and trying to do something about it. The Quote is Nikki's
Mistakes are a fact of life it is the response to error that counts. 
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BLACKSBURG, Va. - The mood in the basketball arena was defeated, funereal. Nikki Giovanni seemed an unlikely source of strength for a Virginia Tech campus reeling from the depravity of one of its own.

Tiny, almost elfin, her delivery blunted by the loss of a lung, Giovanni brought the crowd at the memorial service to its feet and whipped mourners into an almost evangelical fervor with her words: "We are the Hokies. We will prevail, we will prevail. We are Virginia Tech."

Nearly two years earlier, Giovanni had stood up to Cho Seung-Hui before he drenched the campus in blood. Her comments Tuesday showed that the man who had killed 32 students and teachers had not killed the school's spirit. (continued)

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All Kinds of Shows and Movies...Free! 4:03 pm pdt | link

McCain Vows to brief American Public on Iraq Weekly
McCain Vows to brief American Public on Iraq Weekly if He's Elected President
This is the same guy who went on record a few weeks back saying that it was safe to walk the streets of Baghdad and that the U.S. Commanding General could ride around in an unarmored humvee... What will he be telling us next?... That Sandal's is building a resort just outside the Green Zone?
I was at one time a big fan of John McCain... But... as I've watched him become more and more an apologist and toady for the administration's foul bunglings and lies... I can't look at the guy without this voice in my head screaming... "SELL OUT"!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Today's Insults
I'd smack the crap out of you if I didn't think it would fill up the room - unknown
 
You remind me of opium, a slow working dope.- unknown
 
You're not yourself today. I noticed the improvement immediately. - unknown
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This would be funny!
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A Joke!
A woman stopped by unannounced at her recently married son's house. She rang the doorbell and walked in. She was shocked to see her daughter-in-law lying on the couch, totally naked. Soft music was playing and the aroma of perfume filled the room.

"What are you doing?" she asked.

"I'm waiting for my husband to come home from work," the daughter-in-law answered."

But you're naked!" the mother-in-law exclaimed.

"This is my LOVE dress," the daughter-in-law explained.

"LOVE dress? But you're naked!"

"My husband LOVES me to wear this dress," she explained. "It excites him to no end. Every time he sees me in this dress, he instantly becomes romantic and ravages me for hours on end. He can't get enough of me."

The mother-in-law left. When she got home, she undressed, showered, put on her best perfume, dimmed the lights, put on a romantic CD, and lay on the couch waiting for her husband to arrive.

Finally, her husband came home.

He walked in and saw her lying there so provocatively.

"What are you doing?" he asked.

"This is my LOVE dress," she whispered, sensually.

"Needs ironing," he said. "What's for dinner?"
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For me it was step 24... But Fun!!
From My Friend Jean:

1. go to www.google.com

2. click on "maps"

3. click on "get directions"

4. type "New York" in the first box (the "from" box)

5. type "London" in the second box (the "to" box)

6. click on "get directions"

7. scroll down to step #23

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Monday, April 16, 2007

More Tomorrow!
Light Posts Today Folks... I'm Working up a Rant
It'll go up late tomorrow!
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Thinking of Placing (or answering) an Ad?

DICTIONARY FOR PERSONAL ADS:

40-ish.............................................49
Adventurous.................Slept with all your mates
Athletic......................................No t*ts
Average looking...............Has a face like an a*se
Beautiful...........................Pathological liar
Contagious Smile..................Does a lot of pills
Emotionally Secure......................On medication
Feminist.........................................Fat
Free spirit....................................Junkie
Friendship first..........................Former sl*t
Fun..........................................Annoying
Gentle..........................................Dull
New-Age............................Body hair problems
Open-minded.................................Desperate
Outgoing........................Loud and Embarrassing
Passionate..............................Sloppy drunk
Poet.......................................Depressive
Professional....................................B*tch
Romantic.......................................Frigid
Voluptuous...................................Very Fat
Large lady.................................Hugely Fat
Wants Soul mate...............................Stalker
Widow.........................................Murderer

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Today's Insults
You wouldn't know Up from Down if you had three guesses. - bumper sticker
 
You are a piteously promiscuous simpleton and a malingering, one dimensional inflictor of misery on all who cross your path. - unknown
 
You got more issues than National Geographic! - Patti
 
I thought men like that shot themselves.- King George V
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Me After Work
Now... I  need a beer
clown
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Shadow Illusion Art 6:37 pm pdt | link

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Today's Insults
He is an irredeemably unsightly derelict and a hopeless, acidly acrimonious abomination of humanity. - unknown
 
There is not yet so ugly a fiend of hell as thou shall be. - Shakespeare
 
There are two requirements to be a smart ass, don't worry though, you got the second part down pat. - unknown
 
Stay with me; I want to be alone.- Joey Adams
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PostSecret
postsecret
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Have You Ever?
I have Done This...
jeepmud
But Not This...
gastrap
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Dictionary

WOMEN'S ENGLISH

1. Yes = No
2. No = Yes
3. Maybe = No
4. We need = I want..
5. I am sorry = you'll be sorry
6. We need to talk = I need to complain
7. Sure, go ahead = I don't want you to
8. Do what you want = You will pay for this later
9. I am not upset = Of course I am upset, you moron!
10. Are you listening to me? = Too late, you're dead
11. You have to learn to communicate = Just agree with me
12. Be romantic, turn out the lights = I have flabby thighs
13. You're so manly = You need a shave and you sweat a lot
14. Do you love me? = I am going to ask for something expensive
15. It's your decision = The correct decision should be obvious by now
16. You're certainly attentive tonight = Is sex all you ever think about?
17. I'll be ready in a minute = Kick off your shoes and find a good game on TV
18. How much do you love me? = I did something today that you're really not going to like

 

MEN'S ENGLISH

1. I am hungry = I am hungry
2. I am sleepy = am sleepy
3. I am tired = I am tired
4. Nice dress = Nice cleavage!
5. I love you = Let's have sex now
6. I am bored = Do you want to have sex?
7. What's wrong? = I guess sex is out of the question
8. May I have this dance? = I'd like to have sex with you
9. Can I call you sometime? = I'd like to have sex with you
10. Do you want to go to a movie? = I'd like to have sex with you
11. Can I take you out to dinner? = I'd like to have sex with you
12. Will you marry me? = I want to make it illegal for other men to have sex with you
13. You look tense, let me give you a massage = I want to have sex with you within the next 3 mins.
14. Let's talk = I am trying to impress you by showing that I am a deep person and then I'd like to have sex with you.
15. I don't think those shoes go with that outfit = I'm gay

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Male vs. Female Orgasms 4:42 pm pdt | link

Saturday, April 14, 2007

A Quote From Albert Einstein
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
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Today's Insults
"I used to think that you were a gibbering idiot. Now, I have a much lower opinion of you."-  Sally in Newark 
 
Your face is the strongest form of natural contraception available. - Bumper Sticker
 
You are a woefully incorrigible parasite and a nefarious, all-befouling shameless exhibition of genetic deficiency. - unknown
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My Favorite Person!
einpumpkin
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Einstein Managed His Inbox Just Like You
If You're like Einstein...you respond to some emails immediately and let others wait. And, of course, some you never answer. And every now and then, you find an old one in your inbox that you didn't even realize you had, and you reply. A new study finds that the correspondence of Albert Einstein, as well as that of Charles Darwin, followed patterns similar to modern email communication.
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Friday, April 13, 2007

Today's Insults
She has diarrhea of the mouth and constipation of the mind. - unknown
 
It seems your fingers not only did your typing, but did your thinking too. - unknown
 
Nothing but lechery, all incontinent varlets. - Shakespeare
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Folk Remedies From A to Z

Blood Pressure

Apple cider vinegar If the cause of your high blood pressure stems from eating too much protein with too little acid taken with it, two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water will drop the pressure from 20 to 40 points in half an hour. The protein in your diet creates alkalinity in your blood and causes it to be thicker. More pressure is required to push the thickened blood through the capillaries, so there may well be an increase in blood pressure. The acid in the vinegar thins the blood and therefore makes it easier for the heart to pump it through the body.

Beets Slice a raw beet and squeeze fresh lemon juice over it so that all surfaces are wet; refrigerate overnight and eat one slice per day. Your blood pressure should drop dramatically very quickly.

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Looks Real To Me!
mural
This is an incredibly well-done mural on Taylor Hall, Chico State University in California. It gave the artist international recognition because it looks so real. The idea was breaking open the wall to show an imagined museum inside. It sure works - you 'd swear there's a huge hole in the wall.
Taylor Hall - Planet Perplex
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How easily disgusted are you?
This Test Will Determine How EasilyAnd By What You Get Disgusted
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Found in a toilet stall
Can You tell I've had a busy Day?
 
Some come here to sit and think,
some come here to poop and stink,
but I come here to scratch my balls,
and read the writing on the walls.
 
If you tinkle and you sprinkle,
Be a sweetie wipe the seatie
 
Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but whips and chains excite me,
So... throw me down,
and tie me up and show me that you like me
.
 
Here I sit I'm at a loss
Trying to poop out taco sauce
I know I'm gonna drop a load
I only hope I don't explode
 
"Suck my balls"

And underneath it, in different handwriting,

"If you have balls then why are you in the girl's bathroom?"

Please wiggle Handel

Written below it:

If I do, will it wiggle Bach?

WHY LOOK HERE-THE JOKES
IN YOUR HAND

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Mystery of the Green Menace or... The Song of the Green Fairy
green
                                             fairy
 
About once every three months... I'll have a couple of glasses of this mystical and wonderful elixer... I like the ritual that goes along with the preparation... And I must say that the Green Fairy does stimulate the mind in a way that regular alcohol cannot. The stuff is expensive though... average $65 per bottle.  Also... Technically... The stuff is still illegal in the U.S.... But I've never had any issues getting the from it from overseas... Read on!

The Mystery of the Green Menace 

It's been celebrated as a muse and banned as a poison. Now an obsessed microbiologist has cracked the code for absinthe - and distilled his own.
Absinthe is a 140-proof green liqueur made from herbs like fennel, anise, and the exceptionally bitter leaves of Artemisia absinthium. That last ingredient, also known as wormwood, gives the drink its name - and its sinister reputation. For a century, absinthe has been demonized and outlawed, based on the belief that it leads to absinthism - far worse than mere alcoholism. Drinking it supposedly causes epilepsy and "criminal dementia."
green fairy
I get mine from Here and Here
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Insults of the Day
You are a cruelly maladjusted narcissist and a frightful, Internet-addicted conglomerate of intellectual constipation. - unknown
 
"No longer from head to foot than from hip to hip, she is spherical, like a globe, I could find out countries in her." - Shakespeare
 
You're so dishonest that I can't even be sure that what you tell me are lies! - unknown
 
I'll bet your father spent the first year of your life throwing rocks at the stork.
- Irving Brecher (Marx Bros. "At the Circus")
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Maybe So... But Mine Don't Stink!
dress fart
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Oh Condi... I just might change my mind about you!!
Condi!
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How Did Time Get To Be So Important?
The phrase 'time is money' was coined by Benjamin Franklin at the start of the Industrial Revolution. But was this obsession with time really the fault of industrialists?  > more
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Missed a Day... Sorry!
Sorry about not posting yesterday... I had a work emergency to handle... Not that all of you nice folks aren't important to me... But... I gotta pay the bills and feed the kiddies!... Plus... The guy I work for is a bit scary... Don't believe me?  Here He Is!>>>
boss grille
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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I really get a kick out of this one!
falling
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Hee Hee Hee !!
sex
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We Should All See This And Scream Blue Bloody Murder!!
As of today, when the 200 million users of Google Earth log onto the site, they will be able to view the horrific details of what's happening in Darfur for themselves. (continued)
 
The new initiative, called "Crisis in Darfur," enables Google Earth users to visualize the details in the region, including the destruction of villages and the location of displaced persons in refugee camps. (Interactive: See how the new technology works)
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Dropping out of the electoral college
This is an idea whose time has come!
 
• Maryland may become the first state to drop out of the electoral college
• President Bush won Maryland's electoral vote in 2000 even though Gore won the popular vote
• Under the new law voters give all their electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote
• Law activates only if enough states pass similar laws to total 270 electoral votes
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Today's Insults
I don't know what your problem is, but I'll bet it's hard to pronounce. -unknown

 
They should have thrown you away and christened the placenta.- unknown
 
If you can't laugh at yourself, I'll be glad to do it for you. -unknown
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Monday, April 9, 2007

This takes a bit of staring...but theres something there!
This is really someones LOGO!
jazz
 
 
 
Can You See It?
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How Can This Be? Asbestos Has Been Classified Hazardous Since The 80's

Capitol tunnel workers have lung disease

WASHINGTON - Three of the 10 men who work in the utility tunnels underneath the U.S. Capitol have asbestos-related lung disease, and another four “most likely” are developing asbestos-related lung disease as well, according to an independent asbestos specialist who recently examined them. The three received a diagnosis of definite asbestosis — the scarring of the lungs caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. The other four received a diagnosis of probable asbestosis. (continued)

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Do You Think This Will Curb The Divorce Rate?

Couples going under the knife together

Atlantans Terrie and Tony Ramsey have been married for 17 years. They run an underground construction business and together raise a blended family (seven children from previous marriages). The Ramseys are avid walkers, and Terrie maintains a healthy glow with bimonthly facials and occasional micro-dermabrasion.

Like many baby boomers, they desire to look and feel young.

That’s why, last November, after seeing a Discovery Health Channel program featuring plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Maloney, the couple decided to make an effort to look as good as they felt. Terrie, 47, underwent a face-lift, stomach fat transfer to cheeks and lips, a full-face laser treatment, upper and lower eyelid work and rhinoplasty. About a week and a half later, Tony, 64, also had a face-lift, along with upper and lower eyelid work, stomach fat transfer to cheeks and lips, and a chemical peel. The combined costs reached upward of $45,000.

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Today's Insults
You are an unequivocally insignificant neanderthal and a feculent, foul-smelling tainted spawn of a syphilitic swamp hog. - unknown
 
Thou droning doghearted hedge-pig! - unknown
 
He was so narrow minded he could see through a keyhole with both eyes.
- Molly Ivins
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Violence taking a toll on Iraqi men's love lives
It takes a heck of a lot less than a car bomb to throw off my game!
Pharmacists in Baghdad are noticing a steady increase in customers asking for pills for male sexual enhancement. The pills, usually made in India, are replicas of Viagra with similar-sounding names like "Kamagra" and "Luvagra."
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Sunday, April 8, 2007

In Honor Of The Day - HAPPY EASTER!!
JC Water
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I Scored 17 out of 20 -

Test: Can You Spot The Fake Smile?

smile07smile10

Test Here

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WARNING!.. Some Disturbing Images Here

Some Pics From China...WARNING!!- There Are Some Disturbing And Graphic Images Here:

This is a mild one:

How to manufacture brand name beers: Get used bottles of premium brands, fill them up with cheap beer and put the caps on again.

beerbottles

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PostSecret 12:41 pm pdt | link

Hijacking the Mind

Bizarre Human Brain Parasite Precisely Alters Fear

parasite

Study: Cat Parasite Affects Human Culture

A parasitic microbe commonly found in cats might have helped shape entire human cultures by manipulating the personalities of infected individuals, according to a new study.

Infection by a Toxoplasma gondii could make some individuals more prone to some forms of neuroticism and could lead to differences among cultures if enough people are infected, says Kevin Lafferty, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

In a survey of different countries, Lafferty found that people living in those with higher rates of T. gondii infection scored higher on average for neuroticism, defined as an emotional or mental disorder characterized by high levels of anxiety, insecurity or depression.

T. gondii is a parasitic germ whose primary hosts are cats. However, it can be found in most warm-blooded animals, including an estimated 50 million people in the United States. One study suggests the parasite has altered human behavior enough to shape entire cultures.

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Did You Know the Moon Is Leaving Us? 12:36 pm pdt | link

What a Cool Label This Will Have!

Plan to make panda poo turn a profit for research

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This Is Just Stupid Crazy...WHY?!?

Terror group's threat to assassinate the Dalai Lama

SECURITY surrounding the Dalai Lama has been tightened after reports of an attempt by the al-Qa'ida-linked terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba to assassinate the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader.

A three-tier security ring has been thrown around the 72-year-old Buddhist head, who lives at Dharamsala, in the Himalayan foothills, Indian police spokesman Prem Lal said.

All those approaching the exiled Tibetan chief will be closely watched by highly trained Tibetan security guards as well as heavily armed deployments of Indian police.

Visitors are being body-searched before being allowed to approach him.

The Dalai Lama is scheduled to make a widely anticipated 11-day visit to cities and regional centres across Australia in early June, making both free and ticketed appearances at public lectures, blessings and teaching sessions. Before that, he will visit the US. (continued)
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Found on a Forum

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools!

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Help Bunny Take Over The World!!

(\_ _/)

(=’.’=)

(“)_(“)

 This is Bunny… Copy and Paste Bunny into your

 emails to help him achieve worldwide domination!

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'Nuf Said!!
marriage
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Saturday, April 7, 2007

DNA study sheds light on dog size
We Have a Miniature Pinscher and 5 English Mastiffs... This Picture is very familiar around my house!
dogs

The domestic dog shows the greatest range of body size of any mammal.

Researchers studied 3,000 dogs from 143 breeds and found small dogs all shared a mutation in a gene that influences size in other animals.

This form of the gene was almost absent in large dog breeds, an international team reported in Science journal.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6531049.stm

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Today's Insults
Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough to mask thy monstrous visage? - Shakespeare
 
If you spoke your mind, you'd be speechless. - unknown
 
Yeah, she's beautiful, but you can't find her IQ with a flashlight.
- "The Greatest American Hero"
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This is a Reflex Test - It WILL Make You Mad! 6:36 pm pdt | link

What's the Sense of a Crucifixtion Without a Death?
Does the previous post explain any of this?... Don't You Have to Die as a Sacrifice to Make This Work?
crucify
Victor showed no fear, smoking a cigarette, waiting in line for his turn on the cross.

But he cried out and openly wept as the five-inch, (13-centimetre) stainless-steel nails -- pre-soaked in alcohol to disinfect them -- were driven through his palms with the ordinary carpenter's hammer.

Victor was one of at least 19 Filipinos who underwent ritual crucifixion on Good Friday in the northern village of Cutud, as part of a bloody annual spectacle that continues to shock tourists and outsiders in this devoutly-Roman Catholic nation.

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How the Mind of a Generous Person Works

It’s an enduring mystery that taunts neuroscientists and evolutionary biologists.  If the human brain evolved to maximize its owner’s survival, why are we motivated to help others, even when it incurs some personal cost?

One pat answer is that when we help someone in need, we expect him to return the favor.  But some kinds of altruism aren’t easy to explain away as mere reciprocity.  For example, tax incentives aside, donating money to a charitable cause is unlikely to bring the donor any foreseeable return – except perhaps the "joy of giving."

Two new studies shed light on why it feels good to give by examining how and where altruism originates in the brain. (continued)

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/news_and_events/news_articles/brain_activity_during_altruism.htm

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Friday, April 6, 2007

Quote From the Buddha
You Will Not Be Punished For Your Anger... You will be Punished By Your Anger - Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C
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Today's Insults
You have a face that would give Freddie Kruger nightmares. -unknown
 
He must have killed a lot of men to have made so much money.
- Moliere
 
I hear you were born on a farm. Any more in the litter? - unknown
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A Parent's Dilemma

My son moved out two days ago.   It wasn’t pretty.  I’m torn between pride that he’s showing independence… Fear for his safety and anger at the way it all went down.

 

What does it mean when a young person feels that irresistible urge to strike out on their own?  When are they old and mature enough to handle it?  How much different is it now than when I left home? 

 

I was just under 19 when I got my first apartment… All by myself… Lights…Gas… Rent…a car (such as it was)…insurance… The works.  I’d left home in July of my graduating year… which means I was 17.  I moved into my girlfriend’s parents basement for a year.  But I’d been working since I was in 8th grade… Dishwasher & Short Order Cook. (continued)

posted by thefoureyes

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

This is NOT.... Repeat NOT a Spiral - Only Circles!
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There is a Surprise Hidden Here!
Water... Water, Everywhere
waterfall
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Today's Insults
I don't think you are a fool, but what's my opinion compared to that of thousands of others? - Bumper Sticker
 
"He was distinguished for ignorance - for he had only one idea and that was wrong. - "Benjamin Disraeli
 
You are a monstrously promiscuous heathen and a hopeless, bug-eyed arbitrary dereliction of genetics. - Directed at me by a good friend who wishes to remain anonymous... Thank you!
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Does Anybody Know What a Fishscale House Is?
fishscalehouse
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A Twist on Life
 Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
 
 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
via
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Courtesy of My friend Jean
A Devious Old Buzzard!
An elderly man in Florida had owned a large

 

farm for several years.  He had a large pond in the

 

back, fixed up nice -- picnic tables, horseshoe

 

courts, and some orange and grapefruit trees. The

 

pond was properly shaped and fixed up for swimming

 

when it was built.  

 

 

  One evening the old farmer decided to go down to

 

the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and

 

look it over. He grabbed a five gallon bucket to

 

bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he

 

heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he

 

came closer he saw it was a bunch of young women

 

skinny-dipping in his pond.

 

 

He made the women aware of his presence and they all

 

went to the deep end.

 

 

One of the women shouted to him, "We're not coming

 

out until you leave!" The old man frowned, "I didn't

 

come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or

 

make you get out of the pond naked." Holding the

 

bucket up he said, "I'm here to feed the alligator."

 

 

Old men can still think fast.

 

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Courtesy of my Friend Daryl
John is a natural motivator.  

 

If a fellow employee is having a bad day, John is there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.  Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and told him, "I don't get it!  You can't be a positive person all of the time How do you do it?"  

 

He replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be in a bad mood. I simply choose to be in a good mood."

 

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.

 

But, I reflected on what he said. Soon thereafter, I left the Cell Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about John when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it. 

 

Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower. 

 

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.  

 

I saw him about six months after the accident.  

 

When I asked him how he was, he replied, "If I were any better, I'd be twins...Wanna see my scars?"  I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

 

"The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my baby daughter," he replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live."

 

"Weren't you scared?" I asked.
 
 "Nope" He continued, "...the paramedics were great."  
They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action." "What did you do?" I asked.  

 

"Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said John. "She asked if I was allergic to anything 'Yes, I replied.' The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a

 

deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity!!'

 

 

Over their laughter, I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dying!"  

 

He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude... I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.  

 

Attitude, after all, is everything.

 

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Tuesday, April 3, 2007

"Purple Rose of Virgo"
virgo

For the second time in 11 years, the galaxy known as NGC 5584 is garnering attention as the brightly colored home of a brilliant supernova.

Located about 75 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Virgo, NGC 5584 is slightly smaller but similar in shape to our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Scientists suspect that, like the Milky Way, the "purple rose" galaxy houses an energetic and supermassive black hole at its center. (continued)

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Buddha Quote
Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
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Today's Insults
Your momma's so dumb she thought Sherlock Holmes was a housing project. - Jake in Omaha
 
You are a confoundedly myopic moron and a wearisome, cantankerously-caterwauling unfortunate occurrence of unprotected intercourse. - unknown
 
Before you came along we were hungry. Now we are fed up. - Denise from Work
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Grow-your-own Viagra craze hits Britain's garden centres

A chance discovery by a Berkshire allotment-holder that a plant widely available in garden centres has the same effect on men as Viagra has been confirmed by experts at one of the world's leading botanical institutions.

The plant is winter-flowering heather, and botanists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, many of them heather experts who have recognised the source of its active ingredient, now expect it to be the next must-have plant in British gardens. Demand is already high. Nurseries and garden centres in some areas are having trouble finding sufficient supplies as word spreads of the plant's unexpected properties. (continued)

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Light Posts Today
Gotta Deal With a Rebellious Offspring
 
Not too sure that these tips are gonna help!.. But... It's Illegal to Kill 'em!
 
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Answers to All Things! 7:06 pm pdt | link

Are These Eyes Real?
 From the town of Kharkiv in Ukraine, 16 year old Masha Tyelna, another Women Paris girl, has everyone talking. In particular it’s got to be her luminously huge eyes... See more for yourself
bigeyes
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Sunday, April 1, 2007

April Fools Day Foolishness!
Q: Why are people so tired on April 1st?
A: Because they just finished a 31-day March :-)

"The first of April
is the day we remember
what we are the other 364 days of the year."
~By Mark Twain~
 
Some well known fools' errands years ago, included sending an unsuspecting child to a shop for some elbow grease and also to farm houses to ask for pigeon's milk, both items not true items.
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Found on a "Lost" Government Laptop

TOP SECRET *  * TOP SECRET *  * TOP SECRET *  * TOP SECRET *

 

Date: 1 Apr 2007

 

From: Daryl Gates, head health care planner

To: Tom Delay, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dennis Hastert, Barack Obama, John McCain

Re: Public readiness for medicating the water supply

 

Public readiness for our proposed health care initiatives is excellent:

The public are entirely willing to abdicate authority to prescribe medications.  This is shown by the total lack of debate on doctors' prescription monopoly, and by the relatively minimal reaction to the FDA trial balloon of banning OTC vitamins.  The acceptance of the war on drugs has succeeded beyond even my wildest dreams.

 

AIDS patients are an exception, but they won't be around much longer, since we've successfully hushed all news of the cure developed last year.

 

The public are entirely willing to accede to mandatory medication. Witness the near-total lack of comment on compulsary childhood vaccination.  And nobody but John Birch crackpots ever criticizes fluoridation of the drinking water.  I anticipate near-total acceptance of our proposal to introduce another mineral into the nation's water supply -- lithium.

* The public does care about taxes.  But they know there's nothing they can do about them.  It's no secret that both parties raise them. I wouldn't be surprised at an upsurge in tax noncompliance, but a few major show trials will put a quick stop to that.

 

The lack of protest about the re-introduction of draft registration is another excellent sign of public compliance:

 

People are very tolerant of high medical costs, so long as they aren't out-of-pocket directly.  Medicines consisting of sheep fat, milk sugar, and penny-a-ton industrial byproduct minerals sell for thousands of dollars an ounce, and continued price increases haven't slacked the demand at all. Patients are quite willing to accept that a half hour in a box consisting of magnets and a radio transmitter linked to a PC (MRI) is worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars, so long as someone else is perceived as paying. My conclusion is that the public is fully ready for phase I:  full introduction of socialized medicine, so long as it isn't called "socialized" (that word still has negative connotations in this country).

 

I further conclude that within two years after its introduction, people will be sufficiently upset by the increased tax rates that they'll be ready for phase II, the restriction and eventual banning of all unhealthful activities.  Driving without a seatbelt is already illegal in most states.  We could probably outlaw private planes, skydiving, bungee jumping (already illegal in a couple of states), rock climbing, hunting, bicycling, motorcycling, boating, swimming, and hang gliding as part of phase I, since all of these activities negatively affect the insurane companies bottom line. Although I advise we wait and implement slowly.

 

But not until phase II is fully in place will the public be ready for the banning of tobacco, alcohol, red meat, milk, cheese, and eggs. Resistance from farmers will of course not be a problem, since we will be buying their total output at above-market rates and shipping those products to leaders of compliant countries at taxpayer expense.

 

Once the public accepts the necessity of supplementation of the water supply with lithium, nominally to prevent expensive mental disorders, it's a small step to also introducing our fourth-generation hypnotic/compliant drugs.  Those will work best when combined with euphoriants added in strategic doses just before and during major speeches and policy announcements.  This should be fully in place before the next election.

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Is McCain Insane? Is This The Straight Talk?

If this isn't an April Fool's Joke... Then I'm Worried

CNN: Military Sources Respond To McCain’s Escalation Remark With ‘Laughter Down The Line’

Yesterday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told radio host Bill Bennett that President Bush’s escalation is working. “There are neighborhoods in Baghdad where you and I could walk through those neighborhoods, today,” he said. Today, when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked McCain why Americans still aren’t able to safely leave the Green Zone in Iraq, the senator replied that Blitzer was giving three-month-old talking points:

General Petraeus goes out there almost every day in an unarmed humvee. I think you oughta catch up. You are giving the old line of three months ago. I understand it. We certainly don’t get it through the filter of some of the media.

But according to CNN reporter Michael Ware, who has been in Iraq for four years, McCain is “way off base.” He stated, “To suggest that there’s any neighborhood in this city where an American can walk freely is beyond ludicrous. I’d love Sen. McCain to tell me where that neighborhood is and he and I can go for a stroll.” 

 from Think Progress
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