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Topic author: STREETS
Subject: It's time for the weird news!!
Posted on: 01/24/2007 07:37:00
Message:

Doggie Beer!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16752671/?GT1=8921

Updated: 12:30 p.m. CT Jan 22, 2007
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - After a long day hunting, there's nothing like wrapping your paw around a cold bottle of beer. So Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the southern Dutch town of Zelhem, created a beer for her Weimaraners made from beef extract and malt.

"Once a year we go to Austria to hunt with our dogs, and at the end of the day we sit on the verandah and drink a beer. So we thought, my dog also has earned it," she said.

Berenden consigned a local brewery to make and bottle the nonalcoholic beer, branded as Kwispelbier. It was introduced to the market last week and advertised it as "a beer for your best friend."

Kwispel" is the Dutch word for wagging a tail.


The beer is fit for human consumption, Berenden said. But at $2 a bottle, it's about four times more expensive than a Heineken.


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Reply author: CALIF BOB
Replied on: 01/24/2007 08:18:38
Message:

Since I have 24 dogs (rescue) does it come in a 24 pack? I would also need doggie lawn chairs for their comfort


Reply author: julieh
Replied on: 01/24/2007 08:20:57
Message:

Bob...that would be called a case and I am sure it does! By the way, your rescue sounds very impressive. Do you rescue a particular breed? We have a samoyed and have foster parented a couple sammies over the years. Do you fund all of your own efforts or get donations?


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/24/2007 09:00:56
Message:



Toddler's Temper Ousts Family From Plane


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- AirTran Airways on Tuesday defended its decision to remove a Massachusetts couple from a flight after their crying 3-year-old daughter refused to take her seat before takeoff.

AirTran officials said they followed Federal Aviation Administration rules that children age 2 and above must have their own seat and be wearing a seat belt upon takeoff.

"The flight was already delayed 15 minutes and in fairness to the other 112 passengers on the plane, the crew made an operational decision to remove the family," AirTran spokeswoman Judy Graham-Weaver said.

Julie and Gerry Kulesza, who were headed home to Boston on Jan. 14 from Fort Myers, said they just needed a little more time to calm their daughter, Elly.

"We weren't given an opportunity to hold her, console her or anything," Julie Kulesza said in a telephone interview Tuesday.

The Kuleszas said they told a flight attendant they had paid for their daughter's seat, but asked whether she could sit in her mother's lap. The request was denied.

She was removed because "she was climbing under the seat and hitting the parents and wouldn't get in her seat" during boarding, Graham-Weaver said.

The Orlando-based carrier reimbursed the family $595.80, the cost of the three tickets, and the Kuleszas flew home the next day.

They also were offered three roundtrip tickets anywhere the airline flies, Graham-Weaver said.

The father said his family would never fly AirTran again.


Reply author: Marv
Replied on: 01/24/2007 09:44:44
Message:

If they had busted little Elly's ass more often then this **** would not have occurred. We've all been on planes where children were somewhat unruly but this one takes the cake. I'd have taken little Miss Elly to the washroom and beat the pants off her. But let us dare not to blame the parents, instead let us cast stones at the stewardesses and the airline for THEIR bad behaviour. BS!!!! I say. If I had been on that plane I would have had a pep rally for the airplane staff for acting appropriately. Brat kid!!!


Marv......

Break out the Tequila, it's 5:00 somewhere!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/24/2007 09:48:27
Message:

I'm with ya on that Marv!!


Reply author: CALIF BOB
Replied on: 01/24/2007 09:51:51
Message:

Julieh, they are for the most part mutes,although,I have a pure rot,and 3 chows. Impressive? I'm a softie,since the bulk of them have been with me for several years,I take them in and they become family.I have a nice set up for them outside,heat a/c.etc,thank god I live rural and yes I do it on my dime, lots of wal mart "old roy"Impressive ,no, stupid ,yes,but to come home to 24 wagging tails,hey how many guys can say that...


Reply author: CALIF BOB
Replied on: 01/24/2007 09:55:38
Message:

Agree with the airline 110%,parents need to get a clue.fly them anywhere? how about treating them to a parenting class


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 01/24/2007 10:19:42
Message:

Just one more instance which IMHO, proves my claim that the American consumer is a spoiled little brat. Lets look at the "facts":

1) 112 paying customers, were being delayed/inconvenienced by the actions of 1 (and/or the inactions of 2)
2) The service provider, allowed time for the "2" to act, and they apparently chose not to.
3) The service provider has offered the consumer, 3 x their cost in free product PLUS having refunded 100% of the consumers initial expenditure.
4) It still makes news with the closing line of "we'll never use XYZ airlines again!", leaving the impression yet again, that its the retailer/provider in "the wrong".


This story, goes a LONG ways toward explaining, why I consider the consumer to be little more than the raw material from which I fashion my product. ie...the carpentar uses the 2x4 to build the framing of the house. I in turn, use the consumer, to fashion a closed deal. I dislike people (generally speaking) and this story show why.


"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: smrozek
Replied on: 01/24/2007 10:40:31
Message:

s

quote:
Originally posted by JimD
I dislike people (generally speaking) and this story show why.


I feel the same way, Jim.

At least 9 out of 10 people I deal with daily are either morons, idiots, or just plain a$$holes.

If I could just find a gig that didn't have to deal with the general public... I'd be in heaven.


Reply author: dsimon
Replied on: 01/24/2007 10:49:33
Message:

Scott what dealership do you work at?


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 01/24/2007 10:51:10
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by smrozek

s
quote:
Originally posted by JimD
I dislike people (generally speaking) and this story show why.


I feel the same way, Jim.

At least 9 out of 10 people I deal with daily are either morons, idiots, or just plain a$$holes.

If I could just find a gig that didn't have to deal with the general public... I'd be in heaven.





My Dad was a 9th grade HS dropout back in the early 50s. Formal education wise, he aint the brightest bulb in the drawer. When it comes to "common sense" however, there are VERY few who can touch him. I absolutely love, the way he has adapted one of lifes common phrases:

It takes all kinds to make the world go 'round.


I think we've all heard and probably said it more times than we care to admit. Say it to my Dad though, and he'll respond with:

True. But would the world really stop spinning if some of those stupid bstrds fell off?


Go get 'em Pop!!!!



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: dsimon
Replied on: 01/24/2007 10:57:11
Message:

Jim- no it wouldnt stop spinning but the decline in sales and customer base would be noticed- lol j/k.

not trying to rag on the customers but couldnt help it based on the moron customer posts lately- after all they keep us employed right?


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 01/24/2007 11:13:32
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by dsimon

Jim- no it wouldnt stop spinning but the decline in sales and customer base would be noticed- lol j/k.

not trying to rag on the customers but couldnt help it based on the moron customer posts lately- after all they keep us employed right?



ahhh but think how much more fun the job would be...if all those 425s who treat us as though they are bank owners, suddenly "disappeared"!!!

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: dsimon
Replied on: 01/24/2007 11:19:03
Message:

ahhh don't dare to go to such a fantasy land!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/24/2007 11:53:21
Message:



Tell me this didn't hurt...

SYDNEY, Australia - An Australian diver on Wednesday told of how he wriggled free from the jaws of a Great White Shark that had half-swallowed him head first, saying he could feel the sharks teeth sink into his weight vest.

Ive never felt fear like it til I was inside those jaws, with those teeth getting dragged across my body, abalone diver Eric Nerhus told the Nine television network from his hospital bed a day after the attack off Australias south-east coast.

Nerhus, 41, was partly swallowed by the 9-foot shark when it attacked at less than three feet below the surface, but said he managed to fight his way free by jabbing the sharks eye with his free left hand.

I went straight into its mouth, front onwards. My shoulders, my head and one arm went straight down into its throat. I could feel the teeth crunching up and down on my weight vest, he said.

Nerhus said he was collecting abalone when the shark struck, knocking the regulator, which supplies oxygen, from his mouth and leaving him inside the sharks open jaws and throat.

I put my left arm down the side of its face because my head and shoulders and right arm were right down in its throat. Half my body was in its mouth, Nerhus said.

I felt down to the eye socket with my stiff fingers. I poked my fingers into the eye socket, which the shark reacted to in a way that it opened its mouth a bit, and I just tried to wriggle out, he said.

As he pulled his head from the sharks mouth, it crushed his goggles against his face, leaving Nerhus with a broken nose.

In shark's grip for 2 minutes
He estimated he was in the sharks grip for up to two minutes. Once free, he grabbed his regulator for air and began to surface slowly, worried the shark circling him would attack again.

It was just circling around my flippers, around and around in tight circles, he said. As I was coming up out of the water, it was coming up under my legs.

Nerhus was pulled from the water by his son and other divers in their fishing boat before being flown to hospital, where he was treated for lacerations around his body and his broken nose.

The diver said he was lucky to survive, but he was determined not to die in the jaws of a shark.

I couldnt think of a worse way to go than to end up as fish food. Thats why I fought back. I was determined I didnt want to go like that. I like life too much, Nerhus said.

Im so fortunate that my survival instincts and reflexes took over, he said.


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 01/24/2007 13:17:26
Message:

WOW...I kinda like ppl...
There ARE some jerks and idiots around...but for the most part it seems that most people are pretty cool to be around...

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 01/24/2007 13:19:45
Message:

More Ironies: (1) Doug Milliken was elected treasurer of Colorado's Arapahoe County in November on a promise to help families protect their property from foreclosure (Colorado had the country's highest foreclosure rate for most of last year). However, on Nov. 6, Milliken, himself, was served foreclosure papers that cited debt of $253,624 on his home. (2) California's Golden State Fence Co., which has a contract to build part of the United States' immigrant-impeding barrier on the Mexican border, agreed in December to pay fines totaling nearly $5 million because it had been employing illegal aliens. [Rocky Mountain News, 11-21-06] [National Public Radio, 12-15-06]


Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 01/24/2007 13:20:56
Message:

Some British and German drivers have over-relied on their cars' satellite-navigation devices, according to a December Reuters dispatch, sometimes with tragic (or hilarious) results. A 53-year-old German man thought the device's instruction to turn "now" meant not at the next corner but right that second, and he crashed into a building. Another followed instructions but ignored a prominent "closed for construction" sign and plowed into a pile of sand. Said an exasperated German auto club spokesman, "It's not as if people are driving in a tank with only a small slit to see out." (In November, an ambulance in London went 400 miles to make a 20-minute trip, and in May another took 90 minutes to take a crash victim to a hospital 10 minutes away, both due to faulty "sat-nav" programming.) [Reuters, 12-22-06]

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 01/24/2007 13:22:32
Message:

Burglar Sheldon Reece, 32, was shot in the abdomen by homeowner Abel Sisneros in Fort Worth, Texas, in December. According to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, to enter the house, Reece had to boldly disregard two signs outside: "Warning. Nothing inside is worth risking your life for. Owners of this property are highly skilled to protect life, liberty and property from criminal attacks" and "No trespassing. Violators will be shot. Survivors will be shot again." [Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 12-21-06]

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/24/2007 14:34:11
Message:

BRRRRRRR!!
Jan 23, 8:33 PM EST


Woman Takes Potty Break, Falls in Lake


SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- A woman going to the bathroom outside lost her balance and fell into Lake Erie, said police, who had to pull her out of the frigid water. Officer Kevin Youskievicz and the woman's friend helped pull her out early Monday and wrapped a blanket around her until an ambulance arrived.

She was treated at a hospital and released.

The woman's friend told police the woman needed to go to the bathroom and lost her balance near the water.

The name of the 25-year-old woman was not released.



Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/24/2007 14:36:56
Message:

This could be about some peeps that work here..

Jan 24, 11:46 AM EST


Scientists Can't Get Sloth to Move



JENA, Germany (AP) -- Scientists in the eastern German city of Jena said Wednesday they have finally given up after three years of failed attempts to entice a sloth into budging as part of an experiment in animal movement.

The sloth, named Mats, was remanded to a zoo after consistently refusing to climb up and then back down a pole, as part of an experiment conducted by scientists at the University of Jena's Institute of Systematic Zoology and Evolutionary Biology.

Neither pounds of cucumbers nor plates of homemade spaghetti were appetizing enough to make Mats move.

"Mats obviously wanted absolutely nothing to do with furthering science," said Axel Burchardt, a university spokesman.

Mats' new home is the zoo in the northwestern city of Duisburg where, according to all reports, he is very comfortable


Reply author: dogsled
Replied on: 01/24/2007 14:55:23
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

BRRRRRRR!!
Jan 23, 8:33 PM EST


Woman Takes Potty Break, Falls in Lake


SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) -- A woman going to the bathroom outside lost her balance and fell into Lake Erie, said police, who had to pull her out of the frigid water. Officer Kevin Youskievicz and the woman's friend helped pull her out early Monday and wrapped a blanket around her until an ambulance arrived.

She was treated at a hospital and released.

The woman's friend told police the woman needed to go to the bathroom and lost her balance near the water.

The name of the 25-year-old woman was not released.






That sounds like my cousins husband. While in the process of building their cabin we would regularly "relieve" himself of the unfinished deck. He awoke one night with the "urge" and proceeded to walk out onto the deck, and right off the edge. About 20 ft down where he injured his back and couldn't move. After repeated calls for help my cousin found lying in the bushes and had to transport him for medical attention once she quit laughing.

_________________________________________________________________________________
"If you want results, press the red button. The rest are useless."

"The intelligent man wins his battles with pointed words. I'm sorry -- I meant sticks. Pointed sticks."

Homer Simpson


Reply author: Da Bear
Replied on: 01/25/2007 04:53:18
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by CALIF BOB

Julieh, they are for the most part mutes


Da Bear Asks:

You have dogs that can't talk?


Reply author: julieh
Replied on: 01/25/2007 05:44:54
Message:

Good point Bear. I could handle 28 mute dogs too, sheeshh, quit showing off Bob!


Reply author: CALIF BOB
Replied on: 01/25/2007 06:43:03
Message:

OK,OK I can't type fast and spellll ta teh same tmie,but I can assure you the dogs do make noise from time to time,and good morning to you,coffee anyone???


Reply author: CALIF BOB
Replied on: 01/25/2007 06:44:57
Message:

Hey it's 24 dogs, please don't give me 4 more unless they are mute and clean up after them selves


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/25/2007 07:35:01
Message:

Wash. Lawmaker: Bars Should Allow Dogs

By RACHEL LA CORTE
Associated Press Writer

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- If dog-loving lawmakers prevail, Fido could soon be sidling up to bar stools around Washington state.

Soggy dogs waiting outside a downtown Olympia pub inspired state Sen. Ken Jacobsen to propose a way to get them in from the cold and rain.

"There's all sorts of places you can bring animals now," said Jacobsen, who doesn't own a dog. "You can take dogs into hotels. My God, some people are carrying dogs in their purses. Why can't we have them in the bars?"

The Seattle Democrat's bill would allow bars and restaurants with liquor licenses to welcome dogs, as long as they accompany their owners and remain well-behaved and leashed. Establishments wouldn't be required to allow dogs, except for service animals.

Janna Goodwin with the National Conference of State Legislatures said she could not find any states that allowed dogs in bars, or any that were considering similar legislation.

A slightly different law that went into effect in Florida last summer allows restaurants, approved by local governments, to permit dogs to eat with their owners outside.

Health officials said the ban on pets in restaurants and bars is based on Food and Drug Administration regulations.

"Animals don't use the toilet and they shed and they sometimes drool, and those are potential issues with food," said Joe Graham, public health adviser for the Washington state Department of Health.

Lisa Owens would like the bill to pass so she could bring her 112-pound Rottweiler, Ida, with her when meeting friends at bars in Olympia.

"If people were asking me to go somewhere and I could bring my dog, I might be more likely to go," she said.

But Mike Duffy, walking along a pier with his German shorthaired pointer, Emma, said he didn't think it was a great idea.

"If you want to take your dog out, go for a walk," he said. "If you want to go to the bar, leave the dog outside or at home."

The Senate Labor, Commerce, Research and Development Committee scheduled a public hearing on Jacobsen's proposal for Jan. 30.




Reply author: Ascaravan
Replied on: 01/25/2007 08:53:41
Message:

Not Weird news Just interesting

In the 1400's a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed
to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the
rule of thumb"
> -------------------------------------------
> Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled
> "Gentlemen Only...Ladies Forbidden"...and thus the word GOLF entered
into the English language.
> -------------------------------------------
> The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were
Fred and > Wilma Flintstone.
> -------------------------------------------
> Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
> -------------------------------------------
> Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
> -------------------------------------------
> Coca-Cola was originally green.
> -------------------------------------------
> It is impossible to lick your elbow
> -------------------------------------------
> The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work: Alaska
> -------------------------------------------
> The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this...)
> -------------------------------------------
> The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
> -----------------------------------------------------
> The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
> -----------------------------------------------------
> The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given
hour: 61,000
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
> -----------------------------------------------------
> The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer.
> -----------------------------------------------------
> The San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
> Spades - King David
> Hearts - Charlemagne
> Clubs -Alexander, the Great
> Diamonds - Julius Caesar
> -------------------------------------- ---------------
> 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
> ------------------------------------------ -----------
> If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs
in the > air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in
the air > the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the
horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th,
John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2,
but the > last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
> A. Their birthplace
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat
name requested?
> A. Obsession
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go
until you would find the letter "A"?
> A. One thousand
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and
laser printers all have i n common?
> A. All were invented by women.
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
> A. Honey
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Q. Which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
> A. Father's Day
> -----------------------------------------------------
> In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by
ropes.When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed
firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase........ "goodnight, sleep tight."
> -----------------------------------------------------
> It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a
month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law
with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their
calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know
today as the honeymoon.
> -----------------------------------------------------
> In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts... So in old
England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind
your pints and quarts, and settle down."
> It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
> -----------------------------------------------------
> Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into
the rim, or handle, of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they
used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase
inspired by this practice.
> ------------------------------------------------- ----
> ~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
> -----------------------------------------------------
> At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!


CHECK OUT THE LASER PRINTER Q AND A SOME KIND OF IRONY

ANY BETTER AND I'D BE YOU


Anthony Schultz


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/26/2007 07:41:11
Message:

Jan 26, 7:40 AM EST


Scientist Develops Caffeinated Doughnuts

DURHAM. N.C. (AP) -- That cup of coffee just not getting it done anymore? How about a Buzz Donut or a Buzzed Bagel? That's what Doctor Robert Bohannon, a Durham, North Carolina, molecular scientist, has come up with. Bohannon says he's developed a way to add caffeine to baked goods, without the bitter taste of caffeine. Each piece of pastry is the equivalent of about two cups of coffee.

While the product is not on the market yet, Bohannon has approached some heavyweight companies, including Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks about carrying it.



Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/26/2007 07:43:43
Message:

Baggy Pants Trip Up Robbery Suspect

COVINGTON, La. (AP) -- Police said they caught a 16-year-old robbery suspect who had eluded authorities on several previous occasions when his baggy pants fell down, causing him to stumble as officers chased him.

"We literally caught him with his pants down," Lt. Jack West of Covington police said.

Suspected of robbing a man at gunpoint and stealing another man's car after beating him with a brick, the teenager had run away from police several times in recent weeks, West said.

An officer spotted the teen standing on a street corner Monday, called in for two backup officers, then tried to make an arrest.

"They all converged on him from different directions," West said. "He started to run, but his low-riding pants fell down and he stumbled to his knees."

The suspect, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile, was booked on warrants for armed robbery, carjacking, two counts of aggravated battery and being a child in need of supervision.



Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/29/2007 09:41:20
Message:

Update on the Duck..


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Call her Lazarus and then some.

The ring-neck duck has been shot by a hunter, rescued from two days in a refrigerator by his wife and in its latest brush with death resuscitated on a veterinarian's operating table.

The one-pound female duck stopped breathing Saturday during an operation to repair gunshot damage to her wing, said Noni Beck of Goose Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Veterinarian David Hale performed CPR and managed to get the fractured fowl breathing again after several tense moments.

"I started crying, 'She's alive!'" Beck said.

Perky grabbed national attention last week after a hunter's wife opened her refrigerator door and the supposedly dead duck lifted its head and looked at her. The duck had been in the fridge for two days since it was shot and mistaken for dead on Jan. 15.



Perky, who now has a pin in hers wing, will probably not undergo any more surgery because of a sensitivity to anesthesia, Hale said. The duck is recovering from its latest ordeal.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/29/2007 14:01:41
Message:

MIAMI - With Fidel Castro seriously ill, the city of Miami is making plans to throw a party at a local football stadium when the Cuban president dies, complete with themed T-shirts.

The city commission earlier this month appointed a committee whose official job is to "Discuss an event at the Orange Bowl in case expected events occur in Cuba" to plan the party. Such a gathering has long been part of the city's Castro death plan, but the specifics have become more urgent since Castro became ill last summer and turned over power to his brother, Raul.

The Orange Bowl was the site of a speech by President Kennedy in 1961 promising a free Cuba, and in the 1980s it served as a camp for refugees from the Mariel boatlift from Cuba.


"(Castro) represents everything bad that has happened to the people of Cuba for 48 years," City Commissioner Tomas Regalado, a Cuban American who came up with the idea, told The Miami Herald newspaper. "There is something to celebrate, regardless of what happens next ... We get rid of the guy."

"Basically, the only thing we're trying to do is have a venue, a giant venue ready for people, if they wish, to speak to the media, to show their emotions. It's not that we're doing an official death party," Regalado said Monday.

The plans have been criticized on local Spanish-language radio, as many people would prefer to celebrate on the streets of the Little Havana neighborhood.

"This is not a mandatory site," Regalado said of the Orange Bowl. "Just a place for people to gather."

Ramon Saul Sanchez, leader of the Miami-based Democracy Movement organization, worries about how the party would be perceived by those outside the Cuban exile community. Even when Castro dies, his communist government will still be in place, he said.

"Although everybody will be very happy that the dictator cannot continue to oppress us himself, I think everybody is still very sad because there are still prisons full of prisoners, many people executed, and families divided," Sanchez said.

At the committee's first meeting last week, former state Representative Luis Morse stressed the need for an uplifting theme for the party one not preoccupied with Castro's passing.

The committee discussed including such a theme on T-shirts for the event.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/30/2007 08:22:54
Message:

JUNEAU, Alaska - About 10,000 Juneau residents briefly lost power Sunday after a bald eagle lugging a deer head crashed into transmission lines.

"You have to live in Alaska to have this kind of outage scenario," said Gayle Wood, an Alaska Electric Light & Power spokeswoman. "This is the story of the overly ambitious eagle who evidently found a deer head in the landfill."

The hefty bounty apparently bogged down the eagle, which failed to clear transmission lines as it flew away from the landfill, she said. When a repair crew arrived, they found the eagle carcass with the deer head nearby.

This eagle "got a hold of a little bit more than he could handle," Wood said.

Power was out less than 45 minutes.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/30/2007 08:25:35
Message:

I have always wondered why they called them "bald" eagles

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/30/2007 09:51:05
Message:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16840066/site/newsweek/

For those of you that can not pull the link here you go...this is wierd,,,He calls him self God and some folks believe it



Feb. 5, 2007 issue - At first glance, the congregation gathered in a warehouse in Doral, Fla., seems like a typical Hispanic evangelical group. There's the 10-piece band, the singing and swaying, the whooping and hollering. But look a little more closely. There's not a cross in sight. The lectern is emblazoned with a near replica of the U.S. presidential seal, except that it reads in Spanish, government of god on earth. Off to the side stand three burly guys in dark suits with Secret Service-style earpieces. When a door by the stage opens, the guards leap into action. They surround the man with slicked-back hair who emerges and escort him to his seat. When the crowd spots him, it goes wild. People chant, "Lord! Lord! Lord!" It quickly becomes clear that they're referring to him. "It's Jesus Christ himself!" a preacher onstage announces. "Let's welcome Jesus Christ Man!"
In the rapturous eyes of his flock, Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda is, in fact, the second coming of Christ. As the head of the Growing in Grace International Ministry, he presides over a sprawling organization that includes more than 300 congregations in two dozen countries, from Argentina to Australia. He counts more than 100,000 followers and claims to reach millions more through a 24-hour TV channel, a radio show and several Web sites. He is supported by the generosity of his devotees, who have launched some 450 businesses to pour cash into Growing in Grace's coffers. Though de Jesus' followers worship him, others denounce him as a charlatan. Everyone, however, agrees on one thing: his teachings are incendiary.

A native of Puerto Rico, de Jesus, 60, spent his youth drifting from the Roman Catholics to the Pentecostals to the Baptists. Then one night in 1973, he says, he awoke to a vision of two hulking men at his bedside who announced the arrival of the Lord, who, says de Jesus, "came to me and integrated with me." In the early years after founding Growing in Grace in Miami in 1986, de Jesus didn't claim to be Christ. Instead, he worked as a pastor spreading his doctrine: that under a new covenant with God, there is no sin and no Satan, and people are predestined to be saved. But as his following expanded, his claims did, too. In 1998, de Jesus avowed that he was the reincarnation of the Apostle Paul. Two years ago at Growing in Grace's world convention in Venezuela, he declared himself Christ. And just last week, he called himself the Antichrist and revealed a "666" tattooed on his forearm. His explanation: that, as the second coming of Christ, he rejects the continued worship of Jesus of Nazareth.
All members of Growing in Grace are expected to tithewhich, along with offerings, yielded $1.4 million for headquarters last year. One of the first orders of business at every service is the collection of money (credit cards accepted). Those who have pledged their businesses to de Jesus donate much more. Alvaro Albarracn, a savvy, successful businessman given the title Entrepreneur of Entrepreneurs by de Jesus, is an example. Over the course of Albarracn's 14 years in the church, he estimates that he's given roughly $2.5 million. Such funds help underwrite a lavish lifestyle for de Jesus, including diamond-encrusted gold rings and fancy cars. But most of the money goes to his broadcast operation.

Some observers call Growing in Grace a cult. De Jesus exerts total authority over the ministry. As a result, many have defected over the years, including Albarracn's mother, Regina, who initially turned her son on to the church. "They brainwash you," she says. Because of their disagreement, Regina and her son haven't spoken in years (she now attends an evangelical church). "This is my only family," Alvaro says of Growing in Grace. Such submission concerns Daniel Alvarez, a religious-studies instructor at Florida International University. "I hope [de Jesus] doesn't metamorphose into Jim Jones," he says, referring to the cult leader who led his followers to mass suicide in Guyana. "He has that kind of control over people." (De Jesus responds that congregants are free to come and go as they please.)

Over the past year, de Jesus has encouraged his followers to protest the alleged lies of other churches. In response, supporters have picketed Catholic congregations and burned religious materials, including crucifixes. "Our purpose is to open up people's minds," says de Jesus' right-hand man, Carlos Cestero, who says that the group rejects violence. Jesus wouldn't have it any other waythe question is whether de Jesus feels the same.





GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/05/2007 10:55:12
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Mexican Seeks World Chili-Eating Record

Chilis to Eat, and Wear May Lead to Record Mexico City cab driver says he's immune to whatever makes Chili peppers hot, and wants to set a world record for eating them. Meet Manuel Quiroz (KEY-rohz)

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- For most people, even the smallest bite of a raw chili pepper means a flushed face and a rush for a gulp of water. But Manuel Quiroz can guzzle down dozens of Mexico's spiciest chilies, rub them on his skin and even squeeze their juice into his eyes without so much as blinking.

The 54-year-old Mexico City taxi driver said Saturday that he has made thousands of dollars with his talent and wants to become the world champion chili eater. But first he needs to find an organization that can crown him with that title.

"Chilies don't sting me. They don't affect me. It's just like eating fruit," Quiroz said at a market in the Mexican capital. Shoppers stared in amazement as he crunched on a habanero, the hottest chili pepper in a country that likes its food spicy.

Quiroz said he discovered his talent when he was 7 and grew up betting people that he could eat more chilies than they could. He never lost.

"I'm the best. No one can rival me," he said.

His biggest windfall came when he entered a competition organized by a local television station and took home the $2,000 purse.

Quiroz said he plans to try to get his abilities recognized by Guinness World Records. To his knowledge, no one in the world can swallow more chilies.

"Chilies are the pride of Mexico," Quiroz said. "The world chili-eating champion has got to be here."

Quiroz said he has never been examined by a doctor to find out if there is a medical explanation for his extraordinary endurance to the spice.

"Why would I go and see a doctor?" he said. "There is nothing wrong with me. Eating chilies makes me feel great."



Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/05/2007 10:56:45
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Wookiee Impersonator Arrested in Calif.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man dressed as Chewbacca was arrested after police said the street performer head-butted a tour guide operator in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

Frederick Evan Young, 44, of Los Angeles was booked Thursday for investigation of misdemeanor battery, police Lt. Paul Vernon said.

Police said the 6-foot-4 street performer was seen arguing Thursday afternoon with a tour guide who had expressed concern the Star Wars wookiee impersonator was "harassing and touching tourists" in violation of city law.

The city passed ordinances last year seeking to crack down on the colorful assortment of actors who perform outside the landmark theater. The move was prompted by complaints from tourists who said the actors were aggressive and abusive if they refused to pay for pictures.

Security guards escorted Young off theater property, but he decided to strike back and head-butted the tour guide, Vernon said.

"The lesson here is you can have the force with you," Vernon said. "You just can't use illegal force."

Young could not be reached for comment. His telephone number was unlisted.

The tour guide, Brian Sapir, told the Los Angeles Times that he asked the Chewbacca impersonator to stop harassing two young Japanese tourists when the actor exploded in anger.

"He said, 'Nobody tells this wookiee what to do,'" Sapir said.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/05/2007 10:58:05
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Wis. Police Chief Tickets Himself $235

KEWASKUM, Wis. (AP) -- Police Chief Richard Knoebel says he wasn't about to take the easy way out when he accidentally drove past a stopped school bus with its emergency lights flashing.

For violating traffic laws, Knoebel wrote himself a ticket for $235, docked himself four points on his driving record and paid the fine the next day.

It happened in September but didn't make news until after the fine appeared in court records and was reported by a West Bend newspaper.

Knoebel says he doesn't mind getting the belated attention, if it serves to raise awareness.

"If it brings notice to people that they should be stopping for school buses, I don't mind the notoriety," he said.

He said he was on patrol on four-lane U.S. 45 when he was distracted by a stopped dump truck. He saw a car coming from behind and thought it might hit the truck, so he moved to pass the truck before he saw the stopped school bus in the far lane.

He said he didn't realize he had passed the bus until it was too late.



Reply author: macscac
Replied on: 02/05/2007 12:42:00
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quote:
Originally posted by STREETS



Tell me this didn't hurt...

SYDNEY, Australia - An Australian diver on Wednesday told of how he wriggled free from the jaws of a Great White Shark that had half-swallowed him head first, saying he could feel the sharks teeth sink into his weight vest.

Ive never felt fear like it til I was inside those jaws, with those teeth getting dragged across my body, abalone diver Eric Nerhus told the Nine television network from his hospital bed a day after the attack off Australias south-east coast.

Nerhus, 41, was partly swallowed by the 9-foot shark when it attacked at less than three feet below the surface, but said he managed to fight his way free by jabbing the sharks eye with his free left hand.

I went straight into its mouth, front onwards. My shoulders, my head and one arm went straight down into its throat. I could feel the teeth crunching up and down on my weight vest, he said.

Nerhus said he was collecting abalone when the shark struck, knocking the regulator, which supplies oxygen, from his mouth and leaving him inside the sharks open jaws and throat.

I put my left arm down the side of its face because my head and shoulders and right arm were right down in its throat. Half my body was in its mouth, Nerhus said.

I felt down to the eye socket with my stiff fingers. I poked my fingers into the eye socket, which the shark reacted to in a way that it opened its mouth a bit, and I just tried to wriggle out, he said.

As he pulled his head from the sharks mouth, it crushed his goggles against his face, leaving Nerhus with a broken nose.

In shark's grip for 2 minutes
He estimated he was in the sharks grip for up to two minutes. Once free, he grabbed his regulator for air and began to surface slowly, worried the shark circling him would attack again.

It was just circling around my flippers, around and around in tight circles, he said. As I was coming up out of the water, it was coming up under my legs.

Nerhus was pulled from the water by his son and other divers in their fishing boat before being flown to hospital, where he was treated for lacerations around his body and his broken nose.

The diver said he was lucky to survive, but he was determined not to die in the jaws of a shark.

I couldnt think of a worse way to go than to end up as fish food. Thats why I fought back. I was determined I didnt want to go like that. I like life too much, Nerhus said.

Im so fortunate that my survival instincts and reflexes took over, he said.





that is exactly why i will never go scuba diving


Reply author: dogsled
Replied on: 02/05/2007 13:34:27
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quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Wis. Police Chief Tickets Himself $235

KEWASKUM, Wis. (AP) -- Police Chief Richard Knoebel says he wasn't about to take the easy way out when he accidentally drove past a stopped school bus with its emergency lights flashing.

For violating traffic laws, Knoebel wrote himself a ticket for $235, docked himself four points on his driving record and paid the fine the next day.

It happened in September but didn't make news until after the fine appeared in court records and was reported by a West Bend newspaper.

Knoebel says he doesn't mind getting the belated attention, if it serves to raise awareness.

"If it brings notice to people that they should be stopping for school buses, I don't mind the notoriety," he said.

He said he was on patrol on four-lane U.S. 45 when he was distracted by a stopped dump truck. He saw a car coming from behind and thought it might hit the truck, so he moved to pass the truck before he saw the stopped school bus in the far lane.

He said he didn't realize he had passed the bus until it was too late.






It's not my country and you guys can run it anyway you want. But someone should get this guy into a highly placed elected office. Just for a change.

_________________________________________________________________________________
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Homer Simpson


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/06/2007 06:36:04
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Can you say "Fatal Attraction??"

NASA astronaut charged with attempted kidnap
Lisa Nowak due in court after allegedly waiting in hiding for romantic rival


Updated: 21 minutes ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Last summer, astronaut Lisa Nowak was soaring 220 miles above Earth, floating in the rarefied air of the international space station.

The 43-year-old robotics specialist was in quite a different place Monday night: A dingy jail among suspected drug dealers and prostitutes, where she awaited a scheduled court appearance Tuesday.

Nowak, a married mother of three who police believe was in a love triangle with a fellow astronaut, was charged with trying to abduct a woman she saw as her romantic rival, authorities said.

Nowak faces charges including attempted kidnapping, attempted vehicle burglary with battery, destruction of evidence and battery.

Police said she drove 900 miles, donned a disguise and was armed with a BB gun and pepper spray when she confronted a woman she believed was a competitor for the affections of Navy Cmdr. William Oefelein.

Nowak and Oefelein, 41, were both first-time fliers during separate shuttle missions last year. They trained together but never flew together.

More than a working relationship
Nowak told police that her relationship with Oefelein, who is unmarried, was more than a working relationship but less than a romantic relationship, according to an arrest affidavit. Police officers recovered a love letter to Oefelein in her car.

Nowak believed a woman, Colleen Shipman, was romantically involved with Oefelein, authorities said. When Nowak found out that Shipman was flying to Orlando from Houston, Nowak decided to confront her early Monday, according to the arrest affidavit.

Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers in the car so she wouldnt have to stop to go to the bathroom, authorities said. Astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry.

Nowak, who flew a mission to the space station in July 2006, was awaiting her next flight assignment at the time of her arrest.

Dressed in a wig and a trench coat, Nowak waited for Shipmans plane to land and then boarded the same airport shuttle bus Shipman took to get to her car, police said. Shipman told police she noticed someone following her, hurried inside the car and locked the doors, according to the arrest affidavit.

Nowak rapped on the window, tried to open the car door and asked for a ride. Shipman refused but rolled down the car window a few inches when Nowak started crying. Nowak then sprayed a chemical into Shipmans car, the affidavit said. Shipman drove to the parking lot booth, and the police were called.

An officer reported following Nowak and watching her throw away a bag containing the wig and BB gun. Police also found a steel mallet, a 4-inch folding knife, rubber tubing, $600 and garbage bags inside a bag Nowak was carrying when she was arrested, authorities said.

It was not immediately known whether Nowak had an attorney. Oefelein and Shipman, who the Houston Chronicle said worked at Patrick Air Force Base near the Kennedy Space Center, did not return phone messages Monday night.

Inside Nowaks vehicle, which was parked at a nearby motel, authorities uncovered a pepper spray package, an unused BB-gun cartridge, latex gloves and e-mails between Shipman and Oefelein.

Love letter found
They also found a letter that indicated how much Mrs. Nowak loved Mr. Oefelein, an opened package for a buck knife, Shipmans home address and hand written directions to the address, the arrest affidavit said.

Police said Nowak told them that she only wanted to scare Shipman into talking to her about her relationship with Oefelein and didnt want to harm her physically.

If you were just going to talk to someone, I dont know that you would need a wig, a trench coat, an air cartridge BB gun and pepper spray, said Sgt. Barbara Jones, a spokeswoman for the Orlando Police Department. Its just really a very sad case.

NASA spokesman James Hartsfield in Houston said that, as of Monday, Nowaks status with the astronaut corps remained unchanged. What will happen beyond that, I will not speculate, he said.

Hartsfield said he couldnt recall the last time an astronaut was arrested and said there were no rules against fraternizing among astronauts.

According to NASAs official biography, Nowak is a U.S. Naval Academy graduate who has a masters degree in aeronautical engineering. She has a teenage son and younger twin girls. She rode aboard Discovery in July.

Oefelein piloted the space shuttle Discovery in December. He has two children and began his aviation career as a teenager flying floatplanes in Alaska, according to a NASA biography.

He studied electrical engineering at Oregon State University and later earned a masters degree in aviation systems at the University of Tennessee Space Institute. He received a commission as an ensign in the Navy in 1988 and became a naval aviator two years later. He attended the Navys Top Gun fighter school and then became a test pilot instructor before he was selected to be an astronaut in 1998.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 02/06/2007 06:42:41
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quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Can you say "Fatal Attraction??"

Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers in the car so she wouldnt have to stop to go to the bathroom, authorities said. Astronauts wear diapers during launch and re-entry.





Damn Skippy this lady spun out I would say...Now thats weird news

GADNA


Reply author: Marv
Replied on: 02/06/2007 07:06:39
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16891366/

Poor Mustang GT. What a waste.

Marv....

Break out the Tequila, it's 5:00 somewhere!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/06/2007 07:16:53
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What they failed to report is that he was trying to jack the Mustang!!

quote:
Originally posted by Marv

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16891366/

Poor Mustang GT. What a waste.

Marv....

Break out the Tequila, it's 5:00 somewhere!



Reply author: Marv
Replied on: 02/06/2007 07:20:00
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I'm dying with laughter!!!!

Marv....

Break out the Tequila, it's 5:00 somewhere!


Reply author: Marv
Replied on: 02/06/2007 07:21:04
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I'm dying with laughter!!!!

Marv....

Break out the Tequila, it's 5:00 somewhere!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/06/2007 09:21:16
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TOKYO - A Japanese man told police he stole a patrol car that had been left idling outside a post office in Gunma, north of Tokyo, because he was too tired to walk home.

Police officers had left the vehicle in the car park with the engine running, while they investigated a report that a stolen card had been used at the post office, the Mainichi newspaper said Tuesday.

I came out shopping by train, but I got tired walking, so I thought I would drive the police car home, the man told police.

He was apprehended about 15 minutes later in the driveway of a private home, about 2.5 miles from the post office, the Mainichi said.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/06/2007 10:24:32
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Looks like Gadna has to return his new toy..

About 985,000 Easy-Bake Ovens sold since last May have been recalled because children can get their hands or fingers caught in the ovens opening, which poses an entrapment or burn hazard.

The ovens are manufactured by Easy-Bake, a division of Hasbro Inc. The company has received 29 reports of children getting their fingers or hands caught in the product, including five reports of burns.

The recalled plastic ovens are purple and pink. They resemble a kitchen stove with four burners on top and a front-loading oven. Easy Bake is printed on the front of the electric toy, while Hasbro and model number 65805 are stamped into the plastic on the back. The recall does not include Easy-Bake Ovens sold before May 2006. Toys R Us, Wal-Mart, Target, KB Toys and other retailers nationwide sold the toy from May 2006 through February 2007.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 02/06/2007 10:28:01
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quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Looks like Gadna has to return his new toy..

About 985,000 Easy-Bake Ovens

roflmao, "I didn't like that little sob anyhow, It wouldn't hold enough beer"

GADNA


Reply author: dlfin
Replied on: 02/06/2007 12:32:08
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I cant print in this forum what I think should happen to this guy...




Dad accused of using stun gun on baby




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ALBANY, Ore. (AP) -- An Albany father used a 100,000-volt stun gun on his 18-month-old son, police said Monday. Rian Whittman, 23, has been accused of assault and criminal mistreatment. Police said he used it "multiple times" over three weeks. A police spokesman said there were up to 10 instances.

Police said Whittman's wife, 21, who was not named, reported the abuse on Saturday.

The child was treated at a hospital, police said, and then taken into protective custody by the state Department of Human Services.

Capt. Eric Carter said the police haven't established a motive for the abuse, nor why it began about three weeks ago.

He said the device was not a Taser weapon, named for the manufacturer, but an older model that's applied directly to someone's skin.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/06/2007 13:57:42
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Sumbitch should be hung from a tree by his, shall we say, sack..And THEN have the cops take turns using a stun gun on him.


Reply author: Ascaravan
Replied on: 02/06/2007 14:05:06
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People who do that to their children should automatically be given the same treatment. However, in this case I think a little water fun should be added, just because. A@@Hole

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Reply author: Marv
Replied on: 02/06/2007 14:05:17
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DAMN!!!! I can't believe I just read that. Who birthed this idiot into the world? Release this guy to a public mob and let them excise judgement on his degenerate soul.

Marv...........

Break out the Tequila, it's 5:00 somewhere!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/07/2007 07:40:34
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BUFFALO, Minn. - A teenager who wanted to continue the family tradition of running around the garden barefoot during halftime of the Super Bowl game has learned a painful lesson.

It was 17 below zero at halftime Sunday in this city about 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis, and D.J. Brown's dad said it was too cold to continue the tradition. But the 18-year-old senior at Buffalo High School ran outside in his T-shirt and jeans, threw off his socks and shoes, and ran around the block.

Brown said he was outside only five minutes, but his feet started swelling and blistering when he got back inside. The pain was excruciating.

"I consider myself having a high pain threshold, and this was just so 10 out of 10," he said. "I was, like, chewing on a towel."

'Teenage arrogance'
He was treated for second-degree frostbite on both feet at the burn center at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and was on crutches and pain medication Monday. His burn specialist said he should be fine, but it'll take a few weeks.

"Cold weather is just as dangerous as pouring scalding water on your feet," said Dr. Leslie Smith.

Brown, who said he's a straight-A student, chalked up his actions to "teenage arrogance."

Brown hopes others will learn from his mistake. "I wouldn't want anyone else to go through this," he said.

What a sissy!!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/08/2007 08:30:32
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DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - How do you spell Scott Wiese?

In a few weeks, that'd be P-e-y-t-o-n M-a-n-n-i-n-g.

Wiese, a die-hard fan of the Chicago Bears, signed a pledge in front of a crowd at a Decatur bar last Friday night that if the Bears lost Sunday's Super Bowl, he'd change his name to that of the man who led the Indianapolis Colts to victory.

Final Score: Colts 29, Bears 17.

So on Tuesday, Wiese went to the Macon County Courts Facility and started the process of changing his name.

"I made the bet, and now I've got to keep it," said the 26-year-old, who lives in Forsyth, just north of Decatur.

Wiese will now have to advertise his intention in the local newspaper - the Herald & Review - for several weeks and then have a judge give him the OK to become, legally anyway, Peyton Manning.

The men have little in common, Wiese acknowledges.

Manning the quarterback is 30 years old, stands 6-foot-5 and has a contract with the Colts worth more than $100 million.

Wiese is 5-foot-11 and works at a Staples office-supply store for somewhat less.

"I think I kind of represent all Bears fans," he said. "Not that I'm saying they're all idiots like me, but I represent their passion because I really care about my team, you know?"

Wiese's lawyer and friend, Andy Bourey, is handling the paperwork. He said he admires Wiese's sense of honor.

"I never doubted him," he said. "He's a man of his word."

While he pledged to take on the new identity, Wiese isn't sure how long he's willing to keep it.

Say, maybe, until the Bears' next Super Bowl appearance? Not likely, given that their last trip to the big game was in 1985.

"I mean, well, it may be another 21 years."



Reply author: Marv
Replied on: 02/08/2007 09:02:21
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Gimme a break Scott. I really do appreciate idiots like these who give us normal peeps a backdrop so that the rest of the world can see we're not off our rocker. Damn! Wonder how many Bud Lights he had to do something so stoooopid?


Marv......

Break out the Tequila, it's 5:00 somewhere!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 02/08/2007 14:09:46
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http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2007-02-08-anna-nicole-collapse_x.htm


this might not fall under this catagory but o hey, this was one wierd chick, anyone care to comment............hers mine...

For some reason when I found out about this earlier today, a little voice started singing, ding dong the witch is dead from wizard of oz.
you can add lib that however ya want I did, sort of twisted , ,huh..

GADNA


Reply author: CALIF BOB
Replied on: 02/08/2007 14:30:28
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Yea,kind of twisted. Poor girl...a true accident waiting to happen...


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/09/2007 08:02:09
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Here it is!! Our ticket to retirement!!

LONDON - British tycoon Sir Richard Branson on Friday announced a $25 million prize for a way to extract a billion tons or more of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year.

The Virgin Group chairman was joined by former Vice President Al Gore and other leading environmentalists as he announced the Virgin Earth Challenge prize.

Branson compared it to the competition launched in 1675 to devise a method of estimating longitude accurately. It was 60 years before English clock maker John Harrison discovered an accurate method and received his prize from King George III.

"The Earth cannot wait 60 years. We need everybody capable of discovering an answer to put their minds to it today," Branson said.

Gore said the planet had a "fever" that had to be taken seriously.

"Up until now, what has not been asked seriously on a systematic basis is, is there some way that some of that extra carbon dioxide may be scavenged effectively out of the atmosphere? And no one knows the answer to that," Gore said.

A landmark report last week by the worlds leading climate scientists and government officials warned that global warming will continue for centuries, creating a far different planet in 100 years, and that it is "very likely" that manmade emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse cases are the reason.

How the contest works
Entries will be evaluated by Branson and Gore, as well as NASA climate scientist James Hansen; James Lovelock, who devised the Gaia theory of Earth's ecosystems; British environmentalist Sir Crispin Tickell; and Australian paleontologist Tim Flannery.

The winner will have to come up with a way of removing one billion tons of carbon gases a year from the atmosphere for 10 years with $5 million of the prize being paid at the start and the remaining $20 million at the end.

If no winner is identified after five years the judges can decide to extend the contest.

"This is the worlds first deliberate attempt at planetary engineering," Flannery said via videolink from Sydney. "We are at the last moment. Once we reach the tipping point it will have been taken out of our hands."

He said 200 gigatons of carbon had accumulated in the atmosphere since the industrial revolution, raising concentrations by 100 parts per million. The challenge was to find ways of bringing that back down again.

Experts agreed the challenge is difficult, noting that while scientists have started to safely bury CO2 emissions before they reach the atmosphere, no one has captured them after they are released.

"I see no evidence that a quantifiably acceptable solution or pathway has been identified," said Jerry Mahlman, the former head of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. "Its not what you say, its what you can do and at the moment you cant do a lot."

Hypocrisy from airline owner?
Branson rejected suggestions that he, as an airline owner, was being hypocritical in announcing the prize. "I could ground my airline today, but British Airways would simply take its place," he said, noting that he was investing heavily in cleaner engines and fuels.

In September, Branson pledged to invest $3 billion to fight global warming, saying he would commit all profits from his travel firms including Virgin Atlantic airline and Virgin Trains over the next 10 years.

As part of that pledge, he launched a new Virgin Fuels business, which is to invest up to $400 million in green energy projects in the next three years.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/09/2007 08:07:01
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Is this society of ours getting way too sensitive, or is it my imagination..

DETROIT (AP) - A Super Bowl ad showing a quality-obsessed General Motors Corp. robot jumping off a bridge in a dream sequence after screwing up on the job is drawing criticism from a suicide prevention group.

But the world's largest automaker is defending the ad and says it has no plans to change the spot, which is making the rounds online and is featured on GM's Web site after making its broadcast debut during Sunday's big game.
The ad, called "Robot," opens with the machine in question dropping a screw while working on a GM assembly line. It's kicked out of the plant and finds work waving a "Condos for Sale" sign and holding up a speaker at a fast-food joint, all the while appearing saddened by watching shiny, new GM vehicles drive by.

As the Eric Carmen song "All By Myself" plays in the background, the despondent robot leaps off a bridge into the water below, only to wake up inside the darkened factory waking up from its dream.

The New York-based American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says it started getting complaints the day after the ad aired and as of Thursday had fielded more than 250 e-mails or calls. It wants GM to pull the ad from its Web site, try to get it off video-sharing Web sites such as YouTube and apologize.

"It was inappropriate to use depression and suicide as a way to sell cars," said Robert Gebbia, the foundation's executive director.

The ad is the latest from the Super Bowl to come under fire. Earlier this week, a commercial for Snickers candy bars was benched after complaints that it was homophobic. And aspiring rapper Kevin Federline apologized after a restaurant trade group said it was insulted by an ad that starred him as a fast-food worker.

GM says the robot ad was designed to show the company's obsession with quality, highlighting its enhanced powertrain warranty of five years or 100,000 miles on all new light-duty vehicles starting with 2007 models.

Mark LaNeve, GM's vice president of sales, service and marketing, said the automaker had no plans to stop airing the ad. It had a relatively small number of runs scheduled after the Super Bowl, and those will continue, he said.

The ad was screened by focus groups for insensitivity, and all found it amusing and effective in conveying the message about GM's quality, LaNeve said.

"It's a dream sequence. It's not a person, and it's a robot that is a fantasy. I mean, that robot doesn't move around. C'mon," LaNeve said.

In a statement, GM said, "Advertising during the Super Bowl brings instant critiques, both positive and negative," GM said in a statement."

The ad has only aired once, but the online buzz has continued. The company didn't have details on how many times the ad had been watched on its Web site, but on YouTube alone it has drawn more than 350,000 views.

But Lisamarie Miller, 39, of Palatine, Ill., said she'll never buy a GM vehicle after seeing the ad online. The member of a the Chicago-area chapter of AFSP found out about it from the foundation and has been sharing her disgust online as well as with friends, family and co-workers.

"I was completely outraged," said Miller, whose 21-year-old brother battled depression before killing himself in 1993. "GM is not being a responsible citizen by airing something that so closely imitates life."


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 02/09/2007 08:10:34
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Miller prolly hasnt bought a domestic in 10 years anyway.


Can we find SOME way, of telling these weak-kneed pissants to F--K OFF and leave the rest of the world alone??????

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: Snowrider
Replied on: 02/09/2007 08:27:08
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"GM is not being a responsible citizen by airing something that so closely imitates life."

Uh...yeah.....let's see, as I was enroute to one of my stores today, I had to stop at a robot crossing to let several free-range robots cross into a junk yard to graze on scrap metal. I did notice a rather depressed looking one bringing up the end of the line....faded paint...wheel wobbling....geeze, I hope the little machine starts feeling better about itself and doesn't launch off a bridge or something. There's nuthin' worse than a leaking rusty robot carcass sitting at the bottom of a good fishin' hole.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 02/09/2007 12:04:44
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quote:
Originally posted by Snowrider

[i]
Uh...yeah.....let's see, as I was enroute to one of my stores today, I had to stop at a robot crossing to let several free-range robots cross into a junk yard to graze on scrap metal. I did notice a rather depressed looking one bringing up the end of the line....faded paint...wheel wobbling....geeze, I hope the little machine starts feeling better about itself and doesn't launch off a bridge or something. There's nuthin' worse than a leaking rusty robot carcass sitting at the bottom of a good fishin' hole.

lmao, lets hope they don't have lasers

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 02/12/2007 10:31:30
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um, huh,,,I would move.

Swiss officials may build giant mirror to give light to sunless village



BONDO, Switzerland (AP) Local officials said Monday they are considering the construction of a giant mirror to light up this mountain village with 198 residents who are deprived of sunlight for three months each year.
The project would help illuminate parts of the southeastern Swiss town of Bondo that lie so deep in the Bregaglia Valley they do not receive any sunlight between December and February, said mayor Renzo Giovanoli, confirming a report in the daily Suedostschweiz.

"That would be added value for our town," Giovanoli said. "We came to a consensus at the village assembly that the study of the project should be further assessed so that we can decide on it in the summer."

The mirror would be similar to a 26-by-16 feet sheet of reflective steel installed last year in Viganella, an Italian town close to the Swiss border. Viganella, like Bondo, is dark during winter months because of its position at the bottom of a steep Alpine valley, blocked off from sunlight by the surrounding mountains.

The Viganella mirror, which follows the sun's path using a remote computer, cost $130,000.

On Sunday, Bondo residents are expected to see this winter's first rays of sunlight hit the town square.




GADNA


Reply author: Mosca
Replied on: 02/12/2007 10:57:34
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Yeah, and maybe a giant magnifying glass to go with that mirror... you wouldn't need any lasers then, it's all old technology baby!


Tom


Reply author: Da Bear
Replied on: 02/12/2007 11:27:07
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Da Bear Speaks:

People are waaaaaay too sensitive these days. First the Snickers ad and then the GM robot ad. Admit it, the Snickers ad was funny. And if anyone thinks watching a robot jump off a bridge will lead to an increase in suicides...?


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 02/12/2007 11:41:14
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quote:
Originally posted by Da Bear

Da Bear Speaks:

People are waaaaaay too sensitive these days. First the Snickers ad and then the GM robot ad. Admit it, the Snickers ad was funny. And if anyone thinks watching a robot jump off a bridge will lead to an increase in suicides...?

I don't know, I've had my buddies play station at my casa for the last few months, I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to take that sob and hurl it straight out the front door and hope the next passing car will smash it to pieces......o wait that would be assisted suicide....maybe I'll try the laser sun deflector thing

GADNA


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 02/12/2007 12:17:09
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Just give it time...If lawyers can find a way...Class-Action suits on behalf of robots...Wait...Non-Living Citizens...no...no...Alternative life-source Citizens...

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/12/2007 16:23:46
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Skydiving miracle: Man falls two miles
Expert jumper Michael Holmes survived a parachute malfunction
Skydiver Michael Holmes survived a two-mile fall, after his parachute and reserve failed to open.

Spinning violently out of control as he fell toward Earth and an almost-certain death at hundreds of miles per hour, skydiver Michael Holmes had a split second to consider his demise when his parachute and a reserve failed high above New Zealand in December.

Oh, [expletive]! I'm dead. Bye, said Holmes, who landed in a bush and lived to tell about it in an exclusive interview on TODAY on Monday.

Holmes' harrowing escape from death, desperate farewell, wave goodbye and hard landing in a blackberry bush were captured by the helmet-mounted cameras he and fellow skydiving instructor Jonathan King donned Dec. 13 before jumping from a plane at 14,000 feet more than two miles up.

An expert skydiver and canopy parachutist, Holmes, 24, said he was concerned but did not panic when his main chute failed about 4,000 feet above the ground. He knew the primary chute had deployed, but could not see that it had become entangled with the backpack that housed the chute and a reserve.

Falling back on his extensive experience and training, Holmes ignored his out-of-control spinning 84 revolutions in all and worked to free the main chute to clear way for the reserve to open. Time was running out, and Holmes knew it.

It was when I pulled the chute cable to release the reserve parachute that I thought, This is bad, Holmes recalled. Looking back on it, I'm amazed I didn't pass out. I almost passed out.

Sinking feeling
As King watched in horror from above, Holmes made a last desperate attempt to avert tragedy just 1,000 feet up. The reserve chute could slow the descent, but he knew it was too late to avoid a hard landing and likely death.

I'm thinking, I've got to get this parachute that's still attached to me off, Holmes said. [The reserve's] either going to make things worse, or there's a very slight chance it's going to make it better.

Holmes cut away the main chute, and pulled the cord for the reserve chute. When that didn't work, there was nothing left for Holmes to do but think of something to say into the helmet camera. I thought, Oh, I've got a camera on my head. Say something, Holmes recalled.

In hindsight, Holmes realizes that I'm dead. Bye didn't really cover everything the British citizen wanted to say to his family and friends. King told TODAY's Matt Lauer that he, too, thought Holmes was a goner.

The first feeling was it's not good. You get the kind of sinking feeling in your stomach when something's bad, King said. From where I was up in the sky, I actually heard him hit the ground, which was strange because there was a lot of noise. I really expected him to be dead, or very close to it.

Holmes' camera captured his desperate attempts to get his chutes to work, his farewell to the camera and his fast, hard landing into a blackberry bush in a conservation area near a New Zealand lake. A short time later, King's camera captured a moaning Holmes laying in the bush in the fetal position.

He suffered a collapsed lung and broken ankle that may require further surgery, but plans to jump again. He called the incident a freak accident that has changed the way he looks it life.

I will certainly jump. It's what I do. I love it, Holmes said.



Which reminds me of a joke: Why doesn't Stevie Wonder skydive???

It scares the s**t out of his seeing eye dog.


Reply author: Marv
Replied on: 02/13/2007 01:25:02
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BRUSSELS, Belgium - An animal lover was mauled to death by cheetahs after entering their cage at a zoo in northern Belgium, authorities and zoo officials said Monday.

Karen Aerts, 37, of Antwerp, was found dead in the cage, Olmense Zoo spokesman Jan Libot said. Police said they ruled out any foul play.

Authorities believe Aerts, a regular visitor to the zoo, hid in the park late Sunday until it closed and managed to find the keys to the cheetah cage.

Karen loved animals. Unfortunately the cheetahs betrayed her trust, Libot said.

One of the cats that killed Aerts was named Bongo, whom the woman had adopted under a special program. She paid for Bongos food, Libot said.

Animal rights group GAIA called for the immediate closure of the zoo, located 55 miles northeast of Brussels, saying it was unsafe for both visitors and the cats.

Rudy Demotte, the Belgian minister responsible for animal welfare, sent a team to investigate.

WTF was she thinking? Here kitty kitty, mamma's got a treat!!!

Marv....

Break out the Tequila, it's 5:00 somewhere!


Reply author: Da Bear
Replied on: 02/13/2007 04:53:58
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Da Bear Speaks:

quote:
Animal rights group GAIA called for the immediate closure of the zoo, located 55 miles northeast of Brussels, saying it was unsafe for both visitors and the cats.



Stay out of the freakin cages and it's safe for everyone! Something like this always reminds me of the Darwin Awards.


Reply author: Snowrider
Replied on: 02/13/2007 09:44:20
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(August 2006, Brazil) August brings us a winner from Brazil, who tried to disassemble a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) by driving back and forth over it with a car. This technique was ineffective, so he escalated to pounding the RPG with a sledgehammer. The second try worked--in a sense. The explosion proved fatal to one man, six cars, and the repair shop wherein the efforts took place.

14 more RPG grenades were found in a car parked nearby. Police believe the ammunition was being scavenged to sell as scrap metal. If it wasn't scrap then, it certainly is now!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/13/2007 10:44:59
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Hotel Offers Themed Mini-Bar Packages

MIAMI (AP) -- If you thought pillow menus in hotels were over the top, how about customized mini-bars? The Catalina Hotel and Beach Club in Miami's South Beach is offering themed mini-bar packages for $50 each and up. Forget pretzels and tiny bottles of vodka; the hotel is calling this deal "Pimp Your Fridge."

You'll actually get that bottle of vodka in the Rock Star mini-bar, which also comes with Krispy Cremes and Red Bull. For the morning after, you get Visine, Alka Seltzer, a chilled eye mask, and Gatorade. You get a pack of cigarettes with that, too, but there's no smoking in the hotel, so you'll have to step outside to light up.

The Get It On mini-bar package includes edible body paint, champagne, whipped cream, maraschino cherries, strawberries, scented candles and oil and a Barry White CD.

The Sweet Tooth mini-bar has chocolate goodies, while the Nostalgia mini-bar will take you back to your youth with fruit roll-ups, candy cigarettes and a cheese-like substance in a spray can.

The Munchie Mania mini-bar runs sweet to salty, with Cheetos and cheesecake, while the Schizo mini-bar is good and bad - something fruity, something fattening, Tylenol and Red Bull.

Nightly room rates start at around $130. The mini-bar packages must be reserved in advance


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/13/2007 14:08:09
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WASHINGTON - It was a novel class exercise: Ask a room full of Montgomery County high school students to take turns chewing the same piece of gum.

To demonstrate how sexually transmitted diseases are spread, a visiting speaker invited students to share gum in health classes at four county high schools in December and last month. School officials said a total of about 100 students participated in the lessons, although some declined to chew the gum.

Education and health officials say the gum exercise was unsanitary and should not have happened. The speaker and the clinic, a pregnancy counseling center with a religious orientation, are no longer welcome in Montgomery schools, school officials said.

"It was fine for me, because my best friend and me did it first," said Julia Bellefleur, 15, a Damascus High School sophomore who participated in the exercise. "But it was kind of gross for everyone else. I was just glad I did it first."

At Damascus, about 15 students shared a stick of gum, students said.

Julia said the speaker also asked for volunteers to sample squares of chocolate, one of which, they were told, was actually a laxative. The point was to illustrate the uncertainty of knowing whether one has contracted an STD after a sexual encounter. Four boys volunteered, she said.

School officials said no actual laxatives were dispensed.

Complaint sparks review
Administrators and school board members learned of the demonstration early last month, after a parent complained to the principal of Poolesville High School, and swiftly revoked the group's permission to speak in schools. One or more speakers from Rockville Pregnancy Center had visited Damascus, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill high schools and possibly others. Clinic speakers had been approved to visit schools since 1998; students said the speaker told them she had taught the same lessons many times.

School officials said no complaints had previously reached a principal or school board members.

"This basically is an unacceptable and unsanitary practice. It should never occur," said Judith Covich, director of school health services at the county health department. "The risk is about the same as sharing a glass, sharing the same straw." The practice carried a low risk of spreading the cold or flu, she said.

School officials sent letters last month to all students exposed to the lesson and encouraged parents to call the health department with any concerns.

Sylvia Bellefleur, mother of Julia, said her main reaction upon reading the letter was disbelief that her daughter and her classmates went along.

"I was surprised that she would do it," the elder Bellefleur said. "Nobody could pay me enough to do it."

'Gum game' deemed 'repulsive'
In a Jan. 12 memo to school board members, Deputy Superintendent Frieda K. Lacey said she would order "an immediate review of all outside speakers" for lessons on human sexuality and disease prevention, two of the most contentious topics taught in the county schools. She termed the gum exercise "repulsive" and said the employees who approved the group to speak in schools this academic year are "no longer employed" by the school system. "Every effort will be taken to prevent this from happening again," Lacey wrote.

Students said the speaker put them at ease about the "gum game," as it is now known among school administrators: It seemed relevant enough to the lessons, and the presenter said many students had done it. Classroom teachers were present during most or all of the lessons. Brian Edwards, schools spokesman, said he could not say whether those teachers were disciplined; such procedures are confidential.

"At first, they just asked for a volunteer to chew a piece of gum for five seconds," said Tim Perez, 15, a Damascus sophomore. "They asked, 'Is anyone willing to come up here and chew this piece of gum that has just been chewed on for five seconds?' At first, people were really hesitant to do it, and then more people started to do it. . . . I think she said the record was 18."

Tim said he volunteered, along with three male classmates, to try the chocolates that might or might not have been laxatives. He did not chew the gum.

"I just thought it wasn't very, like, clean," he said.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/16/2007 08:19:11
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CANBERRA, Australia - A German paraglider was encased in ice and blacked out after being sucked into a tornado-like thunderstorm in Australia and carried to a height greater than Mount Everest. She survived.

The glider kept climbing, climbing and I couldnt see anything," recalled Ewa Wisnerska. "Then it got dark."

The 2005 World Cup winner was lifted 32,612 feet (9,940 meters) above sea level by the storm near Manilla in New South Wales state while preparing for the tenth FAI World Paragliding Championships next week.


A 42-year-old Chinese paraglider, He Zhongpin, was killed by the same weather system, apparently from a lack of oxygen and extreme cold, the organizers said. His body was found on Thursday 47 miles from his launch site.

You cant imagine the power. You feel like nothing, like a leaf from a tree going up, Wisnerska told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio on Friday.

I was shaking all the time. The last thing I remember it was dark, I could hear lightning all around me.

'No oxygen' in the death zone
Wisnerska, a member of the German team, had been carried to a height greater than the 29,035-foot Mt Everest -- an area known to mountaineers as the death zone for its extreme cold -- in just 10 minutes and was rendered unconscious for almost an hour.

She encountered hailstones the size of oranges, and the temperature plummeted to minus 58 Fahrenheit.

Theres no oxygen. She could have suffered brain damage. But she came to again at a height of 6,900 meters with ice all over her body and slowly descended herself, said Godfrey Wenness, one of Australias most experienced paraglider pilots.

Wisnerska was admitted to hospital with severe frostbite and blistering to her face and ears, but has since been released.

She had been trying to fly around the rapidly developing storm front, but became trapped when two storm cells merged, Wenness said.

Sudden severe thunderstorms are common during the Australian summer and come with destructive hail, winds and torrential rain.

Wisnerska, whose flight was tracked by her personal GPS and computer, landed 40 miles from her launch site.

A British team member earlier this month survived an attack by two wild eagles which sent her canopy plummeting while flying in the same area ahead of the championships.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/16/2007 09:59:32
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DETROIT - General Motors Corp. is in talks to buy the Chrysler Group in its entirety, Automotive News reported Friday, citing unnamed sources in Germany and the United States.

The automotive trade publication reported on its Web site that high-level talks were talking place between GM and Chrysler Group parent DaimlerChrysler AG.

The potential deal between the two automakers could go beyond cooperation on joint development of a large sport utility vehicle, the magazine said.

A General Motors Corp. spokesman said the company routinely has discussions with other automakers but declined to comment on the Automotive News report.

"We often have discussions with automakers routinely. We don't comment on speculation regarding discussions," GM spokesman Tony Cervone said.

Meanwhile, various newspapers reported earlier Friday that Chrysler and GM have held discussions for about six months about a possible alliance related to large sport utility vehicles.

The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter that it didnt name, said the automakers had preliminary discussions to jointly develop a large SUV such as the Chevrolet Suburban, which Chrysler doesnt have in its lineup.

The New York Times, citing people with direct knowledge of the talks that it didnt name, said the companies are holding discussions about a project that would provide Chrysler with a version of the Chevrolet Tahoe large SUV.

GM and Chrysler also are looking at sharing small cars developed by GM Daewoo Auto & Technology, a unit of GM in South Korea that builds the Chevrolet Aveo compact car for GM, the Journal reported.

The automakers declined to comment on reports of these talks.

Chrysler already has alliances with GM, including one to develop gasoline-electric hybrid engine technology.

Last year, GM was in talks with Nissan Motor Co. and Renault SA on creating an automaking alliance, but those were called off in October. Those talks have nothing to do with the Chrysler talks, the Times reported.

DaimlerChrysler said Wednesday in announcing Chryslers restructuring that it was exploring all options for Chrysler, including strategic partners. DaimlerChrysler Chairman Dieter Zetsche would not rule out selling the troubled U.S. operation.

On Thursday, Chrysler Chief Executive Tom LaSorda told the Journal in an interview that he hopes uncertainty about whether Chrysler will remain part of the German automaker is resolved sooner rather than later.

As part of the restructuring, Chrysler plans to eliminate 13,000 positions, including 11,000 production jobs and 2,000 white-collar posts, as it seeks to cut costs and return to profitability in 2008.


Reply author: dogsled
Replied on: 02/16/2007 10:17:01
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I read that too. So for Daimler that would be losing the worst part of the company, and for GM it would adding their most profitable division. Kinda like the blind leading the blind.

_________________________________________________________________________________
"If you want results, press the red button. The rest are useless."

"The intelligent man wins his battles with pointed words. I'm sorry -- I meant sticks. Pointed sticks."

Homer Simpson


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/17/2007 06:59:38
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CANBERRA - A fisherman fueled by vodka caught a 4-foot shark and wrestled it onto a jetty on Australias south coast, suffering only small tear marks in his trousers, media reports said on Friday.

Phillip Kerkhof, 41, caught the bronze whaler shark by hand on Monday after he spotted it chasing squid lures near the jetty at the tiny seaside town of Louth Bay in the South Australia state.

I just snuck up behind him and eventually I went for the big grab and I fluked it and got him, Kerkhof told Australian Broadcasting Corp.

The area near Louth Bay, around the southern tip of South Australias Eyre Peninsula, is well known for sharks, and live shark action for the 1975 movie Jaws was filmed nearby.

Kerkhof, who said he had a fair few vodkas before he went fishing, said he only realized the danger of his actions the following day.

Its not something Id recommend to do, he said. When I sobered up I thought about it and I said, Im a bit of an idiot doing it.


Reply author: Snowrider
Replied on: 02/17/2007 07:47:54
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Movie enthusiast Brad Densley was admitted to the emergency room of a local Michigan hospital Thursday evening, and was later pronounced dead. This was after being brutally beaten in a movie theatre for answering his mobile phone during a pivotal moment in the movie's plot.

Right away the whimsical monotone song the cell phone rang to immediately started people hissing and moving around in their seats.

"As soon as I heard Jingle Bells from across the theatre in mid August, I wanted to hurt someone." said one audience member with a notable look of anger and hatred in his face. But when Mr. Densley then answered the phone, began talking pleasantries in an almost normal voice and proceeded to relay a shopping list to his wife, the audience went absolutely nuts.

"It was when he started with the shopping list and he got down to the third item which was, I dunno, milk or something. I really wanted to stick that phone up his ass. Everyone started plowing over rows of seats to get to the guy and ring his neck, including myself." commented one person involved in the beating.

"From the moment I saw him in the front lobby I knew he was an arrogant loser from his ill coordinated NY Yankees hat and LA Lakers t-shirt." Stated one man who was able to get a few kidney shots into Mr. Densley before leaving the theatre in disgust on Thursday.

When interviewing the wife of Mr. Densley she stated, "This sort of thing has happened before and each time I was beyond embarrassed. But I never thought it would escalate from minor fist fights and kicking matches to the point where he looses his life. I am disappointed that the theatre staff looked the other way and did nothing to prevent my husband's death, with one usher in fact joining in on the beatings."

Six men and two women were later charged and sentenced to appear in court, eleven others were issued warnings.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/17/2007 08:36:23
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What a nut job..

LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears appeared in a tattoo parlor in California with her head shaved completely bald.

Video on KABC-TV showed the newly shorn Spears with tiny tattoos on the back of her neck as she sat Friday night for a new tattoo a pair of red and pink lips.

"She just wanted something real small on her wrist, something dainty," Max Gott, the tattoo artist at Body and Soul in Sherman Oaks, told the TV station. "She got some cute little lips on her wrist."

Derrik Snell, who works at the tattoo parlor, said Spears showed up without notice and stayed for about 90 minutes as about 60 fans, photographers and gawkers gathered outside.

"She seemed fine," Snell said. "I didn't really notice (the hairdo) at first, she had a hood on when she showed up."

The appearance came the same day as reports on TV and Web sites that Spears, who has drawn criticism for her recent partying and sloppy behavior, had briefly checked into rehab.

Larry Rudolph, Spears' manager, could not be reached for comment.

Syndicated entertainment TV show "Extra" first reported that Spears had entered a treatment facility. Celebrity Web site TMZ.com then said the singer had entered a treatment center but had checked out one day later. Neither revealed their sources.

People magazine's Web site, citing "a source," said Spears had gone in and out of rehab, and identified the facility as Eric Clapton's Crossroads center on the Caribbean island of Antigua.

"Access Hollywood" then said the reports were not true, but did not cite a source.

A woman who answered the phone at Crossroads told The Associated Press that she could not confirm or deny anyone's presence at the facility.

Angelique Uram, a Spears fan who stood on the tattoo parlor's sidewalk for Friday night's spectacle, was aghast at the singer's new look.

"We could see her in the mirror, and her head is completely shaved," she told KABC. "It looks terrible."

Police arrived to control the crowd and helped Spears' bodyguards guide her into a waiting SUV, her head covered by a hooded sweat shirt.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/17/2007 10:52:28
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MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - An airline pilot from Maplewood won a $25,000 lottery jackpot two days in a row.

Raymond Snouffer Jr. matched the winning numbers 11-14-23-26-31 to win Saturday's Northstar Cash drawing with odds of about 170,000 to 1, Minnesota Lottery officials said.

On Sunday, Snouffer stuck with 11 and switched to 3-7-19-28 and won again.

Lottery officials said such a sequence was so farfetched that the odds against it were "virtually incalculable."

Snouffer was unavailable for comment, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on its Web site.

But his father, Ray Snouffer Sr., also of Maplewood, had a response. "Holy buckets!" he said when told of the feat, according to the Star Tribune.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/17/2007 11:45:40
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Feb 16, 9:58 PM EST


Eek!: Men Flee After Seeing 'Giant Rat'

VIRGINIA, Minn. (AP) -- A furry, uninvited guest had manly men at an Iron Range tire shop shrieking and hopping on desks. "It was pretty humorous," said conservation officer Dan Starr, who filed a report on the critter's break-in. "Here were these big, burly outdoors guys running around screaming." Taconite Tire employees arrived at work on Monday to find what they thought was a giant rat inside the store.

"I was the first one into work that morning and the first one out," said Shannon Bergman, an off-road tire salesman. "I walked in, and in the waiting area I saw this big rat, and I took off."

Mayhem ensued.

After scampering out the front door, Bergman called a buddy and told him to bring a rifle to dispatch the critter.

On edge, employees stalked the "rat," entering the office where it was hold up.

"We're looking around in the office and a box falls, and I must have jumped a foot," said Bob Dethloff, a brawny alignment specialist and stock car racer. "I thought it was going to attack me from behind."

Dethloff's son, Ryan, a mechanic at the shop, was armed with a broomstick.

All of a sudden, he spotted the "rat."

"Ryan comes out of the office screaming, and he says, 'It's huge!'" Bergman said. "It was the size of a cat."

"I guess he jumped on top of a desk and screamed like a girl who had seen a mouse," Starr said of Ryan Dethloff.

In the end, an employee shot and killed what turned out to be a muskrat.

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Bunch of dang sissies!!I know a couple of these guys..They ain't livin this down..


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/19/2007 13:06:38
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Among the thousands of people frantically flapping in the snow Saturday in an attempt to set the record for the most snow angels ever made were parents, children, even snowplow drivers.

And then there was Pauline Jaeger - who on her 99th birthday, was making her very first angel.

"It's fun," Jaeger said. "I feel just like a kid."

More than 8,900 people flapped their arms and legs on the state Capitol grounds Saturday in an attempt to reclaim the record, which was snatched away about a year ago in Michigan.

The Guinness Book of Records still must confirm the number. The snow angel category was created in 2002 when 1,791 people made snow angels on the Capitol grounds in North Dakota.

Marilyn Snyder, curator of education for the State Historical Society of North Dakota, said 8,910 people registered for Saturday's attempt to break the record of 3,784 snow angels set by students at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.

"That's more than 5,000 more people than what Michigan had," Snyder said. "It's going to be tough to top."

Miles Keeler, a city snowplow driver, took off work for about an hour to make a snow angel with his wife, Connie, and his 13-year-old daughter Kaitlin. Keeler, 49, who's bearded and burly, said it had been decades since he had made a snow angel.

"It's all in the spirit of competition," he said. Afterward, he said, he planned to plow Bismarck-area roads for 12 more hours. The National Weather Service reported 10 inches on the ground in Bismarck on Saturday.

Mel Schlittenhardt of Bismarck brought her three children, including her 5-month-old daughter. The infant even made a snow angel by being spun around in her car seat.

"I think this is a great opportunity to show kids how fun the winter can be in North Dakota," Schlittenhardt said.

Edna Arvidson, 84, of Bismarck, said she participated in the city's record-setting event in 2002.

"It's fun and puts us on the map," Arvidson said. "People think there's nothing going on up here."

North Dakota had planned to organize earlier in the winter, but had to delay the attempt due to a lack of snow. Michigan is keeping a close eye on the record, though - and vows to try and snatch it back.

"That's phenomenal organization and something really to be proud of," said Paul Judge, a Michigan Tech biochemistry major who helped organize Michigan's attempt. "I'm sure once their numbers are verified, there will be a quick reorganization attempt here to reclaim our record


Reply author: macscac
Replied on: 02/21/2007 13:16:39
Message:

TESTICLES FOR YOUR PET!!

http://www.neuticles.com/index1.html


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 02/21/2007 15:58:37
Message:

Breaking News, Ford rolls out another new rig......car truck suv hybrid........... particle board and all



http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/gadna50/1171647654.jpg


Ford aspire, complete with the backend chopped off, filled with particle board makeshift pickup bed thingy,,,,,,this old dude was driving it in Dallas today,,,,,,,,, fords customers can't even make up there minds......

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/21/2007 16:07:31
Message:

There is someone in Hibbing that has a 95 Riviera with the trunk and rear quarters chopped like that with a wooden "Bed" in place of it..Maybe these folks is kin...

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

Breaking News, Ford rolls out another new rig......car truck suv hybrid........... particle board and all



http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/gadna50/1171647654.jpg


Ford aspire, complete with the backend chopped off, filled with particle board makeshift pickup bed thingy,,,,,,this old dude was driving it in Dallas today,,,,,,,,, fords customers can't even make up there minds......

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/22/2007 07:23:47
Message:

Porn DVD Screams Prompt Sword 'Rescue'

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- A man says he broke into an apartment with a cavalry sword because he thought he heard a woman being raped, but the sound actually was from a pornographic movie his upstairs neighbor was watching.

"Now I feel stupid," said James Van Iveren, who has been charged in the case. "This really is nothing, nothing but a mistake."

According to a criminal complaint, the neighbor told police that Van Iveren pounded on the door and kicked it open without warning Feb. 12, damaging the frame and lock.

"Where is she?" Van Iveren demanded, thrusting the sword at the neighbor, the complaint said. "Where is she?"

The neighbor told police Van Iveren became increasingly aggressive as he repeated the question, insisting that he had heard a woman being raped. The complaint said that, with the sword pointed at him, the neighbor led Van Iveren throughout the apartment, opening closet doors to prove he was alone.

The neighbor later played for police the part of the DVD he believed Van Iveren heard downstairs.

Van Iveren, 39, of Oconomowoc, was charged with criminal trespass, criminal damage and disorderly conduct, all while using a dangerous weapon, and is due in court March 5. Together, the misdemeanor counts carry a maximum sentence of 33 months in jail.

Van Iveren said Tuesday that he heard a woman "screaming for help," grabbed the sword, bounded up the stairs, kicked in the apartment door and confronted the man who lived there.

"I intended to hold it behind my back and knock. But I froze and instead, what happened happened," he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Contesting his neighbor's account, Van Iveren said he didn't look anywhere in the apartment except the front room, and that he never threatened the neighbor with the sword.

"I had the sword extended. But that was all," he said.

Van Iveren, who lives with his mother in the downstairs apartment, said he did not call police when he heard the noises because he does not have a telephone. He said he barely knew the upstairs tenant.

Police seized Van Iveren's sword, which he said was a family heirloom.



Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/23/2007 14:49:27
Message:

Lawmaker Comes Down on Plastic Gonads

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Fake bull testicles and other anatomically explicit vehicle decorations would be banned from Maryland roads under a bill pending in the state legislature.

The measure was filed in the General Assembly Monday by Delegate LeRoy E. Myers Jr., R-Washingon, who says children shouldn't be exposed to giant plastic gonads dangling from pickup truck trailer hitches. The bill also would ban depictions of naked human breasts, buttocks or genitals, with offenses punishable by fines of up to $500.

"It's time to take a stand," Myers told The (Hagerstown) Herald-Mail.

The American Civil Liberties Union objected to Myers' bill.

"The legislation is overly broad, and would probably make it illegal to have a sticker on your car of the Venus de Milo from an art museum," ACLU of Maryland spokeswoman Meredith Curtis wrote in an e-mail.

Pamela Campbell whose Bullhead City, Ariz., business sells fake bull testicles, suggested that the swinging decorations can prompt healthy discussions about anatomy and reproduction.

"Do we have to neuter all dogs that walk by us?" she asked. "Where does it stop?"

Last week, Arizona's legislature rejected a measure that would have banned vehicle splash guards bearing racist terms or silhouettes of naked women


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/23/2007 14:51:40
Message:

Nice headline..

Beaver Seen in NYC; First in Centuries

NEW YORK (AP) -- Beavers grace New York City's official seal. But the industrious rodents haven't been spotted here for as many as 200 years - until this week.

Biologists videotaped a beaver swimming up the Bronx River on Wednesday. Its twig-and-mud lodge had been spotted earlier on the river bank, but the tape confirmed the presence of the animal.

"It had to happen because beaver populations are expanding, and their habitats are shrinking," said Dietland Muller-Schwarze, a beaver expert at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. "We're probably going to see more of them."

Beavers gnawed out a prominent place in the city's early days as a European settlement, attracting fur traders to a nascent Manhattan. The animal appears in the city seal to symbolize a Dutch trading company that factored in the city's colonial beginnings, according to the city's Web site.

But amid heavy trapping, beavers disappeared from the city in the early 1800s, according to the city Department of Parks & Recreation.

The beaver that has made its way to the Bronx appears to be a male, several feet long and 2 or 3 years old, said Patrick Thomas, the mammals curator at the nearby Bronx Zoo.

Biologists have nicknamed the animal Jose, as a tribute to Rep. Jose Serrano's work to revive the river. The Bronx Democrat lined up federal money for a cleanup.

"But I don't know to what extent I imagined things living in it again," he said.


Reply author: Mosca
Replied on: 02/23/2007 20:25:34
Message:

If beavers disappeared from NCY in the early 1800s, then what was that show "Sex and the City" about?


Tom


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 02/24/2007 07:52:28
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Nice headline..

Beaver Seen in NYC; First in Centuries



Lmao, saw that on msn yesterday and almost posted it, then I said nah, I'll let Streets and his dirty mind post that one


ummm,,,Tom......

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/24/2007 08:06:50
Message:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A rare, 184-year-old copy of the Declaration of Independence found by a bargain hunter at a Nashville thrift shop is being valued by experts at about 100,000 times the $2.48 purchase price.

Michael Sparks, a music equipment technician, is selling the document in an auction March 22nd at Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions in Burlington, North Carolina. The opening bid is $125,000 and appraisers have estimated it could sell for nearly twice that.

Sparks found his bargain last March while browsing at Music City Thrift Shop in Nashville. When he asked the price on a yellowed, shellacked, rolled-up document, the clerk marked it at $2.48.

It turned out to be an "official copy" of the Declaration of Independence one of 200 commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1820.

He didn't know he had such a valuable piece until doing some online research and then having appraisers at Raynors' offer an opinion.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/24/2007 08:13:06
Message:

Dirty mind???What dirty mind

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Nice headline..

Beaver Seen in NYC; First in Centuries



Lmao, saw that on msn yesterday and almost posted it, then I said nah, I'll let Streets and his dirty mind post that one


ummm,,,Tom......

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 02/24/2007 08:36:12
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A rare, 184-year-old copy of the Declaration of Independence found by a bargain hunter at a Nashville thrift shop is being valued by experts at about 100,000 times the $2.48 purchase price.

Michael Sparks, a music equipment technician, is selling the document in an auction March 22nd at Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions in Burlington, North Carolina. The opening bid is $125,000 and appraisers have estimated it could sell for nearly twice that.

Sparks found his bargain last March while browsing at Music City Thrift Shop in Nashville. When he asked the price on a yellowed, shellacked, rolled-up document, the clerk marked it at $2.48.

It turned out to be an "official copy" of the Declaration of Independence one of 200 commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1820.

He didn't know he had such a valuable piece until doing some online research and then having appraisers at Raynors' offer an opinion.






Talk about "right place at the right time".

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/24/2007 09:01:59
Message:

Another nice headline:

Gordon takes pole in California

Jeff Gordon won the pole, Brian Vickers finally got Team Red Bull into a race.
And Michael Waltrip failed to make the lineup on a topsy-turvy qualifying day at California Speedway.

Gordon turned a fast lap of 185.735 mph Friday to grab the 57th pole of his career.

"It feels good to me just to get out from restrictor plate racing (at Daytona) and have a car that has downforce and be able to drive it through the corners and work with the teams on the handling," said Gordon, who crashed on the last lap Sunday in the Daytona 500 and finished 10th.

"This is really where the championship is going to be made, on the downforce tracks," the four-time series champion and three-time California winner added.



Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 02/24/2007 09:23:45
Message:

dont mess with a busload of retirees or 'you aint fvckin up MY cruise pal":


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17284416/

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/26/2007 09:48:22
Message:

N.J. Town to Set Time Limit on Barking

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) -- The city of Clifton is not going to the dogs. At least not if the City Council has anything to do about it. Later this month, the council is expected to introduce an ordinance setting a limit on how long dogs can bark.

Noisy canines will be defined as those that bark for more than 30 minutes on two consecutive days.

The city already has nuisance and "noise laws that can be used to address annoying and disturbing noises such as constant barking." But officials said those laws are sometimes difficult to enforce.

Police have to investigate complaints, and the city Health Department sent 11 letters last year warning that a summons could be issued if the barking continued, health officer John Biegel said. Clifton has issued 3,756 dog licenses this year.

Getting a summons is rare, because the person who complained must go to court to sign a complaint.

Fines for the new ordinance could start at $250, Biegel said.



Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/27/2007 08:59:59
Message:

Another nut job..

TACOMA, Wash. - A woman admitted Monday that she coached her two children to fake retardation starting when they were 4 and 8 years old so she could collect Social Security benefits on their behalf.

Rosie Costello, 46, admitted in U.S. District Court that she collected more than $280,000 in benefits, beginning in the mid-1980s. Most was from Social Security, but the state social services agency paid $53,000.

Costello pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government and Social Security fraud. Her son, Pete, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this month. Federal prosecutors in Seattle said Monday authorities had not yet located her daughter, Marie.

According to the plea agreement, Costello began coaching her daughter at age 4, and later used the same ruse with her son. He feigned retardation into his mid-20s picking at his face, slouching and appearing uncommunicative in meetings with Social Security officials.

Social Security workers became suspicious and uncovered a video of Pete Costello ably contesting a traffic ticket in a Vancouver courtroom.

Pete Costello is scheduled to be sentenced May 11 and faces from six months to a year in prison, as well as $59,000 in restitution.

Rosie Costello is scheduled for sentencing May 17. Her standard sentencing range was not immediately available, but in the plea agreement she agreed to repay the government.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 02/28/2007 20:53:55
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AP) Three people were arrested on charges of swapping a 5-month-old boy for a downpayment on a used Dodge Intrepid and cash, police said Tuesday.

Nicole Uribe, 23, is accused of trading the baby to Jose-Juan Lerma, 47, and his wife, Irene, 27, in exchange for $1,500, $500 which was to be the downpayment, Pueblo police Sgt. Brett Wilson said. Details of the dollar amount were first reported by The Gazette.

The asking price for the baby was initially $10,000, but that later dropped, Wilson said quoting an affidavit. Wilson said negotiations were still under way and it was unclear whether future payments on the 2000 car for Uribe were part of the deal.

All were arrested on suspicion of felony trafficking in children and were being held at the Pueblo jail under $50,000 bail each.

The baby was placed in a foster home, Wilson said. Wilson said he couldn't speculate on the motives for the alleged deal.

He said police found the child and arrested Uribe within hours of getting a tip on Monday. The Lermas were arrested on Tuesday.

Wilson said all three were Mexican nationals and federal officials had been asked to investigate their immigration status.

ummmmm.OK,,, geez there lucky they didn't go new, these people were so smart there allowance could have been fukwin 0 g d dollars, as long as they got 1000 back,,,,,,,wtf

Im wondering if the baby being used and all is the angle the seller worked the customer to depriciate the trade that much

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/01/2007 12:29:54
Message:

I guess she would definitely be the "Hokey Pokey" champ..You put your right leg in.......


NEW YORK -- Here's a bet there won't be any Beatles songs on the next "Dancing With the Stars." ABC announced Wednesday that Paul McCartney's estranged wife, Heather Mills, will be among the competitors.

Mills will be the first contestant with an artificial limb to compete on the series, which returns for its fourth season March 19. She lost the leg in a motorcycle accident in 1993.

Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno, boxer Laila Ali, former basketball star Clyde Drexler and actor Vincent Pastore, who played gangster Salvatore "Big *****" Bonpensiero on "The Sopranos," are also in the cast.

Jerry Springer, one of last season's competitors, teased ABC's "Good Morning America" audience before tossing out Mills' name.

"She may be a sentimental favorite," said Springer, even though Mills has Yoko Ono-like favorability ratings among many Beatles fans. Her selection delivers a message that whatever challenges people face in life, they can dance, he said.

Mills is an activist for animal rights and elimination of the use of land mines.

"Dancing With the Stars" has proved to be a substantial hit for ABC, although this is the first time it will air when a season of Fox's "American Idol" is under way. ABC will air its dancing competition on Monday and Tuesday nights to avoid going head-to-head with "American Idol."

Actor and former country star Billy Ray Cyrus, former 'N Sync member Joey Fatone, Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey, former "Entertainment Tonight" host Leeza Gibbons, model Paulina Porizkova and former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star Ian Ziering round out the cast.



Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/01/2007 12:46:13
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS


Mills is an activist for animal rights and elimination of the use of land mines.




The 2nd part of that statement had me cracking up, then I remembered my buddy John taking his foot and lower half of his leg off and knocking the sh** out of me on the disc golf course and I laughed even harder

GADNA


Reply author: dogsled
Replied on: 03/01/2007 13:05:19
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS


Mills is an activist for animal rights and elimination of the use of land mines.




The 2nd part of that statement had me cracking up, then I remembered my buddy John taking his foot and lower half of his leg off and knocking the sh** out of me on the disc golf course and I laughed even harder

GADNA



Your such an insensitive bast*@d. I can't believe you beat me to that. Gotta think the first part also means that she is strongly opposed to the steel leg trap used by trappers.

_________________________________________________________________________________
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"The intelligent man wins his battles with pointed words. I'm sorry -- I meant sticks. Pointed sticks."

Homer Simpson


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/01/2007 13:45:25
Message:

Really..People are just too damn sensitive these days..

SANTA ROSA, Calif. - When a few classmates razzed Rebekah Rice about her Mormon upbringing with questions such as, "Do you have 10 moms?" she shot back: "That's so gay."

Those three words landed the high school freshman in the principal's office and resulted in a lawsuit that raises this question: When do playground insults used every day all over America cross the line into hate speech that must be stamped out?

After Rice got a warning and a notation in her file, her parents sued, claiming officials at Santa Rosa's Maria Carillo High violated their daughter's First Amendment rights when they disciplined her for uttering a phrase "which enjoys widespread currency in youth culture," according to court documents.

Testifying last week about the 2002 incident, Rice, now 18, said that when she uttered those words, she was not referring to anyone's sexual orientation. She said the phrase meant: "That's so stupid, that's so silly, that's so dumb."

But school officials say they took a strict stand against the putdown after two boys were paid to beat up a gay student the year before.

"The district has a statutory duty to protect gay students from harassment," the district's lawyers argued in a legal brief. "In furtherance of this goal, prohibition of the phrase 'That's so gay' ... was a reasonable regulation."

Superior Court Judge Elaine Rushing plans to issue a ruling in the non-jury trial after final written arguments are submitted in April. Her gag order prevents the two sides from discussing the case.

A confusing set of terms
Derogatory terms for homosexuality have long been used as insults. But the landscape has become confusing in recent years as minority groups have tried to reclaim terms like "queer," "ghetto" and the n-word.

In recent years, gay rights advocates and educators have tried teaching students that it is hurtful to use the word "gay" as an all-purpose term for something disagreeable. At Berkeley High School, a gay student club passed out buttons with the words "That's so gay" crossed out to get their classmates to stop using them.

Rick Ayers, a retired teacher who helped compile and publish the "Berkeley High School Slang Dictionary," a compendium of trendy teen talk circa 2001, said educating students about offensive language is preferable to policing their speech.

"I wouldn't be surprised if this girl didn't even know the origin of that term," he said. "The kids who get caught saying it will claim it's been decontextualized, but others will say, `No, you know what that means.' It's quite talked about."

Rice's parents, Elden and Katherine Rice, also claim the public high school employed a double-standard because, they say, administrators never sought to shield Rebekah from teasing based on Mormon stereotypes.

Daughter singled out, parents say
In addition, the Rices say their daughter was singled out because of the family's conservative views on sexuality. They are seeking unspecified damages and want the disciplinary notation expunged from Rebekah's school record.

Eliza Byard, deputy executive director of the New York-based Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, said nearly nine out of 10 gay students her organization surveyed in 2005 reported hearing "That's so gay" or "You're so gay" frequently.

"It bothers them a lot," Byard said. "As odd or funny as the phrase sounds, imagine what it feels like to be in a setting where you consistently hear it used to describe something undesirable or stupid, and it also refers to you."

She said it is OK to discipline students for using the phrase after efforts have been made to educate them.

"The job of a school is to deal proactively and consistently with all forms of bullying, name-calling and harassment," she said.

Jordan Lorence, an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal organization, agreed "That's so gay" carries a negative meaning and said he would not want his children to say it. But he said formal discipline is not the answer.

"Reasonable people should say, `Let's put a stop to this kind of search-and-destroy mission by school officials for everything that is politically incorrect,'" he said.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/01/2007 13:59:40
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Really..People are just too damn sensitive these days..



Yeah, what a bunch of queer's

GADNA


Reply author: Ascaravan
Replied on: 03/05/2007 08:36:35
Message:

On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was How many steps does
> the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns ------
> All three missed it ---
>
> This is really an awesome sight to watch if you've never had the chance
> Very fascinating.
>
> Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
>
>
>
> 1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the
>
> tomb of the Unknowns and why?
>
> 21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the
>
> highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.
>
>
>
> 2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his
>
> return walk and why?
>
> 21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1
>
>
3. Why are his gloves wet?
>
> His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the
>
> rifle.
>
>
>
> 4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time
>
> and if not, why not?
>
> He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb.
>
> After his march across the path, he executes an about face
>
> and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.
>
>
>
> 5. How often are the guards changed?
>
> Guards are changed every thirty minutes,
>
> twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.
>
>
>
> 6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?
>
> For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be
>
> between 5' 10" and 6' 2" tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30."
> Other
>
> requirements of the Guard: They must commit 2 years of life to guard the
>
>
> tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on
>
>
> or off duty for the rest of their lives. They cannot swear in public for
> the
>
> rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform {fighting} or the
> tomb in
>
> any way. After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn
> on
>
> their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only
>
> 400 presently worn. The guard must obey these rules for the rest of
> their
>
> lives or give up the wreath pin.
>
> The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat
>
> and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the
>
>
> top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt.
>
> There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for
> duty
>
> in front of a full-length mirror.
>
> The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone, nor
>
> watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people
> laid
>
> to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who they
> are
>
> and where they are interred. Among the notables are: President Taft, Joe
>
>
> E. Lewis {the boxer} and Medal of Honor winner Audie Murphy, {the most
>
> decorated soldier of WWII} of Hollywood fame.
>
> Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for
>
> guard duty
>
>
>
>
> ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.
>
>
> In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington, DC, our
>
> US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the
> ABC
>
> evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the
>
> hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb
> of
>
> the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment.
> They
>
> respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin,
>
> marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that
> guarding
>
> the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can
> be
>
> afforded to a serviceperson. The tomb has been patrolled continuously,
>
> 24/7, since 1930.


Not weird news just very interesting

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Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/05/2007 09:19:00
Message:

Saw it on a elementry school trip......Nothing like seeing that in person, just wish I had been older to realize what was really going on thanks for the reminder.

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/05/2007 14:01:59
Message:

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A helicopter is not necessarily a match for an angry moose.

Instead of lying down after being shot with a tranquilizer dart, a moose charged a hovering helicopter used by a wildlife biologist, damaging the aircraft's tail rotor and forcing it to the ground.

Neither the pilot nor the biologist was injured, but the moose was maimed by the spinning rotor and had to be euthanized, wildlife officials said.

"It just had to be one of those quirky circumstance. Even dealing with bears and goats and moose and wolves, this is pretty unusual and truly a very unique situation," said Doug Larsen, regional supervisor for the Division of Wildlife Conservation.

Biologist Kevin White was aboard the chartered helicopter on Saturday for a study of moose near Gustavus, a community of 459 people about 50 miles northwest of Juneau in southeast Alaska. Moose outnumber humans there 2-to-1, White has written in an essay for the Department of Fish and Game Web site.

He shot the animal with a tranquilizer dart, Larsen said, and the pilot maneuvered the helicopter to keep the animal from slipping into a tight space or collapsing in water and drowning.

"The moose would start to move, and then the helicopter would back off and try to keep the moose out in the open," Larsen said.

But instead of moving toward open space, the moose charged the helicopter.

"As the animal got closer and closer to going down, an animal sort of loses its thinking its ability to rationalize what's in its best interest," Larsen said.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/05/2007 15:30:52
Message:


California town to try birth control to limit squirrel population



SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) Officials have tried poison, gassing and euthanasia to control a breeding frenzy among squirrels in a city park here. Now, they plan to give birth control a shot.
Under a new program to start this summer, squirrels in Palisades Park will be injected with an immuno-contraceptive vaccine to stunt their sexual development.

"We don't want to kill them if we don't have to," said Joe McGrath, the city's parks chief. "I personally like squirrels, but we also have to be receptive to the county's concerns."

Health officials say the squirrels, which number about 1,000 in the park, pose a public health risk. They warn that the rodents are aggressive and may carry rabies or host fleas that can spread disease, such as bubonic plague.

Since 1998, Santa Monica has been cited five times by Los Angeles County for squirrel overpopulation. But the suppression methods it has used, including euthanasia, have angered animal-loving activists.

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City officials say the infertility shots offer a diplomatic solution.

The vaccine, developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, stops ovulation and lactation in female squirrels, and testicular development in males. The shots, running $2 to $10, have no side effects such as swelling, said James Gionfriddo, a USDA wildlife biologist.

Santa Monica would be the second city in the state, after Berkeley, to try the immunization program.

Animal activist Catherine Rich said she supports the vaccine program but believes any health risk posed by the squirrels is overblown.

"There is not a pressing threat of squirrels attacking people," Rich said, "so I don't know why the county is getting their panties in a bunch."

wtf, I could send a few hunting buddies over there that could take care of this problem quickly, and would also consider it dinner, so they probley wouldn't charge a thing.

ROFLMAO........squirrels attacking people......



GADNA


Reply author: carguyJD
Replied on: 03/05/2007 17:06:33
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Honey...Were You Expecting Something from QVC??

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Two packages containing human body parts including a liver and part of a head meant for a medical research lab instead were delivered to a home.

The body parts, sent from China, were mistakenly dropped off Thursday at Franck and Ludivine Larmande's home by a DHL express driver who believed the bubble-wrapped items were pieces to a table.

"My husband started to unwrap one and said, 'This is strange, it looks like a liver,'" Ludivine Larmande said. "He started the second one but stopped as soon as we saw the ear.

"Something wasn't right. It was scary, and I'm glad I didn't open them."

The couple called Kent County sheriff's deputies, who determined the preserved body parts were for medical research, Lt. Roger Parent said.

Authorities believe 28 more bubble-wrapped human organs and body parts could be dispersed across the country, The Grand Rapids Press reported. Two of five packages headed to the northern Michigan lab broke open, scattering their contents.

"There will definitely be a shock to people if they see these things, but there is no hazard to health," Parent said.

DHL is investigating whether it should have shipped the body parts and how the packages were distributed, spokesman Robert Mints said.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/06/2007 08:17:49
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Uh, drugs are bad...MMKaay??

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - It might have been one of the easiest drug busts in the history of the South Carolina Highway Patrol: A car with 43 pounds of marijuana crashed into a troopers cruiser, authorities said.

The easy bust happened after two patrolmen parked their cars in each lane of northbound Interstate 95 near Santee early Sunday morning following a series of wrecks that had tied up traffic, Highway Patrol Capt. Chris Williamson said.

A Chevrolet Malibu going about 70 mph hit one of the cruisers, causing minor injuries to the trooper behind the wheel, Williamson said.

Officers found two large duffel bags in the trunk with 43 pounds of marijuana in plastic bags, worth more than $150,000, Orangeburg County deputy Warren Pendry said.

They also found a few marijuana cigarettes and cocaine, Pendry said.

The 54-year-old driver from Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., was charged with driving under the influence, possession of cocaine and trafficking marijuana, authorities said.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/06/2007 09:29:16
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Like we could do anything about one anyway..

WASHINGTON - NASA officials say the space agency is capable of finding nearly all the asteroids that might pose a devastating hit to Earth, but there isn't enough money to pay for the task so it won't get done.

The cost to find at least 90 percent of the 20,000 potentially hazardous asteroids and comets by 2020 would be about $1 billion, according to a report NASA will release later this week. The report was previewed Monday at a Planetary Defense Conference in Washington.

Congress in 2005 asked NASA to come up with a plan to track most killer asteroids and propose how to deflect the potentially catastrophic ones.

"We know what to do, we just don't have the money," said Simon "Pete" Worden, director of NASA's Ames Research Center.

These are asteroids that are bigger than 460 feet in diameter slightly smaller than the Superdome in New Orleans. They are a threat even if they don't hit Earth because if they explode while close enough an event caused by heating in both the rock and the atmosphere the devastation from the shockwaves is still immense. The explosion alone could have with the power of 100 million tons of dynamite, enough to devastate an entire state, such as Maryland, they said.

The agency is already tracking bigger objects, at least 3,300 feet in diameter, that could wipe out most life on Earth, much like what is theorized to have happened to dinosaurs 65 million years ago. But even that search, which has spotted 769 asteroids and comets none of which is on course to hit Earth is behind schedule. It's supposed to be complete by the end of next year.

NASA needs to do more to locate other smaller, but still potentially dangerous space bodies. While an Italian observatory is doing some work, the United States is the only government with an asteroid-tracking program, NASA said.

One solution would be to build a new ground telescope solely for the asteroid hunt, and piggyback that use with other agencies' telescopes for a total of $800 million. Another would be to launch a space infrared telescope that could do the job faster for $1.1 billion. But NASA program scientist Lindley Johnson said NASA and the White House called both those choices too costly.

A cheaper option would be to simply piggyback on other agencies' telescopes, a cost of about $300 million, also rejected, Johnson said.

"The decision of the agency is we just can't do anything about it right now," he added.

Earth got a scare in 2004, when initial readings suggested an 885-foot asteroid called 99942 Apophis seemed to have a chance of hitting Earth in 2029. But more observations showed that wouldn't happen. Scientists say there is a 1-in-45,000 chance that it could hit in 2036.

They think it would mostly likely strike the Pacific Ocean, which would cause a tsunami on the U.S. West Coast the size of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean wave.

John Logsdon, space policy director at George Washington University, said a stepped-up search for such asteroids is needed.

"You can't deflect them if you can't find them," Logsdon said. "And we can't find things that can cause massive damage."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/07/2007 14:13:21
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I'll bet she wishes she could have that day back..

Astronaut Lisa Nowak was fired by NASA on Wednesday, a month after she was arrested for attempted kidnapping in Florida, the space agency said.

Nowak, 43, was arrested Feb. 5 after police said she drove 900 miles from Houston to Orlando wearing an adult diaper in order to avoid stops so that she could confront a romantic rival.

Police say Nowak, a mother of three, donned a wig and followed Colleen Shipman from an airport terminal to her car to confront her, then pepper sprayed her through a cracked window when Shipman wouldnt unlock the door. Police who arrested Nowak and searched her car reported finding a BB gun, a new steel mallet, knife and rubber tubing.

Nowak was charged with attempted kidnapping and burglary with assault. Nowak pleaded not guilty to attempted kidnapping and burglary with assault and was released on bond with an ankle monitoring device.

NASA officials say the decision is no reflection on Nowaks possible guilt or innocence. Instead, the agency says it doesnt have an administrative system in place to handle the allegations.

If Nowak were a civil servant, NASA would have the choice of placing her on administrative leave, leave without pay or indefinite suspension until the charges are resolved, said NASA spokesman James Hartsfield in Houston. But because she is an officer, those options are not available.

Nowak, a captain in the Navy, instead will return to the military.

Because Nowak is a naval officer on assignment to NASA, rather than a NASA civil servant, she is not subject to administrative action by NASA, agency officials said in a statement.

Chief astronaut Steve Lindsey notified Nowak late last month that she was to be fired from the astronaut corps.

Her dimissal marked the first time NASA has publicly fired an astronaut, according to space historian Roger Launius of the Smithsonian Institution. She is also the first active astronaut to be charged with a felony, he said.

Nowaks frantic road trip to confront Shipman may have been sparked after she uncovered steamy e-mails Shipman sent to shuttle pilot Navy Cmdr. William Oefelein, including one he received during his mission aboard the shuttle Discovery in December, according to documents released Monday.

Police found a letter in Nowaks car that indicated how much Mrs. Nowak loved Mr. Oefelein, the arrest affidavit said. And Nowak had copies of e-mails between Shipman and Oefelein.

Since her arrest, Nowak, has told police that her relationship with Oefelein was more than a working relationship but less than a romantic one. But Oefelein, 41, told investigators they had been romantically involved since 2004.


Reply author: Da Bear
Replied on: 03/07/2007 14:34:50
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Da Bear Speaks:

The whole diaper thing confuses me. It's about 900 miles from Houston to Orlando. She had to stop for gas--why not just go then. Also, she actually stopped overnight at a hotel! Freaky.


Reply author: Ascaravan
Replied on: 03/07/2007 19:30:44
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MINNESOTA BECAME THE 32ND STATE ON MAY 11, 1858 AND WAS ORIGINALLY SETTLED

BY A LOST TRIBE OF NORWEGIANS SEEKING REFUGE FROM THE SEARING HEAT OF
WISCONSIN'S WINTERS.

THE STATE FLAG OF MINNESOTA CONSISTS OF A BLUE BACKGROUND UPON WHICH SITS A
DESIGN BEST DESCRIBED AS; "HOW A 7-YEAR- OLD CITY GIRL WOULD DRAW A PICTURE
OF 'LIFE ON THE FARM'".

MINNESOTA GETS IT'S NAME FROM THE SIOUX INDIAN WORD
"MAH-NEE-SOO-TAH",MEANING .... "THEY EAT FISH SOAKED IN LYE".

THE STATE SONG OF MINNESOTA IS, "SOMEDAY THE VIKINGS WILL... OH, NEVER MIND".

THE MALL OF AMERICA IN BLOOMINGTON , MINNESOTA COVERS 9.5 MILLION SQUARE
FEET AND HAS ENOUGH SPACE TO HOLD 185,000 IDIOTIC TEENAGERS WITH CELL PHONES.

COKATO, MINNESOTA IS KNOWN AS "THE LUTEFISK CAPITAL OF THE WORLD". AVOID
THIS CITY AT ALL COSTS !

THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW WAS SET IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, AND WAS MARY'S
FIRST REAL ACTING JOB SINCE LEAVING THE "DICK VAN DYKE SHOW". THE SHOW,
--ABOUT A SINGLE WOMAN'S STRUGGLE TO FIND HAPPINESS IN THE BIG CITY, WAS ORIGINALLY
TITLED "LIFE WITHOUT DICK", BUT THAT WAS CHANGED FOR SOME REASON.

THE STATE MOTTO OF MINNESOTA IS, "WHERE EVEN A MAN WHO WEARS A FEATHER BOA
CAN GROW UP TO BE GOVERNOR.

"DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS HAS AN ENCLOSED SKYWAY SYSTEM COVERING 52 BLOCKS,
ALLOWING PEOPLE TO LIVE, WORK, EAT, AND SLEEP WITHOUT EVER GOING OUTSIDE.

THE ONLY DOWNSIDE TO THIS IS THAT A NORWEGIAN OR TWO, OCCASIONALLY TURN UP MISSING.

CARTOONIST CHARLES M. SHULTZ WAS BORN IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA , AND WAS
THE ONLY ARTIST TO ACCURATELY DEPICT THE PERFECTLY CIRCULAR HEADS OF MINNESOTA
NATIVES.

THE HORMEL COMPANY OF AUSTIN, MINNESOTA PRODUCES 6 MILL ION CANS OF SPAM A
YEAR, EVEN THOUGH NO ONE ACTUALLY EATS THE STUFF, BY ITSELF...

WATER SKIS WERE INVENTED IN 1922 IN LAKE CITY, MINNESOTA BY RALPH SAMUELSON.
SADLY, HE DROWNED SHORTLY AFTERWARDS, AS THE MOTORBOAT HADN'T BEEN INVENTED YET.

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA WAS ORIGINALLY NAMED "PIG'S EYE", AFTER FRENCH CANADIAN
WHISKEY TRADER PIERRE "PIG'S EYE" PARRANT.
ITS TWIN CITY, MINNEAPOLIS, WAS KNOWN AS "PIG'S SPHINCTER".

THE STAPLER WAS INVENTED IN SWINGLINE , MINNESOTA BY A CHUBBY, MUMBLING MAN
NAMED MILTON IN 1899. THE CITY WAS MYSTERIOUSLY DESTROYED BY FIRE LATER THAT YEAR.

PELICAN RAPIDS IS HOME TO A 16-FOOT-TALL CONCRETE PELICAN, WHICH SUBSISTS ON
A DIET OF 4-FOOT-LONG CONCRETE FISH.

IN 1973, OLIVIA , MINNESOTA , ERECTED A 25-FOOT TALL FIBERGLASS CORN COB TO
CELEBRATE ITS RICH, AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE. THEN IN 1974, IT WAS EATEN BY A
50-FOOT STATUE OF BABE THE BLUE OX. MINNESOTA HAS A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH
STATUE CANNIBALISM.

MINNESOTA LICENSE PLATES ARE BLUE & WHITE AND CONTAIN THE PHRASE "BLIZZARDS
ON INDEPENDENCE DAY - GET USED TO IT."

"FRANK C. MARS, FOUNDER OF THE MARS CANDY CO. WAS BORN IN NEWPORT,
MINNESOTA. HIS 3 MUSKETEERS CANDY BAR ORIGINALLY CONTAINED THREE BARS IN ONE WRAPPER,
EACH FILLED WITH A DIFFERENT FLAVOR NOUGAT - CHOCOLATE, SPAM, AND LUTEFISK.

THE FIRST FULLY AUTOMATIC POP-UP TOASTER WAS INVENTED IN MINNEAPOLIS,
MINNESOTA IN 1926. MINNESOTA 'S STRINGENT BREAD-CONTROL LAWS CURRENTLY ONLY
ALLOW RESIDENTS TO OWN SEMI-AUTOMATIC TOASTERS.

TONKA TRUCKS CONTINUE TO BE MANUFACTURED IN MINNETONKA , MINNESOTA, DESPITE
THE THOUSANDS OF GI JOE DOLLS KILLED BY THEM ANNUALLY IN ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS.
NO AIRBAGS AND NO SEAT BELTS. I TELL YA, THOSE THINGS ARE DEATH TRAPS !

AUTHOR LAURA INGALLS WILDER WAS BORN IN WALNUT GROVE, MINNESOTA, (She wasn't really born there)
AND WAS FAMOUS FOR WRITING THE "LITTLE HOUSE" SERIES OF BOOKS, AS WELL AS INVENTING
THE "SPAM DIET" - WHICH CONSISTS OF LOOKING AT A PLATE OF SPAM UNTIL YOU LOSE YOUR APPETITE.
MUCH LIKE THE "LUTEFISK DIET".

THE SNOWMOBILE WAS INVENTED IN ROSEAU , MINNESOTA SO AS TO ALLOW FAMILIES A
MEANS OF ATTENDING INDEPENDENCE DAY PICNICS.

MINNESOTANS ARE ALMOST INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM WISCONSINITES. THE ONLY WAY TO
TELL THEM APART, IS TO ASK IF THEY VOTED FOR MONDALE IN '84



KNOWLEDGE IS POWER..SHARE YOURS TODAY

Anthony Schultz


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/08/2007 07:21:28
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Ok...Now THAT was funny..Its all true too Funny though, there wasn't any mention of mosquitoes being our state bird But on a serious note, avoid that gawd awful lutefisk at all costs!!! Once as a kid I remember one of the older cousin's new wife putting some of that crap in some marinara sauce saying it would add to the flavor. No good could ever have come from that.


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 03/08/2007 12:23:33
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Man Burns Genitals in 'Jackass' Stunt
Thursday, March 08, 2007

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. Attempts to do a movie stunt landed one man in the hospital with burned genitals and another facing criminal charges. The men were trying to do a stunt from one of the "Jackass" movies, in which a character lights his genitals on fire.

Jared W. Anderson, 20, suffered serious burns to his hands and genitals, according to the criminal complaint. Randell D. Peterson, 43, who sprayed lighter fluid on Anderson and lit him on fire, was charged with felony battery and first-degree reckless endangerment Tuesday in Eau Claire County Court.

Witnesses told police that Anderson, who was drunk, volunteered to do the stunt Sunday after watching the movie, the complaint said.

According to the complaint:

Anderson pulled down his pants and let Peterson spray him with lighter fluid. When the fire didn't catch, Peterson sprayed more lighter fluid on Anderson, splashing some on his clothing. He tried again to light the fire, catching Anderson's genitals, hands and clothes.

Anderson ran into the bathroom, jumped into the tub and put the flames out. Other guests took him to Luther Hospital, and eventually he was treated at the Regions Hospital Burn Unit in St. Paul, Minn., for second-degree burns.

Anderson told police who were called to the hospital that he didn't want anyone to get in trouble because of the stunt.

Peterson was freed on a $2,000 signature bond. He has a hearing scheduled April 16. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.



Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/08/2007 12:28:17
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'Bout damn time someone thought of this..

Refrigerator Will Toss You Can of Beer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- When John Cornwell graduated from Duke University last year, he landed a job as software engineer in Atlanta but soon found himself longing for his college lifestyle. So the engineering graduate built himself a reminder of life on campus: a refrigerator that can toss a can of beer to his couch with the click of a remote control.

"I conceived it right after I got out," said Cornwell, a May 2006 graduate from Huntington, N.Y. "I missed the college scene. It embodies the college spirit that I didn't want to let go of."

It took the 22-year-old Cornwell about 150 hours and $400 in parts to modify a mini-fridge common to many college dorm rooms into the beer-tossing contraption, which can launch 10 cans of beer from its magazine before needing a reload.

With a click of the remote, fashioned from a car's keyless entry device, a small elevator inside the refrigerator lifts a beer can through a hole and loads it into the fridge's catapult arm. A second click fires the device, tossing the beer up to 20 feet - "far enough to get to the couch," he said.

Is there a foam explosion when the can is opened? Not if the recipient uses "soft hands" to cradle the can when caught, Cornwell said.

In developing his beer catapult, Cornwell said he dented a few walls and came close to accidentally throwing a can through his television. He's since fine-tuned the machine to land a beer where he usually sits at home, on what he called "a right-angle couch system."

For now, the machine throws only cans, although Cornwell has thought about making a version that can throw a bottle. The most beer he has run through the machine was at a party, when he launched a couple of 24-can cases.

"I did launch a lot watching the Super Bowl," he said. "My friends are the reason I built it. I told them about the idea and hyped it so much and I had to go through with it."

A video featuring the device is a hit on the Internet, where more than 600,000 people have watched it at metacafe.com, earning Cornwell more than $3,000 from the Web site.

Cornwell said he has talked to a brewing company about the machine, but right now only one exists. Asked if he might start building some for sale, he said: "I'm keeping that option open, depending on interest."

When Cornwell was a student at Duke - an elite, private university in Durham - he participated in the engineering school's robotic basketball contests, said mechanical engineering Professor Bob Kielb. He said students tried to build a robot that could retrieve a pingpong ball and toss it into a small hoop.

"He always did well in it," Kielb said. "He came up with completely unique ideas."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/08/2007 13:59:42
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They're gonna call it "The Wrinkle City Wrumble!!"

Or "The Rumble in the Geriatric Jungle"

Or "The Thrilla in the retirement Villa"

Man, 91, Challenges Jack LaLanne, 92

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- All of that Florida sun must be getting to Maine snowbird Roland Fortin. The 91-year-old has laid down a challenge to box fitness guru Jack LaLanne, who's 92. Fortin, former "cut man" for retired boxing champ Joey Gamache, said the idea for the four-round bout was hatched at the Tropical Gym in Pompano Beach, where Fortin works out during the winter in Florida.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale ran the challenge in a half-page ad that gym owner Troy Eckonen took out for Super Bowl Sunday. The purpose, he said, was to let seniors know it's not too late to get in great shape like Fortin.

"Florida is like the waiting room to the casket," Ecknonen said.

So far, the publicity stunt is working for the Tropical Gym, where membership is up. But LaLanne hasn't taken Fortin up on the challenge to enter the ring.

LaLanne's spokeswoman learned of the boxing challenge when she was contacted Tuesday by a reporter from the Sun Journal newspaper in Lewiston.

"That's not quite his cup of tea," Liz Cardenas said Wednesday from California. Besides, she said, LaLanne is too busy traveling for public appearances, and he no longer performs athletic feats for which he was known earlier in his career.

Despite the rebuff, Eckonen has not abandoned the idea. He said he plans to deliver the ad to fight promoter Don King to see if he's interested.

"It'd be a gentleman's fight, obviously," Eckonen said.

Fortin, a widower who has wintered in Florida since retiring from the funeral business decades ago, doesn't think either man would get hurt in a brief square-off. "He'd knock me down, I'd knock him down," he said.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 03/08/2007 14:34:00
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quote:

"Florida is like the waiting room to the casket," Ecknonen said.



LOVE that line!!!

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/10/2007 08:31:09
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BERLIN - A 43-year-old German decided to settle his imminent divorce by chain sawing a family home in two and making off with his half in a forklift truck.

Police in the eastern town of Sonneberg said on Friday the trained mason measured the single-story summer house which was some 8 meters (26 feet) long and 6 meters wide before chain sawing through the wooden roof and walls.

"The man said he was just taking his due," said a police spokesman. "But I don't think his wife was too pleased."


After finishing the job, the man picked up his half with the forklift truck and drove to his brother's house, where he has since been staying.


I hope they don't have any kids or pets!!


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 03/12/2007 08:45:13
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JERUSALEM The Israeli ambassador to El Salvador has been recalled after he was found drunk, naked and bound in sexual bondage gear in his yard, an official said Monday.

Tsuriel Raphael has been removed from his post and the Foreign Ministry has begun searching for a replacement, said spokeswoman Zehavit Ben-Hillel.

Two weeks ago, El Salvador police found Raphael naked outside his residence, tied up, gagged and drunk, Israeli media reported. He was wearing several sex toys at the time, the media said. After he was untied, Raphael told police he was the ambassador of Israel, the reports said.

The British Broadcasting Corp. reported that he could identify himself to police only after a rubber ball had been removed from his mouth.



Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/12/2007 12:32:29
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Ants Test Nonviolence of Buddhist Monks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Buddhist monks, who are bound by faith to nonviolence, are grappling with how to rid a temple of a severe ant infestation without killing the insects.

Stinging red ants have plagued the Hong Hock See Temple in northern Penang state for a year, causing one worshipper to be bitten so badly last month that he had to receive hospital treatment, said Elma Lin, a temple volunteer worker.

A temple disciple tried using a vacuum cleaner to gather up the ants before freeing them in a nearby forest, but the method failed to purge the insects, Lin said.

"We haven't found a solution so far," Lin said. "Nothing has worked."

The temple's chief monk, Boon Keng, was quoted by The Star newspaper as saying that the monks had to "respect other living things" in the temple.

"When an ant drops on you, you must not flick it away or blow on it," he told the newspaper. "If you do, it will bite to hold on. You just have to shake it off."

The newspaper published a photograph of Boon Keng standing beside a sign at the temple that read: "Beware poisonous ants. Do not sit under the tree."

The decades-old temple has more than 10 monks living there and hundreds of devotees, Lin said.



Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/13/2007 10:51:31
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Car salesman shoots self in foot
March 06, 2007
Dickinson police were called to a car dealership Tuesday afternoon after one of the salesmen shot himself in the foot.

Dickinson police were called to a car dealership Tuesday afternoon after one of the salesmen shot himself in the foot.
Police Chief Ron Morales said the sales man was talking with fellow employees at the dealership in the 3300 block of Interstate 45 South with his hands in his pocket when he “somehow just pulled the trigger.” The mishap occurred about 1:30 p.m.
Morales said the salesman, who is also a reserve deputy for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, had a pistol in his pocket when it went off. The weapon was a small pistol .380-caliber Kel-Tec, a popular handgun among police officers.
The injured man was taken to a local hospital. The extent of his foot injury was not known Tuesday afternoon.
- TJ Aulds




GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/14/2007 08:48:34
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Trucker Wants Name to Be Ynot Bubba

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Justin Brady's friends call him Bubba, so he figured why not ask a judge to change it legally. He wants to be known as Ynot Bubba. "It's just a name," Brady, 43, said in a telephone interview from Alabama, where he was on the road.

"I want my name to (be) ... not just something common," said Brady, who lives in Las Cruces but spends most of his time trucking the highways.

Brady said he was given up for adoption as a baby and lived in an orphanage until he was 14, when he was taken in by a couple who divorced two years later. Now, he said, his foster father wants nothing to do with him "and I basically want nothing to do with his name."

His chosen first name, Ynot, comes from communities around the country named Wynot and Whynot.

His choice of last name comes from people he now considers family who nicknamed him Bubba eight years ago for no particular reason.

"They only knew me by Bubba," he said. "I would call and say, 'It's Justin,' and they would say, 'Who?' I'd say 'It's Bubba,' and they knew who it was."

Now he said his friends laugh when he tells them about his pending name change.

Ynot Bubba was the final choice among three names Brady considered. He considered Lacon Marlboro, inspired by the town of like Lacon, Ala., and his preferred choice of cigarette. He also considered More Chek, from his desire for more money.

Brady's name change petition will be heard April 2.

"If you see in the paper that I get denied the first one, you'll see me applying for the other one," said Brady, possibly soon to be Ynot Bubba or Lacon Marlboro or More Chek.




Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/14/2007 08:50:46
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Man Tells Cops Unicorn Caused Crash

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A man told police not to blame him for crashing his truck into a light post - it was that unicorn behind the wheel. Prosecutor Ingrid Rosenquist said Phillip C. Holliday Jr. initially denied driving the truck involved in the March 7 crash in Billings. He told officers at the scene that a unicorn was driving, she said.

Holliday, 42, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony charges of criminal endangerment and drunken driving.

A pickup truck drove through a red light and nearly struck another truck in the intersection, according to court documents. The driver then made an erratic U-turn through a gas station, crossed the street and crashed into a light pole. Nobody was injured.

Holliday has five drunken-driving convictions. District Judge Gregory Todd kept his bail at $100,000 despite his lawyer arguing that Holliday's last such conviction was 14 years ago.



Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/15/2007 09:05:23
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Oops!!

Hard-Core Porn Interrupts News Show

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- A cable news program was temporarily replaced with hard-core pornography, shocking viewers who had been watching a health show featuring former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw. The incident Monday night on KPPX-TV was "an act of human sabotage" at the Phoenix-area station, said ION Television, which operates the station.

"We have launched a rigorous investigation, and any implicated employees will face strict disciplinary action and termination," ION Media Networks spokeswoman Leslie Monreal said in a statement.

Brenda Schodt, of Chandler, said she was shocked to look up and see graphic sex acts on her television screen.

"Maybe five or 10 minutes into the show there was no volume," Schodt said. "I thought it was the TV, but when I looked up, there were these images."

ION Television, based in West Palm Beach, Fla., declined to say whether the pornography aired beyond the Phoenix market.



Reply author: Mosca
Replied on: 03/15/2007 09:41:17
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I found this story just plain strange...


XXX Family Values

March 13, 2007 As a girl, Sunny Lane wanted to be a professional ice skater.

Her mother, Shelby, decorated her glittery competition costumes, and her dad, Mike, cheered for his only child from the sidelines.

Years later, they're still at it only now they're helping their daughter chase her dreams of becoming a porn star.

"I like to be in front of the camera," Sunny said. "I like to show my talent. I have many, many talents in a lot of different areas, and I want to show them."

But it's more than just showing off the physical assets and the innocent pouts that have earned her the nickname the "Shirley Temple of Porn," because she looks much younger than she is. Sunny will only say that she's in her 20s.

"It would totally mess the fantasy up for my fans," she said about her reluctance to reveal her age. "I look very young, which I'm very grateful [for]."

Sunny sees more than the opportunity to show off her talents; she also sees dollar signs in an industry that made almost $13 billion last year, and she demands hands-on control of her career.

"I'm a businesswoman," she said. "I have an empire, and I have a massive team backing me."

Lawyers, a publicist and image consultants are on call for Sunny, but the foundation for her team is still in the Lane apartment, where Sunny lives with her parents.

Sunny Lane is her stage name, and her parents also go by the same last name. For the last year and a half, life in the apartment has revolved around the business of selling Sunny, whom they market as "The Girl Next Door Turned Hard Core."

On a recent afternoon, Shelby answered the phone while Mike sat nearby in the living room. Upstairs, Sunny packed a suitcase for an evening full of appearances and outfit changes. Shelby helped, filling small plastic bags with costumes, makeup and music.

Once Sunny has worn an outfit, Shelby puts it unwashed, of course back in a small plastic bags to one day auction off on their Web site. Sunny's underwear can bring in a lot of cash.

"They'll pay $50 to $100 for panties," her mother said.

'Dreams Do Come True'

"We're not kinky parents," Mike said.

Married for 29 years, he and Shelby say that their own secret to staying monogamous was watching porn movies. For them, Sunny's co-stars are her "dates," and they say they'd rather her have sex on a porn set than with a "civilian" who might eventually break her heart.

(follow link for the rest of the story)


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/20/2007 07:45:21
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Next time you make a mistake, think of this...


Oops! Techie wipes out $38 billion fund

JUNEAU, Alaska - Perhaps you know that sinking feeling when a single keystroke accidentally destroys hours of work. Now imagine wiping out a disk drive containing an account worth $38 billion.

Thats what happened to a computer technician reformatting a disk drive at the Alaska Department of Revenue. While doing routine maintenance work, the technician accidentally deleted applicant information for an oil-funded account one of Alaska residents biggest perks and mistakenly reformatted the backup drive, as well.

There was still hope, until the department discovered its third line of defense, backup tapes, were unreadable.

Nobody panicked, but we instantly went into planning for the worst-case scenario, said Permanent Fund Dividend Division Director Amy Skow. The computer foul-up last July would end up costing the department more than $200,000.

Over the next few days, as the department, the division and consultants from Microsoft Corp. and Dell Inc. labored to retrieve the data, it became obvious the worst-case scenario was at hand.

Nine months worth of information concerning the yearly payout from the Alaska Permanent Fund was gone: some 800,000 electronic images that had been painstakingly scanned into the system months earlier, the 2006 paper applications that people had either mailed in or filed over the counter, and supporting documentation such as birth certificates and proof of residence.

And the only backup was the paperwork itself stored in more than 300 cardboard boxes.

We had to bring that paper back to the scanning room, and send it through again, and quality control it, and then you have to have a way to link that paper to that persons file, Skow said.

Half a dozen seasonal workers came back to assist the regular division staff, and about 70 people working overtime and weekends re-entered all the lost data by the end of August.

They were just ready, willing and able to chip in and, in fact, we needed all of them to chip in to get all the paperwork rescanned in a timely manner so that we could meet our obligations to the public, Skow said.

Last October and November, the department met its obligation to the public. A majority of the estimated 600,000 payments for last years $1,106.96 individual dividends went out on schedule, including those for 28,000 applicants who were still under review when the computer disaster struck.

Former Revenue Commissioner Bill Corbus said no one was ever blamed for the incident.

Everybody felt very bad about it and we all learned a lesson. There was no witch hunt, Corbus said.

According to department staff, they now have a proven and regularly tested backup and restore procedure.

The department is asking lawmakers to approve a supplemental budget request for $220,700 to cover the excess costs incurred during the six-week recovery effort, including about $128,400 in overtime and $71,800 for computer consultants.

The money would come from the permanent fund earnings, the money earmarked for the dividends. That means recipients could find their next check docked by about 37 cents


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/20/2007 08:07:42
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Anna Nicole Judge Cited for Pot in Park
Mar 20, 7:10 AM EST


A judge who had a secondary role in the recent Anna Nicole Smith proceedings was charged with smoking marijuana in a city park, police said Monday.

Lawrence Korda was smoking marijuana while sitting under a tree Sunday, police said. Three officers who were training there saw Korda and field-tested the cigarette, said Capt. Tony Rode, a police spokesman.

The judge was not arrested. He was given a misdemeanor citation to appear in court.

"Judge Korda was not given special treatment because of his status as a circuit court judge," Rode said. "He was provided with a notice to appear. That's exactly what 99 percent of other offenders would have been given for this type of offense."

A message left by The Associated Press at the judge's chambers after hours Monday was not immediately returned.

The fight over control of the former Playboy Playmate and reality TV star's body began in Korda's courtroom. It ended up being heard by Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin, who carved his own slice of celebrity from the televised hearings with his relentless one-liners and blubbering announcement of his decision.

Seidlin allowed a court-appointed advocate for Smith's infant daughter decide where Smith should be buried, and the lawyer decided it would be in the Bahamas.

Korda later heard brief arguments in a related case, seeking to determine the biological father of the baby. He ruled that a Bahamian court had jurisdiction over the child's custody.



GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/20/2007 11:07:35
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13-Year-Old Wins Rotten Sneaker Contest

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Thirteen-year-old Katharine Tuck's sneakers are equal opportunity offenders. They smell as bad as they look. Now, the Utah seventh grader is $2,500 richer because of it: On Tuesday, she out-ranked six other children to win the 32nd annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest, stinking up the joint with a pair of well-worn 1 1/2-year-old Nikes so noxious they had the judges wincing.

"I'm so proud of the little stinker," said her mother, Paula Tuck.

Ah, the foul smell of success.

The contest, which was founded in 1975 as a sporting good store promotion and is now sponsored by the manufacturer of anti-foot odor products, pits children from around the nation who have won state-level competitions for the generally cruddy condition of their footwear.

Kyle Underwood, 9, was in from Las Cruces, N.M., with his low-cut black Starters, the ones with the blown-out toe on the right foot. "These are bad," sighed judge Andy Brewer. "Ooh, these are really bad."

Michael Nduka, 9, of White Plains, N.Y., was there, too, with his ratty black-and-white low-cuts, which - like the others - were passed from judge to judge for inspection. Judge William Fraser, who is Montpelier's city manager, held one up using the tip of a pen, like a crime scene investigator trying not to taint the evidence.

Eleven-year-old Alex Clark's sneakers had tape over the holes in the toes, and the instep of one was blown out. When judge George Aldrich took a whiff, he coughed and then handed the sneaker back to Clark. "I saw you flinch," Aldrich said to him.

"As a parent, you want to hide," said Kathy Midgley, 48, of Berkeley Heights, N.J., who was there to watch her 8-year-old son compete.

Clad in Odor-Eaters baseball caps and Odor-Eaters T-shirts, each contestant had to jump in place once and then make one full turn in place before taking off his or her shoes and handing them to the judges. It was 24 degrees outside, but only one of them wore socks - since foot sweat is a boon not a bane in this game.

Odor-Eaters paid to fly eight contestants - each with a parent - to Vermont, but not all arrived on time. Devin Koivisto, 12, of Phoenix, didn't make it due to travel complications.

Tuck almost didn't, either: Her flight to Newark, N.J., was delayed, forcing she and her father to miss a connecting flight to Vermont. They drove the rest of the way, but their luggage still hadn't arrived Tuesday.

But her mother had the foresight to warn Tuck not to ship her prized shoes in her checked baggage, lest it get lost en route.

Mercifully for airport security screeners, she didn't wear them, either, opting to carry them in her purse.

For these sneakers, the smell was only the half of it. Ripped on the right toe, with red and yellow duct tape holding one together and frayed laces on both, they looked like something from a landfill.

She has used them to play soccer, basketball and other sports, hiked in them and waded into the Great Salt Lake, where they became infiltrated with brine shrimp.

"People ask me why I don't get new ones and why I would enter a contest like this," she said before the judging started.

Once it did, she called her mother on a cell phone and kept the line open so Mom could listen in. Once Fraser got a look - and a whiff - of Tuck's Nikes, he took the phone from her. "Do you actually let her wear these in public?" he asked her mother.

After the judges' decision was announced, Tuck shyly granted interviews. Was she proud? "Yeah, I guess."

"She's going to put this on her first job application," said her father, Michael Tuck.

"I am?" she said.



Reply author: dlfin
Replied on: 03/21/2007 12:08:25
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Alarm One
Jeez, what a crybaby...
A jury in Fresno, Calif., awards $1.7 million in damages to Janet Orlando, who quit her job with home security company Alarm One after team-building exercises during which she and her colleagues were forced to eat baby food, wear diapers, or submit to being spanked on the butt with a rival company's yard signs.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/22/2007 11:58:06
Message:

Oooops!

NEW YORK - A couple can proceed with a lawsuit against a fertility clinic they filed after the wife gave birth to a daughter whose skin they thought was too dark to be their child, a judge has ruled.

Thomas and Nancy Andrews, of Commack, N.Y., sued New York Medical Services for Reproductive Medicine, accusing the Manhattan clinic of medical malpractice and other offenses. They claim the Park Avenue clinic used another mans sperm to inseminate Nancy Andrews eggs.

Three DNA tests a home kit and two professional laboratory tests confirmed that Thomas Andrews was not the babys biological father, state Supreme Court Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam quoted the couple as saying.

The couple says that they have been forced to raise a child who is not even the same race, nationality, color ... as they are, the judge said in the ruling.

The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, came to light Wednesday after the judge issued a decision that allows them to proceed with parts of the lawsuit while dismissing other parts.

The judge quoted the couple as saying that after their daughter, Jessica, was born Oct. 19, 2004, they knew something was wrong because of her physical appearance.

They say that while we love Baby Jessica as our own, we are reminded of this terrible mistake each and every time we look at her; it is simply impossible to ignore, the judges decision said.

The judge, in her ruling made public Wednesday, dismissed the claims against Dr. Martin Keltz, who had advised the procedure and had performed the embryo implantation.

She allowed the case to proceed against Dr. Reginald Puckett as owner of the clinic but threw out the case against him as an individual.

In trying to have the lawsuit against Puckett dismissed, his lawyer, Martin B. Adams, told the court that Puckett did not examine, communicate with, care for or treat plaintiffs.

The judge found Carlo Acosta, the non-physician embryologist who processed the egg and sperm for creation of an embryo, also could be held liable.

The couples lawyer, Howard J. Stern, did not immediately return a telephone call for comment.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/27/2007 11:48:22
Message:

This has to make ya cry.

IRWINDALE, Calif. -- Eddie Griffin crashed a rare Ferrari Enzo worth $1.5 million into a concrete barrier while practicing at a racetrack, destroying the car but escaping uninjured.

The 38-year-old actor-comedian was practicing Monday for a charity race to promote his upcoming film, "Redline," when he drove too fast around a curve at the Irwindale Speedway. Video footage shows the red sports car screeching before it ricocheted off the barrier with heavy damage to its front.

"Undercover Brother's good at karate and all the rest of that, but the Brother can't drive," said Griffin, referring to his 2002 movie, after the accident.

The film's publicist, Wendy Zocks, said Griffin was "doing OK."

"He walked away completely unscratched, but probably a little shaken," Zocks said.

The Enzo is owned by "Redline" executive producer Daniel Sadek, whose exotic car collection is featured in the movie.

Sadek said the Enzo was damaged beyond repair.

"I'm glad Eddie came out of the crash OK, but my dream car got destroyed," Sadek said. "I went to my trailer for about 15 minutes and I thought,`There's people dying every day. A lot of worse things are happening in the world.'"

Only 400 Ferrari Enzos were produced, all between 2002 and 2004


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/28/2007 15:17:16
Message:

Now THIS sounds pretty cool

For $3,675including taxyou can experience weightlessness above Las Vegas.

Tourists familiar with the ups and downs of gambling will soon be able to experience the real thing high above the Nevada desert.

The parabolic flight company that is giving physicist Stephen Hawking his first experience with weightlessness in April has decided to set up a base in Las Vegas and take paying customers on the ultimate thrill ride.

"This is not a New York-New York roller coaster ride," said Peter Diamandis, chief executive of Zero Gravity Corp., referring to the venerable attraction on the Las Vegas Strip. "We've really made it a high-quality Vegas-like experience."

Zero G will pipe in music and add a post-flight champagne party for its offering for $3,675 including tax, he said. The company expects to fly more than 100 times in its first year in Las Vegas. It also flies out of Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The company has taken 2,500 passengers on about 100 missions since it was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2004 during its "beta-testing" period, Diamandis said.

The company takes a modified Boeing 727 to 32,000 feet at a sharp angle and then plunges 8,000 feet so passengers can experience 25-second snippets of zero gravity during the descent. As the plane climbs, passengers experience 25 seconds of being pushed down hard, as they feel 1.8 times the normal pull of the Earth. This is repeated 15 times.

The company plans to market its Las Vegas flights, mostly on the weekend, through local hotel concierges, via a nationwide retailer and on major Web sites.

The first commercial flight from McCarran International Airport is set for April 21 following a week of promotions.

"We have to have a floating Elvis," he said.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/03/2007 15:22:30
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LONDON -- Keith Richards has acknowledged consuming a raft of illegal substances in his time, but this may top them all.

In comments published Tuesday, the 63-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist said he had snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine.

"The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father," Richards was quoted as saying by British music magazine NME.

"He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared," he said. "... It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive."

Richards' father, Bert, died in 2002, at 84.

Richards, one of rock's legendary wild men, told the magazine that his survival was the result of luck, and advised young musicians against trying to emulate him.

"I did it because that was the way I did it. Now people think it's a way of life," he was quoted as saying.

"I've no pretensions about immortality," he added. "I'm the same as everyone ... just kind of lucky.

"I was No. 1 on the `who's likely to die' list for 10 years. I mean, I was really disappointed when I fell off the list," Richards said.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/03/2007 19:43:58
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

LONDON -- Keith Richards has acknowledged consuming a raft of illegal substances in his time, but this may top them all.

In comments published Tuesday, the 63-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist said he had snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine.

"The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father," Richards was quoted as saying by British music magazine NME.

"He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared," he said. "... It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive."

Richards' father, Bert, died in 2002, at 84.

Richards, one of rock's legendary wild men, told the magazine that his survival was the result of luck, and advised young musicians against trying to emulate him.

"I did it because that was the way I did it. Now people think it's a way of life," he was quoted as saying.

"I've no pretensions about immortality," he added. "I'm the same as everyone ... just kind of lucky.

"I was No. 1 on the `who's likely to die' list for 10 years. I mean, I was really disappointed when I fell off the list," Richards said.




GADNA


Reply author: Ascaravan
Replied on: 04/03/2007 19:52:45
Message:

Yeah I saw that on the news tonight and did not know what to think, Keith Richards is 1 strange dude!!!!

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER..SHARE YOURS TODAY

Anthony Schultz


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/05/2007 09:49:43
Message:

this one had me roflmao


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17953259/?GT1=9246

ALabama woman charged with DUI, on a horse

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 04/05/2007 10:50:21
Message:

You think that one's funny??? OMG!!!


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17875574/

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Ben Franklin


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/10/2007 11:03:05
Message:

Some GA Highschool students, drag a kicking and screaming GA into the 21st century:


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18034102/

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/11/2007 09:55:10
Message:

Now THIS...is some funny sh*t:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18054665/?GT1=9246

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: dogsled
Replied on: 04/12/2007 13:24:06
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A man fell 300 feet down a steep hillside on Wednesday in Armstrong County.

Officials told Channel 11 the incident happened behind Morris Tire Service on Butler Road in East Franklin Township around 12:20 p.m.

Arnold Morris, owner of Morris Tire Service, said the man was a customer.

Morris said the man and his wife pulled into the parking lot to pick up a vehicle that was being serviced.

The man apparently had some papers that blew out of his hand and chased after them, Morris said.

He apparently ran off the end of the parking lot, which has no guard rail, and tumbled down the hillside.

The man's wife went running into the tire store and alerted workers. They called 911.


The man's name and condition are not known.

EAST FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. --
3:10 PM UPDATE: Channel 11 has learned the victim is a doctor. Dr. James Childs, 58, is a pathologist at Armstrong Memorial Hospital.

http://www.wpxi.com/news/11519483/detail.html



_________________________________________________________________________________
"If you want results, press the red button. The rest are useless."

"The intelligent man wins his battles with pointed words. I'm sorry -- I meant sticks. Pointed sticks."

Homer Simpson


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/12/2007 14:36:07
Message:

wouldn't call this wierd news, maybe just plain stupid..this jack*** with his breathing tubes up his nose and all was just overdue...


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18072804/?GT1=9246

any thoughts and opinions...

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/12/2007 14:42:35
Message:

He'll be on satellite within a month.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 04/12/2007 14:46:08
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

wouldn't call this wierd news, maybe just plain stupid..this jack*** with his breathing tubes up his nose and all was just overdue...


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18072804/?GT1=9246

any thoughts and opinions...

GADNA



Breathing tubes?!?!?

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/12/2007 15:20:34
Message:

Breathing tubes., oxygen tank or somthing...yeah, one morning I was flipping through the channels., and there this old dude sits on TV with some flipping air tubes coming out of his nose...for the next few weeks he had them on. straw hat and all...one wierd cat, he is.

GADNA


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 04/12/2007 15:26:26
Message:

LOL
I was surprised to read how big his show was...Saw snippets on the News in the past...Seemed a bit irritating

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/12/2007 18:16:12
Message:

ever wonder how those models you see in magazines, always appear to be so flawless?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eorlEzeg1Z0

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: Dan The Man
Replied on: 04/12/2007 19:16:52
Message:

Here you go!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17965919/

What do you mean you don't need the extended service contract?


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/12/2007 21:03:14
Message:

*ding ding ding* we have a winner!! roflmao

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: Mosca
Replied on: 04/13/2007 06:27:03
Message:

Excuse me, I have to go clorox my eyeballs!


Tom


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/13/2007 10:50:40
Message:

Holy cripe's wtf is Streets doing posing as a fireman in a bikini....



ROFLMAO

GADNA


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 04/13/2007 11:11:06
Message:

ROFLMAO Josh!!!!



"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Ben Franklin


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/13/2007 11:14:52
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

Holy cripe's wtf is Streets doing posing as a fireman in a bikini....



ROFLMAO

GADNA



ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!

edit: Moral of the story...quit making bets on Karaoke night.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/13/2007 11:23:32
Message:

Oh, I see...I take my first lunch break of the week, and this is what I come back too???Its gang up on Streets day today huh??HUH???

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

Holy cripe's wtf is Streets doing posing as a fireman in a bikini....



ROFLMAO

GADNA


Reply author: carguyJD
Replied on: 04/13/2007 11:24:47
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

Holy cripe's wtf is Streets doing posing as a fireman in a bikini....



ROFLMAO

GADNA



At least he shaves...

I just threw up in my mouth...


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/13/2007 11:24:49
Message:

Gawd Jim!! I am trying to forget that damn karoke night..

quote:
Originally posted by JimD

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

Holy cripe's wtf is Streets doing posing as a fireman in a bikini....



ROFLMAO

GADNA



ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!

edit: Moral of the story...quit making bets on Karaoke night.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: Snowrider
Replied on: 04/13/2007 12:14:13
Message:

you can.....we won't. What was the song again, Streets? As I recall, it was, "I touch myself".


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/13/2007 12:20:19
Message:

LMAO


"BURP"

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/13/2007 12:24:55
Message:

Yeah, I need to remember that about as much as Gadna needs another case of crabs...


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/13/2007 12:38:09
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Yeah, I need to remember that about as much as Gadna needs another case of crabs...

Hey I forgot to thank you for the tip on how to get rid of those little bast***s....that off road diesel sure burned like hel*...but o well, it worked....the guys were wondering...wtf is Josh doing shoving those red shop rags, uummmm to much info...neber mind.....

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/13/2007 13:11:13
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Snowrider

you can.....we won't. What was the song again, Streets? As I recall, it was, "I touch myself".



roflmao

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 04/13/2007 14:27:22
Message:

you guys are having WAY to much fun without me!!!! Sucks having to work for a living today.....

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Ben Franklin


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/13/2007 17:39:11
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by miles

you guys are having WAY to much fun without me!!!! Sucks having to work for a living today.....

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Ben Franklin




quits svcking though on payday.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/18/2007 06:29:08
Message:

I don't know why this is even a problem..

MINNEAPOLIS - Taxi drivers who refuse service to travelers carrying alcohol at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport face tougher penalties despite protests from Muslim cabbies who sought a compromise for religious reasons, officials said Monday.

The Metropolitan Airports Commission said new penalties were needed to ensure customers get safe and reliable taxi service, and voted to suspend a drivers airport taxi license for 30 days for the first offense and revoke it for two years for a second offense. The new penalties take effect May 11.

Airport officials say more than 70 percent of the cabbies at the airport are Muslim, and many of them say Islamic law forbids them from giving rides to people carrying alcohol.

Under the old rules, a driver who refused to transport someone carrying alcohol would be told to go to the back of the taxicab line. Airport officials said that since January 2002, there have been more than 4,800 instances of drivers refusing to take alcohol-carrying travelers.

Commissioners said the old rules didnt prevent customers from being stranded at the curb or as reported in a few cases dropped off before their destination after drivers learned of their alcohol on board.

We see this as a penalty against a group of Americans only for practicing their faith, said Hassan Mohamud, an imam and an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law.

The airport had proposed one pilot program that had drivers who wouldnt transport alcohol display a different top light on their cab, but the publics reaction was overwhelmingly negative and taxi drivers feared it would make travelers avoid taxis altogether.



I have even heard that some that work in a grocery store refuse to check anyone out that is buying pork..WTF!!!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/18/2007 06:38:56
Message:


Wis. Lawmakers Approve Free Beer Samples

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Beer lovers of Wisconsin, rejoice! You're a step closer to getting a free half-can of suds.

Both chambers of the Legislature unanimously gave key approval Tuesday to allow grocery and liquor stores to hand out beer samples up to 6 ounces to a person of legal drinking age.

"It's a good bill. It's a Wisconsin bill. It's a beer bill," said Republican Rep. Scott Newcomer one of the measure's main sponsors.

Current state law allows wineries to offer up to 6 ounces of free samples.

Sen. Pat Kreitlow, a Democrat from Chippewa Falls, home of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., is the bill's main sponsor in the Senate. He said the measure would help brewers market a wider variety of specialty brands and compete with wine makers.

Pete Marino, a spokesman for Miller Brewing Co., which has been pushing the bill, said brewers should have the same chance to get the public to taste their products as wine makers.

"It's a great opportunity for them (consumers) to try the beers and figure out if they want to spend their hard-earned money to take the beer home with them," Marino said.

Miller and Leinenkugel are subsidiaries of SABMiller PLC.

Mike Fassbender, owner of Fuzzy's Liquor in Sun Prairie, said he probably will stay away from samples. He might be held liable if he hands out samples and the consumer causes damage, he said.

Final passage of the bill won't come until next week at the earliest. Gov. Jim Doyle then would have to sign it into law.



Reply author: jimbo67
Replied on: 04/18/2007 09:13:25
Message:

Glad to be from Racine. Wish I were there now.....or maybe in July!


Reply author: tonymac4
Replied on: 04/18/2007 12:24:22
Message:

All booze here is sold by Liquor Corporation. We get free samples all the time.


Reply author: jimbo67
Replied on: 04/18/2007 13:04:00
Message:

Oh Canada Oh Canada


Reply author: dogsled
Replied on: 04/18/2007 13:46:09
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by tonymac4

All booze here is sold by Liquor Corporation. We get free samples all the time.



We're privatized in Alberta, but like Tony, I'm trying to figure out what the big deal is? Why wouldn't you want to sample before you buy?

Of course, our beer is different from yours in the fact that we actually put alcohol in ours.

_________________________________________________________________________________
"If you want results, press the red button. The rest are useless."

"The intelligent man wins his battles with pointed words. I'm sorry -- I meant sticks. Pointed sticks."

Homer Simpson


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/18/2007 14:51:34
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by dogsled

quote:
Originally posted by tonymac4

All booze here is sold by Liquor Corporation. We get free samples all the time.




Of course, our beer is different from yours in the fact that we actually put alcohol in ours.

Homer Simpson

Hey now, I resemble that remark....uh...I mean...uh,,,If you drink a hole crap load of budlight you can tell it has some in it...

GADNA


Reply author: dogsled
Replied on: 04/18/2007 14:59:11
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50
If you drink a hole crap load of budlight you can tell it has some in it...

GADNA



Yeah, and I read a study once that said you can get drunk if you drink enough water too. Don't mean that's gonna happen either.

_________________________________________________________________________________
"If you want results, press the red button. The rest are useless."

"The intelligent man wins his battles with pointed words. I'm sorry -- I meant sticks. Pointed sticks."

Homer Simpson


Reply author: macscac
Replied on: 04/18/2007 15:00:18
Message:

meh... ill be excited when they will sample real booze.

i wouldnt mind walking thru costco and getting samples of vodka as i stroll thru the isles
:)


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/18/2007 15:01:18
Message:

LOL that sounded like one of those musket shots across Joshs bow there....


your shot Josh!

edit: wait a sec..... \_/ NOW, its your shot Josh.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/18/2007 15:03:24
Message:

Nah, when I used to steal vodka from the dad as a youngster I would replace it with water...he never questioned the difference...

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/18/2007 15:04:49
Message:

I used to do that with Whiskey

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

Nah, when I used to steal vodka from the dad as a youngster I would replace it with water...he never questioned the difference...

GADNA


Reply author: macscac
Replied on: 04/18/2007 15:05:26
Message:

lol im reminded of the 'hold your wee for a wii' contest

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16614865/


people said she acted drunk after drinking all that


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/18/2007 15:12:04
Message:

Thanks for the clarification JimD....



"Hic"

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/18/2007 15:19:56
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

I used to do that with Whiskey
quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

Nah, when I used to steal vodka from the dad as a youngster I would replace it with water...he never questioned the difference...

GADNA



If I could just one of my girl friends who's a bar maid to do that I'd be in like flin.....

GADNA


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 04/19/2007 08:00:47
Message:

Update on Joe Arpaio

TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO

HE IS THE MARICOPA ARIZONA COUNTY SHERIFF
AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND OVER

THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
(In Arizona )
who created the
" Tent City Jail":

He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights Cut off all but "G" movies.

He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.

Then He Started
Chain Gangs For Women
So He Wouldn't Get
Sued For
Discrimination.

He took away cable TV Until
he found out there was
A
Federal Court Order
that
Required Cable TV For Jails.
So He Hooked Up The Cable TV Again
Only Let In The Disney Channel And The Weather Channel.

When asked why the weather channel
He Replied,
So They Will Know
How Hot It's Gonna Be
While They Are Working
ON
My Chain Gangs.

He Cut Off Coffee
Since It Has
Zero Nutritional Value.

When the inmates complained, he told them, "This Isn't The Ritz/Carlton.
If You Don't Like It,
Don't Come Back."

He bought Newt Gingrich' lecture series on videotape that he pipes into the jails.

When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.


More On The Arizona Sheriff:

With Temperatures Being Even Hotter
Than Usual In Phoenix
(116 Degrees Just Set A New Record),
the Associated Press Reports:
About 2,000 Inmates Living In A Barbed-Wire-Surrounded Tent Encampment
At The
Maricopa County Jail Have Been Given Permission To Strip Down To Their Government-Issued
Pink Boxer Shorts.

On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached
138 Degrees
Inside The Week Before.

Many Were Also Swathed In Wet, Pink Towels As Sweat Collected On Their Chests And Dripped Down To Their PINK SOCKS.

"It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace,"
Said James Zanzot,
An Inmate Who Has Lived In The TENTS for 1 year.
"It's Inhumane."

Joe Arpaio,
the tough-guy sheriff
who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic
He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: "It's 120 Degrees In Iraq And
Our Soldiers Are Living In Tents Too,
And They Have To
Wear Full Battle Gear,
But
They Didn't Commit Any Crimes,
So Shut Your Damned Mouths!"

Way To Go, Sheriff!
Maybe if all prisons were like this one
there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders.
Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Ben Franklin


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/19/2007 08:03:12
Message:

I'd agree except for one simple fact...

punishment only serves as a deterrent, to one who first contemplates the ramifications of their chosen actions. Since by definition, a rational person owuldnt commit the crimes to get themselves INTO this predicament, it only follows that the criminal rationalizes their action...not the consequences.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 04/19/2007 08:15:12
Message:

I'd have to disagree with you there. In some cases, you're right, but ppl do make mistakes, and actually learn from them. It didn't take but 1 quick trip in handcuffs (never made it to a cell) for me to learn not to punch anyone in the face again, no matter how much the b**ch deserved it.

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Ben Franklin


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/19/2007 08:20:20
Message:

lol My "introduction" to the MP Nightstick.....

Pineview Club in Grafenwohr Germany. 1978 IIRC. Tank/Artillery gunnery range and we got a night off to go to the club. I was Cav in those days, and across the club from us was the 8th ID boys. (straight leg infantry...we hated each other lol) We wore Black Berets then, and the 8th ID Commander had put out a bounty on our berets. Every one of his troops that brought one of our berets to him, got a 3-day pass. Knowing this of course, we deliberately wore our berets and went into "their" club. 35-40 of us......30-50 of them.....

I had one guy in a headlock with one arm and was punching another guy, when I felt this bone-jarring "C-R-A-C-K" across both my shins. Dropped me like a rock in a swimming pool. 1/2 dz MPs, bent over at the waist, swinging nightsticks back-and-forth.

I've felt pain before and since, but NOTHING that compared to that moment.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 04/19/2007 08:41:23
Message:

LOL.... The difference is, I didn't start that fight. Crazy b**ch talked her even crazier husband into shooting at Don, told her husband she'd been screwing around togehter, which was not true. She tried, he turned her down flat. Guess it pissed her off...)then she walked into the bar in the middle of league night and swung a beer bottle at my head. She missed. I didn't. It took 7 people to pull me off her. Damn near killed her....

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Ben Franklin


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/19/2007 09:17:46
Message:

Insert theme song to Rocky here...

GADNA


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 04/19/2007 09:36:56
Message:

yeah well, I'd like to think I'm smarter now. Then again....someone swings a beer bottle at your head, intending to do some serious damage.... I'm pretty sure I'm not wrong. All charges were dropped, it was self-defense. I just try to stay out of stupid situations these days. I don't always succeed, but I do try. These days, I'd much, much just rather go home to the man of my dreams instead of shooting pool in a bar, even if it is in a league. I devoted 5 yrs of my life to pool, played at least 3 hrs a day, 12-15 hrs on Sundays, and have the trophies and checks to prove it, but now, I realize that there are more important things.

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Ben Franklin


Reply author: carguyJD
Replied on: 04/20/2007 10:54:33
Message:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18228652/

I bet it would look nice with a coon skin rug.

Oh, that was really off color...I mean uh...my chineese translator made me say that.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 04/20/2007 10:58:05
Message:

thats a classic example, of making a mountain out of molehill.

hopefully, her suit gets tossed and her along with it.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: dogsled
Replied on: 04/20/2007 12:15:38
Message:

That suit better get tossed. If she wanted something reasonable, like a replacement without the label, that would be fine. But this was not done intentionally to harm her or anyone else. Besides, this is from Canada. We don't get to be as sue happy here, the laws just don't support it.

_________________________________________________________________________________
"If you want results, press the red button. The rest are useless."

"The intelligent man wins his battles with pointed words. I'm sorry -- I meant sticks. Pointed sticks."

Homer Simpson


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/23/2007 12:27:56
Message:

NEW YORK - OMG! Thirteen-year-old Morgan Pozgar, of Claysburg, Pa., was crowned LG National Texting champion on Saturday after she typed "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from "Mary Poppins" in 15 seconds.

"I'm going to go shopping and buy lots of clothes," the teen said after winning her $25,000 prize from the electronics company LG.

Pozgar defeated nearly 200 other competitors at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan to become East Coast champion. She then beat West Coast champion Eli Tirosh, 21, of Los Angeles texting the message: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidoucious! Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious. If you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious."


She estimated that she sends more than 8,000 text messages a month to her friends and family.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/23/2007 15:00:02
Message:

This isnt really wierd...but ha fn ha...they deserve to find stuff like this...Im sure some people are alread dead from this......dang just think of all the budlight and canadian windsor I could have bought...ok I'll shut up...

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- U.S. Coast Guard officials in the San Francisco Bay Area are showing off the haul from a record cocaine bust.

Images

Crewmembers are unloading from the cutter Sherman in Alameda Monday more than 40-thousand pounds of cocaine seized off the coasts of Mexico and Panama in February and March.


About 38-thousand pounds of that cocaine was seized from a fishing vessel as it tried to offload the drugs onto smaller speed boats.

Fourteen members of the fishing boat crew were arrested after they set the boat on fire and tried to escape on the speed boats.

The Coast Guard says the seizure is the biggest cocaine bust in maritime history.

The street value of the cocaine taken in that seizure and two other smaller boardings by the Sherman is estimated to be about $500 million.


GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/24/2007 15:11:11
Message:

ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Coast Guard began unloading more than 40,000 pounds of cocaine seized from three ships off the Central American coast, much of it from a single bust considered the largest in U.S. maritime history.

Coast Guard officers had boarded a 330-foot ship heading north off the Pacific coast of Panama last month and discovered about 38,000 pounds of cocaine in two shipping containers, officials said. It was the largest single sea-based seizure of cocaine by a U.S. agency, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Brian Leshak.

Crews unloaded the cocaine Monday at a port in California, along with cocaine from two other busts. In one, also last month off Panama, a Coast Guard cutter chased down a speedboat carrying about 2,000 pounds of cocaine, officials said.

The other bust was in February and involved an Ecuadorian-flagged fishing vessel that allegedly had been loading cocaine into speedboats off Mexicos coast. The fishing vessels crew set fire to their ship and tried to flee in the speedboats but were caught, the Coast Guard said. About 900 pounds of cocaine were seized there.

The cocaine, with an estimated street value of $500 million, will be turned over the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which will take the drugs to Miami to be destroyed, Leshak said.


Damn...There went the load of smack..Now I have to get a summer job..


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/25/2007 09:24:31
Message:

Mock Metal Group Spinal Tap to Reunite
Apr 25, 2:04 AM EST

The Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Spinal Tap is back, and this time the band wants to help save the world from global warming.

The mock heavy metal group immortalized in the 1984 mockumentary, "This Is Spinal Tap," will reunite for a performance at Wembley Stadium in London as part of the Live Earth concerts scheduled worldwide for July 7.

The original members of Spinal Tap will be there: guitarist Nigel Tufnel (played by Christopher Guest), singer David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) and bassist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer). Rob Reiner, who both directed "This Is Spinal Tap" and played the fake documentarian Marty DeBergi in the film, will also be in attendance.

A new 15-minute film directed by Reiner on the band's reunion will also play at the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Wednesday. The slate for the opening gala, to be hosted by Al Gore, was previously announced, excepting the Reiner short.

The festival is to open with a showing of several global warming-themed short films produced by the SOS (Save Our Selves) campaign. SOS is also putting on the Live Earth concerts, to be held across seven continents.

Reiner spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday to explain the reunion of Spinal Tap a band always known more as a parody of rock 'n' roll excess than environmental awareness.

"They're not that environmentally conscious, but they've heard of global warming," said Reiner, whose other films include "When Harry Met Sally" and "Stand By Me." "Nigel thought it was just because he was wearing too much clothing that if he just took his jacket off it would be cooler."

Spinal Tap has reunited several times since the film but hasn't for a number of years. For the band whose last album was 1992's "Break Like the Wind" the occasion warranted a new single: "Warmer Than Hell."

Reiner provided a sneak peek at the lyrics: "The devil went to Devon, it felt like the fourth degree/He said, 'Is it hot in here, or is it only me?'"

The director said the new short film explains what the band has been doing with their lives lately.


Nigel has been raising miniature horses to race but can't find jockeys small enough to ride them; David is now a hip-hop producer who also runs a colonic clinic; and Derek is in rehab for addiction to the Internet.

Reiner, 60, has for more than 20 years worked with the National Resources Defense Council, an environmental action organization. Though the Spinal Tap reunion will be a lot of laughs, he hopes the SOS short films program and the Live Earth concerts have a substantial effect.

"What I think is going to be nice about this whole effort is there will be marching orders for people," said Reiner. "Not only from a personal standpoint of what individuals can do in their lives, but a macro perspective with respect to the public sector and government."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/25/2007 09:47:16
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Mock Metal Group Spinal Tap to Reunite
Nigel has been raising miniature horses to race but can't find jockeys small enough to ride them; David is now a hip-hop producer who also runs a colonic clinic; and Derek is in rehab for addiction to the Internet.



Now thats some funny Sh**....., miniture horses....internet addiction.....

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/27/2007 09:44:00
Message:

click on the big fish link, if you can....192 lbs aligator gar caught last weekend during the mcdonalds bass tourny on sam rayborn..the lake I ski and fish and hunt on.

by a 15 yr old girl. Its funny hearing the little man talk about reeling it in,,,

http://www.ktre.com/

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/30/2007 10:51:16
Message:

PATNA, India - Villagers at a wedding in eastern India decided the groom had arrived too drunk to get married, and so the bride married the groom's more sober brother instead, police said Monday.

"The groom was drunk and had reportedly misbehaved with guests when the bride's family and local villagers chased him away," Madho Singh, a senior police officer told Reuters after Sunday's marriage in a village in Bihar state's Arwal district.

The younger brother readily agreed to take the groom's place beside the teenage bride at her family's invitation, witnesses said.

Story continues below

"The groom apologized for his behavior, but has been crying that word will spread and he will never get a bride again," Singh said by phone.


MOST PECULIAR! APRIL 22-28, 2007
70-year-old marathoner nabs alleged thief

Police detail exploits of lovestruck car thief

Fortune-telling no longer in the cards in Philly

Dead man travels unnoticed for half a day

Pregnant cow runs riot all over Hanover

Boy gets toilet seat stuck on his head

`Captain America' accused of groping woman

Drunken man parks horse in bank foyer

Official says woman may keep goat in van

Sweet! DNA in pastry leads to car thief

Desire for alligator belt gets man arrested

The shoe fits, and man turns into a suspect

Was it the swastika or the nudity? Or both?

Teachers reportedly `purify' students with cow urine

Man gets 5,000 calls for YouTube post

Man flees casino security, drowns in moat.

Captain america accused of groping woman, how dare he. hmmm I wonder if it had to do with the woman, goat and van thing.



GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/30/2007 14:13:52
Message:

I'm not sure where to post this, but I'm a little worried as a Pats fan about this. I had enough of his whining ass in Minnesota.

Moss goes to New England:


There are many different versions of the myth of King Midas, the man with the golden touch. And, invariably, they all end badly when he touches the wrong thing.

So far, seemingly everything Bill Belichick has touched as Patriots head coach has turned to gold too.
But is this where the legend turns? Is this where the foundation cracks and the whole thing starts to crumble? Will acquiring Randy Moss a player practically designed in a lab as the ultimate anti-Patriot turn out to be the act of hubris that begins the great unraveling in New England?

Uh. No.

One of these years Bill Belichick is going to be wrong. But just not this year.

Make no mistake, Moss is a bad seed. He's childish and selfish and totally deserving of frequent voicemails from Alec Baldwin. But two things keep Moss happy: winning and scoring touchdowns. He won't return to his 17-a-year, TD-happy days in Minnesota, but he will put a little Freak in a New England passing game that was relegated to dink-and-dunk by personnel limitations last season. Playing with the best quarterback of his career, pencil Moss in for 10 touchdowns next season. As for the winning, does anyone think the Pats will win fewer than 12 games after adding Adalius Thomas, Donte Stallworth, Wes Welker and Moss?

When I first saw the headline of the Moss acquisition, like many in Patriots Nation, I had a little stitch in my stomach. I was already worried about the drafting of helmet-swinging, opponent-stomping Brandon Meriweather on Saturday and now this.

But then I remembered Belichick's long history of vindication after making controversial, unpopular or downright radical moves.

A quick trip down Midas touch memory lane:


Sticking with a kid named Tom Brady
At the time it didn't seem to be a move of particular consequence. The Patriots had gone 5-11 in Belichick's first season and started 2001 with consecutive losses. (That's right, there was a time Belichick's record in New England was 5-13.) Drew Bledsoe got hurt in that second game of the season and was replaced by sixth-round draft pick Tom Brady who had thrown all of three passes the year before. After what looked like a fluky blowout of Indy, the Pats got buried in Miami to fall to 1-3 and then trailed the Chargers by 10 at home and were looking at falling to 1-4. Brady rallied the team to victory, cemented his standing in Belichick's eyes and when Bledsoe got healthy by midseason the coach made his first momentous decision in Foxborough. He stuck with the kid. All Brady did was lead the Pats to five straight wins to close the regular season, three straight wins in the playoffs and the team's first championship.

Midas touch grade: A+


Making an example of Lawyer Milloy
After the Pats went 9-7 and missed the playoffs in 2002, Belichick sent a chill through the team when he cut unhappy (and four-time Pro Bowl) safety Lawyer Milloy. It was like that scene in The Untouchables with Robert De Niro as Al Capone with a baseball bat. Eugene Wilson, who had been drafted out of Illinois as a corner, was moved to safety, the Pats went 14-2 and won their second Super Bowl. As for Milloy, after three mediocre seasons in Buffalo from '03-'05, he had another mediocre year in Atlanta last year. He hasn't been back to either the Pro Bowl or the playoffs since Belichick decided it was time for him to go.

Midas touch grade: A


Taking a chance on Corey Dillon
Prior to their 2004 defense of their Super Bowl title, the Patriots traded a second-round pick to Cincinnati for disgruntled tailback Corey Dillon. The guy had groused his way out of town, but Belichick determined that it was only because he was sick of losing in Cincy. The coach suspected that a winning environment would cure everything that was ailing Dillon. Boy was he right. All Dillon did in his first season in New England was set a franchise record with 1,635 yards rushing, score 12 touchdowns and get his ring.

Midas touch grade: A


Letting Willie McGinest sign with Cleveland
Belichick squeezed every last ounce of greatness out of McGinest, the postseason sack master. He neglected to mention that to Romeo Crennel when his old pal was acquiring Big Willie before last season. McGinest had only four sacks, his lowest total since 1998, when he was injured for almost half the year. With his paltry 45 tackles for Cleveland last year, McGinest failed to force a single fumble.

Midas Touch grade: A


Not overpaying Adam Vinatieri, drafting Stephen Gostkowski
This was not a popular move in New England, especially when Vinatieri was kicking the Colts through the playoffs and winning his fourth ring. But it wasn't Vinatieri who was perfect in the playoffs last year (he missed a 36-yarder in the Super Bowl). It was Gostkowski. Even with all the pressure of replacing a legend, the rookie went 8-for-8 in the playoffs, including a 50-yarder against San Diego and a 43-yarder that put the Pats up 34-31 in the AFC title game with less than two minutes to play. Not bad.

Midas touch grade: A-


Trading Deion Branch
Branch wasn't around when Belichick made an example of Lawyer Milloy. So Branch became the example for this new Pats generation. (Are you listing Asante Samuel? It doesn't get better than New England.) When Branch held out, the Patriots traded the sudden malcontent to Seattle for a first-round pick. Branch got a huge payday in Seattle then promptly went out and averaged 52 yards a game receiving for the Seahawks and figures to be part of their slide back to the middle of the NFC also-ran pack.

Midas touch grade: A

So what kind of grade will acquiring Randy Moss for a fourth-round draft pick get?

It may be the biggest test of his autocratic authority yet, but you'll never go broke betting on Belichick. (Though we're all still wondering how it is the Patriots sent 12 men out on the field and took a penalty when a mere first down would have sent them to the Super Bowl and likely their fourth title in six years.)

The last time Moss had this level of "I'll show you" motivation was after 20 teams passed on him in the 1998 NFL draft. Their punishment? Moss toyed with the league for seven seasons, catching 90 TD passes.

Ask Daunte Culpepper if playing with Moss was good or bad for his career. (Turns out it's worth getting yelled at on the sidelines by your loose cannon wide receiver if you're going to the Pro Bowl with him.)

In Moss's last season in Minnesota in 2004 he scored 13 touchdowns in 13 games. Then he went to Oakland, where a wretched offensive line couldn't keep the not-very-good quarterbacks on their feet long enough to take advantage of Moss's speed, which still clocks in at sub-4.3 apparently. Now Moss goes from Kerry Collins, Aaron Brooks and Andrew Walter to Tom Brady and a solid o-line.

Moss had two down seasons in Oakland and he got pouty and surly. (Of course it should be noted that he still wasn't the most subversive element in the Raider receiving corps, an honor that would have to go to Jerry Porter.) Now Moss has a fresh start with a loaded franchise.

You think Eric Mangini is happy about this? Now he has to prepare first-round pick Darrelle Revis for the prospect of lining up across from the Freak in his first pro game.

Some teams might be rightfully worried about bringing a coach killer like Moss into camp. But not a team whose coach is immortal.

The Belichick-Moss era begins for real on Sept. 9 in the Meadowlands.


Reply author: iknslu
Replied on: 05/01/2007 13:28:04
Message:

Bizarre Holidays in April

April 1 is One Cent Day

April 2 is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

April 3 is Tweed Day and Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day

April 4 is Tell-A-Lie Day

April 5 is Go For Broke Day

April 6 is Sorry Charlie Day

April 7 is No Housework Day

April 8 is All Is Ours Day

April 9 is Winston Churchill Day and Name Yourself Day

April 10 is Golfers Day

April 11 is Eight-Track Tape Day

April 12 is Look Up At The Sky Day

April 13 is Blame Somebody Else Day

April 14 is National Pecan Day

April 15 is Rubber Eraser Day

April 16 is National Stress Awareness Day and National Eggs Benedict Day

April 17 is National Cheeseball Day

April 18 is International Jugglers Day

April 19 is Garlic DayMore Info On Garlic

April 20 is Look Alike Day

April 21 is Kindergarten Day

April 22 is National Jelly Bean Day

April 23 is Read Me Day and World Laboratory Animal Day

April 24 is National Pigs In A Blanket Day

April 25 is National Zucchini Bread Day

April 26 is Richter Scale Day and National Pretzel Day

April 27 is Tell A Story Day

April 28 is Great Poetry Reading Day and Kiss-Your-Mate Day

April 29 is National Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30 is National Honesty Day


Reply author: iknslu
Replied on: 05/01/2007 13:33:26
Message:

------- Hallucinating man calls police from tree ---------

ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A man, who was reportedly under the
influence of drugs, called police from a tree in St. Cloud,
Minn., claiming narcotics officers had chased him there.
St. Cloud police Sgt. Jeff Janssen said Jeremy Conrad
Cornick, 30, was up in a tree when police arrived Wednesday
morning. He claimed that narcotics officers from Freeborn
County had chased him there, the St. Cloud Times reported.
Janssen told the newspaper that authorities determined
Cornick was on drugs, hallucinating and, in fact, had not
been chased up the tree by narcotics officers. Also, while
officers were attempting to coax Cornick out of the tree,
he lost his grip and fell, said Janssen. The man was not
injured and was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for evaluation
before being taken to Stearns County Jail. He is being held
because of a warrant for his arrest in Rice County, Minn.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 05/03/2007 06:36:58
Message:

What a bunch of crap!!

Judge Sues Cleaner for $65M Over Pants

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Chungs, immigrants from South Korea, realized their American dream when they opened their dry-cleaning business seven years ago in the nation's capital. For the past two years, however, they've been dealing with the nightmare of litigation: a $65 million lawsuit over a pair of missing pants.

Jin Nam Chung, Ki Chung and their son, Soo Chung, are so disheartened that they're considering moving back to Seoul, said their attorney, Chris Manning, who spoke on their behalf.

"They're out a lot of money, but more importantly, incredibly disenchanted with the system," Manning said. "This has destroyed their lives."

The lawsuit was filed by a District of Columbia administrative hearings judge, Roy Pearson, who has been representing himself in the case.

Pearson did not return phone calls and e-mails Wednesday from The Associated Press requesting comment.

According to court documents, the problem began in May 2005 when Pearson became a judge and brought several suits for alteration to Custom Cleaners in Northeast Washington, a place he patronized regularly despite previous disagreements with the Chungs. A pair of pants from one suit was not ready when he requested it two days later, and was deemed to be missing.

Pearson asked the cleaners for the full price of the suit: more than $1,000.

But a week later, the Chungs said the pants had been found and refused to pay. That's when Pearson decided to sue.

Manning said the cleaners made three settlement offers to Pearson. First they offered $3,000, then $4,600, then $12,000. But Pearson wasn't satisfied and expanded his calculations beyond one pair of pants.

Because Pearson no longer wanted to use his neighborhood dry cleaner, part of his lawsuit calls for $15,000 - the price to rent a car every weekend for 10 years to go to another business.

"He's somehow purporting that he has a constitutional right to a dry cleaner within four blocks of his apartment," Manning said.

But the bulk of the $65 million comes from Pearson's strict interpretation of D.C.'s consumer protection law, which fines violators $1,500 per violation, per day. According to court papers, Pearson added up 12 violations over 1,200 days, and then multiplied that by three defendants.

Much of Pearson's case rests on two signs that Custom Cleaners once had on its walls: "Satisfaction Guaranteed" and "Same Day Service."

Based on Pearson's dissatisfaction and the delay in getting back the pants, he claims the signs amount to fraud.

Pearson has appointed himself to represent all customers affected by such signs, though D.C. Superior Court Judge Neal Kravitz, who will hear the June 11 trial, has said that this is a case about one plaintiff, and one pair of pants.

Sherman Joyce, president of the American Tort Association, has written a letter to the group of men who will decide this week whether to renew Pearson's 10-year appointment. Joyce is asking them to reconsider.

Chief Administrative Judge Tyrone Butler had no comment regarding Pearson's reappointment.

The association, which tries to police the kind of abusive lawsuits that hurt small businesses, also has offered to buy Pearson the suit of his choice.

And former National Labors Relations Board chief administrative law judge Melvin Welles wrote to The Washington Post to urge "any bar to which Mr. Pearson belongs to immediately disbar him and the District to remove him from his position as an administrative law judge."

"There has been a significant groundswell of support for the Chungs," said Manning, adding that plans for a defense fund Web site are in the works.

To the Chungs and their attorney, one of the most frustrating aspects of the case is their claim that Pearson's gray pants were found a week after Pearson dropped them off in 2005. They've been hanging in Manning's office for more than a year.

Pearson claims in court documents that his pants had blue and red pinstripes.

"They match his inseam measurements. The ticket on the pants match his receipt," Manning said.

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On the Net: http://www.CustomCleanersDefenseFund.com


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 05/03/2007 08:07:05
Message:

Gadna might be in trouble..

Drinking Alcohol Shrinks the Brain.


WEDNESDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- While it might help your heart, drinking even moderately could shrink your brain, U.S. researchers say.

"A small amount of alcohol is beneficial for the heart," noted lead researcher Carol Ann Paul, "but there is a continuous negative correlation between alcohol consumption and total brain volume. It seems that there is not a beneficial effect of even small amounts of alcohol on brain volume."

Paul was scheduled to present her findings at this week's annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, in Boston.

In the study, Paul and colleagues looked at MRI brain scans of 1,839 people ages 34 to 88. The people were classified as non-drinkers, former drinkers, low drinkers (those who drank one to seven drinks per week), moderate drinkers (eight to 14 drinks per week), or high drinkers (more than 14 drinks per week).

The researchers found that the more alcohol people drank on a regular basis, the smaller their brain volume. People who had more than 14 drinks per week had an average 1.6 percent reduction in brain volume compared with people who never drank.

Paul's team found that brain volume decreased 0.25 percent for every increase in drinking category.

Brain shrinkage was slightly greater in female drinkers than in male drinkers and had the biggest impact on women who were in their 70s and were still heavy drinkers, the researchers found.

That's not a surprise, Paul said, because women's bodies tend to react differently to alcohol. "Women are more sensitive to alcohol [than men] and absorb it faster," she said.

Paul stressed that brain volume will decrease naturally throughout the life span. "There is a normal decline in brain volume. Some people seem to be unaffected by it, but some people are not," she said. "Alcohol seems to be accelerating this normal decline."

One expert believes the study shows a clear, negative effect of drinking on the brain.

"This study corroborates a building story about the detrimental effects of alcohol on brain structure and function," said Dr. James Garbutt, a professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

According to Garbutt, studies have also shown that alcohol has negative effects on brain functioning and cognition. "However, there haven't been studies that show how brain volume and cognition are related and whether alcohol has any effect," he said.



Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 05/03/2007 10:27:21
Message:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18442109/?GT1=9951

Stolen wallet found 56 years later...to the day.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 05/05/2007 13:24:19
Message:

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A version of the General Lee a 1969 Dodge Charger made famous in the television show The Dukes of Hazzard fetched a winning bid of nearly $10 million Friday in an online auction.

If the bidder comes through with cash or financing for the $9,900,500 price, the car will be the most expensive item ever sold by eBay Inc., company spokeswoman Catherine England said.

Actor John Schneider, who played the blond heartthrob Bo Duke in the show, sold the car, which was not featured in the original show but carries the signatures of the cast.

Schneider, 47, said Friday that he expected bidding for the orange coupe, which has 01 on the doors and is emblazoned with the Confederate flag, to go for $3 million at most.

In my wildest dreams, two people would get into a bidding war at about $2.5 million ... and I would have been delighted with that. However, Im three times as delighted as that now, he laughed.

All the living original cast members and crew from the show, which started in 1979, signed their autographs under the hood of the car. It was also featured in the movie Dukes Go To Hollywood, and Schneider raced it in The Silver State Classic Challenge in Nevada.

The actor said he would use the money to help produce a sequel to his 2006 movie Collier & Co.

I think Ill go on vacation first and then make the movie, said Schneider, who after Dukes acted on Broadway and had roles on shows including Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman. This is really, really quite amazing.

When bidding escalated this week, customer service representatives at San Jose, Calif.-based eBay called Schneider and recommended he take bids only from pre-qualified eBay customers who could confirm financing and provide other details. Although all eBay bids are considered a legally binding contract, the transaction isnt official.

E-mails to the winning bidder, who uses the screen name Fishbashr1 and beat out 60 other bids, went unanswered on Friday afternoon.

The way it works is the money and vehicle swap hands between buyer and seller, but until we hear from buyer and seller we have no way of verifying whether the transaction happened, England said.

The current eBay record sale is $4.9 million for a private jet several years ago.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 05/05/2007 14:26:59
Message:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18497897/?GT1=9951

Mans car stolen,....


twice....


in one day

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 05/05/2007 14:46:35
Message:

He must be a Packer fan huh Jim?...

quote:
Originally posted by JimD

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18497897/?GT1=9951

Mans car stolen,....


twice....


in one day

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 05/07/2007 08:19:39
Message:

Sorta brings a tear to your eye, huh??

LOS ANGELES - In her first public comments since she was handed a 45-day jail sentence for a driving related offense, celebrity heiress Paris Hilton has described her punishment as cruel and unwarranted.

She also fired her spokesman, veteran publicist Elliot Mintz, whom she blamed for getting her into the mess.

Visibly shocked and tearful, the 26-year-old socialite was sentenced to 45 days in a suburban Los Angeles jail after a judge ruled she knowingly violated her probation on a previous traffic offense by driving without a valid license.

At the hearing, Hilton said Mintz had told her she was permitted to drive for work-related reasons. But Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Sauer rejected her claims and ordered her to turn herself in by June 5.

I told the truth, Hilton told photographers waiting outside her Los Angeles home on Saturday night.

I feel that I was treated unfairly and that the sentence is both cruel and unwarranted. I dont deserve this.

Her lawyer, Howard Weitzman, has said he will appeal to modify the sentence.

Mintz, whose clients have included John Lennon and Bob Dylan, took the stand in Hiltons defense, but his testimony was rejected as worthless by the judge.

In a statement published on Sunday by news web site TMZ.com, Mintz was said he was deeply and profoundly sorry for giving his client bad advice.

Due to this misunderstanding, I am no longer representing Paris. For the record, I have nothing but love and respect for Paris and her family. Paris is a wonderful person and does not deserve the punishment that was handed down by the court. I only wish her my best.

Hiltons troubles began last September when she was arrested for drunk driving. In January, she pleaded no contest the equivalent of a guilty plea and was sentenced to three years probation and had her license suspended. In February, she was pulled over again for driving without headlights. Police impounded her blue Bentley when they discovered she was driving on a suspended license.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 05/09/2007 08:17:55
Message:


O.J. Tossed From Steakhouse on Derby Eve
May 8, 10:57 PM EST


The owner of an upscale steakhouse in Louisville said he asked O.J. Simpson to leave his restaurant the night before the Kentucky Derby because he is sickened by the attention Simpson still attracts.

"I didn't want to serve him because of my convictions of what he's done to those families," Jeff Ruby said in a telephone interview Tuesday. "The way he continues to torture the lives of those families ... with his behavior, attitude and conduct."

Simpson, an NFL Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy winner, was found innocent in 1995 of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman but was found liable in a civil trial that followed.

Ruby who owns restaurants in Cincinnati, Louisville and Belterra, Ind. said Simpson, who was in town for the Derby on Saturday, came in with a group of about 12 Friday night and was seated at a table in the back. A customer came up to Ruby and was "giddy" about seeing Simpson, Ruby said.

"I didn't want that experience in my restaurant," Ruby said, later adding that seeing Simpson get so much attention "makes me sick to my stomach."

He said he went to Simpson's table and said, "I'm not serving you." Ruby said when Simpson didn't respond, he repeated himself and left the room.

Ruby said Simpson soon came up to him and said he understood and would gather the rest of his party to leave.

Simpson's attorney, Yale Galanter, said the incident was about race, and he intended to pursue the matter and possibly go after the restaurant's liquor license.*****GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

"He screwed with the wrong guy, he really did," Galanter said by telephone Tuesday night.

Ruby said the incident had to do with Simpson's past.

"It was the first time since 1994 he has ever shown any class," Ruby said. "He showed it that night in the restaurant" by leaving quietly.

Ruby said after Simpson left, people in the restaurant started applauding him. He said he has received about 100 positive e-mails since the incident.

The walls of Ruby's restaurants are decorated with celebrity photos. A photo of Simpson and Ruby used to be on display, but Ruby said he took it down after the killings.



Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 05/10/2007 08:25:55
Message:

Didn't think this would happen.



MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. has parted ways with DEI, the company his father founded in 1980.

Earnhardt, 32, announced on Thursday that he was leaving DEI, where he started his NASCAR career at 21 in the Busch Series, to become a free agent.

In December, Earnhardt said he hoped to have his contract completed by May. But as the months passed, Earnhardt added he was free to contact other owners on May 1. As that deadline expired, Earnhardt told FOXSports.com on Tuesday, "You'll all know soon what my plans are." Earnhardt and his stepmother Teresa addressed DEI this morning before the press conference at JR Motorsports.

"We worked really hard, but we were never close," Earnhardt said of negotiations with DEI. "I am a little sad, but I am trying to remind myself to be excited about what's ahead."

"I'm sad that I have to leave some employees that I got close to, leave some relationships," Earnhardt said. "We're going to finish this year out, and I told my guys we're going to run hard. I don't want any excuses for us not giving our best effort. I plan on giving everything I've got like I always do, and hopefully that's what I'll get in return."

Now the question becomes just which owner can present the most attractive offer. For Earnhardt it's not just about the money, but where he can go to win championships.

Said Earnhardt, "We'll see what opportunities I have."

There have been more than a few Earnhardt sightings with Hendrick Motorsports' principals over the last few months that have fueled rumors that Budweiser would return to NASCAR's top organization, possibly with the No. 3 in tow. But which car would he drive and which driver would be displaced? Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson obviously aren't going anywhere. Kyle Busch, 21, has exhibited a few prickly, uncomfortable moments but factoring in his level of talent along with his age the potential of growth on both accounts is more than promising. Casey Mears has had an unfortunate season so far but it's not like Rick Hendrick to cut the cord this quickly.

Three-time Cup champion and NASCAR on FOX analyst Darrell Waltrip, one of Dale Earnhardt Sr.'s friendly rivals, traveled from Nashville at Earnhardt's request to join him for Thursday's announcement.
"This was incredibly difficult, a lot of emotion and the hardest thing he's had to deal with up until now," Waltrip said of Earnhardt's decision to leave DEI. "This is a big deal."

Now, Earnhardt must decide which team is the best fit for him.

"I've always thought RCR just because of the Childress-Earnhardt relationship," said Waltrip of Richard Childress Racing, where the elder Earnhardt won six of his seven championships. "I have personally have always thought the racing world would be right if Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove the black No. 3 car."


Certainly, Earnhardt's relationship with Richard Childress dates back the farthest, although his grandfather Robert Gee was one of Hendrick's first motorsports employees. But since Earnhardt Sr.'s death, Childress has been there for the entire family whether the children needed something or if Earnhardt matriarch Martha needed a flight to Daytona. There's a level of trust between the Earnhardts and Childress dating back almost 30 years. While Hendrick's roster is full, Childress is currently in expansion mode and is adding 90,000 square-feet to the existing building.

"He's a great race car driver," said Mike Dillon, vice president of competition for Richard Childress Racing. "I believe he can win races and championships and we could provide that for him here.

"His fan base and popularity will certainly make any deal attractive with Junior. He's a genuinely nice guy, that's the cool part of the deal. But you have to be concerned with the existing teams here and make sure they're comfortable any situation we would bring in. We'd love to have him but you would have to be prepared. We have championship caliber teams already and have to be careful not to upset the existing situation.

"Certainly, we would love to have him. I hope we're that lucky. I wish we're in the running but if you listen to the rumor mill, I don't see that happening."

A third scenario has Earnhardt becoming a satellite organization with Hendrick Motorsports. Engines and engineering support would come directly from HMS.



Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/10/2007 08:33:43
Message:

I hope the step mom gets black balled

...........word from one of my nascar fanatic salesman is Jeremy mcgrath is inking with earnhart.

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 05/11/2007 15:04:21
Message:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18612786/

Ricky Williams tests positive for marijuana.

Oh..puh-lease! Say it isnt so.... Who'd have thunk???

/sarcasm

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 05/14/2007 11:10:11
Message:

Dang Packer fans..

Wis. Festival Sells Deep-Fried Testicles

ELDERON, Wis. (AP) -- Around here, it may be tough to pass up anything deep-fried.

Wisconsinites have deep-fried cheese curds, candy bars and Twinkies. They now have deep-fried livestock testicles, too.

More than 300 people paid $5 for all-you-can-eat goat, lamb and bull testicles Saturday at the ninth annual Testicle Festival at Mama's Place Bar and Grill in Elderon in central Wisconsin.

"Once you get over the mental (aspect) of what you're eating, it's just like eating any other food, and it tastes good," Buster Hoffman said.

Festival founder Nancy Fenske said the festival grew out of her late husband Roger's birthday party 12 years ago. They decided to have "a nut fry" at Mama's Place after bringing back lamb fries from a trip to Montana.

The event grew every year and now they fry up to 100 pounds of testicles, she said.

"What else can you do in a small town?" Fenske said.

Butch Joubert, 58, likes the parts sandwiched between bread with tartar sauce. They're not so different from regular meatballs also served at the festival, he said.

"After a few beers, you can't really tell the difference," Joubert said.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/14/2007 11:38:33
Message:


In Illinois, you're never too young to own a gun.

That's what one father found out, when he registered his 10-month-old son for a Firearm Owner's Identification Card.

Daily Southtown columnist Howard Ludwig registered his son - Howard David Ludwig, nicknamed "Bubba" online after the child's grandfather bought him a gun shortly after the baby's birth. Ludwig chronicled the road to gun ownership in a story that appeared in the Southtown on Sunday.

"Anyone who wants to own a firearm or purchase a firearm needs a FOID card," Ludwig told FOX News. "I applied for one of these for my son. Now ironically he cant buy a gun until hes 18 years old, but if he wants to own one -- which he does thanks to Grandpa -- he needs one of these cards anyhow."

The ID card, complete with a photo of the tot, allows the child to own a firearm and ammunition, and legally transport an unloaded weapon, even though Bubba has yet to learn how to walk.

sweet






GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/21/2007 11:35:03
Message:

NFL GANGSTA-VISION..........Just plain stuuuuuupit

Maybe Chris Henry didn't quite understand Roger Goodell's message.

A Cincinnati TV station is reporting that the Bengals wideout failed a court-ordered drug test and could be headed to jail.
The receiver is already suspended for eight games in the upcoming season under the NFL commissioner's new get-tough policy for repeat offenders.

A Kenton County prosecutor told WLWT the test was part of a probation agreement with Florida for a weapons conviction last fall. Henry is on probation for two years for pulling a 9 mm gun during a fight in downtown Orlando.

Violating the probation could put Henry behind bars. In addition to being on probation in Florida, Henry is serving suspended sentences in both Kentucky and Ohio. The drug test failure could potentially trigger these sentences as well.



GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/22/2007 10:39:54
Message:

It wasn't me............... I do however know a guy in degraff Ohio that got pulled over on a golf cart and was cited a dui... One of my disc golf buddies.

BERLIN - A wheelchair-bound German stunned police when they pulled him over for using the road and allegedly found he was 10 times over the legal alcohol limit for drivers.

He was right in the middle of the road, said a spokesman for police in the northeastern city of Schwerin on Tuesday. The officers couldnt quite believe it when they saw the results of the breath test. Thats a life-threatening figure.

The 31-year-old told police he had been out drinking with a friend and was a mile from home when a police car stopped him as he passed through the village of Ventschow.


Police said that because the man was technically traveling as a pedestrian, he could not be charged with a driving offense.

Its not like we can impound his wheelchair, the spokesman said. But he is facing some sort of punishment. Its just not clear yet what exactly that will be.



GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 05/29/2007 12:19:14
Message:

HONOLULU - Real estate is often a long-term investment. But 10,000 years?

Lo'ihi Development Co. will soon start offering oceanview lots speculators won't even be able to stand on for many millennia. That's because they're currently submerged more than 3,000 feet below sea level on an underwater volcano called Lo'ihi, located about 20 miles southeast of the Big Island.

A Web site will be renovated in the next couple of weeks to officially begin selling parcels for an introductory price of $39.95. Buyers will receive a brochure and a "deed," but much like Internet groups that claim to sell stars, they probably can't call themselves owners.

"What's the scam?" said Norm Nichols, co-developer of the online venture. "If you really think there's something here that you can't live with, nobody's forcing you to buy it. It's meant to be fun."

The Web site advertises, "Lo'ihi Seaview Estates: Real Estate for the Future. Grand Water View Front Lots." A photo of the sales office is a raft in the middle of the ocean.

Nichols and his business partner, Linda Kramer, both Honolulu entrepreneurs, envision online chat rooms and newsletters to discuss everything from street names to what kind of government to install. They want to hold a "homeowners association" meeting a boat ride over the volcano every April Fool's Day.

Scientists don't really know when, or if, Lo'ihi will break the surface of the Pacific Ocean. Many guess about 10,000 years, but it could be much longer than that.

Stephen Levins, head of the state consumer affairs office, said the offer could be a problem if it were serious. "However, if the Web site is clear it's a parody and you're not going to be receiving an actual interest in real estate, that's something else," he said.


Reply author: carguyJD
Replied on: 05/30/2007 12:52:14
Message:

Best Italian invention since the radio...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18942828/


Reply author: jimbo67
Replied on: 05/30/2007 15:33:14
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Dang Packer fans..



Careful...cheesehead here

Minor Details


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 05/30/2007 16:20:28
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by carguyJD

Best Italian invention since the radio...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18942828/






Gotta love the Italians!




I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 05/30/2007 16:29:39
Message:



<--- could have continued living happily in ignorance of this problem.......


Thank you God.

***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/04/2007 08:56:08
Message:


Man Beats World Hot Dog Eating Record


PHOENIX (AP) -- A California man smashed the world record for hot dog eating at a contest Saturday, gobbling up more than 59 franks in 12 minutes.

Joey Chestnut, 23, of San Jose, shattered the record held by Takeru Kobayashi of Japan by downing 59 1/2 "HDBs" - hot dogs and buns - during the Southwest Regional Hot Dog Eating Championship at the Arizona Mills Mall in suburban Tempe.

Kobayashi's old record of 53 3/4 was set last year at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, held at Coney Island in New York, said George Costos, who helps runs the regional contests for Nathan's.

Chestnut placed second in last year's world championships, consuming 52 hot dogs.

"He's unbelievable - he just keeps on going," said Ryan Nerz, who works for Major League Eating, which he describes as "a world governing board for all stomach-centric sports."

"These guys' numbers have just been going up at a tremendous clip," Nerz said. "I always thought there was a limit - a limit to the human stomach and a limit to human willpower - but I guess not."

Chestnut won a free trip to New York, a year's supply of hot dogs and a $250 gift card to the mall.

He flew to New York on Saturday night for a previously scheduled trip to throw out the first pitch Sunday at a game between the New York Mets and the Arizona Diamondbacks, Costos said.




Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 06/04/2007 09:21:32
Message:

Leading Economic Indicators
Updates: Zimbabwe's almost comically sad hyperinflation, which News of the Weird reported had reached 1,593 percent in January (one could buy a house, pool and tennis court in 1990 for the same dollars as would buy a single brick today), was up to 3,731 percent in May, and is expected to get much worse. [BBC News, 5-17-07]



Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 06/04/2007 17:59:20
Message:

hmmmmm would that make it worth shipping over, about a 1/2 million bricks?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 06/05/2007 15:52:18
Message:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19033887/

Paris' jail jumpsuit up for sale on eBay

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 06/06/2007 07:59:19
Message:

AMAZING video!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU8DDYz68kM&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Frotoguru1%2Ecom%2Fcgi%2Dbin%2Fread%2Epl%3Fboard%3Dgent%26thread%3D125%26last%3D1181141324

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 06/06/2007 08:14:48
Message:

http://www.newsday.com/news/health/ny-nyboos06vr5244104jun06,0,4643884.story?coll=ny-health-print




I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 06/06/2007 08:16:10
Message:

^ what he said...... Worth the 8 minutes. Starts off a little slow, but the last 6 minutes or so....plan to be rivited to your chair. WOW.

***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/06/2007 10:25:50
Message:

I guess this guy's name really fits him..

Man Sues Over Long-Lasting Erection

NEW YORK (AP) -- A man has sued the maker of the health drink Boost Plus, claiming the vitamin-enriched beverage gave him an erection that would not subside and caused him to be hospitalized.

The lawsuit filed by Christopher Woods of New York said he bought the nutrition beverage made by the pharmaceutical company Novartis AG at a drugstore on June 5, 2004, and drank it.

Woods' court papers say he woke up the next morning "with an erection that would not subside" and sought treatment that day for the condition, called severe priapism.

They say Woods, 29, underwent surgery for implantation of a Winter shunt, which moves blood from one area to another.

The lawsuit, filed late Monday, says Woods later had problems that required a hospital visit and penile artery embolization, a way of closing blood vessels. Closing off some blood flow prevents engorgement and lessens the likelihood of an erection.

Woods' lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, names Novartis Consumer Health Inc. as a defendant. A spokeswoman for the company, Brandi Robinson, said Tuesday the company was aware of the lawsuit but does not comment on pending litigation.

Woods' lawyer did not return telephone calls for comment Tuesday.

Novartis' Boost Plus Web site describes the drink as "a great tasting, high calorie, nutritionally complete oral supplement for people who require extra energy and protein in a limited volume," in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 06/06/2007 11:30:28
Message:

How exactly does this dude get away w/ blaming an energy drink for that? Hell, I drink 2 a day and I don't have that problem....

***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 06/06/2007 11:33:44
Message:

<---might start drinking them.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: bean
Replied on: 06/06/2007 12:05:35
Message:

I just love the guy's last name. Pretty fitting I think.


Reply author: bean
Replied on: 06/07/2007 07:30:05
Message:

Yeah, so I feel pretty dumb about that last comment. I didn't read the first line of your post Streets. Oh well..


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/07/2007 10:32:52
Message:

Paris hilton out of jail after 5 days. Any thoughts on this.
I'm thinking she probley had a nervious break down or somthing along those lines.., IMHO I can't really blame her for being so spoiled its not her fault, now she just needs to grow up, while shes at it I wish she would stop blowing up my cell phone


GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 06/07/2007 11:52:25
Message:

CAUTION! Clicking the link below, could cause permanent blindness, mental retardation, heart attack, stroke, Bubonic Plague, Typhoid, Baldness, ED, permanent PMS, starvation, war, famine, pestilence and any other ills you can think of.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!


http://img162.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image0011mx4.jpg






clicked it anyway...didnt you?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/07/2007 11:57:20
Message:



GADNA


Reply author: toccoakid
Replied on: 06/07/2007 12:05:34
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by JimD

CAUTION! Clicking the link below, could cause permanent blindness, mental retardation, heart attack, stroke, Bubonic Plague, Typhoid, Baldness, ED, permanent PMS, starvation, war, famine, pestilence and any other ills you can think of.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!


http://img162.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image0011mx4.jpg






clicked it anyway...didnt you?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."




THAT's gonna leave a mark!


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 06/07/2007 12:06:57
Message:

clicked it anyway...didnt you?



soooooooooooooooooooo...that would be a "YES" answer?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: bean
Replied on: 06/07/2007 12:11:41
Message:

CLicking that enabled me to get a new keyboard...... The other was full of vomit


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 06/08/2007 11:09:34
Message:

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/06/07/wheelchair.truck.ap/index.html





Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!



I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/08/2007 11:12:49
Message:

ROFLMAO>.....flipping weeeeeeeeee......lol..

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/08/2007 13:00:11
Message:

Oh BOOOO HOOO!!

LOS ANGELES - Screaming and crying, Paris Hilton was escorted out of a courtroom and back to jail Friday after a judge ruled that she must serve out her entire 45-day sentence behind bars rather than in her Hollywood Hills home.

Its not right! shouted the weeping Hilton, who violated her parole in a reckless driving case. Mom! she called out to her mother in the audience.

Hilton, who was brought to court in handcuffs in a sheriffs car, came into the courtroom disheveled and weeping, hair askew, sans makeup, wearing a gray fuzzy sweat shirt over slacks.

She cried throughout the hearing, her body shook constantly and she dabbed at her eyes. Several times she turned to her parents, seated behind her in the courtroom, and mouthed, I love you.

Superior Court Judge Michael T. Sauer was calm but apparently irked by the mornings developments. He said he had left the courthouse Thursday night having signed an order for Hilton to appear for the hearing.

When he got in his car early Friday, he said, he heard a radio report that he had approved Hiltons participation in the hearing by telephone, but he had not.

I at no time condoned the actions of the sheriff and at no time told him I approved the actions, he said of the decision to release Hilton from jail after three days.


At no time did I approve the defendant being released from custody to her home on Kings Road, Sauer said.

Assistant City Attorney Dan F. Jeffries argued that Hilton should be returned to jail, and said that was purely the judges decision to make. Her release after only three days erodes confidence in the judicial system, Jeffries said.

Hiltons attorney, Richard Hutton, implored the judge to order a hearing in his chambers at which he would hear testimony about Hiltons medical condition before making a decision.

The judge did not respond to that suggestion.

Another of her attorneys, Steve Levine, said, The sheriff has determined that because of her medical situation, this (jail) is a dangerous place for her.

The courts role here is to let the Sheriffs Department run the jail, he said.

A former district attorney, Robert Philibosian, also represented Hilton. He said that the law supports the sheriff in making an independent decision on her custodial situation.

The judge interrupted several times to say that he had received a call last Wednesday from an undersheriff informing him that Hilton had a medical condition and that he would submit papers to the judge to consider. He said the papers never arrived.

Every few minutes, the judge would interrupt proceedings and state the time on the clock and note that the papers still had not arrived.

He also noted that he had heard that a private psychiatrist visited Hilton in jail and he wondered if that person played a role in deciding her medical needs.

Probably the first time in her life she didn't get what she wanted


http://www.cagle.com/news/ParisInPrison/main.asp


Reply author: Ascaravan
Replied on: 06/08/2007 19:13:08
Message:

This story was verified at: http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/sanitizer.asp

Yesterday, my youngest daughter, Halle , who is 4, was rushed to the emergency room by her father for being severely lethargic and incoherent. He was called to her school by the school secretary for being "very VERY sick."
He told me that when he arrived, Halle was barely sitting in the chair. She couldn't hold her own head up and when he looked into her eyes, she couldn't focus them.
He immediately scooped her up and rushed her to the ER, and then called me.

When we got there, they ran blood test after blood test and did x-rays, every test imaginable. Her white blood cell count was normal, nothing was out of the ordinary. The ER doctor told us that he had done everything that he could do so he was sending her to Saint Francis for further tests.

Right when we were leaving in the ambulance, her teacher came to the ER and, after questioning Halle 's classmates, we found out that she had licked hand sanitizer off her hand.
Hand sanitizer, of all things.
But it makes sense. These days they have all kinds of different scents and when you have a curious child, they are going to put all kinds of things into their mouths.
When we arrived at Saint Francis, we told the ER doctor there to check her blood alcohol level, and yes we did get weird looks, but they did it. The results showed her blood alcohol level was 85% -- six hours after we first took her. There's no telling what it would have been if we would have requested it at the first ER.
Since then, her school and a few surrounding schools have taken this out of the classrooms of all the lower grade classes, but what's to stop middle and high schoolers from ingesting the stuff?
After doing research on the internet, we have found out that it only takes 3 squirts of the stuff to be fatal in a toddler. For her blood alcohol level to be so high was to compare someone her size to drinking something 120 proof. So please PLEASE don't disregard this because I don't ever want anyone else to go through what my family and I have gone through.



KNOWLEDGE IS POWER..SHARE YOURS TODAY

Anthony Schultz


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/11/2007 07:26:54
Message:

Aw c'mon..Seriously???

Actor Wesley Snipes is a victim of "unscrupulous tax advice" and is being selectively targeted for prosecution on federal tax evasion charges because he is black, his attorneys argue in a motion to dismiss the indictment.

That's what Snipes has said all along about the charges.

In a June 4 motion to dismiss the indictment, Snipes' attorneys argue that prosecutors filed additional tax evasion charges against him and not against two co-defendants because they are "Caucasian, while Mr. Snipes is African-American."

A federal judge is still considering the motion.

The Oct. 17 indictment charges Snipes with fraudulently claiming refunds totaling nearly $12 million in 1996 and 1997 for income taxes already paid. The star of the "Blade" trilogy and other films also was charged with failure to file returns from 1999 through 2004.

The indictment said Snipes conspired with American Rights Litigators' founder Eddie Ray Kahn and tax preparer Douglas P. Rosile Sr. to file false refund claims based on a bogus argument that only income from foreign sources was subject to taxation.

Snipes' motion says he should be counted among 2,000 people who relied on Kahn and Rosile for tax advice, not as one of their co-defendants.

The indictment said Kahn and Rosile, through American Rights Litigators, collected fees of up to 20 percent of refunds from fraudulent tax returns.

Rosile's attorney, David Wilson, said Sunday his client never gave Snipes any tax advice.

"Mr. Rosile never met Mr. Snipes," Wilson said.

Kahn's attorney did not immediately return phone and e-mail messages seeking comment.

There was no immediate response Sunday to calls seeking comment from Snipes' manager or a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/12/2007 10:40:59
Message:

awol ..ya think.. JimD what are you hearing about this guy


http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,280992,00.html

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 06/12/2007 12:06:37
Message:

Only whats been reported so far. The military is very good about keeping a tight lid on these kinds of things. The PAO (Public Affairs Office), will have been out in force to squeltch rumor-mongering as much as possible.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/12/2007 12:10:12
Message:

what was the kid doing with a cell phone? My dad says that in its self is dereliction of duty? hes been out of it for years and years...hes old school He also said that boys going to wish hes dead when and if they find him...then he groveled about the lack of training this and that...sort of funny in a sad since

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 06/12/2007 12:12:45
Message:

I dont know that carrying the cell is a violation in todays world. *shrug* Things have changed so much since I was AD back in the mid 80s. (Of course then, a "mobile phone" was shoe-box sized and went in the car between the front seats!)

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: MIKE TYSON
Replied on: 06/12/2007 13:41:04
Message:

I can not beweve there doing this to Barbie

http://tech.msn.com/products/articlecnet.aspx?cp-documentid=4939735>1=10138


they better not think of messing strawberry shortcake or cabbage patch...

here streety, streety,......

BITE THIS


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/12/2007 13:48:21
Message:

You are one disturbed little fellow..


Reply author: MIKE TYSON
Replied on: 06/12/2007 13:57:16
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

You are one disturbed little fellow..

I'll show you streety, just ast evander, Robin, my old jail mate, the list goes on and on.

BITE THIS


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/12/2007 14:08:19
Message:

uh, ok...mike tyson...posting about barbie. has a new nick name for streets. yep I would say thats some weird news, and that mike's on drugs. Hey mike pass me some pills my neck is killing me.

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/12/2007 14:10:41
Message:

See..A total nut job..


21 Jun 2003 Mike Tyson allegedly beats the crap out of two autograph seekers in the lobby of the Brooklyn Marriott.

11 Jul 2003 A bodyguard files suit against Mike Tyson, claiming that the boxer punched him twice in the face, breaking his left orbital bone.

1 Aug 2003 Mike Tyson files for bankruptcy in New York.

13 Sep 2003 Mike Tyson attends a charity benefit at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. When asked why he came, Tyson confesses "Because I've got nothing else to do."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/12/2007 14:29:42
Message:

WARNING>>>>>Do not click on this link if your easily offended

http://www.dailyhaha.com/_vids/Best_of_Mike_Tyson.htm


lol, warning a boat load of F&I pros...whats that like dangling a free car in front of a roach,,,O wait as crappy as bizz is around here they would give it back if it were free say it wasn't good enough

GADNA


Reply author: MIKE TYSON
Replied on: 06/12/2007 14:46:46
Message:

Thats not nice, come on can't we all just get along, I was really trying to be nice to those mean people

BITE THIS


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 06/12/2007 16:52:56
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

WARNING>>>>>Do not click on this link if your easily offended

http://www.dailyhaha.com/_vids/Best_of_Mike_Tyson.htm


lol, warning a boat load of F&I pros...whats that like dangling a free car in front of a roach,,,O wait as crappy as bizz is around here they would give it back if it were free say it wasn't good enough

GADNA







LMAO!!! Thank's Josh. I needed that tonight......

***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/13/2007 09:51:50
Message:

WTF is wrong with a legal system that would even tolerate something as stupid as this??? This guy has nothing coming IMHO..

Judge Suing Dry Cleaner Cries Over Pants

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A judge had to leave the courtroom with tears running down his face Tuesday after recalling the lost pair of trousers that led to his $54 million lawsuit against a dry cleaner.

Administrative law judge Roy L. Pearson had argued earlier in his opening statement that he is acting in the interest of all city residents against poor business practices. Defense attorneys called his claim "outlandish."

He originally sued Custom Cleaners for about $65 million under the District of Columbia consumer protection act and almost $2 million in common law claims. He is no longer seeking damages related to the pants, instead focusing his claims on two signs in the shop that have since been removed.

He alleges that Jin Chung, Soo Chung and Ki Chung, owners of the mom-and-pop business, committed fraud and misled consumers with signs that claimed "Satisfaction Guaranteed" and "Same Day Service."

Pearson, representing himself, said in opening that he wanted to examine the culture that allowed "a group of defendants to engage in bad business practices for five years."

An attorney for the Chungs portrayed Pearson as a bitter man with financial troubles stemming from a recent divorce who is taking out his anger on a hardworking family.

"This case is very simple. It's about one sign and the plaintiff's outlandish interpretation," attorney Chris Manning said.

The Chungs were to present their case Wednesday. Manning asked D.C. Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff to award them reimbursement for their legal costs if they win.

Pearson called several witnesses Tuesday who testified that they stopped going to Custom Cleaners after problems with misplaced clothes.

Pearson also called himself as a witness, saying his problems began in May 2005 when he brought in several suits for alterations. A pair of pants from a blue and maroon suit was missing when he requested it two days later. He said Soo Chung tried to give him a pair of charcoal gray pants.

As Pearson explained that those weren't the pants for the suit, he choked up and left the courtroom crying after asking Bartnoff for a break.

Pearson originally asked the cleaners for the full price of the suit, which was more than $1,000. But because the Chungs insisted the pants had been found, they refused to pay.

Manning has said the cleaners made three settlement offers to Pearson, but the judge was not satisfied and increased his demands - including asking for money to rent a car so he could drive to another business.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/14/2007 14:20:53
Message:

From Slate Magazine:Down with the man boobs!!

The new cosmetic surgery craze is "man boobs" reduction. Nearly 14,000 teenage boys got the surgery last yeara 21 percent increase from 2005making male breast reductions more common than male facelifts. Price: $4,000 to $10,000. Sample Web site: manboobs.co.uk. Reasons: 1) Society is now pressuring boys as well as girls to look like models. 2) More boys are getting fat. 3) More boys are using steroids. 4) More boys are aware of, and open to, cosmetic surgery. 5) More doctors are willing to do or recommend it. Criticisms: 1) Hormonal changes will often get rid of boys' boobs, so they don't need the surgery. 2) If they get the surgery too early, hormones may bring the boobs back. Rebuttal: Sometimes the problem is genes, not fat or hormones.



Reply author: CHUCK NORRIS
Replied on: 06/14/2007 14:27:08
Message:

They should just buy one of my "Total Gyms."
Just 20 minutes a day can make you too look like a greek god, like me, Chuck Norris. Buy my Total Gym today!

http://www.totalgym.com/



ROUNDHOUSE


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/14/2007 14:32:39
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by CHUCK NORRIS

They should just buy one of my "Total Gyms."
Just 20 minutes a day can make you too look like a greek god, like me, Chuck Norris. Buy my Total Gym today!

http://www.totalgym.com/



ROUNDHOUSE

DAMN HUCKSTER>>>>>BACK HAND DISC GOLF SMACK

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/23/2007 11:19:21
Message:

SAGLE, Idaho - Bad dog.

Charlie the black lab drove his owners car into the Pend Oreille River.

As Mark Ewing walked home Wednesday evening after returning from picking up a pizza, Charlie jumped into the car through an open window, and apparently knocked the vehicle into gear.

He somehow got the car into neutral, Ewing said. My car just went boom, down an incline and into the drink.

Ewing could only watch as his Chevy Impala sank into the river. No dummy, Charlie jumped out of the window as the car went downhill.

Theres nothing weirder than looking at your car cruising down your driveway when youre not in it and seeing your dog jump out and then watching your car go splash, Ewing said.

Actually, things got a little weirder when the tow truck driver showed up.

Before the driver dove into the water to hook the car up to his truck, he asked Ewing to hold his dentures.

My cars in the drink, Ive got dentures in my hand and this guy Keith ... goes swimming, Ewing noted.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/25/2007 07:23:27
Message:

Race Gives New Meaning to Beer Run

SUAMICO, Wis. (AP) -- Only in Wisconsin do beer and exercise mix. Several hundred people laced up Sunday morning for a two-mile charity race in which suds were the refresher of choice. Competitors in the 19th annual Beer Belly Two might not be considered athletes, but they know how to have a good time.

"My kids are running it, so hopefully they're already at the finish line and I'll see them in an hour or so," said racer Doug Burmeister. "You know, there's a lot of beer stops."

The race has raised more than $350,000 for local charities since its inception.

Beer Belly veteran Mike Marin said this is one workout he can really get into.

"This way the wife allows me to have a couple of beers because you're doing something," he said. "A little exercise, you kill two birds with one stone


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/25/2007 11:33:17
Message:

Case closed...

WASHINGTON - A judge ruled Monday in favor of a dry cleaner that was sued for $54 million over a missing pair of pants.

The owners of Custom Cleaners did not violate the city's Consumer Protection Act by failing to live up to Roy L. Pearson's expectations of the "Satisfaction Guaranteed" sign once displayed in the store window, District of Columbia Superior Court Judge Judith Bartnoff ruled.

Bartnoff ordered Pearson to pay the court costs of defendants Soo Chung, Jin Nam Chung and Ki Y. Chung.

Pearson, an administrative law judge, originally sought $67 million from the Chungs, claiming they lost a pair of suit trousers and later tried to give him a pair that he said was not his. He arrived at the amount by adding up years of alleged law violations and almost $2 million in common law claims.

Pearson later dropped demands for damages related to the pants and focused his claims on signs in the shop, which have since been removed.

Chris Manning, the Chungs' attorney, argued that no reasonable person would interpret the signs to mean an unconditional promise of satisfaction.

The Chungs said the trial had taken an enormous financial and emotional toll on them and exposed them to widespread ridicule.

The two-day trial earlier this month drew a standing-room-only crowd and overshadowed the drunken driving trial of former Mayor Marion Barry.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/25/2007 11:37:33
Message:

And to think these cars were once brand new...

http://men.msn.com/staticslideshowPM.aspx?cp-documentid=4884966>1=10056


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/27/2007 07:44:19
Message:

A real life "Messin with Sasquatch". BYOJ..(Bring your own jerkey)

MANISTIQUE, Mich. - Researchers will visit the Upper Peninsula next month to search for evidence of the hairy manlike creature known as "Bigfoot" or "Sasquatch."

The expedition will center in eastern Marquette County, following the most recent Bigfoot eyewitness account, said Matthew Moneymaker of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization.

"We'll be looking for evidence supporting a presence. ... We hope to meet local people who might have seen a Sasquatch or heard of someone else who had an encounter," Moneymaker told the Daily Press of Escanaba.

Most experts consider the Bigfoot legend to be a combination of folklore and hoaxes, but there are a number of authors and researchers who think the stories could be true.

Among all U.P. counties, Marquette County has logged the most reported Bigfoot sightings with four, Moneymaker said. Bigfoot encounters also have been reported in Ontonagon, Baraga, Dickinson, Luce and Schoolcraft counties.

In all but three of 30 expeditions in the United States and Canada, BFRO investigators have either glimpsed Bigfoot or gotten close enough to hear the creature, Moneymaker said.

Dr. Grover Krantz, a scientist specializing in cryptozoology, believes Bigfoot is a "gigantopithecus," a branch of primitive man believed to have existed 3 million years ago.

But mainstream scientists tend to dismiss the study as pseudoscience because of unreliable eyewitness accounts and a lack of solid physical evidence.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/27/2007 08:59:56
Message:

Sounds like a story from "Happy Gilmore"

VENICE, Fla. - For a Tennessee man, trying to fetch his golf ball from a Florida pond cost him more than an extra stroke on his score. It nearly cost him his arm.

Bruce Burger went to get his ball out of the sixth hole pond when a nearly-eleven-foot, one-eyed alligator latched onto his right forearm and dragged him into the water.
Burger battered the reptile with his free arm until the gator let go.

Another golfer heard Burger scream and ran over to drive him to the clubhouse. Burger was taken to a hospital, but he was not seriously injured.

Seven Fish and Wildlife officers spent an hour trapping the alligator.

The pond had been posted with a "Beware of Alligator" sign.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/06/2007 06:11:13
Message:



So what are employees doing to waste time on the company dime? Check out the surveys top 10 time-wasting activities:


1. Surfing the Internet -- 44.7 percent
2. Socializing with co-workers -- 23.4 percent
3. Conducting personal business -- 6.8 percent
4. Spacing out -- 3.9 percent
5. Running errands off-premise -- 3.1 percent
6. Making personal phone calls -- 2.3 percent
7. Applying for other jobs -- 1.3 percent
8. Planning personal events -- 1.0 percent
9. Arriving late/leaving early -- 1.0 percent
10. Other -- 12.5 percent

THIS UNSCIENTIFIC SURVEY DOES NOT APPLY TO F&I FORUM MEMBERS

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/12/2007 07:39:24
Message:

well...DUH!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19713567/wid/11915773

Kings dont rule the castle queens do br /

all they had to do was listen to this:

http://www.pwwhite.com/mansong.swf

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/12/2007 10:51:47
Message:

according to this article;

http://msn.match.com/msn/article.aspx?articleid=6681&TrackingID=516311&BannerID=544657&menuid=6>1=10185

I'm an aggressive loyal, trustworthy, humble, extrovert.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/12/2007 10:59:16
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by JimD

according to this article;

http://msn.match.com/msn/article.aspx?articleid=6681&TrackingID=516311&BannerID=544657&menuid=6> 1=10185

I'm an aggressive loyal, trustworthy, humble, extrovert.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

well hel* I didn't see supreme with anchovies and pineapples on there so I guess I'm OK

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 07/14/2007 07:33:03
Message:

This town is 8 miles from here..

Kinney's Independence Day
Tiny republic to celebrate 30th anniversary of 'secession'

KINNEY The Fourth of July has come and gone but for the city of Kinney the Independence Day celebration has just begun.

The city is set to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of its own Declaration of Independence this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Activities start at 5 p.m. Friday at Ironworld in Chisholm as part of the facilitys Iron Range Independence celebration.

Then, on Saturday, Kinney will be the site of many activities including a 9 a.m. ice cream social; a 11 a.m. parade featuring 92-year-old Anderson and other dignitaries; and dozens of kid and family events at the park all day.

Saturday afternoon Ron E Cash is scheduled to play from 3 to 7 p.m. at Liquid Larrys bar, formerly Marys Bar, and local rock band Sofa King Chubby will play on the street from 8 p.m. to midnight.

There will be fireworks at dusk.

Sunday is family day with a family potluck picnic set. There will also be a softball game at 2 p.m. featuring 16-to-29 year olds versus 30 and up.

Its been three decades since maverick Mayor Anderson and her cohorts on the Kinney City Council seceded from the United States in protest of not being able to secure any government funding for water system upgrades.

That secession done when the city council voted to declare war on the United States and then surrendered (all in one motion) happened on July 13, 1977.

Arguing that it was easier for a foreign country to get aid than a U.S. city, Anderson and the council declared the succession, printed up passports and got the attention of media outlets throughout the country and the world.

The action, and the attention it garnered, eventually led to Kinney getting the funds they need.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 07/17/2007 15:00:29
Message:

BRISBANE, Australia - Rugby player Ben Czislowski kept competing for more than three months despite the headaches that started after a clash with an opponent.

Czislowski was playing for Brisbane team Wynnum during the April 1 incident involving Tweed Heads forward Matt Austin. He had a head wound stitched up afterward, the Australian Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Czislowski later suffered an eye infection and complained of lethargy and shooting pains in his head.

Then last week, his doctor found a tooth imbedded in Czislowski's head.

"I can laugh about it now, but the doctor told me it could have been serious, with teeth carrying germs," Czislowski said.

"I've got the tooth at home, sitting on the bedside table," he said. "If he (Austin) wants it back he can have it. I'm keeping it at the moment as proof that it actually happened."


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/20/2007 11:32:08
Message:

boy...if ya cant trust the "zebras", who can you trust???


[I]July 20, 2007 -- THE FBI is investigating an NBA referee who allegedly was betting on basketball games - including ones he was officiating during the past two seasons - as part of an organized-crime probe in the Big Apple, The Post has learned.

The investigation, which began more than a year ago, is zeroing in on blockbuster allegations that the referee was making calls that affected the point spread to guarantee that he - and the hoods who had their hooks in him - cashed in on large bets.

Federal agents are set to arrest the referee and a cadre of mobsters and their associates who lined their pockets, sources said.

"These are dangerous people [the referee] was involved with," a source said.

One source close to the probe counted the number of games on which the ref and his wiseguy buddies scored windfalls in the "double digits."

NBA Commissioner David Stern is aware of the investigation and has a report about the referee on his desk, another source said.

The official, whose name was withheld, allegedly wagered on games during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 NBA seasons.

James Margolin, an FBI spokesman, declined comment on the latest black eye for professional sports.

The sources indicated the referee apparently had a gambling problem, slipped into debt and fell prey to mob thugs.

"That's how he got himself into this predicament" by wagering with mob-connected bookies, one source said.

Professional basketball has remained largely unscathed by allegations of game-fixing, although college basketball has been rocked by several scandals involving point-shaving by players, but not officials.

One of the most recent was a Boston College point-shaving scam arranged in the 1980s by mobster Henry Hill, who bribed several players. Hill later became a government informant, and his life was depicted in the movie "GoodFellas."

Having a referee in their pockets provides a two-fold bonanza to game fixers.

Gamblers would be able to directly cash in by betting on games where they knew the point spread was compromised.

But having a ref in their pocket could prove even more lucrative to crooks in a bookmaking syndicate.

Bookmakers hope to encourage an equal amount of betting on each team and make their money on the "vigorish," which is typically 10 percent of a losing bet.

But armed with the inside information, the bookmaking syndicate could set an artificial point spread that would encourage large "layoff" bets from other bookies carrying too much action on one team, that were likely now to lose.

An FBI organized-crime squad in the bureau's flagship New York office is handling the case, but the referee traveled the country officiating various games on which he allegedly bet.

It was not determined which games were allegedly affected by the referee's actions, or how much money may have been won by him and his cohorts.

The FBI got wind of the scheme while conducting a separate mob investigation.

The most prominent American sport- gambling scandal in recent history involved Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose, who was banned from baseball in 1989 for betting on his own team.

Based largely on testimony of two Rose associates, Ron Peters and Paul Janszen, Major League Baseball determined that from 1985 through 1987, Rose bet on baseball, including 52 Reds games in 1987, at a minimum of $10,000 a game.

All of Rose's bets on Cincinnati were to win.


I have always felt Pete got a raw deal, BECAUSE of the highlighted fact.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/20/2007 12:17:33
Message:

BULLSH*T! HE DID NOT. (get a raw deal) He's a POS, and deserves what he got and then some.

What that highlighted section fails to mention is that he ALSO bet on the team the Reds were playing against, and he bet on that team to win too..... If he bets 5k that the Reds win, and 20k that XXX wins, who exactly do you think that SOB was really pulling for?

Add that to the simple fact that it was wrong, he knew it was wrong, and he did it anyway. Let's not ever forget that little kids look up to these professional athletes, and if Baseball had let him get away with it, if they in fact ever relent and allow him into the HOF, then what kind of example does that set?

***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/20/2007 12:28:50
Message:

I have never seen claims that he bet against his own team. Everything I have ever read, indicates that he bet ONLY on his team to win, never the opposition. That writer, seems to have encountered the same data.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/20/2007 12:45:26
Message:

If I ever have the time to look, I'll find the original article I read about it. Right now, just when I thought I was getting somewhere, I just discovered yet another box of stuff that has to be gone through before I can toss it.

*sidenote*

I've been officially adopted. Moochie is asleep..... On my shoes....

***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/20/2007 13:36:21
Message:

lol be thankful it isnt her 30lb sister. She cuts off the blood flow when she'd fall asleep on an appendage.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/20/2007 13:38:59
Message:

Just my shoes..... I'm not actually wearing them....

***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/20/2007 13:40:23
Message:

ahhhhhhh OK, you're safe then. Yep..she likes to use a shoe as a "pillow".

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/20/2007 13:45:01
Message:

You should know better anyway..... Me? Shoes? Ha! Not if I can help it..... My feet like to be naked....

***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/20/2007 14:13:17
Message:

according to a fella I know, who by trade is a copyright specialist (he gets permissions for people to use copyrighted material and researches printed data to determine if it has ever been copyrighted), the ONLY info that ever came out, either anecdotal or evidenciary...is that Rose bet ON the Reds to win. Nothing, anywhere at any time, that he EVER bet against the Reds.


http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1212/1475769.html

As it happens, the lead investigator was interviewed by the Post re this very topic. While he says he believes Rose did bet against Cincy, there was no reliable or conclusive evidence that he ever did. There IS evidence, that Rose NEVER bet on Cincy, when 1 of 2 specific starters were pitching. (Mario Soto being one of the two.)

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/20/2007 14:21:49
Message:

I read it somewhere, I didn't make it up. I remember how bad it p*ssed me off.....

Even if I am wrong....which I AM NOT conceding at this point, the fact remains that what he was doing was againt the rules, he knew it and choose to do it anyway. He made a conscience choice to break the rules.

Therefore, stop whining Pete. If you can't tolerate the consequences of your actions, re-think them before you actually act.

MLB is 100% right in this case, and I hope the next commissioner of baseball, and the next, and the next, and the next, whomever they may be, until the end of time, has the backbone to stand behind the decision.


***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/20/2007 14:23:57
Message:

<----takes mental note that the only emboldened part of the above, is the part where she says...I AM NOT...



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/20/2007 14:37:53
Message:

Fixed that for ya babe.

***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/20/2007 14:56:51
Message:

roflmfao

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: dogsled
Replied on: 07/20/2007 15:50:37
Message:

Just a quick jump in to agree with Miles on this one. Even assuming that Pete Rose onlybet on his team to win, that doesn't make it OK. Especially because he didn't bet the same amount on ever game. Thus he had reason to maybe use up all his relief pitching in one game to get the win and damn the consequences for the next 2 games because he had no money riding on them. If he could prove that he bet equally on every game for his team to win then I would at least concede that he was trying his best to win every game (which is what he is supposed to do anyway) without sacrificng anything long term.

_________________________________________________________________________________
"If you want results, press the red button. The rest are useless."

"The intelligent man wins his battles with pointed words. I'm sorry -- I meant sticks. Pointed sticks."

Homer Simpson


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/20/2007 15:56:02
Message:

Thank you.

***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/20/2007 16:32:19
Message:

I'm not condoning what he did. I'm ONLY saying, there is no evidence that he bet AGAINST his own team.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/20/2007 16:36:53
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by JimD


I have always felt Pete got a raw deal, BECAUSE of the highlighted fact.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."



This statement is as good as condoning it.....IMHO.....

***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/20/2007 16:44:31
Message:

Nope. He was wrong, and needs to be punished for it. I vehemently disagree, with a ban from the HOF. How many times did Steve Howe get "banned for life" from the game?

The "character" clause of MLB, leaves an awful lot to be desired. Betting ON your team, negates the ability to throw the game for the sake of the bet. Thats a simple fact and THAT was the driving force behind the clause. (Following the "black sox" incident.) IOW, according to the intent of the clause, Rose did nothing wrong. According to the wording of the clause, he did.

I accept that. And I believe a fitting punishment would have been an "ineligible" period for admission to the HoF. But by any count, his on field achievements, merit inclusion in the Hall.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/20/2007 17:00:19
Message:

He should have just taken steroids and given them to the rest of his team.....He would then have been on track for the record books like Mr. Barry....bunch of crap I say. Yeah I myself think he must have done somthing to the commisioner that really TO'D him to get the raw deal he got. Give the guy a break I say, he FVCKED up....thats a new word for me...think it may be german or somthing....but geez didn't he apoligize sort of, and say..Man I FVCKED up........several times...everybody screws up, and learns from it...I would say he has...then again, I don't know if he has, he seems really wishy washy sometimes to me about the whole thing, like hes still hiding somthing..or maybe he just feels so GD blasted by the media over the thing he holds his wording about things for fear they will twist it into another story. Myself I think the media just bashes the crap out of stuff like this.


"burp"

hello budlight.

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 07/21/2007 11:20:46
Message:

Oooops!!

LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. - Al Gores son was charged Friday with possessing marijuana and other drugs that authorities say were discovered in his car after he was pulled over this month for speeding.

Al Gore III, 24, is free on $20,000 bail and scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 1 in Superior Court in Laguna Niguel.

He faces two felony counts of drug possession, two misdemeanor counts of drug possession without a prescription and one misdemeanor count of marijuana possession, the district attorneys office said in a statement. Gore also was charged with a traffic infraction for allegedly driving faster than 100 miles per hour.

Prosecutors said he could be sentenced to a maximum of three years and eight months in prison if convicted on all counts, though he might be eligible for a drug treatment program instead of prison.

Kalee Kreider, a spokeswoman for Gores parents, said the family had no comment.

The charges stem from July 4, when Orange County sheriffs deputies say they pulled Gore over for speeding.

Second drug arrest
Gore was allegedly driving a 2006 blue Toyota Prius at about 100 mph. Upon searching the car, deputies say they discovered less than an ounce of marijuana and a variety of medications including Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall. Authorities said Gore did not have a prescription for any of those medications.

The son of the former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee was previously arrested for marijuana possession in Maryland in 2003, when he was a student at Harvard University. Gore completed substance abuse counseling to settle those charges.

Gore is the youngest of Tipper and Al Gores four children. He now lives in Los Angeles and is an associate publisher of GOOD, a magazine about philanthropy and aimed at young people.


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 07/21/2007 11:32:16
Message:

Gives a whole new meaning to "Global Warming".
I'm sure his dad is very proud.

Play Like A Champion Today!


Reply author: dogsled
Replied on: 07/21/2007 13:30:28
Message:

WOW, that's unbelievable.

I didn'r even know a Prius could go 100mph.

WOW!

_________________________________________________________________________________
"If you want results, press the red button. The rest are useless."

"The intelligent man wins his battles with pointed words. I'm sorry -- I meant sticks. Pointed sticks."

Homer Simpson


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/21/2007 15:10:18
Message:

Hey Dogsled! Long time no see.....

Have I said thanks for our "mushy" thread recently?

***If it can't kill you or at least scare you, it probably isn't any fun at all!***

I love you Jim.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 07/23/2007 08:25:55
Message:

Bikini-Clad Women Mow Lawns in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- One lawn care company is showing a little skin to boost business.

The women of Tiger Time Lawn Care offer to mow customers' lawns dressed in bikinis - a service that attracts more attention to the ladies than the lawns.

"Oh yeah, they honk and yell. They can do everything you can imagine," said employee Blair Beckman, 21.

Beckman said the extra attention is expected, but she looks on the bright side.

"You get the attention but you also get a tan, which I need," Beckman said.

Owner Lee Cathey said the bikini service makes mowing the lawn a lot more interesting, although the fee is slightly higher.

"The yards definitely get more attention when there's a bikini on the lawn," Cathey said. Some customers sit in lawn chairs and have a beer while watching, he said.

The three-month-old company is looking for a way to expand the service through the end of summer.

"In the fall we'll go pick up leaves in the bikinis if need be," Cathey said.

Cathey said there hasn't been any interest in a male version of the bikini lawn cut.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 07/24/2007 11:47:33
Message:

Another fine example:

Lohan Hit With Drug and Alcohol Arrest

SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- The troubled saga of Lindsay Lohan took another dangerous turn early Tuesday when police booked her for drunken driving and cocaine possession after a frightened woman dialed 911 to report being chased by Lohan's SUV.

Less than two weeks out of rehab, with another drunk driving case pending, Lohan had a blood-alcohol level of between .12 and .13 percent when police found her about 1:30 a.m., Sgt. Shane Talbot said.

Authorities had received a 911 call from the mother of Lohan's former personal assistant, said Officer Alex Padilla. The assistant had just quit hours before, he said.

"The mother was afraid," Padilla said. "She wasn't quite sure what was going on so she called the police saying she wanted to make sure everything was going to be OK."

The woman apparently didn't realize it was Lohan who was behind her, Padilla said.

Police said the woman drove her black Cadillac Escalade into the parking lot of Santa Monica's Civic Auditorium, about a block away from the Santa Monica Police Department, followed by Lohan driving a Denali sport utility vehicle. Authorities arrived and saw Lohan and the woman in "heated debate," Padilla said. Lohan and the woman each had two passengers in their vehicles, Padilla said.

After a field sobriety test, the 21-year-old movie star was booked on two misdemeanor charges of suspicion of driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license and two felony charges of possession of cocaine and transport of a narcotic, Talbot said.

During a pre-booking search, police found cocaine in one of Lohan's pants pockets, Talbot said.

Several hours later, Lohan was released on $25,000 bail.

A call to Lohan's publicist, Leslie Sloan Zelnik, and attorney, Blair Berk, were not immediately returned.

Padilla said he didn't know why Lohan was trying to catch the woman, whom he didn't name.

Last week, Lohan turned herself in to Beverly Hills police to face charges of driving under the influence in connection with a Memorial Day weekend hit-and-run crash.

Lohan lost control of her 2005 Mercedes SL-65 convertible and crashed into a curb and shrubs on Sunset Boulevard, police said.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 07/30/2007 12:50:24
Message:

WOW!! What are the odds?? Maybe he should play the lottery..

HAMLIN, Pa. - Lightning can strike twice. Just ask Don Frick.

Frick said he survived his second lightning strike Friday 27 years to the day of his first and emerged a bit shaken with only a burned zipper and a hole in the back of his jeans.

Im lucky Im alive, Frick told The Associated Press in a phone interview Sunday night.

Frick was attending Hamlins Ole Tyme Daz festival on Friday afternoon when a storm came up quickly. He and six others sought refuge in a shed shortly before lightning struck the ground nearby. The strike sent a shock through Frick and four others in the shed.

It put me up against the wall, said Frick, 68. When I came to and realized I was alive, the first thing that came to my mind was that Im pretty lucky.

It burned my zipper off, burned my pockets, but didnt burn me.

None of the others in the shed were seriously injured, Frick said.

Twenty-seven years earlier, Frick was driving a tractor-trailer in Lenox, Pa., when the antenna was struck by lightning, he said. He said that his left side was injured in that strike and that he was laid up for 3 to 4 weeks.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/06/2007 14:31:54
Message:

BERLIN - A 59-year-old German woman has had most of a pencil removed from inside her head after suffering nearly her whole life with the headaches and nosebleeds it caused, Bild newspaper reported on Monday.

Margret Wegner fell over carrying the pencil in her hand when she was four.

The pencil went right through my skin and disappeared into my head, Wegner told the newspaper.

It narrowly missed vital parts of her brain.

At the time no one dared operate, but now technology has improved sufficiently for doctors to be able to remove it.

The majority of the pencil, some 3.1 inches long, was taken out in an operation at a private Berlin clinic, but the tip had grown in so firmly that it was impossible to remove.

30 years from now you will read a similar story of a former car salesperson with a size 14 Johnston/Murphy shoved "somewhere"


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/06/2007 14:33:12
Message:

List of the events payouts at the Texas red neck festival, the town this is held in I drive through just about every wednesday
One of our customer's today said the crew from girls gone wild was there....I'm thinking NOT.

TEXAS REDNECK GAME SCHEDULE

GAME
TIME
PAYBACK

STARTER TOSS
10:00 A.M.
1ST - $100

2ND - $60

3RD - $40

MUDPIT BELLY BUSTER
10:30 A.M.
1ST - $100

2ND - $60

3RD - $40

BUTT-CRACK CONTEST
11:00 A.M.
1ST - $100

2ND - $60

3RD - $40

SPAM EATING CONTEST
11:30 A.M.
1ST - $100

2ND - $60

3RD - $40

REDNECK "FEAR FACTOR"
12:30 P.M.
1ST - $150

2ND - $100

3RD - $50

BEST REDNECK ATV
1:30 P.M.
1ST - $100

2ND - $60

3RD - $40

BEST REDNECK VEHICLE
2:00 P.M.
1ST - $100

2ND - $60

3RD - $40

MATTRESS CHUNK
2:30 P.M.
1ST - $100

2ND - $60

3RD - $40

DAISY DUKE SHOW-OFF
4:30 P.M.
1ST - $200

2ND - $100

3RD - $50

WET T-SHIRT CONTEST
5:30 P.M.
SEE ABOVE UNDER THIS EVENT FOR PAYOUT.

http://www.redneckoffroadparty.com/texasredneckgames06.htm







GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/06/2007 14:36:37
Message:

So Josh...Where did ya place???


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/06/2007 14:37:28
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

So Josh...Where did ya place???

You should have seen the sheep toss..........


uh, no pun...uh....o damn .....

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/07/2007 10:34:30
Message:

Beerfest!!! Das Boot!!

BERLIN - Germany's national railway wasn't about to risk sending a trainload of soccer fans to a German Cup match without beer.

Federal police said Monday that the beer tap failed aboard a special train carrying Bayer Leverkusen fans to Hamburg on Saturday. The fault was discovered half an hour into the journey.

"In order not to endanger the good mood" of the passengers, railway officials halted the train in Wuppertal for 25 minutes and had a replacement part delivered by taxi, a police statement said. It added that there was no trouble among the fans.

Their team was less obliging. Top-division Leverkusen's 1-0 elimination from the cup by second-division St. Pauli in a first-round upset left its fans with plenty of sorrows to drown on the way home.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/07/2007 11:12:57
Message:



For those looking to vent their anger toward Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and his alleged involvement in a years-long dogfighting operation, a Florida company has created an opportunity: the Michael Vick Dog Chew Toy.

However, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday that Red Room Entertainment of Jacksonville, Fla., might have problems concerning the toy's legality and the company's intentions for making it.

The company, which is selling the toy on its web site, said it will donate some of the proceeds to the Humane Society.

The Tribune said Red Room might be running afoul of NFL trademark rights, because Vick is depicted in his Falcons uniform.

The Tribune cited one seller on eBay who has posted more than a dozen with the notation "Get it now before the NFL shuts production down!"

The Tribune also said that a Jacksonville Humane Society spokesperson told local media that the agency had not heard of Red Room's plans to donate money from sales of the toy.

"If purchasers of this toy believe they are donating to a Jacksonville Humane Society program advocating against dogfighting, that is clearly not the case and would be misleading," Chere Garrard told The Jacksonville Times-Union.

The company, selling the toy for $10.99, promises that the toy is "so strong and flexible, it will challenge every breed -- especially the pit bull."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/10/2007 07:32:09
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PROSSER, Wash. - Turns out, even beheaded rattlesnakes can be dangerous.

Thats what 53-year-old Danny Anderson learned as he was feeding his horses Monday night, when a 5-foot rattler slithered onto his central Washington property, about 50 miles southeast of Yakima.

Anderson and his 27-year-old son, Benjamin, pinned the snake with an irrigation pipe and cut off its head with a shovel. A few more strikes to the head left it sitting under a pickup truck.

When I reached down to pick up the head, it raised around and did a backflip almost, and bit my finger, Anderson said. I had to shake my hand real hard to get it to let loose.

Venom was spreading
His wife insisted they go to the hospital, and by the time they arrived at Prosser Memorial Hospital 10 minutes later, Andersons tongue was swollen and the venom was spreading. He then was taken by ambulance 30 miles to a Richland hospital to get the full series of six shots he needed.

The snake head ended up in the bed of his pickup, and Anderson landed in the hospital until Wednesday afternoon.

Mike Livingston, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist, said the area where the Andersons live is near prime snake habitat. But he said he had never heard of anyone being bit by a decapitated snake before.

Thats really surprising but thats an important thing to tell people, he said. It may have been just a reflex on the part of the snake.

If another rattlesnake comes along, Anderson said hell likely try to kill it again, but said hell grab a shovel and bury it right there.

It still gives me the creeps to think that son-of-a-gun could do that, he said.


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 08/13/2007 11:17:04
Message:

ROCHELLE, Ga. A woman was arrested after she called local police to help "get her money back" after she was unhappy with the crack cocaine she purchased.

Juanita Marie Jones, 53, called Rochelle Police late Thursday night after she purchased what she thought was a $20 piece of crack cocaine, according to police reports.

She told officers she broke the rock into three pieces and smoked one, only to discover the drugs were "fake."

She took Officer Joel Quinn and Deputy John Shedd of the Wilcox County Sheriff's Office into her kitchen and showed them the drugs, police said.She was promptly arrested on charges of possession of cocaine.



Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 08/13/2007 12:50:15
Message:

"here's your sign"




"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: Snowrider
Replied on: 08/13/2007 12:54:30
Message:

^ and they walk among us......


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 08/13/2007 13:06:30
Message:

AND *shudder* reproduce....

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: carguyJD
Replied on: 08/13/2007 13:21:40
Message:

just goes to show that you get what you pay for. Good crack goes for about $25 a rock. If you opt for the bargain crack you are bound to be disappointed.


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 08/13/2007 13:54:35
Message:

LMAO^^^^^^

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/17/2007 15:02:09
Message:

Mistaken Ark. Law Would Let Toddlers Wed

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A law passed this year allows Arkansans of any age - even infants - to marry if their parents agree, and the governor may have to call a special session to fix the mistake, lawmakers said Friday.

The legislation was intended to establish 18 as the minimum age to marry but also allow pregnant teenagers to marry with parental consent, bill sponsor Rep. Will Bond said. An extraneous "not" in the bill, however, allows anyone who is not pregnant to marry at any age if the parents allow it.

"It's clearly not the intent to allow 10-year-olds or 11-year-olds to get married," Bond said. "The legislation was screwed up."

The bill reads: "In order for a person who is younger than eighteen (18) years of age and who is not pregnant to obtain a marriage license, the person must provide the county clerk with evidence of parental consent to the marriage."

A code revision commission - which fixes typographical and technical errors in laws - had tried to correct the mistake, but a group of legislators said Friday the commission went beyond its powers.

"You're either pregnant or you're not pregnant," Sen. Dave Bisbee said. "Rarely will that be a typographical error."

The Arkansas Legislative Council asked the independent commission to reverse its correction. Several lawmakers said a special session may be necessary.

"We need a special session to fix this," Sen. Sue Madison said. "I am concerned about pedophiles coming to Arkansas to find parents who are willing to sign a very young child's consent."

Before the new law took effect July 31, girls could get married with parental consent at 16 and boys at 17.

The Legislature formally adjourned its session in May and is not scheduled to meet again until January 2009, unless Gov. Mike Beebe calls a special session. Beebe said he wanted to look at all options for correcting the error before deciding whether to call a special session.



Reply author: miles
Replied on: 08/17/2007 15:44:28
Message:

Ummmmmm....how 'bout saving us some tax dollars and somebody use some fvcking white out?



I love you Jim.


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 08/18/2007 06:39:32
Message:

WOW, Absolutely amazing!


http://www.youtube.com/v/Rd8AJdcnw4A.swf




Play Like A Champion Today!


Reply author: djbishop
Replied on: 08/18/2007 14:36:12
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Busman

WOW, Absolutely amazing!


http://www.youtube.com/v/Rd8AJdcnw4A.swf




Play Like A Champion Today!


WOW.....talk about having a set of brass balls.....or a death wish...thanks for sharing that one...I'm copying and pasting that one


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/20/2007 15:09:47
Message:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20351109/

Holy ****!!! I can't beleive that no one was killed here. I mean its a good thing, but WOW!!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/21/2007 06:15:53
Message:

VAN BUREN, Ark. - Amorous behavior in a Taco Bell parking lot led to an arrest on Sunday night. Van Buren police received a number of calls about the activities of a couple inside a van in the restaurant's parking lot.

Police said officers found the couple "in a manner that was offensive to the public." Officers reported finding bags of marijuana in the van during a search.

James McCormick, 32, was cited for possession of marijuana.

Looks like someone got a little frisky on chimichongas....

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/21/2007 08:40:04
Message:

I may never play golf again..

Blind Golfer Hears Shot of Her Career

LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) -- Sheila Drummond didn't need to see her hole-in-one. She heard it. Drummond, blinded by diabetes 26 years ago, experienced the highlight of her golfing career Sunday, recording an ace on the 144-yard, par-3 fourth hole at Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Playing with her husband and coach, Keith, and two friends in a steady rain, the 53-year-old Drummond hit a driver on the hole. The shot cleared a water hazard, flew between traps and landed on the green, where it hit the flagstick before dropping into the hole.

"They were saying, 'It's a great shot,' and then I heard it hit the pin," Drummond said.

"For a hole-in-one, you have to hit it onto the green, so it's a little bit of skill and a lot of luck."

In 1999, Golf Digest said the odds of an amateur getting a hole-in-one are 1 in 12,750. That number, no doubt rises, for a blind golfer.

Drummond is a member of the board of directors of the United States Blind Golfers Association, and the organization believes she is the first totally blind female to record a hole-in-one.

"We've looked everywhere, and haven't been able to find anyone else," she said.

Drummond took up golf about 15 years ago, and three years later qualified as the first female member of the USGBA.

"I just try to do the best I can," said Drummond, who carries a 48 handicap with the USGBA. "I get nervous.

"But I wasn't nervous (Sunday), I just don't like playing in the rain."

Drummond's hole-in-one was first reported on the Web site of The Morning Call of Allentown.



Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/21/2007 09:54:11
Message:

This is so Fu***** up...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20322236/site/newsweek/?GT1=10252

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/21/2007 11:20:09
Message:

EDINBURGH (AFP) - A dwarf performer at the Edinburgh fringe festival had to be rushed to hospital after his penis got stuck to a vacuum cleaner during an act that went horribly awry

Daniel Blackner, or "Captain Dan the Demon Dwarf", was due to perform at the Circus of Horrors at the festival known for its oddball, offbeat performances.

The main part of his act saw him appear on stage with a vacuum cleaner attached to his member through a special attachment.

The attachment broke before the performance and Blackner tried to fix it using extra-strong glue, but unfortunately only let it dry for 20 seconds instead of the 20 minutes required.

He then joined it directly to his organ. The end result? A solid attachment, laughter, mortification and ... hospitalisation.

"It was the most embarrassing moment of my life when I got wheeled into a packed AE with a vacuum attached to me," Blackner said.

"I just wished the ground could swallow me up. Luckily, they saw me quickly so the embarrassment was short-lived."



GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/22/2007 09:24:00
Message:

Bummer!!

Woman rejects ballpark marriage proposal

You know things are wrong in Astro-land when even a wedding proposal can't go off smoothly.

During Monday night's 7-0 loss to the Nationals at Minute Maid Park, a fan failed in his public attempt at asking his girlfriend to marry him, the Houston Chronicle reported on its Web site.
With the couple on display on the stadium's jumbotron, the male fan got down on one knee to present the ring. The woman, wearing a replica Astros jersey, appeared to dump a bag of popcorn on the man before hastily making her way up the stairs amid a chorus of boos, the newspaper reported.

The man left after the top of the sixth inning, cheered and consoled by an apparently sympathetic crowd.

"If it was an act, she put on a good one," Astros manager Phil Garner was quoted as saying after the game. "She looked totally surprised and then totally mad. We couldn't even get a proposal right down here tonight.

"We lead the league in marriage proposals, and we couldn't get that one right tonight."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/22/2007 15:17:41
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World's oldest father has 21st child at 90


The world's oldest father has done it again, fathering a child for at least the 21st time, at the age of 90.

Indian farmer Nanu Ram Jogi, who is married to his fourth wife, boasts he does not want to stop, and plans to continue producing children until he is 100.

Mr Jogi admits he is not certain how many children his series of four wives have borne him - but counts at least 12 sons and nine daughters and 20 grandchildren.


Proud father: Nanu Ram Jogi with his youngest child, two-week-old Girija Rajkumari


Two-week-old daughter Girija Rajkumari is the latest addition to the proud father's family.

"Women love me," Mr Jogi said. "I want to have more children. I can survive another few decades and want to have children till I am 100 - then maybe I will stop."

Mr Jogi, who attributes his remarkable virility to daily walks and plenty of meat, said: "I eat all kinds of meat - rabbits, lamb, chicken and wild animals."

Mr Jogi fathered his eldest daughter, Sita Devi, in 1943. His latest wife, Saburi, who has given him seven children, was first married to his eldest son Shiv Lal, who died 10 years ago.

Speaking from the family home in a remote village in Rajasthan, she said:

"At first I didn't want to stay here after my husband died. But Nanu promised to look after me and now we have seven children."

Mr Jogi's children and grandchildren live in six houses attached to his two-storey family home.

He said: "I have a perfect life - with so many children and grandchildren all around me, it keeps me young."



GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/23/2007 08:23:41
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ELK CITY, Okla. - A bullet fired from a police gun range hit a military veteran as he stood outside a car dealership almost a mile away, officials said.

gIt felt like someone hit me with a ball bat or like a bird struck me in the side,h said Bill Bolechala, who had served 24 years in the military including a stint in Vietnam without being wounded.

gI was wiping my left side because it kind of hurt, and when I looked down, I had blood all over me,h he said.

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Bolechala was treated at a hospital after being shot Tuesday and was released later in the day. He said the doctors left the bullet in his side, between his ribs and hip, but will remove it if the wound becomes infected.

Elk City Police Chief Bill Putnam said the bullet must have ricocheted off a metal frame that holds targets at the gun range. The range has a protective berm, but the bullet must have gone over it, he said.

gIt was one of those fluke deals,h Putnam said Wednesday. gIfm glad he wasnft hurt any worse than he was. Wefve been using that range for at least 30 years and wefve never had a bullet get out of there and cause any damage.h

He said he plans to replace the metal target frames with wooden ones.

Bolechala, a city councilman from nearby Burns Flat, said he has no ill-will toward the police, who told him they will pay medical bills related to the shooting. He said he has no plans to sue.

Now that is one cool old dude.


GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 08/23/2007 08:25:32
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hell every leagl-beagel ambulance chaser within 500 miles, will br trying to call him and talk him into filing suit.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/23/2007 08:28:28
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Originally posted by JimD

hell every leagl-beagel ambulance chaser within 500 miles, will br trying to call him and talk him into filing suit.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

lmao, the media just advertised for him. hopefully he will stick to his words.

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/23/2007 09:30:31
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^ He will probably end up sueing the car dealership . You know, since we are such easy targets.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/24/2007 07:22:43
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Now this is screwy

Japanese extremist arrested after mailing finger
Severed digit sent to ruling party after leader's absence from WWII shrine

TOKYO - Police arrested an extremist Thursday for sending his severed finger to the ruling party to protest the prime ministers absence from a shrine on the anniversary of the end of World War II, officials and news reports said.

Yoshihiro Tanjo, a 54-year-old member of an ultra-right-wing group in Okayama, western Japan, was arrested on charges of threatening Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party, a prefectural police spokesman said on customary condition of anonymity. He said no other details could be immediately released.

Kyodo News agency said Tanjo mailed his severed left pinky finger, a DVD showing the finger being chopped, and a protest statement to the LDP headquarters on Aug. 16, the day after the anniversary of the wars end.

A party official opened the package Monday and immediately filed a criminal compliant, Kyodo said.

Yasukuni Shrine honors Japans 2.5 million war dead, including executed wartime leaders convicted as war criminals, and is vilified by critics at home and abroad as a symbol of the countrys militaristic past.

Abe, an ardent nationalist, regularly prayed at Yasukuni in the past but apparently has not done so since taking office last September, reflecting concern for Japans fragile ties with its Asian neighbors.

Dozens of right-wing extremists staged a noisy rally outside Abes office on Aug. 15, the anniversary of Japans surrender, criticizing him for not praying at Yasukuni and calling him a traitor.

Tanjo turned himself in at a local police station on Saturday, saying he sent the finger so that his action would be taken seriously, Kyodo said.



GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/25/2007 08:25:40
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20433540/

Totally wild that no one died in this accident, saw a video of it this am on cnn, I'll post it if I can find it.

GADNA

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2007/08/25/sotva.canada.bc.balloon.crash.ctv


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 08/28/2007 14:42:19
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Owen Wilson suicide attempt;


http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=273682>1=7701

LOS ANGELES -- Police were called to Owen Wilson's home because of an attempted suicide report, according to a police log of weekend calls.

The log doesn't indicate who made the call Sunday, but lists "attempt suicide" as the reason for it.

Wilson was in good condition Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Hospital officials said Tuesday they weren't releasing any updated information.

The actor's publicist, Ina Treciokas, declined to answer questions Tuesday about whether Wilson attempted to commit suicide. She said Wilson's statement asking for privacy was all that was being released.

Wilson, 38, was initially taken by ambulance from his home to Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica and later transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

The police log shows the initial call came in at 12:08 p.m. and cleared at 5:17 p.m. and a report was filed. Police said Monday that privacy laws prohibited them from releasing that document.

The police log was obtained Tuesday by CelebTV.com.

Wilson has two movies in production and two more upcoming releases to help promote.

DreamWorks Pictures said in a statement that filming continues on "Tropic Thunder," a comedy starring Wilson. The studio offered no details on whether Wilson's role in the movie, directed by Ben Stiller and starring Jack Black, would be recast...



talk about someone with seemingly "everything" to live for.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/28/2007 14:46:29
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I would have never In a million years thought he would do somthing like that, I guess he is a good actor.

GADNA


Reply author: WhatUSay
Replied on: 08/28/2007 18:10:29
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www.fark.com

For your reading enjoyment.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/29/2007 07:07:29
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Helmsley's Dog Gets $12 Million in Will


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/29/AR2007082900491.html


Bow wow wow yepee yo yepee ya, the sounds of the dog.......


Snoop...

GADNA


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 08/29/2007 07:19:31
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I love my animals like they're children, and would damn well die defending them if need be, but someone please explain to me what a dog is going to do with 12 million dollars?

She could have helped alot of abused, mistreated and neglected animals with that money.......stupid b*tch.



I love you Jim.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/29/2007 07:26:47
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But Mary, she wants the dog to have the good life, you know, Jet set around the country in style. First class only for the Heiress dog.

By the way, she left ton's of money to charity, I'm thinking the leaving the dog money is her one last stab at saying, I'm one rich as* mofo and I can do whatever the hel* I want with my money damn it. Sort of a joke then a TA TA, chow baby. My oldest sister has so much darn money she takes her ****-zoo to a pet psyshiatrist for the heck of it, also has it in some kind of day care for pets.....

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/29/2007 10:57:06
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The eBay auction for 22 Michael Vick football cards, chewed up and slobbered on by two Missouri dogs, ended Wednesday as the winning bidder dished out $7,400 - with the money expected to be donated to the Humane Society.

The success of that auction, with 31 different bidders, created a craze of 25 other postings this week offering torn up cards featuring the disgraced NFL superstar.
But so far, the original post from Rochelle Steffen, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., has been the only auction to attract droves of bidders.

Steffen gave Monte, her 6-year-old Weimaraner, and Roxie, her Great Dane puppy, every Vick card she owned to destroy. The result: The cards worth $1-to-$10 were crumpled, crimped, chewed, torn and generally in a sorry state. Some even had corners missing.

"When I started this, I only expected to get $100 for a local shelter," Steffen told The Associated Press on Wednesday. "But it's received so much attention. It's for such a good cause."

The gnawed cards were the most expensive Vick items on eBay, with well-preserved rookie cards, autographed jerseys and other collectibles selling for far less.

I wonder how much a chewed up Michael Vick would be worth??


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 08/29/2007 11:00:19
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damn...they beat me to it.

The other day when Josh had posted that link about the NFL claiming rapid sales of Vicks 2008 jersey and the pic was a prison jumpsuit, Mary and I talked about ordering a jumpsuit, stencilin git V-I-C and the nr & on the back, then auctioning it on E-Bay with all proceeds going to the humane society. Looks like we were too late.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/29/2007 11:44:17
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I like the way these folks think, dang good character's.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20494343/from/RS.5/

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 08/30/2007 08:18:54
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Teen loses prosthetic hand left on bike
Tue Aug 28, 8:33 PM ET

LONDON - Teenager Jack Baker had only planned to visit his girlfriend for 10 minutes. So he parked his motorcycle outside her home and left his prosthetic hand gripped to its handlebar.

When he came back outside two hours later, the hand was gone, apparently taken by a thief or a prankster who found it more interesting to make off with than the bike.

"I came out and found the hand was gone. I thought it was my girlfriend's parents messing about, but they said it wasn't them," said Baker, 19.

"I went for a look around, but I couldn't see my hand anywhere. There were no kids about and no one to ask if they had seen it. I ended up jumping on my bike and going home."

The hand disappeared last week in Bristol, the city in southwestern England where Baker lost his right arm in a head-on crash with a bus in May.

The prosthetic hand allowed him to ride his new, specially-adapted motorbike, and Baker said he may not be able to afford the 450 pounds (US$903, euro662) it will cost to replace it.


"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/30/2007 10:09:57
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BERLIN - A German man said on Thursday he feared he may have built his own tomb after a vehicle plowed into his house for the 10th time.

"If we stay, someone's eventually going to kill us. We're living in a time bomb," Manfred Sedlazek, 59, told Reuters.

Sedlazek is reluctant to leave the house he built himself, which is on a bend of a busy road, but said it may be his only chance of survival.

Earlier this week, a 40-ton truck blasted through the side of the red-brick house in the village of Karlshoefen, in northern Germany. Sedlazek returned home from shopping to find the shattered vehicle sticking out of his living room.

Police estimated the damage at more than 100,000 euros ($136,100).

Nine previous smashes into the two-storey building Sedlazek shares with his wife have wrecked his kitchen, bedroom and garden, causing damage worth tens of thousands of euros.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/04/2007 11:23:47
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VENICE, Italy -- Bill Murray says he was just dropping people off after a party when he was stopped in downtown Stockholm driving a golf cart.

The police "asked me to come over and they assumed that I was drunk and I explained to them that I was a golfer," Murray told reporters Monday at the Venice Film Festival, where he appeared before the premiere of his new film "The Darjeeling Limited," which also stars Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson.

The star of 1980's "Caddyshack" said he was in Stockholm last month to play in a pro-am golf tournament, and hitched a ride to a post-event party in a golf cart. When no one wanted to drive home, he volunteered.

"I ended up stopping and dropping people off on the way like a bus. I had about six people in the thing and I dropped them off one at a time.

He said police called him over as he was dropping the last couple off at a 7-Eleven, adding "I didn't know they had 7-Elevens in Stockholm."

Swedish police took a blood test after the actor refused a breath test. He could face drunken driving charges.

It's not illegal to drive a golf cart through downtown Stockholm, just unsual.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/05/2007 07:26:20
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Nice headline..Seems to me this may have happened already..

Lawyer says Senate should not probe Craig

Idaho Republican may fight to keep Senate seat, reverse guilty plea

Craig steps back from resignation
Sept. 5: Idaho's Larry Craig leaves open the possibility that he will not resign from the Senate. NBC's David Gregory reports.

One of Sen. Larry Craigs lawyers said Wednesday the Senate has no business looking into the conduct of one of its own following Craigs guilty plea in connection with an airport mens room sex sting.

An unbroken line of precedents dating back 220 years makes clear the Senate does not consider misdemeanor private conduct to be a fit subject of inquiry, asserted Washington attorney Stan Brand.

We ought to seek to have the committee dismiss this outright, Brand said of a Senate ethics panels investigation. The Republican leadership called for an ethics investigation that had nothing to do with his office, said Brand on NBCs Today show.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 09/05/2007 07:29:34
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All true Streets except for one crucial detail...The Rep powers that be, can/will and have ignored all sorts of abuses of power by its membership. But it cannot/will not and has not, tolerated homosexual activity on the part of its membership. THAT, IMHO, is why his fellow Reps are calling for his ouster.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/05/2007 13:11:02
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For some reason this story reminded me of Eric, CarguyJD........


Man threatens to cat-nab kitty in try to pry $20,000 from mom
Associated Press


NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. - A man has been charged with extorting more than $20,000 from his elderly mother by repeatedly threatening to kidnap her beloved cat and demanding ransom, police said.

Garry Lamar, 47, was arrested Friday and released on $200 bail. He has been ordered to stay away from his 78-year-old mother, Mary Lamar Grancher.

He started threatening to kidnap his the cat just over a year ago, after his mother kicked him out of her home, accusing him of abuse, North Kingstown Police Sgt. Daniel Ormond said.

"This isn't just a family cat," Ormond said. "She actually called this cat her companion since she lived alone."

During the past year, Lamar allegedly kidnapped the cat once and made kidnapping threats on an almost weekly basis, Ormond said. Police don't believe the cat was harmed but are continuing to investigate.

Grancher made at least two dozen payments totaling more than $20,000 in cash and checks to her son. Authorities are still sorting through her financial records to determine the precise amount.


Kitty...........



GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/05/2007 13:18:09
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New question being asked at the checkout at Toy's R Us: Would you like your toys leaded or un-leaded..

Mattel stock hit by third big recall
After weathering two major product-safety scandals last month, shares take a dive after the company announces more problems with Chinese-made toys.

Shares of Mattel (MAT, news, msgs) took a hit this morning after the world's largest toy maker announced a third major recall of Chinese-made toys in little more than a month because of excessive amounts of lead paint.

The latest action, which involved about 800,000 toys, is yet another blow to Mattel. The news, along with other recent recalls of tainted Chinese toys from other toy makers, could make parents even more nervous about shopping for toys this holiday season.

The news emerged late Tuesday, the same day The Wall Street Journal reported that Mattel appeared to have dragged its feet in pulling potentially hazardous children's toys off store shelves.

"Mattel, in at least three major cases since the late 1990s -- including last month's recall of nearly 18 million play sets studded with potentially dangerous magnets -- took months to gather information," rather than reporting the claims in the 24-hour time frame mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Journal reported. "In two of the cases, it collected scores of complaints for months before disclosing them to the agency."

Barbie accessories and more
The latest Mattel recall, whose details were negotiated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, covers 675,000 Barbie accessories sold between October 2006 and August of this year. No Barbie dolls were included in the action.

The recall also includes 90,000 units of Mattel's GeoTrax locomotive line and about 8,900 Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys, both from the company's Fisher-Price brand. The GeoTrax toys were sold from September 2006 through August.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/05/2007 15:08:38
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Transplant Patient Faces Up to Old Heart

LONDON (AP) -- Jennifer Sutton's heart almost killed her. On Tuesday she got her first look at the culprit. Three months after the defective organ was cut from her body, the 23-year-old transplant patient came to contemplate a mass of pink and yellow tissue suspended in a transparent container at a medical museum in London.

She said her first look the organ, which until recently had been beating in her chest, was an "emotional and surreal experience."

"It caused me so much pain and turmoil when it was inside me," Sutton said in a statement released by the Wellcome Collection in London, where the heart is now on display. "Finally I can see this odd looking lump of muscle that has given me so much upset."

Sutton's heart was replaced in June after she developed a condition known as restrictive cardiomyopathy, which causes the heart muscle to stiffen so that it cannot relax normally after contraction, impairing its ability to distribute blood throughout the body.

The disease eventually causes death, and a transplant is the only cure.

She agreed to have the organ used as part of an exhibit put on by the collection, a new London museum devoted to the tracing the history of medicine.

Wow..Could ya imagine that??


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 09/06/2007 13:37:03
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Idiot of the YEAR award winner!!!!!

http://news.mywebpal.com/partners/680/public/news835135.html

The driver of a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle who led police on a high-speed chase through Floyd and Chattooga Counties this morning was on his way to get his motorcycle license, authorities said.

There were no warrants out, no alcohol involved, said Georgia State Patrol Trooper Joseph Hobbs. He said he was 10 minutes late for an appointment here, at the post, to get his Class M license.

Justin Patterson, 22, of 735 Roland Hayes Parkway in Calhoun was clocked at speeds of up to 154 miles per hour in Floyd County and more than 130 miles per hour in Chattooga County, Hobbs said.

Patterson was taken to the Chattooga County Jail after Hobbs and Trooper David Allen stopped him in a cul-de-sac near Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.

Patterson was charged with reckless driving, speeding 130 mph in a 55 mph zone, fleeing or attempting to elude police, failure to maintain a lane, leaving the scene of an accident and passing in a no-passing zone, according to Chief Investigator Eddie Colbert.

Hobbs said Patterson also will face state and Floyd County charges when he is released from Chattooga custody.

For the complete story, see Thursdays Rome News-Tribune.



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/08/2007 10:28:40
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Rock on Beavis!!!!

Japanese Man Remains Air Guitar Champion

OULU, Finland (AP) -- A Japanese man out-"played" challengers to win the Air Guitar World Championship for the second consecutive year at a contest in northern Finland.

Ochi Yosuke received the highest score from a panel of judges in the final late Friday at the Teatria rock club in Oulu, near the Arctic Circle.

Apart from the glory, he received a custom-made Flying Finn electric guitar worth $3,400.

The talent on display was variable at best. The surprise of the qualifying round was Oulu native Hilkka "Gore Kitty" Suvanto, who has twice before scored the lowest points ever in that round but now achieved a perfect six from many of the judges.

However, it was Ochi who impressed the judges the most in the final showdown, ahead of Guillaume "Moche Pitt" de Tonquedec, of France, and Austria's Max "Herr Jaquelin" Heller.

"It's great. We've seen all the nations, united nations, 'rocking on the free world' and that's good, that's great," de Tonquedec said.

One of the favorites for the title was American Andrew "William Ocean" Litz, whose act ends in a spectacular backflip onto an empty beer can. He finished 11th.



Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/08/2007 10:48:17
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Originally posted by STREETS

Doggie Beer!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16752671/?GT1=8921

Updated: 12:30 p.m. CT Jan 22, 2007
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - After a long day hunting, there's nothing like wrapping your paw around a cold bottle of beer. So Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the southern Dutch town of Zelhem, created a beer for her Weimaraners made from beef extract and malt.

"Once a year we go to Austria to hunt with our dogs, and at the end of the day we sit on the verandah and drink a beer. So we thought, my dog also has earned it," she said.

Berenden consigned a local brewery to make and bottle the nonalcoholic beer, branded as Kwispelbier. It was introduced to the market last week and advertised it as "a beer for your best friend."

Kwispel" is the Dutch word for wagging a tail.


The beer is fit for human consumption, Berenden said. But at $2 a bottle, it's about four times more expensive than a Heineken.




^Orignally posted by Streets ...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=klG9G4BDLtA




GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/08/2007 11:54:59
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSojmWBwwnk

I would say thats a pretty wierd individual....

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 09/10/2007 08:56:19
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and the moral of the story is...?

dont serve cops...


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20677230/?GT1=10357

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/10/2007 15:38:18
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Tough old codger..

DULUTH, Minn. - A man who allegedly tried to burglarize a home lost his clothes in a scuffle with the 69-year-old homeowner and then tried to streak away before he was arrested.

Wayne and Kathie Boniface returned home from dinner Thursday night at a neighbor's to find the man in their house. Wayne Boniface said the man made the mistake of grabbing his wife.

"As soon as he grabbed my wife, I had him in the kitchen wrestling him to the ground in a headlock and arm-lock," Boniface said.

First, Boniface said, he ripped the man's shirt off. Then, "his head was down over the railing, and in today's world, pants are worn fairly loose. I pulled his pants, and his pants and underpants and shoes came completely off. He was completely nude."

When police asked Boniface if he could identify the suspect, he said: "Oh, yeah. I believe he's the only guy running nude in Duluth."

The 20-year-old man was apprehended about 20 minutes later. He has been charged with two counts of first-degree burglary. The man's name was not released.


He was on KQDS radio this morning in Duluth and said that he gave a "certain" part of the guy a squeeze during the struggle. Betcha THAT slowed him down a bit..


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/11/2007 06:30:21
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This is kinda cool..Gotta watch it till the end though, its about 5 minutes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIJtKxdRQzY


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/11/2007 12:54:47
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What a crock of poo!!!!



LOS ANGELES - A city councilwoman is proposing a moratorium on fast-food restaurants in south Los Angeles, which has more such eateries than any other part of the county.

The ordinance proposed by Councilwoman Jan Perry would stop new fast-food restaurants from opening in the area for up to two years while the city establishes a long-term plan to deal with the restaurants that have been linked to health problems.

"The people don't want them, but when they don't have any other options, they may gravitate to what's there," Perry said in Monday's Los Angeles Times.

The ordinance is a response to suspicions that obesity and related illnesses including high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease are connected to the high-fat foods that dominate fast-food restaurant menus.

An analysis by the Times found that south Los Angeles has the county's highest concentration of fast-food restaurants.

The area also has higher rates of obesity than the rest of the county, according to a county Department of Public Health study that found 30 percent of adults in south Los Angeles are obese, compared with 20.9 percent in the county overall. For children, the obesity rate was 29 percent in south Los Angeles, compared with 23.3 percent in the county.

"While limiting fast-food restaurants isn't a solution in itself, it's an important piece of the puzzle," said Mark Vallianatos, director of the Center for Food and Justice at Occidental College.

But some in the restaurant industry criticized the moratorium proposal, which would only permit full-service, sit-down restaurants to open, as misguided.

Dennis Lombardi, foodservice strategies chief at restaurant consulting firm WD Partners, said the restriction was "like saying we're not going to allow anybody to sell Chevrolets anymore because we want people to buy nothing but Mercedes-Benzes."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/11/2007 14:04:56
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WTF????????????????????????

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The woman who killed her minister husband with a shotgun is seeking custody of her three daughters, or at least frequent visits.

A petition filed in Carroll County Chancery Court argues that Mary Winklers continued separation from the girls ages 2, 8 and 10 is unconscionable and detrimental to the children.

Winkler, 33, shot the Rev. Matthew Winkler in their parsonage of Fourth Street Church of Christ in Selmer on March 22, 2006, after what she described as an abusive marriage.

She was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, but served only five months in jail, followed by two months in a mental health treatment facility.

Her former in-laws, Dan and Diane Winkler, are seeking to terminate her parental rights and adopt the girls.

Mary Wilkers petition to the court says she has not had parenting time with the children in a year. She would show that she does not represent a threat of substantial harm to the children and therefore they should be returned to her immediately in order to serve their best interest, the filing says.

Dan and Diane Winkler also filed a motion to try to prevent Mary Winkler from appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Wednesday, but Chancellor Ron Harmon denied it after hearing arguments from the parties Tuesday.

Her in-laws had argued that it is in the best interest of the children to live normal lives and it is not in their interest for their private lives and problems to be aired in the newspaper and on television. No good can come of it.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/11/2007 15:14:13
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uh, not sure if I would classify this is wierd or just plain scary as hell and fuked for sure up......

I heard about this on the radio a few minutes ago and googled it up, whats all this about........


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1893979/posts

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/13/2007 06:27:44
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MANNING, S.C. - Amber Renee Helton was trying to avoid legal problems by paying a traffic ticket. She ended up behind bars when authorities found out she drove a stolen car to the courthouse to pay it, police said.

Clarendon County deputies received a tip that Helton was going to be in a stolen car when she paid the ticket, Chief Deputy Joe Bradham said.

So officers arrested Helton as she opened the door of the 2001 Dodge Intrepid at the courthouse Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Helton, 21, and her passenger, 35-year-old Terry Lynn Alvery, were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, Bradham said.

Helton was being held at the Clarendon jail Wednesday on $5,000 bail. It was unclear whether she had an attorney. A message left at the public defender's office was not immediately returned.

The vehicle had been reported stolen Aug. 28 in Dayton, Tenn., authorities said.

Helton had been in court less than a week before. She was found not guilty of possession of a stolen tag and guilty of driving without possession of a state driver's license, Bradham said.

"I guess she thought, 'Hey, I got away with having a stolen tag. I might get away with the entire car,'" Bradham said.


If she was gonna steal a car, why would she waste her time with an '01 Intrepid?...


Reply author: djbishop
Replied on: 09/13/2007 07:07:06
Message:

Not very bright used car salesman

http://www.newsnet5.com/video/14103318/index.html?source=CNN


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 09/13/2007 11:57:21
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

uh, not sure if I would classify this is wierd or just plain scary as hell and fuked for sure up......

I heard about this on the radio a few minutes ago and googled it up, whats all this about........


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1893979/posts

GADNA





GADNA,

I've been watching a deal on Glen Beck on CNN this week about this very thing. Go to Glen Beck .com and there is the skinny on it. It is called the perfect storm.....SCARY!

Carl
I tried to post a link, but it didn't work, I not 2 sharp at this puter stuf
Every day above ground is a good day!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/13/2007 12:06:32
Message:

Brad Thor, The Perfect Day, sorta kinda conservatively radical...

http://www.glennbeck.com/news/09112007a.shtml

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/13/2007 15:01:58
Message:

Well, I'm not all that religious by no means but this story pretty dang wierd, when I first read the title it had me thinking ok this is one twisted chick, this has to do with the alter boys or somthing......

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20747812/site/newsweek/

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/17/2007 11:23:40
Message:

TRENTON, N.J. - It's a fashion that started in prison, and now the saggy pants craze has come full circle low-slung street strutting in some cities may soon mean run-ins with the law, including a stint in jail.

Proposals to ban saggy pants are starting to ride up in several places. At the extreme end, wearing pants low enough to show boxers or bare buttocks in one small Louisiana town means six months in jail and a $500 fine. A crackdown also is being pushed in Atlanta. And in Trenton, getting caught with your pants down may soon result in not only a fine, but a city worker assessing where your life is headed.

"Are they employed? Do they have a high school diploma? It's a wonderful way to redirect at that point," said Trenton Councilwoman Annette Lartigue, who is drafting a law to outlaw saggy pants. "The message is clear: We don't want to see your backside."

The bare-your-britches fashion is believed to have started in prisons, where inmates aren't given belts with their baggy uniform pants to prevent hangings and beatings. By the late 80s, the trend had made it to gangster rap videos, then went on to skateboarders in the suburbs and high school hallways.

"For young people, it's a form of rebellion and identity," Adrian "Easy A.D." Harris, 43, a founding member of the Bronx's legendary rap group Cold Crush Brothers. "The young people think it's fashionable. They don't think it's negative."

But for those who want to stop them see it as an indecent, sloppy trend that is a bad influence on children.

"It has the potential to catch on with elementary school kids, and we want to stop it before it gets there," said C.T. Martin, an Atlanta councilman. "Teachers have raised questions about what a distraction it is."

In Atlanta, a law has been introduced to ban sagging and punishment could include small fines or community work but no jail time, Martin said.

The penalty is stiffer in Delcambre, La., where in June the town council passed an ordinance that carries a fine of up to $500 or six months in jail for exposing underwear in public. Several other municipalities and parish governments in Louisiana have enacted similar laws in recent months.

At Trenton hip-hop clothing store Razor Sharp Clothing Shop 4 Ballers, shopper Mark Wise, 30, said his jeans sag for practical reasons.

"The reason I don't wear tight pants is because it's easier to get money out of my pocket this way," Wise said. "It's just more comfortable."

Shop owner Mack Murray said Trenton's proposed ordinance unfairly targets blacks.

"Are they going to go after construction workers and plumbers, because their pants sag, too?" Murray asked. "They're stereotyping us."

The American Civil Liberties Union agrees.

"In Atlanta, we see this as racial profiling," said Benetta Standly, statewide organizer for the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. "It's going to target African-American male youths. There's a fear with people associating the way you dress with crimes being committed.


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 09/17/2007 13:49:27
Message:

I'm surprised no mention of "OJ" today.
Look like he's at it again.
"Now I didn't rob that dude, but if I did.....this is how I would've done it".LOL



Play Like A Champion Today!


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 09/17/2007 15:37:24
Message:

I think maybe that's because we're all sick to death of him and nobody gives a hoot Bus.....


Oh and um this is Miles, BTW. To lazy to sign Jim off......

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/18/2007 06:21:46
Message:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20070917/sc_livescience/maydecembercouplesboosthumanlifespan;_ylt=AoAjApUECzp0zU7uG1IlBeus0NUE




YES

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/18/2007 06:36:54
Message:

LINCOLN, Neb. - The defendant in a state senators lawsuit is accused of causing untold death and horror and threatening to cause more still. He can be sued in Douglas County, the legislator claims, because Hes everywhere.

State Sen. Ernie Chambers sued God last week. Angered by another lawsuit he considers frivolous, Chambers says hes trying to make the point that anybody can file a lawsuit against anybody.

Chambers says in his lawsuit that God has made terrorist threats against the senator and his constituents, inspired fear and caused widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earths inhabitants.

The Omaha senator, who skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians, also says God has caused fearsome floods ... horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes.

Hes seeking a permanent injunction against the Almighty.

Chambers said the lawsuit was triggered by a federal suit filed against a judge who recently barred words such as rape and victim from a sexual assault trial.

The accuser in the criminal case, Tory Bowen, sued Lancaster District Judge Jeffre Cheuvront, claiming that he violated her free speech rights.

Chambers said Bowens lawsuit is inappropriate because the Nebraska Supreme Court has already considered the case and federal courts follow the decisions of state supreme courts on state matters.

This lawsuit having been filed and being of such questionable merit creates a circumstance where my lawsuit is appropriately filed, Chambers said. People might call it frivolous but if they read it theyll see there are very serious issues I have raised.

U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf, in an order last week, expressed doubts about whether Bowens lawsuit has any legal basis whatsoever and said sanctions may be imposed against Bowen and her attorneys if they fail to show cause for the lawsuit.

The Associated Press usually does not identify accusers in sex-assault cases, but Bowen has allowed her name to be used publicly because of the issue over the judges language restrictions.

Cheuvront declared a mistrial in the sexual assault trial in July, saying pretrial publicity made it impossible to gather enough impartial jurors.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/19/2007 07:38:08
Message:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/19/npirate119.xml


After reading that I want a captain morgan and seven..........



arrrggggggg.............



GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/19/2007 13:22:26
Message:

Report: Jesse Jackson says Obama 'acting like he's white'
The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for "acting like he's white" when it comes to the case of six young blacks who were charged with crimes in Jena, La., according to The (Charleston, S.C.) State.

Obama, a Democratic presidential candidate, issued what the civil rights leader describes as a tepid response to the case, The State reports. If I were a candidate, Id be all over Jena, Jackson tells the paper after giving a speech in Columbia.

Jena is a defining moment, just like Selma was a defining moment, Jackson adds.

He told the paper he didn't recall making the "acting like he's white" comment about his fellow Illinoisan.

USA TODAY's Marisol Bello has a report on the "Jena Six."

Update at 3:06 p.m. ET: The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition says in a statement that Jackson's comments were "taken out of context." USA TODAY's Mark Memmott reports at On Politics that Jackson didn't address the accuracy of those comments in a statement that his group sent out earlier this afternoon.

Back in 1984, when he was running for president, Jackson was quoted calling Jews "Hymie" and New York "Hymietown." He issued a "non-denial-denial" at the time, according to a story about the incident that appeared in American Journalism Review.

fascist ya think.......

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/19/2007 14:32:32
Message:

Ding ding ding!!!!We have a winner in the dumb-ass of the year contest!!!

Man Bitten After Putting Snake in Mouth

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Snake collector Matt Wilkinson of Portland grabbed a 20-inch rattler from the highway near Maupin, and three weeks later, to impress his ex-girlfriend, he stuck the serpent in his mouth.

He was soon near death with a swollen tongue that blocked his throat. Trauma doctors at the Oregon Health and Science University saved his life.

"You can assume alcohol was involved," he said. Actually, not just beer. It was something he called a "mixture of stupid stuff."

Calls from cable network television stations poured in Tuesday, when he still had sore muscles and nerves from the venom.

It happened at a barbecue with friends.

Wilkinson, 23, had downed a six-pack and his ex-girlfriend asked him for a beer. He handed her one, not realizing the snake was also in his hand.

"She said, 'Get that thing out of my face,'" Wilkinson said. "I told her it was a nice snake. 'Nothing can happen. Watch.'"

So he stuck the snake in his mouth.

"It got a hold of my tongue," he said.

He was having breathing problems when his ex-girlfriend drove him to the hospital. "She was the only one sober," Wilkinson said.

En route, they spotted a police car and asked for help.

His next memory, he said, was waking up at the hospital.

Doctors could not get a breathing tube down his throat.

Dr. Richard Mullins cut a hole in Wilkinson's neck to insert the breathing tube. Physicians started giving antivenin, moved him to intensive care and kept him sedated until the swelling went down.

The Poison Control Center sees about 50 people a year with snake bites, usually hikers. Deaths from rattlesnake bites in Oregon are extremely rare.

Wilkinson, who works in construction, has yet to return to work. His three Western diamondback rattlers have been removed from his home.

He says co-workers have been pretty blunt.

"They were like, 'What the heck were you thinking?'" Wilkinson said.

The answer? "It's my own stupidity."



Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/19/2007 14:52:53
Message:

^ I'm thinking the guys in 2nd to the dumb ass from my previous post on this thread.......



I can not stand that POS.

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/20/2007 09:01:57
Message:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/WireStory?id=3628976&page=1


Uh, I would still be in jail if they did this when I was in school. Uh, so would my whole football team, baseball team, basketball.... this is pretty darn lame.... That white boy must have pissed those black boys off pretty good......... Good thing he lived for there sake.......... So far.........

GADNA


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 09/20/2007 09:47:09
Message:

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Guess I am at a loss as to the whole jump on a bus to complain
that a bunch of people that ganged up on someone are being held accountable

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/20/2007 09:55:08
Message:

^lol, I wouldn't expect anything less coming from you Scott



There kids.........

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/20/2007 11:34:00
Message:

TUSTIN, Calif. Sheriff's officials defended their use of a Taser stun gun to subdue an autistic teenager who left a social services center where he was being treated.

"It was necessary," sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said in defense of the use of a Taser stun gun to subdue 15-year-old Taylor Karras.

He said the teen is lucky to be alive.

"If that were your son, would you want him Tased or hit by a car?" Amormino asked.

The teenager bolted from a social services center in Westminster on Monday and had walked 15 miles when sheriff's deputies received a call of someone running in and out of traffic on busy Newport Avenue. Sheriff's Lt. Larry Jones said a deputy fired the Taser after a second car had to swerve.

The teen was home with his parents Tuesday, uninjured and no were charges filed. But his parents said they believed deputies overreacted.

"They should have been on alert that there was a missing autistic teenager in the area," William Karras said.

Taser use by police drew national attention his week after video surfaced on the Internet of police shocking a university student in Florida who persistently questioned Sen. John Kerry during a forum and refused to yield the microphone to others. The incident generated a fierce debate about free speech, use of force and the motives of the student, a known prankster.

University of Florida President Bernie Machen said the use of the Taser, with the student yelling, "Don't Tase me, bro!" was "regretful." He requested a state probe of campus police actions and placed two officers on leave.

In Ohio, another police officer was on administrative leave today after video taken from his cruiser showed him jolting a woman with a Taser gun at least twice after she was handcuffed, police and city administrators said.

Patrolman Richard Kovach's report said the 38-year-old woman, who had been ordered out of a bar, kicked at a rear window and tried to climb into the front seat once she was inside the cruiser.

"I deployed a second Taser cartridge into her and the violent turbulent action stopped immediately," the report said. "I then requested a car with a cage for transport."

She was again Tasered during the transfer to the second car when she fell and was knocked unconscious by the impact; an ambulance took her to a hospital, the report on the Sept. 2 arrest said.

Simply because someone is hit with a Taser while handcuffed may not be against policy, said Warren Law Director Greg Hicks, citing the example of someone kicking out windows of a cruiser.

Taser stun guns fire electrically charged darts that carry 50,000 volts for several seconds, temporarily immobilizing their targets. According to Taser International Inc., about 11,000 U.S. law enforcement agencies use Taser technology.



Ah heck, he should have just yelled "Don't tase me bro"

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/20/2007 13:31:50
Message:

GLOUCESTER, Mass. -- Sponge Bob Square Pants came to the rescue off the coast of Gloucester last weekend.

It was just after 7 p.m. Saturday when the crew aboard the Gloucester-based fishing vessel Clam Juice reported they were rapidly taking on water off Ten Pound Island.

A Coast Guard rescue crew that arrived minutes later began pumping out the boat -- but noticed a large crack in an exhaust pipe.


After one of the rescuers said that he wished they had their football to plug the leak, one of the Clam Juice's crew members grabbed a Sponge Bob Nerf football that was on board.

And not a moment too soon, Sponge Bob was up to the task, sealing the hole and allowing a Coast Guard to tow the disabled vessel back to port.


Moments after the ship's hit port, the real Sponge Bob showed up to collect his football for improper use of Sponge Bob merchandise, only to find out the coast guard would not give it back citing it would be put on display in the local coast guard museum. This the last picture we have of Sponge Bob, he was seen at a local bar drinking. He has also filed with the NAACP, there now suing the coast guard for being mean, and not giving Sponge Bob his toy back, court documents also state something about being prejudiced to a cartoon figure.

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/gadna50/1180550110.jpg

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/21/2007 11:27:57
Message:


God Responds to Nebraska Lawsuit

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A legislator who filed a lawsuit against God has gotten something he might not have expected: a response. One of two court filings from "God" came Wednesday under otherworldly circumstances, according to John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha.

"This one miraculously appeared on the counter. It just all of a sudden was here - poof!" Friend said.

State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha sued God last week, seeking a permanent injunction against the Almighty for making terroristic threats, inspiring fear and causing "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants."

Chambers, a self-proclaimed agnostic who often criticizes Christians, said his filing was triggered by a federal lawsuit he considers frivolous. He said he's trying to makes the point that anybody can sue anybody.

Not so, says "God." His response argues that the defendant is immune from some earthly laws and the court lacks jurisdiction.

It adds that blaming God for human oppression and suffering misses an important point.

"I created man and woman with free will and next to the promise of immortal life, free will is my greatest gift to you," according to the response, as read by Friend.

There was no contact information on the filing, although St. Michael the Archangel is listed as a witness, Friend said.

A second response from "God" disputing Chambers' allegations lists a phone number for a Corpus Christi law office. A message left for that office was not immediately returned Thursday.

Attempts to reach Chambers by phone and at his Capitol office Thursday were unsuccessful.




Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/21/2007 13:08:12
Message:

Several killed, possibly THOUSANDS injured..Very graphic video..Watch the first part..This will make Gadna cry...


http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.htm?g=25edc9ff-1dc0-46ba-a1bc-71531d0dea28&t=m137&f=06/64&p=hotvideo_viralvideos&fg=>1=10357


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/21/2007 13:27:33
Message:



GADNA


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 09/21/2007 14:07:17
Message:

Nothing but MSN's video site came up for me.......



I love you Jim.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 09/21/2007 14:11:02
Message:

switch to the other browser hon. Odds are, you're on the FIREFOX browser and it doesnt play well with MSN stuff.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/24/2007 11:30:27
Message:

I'm not really understanding what this dudes doing in this country in the first place Sort of like, Hey American's I have a target on my forehead, bring it on...... Or is that what the US let him come for


NEW YORK - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the stage at Columbia University to a blistering welcome from the president of the school, who said the hard-line leader behaved like "a petty and cruel dictator."


Ahmadinejad smiled as Columbia President Lee Bollinger took him to task over Iran's human-rights record and foreign policy, and Ahmadinejad's statements denying the Holocaust and calling for the disappearance of Israel.

"Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator," Bollinger said, to loud applause.

He said Ahmadinejad's denial of the Holocaust might fool the illiterate and ignorant.

"When you come to a place like this it makes you simply ridiculous," Bollinger said. "The truth is that the Holocaust is the most documented event in human history."

Ahmadinejad rose, also to applause, and after a religious invocation, said Bollinger's opening was: "an insult to information and the knowledge of the audience here."

"There were insults and claims that were incorrect, regretfully," Ahmadinejad said, accusing Bollinger of offering "unfriendly treatment" under the influence of the U.S. press and politicians.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

NEW YORK (AP) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his nation's human rights record on Monday as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the U.N. and Columbia University to protest appearances by the hard-line leader.

"People in Iran are very joyous, happy people," he told a National Press Club audience that questioned him about the arrests of students, journalists and women. "They're very free in expressing what they think."

He said women in Iran were "the freest women in the world ... They're active in every level of society."

Human rights activists inside and outside Iran have decried a recent wave of arrests of people calling for political and legal reforms of the Iranian theocratic system. Ahmadinejad said those complaints were baseless, and denied knowing about any detention or harsh punishments of reformists.

"The people who give this information should see what is the truth and disseminate what is correct," he said. "I invite everyone in this session to come and visit Iran for themselves."

Tensions are high between Washington and Tehran over U.S. accusations that Iran is secretly trying to develop nuclear weapons, as well as helping Shiite militias in Iraq that target U.S. troops claims Iran denies.

Thousands of people jammed two blocks across from the United Nations to protest Ahmadinejad's visit to New York. Organizers claimed a turnout of tens of thousands. Police did not immediately have a crowd estimate.

The speakers, most of them politicians and officials from Jewish organizations, proclaimed their support for Israel and criticized the Iranian leader for his remarks questioning the Holocaust.

"We're here today to send a message that there is never a reason to give a hatemonger an open stage," New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said.

Protesters also assembled at Columbia, where President Lee Bollinger promised to grill Ahmadinejad on subjects such as human rights, the Holocaust and Iran's disputed nuclear program. The Iranian leader previously has called the Holocaust "a myth" and called for Israel to be "wiped off the map."

He told the National Press Club that his questioning of the Holocaust was based on his concern that it was used to justify Israeli oppression of the Palestinians.

"Granted that the Holocaust is a reality ... Why is it that the Palestinian people should be displaced?" he said. "Why are they paying the damage by giving up their land?"

At Columbia, dozens of people stood near the lecture hall where Ahmadinejad was scheduled to speak, linking arms and singing traditional Jewish folk songs about peace and brotherhood, while nearby a two-person band played "You Are My Sunshine."

Signs in the crowd displayed a range of messages, including one that read "We refuse to choose between Islamic fundamentalism and American imperialism."

Bollinger said Monday that allowing Ahmadinejad to appear was a question of free speech and academic freedom.

"It's extremely important to know who the leaders are of countries that are your adversaries. To watch them to see how they think, to see how they reason or do not reason. To see whether they're fanatical, or to see whether they are sly," he told ABC's "Good Morning America."

Before leaving Iran, Ahmadinejad said the American people have been denied "correct information," and his visit would give them a chance to hear a different voice, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Ahmadinejad has appealed to the American people before, distinguishing between the population and their government. Recently, he told a television show that Iran wants peace and friendship with America. Since coming to power in 2005, Ahmadinejad also has sent letters to the American people criticizing President Bush's Mideast policies.

Washington has said it is addressing the Iran situation diplomatically, rather than militarily, but U.S. officials also say that all options are open. The commander of the U.S. military forces in the Middle East said he did not believe tensions will lead to war.

"This constant drum beat of conflict is what strikes me, which is not helpful and not useful," Adm. William Fallon, head of U.S. Central Command, told Al-Jazeera television.

Ahmadinejad's request to lay a wreath at ground zero was denied by city officials and condemned by politicians who said a visit to the site of the 2001 terror attacks would violate sacred ground. Police cited construction and security concerns in denying Ahmadinejad's request.

"I was interested in expressing my sympathy to the victims of that tragedy and I think that it is the responsibility of all of us to understand the root causes of all events like 9/11," Ahmadinejad said.

He declined to answer a question about the taking of hostages from the U.S. embassy in Tehran during Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution. He has been accused of a role in the hostage-taking.

"I propose we don't return to the past," he said.

Columbia canceled a planned visit by the Iranian president last year, also citing security and logistical reasons. This time, security on campus was tight hours ahead of his arrival, with barriers blanketing the grounds and police patrolling.

Ahmadinejad's visit to New York is also being debated back home. Some in Iran think his trip is a publicity stunt that hurts Iran's image in the world.


GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 09/25/2007 08:25:24
Message:

"We're sorry, but you'll have to move out of our home state. We find your name to be offensive...."


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20966693/?GT1=10357


(OK...exageration...but not entirely.)

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/26/2007 07:36:11
Message:

Brilliant. Right here in my backyard.

http://www.dailysentinel.com/news/content/news/stories/2007/09/26/jail_break.html


That would explain why the detective that lives in my apartment complex walked in last night around 9:30 with 2 other detectives, all of them wearing street clothes with guns on and not there normal suit and tie get up. I thought it was weird anyway at the time. Then again the guys a little strange in the first place.

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 09/26/2007 07:45:43
Message:

Buyer finds human leg in smoker bought at auction:


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20982414/?GT1=10357

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/26/2007 08:37:56
Message:

^ I was just about to post that..I wonder if they'll use the smoker after finding it.


Reply author: jimbo67
Replied on: 09/26/2007 09:03:38
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

Brilliant. Right here in my backyard.


GADNA


Sounds like a job for...Walker Texas Ranger!

Minor Details


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/26/2007 09:09:00
Message:

O no, don't get the characters rolling................

GADNA


Reply author: jimbo67
Replied on: 09/26/2007 09:35:38
Message:

here's the kind of customers we get...he drives a hard bargain if you know what i mean
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20985273

Minor Details


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/26/2007 09:51:53
Message:

Sold this lovely young lady a jeep last year. Her husband and her were all jacked up on meth when they bought. Stories unfolding into some kind of drug arion brother hood thing.


http://www.lufkindailynews.com/search/content/news/stories/2007/09/13/lawyer.html

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/26/2007 11:57:34
Message:

You can take the idiot out of the "hood", but you can't take the "hood" out of the idiot..


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge placed tighter restrictions on Michael Vick on Wednesday after the Atlanta Falcons quarterback tested positive for marijuana.

Because of the result, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson placed special conditions on Vick's release, including restricting him to his home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. with electronic monitoring and ordering him to submit to random drug testing.
The urine sample was submitted Sept. 13, according to a document by a federal probation officer that was filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.

Vick, who has admitted bankrolling a dogfighting operation on property he owns in Surry County in his written federal plea, is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 10. He faces up to five years in prison.

On Tuesday, Vick also was indicted on state charges of beating or killing or causing dogs to fight other dogs and engaging in or promoting dogfighting. Each felony is punishable by up to five years in prison.

The 27-year-old former Virginia Tech star was placed under pretrial release supervision by U.S. Magistrate Dennis Dohnal in July. The restrictions included refraining from use or unlawful possession of narcotic drugs or other controlled substances.

The random drug testing ordered Wednesday could include urine testing, the wearing of a sweat patch, a remote alcohol testing system or any form of prohibited substance screening or testing.


Hudson's order also requires Vick to participate in inpatient or outpatient substance therapy and mental health counseling, if the pretrial services officer or supervising officer deem it appropriate. Vick must pay for the treatment.

Vick's attorney, Billy Martin, did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

In January, Vick was cleared by police of any wrongdoing after his water bottle was seized by security at Miami International Airport. Police said it smelled of marijuana and had a hidden compartment that contained a "small amount of dark particulate."

Lab tests found no evidence of drugs, and Vick explained that he used the secret compartment to carry jewelry.

The federal dogfighting case began in late April when authorities conducting a drug investigation of Vick's cousin raided the property and seized dozens of dogs, most of them pit bulls, and equipment commonly associated with dogfighting.

Six weeks later, when the local investigation seemed to be dragging and a local search warrant was allowed to expire, federal agents arrived with their own warrants and started digging up dog carcasses buried days before the first raid.

Vick has admitted helping kill six to eight dogs, among other things. His three co-defendants also have pleaded guilty. One of them, Quanis Phillips, failed a drug test and was ordered jailed after his plea.


Reply author: dogsled
Replied on: 09/26/2007 13:22:24
Message:

I don't think this got much play in the U.S. but it's nice to see the beginning of the end.

Royal Bank of Canada has sued suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick for more than $2.3 million US.

The bank argued that his guilty plea to federal dogfighting charges in the United States and the resulting impact on his career have prevented him from repaying a loan.

Michael Vick is being sued by the Royal Bank for $2.3 million US.
(Marc Serota/Getty Images) Vick borrowed $2.5 million US in January with plans to use the money for real estate investments, Royal Bank of Canada said in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Newport News on Thursday.

The loan's terms specify that any employment change negatively impacting Vick's income constitutes a default on the loan, according to the lawsuit.

In August, Vick pleaded guilty to bankrolling a dogfighting ring at a property he owned in Surry County, near his hometown of Newport News, Va.

Vick faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced in December, has been indefinitely suspended without pay and has lost all his major sponsors, including Nike.

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On Tuesday, he was indicted on state charges related to dogfighting.

"The criminal charges, and resulting impact on the Defendant's employment materially affect his ability to repay the Term Note," the bank said in the lawsuit.

The bank is demanding $2,313,694.37 US, plus $499 US in interest per day, starting Sept. 19, as well as attorney's fees.

Vick's attorneys did not immediately return phone messages Tuesday.




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"The intelligent man wins his battles with pointed words. I'm sorry -- I meant sticks. Pointed sticks."

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Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 09/29/2007 06:25:07
Message:

Yeah....Good luck with that..


NEW YORK (AP) - A New York Jets season-ticket holder filed a class-action lawsuit Friday against the New England Patriots and coach Bill Belichick for "deceiving customers."

The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J., by Carl Mayer of Princeton Township, N.J., stems from the Patriots being caught illegally videotaping signals from Jets coaches in New England's 38-14 season-opening win Sept. 9.
"They violated the integrity of the game," Mayer's attorney, Bruce Afran, told The Associated Press. "This is a way of punishing Belichick and the Patriots."

Mayer is seeking more than $184 million in damages for Jets ticket holders.

Belichick was fined $500,000 by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and the team was fined $250,000 for violating a league rule that prohibits clubs from using a video camera on the sidelines for any purpose including recording signals relayed to opposing players on the field. New England also must forfeit a first-round draft pick next year if it makes the playoffs or a second- and third-rounder if it doesn't.
"They were deceiving customers," said the 48-year-old Mayer. "You can't deceive customers."

The lawsuit maintained that because other teams found illegal videotaping by the defendants, Jets ticket holders should be compensated for all games played in Giants Stadium between the Jets and Patriots since Belichick became head coach in 2000.

The two calculated that because customers paid $61.6 million to watch eight "fraudulent" games, they're entitled to triple that amount or $184.8 million in compensation under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act and the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.

"How many times have the Patriots done this? We find it hard to believe they did it just once," Mayer said. "We just want to get to the truth of the matter of what the Patriots did to the Jets. I think the ticket holders are genuinely concerned about it. This is a type of misrepresentation."

Patriots spokesman Stacey James declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Mayer and Afran, who consider themselves public interest lawyers, have been thorns in the side of New Jersey politicians for years, filing lawsuits and demanding investigations to advance their grievances. They are well known in the state but generally have had little success in their causes.

Both have lost bids for elected offices, and Mayer once served as a presidential campaign adviser to Ralph Nader.

Their demand in March for a probe of Gov. Jon S. Corzine's gifts to a former girlfriend was rejected by a federal prosecutor. In 2006, a judge vetoed their effort to block Corzine's appointment of Rep. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., to fill the governor's seat in the U.S. Senate.

They also failed to get a court to order a special election to replace Gov. James E. McGreevey when he resigned in 2004.

Now, they're taking on the Patriots.

Their latest lawsuit asserted that the secret videotaping violated the contractual "expectations and rights" of Jets ticket holders "to observe an honest match played in compliance with all laws and regulations."

The actions of Belichick and the Patriots violated federal and state racketeering laws, as well as the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and New Jersey Deceptive Business Practices Act, according to the lawsuit.

"Having been a lifelong Jets fan, as soon as I heard this, I was completely outraged," Mayer said. "The NFL just slapped them on the wrist. I'm a consumer lawyer, and this is consumer fraud."


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 09/29/2007 08:51:02
Message:

Redefining the term "lucky":

Fella flipped his truck and landed right side up:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/JeffSeal/gd1.jpg


SO? What makes him so lucky?

Lets pan back with the camera, and take in the full scene:


http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/JeffSeal/gd2.jpg

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: djbishop
Replied on: 09/29/2007 09:41:21
Message:

If he was'nt religious.....he is now.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/01/2007 10:16:40
Message:

Wasn't there a movie about this.......?

http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2007/09/27/tom_cruises_alien_bunker/



Blast from the Past............

Yep we have a wierd one.....

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/01/2007 11:42:35
Message:

BOSSIER CITY, La. - He'll never want breakfast again.

Pat Bertoletti, a Mohawk-sporting chef from Chicago, gulped down 21 pounds of buttery, goopy grits in 10 minutes to win $4,000 in the first World Grits Eating Championship at Louisiana Downs on Saturday.

The grits were presented in 2-pound trays, each about 8 inches by 6 inches and 1 1/2 inches deep, said Ryan Nerz, a spokesman for Major League Eating.

Bertoletti, in a statement, said the race "tested our stomach capacity like no other."

The buzz going in was that a lot of grits would go down because they are so easy to eat, Nerz said. There were nine contestants, and the top three ate a combined 60 pounds.

Tim "Eater X" Janus of New York was second, with 20 pounds. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., who this summer ate a record-breaking 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes to become world hot dog-eating champion, finished third, polishing off 19 pounds.

Grainy grits dried, ground corn that is then cooked back into mush or the soupy consistency used for the championship are a Southern staple. They are often eaten for breakfast with butter or even sugar; sometimes chilled and then fried in slices; and, for more substantial meals, fortified with stronger-tasting foods such as cheese, bacon, shrimp.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/01/2007 13:32:24
Message:

Nice headline.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=122211

GADNA


Reply author: jimbo67
Replied on: 10/01/2007 14:32:20
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

BOSSIER CITY, La. - He'll never want breakfast again.

Pat Bertoletti, a Mohawk-sporting chef from Chicago, gulped down 21 pounds of buttery, goopy grits in 10 minutes to win $4,000 in the first World Grits Eating Championship at Louisiana Downs on Saturday.

The grits were presented in 2-pound trays, each about 8 inches by 6 inches and 1 1/2 inches deep, said Ryan Nerz, a spokesman for Major League Eating.

Bertoletti, in a statement, said the race "tested our stomach capacity like no other."

The buzz going in was that a lot of grits would go down because they are so easy to eat, Nerz said. There were nine contestants, and the top three ate a combined 60 pounds.

Tim "Eater X" Janus of New York was second, with 20 pounds. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., who this summer ate a record-breaking 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes to become world hot dog-eating champion, finished third, polishing off 19 pounds.

Grainy grits dried, ground corn that is then cooked back into mush or the soupy consistency used for the championship are a Southern staple. They are often eaten for breakfast with butter or even sugar; sometimes chilled and then fried in slices; and, for more substantial meals, fortified with stronger-tasting foods such as cheese, bacon, shrimp.




thats my hometown...grits and David Toms

Minor Details


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/02/2007 13:44:18
Message:

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071002/NEWS/71002030/1001/NEWS


Well shucks......

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 10/02/2007 16:05:42
Message:

thanks for that one Josh! KGGO was my longtime fave radio station from DSM, and yes...that is PRECISELY the kinds of things they are notorious for doing.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: Hulk Hogan
Replied on: 10/03/2007 11:33:15
Message:

Well ya know somethin' there F&I-a-maniacs!!! Im BACK!!! (((((MUSCLE POSE)))))

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Hulk Hogan Takes 'Gladiators' Gig
Oct. 3, 2007, 12:30 PM EST

Ben Silverman's love affair with the 1980s continues.

The NBC co-chief has tapped wrestling icon Hulk Hogan to host NBC's upcoming "American Gladiators" revival. The TV series is in production for a midseason debut (Daily Variety, Aug. 23).

Hogan shot to fame during the 1980s via his appearances in World Wrestling Federation matches. He also had roles in pics such as "Rocky III" and "No Holds Barred." More recently, he's starred in the VH1 unscripted comedy "Hogan Knows Best."

Silverman has shown a fondness for retro programming. "Gladiators" hails from the 1980s, as does "Knight Rider," the NBC series Silverman is bringing back as a two-hour backdoor pilot.
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Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you???


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/04/2007 13:10:05
Message:


Spicy Chili Smell Leads to Evacuation

LONDON (AP) -- Super spicy chili sauce being cooked at a London Thai restaurant sparked road closures and evacuations after passers-by complained that the smell was burning their throats, police said Wednesday.

London Fire Brigade's chemical response team was called after reports that a strong smell was wafting from the restaurant in the heart of London's Soho district Monday afternoon, a Metropolitan police spokesman said, speaking anonymously in line with force policy.

Authorities sealed off several premises and closed roads. The Times of London described shoppers coughing and spluttering as firefighters wearing special breathing masks sought the source of the smell.

The paper said firefighters smashed down the door of the Thai Cottage restaurant and seized extra-hot bird's eye chilies which had been left dry-frying. It said they were being prepared as part of a batch of Nam Prik Pao, a spicy Thai dip.

"The smoke didn't go up into the sky because of the rain and the heavy air," The Times quoted Thai Cottage owner Sue Wasboonma as saying. "It's the hottest thing we make."

The police spokesman said no arrests were made in the case.

"As far as I'm aware it's not a criminal offense to cook very strong chili," he said.



Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/09/2007 09:11:08
Message:

PITTSBURGH - Change for a million?

That's what a man was seeking Saturday when he handed a $1 million bill to a cashier at a Pittsburgh supermarket. But when the Giant Eagle employee refused and a manager confiscated the bogus bill, the man flew into a rage, police said.

The man slammed an electronic funds-transfer machine into the counter and reached for a scanner gun, police said.


Police arrested the man, who was not carrying identification and has refused to give his name to authorities. He is being held in the Allegheny County Jail.

Since 1969, the $100 bill is the largest note in circulation.

Police believe the $1 million note seized at the supermarket may have originated at a Dallas-based ministry. Last year, the ministry distributed thousands of religious pamphlets with a picture of President Grover Cleveland on a $1 million bill.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/10/2007 07:45:24
Message:

I always knew this stuff was good for ya!!


BRISBANE, Australia - Australian doctors said they plugged a poisoned Italian tourist into a vodka drip after running out of the medicinal alcohol they would normally have used to save his life.

The 24-year-old Italian, who was not further identified, was diagnosed as having ingested a large quantity of ethylene glycol, a common ingredient in antifreeze that can cause renal failure.

Pure alcohol is often given in treating such cases because it can inhibit the toxic effects of ethylene glycol.

Dr. Pascal Gelperowicz at Mackay Base Hospital where the man was taken for treatment said he was given pharmaceutical-grade alcohol on arrival, but that the hospital's supplies soon ran out.

"We quickly used all the available vials of 100 percent alcohol and decided the next best way to get alcohol into the man's system was by feeding him spirits through a nasogastric tube," Gelperowicz said in a statement.

"The patient was drip-fed about three standard drinks an hour for three days in the intensive care unit," he said. "The hospital's administrators were also very understanding when we explained our reasons for buying a case of vodka."

The patient made a successful recovery. The incident occurred about two months ago, though the hospital just released information on the case.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/10/2007 09:12:51
Message:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071010/ap_on_bi_ge/auto_talks



I guess it's a good thing we ordered about 80 new units last week..........

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/13/2007 11:46:27
Message:

WTF!!!

Sex and marriage with robots? It could happen
Robots soon will become more human-like in appearance, researcher says.
CT Oct 12, 2007
Humans could marry robots within the century. And consummate those vows.

"My forecast is that around 2050, the state of Massachusetts will be the first jurisdiction to legalize marriages with robots," artificial intelligence researcher David Levy at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands told LiveScience. Levy recently completed his Ph.D. work on the subject of human-robot relationships, covering many of the privileges and practices that generally come with marriage as well as outside of it.

At first, sex with robots might be considered geeky, "but once you have a story like 'I had sex with a robot, and it was great!' appear someplace like Cosmo magazine, I'd expect many people to jump on the bandwagon," Levy said.

The idea of romance between humanity and our artistic and/or mechanical creations dates back to ancient times, with the Greek myth of the sculptor Pygmalion falling in love with the ivory statue he made named Galatea, to which the goddess Venus eventually granted life.

This notion persists in modern times. Not only has science fiction explored this idea, but 40 years ago, scientists noticed that students at times became unusually attracted to ELIZA, a computer program designed to ask questions and mimic a psychotherapist.

"There's a trend of robots becoming more human-like in appearance and coming more in contact with humans," Levy said. "At first robots were used impersonally, in factories where they helped build automobiles, for instance. Then they were used in offices to deliver mail, or to show visitors around museums, or in homes as vacuum cleaners, such as with the Roomba. Now you have robot toys, like Sony's Aibo robot dog, or Tickle Me Elmos, or digital pets like Tamagotchis."

In his thesis, "Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners," Levy conjectures that robots will become so human-like in appearance, function and personality that many people will fall in love with them, have sex with them and even marry them.

"It may sound a little weird, but it isn't," Levy said. "Love and sex with robots are inevitable."

Sex with robots in 5 years
Levy argues that psychologists have identified roughly a dozen basic reasons why people fall in love, "and almost all of them could apply to human-robot relationships. For instance, one thing that prompts people to fall in love are similarities in personality and knowledge, and all of this is programmable. Another reason people are more likely to fall in love is if they know the other person likes them, and that's programmable too."

In 2006, Henrik Christensen, founder of the European Robotics Research Network, predicted that people will be having sex with robots within five years, and Levy thinks that's quite likely. There are companies that already sell realistic sex dolls, "and it's just a matter of adding some electronics to them to add some vibration," he said, or endowing the robots with a few audio responses. "That's fairly primitive in terms of robotics, but the technology is already there."

As software becomes more advanced and the relationship between humans and robots becomes more personal, marriage could result. "One hundred years ago, interracial marriage and same-sex marriages were illegal in the United States. Interracial marriage has been legal now for 50 years, and same-sex marriage is legal in some parts of the states," Levy said. "There has been this trend in marriage where each partner gets to make their own choice of who they want to be with."

"The question is not if this will happen, but when," Levy said. "I am convinced the answer is much earlier than you think."

When and where it'll happen
Levy predicts Massachusetts will be the first jurisdiction to legalize human-robot marriage. "Massachusetts is more liberal than most other jurisdictions in the United States and has been at the forefront of same-sex marriage," Levy said. "There's also a lot of high-tech research there at places like MIT."

Although roboticist Ronald Arkin at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta does not think human-robot marriages will be legal anywhere by 2050, "anything's possible. And just because it's not legal doesn't mean people won't try it," he told LiveScience.

"Humans are very unusual creatures," Arkin said. "If you ask me if every human will want to marry a robot, my answer is probably not. But will there be a subset of people? There are people ready right now to marry sex toys."

The main benefit of human-robot marriage could be to make people who otherwise could not get married happier, "people who find it hard to form relationships, because they are extremely shy, or have psychological problems, or are just plain ugly or have unpleasant personalities," Levy said. "Of course, such people who completely give up the idea of forming relationships with other people are going to be few and far between, but they will be out there."

Ethical questions
The possibility of sex with robots could prove a mixed bag for humanity. For instance, robot sex could provide an outlet for criminal sexual urges. "If you have pedophiles and you let them use a robotic child, will that reduce the incidence of them abusing real children, or will it increase it?" Arkin asked. "I don't think anyone has the answers for that yet that's where future research needs to be done."

Keeping a robot for sex could reduce human prostitution and the problems that come with it. However, "in a marriage or other relationship, one partner could be jealous or consider it infidelity if the other used a robot," Levy said. "But who knows, maybe some other relationships could welcome a robot. Instead of a woman saying, 'Darling, not tonight, I have a headache,' you could get 'Darling, I have a headache, why not use your robot?

Arkin noted that "if we allow robots to become a part of everyday life and bond with them, we'll have to ask questions about what's going to happen to our social fabric. How will they change humanity and civilization? I don't have any answers, but I think it's something we need to study. There's a real potential for intimacy here, where humans become psychologically and emotionally attached to these devices in ways we wouldn't to a vibrator."

Levy is currently writing a paper on the ethical treatment of robots. When it comes to sex and love with robots, "the ethical issues on how to treat them are something we'll have to consider very seriously, and they're very complicated issues," Levy said.

Levy successfully defended his thesis Oct. 11.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 10/13/2007 11:51:07
Message:

old news IMHO. They've been selling heated-vibrating-this-n-thats for years in various *ahem* "novelty" stores. What are those, if not 1st gen "robotics"?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 10/16/2007 09:45:04
Message:

can we say "spoiled f*ckin brat"?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12784368/?GT1=10450

$400,000 lawsuit filed by bride, alledging the 28k in flowers she ordered were "the wrong color".

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/16/2007 09:51:07
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by JimD

can we say "spoiled f*ckin brat"?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12784368/?GT1=10450

$400,000 lawsuit filed by bride, alledging the 28k in flowers she ordered were "the wrong color".

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

the very end of the article had me rolling, that florist was damned from the get go.......... Sorry sombyotches

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/16/2007 10:09:26
Message:

http://msn.match.com/msn/article.aspx?articleid=8783&TrackingID=516311&BannerID=544657&menuid=6>1=10486


Topic, "How to date during the playoffs"

Roflmao............. cheay right...........

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/17/2007 07:55:57
Message:

WASHINGTON - Though they may spar across the political aisle, Vice President Dick Cheney is close enough to Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama to call him cousin.

Eighth cousin, that is.

Lynne Cheney, the vice presidents wife, revealed this tantalizing bit of political trivia during a television interview Tuesday.

She said she uncovered the long-ago ties between the two while researching her ancestry for her latest book, Blue Skies, No Fences, a memoir about growing up in Wyoming.

This is such an amazing American story that one ancestor ... could be responsible down the family lines for lives that have taken such different and varied paths as Dicks and Barack Obama, Lynne Cheney told MSNBC.

According to her spokeswoman, Sen. Obama, D-Ill., is a descendent of Mareen Duvall. This French Huguenots son married the granddaughter of a Richard Cheney, who arrived in Maryland in the late 1650s from England, said Ginny Justice, a spokeswoman for Lynne Cheney.

The vice presidents full name is Richard B. Cheney.

A spokesman for Obama, who wants to be the first black U.S. president, offered a tongue-in-cheek response. Every family has a black sheep, said spokesman Bill Burton.

Lynne Cheney did not reference the ancestral ties between her husband and Obama in the book.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/17/2007 13:47:04
Message:

Another reason for Gadna to move to Canada.......... slap hand, bad Gadna put that fatty down and get back to work. uh, ok boss, you got any visine.....

Canadian ferry crews warned against smoking pot

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Ferry crews on Canada's West Coast who work under the influence of marijuana endanger the lives of passengers, safety officials said on Wednesday, in response to allegations of cannabis smoking on board one of the ships.

Canada's Transportation Safety Board issued a warning note to BC Ferries Corp after the board said it had learned that that several crew members of the ferry Queen of the North, which sank last year after running into island, "regularly smoked cannabis between shifts, both on board and off the vessel".

The federal agency said it heard the allegations of marijuana use while investigating the sinking, but said there was no evidence that the bridge crew of the Queen of the North was under the influence of cannabis at the time of the accident on March 22, 2006.

The board, which has not yet released its report on the cause of the sinking, which killed two people, did not say from whom it heard the allegations of marijuana use, but its investigation has included interviews with all crew members.

"Ferry crews whose performance is impaired by cannabis are a clear risk to the travelling public," chairwoman Wendy Tadros said in a statement.

The board said it wanted BC Ferries, the British Columbia government-owned ferry service, to find out the extent of marijuana use on other ships in its fleet, and to review its policies on drugs and alcohol use. BC Ferries has not commented on the board's report.

The safety board said it would be monitoring the ferry service's actions on drug use, but did not say it planned any disciplinary action against either the company or crew members who might have used marijuana.




GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/17/2007 13:52:09
Message:

Accoding to rumor, this has a dual meaning for ya don't it?????

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

Another reason for Gadna to move to Canada.......... slap hand, bad Gadna put that fatty down and get back to work. uh, ok boss, .....





GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/17/2007 14:01:47
Message:

moke dope........


Funny story, when I used to work at the sawmill job the head millwright would come on his walky talky and say those exact words right after lunch break. "MOKE DOPE" "MOKE DOPE" about 5 of us knew what time it was, we would all meet up by the breaker box's and blaze....... Then go back to work driving heavy equipment and working on mill breakdowns. No telling how much production we lost during those year because all the millrights and equipment operators were stoned pretty much all day at work..........


GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/17/2007 15:13:28
Message:

This here fella gets around..

EMEK HEFER, Israel - With eight wives and 67 children, Shahadeh Abu Arrar has given new meaning to the term family man.

Abu Arrar, 58, is a member of Israels impoverished Bedouin Arab community. But even in a traditional nomadic society where men commonly have several wives and many children, Abu Arrar is exceptional.

Im thinking about a new wife, No. 9, he told the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot in a recent interview. There are many women who wish to marry me and there is no lack of women. I never had a problem with such things.

Abu Arrar, whose oldest child is 37, was photographed by the newspaper in a long Bedouin robe and head cover, surrounded by a dozen of so of his kids.

During a visit to his multistory home in central Israel, The Associated Press spotted 17 of the children milling about, dressed in bright red, blue and green-embroidered Palestinian dresses and headscarves. Four veiled women, including two who said they were his wives, sat on the porch peeling vegetables.

Abu Arrar refused to talk to an AP reporter.

Bedouin society allows polygamy
While Islam allows Muslim men to have four co-wives, it is a custom in Bedouin society to flout the already-generous ruling and an Israeli ban on polygamy by marrying women one at a time, divorcing them and marrying others, experts on Bedouin culture said.

Culturally, its understood that the renounced wives are still married to Abu Arrar, the experts said.

Its unclear how Abu Arrar supports his massive family. Camels, goats and a cow were grazing on his property. Yediot said he also receives about $1,700 in government handouts each month.

According to the Israeli Interior Ministry, Abu Arrar has 53 children registered as Israeli citizens. He has 14 other children born to Palestinian wives in the West Bank and who are not eligible for Israeli citizenship, his other wives said.

Either way, his family size pales in comparison to the size of the average Israeli family: 2.3, according to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics.

Splits time among wives
Abu Arrar claims to remember all his childrens names, and says they are split almost evenly between boys and girls. And hes still going strong.

My first wife is my age, and today I hardly spend any time with her. Her children are big, and I leave her alone. I have younger wives to spend time with. Every night I decide which wife to be with, Abu Arrar told the newspaper.

Activists said Abu Arrars story showed the urgency of raising literacy and education among Bedouin women. Many are pressured into marriage or feel they have no other options beside raising children, said Khadra al-Sani, director of Sidra, a Bedouin womens rights group.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/18/2007 10:51:47
Message:

All I can say is WOW...Can't even beleive they printed this one..Good thing Whitlock is black, or I'm sure there would be a problem..


Jason Whitlock AP:

You get one NFL Truth today. Watching Chad Johnson and Larry Johnson undermine their respective head coaches, Marvin Lewis and Herm Edwards, on Sunday gave me a singular focus, forced me to contemplate an uncomfortable truth.

African-American football players caught up in the rebellion and buffoonery of hip hop culture have given NFL owners and coaches a justifiable reason to whiten their rosters. That will be the legacy left by Chad, Larry and Tank Johnson, Pacman Jones, Terrell Owens, Michael Vick and all the other football bojanglers.
In terms of opportunity for American-born black athletes, they're going to leave the game in far worse shape than they found it.

It's already starting to happen. A little-publicized fact is that the Colts and the Patriots the league's model franchises are two of the whitest teams in the NFL. If you count rookie receiver Anthony Gonzalez, the Colts opened the season with an NFL-high 24 white players on their 53-man roster. Toss in linebacker Naivote Taulawakeiaho "Freddie" Keiaho and 47 percent of Tony Dungy's defending Super Bowl-champion roster is non-African-American. Bill Belichick's Patriots are nearly as white, boasting a 23-man non-African-American roster, counting linebacker Tiaina "Junior" Seau and backup quarterback Matt Gutierrez.

For some reason, these facts are being ignored by the mainstream media. Could you imagine what would be written and discussed by the media if the Yankees and the Red Sox were chasing World Series titles with 11 African-Americans on their 25-man rosters (45 percent)?

We would be inundated with information and analysis on the social significance. Well, trust me, what is happening with the roster of the Patriots and the Colts and with Roger Goodell's disciplinary crackdown are all socially significant.

Hip hop athletes are being rejected because they're not good for business and, most important, because they don't contribute to a consistent winning environment. Herm Edwards said it best: You play to win the game.

I'm sure when we look up 10 years from now and 50 percent rather than 70 percent of NFL rosters are African-American, some Al Sharpton wannabe is going to blame the decline on a white-racist plot.

That bogus charge will ignore our role in our football demise. We are in the process of mishandling the opportunity and freedom earned for us by Jim Brown, Walter Payton, Doug Williams, Mike Singletary, Gale Sayers, Willie Lanier and countless others. And those of us in the media who have rationalized, minimized and racialized every misstep by Vick, Pacman and T.O. have played an equal role in blowing it.


By failing to confront and annihilate the abhorrent cultural norms we have allowed to grab our youth, we have in the grand American scheme sentenced many of them to hell on earth (incarceration), and in the sports/entertainment world we've left them to define us as unreliable, selfish and buffoonish.

I take you to Arrowhead Stadium this past Sunday when two competent and respected black head coaches led the Chiefs and the Bengals in battle, and their efforts were periodically sabotaged by Chad and Larry Johnson, the two players Lewis and Edwards have defended the most.

Football fans are aware of Lewis' love affair with Chad Johnson, the Flavor Flav of the gridiron. Johnson's insistence on conducting a minstrel show during games has long been reluctantly tolerated by Lewis. Johnson, I guess, is just too talented, productive and well-compensated for Lewis to discipline. So Lewis has chosen to enable, going as far as making excuses when Johnson's selfish behavior extended to an alleged locker-room shoving match with coaches (including a swing at Lewis) at halftime of the Bengals' Jan. 8, 2006 playoff loss to the Steelers.

Coming off an 11-5 regular season and having been crowned the toast of Cincinnati, Lewis responded to that Johnson meltdown by vowing to cut the player who leaked the fight information to the media.

Since then, the Bengals have been one of the league's biggest disappointments, finishing 8-8 last season and starting 1-4 this season. Injuries have played a significant role in Cincy's troubles, but so has a lack of on- and off-field discipline and focus. Lewis' coddling of Chad Johnson has destroyed the chemistry that made the Bengals a playoff team in 2005.

On Sunday, with the Bengals trying to rally out of a two-score deficit, Johnson failed to finish a pass route, which contributed to Carson Palmer throwing an interception.

Not to be outdone, Larry Johnson continued his season-long pattern of immature behavior, spiking the football in frustration with 4 minutes to play and the Chiefs attempting to run out the clock. The Bengals were out of timeouts and the spike stopped the clock, giving Cincy one last chance to make a comeback.

Johnson, despite receiving a new $45-million contract, has brooded, pouted and complained all season. He spent the off-season promising to be a leader and has spent the first six weeks of the season spreading locker-room cancer. Edwards-coached teams have traditionally been the least-penalized squads in the NFL. This year's Chiefs are one of the most-penalized squads. Nickel back Benny Sapp drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Sunday, had to be dragged off the field by Donnie Edwards, and was spotted on the sideline arguing with players and coaches.

Race is not the determining factor when it comes to having a good or bad attitude. Culture is.

Hip hop is the dominant culture for black youth. In general, music, especially hip hop music, is rebellious for no good reason other than to make money. Rappers and rockers are not trying to fix problems. They create problems for attention.

That philosophy, attitude and behavior go against everything football coaches stand for. They're in a constant battle to squash rebellion, dissent and second opinions from their players.

You know why Muhammad Ali is/was an icon? Because he rebelled against something meaningful and because he excelled in an individual sport. His rebellion didn't interfere with winning. Jim Brown, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, etc. rebelled with dignity and purpose

What we're witnessing today are purposeless, selfish acts of buffoonery. Sensible people have grown tired of it. Football people are recognizing it doesn't contribute to a winning environment.

Whether calculated or not, the Patriots and the Colts have created settings in which Brady and Manning can lead and feel comfortable. I remember back in the 1980s when some black sports fans accused the Celtics of being racist for having a predominantly-white roster when Larry Bird was the star. No one remembered that Red Auerbach occasionally fielded an all-black starting lineup during Bill Russell's heyday.

My point is that it makes sense to cater to your stars. And it makes even more sense to fill your roster with players who don't mind being led, even if you sacrifice a little 40-yard dash speed.

If things don't change quickly, we're going to learn this lesson the hard way.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/18/2007 11:05:09
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naw naw, they will still make it a race thing, his name begins with........ WHIT............





he's a cracker in desguise.......


Darn good article.

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/19/2007 12:07:02
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Why Is Moonshine Against the Law?


Two Georgia men pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges of operating a moonshine still in the Chattahoochee National Forest. One of the bootleggers faces up to 35 years in prison for his crimes: making the brew, selling it, and not paying taxes on the proceeds. Back in college, the Explainer had friends who brewed their own beer, and that wasn't against the law. So why is moonshine still illegal?

Because the liquor is worth more to the government than beer or wine. Uncle Sam takes an excise tax of $2.14 for each 750-milliliter bottle of 80-proof spirits, compared with 21 cents for a bottle of wine (of 14 percent alcohol or less) and 5 cents for a can of beer. No one knows exactly how much money changes hands in the moonshine trade, but it's certainly enough for the missing taxes to make a difference: In 2000, an ATF investigation busted one Virginia store that sold enough raw materials to moonshiners to make 1.4 million gallons of liquor, worth an estimated $19.6 million in lost government revenue. In 2005, almost $5 billion of federal excise taxes on alcohol came from legally produced spirits.

Until 1978, it was illegal to home-brew any alcoholic beverageeven wine and beer. But a growing number of oenophiles and beer connoisseurs wanted to make their own, and they helped pressure Congress to decriminalize home-brews across the country. Today, federal rules say a household with two adults can brew up to 200 gallons of wine and the same amount of beer each year. (A few states have their own laws prohibiting the practice.) The 1978 law didn't legalize moonshining, though; you still can't brew spirits for private consumption. It is kosher, however, to own a still and process alcoholbut only if you're using the alcohol as fuel and you have a permit from the ATF. (In some states, you can purchase a legal version of moonshine from commercial distillers.

Despite the Appalachian stereotypes, not everyone swigs moonshine just for fast, cheap intoxication. Some folks are accustomed to the taste of unaged whiskey, and they prefer the buzz that comes with it. These days, moonshine is even going upscale, as a new breed of amateur distillers in California, New England, and the Northwest are taking an artisanal approach to the hobby.

Government prosecutors point out that moonshine poses serious health risks, including heavy-metal toxicity. So, how dangerous is it? There's no inspection of the manufacturing process, so qualityand levels of contaminationvary. (There are some informal and imprecise ways to test the purity of hooch: You can light some on fire and check for a blue flame or shake the pint and look for clear liquid drops that dissipate quickly.) Aside from drinking too much and doing something dumboh, like attacking somebody with a chain saw and fire extinguisher the biggest risk is lead poisoning, since a homemade still might consist of car radiators or pipes that were dangerously soldered together. One study in the Annals of Emergency Medicine in September 2003 found that more than half of moonshine drinkers have enough lead in their bloodstream to exceed what the CDC calls a "level of concern."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/20/2007 10:14:05
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It is best not to mess with Grandma..

BRISTOW, Virginia - She was fined and got a suspended jail sentence, but Mona Shaw says she has no regrets about using a hammer to vent her frustration at a cable company.

"I stand by my actions even more so after getting all these telephone calls and hearing other people's complaints," she told The Associated Press in an interview Friday.

Shaw, 75, and her husband, Don, say they had an appointment in August for a Comcast technician to come to their Bristow home to install the company's heavily advertised Triple Play phone, Internet and cable service.

The Shaws say no one came all day, and the technician who showed up two days later left without finishing the setup. Two days after that, Comcast cut off all their service.

At the Comcast office in Manassas later that day, they waited for a manager for two hours before being told the manager had left for the day, the Shaws say.

Shaw, a churchgoing secretary of the local AARP branch, returned the next Monday _ with a hammer.

"I smashed a keyboard, knocked over a monitor ... and I went to hit the telephone," Shaw said. "I figured, 'Hey, my telephone is screwed up, so is yours.'"

Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable company, disputes Shaw's version of its customer service record and calls Shaw's hammer fit on Aug. 20 an "inappropriate situation."

"Nothing justifies this sort of dangerous behavior," Comcast spokeswoman Beth Bacha said.

Police arrested Shaw for disorderly conduct. She received a three-month suspended sentence, was fined $345 and and is barred from going near the Comcast offices for a year.

The Shaws did eventually get phone and television service _ with Verizon and DirecTV.

She said many people have called her a hero. "But no, I'm just an old lady who got mad. I had a hissy fit," she said.


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 10/22/2007 08:24:26
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^^^^ BRAVO Granny!!!

Every day above ground is a good day!


Reply author: anderkin7
Replied on: 10/22/2007 16:55:13
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1. WILL THE REAL DUMMY PLEASE STAND UP? AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it's not Walter who's lacking intelligence.

2. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS:Police in Oakland CA spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the police line shouting, "Please come out and give yourself up!"

3. WHAT WAS PLAN B???An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive to two different automated teller machines, wherein the kidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from his own bank accounts.

4. THE GETAWAY!A man walked into a Topeka KS Kwik Stop and asked for all the money in the cash drawer. Apparently the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him.

5. DID I SAY THAT???Police in Los Angeles had good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn't control himself during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the lineup to repeat the words: "Give me all your money or I'll shoot," the man shouted, "That's not what I said!"

6. ARE WE COMMUNICATING???A man spoke frantically into the phone: "My wife is pregnant, and her contractions are only two minutes apart." "Is this her first child?" the doctor asked. "No!" the man shouted, "This is her husband!"

7. NOT THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED!In Modesto CA , Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon. King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun. Unfortunately, he failed to keep his hand in his pocket. (Hellooooooo!)

8. THE GRAND FINALE!!!Last summer down on Lake Isabella , located in the high desert an hour east of Bakersfield CA , some folks new to boating were having a problem. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get their brand new 22 foot boat going. It was very sluggish in almost every maneuver no matter how much power they applied. After about an hour of trying to make it go, they putted into a nearby marina, thinking someone there may be able to tell them what was wrong. A thorough topside check revealed everything in perfect working condition. The engine ran fine, the out-drive went up and down, and the propeller was the correct size and pitch. So one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath. He came up choking on water, he was laughing so hard.
(NOW REMEMBER...THIS IS TRUE.)
Under the boat, still strapped securely in place... was the trailer


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/23/2007 07:24:17
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Imagine the sex in this house..."Was it good for you???"."I can't remember!!!"


Chinese Man, 106, Marries Woman, 81


BEIJING (AP) -- Call it a November-December romance. A 106-year-old man and an 81-year-old woman were married in a city in southeastern China, a state news agency reported Saturday.

Pan Xiting met his bride Chen Adi eight years ago, and she has taken care of him since then, the Xinhua News Agency reported. Their former spouses died years ago.

"Now, we are a family and we will never separate from each other until death," Pan was quoted as saying after the civil ceremony Friday in the port city of Wenzhou.

There was a small hiccup during the process of arranging the latest nuptials: "We were told that we needed to show our residence cards to get married, but Chen's has been lost for a long time," Pan said.

Local officials relented after getting to know the couple's story.

"We believe that Madam Chen means more than a companion to Mr. Pan and we hope they will have a happy married life," said Zheng Guangliang, deputy director of the Lucheng District civil affairs bureau.

The couple is among the oldest to have ever married. In 2002, Francois Fernandez, 96, and Madeleine Francineau, 94, exchanged vows at the rest home Le Foyer du Romarin, Clapiers, France - giving them a total aggregate in years of 190, according to the Guinness Book of World Records - three more than Chen and Pan.


Actually, that is pretty cool...


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/23/2007 08:30:34
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PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Philadelphia is home to the least attractive people in the United States, a survey of visitors and residents showed on Friday.

The city of more than 1.5 million people was also found to be among the least stylish, least active, least friendly and least worldly, according to the "America's Favorite Cities" survey by Travel & Leisure magazine and CNN Headline News.

About 60,000 people responded to the online survey -- at www.travelandleisure.com -- which ranked 25 cities in categories including shopping, food, culture, and cityscape, said Amy Farley, senior editor at the magazine.

For unattractiveness, Philadelphia just beat out Washington DC and Dallas/Fort Worth for the bottom spot. Miami and San Diego are home to the most attractive people, the poll found.

But Farley pointed out the results don't mean people in Philadelphia are ugly or the city is a bad place to visit.

"We were asking people to vote on attractiveness, not unattractiveness. Travel & Leisure editors believe there are a lot of attractive people in Philadelphia," she said.

"The relative attractiveness of its residents is only a minuscule factor in evaluating a city's merit."

Philadelphians' self-esteem has been undermined by national surveys showing they are among the fattest people in the United States. The American Obesity Association ranked the city in the top 10 for overweight people every year between 2000 and 2005.

And sporting pride in a city known for the fierce loyalty of its fans has been hurt by not having had a national champion in any of its four main sports since the 76ers won the National Basketball Association title in 1983.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/23/2007 12:33:45
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http://www.mercurynews.com/nationworld/ci_7109846





It's a sad sad day

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/23/2007 14:50:32
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21431682/?GT1=10450

Wow, didn't know anything about this until coming into work this am, I still can not fathom living in a place that you pretty much know is in a dangerous fire zone? Wondering how many people will just rebuild in the same spot.

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/24/2007 08:12:39
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MUNCIE, Ind. - A noisy parrot that likes to imitate sounds helped save a man and his son from a house fire by mocking a smoke alarm, the bird's owner says.

Shannon Conwell, 33, said he and his 9-year-old son fell asleep on the couch while watching a movie. They awoke about 3 a.m. Friday to find their home on fire after hearing the family's Amazon parrot, Peanut, imitating a fire alarm.

"He was really screaming his head off," Conwell said.

The smoke alarm had activated, but it was the bird's call that caught Conwell's attention.

"I grabbed my son and my bird and got out of the house," he said.

The fire destroyed the home's dining room, kitchen and bedroom, Muncie fire officials said. It remains under investigation.

Aside from Peanut, Conwell said the fact that he and his son fell asleep on the couch helped save them. They may not have heard the alarm or the bird if they were asleep in their bedrooms.

Conwell said he runs an air conditioner and a breathing machine in his bedroom and they drown out a lot of noise around the house.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/24/2007 08:27:11
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'Bout damn time somebody wrote an article like this..

Kent German, CNET's cell phone guru, wants to answer your questions about cell phones, services, and accessories. Send him a question!

Have you ever experienced a cell phone user whom you wanted to pack up and ship to Miss Manners? Or have you ever witnessed a person on a cell phone do something so completely rude that you stop in your tracks? I have, and it continues to intrigue me just how polarizing cell phones can be. Sure, almost everyone has one, but they can drive even their most loyal users crazy.

Though I write about cell phones every day, even I think it makes perfect sense that cell phones are continually cited in studies that say good manners have gone out of the window. You don't need a sociology degree to see just how handsets have changed how we relate to each other; and I'm not talking about their positive effects (though indeed there are some). Rather, I'm talking about how you can put a cell phone in an otherwise courteous person's hand and then watch how that person loses all awareness of the people around him.

Let me emphasize that I'm no luddite. I think cell phones are great and serve a very useful purpose. But just as people hide behind e-mail to avoid face-to-face communication, it's amazing how some cell phone users think a handset makes them so much more important than everyone else. Here's some extreme behavior I've seen and be sure to share your own experiences and advice, as well.

Be nice to the person behind the counter
Last week I was waiting in line to order lunch behind a man blabbing away on his phone. When he got to the counter, he handed the cafe employee a piece of paper with his order and said, "I'm on an important call." So is it just me or is that completely rude? Doesn't the person behind the lunch counter deserve just an ounce of respect? I think so. Next time Mr. Important, hang up or at least put your caller on hold.

Take it outside
I'm also in favor of taking your phone outside, or at least away from the table, when you get a call in a restaurant. No one around you, much less your tablemates, cares to hear what you have to say. That is, unless you're guiding someone to your table in a cavernous eatery. And if it's really important, you could always text. But even that has a limit, as well.

Use your inside voice
I'm always fascinated how people's voices (me included) automatically go up a few decibels when they get on a cell phone. I can understand when you're using your phone in a crowd, near a construction site, or next to your local airport runway, but it happens even in quiet rooms. I just don't get it.

You're welcome
Have you ever held the door for someone who's been on the phone without them acknowledging your presence? It happened to me last week. Remember folks: Even though you're on the phone you still exist in this world to other people.

Drive to distraction
I know I'll open a whole can of worms here but please, when you're driving with a phone use a headset. And whatever you do, don't text while driving. Yikes.

Yes, they're talking to you
I don't pay $10 to hear your cell phone ring during a movie so turn it off. But if you absolutely have to keep your phone on, please turn it on vibrate. And please don't start talking until after you've left the theater. It's just being polite. The same goes for weddings, funerals, and other milestone events. Every time I went to my college's graduation, they'd ask people to turn off their phones before the ceremony. And every time, someone's phone would ring and they'd slink out of the building. Remember that when they ask you to turn off your phone, they're talking to you.

Work out your body, not your mouth
I don't care how important you think you are, the gym is no place for a cell phone. Don't talk when you're doing cardio and don't take up space on equipment so you can sit and catch up the latest dish. If you're bored while you spin, read a magazine.

Not in the bathroom
Don't use your phone in a public restroom. That's just gross.

Remember the people around you
If you're out with a group of friends, it's fine to answer the phone for a few minutes. Just don't make that conversation more important than the one you're already having. Granted, I know I'm throwing stone from a glass house, but be courteous and keep it to a limit.

Bluetooth geeks
I've made no secret of the fact that I think wearing a Bluetooth headset when you're not talking on the phone just makes you look like a geek or a drive thru employee. That's why I'm saying it again here.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/24/2007 13:50:32
Message:

Wow, not much more to say then that

BARMAID has been fined for crushing beer cans between her bare breasts while an off-duty colleague has been fined for hanging spoons from her friend's nipples, Westrern Australia police said today.

Police said the 31-year old barmaid pleaded guilty in the local magistrate's court to twice exposing her breasts to patrons at the Premier Hotel in Pinjarra, south of Perth.

The woman "is alleged to have also crushed beer cans between her breasts during one of the offences", in breach of hotel licensing laws, police from the Peel district of Western Australia said.

The barmaid and the hotel manager were both fined $1000, while an off-duty barmaid was fined $500 for helping to hang spoons from the woman's nipples, police said.

"It sends a clear message to all licensees in Peel that we will not tolerate this type of behaviour in our licensed premises," local police superintendent David Parkinson said.



GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/24/2007 13:56:43
Message:

Looks like Josh just might have to go "Down Under" on vacation this year..


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/24/2007 14:03:49
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no, thats scary, it would take a pretty big woman to do something like that, I would think, if I saw something like that in person I think all I could really say is "wow" then start looking for an escape route in case she tried to grab me and take advantage

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/24/2007 14:06:40
Message:

Have your neighbor try it.. She's a big 'ol gal ain't she???


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/24/2007 14:08:37
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Have your neighbor try it.. She's a big 'ol gal ain't she???

lmao. Hey, thats a darn good idea, I could charge at the door of the pub............hmmmmmm now thinking mini keg of Heineken, she could take that Aussie byotch.....

GADNA


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 10/24/2007 14:25:21
Message:

ROFLMAO

Every day above ground is a good day!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/24/2007 15:39:27
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You try to please a wide array of people when you're running for President. Well, Rudy Giuliani just angered a lot of New Yorkers.

Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and leading Republican candidate for the Oval Office, acknowledged Tuesday that he will be rooting for the Red Sox the Yankees' bitter rival when the World Series kicks off Wednesday night in Boston (8 p.m. ET on FOX).
"I'm not saying that just because I'm here in Massachusetts," Giuliani told a Boston crowd to applause and laughs, CNN.com reported. "If I'm in Colorado in the next week or two, you will see I will have the courage to tell the people of Colorado the same thing."

Courage to tell the people of Colorado? No doubt. Courage to tell the people of New York? He didn't say he would do that.

On Wednesday, the New York papers gave some indication of how they felt about their former mayor's statement. The New York Post called Giuliani a "Red Coat" while the New York Daily News labeled him a traitor.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/25/2007 08:48:03
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http://www.careerbuilder.com/monk-e-mail/Default.aspx?mid=24014601&cbRecursionCnt=1&cbsid=3fd0e38c0d7e48c5b722c8deefe20b13-246628038-KC-5


How To Fight Monkeys

The deputy mayor of New Delhi, India, fell off his balcony and died Sunday after being attacked by monkeys, his family members say. The city has around 10,000 monkeys, some of which have taken to roaming through government buildings as they steal food and rip apart documents. What should you do if monkeys are picking on you?

It's like Mom said about muggers: Just give 'em what they want. When monkeys get aggressive, it's usually because they think you have something to eat. According to one study, about three-quarters of all the aggressive interactions between long-tailed macaques and tourists at Bali's Padangtegal Monkey Forest involved food. If you are holding a snack, throw it in their direction, and they'll stop bothering you. If you don't have any food, hold out your open palms to show you're not carrying a tasty treat or back away from the monkeys without showing fear. To diffuse the situation, don't make eye contact or smile with your teeth showingin the nonhuman primate world, these are almost always signs of aggression.

Monkey attacks are extremely rare in the wild; the creatures tend to be scared of us and often scamper away when a person gets within 100 feet. As monkeys lose their habitats around the world, though, they've started to live in closer proximity to humans, and that causes conflict

Aggressive city monkeys will give you lots of warnings before an actual fight breaks out. First, the animals will look at you in the eyes, open their mouths, and bare their teeth. Rhesus macaques, the aggressive monkeys that cause a lot of the trouble in Delhi, will then warn you with a grunt. Next, they might fake a lunge toward you; this often causes a victim to lose his balance. If you're still withholding food, they'll grab at your knees and legs, and put their mouths on you so that you can feel their teeth. Finally, if you still won't cooperate, they'll sink their canines into you. The study in Bali found that most macaque bites don't break the skin, but a wound could allow transmission of herpes B, which can be fatal to humans. Baboons, which sometimes attack humans in Africa, are much more dangerous: They're bigger and less predictable, and they're armed with 3-inch-long canines. Last year, a South African man's forearms were ripped to the bone, and doctors dug out a baboon tooth during surgery.

What if you can't or won't appease the monkeys with food? You can try to chase them off by shaking a stick at them, but they might get violent if cornered. If they don't budge, bop 'em on the head; visitors to temples in India sometimes carry a stick for just this reason. Primatologists will sometimes send a macaque warning signal called the open-mouth threat. Basically, form an "O" with your mouth, lean toward them with your body and head, and raise your eyebrows. Female victims might seek protection in a group of men, since monkeys are somewhat afraid of males. But whatever you do, don't freak out; those who scream, wave their arms, and run away are only going to make the macaques even more aggressive.

Despite all the monkey business, Delhi has refused to cull the macaques, which are sacred because of the Hindu reverence for Hanuman, the monkey god. Instead, the government has relocated some of the troublemakers and even brought in langurs, a mellower but larger monkey, to scare off the smaller macaques.


Reply author: tcottom
Replied on: 10/25/2007 09:32:09
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the government has relocated some of the troublemakers and even brought in langurs, a mellower but larger monkey, to scare off the smaller macaques.

hhhhhmmmmmmmm...................Kinda like Sales Managers and Sales People


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/25/2007 13:49:51
Message:

If mail a letter you will, use me you must...HMmmmmm???

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service sought to harness the force Thursday, releasing a new postage stamp featuring Star Wars enigmatic Yoda, known for his odd syntax as well as his wisdom.

The Jedi masters stamp was originally part of a multi-stamp Star Wars set and is now available as an individual stamp following a public vote on which of that set should receive special attention.

Also on Thursday the post office released its annual Christmas and holiday stamps.


The set of four holiday stamps features classic wintertime knitting design imagery.

The new holiday stamps provide another way for people to express warm winter greetings on all their mailings sent this season to family, friends or customers, said Katherine C. Tobin, a member of the post offices governing board.

Inspired by traditional Norwegian sweaters, the stamps include a stag, a snow-dappled evergreen tree, a snowman sporting a top hat and a whimsical teddy bear.

The Christmas stamp is a traditional Madonna and child. This years image is from Bernardino Luinis Madonna of the Carnation, painted around 1515 and now part of the collection at the National Gallery of Art.

All of the new stamps carry the current 41-cent first-class rate and had their first day of issue ceremonies at a stamp show in new York.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/29/2007 12:08:34
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And this is in the sports section???



CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A competitive eater who has already triumphed at a famous hot dog eating contest swallowed 103 small hamburgers in 8 minutes Sunday to take home $10,000.

Joey Chestnut, 23, of San Jose, Calif., surpassed the previous record of 97 Krystal burgers -- 2 1/2 inches square -- held by Japan's Takeru Kobayashi, set at last year's Krystal Square Off.
"We never thought we'd see someone anywhere near, let alone past, the century mark when we started the Krystal Square Off in 2004," said Brad Wahl, vice president of marketing for The Krystal Co.

Chestnut beat 12 other contestants. Kobayashi, who won all previous Krystal Hamburger Eating Championships, didn't compete this year because of lingering jaw pain from having a wisdom tooth extracted in June.

The 29-year-old Kobayashi received chiropractic treatment before losing his hot-dog-eating belt in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July tussle in NewYork.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/29/2007 12:13:36
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

And this is in the sports section???



CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - A competitive eater who has already triumphed at a famous hot dog eating contest swallowed 103 small hamburgers in 8 minutes Sunday to take home $10,000.

Joey Chestnut, 23, of San Jose, Calif., surpassed the previous record of 97 Krystal burgers -- 2 1/2 inches square -- held by Japan's Takeru Kobayashi, set at last year's Krystal Square Off.
"We never thought we'd see someone anywhere near, let alone past, the century mark when we started the Krystal Square Off in 2004," said Brad Wahl, vice president of marketing for The Krystal Co.

Chestnut beat 12 other contestants. Kobayashi, who won all previous Krystal Hamburger Eating Championships, didn't compete this year because of lingering jaw pain from having a wisdom tooth extracted in June.

The 29-year-old Kobayashi received chiropractic treatment before losing his hot-dog-eating belt in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July tussle in NewYork.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShooZMMfELY

I guess this is from last year or something. I would throw up, I had to stop watching after a few..........

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/29/2007 12:30:42
Message:

Dealer under investigation for selling car to mentally disabled man
By Christine Reid (Contact)
Monday, October 29, 2007

A Boulder car dealership is under investigation over a complaint that a mentally disabled man with no job traded in his car and was sold another, only to have it repossessed after financing fell through.

Christopher Wilkinson, 18, suffers from Asperger's Syndrome a mild form of autism that affects a person's social and communication skills.





Police said that, without his parents' knowledge, the Boulder teen traded in his 2007 Nissan Versa, which his parents helped him buy, for $12,500 toward a 2007 Ford Focus that cost $19,893 at Champion Ford, 3200 28th St. The car was repossessed last week, and now Wilkinson who lives with his parents and is a student at Front Range Community College has no car.

Officials at the dealership defended the sale, and said Wilkinson is an adult who was able to sign a contract on his own. Dwayne Huntsman, a manager at Champion, said Wilkinson's deal has been "unwound," so he can come get his trade-in back.

"We feel we have done no wrongdoing," Huntsman said.

Champion Ford was investigated two years ago after police received two complaints that elderly customers were being taken advantage of. According to police documents, an 82-year-old woman paid $24,206.80 for a used Volkswagen Beetle advertised for $7,991, and a couple in their 70s nearly purchased a used Ford Focus for the same price as a new one.

The dealership blamed those incidents on an outside firm whose salespeople have not been allowed back.

That investigation was eventually forwarded to the state attorney general's office, and it remains open, Boulder County deputy district attorney Tim Johnson said.

Wilkinson is currently in the Boulder County Jail on suspicion of lighting the Focus on fire following an accident with a bicycle that led to the car's windshield being smashed. Wilkinson told police he thought the car was undriveable after the Oct. 4 wreck, which caused minor injuries to the cyclist.

The car was repossessed after the fire, and Huntsman said Champion is out more than $11,000.

He said the dealership tried to work with Wilkinson even from jail to get him financing. Salespeople paid Wilkinson three visits, Huntsman said, but at one point they didn't feel comfortable with him signing any paperwork because he was too medicated.WTF

But on the day of the sale, Huntsman said, at least two people dealt with him and were under the impression he was not only competent but a good student, too. Wilkinson told the salesperson he had access to a trust fund account to cover monthly payments, Huntsman said.

Knowing his parents didn't approve, the salesperson even had Wilkinson write a letter stating he wanted the car, Huntsman said.

"He was above the age of 18; he can legally sign," Huntsman said.

Wilkinson's father, Jim Wilkinson, said he and his wife pleaded with salespeople and managers at the dealership to rescind the deal, but were told that would be illegal. He said he was told instead to pay $10,000 and his son could get the damaged Focus back.

Obsession is a classic sign of Asperger's, Jim Wilkinson said, and his son was fixated on buying a new car, visiting several dealerships. Other establishments called the teen's parents because they didn't believe he was mentally competent to do a deal, Jim Wilkinson said.

Cindy Taylor, consumer-affairs director for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, said most car-buying contracts have contingencies that financing must be found even though they allow the car to be driven off the lot before funding is secured.

If the money doesn't come through, the dealership can charge fees for using the vehicle, which sometimes exceed $100 a day.

Taylor warns car buyers to read a contract thoroughly before signing.

"If you feel pressure, walk away," Taylor said.

Now that sh** right there is what gives the car biz a bad name



GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 10/29/2007 12:38:08
Message:

OK, now that I'm logged in as me...


Miles interviewed with the local Kawasaki dealer this afternoon....

Yep, she went and turned gang...



She has gone over to...





THE DARK SIDE.




"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/29/2007 12:41:41
Message:

lol

GADNA


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 10/29/2007 12:51:18
Message:

He's just pissed because I now, as the new GM, I outrank him.........

See Breaking News for complete story.....


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/29/2007 12:58:43
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by miles

He's just pissed because I now, as the new GM, I outrank him.........

See Breaking News for complete story.....

well I went I saw, and there wasn't anything

GADNA


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 10/29/2007 13:24:22
Message:

I could only type so fast goofball. My hands are still kinda shaking.....


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/29/2007 13:26:17
Message:

< Thinks that this ain't the first time Gadna's been called a goofball..


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/29/2007 13:40:55
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

< Thinks that this ain't the first time Gadna's been called a goofball..

And don't you forget it

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/31/2007 06:38:39
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NILES, Michigan - A judge gave a 35-year-old man probation in a case that police said involved an assault with pickles.

According to police reports, the pickle problems began when Bobby Lee Bolen was at his then-friend Jody Lee's home on Aug. 20.

Bolen went to the refrigerator and helped himself to some pickles. According to the report, Lee told Bolen he could not afford to feed everyone and not to eat his pickles. Bolen then began yelling and swearing and stormed out, according to the report.

Later, Bolen barged back into the house and got into an argument with Lee. Lee told police Bolen slammed him down on the couch and threw two large pickles at him and said, "Here's your damn pickles."

Bolen also shoved former friend J.W. Romanski III and beat Lee with a telephone when he tried to call emergency authorities, according to the report. Two counts involving Bolen's assaults were dismissed as was a charge of cutting or interfering with phone lines.

"If this is not the silliest case I've ever seen in this courtroom, it certainly is in the Top 10," Berrien Trial Court Judge Scott Schofield said. "The fact that it's silly doesn't mean that it's not serious."

Defense attorney Robert Lutz said alcohol appeared to be at the root of Bolen's problems.

Bolen's sentence included 54 days in jail with credit for 54 days served and one year of probation.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/31/2007 06:43:50
Message:

^Pickles and Beer, uhmmmmm, not thinking that sounds like a good combo

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/31/2007 06:55:47
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DES MOINES, Iowa - A hunter is recovering after he was shot in the leg at close range by his dog, who stepped on his shotgun and tripped the trigger, an official said Tuesday.

James Harris, 37, of Tama, was hit in the calf Saturday, the opening day of pheasant season, said Alan Foster, a spokesman with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
"He had surgery and is doing pretty well," he said. "He took between 100-120 pellets in about a 4-inch circle to his calf."

Harris was listed in good condition Tuesday, officials at University Hospitals in Iowa City said.

Harris was hunting with a group about three miles north of Grinnell. The group shot a bird, and when Harris went to get it, he put his gun on the ground and crossed a fence. As he crossed the fence, his hunting dog stepped on the gun, Foster said.

The gun was about 3 feet away from his leg.

"The muzzle velocity is so great that the pellets don't have a chance to spread out," he said.

No one else was hurt, and the dog was not injured.

Foster said no citations have been issued.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/31/2007 10:00:04
Message:

Watch out Mosca..Ya got yerself a Bigfoot up there!!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071028/ap_on_fe_st/odd_bigfoot_in_pa


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/01/2007 11:58:03
Message:

Dog the bounty hunter Yanked from A&E for racist remarks, this just in BET ready to sign him up, stating he would make a good raper, "if he would have just added a Z to the end of his N word plugs that would have been the Fashizzle", the BET spokesperson was recorded as sayinZ...........


http://www.tmz.com/2007/10/31/dog-chapmans-hate-filled-tirade/

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/01/2007 12:11:52
Message:

Why the f**k should anybody have to apologize for what they said during a phone call???????? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/01/2007 13:16:16
Message:

Who leaked it.

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 11/01/2007 13:28:09
Message:

according to the radio station...his son. (The one he said he'd fire if the kid didnt break up with his g/f.)

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 11/01/2007 13:41:43
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Why the f**k should anybody have to apologize for what they said during a phone call???????? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



With technology today...celebs can't act one way in prvt and another way publicly...
Which in some ways is prob a good thing...

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/01/2007 15:17:39
Message:

Guaran-damn-tee Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson show up for this one...

NEW YORK -- Don Imus will return to the airwaves Dec. 3 on New York's WABC-AM, only nine months after the cantankerous shock jock's career seemed doomed over his racist, sexist remark about a women's college basketball team.

Citadel Broadcasting Corp. made the announcement Thursday, confirming long-rumored reports that Imus was coming back to morning drive time in the same city where he was banished in April.

"We are ecstatic to bring Don Imus back to morning radio," said 77 WABC President and General Manager Steve Borneman. "Don's unique brand of humor, knowledge of the issues and ability to attract big-name guests is unparalleled. He is rested, fired up and ready to do great radio


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 11/01/2007 15:18:49
Message:

wanna bet he has "DAWG" on as one of his first guests???

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/01/2007 15:19:30
Message:

Ding Ding Ding, this just in, Dog the Bounty hunter will be going on air with Don Imus Dec Third...............


bbbbbbbbzzzzzzzzzzzzzzrrrrrraappppppppppppp........

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/01/2007 15:23:15
Message:



TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Alex Rodriguez a Mud Hen?

Spurred by an offhand remark from George Steinbrenner's son, the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens want in on the A-Rod sweepstakes.
The Mud Hens playfully offered the prize free agent a deal Thursday a contract proposal that includes a bonus for hitting 75 home runs next year and leading them to 10 straight International League titles.

Rodriguez recently opted out of his $252 million, 10-year contract with the New York Yankees. That prompted Hank Steinbrenner, son of the Yankees owner, to tell the New York Times: "Does he want to go into the Hall of Fame as a Yankee, or a Toledo Mud Hen?"

The Mud Hens conjured up an offer to find out, said Jason Griffin, a spokesman for the Detroit Tigers' top farm team.

Toledo created a Hall of Fame plaque of Rodriguez wearing a Mud Hens hat and sent a letter to his agent, Scott Boras.

The deal stipulates that Rodriguez will have to compete for a spot with Toledo third basemen Mike Hessman, the league's most valuable player last season.

"Would your client be willing to play a different position?" the letter asked.


Reply author: anderkin7
Replied on: 11/02/2007 09:10:05
Message:

Time for lunch????

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - A woman who doesn't want her breast milk to go to waste has taken out a newspaper ad in hopes of selling it. Martha Heller, 22, of Tiffin, took out the ad in The Gazette, offering 100 ounces of her breast milk for $200 or the best offer.

Heller said her freezer is overflowing with breast milk that she has pumped since August. Her 4-month-old daughter won't drink from a bottle and the supply is piling up.

Heller now donates to the University of Iowa's Mother's Milk Bank, but the 100 ounces of milk she wants to sell was pumped before going through the screening process for the bank and cannot be donated.

Linda Klein, a lactation consultant at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, said breast milk can generally be stored in a freezer for up to six months.

Heller said she researched laws regarding the sale of breast milk and couldn't find any in Iowa.

Don McCormick, a spokesman for the Iowa Department of Public Health, said he was not aware of any laws in Iowa restricting the sale of breast milk, but that state health officials advised against it.

Heller said she hasn't received any legitimate calls about her ad.

"There was one prank caller," she said.


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 11/02/2007 10:53:14
Message:

^^His name was Josh something or other

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/02/2007 10:55:45
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by paperbuyer

^^His name was Josh somethinanother

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!

fixt dat fow ya

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/02/2007 11:24:07
Message:

Prank Leaves 75 Gnomes Without Homes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) -- A number of gnomes have taken sanctuary at the Springfield police station. Somebody apparently collected 75 lawn ornaments from around town and then, on the night of Oct. 17, placed them meticulously on and around the lawn of one house.

Among the plastic and porcelain geese, deer and frogs are gnomes, such as a weather gnome outfitted with a rain gauge.

Police want to find the rightful owners.

"We need to get them out of here," Capt. Richard Harrison said. "Every time I leave my office they're sitting in my chair, working on my computer. I can't seem to get rid of the darn things."

There will be a public viewing Tuesday.

"If they come here and they can identify it," Harrison said, "we're more than happy to let the gnome go home."

After that the gnomes, and any other ornaments, will be sold at auction.
--------------------------------------------------------------------
Now there are a bunch of homeless Gnomes...And a bunch of Gnomeless homes!!!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/03/2007 06:26:13
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Bully-proof underwear earned 8-year-old twin Ohio boys a spot Friday on daytime TV talk show, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Using rigged boxers and fabric fasteners to hold together some seams, Jared and Justin Serovich came up with the "Rip Away 1000," a pair of underwear that cannot be jerked up to give its wearer a painful "wedgie."

"When the person tries to grab you like the bully or the person tries to give you a wedgie they just rip away," Justin explained Thursday by phone from Los Angeles, where the TV segment was taped Wednesday.

The brothers began brainstorming one day after they were playing around, giving each other the treatment. Their mother's partner sarcastically said someone ought to invent wedgie-proof underwear, the family said.

The project got the boys to the finals of a central Ohio invention competition earlier this year, followed by the television appearance.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/06/2007 09:02:54
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DUBLIN, Texas - Another day, another bizarre world record for Jackie Bibby, "The Texas Snake Man."

Bibby spent about 45 minutes in a see-through bathtub with 87 rattlesnakes Monday, shattering his own record by 12 snakes just in time for Guinness World Records Day, which is Thursday. The record was certified by a Guinness official.

Bibby said the snakes crawled under his arms, between his legs and anywhere else they could slither. None of the snakes bit him.

"They can go wherever they want as long as they don't start biting," Bibby said. "The key to not biting is for me to stay still. Rapid movement scares a rattlesnake. If you move real slow and gentle, that doesn't seem to bother them."

Bibby sat in the dry tub with a pillow propped behind him to make him more comfortable. He wore regular clothing, and the snakes were not defanged and still contained their venom, he said. Workers placed the snakes in one at a time and removed them one at a time.

The clear bathtub was specially made several years ago for Bibby by the Guinness folks for a televised segment. He's used the tub for subsequent attempts at the record for sitting in a tub with snakes.

"I have set several world records in that bathtub," Bibby said.

Latest grab at glory
The record was Bibby's latest grab at glory. Last year he set a Guinness-certified record by holding 10 rattlesnakes by their tails in his mouth at once. He said he plans to break that record Tuesday by squeezing in an 11th.

The Texas Snake Man also said he holds non-sanctioned records for climbing into a sleeping bag head first with 20 rattlesnakes and going in feet first with 112. The latter record, Bibby said, is the answer to a question in the board game Trivial Pursuit.

Bibby also claims numerous movie, TV and theater credits, playing such roles as Hostage on Plane, Hillbilly, Liquor Store Owner and Irate Bar Patron.

The acting and the snakes are ways for Bibby to stay in the limelight, he said.

"I do it for the attention," Bibby said. "I like being on television. I signed autographs for 45 minutes today."

Dublin is about 120 miles southwest of Dallas and about 150 miles east of Sweetwater, site of the World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup, an annual event that collects thousands of pounds worth of rattlesnakes.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/07/2007 07:48:49
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LONDON (AFP) - Queen Elizabeth II's speech in the British parliament Tuesday may have been routine but at least nobody got bored to death. That would have been against the law.

Dying in parliament is an offence and is also by far the most absurd law in Britain, according to a survey of nearly 4,000 people by a television channel showing a legal drama series.

And though the lords were clad in their red and white ermine cloaks and ambassadors from around the world wore colourful national costumes, at least nobody turned up in a suit of armour. Illegal.

Other rules deemed utterly stupid included one that permits a pregnant woman to urinate in a policeman's hat and murdering bow-and-arrow-carrying Scotsmen within the city walls of York, northern England.

A law stating that in Liverpool, only a clerk in a tropical fish store is allowed to be publicly topless, was also ridiculous, said a poll of 3,931 people for UKTV Gold television out Tuesday.

Nearly half of those surveyed admitted to breaking the ban on eating mince pies on Christmas Day, which dates back to the 17th century and was originally designed to outlaw gluttony during the rule of the Puritan Oliver Crowmell.

The laws and other regulations were culled from published research into ancient legislation that has never been repealed although subsequent statutes have rendered them obsolete.

Respondents were given a shortlist and asked to vote.

Most ridiculous British law:

1. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament (27 percent)

2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside-down (seven percent)

3. In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store (six percent)

4. Mince pies cannot be eaten on Christmas Day (five percent)

5. In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter (four percent)

6. A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet (four percent)

7. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the king, and the tail of the queen (3.5 percent)

8. It is illegal to avoid telling the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing (three percent)

9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour (three percent)

10. In the city of York it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow (two percent)


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/08/2007 08:26:39
Message:

38-year-old man who was accused of breaking into a Valley Cottage church to use its phone to call a sex hotline was arraigned last night before Clarkstown Justice Scott Ugell.


Greg Streeter, whose address was not available last night, was arrested by Clarkstown police yesterday afternoon when he was accused of breaking into Elim Alliance Church on Lake Road and using the church's phone to call a sex hotline number, Ugell said.


Ugell said Streeter told police that he broke into the same church Friday for the same purpose.


Streeter was charged with two-counts of burglary, felonies, and misdemeanors of possession of burglars tools and petty larceny. Ugell said because of his two felony convictions in the past, Streeter was held without bail and will return to court at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Thats just plain wrong Streets




GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/08/2007 08:37:57
Message:

You are brutal...


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/08/2007 08:54:11
Message:

OMG, this is wierd, WTF Streets.........


http://Greg.Streeter.wasarrested.com/?loc=Hibbing&gen=m&story=12&who_made=Anonymous



No thats what I call brutal

GADNA


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 11/08/2007 09:04:16
Message:

Wow, I found this article equally disturbing:


http://Josh.Gardner.wasarrested.com/?loc=Texas&gen=m&story=16&who_made=Rick



I should have known.


Play Like A Champion Today!
Boston Red Sox; 2007 World Series Champions!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/08/2007 09:04:56
Message:

Oh my Gawd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where in the hell did you find that page??? That thar is some funny s**t..I can see right now I am going to be busy makin up a bunch of fake stuff for the boys up here..Goats, sheep, indecent "acts"..This is going to be funny..


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/08/2007 09:12:24
Message:

Yep, thought you might find it amusing, one of my salemen is a homo phobe I just found out, he is pissed.


Transvestite, Sweet thats a new one, is that like a Vampire or something

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/08/2007 10:15:02
Message:

Master of Pumpkins


Local Hibbing Farmer Crowned Master of Pumpkins


It all started two months ago in Hibbing, Minn when pumpkin season began. Farmer Greg Streeter decided to start preparing a little earlier than the rest. All of Streeter's hard work has paid off.

Streeter began the pumpkin season by praying to the local deity of the pumpkins, Schmoogen. Streeter received visions from the god of the pumpkins acquiring specific instructions on how to win the pumpkin tournament and be crowned grand master of pumpkins.

Strictly adhering to the instructions from schmoogen, Streeter began growing the largest quantity of pumpkins this year. Not only that but Greg Streeter has not only broken the Minn record but has succeeded in breaking the world's record for largest pumpkin ever grown as well.

Its diameter was recorded to be 500 feet. That should make enough pumpkin pies for all the citizens of Hibbing to be filled for weeks.

Greg Streeter told us that schmoogen has forbidden the secrets to be revealed. Everyone is dying to know the secrets but Streeter said it would remain a family secret untill the end of time. Local citizens are kind enough to respect the decision made by the local man.

Streeter's family looks like it will always be winning the annual tournament of pumpkins from this year on. Streeter left reporters empty-handed with only the quote, "I ate my underpants!"




GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/08/2007 10:59:34
Message:

The only way to explain this is the fact 'ol Joshy boy is eating mushrooms again..


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/08/2007 11:50:55
Message:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brucedean/37676336/in/set-992839/


Check out the guy in the background, I'm pretty sure when I was in highschool and college I thought I was wearing something like that at some time or other

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/08/2007 13:23:12
Message:

Read this article along with the comments below..Wow.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7422108?MSNHPHMA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/08/2007 14:00:01
Message:

Yeah I read it earlier today, Whitlock hits some interesting points. I guess in my mind with reed I could compare Reeds handling of TO, to his handling of his sons in a weird manor. Some of the comments are freaking Hilarius

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/08/2007 14:50:41
Message:

Holy crap, what in the heck is wrong with some of the forum members today, I hope this craps not spreading.

http://newspaper.freakycowbot.com/news.php?fn=Carl&ln=Paperbuyer&ci=Altus&st=OK&qu=I+love+shagging+sheep+while+fly+fishing+for+slipperys.&article=Stripper+on+the+loose&sex=man


Hey nice Quote at the end.







GADNA


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 11/08/2007 14:56:24
Message:

Yep, sounds 'bout right.....

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 11/08/2007 15:03:52
Message:

Josh,

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,309505,00.html

Do you know any of these girls?

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/08/2007 15:09:23
Message:

The one with the two beers looks like one of my younger sisters, thats scary as he**, no wonder she has two kids from two different men

The others look like some of the college chicks that I run from on a weekly basis, I like to have fun but Geez learn to handle your alcohol if you want to hang with the Gad.

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/08/2007 15:26:03
Message:

Aw heck, if ya look close enough, ya might just see 'ol Josh in the pic somewhere. Or maybe he TOOK the picture..


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/08/2007 15:48:49
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Read this article along with the comments below..Wow.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7422108?MSNHPHMA



http://www.theonion.com/content/news/andy_reid_on_family_problems_red

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/09/2007 11:15:33
Message:

What a load of CRAP!!! I'm almost ashamed to be a Vikes fan.


The Vikings mean business in 2007. But few knew they would take it this far.

The team has informed wide receiver Troy Williamson that he will be docked one game's pay for missing three practices as well as last Sunday's game against San Diego in order to attend his grandmother's funeral.
Williamson stands to lose $25,588.24 of his $435,000 base salary, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

"It's really kind of out of my realm," coach Brad Childress said, according to the Star-Tribune. "It's a business principle, organizationally. If you don't show up, how does that work? We talked about that today."

Williamson, who returned to the team Wednesday, said he did not regret his decision to spend the time with his family.


"I'd throw this football thing away for my family," Williamson was quoted as saying in the newspaper. "I know it's a business and I know (the Vikings have) got other obligations when it comes to them and their family also.

"I know how I feel towards mine. ... I feel like I wouldn't have been overdoing it if I had stayed home a little longer but you've got other people and their opinions."

Williamson took charge in coordinating arrangements for the funeral of his maternal grandmother, Celestine Williamson, who died in Aiken, S.C. As many as 75 family members returned to South Carolina for the funeral, with Williamson funding the trips for nearly 30 of them.

"This is a grandma I was always around," growing up, he told the Star-Tribune. "She taught me pretty much everything I know from cooking to driving to playing cards. I pretty much learned that from my grandma."

The death of his grandmother, however, is not the only tragedy that has affected Williamson. Williamson's older brother, Carlton, has been in and out of a coma since a September car accident in Georgia.

"He had some chairs on the back of his truck for one of my homeboy's wedding," Williamson said. "He was taking it to them. He was going too fast around the corner and the truck ended up flipping. It flipped like three times, and he ended up flying out of it."

Williamson spent a day with his brother after the accident, and several more during the Vikings' bye week. He was able to see his brother once again last week when he traveled to Georgia from Aiken.

"We get some signs that he's doing good one day and then it's back down," Williamson said. "It's fluctuating. Right now, he's just pretty much comatose.

"I tried to put my brother's thing on the back burner, but when this came up I had to get up out of here and try to take some time," he said. "When it came to my grandma, and I knew I wasn't going to be able to see her anymore, I knew I had to go home and handle this stuff pretty much for my family and my mom. My mom took it hardest out of all my aunts and uncles because she was the one there taking care of my grandma, trying to make sure my grandma was straight and stuff."

Childress would not say whether Williamson would be active for Minnesota's game this week against Green Bay.




Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/09/2007 11:29:08
Message:

^ Yeah, I saw it earlier, along with the comments, I would be shopping myself to another team. After what that guys gone through with his brother, I don't think I would shirt up for them SOB's ever again

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/13/2007 10:59:52
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I didn't have to read this, the headline cracks me up...... the last sentence is awesome.........

Hilton Tries to Help Drunk Elephants
Nov. 13, 2007, 10:15 AM EST
The Associated Press

GAUHATI, India -- Paris Hilton is being praised by conservationists for highlighting the problem of binge-drinking elephants in northeastern India.

Activists said a celebrity endorsement such as Hilton's was sure to raise awareness of the plight of the pachyderms that get drunk on farmers' homemade rice beer and then go on a rampage.

"The elephants get drunk all the time. It is becoming really dangerous. We need to stop making alcohol available to them," the 26-year-old socialite said in a report posted on World Entertainment News Network's Web site. Her comments were picked up by other Web sites and newspapers around the globe.

Last month, six wild elephants that broke into a farm in the state of Meghalaya were electrocuted after drinking the potent brew and then uprooting an electricity pole.

"There would have been more casualties if the villagers hadn't chased them away. And four elephants died in a similar way three years ago. It is just so sad," Hilton was quoted as saying in Tokyo last week. She was in Tokyo to judge a beauty contest.

Her publicist couldn't immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.

Hilton promised to improve her bad-girl image after she completed a jail term in June for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

She announced plans to do charity work in Rwanda, but the trip was postponed until next year.

Sangeeta Goswami, head of animal rights group People for Animals, told The Associated Press: "I am indeed happy Hilton has taken note of recent incidents of wild elephants in northeast India going berserk after drinking homemade rice beer and getting killed."

"As part of her global elephant campaign, Hilton should, in fact, think of visiting this region literally infested with elephants," Goswami said.

Another conservationist said elephant alcohol abuse was just a symptom of the real problem.



GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/13/2007 14:31:38
Message:

Gadna has also been known to help a drunk elephant from time to time.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 11/13/2007 14:42:52
Message:

Followup on the Vikings-Williamson thing:


1) The decision, was reversed and he is NOT being "fined" any monies.

2) The reason for the "fine", was his 9 day absence without a word from him. How many of us, would have jobs, if we disappeared for 9 days and didnt call in at LEAST once? I too thought the Vikings were dead wrong on this one, until I got "the rest of the story".

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/13/2007 15:20:09
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Gadna has also been known to help a drunk elephant from time to time.

lol, funny you should say that, last night my friend Krista got so drunk my buddy Shawn and I pretty much had to carry her out of the bar, well Shawn carried her. She gets wasted and immediately starts hitting on me

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/13/2007 15:30:46
Message:

Is that your big neighbor gal??

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Gadna has also been known to help a drunk elephant from time to time.

lol, funny you should say that, last night my friend Krista got so drunk my buddy Shawn and I pretty much had to carry her out of the bar, well Shawn carried her. She gets wasted and immediately starts hitting on me

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/13/2007 15:40:37
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Is that your big neighbor gal??
quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Gadna has also been known to help a drunk elephant from time to time.

lol, funny you should say that, last night my friend Krista got so drunk my buddy Shawn and I pretty much had to carry her out of the bar, well Shawn carried her. She gets wasted and immediately starts hitting on me

GADNA



Yup, she's a body gaurd of sorts, last night she ran off 3 of my girl fiends, pretty much told them to get lost or else, it was darn funny She doesn't live in the apartments any more thank Gawd

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/14/2007 08:20:03
Message:

http://www.thefakenews.com/jebbush92504.html

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/15/2007 08:49:29
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The suspected drug dealer who ran from his car, hid in a Miami Gardens house and sparked a tense police standoff this week told investigators he was just a lowly marijuana peddler.

''I don't want to incriminate myself, but that was some good fire weed in the car,'' Troy McClean told police, according to a police report.

Miami-Dade police found a stolen Glock 9mm handgun inside the glove compartment of McClean's car and several bags of marijuana.

McClean was charged Monday with armed occupied burglary with battery, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and grand theft.

Miami-Dade police say McClean was driving a gray 2008 Chrysler that fit the description of one reported in an armed carjacking about 3 p.m. Monday.

An officer tried pulling him over at Northwest 197th Avenue and Sixth Avenue -- but he sped off, according to an arrest report.

Bailing out of the car, McClean ran through several backyards before running into a home at 765 NW 185th Dr., pushing his way inside and hiding behind a washing machine.

Three people inside went running out.

Miami-Dade's Special Response Team eventually smoked him out by shooting gas canisters inside the house.

He told police that he only drove off because he had an open beer can inside the car.

McClean stressed that he ''was not a bad person'' and that all he does is ''sell weed,'' according to a police report.



Dude, Don't taze me bro............

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/15/2007 16:16:51
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Barry Bonds was indicted Thursday for perjury and obstruction of justice, charged with lying when he told a federal grand jury that he did not knowingly use performance-enhancing drugs.

The indictment unsealed Thursday against baseball's home-run king culminated a four-year investigation into steroid use by elite athletes.
"During the criminal investigation, evidence was obtained including positive tests for the presence of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing substances for Bonds and other athletes," the indictment read.

In August, the 43-year-old Bonds passed Hank Aaron to become baseball's career home run leader. Late in the season, the San Francisco Giants told the seven-time National League MVP they didn't want him back next year.

Bonds finished the year with 762 homers, seven more than Aaron, and is currently a free agent. In 2001, he set the season record with 73 home runs.

John Burris, one of Bonds' attorneys, did not know of the indictment before being alerted by The Associated Press. He said he would immediately call Bonds to notify him.

"I'm surprised," Burris said, "but there's been an effort to get Barry for a long time. I'm curious what evidence they have now they didn't have before."

Bonds has repeatedly denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs. He has never been identified by Major League Baseball as testing positive.

The White House quickly weighed in on the indictment. President Bush is a former owner of the Texas Rangers.

"The president is very disappointed to hear this," Bush spokesman Tony Fratto said. "As this case is now in the criminal justice system, we will refrain from any further specific comments about it. But clearly this is a sad day for baseball."

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, who is investigating drug use in baseball, declined comment. So did Hall of Fame vice president Jeff Idelson.

Bonds was charged in the indictment with lying when he said he didn't knowingly take steroids given to him by his personal trainer and longtime friend, Greg Anderson. Bonds is also charged with lying that Anderson never injected him with steroids.

"Greg wouldn't do that," Bonds testified in December 2003 when asked if Anderson ever gave him any drugs that needed to be injected. "He knows I'm against that stuff."

Bonds became the highest-profile figure caught up in the government investigation launched in 2002 with the raid of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO), the Burlingame-based supplements lab at the center of a steroids distribution ring.

Bonds has long been shadowed by allegations that he used performance-enhancing drugs. The son of former big league star Bobby Bonds, Barry broke into the majors with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986 as a lithe, base-stealing outfielder.

Speculation of his impending indictment had mounted for more than a year.

In July 2006, the U.S. attorney in San Francisco took the unusual step of going public with the investigation. After the previous panel's 18-month term expired, he announced he was handing it off to a new grand jury.

Anderson was at the center of the investigation. He spent most of the past year in a federal detention center for refusing to testify to the grand jury.

According to testimony obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, Bonds testified in 2003 that he took two substances given to him by Anderson which he called "the cream" and "the clear" to soothe aches and pains and help him better recover from injuries.

The substances fit the description of steroids distributed by BALCO founder Victor Conte. But when questioned under oath by investigators, Bonds said he believed Anderson had given him flaxseed oil and an arthritic balm.

Investigators and the public had their doubts.

Aiming to prove Bonds a liar, prosecutors tried to compel Anderson to testify. When he refused, they jailed him for contempt.

Bonds joins several defendants tied to BALCO. Anderson served three months in prison and three months of home detention after pleading guilty to steroid distribution and money laundering.

Conte also served three months in prison after he pleaded guilty to steroids distribution.

Patrick Arnold, the rogue chemist who created the designer steroid THG, BALCO vice president James Valente and track coach Remi Korchemny all also pleaded guilty. Korchemny and Valente were sentenced to probation and Arnold sent to prison for four months.

Kirk Radomski, a former New York Mets clubhouse attendant, pleaded guilty April 27 to drug and money laundering charges.

Elite cyclist Tammy Thomas and track coach Trevor Graham have each pleaded not guilty to lying to a grand jury and federal investigators about their involvement with steroids.

Dozens of other prominent athletes have been connected to BALCO, including New York Yankees slugger Jason Giambi who told the grand jury he injected steroids purchased at BALCO and Detroit Tigers outfielder Gary Sheffield who testified that Bonds introduced him to BALCO.




Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 11/15/2007 16:35:17
Message:

Need to put a HUGE asterisk next to his name in the record books.



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/17/2007 10:17:15
Message:

Welcome to Texas.......


HOUSTON (CBS) It will be up to a Texas grand jury to decide whether a man who fatally shot two men he thought were robbing his neighbor's home acted within the state's self-defense laws.

The man, who is in his 70s, shot the two suspected burglars Wednesday afternoon in a quiet subdivision of the Houston suburb of Pasadena. He confronted the men as they were leaving through a gate leading to the front yard of his neighbor's home.

No identities have been released.

Police say that just before the shootings, the man called 911 to say he heard glass breaking and saw two men entering the home through a window.

911: "Pasadena 911. What is your emergency?"

Caller: "Burglars breaking into a house next door."

A police spokesman says the man told the dispatcher that he was going to get his gun and stop the break-in.

Caller: "I've got a shotgun, do you want me to stop them?"

911: "Nope, don't do that. Ain't no property worth shooting somebody over, OK?"

The dispatcher repeatedly urged the man to stay calm and stay in his own home, reports CBS News correspondent Hari Sreenivasan.

911: "I've got officers coming out there. I don't want you to go outside that house."

Caller: "I understand that, but I have a right to protect myself too, sir, and you understand that. And the laws have been changed in this country since September the first, and you know it and I know it. I have a right to protect myself."

A Texas law strengthening a citizen's right to self-defense, the so-called "castle doctrine," went into effect on Sept. 1. It gives Texans a stronger legal right to use deadly force in their homes, cars and workplaces.

The telephone line then went dead, but the man called police again and told a dispatcher what he was doing.

Caller: "Boom. You're dead." (Sounds of gunshots) "Get the law over here quick. I've managed to get one of them, he's in the front yard over there. He's down, the other one is running down the street. I had no choice. They came in the front yard with me, man. I had no choice.

He shot one suspect in the chest and the other in the side.

Wednesday's shooting "clearly is going to stretch the limits of the self-defense law," said a legal expert.

If the absent homeowner tells police that he asked his neighbor to watch over his property, that could play in the shooter's favor, defense attorney Tommy LaFon, who is also a former Harris County prosecutor, told the Houston Chronicle. "That could put him (the gunman) in an ownership role."

The legislator who authored the "castle doctrine" bill says it was never intended to apply to a neighbor's property.

It "is not designed to have kind of a 'Law West of the Pecos' mentality or action," Republican Sen. Jeff Wentworth told the newspaper. "You're supposed to be able to defend your own home, your own family, in your house, your place of business or your motor vehicle."

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/19/2007 14:13:43
Message:

I don't see a problem with this at all..........

Swedish women fight for their rights, to set the twins free. Ok I made that headline up........

These want to be free. But only if they are Swedish Swedish women have launched a campaign called Just Breasts which fights for their right to go topless on beaches and in swimming pools.

Scandinavian feminists were outraged when two women were asked to cover up their breasts by a lifeguard at a public pool near Stockholm.

One of the pair (sorry), 22-year-old Ragnhild Karlsson, said: 'If women are forced to wear a top, shouldn't men also have to?'


As a result, women in southern Sweden set up the Bara Bradiost network, which translates as 'Just Breasts'.

A spokeswoman for the group said: 'We want our breasts to be as normal and desexualised as men's, so that we too can pull off our shirts at football matches.'

So far, the campaign's strategy has been devastatingly effective. Members of Just Breasts have been jumping into swimming pools across the country wearing nothing more than bikini bottoms.

This tactical masterstroke has caused an upheaval in Swedish law - the country's equal opportunities ombudsman will decide whether or not to take up the case later this month.



GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/19/2007 16:33:55
Message:

Probably a revenge seeker.

Dog Returns to Vet Who Neutered Him

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- It might be understandable for a dog to run away from a veterinary clinic where he had just been neutered. But a vet in Joplin said the reverse happened at his clinic last week.

Dr. Steve Walstad said a black mixed-breed dog named Radar was waiting outside his clinic on Nov. 11, three days after the dog's owner picked up his pet after surgery and several weeks of boarding.

Walsted said that in his 28-year career, he has never heard of a dog returning to a vet's office. Radar lived a mile from the clinic and had never traveled there on foot.

Walstad said Radar's owner had been looking for a new home for the dog and offered to let the vet keep him. So Walsted and his staff are building new sleeping quarters for the dog at the rear of the clinic.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/20/2007 09:45:24
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Court overturns Swedish smacking ban

Swedish parents are allowed to smack their children, as long as they dont smack them too hard, according to a recent court decision. A unanimous court ruled that the father's smack did not constitute assault - it was not hard enough to be assault, nor was it done with indifference to the pain it would cause.

Here in New Zealand, according to Minister Annette King, when stated laws conflict with parliamentary intent or common sense, we are governed by the law of common sense. So we can smack our kids too. Common sense, really. Well, common to most people outside the House.



GADNA


Reply author: JRWilson
Replied on: 11/21/2007 12:39:40
Message:

Never come between a man and his beer!

Wisconsin Wife Says No Beer, Husband Retaliates By Shooting Pet Goats

WAUPACA, Wis A man who was upset with his wife for not buying beer took vengeance by shooting one of the family's two pet goats, prosecutors say.

Peter W. Mischler, 48, was charged this week in Circuit Court with mistreatment of animals, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon.

The complaint said Mischler came home Saturday from hunting and became angry with his 22-year-old daughter for letting the goats out and making a mess. While she was talking on the phone to her mother, authorities said, he told her to tell his wife to bring home some beer, but his wife refused.

He then threatened to shoot the goats, according to the complaint.

After his wife arrived home, she and the daughter heard four gunshots and went outside and found one of the two goats with its entrails hanging out, authorities said. They said that goat had to be killed later by a sheriff's deputy.

Mischler posted a $1,000 cash bond set by Circuit Judge Raymond Huber and was released.

A hearing was scheduled for Dec. 4.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/21/2007 12:57:45
Message:

^ Good thing that it wasn't a sheep, cuz Gadna would have been upset.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/21/2007 13:04:22
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

^ Good thing that it wasn't a sheep, cuz Gadna would have been upset.

You dang skippy, I would be driving over their to whoop some as*.........

GADNA


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 11/24/2007 12:40:36
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Sorry Hulk.


http://omg.yahoo.com/report:-hulk-hogans-wife-seeks-divorce/news/4261






Play Like A Champion Today!
Boston Red Sox; 2007 World Series Champions!


Reply author: Hulk Hogan
Replied on: 11/24/2007 13:17:07
Message:

Well ya know somethin there Hulkamaniacs?? Its her loss..

Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you???


Reply author: Mr. T
Replied on: 11/24/2007 13:43:44
Message:

HEH, HEH. NOW MR. T GONNA SHOW HER WHAT A REAL MAN IS LIKE.

I Pity the Fool!


Reply author: CHUCK NORRIS
Replied on: 11/24/2007 13:45:26
Message:

I already beat you to it T. Why do you think she's leaving Hulk. After sleeping with me, no other man can satisfy her. BOO YAH!

AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT!

ROUNDHOUSE


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 11/24/2007 13:46:05
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Mr. T

HEH, HEH. NOW MR. T GONNA SHOW HER WHAT A REAL MAN IS LIKE.

I Pity the Fool!



Oh really? And just WHERE, did you get my photo?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: Mr. T
Replied on: 11/24/2007 13:49:54
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by JimD

quote:
Originally posted by Mr. T

HEH, HEH. NOW MR. T GONNA SHOW HER WHAT A REAL MAN IS LIKE.

I Pity the Fool!



Oh really? And just WHERE, did you get my photo?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."




I SAID "REAL MAN" NOT "REAL GIRLIE MAN". FOOL!

I Pity the Fool!


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 11/24/2007 13:53:21
Message:

Then what exactly was chuckie doing over there?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/26/2007 12:15:14
Message:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071126/ap_on_sp_fo_ne/fbn_redskins_taylor_shooting




GADNA


Reply author: carguyJD
Replied on: 11/26/2007 13:37:15
Message:

Come on Feel the Quiet...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21978302/

Wild...Wild...Wild!


Reply author: carguyJD
Replied on: 11/26/2007 13:40:05
Message:

Some people shouldnt be allowed to have BBQ's

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21978448/


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/26/2007 13:42:17
Message:

What cracks me up is the fact that Jim still argues with the characters..





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Originally posted by Mr. T

HEH, HEH. NOW MR. T GONNA SHOW HER WHAT A REAL MAN IS LIKE.

I Pity the Fool!

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Oh really? And just WHERE, did you get my photo?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Mr. T


USA
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Posted - 11/24/2007 : 13:49:54
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Originally posted by JimD


quote:
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Originally posted by Mr. T

HEH, HEH. NOW MR. T GONNA SHOW HER WHAT A REAL MAN IS LIKE.

I Pity the Fool!

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Oh really? And just WHERE, did you get my photo?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

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I SAID "REAL MAN" NOT "REAL GIRLIE MAN". FOOL!

I Pity the Fool!


JimD


USA
6253 Posts
Posted - 11/24/2007 : 13:53:21
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Then what exactly was chuckie doing over there?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."



Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/26/2007 13:45:01
Message:

roflmao, I was thinking the same thing when I read that earlier......

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/27/2007 13:20:18
Message:

I wasn't sure where to post this, but this here is an example of when the death penalty is necessary..


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21977817/


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/27/2007 13:23:49
Message:

Thats two hours south of me, it's a horrible thing, people have plum lost their damn minds. Thats's where I go surf fishing

GADNA


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 11/27/2007 14:06:20
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

I wasn't sure where to post this, but this here is an example of when the death penalty is necessary..


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21977817/



Lethal injection is too good for them.....maybe what Josh did to that dear(after he shot him, but while they are still alive)I'll bet Ted Nugent would volunteer. You could prolly get lots of volunteers within 50 miles!

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!


Reply author: Snowrider
Replied on: 11/27/2007 14:10:56
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

I wasn't sure where to post this, but this here is an example of when the death penalty is necessary..


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21977817/



I saw that on the news last night. Truly heartbreaking!! And to think that a mother would participate in the torture and death of her own 2 year old daughter....

Can we have an express lane opened to the gas chamber...please!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/27/2007 14:14:31
Message:

Personally, I think that they'll get it in jail..Even the most hardened criminals have a soft spot for kids.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/27/2007 14:18:59
Message:

I watched something on the Boob tube this past week that said they are letting criminals of this type along with the pedo's stay away from general population to keep them from getting knocked off.

GADNA


Reply author: Snowrider
Replied on: 11/27/2007 14:20:42
Message:

^ pity....would be nice if they were given the same sporting chance that the little girl had.......


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 11/27/2007 16:25:17
Message:

I know now, precisely what I want for Christmas...



15 minutes with each of those two *ahem* adults, in a locked room, with "no questions asked" after we unlock the doors and I emerge from that room....alone.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: djbishop
Replied on: 11/27/2007 19:29:29
Message:

So So So very sad and horrific.That repulsive mother female,is from Mentor,Ohio,just a twenty minute drive from here.How can you not feel for the father and family.It appears they heard of the autrocities on the news,and not from the authorities first.Someone seriously dropped the ball on that one. Now go hug your kids or give them a call to let them know you love them.That's what I'm going to do.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/28/2007 10:23:03
Message:

The winner of the dumb-ass of the decade award!!


AIKEN, S.C. - A bank teller in Clearwater had a million reasons not to open an account for an Augusta, Ga., man Monday, authorities said. Alexander D. Smith, 31, was charged with disorderly conduct and two counts of forgery after he walked into the bank and tried to open an account by depositing a fake $1 million bill, said Aiken County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Michael Frank.

The employee refused to open the account and called police while the man started to curse at bank workers, Frank said.

The second forgery charge came after investigators learned Smith bought several cartons of cigarettes from a nearby grocery store with a stolen check, Frank said.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/28/2007 15:14:01
Message:

If ANYBODY ever thinks that they are too busy in a given day..Read on:

In 19 years of practice, Wisconsin obstetrician Dr. Ken Merkitch had never experienced anything like it. He wasnt just seeing double, he was seeing octuple.

In one 24-hour period beginning last Friday and ending early Saturday, he delivered four sets of twins and nine babies overall at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.

It started out very quiet, Merkitch told TODAY co-host Matt Lauer on Wednesday. Then the first couple had called, the Davises, and very active labor, and then everybody came in. As one couple was getting ready to deliver, the next would call and come in, so it was sort of steady throughout the day.

Merkitch, who cant remember ever delivering even two sets of twins in one shift, smiled broadly as he spoke, surrounded at the hospital by the four happy couples who contributed to the special day, along with six of the infants. The final set of twins, born seven weeks prematurely, stayed in their incubators.

All went very well, Merkitch reported. Every couple did absolutely fantastically couldnt ask for better people. The babies are doing well.

Sarah and Mark Davis were the first couple to check in on Friday morning. Already the parents of twin 5-year-old boys and an 11-year-old boy, the Davises had decided not to learn the sex of their twins before they were born, but they really wanted a girl. And they got one Samantha, born at 11:23 a.m. along with a fourth boy, Maxwell, who followed eight minutes later.

We are very excited to have a baby girl, Mark Davis told Lauer. That was one of the reasons we wanted to have another child. Both of us wanted a baby girl, and we finally had one and now were done.

Merkitch had an eight-hour wait before delivering the next set of twins to DelaRae and Colin McHugh, who added nonidentical twin girls, Marisa and Makenna, to join their two sons, ages 10 and 14.

Im kind of a boy guy myself, but Im pretty happy with the girls, Colin McHugh said. We have a 9-year-old boy who always wanted to be a big brother, and now hes twice that, I guess.

Like the Davises, the McHughs said theyre calling it quits.

Next in the delivery room were Annie and Steve Mach, who were expecting their first children. At 1:04 a.m., Annie Mach delivered a son, Milo, followed seven minutes later by daughter Maggie. To add to the days wonder, the Mach twins came in at exactly the same size and weight 18.3 inches and 5 pounds, 12.7 ounces.

Annie Mach reported that the last four days have been pretty sleep-deprived, but very, very exciting. Were thrilled to have a little boy and a little girl.

Finally, at 3:23 and 3:24 a.m. Ayden and Avery Smith made their appearance seven weeks ahead of schedule.

Their father, Aaron Smith, almost missed their arrival. He had gone deer hunting about two hours away from home. During the day Friday, his wife, Carissa, had called him several times to tell him she wasnt feeling well. He asked if he should come home, but she told him to stay on his hunting trip.

I didnt think I was going to be delivering, she told Lauer. But by late that night, the first-time mother realized it wasnt false labor but the real thing. I had to call him and rush him into town around midnight, she added. He made it just in time.

Gundersen Lutheran Hospitals maternity department delivered 1,627 babies in 2006. Among them were 31 sets of twins or one set about every 12 days. Delivering four sets in one day, Merkitch said last week, is something I dont think Ill see again.

In addition to the twins, Merkitch delivered one other baby for a total of nine on the day. Of the woman who had just one child, he joked, We referred to her as the lazy mother.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/29/2007 11:26:33
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BOSTON - The winner of a $1 million lottery scratch ticket may not be so lucky after all: He's a convicted bank robber who isn't supposed to gamble.

Timothy Elliott faces a Dec. 7 court hearing over whether he violated his probation when he bought the $10 ticket for the $800 Million Spectacular game at a supermarket in Hyannis.

Elliott was placed on five years' probation after pleading guilty in October 2006 to unarmed robbery for a January 2006 heist at a bank on Cape Cod.

Under terms of his probation, he "may not gamble, purchase lottery tickets or visit an establishment where gaming is conducted, including restaurants where Keno may be played."

Elliott, 55, has collected the first of 20 annual $50,000 checks from the Massachusetts lottery commission. A picture of Elliott, holding his first check, was posted on the lottery's Web site Monday, though it was removed by Wednesday.

As part of his sentence, Elliott was put under the care of the state Mental Health Department and sent to a hospital for treatment, and state officials refused Wednesday to say whether he was still being treated.

A telephone number for Elliott could not immediately be located Wednesday, and it was not clear whether he had a lawyer.

The lottery routinely cross references the names of winners with the state Revenue Department to see if they owe back taxes or child support, lottery spokesman Dan Rosenfeld said. In those cases, winnings go straight to the Revenue Department.

But in this case, it will be up to the court to determine what will happen with Elliott's winnings.

"This is kind of new territory," he said.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/29/2007 11:33:59
Message:

DUBLIN, Ireland - A thief made off with 180 kegs of Guinness beer after smoothly driving into the Dublin brewery, which makes the black stout and snatching a trailer load of drink, police said Thursday.

The incident took place Wednesday at the Guinness brewery on the banks of Dublin's River Liffey where Ireland's trademark tipple has been brewed for almost 250 years.

The lone raider's haul also contained 180 kegs of Budweiser and 90 barrels of Carlsberg lager, police said.

"A man drove into the yard in a truck and took a trailer containing the drink which has an estimated value of 64,000 euros ($94,770)," a police spokesman said.

Did you have anything to do with this Josh???


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/29/2007 11:39:50
Message:



GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/30/2007 11:42:27
Message:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22039372/



And we wonder whats wrong with the world.

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/01/2007 11:36:17
Message:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article531063.ece



b-a-a-a-a-a-a-a

GADNA


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 12/01/2007 11:41:35
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article531063.ece



b-a-a-a-a-a-a-a

GADNA




ROFLMFAO! There are too many funny quotes in that story. It's too easy. Good one GAD.


Play Like A Champion Today!
Boston Red Sox; 2007 World Series Champions!


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 12/01/2007 11:50:33
Message:

W-O-R-S-T father....EVER:

http://snarfd.com/2007/11/30/man-arrested-after-leaving-his-four-kids-in-the-car-to-get-a-lap-dance/

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 12/05/2007 07:40:30
Message:

Uh Duh?
Of course, this makes perfect sense!
Go Chuck!

http://www.newsweek.com/id/73272

http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/80798/chuck-norris-is-a-powerful-man





Play Like A Champion Today!
Boston Red Sox; 2007 World Series Champions!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/05/2007 12:40:12
Message:

If you belive all that crap above then check this out.



http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22873426-5005961,00.html



Uh duh.............. I have flown on a UFO.......... geeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..........


At a small theme park as a youngster








GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 12/05/2007 12:43:27
Message:

Hallucinations don't count...

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50



Uh duh.............. I have flown on a UFO.......... geeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..........











GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 12/05/2007 12:50:28
Message:

Cops: More Smoke Toad Venom to Get High

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Law enforcement authorities have discovered that people are willing to go to great lengths to get high, including a troubling new method that features a frightened toad.

"Toad smoking," which is a substitute for "toad licking," is done by extracting venom from the Sonoran Desert toad of the Colorado River. The toad's venom - which is secreted when the toad gets angry or scared - contains a hallucinogen called bufotenine that can be dried and smoked to produce a buzz.

In October, a Kansas City man was charged with possessing a controlled substance after Clay County authorities determined he possessed a toad with the intent to use its venom to get high.

Clay County Prosecutor Daniel White said possessing the toad is not illegal, but using it to get high off its venom is.

"It is easier to get it, and law enforcement might not immediately know you use it to get high," White said. "It's sort of a New Age way to get high. You convince yourself it is OK because it is something you get naturally from our environment.

"There are a lot of things that are created naturally but they are still not legal," he said.

White said that for years people experimented with "toad licking," and now toad smoking is considered a substitute. To do so, a person heats up the frog's venom to break down its toxins and preserve the hallucinogen, which is dried.

He said some Internet sites feature an instructional video on how to extract the toad's venom.

Police found the toad when they went to a northern Kansas City home to investigate a suspected meth lab. They later arrested David S. Theiss, 21, and charged him with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possessing drug paraphernalia - the toad.

Theiss also is accused of possessing mescaline, a controlled substance extracted from a cactus.

While smoking toad venom might sound extreme, an even more disturbing method to get high possibly includes sniffing fermented human waste. Vicky Ward, manager of prevention services at Tri-County Mental Health Services in Kansas City, said she has read e-mail warnings about a drug called jenkem.

The drug is made from fermented feces and urine.

"We work with a lot of youths and we ask them whether anyone has tried it and they said no," Ward said. "They (the youths) have heard about it because of the Internet."

But whether people actually use of jenkem has not been determined, Ward said, noting that a Web site that investigates urban legends isn't clear on the matter.

"Kids get ideas that later turn out to be unfounded, but you will get some idiots who will try anything," she said.



Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 12/06/2007 09:20:25
Message:

Sounds like a night out in Lufkin..

Man Accused of Swiping Blow-Up Dolls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A man accused of stealing several blow-up dolls from an adult novelty store says the burglary was a "drunken, stupid thing."

A criminal complaint filed in Dane County says Jose Sandoval, 26, of DeForest, smashed through the front door at Naughty Novelties in Burke last month and stole a talking love doll with a $270 price tag, along with other dolls and items.

Video surveillance tape gave investigators a look at the car outside the novelty shop, which they pulled over about ten days later.

The complaint says Sandoval denied committing the burglary, then began to cry and led detectives to an abandoned semi behind a motel where the stolen items were recovered.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/06/2007 09:25:02
Message:




I work in Lufkin, live in Nacogdoches.

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 12/06/2007 09:27:19
Message:

lmfao How did you know Josh...we were all wondering if you had relatives in Madison that you had gone to visit recently?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/06/2007 09:29:36
Message:

^Nah wasn't me, I do keep one under the bed though for the times when girls dry up..........

GADNA


Reply author: WhatUSay
Replied on: 12/06/2007 16:54:37
Message:

http://fungeeks.blogspot.com/2007/12/2008-sexy-coffin-calendar-has-inally.html


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 12/10/2007 15:25:31
Message:

NEW YORK (AP) -- A bottle of 81-year-old Scotch sold for $54,000 at this New York's first liquor auction since Prohibition.

An anonymous collector bought the pricey potable at Christie's sale of wines and spirits on Saturday.

The 100-lot auction sold a total of $304,800 worth of rare wine and liquor. The top lot was a collection of 729 bottles of whisky, which went for $102,000.

The $54,000 bottle was distilled at Macallan in Scotland in 1926, bottled in 1986 and rebottled in 2002.

Prohibition lasted from 1920 to 1933, but New York State did not allow auctions of spirits until this year.

The auction prices include Christie's 20 percent commission.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/11/2007 07:51:06
Message:

Man drank 48 cans of lager a day - court told

Man admitted huge drinking habit

View GalleryA chronic Preston alcoholic has told how he used to drink 48 cans of lager and two bottles of brandy every day.
But 28-year-old Sean Whiteside from Preston has pledged to beat his demons for good after cutting down his boozing - to 30 cans a day.

The father-of-one, from King Street, Lostock Hall, started drinking when he was just 11 and says his alcohol intake has got steadily worse.

A former Royal Artillery soldier and self employed groundworker, he
gave up work 12 months ago after his addiction became too much.

He says he is unable to work and has put in a claim for incapacity benefit because of his illness.

Whiteside, who lives with his partner, Michelle Mason, 26, and their seven-year-old daughter, agreed to tell his story after his boozing landed him in court.

On Monday he was given a two-month suspended jail term after pleading guilty to breaking into a neighbour's house in July and stealing beer and 25 worth of change.

Since the offence, Whiteside says he has cut out brandy and one night a week goes for help with his addiction at Preston's Alcohol and Drug Services centre in Fox Street.


But he admits he still starts drinking lager when he gets up every day between 5.30 and 6.30am.

When he goes to bed in the early hours of the following day he takes four cans of Carling or Fosters lager to bed with him. He added: "I just need it now, I just need it in me.

The court heard Whiteside stole eight cans of lager and the change. His DNA was recovered from blood found in the fridge of his neighbour's home and he was arrested in September.

In police interview, Whiteside said he accidentally kicked his ball into the living room of the property and broke in to retrieve it.

He offered to pay for damage and was extremely drunk when arrested.
Mr Mark Stephenson, defending, said he now seemed to have turned the corner with alcohol.

Whiteside was also given a two-year supervision and an alcohol treatment requirement. He was ordered to pay 545 compensation and 245 costs.

Judge Christopher Cornwall said his story about a ball accidentally going into the house bordered on the "incredible".

He added: "It almost defies belief how anyone can drink 48 cans of lager a day and a bottle or two of spirits.

"You have reduced your intake to 30 a day, but it is still an astonishing amount for someone with a damaged liver. Every single drink does you a bit more harm."


GADNA


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 12/11/2007 14:17:50
Message:

OMG^^^^^^

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 12/11/2007 15:41:49
Message:

Legend has it Davy Crockett killed a bear when he was three. A distant relative of the 19th-century frontiersman has done the same thing at five.

Tre Merritt, a 5-year-old boy from Arkansas, killed a black bear Sunday, according to his grandfather.
"(The bear) came in about 40 to 50 yards," Mike Merritt, Tre's grandfather, told KATV of Little Rock, Ark, "and when he got in the open, I whistled at him and he stopped and I said, 'Shoot Tre.' "

And that's what his grandson did, killing the 400-pound animal.

"I was up in the stand and I seen the bear," Tre Merritt told KATV. "It came from the thicket and it was beside the road and I shot it."

According to the report, Tre's father said his son began shooting when he was 2 1/2 and killed three deer last year. What else would you expect from a decendant of the "King of the Wild Frontier?

"His 10th great-grandfather was Davy Crockett," Mike Merritt said. "And Davy supposedly killed him a bear when he was three. And Tre is five and really killed a bear. I really doubt if Davy killed one when he was three."


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 12/12/2007 09:19:30
Message:

It would be time for me to clean out the hot tub!

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1120ap_odd_close_cougar.html?source=mypi

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/12/2007 10:12:47
Message:

^uh honey, why are taking your gun out to the hot tub

GADNA


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 12/12/2007 11:47:18
Message:

Brings a whole new meaning to a little p**** in the hot tub......oops.

That wasn't me that was my evil twin Carlos

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/12/2007 12:10:39
Message:









By the way is the weather getting any better up in your neck of the woods, some of the family up in near Tinker base are still without power.




GADNA


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 12/12/2007 12:25:40
Message:

We dodged it, but just a little north of here, it is B-A-D.... I feel for those folks around OKC and Tulsa. I can't imagine not having power for a week..the first thought that crosses my mind is....no hot water...OMG, might get a little "ripe"

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 12/12/2007 13:08:21
Message:

This is too true to be very funny. The next time you hear a politician use the word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money.



A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure
into some perspective in one of its releases:




A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.

C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth.

E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.




While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New Orleans.
It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division . .



Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for
$250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number, what does it mean?



A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman, child), you each get $516,528.

B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans,
your home gets $1,329,787.

C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012.




Washington, D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??

Tax his land,
Tax his wage,
Tax his bed in which he lays.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes is the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirts,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.

Tax his booze,
Tax his beers,
If he cries,
Tax his tears.

Tax his bills,
Tax his gas,
Tax his notes,
Tax his cash.

Tax him good and let him know
That after taxes, he has no dough.

If he hollers,
Tax him more,
Tax him until he's good and sore.

Tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in which he lays.
Put these words upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me to my doom!'

And when he's gone,
We won't relax,
We'll still be after the inheritance TAX!!



Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Perm it Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax),
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax),
Liquor Tax,
Luxury Tax,
Marriage License Tax,
Medicare Tax,
Property Tax,
Real Estate Tax,
Service charge taxes,
Social Security Tax,
Road Usage Tax (Truckers),
Sales Taxes,
Recreational Vehicle Tax,
School Tax,
State Income Tax,
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA),
Telephone Federal Excise Tax,
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fe e Tax,
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
Telephone State and Local Tax,
Telephone Usage Charge Tax,
Utility Tax,
Vehicle License Registration Tax,
Vehicle Sales Tax,
Watercraft Registration Tax,
Well Permit Tax,
Workers Compensation Tax.

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What happened? Can you spell 'politicians!'

And I still have to 'press 1' for English.



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: Marv
Replied on: 12/12/2007 13:32:08
Message:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22219861/

Good one.............NOT!

Marv..........

Break out the ****ing Tequila, it's 5:00 somewhere!


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 12/12/2007 14:02:32
Message:

Jim, good one....it just shows to go ya..

I don't want ANY politicians spending my money....period!

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: Snowrider
Replied on: 12/12/2007 14:45:54
Message:

Carl, here's one that glows in the dark


Researchers in South Korea have cloned a cat and modified its genes so that it will glow red under ultraviolet light, the Korea Times reports.

The Gyeongsang National University researchers, led by Prof. Kong Il-keun, modified the genes of Turkish Angora cats so that a red protein would glow in their skin when exposed to ultraviolet light, the paper reports.

The scientists modified the skin cells of the mother cat by using a virus to make the protein fluoresce, according to the Times.

Four of the glowing kittens were born in January and February of this year, but only three survived.

Researchers found that cells throughout the dead kitty fluoresced red, the paper said.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/12/2007 14:48:57
Message:

^Holy shyyyyite...........




KITTY



bzzzzzzzzzzzzrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaappppppppp

GADNA


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 12/12/2007 14:49:47
Message:

Does that mean you could use it as hot tub lites?

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 12/13/2007 09:29:43
Message:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/77012/?gt1=10645

'Avoid Death' is named wackiest label
'Danger: Avoid Death' is chosen as nation's wackiest warning label


"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/15/2007 08:07:49
Message:

Dutch police complain it is their right to smoke cannabis while off-duty

Banned: But Dutch police complain the ban against cannabis overrules their personal freedoms Police in Amsterdam are complaining over new rules banning them from smoking cannabis while off duty.

Officers in the Dutch capital, famous for its liberal drugs laws, have been told they must set the public "a good moral example".

The ban, due to come into effect on January 1, will make the force the first in the Netherlands to bar officers from using drugs when not at work.

Frank Gittay, the city's police council chairman, said: "Until now police were only banned from showing up for work stoned or drunk.

"But now we are telling officers they should also behave like the police at all times.

"That means not taking drugs and not getting excessively drunk whether on or off duty."

But Dutch police union chairman Hans van Duijn said: "Many of our members are opposed to this.

"They are not paid for 24-hours a day. What they do in their free time is up to them."

Now thats weird news



GADNA


Reply author: Snowrider
Replied on: 12/19/2007 11:35:04
Message:

Another nominee for the Darwin Award.

GAUHATI, India Two tigers killed a man who stuck his arm into their enclosure in northeastern India on Wednesday, ripping off his arm as his family and dozens of visitors looked on, zoo officials said.

The man, identified as 50-year-old Jayaprakash Bezbaruah, avoided zoo safety precautions in an apparent attempt to photograph the two adult Bengal tigers up close, said Gauhati zoo warden Narayan Mahanta.

"The man ignored warnings from keepers, crossed the first barrier and stretched his hand into the enclosure that housed a male and a female tiger before the animals grabbed his limb and tore it apart at the shoulder," he said.

Bezbaruah was rushed to a local hospital but died of blood loss, said Mahanta.

Bezbaruah, a government official from a nearby town, had been visiting the zoo with his wife and two children.

"I have never encountered such a bizarre incident in my 11 years as a wildlife official. It was shocking," Mahanta said.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/20/2007 18:40:16
Message:

See a penny? Pick it up!
Posted Dec 14 2007, 01:39 PM by Donna Freedman
Filed under: Extreme savings
Rating: I'm superannuated enough to remember penny candy. Finding a cent was cause for celebration, because it would buy Squirrel Nut Zippers (the candy, not the band), Smarties, Pixy Stix or a host of other treats.


I still pick up pennies. Also nickels, dimes and any other American paper or specie I see on sidewalks, in parking lots or pooled in the rejected-change bin of those Coinstar change-counting machines.


All "found" money goes into a vase my daughter gave me when she was about 8 years old. (She got the vase from the "free" box at a yard sale. That's my girl!) Each December, I donate my finds. This year, $24.14 will go to PetSmart Charities.


Ain't too proud to bend
Some of you are probably thinking, "Eeewww, pick up dirty coins off a dirty street? Who'd do a thing like that?" A whole lot of Smart Spending message board readers, that's who.


In a thread called "Do you pick up pennies?," readers wrote about how and where they find funds. Some real hot spots: near parking meters, in vending machines, under fast-food drive-through windows and in parking lots (especially tavern parking lots, the morning after). Also check college campuses, amusement parks and the area around the self-service vacuum at car washes.


A reader posting as "retireddad" scores paper money in a brambly lot near an ATM: "The most I have found at one time is three twenties." He gets free blackberries there, too. (Note, however, that some states have laws requiring those who find more than $10 or $20 to advertise the lost cash or turn it over to the police.)


"Sunset Hiker" has fond childhood memories of the ball-crawl play area at Chuck E. Cheese. "The bottom was always loaded with money ... a few dollars' worth of change and several bills every time."


"Thrifty in ATL" and her boyfriend look for coins while they walk their dog. They're trying to train the pooch to become the pecuniary equivalent of a truffle hound. "If successful," she writes, "we would have three sets of eyes and one nose searching (for coins) on our walks."


And yeah, some families and friends are completely embarrassed by such behavior. "Suzeeque" says her teens consider coin retrieval as more proof "that their mother is an embarrassing dork."


But "drkonijn" did the math -- one second to pick up a penny -- and now has a snappy comeback. "I tell them I make $36 an hour picking up pennies. Since there are a lot of people who would jump at $36 an hour, why not bend down for it?"


What they do with what they find
Many readers give it away: school "penny drives," donation jars, organized charities. Reader "Toy Maker" lets the kids pick the charity; in addition, the family matches whatever is found that year.


Some set up funds for their kids or other young relatives. "Waslostnowfound," saving since the birth of a now 13-year-old son, has accumulated nearly $1,600 "for his first car." Reader "decayschampion" calls spare change a "college fund" for a couple of nephews.


Others save it for themselves. "Sangria" opened an investment account just for found money; after five years, the account is worth nearly $650. "Johnny Walker" and his wife call dropped coins their "retirement fund," even though theyre already retired.


And some people spend the money outright. "ItsEasyOnceYouStart" will put nearly $50 toward this year's Christmas presents. "Ponophob" uses it for movies or other entertainment, "things that I wouldn't have done had it not been for the extra money." And "PensionPete" dines out on free cash.


As a struggling single mother, "Emilysmom128" once dined in on found funds. At a financial low point, that's how she paid for a jar of cheap spaghetti sauce and some noodles, which stretched for several days. "Thank God for dropped (coins)," she writes. "Every penny matters!"


Take the dropped-coin challenge
Maybe these stories will encourage you not to walk by that nickel in the parking lot.


Or maybe you're more like "flygrl7112003," who claims to have passed at least a dozen $1 bills in the past year. "My motto is, 'If it's less than $5, I won't waste my time on it'," she writes, adding that "maybe when I get older, I might consider picking up a dollar."


I'm already older, and I won't pass up even a penny. Thats just how I roll, so to speak. And I'd like to propose a challenge to those of you who arent germphobic or proud: Start picking up any money you find.


Save it in a coffee can or a mayonnaise jar, and count it every few months. Put it against credit card debt, if you have any, and in your emergency fund if you don't.


So what if it's only $5 or $10? Baby steps, people, baby steps.


Hint: Dont forget to look under the couch cushions.

Several years ago on a Saturday the owner came in to work and caught me out back walking around the wash bay and the lot bending over picking up pennies that the Porter had just let fall on the ground or chunked on the ground, he joined in an hour or so latter we had a bank bag full along with two key tag boxes full, at least 100 dollars, I still to this day when I take smoke breaks walk around and pick up pennies, I always thought it was odd that folks thought I was weird for picking them up, O well, every January or Feb I have the last laugh when I roll them up and count them

Free Beer Eh

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 12/21/2007 12:52:42
Message:

The monkey version of a "screamer"???

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22327844/

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 12/21/2007 16:40:53
Message:

There was a time, that I scrounged around convenience store parking lots picking up change to have $$$ to feed my dog. (I ate ooodles of noodles, 5 packs for .99)

Not a time in my life I'm proud of, but I've done it. I've always picked them up anyway, and always will. In fact, I found a quarter today!

I believe in Santa Clause!!!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/28/2007 08:12:08
Message:

O WOW ............ interesting .................


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=504771&in_page_id=1770


A shaggy hog story: Boris, the extinct 'sheep-pig', gains a new trotter-hold in UK


GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 12/28/2007 08:37:31
Message:

You switchin' to pigs now?????????????


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/28/2007 08:42:06
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

You switchin' to pigs now?????????????

Best of both worlds with that one right their Dog...........


b-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a....reeeeeeeee........oink oink............



weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 12/28/2007 09:38:21
Message:

Come on now boy...Squeal..........EEEEEEeeeeeeee!!!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/28/2007 09:51:12
Message:

http://www.rofl.to/monkey-goats

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/28/2007 13:06:18
Message:

http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=701111


Another case of a very uneducated person.

Hmmmm lets seee, I'll sit on this hera money and let it do nothing then retire rich in 20 years or so with 20k .............. dueyyyyyyyyyyyyy............... I say at around 10% over 20 years she lost out on about 80k ......... araarrrrrrrgggggggggggggggggg

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/03/2008 09:31:11
Message:

Cheesheads...

Wis. Town Holds Annual 'Toilet Bowl'

HUSTISFORD, Wis. (AP) -- It might lack the pomp and pageantry of the Rose Bowl, but for some residents of this small community northwest of Milwaukee, their annual "Toilet Bowl" is the biggest game of the year.

"This is the biggest thing in Hustisford," said Phil Nehls, one of the event's founders. It was held Tuesday for the 43rd time.

Begun as a pickup game of tackle football among friends to work off their New Year's hangovers, the event has grown into a fundraiser for the local fire department.

As they presided over Tuesday's parade, King Justin Perschke and Queen Bobbi Niemuth ducked toilet paper rolls lobbed at them along the route by spectators.

An ancient John Deere tractor with toilet paper draped on it dragged a case of beer along the route. And several Green Bay Packers fans painted their shaven heads to look like the team's helmets.

"We come early to get front-row seats," said Patty Herbst of Germantown, who took her two young grandchildren to watch the parade.

The crowd eventually made its way to Fireman's Park, where two teams played football on a snow-covered field without benefit of helmets or pads.

Randy Peplinski scored the winning touchdown for the blue team, but not before nearly losing his pants in an earlier tackle.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/05/2008 07:44:55
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CHICAGO - A Chicago tavern said on Thursday it will begin selling chicken wings coated in one of the world's hottest peppers -- a dish so hot that patrons first have to sign a waiver agreeing not to sue for injuries.

Jake Melnick's Corner Tap said the wings made with Red Savina pepper will be served with an alarm bell for patrons to summon waiters with sour cream, milk sugar and white bread if things get out of hand.

Levy Restaurants, which owns the tavern, said its chef d'Cuisine Robin Rosenberg had been working on the concept for years but was never sure he'd be able to serve it.


"This isn't the right sauce for everyone, but for someone out there, this is going to be absolute heaven. Of course, for a handful of people, it's going to be hell," he said.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/07/2008 07:49:21
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22514839/?GT1=10755


Holy crap, I guess next years will be deep subprime, or genitically credit challenged huh

GADNA


Reply author: shootamc58
Replied on: 01/07/2008 07:51:40
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wow, that's not very encouraging. Better get the mailers ready now!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/07/2008 07:53:55
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^You dang right brother.........


Get the roach spray ready............


(((((RAID)))))

GADNA


Reply author: shootamc58
Replied on: 01/07/2008 08:10:20
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those roaches pay da bills as long as they get bought. I love me some roaches.........well, the ones that can get bought


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/07/2008 09:41:25
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quote:
Originally posted by shootamc58

those roaches pay da bills as long as they get bought. I love me some roaches.........well, the ones that can get bought

Yeah I don't mind them to much at work, in fact I like them and treat them like Queens and Kings, of course personally at home I smash them flat, they stink I try not to let them around at home, I even have a guy come spray to keep them away

GADNA


Reply author: shootamc58
Replied on: 01/07/2008 10:01:15
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Josh, check this out. Just delivered a "payment history challenged customer". This guy comes pulling back in and i'm thinking, OH NO what's wrong now. He comes walking in with a big smile at 11:40 A.M. with a 6 pack of PBR (the vegetable water of beers in my opinion)and says i just had to have a drink with you for helping me out so much. I politely told the untruth that i don't drink anymore but thanked him anyway. He just smiled and said okay more for me as he cracked one open and took off in his new ride. Thank God we got his insurance verified and added before he left.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/07/2008 10:06:12
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^roflmao, you must have left money under the table for him to be able to afford beer after his purchase

GADNA


Reply author: shootamc58
Replied on: 01/07/2008 10:11:04
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hell, he probably held up the liquor store to get it. Check that, i never touched the can it could have been found in the process of cleaning out his POS trade. Even nastier now that i think about it


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/07/2008 13:01:54
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http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,320506,00.html


Thats what he gets for broadcasting that he was going to try to help her out, he chunked the Doctor patient privileges out the door when he announced it.

GADNA


Reply author: Snowrider
Replied on: 01/07/2008 13:14:24
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^ That man's more irritating than a box of monkeys.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/07/2008 13:24:56
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^yeah, he lives in his own little monkey shire.....

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/08/2008 12:10:40
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Just in case you wanted to know..


How To Survive a 47-Story Fall
Make sure you land on your feet.

Surviving the long fall
On Friday, the New York Times reported on the "miraculous" recovery of a 37-year-old window washer named Alcides Moreno, who had survived a 47-story fall off the side of an apartment building four weeks earlier. (His brother, who was on the same window-washing platform, was killed instantly.) Moreno has recently begun talking, and doctors now believe he might walk again within a year. How can you surviveand recover fromsuch a fall?

Don't hit your head. People who fall just a few stories and land on their heads almost always die: According to a study published in the journal Injury, you're just as likely to survive a five-story fall landing feet first as you are a one-story fall headfirst. Although no one knows exactly how Moreno landed, it's clear he spared his skull.

The other body part to avoid injuring in a fall is the pelvis, a ringlike structure of three bones located at the base of the spine. The pelvis is surrounded by large nerves, blood vessels, and the digestive and reproductive organs, so an injury there can cause substantial bleeding, internal organ damage, and ultimately death. According to an analysis of 200 patients in the New York City area, pelvic injury is second only to head injuries as a predictor of death in fall patients.

It's difficult to land in such a way as to avoid hurting both your head and your pelvis, thoughbecause while landing headfirst almost surely spells death, landing feet first sometimes causes pelvic injuries due to the force of impact transmitted up through the legs. All things considered, though, feet first is the better way to go; if your fall is long enough, it's possible to right yourself to land feet first using the types of body motions used by athletes or acrobats to perform midair somersaults.

If you do manage to spare both head and pelvis (as Moreno did), breaking lots of other bones isn't necessarily life-threatening. The total number of fractures doesn't strongly affect survival ratesmost will heal over time; spinal injuries can cause permanent nerve damage and paralysis, but they're generally not fatal. Moreno broke 10 bones in his accident, including several ribs, an arm, and both legs.

It also helps if something slows down your fall. The severity of injuries is closely linked to the speed of impact, which explains why long falls are more dangerous than short onesvelocity correlates with fall distance. (In 2002, a young man survived after falling from the 19th floor of an apartment building and hitting a tree on his way down.) Although it's unlikely that Moreno hit something during his fall, it appears that he stayed within his window-washing scaffolding the entire way down. The extra wind resistance provided by its large size may have slowed the descent and reduced the force of impact. (Some reports have suggested that Moreno's brother was thrown from the scaffolding during the fall, so he may have fallen faster.) If you're unlucky enough to fall a long distance without anythinglike a parachuteto slow you down, it's best to lie flat to increase your surface area in contact with the wind, but be sure to orient yourself feet first before landing.

Youth helps, too, and Moreno was only 37. According to a study published in 1994, senior citizens account for about 14 percent of all falls but half of fall-related deaths; an 85-year-old is 100 times more likely to die from a fall than a 5-year-old.


Reply author: shootamc58
Replied on: 01/08/2008 12:16:18
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I saw that on cnn yesterday. I think i'd rather die than have to relieve that in my mind everday. Think he's scared of heights now?


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/08/2008 12:17:58
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^Flap arms real fast. I'm pretty sure in college once I thought I could fly then I remembered that I was not a bird it was just the acid.

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/08/2008 15:25:47
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As if these Feckin feckers would ever get me to stop cussin in a bar..


ST. CHARLES, Mo. - What the ...? A St. Louis-area town is considering a bill that would ban swearing in bars, along with table-dancing, drinking contests and profane music.

City officials contend the bill is needed to keep rowdy crowds under control because the historic downtown area gets a little too lively on some nights.

City Councilman Richard Veit said he was prompted to propose the bill after complaints about bad bar behavior. He says it will give police some rules to enforce when things get too rowdy.

But some bar owners worry the bill is too vague and restrictive, saying it may be a violation of their civil rights.

Marc Rousseau, who owns the bar R.T. Weilers, said he thinks the bill needs revision.

"We're dealing with adults here once again and I don't think it's the city's job or the government's job to determine what we can and cannot play in our restaurant," Rousseau said.

The proposal would ban indecent, profane or obscene language, songs, entertainment and literature at bars.

A meeting to discuss the proposal is set for Jan. 14.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/08/2008 15:56:02
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^Thats a bunch of feckin horse s***




GADNA


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 01/09/2008 07:55:54
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THIS is unbelievable!!!


Police: Dead Man Taken To Cash Check
Roommate Wheeled Body Down Street In Chair, Police Say

POSTED: 10:20 pm EST January 8, 2008

NEW YORK -- Two men wheeled a dead man through the streets in an office chair to a check-cashing store and tried to cash his Social Security check before being arrested on fraud charges, police said.

David J. Dalaia and James O'Hare pushed Virgilio Cintron's body from the Manhattan apartment that O'Hare and Cintron shared to Pay-O-Matic, about a block away, spokesman Paul Browne said witnesses told police.

"The witnesses saw the two pushing the chair with Cintron flopping from side to side and the two individuals propping him up and keeping him from flopping from side to side," Browne said.

The men left Cintron's body outside the store, went inside and tried to cash his $355 check, Browne said. The store's clerk, who knew Cintron, asked the men where he was, and O'Hare told the clerk they would go and get him, Browne said.

A police detective who was having lunch at a restaurant next to the check-cashing store noticed a crowd forming around Cintron's body, and "it's immediately apparent to him that Cintron is dead," Browne said.

The detective called uniformed New York Police Department officers at a nearby precinct. Emergency medical technicians arrived as O'Hare and Dalaia were preparing to wheel Cintron's body into the check-cashing store, Browne said. Police arrested Dalaia and O'Hare there, he said.

Cintron's body was taken to a hospital morgue. The medical examiner's office told police it appeared Cintron, 66, had died of natural causes within the previous 24 hours, Browne said.

"He was deceased in the apartment when he was removed by these two," Browne said.

Dalaia and O'Hare, both 65, were being held by police and faced check fraud charges, Browne said.

A call to a telephone number listed for Cintron at the apartment he shared with O'Hare went unanswered Tuesday evening. Police said they didn't have an address for Dalaia or attorney information for him or O'Hare.

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: JRWilson
Replied on: 01/09/2008 09:17:08
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^Scott, you beat me to it. I just saw that 'weekend at Bernie's' story as well.


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 01/09/2008 10:10:58
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You BOTH beat me to it and JR used my "Weekend at Bernies Joke".

Play Like A Champion Today!
Boston Red Sox; 2007 World Series Champions!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/09/2008 10:56:40
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NEW ORLEANS - Hurricane Katrina's victims have put a price tag on their suffering and it is staggering including one plaintiff seeking the unlikely sum of $3 quadrillion.

The total number $3,014,170,389,176,410 is the dollar figure so far sought from some 489,000 claims filed against the federal government over damage from the failure of levees and flood walls following the Aug. 29, 2005, hurricane.

Of the total number of claims, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has received 247 for at least $1 billion apiece, including the one for $3 quadrillion.

"That's the mother of all high numbers," said Loren Scott, a Baton Rouge-based economist.

For the sake of perspective: A mere $1 quadrillion would dwarf the U.S. gross domestic product, which Scott said was $13.2 trillion in 2007. A stack of one quadrillion pennies would reach Saturn.

Some residents may have grossly exaggerated their claims to send a message to the corps, which has accepted blame for poorly designing the failed levees.

"I understand the anger," Scott said. "I also understand it's a negotiating tactic: Aim high and negotiate down."

Daniel Becnel, Jr., a lawyer who said his clients have filed more than 60,000 claims, said measuring Katrina's devastation in dollars and cents is a nearly impossible task.

"There's no way on earth you can figure it out," he said. "The trauma these people have undergone is unlike anything that has occurred in the history of our country."

The corps released zip codes, but no names, for the 247 claims of at least $1 billion. The list includes a $77 billion claim by the city of New Orleans. Fourteen involve a wrongful death claim. Fifteen were filed by businesses, including several insurance companies.

Little is known about the person who claimed $3 quadrillion. It was filed in Baker, 93 miles northwest of New Orleans. Baker is far from the epicenter of Katrina's destruction, but the city has a trailer park where hundreds of evacuees have lived since the storm.

Katrina, which is blamed for more than 1,600 deaths in Louisiana and Mississippi, is considered the most destructive storm to ever hit the U.S. It caused at least $60 billion in insured losses and could cost Gulf Coast states up to $125 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Most of the claims were filed before a deadline that coincided with Katrina's second anniversary, but the Corps is still receiving them about 100 claims have arrived over the past three weeks and is feeding them into a computer database.

The Corps said it isn't passing judgment on the merits of each claim. Federal courts are in charge of deciding if a claim is valid and how much compensation is warranted.

"It's important to the person who filed it, so we're taking every single claim seriously," Corps spokeswoman Amanda Jones said.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 01/09/2008 11:34:18
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22571847/

quote:
Man spots his wife during visit to brothel
I was dumbfounded. I thought I was dreaming, he tells Polish newspaper


"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/09/2008 11:37:29
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http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=4108324&page=1


"Law Says a Wife Is Husband's Property"

Man sues wins suit



GADNA


Reply author: shootamc58
Replied on: 01/09/2008 11:58:34
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Anybody need sales staff. I bet this lady can close

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/01/09/mean.mom.ap/index.html


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 01/09/2008 12:00:28
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quote:
Originally posted by JimD

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22571847/

quote:
Man spots his wife during visit to brothel
I was dumbfounded. I thought I was dreaming, he tells Polish newspaper


"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."




He was obviously there as a customer but if he was smart he could have covered up by saying "Ahh Haa! I had heard you were working here but I had to see for myself!". lol

Play Like A Champion Today!
Boston Red Sox; 2007 World Series Champions!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/09/2008 12:24:02
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quote:
Originally posted by shootamc58

Anybody need sales staff. I bet this lady can close

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/01/09/mean.mom.ap/index.html

I'm on the cuff on that one, I think it's ok that she took the car, but the 15 mins of fame is only going to make her son hate her worse, thanks for taking the knife and twisting it more Mom.

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/09/2008 12:48:22
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080109/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_germany_odd_smoking



"Everyone picks on smokers these days. It's time for revenge. I'm only going to hire smokers from now on."





GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/11/2008 15:16:47
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A Polish teenager allegedly turned the tram system in the city of Lodz into his own personal train set, triggering chaos and derailing four vehicles in the process. Twelve people were injured in one of the incidents.

The 14-year-old modified a TV remote control so that it could be used to change track points, The Telegraph reports. Local police said the youngster trespassed in tram depots to gather information needed to build the device. The teenager told police that he modified track setting for a prank.

"He studied the trams and the tracks for a long time and then built a device that looked like a TV remote control and used it to manoeuvre the trams and the tracks," said Miroslaw Micor, a spokesman for Lodz police.

"He had converted the television control into a device capable of controlling all the junctions on the line and wrote in the pages of a school exercise book where the best junctions were to move trams around and what signals to change.

"He treated it like any other schoolboy might a giant train set, but it was lucky nobody was killed. Four trams were derailed, and others had to make emergency stops that left passengers hurt. He clearly did not think about the consequences of his actions," Micor added.

Transport command and control systems are commonly designed by engineers with little exposure or knowledge about security using commodity electronics and a little native wit. The apparent ease with which Lodz's tram network was hacked, even by these low standards, is still a bit of an eye opener.

Problems with the signalling system on Lodz's tram network became apparent on Tuesday when a driver attempting to steer his vehicle to the right was involuntarily taken to the left. As a result the rear wagon of the train jumped the rails and collided with another passing tram. Transport staff immediately suspected outside interference.

The youth, described by his teachers as an electronics buff and exemplary student, faces charges at a special juvenile court of endangering public safety.

Wow, heck I have trouble using mine on my own TV............

GADNA*


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/15/2008 08:39:50
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People wonder what in the world it is because this is the Bible Belt, and everyone is afraid it's the end of times," said Steve Allen, a freight company owner and pilot who said the object he saw last week was a mile long and half a mile wide. "It was positively, absolutely nothing from these parts."



http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/01/14/ufo.sightings.ap/index.html?iref=mpstoryview


I know what it is, they have come back to find there graceland.......... Venus Texas boys and girls.........

http://www.city-data.com/city/Venus-Texas.html

Headline news..... Gadna mobile issued ticket for chasing space ships around Venus Texas, whilst chunking plastic disc's and drinking mass quantities of high consumption Bud light and producing loud blasting belches at the alien mother ship's.


Yep, I'm bored

"Burp"


GADNA*


Reply author: JRWilson
Replied on: 01/15/2008 09:13:55
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Can you say Clark Griswold?

Family Completes Trip With Dead Grandma in Back of RV

A family drove hundreds of miles with their dead grandmother in the back of their recreational vehicle to fulfill the ailing woman's wishes.

They arrived in Hillsboro, Ore., on Sunday with the body and notified police. The 79-year-old woman, who likely died in Wyoming, was in poor health but wished to see family members in Arkansas before she passed away.

The woman suffered from advanced kidney disease, Hillsboro Police Lt. Michael Rouches said.

"We believe they were about 1,100 miles from Hillsboro when she passed away," Rouches said. "We believe they were in Wyoming. That's based on gas receipts."

Rouches said he didn't expect any charges since the incident is not considered a crime.


I wonder if the dog was tied to the back bumper, too.


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 01/15/2008 10:29:57
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January 15, 2008


Kokomo robbery suspect shoots himself

KOKOMO, Ind. -- Kokomo police say a man accidentally shot himself in the groin as he was robbing a convenience store.


A clerk told police a man carrying a semiautomatic handgun entered the Village Pantry Tuesday morning demanding cash and a pack of cigarettes. The clerk put the cash in a bag and as she turned to get the cigarettes, she heard the gun discharge.
Police say surveillance video shows the man shooting himself as he placed the gun in the waistband of his pants. The clerk wasn't injured.
A short time later, police found 25-year-old Derrick Kosch at a home with a gunshot wound to his right testicle and lower left leg. He was expected to have surgery at a hospital.
Police plan to charge him with armed robbery.


Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 01/15/2008 10:32:59
Message:



Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: JRWilson
Replied on: 01/15/2008 20:24:09
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Speaking of testicles...

Virginia Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Replica Testicles on Trailer Hitches

RICHMOND, Va. It's one thing to dangle fuzzy dice from a rear view mirror, but decorating a trailer hitch with a large pair of rubber testicles might be a bit much in Virginia.

State Del. Lionel Spruill introduced a bill Tuesday to ban displaying replicas of human genitalia on vehicles, calling it a safety issue because it could distract other drivers.

Under his measure, displaying the ornamentation on a motor vehicle would be a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $250.

He said the idea came from a constituent whose young daughter spotted an example of the trail hitch adornment and asked her father to explain it.

"'I didn't know what to tell her,"' Spruill said the constituent told him before Spruill vowed to stop such displays.

"I said, 'Sir, I'm going to be a laughingstock, but I'm going to do it,"' he said.

The Virginia General Assembly has some experience with offbeat bills. Three years ago, it drew widespread attention with an unsuccessful effort to outlaw baggy pants worn so low they expose underwear.

Spruill, 61, said the indignity of the "droopy drawers" debate wouldn't deter him. He said he won't hesitate to bring a set of $24.95 trailer testicles with him for a legislative show-and-tell.

"I'm going to do it," Spruill told a handful of reporters after Tuesday's House session adjourned. "I'm going to bring them out here and show them to you till they tell me to stop."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/16/2008 07:16:08
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lmao, I see those all the time in Texas, it's really painfull to see a truck pulling into a inclined parking lot and watching them scrape the ground

GADNA*


Reply author: shootamc58
Replied on: 01/16/2008 09:03:12
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http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa080115_mo_prostitutionring.26aceba5.html

sorry state of affairs when kids are doing this

Gadna, what are you guys doing down there in texas?


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/16/2008 09:18:16
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quote:
Originally posted by shootamc58


Gadna, what are you guys doing down there in texas?

I ID my girls..........

GADNA*


hmmmm,,,,, Thats idea





spleeeeee


Reply author: JRWilson
Replied on: 01/16/2008 10:52:49
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Could also be titled "Doc, you're putting your finger where?"

'Please Don't Do That': Man Says Hospital Forced Rectal Exam

NEW YORK A construction worker claimed in a lawsuit claiming that when he went to a hospital after being hit on the forehead by a falling wooden beam, emergency room staffers forcibly gave him a rectal examination.

Brian Persaud, 38, says in court papers that after he denied a request by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital emergency room employees to examine his rectum, he was "assaulted, battered and falsely imprisoned."

His lawyer, Gerrard M. Marrone, said he and Persaud later learned the exam was one way of determining whether he had suffered spinal damage in the accident.

Marrone said his client got eight stitches for a cut over his eyebrow.

Then, Marrone said, emergency room staffers insisted on examining his rectum and held him down while he begged, "Please don't do that." He said Persaud hit a doctor while flailing around and staffers gave him an injection, which knocked him out, and performed the rectal exam.

Persaud woke up handcuffed to a bed and with an oxygen tube down his throat, the lawyer said, and spent three days in a detention center.

A request by the hospital to dismiss Persaud's lawsuit was denied by Justice Alice Schlesinger, who ordered a trial to start March 31.

Hospital spokesman Bryan Dotson said, "While it would be inappropriate for us to comment on specifics of the case, we believe it is completely without merit and intend to contest it vigorously."

Persaud's lawsuit, filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court, seeks unspecified damages. A judge dismissed a misdemeanor assault charge against him.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/17/2008 08:26:54
Message:

Not necessarily weird, but kinda cool. Kid is only 4..


http://www.biertijd.com/mediaplayer/?itemid=2763


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/25/2008 15:08:19
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Geez, and I thought I had an expensive lifestyle.


He's been known as "The Big Aristotle", "The Big Daddy", "The Big Baryshnikov" and "The Big Fundamental." Now Shaquille O'Neal can add another name to his already lengthy list of aliases: The Big Spender.


The Miami center, who is in the third year of a 5-year, $100 million contract with the Heat, routinely spends $875,015 per month, the Palm Beach Post reported on its Web site, citing an accounting document from O'Neal's divorce filing.

Among Shaq's most costly monthly expenditures, according to the newspaper, are, in order:


$156,116 in mortgages on three homes (including his $20 million mansion on Miami Beach's Star Island), plus $31,299 in homeowners insurance;

$110,505 for vacations;

$26,500 a month for child care;

$24,300 for gas;

$17,220 for clothing;

$12,775 for food;

$10,065 for electricity;

$10,000 for temporary child support;

$10,000 for alimony;

$6,730 for dry cleaning;

$5,000 for car payments;

$3,345 for phone bills;

$2,305 for pets;

$1,610 for lawn and pool maintenance;

$1,495 for cable TV
But lest you think the Diesel is only out for himself and spending too recklessly, he also donates to the government, in the form of $5.41 million in federal income taxes, and over $900,000 in property taxes.

Think the new nickname could catch on?


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/25/2008 15:20:37
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Gadna beer fund donations are in order I would say.........


I'm on # 6 for t*e day............. Team America Next on Gadnas boob tube............

GADNA*


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/25/2008 15:27:08
Message:

AMERICA...F**K YEAH!!!


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 01/25/2008 15:54:41
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS


Shaquille O'Neal The Miami center, who is in the third year of a 5-year, $100 million contract with the Heat, routinely spends $875,015 per month, the Palm Beach Post reported on its Web site, citing an accounting document from O'Neal's divorce filing.

$10,000 for temporary child support;

$10,000 for alimony;




^^^That's not bad considering his income.

Wow, I want to know who his lawyer is for when I get married.....and divorced!

Play Like A Champion Today!
Boston Red Sox; 2007 World Series Champions!


Reply author: S GA FandI
Replied on: 01/29/2008 09:00:48
Message:

NOT JUST FOR SOUTHERN REDNECKS ANYMORE:

ADRIAN, Mich. A man was charged with drunken driving after going through two bottles of wine, cutting through a snowstorm on his lawn mower and riding down the center of the street to reach a liquor store, authorities said.

Police found Frank Kozumplik, 49, homeward bound on a John Deere tractor Saturday night, toting four bottles of wine in a paper bag, officials said.

He told officers that his wife had taken their car to work, and that the mower was the only way he could reach the store, two miles from home.

His blood alcohol level was 2 1/2 times Michigan's legal driving limit of 0.08 percent, police told WLEN-FM. They arrested him and confiscated the mower.

Kozumplik declined to comment Monday night.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/29/2008 11:08:07
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

AMERICA...F**K YEAH!!!

I can not stop saying America F*** Yea*, It just comes out all day now............ I watc*ed it again last nig*t, I mean early t*is morning, like two am........... I'm starting to learn all t*e words...........


Why is evawyrone so fuc***' stoopid?

GADNA*


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/29/2008 13:22:33
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FRANKFURT - German nudists will be able to start their holidays early by stripping off on the plane if they take up a new offer from an eastern German travel firm.

Travel agency OssiUrlaub.de said it would start taking bookings from Friday for a trial nudist day trip from the eastern German town of Erfurt to the popular Baltic Sea resort of Usedom, planned for July 5 and costing 499 euros ($735).

"It's expensive, I know," managing director Enrico Hess told Reuters by phone. "It's because the plane's very small. There's no real reason why a flight in which one flies naked should be more expensive than any other."

The 55 passengers will have to remain clothed until they board, and dress before disembarking, said Hess. The crew will remain clothed throughout the flight for safety reasons.

"I wish I could say we thought of it ourselves but the idea came from a customer," Hess told Reuters by phone. "It's an unusual gap in the market."

Naturism, or "free body culture" (FKK) as it is known in Germany, was banned by the Nazis but blossomed again after the Second World War, particularly in eastern Germany.

"There are FKK hotels where you can go into the restaurants and shops naked, for example," Hess said. "For FKK fans not that I'm one of them it's nothing unusual."

"I don't want people to get the wrong idea. It's not that we're starting a swinger club in mid-air or something like that," he added. "We're a perfectly normal holiday company."

I wonder what "services" they will be offering in first class..


Reply author: wanderer9782
Replied on: 01/29/2008 18:23:39
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quote:
Originally posted by S GA FandI

NOT JUST FOR SOUTHERN REDNECKS ANYMORE:

ADRIAN, Mich. A man was charged with drunken driving after going through two bottles of wine, cutting through a snowstorm on his lawn mower and riding down the center of the street to reach a liquor store, authorities said.

Police found Frank Kozumplik, 49, homeward bound on a John Deere tractor Saturday night, toting four bottles of wine in a paper bag, officials said.

He told officers that his wife had taken their car to work, and that the mower was the only way he could reach the store, two miles from home.

His blood alcohol level was 2 1/2 times Michigan's legal driving limit of 0.08 percent, police told WLEN-FM. They arrested him and confiscated the mower.

Kozumplik declined to comment Monday night.





Even southern rednoecks know that you don't ride a lawnmower in the winter. You ride a snowblower!!!!!!!



If you can't dazzle 'em with brillance, baffle 'em with bs !!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/30/2008 09:48:38
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Looks like Cheech and Chong went into business together.


LOS ANGELES - The city that popularized the fast food drive-thru has a new innovation: 24-hour medical marijuana vending machines.

Patients suffering from chronic pain, loss of appetite and other ailments that marijuana is said to alleviate can get their pot with a dose of convenience at the Herbal Nutrition Center, where a large machine will dole out the drug around the clock.

"Convenient access, lower prices, safety, anonymity," inventor and owner Vincent Mehdizadeh said, extolling the benefits of the machine.


But federal drug agents say the invention may need unplugging.

"Somebody owns (it), it's on a property and somebody fills it," said DEA Special Agent Jose Martinez. "Once we find out where it's at, we'll look into it and see if they're violating laws."

At least three dispensaries in the city, including two belonging to Mehdizadeh, have installed vending machines to distribute the drug to people who carry cards authorizing marijuana use.

Mehdizadeh said he spent seven months to develop and patent the black, armored box, which he calls the "PVM," or prescription vending machine.

Convenience and privacy
A sliding fence protects the tinted windows of his dispensary, barely distinguishing it from a busy thoroughfare of strip malls, automobile dealers and furniture shops. A box resembling a large refrigerator stands inside the nearly empty shop, near a few shelves stocked with vitamins and herbs.

A guard in a black T-shirt emblazoned with the word "Security" on the front stands at the door. A poster of Bob Marley decorates a back room.

The computerized machine requires fingerprint identification and a prepaid card with a magnetic stripe. Once the card and fingerprint are verified, a bright green envelope with the pot drops down a slot.

Mehdizadeh says any user approved for medical marijuana and registered in a computer database at his dispensaries can pre-purchase the drug and then use the machine to pick up.

The process provides convenience and privacy for users who may otherwise feel uncomfortable about buying marijuana, Mehdizadeh said.

At the Timothy Leary Medical Dispensary in the San Fernando Valley, the vending machine is accessible only during business hours. An employee there said the machine was introduced about five months ago, and provides speedy service.

"It helps a lot of patients who are in a lot of pain and don't want to wait around to get help," Robert Schwartz said. "It's been working out great."

Mehdizadeh said he sought the advice of doctors, and decided to limit the amount of marijuana per user to an ounce per week. Each purchase from the machine yields 1/8th or 2/8th of an ounce. By eliminating a vendor behind the counter, he said, the machine offers users lower drug prices. The 1/8th ounce packet would cost about $40 $20 lower than the average price at other dispensaries.

'It's to medicate'
A spokesman for a marijuana advocacy group said the machine also benefits dispensary owners.

"It limits the number of workers in the store in the event of a raid, and it'll make it harder for theft," said Nathan Sands, of The Compassionate Coalition.

Marijuana use is illegal under federal law, which does not recognize the medical marijuana laws in California and 11 other states.

The Drug Enforcement Agency and other federal agencies have been actively shutting down major medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the state over the last two years and charging their operators with felony distribution charges.

Mehdizadeh said the Herbal Nutrition Center was the target of a federal raid in December. He said no arrests were made and no charges have been filed against him.

Kris Hermes, a spokesman for advocacy group Americans for Safe Access, said the machine might benefit those who already know how much and what strain of marijuana they're looking for. But he said others will want to see and smell the drug before they buy it.

A man who said he has been authorized to use medical marijuana as part of his anger management therapy said the vending machine's security measures would at least protect against illicit use of the drug.

"You have kids that want to get high and that's not what marijuana is for," Robert Miko said. "It's to medicate."


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 01/30/2008 12:16:51
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^"Perk" Wondering if F&I managers could apply for anger management medical cards to down t*e stress of dealing wit* stupid Salespeeps, Salesmanagers and t*e likes............

GADNA*


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 01/30/2008 14:41:52
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Toyota claims to have "invented" a whole new market segment. Apparently, they've not heard of the Ford Freestyle:

Toyotas "new" idea:

http://autoshow.autos.msn.com/autoshow/Detroit2008/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=5895876

Ford Freestyle (introduced in '05 IIRC)

http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/default.aspx?year=&make=Ford&model=Freestyle

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/30/2008 14:46:56
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^ Add to that Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chrysler Pacifica..


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 01/30/2008 17:08:47
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Reply author: STREETS
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CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Hitting a hole-in-one is hard enough. Now consider that Leo Fiyalko is 92 years old and blind.

Fiyalko, who has macular degeneration and has been golfing for 60 years, scored the ace with a 5-iron on the 110-yard fifth hole at Cove Cay Country Club on Jan. 10.

Fiyalko tees off every Thursday with a group of golfers ranging in age from 70 to more than 90. He used to have a 7 handicap, but now needs help lining up shots and finding golf balls because he has peripheral vision only in his right eye.

Jean Gehring was in Fiyalko's foursome and watched his swing on the hole-in-one.

"I could tell it went on the green," Gehring said. "When we got up there I didn't see it. I looked in the hole and there it was."

Gehring said Fiyalko was modest about the shot and had to be prodded to tell his wife about it after the round. Fiyalko's friends at the club presented him with a plaque last week to commemorate the feat.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 02/02/2008 07:51:59
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - A collection agency tried to collect a $16.96 debt with an letter that addressed its recipient with a four-letter word for excrement. "Dear S---," began the letter, attempting to collect from an old record club membership. The word was spelled out in the letter, which arrived in an envelope addressed to "S--- Face."

"I've never seen anything quite so brazen," said attorney Kenneth Hiller.

He said his client plans to sue Nationwide Collections Inc. of Fort Pierce, Florida, next week.


Under U.S. law, debt collectors are not allowed to use profanity to collect a debt, Hiller said, nor are they supposed to threaten legal action over such a small amount.

Nationwide President Phillip McGarvey said the October 2007 letter was automatically generated after his company bought about 350,000 Columbia House accounts. "S--- Face" is the name under which the account was opened and the way the coupon to start the club was filled out, he said.

Hiller's client has signed an affidavit saying he never signed up for the music club membership under that name.

"It looks bad to the observer who is not familiar with the industry," acknowledged McGarvey, "but anybody who understands the volume would understand how this could happen. ...You've also got people filling in famous people's names."


Reply author: carguyJD
Replied on: 02/06/2008 13:58:09
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23029202/

What's next...space wedgies?


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 02/15/2008 12:28:08
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Classical Violinist trips and smashes $1,000,000 violin...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23179699/?GT1=10856


ouch!

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 02/15/2008 12:32:42
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Homeland Security at work:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23185937

14 day old infant flown into Honolul for emergency heart surgery dies while detained in airport.

Yep, I'm sure that infant was tryinmg to smuggle explosives into the country.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 02/15/2008 13:16:39
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OMG, the customs agent should be strung up....alnog with the deputy that dumped the guy out of the wheel chair the other day....did you see that!?

As my old daddy used to say....."if you want to know if there's any chicken s**t in a fella, just put him in charge......it'll come out every time"!



Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: Marv
Replied on: 03/05/2008 07:02:18
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http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23472875/

Some people will vote for anything.

Break out the ****ing Tequila, it's 5:00 somewhere!


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 03/05/2008 15:00:34
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Cricket player smashes streaker. lmao


http://msn.foxsports.com/cricket/story/7871012?MSNHPHMA

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/05/2008 15:56:49
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ROME - An Italian man was jailed for more than two years for putting pornographic pictures of his ex-girlfriend on the Internet and sending them out in more than 15,000 e-mails.

The 32-year-old man had created a Web site that appeared to show his ex-girlfriend offering sexual favors and erotic games, with her phone number also on display.

The man, who also sent threatening text messages to the woman and her parents, was accused of aggravated defamation, threatening and violence.

In its ruling, the Milan court said the man had publicized photos and data that should have remained private, and done so without his ex-girlfriend's consent.

The court sentenced him to 2 years and 4 months in jail.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/06/2008 15:30:02
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I can't imagine Josh fitting in around this place..

SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. - This tranquil community on the edge of Los Angeles has become a cursing-free zone.

Under a City Council proclamation approved Wednesday, those who use profanity or make rude gestures could find themselves shamed into better behavior by the unsettling glances of South Pasedena residents who take their reputation for civility seriously.

"That's one of the purposes of this," Mayor Michael Cacciotti said of his city's proclamation designating the first week of March as No Cussing Week. "It provides us a reminder to be more civil, to elevate the level of discourse."

The proclamation will be in effect until Friday, and then the first week of every March hereafter.

South Pasadena, a tranquil city of tree-shaded cottages at the base of a mountain range eight miles north of downtown Los Angeles, is not the first to try to rein in potty mouths. Earlier this year, the St. Louis suburb of St. Charles, Missouri, proposed banning swearing in bars. Last year, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons called for an industrywide ban on racially and sexually charged epithets.

Proposed by teen
But what is different about the latest push is that it was proposed by a 14-year-old boy.

"My mom and dad always taught me good morals, good values, and not cussing was one of them," said McKay Hatch, the founder of South Pasadena High School's No Cussing Club, during a recent break between study hall and tennis practice.

"I've cussed before, I'm not gonna lie to you," Hatch quickly added. "But I try not to cuss any more."

He was in junior high school when he became fed up with all the blue language around him.

He understood why his friends use foul language: "They just want to fit in like everybody else and they don't know how. They figure if they cuss maybe it's an easy way to do that."

But it wasn't for him.

"I finally told my friends, `I don't cuss.' And I said, `If you want to hang out with me, you don't cuss.'"

No cussing club
It took a couple of years, but enough friends finally came around that Hatch formed a 50-member club, handed out fliers and called the group's first meeting, held June 1.

Nine months later, the No Cussing Club has a Web site, claims a membership of 10,000 and boasts chapters in several states and countries. Hatch considers his greatest achievement, though, to be getting his hometown of 25,000 to become a cuss-free zone.

Cacciotti, the mayor, is not surprised that South Pasadena started the movement. He noted that the city broke off from its much bigger neighbor 120 years ago when residents unhappy with the saloon trade in downtown Pasadena voted 85-25 to go their own way.

By midweek, however, it was unclear just how many people in South Pasadena knew about the no-cussing edict.

A clerk behind the counter at Buster's Ice Cream & Coffee Shop just laughed and said, "That sounds pretty funny."

David Salcedo, who manages High Life Burgers, a popular hangout near the high school, hadn't heard of it either.

But, come to think of it, he said, the language among the after-school crowd has been pretty clean lately. The biggest problem these days, Salcedo said, is kids talking too loudly.

"But they're good kids," he added. "They just eat their chili fries and go home."

For his part, Hatch hopes his No Cussing Club will lead to cuss-free zones in other cities. He believes it could be a quality-of-life issue, and that there may be less violence if people behave better.

"You have to start with the little things," he said.


Reply author: Snowrider
Replied on: 03/06/2008 16:08:11
Message:

^^ Now that's a great F****N idea, that is. Oh S**T, did I say that??


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/06/2008 16:49:51
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F***** em, sob,. s8*(S&Ols8l...........stupid MOt98******** argggggg......... beer ,,,,,,,, I need my meds''.......pilllls................ w&)*Fw kla; a ......sobs.....



damn sosbvaA/////////////


my lap top is messing up again..........

GADNA*


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 03/07/2008 07:02:40
Message:

we have freakin SNOW on the ground!!!!!!

There is no psychiatrist in the world like puppy licking your face.
-Ben Williams


Reply author: Snowrider
Replied on: 03/07/2008 07:04:30
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by miles

we have freakin SNOW on the ground!!!!!!

There is no psychiatrist in the world like puppy licking your face.
-Ben Williams




heh...heh..heh... Welcome to my world. I've got 28" in my front yard that's been there since December. Go get your sled & play in it for a while....I'm sure it'll be gone by this afternoon.


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 03/07/2008 07:16:03
Message:

It was 79 degrees here Wednesday. Yesterday, poured down rain, thunder boomers, lightning, wind, and 35 degrees. Today.....snow.

There is no psychiatrist in the world like puppy licking your face.
-Ben Williams


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 03/07/2008 07:52:35
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Snowrider

quote:
Originally posted by miles

we have freakin SNOW on the ground!!!!!!

There is no psychiatrist in the world like puppy licking your face.
-Ben Williams




heh...heh..heh... Welcome to my world. I've got 28" in my front yard that's been there since December. Go get your sled & play in it for a while....I'm sure it'll be gone by this afternoon.




28"?!!?!?!?! Hell, I cant even lie and claim to have 28".



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 03/07/2008 09:17:51
Message:

WOOT!!!! Way to go Minnesota bar owners!!!!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23505802/?GT1=43001

At The Rock, a hard-rock and heavy-metal bar in suburban St. Paul, the "actors" during "theater night" do little more than sit around, drink, smoke and listen to the earsplitting music.

"They're playing themselves before Oct. 1. You know, before there was a smoking ban," owner Brian Bauman explained. Shaping the words in the air with his hands, like a producer envisioning the marquee, he said: "We call the production, `Before the Ban!'"

The smoking ban, passed by the Legislature last year, allows actors to light up in character during theatrical performances as long as patrons are notified in advance.

About 30 bars in Minnesota have been exploiting the loophole by staging the faux theater productions and pronouncing cigarettes props, according to an anti-smoking group.



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/07/2008 09:44:30
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by miles

we have freakin SNOW on the ground!!!!!!

There is no psychiatrist in the world like puppy licking your face.
-Ben Williams


It's been snowing and raining all morning, In Nacogdoches Texas, WTF....... nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.............

GADNA*


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/07/2008 09:53:03
Message:

^^Global warming... Hell, it was 18 below zero this AM..


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 03/07/2008 10:18:04
Message:

Oddly enough, one of the warning signs of GW, is climate change. IE, snow accumulations in Texas.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/12/2008 10:50:20
Message:

Supersonic Sheep Impresses Police Pursuers

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,540682,00.html


I, uh,, I don't know why I found that story to be amusing.

GADNA*


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 03/12/2008 11:16:16
Message:

Are you saying that one would be hard to catch?

Or are you disappointed that the cops let it go (when it was stuck in the fence)?

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/12/2008 12:08:30
Message:

Quote.. They finally caught up with it when it briefly got its leg stuck in a fence. "An officer carefully lifted the uninjured animal from the fence and placed in the field.


Well, I think we all know what our pal Josh would have done in that situation..


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 03/12/2008 12:16:00
Message:

ROFLMFAO!

Set........and Spike!

Play Like A Champion Today!
Boston Red Sox; 2007 World Series Champions!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/12/2008 12:51:06
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Busman

ROFLMFAO!

Set........and Spike!


You darn right boy.......... BOOYAA........

GADNA*


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/13/2008 07:07:48
Message:

Yikes!!!

Updated 4:00 p.m. CT, Wed., March. 12, 2008

Patients say it feels like being trapped in a corpse: They awake during surgery, unable to move or scream. Some remember hearing their surgeons talk, and a few recall feeling intense pain.

Some experts have said special brain-wave monitors were the best way to prevent anesthesia awareness. Now, in a big setback for efforts to prevent it, the first large, independent test of the monitors shows they are no better than older technology.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis compared two groups of about 1,000 patients each, all deemed at high risk of waking up during surgery because of health conditions, medication or other factors.

One group used the leading brain-monitoring system, which uses electrodes on the forehead to measure brain waves and software to calculate likelihood of consciousness. The other used an older device that analyzes exhaled anesthetic gas.

Anesthesiologists watched for movement and changes in vital signs and followed protocols to maintain patients depth of sleep, adjusting anesthesia levels as needed. Patients were interviewed after their surgeries about what they remembered.

Two people in each group had experienced awareness and the two monitored with the newer system reported having felt pain as well.

Lead researcher Dr. Michael Avidan said that in two of those cases one with each system the monitors indicated no problems with the anesthesia. In the other two cases, the monitors signaled problems.

The study analyzed groups of people who had surgery at the universitys partner hospital, Barnes-Jewish in St. Louis, in 2005 and 2006.

1 or 2 in every 1,000 surgery patients wake
Anesthesia awareness occurs in 1 or 2 of every 1,000 surgical patients possibly more often in children and is thought to happen to roughly 30,000 Americans each year.

Some just have fleeting memories of things they heard, but others describe white-hot pain and terror, triggering long-term emotional problems.

Carol Weihrer of Reston, Va., said that 11 years after awakening during surgery to remove a diseased eye that caused severe pain, she still has post-traumatic stress disorder, can sleep for just short periods and suffers mood swings and panic attacks.

Weihrer, who founded the group Anesthesia Awareness Campaign Inc., said she heard the doctor give instructions: Cut deeper, pull harder. I actually saw them cut the optic nerve when everything went black, she said.

While youre laying there on the table, she recalled, you are thinking, praying, cursing, plotting, pleading, trying to crawl off the gurney, trying to kick, scream, move any part of your body to let them know youre awake. In effect, you are entombed in a corpse.

Kathy LaBrie of Nashua, N.H., also suffered awareness during surgery for a deviated septum. She said she heard the sound of pushing and grinding and the surgeon talking to the nurses about the kind of car he had. ... I tried moving my arms and legs I couldnt do anything. I thought I was dying.

Dr. Jeffrey Apfelbaum, president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, who was not involved in the study, said there is tremendous pressure from industry and patient advocates to use the brain-wave technology, despite the lack of solid evidence that it works better.

The position of the anesthesiologists group has been that brain-wave monitoring should not be done routinely, but may be helpful for certain patients at high risk of awareness. But widespread use would be very costly.

The dominant maker of brain-wave systems, Aspect Medical Systems, says its monitor, called a bispectral index or BIS, is used in about 17 percent of the roughly 20 million U.S. surgeries each year in which anesthesia gas is used.

The device can cost as little as $5,000. But the researchers estimated that if it were used on all U.S. patients getting general anesthesia, the disposable electrodes alone would cost more than $360 million a year.

The device, on sale since 1998, can prevent both too little anesthesia, which could cause awareness, and too much anesthesia, which could cause prolonged recovery and anesthetic side effects such as grogginess and nausea, said Aspects medical director, Boston anesthesiologist Dr. Scott Kelley.

He said the new results show the system can help anesthesiologists achieve a very low incidence of awareness in high-risk patients.

Doctor's protocol may be key
But Avidans fellow researcher, anesthesiology professor Dr. Alex Evers, said he thinks having doctors closely follow a protocol to maintain the patients depth of sleep was the key to reducing anesthesia awareness in both groups.

The Food and Drug Administration has stated only that the BIS device may be associated with reducing awareness during surgery.

About 10 percent of U.S. surgical patients receive intravenous anesthesia, without any gas. The study findings do not apply to them.

Dr. Douglas Jackson, assistant anesthesiology professor at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, said the study shows the BIS system is not a magic bullet.

We still dont have a monitor that can tell us about depth of anesthesia (and) awareness, he said, adding that controlling that is still an art.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 03/13/2008 11:54:33
Message:

oooooops. Those pesky Ruskies.....


http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/08/11/1186530667954.html

partial excerpt:

UNEARTHLY blue lights played across the ocean floor four kilometres below the North Pole as the heroic Russian explorers descended in mini-submarines to plant a metre-high flag.

That's what the Russian state television company, Rossiya, wanted us to believe. The truth was rather different.

In an apparent attempt to "sex up" a news program, the TV station has been caught passing off footage from the 1997 Hollywood blockbuster Titanic as a real-life report on the Kremlin's recent attempt to stake its claim to the riches of the Arctic Ocean.

Rossiya's images were distributed around the world, appearing on television news, websites and as "screen grabs" in newspapers.

It took an alert teenager in Finland with a Titanic DVD to spot the sham. Waltteri Seretin, 13, recognised the images in the national daily, Ilta-Sanomat.

"I was looking at the photo of the Russian sub expedition and I noticed immediately that there was something familiar about the picture," he told the paper.

"I checked it with my DVD and there it was, right there in the beginning of the movie; exactly the same image of the submersibles approaching the ship."...



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 03/13/2008 12:23:42
Message:

^ in the words of Homer Simpson....DOHH!

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/17/2008 16:30:47
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CHURCH HILL, Tenn. - Investigators are searching for whoever poured deer urine into an air conditioning unit at a school in eastern Tennessee. About a dozen students became ill after the prank at Volunteer High School in Church Hill.

Firefighters were sent to the school Monday after the odor became overpowering in one classroom, and paramedics treated students who complained of headache and nausea.

Church Hill Police Chief Mark Johnson said the stunt could result in a vandalism charge.

Deer urine is sold by the bottle to be used to attract the animals for hunting and mask the hunter's scent.


That sounds like something I would have done in high school.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 03/21/2008 07:41:58
Message:

You've GOT to be kidding me....

http://www.newsweek.com/id/124292?GT1=43002


From the tar pits of the blogosphere to the peaks of the mainstream media, one strange phrase has bubbled up in the wake of Sen. Barack Obama's sweeping speech on race in America: "He didn't throw him under the bus." The "him" is, of course, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., Obama's former pastor, whose angry and racially charged sermons have sparked controversy that could undercut Obama's presidential candidacy. But the metaphor"throw him under the bus"is tougher to explain. Where did it come from? Why is it suddenly ubiquitous? And at the risk of sounding overly sensitive, is it even advisable, given its ugly echo with the "back of the bus" legacy of African-Americans?

In the last few years, "thrown under the bus" has become the leading clich of the political blame game. Former Arkansas attorney general Bud Cummins used it to assess the fate of nine colleagues who were mysteriously dismissed in 2006; rocker Melissa Etheridge used it last year to characterize the lives of gays and lesbians after the 1992 presidential election, and earlier this year MSNBC political reporter David Schuster claimed he was "thrown under the bus" for an uncouth on-air remark he made about Chelsea Clinton.

...



They obviously know nothing about the car biz. Cripes, that phrase has been around for years and years and years. Always figured it harkened from the "up bus".

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/24/2008 10:42:33
Message:

This would be damn embarrassing..

You can't tackle Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall with your arms. You really have to wrap him up.

Or put a McDonald's wrapper in his path.

The physical Denver wideout will have his arm in a cast for at least two weeks after slipping on a fast food wrapper, NFL.com reported. When he slipped, Marshall reached his arm out to brace his fall and it went through a TV entertainment center. That injury required stitches.

"I want to thank everybody for their concerns and let everyone know that I'm okay," Marshall wrote in a text message Sunday to NFL.com. "It's funny because I pride myself on YAC (yards after catch) and being one of the toughest players to take down once I have the ball in my hands.

"So for the next couple of days I'm going to take the time to build my confidence back up after allowing that McDonalds bag to take me down and send me through the entertainment center."

There was no immediate word on whether any NFL defensive coordinators were looking to sign Ronald McDonald or the Burger King as a way to slow Marshall during the season.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/24/2008 11:21:49
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

"So for the next couple of days I'm going to take the time to build my confidence back up after allowing that McDonald's bag to take me down and send me through the entertainment center."


I can see the headlines.

NFL players association files suit against McDonald's, citing Burger rapper injuries, no details as of yet

GADNA*


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/24/2008 11:34:18
Message:



Tony Stewart. Back waxing. I'm so sorry for posting this.
By Jay Busbee
Smoke fans -- of which I am one -- have a bit of a treat coming up later today. But this post is going to test the fandom of even the most devoted Tony Stewart supporter.

Two words: back waxing.

I'm a couple days late on this one, but it took me this long to get out of the fetal position. Seems Tony Stewart offered to get his back waxed if folks donated more than $100,000 to charity. Lo and behold, according to Sirius:

Operation Wax Smoke was a huge success, raising over $125,000 for the Victory Junction Gang Camp. DeLana & Kevin Harvick, and national motorsports correspondent Ford Martin joined Tony and Matt Yocum at an "undisclosed location" for a rip-roaring good time. There was no shortage of donations to hear Tony suffer throught the pain and indignity of having his famously-furry back waxed live on the air. It remains to be seen if the procedure will improve race times for the sleeker and more-aero Smoke.



Let me just say, on behalf of NASCAR nation: gggnnnnaaaaggghhh!

Maybe this will inspire the "Gadna Gals" to do the same...


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/24/2008 11:53:55
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS



Maybe this will inspire the "Gadna Gals" to do the same...

b-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-d....... thats some funny shi* right their, I don't care who you are....

GADNA*


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 03/25/2008 13:16:23
Message:

un-freakin-real...


http://www.kmbc.com/news/15701029/detail.html

SEDALIA, Mo. -- Officials are trying to determine whether to file charges against a man who fatally shot his wife while trying to install a satellite television system in their home.

Patsy D. Long, 34, of Deep Water, was pronounced dead early Saturday evening after being shot in the chest with a .22-caliber handgun.

Pasty Long was standing outside the residence, helping her husband with the installation of a satellite television system. The couple's children were also outside...


"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: shootamc58
Replied on: 03/25/2008 13:18:36
Message:

jim, i saw that too. Can you imagine how hard it's going to be for that family to move on. Those kids are never gonna be right. Who the hell installs their own dish anyways?


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/25/2008 13:27:12
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by shootamc58

Who the hell installs their own dish anyways?

No comment


While the story itself is a strange one indeed, I lmao at that part......


uh, drill anyone, if they find a drill anywhere on that guys property he should be put to death for stupidity

GADNA*


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/26/2008 15:10:22
Message:

This guy REALLY needs to chill out a little bit.

Am I supposed to be mad about LeBron?by Jason Whitlock

Jason Whitlock brings his edgy and thought-provoking style to FOXSports.com. Columnist for the Kansas City Star, he has won the National Journalism Award for Commentary for "his ability to seamlessly integrate sports and social commentary and to challenge widely held assumptions along the racial divide."
Updated: March 26, 2008, 4:28 PM EST add this RSS blog email print Would someone please write a handbook? "What Will and Won't Piss Black Folk Smooth the **** Off" would be an international bestseller.

I'm black, and I'm pissed off most of the time, but I wouldn't leave home without the handbook. Not in these racist-ly confusing times. I can barely keep up with when I'm supposed to be disappointed as opposed to offended as opposed to being pissed smooth the **** off.

Right now I need to know where this LeBron James-Gisele Bundchen-Vogue-cover controversy falls. And just who am I supposed to be mad at, LeBron, the photographer, the editors at Vogue or Tom Brady?

Maybe they're all to blame. Maybe that's the point of this whole mess. Or maybe they're just as bewildered as I am.

According to the allegations, King James looks like King Kong clutching Fay Wray on the latest cover of Vogue, and the image, according to potential handbook writers, "conjures up this idea of a dangerous black man."

Hmm, to LeBron and his handlers, he looks like LeBron clutching a pretty white woman on the latest cover of Vogue, and the image conjures up the idea that LeBron can race up court with a basketball and a supermodel.

I agree with LeBron. The photographer captured him exactly as he is. You know, when he covered his body in tatts years ago, mimicking a death-row inmate, LeBron invited people to jump to the conclusion that he's dangerous. Yeah, that's the way the image-is-everything game is played. Ink is a prison and gang thing. Don't act like you don't know the origin of the current fad.

Vogue put a mirror in our face, and we're complaining about the reflection. Half the black players in the NBA take the court each night in front of white audiences tatted from neck to toe like they're shooting a scene for Prison (Fast)Break.


When David Stern insisted on helping these players with their image by implementing a dress code, many of the players and their media groupies screamed racism. You see, showing up to work in a white T and iced-out (heavy jewelry) was their way of showing loyalty to their boys in the 'hood, a shout-out to the corner boys and girls.

And any time someone with common sense points out that athletes are making fools of themselves and feeding negative stereotypes, he or she is shouted down as a sellout, racist or out of touch.

Just look at how much heat the NFL takes for trying to stop Chad Johnson from bojangling. This is why a handbook to clear up the confusion is so necessary. When Johnson slaps in his gold teeth, dyes and cuts his hair into a blonde Mohawk, dances a jig in the end zone and makes life absolute hell on his black coach, that is fun and good for the game.

But when King James apes King Kong it is a terrible blow to the perception of black men.

Would we be having this discussion if LeBron struck the same pose on the cover of Ebony while holding Selita Ebanks? Think about it. And if we wouldn't be having the discussion, what does that say about us? Are we only bothered by negative images of black men when the primary/sole consumer of the image is white people?

Vogue ain't for us. Tyler Perry's new movie, Meet the Browns, was produced with us in mind. It had a great box-office debut, coming in at No. 2 with a take of more than $20 million. It also broke records for negative black stereotypes and simple-mindedness.

We ate it up, and I've yet to hear much of an outcry about a romantic comedy built around a single mama with three baby daddies, her loud-mouthed, weed-smoking, gun-toting Latino best girlfriend, a deadbeat daddy, a drunk sister and a deceased father who was a pimp-turned-preacher. I could go on. This list is endless.


Rather than reading and hearing universal condemnation of Tyler Perry, the drag-queen moviemaker is being hailed as a genius for recognizing what attracts us to the movie theatre.

I'm telling you we need a handbook. We need something athletes, entertainers, black and white folks can easily refer to when deciding how to react to the images we choose to project. The chapter on rap-music videos could be studied at major universities across the globe. I'd like for Bob Johnson, the founder of Black Exploitation Television, to pen that section when he comes off the Clinton campaign trail.

LeBron James is a kid, and his talents as a basketball player and absence of a father allowed him to "grow up" rather than be "raised." His stated goal is to be one of the richest men in the world. Like Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan, he is a child celebrity interested in increasing his fame and little else.

He's in very good and very deep company when it comes to being unconcerned with and unqualified for the job of representing black men in a positive light.

Hell, given our current state of confusion, I'm not sure Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. could handle the job.


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 03/26/2008 15:22:21
Message:

Actually Streets, I totally agree with him.

There is no psychiatrist in the world like puppy licking your face.
-Ben Williams


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 03/27/2008 08:23:32
Message:

I find that I very rarely disagree with Whitlock, and this column is no exception. The man is spot-on correct.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/27/2008 08:39:48
Message:

I saw it yesterday, I was waiting to see if Streets posted it, I had to read it twice to make sure I got it, I like the guy, he will go were most won't with his views, I thought it was funny, I like the guy.

GADNA*

edit: The hand book part is funny as hel*, I showed it to my boss, who is Black he laughed his ass off, of course hes about the whitest black fellow I have ever met, his wifes white also, he talks like the black comics that make fun of white folks, I can do a perfect impression of him, it works great in the sales meetings when they make us roll play


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 03/28/2008 07:28:59
Message:

Here you go Jim.

http://boingboing.hexten.net/2008/03/28/walmart-loses-tradem.html




Play Like A Champion Today!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 03/28/2008 12:21:43
Message:

MMA or Little League? Ultimate fighting attracts kids

(AP) - Ultimate fighting was once the sole domain of burly men who beat each other bloody in anything-goes brawls on pay-per-view TV.

But the sport often derided as "human cockfighting" is branching out.
The bare-knuckle fights are now attracting competitors as young as 6 whose parents treat the sport as casually as wrestling, Little League or soccer.

The changes were evident on a recent evening in southwest Missouri, where a team of several young boys and one girl grappled on gym mats in a converted garage.

Two members of the group called the "Garage Boys Fight Crew" touched their thin martial-arts gloves in a flash of sportsmanship before beginning a relentless exchange of sucker punches, body blows and swift kicks.

No blood was shed. And both competitors wore protective gear. But the bout reflected the decidedly younger face of ultimate fighting. The trend alarms medical experts and sports officials who worry that young bodies can't withstand the pounding.

Tommy Bloomer, father of two of the "Garage Boys," doesn't understand the fuss.

"We're not training them for dog fighting," said Bloomer, a 34-year-old construction contractor. "As a parent, I'd much rather have my kids here learning how to defend themselves and getting positive reinforcement than out on the streets."

Bloomer said the sport has evolved since the no-holds-barred days by adding weight classes to better match opponents and banning moves such as strikes to the back of the neck and head, groin kicking and head butting.

Missouri appears to be the only state in the nation that explicitly allows the youth fights. In many states, it is a misdemeanor for children to participate. A few states have no regulations.

Supporters of the sport acknowledge that allowing fights between kids sounds brutal at first. But they insist the competitions have plenty of safety rules.

"It looks violent until you realize this teaches discipline. One of the first rules they learn is that this is not for aggressive behavior outside (the ring)," said Larry Swinehart, a Joplin police officer and father of two boys and the lone girl in the garage group.

The sport, which is also known as mixed martial arts or cage fighting, has already spread far beyond cable television. Last month, CBS became the first of the Big Four television networks to announce a deal to broadcast primetime fights. The fights have attracted such a wide audience, they are threatening to surpass boxing as the nation's most popular pugilistic sport.


Hand-to-hand combat is also popping up on the big screen. The film "Never Back Down," described as "The Karate Kid" for the YouTube generation, has taken in almost $17 million in two weeks at the box office. Another current mixed martial arts movie, "Flash Point," an import from Hong Kong, is in limited release.

Bloomer said the fights are no more dangerous or violent than youth wrestling. He watched as his sons, 11-year-old Skyler and 8-year-old Gage, locked arms and legs and wrestled to the ground with other kids in the garage in Carthage, about 135 miles south of Kansas City.

The 11 boys and one girl on the team range from 6 to 14 years old and are trained by Rudy Lindsey, a youth wrestling coach and a professional mixed martial arts heavyweight.

"The kids learn respect and how to defend themselves. It's no more dangerous than any other sport and probably less so than some," Lindsey said.

Lindsey said the children wear protective headgear, shin guards, groin protection and martial-arts gloves. They fight quick, two-minute bouts. Rules also prohibit any elbow blows and blows to the head when an opponent is on the ground.

"If they get in trouble or get bad grades, I'll hear about it and they can't come to training," he added.

In most states, mixed martial arts is overseen by boxing commissions. In Missouri, the Office of Athletics regulates the professional fights but not the amateur events, which include the youth bouts. For amateurs, the regulation is done by sanctioning bodies that have to register with the athletics office.


"It looks violent until you realize this teaches discipline. One of the first rules they learn is that this is not for aggressive behavior outside (the ring)."


Larry Swinehart, police officer and father of two boys and one girl participating

The rules are different in Oklahoma, where unauthorized fights are generally a misdemeanor offense. The penalty is a maximum 30 days in jail and a fine up to $1,000.

Joe Miller, administrator of the Oklahoma Professional Boxing Commission, said youth fights are banned in his state, and he wants it to stay that way.

"There's too much potential for damage to growing joints," he said.

Miller said mixed martial arts uses a lot of arm and leg twisting to force opponents into submission. Those moves, he said, pressure joints in a way not found in sanctioned sports like youth boxing or wrestling.

But Nathan Orand, a martial arts trainer from Tulsa, Okla., said kids are capable of avoiding injuries, especially with watchful referees in the rings. He thinks the sport is bound to grow.

"I can see their point because when you say 'cage fighting,' that right there just sounds like kids shouldn't be doing it," Orand said.

"But you still have all the respect that regular martial arts teach you. And it's really the only true way for youth to be able to defend themselves."

Back in the Carthage garage, Bloomer said parents shouldn't worry about kids becoming aggressive from learning mixed martial arts. He said his older son was picked on by bullies at school repeatedly last year but never fought them, instead reporting the problem to his teachers.

And fighters including his 8-year-old son get along once a bout is over, Bloomer said.

"When they get out of the cage, they go back and play video games together. It doesn't matter who won and who lost. They're still little buddies."




Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 03/29/2008 07:16:20
Message:

You GOT to read this one.....toooooooeffin funny:


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23851011/?GT1=43001

Cops bust teens' root-beer kegger
Dozens of high schoolers forced to take breath tests

WAUSAU, Wis. - Cars lining the street. A house full of young people. A keg and drinking games inside. Police thought they had an underage boozing party on their hands.

But though they made dozens of teens take breath tests, none tested positive for alcohol. That's because the keg contained root beer.

The party was held by a high school student who wanted to show that teens don't always drink alcohol at their parties. It has gained fame on YouTube.com.

...


"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 03/29/2008 10:00:40
Message:

OMG!!!
AND he has kids that have to deal with their friends!!!!


Man Faces Charges for Having Sex With Picnic Table


Ohio police have arrested a man who was caught on tape allegedly having sex with a picnic table.

Art Price Jr., 40, of Bellevue, Ohio, was arrested after a neighbor videotaped him engaged sexually with the metal table, according to a report on FOX19.com.

Price was seen on four separate occasions, always between 10:30 a.m. and noon, having sex with the picnic table, Bellevue Police Capt. Matt Johnson told the TV station.

"The first video we had, he was completely nude," Johnson said, noting the table in question had a hole in the middle intended to hold an umbrella.

Price, a married father of three school-age kids, faces felony counts of public indecency because his house is near an elementary school, according to the report.





http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,343031,00.html

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 03/29/2008 11:45:19
Message:

^Dude thats sick

In other news.....

http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=208487

Thats a bad story, I found the pic to be interesting though.


I wonder if the guy had problems seeing straight


GADNA*


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 03/29/2008 11:48:58
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50
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I wonder if the guy had problems seeing straight


GADNA*



LMAO

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/02/2008 14:27:01
Message:



Some high-end eateries are going whole hog (cow, lamb, chickenyou name it) by using every part of an animal.

By Andrea Pyenson for MSN City Guides

Chris Cosentino, executive chef at Incanto in San Francisco and the man behind the Web site offalgood.com, considers offalanimals' abdominal organs, extremities, hearts, liver and lungs"delicious and super nutritious. I always have four to five offal items on my menu, and other items have offal pieces." He recently held a sold-out "head-to-tail" dinner in New York, and has them regularly at Incanto.

As one who uses every part of the animals he cooks, Cosentino is among a relatively select group of celebrated chefs across the U.S. who believe their approach is rightout of respect for the animals, as well as for our health and the health of the earthand that when prepared properly, animals' brains, feet, tongues and internal organs are delicious. Some, like Dan Barber, chef and co-owner of the two Blue Hill restaurants in New York, and John Besh, chef-owner of New Orleans August, Besh Steak, Lke and La Provence, raise their own animals on farms at one of their restaurants.

"I got involved in farming on a small scale down here because I wanted to think about using what we have locally," says Besh, who raises Charolais cattle, sheep, chickens, Berkshire pigs and goats (in season) on his three-acre farm at La Provence. "We can grass-feed these animals with some grain."

Besh's animals eat almost as well as his customers, relatively speaking. In addition to grass, they get rice bran made from local rice. The cows enjoy spent barley that Besh gets from the brewer who makes beer for his restaurants. The barley, which he had analyzed at Louisiana State University, is 20 percent protein and full of nutrients. Pigs get greens scraps from the restaurants and whey from a nearby cheese maker. And chickens feast on ground up oyster shells with carrot peelings and beet peelings, which gives their eggs "nice strong shells and bright orange yolks."

When the animals are ready to be harvested, no part is wasted. "We had to make sure our cooks understood the responsibility we had as cooks and as farmers that we honor the animal by using every part and piece," Besh explains.

"I have always cooked using multiple parts of an animal in a dish," he adds. At Besh Steak, for example, a customer who orders a filet is likely to get it with some molten marrow on top, served on a bed of oxtail. "Some people argue that this is some sort of cutting-edge tradition. I would argue that it is as old as the hills."

With limited land, Besh can't raise enough livestock to keep up with the demand of four restaurants. But through his efforts, his four children and his staff have come to "fully understand the circle of life and that when you harvest a live animal, you do it the right way. I'm not making a dent now," he says, in the way meat is produced in the U.S., but 10 years down the road, maybe I will be."

At Blue Hill at Stone Barns, in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., Dan Barber and his farmers raise lambs, pigs, turkeys, rabbits, geese and occasionally ducks. But they can't raise enough to supply two restaurants. Ninety-nine percent of the rest of the meat comes from the Hudson Valley and Pennsylvania. Barber, whose restaurants are founded on the connection between the farm and the table, says he has been buying whole animals since he opened his first restaurant, Blue Hill, in 2000.

Barber buys from small farmers who won't sell anything less than whole animals "because everybody wants the same parts," he says. "In order to encourage those farmers to pasture, say, lamb, on Hudson Valley grass, you need to encourage them to raise the kind of lamb you want." And that means buying the lambs they raise.

He explains that lambs and cattle are meant to eat grass, though most animals bred for food are fed grain to fatten them up more quickly. "Pharmacologically, it [grass feeding] makes a lot of sense. It is sustainable, because you're not transporting grain from the Midwest to the Northeast. And you're getting the truest flavor of the animals under a grass diet. In pursuit of flavor, you want to mimic the ecological needs of animals," he says. Pigs and chickens are omnivores.

Once he has a whole animal, Barber says he has to find a use for every part, both "out of respect for the animal but also out of respect for the [restaurant's] economy."

Convincing diners unaccustomed to eating, say, veal tongue or pigs' feet, "becomes an easier sell when people understand the whole storywhere it's coming from," he explains. "In Stone Barns, we're celebrating all the parts of the pig. We sort of flaunt it." And guests know that before they arrive. In fact, Barber's philosophy and reputation draw diners from far beyond the New York area.

At Craigie Street Bistrot, a 42-seat subterranean restaurant in Cambridge, Mass., chef-owner Tony Maws says he believes that relatively few chefs use whole animals because they are "intimidating to a lot of people. You have to know how to butcher," which is something of a lost art in this country. Maws considers himself lucky to have learned the technique when he was training in Europe and under chef Mark Miller at Coyote Caf many years ago.

"Give me the tongues; give me the feet," he says. "It's not about the shock value. We're trying to educate." At any given time, in his relatively small kitchen, Maws will have a whole suckling pig, chickens, pheasants, guinea hens, quails, squab, partridges, a goat or a lamb. And he uses every bit of every animal. From a pig, in addition to the standard cuts, he uses the feet, livers for various terrines and the head for confit and head cheese.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/02/2008 16:11:01
Message:

WTF???

WASHINGTON - British researchers say they have created embryos and stem cells using human cells and the egg cells of cows, but said such experiments would not lead to hybrid human-animal babies, or even to direct medical therapies.

Dr. Lyle Armstrong of Newcastle University presented preliminary data on his work to Israel's parliament last week. It has not been reviewed by other experts in the field, Newcastle University said in a statement released on Tuesday.

They said they had hollowed out the egg cells of cattle, inserted human DNA to create a growing embryo, and then taken it apart to get embryonic stem cells.

Other experts agreed such work would only be an interim step aimed at understanding the biology of embryonic stem cells the body's ultimate master cells, which can give rise to all of the other cells and tissues.

"If the team can produce cells which will survive in culture it will open the door to a better understanding of disease processes without having to use precious human eggs. Cells grown using animal eggs cannot be used to treat patients on safety grounds but they will help bring nearer the day when new stem cell therapies are available," John Burn, Head of the Institute of Human Genetics at Newcastle University, said in a statement.

Scientists hope to use stem cells to create a new field of so-called regenerative medicine. Doctors hope for eventual treatments for spinal cord injuries, diseases such as diabetes and even cancer.

Opponents of human embryonic stem cell research object to the destruction of human embryos and say even the tiniest embryo must be treated with dignity.

"This is one of the most controversial ethical issues in all of cloning and stem cell research," Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, said by e-mail on Wednesday.

'No risk of making monsters'
Caplan noted many people may be disgusted or frightened by such work. "In my view there is no risk of making monsters this way. The biology will not work. Nor is that the intent of any of these experiments anyway, so I don't think that fear is justified," he said.

"I come down on the side that says if you can make great gains by making embryo hybrids in preventing premature death and understanding disease then a limited amount of such research is morally justifiable," Caplan said.

Newcastle said Armstrong was granted a license by Britain's Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority to use animal eggs in such research.

Caplan noted the U.S. government does not regulate such work. President George W. Bush has vetoed several bills that would regulate the field because they would also all permit work on human embryos.

Dr. Robert Lanza of Massachusetts-based Advanced Cell Technology said his company tried, but failed, to create stem cells in a similar way in the late 1990s.

When two species are mixed together the result is called a chimera. While some are fanciful a centaur, for example others exist, such as sheep spliced with human genes that produce human proteins in their milk.

Uncovering secrets of stem cells
Many researchers are trying to do this to understand the secrets of stem cells and revolutionize medicine.

In 2004, Chinese researchers said they had created embryos by putting human DNA into a rabbit cell.

Experts are pursuing various ways to create stem cells. Several teams said last year they had re-programmed ordinary skin cells to act like human embryonic stem cells, but stressed that many different approaches need to continue before anyone fully understands how to regenerate human tissue and organs.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/04/2008 06:29:12
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas' marriage-age crisis is over. A law that mistakenly allowed anyone even toddlers to marry with parental permission was repealed by a measure signed Wednesday by Gov. Mike Beebe, ending months of embarrassment for the state and confusion for county clerks.

Lawmakers didn't realize until after the end of last year's regular session that a law they approved, intended to establish 18 as the minimum age for marriage, instead removed the minimum age to marry entirely. An extraneous "not" in the bill allowed anyone who was not pregnant to marry at any age with permission.

The bill read: "In order for a person who is younger than eighteen (18) years of age and who is not pregnant to obtain a marriage license, the person must provide the county clerk with evidence of parental consent to the marriage."

Some lawmakers called for a special session last year, saying the error would make it easy for pedophiles to take advantage of the law. Beebe said he didn't see any imminent crisis and said the chances of children marrying under the law were slim.

Special session
Legislators, however, had the chance for a do-over this week when Beebe convened a special session to consider a hike in the state's severance tax on natural gas. They repealed the botched law, and reinstated 17 as the minimum age to marry for boys and 16 for girls.

Rep. Will Bond, the sponsor of the botched 2007 law and its correction, apologized for the error and asked his colleagues to "throw me a rope and bail me out here."

"I always thought if you put your name on a bill, you should be ready to take the blame if you're willing to accept the credit," Bond said Wednesday.

Bond, a Democrat, said there hadn't been any reports of young children attempting to marry under the 2007 law.


Reply author: snowman
Replied on: 04/04/2008 07:06:15
Message:

Chris Hansen is on his way there now.


Reply author: swiftus27
Replied on: 04/04/2008 07:16:48
Message:

"why dont you have a seat right over there"

"what were you planning to do when you decided to bring a six pack of zima and condoms?"


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/04/2008 15:17:16
Message:

http://www.fark.com/

I nearly pisst myself when I read this fark not news headline......

Bullet fired into home stopped by Bible, which was coincidentally held by a crying Virgin Mary statue eating a grilled cheese sandwich that looked like Jesus



GADNA*


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/08/2008 15:34:59
Message:

Today's American Story with Bob Dotson comes from Northampton, Mass., home to a group of the most unlikely movie stars.

Eyeeeeee feel Good! Dora Morrow shouts into a microphone, then growls her best James Brown. "Like I knew that I would

If its not loud enough to wake the dead, it's loud enough to show that she isnt among them, even though Dora and her 25 friends in this rehearsal hall have a combined age of 2,000 years.

The Young at Heart chorus sings to standing-room-only crowds in England, Europe and Australia. But in this country outside their hometown, they are practically unknown.

A new movie is about to change that.

They didn't make it big just because it's funny watching old folks sing rock songs.

Some of what they sing shouts the honest part of growing old. Their concerts are intelligent and deep. Ninety minutes nonstop, constantly shifting from laughter to tears.

"Nothing to do and nowhere to go, they croon. I want to be sedated."

It took standing ovations for director Bob Cilman to convince the chorus to sing the songs they used to tell their kids to turn down.

It's not interesting to come here and sing the same songs over and over because the audience likes to hear them, says Cilman.

Maybe we're just doing something that people would rather hear us sing, laughs Louise Canady.

She turns to join her friends as they wiggle rear ends and belt out Shake it like a Polaroid picture. Their average age? Eighty-two. But this place is about as stiff as a mosh pit.

The chorus subverts all notions of how older people should look and sound. They dont sing Sinatra. No golden oldies. They sing punk rock and hits from Coldplay, OutKast and Allen Toussaint.

Dora is trying to memorize lyrics that repeat the word can 71 times.

I think I can. Yes, I can. Yes, I can. I know darn well, I can. Yes, I can, can! Them words are too hard to put there!

How do they handle senior moments?

What did he say? they shout, and then laugh. None of the 25 has ever made a living in show business before.

Dora raised 15 kids. All but one went to college. Her grandkids think shes hip.

These folks are at the point in life where the word hip is usually followed by broken. But the Young at Heart Chorus started performing with a group of Puerto Rican break-dancers. That was a quarter of a century ago at the Northampton Senior Citizens' center.

Now they add a rare vision of mortality to the tracks you love.

When you try your best and you don't succeed, Bob Salvini sings in a weak, reedy voice.

Fix You means something different coming from a man whose health is deteriorating. Salvini checked himself out of the hospital so he could get to rehearsal. He died just days before his song's debut.

Fred Knittle came back from a heart attack to sing the duet alone.

When you lose something that you can't replace

In our country older people are often shuffled into the shadows. Yet, here they are center stage.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/09/2008 10:57:30
Message:

Hey Jim!! Looks like he'll be giving Alan Page a call for a little help with this one..

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Minnesota Vikings great Carl Eller was jailed Wednesday after allegedly fighting with police after being stopped for possible drunken driving.

Police Inspector Mike Martin said officers in north Minneapolis saw a SUV speed through a stop sign and gave chase. The SUV reached speeds of up to 60 mph through city streets.

Martin said the SUV didn't stop until it pulled into Eller's garage about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Martin said the officers asked Eller to get out of the vehicle. He refused at first, but when he got out he threatened and fought with officers. They used a Taser, but Martin said it had no effect.

Eller was a member of the famed "Purple People Eaters" in his 15 years as a defensive end with Minnesota from 1964-78. He played in six Pro Bowls and all four of the Vikings' trips to the Super Bowl. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

Officers called for backup against the 66-year-old Eller.

When more officers arrived, they subdued Eller and took him to the Hennepin County Jail, Martin said. Eller refused to take a breath or blood test, Martin said.

Martin said Eller did not request a lawyer when he was questioned and it was unclear if he had hired one.

Officers planned to refer the case to county prosecutors later Wednesday.

One of the officers involved in the arrested was treated for a black eye and bruises.

In 2006, Eller was charged in the suburb of Golden Valley with driving under the influence. He later pleaded guilty.

Eller has acknowledged his history as a substance abuser. He became a treatment counselor and has spoken publicly to groups about the problems of chemical dependency.






Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/09/2008 14:39:44
Message:

KBJR-TV
Aren't they SUPPOSED to burn
Some new restrictions on cigarettes are now part of Wisconsin law. All cigarettes sold in the state from now on must be fire- safe.

Some new restrictions on cigarettes are now part of Wisconsin law. All cigarettes sold in the state from now on must be fire- safe. Governor Jim Doyle signed that bill yesterday, requiring all cigarettes to meet a fire-safety performance standard. The law also requires each cigarette company to register with the Department of Commerce, and to mark on their cigarettes packs that they have met the new standards. Wisconsin is the 23 state to restrict sales to fire- safe cigarettes.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/14/2008 09:06:15
Message:

Consumerism at it's best.

http://dealersedge.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=4E5E15C075014452A8376F0C3496FAE1


Does this car make me look fat.

GADNA*


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/14/2008 09:56:45
Message:

http://news.scotsman.com/latestnews/Marathon39s-no-sweat-if-you.3977250.jp

I've been guilty of doing something like that, of course I'm 68 years younger.

GADNA*


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/14/2008 10:05:38
Message:

Funny, I was just about to post that.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/14/2008 10:17:43
Message:

Check these work place safety ads out, they are nuts, I nearly fell out on the first one.

http://cgi.fark.com/cgi/fark/youtube.pl?IDLink=3534753

GADNA*


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/14/2008 10:54:19
Message:

YOUCH!!!!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/15/2008 08:37:02
Message:

http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/madness-trapped-in-elevator-car-30/


If you scroll down the guy goes nuts after a while, for those that can not pull the link up, it's a story about a guy getting stuck in an elevator for 40 hours and going bonkers along with video link, this fellow wouldn't last a new york minute in f&I

GADNA*


Reply author: swiftus27
Replied on: 04/15/2008 08:39:59
Message:

be warned, the above link made my spysweeper and mccafee go nuts...


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 04/16/2008 06:58:06
Message:

http://gmy.news.yahoo.com/



Chalk one up for the Huckster's, a real deal snake oil story....





GADNA*


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/16/2008 09:35:52
Message:

This isn't wierd news, but it sure pisses me off..

Minnesotans Pay for Muslim School

Monday, April 14, 2008 9:57 AM

By: Newsmax Staff Article Font Size

Minnesota taxpayers are footing the bill for a charter school that reportedly violates the law by promoting religion Islam.

Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA) in Inver Grove Heights regularly holds prayer sessions and includes study of the Koran in its curriculum, even though charter schools are public schools and must not endorse or promote religion, according to columnist Katherine Kersten of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune.

She writes: TIZA has many characteristics that suggest a religious school. It shares the headquarters building of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, whose mission is establishing Islam in Minnesota. The building also houses a mosque. TIZA's executive director, Asad Zaman, is a Muslim imam, or religious leader, and its sponsor is an organization called Islamic Relief.

Zaman maintains that TIZA is not a religious school, and that prayer is voluntary.

But Kersten says a substitute teacher who worked at the school told her that students were taken to the bathroom to perform ritual washing, then were led into the gym where a man dressed in white with a white cap led them in prayer.

The prayer I saw was not voluntary, the teacher told Kersten, adding that students were studying the Koran, which gave me the impression that Islamic Studies was a subject like any other.

The ACLU of Minnesota has begun an investigation of TIZA, and the Minnesota Department of Education has also launched a review, according to Kersten, who concludes:

TIZA is skirting the law by operating what is essentially an Islamic school at taxpayer expense

There's a double standard at work here if TIZA were a Christian school, it would likely be gone in a heartbeat.


2008 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/18/2008 15:18:09
Message:

Just in case ya didn't know...


The 25 Worst Rappers Of All-Time
Posted Thu Apr 17 1:53pm PDT by Rob O'Connor in List Of The Day
It's said he who doesn't remember history is doomed to repeat it. Well, how does that explain cable television? Vanilla Ice has a new "Greatest Hits" album just out that redefines both the words "Greatest" and "Hits" simultaneously! That shows more genius than his entire career. But be warned, if you celebrate his banal awfulness, you will only be further rewarded with more of the same. The MC Hammer comeback will spring into full force. Nelly will re-find his magical band-aid and Fred Durst will be given a reason to exist. We need to save the planet now. I don't want to say that ignoring Will Smith can have the same effect on the environment as cutting down greenhouse gas emissions, but what if it turned out to be true?

Here are the 25 Worst Rappers of All-Time. We might have a 26th to add if Bill Cosby gets his act together and releases the "rap" album he threatens!

25) Chicago Bears: The Chicago Bears are a professional football team based in Chicago, Illinois. In 1985, before winning the Super Bowl they daringly commemorated their proud achievement with "The Super Bowl Shuffle," a rap tune that made this group of on the field tough guys look like an ineffective glee club. Did they really psych out their opponents with this? So why didn't they record a follow-up? They didn't win the Super Bowl the next year. Honorable mention goes to the Miami Dolphins, the San Francisco 49ers, the L.A. Raiders, the Cincinnati Bengals and the L.A. Rams, other football teams who couldn't resist the urge to kick back a few beats and look more than a little silly.

24) Bubba Sparxxx: Cut from much of the same cloth as Fred Durst, here's another earnest white boy looking to earn his street cred by exhibiting talents he doesn't actually have. You know how a kid will brag that his TV is bigger than your TV and then never get around to showing you this "Big TV"? That's kind of what a Bubba Sparxxx album is like. You keep hearing about how cool and assured he is, but you never actually hear any music that backs up the claim. Guest appearing on tracks by Limp Bizkit and Justin Timberlake should make you very nervous, despite some legit rappers claiming he's OK.

23) Mike Jones: He can't rap, but he sure knows how to make friends. Putting his cellphone number on his T-Shirts ensured that Mike would never be lonely. But can you really trust a rapper whose track "Houston Dynamo (Don't Play)" is the official team anthem for the Houston Dynamos? A soccer team?

22) Bobby Jimmy And The Critters: In the 1980s, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to parody rap music. Weird Al was slow on the draw here. So this Los Angeles group did the honors with such "timeless" classics as "Gotta Potty," "Ugly Knuckle Butt" and "Somebody Farted." I know it sounds pretty good, classy even, but fart jokes get old quick no matter who's doing the telling.

21) 2 Live Crew: Oh, I know they stand for the first amendment. And "Me So Horny" deserves its rightful place in our cultural lexicon. But take away the historical importance and the one-joke wonder of it all and you're left with a crew of dudes who had to break up before everyone figured out they didn't know what the hell they were doing.

20) Nelly: Whoa, Nelly! Yeah, the band-aid was a great gimmick and noting that when it gets hot, it's man's natural instinct to want to take off his clothes, well, that's priceless, too. Maybe his next album Brass Knuckles, slated for release in a few months, will show us a new side to this flat-screen rapper. Surely, he's had time to find qualified producers and to bone up on his diction to make it sound like something more than reading off of cue cards.

19) Dan Aykroyd And Tom Hanks: Dan Aykroyd at least can claim he's a comedian but Tom Hanks is just an actor who's been cast in comedic roles and worn dresses. "City Of Crime" runs through the credits of their 1987 film Dragnet and they even made a video for it, suggesting they had ideas of branching out beyond their acting community. The hip-hop community apparently didn't welcome them with open arms, saving us from further inept endeavors. They make Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase, Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy's rap attempts sound nearly legitimate by comparison. That's going some!

18) Chingy: You know an "artist" is really hitting a nerve when they inspire an onslaught of negative reviews at every website you visit. The consensus seems to be: "This guy's beats are terrible and his lyrics are stupid, degrading and barely literate at best." And we're guessing that came from his mom. I didn't need to read all 385 one star reviews to be tipped off to just how much other people don't admire this man's talent. To think he owns houses in multiple cities, partners a restaurant in Miami and has appeared on The George Lopez Show as himself! Someone's got a bit of explaining to do.

17) Elvira: Cassandra Peterson had a perfectly legitimate career as "Elvira" the devilishly seductive vampire. Had she formed a Goth Metal group, it might have made sense, but in 1988 she opted for "The Elvira Rap," a charmingly inept attempt at doing what she does poorly. But she didn't stop there. "The Monsta' Rap" followed. Fool us once, shame on us. Twice, it's your problem, sista!

16) Insane Clown Posse: Face paint, bad rap-metal, once out of rhymes begin spraying their audiences with soda, Insane Clown Posse have all the hallmarks of a bad hype and the terrible, terrible records to back it up. Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope don't do much of anything well. Which explains why they hide their true identities. They make Kiss, their obvious influence, seem like the apex of modern culture in comparison. On the bright side, perhaps it's ICP's lame attempts at rap that have stopped Kiss and their accountants from considering a similar move.

15) Rappin' Duke: Any rapper who boasts of working the mic at Ponderosa isn't likely to be taken seriously. His other claim in his self-titled rap Rappin' Duke" that Kurtis Blow and Run DMC wouldn't have heard of rap were it not for the "Rappin' Duke" is as ludicrous as his boast that no rapper would exist after him. The Rappin' Duke never had a career beyond this single (there is a second single believe it or not called "The Duke Is Back" on famed Tommy Boy Records, but he apparently was not, in fact, "back"). That's what you get when you choose John Wayne as your point of hip-hop reference. Sorry, partner.

14) Master P: It isn't until you get to the chorus of Master P's Grammy-winning hit "Make Em Say Ugh" that you realize just how bad this is going to be. P doesn't show much promise on the verses, but the guttural, food poisoning groan of nausea that provides the tune with its "hook," is among the genre's dumbest and least appealing. He has made a career out of moaning "Ugh." Of course, this success has been off the chart, ranking him in Forbes as one of the most successful entertainers and entrepreneurs. Thankfully, he now serves as a Youth Ambassador for the NAACP, a move that should lead to fewer musical endeavors. Only God Can Judge Me may be the name of one of his albums, but I prefer to let the people decide this one.

13) Tony Yayo: Being the weakest link in any ensemble brings its own cross to bear. Why do you think Professor Griff was always the most annoyed member of Public Enemy, after all? As a member of G-Unit, Yayo was clearly the caboose of the group. If he really calls his latest album I Am 50's Tax Write-Off, which wouldn't be a bad idea, it would save the IRS time when the audit comes due and blatantly remind everyone he was in a group with 50 Cent. A better idea than Thoughts Of A Predicate Felon. The guy goes to prison on a weapons possession charge, but decides it's better to hype being an Outlaw Of Grammar?

12) Northern State: While some people assume that anyone who can speak can rap, it's not quite that easy. Just as a singer must master pitch and tone, a rapper needs to sound natural. Nothing about this female Long Island trio ever sounds natural. They don't try to pretend they're anything they're not. But being well-educated, literate nerds from Long Island who name-check Al Gore doesn't for convincing rappers make. Grabbing Ad-Rock from the Beastie Boys to produce their album doesn't lend "credibility" either. It looks desperate. And having your tracks featured on Grey's Anatomy is just weird.

11) Shaquille O'Neal: Now I love watching Shaq stand over the basketball net and push the ball in with his hand. Being 12 feet tall has its advantages. Rapping isn't one of them. It doesn't make you sound better. If a midget like the Geto Boys' Bushwick Bill can get it so right, how is it that Shaq could get it so wrong? Well, as Bushwick would tell you "Size Ain't (expletive deleted)." Sure he can wax personal "Biological Didn't Bother" but bad puns like "Can't Stop the Reign" and "Blaq Supaman" (that's not even a pun, that's goofy spelling) just don't quite match up to what he's capable of on the basketball courts.

10) Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch: I believed them when they rapped "I Need Money." That sounded like the truth. But I draw the line when they title an album Music For The People. Why? What did the people ever do to you, Marky Mark? We certainly didn't ask for this music and if we did we should have been more specific. We wanted it to be better, that's for sure. But Marky Mark saw it coming. He knew he had a better career in underwear ads (calling David Beckham!) and in movies. Which is why we don't get to enjoy any new music from him anymore. Somehow, I think we'll make it.

9) K-Fed: When being married to Britney Spears is your greatest artistic accomplishment, you join a long line of Yoko Onos waiting for their eventual artistic validation. Someday, an ironic hip-hop group will no doubt celebrate Playing With Fire, Kevin Earl Federline's debut album. But for now, we're content to pretend it never happened. We'll let him keep custody of his children, but he must promise us to never make another album for as long as he shall live.

8) Will Smith: The people who vote in the Grammy Awards might very well be drunk when they do so. Or maybe they don't listen to the records they vote for. Now rap music wasn't really enjoyed by the "establishment" back in the 1980s, so they were primarily guessing at what the "kids" were listening to. And "Parents Just Don't Understand" was obviously a pretty "wacky" "rebellious" little number with all that clever rhyming! And Will Smith was certainly still "safe" enough to not inspire too much controversy. Which is exactly why he's a lousy rapper. And why Smith got out of there and into acting before everyone caught on.

7) Mr. T: Yes, I pity the fool who thought Mr. T had a career singing, rapping and wearing extremely short camouflage shorts and stretched to the knee tube socks while telling you to treat your mother right. From his instructional video Be Somebody Or Be Somebody's Fool. Why take advice from a guy who seems to have opted for the latter?

6) Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit): You have to question anyone who participates in a group that applauds its own erectile dysfunction. "Rap-metal" sounds like a bad idea, even before you hear how poorly it's executed. Ice-T couldn't pull it off with Body Count and these clowns can't even get the metal part right. So you can only imagine what happens when a rhythmically challenged singer attempts to show his "street cred" by enlisting the help of Method Man, who should've known better than to associate with a group whose stage props have included playing in a toilet. Some hints are more than hints.

5) Puff Daddy: P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, no matter what name you give him, his rapping doesn't improve. Sure, he's been a successful entrepreneur. Apparently, he can sell anything. He sold the idea of talking over a perfectly legitimate hit single by the Police as one of his own creations and winning a Grammy for his troubles. Again, are these people drunk when they vote?

4) Dee Dee King: As the bass player for the Ramones, Dee Dee Ramone was very good at counting off "1-2-3-4" and then playing his bass notes very fast. He didn't sing particularly well, but as a punk rocker he didn't need to. He wrote a handful of great songs. But then he decided he wanted more. He wanted to escape the artistic box that was the Ramones and establish his own identity--as a rapper! We only acknowledge what Dee Dee himself acknowledged. He truly was the "baddest rapper in Whitestone, Queens." R.I.P.

3) Brian Austin Green: Brian Austin Green from the hit TV program Beverly Hills 90210 released a rap album in 1996 with tracks such as "That's Right" featuring the Black Eyed Peas, "Style Iz It," "Didn't Have A Clue" and "Beauty and Da Beats." I believe these titles reflect his passion. And if "sounds great while sleeping in a shopping mall" can be construed as a compliment, then I'm among his biggest fans and--though I hadn't realized it until now--have been anxiously awaiting his "comeback" for 12 years now!

2) MC Hammer: "U Can't Touch This" was first described to me as someone repeatedly yelling "Stop, It's Hammer Time!" over Rick James' "Superfreak." Sounded like a bad idea. Sounded like a bad joke. Then I heard it. MC Hammer went on to sell millions of albums. Some people even took to dressing like him. Yet somehow he never managed to turn this into another marketing line, not even for glasses. That's how he ended up on reality TV, I guess.

1) Vanilla Ice: Whether Suge Knight ever actually dangled Robert Van Winkle, Mr. Vanilla Ice, from a balcony or not, the point intended is an important one: STOP MAKING RAP RECORDS. "Ice Ice Baby" isn't so much a bad song as simply an insult. Instead of making a low-rent porn video, Ice makes Cool As Ice, a film so bad it almost makes you wish he'd stuck to making records.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/21/2008 13:36:45
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Looks to me like the cops didn't give a rat's ass who this guy was.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts running back Kenton Keith was out of jail Monday after being arrested for refusing to leave a nightclub parking lot and yelling at officers that he was a Colts player who had done nothing wrong, police said.

Officers working security tried to clear a crowd from the parking lot of the Cloud 9 club after it closed at 3 a.m. Sunday. The 27-year-old Keith and several others refused to leave and were laughing, dancing and joking, police said.

Police eventually ordered them to put their hands on a vehicle, but Keith refused and took out a cell phone to record the incident, according to an Indianapolis police report.

He kept saying, "I'm a Colts player yo, I'm a Colts player," the report said.

Police handcuffed him when he refused to put his hands behind his back and he was taken to jail, police said.

Keith was charged with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, because a man he brought to the club with him was 19, police said. He was released from jail later Sunday on his own recognizance. His initial hearing is set for Wednesday.

There was no phone number in the Indianapolis area for Keith. The Colts said in statement that the team was aware of the arrest but had no comment about the specifics of the case.

"Any incident involving any players with law enforcement we view very seriously, and we will act accordingly," team president Bill Polian said in the statement.

Keith has been with the Colts for one season after playing in the Canadian Football League. He scored four touchdowns last season, with 533 rushing yards and 77 receiving yards.


Reply author: shootamc58
Replied on: 04/21/2008 14:50:22
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i think they forgot to say "former colts running back". We just don't put up with that stuff here, unless your a pacer. We dusted dominic rhodes after his dui or whatever after he was a stud in the superbowl. I doubt this clown will ever make it to training camp this year.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 04/28/2008 10:49:57
Message:

And the downward spiral continues...


NEW YORK (AP) - Roger Clemens had a "decade-long affair" with country star Mindy McCready that began when she was a 15-year-old aspiring singer and the pitcher was a Boston Red Sox ace, the Daily News reported.


Clemens' lawyer, Rusty Hardin, confirmed a long-term relationship but told the newspaper it was not sexual.

"He flatly denies having had any kind of an inappropriate relationship with her," Hardin said. "He's considered her a close family friend. ... He has never had a sexual relationship with her."

McCready's lawyer, Lee Ofman, said he did not have any comment on the Daily News story.

Clemens was 28 and a married father of two when he first met McCready, the newspaper reported.

The story, which appeared on the newspaper's Web site Sunday night and in editions Monday, quoted several people who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the situation.

The revelation could undermine Clemens' reputation, which is central to the defamation suit the former pitcher has filed against former personal trainer Brian McNamee. McNamee contends Clemens used performance-enhancing substances during his major league career.

"If true, it's just another example of Roger's pervasive prevarications which will be at the core of any defamation case," said McNamee's attorney, Richard Emery, in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

The newspaper said Clemens sent cash to McCready to help her with legal issues and reached out to her when she was in jail last year in Tennessee.

The 32-year-old McCready was sentenced last September for violating probation from a 2004 drug arrest and was released from jail last Dec. 30. The violation occurred in July when McCready was accused of scuffling with her mother and resisting arrest at her mother's home in Fort Myers, Fla. She still must serve two years' probation.

McCready had a No. 1 single in 1996 with "Guys Do It All the Time."

Hardin did not respond immediately to an e-mail from the AP.


I wonder if he'll make it into the hall if skeletons like this keep appearing.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 05/02/2008 07:40:21
Message:

This here fella is a genius..

FORT WORTH, Texas - Fort Worth police arrested a Crowley man accused of trying to cash a stolen check for billions of dollars. Police said Charles Ray Fuller, 21, tried to cash the check at a Chase Bank, but the teller did a double take after noticing the check was for $360 billion.

The check was made out to "Fulla Comp and Entertainment," the record company Fuller wanted to start, NBC 5 reported.

Police said Fuller stole the check from Paula Prettyman, the mother of Fuller's girlfriend, Andrea Greer.

"I wouldn't picture him doing something that stupid, I mean, hurting me and my family," Greer said.

Greer and her family said they don't know what Fuller was thinking.

"I didn't think he'd do this, something this dumb. I think it shocked everybody that knew him," Greer said.

Her grandmother Sharon Laird agreed.

"I said, 'Do what? Is he crazy? We were just in awe," she said.

Laird said if her family had $360 billion, "I wouldn't be sitting here. I'd be somewhere drinking margaritas. It's five o'clock somewhere, sometime."

Authorities said Fuller also had a gun and marijuana in his possession at the time of his arrest.

Fuller told NBC 5 police caught him with a gun and a small amount of marijuana, but he denied trying to cash the $360 billion check.


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 05/02/2008 07:50:10
Message:

Fuller told NBC 5 police caught him with a gun and a small amount of marijuana, but he denied trying to cash the $360 billion check.


The reason it was only a small aount of mj is because.........................................................................................


He smoked most of it BEFORE he tried to cash the check!

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 05/05/2008 14:38:14
Message:

Teen Using Lighter To Look In Gas Tank Burned
Teen Facing Charges Of Arson, Theft, Trespassing
Deb Stanley, 7NEWS Producer

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- An 18-year-old man went to the hospital after he was burned trying to steal gas, according to published reports.

The man peered into a portable gas tank with a cigarette lighter "to see how full it was" the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported.

The fumes ignited, and his clothes caught on fire. He had burns on his hands.

Officials said the teenager and a 19-year-old accomplice apparently were stealing gas from a boat and a four-wheeler in Fruitvale.

Both teens were given summonses on suspicion of fourth-degree arson, theft and trespassing.

Scott
GOT THE FERRARI!!! LIVING THE DREAM!!!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/08/2008 10:41:13
Message:

Patrons of Bubbas Too tavern in Manatee County Florida down a few brews then decide to hit a few golf balls into John Greers inventory



Dealership reports two cars were hit causing $950 in damage
(5/8/2008)


DealersEdge Daily Headlines

It must have been a good old time for the good old boys at Bubbas last Sunday night. Two patrons of Bubbas Too tavern reportedly decided to hit some balls a little after 10PM last Sunday night.



The Manatee Sheriffs department was called when the two were seen hitting golf balls from Bubbas parking lot, across a busy street and into the lot of John Greers dealership all according to an article appearing in the Herald Tribune. Manatee County is close to the Tampa area in central Florida.



Somehow the two would-be bubba golfers were not apprehended, but deputies appear to have been given a good description. One can only imagine.






GADNA*


Reply author: JRWilson
Replied on: 05/08/2008 21:16:56
Message:

This is friggin' crazy. People will stop at nothing to file a lawsuit. What? She couldn't wash the shoes?

NORWALK, Conn. A New York woman has filed a $100 claim against Norwalk saying a family outing to the Maritime Aquarium was ruined by dog feces. The woman claims her child's shoes, along with the entire outing, were ruined when her 1-year-old stepped in dog feces outside the Maritime Garage.

City attorney M. Jeffry Spahr said the official response is that her claim is denied and in his words, "poop happens."

Kelly DeBrocky, of Mahopac, N.Y., wants the city to reimburse her for $54 she spent replacing her toddler's ruined shoes and the expenses for parking and aquarium admission on April 5.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 05/14/2008 09:47:28
Message:

Nutjobs-R-Us..


HOLYHEAD, Wales - A man who dressed up as Darth Vader, wearing a garbage bag for a cape, and assaulted the founders of a group calling itself the Jedi church was given a suspended sentence Tuesday.

Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, attacked Jedi church founder Barney Jones aka Master Jonba Hehol with a metal crutch, hitting him on the head, prosecutors told Holyhead Magistrates' Court.

He also whacked Jones' 18-year-old cousin, Michael Jones known as Master Mormi Hehol bruising his thigh in the March 25 incident, prosecutors said.

The two cousins and Barney Jones' brother, Daniel, set up the Church of Jediism, Anglesey order, last year. Jedi is the faith followed by some of the central characters in the "Star Wars" films.

The group, which claims about 30 members, says on its Web site that it uses "insight and knowledge" from the films as "a guide to living a better and more worthwhile life."

"We all love the films and what they stand for. Obviously some people are going to laugh about it," the Wales on Sunday newspaper quoted Barney Jones as saying last month. "But a lot of people do take it seriously."

Unfortunately for Hughes, his March attack was recorded on a video camera that the cousins had set up to film themselves in a light saber battle.

"Darth Vader! Jedis!" Hughes shouted as he approached.

Hughes claimed he couldn't remember the incident, having drunk the better part of a 2 1/2-gallon box of wine beforehand.

"He knows his behavior was wrong and didn't want it to happen but he has no recollection of it," said Hughes' lawyer, Frances Jones.

District Judge Andrew Shaw sentenced Hughes to two months in jail but suspended the sentence for one year. He also ordered Hughes to pay $195 to each of his victims and $117 in court costs.

In the 2001 United Kingdom census, 390,000 0.7 percent of the population listed Jedi as their religion.


Reply author: JRWilson
Replied on: 05/15/2008 08:41:34
Message:

Now, this is funny!

A jealous husband who suspected his wife of an affair took revenge by putting her for sale on eBay.

Paul Osborn, 44, kicked out wife Sharon and advertised her on the Internet auction site with bids hitting $969,890.

It offered his cheating, lying, adulterous slag of a wife to the highest bidder and became an Internet phenomenon, with users forwarding the link worldwide. But Sharon, 43, denies an affair and cops are now investigating Paul for harassment.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/19/2008 13:52:15
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TWO Belgian beer fans have launched a video game named Place to Pee, which allows players to fly down ski slopes or kill aliens while relieving themselves at urinals.

Werner Dupont, a software developer and Bart Geraets, an electrical engineer, got the idea while drinking beers.

The Place to Pee' booth is designed for two users at a time and offers two games - blowing up aliens in outer space or skiing down a virtual slope.

Gamers hit their target by aiming at sensors positioned on either side of the urinal.

A specially designed paper cone allows women to play too, the inventors say.

Their Place to Pee logo resembles Manneken Pis, the little urinating boy fountain that is among Brussels' top sightseeing attractions.




GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 05/21/2008 08:04:39
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TOKYO - When Yosuke the parrot flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught recite his name and address to a stranger willing to help.

Police rescued the African grey parrot two weeks ago from a neighbor's roof in the city of Nagareyama, near Tokyo. After spending a night at the station, he was transferred to a nearby veterinary hospital while police searched for clues, local policeman Shinjiro Uemura said.

He kept mum with the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.

"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian, according to Uemura. The parrot also provided his full home address, down to the street number, and even entertained the hospital staff by singing songs.

"We checked the address, and what do you know, a Nakamura family really lived there. So we told them we've found Yosuke," Uemura said.

The Nakamura family told police they had been teaching the bird its name and address for about two years.

But Yosuke apparently wasn't keen on opening up to police officials.

"I tried to be friendly and talked to him, but he completely ignored me,"



A Japanese speaking parrot..I'm not even gonna start on that one..


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/22/2008 06:35:15
Message:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080522/ap_on_hi_te/identity_fraud_flap


SAN JOSE, Calif. - Todd Davis has dared criminals for two years to try stealing his identity: Ads for his fraud-prevention company, LifeLock, even offer his Social Security number next to his smiling mug. It came back to bite him.............



GADNA


Reply author: shootamc58
Replied on: 05/22/2008 07:07:36
Message:

man, i saw that this morning and i cracked up!

"calling an illegal immigrant an undocumented worker is like calling a drug dealer an unliscensed pharmacist" unknown, but i like it


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 05/22/2008 07:20:03
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080522/ap_on_hi_te/identity_fraud_flap


SAN JOSE, Calif. - Todd Davis has dared criminals for two years to try stealing his identity: Ads for his fraud-prevention company, LifeLock, even offer his Social Security number next to his smiling mug. It came back to bite him.............



GADNA




Damnit, you beat me too it Josh. I was just about to post this. lol

I HATE those commercials. I LMAO when I read this.

Play Like A Champion Today!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/22/2008 07:52:44
Message:

Did you notice it was a guy from texas that got the guy..........

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/22/2008 09:44:14
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Los Angeles (eCanadaNow) - Amy Winehouse fled her home last night, claiming ghosts were trying to harm her.

The troubled 24-year-old singer says a poltergeist who she has named Henry is haunting her North London flat and is trying to harm her.

She has even attributed scratches on her arms to ghost attacks and is now refusing to return to her abode until her home is exorcised. Amy is temporarily staying at the Chelsea Harbour hotel.

A friend of the Back to Black singer told Britains Daily Star newspaper: She has a spare room in her house which she has been to terrified to redecorate because she believes a child died there. It has creepy aeroplane wallpaper and a weird feel to it.

Amy is terrified because she thinks hes managed to take over the entire house and has brought bad spirits with him that are scratching and harming her.

This is the latest in a string of bizarre incidents for Amy. Earlier this week, three strange internet films of her and rock star Pete Doherty were released, including one where the pair played with baby mice.

Meanwhile, Glastonbury festival organisers yesterday confirmed Amy will perform this year in a slot on the main stage on June 28.


Someone needs to go to rehab and stop saying no no no

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/22/2008 11:00:11
Message:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20201677,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines

This story is about the absoulute dumbest SOB on the face of this earth.
WTF was he thinking

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/23/2008 09:28:11
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A popular motivational speaker from rural Cambridge who used his life story as a morality tale to warn kids about the dangers of drugs is in jail, facing nine felony charges for allegedly going on an alcohol- and methamphetamine-fueled shooting spree.

KMSP-TV reported Thursday that Russell Simon Jr., 45, was arrested May 15 and is now being held in the Isanti County Jail with bail set at a high $1 million due to allegedly threatening phone calls he had made to his family from jail.

The charges include first-degree premeditated attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon, and violating the terms of his earlier prison release by using a firearm. He could be facing 30 years in prison.

"Frankly, we're fortunate that we don't have a multiple homicide on our hands as a result of the events that took place that morning," Isanti County Attorney Jeff Edblad told the station.

Simon's program, called "10 Seconds Can Change Your Life Forever" is drawn from his experience as a convicted felon and how he beat his demons to succeed.

According to his Web site, he's "a dynamic speaker who talks to over 250,000 teens and parents throughout the U.S. each year on being set free from cycles of drug/alcohol abuse, addiction, and violence."

KMSP reported that police were called to the home of Simon's live-in girlfriend May 14 on reports of shots fired. According to authorities, after a night of drinking with an old prison buddy, Simon high on alcohol and meth took off all his clothes and began fighting with the man.

It's not clear what the argument was about, but it allegedly ended with Simon pulling a gun and firing as many as seven times, according to police reports.

The man fled the house. The woman remained inside. Police eventually arrested Simon without incident. The woman and her 9-year-old son, who saw many of the events unfold, were taken in for questioning. Simon allegedly sexually assaulted her in front of her son.

Motivational speaker arrested for attempted murder, reminds us to chase our dreams That was the fark headline

GADNA


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 05/23/2008 09:41:00
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20201677,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines

This story is about the absolutely dumbest SOB on the face of this earth.
WTF was he thinking

GADNA



He wasn't thinking....... and neither was the girl. Let's not leave her out of this; she had an affair with her best friend's husband. With friends like that, who needs enemies?

**************************

Happiness isn't necessarily about what you have. It's about who you're with.





Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/23/2008 09:57:09
Message:

^ He is still the Dumbest sob ever ever ever...... you do not cheat on that woman, she cheats on you and you like it.......

ROFLMAO

GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 05/23/2008 09:57:56
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20201677,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines

This story is about the absoulute dumbest SOB on the face of this earth.
WTF was he thinking

GADNA




quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

^ He is still the Dumbest sob ever ever ever...... you do not cheat on that woman, she cheats on you and you like it.......

ROFLMAO

GADNA





yep...yep...yep.

I remember first hearing "Any Man of Mine" and thinking what an arrogant b*tch! Then...well, then I saw a pic of Shania and thought...well hell, SHE can get away with that attitude!





"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 05/23/2008 10:14:11
Message:



**************************

Happiness isn't necessarily about what you have. It's about who you're with.





Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 05/23/2008 10:19:34
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by miles



**************************

Happiness isn't necessarily about what you have. It's about who you're with.








^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Just KNEW those were coming!

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 05/23/2008 10:25:10
Message:

<----is quite certain, I first heard that song BM.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: yugos-r-us
Replied on: 05/23/2008 10:26:18
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by miles



**************************

Happiness isn't necessarily about what you have. It's about who you're with.




and if the WHO is Shania Twain...DAMN...talk about HAPPY

Scott
"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the publics money."

Alexis de Tocqueville

I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.

Ronald Reagan


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 05/23/2008 10:47:29
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by JimD

<----is quite certain, I first heard that song BM.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)



Oh like that matters......Besides...... do you really think I missed that look on your face the other night when you told me she and Mutt split up?



**************************

Happiness isn't necessarily about what you have. It's about who you're with.





Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 05/23/2008 10:48:56
Message:

I have no recollection of the scenario about which you speak.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 05/23/2008 10:52:05
Message:

That's because it's healthier not to.........

**************************

Happiness isn't necessarily about what you have. It's about who you're with.





Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 05/23/2008 12:05:05
Message:

LMAO

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/23/2008 14:50:44
Message:

Aaaaaaaaaaaafffffffffffflllllllllaaaaaaccccccccc gurgle.........gurgle.........Aflac

WASHINGTON The National Museum of the American Indian said equipment in an outdoor fountain that was supposed to protect wildlife appears to have failed, resulting in the deaths last week of five ducklings.

Museum spokeswoman Leonda Levchuk said the ducklings were pulled into a drain as horrified visitors watched Saturday afternoon. Workers responded in time to save five more ducklings.

Levchuk said the drains were covered with protective gratings last year after several young birds were killed. She said the grates might have been loosened by the flow of water, allowing the ducklings to slip through.

The museum will add netting around the grates until better grates can be added next week, she said.



GADNA


Reply author: Damcon
Replied on: 05/24/2008 06:49:51
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McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- During three years in the low minors, John Odom never really made a name for himself.

That sure changed this week -- he's the guy who was traded for a bunch of bats.

"I don't really care," he said Friday. "It'll make a better story if I make it to the big leagues."

For now, Odom is headed to the Laredo Broncos of the United League. They got him Tuesday from the Calgary Vipers of the Golden Baseball League for a most unlikely price: 10 Prairie Sticks Maple Bats, double-dipped black, 34-inch, C243 style.

"They just wanted some bats, good bats -- maple bats," Broncos general manager Jose Melendez said.

According to the Prairie Sticks Web site, their maple bats retail for $69 each, discounted to $65.50 for purchases of six to 11 bats.

"It will be interesting to see what 10 bats gets us," Melendez said.



JB
Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life. JFK


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/30/2008 06:15:40
Message:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080529/sc_nm/brazil_tribe_dc


This is pretty cool, for some reason it reminds me of that little guy that used to say....... "Hey boss, dee plane dee plane" then again these guys have no idea what there pointing their arrows at, probably thinking Holy cripes man that's one big as* bird........... DINNER.........

GADNA


Reply author: swiftus27
Replied on: 05/30/2008 06:18:47
Message:

I always wanted to paint my skin red or black.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/30/2008 06:33:07
Message:

^And dance around a fire on mushrooms with spears and bow and arrows screaming whi yi yi yi yiyi yiiyiiyiyi.......... O wait that's Indian speakish something another.......... well....... I guess it could be beavis and butthead language .... otay neber mind........ me thinks I may still have alcohol in thy system.

GADNA


Reply author: swiftus27
Replied on: 05/30/2008 06:36:23
Message:

I thought that you would be chanting pewpewpewpewpewpewpewpew....


Reply author: shootamc58
Replied on: 05/30/2008 07:28:59
Message:

http://www.survival-international.org
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080529/sc_nm/brazil_tribe_dc

read the yahoo article first. It is amazing that "uncontacted" tribes like this still exist. Can you imagine what they thought seeing those aircraft flying over them. Talk about going back in time!!! Reminds me of the movie apacalypto.

"calling an illegal immigrant an undocumented worker is like calling a drug dealer an unliscensed pharmacist" unknown, but i like it


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/30/2008 07:30:30
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by shootamc58

http://www.survival-international.org
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080529/sc_nm/brazil_tribe_dc

read the yahoo article first. It is amazing that "uncontacted" tribes like this still exist. Can you imagine what they thought seeing those aircraft flying over them. Talk about going back in time!!! Reminds me of the movie apacalypto.

"calling an illegal immigrant an undocumented worker is like calling a drug dealer an unliscensed pharmacist" unknown, but i like it

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080529/sc_nm/brazil_tribe_dc


This is pretty cool, for some reason it reminds me of that little guy that used to say....... "Hey boss, dee plane dee plane" then again these guys have no idea what there pointing their arrows at, probably thinking Holy cripes man that's one big as* bird........... DINNER.........

GADNA

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 05/30/2008 10:07:49
Message:

http://www.dealersedge.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=news&mod=News&mid=9A02E3B96F2A415ABC72CB5F516B4C10&tier=3&nid=43C6752FE515485B939FD045027AC8E8


I didn't see anything wrong with this guys add, I thought it was funny........

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/02/2008 09:05:20
Message:

Farks Headline: Dude, that is some good compost your smoking

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080601/NEWS/80601013

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/02/2008 15:54:41
Message:

This is stupid, clubbers using preperation H to get the ripped look......... HUh?


http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SkinCare/Story?id=4966867&page=1

GADNA


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 06/03/2008 08:26:41
Message:

If I put it on my beer belly, will it go away?

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/03/2008 14:46:15
Message:

Bacon in a can.................

http://gizmodo.com/5012656/canned-bacon-kills-people-on-touch





It's ((((BACON))))

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/05/2008 11:20:04
Message:

This is just wrong, some Tv show overseas decided to have two travel agencies make up an add campaign for the scariest place to go on an adrenaline rush vacation, the first one is NUTS to say the least.


http://www.scaryideas.com/video/7690/

GADNA


Reply author: snowman
Replied on: 06/05/2008 13:55:10
Message:

On Fox News today:

Surgeons in Japan thought they were removing a tumor from a 49-year-old man who was suffering from abdominal pain in late May.

Instead, they found a 25-year-old surgical towel that had crumpled into what looked like a softball-shaped tumor, Agence France-Presse reported.

The patient apparently had been carrying the cloth since 1983, when surgeons left it in him after minor ulcer surgery.

He went to Asahi General Hospital in late May after suffering pain. Doctors, at the time, found what they believed to be an 8-centimeter tumor.

According to an Asahi General Hospital spokesman: "The towel was greenish-blue although we are not sure about its original color."


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 06/05/2008 16:47:01
Message:

Un believable! Multiple, MULTIPLE military "Water Safety" classes, Red Cross CPR certification at one point and I have NEVER heard of this:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24982210/>1=43001

10 yr old SC boy dies from "dry drowning" several hours AFTER leaving the pool.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 06/05/2008 16:55:48
Message:

Whoa..... Like Jim, I've had multiple water safety courses and was at one point CPR certified. I could literally swim before I could walk, and was about 3 weeks or so away from the USCG 'A' school for Rescue Swimmer......and I've never heard of this either. That's freaking scary.

**************************

Happiness isn't necessarily about what you have. It's about who you're with.





Reply author: JRWilson
Replied on: 06/05/2008 19:37:18
Message:

I'm from Alabama and...yes...these idiots are everywhere! Too, too funny! LMAO!

Man Sets Alabama House Ablaze Trying to Kill Bees

MOBILE, Ala. Joshua Mullen just wanted to kill the bees swarming around his utility shed.

When Mullen, 26, walked away from the gasoline-soaked towels he was using, he heard a "whoosh" and turned around to see the shed in flames that spread to his rented home and wound up causing some $80,000 in damage.

"There were no injuries, unless you count the bees," Mobile Fire-Rescue spokesman Steve Huffman said.

Huffman said the fire appears to have started when the pilot light of a hot-water heater in the shed ignited fumes from the gas.

Mullen, who rented the home after his Biloxi, Miss., residence was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, said he had poured gas on some towels the bees were swarming around and then walked away to pick up some trash in the yard.

He managed to get his fiance and 1-year-old daughter safely out of the house. The blaze was hot enough that it melted some plastic blinds through a closed window on a neighbor's house.

A trained mechanic, Mullen said he has been trained on gasoline flash points and flammability but didn't expect the gas to put off enough fumes to catch fire.

"Looking at all this, there might have been a better way," Mullen said while a few surviving bees buzzed around the ashes of the shed. "It was a mistake. I wish I hadn't done it, but I did."


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 06/06/2008 08:17:18
Message:

This is not weird news, just news. But then again it did get a little weird around here last night!

http://picasaweb.google.com/thechambers2008

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/06/2008 08:25:39
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by paperbuyer

This is not weird news, just news. But then again it did get a little weird around here last night!

http://picasaweb.google.com/thechambers2008

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer

It was pretty windy here yesterday, some 35 40 mile gust's, not that dang bad. Is that in altus?

GADNA


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 06/06/2008 08:31:26
Message:

Yep, that's Altus, I live one blcok from Park Lane and Broadway...they said it was streight winds, but that's not the way it felt at my house........I don't "freak out" everytime a storm comes, but that one last night was skeeery!

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/07/2008 07:46:13
Message:

Pass the Land Shrimp
Here's something good you can do for your body and your planet: Eat more bugs.

Janet Raloff has the goods in this week's Science News. We're facing worldwide environmental, obesity, and food crises. Bugs are the answer.

Consider the nutritional value of the humble cricket: Each 100 grams of dehydrated tissue has 1,550 milligrams of iron, 340 milligrams of calcium, and 25 milligrams of zinc -- three minerals often lacking in the diets of third-world countries. If you're ever lost in the woods, three crickets a day will meet your iron needs. Compared to beef or pork, bugs deliver more minerals and healthier fats.

Bugs are also more energy-efficient. Crickets deliver twice as much edible tissue as pigs and almost six times as much as steers based on the same food input. And that's not counting their superior rate of reproduction. One scholar calculates that overall, they're 20 times more efficient than steers.

That global food crisis you've been reading about? No problem. An Asian expert reports that in Thailand, each family can raise crickets independently on a tiny parcel of land. In a pair of villages, 400 families are cranking out 10 metric tons of crickets during the peak season.

Bug-eating also reduces the need for pesticides. The more bugs you eat, the less you have to spray. That's what happened in Thailand, where locusts have been brought under control through culinary culling.

You've never eaten bugs? You're missing out. People in most countries eat insects. Central Americans eat butterfly larvae. South Americans eat beetles. Africans eat ants, caterpillars, and grubs. Asians eat fried crickets. Aborigines eat honey ants.

You say bugs are gross? Why? Is it the exoskeleton? The appendages? The weird eyes? Guess what: You already eat animals with these characteristics. They're called crustaceans. Shrimp, crabs, lobsters -- they're arthropods, just like crickets. They're also scavengers, which means their diets are as filthy as any bug's.

Many of these arguments have been around for more than a century. Vincent Holt made the original case in his 1885 manifesto, Why Not Eat Insects? Lately, a Web site called food-insects.com has taken up the cause. Three years ago, an Italian professor published Ecological Implications of Minilivestock: Potential Of Insects, Rodents, Frogs And Snails. A company called Sunrise Land Shrimp is bringing the movement to the United States. "Mmm," says the company's cricket logo. "That's good Land Shrimp!"

See what a few good euphemisms can accomplish? "Minilivestock" and "land shrimp" can do for bugs what "mountain oysters" have done for bull testicles. And for those of you who still can't stand the idea of beetle-munching, there's even better news. Remember that project I've been touting to grow meat without growing animals? Dutch researchers are extending it to insects. Raloff reports:

They're using biotechnology to produce vats of insect cells -- just isolated cells. The researchers described their efforts last year in Biotechnology Advances. The goal, explains Marjoleine C. Verkerk of Wageningen University, is to produce a sanitized source of bug proteins that can be dried and added to breads or perhaps molded into pseudo-burgers. Her team is mass producing isolated ovary cells of silkworms, fall armyworms, cabbage loopers and gypsy moths.

All that good insect protein, without the eyes and legs. What could be better?

Mmm. That's good land shrimp.



Reply author: wanderer9782
Replied on: 06/07/2008 08:44:49
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Pass the Land Shrimp

You've never eaten bugs? You're missing out. People in most countries eat insects. Central Americans eat butterfly larvae. South Americans eat beetles. Africans eat ants, caterpillars, and grubs. Asians eat fried crickets. Aborigines eat honey ants.





As I recall, certain asians also eat cats and dogs. I guess that would eliminate the need for the ASPCA?


Mama said there'd be days like this,
she just didn't tell me they'd all come in a row!!!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/07/2008 09:40:33
Message:

Wow, this is one heck of a summer camp.

http://cgi.fark.com/cgi/fark/vidplayer.pl?IDLink=3654008


The look on the kid in the blue shirt's face after shooting is awesome. Uh, what in the sam he** is going through my head I have no idea because that sh** was so loud and scary I'm now brain dead

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/07/2008 10:00:42
Message:

LEBANON, Pa. - Rescue crews had to cut apart a portable toilet to rescue a man who got stuck naked inside the potty. Authorities say the 31-year-old man used his cell phone to call 911 on Sunday from inside a portable toilet.

Police say the man had been drinking and had taken off his clothes. Somehow, he immersed himself in the holding tank.

Deputy fire commissioner Chris Miller told WPMT-TV, "I've been on the job in one form or fashion for 21 years, and this is the first port-a-potty rescue I've ever had."

Police charged the man with public drunkenness and creating a health code violation, but they have no idea why he was in the toilet with his clothes off. They said he didn't suffer any serious injuries.



Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/10/2008 11:45:51
Message:

Check out one of NASA's latest images. Water on Mars!!


http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0504/WaterOnMars2_gcc.jpg



















Reply author: n/a
Replied on: 06/10/2008 12:02:28
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Check out one of NASA's latest images. Water on Mars!!


http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0504/WaterOnMars2_gcc.jpg



Thats Funny!!!!






















Allen


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/10/2008 12:03:17
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Check out one of NASA's latest images. Water on Mars!!


http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0504/WaterOnMars2_gcc.jpg



lmao

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/10/2008 13:02:55
Message:

http://www.local6.com/health/16558441/detail.html



me thinks this story might give Streets flashbacks



GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/10/2008 13:33:03
Message:

Yeah...There I was in the backstretch of Friendly Chevrolet in Fridley,MN..Middle of January, approximately 8:25 pm and 5 below zero...Going roughly 30 mph in this beat up old gas cart..Cart starts to get out of shape as I decelerate entering the turn..As I correct the skid, the cart drift slides into the ice covered turn, and I'm thinking "Great corner man!!!Maybe I'll pick up stock car racing again!!!" When all of a sudden, BANG!!! It hits the dry patch of pavement and flips over..Tossing my buddy and I off the cart..My pal Joe is screaming for Jesus as if we are going over the edge of the Grand Canyon, but I'm thinking "Oh f**k, this is gonna hurt!" Yep, it did..I ended up smacking the pavement at full speed and wrecked a pair of pants, a shirt, my shoes and my coat. Sliced my hand open and did a partial face plant into the ground. The next day, I went out to the scene of the accident, and as I looked through the debris field, I noticed a royal blue skid mark on the blacktop where my Columbia coat disintegrated...The cart was ok..I had to spend roughly $300 to get some new stuff, and I spent the next day watching the Vikings get pasted in the NFC champ game 44-0 to the Giants, all while taking Tylenol 3's with codeine..

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

http://www.local6.com/health/16558441/detail.html



me thinks this story might give Streets flashbacks



GADNA




Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/10/2008 13:48:50
Message:

^I would've paid to see it

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/11/2008 10:31:06
Message:

Wow, GCC'S turning to philosophy ......... weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee..........

Chronic financial instability weighs on philosophy major


http://www.thetimes-tribune.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19763527&BRD=2185&PAG=461&dept_id=415898&rfi=6

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/17/2008 07:29:32
Message:

Man Threatens Police with Pet Snake


BRIDGEPORT, CT (AP) -- Bridgeport police say they arrested a city man after he ordered his pet to attack two officers. Lucky for them that 9-foot-long pythons aren't very obedient.

Police Lt. James Viadero says 21-year-old Victor Rodriguez was charged with threatening police and disorderly conduct after Monday's incident. No one was hurt.

Officers were called to Rodriguez's apartment on a report that he was threatening his girlfriend with the pet reptile.

Viadero says that when the building superintendent opened the apartment door for the officers, Rodriguez allegedly threatened them with the snake and told it to ``Get them!''ROFLMAO, that dude had to be wasted....... lol

Rodriguez and his pet were both taken away: Rodriguez to jail on a $10,000 bond, and the albino python to the city's animal control shelter.




GADNA


Reply author: snowman
Replied on: 06/18/2008 08:04:57
Message:

ROME (Reuters) - An Italian man was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend from a pub, taking her home and forcing her to iron his clothes and wash the dishes, police said Monday.

The 43-year-old man dragged the woman out of a pub in the port city of Genoa, shoved her into a car and took her to his home where he made her iron and wash dishes after threatening her, they said.

Police arrived at his house after being tipped off by a friend of the woman who watched the scene at the pub.

The man, who was apparently furious at his ex-girlfriend for leaving him, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, police said.

---------------------

- When I first read this I was outraged. But then I got to thinking, you know, someone's got to do it.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 06/18/2008 08:26:25
Message:

Hell in Alabama, thats not kidnapping. Thats a proposal!

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/18/2008 08:32:37
Message:

I guess time are tough if ya have to resort to robbing a lemonade stand..

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Call it a lemonade standoff.

A young girl whose lemonade stand was robbed of $17.50 chased the suspect into a nearby home and called police, who spent nearly an hour trying to coax the man into surrendering.

The guy came up and was, like, Give me your money, said Dominique Morefield, who was running the lemonade stand with a group of friends. I was shocked. It was just my immediate reaction to chase after him.

Dominique dashed after the man who ran into a house, and then she called police. Officers eventually persuaded Steve Tryon, 18, to come outside after 45 minutes and arrested him on a preliminary felony charge of robbery.

Tryon was jailed and was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. The Vigo County prosecutors office did not immediately know if he had an attorney.

I didn't think anyone would come up to a lemonade stand and steal, that's really low, 12-year-old Fred Erstine said.

The kids said they would continue to sell lemonade, but with an adults supervision.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/18/2008 08:37:03
Message:

Finally a girl that wont talk back to Gadna..

TOKYO - She is big-busted, petite, very friendly, and she runs on batteries.

A Japanese firm has produced a 15-inch tall robotic girlfriend that kisses on command, to go on sale in September for around $175, with a target market of lonely adult men.

Using her infrared sensors and battery power, the diminutive damsel named "EMA" puckers up for nearby human heads, entering what designers call its "love mode."

"Strong, tough and battle-ready are some of the words often associated with robots, but we wanted to break that stereotype and provide a robot that's sweet and interactive," said Minako Sakanoue, a spokeswoman for the maker, Sega Toys.

"She's very lovable and though she's not a human, she can act like a real girlfriend."

EMA, which stands for Eternal Maiden Actualization, can also hand out business cards, sing and dance, with Sega hoping to sell 10,000 in the first year.

Japan, home to almost half the world's 800,000 industrial robots, envisions a $10-billion market for artificial intelligence in a decade.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 06/18/2008 09:01:50
Message:

JOsh wants to know...does she have a 'Little Bo Peep' outfit?

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/18/2008 09:15:37
Message:

^My Sheep don't talk back, they go Ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a........ and then I fall asleep and count them jumping over fences

GADNA


Reply author: jimbo67
Replied on: 06/18/2008 09:18:53
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

Man Threatens Police with Pet Snake


BRIDGEPORT, CT (AP) -- Bridgeport police say they arrested a city man after he ordered his pet to attack two officers. Lucky for them that 9-foot-long pythons aren't very obedient.

Police Lt. James Viadero says 21-year-old Victor Rodriguez was charged with threatening police and disorderly conduct after Monday's incident. No one was hurt.

Officers were called to Rodriguez's apartment on a report that he was threatening his girlfriend with the pet reptile.

Viadero says that when the building superintendent opened the apartment door for the officers, Rodriguez allegedly threatened them with the snake and told it to ``Get them!''ROFLMAO, that dude had to be wasted....... lol

Rodriguez and his pet were both taken away: Rodriguez to jail on a $10,000 bond, and the albino python to the city's animal control shelter.




GADNA




my own backyard too!

If it makes sense do it!


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/19/2008 11:09:25
Message:

Not neccessarily weird news..And people think car peeps are bad..


WASHINGTON - Federal authorities announced Thursday that more than 400 real estate industry players have been indicted since March including dozens over the past two days in nationwide crackdown on mortgage fraud that has contributed to the countrys housing crisis.

The FBI put the losses to homeowners and other borrowers who were victims in the schemes at over $1 billion.

Mortgage fraud and related securities fraud pose a significant threat to our economy, to the stability of our nations housing market and to the peace of mind to millions of Americans, Deputy Attorney General Mark Filip said in a statement.

Since March 1, 406 people have been arrested in the sting dubbed Operation Malicious Mortgage that saw 144 cases across the country. Sixty people were arrested on Wednesday alone, including in Chicago, Miami, Houston and a dozen other regions policed by the FBI.

In a separate sweep, two former Bear Stearns managers in New York were indicted and taken into custody Thursday on criminal charges related to the collapse of the subprime mortgage market. Matthew Tannin was taken into custody outside his New Jersey home and Ralph Cioffi was arrested at his New York City home, the FBI said.

An indictment unsealed in federal court charged both men with securities and wire fraud, and Cioffi with insider trading.

In a separate complaint filed Thursday, the Securities and Exchange Commission alleges that in the first five months of 2007, Tannin and Cioffi deceived their own investors, as well as the funds institutional counterparts, by fraudulently concealing from them the full extent of the funds deepening troubles.

The complaint says that in March 2007, Cioffi withdrew $2 million of his own money from a hedge fund without revealing to investors that he was substantially reducing his exposure to the toxic loans.

Reports of mortgage fraud have soared over the past year as the subprime mortgage market collapsed and defaults and foreclosures soared.

Banks reported nearly 53,000 cases of suspected mortgage fraud lnationwide ast year, up from more than 37,000 a year earlier and about 10 times the level of reports in 2001 and 2002, according to the Treasury Departments Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

The most common type of mortgage fraud was misstatement of income or assets, followed by forged documents, inflated appraisals and misrepresentation of a buyers intent to occupy a property as a primary residence.

Over the last several months, the FBI has been investigating an estimated 1,300 mortgage fraud cases including 19 involving subprime lending practices by U.S. financial institutions.

The Justice Department also is expected to ask Congress for more money to help combat mortgage fraud as part of a larger funding request to curb white collar crime and violent crime.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/19/2008 11:46:08
Message:

^Someone sent me a hilarious slide show of a mortgage broker working with his customer then his boss and the boss's boss's it was freggin funny as shrit, who ever sent that, email it to me I'll see if I can post it.

GADNA

Neber mind I found it.


http://www.businesspundit.com/the-sub-prime-primer/


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/20/2008 09:58:43
Message:




MIAMI - An uninvited passenger created a smelly situation on a plane in Miami.

American Airlines Flight 915 from Miami to Bogota, Colombia, was delayed Wednesday night after a skunk was found in the back of the cargo hold, discharging its foul odor throughout the aircraft, airline officials said.

The skunk was discovered as workers were loading the plane. When crews tried to remove the skunk, the animal released its notorious rotten smell, American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner said.

No one was injured, but the odor filtered through the cabin and passengers were taken off the plane.

'Smelled real bad'
"I'm sure it smelled real bad in there," he said.

The flight took off more than two hours late, in part because of bad weather in the area, Wagner said. The skunk was removed from the plane, but it was unclear where it was taken or how it got on the aircraft.

Airport officials could not provide additional details


Reply author: shootamc58
Replied on: 06/24/2008 05:59:43
Message:

looks like it wasn't true after all. i guess everyone just wants their 15 minutes of fame

http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/91536

"A drunk person is really just a sober person speaking their mind"


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/24/2008 06:38:29
Message:

This most assuridly fits under weird news, it's has got to be a joke.


http://www.youtube.com//watch?v=ynCsFZ3AS3E

Gun Rentals......... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm not good

He reminds me of the boss off the movie used cars

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/24/2008 11:45:36
Message:

By Brian Alexander
MSNBC contributor
updated 4:23 p.m. CT, Fri., June. 20, 2008

You may have known this all along, but now it has been demonstrated scientifically: bikinis make men stupid.

This months issue of the Journal of Consumer Research features a paper titled Bikinis Instigate Generalized Impatience in Intertemporal Choice, which is a neuroeconomists (definition in a moment) way of saying that men dont make good decisions while checking out pretty girls in bikinis.

Hence automakers penchant for placing leggy models in front of absurdly priced cars at auto shows, and the casting of three scantily clad women on that Republica Deportiva show on Univision which I find myself watching though I dont care whether Chivas defeated Rayados del Monterey.

Virgil wrote of the phenomenon 2,000 years ago when he created the epic poem The Aeneid. When Venus convinces Vulcan to make some special armor, she

threw her snow-white arms around him
As he held back, caressing him here and there,
And suddenly he caught fire the same old story,
The flame he knew by heart went running through him,
Melting him to the marrow of his bones
She knew her beautys power.

But though we might recognize this intuitively, there is some very important insight about sex and relationships, not to mention economics, to be gained from this latest research.

In the bikini experiments, Belgian researchers conducted a series of tests on 358 young men. In one test, the men looked at images of women in bikinis or lingerie and at images of landscapes. In another, some men were given T-shirts to handle and assess while others were given bras. Another batch of men was assigned to watch a commercial featuring men running over landscapes while other guys watched a video of hundreds of young women, dressed in bikinis running across hills, fields and beaches. (No word on whether they used Baywatch slo-mo).

In each test, the researchers offered the men the choice between being paid 15 euros immediately or bargaining for a larger sum that they'd be willing to wait a week or a month for. In all the tests, the men exposed to the sexy imagery or bras cited delayed reward amounts that were lower than the amounts cited by the men who saw sex-neutral imagery. For example, while a man who looked at landscapes might have demanded an extra payment of 10 euros a month later (totaling 25), the bikini-gazer might have been willing to settle for five extra (totaling 20). The sexy imagery did not work on all men all the time, but, as a group, men with sex on their brains settled for a less lucrative bargain, suggesting they were more impulsive and valued immediate gratification more than the controls.

I observed in my studies that men are more likely to pick a smaller immediate reward over a larger later reward, Bram van den Bergh, the studys lead author, tells me. Hence I do think that men might spend money on something they might otherwise not purchase. Men would become more impulsive in any domain after exposure to sexual cues.

Sexy tunnel vision
This jibes with the findings of a 2006 paper, Heat of the Moment: The Effect of Sexual Arousal on Sexual Decision Making. George Loewenstein of Carnegie Mellon University and Dan Ariely of MIT, found that sexually aroused men would do all sorts of things they might not otherwise do.

To study this effect, they asked men to masturbate while answering a series of questions on a computer. (They helpfully created a system that could be operated with one hand.) For example, 42 percent of non-aroused men thought womens shoes were erotic. But 65 percent of aroused men thought so. Nineteen percent of non-aroused men said they would agree to sex in a threesome with another man and a woman, while 34 percent of aroused men said so. Less than half, 46 percent, of non-aroused men said they would encourage a date to drink to increase the chance she would have sex with them, but 63 percent of aroused men said so.

Loewenstein, one of the founders of the field of neuroeconomics, which links the workings of our brains to economic and other human interactions, sometimes using machines like functional magnetic resonance imaging to literally watch brain regions light up, says that sex and other strong drives produce a kind of tunnel vision.

Drives are designed to motivate you to focus on specific goals; they have evolved for that purpose, to focus on the goal to the exclusion of other goals or considerations, he says.

So a man who is aroused literally narrows his view of the world. When were thinking about sex, pretty much all we can think about is sex. So a man might do things he would not otherwise do (spending an hour surfing a Jennifer Love Hewitt fan site), or may behave in a seemingly irresponsible manner (skipping the condom).

In fact, studies have shown that sexy ads dont really make men remember the product. Were so lasered in on the sexy stuff, we dont care what brand of beer it is, or how long it takes the car to go from zero to 60.

What about a Beckham effect?
None of this excuses bad boy behavior, but it may help women understand why even a choir boy is tough to dissuade once hes built up a head of steam.

Whether or not women are as blinded by sex as men remains an open question. Would a picture of David Beckham in briefs influence a woman to pass up a bigger payout? Maybe, but the studies on sexual arousal and decision-making have mostly been done on men, so the verdict is out.

In general, though, all our brains, Loewenstein believes, can be thought of as being of two minds, there is the affective system, (Dude! Who cares what it costs! Shes hot!) which answers to our basic drives, and the deliberative system (Thats your IRA contribution!). To think of this another way, picture an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other. Even in the heat of the moment, there is still that little voice that says "You know you are making a mistake" the trouble is it gets drowned out by the volume of the affective system.

We are constantly negotiating between these two systems, which is why economists are so interested; its how we make purchasing decisions. It may also explain the morning-after walk of shame, the overcharged credit card and dont worry, Ill pull out in time.

So bikinis ring our affective bells and those things make a lot of noise. Just remember this when you go to the beach, or the pool, or the lake this summer. She may look amazing in that tiny bikini, but try to listen to that little voice thats whispering SPF 30, no matter how uncool youll look slathering it on.

Youve been warned.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/24/2008 12:24:42
Message:

^nAH.

http://www.joesnyc.streetnine.com/pix/google-eye-mermaid-1.jpg









GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/24/2008 14:22:51
Message:

From MSN..

The Worst Wedding Toasts Ever
True stories of reception toasts gone awry.
By Miles Stiverson

The wedding toast is a chance for the bride's and groom's closest family members and friends to express their joy for the couple, share a funny story or two, and impart words of wisdom. Sometimes, though, nerves, alcohol, or a not-so-secret disapproval of the matrimony leads to a speech that leaves everyone aghast. Here are real wedding toasts that made guests want to cower under their chairs rather than raise their glasses.

"At a friend's wedding a few years ago, the best man made it apparent that he wasn't such a fan of the bride. The speech went something like this: '(Groom's name), man I love ya, you know I do. I hope you thought about this and that this is what you really, really, really want.' Then he said the bride's name, hit his fist against his chest twice, and pointed at her."


"A friend of mine from college got married, and his best man said in his speech: 'Finally John has found someone with low enough self-esteem to marry him.'"

"The maid of honor (the bride's sister) not only talked about herself during the whole speech, she also mentioned the possibility of an affair between herself and her sister's new husband."

"At my cousin's wedding, the best man ended his toast by saying he wanted the groom to know that he'd be there for him at his next wedding when this one didn't work out."

"The best man at a wedding I was in said during his toast, 'Congratulations to the new parents!' No one except a select few knew the bride was pregnant -- not even her parents!"

"I was a bridesmaid in a wedding where the best man gave a toast about how cheap the groom was and how they'd been friends all their lives but the wedding was the first free meal he's ever been offered by the 'cheapskate.'"

"The father of the bride stood up and said, 'I'm Jill's dad. I just want to say that I met David before Jill did because of my other daughter.' And he sat down."

"My cousin gave a horrible toast at her younger sister's wedding a few years ago. She began by saying that she never liked her sister's new husband throughout high school and that 'today he's still at the level of slightly below the scum on the bottom of a dirty waste pond.'"

"I attended a wedding where the best man commented on how the bride used to work at Hooters (which her family didn't know about) and how he was jealous of the groom for 'bagging her.'"

"During the toast the groom's dad (after many drinks) said that he was so happy for his son and his beautiful wife Sara. But his wife's name wasn't Sara, his ex-girlfriend's was."


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 06/26/2008 12:20:32
Message:

Those born with a thirst for fame as well as an unfortunate (or boring) moniker face a tougher road to the A-list. So it's no wonder that many celebs choose to drop their given name for something a bit more... catchy.

Of course, the gawking public isn't dumb. They know the odds are slim that Sting was born with such an evocative handle. Each week we see an avalanche of searches for celebrity "real names." Folks look up the obvious stage names (Larry the Cable Guy) as well as some that are a tad more subtle (John Wayne). Some of the lookups are met with disappointment. Madonna's real name is, in fact, Madonna. Same deal with Prince.

Below we list the 20 top "real name" searches from the past week. Madonna and Tiger top the list, but you'll find all sorts of actors, athletes, and musicians in the mix. Most people stick with the name they're given. Celebrities are not "most people."

1. Tiger Woods Real Name (Eldrick Woods) 11. Bow Wow Real Name (Shad Gregory Moss)
2. Madonna Real Name (Madonna Ciccone) 12. Soulja Boy Real Name (DeAndre Ramone Way)
3. Lil' Wayne Real Name (Dwayne Carter Jr.) 13. Triple H Real Name (Paul Michael Levesque)
4. Miley Cyrus Real Name (Destiny Hope Cyrus) 14. Bono Real Name (Paul Hewson)
5. Coco Crisp Real Name (Covelli Crisp) 15. Sting's Real Name (Gordon Sumner)
6. Hilary Banks Real Name (played by Karyn Parsons) 16. Jay-Z's Real Name (Shawn Carter)
7. Gene Simmons Real Name (Chaim Witz) 17. Tila Tequila Real Name (Tila Nguyen)
8. Hulk Hogan Real Name (Terry Bollea) 18. Marilyn Manson Real Name (Brian Warner)
9. Larry the Cable Guy (Daniel Lawrence Whitney) 19. John Wayne Real Name (Marion Morrison)
10. Ray Stevens Real Name (Harold Ray Ragsdale) 20. Prince's Real Name (Prince Rogers Nelson)


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 06/30/2008 14:28:55
Message:

Bella Vista incidents , Arkansas News.

Among incidents reported to the Bella Vista Police Department according to records, were the following:

At 9:12 a.m. Thursday, a black Lab on Hinckley Circle was taken to the Bella Vista Animal Shelter.

At 1:35 p.m. Thursday, a caller on Billingsley Drive reported a verbal disturbance between a father and a daughter.

At 1:41 p.m. Thursday, a woman stopped at the Police Department to report abuse.

At 2:07 p.m. Thursday, a woman stopped at the Police Department and reported she wanted to talk to a police officer about finding drugs in her son's bedroom.

At 2:52 p.m. Thursday, a woman stopped at the Police Department to report harassment.

At 6:10 p.m. Thursday, a woman reported a raccoon near Forfar Drive and Kincardine was not acting right and had tried to fight a truck. Arkansas Raccoons acting up again, his mom and dad being brother and sister probably didn't help matters

At 10:31 p.m. Thursday, a two-vehicle accident was reported at Arkansas Highway 340 and Cooper Road. One of the drivers was taken to Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville.



GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/03/2008 12:12:59
Message:

Your daily dose of WTF.


http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/missouristatenews/story/83FA768355F7F6468625747B004DCEEF?OpenDocument

Man robbed at gun point gets hugged afterwards.




I guess it was one of those, "Thanks Dog, we really needed it moments" "shruag"whaaaa

GADNA


Reply author: dlfin
Replied on: 07/03/2008 15:31:42
Message:

Doctors:


(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is
700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians
per year are
120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician
is
0.171.
Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of
Health Human Services.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Now think about this:
Guns:

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S.
is
80,000,000.
(Yes, that's 80 million..)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths
per year, all age groups,
is
1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths
per gun owner
is
.000188.
Statistics courtesy of FBI
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>



So, statistically, doctors are approximately
9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN,
BUT
ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/03/2008 15:42:58
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by dlfin

Doctors:


(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is
700,000.
(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians
per year are
120,000.
(C) Accidental deaths per physician
is
0.171.
Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of
Health Human Services.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Now think about this:
Guns:

(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S.
is
80,000,000.
(Yes, that's 80 million..)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
(B) The number of accidental gun deaths
per year, all age groups,
is
1,500.
(C) The number of accidental deaths
per gun owner
is
.000188.
Statistics courtesy of FBI
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>



So, statistically, doctors are approximately
9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN,
BUT
ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.


Well hell, my dad's fu****, he collects guns and is a doctor And to top that off his best friend owns 6 gun shops and the other owns 3 liquor stores O cripy, I need to go visit again

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 07/07/2008 12:58:38
Message:

Good Gawd is he going to pay through the nose..But I gotta ask...Why Madonna???Thats gotta be like 20 miles of bad road right there..


MIAMI (AP) - Alex Rodriguez's wife filed for divorce Monday, calling her husband an adulterer who "emotionally abandoned his wife and children."

"The marriage of the parties is irretrievably broken because of the husband's extramarital affairs and other marital misconduct," according to Cynthia Rodriguez's petition for dissolution of marriage, filed in the family division of Miami-Dade County Circuit Court.

The New York Yankees third baseman, who earned his 12th All-Star selection Sunday, has refused to comment on his relationship with Madonna, who denied any romantic involvement with the slugger in a statement posted Sunday on people.com.

"The petitioner has exhausted every effort to salvage the marriage of the parties," Cynthia Rodriguez said in the filing. "However, Alex has emotionally abandoned his wife and children and has left her with no choice but to divorce him."

Rodriguez's attorney in Miami, Ira M. Elegant, said he had not reviewed the divorce petition but added: "As you know, anyone can pay the filing fee and make allegations."

Elegant also represents NBA star Shaquille O'Neal in his ongoing divorce from his wife, Shaunie.

A telephone message left for a Rodriguez spokesman Monday was not immediately returned.


The couple, who married in November 2002, have a $12 million, six-bedroom house in the upscale Miami suburb of Coral Gables. A company run by a corporation controlled by Rodriguez bought an apartment at Trump Park Avenue in Manhattan for $7.4 million in July 2005.

Cynthia Rodriguez has asked for primary custody of their two children, as well as child support and alimony.

Their two daughters are Natasha Alexander, 3, and 2-month-old Ella Alexander.

The filing comes just days after the third baseman was linked to Madonna in various media outlets. Cynthia Rodriguez later visited the Paris home of rocker Lenny Kravitz, who said she came to France to escape the media frenzy in New York and denied anything improper.

Cynthia Rodriguez's lawyer, Maurice Kutner, declined to elaborate on the filing, which does not mention Madonna or any other alleged paramours by name.

"Cynthia has made it very clear to me that she wants to take the high road and protect her children and herself. There's no vindictiveness here," Kutner said. "She wants to resolve the issues between Alex and herself in an amicable fashion."

The couple has had prenuptial agreement in place since Oct. 3, 2002, according to the divorce papers.

The divorce petition was filed the day after Rodriguez hit his 536th homer, tying Yankees Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle for 13th place.

Rodriguez is in the first season of a $275 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees, a deal that allows him to earn up to $305 million. He made $185.45 million from 2001-7 from his contract with the Texas Rangers and Yankees.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 07/07/2008 14:36:19
Message:

Gee...With the correct animal on hand, Gadna could have a 3-way..



http://www.theonion.com/content/video/genetic_scientists_develop_sheep


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/08/2008 07:17:26
Message:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4d3_1215127092


Guy fakes a heart attack in court.

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/09/2008 15:16:07
Message:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2274995/Cow-farts-collected-in-plastic-tank-for-global-warming-study.html



what in the sam he**

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/11/2008 07:04:43
Message:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080710/od_nm/fireman_dc

Drunk infiltrates team of firefighters Thu Jul 10, 3:41 PM ET



BERLIN (Reuters) - Firefighters called to a blaze at an apartment building in a southern German town were astonished to discover a fully equipped extremely drunk imposter in their ranks, police said on Thursday.



On hearing the alarm, the 38-year-old man had rushed to the fire station, was helped into protective clothing and helmet by unsuspecting firefighters and boarded the fire engine, a spokesman for Suedhessen police said.

After arriving at the apartments, firefighters quickly realized the man was an imposter and called the police, he added.

"When fire breaks out, it's all hands on deck!" the man told officers when questioned about his motives. He was released without charge after sobering up overnight in a police cell.

While the story is could have turned out bad, the statement he made is hilarious.

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/15/2008 09:09:27
Message:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2z13c_korean-baseball-fight_sport


For you daily does of WTF

GADNA


Reply author: paperbuyer
Replied on: 07/15/2008 09:17:31
Message:

LMAO!

Carl

Every day above ground is a good day!....for beer


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/15/2008 09:21:50
Message:

Huh?????

For the first time in my life, I kinda wish I spoke Korean so I could understand the announcers. That's funny right there, I don't care who you are!

**************************

Happiness isn't necessarily about what you have. It's about who you're with.





Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 07/18/2008 14:16:45
Message:

OK, now imagine sitting in a deer stand and this thing comes crusing by.


http://www.bostondynamics.com/content/sec.php?section=BigDog


Reply author: swiftus27
Replied on: 07/18/2008 14:27:03
Message:

I'd put a .50 cal in the side just for fun.


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/18/2008 14:28:20
Message:

LOL.....If I was sitting in a deer stand, and that's a mighty big if, I'd shoot the damn thing to shut it up!

Hope they aren't planning on using that thing for sneak attack missions.....

**************************

Happiness isn't necessarily about what you have. It's about who you're with.





Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 07/21/2008 15:06:28
Message:

Oh gawd!!!The agony!!!


Men sentenced for setting friend's crotch ablaze
The victim suffered second-degree burns on his testicles

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Two practical jokers are behind bars for setting their passed-out drinking buddy's crotch ablaze while boozing in Grover Beach. Matthew Craig Pillers and Jack Brent Nicholas Keiffer pleaded no contest to a felony great bodily injury charge.

Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Pillers, a parolee, was sentenced to two years in prison and the 19-year-old Keiffer got 45 days in San Luis Obispo County jail.

Elliot Tuleja was passed out when the men poured cologne on the man's groin and set him on fire on Jan. 18. Tuleja had second-degree burns on his testicles.


Reply author: AJFIN
Replied on: 07/21/2008 15:47:57
Message:

^^My roommate in college used to get a lighter by his crutch and fart and make like a flame thrower. This one time his gasses were so inflammable that set his corduroys on fire, luckily did not get injured though! lol

AJ


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 07/21/2008 16:12:03
Message:

That story reminds me of this vid clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yH9iZl-JuE


Booze and flames..Nice..


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/21/2008 17:10:17
Message:

Yet another reason to NOT carry a cell phone:

http://www.koreus.com/video/telephone-portable-mais-popcorn.html


go ahead...tell me that doesnt HAVE to be worse than smoking.

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: swiftus27
Replied on: 07/21/2008 18:08:48
Message:

^^^ snopes says this is fake.


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/21/2008 19:39:46
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by swiftus27

^^^ snopes says this is fake.



Aw shrit. Hell just froze over.......


Get him Swiftus........

**************************

Happiness isn't necessarily about what you have. It's about who you're with.





Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 07/22/2008 15:24:59
Message:

go ahead swiftus...disbelieve the carefully edited phoney vids. Whenb your brain cells start popping like Orville Redenbachers Gourmet Popping Corn......dont try calling me. I wont have a cell. lol

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/23/2008 07:44:53
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by JimD

go ahead swiftus...disbelieve the carefully edited phoney vids. Whenb your brain cells start popping like Orville Redenbachers Gourmet Popping Corn......dont try calling me. I wont have a cell. lol

"
Roflmao

Check this out, I've had this bag of Orville Redenbachers sitting next to my wireless card for the last 20 minutes while I've been jacking around on the net, and not one Kernels popped damnit I'm hungry too


http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/gadna50/1216823824.jpg


GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/25/2008 12:20:14
Message:

http://www.11alive.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=118980&provider=top


Whoops changed my mind.............. Thaaaaats gonna cost ya........



why buy the cow when ya get the............ mrr mrr mrr.........

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 07/26/2008 11:03:10
Message:


MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee man was accused of shooting his lawn mower because it wouldn't start.

Keith Walendowski, 56, was charged with felony possession of a short-barreled shotgun or rifle and misdemeanor disorderly conduct while armed.

According to the criminal complaint, Walendowski said he was angry because his Lawn Boy wouldn't start Wednesday morning.

He told police quote, "I can do that, it's my lawn mower and my yard so I can shoot it if I want."

A woman who lives at Walendowski's house reported the incident. She said he was intoxicated.

Walendowski could face up to an $11,000 fine and six years and three months in prison if convicted.

A call to Walendowski's home went unanswered Friday morning



Check out his mug..

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25854715/?GT1=43001


Reply author: miles
Replied on: 07/26/2008 11:07:43
Message:

"Walendowski could face up to an $11,000 fine and six years and three months in prison if convicted."

And yet, if Chris Hanson from Dateline NBC catches you attempting to molest a 13 yr old child, you serve 45 days and get 1 year of probation.

WTF is wrong with this country?

**************************

Happiness isn't necessarily about what you have. It's about who you're with.





Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/26/2008 11:33:49
Message:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,390161,00.html

Former NASA astronaut and moon-walker Dr. Edgar Mitchell a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission claims aliens exist.

He says extraterrestrials have visited Earth on several occasions but the alien contact has been repeatedly covered up by governments for six decades.

Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview in Birmingham, England, that sources in the federal government who had had contact with aliens described the beings as "little people who look strange to us."

He said supposedly real-life ET's were similar to the traditional image of a "small gray" short, slight frame, large eyes and large head.

Mitchell also claimed human technology is "not nearly as sophisticated" as the aliens' and "had they been hostile," he warned "we would be been gone by now."


Thats it, I'm an alien HA

GADNA


Reply author: n/a
Replied on: 07/28/2008 16:23:35
Message:

[quote]Originally posted by gadna50

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,390161,00.html

Former NASA astronaut and moon-walker Dr. Edgar Mitchell a veteran of the Apollo 14 mission claims aliens exist.

He says extraterrestrials have visited Earth on several occasions but the alien contact has been repeatedly covered up by governments for six decades.

Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview in Birmingham, England, that sources in the federal government who had had contact with aliens described the beings as "little people who look strange to us."

He said supposedly real-life ET's were similar to the traditional image of a "small gray" short, slight frame, large eyes and large head.

Mitchell also claimed human technology is "not nearly as sophisticated" as the aliens' and "had they been hostile," he warned "we would be been gone by now."


Thats it, I'm an alien HA

GADNA




Phone home Phone home Phone home



Allen


Reply author: jdeeesky
Replied on: 07/29/2008 05:34:17
Message:

To Gadna---after reading a lot of your posts---it is truly understandable you are another life form...:) Couldn't resist.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 07/29/2008 06:08:41
Message:

^lol, You should go back at the start of the Alcohal and related thread and read the whole thing.



O Hell who am I kidding, read any thread I've posted on

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/07/2008 08:34:59
Message:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0806082hammer1.html


For your WTF story of the day and your omg I can not belevaaaa I just read that police report I knew what was coming....... arrrrgggggg


Where did the word scramble thread take off to




GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/08/2008 14:57:03
Message:

This is from fark concerning the Russian war thing. Fark headline.

Russian troops outside of Savannah, Ap Confirms.
No really check the map. Lower left of the article.

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hpNRP9ysixHH3P9izLJRjYT1ATkA






GADNA


Reply author: swiftus27
Replied on: 08/08/2008 15:09:26
Message:

my god, the whole "berlin wall falling" and "fall of communism" was justone big ruse. The invasion has begun!!!!

EVERYONE RUSH TO BLOCKBUSTER AND RENT "RED DAWN" RIGHT AWAY!!! We need to quickly learn how to defend ourselves.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/08/2008 15:16:59
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by swiftus27

my god, the whole "berlin wall falling" and "fall of communism" was justone big ruse. The invasion has begun!!!!

EVERYONE RUSH TO BLOCKBUSTER AND RENT "RED DAWN" RIGHT AWAY!!! We need to quickly learn how to defend ourselves.

I WONDER HOW LNOG IT WILL TAKE THEM TO GET TO TEXAS

O CRAP I JUST HEARD A PEW PEW PEW..... Wow they have laser's cool

GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/14/2008 09:01:03
Message:



FARK HEAD LINE. Japanese local government mistakently broadcasts alert warning of imminent missile attack to 20 government buildings. "New pants required" alert was broadcast shortly after


http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/08/14/japan.mistake.ap/?iref=mpstoryview


Missile message mistakenly played in Japan


GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/14/2008 12:48:41
Message:



It's not as serious as, say, starting quarterback Mark Sanchez's dislocated kneecap, but the USC Trojans are suffering a new rash of injuries.

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, as much as 25% of the team has been affected by a run of tinea cruris, known more colloquially as "jock itch."

Head coach Pete Carroll told the Times he'd never seen anything like the current outbreak and pointed a finger at new compression shorts the team has been wearing underneath their football pants.

"We've had to adjust to some new equipment that we're wearing that didn't work out right," Carroll said. "It's funny how that happened."

You'll forgive tailback Joe McKnight and wide receiver Travon Patterson if they aren't laughing. Both were unable to practice Wednesday because of the severity of the irritation.

"It burns," Patterson said.

"Sometimes they can't walk," said tailback Stafon Johnson. "I don't know what it is, but I'm staying away from it."


Reply author: swiftus27
Replied on: 08/14/2008 12:56:11
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quote:
Originally posted by gadna50

quote:
Originally posted by swiftus27

my god, the whole "berlin wall falling" and "fall of communism" was justone big ruse. The invasion has begun!!!!

EVERYONE RUSH TO BLOCKBUSTER AND RENT "RED DAWN" RIGHT AWAY!!! We need to quickly learn how to defend ourselves.

I WONDER HOW LNOG IT WILL TAKE THEM TO GET TO TEXAS

O CRAP I JUST HEARD A PEW PEW PEW..... Wow they have laser's cool

GADNA

I can't believe you are now using my OMGLAZERGUNSPEWPEWPEW line.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/15/2008 10:59:18
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Could this be the end of the Jack Link's beef jerky ad campaign??

By JESSE McKINLEY
Published: August 14, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO In the hairy and hoax-filled history of Bigfoot, those who believe in the mythical beast have offered up all manner of evidence, from grainy photos to hoarse recordings to tracks of those aforementioned feet.

But on Friday at a hotel in Palo Alto, Calif., a pair of Bigfoot hunters say they will present what they contend is the most definitive proof yet of an animal that science says does not exist: DNA evidence and photographs of a dead specimen they say they found in a remote swath of woods in northern Georgia.

It was very frightening at first, said Rick Dyer, 31, a former corrections officer who coincidentally runs a business that offers Bigfoot tours. And it got even more frightening when you saw the others.

Indeed, Mr. Dyer said he and his partner, Matthew Whitton, saw three more of the beasts nearby as they dragged the body of said creature out of the woods. Moreover, Mr. Dyer says he has video clips and photographs to prove it.

One photograph provided to the news media showed what resembled a gorilla or maybe an old sheepskin rug lying twisted in a freezer, with a dollop of intestines protruding from its belly.

Theres a lot of comment being made that it looks fake, or it looks like a suit, Mr. Dyer said. But these people wasnt there when I was sweating, pulling this thing through the woods.

Tom Biscardi, a longtime Bigfoot booster from the Bay Area, who traveled to Georgia to see the animal, said he was 150 percent sure that the carcass was a Bigfoot, an American Indian legend whose modern fame dates to an elaborate footprint hoax perpetrated at a Northern California logging camp in 1958.

This is Eureka! man, said Mr. Biscardi, whose operations include a Bigfoot Web site, a Bigfoot merchandise line and a Bigfoot Internet radio show. I touched it.

Both Mr. Biscardi and Mr. Dyer said they expected skeptics to discount the find, which is being kept in a freezer in an undisclosed location outside Atlanta. But they promised even more proof, including video, a DNA test and, of course, a mission to capture one of the big guys.

Im not asking anyone to believe us, Mr. Dyer said. Im just asking them to sit and watch, because youre going to eat your words.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/16/2008 13:28:25
Message:

http://www.nvdaily.com/news/294870582527147.bsp


Sheepers summer olympics.


A sheep, a ball and a woman, pic included.

OMG my dreams have been answered.

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 08/16/2008 13:35:08
Message:

^ Funny shrit there dude!!


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/19/2008 12:39:03
Message:

p://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26273923/?GT1=43001



Cow say's MOOOOOOO get off my property Bear, Bear say's I'm fat help me over this fence, Cow stands her ground.


pic included of bear cow.

MOOO




GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 08/19/2008 14:16:14
Message:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26290833/?gt1=43001

Family fulfills mans wish after he passes away. Hey wait is that a dead man standing in the corner.



GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 09/06/2008 09:04:36
Message:

Driven insane by sheep

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,417882,00.html

Texas Store Robbed of condoms by Bat-Wielding Man in Wheelchair

GADNA


Reply author: iknslu
Replied on: 09/08/2008 14:40:59
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Green polar bears are drawing questions from puzzled visitors at a Japanese zoo. Three normally white polar bears at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in central Japan changed their color in July after swimming in a pond with an overgrowth of algae.


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The sight of green polar bears has prompted many questions from visitors concerned about whether the animals are sick or carrying mold, zoo official Masami Kurobe said Sunday.

"Visitors seem to be shocked by the color, and we are asked every day why they are so green," he said.

High temperatures in July and August and less-frequent water changes because of the zoo's conservation efforts caused an algae growth in the bear pond and safety moat, Kurobe said.

Algae that enters hollow spaces in the bears' fur is hard to rinse off, he said.

The bears are expected to return to their natural color when the algae growth subsides in November, Kurobe said.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/07/2008 10:26:12
Message:

Fark tag.


http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/bell/20080930-9999-1m30bell.html

Man injured by mullet

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 10/17/2008 06:31:19
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updated 5:16 p.m. CT, Thurs., Oct. 16, 2008
CLEARFIELD, Pa. - It took Brad Sciullo 4 hours and 39 minutes to finish a marathon. A meat marathon, that is.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pound western Pennsylvania chef is the first person to eat a monstrosity called the Beer Barrel Belly Bruiser: a 15-pound burger with toppings and a bun that brought the total weight to 20.2 pounds. The mountain of beef is the product of Dennys Beer Barrel Pub, about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in Clearfield.

Sciullo, 21, of Uniontown, said he was surprised he finished the sandwich Monday. About three hours into it, things got tough, he said.

When asked what possessed him to eat a burger that big, Sciullo said: I wanted to see if I could.

The burger included a bun, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, onions, mild banana peppers and a cup each of mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and relish, pub owner Dennis Liegey said.

For completing the challenge in the under-five-hour time limit, Sciullo won $400, three T-shirts, a certificate and a burger hangover, as I call it, Liegey said.

Good gawd, look at this thing..

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27228081/?GT1=43001


Reply author: fnioldster
Replied on: 10/17/2008 07:10:57
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How in the h*ll did he get his mouth around that thing!lol Well that could go to that alka selzer add...I cant believe I ate the whole thing.


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 10/17/2008 09:26:43
Message:

damn...was about to post this and say...Josh?????



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: Busman
Replied on: 10/17/2008 09:30:49
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by JimD

damn...was about to post this and say...Josh?????



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)





It wouldn't be the first time Josh had 20lbs of meat in his mouth. (band camp)

"Train Hard, Fight Easy"


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/17/2008 09:33:05
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by JimD

damn...was about to post this and say...Josh?????



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)

I did it for the T shirts



GADNA


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 10/17/2008 09:34:42
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Busman

quote:
Originally posted by JimD

damn...was about to post this and say...Josh?????



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)





It wouldn't be the first time Josh had 20lbs of meat in his mouth. (band camp)

"Train Hard, Fight Easy"


you see, well uh, er. It was freggin dare man



GADNA


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 10/17/2008 09:35:16
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by Busman

quote:
Originally posted by JimD

damn...was about to post this and say...Josh?????



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)





It wouldn't be the first time Josh had 20lbs of meat in his mouth. (band camp)

"Train Hard, Fight Easy"




You must be referring to Bathsheba Butt, of the Butt Sisters fame.



"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: JimD
Replied on: 11/07/2008 09:31:39
Message:

http://msn.foxsports.com/golf/story/8765740/Aces-wild:-Golfer-reportedly-cards-five-in-one-week?MSNHPHCP>1=39002


holy cripes....FIVE holes-in-one, in a single week

"whether you think you can, or think you can't...you're right."

80% of all Harleys ever sold, are still on the road. (The other 20% managed to limp back home.) The definition of a Goldwing: Barco-lounger on wheels. :)


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/08/2008 08:45:00
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LAWTON, Okla. - A 28-year-old man who attempted to pay for his bar tab with gum wrappers was arrested after a scuffle with a police officer on Tuesday night, authorities said.

A bartender told police the man was playing pool with an open bottle of beer and spilled some of it on the table. She said he first tried to pay his $32 tab with a credit card, which was declined.

When police arrived and ordered the man to pay his tab, they reported that he began counting out gum wrappers as if they were cash.

The man was detained on a complaint of disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer.


Something tells me that Josh has been tossed out of a bar or 2 for the same reason..


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/17/2008 16:37:17
Message:

http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1786497

meh


Read the first post. she then post's again saying she thinks her husbands I phone only send attachment that are

GADNA


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/26/2008 10:53:03
Message:


Police: Couple had sex in Metrodome restroom during Gophers game
By John Brewer

Updated: 11/25/2008 06:27:27 PM CST

A couple of University of Iowa fans took a break from Saturday's game at the Metrodome against the University of Minnesota to have some illicit sex in a Dome restroom, police said.

The duo a 38-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man from Carroll and Linden, Iowa, respectively turned a handicapped toilet stall into their lovenest about 8:30 p.m., late in the Hawkeyes 55-0 trouncing of the Gophers.

A crowd of intoxicated fans gathered in the restroom to laugh and cheer the off-the-field action, until an Avalon Security guard tipped off University of Minnesota police to the ruckus.

Officers had to interrupt the intimate moment in order to cite the man and the woman with indecent conduct, a misdemeanor.

University of Minnesota Police Chief Greg Hestness said similar citations at the Metrodome or on campus usually involve public urination.

He said it was the first time in his six years at the U that his force has interrupted a sex act during a Gophers game.

Hestness assumed the woman was embarrassed about being caught: She initially gave a false name to officers and had to be identified by her husband before she was released.

The man was attending the game with his girlfriend, according to police.

"It's a long ride back to Iowa," said Hestness.





Reply author: n/a
Replied on: 11/28/2008 07:11:12
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by STREETS

Hestness assumed the woman was embarrassed about being caught: She initially gave a false name to officers and had to be identified by her husband before she was released.

The man was attending the game with his girlfriend, according to police.

"It's a long ride back to Iowa," said Hestness.



i don't care WHAT anyone says... THAT'S AWESOME ! lmaooooooOooooOoooOo

I've decided I'm allergic to cash deals and billing out wholesale units.


Reply author: STREETS
Replied on: 11/29/2008 09:30:19
Message:

This one should go into the category of stupid news, but I didn't want to start another thread..

Plaxico Burress' controversial year has just taken a turn for the worse.

The New York Giants wide receiver accidentally shot himself in the leg on Friday night, FOXSports.com has learned, not long after being ruled out of Sunday's game against the Redskins with a hamstring injury.

He spent the night in the hospital and the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The team is still trying to gather further information on the incident.

This has been a troubled year for Burress, who opened the season with a lengthy contract dispute. He was also suspended one game in October for violating team rules, benched during another game and hit with a series of fines.

The Giants are atop the NFC standings with a 10-1 record and are vying for their seventh straight win Sunday when they face Washington.

Burress initially pulled his injured hamstring in the Giants' win over Baltimore on Nov. 16. He then aggravated the injury in the opening series last Sunday against Arizona, and then sat out the rest of that game.

Domenik Hixon, who is dealing with an ankle injury, will start in Burress' place.


What a dumbass!!Hope nobody had him in their fantasy league..


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 11/29/2008 09:39:17
Message:

^He was pist off at his leg so he shot it

GADNA


Reply author: JRWilson
Replied on: 12/03/2008 07:35:49
Message:

Drunk Man Has 9 Year Old Take Him on a Beer Run

CAPE CORAL, Fla. Authorities in southwest Florida say an intoxicated man had his 9-year-old son take him on a beer run.

Cape Coral police arrested 27-year-old Joshua James Fagan last week, after seeing a pickup truck drive onto a median. When officers stopped the truck, Fagan told them he was teaching his son to drive.

Officers say the father's speech was slurred, his breath smelled of alcohol and he unable to stand without swaying. Police say an open case of Budweiser beer was in the backseat.

Fagan was charged with cruelty toward a child and allowing an unlicensed minor to drive. He was released from jail on $2,000 bond. Fagan did not return a phone call seeking comment.


Reply author: gadna50
Replied on: 12/03/2008 07:46:26
Message:

Hey, at least he didn't get a DWI that would have cost much more

GADNA


Reply author: fnioldster
Replied on: 12/03/2008 12:02:42
Message:

ok more duh news:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Economic activity has weakened across the United States since early October, while price pressures have eased with declines in retail and energy prices, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday.

The Fed's Beige Book summary portrayed declining conditions in most areas of the economy.

Labor markets weakened as firms in many districts reported accelerating layoffs. Wage pressures were largely subdued, the Fed said.

Consumer spending slumped, with retail sales decreasing and vehicle sales falling off sharply in most regions of the country.

The report was based on data collected before November 24.

Earlier this week, a panel of experts formally declared the U.S. economy in recession since December 2007. The Fed is expected to its lower benchmark interest rate target by a half-percentage point to 0.5 percent at its next scheduled policy meeting December 15-16.

Some analysts expect the Fed could bring rates down to zero by its following meeting at the end of January as it seeks reverse the economic contraction linked to the collapse of housing markets and a jump in home loan defaults.

Adding to the gloomy picture, the Beige Book described weak housing markets characterized by reduced selling prices in many regions. Sales were down in most districts, the Fed said.

Credit conditions remained tight and business and consumer lending activity slowed in most districts, the U.S. central bank said.

Manufacturing activity had declined "noticeably" since the last Beige Book in October, the Fed said.

"All twelve districts reported weaker manufacturing conditions, to varying extents," the Fed said.


Reply author: motovista
Replied on: 12/03/2008 12:45:37
Message:

You don't want to know what they do to the customer's food.
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/12/01/20081201cr-cheesecake1128copy-CP.html
Workers tell of abuse at Cheesecake Factory
by Luci Scott - Dec. 1, 2008 08:56 AM
The Arizona Republic
Bryce Fitzpatrick was working at the Cheesecake Factory at Chandler Fashion Center when he was promoted from server to food expeditor, a step toward management.

One day, while he was inside the produce walk-in to hunt down watercress, the door suddenly swung open.

"About 10-plus cooks and dishwashers shut the lights out," Fitzpatrick recalls. "A guy grabbed me from behind and made me put my butt on top of his genitals."
One cook grabbed Fitzpatrick's right leg and held it up in the air. Another held his left leg. Two other men grabbed Fitzpatrick's arms.

"A cook would stand in the middle and rub his genitals into my genitals," Fitzpatrick said.

During his tenure at the restaurant, he suffered the attacks more than 20 times, he said. In interviews with The Arizona Republic, two other former employees of the restaurant chain described being similarly grabbed and held down by co-workers while men simulated sex with them.

A fourth worker, a manager, told The Republic of seeing firsthand one of the attacks and threatening to fire the offending workers.

Now lawyers are involved.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit in July against the Cheesecake Factory alleging sexual harassment, a violation of federal law.

After Cheesecake Factory answers the lawsuit in court, depositions will begin. A trial could be two to three years away, said Katherine Kruse, an EEOC attorney. Much civil litigation settles before it goes to trial, she noted.

In a statement, the Cheesecake Factory said it is inappropriate to discuss matters in litigation and, to preserve workers' privacy, the company does not discuss individual employees.

"However, we take all employee harassment claims seriously," the company said.

It said employees with concerns or complaints have several options, including calling an anonymous hotline. Fitzpatrick said he was not aware of the hotline.

The former workers say they felt humiliated and intimidated by the "assaults;" one of them, Michael Wilson, equated the experience to "dry raping."

"Bryce (Fitzpatrick) referred to it as simulating rape. I refer to it as sexual assault," said Phoenix lawyer Jonathan Dessaules, whom Fitzpatrick sought out after an October 2006 incident.

Fitzpatrick also filed a report with Chandler police in fall 2006, but no charges were pursued in part because, the detective in the case noted, the allegations could not be corroborated to "rise to the level of a criminal sexual offense."

Employees whom police interviewed described the incidents as "dogpile, initiation, joke, kitchen games, hazing, manhandling, horseplay and normal joking activity among Hispanic cooks."

Hazing of a sexual nature is not uncommon. Dr. Susan Lipkins, a psychologist from Long Island, N.Y., and an expert in conflict and violence, describes "sexualized hazing," including sodomy, as a national phenomenon. But it's more commonly found among high school and college athletics or in fraternal organizations such as the military or law enforcement.

In one of the more recent hazing scandals, a Black firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department sued the city for discrimination and described a dinner at the firehouse in which dog food was mixed into his meal. The brouhaha led to the resignation of the fire chief in late 2006.

(A local radio station later revealed that the firefighter had participated in hazing pranks himself.)

Fitzpatrick, 23, said the practice of sexually charged hazing at the Cheesecake Factory in Chandler was widespread and that supervisors knew about the group assaults but did nothing to stop them. One manager walked in on one of the incidents but just laughed and walked out, Fitzpatrick alleges.

When he asked the manager why he did nothing, the manager reportedly replied he didn't want to become a victim himself, Fitzpatrick said.

The fear was not exaggerated, several of the four former workers say.

Wilson, 33, who worked his way up from a server at Cheesecake Factory to become the front-of-the-house manager, recalls being asked by one of the cooks to go into the walk-in cooler for some herbs.

"All of a sudden the light turned out and it startled me," Wilson said. "I turned around, and altogether there were seven or eight men."

Wilson said several men held him down, and others began pressing and rubbing their genitals against his. They were screaming obscenities in Spanish that Wilson said he couldn't understand, and they were whispering things in his ears.

"They would take turns dry raping me. I was on my back being held down," he said. "Once they were all finished taking turns on me, they threw a bunch of lettuce on me, and a bunch of herbs."

Wilson said he was scared, intimidated, humiliated and traumatized. He felt violated. He quit his job in July 2007.

Tim McIntosh, who was the executive kitchen manager at Chandler's Cheesecake Factory, blew the whistle to top management after he caught some of the workers in the act of holding down and "dry humping" Fitzpatrick.

"I said, 'You guys need to stop this, and if I ever catch you doing this, you guys will be terminated on the spot,' " McIntosh said.

When another restaurant manager alerted McIntosh later on that another hazing incident against Fitzpatrick had occurred, McIntosh said he had had enough.

"I said, 'Those guys are gone.' "

He said he called the district manager of kitchen operations, who arrived and sent the employees home.

Yet, "On Monday, (the district manager) brought them in one by one and talked to them," McIntosh said. "Why did he have to bring them back in? Bottom line, they did it."

Fitzpatrick said he got fed up and contacted Dessaules after an incident on Oct. 1, 2006, when a group of dishwashers, cooks and food preparers allegedly pinned him in a reclining chair, stuck their fingers in his mouth while calling him sexually derogatory names and left scratch marks across his neck - all of which, he said, was witnessed by the eate