Friday, July 31, 2009


Fun For The Whole Family! SOMALI CRUISES

What are we saying?

I saw a small article in the local paper.

Drug Testing

Drug testing for students in an extracurricular school activity will be at 9 a.m.-noon and 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 4-5 at the high school.

We see it every year, we're use to it, we don't think about it.

So what are we saying, every year, to students who don't pass the drug test?

"We know that you would like to find some interests other than drugs, but since your urine showed traces of past drug use, you will not be allowed to do so."

"Tommy, we know that you'd like to make some new friends, get involved in sports and maybe make something of your life but your urine shows signs of past drug use, so like, no way dude!"

Speaking of drug testing.
Isn't it great the way kids look up to professional athletes?
If it weren't for drug testing, kids could just look up to them and that would be it, a good thing.
But thanks to drug testing, kids look up to professional athletes then find out that they are taking drugs, then the kids want to take those drugs.

I must be crazy to expect sanity from an insane world.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ned's Charging

I glanced at the caller I.D., "I wonder who keeps calling from Ned's Charging?" "Thay've been callin' every day for a week." "They'd better stop, I'm fixin to get pissed off at em!"

UPON FURTHER EXAMINATION, Tex realized that the phone didn't say "Ned's Charging" it said "Needs Charging"

Friday, July 10, 2009

Aurora Oklahoma

Credit & Copyright: Dave Ewoldt (Okarche, Oklahoma)

Explanation: Nestled in the central US, the state of Oklahoma is noted for its gorgeous prairie skies and wide-open spaces, but not for frequent visitations of the northern lights. Still, following the intense solar activity late last month, aurora did come sweeping down the Oklahoma plains and skywatcher Dave Ewoldt managed to catch up with this photogenic apparition 40 miles northwest of Oklahoma City at about 3am CST on October 29, 2003. Anticipating aurora sightings, Ewoldt had spent the evening photographing nighttime views of small towns in the area while keeping an eye toward the north. He reports, "I was just about ready to call it a night when the show started. When it did, it was like someone turned on a lightswitch. I wish it would have lasted longer... [it] seemed like it was completely done in about 25 minutes." Watery reflections of the colourful show highlight the foreground in the stunning image while stars of the Big Dipper and the northern sky shine behind the dazzling Oklahoma auroral display.

California Tax and Regulate

Backassward Award

The winner of the July 2009 Backassward award goes to Hawaii’s Republican Governor Linda Lingle. On Monday, Governor Lingle vetoed Senate Bill 1058, which called on the legislature to merely study “issues relating to medical cannabis patients and current medical cannabis laws.”
The true motive behind prohibitionist Gov Lingle’s action is to silence any sort of public or political debate surrounding America’s failed marijuana policies.

Today in California television ads were slated to begin running in support of Assembly Bill 390, the Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act — which seeks to legalize, tax, and regulate the retail sale of cannabis to adults in California. I say “were” because many major television outlets have refused — without comment — to air the television spots. Keep in mind, this network blackout is taking place in a state that has already established a regulated market for the distribution of medical cannabis, and whose voters solidly support legalizing the personal consumption of pot by adults.

Prohibitionists will use any means necessary to stifle honest, open debate because they know that they have no legitimate basis to defend marijuana prohibition. Their ardent refusal to even discuss the issue — and their strong arm tactics to intimidate others from discussing it as well — confirm this fact.

Nevertheless, despite their underhanded stalling tactics, the ‘national debate’ that the prohibitionists have so long feared has already taken place. Granted it did not take place in public forum; rather, and more significantly, it took place in the hearts and minds of the American voter. And we won — hands down. We know it and our opponents know it.

And so does Gov. Linda Lingle.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Bible Belt

Bible Belt is an informal term for an area of the United States in which socially conservative evangelical Protestantism is a dominant part of the culture and Christian church attendance across the denominations is extremely high.

Bible Belt Leads U.S. In Divorces

Aside from the quickie-divorce Mecca of Nevada, no region of the United States has a higher divorce rate than the Bible Belt. Nearly half of all marriages break up, but the divorce rates in these southern states are roughly 50 percent above the national average.

According to federal figures:

* Nationally, there were about 4.2 divorces for every thousand people in 1998.
* The rate was 8.5 per thousand in Nevada, 6.4 in Tennessee, 6.1 in Arkansas, 6.0 in Alabama and Oklahoma.
* Of southeastern states, only South Carolina's rate of 3.8 was below the national average.
* By contrast, the divorce rate is less than 3.0 in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.

Why so many divorces in the Bible Belt?

Experts cite low household incomes (Oklahoma ranks 46th and Arkansas 47th), and a tendency for couples to marry at a younger age than in many other states.

Religion may play a role, since some of the lowest divorce rates are in northeastern states with relatively high household incomes and large numbers of Roman Catholics whose church doesn't recognize divorce.

Bible Belt states, in contrast, are dominated by fundamentalist Protestant denominations that proclaim the sanctity of marriage but generally do not want to estrange churchgoers who do divorce.

No state has been more embarrassed by the divorce problem than Oklahoma. Over the past few months, Gov. Frank Keating has enlisted clergymen, academics, lawyers and psychologists in a campaign to reduce the divorce rate by a third within 10 years. In neighboring Arkansas, state officials hope to halve the divorce rate by 2010.

Source: David Crary, "Bible Belt Leads U.S. in Divorces," Associated Press, November 12, 1999.

30,000 Scientists Sue Al Gore For Fraud


(Added Post Comment)
Illuminati is a classic Steve Jackson game of world domination. Each player takes on the role of a secret society attempting to spread its tendrils into special interest groups throughout the world.

The game consists of three different cards (illuminati cards, group cards, and special event cards) and money. During a player's turn, a new card is drawn from a deck containing both group cards and special event cards. If it is a special event, the player in turn keeps the card and plays it when desired. If it is a group card, it is turned up along with any other face-up cards. The player in turn may then attempt to take over any group. This can be either a group on the table or a group already controlled by another player. If another player already controls the group it is more difficult to take it over, but not impossible.

How difficult it is to take over a group depends on the strength of the controlling group, the resistance of the group being taken over, the proximity of the group being taken over to the controlling player's illuminati card (if someone already controls it), and other factors. Once this is determined, both the attacking and defending player can modify the odds further by spending "megabucks". Once a group is taken over, it has to be attached to the card structure the player already controls. How cards can be attached to each other is limited by in- and outbound arrows on the cards, and maintaining a well-structured tree of groups can be vital to success.

The winning condition for each player is different and depends on what illuminati card that player has.

Expanded by:

* Illuminati - Expansion Set 1
* Illuminati - Expansion Set 2
* Illuminati - Expansion Set 3

Re-published as:

* Illuminati: Deluxe Edition

CCG Version:

* Illuminati: New World Order

NLE '09 July 27 through July 31, 2009

On the morning of September 11th, 2001, Dick Cheney was running several war games in the north eastern portion of the United States. These drills included many hijacking scenarios, where commercial jets were hijacked and flown into buildings.

A fictional "scenario" of multiple bomb attacks on London's underground took place at exactly the same time as the bomb attack on July 7, 2005.

With these facts in mind you can understand why I'm just a bit apprehensive about the upcoming drills starting on July 27th.
National Level Exercise 2009 is a White House directed, Congressionally- mandated exercise that includes the participation of all appropriate federal department and agency senior officials, their deputies, staff and key operational elements. In addition, broad regional participation of state, tribal, local, and private sector is anticipated. This year the United States welcomes the participation of Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom in NLE 09.

The NLE 09 scenario will begin in the aftermath of a terrorist event outside of the United States, and exercise play will center on preventing subsequent efforts by the terrorists to enter the United States and carry out additional attacks. This scenario enables participating senior officials to focus on issues related to preventing terrorist events domestically and protecting U.S. critical infrastructure.

NLE 09 will be an operations-based exercise to include: activities taking place at command posts, emergency operation centers, intelligence centers and potential field locations to include federal headquarters facilities in the Washington D.C. area, and in federal, regional, state, tribal, local and private sector facilities in FEMA Region VI, which includes the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Solar Cycle 24

Sunspot 1024 is growing again. It now measures 125,000 km from end to end, almost as wide as the planet Jupiter.
The size of the spot makes it a fine target for backyard solar telescopes. Sunspot 1024 is the first big sunspot of new Solar Cycle 24, and it is crackling with minor but photogenic B-class flares. By itself, this one active region won’t bring an end to the deepest solar minimum in a century, but it does show that the sun’s magnetic dynamo is still working, a fact some had begun to doubt. More sunspots are coming, so stay tuned.

Sunday, July 05, 2009


Besides being Gorgeous - it seems to have a powerful message in it, which is showing the degrees of where each planet is etc. Well, guess what date, all those planets positioned where they are comes out to be? Yep.... July 7th 2009.

Look for a coronal mass ejection from our medium sized star AKA the sun on July 6th or 7th.
Personally, I would fill up your car with gas, get some cash, food and water. Hey what's it going to hurt? You can have a good laugh afterward.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Cool Home-Made Firecracker Gun! - The best bloopers are here

Bob, the Cat and the Car

Bob and I were in the backyard when several things happened at once.
I could hear a car revving it's engine, Bob spotted a very foolish black cat in our backyard, the cat saw Bob, took off running like it's life depended on it (it did), Bob started chasing it and at that very moment, the car squealed it's tires and started shifting through it's gears. The whole thing looked like someone had added sound effects after the fact but it was all live. BTW the foolish, lucky cat got away.

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