Wednesday, April 30, 2008

To the House and Senate of the United States

For the last two years, the House and Senate of the United States of America has done nothing to relieve the soaring costs of energy prices.



What have they done? What have they undone?





Since attaining the majority in the House and Senate the average price of fuel oil has risen sharply. This has also raised the prices of food along with just about everything else.


Thank you Democrat Led House and Senate. You have done nothing since you attained the majority. If this is the way you govern while in the majority, then you should give it back.




The Gateway Pundit has a great post here.


Mel Martinez and Bill Nelson are the most worthless Senators I have ever seen in 20 years. They are both "No drilling" off the Florida Coast types. I would put an oil rig in my back yard if it would help me with gas prices.












Buried Alive; the Sumner Murders

Part 4, Bruce Nixon.

The only accomplice in the slaying of Carol and Reggie Sumner not sentenced to death for the crimes, Bruce Nixon is serving a 45-year sentence for his part in the 2005 double murder.

Nixon was 18 years old when the Sumners were robbed, kidnapped and buried alive in a shallow grave in southern Georgia.

Police said two of the three others involved in the murder of the couple told them about Nixon's participation in the crimes.

Located and arrested by police in Macclenny, Fla., Nixon quickly confessed and lead detectives to the grave where the Sumners were buried.

As a man who admitted to his part in killings, Nixon publicly asked for and was given forgiveness by the victims' family.

Nixon tearfully apologized to the family of Carol and Reggie Sumner as he took the stand at his sentencing hearing in December of 2007.

"I'm so sorry for what I've done," Nixon said. "I mean, I'm not just saying because I know I want people to be lenient on me. I really do apologize." Story Here.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

THE SIMPLIFIED EXPLANATION OF THE AMERICAN TAX STRUCTURE

Since this is and election year this is a great lesson that needs repeating.

Bar Stool Economics

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill
for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

  • The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
  • The fifth would pay $1.
  • The sixth would pay $3.
  • The seventh would pay $7.
  • The eighth would pay $12.
  • The ninth would pay $18.
  • The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that's what they decided to do.

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm
going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20."Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying
customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?' They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's
share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

And so:
  • The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
  • The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% savings).
  • The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
  • The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
  • The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
  • The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

  • "I only got a dollar out of the $20,"declared the sixth man.He pointed to the tenth man," but he got $10!"
  • "Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved adollar, too. It's unfair that! he got ten times more than I!"
  • "That's t rue!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get$10 back when I got only two," The wealthy get all the breaks!"
  • "Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "Wedidn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"
  • The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him.

But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much,
attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier. Or not reinvest in the
community.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
University of Georgia

For those who understand, no explanation is needed.

For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.



H/T Mark C.

Buried Alive; the Sumner Murders

Part 3, Alan Wade.

As the third of four people involved in the kidnapping and burying alive of a St. Nicholas couple, Alan Wade, like his co-defendants, was sentenced to death for the crimes."

(I've) prosecuted multiple death penalty cases. This is the most outrageous -- the most vile murder case I've ever seen," said lead prosecutor Jay Plotkin.

In a simple act of that would ultimately lead to their deaths, Reggie and Carol Sumner invited Tiffany Cole, a family friend they knew from South Carolina, and her friend Michael Jackson to stay at their St. Nicholas home.

"We can never say definitively as to when the whole plan hatched, but it is clear when they spent that night at the Sumners' home, the Sumners were the type of people who had paperwork lying all over the place and they were doing some reorganization around the house so there was bank records, credit cards and that type of stuff very visible,' Plotkin said. Story Here.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Daughter missing since 1984

This is such a creepy story.

AMSTETTEN, Austria — A man has confessed to imprisoning his daughter for 24 years in a windowless cell with a soundproofed door and fathering seven children with her including three who "never saw sunlight," police said Monday.

The man, now 73, also told investigators that he tossed the body of one of the children in an incinerator when the infant died shortly after birth, said Franz Polzer, head of the Lower Austrian Bureau of Criminal Affairs.

"We are being confronted with an unfathomable crime," Interior Minister Guenther Platter said.

The daughter, who is now 42, had been missing since 1984 and was found by police in the town of Amstetten on Saturday evening after police received a tip. She and her children have been placed in psychiatric care. Story Here.

Buried Alive; the Sumner Murders

Part Two, The Ringleader of Death, Michael J. Jackson.

It is too bad Old Sparky was ruled "Cruel and Unusual." In my opinion being buried alive is cruel and unusual.

Caught on tape taking money out of ATMs, celebrating in limos and making phone calls to be sure the money of a murdered couple continued to flow into his pockets, a man named Michael J. Jackson has been called the mastermind of the murders of Carol and Reggie Sumner. Story Here.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Buried Alive; the Sumner Murders

Part One; the Victims.

You don't even have to read this to know the ending is going to be horrific.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In the summer of 2005, a loving St. Nicholas couple was abducted, robbed and buried alive by four young people in what one prosecutor called the most "vile" murder case he had ever seen.

It was clear to Carol Sumner's children and anyone else who knew her that she and Reggie Sumner were unquestionably in love. No one ever thought that love and generosity would lead the couple into the clutches of four killers. Story Here.

Next, The Ringleader of Death.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Book Meme

OLDNFO posted this interesting Meme so I thought I would see how it looked.
  • 1. Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. No cheating!
  • 2. Find page 123.
  • 3. Find the first five sentences.
  • 4. Post the next three sentences.
  • 5. Tag five people.

Here it is:"Historical Atlas of the Vietnam War" by Harry G. Summers, Jr.

1) "Personnel were drawn from all the military services, and from state, AID (Agency for International Development), CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), USIA (United States Information Agency), and the White House.

2) A MACV (Military Assistance Command Vietnam) general staff section was created under a civilian assistant chief of staff [and] four regional deputies for CORDS (Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support) served under the U.S. corps level commanders.

3) The cutting edge was unified civil-military advisory teams in all 250 districts and 44 provinces.

I do not usually tag people, so I won't. If you like it please by all means try it.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Meme

MEME TIME IS HERE


Old NFO
tagged me with a meme. It's all about me.

These are the rules:

Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here goes:
  • I was Crew Chief in the Airforce, I was assigned to Aircraft 67-0556. This RF-4c was a beauty in a beastly sort of way. Six days before I left England she crashed in Scotland. Both pilots got out with out a scratch. I felt terrible about the plane as I maintained it for 18 months and had it in outstanding shape. Three and a half years later the I was assigned Aircraft 68-014836. This T-38a crashed in the mountains of northern Arizona. Both Pilots died in the crash. They flew through a cloud bank and hit a mountain. I was on swing shift so did not launch the jet that final day. The guy that launched the jet never got over it.
  • We managed to get a cutback early on a Friday night, It was payday so we bought some beer, ammunition and food. We drove deep into the desert in my Blazer. We found our usual shooting spot in the San Tan Mountains and proceeded to drink and shoot. As I remember there was this old burned out wreck of a car. I decided to show off my pistol skill with a 357 magnum and I shot at a beer can sitting on the rear brake housing. Needless to say there was a ricochet and we were digging lead out of our asses for months. We called off the shooting early that night. We started again the next day and did not shoot at anymore cars.
  • I remember when I was dating my wife. Most of the girls that knew her knew she never drank to excess. I liked the fact she did not but they were on her about it so I convinced her to run a game on them; She would drink a shot of water and I would buy a round of Bacardi 151 rum for everyone else. So it began and I remember those girls trying to keep up with her. She would down her shot (of water) without even blanching. After the 6th round I don't remember what happened. The other girls were done after the 5th round and they were completely trashed. (Pajama Momma Posted similar to this the other day.)
  • I was in trouble a lot as a kid. My Dad would always ask me "Lord Almighty son, what were you thinking?" When I was 12 I finally told him for the first time "I did not think about it when I was doing it." He never asked me that again. It took me until I was 30 before I started thinking about consequences.
  • I read The Rats in the walls when I was twelve. Every noise I heard seemed magnified 100 times. That was a sleepless year.

  • I first started watching the National Hockey League in 1985. They were showing a lot of Pittsburgh Penguins games. I was hooked and was amazed by number 66. Then in 1991 number 68 showed up. How did they get him on the team too? I have been a Penguin fan since.
  • I rememberprodigy. (You can click on the picture to see the prodigy logon screen.) I am a fossil.





I don't tag anyone, but if you want to try this Meme be my guest.

Tennis Anyone

Tennis Balls

See more funny pictures and videos at Fugly.

Friday's Quote.

"The conqueror is always a lover of peace; he would prefer to take over our country unopposed."
-- Karl von Clausewitz

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Another one for Death Row

This guy needs a speedy execution.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- An escapee from a South Carolina prison who stabbed a mother to death in front of her three young children nearly three years ago was sentenced Thursday to death.

James Turner was convicted last year of first-degree murder in the stabbing Renee Howard 15 times in a room at the Comfort Inn just off Interstate 95 at state Road 207 on Sept. 30, 2005.

Turner also attacked Howard's friend, who locked herself in the bathroom to get away from him.

St. Johns County deputies said he attacked Howard in order to steal her pickup truck, which he used to leave the scene and ram a patrol car as he was being pursued by deputies.

In December, a St. Johns County jury who found Turner guilty of first-degree murder voted 10-2 to recommend that he be given the death penalty. Story Here.



There is no speedy justice anymore.

In The Garden . . .

In the garden of Eden Islamic style.

That was Work

Change of blog design is never easy.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Women who eat more calories are more likely to have sons.

All this time I thought that the sperm decided if it was a boy or girl. Now I find out it may be calories consumed. I am very confused now.

A sperm meeting an egg.
A sperm meeting an egg.

Women who eat more calories around the time of conception are more likely to have sons, according to a study.Researchers said it is the first evidence that a child's sex is linked to the mother's diet.Teams at the University of Exeter and Oxford studied 740 women who were pregnant for the first time. They gave records of their eating habits and were then put in three groups based on calories consumed per day. Story Here.

Burglar of the Week

Paula Ariail
Meet 33-year old Paula Ariail, she is a burglar. I guess she figured he did not need the money or his stuff anymore.
Story Here.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Former President and Major Embarrassment Jimmy Carter

The moldy old Peanut Farmer is at it again. I think he really believes he is some type of evil Pope.


(IsraelNN.com) Former US President Jimmy Carter says Palestinian Authority Arabs living in Gaza are being “starved to death” by Israel.

Carter made the claim speaking with students at the American University in Cairo on Thursday, saying that Gaza Arabs are receiving fewer calories per day than people in the poorest regions of Africa.

“It’s an atrocity, what is being perpetrated as punishment on the people in Gaza,” said Carter. “It is a crime… I think it is an abomination that this continues to go on.”


He knows about abominations, His presidency was the biggest one I ever lived through.

Let's see, If hamas would quit shooting rockets into Israel and ambushing relief vehicles taking essentials to Gaza would they be starving?

It takes a very brazen, senile old ass ex president to bash our biggest ally in the middle east.

This old fart is pushing 83 and is one of only a few Americans (For him I use the term "American" loosely) who could travel around that hovel and not get shot at or killed.

On Thursday, while Carter was denigrating Israeli treatment of Gaza residents, Hamas terrorists infiltrated through the Kerem Shalom Crossing and attacked an IDF post while trucks were passing through the crossing with essentials for Gaza.


Can you say "James Earl Carter Jr. is a Dill Hole"? (Someone that is always in the way with retarded comments or actions slowing down any type of progress. (Sometimes for their own enjoyment.) (From the Urban Dictionary.)

Despite the opposition of the American government, Carter was to meet Friday in Damascus with Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal, who is the apparent power behind Shalit’s kidnappers. Carter met Thursday in Cairo with two senior Hamas officials from Gaza, Mahmoud al-Zahar and Said Seyam. The Israeli government refused to allow the former US president to meet in Gaza with the Hamas terrorists.


Could someone in this administration please revoke his passport? Preferably while he is in Gaza.

Alaska Independence Movement

I guess there is some unrest in Alaska. There are so many nut cases out there, and so little time to move them all to The Streets of San Francisco.

This nugget is brought to you by those wacky people at Pravda, where news is mostly fabrication.

Who would really believe this story? The first paragraph compares Alaska and other Indian Territories to Kosovo.

As usual Pravda has access to some most excellent shit.





There are many potential Kosovos in the international community – a great number of these within the United States of America itself, where the Lakota people claim their right to a huge swathe of territory across the north of the country, the peoples of Aztlan in the south proclaim their right to independence and today, the Alaska Independence Movement presents its case in PRAVDA.Ru Story Here.



One side note:



Purchase of Alaska in 1867.
Russia offered to sell Alaska to the United States in 1859, believing the United States would off-set the designs of Russia's greatest rival in the Pacific, Great Britain. The looming U.S. Civil War delayed the sale, but after the war, Secretary of State William Seward quickly took up a renewed Russian offer and on March 30, 1867, agreed to a proposal from Russian Minister in Washington, Edouard de Stoeckl, to purchase Alaska for $7.2 million.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Over at Big Bad Wolf's

Big Bad Wolf has an excellent topic called "A Thought Exercise." It is about Constitutional changes for the better.

It is a fascinating exchange of ideas, thought and opinions. (Everybody has some.) I recommend if you are interested. Drop by and see if the opinions grab you. You will not be disappointed in what you will learn.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday's Quote.

"Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war." -- Ernest Hemingway

Thursday, April 17, 2008

A.P. Headline:

Fla. Scurries To Get Executions Back On Track


Scurries, as in swift justice and closure for the victims and survivors of a convicted death row maggot? The idiot that wrote this story is a piece of work.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida wasted little time trying to get executions back on track after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Kentucky can continue using lethal injection to carry out the death penalty.

Attorney General Bill McCollum quickly sent paperwork to the U.S. Supreme Court asking for permission to go ahead with the execution of child killer Mark Dean Schwab, who the state was supposed to
kill last November.

The A.P. made a huge liberal error (Not surprising at all.). The AP used "kill" instead of execute. Kill, is what Mark Dean Schwab to his innocent 11 year old victim. If Mark Dean Schwab had not killed the 11 year old boy he would not have face his execution.

Kentucky and Florida have nearly identical lethal injection procedures.

Gov. Charlie Crist immediately asked for a list so he can pick who among the state's worst killers should now prepare to die.

Crist will have plenty to choose from: There are 388 people on death row
.

A large assortment of murderers and sickos who will never be rehabilitated or redeemed, except by execution.

The governor said he wants a list of five or so death row inmates who have served the longest or committed the worst crimes so he can sign his second death warrant since taking office in January 2007.

"Justice delayed is justice denied and an awful lot of families of the victims have been waiting for justice to be done, and so that's certainly an important factor," Crist said. "But in addition, the heinous nature of the crime itself is important to consider." Article Here.

I agree with this statement.

This was a fatal career choice

If you are going to hang with known terrorists who, shoot at the Israeli Defense Forces, then you need to get ready to eat some hot lead.

Video here

How is it that al- Reuters is surprised by this?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Let the Executions begin

The Supreme Court ruled that Lethal Injection is not cruel and unusual punishment.

"Simply because an execution method may result in pain, either by accident or as an inescapable consequence of death, does not establish the sort of objectively intolerable risk of harm that qualifies as cruel and unusual,'' Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the court's lead opinion. Story Here.


So will Mark Dean Schwab get his final cocktail? If anyone needed the juice it is this human garbage.

Here is some of the case summary on DC#111129:

Mark Schwab was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of eleven-year-old Junny Rios-Martinez. On 04/18/91, Junny Rios-Martinez was kidnapped, raped, and murdered. His body was discovered on 04/21/91.

Schwab was released from prison in March of 1991 after serving three years for sexual assault. During the same month, a picture of Junny Rios-Martinez, the victim, was published in the newspaper. Schwab saw the picture and called the family on the phone claiming that he was writing an article on the boy. Through this action and the promise of assisting the boy in a acquiring a contract to represent a surfing company, Schwab became friendly with the boy’s family.

On 04/18/91, a schoolmate of Junny’s reported that Junny had gotten into a U-Haul truck with a man. On 04/20/91, Schwab called his aunt in Ohio and told her that someone named “Donald” had made him kidnap and rape Rios-Martinez with threats of killing Schwab’s mother. On 04/21/91, the police were questioning Schwab’s aunt when Schwab called. The police recorded and traced the phone call with her permission. Upon learning Schwab’s location, the police arrested Schwab in a neighboring Ohio town. Schwab told police where to find the body of Junny Rios-Martinez, which was discovered in a rural part of the county inside of a footlocker. Source is a Word Document.

Very soon I hope he gets what he has deserved for years now.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Mugshots (Part Duex)

Wyatt has selected me for a Meme.

Post a picture of your favorite beverage vessel and tag 0 - 5 more bloggers to do so.




32 oz of pure refreshment.







I don't normally tag others but I made a exception this time.
  1. Fyreman Doug
  2. Pajama Momma
  3. Taxes, Stupidity, and Death
  4. The Count
  5. Voice in the Night
Hey Pajama Momma, right back at ya Doll.

History according to Rev. Jeremiah Wright (Barack Hussein Obama's Spiritual advisor, that is)

There is more than enough information out there to bury this Jeremiah Wright lunatic. He has been doing this for 20 years. I hope they keep publishing his hate mongering sermons.The Rev. Jeremiah Wright believes that Thomas Jefferson partook in pedophilia.

Is there no end to what this hate monger will say? He of course will have a 1.6 million dollar retirement home. I guess he can say whatever he wants; He has his home to hide in when the shit gets too deep.

He really needs to get over the slavery thing. It happened a long time ago and I bet his sorry ass has never been chained.

First reported by The Chicago Sun Times, Wright told mourners at the funeral that Thomas Jefferson, who partook in “pedophilia,” would also be considered unpatriotic these days because he wrote, “God would punish America for the sin of slavery.” He also quoted Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who said that the U.S. has a “congenital birth defect.” (Story Here.)

H/T Weasel Zippers

Guy K is a philosopher

Read all about it here.

I especially liked: 7. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

Thanks Guy.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

April Cooper giggled when told she was being held on $36,000 bond.

Story Here.


Does this surprise anyone?

A judge set bails ranging from $30,000 to $37,000 for each during their first court appearances on Friday.



The youngest defendant, 14-year-old April Cooper, giggled and attempted to hold in her laughter as she was told that she was being held on $36,000 bond.
What makes anyone think April Cooper is really sorry about any of this, other than getting caught I guess.

All eight also were ordered to stay away from their high school and social networking Web sites such as MySpace. The judge also ordered them not to have any contact with the victim or each other.
If the parents were unaware of the crime, The judge is an IDIOT to imply an order like this. They are MySpace legends now. They are going to want to brag about this. It is the reason why they did it to begin with.

The judge has ordered everyone involved in the case not to talk to the media.


The videotape of the beating has been viewed widely on national TV and the Internet this week -- a fact that has some of the defendants' families angry at the Polk County sheriff for releasing the video the girls shot to the media.

What a surprise this is. The parents are the problem here.


Of course they would be upset that Sheriff Judd would tell the truth and not try to hide such a terrible crime.


"Grady Judd, our great sheriff, he made a mountain out of a molehill with all these trumped-up charges for these kids," said the father of 18-year-old Stephen Schumaker.


Other parents said they have been harassed and were angry when approached by reporters.


"We have death threats on us, OK? Leave us alone," said the mother of 17-year-old Brittini Hardcastle.





Would they rather have had their daughter as the victim?


I don't wonder why the eight losers charged with this crime did the crime after hearing their parents responses.

I found this

Here.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Give them life in prison, all of them

Life in prison for all eight of the monsters is a great thing. They do not need to be walking the same streets as law abiding citizens.



CNN -- Eight Florida teenagers -- six of them girls -- will be tried as adults and could be sentenced to life in prison for their alleged roles in the videotaped beating of another teen, the state attorney's office said Thursday. Article here.



If anyone is to blame for this it is the parents of the eight miscreants that participated in this senseless attack.

I hope the parents of the victim financially ruin the parents of the attackers (All eight of them.)

Previous posts Here.

Cesar Laurean - Captured

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The FBI said it has taken a North Carolina-based Marine wanted in the murder of a pregnant colleague into custody in Mexico.

Activity such as this would lead any sane person to conclude he is guilty of this crime.

The FBI office in Charlotte said Thursday night that special agents and Mexican authorities have arrested Marine Cpl. Cesar Laurean. Laurean is charged with murder in the slaying of Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, a 20-year-old pregnant colleague who once accused him of rape.

Amy Thoreson, an FBI public affairs specialist, told CNN Thursday night that Laurean was taken into custody without incident, but would not divulge any other details of his arrest.

Since Laurean disappeared, authorities had believed he had fled to his native Mexico, which refuses to send anyone back to the United States unless provided assurances he or she won't face the death penalty.

Security of our borders is a huge issue. We cannot keep them out and we cannot tell who is leaving.

Investigators found Lauterbach's burned remains and those of her child in a fire pit in Laurean's back yard in January. She had been missing since mid-December.

I bet Laurean's has a great excuse for the fact they found her remains in his back yard.


Lauterbach was eight months pregnant when she disappeared.

An autopsy showed that Lauterbach died from a blow to the head. (Source)

I did not post a picture of this animal because he does not deserve to wear the uniform of a U.S. Marine.

Friday's Quote.

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
--Peter De Vries (1910-93)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tagged & Tagged Again

I was tagged by Big Bad Wolf & Pajama Momma for a Six Word Memoir.

Da Rules:
  1. Write your own six word memoir.
  2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want.
  3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
  4. Tag at least five more blogs with links.
  5. Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play....

He died as he lived life.

















I don't tag people. It is a personal choice, Besides most of the people I know have been tagged already.

A Political Statement.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Wild Ass Guesses

It is coming up on a very interesting time if you live near the East Coast or the Gulf Coast of the United States.

The Hurricane Season "Predictions" are out. These Predictions will now be known as WAGs. They Adjusted the numbers up slightly from the December forecast.

WAGs (Wild Assed Guesses) For 2008 Hurricane Season Here.




















2008 Storm Names
  1. Arthur
  2. Bertha
  3. Cristobal
  4. Dolly
  5. Edouard
  6. Fay
  7. Gustav
  8. Hanna
  9. Ike
  10. Josephine
  11. Kyle
  12. Laura
  13. Marco
  14. Nana
  15. Omar
  16. Paloma
  17. Rene
  18. Sally
  19. Teddy
  20. Vicky
  21. Wilfred
Now is a good time to learn your "Holy Shit" Categories so you know when to get the hell out:

Category One Hurricane:

Winds 74-95 mph (64-82 kt or 119-153 km/hr). Storm surge generally 4-5 ft above normal. No real damage to building structures. Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees. Some damage to poorly constructed signs. Also, some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage.


Anything not nailed, tied, glued down will fly into the windows of your neighbors or your house .

Category Two Hurricane:

Winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kt or 154-177 km/hr). Storm surge generally 6-8 feet above normal. Some roofing material, door, and window damage of buildings. Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some trees blown down. Considerable damage to mobile homes, poorly constructed signs, and piers. Coastal and low-lying escape routes flood 2-4 hours before arrival of the hurricane center. Small craft in unprotected anchorages break moorings.


Starting of the "Oh Shit" phase. If it is outside it is more than likely, gone.

Category Three Hurricane:

Winds 111-130 mph (96-113 kt or 178-209 km/hr). Storm surge generally 9-12 ft above normal. Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings with a minor amount of curtainwall failures. Damage to shrubbery and trees with foliage blown off trees and large trees blown down. Mobile homes and poorly constructed signs are destroyed. Low-lying escape routes are cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the center of the hurricane. Flooding near the coast destroys smaller structures with larger structures damaged by battering from floating debris. Terrain continuously lower than 5 ft above mean sea level may be flooded inland 8 miles (13 km) or more. Evacuation of low-lying residences with several blocks of the shoreline may be required.


The "If you are still in your House Forget About it Phase." If you are still alive The Grim Reaper has neglected to visit you. If it is inside or outside it is probably, gone.

Category Four Hurricane:

Winds 131-155 mph (114-135 kt or 210-249 km/hr). Storm surge generally 13-18 ft above normal. More extensive curtainwall failures with some complete roof structure failures on small residences. Shrubs, trees, and all signs are blown down. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Extensive damage to doors and windows. Low-lying escape routes may be cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the center of the hurricane. Major damage to lower floors of structures near the shore. Terrain lower than 10 ft above sea level may be flooded requiring massive evacuation of residential areas as far inland as 6 miles (10 km).


The Grim Reaper has arrived and this is your big chance to defeat his ass in personal combat, Good Luck. Everything is gone.

Category Five Hurricane:

Winds greater than 155 mph (135 kt or 249 km/hr). Storm surge generally greater than 18 ft above normal. Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. Some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away. All shrubs, trees, and signs blown down. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Severe and extensive window and door damage. Low-lying escape routes are cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the center of the hurricane. Major damage to lower floors of all structures located less than 15 ft above sea level and within 500 yards of the shoreline. Massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground within 5-10 miles (8-16 km) of the shoreline may be required.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

This is a start











Don't move; it will be over in just a second.


BATON ROUGE, La. — Castration could be a sentencing option for some sex offenders in Louisiana under a bill approved by a state Senate judiciary committee.

The bill by Senator Nick Gautreaux, an Abbeville Democrat, requires a judge to order treatment for certain second-offense sex criminals with a specific drug designed to diminish male sexual urges — if a medical expert agrees that the treatment would be effective.

An offender who doesn't want the treatment could opt for physical castration. Gautreaux says some offenders may indeed want castration in hopes of avoiding the drug's side effects or permanently ending the sexual urges that led to their crimes. His bill goes next to the full Senate. (Source)

Sugar and Spice

Not anymore.

POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- Six teen girls lured a former friend to a home and ambushed her, taking turns pounding on her face and body for 30 minutes until she was unconscious as someone videotaped the violence, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

"Shocking, I've never seen anything like it," Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told WKMG-TV. "They seem to have absolutely no remorse at all. I don't understand the sheer violence."

Investigators said the victim apparently posted something against the six girls on MySpace before she was lured to the home by a phone call from teen Mercedes Nichols.

'There is only 17 seconds left; make it good,'" Judd said. "That is animalistic behavior and it is pack mentality. They lured her there to beat her and beat her. They left her with a concussion. We have photographs of her with two black eyes; her nose is swollen."

The girl was taken to a hospital by ambulance and treated for a concussion, damage to her left eye and left ear, and numerous bruises, the report said.

Officials said the girl can no longer see well out of one eye and hear from one ear.

Police said two boys stood lookout outside the house during the beating.

Some of the girls accused of being involved in the attack were on a cheerleading squad at a local high school in Lakeland. (Source)

As a parent what would/could you do?

Friday, April 04, 2008

Dads Against Daughters Dating






I am a member,


Because she might hook up with someone like this.

Friday's Quote.

A gold rush is what happens when a line of chorus girls spot a man with a bankroll. --Mae West (1892-1980)

Thursday, April 03, 2008

American Mutant Cockroaches in Moscow


Do we need to call the X-Men?



Brought to you by those wacky guys at:



Drug testing or Psychological evaluation needed by everyone in this story except Yours Truly.



Mutants live in the underworld of Moscow


Translated by Lena Ksandinova
Re-Translated By USA_Admiral

This could be a good plot for a Hollywood movie: giant half an inch (meter?) worms live under the ground of a huge megapolis, threatening the life of millions of its citizens. For the citizens of Moscow, Europe’s biggest city, this is, however a reality. Such worms were found and caught on video camera by Vadim Mikhaylov, a founder of the digger’s organization in Russia.



Attack of the Giant Half Inch, Roaring Worms (Yeah, a great movie?)


Will Smith from "I am Legend" could fix this in less than a month or so.






The accident (event?) happened not far from the city center. It was witnessed by many diggers that were accompanying Mr. Mikhaylov. “We recorded the video of a giant (half inch?) roaring worm on the video camera or nobody would believe us. (We don't.) However (the plot thickens), today we still have to prove on special machines, that our record hasn’t been edited. We think that what we have seen can make a 180 degree change in the world science. The noise of his roar stuck in our heads. I don’t think we are going to forget this”.



I smell an American about to enter the story. Were the migrant immigrants? Were they illegal aliens? How did they get there? So many questions.


In the under (underground of?) Moscow there live also large number of American cockroaches. Their size can be up to 4 inches (OK twice as big as we grow them over here). They usually gather round drain sewerage system. They are scared of the daylight. To every noise they react with a terrifying hiss, and they can also sniffle (sounds like a respiratory ailment). But the most horrible inhabitants of the underworld are the flying cockroaches, which the size of a tortoise! (I call Bullshit) They fly in flocks and witnesses say you’d better not see their flight ever in life. (A double dose of Bullshit.)







So where does this lead us;
I am thinking a dose of Lovecraftian Horror here.








The most experienced digger in Russia, Vadim Mikhaylov, thinks that the underworld is the beginning of an outer world. He believes in the existence of parallel world. People explore the space, he claims, but the under world is much more interesting and charming. (How is giant roaring worms and hissing, tortoise sized flying roaches in flocks charming?) “We walk daily above the world that is far more unusual and fascinating that our own world”. He became convinced in this after he saw a woman’s ghost with his own eyes. He claims the woman was scared and said something like “Help me”. He was caught by surprise and suddenly dell (fell?) down on the ground. Vadim’s mates took him to the hospital. There he also saw the ghost. She looked the same and was wearing the same long dress. Kater Mikhaylov told the priest this story. The priest, however, had an explanation. He said that the woman was put after death (They put her strait into after death?) to the limbo and was frightened because she didn’t know what she is to face.


Marriage, exciting and new

It's not just about mail order brides anymore.

It seems this is happening all over the world.






People marry animals trying to find happiness


It is a known fact that people can do a lot in order to catch public attention, for example, to go to the Star Factory or to organize protest actions. Alliances between people and dogs, horses, phantoms and snakes seem to have the same roots. But it turned out that this phenomenon has other reasons.


What is the definition of marriage exactly?


Now we are about to delve into happiness, animal style.

>If you want happiness, you will love even a goat. So people marry animals to avoid a bad lot. However, it is unknown whether marriage with a goat is happy or not, but there are quite a few marriages with dogs. For example, in June 2003 a nine-year-old Indian girl married a mongrel. This event brought together about 100 people who behaved as if they were at a human wedding – they danced and drank. It should be noted that there were not fewer people there than at any Hollywood wedding.


Sounds like quite the party does it not?

Finally we get to the good stuff.

Another story of marriage between a man and an artiodactyl occurred in the USA. Jerry Spinger tried to unravel the mystery of these relations in his talk-show in 1988. But he failed, for the legal zoophilia seemed too outstanding for directors of some TV channels. So the show was not broadcast. That’s why millions of Americans were not aware of a five-year marriage between their compatriot and horse Pixel.

Source of the weirdness here.





Yep, you just had to know old Jerry Springer was going to be in this story somewhere. I bet your average Russian has seen that broadcast.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Being a teacher . . .

Being a teacher is getting to be as dangerous as Law Enforcement work.

In my opinion there is deeper problem, they are in 3rd grade.

WAYCROSS GA., -- Nine Ware County third-grade students have been suspended from their Waycross elementary school after being accused of bringing several items to school in order to hurt their teacher.

Waycross Police Chief Tony Tanner on Tuesday released pictures of the evidence, which includes a steak knife, a paperweight, handcuffs, gloves and several rolls of tape.

"Before you would see these types of behavior in high school. Now, we've skipped the middle school and gone right to the third grade," Dearborn said.


The complete news article Here.

Where do we go from here?

The Dude over at Murder & Mayhem pointed out this story.
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Farewell

So long Sharpshooter,


Until you write again.

Booms
Update: And it was not long either.

Marriage Terminology

Endogamy.............marriage between members of a group or lineage
Exogamy...............marriage between members of different groups or lineages
Deuterogamy........a second marriage after the termination of the first
Hypergamy..........marriage into an equal or higher social group
Heterogamy.........marriage between different social backgrounds
Cenogamy.............group marriage between two or more men and two or more women
Homogamy...........marriage within a shared social background
Monogamy............having one spouse
Adelphogamy.......marriage between brothers and sisters
Digamy..................a second marriage after the death of a spouse
Hierogamy............a sacred marriage (e.g. that between Europa and Zeus)
Pantagamy...........where members of a community are regarded as intermarried

Where are the Photo credits?

I find most the images uncredited on random sites, but I will add credits if someone lets me know who the has the rights to the image.

Boarding Party Members