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This weeks lesson is about colors. make sure you click each color on the left side of your screen

The Ultimate Rejection letter
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8 Important Lessons Cartoons Taught Us.

A Customer Care Issue

A plain computer illiterate guy rings tech support to report that his Computer is faulty.
Tech: What's the problem?
User: There is smoke coming out of the power supply.
Tech: You'll need a new power supply.
User: No, I don't! I just need to change the startup files.
Tech: Sir, the power supply is faulty. You'll need to replace it.
User: No way! Someone told me that I just needed to change the startup and it will fix the problem! All I need is for you to tell me the command.

10 minutes later, the User is still adamant that he is right. The tech is frustrated and fed up.

Tech: Sorry, Sir. We don't normally tell our customers this, but there is an undocumented DOS command that will fix the problem.
User: I knew it!
Tech: Just add the line LOAD NOSMOKE.COM at the end of the CONFIG.SYS. Let me know how it goes.

10 minutes later.

User: It didn't work. The power supply is still smoking.
Tech: Well, what version of DOS are you using?
User: MS-DOS 6.22.
Tech: That's your problem there. That version of DOS didn't come with NOSMOKE. Contact Microsoft and ask them for a patch that will give you the file. Let me know how it goes.

1 hour later.

User: I need a new power supply.
Tech: How did you come to that conclusion?
User: Well, I rang Microsoft and told him about what you said, and he started asking questions about the make of power supply.
Tech: Then what did he say?
User: He told me that my power supply isn't compatible with NOSMOKE.
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A married couple is driving along a highway doing a steady 40 miles per hour.
The wife is behind the wheel.
Her husband suddenly looks across at her and speaks in a clear voice.
"I know we've been married for twenty years, but I want a divorce."

The wife says nothing,
Keeps looking at the road ahead but slowly increases her speed to 45 mph.
The husband speaks again. "I don't want you to try and talk me out of it,"
He says, "because I've been having an affair with your best friend,
And she's a far better lover than you are."

Again the wife stays quiet,
But grips the steering wheel more tightly and slowly increases the speed to 55
He pushes his luck. "I want the house," he says insistently..

Up to 60.
"I want the car, too," he continues.

65 mph.
"And," he says, "I'll have the bank accounts, all the credit cards and the boat!"

The car slowly starts veering towards a massive concrete bridge.
This makes him nervous, so he asks her, "Isn't there anything you want?"
The wife at last replies in a quiet and controlled voice.
"No, I've got everything I need," she says.
"Oh, really," he inquires, "so what have you got?"

Just before they slam into the wall at 65 mph,
The wife turns to him and smiles.

"The airbag."

Moral of the Story :
Women are clever!!!
Don't mess with them!!
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Today was a day to reflect what happened then and in the last 5 years and what had changed for all of us. I know for me it changed my priorities. I was all about work. I brought work home. 9/11 taught me that my family, friends and neighbors were far more important.

Since 9/11, I have changed from being a Paralegal to a Security Officer. I am part of CERT - Community Emergency Response Team, I have taken many many classes on a variety of subjects related to the Security of our country. When I travel, I am more cautious about my surroundings. I watch for things more so than I ever thought possible. Almost to the point of paranoia.

The first time I flew after 9/11 we took my Grandson to see his Great Grandmother in Montana. It was very very eerie flying. It also showed me that the security in our country's airports were very different depending upon where you were. In a small town in Montana, security was very lax. In Denver and St. Louis it was overwhelming. Since then, I have traveled by plane several times and it seems to take longer and longer to get to the gate.

Do I feel safer today than I did 5 years ago? No. I still feel more vulnerable than I did then. The difference is, I will defend my family, my friends, my neighbors, this country and my freedoms with my life if I need to.

Today I participated in Freedom Walk 2006

As long as our troops are still in Afghanistan and Iraq, I will support them. In the next month, I have 2 very close friends going to Iraq. I will be praying for their safe return.
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Remember when you got your very first game machine??????

Hello Metro is an online Local Yellow Pages and City Guide. Can be used all over the world

Some good advice

A new and entertaining way to play guitar

More Music Pipe Dreams
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Artsy Manhole Covers of Japan

Battlestar Galactica Webisodes. These take place between the season finale of 2 and the opening of season 3 in October. Do not be lost. Get them now.
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Ok my given name:

K : You are really silly.
A : You like to drink.
R : Fuckin Sexy
E : Damn good kisser.
N : Your dead sexy.

My Nickname:

S : Your easy to fall in love with.
T : You're loyal to those you love.
O : You are one of the best in bed.
R : Fuckin Sexy
M : one to have fun.
I : You have a fine ass
E : Damn good kisser

The Alphabet:

A : You like to drink.
B : You like people.
C : You're wild and crazy.
D : You have one of the best personalities ever.
E : Damn good kisser.
F : People adore you.
E : Damn good kisser.
H : You have a very good personality and looks.
I : You have a fine ass
J : You live life for fun.
K : You are really silly.
L : .Everyone loves you
M : one to have fun.
N : Your dead sexy.
O : You are one of the best in bed.
P : You are popular with all types of people.
Q : You are a hypocrite.
R : Fuckin Sexy
S : Your easy to fall in love with.
T : You're loyal to those you love.
U : You really like to chill.
V : You are not judgemental.
W : You are very broad minded.
X : You never let people tell you what to do.
Y : one of the best damn bf/gf ne one could ask for.
Z : Always ready.
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1. Go to a second-hand store and buy a pair of men's used work boots, size14-16.
2. Place them on your front porch, along with a copy of Guns and Ammo and your NRA magazines.
3. Put a giant dog dish next to the boots and magazine.
4. Leave a note on your door that reads:
" Hey Bubba: Big Mike, Slim, Tiny and I went for more ammo. Back in an hour. Don't mess with the Pitbulls. They attacked the mailman this morning and messed him up pretty bad. I don't think Killer took part in it but I locked all four of them in the house. Better wait outside"
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Remember the terrorist, Richard Reid, who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it?

Did you know his trial is over?
Did you know he was sentenced?
Did you see/hear any of the judge's comments

on TV or Radio?

Didn't think so.

Everyone should hear what the judge had to say.

Ruling by Judge William Young, US District Court.

Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he had anything to say. His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his "allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah," defiantly stating, "I think I will not apologize for my actions," and told the court "I am at war with your country."

Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below:

January 30, 2003, United States vs. Reid. Judge Young:

"Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.

On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutively. (That's 80 years.)

On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years again, to be served consecutively to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you for each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 that's an aggregate fine of $2 million. The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.

The Court imposes upon you an $800 special assessment.
The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further.

This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a righteous sentence.

Now, let me explain this to you. We are not afraid of you or any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been through the fire before. There is too much war talk here and I say that to everyone with the utmost respect. Here in this court, we deal with individuals as individuals and care for individuals as individuals. As human beings, we reach out for justice.

You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature. Whether the officers of government do it or your attorney does it, or if you think you are a soldier. You are not----- you are a terrorist. And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not meet with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.

So war talk is way out of line in this court. You are a big fellow. But you are not that big. You're no warrior. I've known warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal that is guilty of multiple attempted murders. In a very real sense, State Trooper Santiago had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and the TV crews were, and he said: "You're no big deal."

You are no big deal.

What your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorn eys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific. What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?

I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty of and admit you are guilty of doing? And I have an answer for you. It may not satisfy you, but as I search this entire record, it comes as close to understanding as I know.

It seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose. Here, in this society, the very wind carries freedom. It carries it everywhere from sea to shining sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much t hat you are here in this beautiful courtroom. So that everyone can see, truly see, that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely. It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf, have filed appeals, will go on in their representation of you before other judges.

We Americans are all about freedom. Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties. Make no mistake though. It is yet true that we will bare any burden, pay any price, to preserve our freedoms. Look around this courtroom. Mark it well. The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here. The day after tomorrow, it will be forgotten, but this, however, will long endure.

Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America, the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done. The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.

See that flag, Mr. Reid? That's the flag of the United States of America That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten. That flag stands for freedom. And it always will.

Mr. Custody Officer. Stand him down.

So, how much of this Judge's comments did we hear on our TV sets? We need more judges like Judge Young, but that's another subject. Pass this around. Everyone should and needs to hear what this fine judge had to say. Powerful words that strike home. God bless America
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Thanks to [ profile] eddyfate for this one!!!

Ok for all you larpers out there. Old Cam, New Cam... whatever... enjoy.. these are hilarious!!
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Green Thumb beware:

Cited for Sunflowers

Why was I not at this casino??????

Slot Machine multiplies by 10

Our Men in Blue and Gift Certificates
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Your Five Variable Love Profile

Propensity for Monogamy:

Your propensity for monogamy is low.
You see love as a gift that you should give to many.
It's hard for you to imagine being with one person at at time...
Let alone one person for the rest of your life!

Experience Level:

Your experience level is high.
You've loved, lost, and loved again.
You have had a wide range of love experiences.
And when the real thing comes along, you know it!


Your dominance is medium.
You tend to be the one with more power.
You aren't a total control freak in relationships..
But of course you don't mind getting you way!


Your cynicism is low.
You are an eternal optimist when it comes to love and romance.
No matter how many times you've been hurt - you're never bitter.
You believe in one true love, your perfect soulmate.
And if you haven't found true love yet, you know you will soon.


Your independence is medium.
In relationships, you need both "me time" and "we time."
You usually find it easy to be part of a couple.
But occasionally you start to feel a little smothered.
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For the baby pics taken at the hospital of Rosemary... go here

I am so amazed that a baby just takes over your heart the instant they are born. I experienced this the first time I saw her daddy. There is something about your first born becoming a parent. I feel like the cycle is now complete. I have other grandchildren from John. So this does not make sense to me. Dominic, Kierstin and Jase are all in my heart and I love them all. Rosemary is now there too.
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Happy birthday to the following

[ profile] sarantha 3rd

[ profile] malboshia 4th

[ profile] bbwoof 6th

[ profile] seredin 7th

[ profile] dreamking00 11th
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I swore I would not become a victim of the heat at all. I drank plenty of fluids and Power8. The fluids were mostly water and lemonade besides the Power8. For those that do not know, I am a Security Supervisor. In June they took our car away from us. So that means we do all our patrols now on foot. I walk about 2.5 miles each round and I make two of those each shift I workt. Pedometers are a wonderful thing. I normally work 2pm-10pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday and overnight Monday and Tuesday 10p-6a. For the 3 days I work 2-10, it has been nasty nasty nasty hot. I had to walk in that because the Client said so and my boss is a pussy. He does not stick up for his officers. He does not make those rounds in the hottest part of the day. Hell the man does not make rounds. He sits in front of his computer and watches the email. Lord knows what else he does cause he is not watching the cameras. I got that from the ones that work with him on days. But I digress. We shall save that tirade for another day. I should also mention that I have had to use my inhaler every day and more than once a day. As a matter of fact, I used my entire inhaler in the last week. I need to get a new one.

I was working overnight Monday night into Tuesday. Now mind you, it was still 97 degrees (F) at 10 pm. It did get cooler by morning. But then it got hot again as soon as the sun came up. Now to the fun part of the night. I got the first signs of heat stress. The cramping. I thought I had gas or some silliness like that until the cramping hit other parts of the body. I was getting hot and cold within seconds of each other. (That was kind of freaky.) The bad part. When I did my rounds, in the heat, I did not sweat. I started losing fluids at that point. I spent more time in the bathroom than I did doing my rounds. I got some water and added salt to it to see if I could at least get my hyrdation back. No luck there. I kept losing it. I should also mention that my head hurt. A lot. Migraine type hurt. Only the Excedrin Migraine was not working.

I got home and decided to drink some more water and try to get some sleep. Nice try on my part. Losing fluids from both ends is not fun and I do not recommend it. I went from freezing to extremely hot very rapidly. My joints and body hurt so bad, I thought I was dying. Finally I called [ profile] redrogue5. I needed to go to the hospital. I called work and told them I was not coming and that I was going to the hospital. (I am sure that made the Captain's day) I arrived about 4:30 pm. My temp was 99.9. BP 145/132 Oxygen was 97%. The scary part was the BP for me. It took them some time but they finally got me into a room and hooked up an IV and gave me an anti nausea medicine. After the second IV got started they gave me Ibuprofen to help with the joint pain that was still not going away. That helped the head. The joints were not hurting as bad by the time I left. I could have had a 3rd bag of fluids I am sure. When I left, my temperature was still 99.9 but the BP was 125/65 Normal for me thank you very much. My Oxygen level had dropped though to 94%. They still let me go home. Oh and I have a doctor's note to not go back to work until Monday.

The definition of Heat exhaustion: Heavy perspiration, weakness, skin is cold, pale and clammy. Fainting, vomiting. Normal temperature is possible. Collapse, with or without loss of consciousness, suffered in high heat/humidity, largely resulting from the loss of fluids and electrolyte imbalances (i.e. loss of sodium).

The definition of Heat stroke: Skin is hot, dry, and red (hyperpyrexia). Often proceeded by heat exhaustion and its symptoms. Rapid heartbeat. Confusion. Loss of consciousness. This the final stage in heat exhaustion, when the body is unable to lose heat, body temp above 106F occurs, and death may ensue. Consider the small range of body temperatures above normal within which we humans may survive: about 8 degrees!

Heat Index Chart

Temp Dew Point(F)
(F) 50.0 55.0 60.0 65.0 70.0 75.0 80.0 85.0
65: 62.7 63.8 65.0 66.6
70: 67.8 68.7 69.8 71.1 72.6
75: 73.1 73.9 74.8 75.9 79.2 80.7
80: 79.8 80.6 81.6 82.8 84.4 86.9 90.9
85: 83.5 84.7 86.1 88.0 90.5 94.0 99.0 106.6
90: 87.9 89.4 91.2 93.6 96.9 101.2 107.2 115.6
95: 92.9 94.5 96.7 99.6 103.4 108.4 115.2 124.3
100: 98.1 99.9 102.4 105.6 109.8 115.3 122.7 132.3
105: 103.4 105.4 108.1 111.6 116.1 122.0 129.7 139.7
110: 108.7 110.9 113.8 117.5 122.3 128.4 136.3 146.5

Any value less than 80 is considered comfortable.
Any value greater than 90 is considered extreme.
Any value greater than 100 is considered hazardous.
Any value greater than 110 is considered dangerous. This website is an excellent source of information on Heat Stress.
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I would like to introduce you to my newest Granddaughter. I was in the delivery room and the only ones with a dry eye were the nurses and doctors. The miracle of life is so amazing! Jennifer and David are doing very well and so is the baby! Between her parents, grandparents, godparents and all of our friends, she will want for nothing.

Rosemary Eileen Ford
July 26, 2006
1:41 pm
7 pounds 5 ounces
20 1/2 inches long

Awesome baby Awesome baby

Proud Grandma Proud Grandma

Think I will spoil her Think I will spoil her

Very adorable Very adorable

I am cute I am cute

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Requiem List drinking game:

- 1 drink per V post
- 1 drink per Mira Cordovera mispelling, punctuation issue, or
capitalization mistake (usually only during heated debates)
- Drink the entire time you read the Father General's sig file
(usually half a beer)
- 1 drink per cuss word
- 1 shot per genetalia reference
- 1 drink per unique whine in a given email
- 1 drink per item someone spews about their Covenant or Bloodline
that they shouldn't
- 1 shot plus respectful toast to the poor bastard who has to clean up
when someone spews about their Covenant or Bloodline
- 1 drink per title in an Invictus sig
- 1 shot if a Crone other then V posts
- 1 drink everytime someone is accused of being a: diablerist,
heretic, jerk (any variation), coward, or sexual conquest of Guillermo
Merced (don't worry, you never have to drink for this last one)
- 1 drink for every email you delete without reading
- 1 drink every time someone claims to be part of a brand new
Covenant or Clan that no one ever heard about
- 1 drink per "me too" post
- 1 drink per post where the asshole posting doesn't cut ANY of the
post they are replying to
- 1 drink every time some elder comes off as anachronistic about "the
devil box"(TV), computers, "teh Intarweb", or other staple of the
modern nights.
- 30 second keg stand every time you're pretty sure a post made someone cry
- 1 shot when you realize how much time you waste dealing with this fucking list