Monday, April 30, 2007

Craig Mosher and his special needs dog

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What sounded like a little story of an animal with a disability, quickly evolved into a tale of great devotion and love. Loois was adopted as a puppy by Craig Mosher and his ex-wife Maria after she saw the severely injured animal on television. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs. Loois recovered from the injuries, but in 2004 underwent back surgery and suffered damage to his spinal cord. He lost use of his hind legs.

“Who is running who?” I asked Mosher as he dashed down a rural street with Loois on a rainy Saturday morning in Suncrest, Wash. The 100-pound pit bull is so full of energy, Mosher can hardly keep up with the dog. But keep up he must; Loois relies on his master to provide support for his rear legs.

Mosher’s life revolves around the care of his best friend and he gladly lives up to the commitment.
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We're doing a "heck of a job!" rebuilding Iraq.

Report: U.S. investment in Iraqi reconstruction at risk
"If these projects are typical of the quality and effectiveness of operations and maintenance performance on transitioned projects, the value of the U.S. investment in Iraq reconstruction will be at risk," said Stuart W. Bowen Jr., the special inspector general, in his report to Congress and the Bush Administration. "Unless corrective action is taken, the useful lives of those projects will be significantly shortened."

$37 billion US taxpayer dollars wasted, 914 people -- including 224 U.S. citizens -- have died while working on the U.S.-funded projects.
Poor construction, design and materials also added to the problems.
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Everest climber returns to mountain to bury woman he was forced to abandon 9 years ago

She was alone on a mountain shelf when they found her - a frozen, pathetic figure just 800ft below the summit of Everest.

When they eventually reached her she barely had the strength left to speak. But Francys Arsentiev's last words would stay with them for the rest of their lives: "Don't leave me," she begged. "Please don't leave me." In the treacherous terrain of the world's highest mountain, and in temperatures below minus 30C, they had little choice.

The dark-haired young mother still lies in the same, grotesquely distorted position she was in when the other climbers found her, secured by a rope and largely preserved by the sub-zero temperatures. But now - finally - she is about to be afforded some dignity. The British-born climber who had to leave her in May 1998 has gone back to Everest to bury her.

"It's fairly well documented where certain bodies are to be found on Everest
"There's an enormous lack of dignity in her circumstances. It's almost like a road sign on the mountain - when you get to Fran, turn left.

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Dick Dale - Guitar Shredder

Dick Dale invented surf music in the 1950's, Guitar Player Magazine dubbed him the "Father of Heavy Metal" Self taught he plays left handed and upside down and backwards. Chords are designed to be played right handed, he never restrung the guitar. Fender invented guitars for him and JBL invented amplifiers for him. Music is LOUD because of Dick Dale.

He is a legend, but he's no "prima donna". He has no entourage, shows up in his own ride. He doesn't walk off 5 min before the end of the show pretending to be done, while the crowd pretends to beg him to stay. He prefers to just stay on stage and play. Afterwards, he'll stick around the front of the stage and talk to any fans (dick heads) that want to meet him.

It's amazing to see the genuine awe in the other players faces, as they watch this man, a good 45 years older, just tearing things up leaving them in the dust at 70. "He plays with the same vengeance and power he had in the 1950's." He has a "focus and power as if from mother nature" Don't miss the chance to see him perform live. Phila(5/31)
(Bring ear plugs, you'll need them)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Bush admin is in its "last throes"

Cheney informed of impeachment bill

Copy of a letter sent to Vice President Dick Cheney by Dennis Kucinich. Kucinich has pdfs detailing the charges.
Hey .. if they can be delusional, why can't I?

Bush gets Purple Heart ....

and they complained about Kerry's
I wish I was making this up.......

Bill and Georgia Thomas reported they were elated Monday when they met in the Oval Office with President George W. Bush to present him with a Purple Heart.

Thomas said he and his wife came up with the unprecedented idea to present the president with the Purple Heart over breakfast one morning a few months ago as they discussed the verbal attacks, both foreign and domestic, the commander in chief has withstood during his time in office.

"We feel like emotional wounds and scars are as hard to carry as physical wounds," Thomas said.

"Bush said "he didn't feel like he had earned it,"
via Undeniable Liberalism
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Cove veteran presents Purple Heart to President Bush
By Joyce May

The Cove Herald

WASHINGTON – Bill and Georgia Thomas reported they were elated Monday when they met in the Oval Office with President George W. Bush to present him with a Purple Heart.

"We were just absolutely bowled over. Without reservation, it was one of the highlights of our life. He was such a gracious host," Thomas said. "It was just an incredible, incredible experience."

The couple was able to meet with President Bush for about 20 minutes to present him with one of three Purple Hearts that Bill Thomas received during his service in Vietnam.

"He said he didn't feel like he had earned it," Thomas said, noting the president looked thinner in person than on television.

The Thomases also were able to meet Barney, the president's Scottish terrier, and tour the White House Rose Garden.

Thomas said he and his wife came up with the unprecedented idea to present the president with the Purple Heart over breakfast one morning a few months ago as they discussed the verbal attacks, both foreign and domestic, the commander in chief has withstood during his time in office.

"We feel like emotional wounds and scars are as hard to carry as physical wounds," Thomas said.

The medal was awarded to Thomas on Dec. 18, 1965, following injuries he sustained while serving in heavy combat with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam.

Thomas said the Purple Heart he presented the president has special meaning to him because the injury he suffered to earn it occurred just after a friend, Richard Peterson, lost his life attempting to save him.

"The hand grenade came in, and I didn't see it. Before diving, which he should have ... he pushed me down and the delay cost him his life," Thomas recalled. "Shortly after that, I was laying in position ... and took a .50-caliber round that shattered my shoulder blade and virtually took out my right lung."

Thomas said he drew up a citation and he and his wife signed it before dropping it and the medal off with Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock, to forward to President Bush.

Carter later called Thomas to inform him that the president was very moved by the gesture and would like the couple to present it in person.

"John Carter was so helpful and so gracious," Thomas said, noting that he and his wife were also able to have dinner with the congressman and his wife, Erica.

Thomas took a copy of the original citation showing the origin of the actual medal and presented it as a companion piece with the citation he drew up for the president.

He has drawn criticism from some locals who have learned of his actions, Thomas said. Nevertheless, he said he earned the Purple Heart and it is his to do with it as he sees fit.

"I feel the President deserved one," he said. "The bottom line is, I paid for these Purple Hearts with my blood."

Contact Joyce May at or call (254) 547-0428
article copied from The Cove Herald

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Clown Car Update: Baby # 17 due 7/07

I posted this picture back in July 06, it seems that the woman in the photo is expecting her 17th child 7/07 Here's some more info and a link to Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's website.

5/12/08 Update The Duggars are expecting baby #18

8/07 Update baby #17 is here

Monday, April 16, 2007

I KISS YOU !!!!! - The Real Borat

Before Borat there was Mahir.
He was one of the original internet celebrities back in 1999, unlike Borat, Mahir is the real deal, This is his original page. (With more pictures) If you missed it back then, its just as good now. (BTW he's suing Sasha Baron Cohen) Was he ripped off? You be the judge. This is my page .......

I KISS YOU !!!!!
I like music , I have many many music enstrumans my home I can play
I like sport , swiming , basketball , tenis , volayball , walk .........
I like sex
I like to take foto-camera (amimals , towns , nice nude models and peoples).....
My tall 1.84 cm (6.2 feet) My weight 78 kg.
My eyes green .. I live alone !!!!!!!!!
I have home - car .........
Who is want to come TURKEY I can invitate .....
She can stay my home ........

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Nixon Bush White House: Millions of e-mails missing

Rose Mary Woods demonstrating how she may have erased e-mails.

Millions of White House e-mails may be missing, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino acknowledged Friday.

"I wouldn't rule out that there were a potential 5 million e-mails lost," Perino told reporters.

White House blames Nixon secretary Rose Mary Woods
Full story

World Bank staff: Wolfowitz should quit

Wolfowitz, former no 2 at the defense department where he did a "heck of a job" bringing you the war in Iraq, is under fire for promoting his girlfriend and giving her a raise. The White House, not surprisingly stands behind him.
Full story

How will we know when women are unclean?

BBC NEWS - India 'to drop' menstrual forms
The Indian civil service is dropping part of a new appraisal form requiring female employees to detail their menstrual cycles, a top official says.
Full story here

God's Diminishing Super Powers - Russell's Teapot

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Monday, April 09, 2007

Bill Maher on Neo-Conservative Think Tanks

Maher: And finally, new rule in two parts: (A) You can't call yourself a think tank if all your ideas are stupid; and (B) If you're someone from one of these think tanks that dreamed up the Iraq War and who predicted that we'd be greeted as liberators, and that we wouldn't need a lot of troops, and that Iraqi oil would pay for the war, that the WMD's would be found, that the looting wasn't problematic, that the mission was accomplished, that the insurgency was in its last throes, that things would get better after the people voted, after the government was formed, after we got Saddam, after we got his kids, after we got Zarqawi, and that whole bloody mess wouldn't turn into a civil war, you have to stop making predictions.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Pavarotti loves elephants

I mean it. He really loves elephants.
Old, but still funny.

Kittens or Severed Head

This bag by Yael Mer, reminded me of a people watching game I invented. It's kinda like the license plate game but better.

While sitting in the park, you spot some random person carrying a bag or box and try to guess whether they're carrying a bag of kittens or a severed head. (Remember, homicidal maniacs look like everyone else)

Strange game, I know.. but one day, after I'd been playing it for about a year, I saw my sister walking with some guy in the city. She was pretty upset. I called to her a few times but she didn't notice me until the guy pointed me out. She'd started a new job selling exterminating services to office buildings. She was on a field visit that day and the guy was a "technician". She pointed to the plastic grocery bag he was carrying. He had emptied the traps from some building and it was filled with dead rats. He was taking it back to his truck to dispose of them. So maybe not so strange a game. Try it next time you're in the park with a buncha people.

Old bird learns new tricks

Administration stops treating fallen soldiers as cargo

"In an about-face by the U.S. government four years into the war in Iraq, America's fallen troops are being brought back to their families aboard charter jets instead of in the cargo holds of ordinary commercial flights, and the caskets are being met by honor guards in white gloves instead of baggage handlers with forklifts."

"That change -- which took effect quietly in January and applies to members of the U.S. military killed in Afghanistan, too -- came after a campaign waged by a father who was aghast to learn that his son's body was going to be unloaded like so much luggage.

John Holley said an airline executive told him that was the "most expeditious" way to get the body home.

"I said, `That's not going to happen with my son. That's not how my son is coming home,'" said Holley, an Army veteran from San Diego whose son, Spc. Matthew Holley, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2005. "If it was `expeditious' to deliver them in garbage trucks, would you do that?"

Way to honor the troops George.
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Pentagon Report Declassified: Feith Lied | Cheney Still Delusional

Pentagon report debunks prewar Iraq-Al Qaeda connection
Declassified document cites lack of 'evidence of a long-term relationship,' although No. 3 Defense staffer (Feith) called contact 'mature and symbiotic.'

"A declassified report by the Pentagon's acting Inspector General Thomas F. Gimble provides new insight into the circumstances behind former Pentagon official Douglas Feith's pre-Iraq war assessment of an Iraq-Al Qaeda connection - an assessment that was contrary to US intelligence agency findings, and helped bolster the Bush administration's case for the Iraq war."
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Cheney Sticks to His Delusions
"Faced with overwhelming evidence to the contrary, even President Bush has backed off his earlier inflammatory assertions about links between al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein.

But Vice President Cheney yesterday, in an interview with right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, continued to stick to his delusional guns."
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Time Traveler

Fox News eats itself: Geraldo VS O'Reilly

Be sure to watch the end.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Otters holding hands

Two sea otters float around, napping, holding hands.
They drift apart and do it again. Your teeth will hurt.

Relax..... play BoomShine

A colorful, relaxing game by K2xL with beautiful music by Tim Halbert. Dots appear and explode causing a chain reaction.

Simply click the mouse to trigger an explosion; any dots that come into contact with the resulting circle will also explode.
It creates a new song every time you play
Play here

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


Imagine a world where everyone said exactly what they were thinking...

5 other episodes here

Sunday, April 01, 2007

George Orwell, Big Brother is watching your house

The Big Brother nightmare of George Orwell's 1984 has become a reality - in the shadow of the author's former London home.

It may have taken a little longer than he predicted, but Orwell's vision of a society where cameras and computers spy on every person's movements is now here.

On the wall outside his former residence - flat number 27B - where Orwell lived until his death in 1950, an historical plaque commemorates the anti-authoritarian author. And within 200 yards of the flat, there are 32 CCTV cameras, scanning every move.
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