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Saturday, February 18, 2012 10:51 PM

OONJERAH



This surprises me: Coffee Drinking Linked to
Less Depression in Women =>
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/26/coffee-drinking-linked-to-
less-depression-in-women/

"Morning pick-me-up? For many women, the mood-elevating effects of
a cup of coffee may be more than fleeting."


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Sunday, February 19, 2012 10:16 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


I want to learn to grow my own. Because, yanno, when the crash comes people will be jonesing for their caffeine.

Coffee is one of the most significant sources of anti-oxidants in the American diet. Moderate coffee consumption (less than 5 cups per day) is also linked to lower rates of Parkinson's. By THAT measure, I will NEVER get Parkinsons's!

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Sunday, February 19, 2012 3:22 PM

FREMDFIRMA



Well, that's one thing Americans have talent in, strangely enough it seems almost innate rather than learned - we can grow just about anything, anywhere, hell folks can grow stuff in a friggin basement fer cryin out loud...

Of course, being hooked up with the local farmers is nice, since I am unlikely to ever want for coffee, tobacco or potatoes - and there's chicory but I dunno about caffiene content there.

Conversely they're unlikely to have non-functional equipment so long as I can find, build or modify parts.

I worry bout the cities, mostly - Detroit is progressing right along with secondary agri-enviro infrastructure, but they ain't there quite yet.

-Frem

I do not serve the Blind God.

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Monday, February 20, 2012 6:32 PM

OONJERAH



In case I forgot to mention, y'all are s'posed to post more & keep me entertained. No TV.

________________________________________
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) —
"He's eluded authorities for more than five years, a mountain man who roams the wilderness of southern Utah, breaking
into remote cabins in winter, living in luxury off hot food, alcohol and coffee before stealing provisions and vanishing
into the woods." => http://news.yahoo.com/mountain-man-scares-owners-remote-utah-cabins-09
0722480.html


'Act Of Valor' And The Military's Long Hollywood Mission =>
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/17/act-of-valor-military-hollywo
od_n_1284338.html




"All I suggest is a man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest" ~Paul Simon

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Monday, February 20, 2012 6:53 PM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


Hello,

Where there is a computer, there is television.

--Anthony



_______________________________________________

"In every war, the state enacts a tax of freedom upon the citizenry. The unspoken promise is that the tax shall be revoked at war's end. Endless war holds no such promise. Hence, Eternal War is Eternal Slavery." --Admiral Robert J. Henner


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Monday, February 20, 2012 9:53 PM

OONJERAH



A team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pioneering experiment

Russians resurrect 30,000-year-old frozen flower (Beautiful!)
=> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9094716/Ice-Age-flower
-revival-that-could-lead-to-resurrection-of-mammoth.html


"the study has demonstrated that tissue can survive ice conservation for tens of thousands of years, opening the way
to the possible resurrection of Ice Age mammals."

See also "The Ugly Little Boy" Isaac Asimov, 1958

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 9:32 AM

FREMDFIRMA


Quote:

Originally posted by Oonjerah:
In case I forgot to mention, y'all are s'posed to post more & keep me entertained. No TV.


Heh, this'll keep you entertained a while...
http://www.damninteresting.com/

-F

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:45 PM

OONJERAH



Thanks, Frem. "Aches on a Plane" was *woah!* edge of my seat.

This would make a good movie if they did it accurate, docudrama style. I am casting it now:

Captain Sanders     Nathan Fillion
Captain Tucker      Alan Tudyk
Andy Peterson       Adam Baldwin
Auburn Calloway     C. Ejiofor would be quite good at this; but I prefer Jamie Foxx
Center-Tower       Gina Torres.


"All I suggest is a man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest" ~Paul Simon

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 1:55 PM

OONJERAH



OK. I really didn't expect everyone to jump up & discuss the sub-awesome news that coffee is a mood elevator.

What I'd like is a thread where we all post links to interesting stories we've read lately. They should not be
"important," dire, world-impact & the like. Controversial -- nah. Just stuff that was fun, weird, unusual, good ...
heart-warming is ok, new news ... Sharable news bits & articles that are worth a comment or two.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 3:42 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


Sometimes people do that, see Russians Probe Unknown Depths. :)

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:25 PM

OONJERAH


Quote:

Originally posted by RionaEire:
Sometimes people do that, see Russians Probe Unknown Depths. :)

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya



I did. In fact, I was following the story on the news since I saw a headline about
our team hadn't heard from the Russians in 4-5 days.
I sure can't figure out how they are thru the ice without contaminating the ancient
water; & how they figure to investigate next season without contamination.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:19 PM

OONJERAH



"Is English or Mandarin the language of the future?" => http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17105569

"Unearthed in Western Australia, the Argyle Pink Jubilee is a rare
pink diamond" => http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17108778
...........

Detectives fly to Kenya in Julie Ward murder probe => http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-15598775

"Detectives investigating the murder of Suffolk woman Julie Ward 23 years ago, have flown to Kenya to interview witnesses.
"Miss Ward had been travelling in Kenya photographing wildlife when she went missing.
"Her father flew to the country to join the search and found parts of her burnt and mutilated remains in the Masai Mara reserve."


"All I suggest is a man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest" ~Paul Simon

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 3:54 PM

OONJERAH



There are free courses in logic on the Internet. I did not pick one & link it.

I do recall a simple example from HS math.

Given as fact: All men have noses.

Statement: James is a man.
Conclusion: Therefore, James has a nose. True or false?
The conclusion is true.

Statement: Jane has a nose.
Conclusion: Therefore, Jane is a man. True or false?
The conclusion is false.

In this way, our math teacher taught us how easy it is make false assumptions based on a true statement.



Personal responsibility is the Truth.
Self determination triumphs over reaction.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012 9:30 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


Jane may not be a man, but Jayne sure is. :)

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Monday, February 27, 2012 11:16 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


I've heard this. It's a shame something in coffee gives me outbreaks of canker sores, because I really like it, and could use the occasional mood boost.


What reason had proved best ceased to look absurd to the eye, which shows how idle it is to think anything ridiculous except what is wrong.

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Monday, February 27, 2012 12:37 PM

FREMDFIRMA



Dark Chocolate, as well, PhoenixRose.

Oh, and more from DI, just for kicks.
http://www.damninteresting.com/the-gimli-glider/

Dead stick land a 767 through a crosswind with no substantial injuries - now THAT takes a miracle.

-F

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Monday, February 27, 2012 12:44 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Quote:

Originally posted by Fremdfirma:

Dark Chocolate, as well, PhoenixRose.


One of my favorite things (Needs to be sweetened with maltitol, though. Sugar bad.)


What reason had proved best ceased to look absurd to the eye, which shows how idle it is to think anything ridiculous except what is wrong.

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Monday, February 27, 2012 7:41 PM

OONJERAH



Quote FremdFirma: "Dead stick land a 767 through a crosswind with no substantial injuries - now THAT takes a miracle."

Agreed. On a race track no less! Miracle favored an incredibly skilled pilot.


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Monday, February 27, 2012 9:27 PM

FREMDFIRMA



And now for a little from the dark side, one of the most horrific weapons ever conceived.

Project Pluto, also known as the SLAM.
http://www.merkle.com/pluto/pluto.html

Only positive result of this was giving Adolph Coors a head start in making beer, although given the average quality of the stuff I ain't sure that's much of a positive result...

They don't mention it directly, but muchlike operation Plowshare/Chariot, this was Tellers baby, and THAT man was seriously, seriously nuts.

-Frem

I do not serve the Blind God.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:08 PM

OONJERAH



Gay woman wants priest relieved of duties after communion => http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-church-priesttre81s2ga-20
120229,0,5887913.story


"WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) - A lesbian woman from the nation's capital wants a Catholic priest relieved of his duties
after he denied her communion at her mother's Maryland funeral because she lives with another woman."

Oonj: This happened at a funeral where condolences are not enough and everything else is too much. It's sad.



Personal responsibility is the Truth.
Self determination triumphs over reaction.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 7:35 PM

OONJERAH



I know you guys all watched these before. But ... they're worth repeating.










Jewel talks about Firefly =>



My Firefly box set is in a safe place where I cannot find it. But NetFlix has got them on streaming.
So Imma reflyin' the Firefly.


Personal responsibility is the Truth.
Self determination triumphs over reaction.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 1:07 PM

OONJERAH



New on YouTube, 55 minutes, impromtu ...
    A Conversation with Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, and Jewel Staite discussing Firefly
at Nerd HQ 2011 -




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Friday, March 16, 2012 1:02 PM

OONJERAH



Local musher loses race, saves life => http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8581216
March 14, 2012 (WLS) -- A Chicago dog-musher didn't win the epic Iditarod sled dog race in
Alaska this week but in losing he saved a boy's life.

Former firefighter Pat Moon of Park Ridge, a cancer survivor, provided first aid to a boy on
Sunday who was hurt in a sledding accident in Ruby, Alaska.

Moon's dog team was in bad shape after tough winter training, and he had just scratched
himself from the race at the ruby checkpoint. That's when a woman came in and said her
son had smashed his head after hitting a parked snow machine.

"I was at the right place at the right time," said Moon. "Any one of them would have done it.
I just happened to be the one who scratched."

Moon went with a relative to the house 15 minutes away by snowmobile.

He relied on his EMT training to clean the wound and stopped the bleeding. The family says
Moon saved a life.



             

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Friday, March 16, 2012 1:06 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


Cool story.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 10:50 PM

OONJERAH


the rather special physics of Canadian scientist,
John Hutchison -- any threads about that on FFFN?
Thoughts, opinions from the science minded?


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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:03 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by Oonjerah:

A team of Russian scientists managed to resurrect an entire plant in a pioneering experiment

Russians resurrect 30,000-year-old frozen flower (Beautiful!)
=> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9094716/Ice-Age-flower
-revival-that-could-lead-to-resurrection-of-mammoth.html


"the study has demonstrated that tissue can survive ice conservation for tens of thousands of years, opening the way
to the possible resurrection of Ice Age mammals."

See also "The Ugly Little Boy" Isaac Asimov, 1958



I somehow missed this little gem. Amazing.



"The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves. - Someone.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:11 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



Might have been posted somewhere on fff.net before, so sorry if this is 'old news'. Still kinda cool. ( really )






"The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves. - Someone.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 5:32 AM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by Oonjerah:

There are free courses in logic on the Internet. I did not pick one & link it.

I do recall a simple example from HS math.

Given as fact: All men have noses.

Statement: James is a man.
Conclusion: Therefore, James has a nose. True or false?
The conclusion is true.

Statement: Jane has a nose.
Conclusion: Therefore, Jane is a man. True or false?
The conclusion is false.

In this way, our math teacher taught us how easy it is make false assumptions based on a true statement.



Personal responsibility is the Truth.
Self determination triumphs over reaction.



All A are B is not equal to ALL B are A. Classic formal Greek logic. Aristotle?- Damn, I studied that stuff, but I forget.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:18 PM

OONJERAH


JOBS Act: The good, the bad, the irrelevant =>
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/03/22/jobs-act-the-good-the-bad-th
e-irrelevant
/
The Senate right now is debating the JOBS Act, with a full vote expected later this afternoon.

Can I hope that someone who understands this will post on it? After the vote?

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 4:07 PM

OONJERAH



After House, Senate Pushes JOBS Act Through =>
http://www.npr.org/2012/03/22/149169392/senate-pushes-jobs-act-through

"The Senate again tried to add some investor protections to the JOBS
bill, which otherwise would remove SEC oversight from companies
with as big as $1 billion in sales that are going public."

DOH??

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 1:21 PM

OONJERAH


Search Is On in New Mexico for Revered Ultrarunner =>
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/31/sports/ultrarunner-micah-true-disapp
ears-on-run-in-new-mexico.html


"Micah True, a mythic figure among extreme-distance runners,
went for a 12-mile run Tuesday morning and has yet to return,
setting off a search in the Gila Wilderness of southwestern
New Mexico."

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 5:53 PM

OONJERAH



Woman, 80, lands plane on low fuel; husband dies =>
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501843_162-57408961/woman-80-lands-plane-o
n-low-fuel-husband-dies
/

[Helen Collins] took lessons to take off and land about 30 years ago
at her husband's urging, in case something happened to him, but never
got her license. She has flown hundreds of hours by his side.

"At one point she didn't even want the wingman to go up," he said.
"She said, 'Don't you guys think I could do this on my own? Don't you
have confidence in me?' She was calmer than everybody on the ground.
She had it totally under control."



. . . . .The worst and most frequent consequence of paranoia is that it's self-fulfilling.


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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 6:52 PM

OONJERAH



April 15, 2012, will be the 100 year deathday of the sinking of the Titanic.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 7:08 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


The movie is coming back to the theaters and I'll definitely be going to watch it. That movie seems to have been made for 12 year old girls who were almost ready for their loss of innocence process, it sure hit at the right time for me, I absolutely loved it and it was actually fairly significant in my girlhood. I haven't actually watched it all the way through since I was 13, we had it on video but then it got lost and left behind when everything got weird. So seeing it again is something I'm greatly looking forward to, cheesy as it is, maybe I'll not enjoy it at all as an adult, but I think because of its place in my development it will always be special to me, inspite of the horrid acting and lame dialogue.

But the real Titanic? What a tragedy, the perfect showcase for human arrogance.
:(

I assume you're my pal until you let me know otherwise. "A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Friday, April 6, 2012 5:07 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Coffee is a stimulant.

Humanity LOVES stimulants....

Let's do some math:

Women = 1/2 of Humanity.

On the other hand....

Men, also = 1/2 of Humanity.



So....

Women like coffee, and men like coffee....

I know my next pick up line!!!!!, thanks FFF.NET!!!!!

The next time I meet a pretty girl and want to ask her out, I'll ask her if she wants to get some coffee!!!!!!!

~6

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Friday, April 6, 2012 5:46 PM

FREMDFIRMA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Coffee is a stimulant.

Humanity LOVES stimulants....

Let's do some math:

Women = 1/2 of Humanity.

On the other hand....

Men, also = 1/2 of Humanity.



So....

Women like coffee, and men like coffee....

I know my next pick up line!!!!!, thanks FFF.NET!!!!!

The next time I meet a pretty girl and want to ask her out, I'll ask her if she wants to get some coffee!!!!!!!

~6


So, lookin for a little... "hot coffee" ?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Coffee_mod
*laughs*

-F

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 4:10 AM

WISHIMAY

"Well, so long Earth. Thanks for the air... and what-not." -Philip J. Fry _________________The more we are protected, the more we are trapped within. -P. Gabriel----Nothin' worse than a monster who thinks he's right with god. -Mal


Quote:

Originally posted by Oonjerah:
In case I forgot to mention, y'all are s'posed to post more & keep me entertained. No TV.



I'm playing catch up here, busy week. What happened to yer TV? Bubba shoot it? Had it with bills? I haven't had cable for 4 years now...

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 1:35 PM

OONJERAH



About my TV?

It was on the antenna for most of its stay here, & reception was minimal.
No interest in the original network channels, ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.

When I moved to here, I had to get cable for the Internet. (It's a mystery,
all local 'Net and even Ma Bell don't offer service in the neighborhood.) At
first, they only let me have it as a package deal with cable TV. More than 6
months, I guess, I had normal cable reception: over 100 channels, clear as
a bell.

See, I'd long since adapted to Computer is interesting to me; TV is boring, but
sometimes has a good movie on. I admit, I was half-hearted in my attempts to
find stuff I liked on cable TV. Then they let me cancel TV & just pay for 'Net.

The TV's been out in the shed for a year or so now. But it's due to return so
as to watch my DVDs, maybe a few rentals.

At present, most of my TV-movies come via NetFlix streaming. Real people are
often more interesting.

Entertainment. Yah -- I get tired of my own company all the time.



. . . . .The worst and most frequent consequence of paranoia is that it's self-fulfilling.


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Sunday, April 8, 2012 5:46 PM

WISHIMAY

"Well, so long Earth. Thanks for the air... and what-not." -Philip J. Fry _________________The more we are protected, the more we are trapped within. -P. Gabriel----Nothin' worse than a monster who thinks he's right with god. -Mal


I have to have a home phone just to get internets... and there is only two providers, what I got and satelite...Not crazy about satelite anything. But they are both about the same $$ since I have to have phone. It's a racket, I tell ya...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:22 PM

OONJERAH



Better tests find record concussions among U.S. troops =>
http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/story/2012-04-12/brain-injuries-
concussions-US-military-troops/54185894/1


Improved battlefield diagnosis has led to a record number of
concussions detected among U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan
and Iraq last year, with an average of 16 inflicted each day
last spring, according to newly released Pentagon figures.

It was the highest pace for traumatic brain injuries of any
period in 10 years of combat, according to data provided to
USA TODAY. Brain injuries caused by the concussive force of
a nearby blast are among the most commons wounds troops
suffer.

American casualties in Afghanistan this spring are already
ticking higher as the traditionally heavier summer fighting
months approach, military statistics show.

Although there was an alarming increase last year in buried-
explosives attacks on U.S. foot patrols in Afghanistan — where
most of the casualties occurred last year — scientists believe
the rise in diagnosed brain-injury cases was due largely to
more aggressive efforts at detecting the wound.



. . . . .The worst and most frequent consequence of paranoia is that it's self-fulfilling.


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Thursday, April 12, 2012 7:02 AM

GEEZER

Keep the Shiny side up


Quote:

Originally posted by Oonjerah:
After House, Senate Pushes JOBS Act Through



So. Ten P.M. on a Monday night?

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:09 PM

OONJERAH



Coast Guard: 2 dead in shootings at Alaska station =>
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57413270/coast-guard-2-dead-in-sho
otings-at-alaska-station
/

(AP) KODIAK, Alaska - Two Coast Guard members were fatally shot at a com-
munications station on an island off Alaska, officials said Thursday.

Officials said it remained unclear if the deaths at the Coast Guard Station
on Kodiak Island were a double homicide or a murder-suicide. Capt. Jesse
Moore said it was "possible that the suspect remains at large."

Officials said the base and nearby schools were on lockdown. Moore told
the city's 6,300 or so residents "to remain vigilant and to report any
suspicious activity to local law enforcement officials" until more details
emerge.

The FBI said agents were headed to Kodiak from Anchorage about 250 miles away.



. . . . .The worst and most frequent consequence of paranoia is that it's self-fulfilling.


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Thursday, April 12, 2012 3:29 PM

OONJERAH



American Universities Infected by Foreign Spies Detected by FBI =>
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-08/american-universities-infecte
d-by-foreign-spies-detected-by-fbi.html


“We have intelligence and cases indicating that U.S. universities
are indeed a target of foreign intelligence services,” Frank
Figliuzzi, Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant director for
counterintelligence, said in a February interview in the bureau’s
Washington headquarters.

‘Academic Solicitation’

While overshadowed by espionage against corporations, efforts by
foreign countries to penetrate universities have increased in the
past five years, Figliuzzi said. The FBI and academia, which have
often been at loggerheads, are working together to combat the threat,
he said.



. . . . .The worst and most frequent consequence of paranoia is that it's self-fulfilling.


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Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:27 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)




Quote:

Originally posted by AnthonyT:
Hello,

Where there is a computer, there is television.

--Anthony





Now more than ever. And where there's television, there's a computer.








"I have no real clue of what you're speaking." - AuRaptor.

"Yes. I was wrong. I am sorry." - AuRaptor.

Note to self: Mr. Raptor believes that women who want to control their reproductive processes are sluts.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:46 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by Wishimay:
I have to have a home phone just to get internets... and there is only two providers, what I got and satelite...Not crazy about satelite anything. But they are both about the same $$ since I have to have phone. It's a racket, I tell ya...




Yeah, to get a decent deal on internet and cable, I had to get a bundle - internet, cable TV, and home phone. I tried explaining that I haven't had a land line in years, and don't even own a plug-in telephone, but they really didn't care. I ended up going with the bundle and just not having a phone - every time I needed something, I'd call, and they'd ask for my phone number, and I'd give 'em my cell, and they'd say 'That doesn't match what's on our records,' and I'd have to go and dig around for something with my phone number on it.

So this had gone on for a couple years, and then they started offering the same deal to "new customers" for much less than I was paying, so I called and went ballistic. And they dumped the phone, upgraded the internet service, and threw HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, and The Movie Channel, all for less than I was paying before.

And there's HBO Go for the computer, so I've been catching up. "Inside Job", "Too Big to Fail", etc. "Gasland" is on the list too, of course.

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Friday, April 13, 2012 2:06 PM

OONJERAH



Friday the 13th has a very superstitious history =>
http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2012/04/12/news/doc4f877f35b8d66
715494255.txt


Around the globe today, nervous souls might
shut the blinds and avoid making decisions.

That’s because it’s Friday the 13th, a day
connected for centuries with bad luck.

This year, three Friday the 13ths — Jan. 13,
April 13 and July 13 — pop up on the calendar,
each 13 weeks apart.

Friday the 13th superstitions are rooted in
ancient bad-luck associations with the number
13 and the day Friday, according to Donald
Dossey, a folklore historian and author of
“Holiday Folklore, Phobias and ...

Oonj: And here I sit with two black cats.

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Friday, April 13, 2012 11:47 PM

FREMDFIRMA



Here, have some more entertainment - history can be fascinating.
http://www.lostcosmonauts.com/default.htm

-F

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Sunday, April 15, 2012 6:56 PM

OONJERAH



San Francisco: Tragic accident in the annual sailboat race around the Farallon Islands
Coast Guard halts high-seas hunt for boaters off San Francisco =>
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/04/san-francisco-coast-guar
d-farallon-islands-missing-boaters.html


The U.S. Coast Guard has indefinitely suspended the search for survivors of a
boating accident off the San Francisco coast that left one person dead and four
missing in heavy seas on Saturday.

The accident occurred during an annual sailboat race around the Farallon Islands
that has been a tradition since the early 1900s. U.S. Coast Guard Officer Levi
Read said the Coast Guard received a mayday call from a vessel about 3 p.m.
reporting that another boat -- the 38-foot sailboat Low Speed Chase -- had run
aground on rocks near the islands.

A Coast Guard helicopter rescued two people from the rocks, Read said. An Air
National Guard helicopter rescued another person and also recovered the body
of a person who had drowned ...

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Monday, April 16, 2012 10:46 AM

OONJERAH



A charming personal recollection ...

Larry Parsons: Almost famous on safari =>
http://www.montereyherald.com/opinion/ci_20389235/larry-parsons-almost
-famous-safari


The question has haunted me for nearly 30 years.

Well, that's a tad melodramatic. It's more accurate to say that it caught in my
craw like a tiny treble hook and has upset many introspective reviews of my days
in journalism.

It happened at one of those career days in the early 1980s at an East Salinas
elementary school to which my compadre Roberto had dragged me with a promise
of buying lunch.

"Have you ever met anyone famous?" the bright-eyed, fourth-grade interrogator
asked with cruel innocence. ...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:44 PM

OONJERAH



FBI remains quiet on details of Coast Guard killings =>
http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/04/16/2110079/fbi-remains-quiet-on-
details-of.html


An FBI spokesman says there's little new that can be released in the
investigation of a double homicide at a Coast Guard air station on
Kodiak Island.

Eric Gonzalez said Monday agents are not releasing details because it
could affect the integrity of the investigation.

The FBI is the lead agency in the shooting deaths of 41-year-old Petty
Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and 51-year-old Richard Belisle.
Hopkins was an electronics technician from Vergennes, Vt.
Belisle was a retired Coast Guard chief petty officer who worked at
the base as a civilian employee.

Gonzales says he can't comment on whether investigators have recovered
a weapon or why law enforcement officials continue to say there is no
direct threat to the community even though no suspect is in custody.



. . . . .The worst and most frequent consequence of paranoia is that it's self-fulfilling.


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