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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Tornado Swarm Kills 4 In 3 States

That's an odd statistic...

I could understand it if Tornados kill 3 in 4 states...

I mean, that's like saying "5 in 4 dentists surveyed recommend sugarless gum for their patients that chew gum"...

It just makes no sense.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

These Guys Are ****ing Crazy


They're showing the movie on TV before it hits the theatres ?

Does this mean it won't be in theatres ?

I really wanted to see ATHF in a theatre !

Damn it !

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Next Sunday...

April first...


(scratches head)

Does that mean they won't air it ?

(scratches head)

Does that mean there is no movie ?

(scratches head)

(head explodes)

Adult Swim, it's a love/hate relationship.

Unscruting The Inscrutable Iranian Mind

All I know is that in 2500 years, they'll be making a movie called "15" featuring another 20,000 dead Persians. - Frank J

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Two Problems, One Solution

An ingenious solution to both illegal immigration and energy independence.

From WuzzaDem.

Deaf Plan Silent Protest At Capitol

Tallahassee, Fl - Advocates for the state’s 3 million residents with hearing loss rally at the Capitol today to push for state benefits.The Florida Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing plans to flood the Capitol entrance at 9:30 a.m. and hold a “silent protest” in the rotunda outside of the House and Senate chambers at 10 a.m.

You know, someday I've got to find a victim group I qualify to be in. Then I can fit in by complaining about my differences.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Snowstorm Greets Global Warming Activists

Northampton, Mass. - As the world's warmest winter on record drew to an end with a weekend snow storm, a group of religious leaders started walking across the state Friday to bring attention to global warming.

The Rev. Andrea Ayvazian of the Haydenville Congregational Church said the snow was so deep, it felt like she was breaking trail.

In all 24 clergy members will walk the entire distance from Northampton to Boston, while some 800 people will join for smaller portions. The group hopes to have more than 1,000 gather in Boston for a final rally.
Wow. Over a thousand. Impressive.
The leaders are calling for individuals, businesses and government entities to reduce fossil fuel emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

80%. Yeah. Good luck with that.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Sometimes The Headlines Just Write Themselves

Married egg handler, working at Newlaid Farms, is crushed to learn that his wife slept with a man working at the rival Golden Lay Chicken Farm.

A divorced egg grader at Newlaid Farms was so distraught when his former wife slept with another man that he claimed R200 000 in damages from the lover for his injured feelings and for the loss of her affection.

The Pretoria High Court, however, felt that his injured feelings only deserved a payment of R20 000. Shawn Cloete, 33, of Randfontein told the court he was extremely upset when he discovered that Magaretha Valushia Cloete, 28, once the love of his life, had sexual relations with Albert Beneke, 23, who worked at Golden Lay Chicken Farm and also lived in Randfontein.

Hat Tip: Fark

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Call of Cthulhu

Cthulhu ?

Found via 49Media.

Look at it with it's come-hither eye.

"She's the one eye, one eye, one eye... She's the one I, one I love."

WTF is it ?

What wine do you serve with it ?

I'm Crushing You !

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This reminded me of the old Kids In The Hall skits.

I hadn't checked in on Camille Allen in a while. I love her art.


I seldom pass along inspirational stuff, but this one got to me.
I believe, in these difficult and mean-spirited times in which we live, there needs to be a message of Hope.
We can all use a single image that speaks to us of love, harmony, peace, and joy.
An image that suggests the universality of us all.
I have been sent that image, and I want to share it with you all.

All I ask is that all of you take a moment to reflect on it.

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(Wipes tear from eye)

Hat Tip: Fred

That's... that's beautiful man. (choke)

How Babies Are Delivered

How Babies are Delivered.
This is a really helpful photo for any of you who have kids, grand kids, nieces, nephews, godchildren actually, for anyone who spends even a little time with young children.
Eventually, you'll have to face the "where do babies come from?" issue, and this picture is definitely worth a thousand words.
But prepare yourself -- it's pretty explicit!

You might want to look at it privately before sharing it with the children in your life.

Hat Tip: Bill

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Debunking Global Warming Myths

The British documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle is, well ... great.

The same broadcaster -- Channel 4 in the U.K. -- that recently exposed the extremist ideology being preached in Britain's supposedly "moderate" mosques has now similarly helped to tear away the veil of lies and religious zeal surrounding the global warming industry.

Expert after expert in this film blasts craters into the theory that CO2 -- which only makes up 0.054% of the earth's atmosphere -- has ever driven climate. Ice core records, in fact, prove the opposite, that CO2 lags warming by as much as 800 years.

The main cause of warming is, not surprisingly, the sun.

"The analogy I use," says Dr. Tim Ball, a former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg, "is my car's not running very well, so I'm going to ignore the engine, which is the sun, and I'm going to ignore the transmission, which is the water vapour and I'm going to look at one nut on the right rear wheel which is the human produced CO2. The science is that bad."

Great article.

You can see the video at Power Line.

You can also watch it at You tube (until the libs get it removed).

I'll see if I can download it and host it here.

"You guys, this is one of the elements in the periodic table you know. I'm not sure if it's in our jurisdiction to be banning a whole element."
Patrick Moore, Co-Founder of Green Peace

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Don't Wash Me

San Marcos, Tx - He's made a likeness of the Mona Lisa.

There's a portrait of Albert Einstein.

He's even recreated that infamous picture of dogs playing poker.

You've seen knock-offs of those before. So what's the big deal about Scott Wade's art? It's his canvas.

The San Marcos, Texas graphics interface designer paints his masterpieces in a place where they're guaranteed not to last for posterity - the dirty windows on his Mini Cooper.

Like many of us, Wade has seen those cars badly in need of some water and has been tempted to scrawl the hackneyed 'wash me' on a dust obscured back window.

But one day four years ago, inspiration struck, and the artist-in-waiting decided to attempt something far more ambitious than just a message about dirt. At first, he used his finger to sketch cartoon-like figures on his own car.

Then he discovered a new trick - you could use a frayed Popsicle stick to get all kinds of gray hues in that ash. So he began experimenting and before he knew it his artistic bent - with an accent on the bent - began coming out.

Wade can often be seen zooming his car over dusty hill and trail, trying to accumulate a layer of dirt on the back windshield so he can draw his newest creation.

In addition to his classics, the 48-year-old has also done replicas of Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night", Boticelli's "The Birth of Venus", a picture of his late dog, various funny faces, a tribute to a magazine writer who wrote an article about him, and even a likeness of "The Last Supper."

He's also received requests to use the ashes of cremated people to draw their likenesses as they roll to their final resting place, a decidedly creepy idea.

"I've always drawn pictures on dirty windows," the artist explains. "It wasn't a conscious decision to develop a new art form. It was just looking for art in everything."

Each one takes only about half an hour to create and the results can be astonishing.

He's made about 50 of them so far, and never washes them off, allowing time, nature and the occasional rain storm to do that for him. He takes pictures of every one of them and claims he's never upset when they're gone, calling that the transitory nature of his muse.

Besides, like an Etch-a-Sketch, it simply clears the way for his next creation.

"Since it's temporary it doesn't have to be perfect," Wade points out. "You don't have to belabour it."

Naturally, there are academics who hail his work as a bold new step in the world of art.

"They're really transient art which, again, artists have done," explains Texas State University art and design professor Brian Row, who taught Wade in college. "You experience it once and it's gone. ... It certainly falls within the range of the way artists work."

Among Wade's worst enemies in his creative endeavours: too much sun (which can make the dust difficult to manipulate), a downpour (which happens frequently in Texas), and a rear windshield wiper (which can act as a giant eraser.)

To see this amazing artwork, click here.



Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Holy Cow ! Calf Eats Chickens

Kolkata, India (Reuters) - When dozens of chickens went missing from a remote West Bengal village, everyone blamed the neighbourhood dogs.

But Ajit Ghosh, the owner of the missing chickens, eventually solved the puzzle when he caught his cow -- a sacred animal for the Hindu family -- gobbling up several of them at night.

"We were shocked to see our calf eating chickens alive," Ghosh told Reuters by phone from Chandpur village, about 240 km (150 miles) northwest of capital Kolkata.

The family decided to stand guard at night on Monday at the cow shed which also served as a hen coop, after 48 chickens went missing in a month.

"Instead of the dogs, we watched in horror as the calf, whom we had fondly named Lal, sneak to the coop and grab the little ones with the precision of a jungle cat," Gour Ghosh, his brother, said.

Local television pictures showed the cow grabbing and eating a chicken in seconds and a vet confirmed the case.

"We think lack of vital minerals in the body is causing this behaviour. We have taken a look and have asked doctors to look into the case immediately," Mihir Satpathy, a district veterinary officer, said by phone.

"This strange behaviour is possible in some exceptional cases," Satpathy said.
Hundreds of villagers flocked to Chandpur on Wednesday to catch a glimpse of Lal, enjoying his bundle of green grass for a change.

"The local vets said the cow was probably suffering from a disease but others said Lal was a tiger in his previous birth," Ajit added.

Hat Tip: Geek Girl

Monday, March 05, 2007

Michael J. Fox Arrested At Steak ‘N’ Shake

The other Michael J. Fox.

Wheaton Il — The legal troubles of accused rapist Michael J. Fox continued to mount Friday, after authorities charged him with attempted murder for allegedly beating and choking a woman last week in a Naperville hotel.

Bond was set Friday at $1 million for Fox, in what proved to be his second DuPage County Circuit Court appearance in two days.

Fox was arrested Wednesday after police were called to the parking lot of the Steak ‘N’ Shake restaurant at 1620 N. Route 59. The restaurant is not far from the Red Roof Inn, where Fox and his girlfriend were staying.

Patrol officers were met there by Fox’s girlfriend, a 36-year-old Warrenville woman. They noted she had sustained injuries to her head, eyes, face and neck.

Testimony during Wednesday’s bond hearing indicated Fox went out drinking Tuesday night while the woman went to sleep in their room. A drunken Fox returned to the hotel around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to testimony.

Fox allegedly woke the woman up, “calling her a whore and yelling at her that he wanted to kill her,” testimony showed. He then allegedly choked her and beat her head against the headboard of their bed, according to testimony.

A Naperville police statement added Fox “allegedly strangled the victim twice to unconsciousness (and) then struck her head on the floor multiple times.”

File under nominee for boyfriend of the year.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Look Kids ! Now You Can Have Your Very Own Britney Shears Doll !

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Rehab Britney doll for sale

The moment Britney Spears would have been dreading has finally arrived – the very first Britney Rehab Doll.

The new shaved head figurine, complete with straight jacket, is currently fetching bids on eBay for $82 (£42).

Manufacturers softened the blow for the struggling singer by slimming down her figure to Barbie size proportions.

Paparazzi can breathe a sigh of relief, as Spears' arms are firmly tied down in a white straight jacket, so she can't make any frenzied umbrella attacks.

The doll isn't pulling any of the crazed faces or bearing of teeth that Spears has recently flashed at cameras but carries a rather more dazed and serene fixated smile.

The mother-of-two is currently locked away at Promises rehab centre in Malibu, where she was reportedly visited by her estranged husband Kevin Federline and her two sons on the weekend.

No word on if it's available life-sized and anatomically interesting.

Crash Burns Hash In A Flash

Netherlands driver leaves crash scene -- and 3 tons of hash
Oh, the humanity !
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Three tons of hashish went up in smoke Friday, incinerated by Dutch authorities after a van carrying the illicit cargo crashed and scattered it across the road.

Detectives were hunting the van's driver and a passenger who fled the scene, leaving behind the wrecked vehicle and its $20 million cargo.

"It's not something you see every day," police spokesman Hielke Vogelzang said, adding that police were tracing the owner of the van, but "it may be stolen or leased."
The crash happened during the morning commute on a highway outside the town of Avenhorn, about 20 miles north of Amsterdam, police said.

Vogelzang said it was unknown whether the vehicle's occupants were injured, but "we're confident we'll catch up to them sooner or later."

Police said the van was heading toward Amsterdam when its driver lost control for unknown reasons. They said eyewitnesses saw the van hit a barrier, flip and clip another car before coming to rest. The two occupants ran away.

Packages of hash were scattered around the area, local media reported, and Vogelzang said that hundreds more were found stacked on wooden pallets inside the van.

Marijuana and hash are technically illegal in the Netherlands, but under the country's tolerance policy, police do not arrest anybody for possession of small amounts.

It is sold openly in licensed shops - which, paradoxically, have no way of legally acquiring their chief product.

"Well, here it comes, ladies and gentlemen; we're out now, outside of the head shop. And what a great sight it is, a thrilling one, just a marvelous sight. It's coming down the highway, pointed directly towards us and toward Avenhorn. The mighty diesel motor just roared, the tires biting into the road and throwing it back into a gale-like whirlpool. No wonder this great van can travel down the highway at such a speed, with that powerful motor in it."

"It burst into flames ! Get out of the way ! Get out of the way ! Get this, Charlie ! Get this, Charlie ! It's fire and it's crashing ! It's crashing terrible ! Oh, my ! Get out of the way, please ! It's burning, bursting into flames and hash is burning with it, and all the folks agree that this is terrible. This is the worst of the worst catastrophes in the world ! Oh, it's crashing...oh, four or five hundred feet into the sky, and it's a terrific crash, ladies and gentlemen. There's smoke, and there's flames, now, and the hash is crashing to the ground, not quite to the barrier...Oh, the humanity, and all the customers screaming around here !"

"I told you...I can't even talk to people...around there. It's -- I can't talk, ladies and gentlemen. Honest, it's just laying there, a mass of smoking wreckage, and everybody can hardly breathe and talk...I, I'm sorry. Honest, I can hardly breathe. I'm going to step inside where I cannot see it. Charlie, that's terrible. I -- Listen folks, I'm going to have to stop for a minute, because I've lost my voice...This is the worst thing I've ever witnessed....."

South Carolina Sword Fight !

Sword fight ensues after S.C. break-in
Hilton Head Island, S.C. (AP) -- A man toting a 3-foot sword apparently met his match when he broke into his ex-girlfriend's apartment: The woman's roommate grabbed a sword of his own and sliced the intruder, police said.

The roommate, a sword collector, fended off the ex-boyfriend, who was cut on the arm, police said.

Elvis Javier Polanco, 18, was treated at a hospital and charged with burglary and aggravated assault, Beaufort County sheriff's Capt. Toby McSwain said. He said Polanco broke a window and climbed on his friend's shoulders to get into the apartment.

The roommate, Louis Delgado Hernandez, disarmed the intruder while the woman called police, McSwain said.

Surprise! Swordsman's rival brings own blade

A man armed with a 3-foot sword broke into ex-girlfriend's home Thursday afternoon because he thought she was with another man, sheriff's deputies said.
Little did he know the ex-girlfriend's roommate, Louis Delgado Hernandez, was not only home, but is an avid sword collector as well.

En garde.

Hernandez grabbed a sword from the wall and a duel ensued, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

In the end, it appeared the roommate was more adept at sword play.

Hernandez disarmed Elvis Polanco, 18, of 60 Blazing Star, shortly before deputies arrived, sheriff's Capt. Toby McSwain said. Polanco was cut on the arm in the process. He was treated at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center before being taken to the Beafort County Detention Center.

At around 2 p.m., Polanco and another unidentified man went to the apartment on Genesta Street off Palmetto Bay Road.

It appeared that both men had been drinking, according to McSwain.

Polanco broke a second-floor window, climbed onto his friend's shoulders and jumped inside the apartment, according to McSwain.

Hernandez defended the home while the ex-girlfriend, whose name was not provided, called 911.

A nearby deputy arrived within minutes, but not before the other suspect drove away in a white vehicle of unknown make and model.

Polanco was charged with second-degree burglary and high and aggravated assault and battery. He remained in the jail Thursday night, according to the jail's online log.

Hernandez won't be charged, McSwain said.

Ann Coulter Uses The "F" Word

Ann Coulter calls John Edwards 'faggot'

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Best-selling right-wing author Ann Coulter, speaking to a conservative audience in Washington Friday, called former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., a "faggot."

Coulter was a featured speaker at the 34th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Following her prepared remarks, televised on C-Span, Coulter was asked to talk about Edwards.

"It turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I'm kind of at an impasse -- I can't really talk about Edwards," she said.

"Rehab" may have been a reference to "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington's decision to go into rehab during a public relations firestorm after he called one of his co-stars a "faggot."

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean called on Republican presidential candidates, especially those who attended the conference, to denounce Coulter's remark, Fox News reported.

Coulter has previously suggested that other prominent Democrats are gay -- including former Vice President Al Gore, former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Hillary Clinton, Editor & Publisher reported. All of them, including Edwards, are married, and Bill Clinton's heterosexual tendencies caused a certain amount of well publicized trouble for him as in the White House.

Could have been worse I guess. She could have called him Hitler or something.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Naked Gay Porn Watching, Meth Selling Principal Update

John Acerra: Two faces of a troubled man
'Bizarre' details emerge in Bethlehem principal's arrest

As Principal John Acerra walked the hallways at Nitschmann Middle School joking with students or calling them by their nicknames, he appeared to be the coolest principal in the Bethlehem Area School District.

It turns out he was the coolest naked gay porn watching, meth selling Principal in the Bethlehem Area School District.
Clad in a smartly tailored suit and black turtleneck sweater, he exhibited a warm, funny demeanor and was more likely to give a lesson than a punishment to a student who had gotten into trouble.

So he wasn't into S&M, there's that at least.
Yet people who worked with him including some of his friends weren't surprised that the kind, free spirit they knew was arrested Tuesday night in his school office on charges of selling crystal methamphetamine to a police informant, said Karen Dolan, a district teacher who spent 11 years at Nitschmann.

Over the past five years, the times he arrived hours late for school, missed school altogether, kept himself hidden behind the frequently locked office door or showed up at school activities dressed like a teenager all pointed to a life in free-fall, said Dolan, who is also a Bethlehem councilwoman.

''I love the man. I mean, he's a major reason I'm a teacher today,'' said Dolan, a Liberty High School teacher who left Nitschmann in 2001 but still has close ties to many staff members there. ''But he's been crying for help for a very long time. I'm shocked and I'm dazed, but I'm not surprised.''

The picture emerging is of a man leading a double life that had been spinning out of control for at least the past five months, according to police documents.

At least two teachers say it was much longer than that.

''As a boss, all I can say is he changed in the last two years,'' said Elaine Howorth, a home economics teacher who taught at Nitschmann last semester. ''He wasn't the same boss. He wasn't there all the time when you needed him.''

In hindsight, students say, the locked office door and the times Acerra showed up for school football practice wearing a white undershirt and baggy pants, often the garb of middle-school boys, struck them as strange.

"Hindsight". Good choice of words there.

Let Them Eat Tofu !

Ann Coulter's
observations about the Global Warming Boogy-man and the consequences of caving in to the demands of the lunatic left.

Even right-wingers who know that "global warming" is a crock do not seem to grasp what the tree-huggers are demanding. Liberals want mass starvation and human devastation. Forget the lunacy of people claiming to tell us the precise temperature of planet Earth in 1918 based on tree rings. Or the fact that in the '70s liberals were issuing similarly dire warnings about "global cooling."

Simply consider what noted climatologists Al Gore and Melissa Etheridge are demanding that we do to combat their nutty conjectures about "global warming."
They want us to starve the productive sector of fossil fuel and allow the world's factories to grind to a halt. This means an end to material growth and a cataclysmic reduction in wealth.

There are more reputable scientists defending astrology than defending "global Warming," but liberals simply announce that the debate has been resolved in their favor and demand that we shut down all production.

Our lives depend on fossil fuel. Steel plants, chemical plants, rubber plants, pharmaceutical plants, glass plants, paper plants –- those run on energy. There are no Mother Earth nursery designs in stylish organic cotton without gas-belching factories, ships and trucks, and temperature-controlled, well-lighted stores. Windmills can't even produce enough energy to manufacture a windmill.
Liberals have always had a thing about eliminating humans. Stalin wanted to eliminate the kulaks and Ukranians, vegetarian atheist Adolf Hitler wanted to eliminate the Jews, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger wanted to eliminate poor blacks, DDT opponent Rachel Carson wanted to eliminate Africans (introduction to her book "Silent Spring" written by ... Al Gore!), and population-control guru Paul Ehrlich wants to eliminate all humans.

Go read the whole thing.

Global Warming Melting Mars

Martian Meltdown

Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Scientist Says
Hints ? Hints ?
No, it must be all the huge amounts of greenhouse gases we're pumping into the Martian atmosphere.
Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human-induced—cause, according to one scientist's controversial theory.
Again, suggests ? Controversial theory ? Now why would it be a controversial theory ? Huh.
Earth is currently experiencing rapid warming, which the vast majority of climate scientists says is due to humans pumping huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Rapid warming ? I guess that would explain that Ice Storm we had here last month. You know, the one that knocked out power and heat for a week ? The vast majority of climate scientists ? Since when did science work on concensious ? Oh right, when the Enviromentalist Whackos, Communists, Dumbocrats and misc other Liberal nut-jobs decided so.
Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun.

"The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars," he said.

Solar Cycles

Abdussamatov believes that changes in the sun's heat output can account for almost all the climate changes we see on both planets.

Mars and Earth, for instance, have experienced periodic ice ages throughout their histories.

"Man-made greenhouse warming has made a small contribution to the warming seen on Earth in recent years, but it cannot compete with the increase in solar irradiance," Abdussamatov said.

By studying fluctuations in the warmth of the sun, Abdussamatov believes he can see a pattern that fits with the ups and downs in climate we see on Earth and Mars.

Abdussamatov's work, however, has not been well received by other climate scientists.

Well that's a shocker. Without the Global Warming Boogy-man, they're out of funding and a job.
"His views are completely at odds with the mainstream scientific opinion," said Colin Wilson, a planetary physicist at England's Oxford University.

You'll notice he said "His views are completely at odds with the mainstream scientific opinion. Opinion is not fact. Opinion is not science.
"And they contradict the extensive evidence presented in the most recent IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] report." (Related: "Global Warming 'Very Likely' Caused by Humans, World Climate Experts Say" [February 2, 2007].)

Evidence ? The title of the reference they use says 'Very Likely', as in not proven, not factual, in other words an opinion.
Amato Evan, a climate scientist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, added that "the idea just isn't supported by the theory or by the observations."

Planets' Wobbles

The conventional theory is that climate changes on Mars can be explained primarily by small alterations in the planet's orbit and tilt, not by changes in the sun.

Planets' wobble but they don't fall down.
"Wobbles in the orbit of Mars are the main cause of its climate change in the current era," Oxford's Wilson explained. (Related: "Don't Blame Sun for Global Warming, Study Says" [September 13, 2006].)

All planets experience a few wobbles as they make their journey around the sun. Earth's wobbles are known as Milankovitch cycles and occur on time scales of between 20,000 and 100,000 years.

These fluctuations change the tilt of Earth's axis and its distance from the sun and are thought to be responsible for the waxing and waning of ice ages on Earth.

Mars and Earth wobble in different ways, and most scientists think it is pure coincidence that both planets are between ice ages right now.

"Mars has no [large] moon, which makes its wobbles much larger, and hence the swings in climate are greater too," Wilson said.

Most scientists think it is pure coincidence. Again an opinion. Not science.

Perhaps the biggest stumbling block in Abdussamatov's theory is his dismissal of the greenhouse effect, in which atmospheric gases such as carbon dioxide help keep heat trapped near the planet's surface.

He claims that carbon dioxide has only a small influence on Earth's climate and virtually no influence on Mars.

But "without the greenhouse effect there would be very little, if any, life on Earth, since our planet would pretty much be a big ball of ice," said Evan, of the University of Wisconsin.

Most scientists now fear that the massive amount of carbon dioxide humans are pumping into the air will lead to a catastrophic rise in Earth's temperatures, dramatically raising sea levels as glaciers melt and leading to extreme weather worldwide.

Abdussamatov remains contrarian, however, suggesting that the sun holds something quite different in store.

"The solar irradiance began to drop in the 1990s, and a minimum will be reached by approximately 2040," Abdussamatov said. "It will cause a steep cooling of the climate on Earth in 15 to 20 years."

Oh crap ! So either way we're screwed !
Either the planet boils or the planet freezes !

Everybody Panic !

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Drugs Put The "Fun" In Funeral Home

Whelchel Funeral Chapel

Branson, Mo — A 24-year-old man living in an apartment at a Branson funeral home was charged Wednesday with possessing methamphetamine and cocaine after a drug task force raid late Tuesday night at the business.

According to a news release from COMET — the Combined Ozarks Multi-Jurisdictional Enforcement Team —a large amount of meth, marijuana and a set of digital scales were located in a casket in the basement of Whelchel Funeral Chapel in downtown Branson.

COMET. Someone stayed up all night to come up with that one.
We're going to clean up this town !
A meth pipe was found in the garage where hearses were parked, and it was determined that embalming fluid had been used to enhance the effect of the other drugs.

"Illegal contraband was in disarray throughout the living quarters of the business as well as the business itself," the release said.

The raid was part of an ongoing investigation of an individual living at the funeral home, a task force statement said.

Over the past eight months, COMET has searched the property three times. Two previous raids also netted narcotics in the apartment.
Dude ! They found your stash there twice and you still kept your junk there ? Dude.

Brice Miller

Five people have been arrested as a result of the investigation, but as of Wednesday afternoon, only Brice Miller, 24, has been charged, Taney County Prosecutor Jeff Merrell said.

The funeral home, as well as another Whelchel Funeral Home in Forsyth, are owned by funeral director Brad Miller, who inherited the business when his father, Ed Miller, died in 2001.

Authorities did not specify the relationship between Brad Miller and Brice Miller.

Brad Miller could not be reached for comment.

An employee at the funeral home who declined to be named said the funeral home was open for business as usual Wednesday.

So does this mean I can get my fix there... as usual ?
Brice Miller is charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and was being held in the Taney County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond on Wednesday. Punishment on each count could be up to seven years in prison or a $5,000 fine, Merrell said.

The probable cause statement issued by the task force said a glass pipe with meth residue was found in Brice Miller's shirt pocket, another pipe was found under a recliner in the living room, and a baggie containing meth was found in an upstairs guest bedroom.

A bag of meth also was found in the pocket of a pair of blue jeans in the master bedroom. In the parlor area of the basement, where pre-funeral services are conducted, a folded piece of paper that contained cocaine was found under a recliner, the statement said.

Other items found during the search included a marijuana grinder, marijuana in a screw-cap container on a key chain and a baggie with meth residue on a kitchen cabinet.

Dude. Seriously. Moderation.

The use of embalming fluid to heighten drug stimulation is not uncommon, said Branson Police Chief Caroll McCullough.

Branson police assisted the task force team in making entry into the building Tuesday, McCullough said. One Branson officer is assigned to the task force that represents eight counties.

"Embalming fluid can be added to different drugs to increase the weight," McCullough said.

"They dip marijuana cigarettes in it, and it enhances the high ... putting chemicals which are harmful into your body."

Embalming fluid. Never tried that. Now I'm dying to try it.

Principal Naked, Watching Gay Porn When Arrested For Selling Meth

When police went into Nitschmann Middle School Tuesday to arrest Principal John Acerra for allegedly selling crystal methamphetamine, sources said they found him naked while sitting at his desk watching gay pornography.

A 28-year educator with the Bethlehem Area School District and principal since 2000, Acerra is in Lehigh County Prison under $200,000 bail.

Acerra, of 832 Chestnut St., Allentown, is charged with possession with intent to deliver, manufacture or create methamphetamine, delivery of a controlled or counterfeit substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police said Acerra was found with a burned glass pipe and $200 in cash on his desk minutes after a confidential informant wearing a wire attempted to buy meth from Acerra on Tuesday night.