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National Political Opinion / Republican candidates
« on: January 09, 2012, 08:36:29 PM »
OK< Something new to talk about in Politics. Take Obama out of the equation, lets just talk about the current Republican candidates. Who is the best person to represent the GOP, and become the next president, and why. I am still up in the air, as i am not sure who can really fix the mess we are in. I don't trust Newt, but I do like his policy about using our own resourses to become energy independent, and to make it easier and more affordable for large manufaturing to come back to the US instead of going over seas. Also like his policy to stop sending money overseas to develop other countries and use that to build our own infastruture. Perry looks like a moron, and I am not sure what I think about Paul yet. Romney, I think he sold me a car before, because he sounds like a used car salesman. I noticed during all the debates, he keeps avoiding all the key questions, and keep changing them so his answer is all about returning to the constitution, but have not seen what he plans on doing to fix the country.

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Pulaski Enquirer / Accident in Dixon last week
« on: December 05, 2011, 08:45:51 PM »
Last week Wednesday, Our Daughter in law's brother (John) was in a terrible car accident , and is still in a coma in columbia barely hanging on. Does anyone know of any of the details. I have heard several rumors, one of which he was trying to out run the Dixon Police. But I can not find any record of this accident, nothing listed in the MHSP site, no news article, nothing.

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Restaurant Opinion / Luigi's
« on: September 19, 2011, 06:41:59 PM »
Wow, if you like italian food...no not Chef-boy-arde, I mean real authentic italian food, like something you could get from Rome, you need to go here. And the prices are really good. We went there Saturday night, and my wife and I both had a great meal for under $30, and I had a seafood plate that usually would cost you alot. Today the office went there and all the lunch specials were $6.95. I had the pasta sampler, and had to work to eat it all. They don't have their liquer license yet, but will soon. But the food it great.
 
The family that ownes it is from italy and it shows. They own a resturant in Oklahoma and one up near Ft Leavenworth, and now this one.
 
Finally a new variety

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National Political Opinion / Bill Clinton announce support for Bachmann
« on: September 02, 2011, 02:46:01 PM »
This just in Bill Clinton has thrown in his support for Bachmann, sources are not sure why the turn around

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Business Opinion / SUV reapirs
« on: May 04, 2011, 05:59:44 PM »
OK, tell me if this is BS or not. My SUV broke down on the interstate a week ago. I had it hauled to a local auto service center. They look at it and tell me that the head gasket had blownand needed to be fixed. I asked how much, was told $500. I told them if that is all it needed, fix it.    A week goes by, they call up and say it is done. I go and pick ti9 up and the enigne is pinging real bad, i make it down the road maybe 100 yards and it is done. I call them and tell them the engine is blown, and they tell me it was not tha...t bad with them. Is there anyway they could diagnose the engine for a head gasket, which meant starting it, fix the gasket, which curtails cahnging the oil 3 times and running the engine and not hear the engine is blown?  To me, they may do good work, but ethically, they knew that the job not going to fix the vehicle. Will not say they are bad mechanics, just question their ethics

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Pulaski Enquirer / Kerosene
« on: January 31, 2011, 07:52:12 PM »
Is there a place where you can still buy kerosene for heaters? Not as in buying a 5 gal container from Lowes, but take a container and fill it up

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Pulaski County Election Results / Ballot review
« on: October 27, 2010, 08:26:03 PM »
KY 3 has a good page that you can use to look and see what your county ballot looks like so you can review it and know what is on it prior to going to the polls
 
http://www.ky3.com/news/politics/ky3-sample-ballots-for-general-ele-102010,0,6676771.story

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Local News / Election reslts from KY3
« on: August 04, 2010, 03:16:34 AM »
Pulaski Co. Presiding Commissioner - Democrat
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Don McCulloch
805
78%
Ray Campbell
227
22%
Pulaski Co. Presiding Commissioner - Republican
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Gene Newkirk
1,780
50%
Dennis Thornsberry
1,749
50%
Pulaski Co. County Clerk - Republican
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Brent Bassett
1,604
45%
Whitney Medlen
1,101
31%
Becky Reid
823
23%
Pulaski Co. Prosecuting Attorney - Republican
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Kevin Hillman
1,761
48%
Jeff Thomas
1,135
31%
Deborah Hooper
755
21%
Pulaski Co. Treasurer - Republican
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Sue Rapone
1,654
46%
Larry Southard
1,176
33%
Debbie Harris
731
21%
Swedeborg School Levy Increase
100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING
>Yes
119
60%
No
81
40%

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All I can say OMG, they both should have been lined up and shot.
 
http://www.fox4kc.com/news/wdaf-mom-tapes-daughter-sex-missouri-051810,0,2101938.story
 

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National News / New Green Car
« on: May 18, 2010, 07:03:25 PM »
The US Government working together with numerous labs has developed a new green energy vehicle that runs purely on water.  :th_thicon_super:
 
 
Unfortunately the water to make it run must come the gulf of Mexico  ###$$#@!

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National News / Latest Sarah Palin Speech Opens Sixth Seal
« on: April 01, 2010, 06:57:33 PM »
  Those Palin supporters not swallowed up by sudden fissures in the earth's crust remained to chant anti-Democratic slogans. IDAHO FALLS, ID—Speaking unto an audience of anti-immigration advocates, global-warming deniers, and members of the Tea Party Nation, former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gave forth utterances Monday that reportedly opened the sixth seal of the Book of the Apocalypse."Wow, it's good to be here, just shootin' the breeze with a bunch of real, hardworking Americans who love their freedom," said Palin, her words echoing across the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium as mighty tremors caused great unrest beneath the land and the sea. "So are the little guys like you and me gonna fight these Washington insiders with their big government agenda? You betcha we are!"
And lo, there was then a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair; and the moon became as blood; and "gosh" was spoken repeatedly; and the stars of heaven fell upon the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken by a mighty wind.And the 10th mention of "small town folk" brought forth a great belching chasm of death and dust. These disturbances reportedly went unnoticed by the audience, however, as their thunderous applause drowned out the sound of the foretold cataclysm.
"This Tea Party movement just goes to show ya that America is ready for another revolution," Palin said as things long ago divined came finally to pass. "Who do you think is gonna stand up for the freedoms promised by our Founding Fathers? Folks like us, or some socialist professor of constitutional law in the Oval Office?"
It was then, witnesses claim, that there was a tearing of the heavens, and the skies receded as does a scroll when it is rolled up, and anecdotes about everyday middle-class Alaskan families were enunciated in down-to-earth tones.
"That's right, partner," Palin said, as every mountain and island moved from its place, and flames overtook the lakes and the rivers and the seas. "Thanks, but no thanks."
According to biblical scholars, the opening of the seven seals described in the Book of Revelation will usher in the End Times, the Tribulation, the reign of the Antichrist, and the eventual salvation of the 144,000 chosen few. It is thought that the sixth seal's opening will bring about the full fury of God, leading ultimately to the Day of Wrath.
"Admittedly, this is not what we were expecting," said Robert Harwood, a doctor of divinity at the University of Cambridge. "The Bible speaks of a beast with seven horns and seven eyes, not a raven-haired woman from the north who knows not what foolishness she speaks of."
"Still, there's no denying it," Harwood added. "The End of Days is upon us."
One member of the crowd not torn apart by swarming harpies told reporters he feared living in a country where his daughters would grow up speaking Spanish and not be allowed to carry handguns.
"Palin for president!" Bill Coleman, 37, of Topeka, KS chanted, and the stench of flesh rotting in the belly of Satan rose up, and the stench of death rose up. "Sarah Palin for president!"
"Small town folks—the folks who grow our food, run our small businesses, and teach our kids—are getting pretty riled up by President Obama's big socialist ideas," Palin spoke as the stage upon which she stood was rent apart by an unseen hand, opening as unto a great chasm, whose gaping void she narrowly escaped by clinging to the podium.
"Uh…how's that hopey-changey stuff workin' out for ya?" Palin added.
Chaos and disorder then spread across hill and valley to every corner of the earth, eyewitnesses reported, and as the minions of the Antichrist prepared for their millennium of world dominion, even the teeming masses of heathens could not in their hearts deny that the final phase of Armageddon was close at hand, and that you're darn right Joe Six-Pack pays too many taxes already.
The Antichrist, whose true identity remained unknown as of press time, will reportedly come to torment the sinners of humanity as soon as the seventh and last remaining seal is opened.
"I'm so happy that we've got the liberal left running scared," Palin concluded. "Because whatever the TV pundits might want you to think, from where I'm standing, the future looks really good."

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MIAMI—As part of a new program designed to encourage reading, President Barack Obama visited a kindergarten class Monday to read the schoolchildren a 200-page memorandum on health care reform. "All right, part one, subsection A," the president began as the assembled students fidgeted on their carpet squares. "Can everyone see this diagram here on page two showing projected excise taxes on high-cost insurance over a 10-year period?" Sources said several of the children, while supporting the plan in principle, remained unsure how the tax base would be able to support the full scope of Obama's proposed measure.

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WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder turned in his letter of resignation to President Barack Obama Tuesday after discovering that people willfully participate in the killing of other human beings on a routine basis. "I am stunned," a pale and shaking Holder said. "That's just horrible. People really do that? My God, why?" Sources close to Holder said that he is seeking a position in which he will be less likely to encounter man's inhumanity toward man, perhaps in child protective services.

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DUBAI—Representatives from the emirate of Dubai announced with disappointment this week that its recent debt crisis has forced developers to halt construction on the city's long-planned 22-mile-long indoor mountain range.Enlarge ImagePlanners continue to take future reservations for the mountains' 9 and 10-star hotels. The culmination of a decade's worth of ambitious and expensive building projects, Dubai's estimated $100 billion debt officially brought work on the artificial mountain range to a stop on Tuesday.
"This is a very sad day for the emirate of Dubai," Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed al-Maktoum told reporters at a press conference held inside the gold-plated anti-gravity chamber in his palace. "Although I believe it is the basic right of all who visit us to be able to scale to the top of a 15,000-foot-tall manmade snowcap, these tough economic times have made it an impossibility. Never before has our proud municipality faced such a grave crisis."
Added Sheikh Hamdan, "The time, I'm afraid, has finally come for us to tighten our jewel-studded belts."
With only seven of the planned 19 peaks completed and the artificial glaciers only partially frozen, the real estate firm Nakheel now says the landmark Alps Dubai development will miss its planned April 2011 opening date, and with it, the controlled volcanic eruption that would have commemorated the event.Some of the more conservative construction projects completed before Dubai's financial meltdown. "Everything had been progressing right on schedule," said project manager Zayed Kemaar. "The plate tectonics were almost in place, we were getting good vulcanism, and we had helicopter-loads of marble and schist arriving every day from Switzerland. We even had herds of pure-white albino bighorn rams standing on five of the peaks. Then, of course, the bottom fell out, and now we barely have the money to keep the air conditioning on."
Added Kemaar, "It just goes to show you that, when the economy is down, vital infrastructure projects like this are always the first to suffer."
A number of Dubai officials have even speculated that the cornerstone Jabal Khalifa mountain, which, at 27,100 feet—not counting the 300-foot-tall Lebanese-cedar log flume atop the casino at the summit—would have been the sixth-highest peak in the world, may have to be canceled entirely.
"At this rate, we may be forced to dip into the vast diamond mines we installed in the center of the city last February," Kemaar said.
Across the city there are signs of how deeply the overall economic climate of Dubai has been affected. Thousands of VIP tables sit empty, Lamborghinis clog dealership lots, and, with many unable to afford the usual imported pet foods, the streets are filled with starving stray snow leopards and feral peacocks. Empty glass tubes, once intended to contain seawater in which the city's fleet of nuclear commuter submarines would travel, hang forlornly 30 stories overhead.
As the emirate reels from the news of the mountain range's suspension, developers and government officials alike remain stymied on the best course of action for resolving the debt crisis and resuming work.
"Maybe this cold hard dose of reality is what Dubai needed," said Sheikh Hamdan, adding that he remained "hopeful" his mountain range would one day be completed. "Maybe it's time for us to pull ourselves up by the straps of our handmade custom-fitted patent-leather Italian boots and put our slaves back to work. Only through ingenuity, perseverance, and forced labor can Dubai get back to being Dubai again."
"And mark my words," he added, "We will still put a man on the artificial moon we're building by 2025

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National News / Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted Text
« on: April 01, 2010, 06:18:09 PM »
WASHINGTON—Unable to rest their eyes on a colorful photograph or boldface heading that could be easily skimmed and forgotten about, Americans collectively recoiled Monday when confronted with a solid block of uninterrupted text.
Dumbfounded citizens from Maine to California gazed helplessly at the frightening chunk of print, unsure of what to do next. Without an illustration, chart, or embedded YouTube video to ease them in, millions were frozen in place, terrified by the sight of one long, unbroken string of English words.
"Why won't it just tell me what it's about?" said Boston resident Charlyne Thomson, who was bombarded with the overwhelming mass of black text late Monday afternoon. "There are no bullet points, no highlighted parts. I've looked everywhere—there's nothing here but words."
"Ow," Thomson added after reading the first and last lines in an attempt to get the gist of whatever the article, review, or possibly recipe was about.
At 3:16 p.m., a deafening sigh was heard across the country as the nation grappled with the daunting cascade of syllables, whose unfamiliar letter-upon-letter structure stretched on for an endless 500 words. Children wailed for the attention of their bewildered parents, businesses were shuttered, and local governments ground to a halt as Americans scanned the text in vain for a web link to click on.
Sources also reported a 450 percent rise in temple rubbing and under-the-breath cursing around this time.
"It demands so much of my time and concentration," said Chicago resident Dale Huza, who was confronted by the confusing mound of words early Monday afternoon. "This large block of text, it expects me to figure everything out on my own, and I hate it."
"I've never seen anything like it," said Mark Shelton, a high school teacher from St. Paul, MN who stared blankly at the page in front of him for several minutes before finally holding it up to his ear. "What does it want from us?"
As the public grows more desperate, scholars are working to randomly italicize different sections of the text, hoping the italics will land on the important parts and allow everyone to go on with their day. For now, though, millions of panicked and exhausted Americans continue to repetitively search the single column of print from top to bottom and right to left, looking for even the slightest semblance of meaning or perhaps a blurb.
Some have speculated that the never-ending flood of sentences may be a news article, medical study, urgent product recall notice, letter, user agreement, or even a binding contract of some kind. But until the news does a segment in which they take sections of the text and read them aloud in a slow, calm voice while highlighting those same words on the screen, no one can say for sure.
There are some, however, who remain unfazed by the virtual hailstorm of alternating consonants and vowels, and are determined to ignore it.
"I'm sure if it's important enough, they'll let us know some other way," Detroit local Janet Landsman said. "After all, it can't be that serious. If there were anything worthwhile buried deep in that block of impenetrable English, it would at least have an accompanying photo of a celebrity or a large humorous title containing a pop culture reference."
Added Landsman, "Whatever it is, I'm pretty sure it doesn't even have a point

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ZORAXION CITY, IMPERIAL HOMEWORLD—A laser pointer directed at the night sky by a young human in 1997 has finally reached the home planet of the Zoraxian race and is "annoying the hell out of everybody," sources on the alien planet reported Tuesday. "What is that irritating dot?" Zoraxian Emperor Fi'ar Shal Shoka communicated in a telepathic message delivered to the outer edges of the Throndastural Sands. "It's pointed right at my facial genitalia. This is so embarrassing." At press time, irritated Zoraxian military personnel were hard at work building a giant megalaser designed to incinerate the source planet of the irritation
 :j4:

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National News / Harley Stocks rise
« on: April 01, 2010, 04:38:48 PM »
Harley-Davidson
$1.09 $29.40 (up 3.9%)
Shares surged as just about everyone on Wall Street decided to spend a little bonus money on a new custom hog and rage out to Sturgis this year.

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National News / Growing Number Of Americans Distrust Census
« on: April 01, 2010, 04:34:12 PM »
Despite the fact that the 2010 Census form is the shortest in recent history, some anti-government activists are refusing to answer any question besides the number of people in their household.
What information are they trying to keep private?
  • Anything that evokes a little bit of mystery, and rekindles that old spark between us and the Census Bureau
  • How often on-again, off-again boyfriend was shacking up
  • That they can't remember new offspring's name
  • How many times they ordered some Time-Life item off television only to claim it never arrived, demand a new set, and then return that one for a full refund
  • That they are Osama bin Laden
  • That they prefer to sleep in a Vaseline-lined thermal pouch
  • Whether they rent or own their heavily armed secessionist compound
  • Their DNA sequence, which, according to multiple credible websites, the Census collects from saliva on the return-envelope adhesive and then adds to a secret government database

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WASHINGTON—In an effort to reduce wasteful spending and eliminate non-vital federal services, the U.S. government announced plans this week to cut its long-standing senator program, a move it says will help save more than $300 billion each year.
According to officials, the decision to cut the national legislative body was reached during a budget review meeting on Tuesday. After hours of deliberation, it was agreed that the cost of financing U.S. senators far outweighed the benefits they provided.
"Now more than ever, we must eliminate needless spending wherever possible," President Obama said at a press conference Wednesday. "When we sat down to go over our annual budget, we asked ourselves, where can we safely trim back? What programs can we do away with without negatively impacting the American people? Which bloated and ineffective institutions can we no longer justify having around?"
"The answer was obvious," Obama added. "The U.S. Senate just needed to go."
Established in 1789 as a means of overseeing the passage of bills into law, the once-promising senator program has reportedly failed to contribute to the governing of the nation in any significant way since 1964. Last year alone, approximately $450 billion was funneled into the legislative chamber, an amount deemed fiscally unsound considering how few citizens actually benefit in any way from its existence.
Four of the 100 obsolete employees in the senate program.
In fact, the program has gone unchecked for so long that many in Washington are now unable to recall what purpose U.S. senators were originally meant to serve.
"I'm sure when it was first introduced the U.S. Senate seemed like a worthwhile public service that would aid vast segments of the population and play an important role in the years to come," said Sheila McKenzie, president of the watchdog group the American Center for Responsible Government. "But in reality, this program has been a complete and utter failure."
"It simply doesn't work," she added. "We've been pouring taxpayer dollars into this outdated relic for far too long."
An analysis conducted last week revealed a number of troubling flaws within the long-running, heavily subsidized program, including a lack of consistent oversight, no clear objectives or goals, the persistent hiring of unqualified and selfishly motivated individuals, and a 100 percent redundancy rate among its employees.
Moreover, the study found that the U.S. government already funds a fully operational legislative body that appears to do the exact same job as the Senate, but which also provides a fair and proportional representation of the nation's citizens and has rules in place to prevent one individual from holding the operations of the entire chamber hostage until he is guaranteed massive federal spending projects for his home state of Alabama.
Not only have U.S. Senators cost the country billions of dollars in misspent funds over the years, but Washington insiders claim they have also derailed a wide range of other government programs, from social welfare to job creation to environmental protection.
"Even just the space the Senate currently occupies could be put to better use," consumer advocate Michael Dodgerson said. "Were the government to open a day-care center, a homeless shelter, or even an affordable restaurant in that building, it would make more of a difference in the lives of everyday Americans than what's there now."
So far, reaction to the cutback has been overwhelming positive, with many across the country calling it a long-awaited step toward progress.
Still, a small pocket of the nation's populace vehemently disagreed with Tuesday's decision.
"This is outrageous," said Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut-area resident and concerned citizen who makes more than $150,000 a year, enjoys full health care benefits, and lives comfortably in a large, non-foreclosed home. "The U.S. Senate has always looked out for my best interests. It's always done right by me."
Added Lieberman, "Without it, I'll have no choice but to exploit my extensive connections in the real estate, legal, insurance, and pharmaceutical industries to obtain strictly honorary positions at large companies that, in exchange for my subservience over the years and the prestige of my name, will compensate me generously and allow me to continue living a privileged life without contributing even a moment of my time to the society that has made it all possible

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Local News / Waynesville to build a new museum
« on: January 25, 2010, 07:36:42 PM »
Waynesville, Mo. -
A 14,000 square-foot facility to honor those who have served the United
States military will be built along the I-44 corridor, near Highway H in
Waynesville.

The National Military Artifacts Museum will feature more than 1,000
artifacts ranging from soldiers' personnel items during their service to a
variety of weaponry seen throughout America's war history, according to a
press release from the developers, Havens Commercial, LLC.

The museum is expected to draw 150,000 to 250,000 people annually, and will
employ 15 to 20 people.

Other museum features include inner and outer memorial walls featuring the
names of those who died in action during the country's various conflicts, as
well as 16 life-size sculptors and a special events room that will be
available for special occasion celebrations.

Lastly, an 11-story copper/bronze eagle, estimated at $3.5 million, is
expected to be completed in 2011. The monument will be visible from five
miles away.

http://www.waynesvilledailyguide.com/news/military/x231952683/Waynesville-to
-be-home-to-national-military-museum
 
 

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Things that make you go HMMMM / Protect the Cows
« on: January 21, 2010, 10:41:59 PM »
True story
 
Johnstown, PA: Local and state police scoured the hills outside rural Johnstown , Pennsylvania , after reports of three animal rights activists going missing after attempting to protest the wearing of leather at a large motorcycle gang rally this weekend. Two others, previously reported missing, were discovered by fast food workers "duct taped inside several fast food restaurant dumpsters," according to police officials.



"Something just went wrong," said a still visibly shaken organizer of the protest. "Something just went horribly, horribly, wrong."



The organizer said a group of concerned animal rights activist groups,

"growing tired of throwing fake blood and shouting profanities at older women wearing leather or fur coats," decided to protest the annual motorcycle club event "in a hope to show them our outrage at their wanton use of leather in their clothing and motor bike seats."

"In fact," said the organizer. "Motorcycle gangs are one of the biggest abusers of wearing leather, and we decided it was high time that we let them know that we disagree with them using it... Ergo, they should stop."


According to witnesses, protesters arrived at the event in a vintage 1960's era Volkswagen van and began to pelt the gang members with balloons filled with red colored water, simulating blood, and shouting "you're murderers" to passers by. This, evidently, is when the brouhaha began.

"They peed on me!!!" charged one activist. "They grabbed me, said I looked like I was French, started calling me 'La Trene', and duct taped me to a tree so they could pee on me all day!"

"I.. I was trying to show my outrage at a man with a heavy leather jacket. And, he... he didn't even care. I called him a murderer, and all he said was, 'You can't prove that.' Next thing I know is he forced me to ride on the back of his motorcycle all day, and not let me off, because his girl friend was out of town and I was almost a woman."

Still others claimed they were forced to eat hamburgers and hot dogs under duress. Those who resisted were allegedly held down while several bikers "farted on their heads."

Police officials declined comments on any leads or arrests due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, however, organizers for the motorcycle club rally expressed "surprise" at the allegations.

"That's preposterous, " said on high ranking member of the biker organizing committee. "We were having a party, and these people showed up and were very rude to us. They threw things at us, called us names, and tried to ruin the entire event. So, what did we do? We invited them to the party! What could be more friendly than that? You know, just because we are all members of motorcycle clubs does not mean we do not care about inclusiveness.
Personally, I think it shows a lack of character for them to be saying such nasty things about us after we bent over backwards to make them feel welcome."

When confronted with the allegations of force feeding the activists meat, using them as ad hoc latrines, leaving them incapacitated in fast food restaurant dumpsters, and 'farting on their heads,' the organizer declined to comment in detail.

"That's just our secret handshake," assured the organizer.
 :th_thicon_super:

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National Political Opinion / Presidential Poll
« on: December 11, 2009, 05:56:21 PM »
OK, I have seen all these CNN, FOX, CBS and so on polls. Here is the poll to end all political polls.  Let the people's voice be heard  :th_thicon_super:

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Military Opinion / Thank You Vetrans
« on: November 11, 2009, 02:47:22 PM »
Would like to thanks all veterans out there for all that you have done. Your blood sweat and tears is why this country is still the best nation in the world and will remain a free one

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National Political Opinion / Olympics
« on: September 29, 2009, 02:18:14 PM »
OK, here is something I have issues about.  Why is the President of the United States, with all our problems we have spending time campaigning to get the Olympics in Chicago?
For all you party haters, forget about the party and look at this with an open eye. Politics should not be involved with the Olympics period. The united states has a Olympic Committee and that is their job. Once Politics becomes that involved with the Olympics, then it becomes a money thing and the whole background of the thing sport dies. it has already been tainted with drugs and other issues, but to bring politics into it, that will kill the sport in my mind.
There are enough things that the president needs to be involved in, this is not one of them. If the first lady was assisting the OIC, then I could see that, but this is not the case.
I don't remember another president traveling the world doing this before, but if they did I would have issues about this too.

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National Political Opinion / My Political opinion.
« on: September 28, 2009, 07:23:46 PM »
I really tire as many do of the die hard Republicans and Die hard Democrats pointing fingers about what bad thing the other political party did. You treat this like it was a contest keeping score which political party was more corrupt.
The bottom line is, both parties are corrupt as hell, and I don't know how, but America needs to shake up Washington. We need to stop voting for parties and start voting for people who actually care about where they came from and don't have a lobbyist stuck in their pocket.
I am tired of hearing what the "Other party has or has not done" and waisting more money on witch hunts than showing me what each party has accomplished that benefits the American public, and not themselves.
I am tired of watching politicians take 2 years off to go try to win a higher officer, while still getting paid to do the one they are currently in but not doing a damn thing for, and then going back to that job when they lose.
Instead of looking which party proposes a bill to decide if you support it, take the R or D off their name, and look at them as American Politicians, then decided if what they propose it what you support. Put it this way, no politician should be proposing anything that the same law makers should have to use also. If they vote a health care in, then this should be the very same health care that they need to use themselves.
Since Washington broke Social Security, then either they should fix it, come up with a better system, but mostly, this system they make us pay into, should be the only system they themselves have to support also.
I do think we need to re-look our health care in this country. I do believe every person should be able to get affordable insurance. Right now it is impossible for many to get it because it costs too much. I think both our insurance companies and healthcare needs to be fixed. Both our ripping us off. I do not think it should be a law that you can break if you don't have it. If you don't want it, fine, but then don't expect to get medical care unless you have cash. I think if you entered this country illegally, the only thing you are entitled to is a bus trip back to the border. I don't care how many kids you drop here, if you are illegal, you kid is too. Illegal is illegal, and we should never even think we need to grant these people a damn thing. There is not a country in the world that will do that, and I can guarantee if we allow all the current illegals more rights than an American citizen, tax payers will pay through the nose.
War.. Clinton screwed up with Bin Laden. He was in a Jordan jail and he let him go, and he was in the cross hair of SOF and he let him go. 911 would never have happened.
He lied on public TV about having an affair, and for that he should have been removed. I could care less who he was screwing, kind of cheered that he did that. But to lie to the public like that, he lost all credibility. I would have thought a lot better of him if he had just admitted to it, and moved on. He was not the first president to screw around.
 Bush was a moron, in that he listened to his staff, and not his generals. Mostly Rumsfeld. If we had just gone into Afghanistan to take out Bin Laden and broke the backbone of AL Qada, we would have been done.
Iraq. Had no business being there. We were given false info, and Bush bought it. Where did most of the false info come from. Saddam. The stupid idiot was bragging about stuff he did not even have. But unless Iraq did something to another country, we had no business going in. But OK, we went in. Next stupid thing, Bush let Rumsfeld run the war. If generals had run it, none of the mess we are in would be there. You don't attack with your tanks and leave your supply and support elements to fend for themselves. And you don't drive around your enemy and think they will stay put to hurry to get into Bagdad. The reason the terrorist have bombs now is we left the ammo points alone rushing to Bagdad.
Financial- The reason this country and now the world is broke is just plain greed. I believe in capitalism. I think if you earn it it is yours, but when your greed is making money while screwing over others is wrong. But Washington allowed Wallstreet, all the banks and creditcard companies do just that. And from that the predators came out. The biggest rip off that had no boundaries was investment companies. That is why Madoff was able to make billions because Washington did nothing to stop such acts, because their pockets were getting lined.
Dang, did I just ramble or what.
Bottom line, we are all Americans, all here for the same cause, our belief in a free society and the US Constitution. Stop hating the other party, stop looking at this as a two party system, and start looking at everything that is done as American Politicians and view what they are doing as only that. Neither party is better or worse, done more or done less. Both are corrupt as hell. But within them there are actual good people, and those are the people you need to find, and weed the others out.
If I won Powerball, I would start a third part, for the people, and put the people back in charge of this country, instead of Corruption. I know, that is just a pipe dream, but maybe if enough people would change their thought process away from just voting for a party, or supporting things a certain party did, and start looking at everything with an open mind...........................
 

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Lighter News / new Deodorant
« on: September 24, 2009, 06:47:18 PM »
I got this new deodorant today.

The instructions said remove cap and      push up bottom.

I can barely walk, but whenever I fart......... the room smells awesome!

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National News / Wrong, just friggin wrong
« on: July 22, 2009, 08:07:53 PM »
They need to let these morons feet get chewed upon, and them get them all fixed so that they can never have kids again
 
 
WAVERLY, Ohio  —  Three people have been accused of letting rats bite a 6-week-old girl and chew off her toes at their cluttered Ohio mobile home.
Pike County prosecutor Rob Junk says the baby's toes on one foot were gone when sheriff's deputies went to the home Sunday after receiving an anonymous tip.
The baby is in fair condition at a Columbus hospital.
A married couple and the 18-year-old boyfriend of the baby's mother are charged with felony child endangering. They were in court for an initial hearing Tuesday. They're jailed pending a plea hearing in two weeks.
The prosecutor says they all lived in the mobile home west of Piketon, a village noted for its old uranium enrichment plant.
He says the baby's mother is a juvenile. He won't identify her or say if she'll be charged

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Things that make you go HMMMM / How not to get a job
« on: July 22, 2009, 04:42:31 PM »
 CareerBuilder Editor's note: CNN.com has a business partnership with CareerBuilder.com, which serves as the exclusive provider of job listings and services to CNN.com.  Hiring managers are amazed by what job applicants say during interviews.    Hiring managers are amazed by what job applicants say during interviews.   "I'm not wanted in this state."
"How many young women work here?"
"I didn't steal it; I just borrowed it."
"You touch somebody and they call it sexual harassment!"
"I've never heard such a stupid question."
Believe it or not, the above statements weren't overhead in bars or random conversations -- they were said in job interviews. Video Watch man sing his resume to get an interview »
Maybe you were nervous, you thought the employer would appreciate your honesty, or maybe you just have no boundaries. Whatever the reason, you can be certain that you shouldn't tell an interviewer that it's probably best if they don't do a background check on you. (And yes, the hiring manager remembered you said that.)
We asked hiring managers to share the craziest things they've heard from applicants in an interview. Some are laugh-out-loud hysterical, others are jaw dropping -- the majority are both. To be sure, they will relieve anyone who has ever said something unfortunate at a job interview -- and simply amuse the rest of you.
Hiring managers shared these 43 memorable interview responses: Why did you leave your last job? "I have a problem with authority." - Carrie Rocha, COO of HousingLink
Tell us about a problem you had with a co-worker and how you resolved it
"The resolution was we were both fired."- Jason Shindler, CEO, Curvine Web Solutions
What kind of computer software have you used?
"Computers? Are those the black boxes that sit on the floor next to the desks? My boss has one of those. He uses it. I don't have one. He just gives me my schedule and I follow it." - Greg Szymanski, director of human resources, Geonerco Management, Inc
What are your hobbies and interests?
"[He said] 'Well, as you can see, I'm a young, virile man and I'm single -- if you ladies know what I'm saying.' Then he looked at one of the fair-haired board members and said, 'I particularly like blondes.'" - Petri R.J. Darby, president, darbyDarnit Public Relations
Why should we hire you?
"I would be a great asset to the events team because I party all the time." - Bill McGowan, founder, Clarity Media Group
Do you have any questions?
"If you were a fruit, what fruit would you be?" - Megan Garnett, Articulate Leadership Team, Articulate Communications Inc.
"What do you want me to do if I cannot walk to work if it's raining? Can you pick me up?" - Christine Pechstein, career coach
"I was a Chamber of Commerce Executive once hiring a secretary. [The candidate asked] 'What does a Chamber of Commerce do?'" - Mary Kurek, Mary Kurek, Inc. Visibility Consulting
"Can we wrap this up fairly quickly? I have someplace I have to go." - Bruce Campbell, vice president of marketing, Clare Computer Solutions
"What is your company's policy on Monday absences?" - Campbell
"If this doesn't work out can I call you to go out sometime?" - Christine Bolzan, founder of Graduate Career Coaching
"How big do the bonuses really get once you make associate? I hear it's some serious cash." - Bolzan
"[The candidate asked,] 'Can my dad call you to talk about the job and the training program? He is really upset I'm not going to medical school and wants someone to explain the Wall Street path to him.' The dad did call. Then that dad's friends called and I ended up doing a conference call with a group of concerned parents ... long story." - Bolzan
"If I get an offer, how long do I have before I have to take the drug test?" - Bolzan
"When you do background checks on candidates, do things like public drunkenness arrests come up?" - Bolzan
"Can I get a tour of the breast pumping room? I heard you have a great one here and while I don't plan on having children for at least 10 or 12 years, I will definitely breast feed and would want to use that room."- Bolzan
"So, how much do they pay you for doing these interviews?" -- Jodi R.R. Smith, Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting
Why are you leaving your current job?
"Because I (expletive) my pants every time I enter the building." - Abbe Mortimore, Human Resources Manager, True Textiles, Inc.
"I was fired from my last job because they were forcing me to attend anger management classes." - Smith
Why are you looking for a job?
"Cigarettes are getting more expensive, so I need another job." - Pechstein
"My parents told me I need to get a job so that is why I'm here." - McGowan
Why do you want to work for us?
"Just for the benefits." - Jennifer Juergens, JJ Communications
"My old boss didn't like me, so one day, I just left and never came back. And here I am!" - Matt Cowall, communications manager, Appia Communications
"I saw the job posted on Twitter and thought, why not?" - Rebecca Gertsmark Oren, Communications Director at The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
What are your assets? (as in strengths)
"Well, I do own a bike." - Pam Venné, principal, The Venné Group
What are your weaknesses?
"I get angry easily and I went to jail for domestic violence. But I won't get mad at you." - Pechstein
"I had a job candidate tell me that she often oversleeps and has trouble getting out of bed in the morning." - Linda Yaffe, certified executive coach
"I am an alcoholic and do not deserve this job." - Deb Bailey, owner, Power Women Magazine & Radio Show
"I'm really not a big learner. You know ... some people love learning and are always picking up new things, but that's just not me. I'd much rather work at a place where the job is pretty stagnant and doesn't change a lot." -- Michaele Charles, Voice Communications
When have you demonstrated leadership skills?
"Well my best example would be in the world of online video gaming. I pretty much run the show; it takes a lot to do that." - Rachel Croce
Is there anything else I should know about you?
"You should probably know I mud wrestle on the weekends." - Venne
When can you start?
"I need to check with my mom on that one." - Bolzan
Use three adjectives to describe yourself
"I hate questions like this." - Katrina Meistering, manager of outreach, National Fatherhood Initiative
Tell of a time you made a mistake and how you dealt with it
"I stole some equipment from my old job, and I had to pay for its replacement." - Meistering
Have you submitted your two weeks' notice to your current employer?
"What is two weeks' notice? I've never quit a job before, I've always been fired." - Meistering
Random responses
"One guy [said] 'it would probably be best' if I didn't run a background check on him. Of course, I did, and learned all about his long, sordid past of law-breaking. Our client actually offered him a job as a staff accountant, but quickly retracted the offer when I had to tell them all about his recent arrest for a meth lab in his basement." - Charles
"[A] guy said he did not have a mailing address, as he was living in a gypsy camp at the airport." -- Sandra L. Flippo, SPHR
"I went into the lobby to pick up a candidate. As he stood up, his trousers fell to the floor! [He said] 'Oh, my gosh -- they told me I needed a suit for the interview. I've got no money -- so I borrowed this thing. It's too big!'" - Beth Ross, executive and career coach
"Wow -- I'm not used to wearing dress shoes! My feet are killing me. Can I show you these bloody blisters?" - Bolzan
"May I have a cup of coffee? I think I may still be a little drunk from last night." - Smith
(During a telephone call to schedule the interview) "Can we meet next month? I am currently incarcerated."- Smith
"[A candidate] was asked whether he could advocate impartially on behalf of the various universities he would be representing since he had attended one of them. He responded, 'Well, I don't like to poop where I eat, but I thought my education sucked, so I certainly wouldn't put that school above the others.'" - Darby

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Things that make you go HMMMM / Biker Tools
« on: July 14, 2009, 06:53:14 PM »
HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate expensive parts not far from the object we are trying to hit.
MECHANIC'S KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on boxes containing seats and motorcycle jackets.
ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning steel Pop rivets in their holes
until you die of old age, but it also works great for drilling mounting holes in fenders just above the brake line that goes to the rear wheel.
PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads.
HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle.  It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.
VISE-GRIPS: Used to round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable
objects in your garage on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside a brake
drum you're trying to get the bearing race out of.

WHITWORTH SOCKETS: Once used for working on older British cars and motorcycles, they are now used mainly for impersonating that 9/16 or 1/2 socket you've been searching for the last 15 minutes.

DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal
bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, splattering it against that freshly painted part you were drying.

WIRE WHEEL: Cleans rust off old bolts and then throws them somewhere under the
workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprint whorls and hard-earned guitar calluses in about the time it takes you to say, "Ouch...."

HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering a motorcycle to the ground after you have installed your new front disk brake setup, trapping the jack handle firmly
under the front fender.

EIGHT-FOOT LONG DOUGLAS FIR 2X4: Used for levering a motorcycle upward off a hydraulic jack.

TWEEZERS: A tool for removing wood splinters.

PHONE: Tool for calling your neighbor to see if he has another hydraulic floor jack.

SNAP-ON GASKET SCRAPER: Theoretically useful as a sandwich tool for spreading mayonnaise; used mainly for getting dog-doo off your boot.

E-Z OUT BOLT AND STUD EXTRACTOR: A tool that snaps off in bolt holes and
is ten times harder than any known drill bit.

TIMING LIGHT: A stroboscopic instrument for illuminating grease buildup.

TWO-TON HYDRAULIC ENGINE HOIST: A handy tool for testing the tensile strength of ground straps and brake lines you may have forgotten to disconnect.

CRAFTSMAN 1/2 x 16-INCH SCREWDRIVER: A large motor mount prying tool that inexplicably has an accurately machined screwdriver tip on the end without the handle.

BATTERY ELECTROLYTE TESTER: A handy tool for transferring sulfuric acid from a car battery to the inside of your toolbox after determining that your battery is dead as a doornail, just as you thought.

AVIATION METAL SNIPS: See hacksaw.

TROUBLE LIGHT: The mechanic's own tanning booth. Sometimes called a drop light, it is a good source of vitamin D, "the sunshine vitamin," which is not otherwise found under motorcycles at night. Health benefits aside, it's main purpose is to consume 40-watt light bulbs at about the same rate that 105-mm howitzer shells might be used during, say, the first few hours of the Battle of the Bulge. More often dark than light, its name is somewhat misleading.

PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the lids of old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splash oil on your shirt; can also be used, as the name implies, to round off Phillips screw heads.
AIR COMPRESSOR: A machine that takes energy produced in a coal-burning power plant 200 miles away and transforms it into compressed air that travels by hose to a Chicago Pneumatic impact wrench that grips rusty bolts last tightened 60 years ago by someone in Springfield, and rounds them off.  PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.  HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to cut hoses 1/2 inch two short.

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Tell us your favorite Joke / Honda Rider
« on: July 09, 2009, 07:47:53 PM »
Guy on a Honda pulls up to a toll booth. Toll collector says "Two dollars". Honda rider says "Sold!"

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