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Postby Jay C » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:03 am

[quote="Big-Will":280e8][quote="Jay C":280e8]In response to the first unusual news item o'de day:

[quote:280e8]"I treat my rabbits to a special menu," explains Karl. "I feed them different meals three times a day, food like potatoes, bio-parsley, shredded grain and plenty of water. As the Germans say, treat them well, and they'll grow swell!"[/quote:280e8]
Aren't McDonalds trying to do the same to Americans?[/quote:280e8]
Are we feeding rabbits to Americans now, or are we Americans gonna be food to someone else? Or are you just commenting on the obesity epidemic around here?[/quote:280e8]
Well, what do you think, Will? :)
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Postby Big-Will » Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:31 am

Americans gonna be food to someone else?
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Postby Keejit » Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:16 am

ShaneHaughey wrote:5- Yes, I do agree our health care system is bad. However, it is far superior to a third world country and, a ssuch, comparing them is idiotic.

But the comparison wasn't with third world countries. I said so in the original post on this news item. That info is in the article and within that is a link to the report itself.

The comparison was between 21 developed countries because, as you rightly point out, comparing developed countries to the third world is idiotic. I think even the UN realised that ... :wink:

You posted a detailed reply with lots of interesting info. If only you'd read the previous posts properly you'd know what you were actually replying to. Oh well...


Yeeeees! I am not alone in thinking that Bono does not need any more attention! The quote at the end of the article is priceless.


http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles ... 128964.txt

N.D. House rejects bill to honor U2 singer Bono
By DALE WETZEL
Associated Press Writer

Rock singer Bono, who has gained a worldwide reputation for his advocacy of debt relief for Third World countries, wasn't a hit in the North Dakota House.

Representatives on Thursday defeated a resolution to honor the singer and frontman of the Irish band U2, saying that Bono, whose given name is Paul Hewson, had no connection to the state. The vote was 58-35 against the resolution.

"In the next few hours, we're going to pass over $1 billion in spending," said Rep. Rick Berg, R-Fargo, the House majority leader. "I think if we are taking time away from that work and talking about these resolutions, they should have an impact on the people of North Dakota."

Rep. Scot Kelsh, D-Fargo, who introduced the resolution, pointed out that Bono has been honored by the nation's last three presidents. Most recently, his humanitarian work was praised by President George W. Bush at a national prayer breakfast, Kelsh said.

"This is something that does matter to us as citizens of North Dakota, the United States, and the world at large," Kelsh said. "I think if he's done enough that he's recognized by the president of the United States, it's certainly worthy of us to recognize him for that effort, too."

Kelsh said he got the idea for the resolution from a magazine published by the National Conference of State Legislatures, which mentioned that no state at the time had approved a resolution to honor the singer.

Rep. Steve Zaiser, D-Fargo, said Bono has probably had more impact on North Dakota than many U.S. presidents.

Referring to a resolution to honor Ronald Reagan, which the House approved last week, Zaiser asked: "Did he ever land in North Dakota?" (Reagan did visit North Dakota as president, in 1986.)

Rep. Gil Herbel, R-Grafton, said he initially thought the resolution referred to Sonny Bono, the former singer, Republican congressman and husband of Cher.

"When I saw the resolution, I was looking for Cher's name in there," Herbel said.

The resolution is HCR3027.


Can anyone tell me what it is Bono actually does to 'make poverty history'? I know he sings songs, dances around in music videos and is worth hundreds of millions of Euro/Dollars. Anyhoo...if you do know what he actually does apart from that stuff, please send your answers on a postcard to:

MattandTrey's SpecialTheirSpace,
Room 101,
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** Obviously, that is NOT a real address of any kind. I felt it necessary to point that out as some people visiting here lack the ability to detect sarcasm/irony/dry humour. I thank you. And the answer to the Bono question is, of course, C. Bono is a condescending attention seeking self-serving f*cker. Congratulations to all of you who answered correctly!
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Postby ShaneHaughey » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:40 pm

Keejit wrote:
ShaneHaughey wrote:5- Yes, I do agree our health care system is bad. However, it is far superior to a third world country and, a ssuch, comparing them is idiotic.

But the comparison wasn't with third world countries. I said so in the original post on this news item. That info is in the article and within that is a link to the report itself.

The comparison was between 21 developed countries because, as you rightly point out, comparing developed countries to the third world is idiotic. I think even the UN realised that ... :wink:


And if you head read MY post, you'd see I was replying to TM, not you. Sig, if only you had read the previous post.....
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Postby Keejit » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:34 am

Shane - bless.
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Postby Keejit » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:33 am

This is mind boggling. I still can't get my head around it.

These kids did not want to share their private photos with anyone else. What they did in the photos isn't illegal, I don' t think taking the photos themselves was specifically illegal but by sending one email they ended up in court, prosecuted and the story turns up on the web. The court refers to by their intitials - way to go to protect their privacy!

Police blotter: Teens prosecuted for racy photos

By Declan McCullagh
http://news.com.com/Police+blotter+Teen ... 57857.html

Extract:
"Police blotter" is a weekly News.com report on the intersection of technology and the law.

What: Teenagers taking risque photos of themselves are prosecuted for violating child pornography laws.

When: Florida state appeals court rules on January 19.

Outcome: A 2-1 majority upholds conviction on grounds the girl produced a photograph featuring the sexual conduct of a child.

What happened, according to court documents:
Combine unsupervised teenagers, digital cameras and e-mail, and, given sufficient time, you'll end up with risque photographs on a computer somewhere.

There's a problem with that: Technically, those images constitute child pornography. That's what 16-year-old Amber and 17-year-old Jeremy, her boyfriend, both residents of the Tallahassee, Fla., area, learned firsthand. (Court documents include only their initials, A.H. and J.G.W., so we're using these pseudonyms to make this story a little easier to read.)

On March 25, 2004, Amber and Jeremy took digital photos of themselves naked and engaged in unspecified "sexual behavior." The two sent the photos from a computer at Amber's house to Jeremy's personal e-mail address. Neither teen showed the photographs to anyone else.

Court records don't say exactly what happened next--perhaps the parents wanted to end the relationship and raised the alarm--but somehow Florida police learned about the photos.
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Postby Big-Will » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:54 am

Just goes to show that if there are things you really don't want others to see, you don't transmit them even by e-mail. Somebody's parents have been monitoring his or her e-mail account.
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Postby Keejit » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:39 am

Great pic caption in one of free commuter newspapers in Dublin this morning announcing that Heather Mills (McCartney) will take part in that (uselss) tv show about dancing - 'Footloose'.

I hate the Oscars. One of the worst movies I ever saw in the cinema is voted the worst Oscar winner. This is a good thing.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6382673.stm

This story has endless possibilities for many's the joke.
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=568400

To surmise ... Two swordsman in different apartments in the same buidling with different agendas and very different swords end up face-to-face. One of them lives with his mother; guess which one? Oh to be a damsel in distress.

Man mistakes porn DVD as woman's cries for help

He faces charges after entering apartment with sword in tow
By DAVID DOEGE

Oconomowoc - Instincts took over, James Van Iveren says, when he rushed out his door to the sound of a woman being raped in an apartment above.

"It was a woman screaming," he recalled Tuesday. "She was screaming for help."

Sword in hand, he bounded up the stairs, kicked in the door and confronted a man who turned out to be alone - watching a pornographic movie.

"Now I feel stupid," Van Iveren said.

Worse yet, police seized his sword - a family heirloom - carted him to jail and referred the case to a prosecutor who charged Van Iveren with three criminal counts.

"This really is nothing," Van Iveren insisted, "nothing but a mistake."

Van Iveren's "mistake" unfolded on the morning of Feb. 12 when Van Iveren, 39, of Oconomowoc, was listening to music in the apartment he shares with his mother behind Red & Bunny's Diner on S. Main St.

Suddenly, according to Van Iveren, the distinct cries of a woman pleading for help could be heard coming from the apartment above him. He tried putting them out of his mind at first, but when they persisted, Van Iveren decided something had to be done.

"I don't have a telephone," he said. "I couldn't call the police."

The cries seemed to be coming from the apartment of a tenant he barely knew, but that, Van Iveren said, didn't matter.

"It had nothing to do with him," he said. "I didn't even know if he was there. It was the woman. I thought there was a woman."

The woman, according to a criminal complaint, was on a DVD being watched by the neighbor, who later played part of the movie back for police to point out what he figured Van Iveren heard downstairs.

To Van Iveren, the neighbor's film sounded like a rape in progress.

"So I grabbed the cavalry sword and ran upstairs," he said. "I intended to hold it behind my back and knock.

"But I froze and instead, what happened happened."

According to the criminal complaint, the neighbor told police that Van Iveren pounded on the door and kicked it open without warning, damaging the frame and lock in the process.

"Where is she?" Van Iveren demanded, thrusting the 39-inch sword at the neighbor, according to the complaint. "Where is she?"

The neighbor told police that Van Iveren became increasingly aggressive as he repeated the question, insisting that he'd heard a woman being raped. With the sword pointed at him, the neighbor led Van Iveren throughout the apartment, opening closet doors to prove he was alone, according to the complaint.

Van Iveren said it wasn't nearly that dramatic.

"I walked in the front room and looked around," he said. "When I saw there was no woman, I left.

"I went downstairs and when I looked out the window, I saw the police had come, so I went out to tell them what happened."

Van Iveren insisted that he never threatened the neighbor with the sword.

"I had the sword extended," he said. "But that was all."

The neighbor wasn't home when a reporter visited the building Tuesday, and he could not be reached by telephone.

For his effort, Van Iveren was charged with criminal trespass while using a dangerous weapon, criminal damage to property while using a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct while using a dangerous weapon, all criminal misdemeanors that carry a maximum total penalty of 33 months in jail.

"All of them are going to be dismissed," he predicted. "They have to.

"This was all just a big mistake."

The prosecutor who issued the charges could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Van Iveren, who was released on a signature bond when he was charged last week, is due to appear in court March 5.
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Postby Keejit » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:32 am

I'm not saying this is a metaphor for Israeli politics but you’ve got to wonder...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6388651.stm
[be0]Israeli minister in vision gaffe[/be0]

[size=75e0]Mr Peretz's popularity has plummeted over the Lebanon war
Israeli newspapers have printed photos of Defence Minister Amir Peretz trying to watch military manoeuvres through binoculars with the lens caps still on.

Mr Peretz was inspecting troops in the Golan Heights with the Israeli army's new chief of staff, Gen Gabi Ashkenazi.

According to the photographer, Mr Peretz looked through the capped binoculars three times, nodding as Gen Ashkenazi explained what was in view.

Analysts say it is a new blow for the embattled defence minister.

Mr Peretz's popularity has fallen in the wake of last year's war against Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.

But one Israeli paper pointed out that he is not the first prominent official to make this mistake.

According to daily Yediot Ahronot, US President George W Bush and former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon have both done the same thing.[/sizee0]

His name is Cock. Dr de Cock. He says circumcision reduces the rish of HIV. With a name like that you've [ie0]gots[/ie0] to believe him.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/health/4575453.html

[be0]Studies confirm circumcision significantly reduces HIV risk[/be0]
By MARIA CHENG
Associated Press

[size=75e0][ie0]Extract:[/ie0]
LONDON — In an "extraordinary development" in the fight against AIDS, a medical journal article published today says that conclusive data shows there is no question circumcision reduces men's chances of catching HIV by up to 60 percent.

The question now is how to put that fact to work to combat AIDS across Africa.

The findings were first announced in December, when initial results from two major trials — in Kenya and Uganda — showed promising links between circumcision and HIV transmission. However, those trials were deemed so definitive that the tests were halted early.

The full data from the trials, carried out by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, were published today in The Lancet.

"This is an extraordinary development," said Dr. Kevin de Cock, director of the World Health Organization's AIDS department. "Circumcision is the most potent intervention in HIV prevention that has been described."[/sizee0]
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Postby Keejit » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:57 am

Grrrrreat news: IRELAND 43 - England 13, 6 Nations Rugby
Better news: there was no silliness at or after the game
Boring news: The Oscars=yaaaaawwwwwwnnnnnn!


Honour thy mother and father (mostly) and don't keep one of them in a freezer to collect their pension after their dead. That's bad, m'kay?


Dead dad earns pension from the freezer


Wed Feb 21, 8:49 AM ET

MILAN (Reuters) - An Italian is suspected of hiding his dead father in a freezer for two years so he could keep collecting the old man's pension.


Gaetano Sivieri confessed to police this week he had stashed his father's body in an underground garage near the Alpine town of Aosta, media reports said.

"I needed the money," the 63-year-old was quoted as saying by Corriere della Sera newspaper. News agency Ansa said he had drawn nearly 80,000 euros ($105,000) of pension. Sivieri, who faces charges of fraud and concealing a body, said he was driving his 91-year-old father home from a health clinic in January 2005 when he got the idea of hiding the body.

"The problem is that my dad died during the trip, in the car," he was quoted as saying in La Repubblica newspaper.

"There was a moment of panic. I didn't know what to do. Then I got the idea of putting him in the freezer."

Sivieri's son called the police after discovering the body while showing the garage to a prospective buyer.

"I thought there was chicken or rabbit (in it)," son Marco told La Repubblica. "I opened the lid. I saw some nylon wrapping, a pajama and the hand of a man.

"It was upsetting," he said. Marco was unaware of his grandfather's death, believing he was still in the clinic.

A police official confirmed the reports to Reuters on Tuesday and declined to elaborate.
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Postby Rebecca_Cutswald » Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:21 pm

Jay C wrote:
Big-Will wrote:
Jay C wrote:In response to the first unusual news item o'de day:

"I treat my rabbits to a special menu," explains Karl. "I feed them different meals three times a day, food like potatoes, bio-parsley, shredded grain and plenty of water. As the Germans say, treat them well, and they'll grow swell!"

Aren't McDonalds trying to do the same to Americans?

Are we feeding rabbits to Americans now, or are we Americans gonna be food to someone else? Or are you just commenting on the obesity epidemic around here?

Well, what do you think, Will? :)


Russians- they're f*cking starving and them and the Chinese have been feeding us on a diet of fattening foods- slaving away for the day they can finnally eat us. IT ALL MAKES SENSE....
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Postby Keejit » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:28 am

Hahahahahaha! James Cameron. Hahahahahaha! Really- this man is hilarious. If it's not King of the World, it's King of the Jews.

Titanic was one of the worst movies ever made. I don't care how many 100's of millions it made or how many millions of people saw it - it was sh!te. Even my Mam hated Titanic and she's a nice person.

Mr Cameron must have a solid brass neck cos he claims to have found the tomb of Jesus. Mel Gibson will be pleased. Perhaps he'll have a drink to celebrate... There's a couple of quotes from Cameron in the piece below that will have me chuckling all day! Mary Magdalene/Ringo - I'm seriously.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6397373.stm

Jesus tomb found, says film-maker

Jesus had a son named Judah and was buried alongside Mary Magdalene, according to a new documentary by Hollywood film director James Cameron.

The film examines a tomb found near Jerusalem in 1980 which producers say belonged to Jesus and his family.

Speaking in New York, the Oscar-winning Titanic director said statistical tests and DNA analysis backed this view.

But Mr Cameron's claim has been attacked by archaeologists and theologians as unfounded.

Archaeologists said that the burial cave was probably that of a Jewish family with similar names to that of Jesus.

But Mr Cameron said the combination of names found on the tombs convinced him of their heritage.

Israeli construction workers building an apartment complex in Jerusalem's East Talpiot district first uncovered 10 of the 2,000-year-old ossuaries - or limestone coffins - in a tomb in March 1980.

According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, six of those coffins were marked with the names Mary; Matthew; Jesua son of Joseph; Mary; Jofa (Joseph, Jesus' brother); and Judah son of Jesua.

Another grave said by producers to be of Mary Magdalene convinced researchers of the truth of their find, Mr Cameron said at a New York news conference.

Unveiling his documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus, Mr Cameron said the chances of finding that combination of names together was like finding a grave marked Ringo next to others marked John, Paul and George.

"Mariamene is Mary Magdalene - that's the Ringo, that's what sets this whole film in motion," he said.

The documentary asserts that tests on samples from two of the coffins show Jesus and Mary Magdalene were likely to have been buried in them and were a couple.

The film-makers used this finding to claim that the coffin marked "Judah son of Jesua" contains the son of Jesus and Mary.

But they said the discovery of the tomb does not undermine the key Christian belief that Jesus was resurrected three days after his death.

Academic Stephen Pfann, a scholar at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem, said he did not expect Christians to accept the film's findings.

"I don't think that Christians are going to buy into this," said Mr Pfann, who was interviewed by the film-makers.

"But sceptics, in general, would like to see something that pokes holes into the story that so many people hold dear."

Israeli archaeologist Amos Kloner, who was among the first to examine the tomb when it was first discovered, said the names marked on the coffins were very common at the time.

"I don't accept the news that it was used by Jesus or his family," he told the BBC News website.

"The documentary filmmakers are using it to sell their film."

Mr Cameron showed two of the coffins at the news conference.

"It doesn't get bigger than this," he said in an earlier press release.

"We've done our homework; we've made the case; and now it's time for the debate to begin."

Local residents told the BBC News website they were pleased with the attention the tomb has drawn.

"It will mean our house prices will go up because Christians will want to live here," one woman said.
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Postby Keejit » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:00 pm

Greeting South park Conservatives!

This is not particularly interesting, it's not a recent interview but it certainly proves how conservative Matt and Trey are. F*ucking hell but they'd be boring arseholes to hang out with.

http://media.www.collegian.com/media/st ... age5.shtml

F*cking golf!!!
"If this gets out, it could be the end of us, but we've actually both taken up golf," Parker says ashamedly. "We just went from zero to old. There's nothing we'd rather do than, 'let's hit the golf course.'"

Give up at 30-35 cos after that who the f*ck cares?!
"That's the message that no one ever gives ya," Stone says authoritatively. "There is a time to give up on your dream. If you haven't done it by 30, 35, just get out. That's the harsh reality."

I'm 40 so I'm slitting my wrists as I type my yet unpublished novel whilst doing a net search for a golf club that accepts women as full members.
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Postby Keejit » Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:43 am

Just as I was about to give up hope I saw naked photos of Daniel Radcliffe. There's is nothing like it to cheer a middle aged woman's heart. Who knew he'd grow up to be a very fetching and well endowed young lad? His endowment must be worth millions after those gay films he made which appear to be very popular.

If yer going to be a preachy annoying bastard make sure the media don't catch you out cos people (me) love those stories, especially if your name is Al Gore. The story is at pains to point out The Gores use CFLs. CFLs!!! Wow. Way to lead the way on yer carbon footprint dudes! I don't know anyone who doesn't use CFLs.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/28022007/397/g ... lls-0.html

Gore feels the heat over fuel bills
Wednesday February 28, 10:00 AM

Gore feels the heat over fuel bills

Climate change campaigner Al Gore is facing embarrassing claims about the size of his energy bill.

According to reports, the former US Vice-President's Nashville mansion burns more electricity a month than the average US household uses in a year.

His Oscar-winning documentary - An Inconvenient Truth - urged Americans to reduce the amount of power they use at home.

A US think tank, the Tennessee Centre for Policy Research, has obtained Nashville Electric Service figures apparently showing that Mr Gore's home devoured nearly 221,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2006.

That is more than 20 times what US Department of Energy says is the national average of 10,656 kWh.

In August alone, Mr Gore got through 22,619 kWh, and since the release of An Inconvenient Truth his energy consumption has apparently increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.

TCPR president Drew Johnson said: "As the spokesman of choice for the global warming movement, Al Gore has to be willing to walk the walk, not just talk the talk, when it comes to home energy use."

Kalee Kreider, a spokesperson for Mr Gore and his wife Tipper, did not dispute the figures, but told ABC the couple both worked at home, implying that made them likely to use more energy.

Ms Kreider said the Gores had taken steps to reduce and offset their carbon footprint by purchasing their power from a programme offering electricity generated by renewable resources.

"In addition, they are in the midst of installing solar panels on their home, which will enable them to use less power," she added.

"They also use compact fluorescent bulbs and other energy efficiency measures and then they purchase offsets for their carbon emissions to bring their carbon footprint down to zero."

P.S. Daniel isn't circumcised.
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Postby Rebecca_Cutswald » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:52 pm

Keejit wrote:
Give up at 30-35 cos after that who the f*ck cares?!
"That's the message that no one ever gives ya," Stone says authoritatively. "There is a time to give up on your dream. If you haven't done it by 30, 35, just get out. That's the harsh reality."
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LOL I'm glad I never had a dream but the attainment of independence.

Anyway I'd say that's wrong because you have to be at least 30 to be president and most are far older than that so... it all depends on what your dream is. *shrugs*
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