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Offline Niecarrah

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Re: Beneficial Things To Know
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2007, 01:16:46 AM »
Perseids
August 12-13

Frequency:  45+ per hour
   1.3% illumination    
This shower produces about 60 meteors per hour, and its performance is fairly consistent from year to year.
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Re: Beneficial Things To Know
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2007, 04:40:45 PM »
meteor shower, huh.  better get out my umbrella...   :hysterical:

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Re: Beneficial Things To Know
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2007, 04:59:04 PM »
I will see you  with the worms then :hysterical: :hysterical: as itwas
Actually this was in 2003.  :hysterical: :hysterical: See http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_mars_encounter.htm WE sill LOVE you Niecarrah  :thumbsup: :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical: :tease: :tease: :hysterical: :hysterical:

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Re: Beneficial Things To Know
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2007, 11:00:10 AM »
In the good ole U.S.A. !
And this is no exaggeration!


Subject: Hip Replacement

 

Going to the doctor for a hip replacement

  If this doesn't hit the nail on the old head, I don't know what does!

  Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the
  same complaint. Both have trouble walking and
  appear to require a hip replacement.

 
  The FIRST patient is examined within the hour, is  x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery  the following week.

  The SECOND sees his family doctor after waiting 3
  weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a
  specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed
  for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled
  for a month from then. Why the different treatment for  the two patients?



  The FIRST is a Labrador Retriever.

 The SECOND is a Senior Citizen.


  Next time take me to a vet!

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Re: Beneficial Things To Know
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2007, 04:27:55 PM »
 

two people suffer
loss of jobs,
loss of houses
loss of all possessions
near starvation for weeks
no or sporadic electricity availability
no or sporadic water availability
both have armed US troops trodding their streets, while murder and mayhem continue to abound.

eventually one has
many apartment complexes built for thousands to live in
clothing and other things flown into the devastated area
food, water and electricity restored (mostly)
and jobs created so they can sustain themselves.

the other, however,
continues to live in an abandoned dilapidated rat infested house
is not helped with their possessions at all
has no hope of electricity or water, due to permitting, etc.
and cannot obtain employment of a similar quality to what they had.

what's the difference?

one lives in iraq and one lives in new orleans.
(notice that neither have remedy for the murder and mayhem nor are rid of troops in the streets.)

yes, the iraqi's get all these things while two years later we get a presidential visit which is as worthless as a fart in an elevator.  (thanks president bush, currently visiting our fair city)

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Re: Beneficial Things To Know
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2007, 08:07:05 PM »
This is true!! It is ALL TRUE !!!
Here is the link to CNN Trial Transcript http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/01/31/reid.transcript/


     Remember the guy who got on a plane with a bomb built into his shoe and tried to light it?
           
              Did you know his trial is over?
              Did you know he was sentenced?
              Did you see/hear any of the judge's comments on TV or Radio?
           
              Didn't think so.     
             
           Everyone should hear what the judge had to say.
           
               Ruling by Judge William Young, US District Court
           
           Prior to sentencing, the Judge asked the defendant if he
           had anything to say.  His response: After admitting his guilt to the court for the record, Reid also admitted his "allegiance to Osama bin Laden, to Islam, and to the religion of Allah," defiantly stating, "I think I will not apologize for my actions," and told the court "I am at war with your country."
           
           Judge Young then delivered the statement quoted below:
           
           January 30, 2003, United States vs. Reid.
         
           Judge Young:
           
           "Mr. Richard C. Reid, hearken now to the sentence the Court imposes upon you.
           
           On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General.  On counts 2, 3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count, the sentence on each count to run consecutively.  (That's 80 years.)   
           
           On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years again, to be served consecutively to the 80 years just imposed.  The Court imposes upon you for each of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 that's an aggregate fine of $2 million.  The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airlines.
           
           The Court imposes upon you an $800 special assessment.
           The Court imposes upon you five years supervised release simply because the law requires it.  But the life sentences are real life sentences so I need go no further.   
           
           This is the sentence that is provided for by our statutes.  It is a fair and just sentence.  It is a righteous sentence.
           
           Now, let me explain this to you.  We are not afraid of you or any of your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid.  We are Americans.  We have been through the fire before.  There is too much war talk here and I say that to everyone with t he utmost respect.  Here in this court, we deal with individuals as individuals and care for individuals as individuals.  As human beings, we reach out for justice.
           
           You are not an enemy combatant.  You are a terrorist.  You are not a soldier in any war.  You are a terrorist.  To give you that reference, to call you a soldier, gives you far too much stature. Whether the officers of government do it or your attorney does it, or if you think you are a soldier.  You are not----- you are a terrorist.  And we do not negotiate with terrorists.  We do not meet with terrorists.  We do not sign documents with terrorists.  We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.
           
           So war talk is way out of line in this court.  You are a big fellow. But you are not that big.  You're no warrior.  I've known warriors. You are a terrorist A species of criminal that is guilty of multiple attempted murders.  In a very real sense, State Trooper Santiago had it right when you first were taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where the press and the TV crews were, and he said: "You're no big deal."
           
           You are no big deal.
           
           What your able counsel and what the equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so horrific.  What was it that led you here to this courtroom today?
           
           I have listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing?  And, I have an answer for you.  It may not satisfy you, but as I search this entire record, it comes as close to understanding as I know.   
           
           It seems to me you hate the one thing that to us is most precious. You hate our freedom.  Our individual freedom.  Our individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to believe or not believe as we individually choose.  Here, in this society, the very wind carries freedom.  It carries it everywhere from sea to shining sea.  It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in this beautiful courtroom.  So that everyone can see, truly see, that justice is administered fairly, individually, and discretely.  It is for freedom's sake that your lawyers are striving so vigorously on your behalf, have filed appeals, will go on in their representation of you before other judges.
           
           We Americans are all about freedom.  Because we all know that the way we treat you, Mr. Reid, is the measure of our own liberties.  Make no mistake though.  It is yet true that we will bare any burden; pay any price, to preserve our freedoms.  Look around this courtroom.  Mark it we ll.  The world is not going to long remember what you or I say here.  The day after tomorrow, it will be forgotten, but this, however, will long endure.
           
           Here in this courtroom and courtrooms all across America , the American people will gather to see that justice, individual justice, justice, not war, individual justice is in fact being done.  The very President of the United States through his officers will have to come into courtrooms and lay out evidence on which specific matters can be judged and juries of citizens will gather to sit and judge that evidence democratically, to mold and shape and refine our sense of justice.
           
           See that flag, Mr Reid?  That's the flag of the United States of America .  That flag will fly there long after this is all forgotten.  That flag stands for freedom.  And it always will.
           
           Mr. Custody Officer.  Stand him down.
           
             
           So, how much of this Judge's comments did we hear on our TV sets?  We need more judges like Judge Young, but that's another subject.  Pass this around.  Everyone should and needs to hear what this fine judge had to say.  Powerful words that strike home.  God bless America
           
             
           Please forward this-------- --so that every American has a chance to read it !!!
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