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More Frankly Wierd News About Using Dna...

Austria Lawmaker Wants to ID Dog DroppingsA local Vienna politician wants to use DNA technology to chase down owners of dogs that leave their droppings on streets and sidewalks. Say WHAT? I'd have to wonder if this guy's got a sweetheart deal with the lab that'll do the DNA analyses and plans to pad his "retirement fund."

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Wanna Get Your Blood Pumping?

If you like good music that'll get your blood pumping, get a copy of the "National Treasure" soundtrack. Most of the pieces have a modern sound but they'e all performed by a large studio orchestra. For best results, play it on a powerful system with a good subwoofer and crank it up! There's a of really driving low-end that doesn't reproduce as well on a normal range player. (Don't intend to mislead anyone. The music ISN'T dance music. It's just that the smilies above were all I could

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Interesting Pix Of Supposedly Archaic Artifacts

If anyone is interested in supposedly archaic artifacts that indicate the existence of a level of technology inconsistent with the time line of the culture's development, visit here:Lost Technology?I'd sure like to know what the last "thing" is that has the hieroglyphics. Looks kinda like a Stargate

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What Is Up With Folks In The Uk?

Wardens get DNA kit to trap spitting drivers I could understand the reasonableness of this if all the spitters followed up with physical assaults , but doing DNA ID for someone who simply displays his bad attitude with spittle? Now if it extended to that might be a different story.

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Some "gummint" News And Other Stuff

Latest development in Homeland Security for monitoring internet traffic.Me most of the time -- Me after reading the following -- Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona For Friday the 13th celebrants:"Dark" Art GalleryTo look for other galleries from other F13s Other galleries?Tonya, hope you don't have one of these in your "menagerie" --Flying Snakes: New Videos Reveal How They Do It

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A Little Laugh...at Least I Did...

The main Yahoo site today (5 May 2005) had the dual pic below as part of a link advertising the new "Star Wars" movie. When I passed my cursor over the pic, the pop-up id box said "Olsen Twins." :grin: Dang, those girls aren't handling aging very well!

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Some Good One-liners For That Rare Occasion...

A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their colonoscopies: 1. "Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before!"2. "Find Amelia Earhart yet?" 3. "Can you hear me NOW?" 4. "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?" 5. "You know, in Arkansas, we're now legally married." 6. "Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?" 7. "You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out..." 8. "

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Don't Read If You're Eating....

Well, Here's Your Trouble Right Here, Sir... BANGKOK (Reuters) - Doctors found around 50 maggots in the ears of an 84-year-old Thai man after he went to hospital complaining of an itch. Wednesday's Nation newspaper said Anan Temtan, who lives in the tsunami-hit southern resort island of Phuket, had used cotton buds to relieve the itching, but had scratched so hard his eardrums ruptured and started bleeding. "We believe flies might have gone inside his ears to lay eggs, which hatched into larv

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Diverse Ramblings...

Took the "what age quiz" (found the link on blondton13's MySpace page). Came in surprisingly young at 31?! Try it: whatagequiz From the "Coast to Coast AM" web site: New photos on line:

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Boy, Did I Miss The Boat...

As some of you read in one of my previous entries, we had a pretty severe hail storm back in mid-March. I visually checked my roof from the ground (you ain't getting me to climb up there!) and didn't see any obvious damage. Found out last week that a neighbor (whose roof was a lot newer than mine) had his inspected by the insurance and they said he had MAJOR damage from that storm and put through a claim for roof replacement.Decided I better do the same thing. The "mountain climber" adjusters

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Wierdie Of The Week Plus A Lighter Story...

Wierdie story of the week (two links):Exploding Toads Baffle ExpertsExploding toads baffle German expertsHave to wonder though, is this a new phenomenon or a recurring one that just hasn't been observed in populated areas before?On a lighter note (I think):Almost 150 yrs. ago, President Lincoln found it necessary to hire a private investigator - Mr. Alan Pinkerton. He was actually the beginning of the Secret Service. Since that time the federal police authority has grown to a large number of thr

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Ever Have One Of Those Days...

...when the anticipation of all you have to do over the coming weekend just makes you want to crawl in a hole somewhere? This weekend I've got to help with a clean-up in a cemetery, attend the memorial service that will take place after we finish the clean-up, do the draft of a newsletter that I've committed to start for a historical society, do likewise on getting a web site put together so the society's honchos can decide if they like it, and try to get as much as possible done toward finishi

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Trivia Question...

Any of you know what this common symbol is called?#Respond with any guesses and I'll give you the answer in a few days....

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Circle Of Life...well, That's One Way To Put It...

A Guide to Success -- The Lion King was right -- it really is a "circle of life."At age 4, success is...not peeing in your pants. At age 12, success is...having friends. At age 16, success is...having a driver's license.At age 20, success is...having sex. At age 35, success is...having money. At age 50, success is...having money. At age 60, success is...having sex. :smokin:At age 70, success is...having a driver's license.At age 75, success is...having friends.At age 90, success is...not

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Might Be A Good Idea...

Thought for the day (from an e-mail buddy):If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraqi theater during the last 22 months, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.The rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000.That means that you are 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our nation's capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq. :wtf:Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington, D.C.

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Called It Too Soon...

Went out late this afternoon and discovered that my wife's small greenhouse bit the dust in the last storms. Didn't have the tornados that were feared but did have enough wind to take out the greenhouse. May not be recoverable, the metal frame is bent in several places.

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