November 18, 2005

Wal-Mart's Tax On Us

TomPaine.com - Wal-Mart's Tax On Us

Wal-Mart's Tax On Us

And you still shop there?????

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September 11, 2005

In Rural Texas, Blessings and Culture Shock

In Rural Texas, Blessings and Culture Shock - Yahoo! News

In Rural Texas, Blessings and Culture Shock

Good Katrina story about the real America. Nice to see after all of the negative garbage in the news.

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Why New Orleans Cell Phones Aren't Working

Why New Orleans Cell Phones Aren't Working - You might want to change your number. By Daniel Engber

Interesting article. A must read if you own a cell phne..

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Steady buildup to a complete meltdown

Steady buildup to a complete meltdown - washingtonpost.com Highlights - MSNBC.com

Confusion, bureaucracy reigned as floodwaters overtook New Orleans

Great article reviewing what went wrong during and after Katrina. Must read.

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September 07, 2005

Will New Orleans Recover?

Will New Orleans Recover? by Nicole Gelinas

Weak and struggling before Katrina, the good-time city now teeters on the brink.

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September 05, 2005

Thefts of U.S. technology boost China's weaponry

Thefts of U.S. technology boost China's weaponry�-�Special Report�-�The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

China is stepping up its overt and covert efforts to gather intelligence and technology in the United States, and the activities have boosted Beijing's plans to rapidly produce advanced-weapons systems.

An article just for you, Walmart shoppers!!

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An Unnatural Disaster: A Hurricane Exposes the Man-Made Disaster of the Welfare State

The Intellectual Activist

"Public officials did not expect that the first thing they would have to do is to send thousands of armed troops in armored vehicle, as if they are suppressing an enemy insurgency. And journalists—myself included—did not expect that the story would not be about rain, wind, and flooding, but about rape, murder, and looting. "

But this is not a natural disaster. It is a man-made disaster.

Great read. I've been mulling over the exact same questions and coming tothe same conclusions the last few days!!

I'll been in floods, huricanes, huge blizzards at -50, tornadoes that wiped whole towns off the face of the planet but I never sat on my hands waiting for someone to rescue me. We jumped in and saved ourselves, our relatives, our neighbors, strangers....

I'm disgusted with what I've witnessed the last few days, really disgusted and ashamed. Why should I feel ashamed because a group of people acted like animals? Because I am an American and so, unfortunately, are they....

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September 04, 2005

gunmen opened fire on a group of contractors

Police kill at least 5 in New Orleans - Hurricane Katrina - MSNBC.com

NEW ORLEANS - Police shot and killed at least five people Sunday after gunmen opened fire on a group of contractors traveling across a bridge on their way to make repairs, authorities said.

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Why is the relief effort taking so long?

Why is the relief effort taking so long? - Connected Coast to Coast with Ron Reagan and Monica Crowley - MSNBC.com

With much of Friday's media coverage concentrating on the chaotic state of New Orleans, MSNBC's Lisa Daniels welcomed military analyst Dan Goure to 'Connected Coast to Coast' to discuss why it has taken so long to get help in to New Orleans.

Interesting perspective analysis.

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Excellent graphics of NO flooding

Maps: The Impact of Hurricane Katrina - New York Times

Excellent graphics of New Orleans and area. Must see..

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New Orleans bar keeps doors open through catastrophe

New Orleans bar keeps doors open through catastrophe - Yahoo! News

NEW ORLEANS, United States (AFP) - The bars of the Big Easy prided themselves on staying open come rain or shine but only one kept serving through the Hurricane Katrina crisis.

"We don't have any locks on the door," said Julie Sprinkel, a server at Johnny White's Sports Bar on the normally raucous Bourbon Street.

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IEM Team to Develop Catastrophic Hurricane Disaster Plan for New Orleans & Southeast Louisiana

NOLA Disaster Plan Outsourced

"NOLA Disaster Plan Outsourced
Updated 3 September
The private firm charged with developing the New Orleans hurricane disaster plan identified the need for 1,000 shelters and said that they would need to be open 100 days (more than three months!). A press release asserts that "state resources are adequate to operate shelters for the first 3-5 days." After that, the problem was to organize replinishment from federal and other sources. The firm also "developed a transportation plan for getting stranded residents out of harm’s way."

Doesn't look like this 500 million was spent to wisely! !

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Fort McClellan To Take In Hurricane Victims

nbc13.com - News - Fort McClellan To Take In Hurricane Victims

I've seen this place. Abandoned army base converted over to housing etc. Pretty decent place to relocate if you need to do so.

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April 26, 2004

Anatomy of raid rumors: Was chopper the start of it?

HoustonChronicle.com - Anatomy of raid rumors: Did helicopter start it?

As if the INS would ever get off of their dead asses and do their job!!!! Fat Chance!!

The panic that sent hundreds of illegal immigrants fleeing from their homes, jobs and schools in recent weeks may have been set into motion on March 23, when a developer and contractor surveyed their sprawling construction site from a white helicopter with green stripes -- the same colors as U.S. Border Patrol helicopters.

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March 03, 2004

March 02, 2004

Tancredo Demands Apology From Mexican Ambassador

Press Releases

Tancredo Demands Apology From Mexican Ambassador

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February 19, 2004

February 08, 2004

Speak Out ... On illegal aliens

Anniston Star - Speak Out ... On illegal aliens

My opinion

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February 04, 2004

January 31, 2004

The High Cost of Ignoring Immigration Violations

Numbers USA

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January 21, 2004

Vitamins may reduce Alzheimers risk

MSNBC - Vitamins may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

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January 20, 2004

Rent a mob? A view of the future after Bush smashes our borders?

Yahoo! News - Indonesian Democracy Boosts Rent-A-Crowd Business

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January 08, 2004

Great Analysis of President Bushs immigration proposal - a must read!

A great analysis of President Bushs immigration proposal and how it will effect our economy, culture and our children

A must read!!

This is a great analysis of President Bushs immigration proposal and how it will effect our economy, culture and our children. It shows a gloomy picture of their future and how this proposal will impact their jobs and income. A must read!!

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December 31, 2003

Crowds Ring in New Year in Times Square

Yahoo! News - Crowds Ring in New Year in Times Square

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December 22, 2003

New Breeds of Christmas Trees!

Yahoo! News - New Breeding Used on Christmas Trees

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December 15, 2003

More jobs for India, more bodies for U.S. welfare lines!!!

Yahoo! News - IBM to Export Highly Paid Jobs to India, China

Some workers are scheduled to be informed of the plan for their jobs by the end of January. After that they will be expected to train an overseas replacement worker in the U.S. for several weeks. The IBM workers marked for replacement have 60 days to find another job inside the company, likely to be a difficult task at a time when IBM is holding down hiring.

Who says IBM isn't hiring? They are hiring Indians and firing Americans!! And they have to TRAIN??!! their replacements? IBM is off MY christmas list!!

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December 04, 2003

A way to clean up PCB contamination in Anniston Alabama's PCB problems cheaply!!

ENN News Story - Nanoscale iron could help cleanse the environment

Could clean up a 300X300 foot lot for less than $3000!!

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November 07, 2003

November 05, 2003

Houston Passes Rail Plan

HoustonChronicle.com - Metro's train comes in: Rail plan approved

Seven Billions of Dollars to start!!!

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October 24, 2003

September 18, 2003

The inventor of the mouse

The mouse that roared | CNET News.com

Article about the invention of the computer mouse

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Bill Gates demo - using opera on a Linux PDA!!

Gates, Mills Talk Up Web Services in NY

Bill Gates and IBM were demonstrating a new web technology but in the backgrounhd, it was running on a linux server and Bill used a Sharp Zaurus Linux PDA to run it!! For once, Bill got to use a reliable machine!!

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September 15, 2003

China - wondering what happened to YOUR job?

Template 2

Interesting story about how China, using predatory trade practices, is wiping out some of our industries; in this case, crawfish farmers in Louisiana.

Free trade is great but we don't have it. Soon, we will have achieved a wonderful unity with the rest of the world and will share their standard of living. Hope you LOVE rice...............

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August 26, 2003

July 24, 2003

Inventor of the Enterprise dies

To Boldly Go ... Matt Jeffries: 1921 - 2003

Matt Jefferies, the inventor of the Star Trek's Enterprise died. References to Jeffries' contribution continues in almost every episode and movie as the engineering tunnels that run inside each starship are called "Jeffries Tubes" by the characters.

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July 07, 2003

World's Longest Yard Sale!!

World's Longest Yard Sale/Garage Sale and Antique Alley Yard Sale 888-805-4740

World's Longest Yard Sale
Date: August 2-10, 2003

You still have time to plan your trip!!

Travel more than 450-miles of scenic beauty and see tons of yard sales. Get started on your journey by traveling the 93- mile Lookout Mountain Parkway route from Gadsden, Alabama to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the most "scenic rural America" in the United States. With more than 1,000 yard sale vendors you will find everything from antiques, collectibles, furniture, dishwares, fresh garden produce, homemade jams and jellies, food vendors, live entertainment and so much more. Continue with the yard sale, following the U.S. 127 Corridor from Chattanooga, TN to Covington, KY for more than 350 miles of yard sale bargains. When combined, the Lookout Mountain Parkway and the 127 Corridor have had as many as 5,000 vendors lined along the 450-mile scenic yard sale route in past years and the year 2003 promises to be even bigger.

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March 30, 2003

Amazon.com: Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 PDAThe

Amazon.com: Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 PDA

The new Sharp Linux PDA. For those who want a real palm sized computer.

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February 19, 2003

System break-in nets info on

System break-in nets info on 5.6 million credit cards - Computerworld

Watch your cards. Yours could have been stolen!! Article does NOT give the names of the banks that were affected...

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February 17, 2003

World's Longest Yard Sale/127 Garage

World's Longest Yard Sale/127 Garage Sale and Antique Alley Yard Sale 888-805-4740

World's Longest Yard Sale
Date: August 2-10, 2003

You still have time to plan your trip!!

Travel more than 450-miles of scenic beauty and see tons of yard sales. Get started on your journey by traveling the 93- mile Lookout Mountain Parkway route from Gadsden, Alabama to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the most "scenic rural America" in the United States. With more than 1,000 yard sale vendors you will find everything from antiques, collectibles, furniture, dishwares, fresh garden produce, homemade jams and jellies, food vendors, live entertainment and so much more. Continue with the yard sale, following the U.S. 127 Corridor from Chattanooga, TN to Covington, KY for more than 350 miles of yard sale bargains. When combined, the Lookout Mountain Parkway and the 127 Corridor have had as many as 5,000 vendors lined along the 450-mile scenic yard sale route in past years and the year 2003 promises to be even bigger.

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Ever wonder why schools are

Ever wonder why schools are overcrowded and failing, the freeways are packed and taxes are so high??

Wonder no more. Read www.numbersusa.com and find out why. And you can do something about it!! Great reading.

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http://www.shadetreemechanic.com/allison_hybrid_drive.htmAllison Electric Drives has released

http://www.shadetreemechanic.com/allison_hybrid_drive.htm

Allison Electric Drives has released its newest product for the transit bus market. The EP-50 System was designed specifically for articulated and suburban coaches. This system is referred to as Split Parallel Hybrid Technology, and is a design patented by Allison. It uses power from Allisons advanced energy storage system that contains or uses no Lead Acid Batteries. The EP-50 system combines the Allison automatic transmission with an integrated electric drive unit.

Really good article about Detroit and Allison's new hybrid power plant. Neat stuff.

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