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Been off for a long time between work n thing almost forgot about da sorry
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hey

sorry guys i have been off line and not comenting or viewing and for that i am sorry, but my moms heath just kept getting worse, in the end i could not even leave the house except for runs to the doctor, the er, pick up meds or do the shopping.
3 weeks ago tonight my mom had an attack i guess her heart just couldn't hold out any more
and in the early hours the following wendsay morning her light went out on this earth forever.
she sufferd so much towards the end. i am not going to sit here and write about how unfair it is or why her. but i will say she was an amazing person who tought me how to be the best human being i could be. i have sisters but really for the first time in my life i am truely alone. but oddly enough my greatest fear is not being alone, this may sound stupid i fear i will forget the sound of her voice.

I didn't know how to smile
Until you smiled at me.
And I didn't know how to laugh
Until your joy filled up my soul.
And I couldn't even walk
Until you took my hand to guide me.
And I'm not sure how to keep on walking
Without you here

well thats it for me for now we will see what tomorrow brings.

thanks i love you all ED
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I will get around to answering messages and comments as well as posting and commenting as soon as i finnish up this last job, i am buying a house too this month so i have been kinda crazy. thanks
ED

Act now. For now is all you have.
Action is the food and drink which will nourish my success.
Action will destroy your procrastination.
All men must stumble often to reach the truth.
All nature is a circle of moods and you are a part of nature and so, like
the tides, your moods will rise; your moods will fall.
All your problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great
opportunities in disguise.
Always let your reach exceed your grasp.
Always raise your goals as soon as they are attained.
Always strive to make the next hour better than this one.
Always take another step. If that is to no avail take another, and yet
another. One step at a time is not too difficult.
Any act with practice becomes easy.
Apply all of your efforts to become the highest mountain of all and strain
your potential until it cries for mercy.
Avoid with fury the killers of time.
Bad habits must be destroyed and new furrows prepared for good seed.
Bathe me in good habits that the bad ones may drown.
Be happy.
Be hungry for success.
Be prepared to control whatever personality awakes in you each day.
Become master of yourself.
Begin now to accent your differences.
Beginning today, you can increase your accomplishments of yesterday by a
hundredfold.
Bury doubt under faith.
Cherish each hour of this day for it can never return.
Chuckle and your burdens will be lightened.
Concentrate your energy on the challenge of the moment.
Confidence will take away your fear.
Consider each obstacle as a mere detour to your goal and a challenge to your
profession.
Consider each obstacle as a mere detour to your goal.
Count your blessings today.
Cultivate the habit of laughter.
Destroy procrastination with action.
Dismember fear with confidence.
Do not allow yesterday's success to lull you into today's complacency, for
this is the great foundation of failure.
Do not be satisfied with yesterday's accomplishments or indulge in
self-praise for deeds which are too small to even acknowledge.
Do not commit the terrible crime of aiming too low.
Do not dwell on the past.
Do not judge a man on one meeting.
Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is
contagious.
Do not make vain attempts to imitate others.
Do not permit the petty happenings of today to disturb you.
Do not think of yesterday or tomorrow.
Do not waste a moment mourning yesterday's misfortunes, yesterday's defeats,
or yesterday's aches of the heart.
Drink every minute to its fill; savor its taste and give thanks.
Drive a bad habit from your life and replace it with one which will bring
you closer to success.
Each day will be triumphant only when your smiles bring forth smiles from
others.
Each failure to sell will increase your chances for success at your next
attempt.
Each frown you meet only prepares you for the smile to come.
Each minute of today will be more fruitful than the hours of yesterday.
Your last must be your best.
Each misfortune you encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrow's good
luck.
Each nay I hear will bring me closer to the sound of yea.
Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid
them and you throw away your future.
Each struggle, each defeat sharpens your skills and strengthens your courage
and your endurance.
Enjoy today's happiness today.
Failure does not course through your veins as you were not delivered into
this world in defeat.
Failure no longer will be my payment for struggle.
Failure will never overtake you if your determination to succeed is strong
enough.
For now you know one of the greatest principles of success; if you persist
long enough you will win.
Forget the happenings of the day that is gone, whether they were good or
bad, and greet the new sun with confidence that this will be the best day of
your life.
Fulfill today's duties today.
Good habits are the key to all success.
Grant me compassion for weaknesses in others.
Grasp each minute of this day with both hands and fondle it with love for
its value is beyond price.
Green grass grows where dry desert ends.
Greet the sunrise with cries of joy.
Happiness is the wine that sharpens the taste of the meal.
Have confidence that this will be the best day of your life.
I can accomplish far more than I have, and I will, for why would the miracle
which produced me end with my birth? Why can I not extend that miracle to
my deeds of today?
I consider poverty to be the mark of a lack of ability or a lack of
ambition.
I have a choice and I will not let my life be fed to swine nor will I let it
be ground under the rocks of failure and despair to be broken open and
devoured by the will of others.
I have not time to hate, only time to love.
I need not wait for I have the power to choose my own destiny.
I shall live this day as if it is my last. And if it is not, I shall fall
to my knees and give thanks.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles
for they are my challenge.
I will be successful.
I will command, and I will obey mine own command.
I will do the work that a failure will not do.
I will encourage my friends and they will become brothers.
I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will form good habits and become their slave.
I will greet this day with love in my heart.
I will greet this day with love, and I will succeed.
I will laud mine enemies and they will become friends.
I will laugh at evil and it will die untasted.
I will look on all things with love, and I will be born again.
I will love all mankind.
I will love all manners of men for each has qualities to be admired even
though they may be hidden.
I will love myself.
I will love the ambitious for they can inspire me!
I will love the beautiful for their eyes of sadness; I will love the ugly
for their souls of peace.
I will love the failures for they can teach me.
I will love the kings for they are but human; I will love the meek for they
are divine.
I will love the rich for they are yet lonely; I will love the poor for they
are so many.
I will love the young for the faith they hold; I will love the old for the
wisdom they share.
I will persist until I succeed.
I will persist and I will win.
I will say it is done before the failure says it is too late.
I will talk when the failure remains silent.
I will think naught of my profession when I am in my home for this will
dampen my love.
I will toil and I will endure.
I will walk where the failure fears to walk.
I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart.
I will work when the failure seeks rest.
If all things shall pass, why should I be of concern for today ?
If I delay, success will become betrothed to another and lost to me forever.
If I have no other qualities I can succeed with love alone.
If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will
succeed.
If I stumble I will rise, and my falls will not concern me.
If you bring joy, enthusiasm, brightness, and laughter to your customers,
they will react with joy, enthusiasm, brightness, and laughter and your
weather will produce a harvest of sales and a granary of gold for you.
If you feel depressed - sing!
If you feel fear, plunge ahead.
If you feel incompetent, remember past successes.
If you feel insignificant, remember your goals.
If you feel poverty, think of wealth to come.
If you feel sad - laugh.
If you must be a slave to habit, then be a slave to good habits.
If you persist long enough, you will win.
If you waste today, you destroy the last page of your life.
Ignore the obstacles at your feet and keep your eyes on the goals above your
head.
In setting my goals, I will consider my best performance of the past and
multiply it a hundredfold.
Increase your knowledge of mankind.
It pays to be persistent.
Just as love is my weapon to open the hearts of men, love is also my shield
to repulse the arrows of hate and the spears of anger.
Just as nature made no provision for your body to tolerate pain neither has
it made any provision for your life to suffer failure.
Keep work and family separate.
Laugh and your life will be lengthened for this is the great secret of long
life.
Laugh at goodness and it will thrive and abound.
Laugh at the world.
Laugh at your failures and they will vanish in clouds of new dreams.
Laugh at your successes and they will shrink to their true value.
Laugh at yourself for man is most comical when he takes himself too
seriously.
Leave your problems at home.
Lift up a friend in need.
Lift your arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day.
Live this day as if it is your last. Seal up the container of life so that
not one drop spills itself upon the sand.
Live this day as if it is your last.
Live today as if it is your last chance to prove your love and your
greatness.
Look upon each obstacle as a lesson to be learned.
Look upon misfortune as opportunity in disguise.
Love the darkness because it shows you the stars.
Love will melt all hearts like the sun whose rays soften the coldest clay.
Love yourself!
Make every hour count and trade each minute only for something of value.
Make love your greatest weapon.
Make the hours ahead priceless!
Make this day the best day of your life.
Many face each obstacle in their path with fear and doubt and consider them
as enemies, when in truth, these obstructions are friends and helpers.
Many succumb to despair and fail without realizing that they already possess
all the tools needed to acquire great wealth.
Master your emotions so that each day will be productive.
Master your moods through positive action and when you master your moods you
will control your destiny.
Meditation and prayer feeds the soul.
My desire to meet the world will overcome every fear I once knew, and I will
be happier than I ever believed it possible to be in this world of strife
and sorrow.
Nature knows not defeat.
Never allow yourself to become so important, so wise, so dignified, so
powerful, that you forget how to laugh at yourself.
Never be satisfied with yesterday's accomplishments.
Never feel shame for trying and failing for he who has never failed is he
who has never tried.
Never will I allow my heart to become small and bitter, rather I will share
it and it will grow and warm the earth.
Never will I allow my mind to be attracted to evil and despair, rather I
will uplift it with the knowledge and wisdom of the ages.
Never will I allow my soul to become complacent and satisfied, rather I will
feed it with meditation and prayer.
Never will I labor to be happy; rather will I remain too busy to be sad.
Never will I overindulge the requests of my flesh, rather I will cherish my
body with cleanliness and moderation.
Never will I scratch for excuses to gossip.
No longer shall my vocabulary include such words as cannot, unable,
impossible, and quit.
No longer will I fail to call again tomorrow on he who meets me with hate
today.
Obstacles are necessary for success.
Only a habit can subdue another habit.
Only action determines my value in the market place.
Only with laughter and happiness can I enjoy the fruits of my labor.
Only with laughter and happiness can you truly become a success.
People will always respond positively to joy and enthusiasm.
Persist and develop your skills as the mariner develops his, by learning to
ride out the wrath of each storm.
Persist with the knowledge that each failure to sell will increase your
chance for success at the next attempt.
Practice the art of patience for nature never acts in haste.
Put your uniqueness on display in the market place.
Rain cleanses the spirit.
Remember that as today's dead flower carries the seed of tomorrow's bloom so
does today's sadness carry the seed of tomorrow's joy.
Remove from your vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable,
impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless,
and retreat; for they are the words of fools.
Rewards are great if one succeeds but the rewards are great only because so
few succeed.
Seek constantly to improve your manners and graces, for they are the sugar
to which all are attracted.
Set goals for the day, the week, the month, the year, and your life.
Should you concern yourself over events which you may never witness? Should
you torment yourself with problems that may never come to pass? No!
Tomorrow lies buried with yesterday, think of it no more.
Sleep in peace for you have not failed.
Small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.
Smile and your digestion will improve.
So long as I can laugh, never will I be poor.
So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist.
Strive for happiness and peace of mind.
Strive for happiness, to be loved and to love, and most important, to
acquire peace of mind and serenity.
Strive to become better than you are.
Strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts.
Success comes to those willing to work a little bit harder than the rest.
Success will not wait.
Suffer me to know that all things shall pass.
The height of my goals will not hold me in awe though I may stumble often
before they are reached.
The only difference between those who have failed and those who have
succeeded lies in their habits.
The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning;
and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to
reach my goal.
The problems of the market place will be left in the market place.
The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.
There are good qualities in everyone.
There are lessons to be learned from failures.
There is no room in the market place for your family, nor is there room in
your home for the market.
There is not time to hate, only time to love.
This day is all you have and these hours are now your eternity. Greet this
sunrise with cries of joy as a prisoner who is reprieved from death.
This is the place.
This is the time.
This too shall pass.
Time teaches all things to him who lives forever, but I have not the luxury
of eternity.
To conquer fear I must always act without hesitation and the flutters in my
heart will vanish.
To enjoy success I must have happiness, and laughter will be the maiden who
serves me.
To multiply your value you must multiply your actions.
To surpass the deeds of others is unimportant; to surpass your own deeds is
all.
Today I begin a new life.
Today I shed my old skin which hath too long suffered the bruises of failure
and the wounds of mediocrity.
Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.
Today I will surpass every action which I performed yesterday.
Today you will be master of your emotions.
Today, I will act.
Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy.
Tomorrow lies buried with yesterday.
True wealth is of the heart, not of the purse.
Try again, make one more attempt to close with victory, and if that fails,
make another.
Try, and try, and try again.
Understand and recognize the moods of others. Make allowances for their
anger and irritation for they know not the secret of controlling their
minds.
Unless you act you will perish in a life of failure, misery, and sleepless
nights.
Unless you put your skills, mind, heart, and body to good use, you will
stagnate, rot, and die.
Victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.
We must have the night to appreciate the day.
Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who
forces his actions to control his thoughts.
Welcome happiness for it enlarges your heart; endure sadness for it opens
your soul.
What can take place before this sun sets which will not seem insignificant
in the river of centuries?
What is success other than a state of mind?
When an act becomes easy through constant repetition, it becomes a pleasure
to perform, and if it is a pleasure to perform, it is man's nature to
perform it often.
When I am burdened with wealth I shall tell myself that this too shall pass.
When I am moved to praise, I will shout from the roofs.
When I am puffed with success I shall warn myself that this too shall pass.
When I am strangled in poverty I shall tell myself that this too shall pass.
When I am tempted to criticize, I will bite on my tongue.
When others cease their struggle, then mine will begin, and my harvest will
be full.
When you are heavy with heartache console yourself that this too shall
pass.
Where dry desert ends, green grass grows.
Where there are idle mouths I will listen not; where there are idle hands I
will linger not; where there are idle bodies I will visit not.
Will my concern for this day not seem foolish ten years hence?
With each victory the next struggle becomes less difficult.
With love I will tear down the wall of suspicion and hate which they have
built round their hearts, and in its place, I will build bridges so that my
love may enter their souls.
Within you burns a flame which has been passed from generations uncounted,
and its heat is a constant irritation to your spirit to become better than
you are, and you will.
Yesterday's joy will become today's sadness; yet today's sadness will grow
into tomorrow's joy.
Yesterday's success will not lull me into today's complacency.
Yesterday is buried forever, think of it no more.
You are a unique creature.
You are here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not
to shrink to a grain of sand.
You are nature's greatest miracle.
You are rare, and there is value in all rarity; therefore, you are valuable.
You can accomplish far more than you have, and you will.
You can overcome seemingly impossible obstacles with ambition.
You have been given eyes to see and a mind to think.
You have but one life and life is naught but a measurement of time.
You have unlimited potential.
You may encounter failure at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind
the next bend in the road. You will never know how close success lies
unless you turn the corner.
You must fail often to succeed only once.
You must have objectives before your life will crystallize.
You must nurture your body and mind in order to fulfill your dreams.
You only have time to love.
You were conceived in love and brought forth with a purpose.
You will become great.
You won't know how close success is unless you turn the corner
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John Winthrop introduced the fork to the American dinner table for the first time on 25 June 1630.

Elizabeth Blackwell, born in Bristol, England on 3 February 1821, was the first woman in America to gain an M.D. degree.

Abraham Lincoln was shot with a Derringer.

The great Russian leader, Lenin died 21 January 1924, suffering from a degenerative brain disorder. At the time of his death his brain was a quarter of its normal size.

When shipped to the US, the London bridge ( thought by the new owner to be the more famous Tower Bridge ) was classified by US customs to be a 'large antique'.

Sir Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' cloakroom after his mother went into labour during a dance at Blenheim Palace.

In 1849, David Atchison became President of the United States for just one day, and he spent most of the day sleeping.

Between the two World War's, France was controlled by forty different governments.

The 'Crystal Palace' at the Great Exhibition of 1851, contained 92 900 square metres of glass.

It was the custom in Ancient Rome for the men to place their right hand on their testicles when taking an oath. The modern term 'testimony' is derived from this tradition.

Sir Winston Churchill's mother was descended from a Red Indian.

The study of stupidity is called 'monology'.

Hindu men believe(d) it to be unluckily to marry a third time. They could avoid misfortune by marring a tree first. The tree ( his third wife ) was then burnt, freeing him to marry again.

More money is spent each year on alcohol and cigarettes than on Life insurance.

In 1911 3 men were hung for the murder of Sir Edmund Berry at Greenbury Hill, their last names were Green, Berry , and Hill.

A firm in Britain sold fall-out shelters for pets.

During the seventeen century , the Sultan of Turkey ordered his entire harem of women drowned, and replace with a new one.

Lady Astor once told Winston Churchill 'if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee'. His reply …' if you were my wife, I would drink it ! '.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.

The Great Pyramid of Giza consists of 2,300,000 blocks each weighing 2.5 tons.

On 9 February 1942, soap rationing began in Britain.

Paul Revere was a dentist.

The Budget speech on April 17 1956 saw the introduction of Premium Savings Bonds into Britain. The machine which picks the winning numbers is called "Ernie", an abbreviation, which stands for' electronic random number indicator equipment'.

Chop-suey is not a native Chinese dish, it was created in California by Chinese immigrants.

The Russian mystic, Rasputin, was the victim of a series of murder attempts on this day in 1916. The assassins poisoned, shot and stabbed him in quick succession, but they found they were unable to finish him off. Rasputin finally succumbed to the ice-cold waters of a river.

Bonnie Prince Charlie, the leader of the Jacobite rebellion to depose of George II of England, was born 31 December 1720. Considered a great Scottish hero, he spent his final years as a drunkard in Rome.

The Liberal Prime Minister, William Gladstone, was born of the 29th December 1809. Apparently, as a result of his strong Puritan impulses, Gladstone kept a selection of whips in his cellar with which he regularly chastised himself.

A parthenophobic has a fear of virgins.

South American gauchos were known to put raw steak under their saddles before starting a day's riding, in order to tenderise the meat.

There are 240 white dots in a Pacman arcade game.

In 1939 the US political party 'The American Nazi Party' had 200,000 members.

King Solomon of Israel had about 700 wives as well as hundreds of mistresses.

Urine was once used to wash clothes.

North American Indian, Sitting Bull, died on 15 December 1890. His bones were laid to rest in North Dakota, but a business group wanted him moved to a 'more natural' site in South Dakota. Their campaign was rejected so they stole the bones, and they now reside in Sitting Bull Park, South Dakota.

St Nicholas, the original Father Christmas, is the patron saint of thieves, virgins and communist Russia.

Dublin is home of the Fairy Investigation Society.

Fourteen million people were killed in World War I, twenty million died in a flu epidemic in the years that followed.

People in Siberia often buy milk frozen on a stick.

Princess Ann was the only competitor at the 1976 Montreal Olympics that did not have to undergo a sex test.

Ethelred the Unready, King of England in the Tenth-century, spent his wedding night in bed with his wife and his mother-in-law.

Coffins which are due for cremation are usually made with plastic handles.

Blackbird, who was the chief of Omaha Indians, was buried sitting on his favourite horse.

The two highest IQ's ever recorded (on a standard test) both belong to women.

The Tory Prime Minister, Benjamin Disreali, was born 21 December 1804. He was noted for his oratory and had a number of memorable exchanges in the House with his great rival William Gladstone. Asked what the difference between a calamity and a misfortune was Disreali replied: 'If Gladstone fell into the Thames it would be a misfortune, but if someone pulled him out again, it would be a calamity'.

The Imperial Throne of Japan has been occupied by the same family for the last thirteen hundred years.

In the seventeenth-century a Boston man was sentenced to two hours in the stocks for obscene behaviour, his crime, kissing his wife in a public place on a Sunday.

President Kaunda of Zambia once threatened to resign if his fellow countrymen didn't stop drinking so much alcohol.

Due to staggering inflation in the 1920's, 4,000,000,000,000,000,000 German marks were worth 1 US dollar.

Gorgias of Epirus was born during preparation of  his mothers funeral.

The city of New York contains a district called 'Hell's Kitchen'.

The city of Hiroshima left the Industrial Promotion Centre standing as a monument the atomic bombing.

During the Medieval Crusades, transporting bodies off the battlefield for burial was a major problem, this was solved by carrying a huge cauldron into the Holy wars, boiling down the bodies, and taking only the bones with them.

A ten-gallon hat holds three-quarters of a gallon.

George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.
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  • Watching: Biodome
  • Eating: BBQ chicken
  • Drinking: green tea
I think if this were real info it would never have seen the light of day so i view it as a bit of a joke:)


August 21, 2006

Information was released to the public today about contact between the United States Government (USG) and visiting beings from outside our planet.

The sources of the data are alleged to be government insiders associated with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

The information was released at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time through an e-mail stream list that includes many persons with scientific, military, intelligence and other backgrounds.

The new releases are alleged to be part of the process of "disclosure" about the decades-long discoveries, research and operations of the USG regarding contact with intelligent beings from other planets and star systems.


Types of visitors, history of contact with the human race and USG-sponsored research on advanced technology acquired through the visitors are parts of the new information.

A gradual, planned and appropriate release of this kind of sensitive information to the American and international public on these topics has reportedly been underway for many years. This most recent disclosure is alleged to be part of the program of a steady process of education on these kinds of subjects.

The complete verbatim report as sent on the e-mail stream has been posted on a well-known public Web site, serpo.org.

VISITORS TO EARTH

According to sources cited in the new information, some of the terms for types of extraterrestrial visitors to Earth include the following:

- Ebens (from the Zeta Reticuli star system)

- Archquloids (no further details presented)

- Quadloids (no further details presented)

- Heplaloids (no further details presented)

- Trantaloids (no further details presented)

According to the information released, visitors have made contact with USG authorities by landing in the U.S. for meetings or providing some kind of direct communication on the following dates:

- April 1964 - Socorro, New Mexico (NM)

- April 1969 - White Sands, NM

- April 1971 - White Sands, NM

- April 1977 - White Sands, NM

- November 1983 - Unknown location, but believed to have been Kirtland

Air Force Base, NM

- November 1990 - White Sands, NM

- November 1997 - Nevada Test Site

- November 1998 - Nevada Test Site

- November 1998 - Nevada Test Site

- November 1999 - Nevada Test Site


- November 2001 - Nevada Test Site

The next formal contact date of this kind by the types of visitors the USG has had the most contact with is alleged to be:

- November 2009 - Nevada Test Site

In the information released today, there was no further indication about informal visits to Earth, contact with individual average persons, the plans and agendas of the visitors, or other additional details of this kind.

The moderator of the e-mail stream did include, as background, information that has been previously made public about an alleged "Red Book" maintained by elements of the USG about visitor contact and the "Yellow Book" maintained by the visitors.

According to this background information, "'The Red Book' is an extremely thick, very detailed account summary written and compiled by the U.S. Government on UFO investigations dating from 1947 to the present day. This orange-brownish book is updated every five years and also contains some cross-over information from 'The Yellow Book.'"

The background also describes "The Yellow Book" as "the aliens' history of our universe written by the aliens themselves as well as their interactions and involvement with Earth's development/evolution. It was brought to Earth and presented to the U.S. Government at the famous Holloman AFB [Air Force Base] landing in April 1964 by female [visitor, known as] EBE #2 which was also translated by her."

According to the e-mail stream moderator, "Steven Spielberg's 1977 film, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND is based on the famous Holloman landing as well as the human-ET exchange depicted at the very end with 10 (ten) men and two (2) women who are shown embarking on the alien spacecraft."

In recent public information releases starting in November 2005, it has been claimed the Spielberg's film also dealt somewhat accurately with a USG-visitor exchange program called Project CRYSTAL KNIGHT.

This program reportedly involved selecting and training a team of U.S. military personnel for a planned 10-year stay on the home planet of the so-called Ebens in the Zeta Reticuli star system.

During the planning and implementation of the program, the effort was code-named Project CRYSTAL KNIGHT. Upon the return of the remainder of the U.S. team 12 years later, the code name was reportedly changed to Project SERPO.

TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION

The claims released today describe several types of advanced technology shared by and/or acquired from the visitors through USG-sponsored efforts and activities.

One technology is the production of a substance called "Pentagen" (the fifth isotope of hydrogen) or "Hydrogen-5."

According to the new information, government researchers have built facilities to research Pentagen. The complex process of understanding and utilizing Pentagen is described in some scientific detail in the information release.

Another technology discussed is an "unlimited power" energy device referred to as the "Crystal Rectangle (CR)." It is also allegedly referred to as the "Particle Vacuum Enhanced Energy Device."

It was reportedly retrieved in 1947 from a second crashed spacecraft found near Roswell, New Mexico.

Scientists made many efforts over subsequent decades to understand how the CR works. A detailed timeline of research operations into the CR from the late 1940s to 2002 is described in the information released.

The long-rumored USG efforts to comprehend and reproduce the technology of visitor flying air/spacecraft are also addressed in the new information. A "historical" timeline of such research is alleged to include:

- 1957: First attempt to test Roswell capture craft's propulsion system. Test was conducted in Area 8, Unit 3c.

- 1961: First attempt to fly repaired Roswell craft in Area 29, unit 1b.

- 1962: Radiation tests conducted on Roswell craft by Los Alamos in Area 18, unit 3Z.

- 1964: Explosion caused by experimental propulsion system placed in Roswell craft, Area 7, unit 19S.

- 1968: First successful flight of Roswell craft (with U.S. propulsion system; old nuclear propulsion system) Area 29, unit 1B.

- 1970: Explosion caused by the visitors' propulsion system Area 25, unit 8B.

The information also details several USG-sponsored projects, contractors and locations dealing with research into aspects of visitor air/spacecraft technology and related matters.

Communication devices that allow U.S. personnel to have contact with the visitors at great distances are also described.

According to the accounts, this communication technology may direct "multiple frequencies in a particular direction. High speed sending system allows the beam to be propelled at an enormous speed." This process may use chemical lasers in "pushing the communication beam."

Additional alleged aspects of this technology include several frequencies "put together on a beam and propelled towards a target or receiver. The receiver then boosts the energy and re-sends the signal to another point." A relay system of sorts may then convey the signal through deep space.

PEOPLE ON "THE PROJECT"

The new information also details government officials, scientists, military officers, elements of the USG and military, private contractors and others involved with the many aspects of this challenging situation over the decades.

In an effort to limit the scope of details of such information here, these will not be specifically listed. However, the list includes persons associated with some of the most prestigious universities in the U.S. Respected scientists, some well known and some not so famous are also noted for their involvement.

Divisions of major companies involved in projects from high-tech military and space equipment to televisions and cars are also reported to have been involved.

Major branches and operations of the U.S. military and various elements of the U.S. intelligence community are also noted.

Project code names for the many separate programs exploring different aspects of the visitor phenomena and technology are also included in the information release.

HOW MUCH IS TRUE?

Over the past decades, many reports and rumors have made their way into the public arena about the so-called "Roswell Incident," visitors from deep space, secret USG projects on UFOs and similar topics.

These accounts have made their way into books, movies, TV and even advertisements, T-shirts, toys, children's cartoons, music videos and all types of media. The Internet is full of Web sites that explore these kinds of subjects too.

Separating fact from fiction and looking at the fear and fun of contact with extraterrestrial visitors is part of our lives in the 21st Century, whether we like it or not.

It is difficult to know how much of the information presented today or that which has surfaced in the past is accurate, somewhat truthful or mostly fiction.

The people who have reported information to the public about the Roswell crashes in 1947 and the activities that followed have often been credible military officers and others whose perspectives seem valid and authentic.

The idea that in 1947 USG officials feared that the public would be quite fearful about visitors from outer space seems very reasonable. The desire to acquire advanced technology and maintain the security of it from hostile Cold War nations on Earth also seems natural.

The complexity and significance of this kind of situation from 1947 until now probably cannot be underestimated, if true. As a result, it could be that some leaders concluded that Americans and the human race would best able to learn about these developments through slow and discreet methods of sharing this kind of information.

Maybe today's information is another chapter in testing the intelligence of the American people and people around the world. Maybe it is an effort to take us to another level of understanding of ourselves, our activities on Earth and a future for the human race that is brighter, full of hope and brings us closer to comprehending the plans of our Creator.

For more information, please visit: serpo.org
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  • Reading: PT 109
  • Watching: the 300
  • Eating: pringles
  • Drinking: green tea
   1. A mathematical wonder: 111,111,111 multiplied by 111,111,111 gives the result 12,345,678,987,654,321.
   2. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle; if the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
   3. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
   4. Clans of long ago that wanted to get rid of their unwanted people without killing them used to burn their houses down - hence the expression "to get fired."
   5. Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village".
   6. There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
   7. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2nd, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
   8. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
   9 The term "the whole 9 yards" came from WWII fighter pilots in the South Pacific. When arming their airplanes on the ground, the .50 caliber machine gun ammo belts measured exactly 27 feet, before being loaded into the fuselage. If the pilots fired all their ammo at a target, it got "the whole 9 yards."
  10. The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
  11. The word "samba" means "to rub navels together."
  12. The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
  13. The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
  14. Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.
  15. Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to realize that *this* was the day of the changeover.
  16. The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
  17. Dr. Seuss pronounced "Seuss" such that it rhymed with rejoice."
  18. In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart never did say "Play it again, Sam."
  19. Sherlock Holmes never did say "Elementary, my dear Watson."
  20. More people are killed annually by donkeys than die in air crashes.
  21. The term, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye" is from Ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was, "No eye gouging." Everything else was allowed, but the only way to be disqualified was to poke someone's eye out.
  22. A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
  23. The average person falls asleep in seven minutes.
  24. Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
  25. Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.
  26. Every time you lick a stamp, you're consuming 1/10 of a calorie.
  27. The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
  28. An ostrich's eye is bigger that its brain.
  29. The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.
  30. Almonds are a member of the pear family.
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Sorry everyone but things have been nuts around here, just when i think everything is going smooth i get bit in the but, my mom is in the hospital again, she is good now and will be home wed afternoon some time. I sware i will get to all comments and gallery postings this week.

Thanks for always being there it means alot to me!!
Hey y-all

okay i bet you were wondering hey whats this wacko up to now??? well i'll tell ya got me a labret lip piercing, i liked it but then i thought what can i do to make myself even more strange so i drew up my own tatoo a cross with a lot of other holy symbols in it. i like it....hope you all do to:)
i will post some pics for those who might be curious.
well didn't get the internship...yet anyway most of the otheres there were full college grads and had killer portfolios. in the end thats all that counts i guess. so i still freelance. there is no shortage of work here in florida next to vegas we are the attration capitol of the us so, for the moment here i stay. yay:)

ah the power of photoshop

Sat Aug 5, 2006, 6:20 AM
i laughed so hard with these i think i broke something

the evils of photoshop:)

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please enjoy,,,,god knows i did :lol:
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Sorry I been away so long, my mom had a heart attack and things have been really nuts around here. I have signed in a few times but just didn't feel social.
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Sex Definitions


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Sex in a boat = Oargasms
Sex with a nerd = Dorkgasms
Sex at the entrance to your house = Doorgasms
Sex on the carpet or linoleum = Floorgasms
Sex at the supermarket = Storegasms
Sex with wild pigs = Boargasms
Sex at a Stephen King movie = Horrorgasms
Sex with a prostitue = Whoregasms
Sex with a storyteller = Loregasms
Sex with an accountant = Boregasms
Sex while sleeping = Snoregasms
Sex with Arthur = Dudley Mooregasms
Sex with cartoon donkeys = Eeyoregasms
Sex while broke = Poorgasms
Sex with a lion = Roargasms
Sex for hours and hours on end = Soregasms
Sex on a golf course = Foregasms
Sex with a nymphomaniac = Ready for Moregasms
Sex in a gold mine = Oregasms
Sex with a dermatologist = Poregasms
Sex with the vice president = Al Goregasms
Sex with chocolate marshmallows = S'moregasms
Sex with a bullfighter = Toreadorgasms
Sex with a masked man carrying a sword = Zorogasms
Sex on the beach = Shoregasms
Sex when you get an award = Honogasms
Sex at an all you can eat buffet = Smorgasbordgasms
Sex on a cruise ship deck = Shuffleboardgasms
Sex in Asia = Singaporegasms
Sex among the wonders of the world = Outdoorgasms
Sex in the vicinity of garbage can = odorgasms
Sex on the way to the train = All aboardgasms
Sex that isn't very satisfying = there's the doorgasms
Sex during hay fever season = Sporegasms
Sex using plastic cutlery = Sporkgasms
Sex with a Medieval poet = Troubadorgasms
Sex in an adult theater = Hardcoregasms
Sex with conquering Spaniards = Conquistadorgasms
Sex with someone not paying attention = Ignorgasms
Sex with a competitive partner = scoregasms
Sex in a firehouse = Firedoorgasms
Sex with an Icelandic singer = Bjorkgasms
Sex with the host of a horrible t.v. show = Pauly Shoregasms
Sex with a cookie = Oreogasms
Sex while flying = Soargasms
Sex with a bugle player = Horngasms
Sex with an astronaut who didn't make it into space = Abortgasms
Sex with a beloved partner = Adoregasms
Sex with a meat eater = Carnivoregasms
Sex with a person who's got a really bad hairdo = Pompadoregasms
Sex with someone who has really bad taste in clothes = Velourgasms
Sex while sightseeing = Tourgasms
Sex with a big dog = Labradorgasms
Sex with Beavs and Butthead = Gonnascoregasms
Sex during an earthquake = Tremorgasms
Sex on farm implements = Tractorgasms
Sex with Thomas Edison = Inventorgasms
Sex with a construction worker = Contractorgasms
Sex at a symphony orchestra = Conductorgasms
Sex with a person who examines dead bodies = Coronergasms
Sex on the stairs at the mall = Escalatorgasms
Sex while hopelessly drunk on shooters = Liquorgasms
Sex with a possessive partner = Yourgasms
Sex with Frankenstein's assistant = Igorgasms
Sex with three of your friends = Fourgasms
Sex with a Norse God = Thorgasms
Sex when resistance is futile = Borggasms
Sex without a climax = Nogasms
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Trantor

Thu Mar 16, 2006, 7:33 PM
to all who keep asking about Trantor yes there were 144 notes i had to answer on the subject...here goes.....

Trantor
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For the video game see Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper.

Trantor is a fictional planet in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series and Empire series of science-fiction novels.

Trantor was first described in the 1940s when the Foundation Series first appeared in print (in the form of short stories). Asimov described Trantor as being in the center of the galaxy. In later stories he acknowledged the growth in astronomical knowledge by retconning its position to be as close to the galactic center as was compatible with human habitability. The first time it was acknowledged in novel form was in Pebble in the Sky.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

1 Geography and history
2 Symbolism
3 Inspired by Trantor
4 Administrative sectors
5 Notes and references

Geography and history

Trantor is depicted as the capital of the first Galactic Empire. Its land surface of 194,000,000 km² (75,000,000 miles²) was, with the exception of the Imperial Palace, entirely enclosed in artificial domes. It consisted of an enormous metropolis (an ecumenopolis) that stretched deep underground and was home to a population of 45,000,000,000 (45 billion) human inhabitants at its height, a population density of 232 per km² (600 per mile²). These people were devoted almost entirely to either administrating the Empire or to maintaining the planet. According to the Encyclopedia Galactica, "... the impossibility of proper administration... under the uninspired leadership of the later Emperors was a considerable factor in the Fall." To support the needs and whims of the population, food from twenty agricultural worlds brought by ships in the tens of thousands, fleets greater than any navy ever constructed by the Empire. "Its dependence upon the outer worlds for food and, indeed, for all necessities of life, made Trantor increasingly vulnerable to conquest by siege. In the last millennium of the Empire, the monotonously numerous revolts made Emperor after Emperor conscious of this, and Imperial policy became little more than the protection of Trantor's delicate jugular vein..." (Encyclopedia Galactica)

The Encyclopedia states further on Trantor: "As the center of the Imperial Government for unbroken hundreds of generations and located, as it was, toward the central regions of the Galaxy among the most densely populated and industrially advanced worlds of the system, it could scarcely help being the densest and richest clot of humanity the Race had ever seen." In The Currents of Space, earlier history is recapitulated, the five worlds of the Trantorian Republic growing to the Trantorian Confederation and then Trantorian Empire, before conquest of the entire galaxy made it the Galactic Empire.

A Trantorian day lasted 1.08 Galactic Standard Days. Its radius was 1965 km (1,221 miles), only two-thirds that of Earth.

One of the prominent features of Trantor is the Library of Trantor (variously referred to as the Imperial Library, the University of Trantor Library, and the Galactic Library), in which librarians index the entirety of human knowledge by walking up to a different computer terminal every day and resuming where the previous librarian left off.

Around 260 FE, a rebel leader named Gilmer attempted a coup, in the process sacking Trantor and forcing the Imperial family to flee to Delicass. After the sack, the population dwindled rapidly from 40,000,000,000 to less than 100,000,000. During the sack, many buildings on Trantor were knocked down. Over the course of the next two centuries, the metal on Trantor was gradually sold off, and farmers uncovered more and more soil to use in their farms. Eventually the farmers grew to become the sole inhabitants of the planet, excepting the members of the Second Foundation, and the era of Trantor as the central world of the galaxy came to a close. It began to develop a dialect very different from Galactic Standard Speech, and the people unofficially renamed their planet "Hame", or "home".

Symbolism
Trantor represents several different aspects of civilization. At once it is both the center of power in the galaxy, and also the administrative head. It is also an illustration of what could eventually happen to any urbanized planet. Asimov used the Roman Empire as the creative basis for the Foundation series, so Trantor is in some sense based on Rome at the height of the Roman Empire. Trantor also illustrates the mentality of human beings that was first encountered in Asimov's The Caves of Steel, wherein human technology will ultimately result in a complete encapsulation of a population, and that population will eventually suffer psychosis associated with that total encapsulation. Asimov did once say that these encapsulated cities represented the kind of place in which he'd like to live. He did not even realize how distasteful some people found this until someone asked him about it.

Inspired by Trantor
There have been some serious attempts to illustrate a planet like Trantor in the Star Wars films by George Lucas, the first being the Death Star and the other being Coruscant (which was in some early sources called "Jhantor", in homage to Trantor). The Death Star isn't a city as such since it is entirely man-made (it's more like "Roger's Planetoid" in E. E. Smith's Lensman series). Thus, Coruscant is one of the more convincing images on screen we have today of Isaac Asimov's conception of the world-girdling city of Trantor. Coruscant is a planet-covering open-air city, while Trantor's buildings are all subterranean or under domes. Asimov's Trantor thus differs from Coruscant in that Trantor is more practically adapted to inclement weather, weather control devices are used on both planets. It should be noted that there is a planet called Trantor in the Star Wars universe, and it is also an ecumenopolis.

The planet Helion in Harry Harrison's Bill, the Galactic Hero satirises Trantor, highlighting the problems of atmosphere, waste disposal and navigating about a world-sized city.

Administrative sectors

Each planet in the Galactic Empire is divided into administrative sectors. Trantor had over 800, averaging 50,000,000 people each, in 240,000 km² (90,000 miles²), about the size of Kansas. The known sectors are:

Billibotton—A slum in Dahl, on the lower level. This was where Mother Rittah lived, and where Hari Seldon and Dors Venabili met their future adoptive son, Raych Seldon. Billibotton was famous for its complete lawlessness. Without the help of Dors, Seldon never would have left it alive.

Dahl—One of the industrial sections of Trantor. The main job of the lower class is heatsinking, where workers supervise the conversion of heat from the planet's core directly into electric power; 'heatsinkers' were generally looked down upon by other Dahlites. Naturally, most Dahlites hated the Empire, and the soldiers of the Empire ('sunbadgers'). Dahlites were dark skinned, black-haired, and fairly short. Dahlite males wore a large, thick mustache, and all carried knives (then very backward). Rather than using 'Mr.', 'Mrs.', or 'Dr.', as forms of address, Dahlites always used 'Master' and 'Mistress' (never 'Doctor'). Known Dahlites: Yugo Amaryl, Mother Rittah, Raych Seldon.

Ery—The sector in which Wanda Seldon and Stettin Palver met Bor Alurin.

Imperial—(where i say i am from) The sector in which the Imperial Palace and the Galactic Library lie. When Seldon first visited Trantor to deliver his speech at the Decennial Convention, fashion in the sector called for bold, bright colors and wearing hats without chinstraps.
Mandanov

Millimaru—The sector Raych claimed to be (and maybe was) born in when he infiltrated the Joranumite movement.

Mycogen—A sector of Trantor that exported microfood to other portions of Trantor. It kept the best for itself; the food eaten by Seldon in Mycogen was the best he had ever had. Mycogenians were descendants of the ancient Spacer world Aurora, and revered the use of robots and the lost past. They lived by a strict religion (to Mycogenians, 'history'). The 'high priest' was the leader of the council of elders, the government of Mycogen. During a rite of passage, all Mycogenians are completely depilated, so they can tell the difference between themselves and non-Mycogenians. Because hair is considered so repulsive, most Mycogenians shriek at its appearance; foreigners must wear skincaps at all times. Men always wear a white kirtle; women, a gray one. Mycogenian names are given by 'cohort', and number in the series. Named for the ancient word meaning 'producer of yeast'. Known Mycogenians: Mycelium 157, Raindrop 43, Raindrop 45, Sunmaster 14, Skystrip 2.

North Damiano— A sector with a prominent University, involved in co-operative Nephelometry with Streeling University. North Damiano University operates Jet-downs equipped with sensory electronics.
Streeling—At the time Hari Seldon first arrived on Trantor, fashions in Streeling were not quite so boldly colorful as in the Imperial Sector. It was the site of Streeling University, a prestigious university noted for being almost completely out of the hands of the Empire.
Wye—In the early years of the Empire, a number of Emperors came from the Wye Sector. Located by the South Pole, Wye exercised a good deal of political power, because it was the site where excess heat across the planet was released. If it shut down those systems, the heat would build up and destroy Trantor. During the time of Seldon's flight, Wye was preparing an Army for a coup. This action was stopped by Eto Demerzel, and the military of Wye disbanded. Known Wyans: Mayor Mannix IV, Mayor Rashelle I.

Ziggoreth— A sector with a prominent University. Ziggoreth University is involved in co-operative Nephelometric research with Streeling University, and operates Jet-downs equipped with sensory electronics.
In the original Foundation Trilogy, there is no indication of Trantor being divided among wildly diverse cultures; its depiction in Prelude to Foundation and Forward the Foundation may be considered another example of retconning.

Is there religion on trantor

Yes there is a state cathdral in the impreial sector with a chaple for the emperors personal use.

Millimaru sector is well know for it budest/easter type faiths

Mycogen sector is made up of the desendants of the spacers and even though they deny it they practice a form of ancestor worship.

Dahl sector has one of the largest Islamic comunities in the know galaxy a large mosque called the dome of heaven is located there.

Ery sector has a large Jewish population.

Are there any pagans/wicka or just non religious people on trantor
Though none of the books have ever stated it i would say most probably yes!

What happend to trantors seas.

They were built over or drained and the water stored in vast tanks deep under the surface. in fact water was the only thing Trantor could supply itself and did not have to import.

What happened to the natural life of the planet when humans started building up the planet?

Don't know if there ever was any. Trantor may have been terraformed and would have been a blank slate. nothing has ever been writen to state what conditions on Trantor were like before the comming of man. But if there had been any i think you can figgure what would have happend to it as real estate became more valuable nate life would have become more despencable. and maybe some where in the vast city that is/was/will be trantor there are mall sized zoo and botanical gardens where only the prettest or cutest Trantorian survivors can be seen from behind plexglass walls:)

Thats it for Trantor
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Hard to say......

Wed Oct 5, 2005, 6:20 PM
Submitted for your viewing pleasure

THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
* Indubitably
* Preliminary
* Proliferation
THINGS THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK
* Specificity
* Antidisestablishmentarianism
* Loquacious
* Transubstantiate
THINGS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE DRUNK:
* Thanks, but I don't want to have sex right now
* Nope, no more booze for me
* Sorry, but you're not really my type
* Oh, no, I just couldn't. No one wants to hear me sing

Bad i know but i hope i got at least two smiles from you this time:) :lol:
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20 bad joke

Mon Oct 3, 2005, 6:09 PM
Submitted for your viewing pleasure

1. Two antennas meet on a roof, fall in love and get married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar. One says, "I've lost my electron. "
     The other says, "Are you sure?"

     The first replies, "Yes, I'm positive..."

3. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you but don't start anything."

4. A sandwich walks into a bar. The bartender says, "Sorry we don't serve food in here."

5. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

6. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says: "A beer please, and one for the road."

7. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?"

8. "Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.'"

    "That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome."

    "Is it common?"

    "It's Not Unusual."

9. Two cows standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning."

    "I don't believe you," said Dolly.

    "It's true, no bull!" Exclaimed Daisy.

10. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.

11. Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

12. A man takes his Rottweiler to the vet and says, "My dog's cross-eyed, is there any thing you can do for him?"

     "Well," says the vet, "let's have a look at him." So he picks the dog up and examines his eyes. Finally, he says, "I'm going to have to put him down."

     "What? Because he's cross-eyed?"

     "No, because he's really heavy."

13. Apparently, one in five people in the world are Chinese. And there are five people in my family, so it must be one of them. It's either my mom or my dad or maybe my older brother Calvin or my younger brother Hop-Sing-Lee. But I'm pretty sure it's Calvin.

14. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

15. I went to the butcher's the other day to bet him 50 bucks that he couldn't reach the meat off the top shelf. He said, "No, the steaks are too high."

16. A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, "Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!"

      The doctor replied, "I know you can't - I've cut off your arms!"

17. I went to a seafood disco last week and pulled a mussel.

18. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly; but when they lit a fire in the craft, it sank, proving that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

19. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

20. Two termites walk into a bar. One asks, "Is the bar tender here?"

Bad i know but i hope i got at least one smile from you:) :lol:
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Devious Journal Entry

Wed Sep 28, 2005, 3:03 PM
Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) Lyrics,
Joel wrote this from the point of view of an old man who moved to Florida in the year 2017 after New York was destroyed in an apocalypse. He figured Miami was a logical setting because that's where people go when they get old.
This took on new meaning when New York was attacked by terrorists in 2001, 25 years after Joel wrote this. He considered this a science fiction song, and never thought anything like September 11 would actually happen.
Joel performed this, along with "New York State Of Mind," at a benefit concert in Madison Square Garden that Paul McCartney set up to help victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Joel had a helmet from a fallen firefighter on his piano as he played.
This is the first track on Songs In The Attic, an album Joel released in 1981 made up of live performances of some of his lesser-known songs.

I've seen the lights go out on Broadway-
I saw the Empire State laid low.
And life went on beyond the Palisades,
They all bought Cadillacs-
And left there long ago.

We held a concert out in Brooklyn-
To watch the Island bridges blow.
They turned our power down,
And drove us underground-
But we went right on with the show...

I've seen the lights go out on Broadway-
I saw the ruins at my feet,
You know we almost didn't notice it-
We'd see it all the time on Forty-Second Street.

They burned the churches up in Harlem-
Like in that Spanish Civil War-
The flames were everywhere,
But no one really cared-
It always burned up there before....

I've seen the lights go out on Broadway-
I watched the mighty skyline fall.
The boats were waiting at the Battery,
The union went on strike-
They never sailed at all.

They sent a carrier out from Norfolk-
And picked the Yankees up for free.
They said that Queens could stay,
They blew the Bronx away-
And sank Manhattan out to sea....

You know those lights were bright on Broadway-
But that was so many years ago...
Before we all lived here in Florida-
Before the Mafia took over Mexico.
There are not many who remember-
They say a handful still survive...
To tell the world about...
The way the lights went out,
And keep the memory alive....

I guess i put this up because i find myself missing my life in NY. and because i am here in florida. Most of my friends there have moved on and i miss those times we had. you can't go home again:( this song just kinda reflects how i feel, sad, lonely, and i feel i lost something i can never get back, just as if it had been stolen from me!!
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A matter of choice
Immaturity is thinking that you have all the answers. Wisdom is knowing that you don't.
Weakness is wanting to control everything around you. Strength is gracefully accepting and valuing what is.

Insecurity is the constant, gnawing desire to have more and more. Confidence is knowing that you already are enough.

Failure is thinking that you can advance yourself by pushing others down. Success is understanding that the more you lift others up, the more you'll be lifted yourself.

Despair is committing yourself to shallow, superficial things that too soon will wither and die. Joy is filling your world and your life with the things that truly matter.

Every moment, you are fully capable of living with wisdom, strength, confidence, success and joy. It's not a matter of chance, but always a matter of choice.

And you can make the choices now that will surely take you there.

-- Ralph Marston
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A great loss

Thu Sep 8, 2005, 10:27 PM
There are many forms of pain and hurt but only one form of joy

ME

Well it is official a good friend of mine is listed among the dead or missing and i am kinda in shock. His name was Buncha Surabrom a fantastic artist originaly from thailand he was only 22 years young. He died in New Orleans. If any of you ever haunted Burbon street at night a saw a young asian guy make the most beautifull paintings from poster board and cans of spray paint in less than two mins than you were lucky enough to have been blessed by the soul of this amazing person!!
Buncha left florida 2 years ago for New Orleans, a city he instantly fell in love with  and made his home. and though i grive for all the victims of the storm I feel like i have lost a part of my own soul for Buncha.

I am sorry to all my friends on DA that i have been off line so long but i have been pulling really long hours working on a huge project. but i can see the light at the end of the tunnel now. i was going to be making awesome money from this but we (my partners and i) have deside to only keep enough money to cover our expences and bills for the duration the rest is going to help the victims of the storm, roughly $4K and change....we owe it to them....we owe it to Buncha.

Pease

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Back in action

Fri Jun 3, 2005, 6:48 AM
There are many forms of pain and hurt but only one form of joy

ME

Well i am back after a long and painfull recovery. I will go through all messages comments and divinations tonight as for right now go to go back to work cause i am officaly broke. Thanks to moegoofie the web site is up and running i have to link it to my page tonight here is the link for now www.muzoproductions.com/ we also have a DA page for the Guitars we have been making muzoart.deviantart.com/.

Once again i am sorry to all for being out of touch but because of the location of my injury it has been kinda hard to sit at the computer. though i did try a few times.

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I've been shot

Wed May 11, 2005, 8:18 AM
There are many forms of pain and hurt but only one form of joy

ME

I got shot twice in the hip and near the groin today by a nail gun. We were doing a stupid snow wall for a theam park in Travis MI.
I was working on the wooden armature underneath the foam suclpture, when Noi, my friend from Thailand and fellow sculptor was tacking the visqueen (clear plastic sheeting) on to the foam form, and i guess he thought it would go faster with the nail gun then doing it by hand so he shot right through the foam and nailed me (pun intended) :) right in the hip.

I am okay and on darvocets...which are wonder full, and after four hours in the ER i am home and vegging out on the bed. i chipped a pelvic bone and one nail almost hit me in the jewels thank god it vered east :) and the other nail shot right through the skin and tissue and came out the other side missing the bone all together again thank god!!
right now my only fear is the pain killers waring off cause it hurts like hell now:)

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