Friday, February 29, 2008

Motorola, Blackberry Maker Sue Each Other

Motorola Inc. and Research In Motion Ltd. have sued each other over mobile-phone patents, each claiming the other is using handset technology without permission. Motorola, the biggest U.S. maker of mobile phones, on Saturday asked a U.S. judge in Marshall, Texas, to order Research In Motion to stop the infringement. That company filed its own suit in federal court in Dallas the same day over similar claims. Winning the dispute would help the victor bolster its rank in the market for "smart phones" that can send e-mail, whose sales are growing almost six times as fast as that of the overall industry.

Land For Sale Branson

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Man Mistakes Madonna Photo for Monroe

Imitation can be the sincerest form of confusion. So learned a Las Vegas man who alerted the media this week that he thought he had his hands on a rare photo of Marilyn Monroe posing nude as a hitchhiker. What he had was a famous photo of Madonna. The image of the Material Girl, who often cast herself as a sort of latter-day Monroe, appeared in "Sex", her 1992 book of risque photographs. In it, she posed in heels and handbag, with a cigarette in her mouth.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Earthquake Felt Across Large Parts of Britain

An earthquake struck Britain early today and was felt across large parts of the county. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.The 5.3 magnitude quake struck at about 1 a.m. and was centered about 125 miles north of London, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. "It was like a huge freight rain outside the front door," Sky News reporter, Lukwesa Burakm reported from Leicestershire in central England. "The entire house seemed to shake." many other people in southern, central and northern England reported feeling their homes shaken by the earthquake in a country where such tremors are uncommon.

Plasma Mount

We have just gotten a new TV and we are looking for a good TV stand or perhaps mount it on the wall. I just found this website plasma mount that has all sorts of beautiful clear and black glass stands at great markdown prices. They also have every sort of mount for our new plasma TV so we can mount it on from the ceiling or on the wall and it will give us lots more room in our living room. The stands are really great because some are like entertainment centers and you can put your DVD and more on the shelves.There is such a variety here. It's hard to decide because they have such a wonder assortment of both mounts and stands for our new TV.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Crude Oil Prices Continue to Increase

Crude oil rose for a fourth day Monday after Iran's oil minister said OPEC may reduce production when it meets next month. That's a real bummer if they do that again. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries typically cuts output in the second quarter to counter a drop in demand at the end of the Northern Hemisphere's winter. The group, whose members produce more than 40 percent of the world's oil, will gather in Vienna on March 5. Crude oil for March delivery rose as much as 95 cents, or 1 percent to $96.45 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract traded at $95.90 a barrel at 5 p.m. EST. There was no floor trading in New York because of the Presidents Day holiday. It has probably changed some more since then. It seems to change daily. I know gasoline in our little town is rising a little every couple days.

Moving Companies

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General Mills Lifts Annual Earnings Outlook

Minneapolis-based food maker General Mills raised its fiscal 2008 earnings guidance on higher-than-expected sales growth. For the fiscal year ending in May, the company now expects earnings of $3.45 to $3.47 per share, from a previous range of $3.39 to $3.43 per share. Excluding a l9 cent per share benefit from tax items and accounting related gains, the company expects earnings of $3.64 to $3.66 per share.

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Verizon, AT&T Announce Unlimited Plans

Verizon Wireless introduced an unlimited calling plan Tuesday for $99.99 a month, an offer that was quickly matched by AT&T Mobility. Verizon Wireless was apparently the first major carrier to make an "unlimited" plan available nationwide with no domestic roaming or long distance fees. Its announcement was all but five hours old when AT&T announced its own unlimited plan. The stocks of the carriers' parent companies, plus Sprint Nextel Corp., were hit by the price war, even though a relatively small number of heavy cellular users are likely to take advantage of the offers to cut their bills.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Pace of Deficit More Than Double Last Years

The federal budget deficit is running at a pace that is more than double last year's imbalance through the first four months of the budget year. In its monthly review of the government's finances, the Treasurey Department said Tuesday that the budget was in surplus in January, but the deficit totals $87.7 billion so far this budget year, double the $42.2 billion imbalance recorded during the same period in 2007. The new budget year started last October l.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

All 46 on Venezuela Plane Killed in Crash

A Venezuelan passenger plane slammed into a steep mountainside in the Andes, killing all 46 people on board. The twin-engine plan was shattered to bits upon impact, leaving only its tail largely intact and a swath of charred ground amid scrub brush at an altitude of 13,500 feet. The French-made ATR 42-300 carrying 43 passengers and three crew members crashed Thursday shortly after takeoff from the Andean city of Merida, a popular tourist destination wedged between soaring mountain peaks.

Centuries-Old City Gate Collapses

A 610 year old gate regarded as South Korea's top cultural landmark collapsed after catching fire Sunday night. The fire burned the wooden structure on the top of Namdaemun - the gate of a wall that once encircled the capital and is known as South Korea's national treasure. Police have not determined what caused the fire. The gate was renovated in the l960s and again in 2005.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Kirstie Alley to Launch Own Diet Brand

Kirstie Alley and Jenny Craig may have gone their separate was, but the one-time "Fat Actress" isn't giving up on the weight loss industry. Kirstie Alley said that after lengthy negotiations, regretfully the Jenny Craig Company and she did not come to an agreement to continue as their spokesperson. Alley, who is 57, told People that while her experience with Jenny Craig was "extraordinary" she wants "to create something new that will help millions of people and the seemingly never-ending fatty roller coaster ride."She plans to launch her own weight loss brand in 2009.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Earthquake 6.0 Rocks Nevada

Windows shattered and building facades and signs fell, but no one was seriously injured when a powerful earthquake shook this rural northeastern town of Wells, Nevada on Thursday. The quake, which had an estimated magnitude of 6.0 according to the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado, struck at 6:16 a.m., near Wells in a sparsely populated area near the Nevada-Utah line. Almost all of the 700 residential structures in town had some damage. This was unusual for an earthquake to happen here. More strange things have happened this year. Tornadoes out of season in winter. What is next?


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Attacks up: al-Sadr Cease-fire in Doubt

With deadly attacks against U.S. targets increasing around Baghdad, anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr raised the possibility that he may not renew a six-month cease-fire widely credited for helping slash violence. The cease-fire is due to expire and there were fears, especially among minority Sunni Arabs, that the re-emergence of al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia could return Iraq to where it was just a year ago with sectarian death squads prowling the streets of a country on the brink of civil war.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Spa Jobs

A new job placement website spa jobs has recently been launched to help those who are in the beauty business. It helps both those who are looking for jobs and those who have job openings find the right people for their jobs. They are able to fill in the blanks online and search the whole country for jobs by posting their resumes or employers can post jobs online. You can search from the comfort of your home through thousands of applicants and also job openings on this great new search engine for beauty schools, beauty shops and spas. They have company listings, school listings and career resources that all will find of value. The main goal of this website is to match up qualified beauty operators with employers and it looks like a great deal. Check it out if you are looking for a job or wanting to fill a job in a spa or salon.

South Korean President Cleared in Fraud Case

A prosecutor cleared South Korean President-elect Lee Myung-bak of financial fraud allegations that had clouded his rise to high office. Chung Ho-young said he reached the conclusion after a 38 day investigation into charges that Lee colluded in a 2001 stock case.He concluded that the President-elect was not involved in any financial fraud.

Led Zeppelin Tribute Band to Perform at Surf

In Clear Lake, Iowa, the Led Zeppelin tribute Band Zoso will perform Friday, March 21, at the Surf Ballroom. Zoso, formed in Los Angeles in l995, has been named the best tribute band in California by the Rock City News of Los Angeles. Since its conception, Zoso has played more than 1700 shows and counting. The members of Zoso are able to alternate between Zeppelin's hard rock songs and their softer, more folk and blues influenced material, which confirms that passion for the music is only one factor in their success. Everyone in Zoso is professionally trained, and, prior to involvement in the tribute band, two of the members were in an original group that rose to minor prominence within the L.A. music scene.

Wholesale Calla Lilies

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Whirlpool Quarterly Profits Climb 72 Percent

Whirlpool Corp. said its fourth-quarter profit climbed 72 percent, helped by its Maytag acquisition and an improved product mix and the weak dollar. The news sent the value of the company's shares soaring. Its net earnings for all of 2007 rose 48 percent.The appliance maker, which bought Maytag in 2006, said fourth-quarter earnings after preferred dividends increased to $187 million, or $2.38 per share, compared with $109 million, or $1.37 per share, in the prior year. Quarterly revenue grew 7 percent to $5.33 billion from $5 billion a year earlier.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

U.S. Military Not Prepared on the Homefront

The U.S. military is not ready for a catastrophic attack on the country, and National Guard forces do not have the equipment or training they need for the job, according to a report. Even fewer Army National Guard units are combat ready today than were nearly a year ago when the Commission on the National Guard and reserves determined that 88 percent of the units were not prepared for the fight, said a new report just released. The independent commission is charged by Congress to recommend changes in law and policy concerning the Guard and reserves. The commission's 400 page report concludes that the nation "does not have sufficient trained, ready forces available" to respond to a chemical, or biological attack.

All Inclusive Cancun Vacations

Imagine yourself laying on a sensual and secluded white sand beach on the Mexican Riviera Maya. Sounds wonderful doesn't it? Well, it is. Check out this online website All Inclusive Cancun . This collection of luxury properties is located on beautiful white sand beaches and provide you with surprising indulgences and service that makes for an extremely relaxing vacation. Their idea of complete luxury has no equal and with five hotels, they can offer individuals exactly what they are looking for. One in particular, caters to families and provides games, coloring books, everything children and the family will enjoy. Another is adult orientated and caters to nudists with adults only beaches, swims up suites and swim up bar, luxury robes and lots more. Another will provide you with entertainment and dining such as you may never have enjoyed in your life. With gourmet dishes, fine wines, they will cater to your every whim. This description is only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, so you must check out this site for yourself to choose the all inclusive hotel of your choice.

A Quarter of Domestic Flights Fail to Arrive on Time

A quarter of domestic flights failed to arrive on time in 2007 - the industry's second poorest performance on record - and analysts say it is likely to get worse. More than 26 percent of commercial flights in the U.S. arrived late or were canceled last year as rising passenger demand and an industry preference for smaller planes intensified congestion in the skies and on runways. The air travel log jam, reported by the Department of Transportation, comes as a growing number of air traffic controllers near retirement age - a trend the controllers' union says will magnify the problem The only time passengers had more difficulty getting to their destinations on time was in 2000, when more than 27 percent of flights were tardy or canceled.

Vatican Issues New Prayer for Jews

The Vatican issued a new version of a Roman Catholic prayer that had long offended Jews, but some said the changes don't go far enough. Jewish groups said they interpreted the new version of the prayer for Jews as requiring members of their faith, and all of humanity, to convert to Christianity in Easter Week, the most solemn week in the Christian calendar, in which the faithful commemorate the suffering and death of Jesus Christ, before his resurrection on Easter. The prayer is part of the old Latin rite, also known as the Tridentine rite, which was celebrated before the liberalizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council in the l960s paved the way for the New Mass used widely today in local languages.

Wedding Ideas

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Nancy Reagan Hospitalized After Fall

Former first lady Nancy Reagan was expected to spend a second night at a hospital as a precaution after a falling down in her Bel-Air home. Nancy, who is 86, was taken to St. John's Health Center, where doctors determined she did not break a hip as feared when she fell early Sunday. They were pleased to report that doctors had concluded their tests, all the results were good and they intended to release Mrs. Reagan from the hospital the next day (yesterday). Nancy Reagan spent the night in the same room where former President Ronald Reagan stayed after he broke his hip at home in 2001. He died June 5, 2004, after a 10 year battle with Alzheimer's disease. The two were married for 52 years.

Bombing at Dog Fight in Afghanistan Kills 80

A suicide bomber penetrated a crowd watching a dog fighting competition in the Taliban's former stronghold, killing up to 80 people in one of the bloodiest bombings since the regime's 2001 ouster.The attack follows a year of record violence and predictions that the Afghan conflict could turn even deadlier this year.

Scientists Probe Deaths of Thousands of Bats

Bats in New York and Vermont are mysteriously dying off by the thousands, often with a white ring of fungus around their noses, and scientists in hazmat suits are crawling into dank caves to find out why. "White nose syndrome" as the killer has been dubbed, is spreading at an alarming rate with researchers calling it the gravest threat in memory to bats in the U.S. You may ask yourself, why worry about bats. Bats feed on insects that can damage dozens of crops, including wheat and apples, so they are needed.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Balance Transfer Credit Cards

In today's market for credit cards, you have your choice of just about any kind you could possible wish for. If you are looking in particular for a balance transfer credit card, then please get online and check out this website Balance Transfer Credit Cards. You are sure to find one that you can transfer all your balances to for 0% interest for six months and more. Not only that, but perhaps you are looking more along the line of a credit card that will give you more rewards for your purchases. Would you like some cash back, free gas, or some other incentive for your purchases? They have the biggest selection of credit cards and they have been around for a long long time. This is the place to search and compare all types of credit cards and find the one for you.

Americans Growing More Insecure

Even when experts were declaring the economy healthy, many Americans voiced a vague, but persistent dissatisfaction. It is true that jobs were relatively plentiful over the last few years, and it was easy to borrow and very cheap. The sharp rise in the value of homes and plentiful credit cards encouraged a nation of consumers to get out and buy. But to many people, something didn't feel right even if they couldn't quite explain why.Take away the easy credit and consumers are left with paychecks that, for most, haven't nearly kept pace with their need and propensity to spend and they are frustrated over $3 gas and $4 milk and the worries about health care costs that have risen four times the rate of pay, becomes much more real.

Tennis 9-Time Grand Slam Champ Seles Retires

Monica Seles officially retired from tennis, five years after she played the last match of a career that included nine Grand Slam singles titles and was interrupted at its height when she was stabbed in the back during a match. She said she had considered a return to professional play for some time, but had now decided not to pursue that. She is 34 years old and said she will continue to play exhibitions, participate in charity events, promote the sport, but will no longer plan her schedule around the tour.

Kava Kava

Today, we have a prescription medicine for everything from a headache to a backache to anxiety and stress. We pour down the pills and suffer the consequences of kidney problems and liver damage. Now there is a safe herbal medicinal substitute called kava kava that is grown in the mountains of Hawaii. I know many of you are familiar with their wonderful Kava coffee that is served everywhere. But I bet a great many more of you do not know that they grow the Kava Kava root to make powder, capsules and much more that can help you improve the quality of your life. It will relieve stress, restlessness and anxiety safely. The people of that area have been using it for 3000 years and know how great it is. In l990 the German government's herbal specialists began a study on it and found it to be quite safe. Look into their website for the many facts about it and uses and you can purchase it right online. I am sure you will find it quite interesting.

U.N. Staff Member Falls to Death

A woman who worked for the United Nations died Sunday after falling from the 19th floor of the U.N.'s Secretarial Building. Police and U.N. security officers at the scene, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media, said the woman in her 40's had jumped from a window after showing up to work early in the morning. At this time, there is no suspicion of foul play. They would not confirm her identity even after her next of kin were notified. The official cause of death was to be determined by the medical examiner.

Friday, February 15, 2008

FBI Alert for Terrorists Targeting Jews

The FBI said it has put its domestic terror squads on the alert for any threats against synagogues and other potential Jewish targets in the United States following the killing of a Hezbollah commander. FBI spokesman Rich Kolko said there have been no specific threats so far against any Jewish centers after Tuesday's assassination of Imad Mughniyeh, which Hezbollah and its Iranian backers blamed on Israel. Still, the FBI ordered its 101 nationwide Joint Terrorism Task Forces to contact community sources for an information signaling rampedup Hezbollah activity.

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If you have any kind of allergy or medical reaction to a drug, you know how important it is to have a medical id. A person just doesn't know when they might be in an unexpected accident and end up in emergency at the hospital where they do not know you and will not have any idea of what your allergies or reactions may be. That is why it is so important to have ID on your body just in case of an emergency. This online website has the most beautiful jewelry for just such a cause. They have watches, bracelets and pendants that are not only useful but beautiful, as well. You can get them in sterling silver and 10k and 14k gold. If you have been searching for just the right thing for you or someone you love to make sure no mistakes are made at a medical facility, then look into this website for some beautiful ID jewelry. Men will love the watches in particular.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Senate Votes Ban on CIA Waterboarding

The Senate voted Wednesday to prohibit the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods on terror suspects despite President Bush's threat to veto any measure that limits the agency's interrogation techniques. The prohibition was contained in a bill authorizing intelligence activities for the current year. The bill would restrict the CIA to the 19 interrogation techniques outlined in the Army field manual. That manual prohibits waterboarding, a method that makes an interrogation subject feel he is drowning. The bill passed on a 51-45 vote.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Blackberry Outage Blamed on Upgrade

The company behind the Blackberry smart phones said Monday's three hour outage was caused by an upgrade designed to increase capacity. Research in Motion Ltd. said the upgrade was part of routine and ongoing efforts, and that similar upgrades in the past resulted in no problems. The outage, which started about 2:30 p.m. CST, annoyed subscribers who are used to having their emails available whenever they are in cellular coverage. It affected only some of the Blackberry users in North America. For others, the service kept working.

Russian Women Who Want to Marry American Men

You probably didn't have any idea but there are approximately 150,000 Russian women who have moved to the USA to marry, settle down and raise their families. This online website Russian women who want to marry American men. They have a high set of values because that is the way they were brought up. Their only desire is to settle down with the right man they love, provide a happy home and raise a family. Now you can go to this website and check out thousands of Russian women, as well as, women from the Ukraine and Eastern Europe that are seeking a mate, just as you are. They have lots of photos for you to look at and you can even chat with them online. This website gives you a good deal of dating advice about Russian brides, Russian dating and much more. With your membership, you will be able to search by city for a bride. They have covered all the details, even providing you with anti-scam information so that you don't get taken in by someone who is not honest. It is a great website, look into it today for a loving, beautiful bride.

Mentally Disabled Attackers Reportedly Used in Market

Two women, described as mentally disabled and strapped with remote controlled explosives, were possibly used as unwitting suicide bombers. They brought carnage Friday to two pet bazaars, killing at least 91 people in the deadliest day since Washington flooded the capital with extra troops last spring.Iraq's chief military spokesman in Baghdad, said the women had Down syndrome and may not have known they were on suicide missions, but gave no further details on how authorities pieced together the evidence. He also said the bombs were detonated by remote control. The blasts were coordinated and came 20 minutes apart in different parts of the city. This seems to reinforce U.S. claims that al-Qaida in Iraq may be desperate and running short of able bodied men willing or available for such suicide missions. We should call them murder missions, because that is what they are.


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Monday, February 11, 2008

Invasion of Gaza Ruled Out

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday ruled out a broad military operation in the Gaza Strip, deflecting rising anger after an 8 year old boy lost a leg in a Palestinian rocket attack. However, Israel's top diplomat warned it will be impossible to reach a peace agreement with Palestinians as long as the Hamas rulers of Gaza continue to push violence. Ohmert said they should not let anger be their operational plan, in response to clamoring for a full-scale invasion of northern Gaza to take over the areas where militants have been launching the rockets. There were calls for the Cabinet for assassinating Hamas political leaders. residents of the battered town of Sderot near Gaza blocked the main highway entrance into Jerusalem as the Cabinet met.

Easy Payday

There is hardly anyone I know, unless they are independently wealthy, that hasn't suffered through a period between paydays when they ran out of cash and needed it immediately. They didn't know where to turn then, but today there are money lenders out there that are willing and happy to help you out with cash payday loans based on your paycheck. If you are at least 18 years of age, have a job and have auto deposit on the job, then you can qualify quite easily for a online payday loan. It is just a matter of getting to the right online company to get this loan. There used to be many companies who took advantage of people and charged such outrageous interest, there was really no hope of ever getting it paid off. But now a great many states have passed laws to regulate them and I am sure many of those companies went right out of business when the laws passed. It is really easy. All you need to do is go online and fill out the necessary information on their short form. Then they go to their lenders and find you the best loan suited to you. You don't have to worry about giving out your personal information either, because they see to it that you are perfectly safe in doing so. You just need to make sure your auto deposit is working at your bank, they find you the loan, and the money is deposited into your account. What could be easier? They work with many lenders and each has their own way of making loans so some may ask you to fax them a little more information in order to get the right loan for you. You can even have a steady income, perhaps even from welfare or social security. The important thing is to have an active bank account so the money can be deposited in it for you. If you are hurting and need money, check into this online website and see what they can do for you. They are waiting to help you.

Bombs, Gunmen Kill as Many as 53 in Iraq

Car bombs and gunmen struck new U.S. allies, police and civilians Sunday in northern Iraq, killing as many as 53 people. The attacks came even as the American military released a captured diary and another document they say show that al-Qaida in Iraq is cracking under a Sunni revolt against its brutal tactics. The violence coincided with a visit by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Baghdad, where he warned that hard choices face Iraq's political leaders on how to stabilize the country despite promising new signs of progress toward reconciliation. The deadliest bombing on Sunday was near Balad, 50 miles north of Baghdad, against a checkpoint manned jointly by Iraqi police and members of an awakening group.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Photo Surfaces 63 Years After Pyle's Death

The figure in the photograph is clad in Army fatigues, boots and helmet, lying on his back in peaceful repose, folded hands holding a military cap. Except for a thin trickle of blood from the corner of his mouth, he could be asleep. But he is not asleep, he is dead. And this is not just another fallen GI; it is Ernie Pyle, the most celebrated war correspondent of World War II. As far as can be determined, the photograph has never been published. It is a striking and painful image,, but Ernie Pyle wanted people to see and understand the sacrifices that soldiers had to make, so it is fitting, in a way, that this photo of his own death drives home the reality and the finality of that sacrifice.The negative is long lost and only a few prints are known to exist.

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Tainted Pills From Puerto Rico Hit Mainland

The first warning sign came when a sharp eyed worker sorting pills noticed that the odd blue flecks dotting the finished drug capsules matched the paint on the factory doors. After the flecks were spotted again on the capsules, a blood pressure medication called Diltiazem, the plant began placing covers over drugs in carts in its manufacturing areas. But the factory owner, Canadian drug maker Biovail Corp., never tried to find out whether past shipments of the drug were contaminated or prevent future contamination. This was according to U.S. regulators. Thirteen of the 20 best selling drugs in the U.S. come from plants on this island. But an investigation by The Associated Press has found dozens of examples over four years of lapses in quality control in the Puerto Rican pharmaceutical industry, which churns out $35 billion of drugs each year, most of it for sale as part of the $300 billion market in the U.S. Now that is very scary to me because both me and my husband take a number of prescriptions. Are they safe or not? It sure makes you wonder.

Oil Futures Dip Below $89

Oil futures fell Tuesday, dropping below $89 after financial markets were surprised by data that indicated the traditionally strong service sector shrank dramatically last month. This raised the prospect that demand for energy will weaken along with the economy. Expectations that crude supplies are climbing also took prices lower.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Japan's Dolphin Hunt Sags

Japan's dolphin hunt sags under protests and concerns over mercury. Every autumn and winter, hunters from this craggy Japanese fishing village corral thousands of dolphins into a tiny, isolated cove, and kill them for meat and fertilizer, turning the water red with their blood. And every year, foreign animal rights protesters converge on the town, interfering with the slaughter, clashing with fisherman and broadcasting grisly photographs of the slayings around the world, all without stopping the hunt. Now, Japan's dolphin hunters face a new, powerful opponent: mercury contamination. A series of scientific studies in recent years in Japan have documented high levels of the toxic metal in dolphin meat, and a group of city councilmen in Taiji launched an unprecedented campaign against the hunt several months ago after doing their own tests. They even pulled the meat off the shelves of supermarket chains due to health concerns. It's kind of a 2-way street, the animal lovers don't want them killed, the people need the meat and now it would seem that it is contaminated with mercury.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

O.J.Simpson Seeks Dismissal of Charges

Gabriel Grasso, O.J.'s attorney, filed court papers seeking the dismissal of half the 12 charges against Simpson, saying prosecutors in Nevada failed to meet legal standards to prosecute him. Simpson, age 60, is accused of leading five other men in a gunpoint robbery of two memorabilia of his. O.J.Simpson also wants a judge to bar any mention of the former football star's l995 acquittal in the slayings of his former wife and her friend when he stands trial on kidnapping and armed robbery charges, according to his attorney. The attorney said they didn't want the state to be able to bring that up at all as it is not part of this case.

Bush's Final Budget Projects Huge Deficits

In the nation's first ever $3 trillion budget, President Bush seeks to seal his legacy of promoting a strong defense to fight terrorism and tax cuts to spur the economy. Democrats, who control Congress, are pledging fierce opposition to Bush's final spending plan. Perhaps they will even fight it until the next president takes office. The 2009 spending plan sent to Congress will project huge budget deficit, around $400 billion for this year and next and more than double the 2007 deficit of $163 billion. But even those estimates could prove too low given the rapidly weakening economy and the total costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Did you ever wonder where all this money comes from in the first place? Mostly from the middle income taxpayers who are working so hard and it seems like no matter who is in Congress, they send out millions of dollars to their own little area that voted them in for a lot of unimportant stuff that could be gotten along without. I think if you could sit down and read all the lists of grants that are given out and what they are given out for, it would make you sick. I read once a guy got a $30,000 grant to study the sex life of a butterfly. I will never forget that one. Who cares?

Medical Career Training

I cannot think of a more rewarding and fulfilling career than that in the nursing field. There is a terrible shortage of every kind of nurse, doctor's assistant, nurses' aid, x-ray technicians such as ultrasound tech in our area and all over the United States. This site is there to assist you in finding the right school for the profession you have chosen. The neighboring State to us, has been advertising for all kinds of help and they are the largest and most well-known hospital in the world. I have heard they pay fantastic wages just for nurses to come from other hospitals and work the two weekend days. When I had my gall bladder attack, I was very glad that my technician had attended an ultrasound technician school and was very knowledgeable in her job. I believe today that more people are taking better care of themselves, therefore, they have more checkups and tests and it is so important to have the proper staff available for their ultrasound, and that they have attended an ultrasound tech school and have the proper training. No matter what field you choose, you can search online for the online school in the state of your choosing. You may wish to go into the management end of health care. Those people are needed too. Holistic medicine has become a major interest to many people who are looking for more natural forms of healing than just "take a pill". There is a great deal of information at this website and it is a great place to begin your career or new career.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Exercise and the Gazelle

Well we are back to 30 minutes or more of exercising on the Gazelle, now that we have a new one. I think it makes you work harder or we got out of shape just in the two weeks we were without one. It really works you all over and you can break it up into two 15 minute intervals or three 10 minute. I really wanted to get out to the bank and discount store today but it was just too icy and sounds like tomorrow will be lots worse so no use getting in a hurry :0)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Internet Service Disrupted

At least for a while, the World Wide Web wasn't so worldwide. Two cables that carry internet traffic deep under the Mediterranean Sea snapped, disrupting service Thursday across a swath of Asia and the Middle East. India took one of the biggest hits, and the damage from its Internet. One analyst called it a "wake up call" and another cautioned that no one was immune. Can you even begin to imagine what would happen here in the U.S. if we had to go without the Internet for a while? It would be a disaster.

Land For Sale

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