Saturday, November 29, 2008

Teacher Wants Attackers Doused with Acid

Can you imagine anything so horrible as being doused with acid? I can't. But a 23 year old teacher was burned in an acid attack on 15 schoolgirls and instructors. She wants the Afghan government to throw acid on her attackers and then hang them. Kandahar's governor said Tuesday that authorities had arrested 10 alleged Taliban militants for the Nov. 12 attack and that several confessed to taking part.

Gov. Rahmatullah Raufi said the men would be tried in open court. That pledge pleased Nuskaal, a first year math teacher who suffered acid burns on her shoulders. She said the girls were simply going to school to get an education and her parents told her that security wasn't good enough. They were worried about her teaching. She has told her parents she won't stop teaching and that she is not afraid. I think she is more brave than I would be.

Commercial Real Estate

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Friday, November 28, 2008

Blockbuster to Rent via On-demand Device

Blockbuster Inc. will start renting movies and television shows through a new gadget that may give consumers another reason to bypass the struggling video chain's 7,500 stores. The system unveiled Tuesday relies on a small box that connects to television sets and stores video after it is downloaded over high-speed internet connections. It seems like every day something new is invented. You can hardly keep up with it all and if you try, you end up spending many dollars for something that will be obsolete next year or sooner.

The player, made by San Jose based 2Wire Inc., is based on the same concept as storage devices made by Apple Inc. and Vudu Inc. The devices are all meant to provide a bridge between the internet and TVs. Netflix Inc. has been trying to make the same leap with a video-streaming service that can be watched on TV sets through a variety of devices, including a $100 box introduced by Roku Inc. six months ago. This would make it easy to watch all movies in your own home.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

California Rains Spread Fear

It wasn't so long ago that the Santa Anna winds blew the wildfires all around Santa Barbara and other places, destroying all the trees and ground cover and many homes. Now the homes that are left are in danger of mudslides. When there is nothing to hold the ground from slipping, it will. Those people living near the areas that were scarred by recent wildfires are sandbagging around their homes. In some places they were urged to leave their homes on Tuesday as a storm approaching from the Pacific brought a threat of floods and mudslides.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneger ordered state agencies to prepare to aid local organizations in case of disaster. He said that the state stands ready to help local governments protect lives and property. There is a low-pressure area about 700 miles off the coast that was heading northeast and could bring an inch of rain through Thanksgiving and up to 4 inches in the mountains.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Shiites Burn Bush Effigy in Protest

On Friday, supporters of a radical Shiite cleric, while chanting "no to America" burned an effigy of President Bush. This was in a protest demanding parliament scuttle a U.S.-Iraqi security pact and American troops begin withdrawing from Iraq immediately. The demonstration drew nearly 20,000 followers of Muqtada al-Sadr to Firdous Square, the same spot where U.S. Marines toppled a statue of Saddam Hussein and exultant Iraqis pummeled it with debris in what became an iconic image of the fall of Baghdad and the end of the dictator's rule. It is too bad there are so many different factors among the Iraqi. They can't seem to agree on anything.

Friday's protest was the latest display of opposition to an accord that could push Iraq into new political turmoil even though the ruling coalition appears to have enough parliamentary votes to narrowly approve the deal. Monday Parliament is scheduled to vote on the pact. I wonder how this is going to come out. Guess we will find out soon.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Pres. Bush rallies China's Help on North Korea

Friday, President Bush sought China's help in pinning down North Korea to keep its shaky promises of nuclear disarmament. Chinese President Hu Jintao and Bush privately tried to push along a way to verify North Korea's nuclear declarations. This is the latest hand up in a showdown that has vexed six nations. It is scary to think of North Korea with nuclear weapons with the man who is in charge.

North Korea has agreed to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for coveted aid and diplomatic recognition. This is a deal arranged with the U.S., China, russia, Japan and South Korea. But so far, they have not allowed outside inspectors and talks have repeatedly gone off course. I don't feel we can trust them at all.

Wood Flooring

As I am sure you have noticed,wood flooring is the style of the day. Everyone I know is changing their floors to beautiful wood. Check out this website if you have been thinking of making a change in your home. They have a number of different woods - solid hardwood, cork, bamboo, laminate and more. Check out the photos on their website and see just what beautiful flooring this is and I believe you will be anxious to order. Check out their various types and remember there is a 30 day money back guarantee and it is easy and FREE.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Syrian Site Could Have Been Nuclear Reactor

The U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said that a Syrian site bombed by Israel in 2007 had the characteristics of a nuclear reactor. It also admitted that its investigation into Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program is deadlocked. I know that Israel is watching Iran very closely and is ready to strike before they are attacked.

These documents were being shared with the 35 nations on the IAEA's board. The report on Iran, which went to the U.N. Security Council, cautioned that Tehran's stonewalling meant the IAEA could not "provide credible assurances about the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities." It also noted that the Islamic Republic continued to expand uranium enrichment, an activity that can make both nuclear fuel or missile warhead material. While that conclusion was expected, it was a formal confirmation of Iran's refusal to heed Security Council demands to freeze such activities, despite three sets of sanctions meant to force the enrichment stop.

Cancun Vacations

Karisma means "divine favor" and that is what you will receive when you plan your cancun vacations at a Karisma Hotel at the Rivieria Maya. Surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches, you can enjoy the pampering of a lifetime at their luxurious hotels. And I can guarantee you it won't cost you all your gold to stay here.

Gourmet food and wines are made especially for your pleasure and enjoyment. And there is also one of their hotels that caters to nudists. It is the Hidden Beach Resort. There are 42 suites secluded along the beach. Swim-up rooms are great for swimming to your room or to the swimming pool or swim-up bar.
In case, they feel like dressing up, the nearby restaurants serve excellent food. Nightly shows and disco keep the guests entertained as well. You will find everything you wish to enjoy here at Hidden Beach, including 24 hour private dining.

U.S. Fired at Insurgents in Pakistan

In Afghanistan, U.S. troops launched a barrage of artillery at insurgents attacking their position from inside Pakistan's volatile tribal region, This was in a cross-border strike coordinated with Pakistan's military according to U.S. and NATO officials.

Less than a mile inside Pakistan, the strike came after the militants fired rockets at a U.S. position in Afghanistan. Taliban and Al-Qaida militants have long found refuge in the border region, where they launch attacks on U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Sunday's operation highlights growing cooperation between Afghan, Pakistani and U.S. officers, according to military officials.

King Herod

King Herod may have been buried in a crypt with lavish roman-style wall paintings of a kind previously unseen in the Middle east. This was according to Israeli archaeologists. The scientists found such paintings and signs of a regal two-story mausoleum,which added to their conviction that the ancient Jewish monarch was buried there.

Ehud Netzer, head of Jerusalem's Hebrew University excavation team, which uncovered the site of the king's winter palace in 2007, said the finds show work and funding fit for a king. But no human remains or inscriptions have been found to prove conclusively that the tomb was Herod's. The excavation continues. The Herod of Christian tradition, found in the Bible, was a megalomanic, who flew into a frenzy when he met the three wise men on the way to Bethlehem carrying gifts for the baby Jesus and telling of the birth of a new king of Israel. Later he called for all the first born children under the age of two to be killed in hopes of killing Jesus but he did not succeed.

Designer Jewelry

Holsted Jewelers have been in business since l971 and have millions of satisfied customers. They have shipped 15 million products to happy customers. Once you check out their Designer Jewelry, you too, will become one of their customers, I believe. They have exclusive jewelry you won't find in retail stores. That is a definite advantage as when I buy something, I do not want to see everyone else wearing the same thing. They have jewelry that shines like diamonds, yet isn't diamonds but you may not be able to tell the difference, except in the cost. No matter what you are looking for, you will find it here. They specialize in sets of jewelry and many buy these because they can have more sets of jewelry for less cost. Check them out for yourself. I think you will be delighted.

Israel tanks Rumble into Southern Gaza

Israeli tanks pushed into the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, drawing mortar fire from Palestinian militants. This intensified violence that has chipped away at a tenuous cease-fire. There is never going to be peace there no matter how hard anyone tries. They have been fighting for 2000 years, what makes anyone think they are going to stop this war and have peace. Israel should have never given up the Gaza Strip. That was insanity in the first place.

Israel and Gaza's ruling Islamic militant Hamas movement have been trading fire for two weeks. This, after nearly five months of relative quiet. The violence comes as the Egyptian negotiated truce that began June 19 is due to expire next month. It goes way back to Ishmael and Isaac and there will never be peace until Jesus returns to settle it all once and for all.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Astronauts at Space Station

Astronauts made a critical step for boosting the population in orbit by attaching a giant shipping crate full of home improvement supplies to the International Space Station on Monday. This was the first major job for the crews of the linked space station and space shuttle Endeavour and it was the highlight of their first full day together. They must have all been very excited about this achievement.

There was more than 14,000 pounds of gear stuffed into a 21 foot container that flew up on Endeavour. It was hoisted onto the space station. It held a refrigerator, an extra toilet, kitchenette, exercise machine, sleeping compartments, and a new recycling system for converting urine into drinking water. Sounds gross to me, but I am sure it works. They seem to do almost anything these days.

NASA wants to double the number of space station residents from three to six next year. But they can't do it until all the equipment, most notably the water recycling system, has been installed and tested. There will be additional equipment launched in February. No matter how many times you see Endeavor go shooting off in space, it is exciting to watch. You never get tired of seeing it. It is so amazing.

Denver Restaurants

For your next vacation, plan a trip to the beautiful city of Denver, the Mile High City. It has so much to offer you. The people there are very health conscious and the Denver Magazine has all of the best kept secrets of the beautiful people. They are fashion conscious as well and some of the finest designers offer shopping at up-scale boutiques. But best of all you must visit the Denver Restaurants where you will be wined and dine on the finest of foods prepared by some of the finest chefs in the country. Dining is a fantastic delight in Denver and you will find a large listing of restaurants at this website.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Natalee Holloway Case

Aruba police are pursuing new Holloway evidence. A new witness has come forward in the 2005 disappearance of American teenager, Natalee Holloway in Aruba. Tuesday prosecutors said they are seeking more evidence against the only remaining suspect.

A woman told Dutch police this month that Joran van der Sloot confessed to her years ago that he was involved in Holloway's disappearance. That may be true, however, the Dutch Caribbean island's chief prosecutor said authorities still lack proof they need to convict Van der Sloot, who has been arrested twice and released for lack of evidence. I believe he did it and she will never be found. This young man evidently has no conscience.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Washing Machines and Clothes Dryers

Today is wash day and aren't washing machines and clothes dryers wonderful? You just toss in the clothes and go about your business. In my case, it is blogging. When they are done, I can toss them in the dryer and it will buzz and let me know that they are dry. I am not interrupted by a whole lot of work to get the wash done and dried.

Then I enlist my husband to hang up those things that need hanging up and fold those things that need folding and put it all away. I just can't beat that. He is a great help to me. He is retired so I think he enjoys having something different to do now and then, even if he grumbles a little bit. He does a neater job of folding towels than I do.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Vitamins Do Not Prevent Heart Disease

For many years millions of Americans have been taking Vitamins C and E. Now one of the largest and longest studies of these supplements has found that they do absolutely nothing to prevent heart disease in men. In fact Vitamin E looks like it may raise the risk of bleeding strokes, something that was discovered in an earlier study.

A nutrition scientist has reviewed this and discussed it at an American Heart Association conference. The Journal of American Medical Association also published it. There are about 12 percent of Americans taking Vitamins C and E even though they do not prevent heart disease and may even be harmful. I take Vitamin C all the time but not for that reason. I take it to build my immune system against colds and flu. Some research shows that Vitamin C may aid cancer, but not fight it. A study of women showed it didn't prevent their heart attacks either. It sounds like men would be better off not to take either of these Vitamins, especially Vitamin E because it has caused bleeding strokes.

Digital Signage

If you want to perk up your business and catch the attention of potential customers, then check into digital signage. It isn't as expensive as you might think and the business that it bring in will more than pay for it. You can find out at this website digital signage all the exciting details about it. You will discover how easy it is to install, change, or add to the signage. It will draw a great deal more interest for your customers than ordinary signage.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Exercise for Heart Failure

It has been found that exercise is no magic cure for heart failure. Exercise can do a lot of good for most people, but it apparently isn't much help to those with heart failure. Heart failure is the fastest growing heart problem in the United States.

They have done the largest ever study of exercise in patients whose hearts don't pump enough blood and it left doctors disappointed. The results were reported Tuesday at an American Heart Association conference. Although for certain people, there were some encouraging trends and clear benefits, exercise failed to deliver on the main goal. That is keeping heart failure patients out of the hospital and improving their survival rates. Hopefully, they will find another way to help these patients since the numbers seem to be growing.

Cosmetology Schools

I am sure all cosmetology schools are not the same. So when you go looking for a good one, be sure to look into this website cosmetology schools. You will find Regency is a very dedicated school that educates the finest salon professionals in your area. A listing of states is on their website. They are presently located in 9 states with 30 campuses.

Not only that but they have a Team that will help you find the job of your choice once you have completed your education. Just recently they have introduced a national job search engine that is free and easy to use. Just check their site for that website. You can't go wrong with Regency as they train professionals to work in upscale salons. Doesn't it sound exciting just reading about it here?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bone Density and Reclast

I had my bone density test about 2 weeks ago and found out that my bones have improved over the past 3 or 4 years. I have been regularly taking a prescription pill once a week to help make my bones stronger and it is working.

Now they have come out with Reclast, a once a year injection that takes about 15 minutes and you do not have to have another for a year and no more weekly pills. I think it is just great. It sticks to your bones and helps with fractures and you continue your calcium and Vitamin D and your bones build up extra strength.

They also sent along some literature that said one of the best things you can do for your bones is walking. I walk on a Tony Little Gazelle swing glider 30 minutes a day and it has sure helped strengthen my bones. It is the best thing I have done for myself in the past year. I wish everyone knew that walking is so good for you. Even 30 minutes 3 times a week will do wonders for your bones. Any weight bearing exercise of that type is good to strengthen your bones. You start losing calcium from your bones as young as 20 so you can't start exercising, walking and taking your calcium and Vitamin D too soon.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


It was celebration time in Victory Lane as if Jimmie Johnson had just won another championship. However, he did close in on a record tying 3rd title. Trouncing the field at Phoenix International Raceway, he moved inches closer to his record tying third straight NASCAR title Sunday, delivering a knockout punch to Carl Edward's championship hopes.

If he can finish 36th or better next week in the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway , he will join Cale Yarborough (1976-78) as the only drivers in NASCAR history to win three straight titles. Kurt Busch, the 2004 champion who finished second, said Jimmie's doing something pretty special and it is just tough to beat. Actually, impossible.

Family Health Insurance

If, for one reason or another, you are not qualified for family health insurance then this is the website for you to check into. Even if you are near retiring and being able to have Medicare coverage, but are without insurance right now, this is the company that is here to help you. It is so easy. All you need to do is fill in the State first, Enter, and find your State. Then click on Get a Quote. They will help you with the coverage you need and the costs and a great deal more information. If you have a small company, they can also help you with group coverage.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Haitian School Collapse

Photo from CBS News.
This is a sad country to begin with. There is so much AIDS in this country that sometimes they wonder if any of Haiti will survive. Now they have had another disaster. A school, built on a hillside, collapsed on Friday killing at least 30 people. Over 500 students attend this terribly crowded school and many were also injured.

Rescuers used bare hands to pull bleeding students from the wreckage. It was believed that more children were buried under the rubble of the concrete building. It is thought that the school was poorly rebuilt after it partially collapsed 8 years ago. Some people even moved out below the school as they were afraid it might collapse one day and kill them. It is a good thing they did.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Holiday Meals

What is a Holiday meal without a pie or two or three? Everyone loves a good pumpkin pie with a dollop of whip cream on top or cool whip or even ice cream. Another good one is apple. Everyone loves a good apple pie, especially if they are made with homemade tender crust. Cherry, Blueberry and Peach are some of my favorites. I make my own pie crust that is just melt in your mouth.

Two Crust Pie Crust

2 cups flour 1/2 cup oil 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 5 Tbsp cold milk

Mix altogether gently in medium mixing bowl by hand, divide in 2 and roll out between 2 sheets of waxed paper.

Bake all pies at 350 degrees until golden brown.

Divide recipe in half for a one crust pie like pumpkin.

Also dip fingers in a little milk and spread gently all over the top of a 2 crust pie, sprinkle with sugar before baking. Makes them golden brown.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Merle Haggard Has Surgery

Merle Haggard had a malignant tumor removed from his lung on Monday. In August, he had told the news it wasn't malignant but apparently it was. He is recovering now in Bakersfield, California. His surgery was a success and he is in stable condition. He is 71 years old and became a household name after "Okie from Muskogee" hit No. 1 in l969. He has had 38 No. 1 hits stretching back to 1966. His wife said that she and Merle firmly believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and his healing powers and that Jesus is the greatest physician of all and believing their prayers to be answered is the key. I agree.

Hotel In Las Vegas

Let's have some fun and go to Las Vegas. We can gamble the night away or go to the great shows they have. It is fun to stay up all night in Las Vegas as there is so much going on at night. But first we have to get a hotel in las vegas. And this is the website to do just that and save some money at the same time. They have many with as much as 77% off last year's rates so you can use the savings for more fun in Vegas. You will find the finest hotels at the best rates at their website.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Snow in South Dakota

My husband just told me he heard on the news that a woman went to the door to take her dog out to go potty and when she opened the door there was a big white wall of snow. Can you imagine it? I can't even get my mind around that.

What do you do? How do you get out? I guess she said the snow plows would be coming around but not while the wind was still blowing over 60 miles an hour. We have never had that kind of snow here and sure glad of it. What we get is plenty but at least we can get out the doors.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Gen. Petraeus Assesses Afghan War

The new chief of the U.S. Central Command, Gen. David Petraeus, is credited with turning the tide in Iraq. Now he took a firsthand look at the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday. He will meet with Afghan leaders and top U.S. military officials, including U.S. Gen. David McKiernan, the head of the NATO-led force. Gen. Greg Julian, the chief U.S. military spokeman in Afghanistan said Gen. Petraeus is in the country to conduct an initial assessment.

Obama Wins Election

Barack Obama won the Presidential election last night with 349 electoral votes to McCain's 147. They were fairly close on the popular votes by the people as a lot of people liked both men. I feel more people liked Palin than Biden but that is a mute point now. It is a historical event that we have lived to see in our lifetime, where a black man was elected President. It is actually exciting to see how everything will be affected in 2008.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Nebraska Safe-haven Law

It is really a good idea. But I know Nebraska never expected families to drop off teenagers to get rid of them. Now Gov. Dave Heineman said last Wednesday that he could wait no longer to address what has become a state embarrassment. He is going to call a special legislative session to amend Nebraska's loosely worded safe-haven law. In just a few months, it has allowed parents to abandon nearly two dozen children as old as 17. That is shocking!!

The Governor had planned to wait until the next regular legislative session which would convene in January, but changed his mind as the number of children dropped off at hospitals grew. He said "We've had five in the last eight days" in explaining why he called a special session. "We all hoped this wouldn't happen." The special session will begin November 14.

Home Theater Seating

Now that we have the HDTC television set and got the surround sound set up, what else do we need? I know. We need some beautiful, comfortable home theater seating. That would make the family room complete. The rest of the family is going to be fighting to see who can come over and watch television with us and enjoy these wonderful chairs. This website has exactly what you want or I would be very surprised.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Kaelyn

Kaelyn turned one year old today. It is hard to believe a whole year has gone by since she was born. Time goes way to fast. She is having so much fun opening packages for the first time. It doesn't take them long to learn how to rip the paper off and then play with the paper or the box. It is so funny when they are only one. Sometimes the wrappings are more fun to them than the actual toy or gift, whatever it is. It is so much fun watching them, it is a barrel of laughs. Tomorrow she will have another family party with grandparents and her uncle too, so she is in for more fun.