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Rather, a vocal minority of scientists had captured the attention of the media and politicians.

True, it was and is a vocal minority who got the attention, but what about the silent majority of scientists who happen to agree with that vocal minority...?

 

Incidently, Abbott is right that the Earth has been warming slowly as part of a normal cyclic nature. It's the unusual uptick in warming rate that has not appeared in previous cycles and that correlates quite strongly to the uptick in burning the burning of fossil fuels that's gotten peoples' attention.

 

The source of the debate on this is that we don't really have a good handle on how much is caused by the normal cycle and how much is human caused. And if this was just in interesting scientific exercise, it'd be no big deal. But instead, there is legitimate public policy debate on how much money to spend on fixing this (or not fixing this, as the case may be). On one side, you've got the vocal minority of scientists for whom no amount of money is going to be enough and on the other side, you've got an equally vocally minority who insist that there is no problem and therefore we shouldn't spend any money solving the problem.

 

What I've never understood, though, is why people get all bent out of shape about this? Somehow each side has made it a religion. It makes it hard to have a constructive discussion about it...

 

Anyway, now that others have hung out their position and I've chimed in with mine, can we take this debate elsewhere and let this thread get back to what's really important -- namely, lighthearted geocaching-related bantering? There's lots of places to listen to the conspiracy theories of both sides of the global-warming debate but very few where we can go around photoshopping unbunched socks... :)

James, that wasn't my position. It was Coleman's. I was just sharing something that we seldom hear these days, which is the other side of the coin. So it was interesting to me, so I shared it with you guys. My position is that until science has a good working theoretical model that explains all the variables and how they interact, it's premature to draw conclusions. However, it just occured to me that if we are all pushing our socks down, it must because it's getting warmer! :) Edited by TrailGators
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Rather, a vocal minority of scientists had captured the attention of the media and politicians.

True, it was and is a vocal minority who got the attention, but what about the silent majority of scientists who happen to agree with that vocal minority...?

 

Incidently, Abbott is right that the Earth has been warming slowly as part of a normal cyclic nature. It's the unusual uptick in warming rate that has not appeared in previous cycles and that correlates quite strongly to the uptick in burning the burning of fossil fuels that's gotten peoples' attention.

 

The source of the debate on this is that we don't really have a good handle on how much is caused by the normal cycle and how much is human caused. And if this was just in interesting scientific exercise, it'd be no big deal. But instead, there is legitimate public policy debate on how much money to spend on fixing this (or not fixing this, as the case may be). On one side, you've got the vocal minority of scientists for whom no amount of money is going to be enough and on the other side, you've got an equally vocally minority who insist that there is no problem and therefore we shouldn't spend any money solving the problem.

 

What I've never understood, though, is why people get all bent out of shape about this? Somehow each side has made it a religion. It makes it hard to have a constructive discussion about it...

 

Anyway, now that others have hung out their position and I've chimed in with mine, can we take this debate elsewhere and let this thread get back to what's really important -- namely, lighthearted geocaching-related bantering? There's lots of places to listen to the conspiracy theories of both sides of the global-warming debate but very few where we can go around photoshopping unbunched socks... :)

James, that wasn't my position. It was Coleman's. I was just sharing something that we seldom hear these days, which is the other side of the coin. So it was interesting to me, so I shared it with you guys. My position is that until science has a good working theoretical model that explains all the variables and how they interact, it's premature to draw conclusions. However, it just occured to me that if we are all pushing our socks down, it must because it's getting warmer! :)

Nor did I "hang out my position" on global warming (or lack thereof). I was relaying Abbott's view as given in a class I took, since it supports the article that Coleman wrote.

 

As to my views on unbunched socks, Rooster has trained me that unless I am trying to add additional protection against ticks on a hike, I should never pull up my socks. You'll not find me as Harmon fodder here. :)

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Rather, a vocal minority of scientists had captured the attention of the media and politicians.

True, it was and is a vocal minority who got the attention, but what about the silent majority of scientists who happen to agree with that vocal minority...?

 

Incidently, Abbott is right that the Earth has been warming slowly as part of a normal cyclic nature. It's the unusual uptick in warming rate that has not appeared in previous cycles and that correlates quite strongly to the uptick in burning the burning of fossil fuels that's gotten peoples' attention.

 

The source of the debate on this is that we don't really have a good handle on how much is caused by the normal cycle and how much is human caused. And if this was just in interesting scientific exercise, it'd be no big deal. But instead, there is legitimate public policy debate on how much money to spend on fixing this (or not fixing this, as the case may be). On one side, you've got the vocal minority of scientists for whom no amount of money is going to be enough and on the other side, you've got an equally vocally minority who insist that there is no problem and therefore we shouldn't spend any money solving the problem.

 

What I've never understood, though, is why people get all bent out of shape about this? Somehow each side has made it a religion. It makes it hard to have a constructive discussion about it...

 

Anyway, now that others have hung out their position and I've chimed in with mine, can we take this debate elsewhere and let this thread get back to what's really important -- namely, lighthearted geocaching-related bantering? There's lots of places to listen to the conspiracy theories of both sides of the global-warming debate but very few where we can go around photoshopping unbunched socks... :D

James, that wasn't my position. It was Coleman's. I was just sharing something that we seldom hear these days, which is the other side of the coin. So it was interesting to me, so I shared it with you guys. My position is that until science has a good working theoretical model that explains all the variables and how they interact, it's premature to draw conclusions. However, it just occured to me that if we are all pushing our socks down, it must because it's getting warmer! :laughing:

Nor did I "hang out my position" on global warming (or lack thereof). I was relaying Abbott's view as given in a class I took, since it supports the article that Coleman wrote.

 

As to my views on unbunched socks, Rooster has trained me that unless I am trying to add additional protection against ticks on a hike, I should never pull up my socks. You'll not find me as Harmon fodder here. :laughing:

Rooster is such a good and caring woman. B'less her little heart.

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Political Science for Dummies

# Democratic

 

You have two cows.

Your neighbor has none.

You feel guilty for being successful.

Barbara Streisand sings for you.

 

# Republican

You have two cows.

Your neighbor has none.

So?

 

# Socialist

 

You have two cows.

The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.

You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.

 

# Communist

 

You have two cows.

The government seizes both and provides you with milk.

You wait in line for hours to get it.

It is expensive and sour.

 

# Capitalist, American style

You have two cows.

You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.

 

# Bureaucracy, American style

 

You have two cows.

Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the other, and then pours the milk down the drain.

 

# American Corporation

 

You have two cows.

You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one.

You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses.

Your stock goes up.

 

# French Corporation

You have two cows.

You go on strike because you want three cows.

You go to lunch and drink wine.

Life is good.

 

# Japanese Corporation

You have two cows.

You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.

They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.

Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

 

# German Corporation

 

You have two cows.

You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour.

Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.

 

# Italian Corporation

You have two cows but you don't know where they are.

While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman.

You break for lunch.

Life is good.

 

# Russian Corporation

You have two cows.

You have some vodka.

You count them and learn you have five cows.

You have some more vodka.

You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.

The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.

 

# Taliban Corporation

You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two.

You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature's private parts.

You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production but use the money to buy weapons.

 

# Iraqi Corporation

You have two cows.

They go into hiding.

They send radio tapes of their mooing.

 

# Polish Corporation

You have two bulls.

Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them.

 

# Belgian Corporation

 

You have one cow.

The cow is schizophrenic.

Sometimes the cow thinks he's French, other times he's Flemish.

The Flemish cow won't share with the French cow.

The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow's milk.

The cow asks permission to be cut in half.

The cow dies happy.

 

# Florida Corporation

 

You have a black cow and a brown cow.

Everyone votes for the best looking one.

Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.

Some people vote for both.

Some people vote for neither.

Some people can't figure out how to vote at all.

Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.

 

# California Corporation

You have millions of cows.

They make real California cheese.

Only five speak English.

Most are illegals.

Arnold likes the ones with the big udders

 

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Political Science for Dummies

# Democratic

 

You have two cows.

Your neighbor has none.

You feel guilty for being successful.

Barbara Streisand sings for you.

 

# Republican

You have two cows.

Your neighbor has none.

So?

 

# Socialist

 

You have two cows.

The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor.

You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow.

 

# Communist

 

You have two cows.

The government seizes both and provides you with milk.

You wait in line for hours to get it.

It is expensive and sour.

 

# Capitalist, American style

You have two cows.

You sell one, buy a bull, and build a herd of cows.

 

# Bureaucracy, American style

 

You have two cows.

Under the new farm program the government pays you to shoot one, milk the other, and then pours the milk down the drain.

 

# American Corporation

 

You have two cows.

You sell one, lease it back to yourself and do an IPO on the 2nd one.

You force the two cows to produce the milk of four cows. You are surprised when one cow drops dead. You spin an announcement to the analysts stating you have downsized and are reducing expenses.

Your stock goes up.

 

# French Corporation

You have two cows.

You go on strike because you want three cows.

You go to lunch and drink wine.

Life is good.

 

# Japanese Corporation

You have two cows.

You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk.

They learn to travel on unbelievably crowded trains.

Most are at the top of their class at cow school.

 

# German Corporation

 

You have two cows.

You engineer them so they are all blond, drink lots of beer, give excellent quality milk, and run a hundred miles an hour.

Unfortunately they also demand 13 weeks of vacation per year.

 

# Italian Corporation

You have two cows but you don't know where they are.

While ambling around, you see a beautiful woman.

You break for lunch.

Life is good.

 

# Russian Corporation

You have two cows.

You have some vodka.

You count them and learn you have five cows.

You have some more vodka.

You count them again and learn you have 42 cows.

The Mafia shows up and takes over however many cows you really have.

 

# Taliban Corporation

You have all the cows in Afghanistan, which are two.

You don't milk them because you cannot touch any creature's private parts.

You get a $40 million grant from the US government to find alternatives to milk production but use the money to buy weapons.

 

# Iraqi Corporation

You have two cows.

They go into hiding.

They send radio tapes of their mooing.

 

# Polish Corporation

You have two bulls.

Employees are regularly maimed and killed attempting to milk them.

 

# Belgian Corporation

 

You have one cow.

The cow is schizophrenic.

Sometimes the cow thinks he's French, other times he's Flemish.

The Flemish cow won't share with the French cow.

The French cow wants control of the Flemish cow's milk.

The cow asks permission to be cut in half.

The cow dies happy.

 

# Florida Corporation

 

You have a black cow and a brown cow.

Everyone votes for the best looking one.

Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.

Some people vote for both.

Some people vote for neither.

Some people can't figure out how to vote at all.

Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.

 

# California Corporation

You have millions of cows.

They make real California cheese.

Only five speak English.

Most are illegals.

Arnold likes the ones with the big udders

 

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# Florida Corporation

 

[/b]You have a black cow and a brown cow.

Everyone votes for the best looking one.

Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.

Some people vote for both.

Some people vote for neither.

Some people can't figure out how to vote at all.

Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.

Why do brown cows cast more votes than black cows?

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# Florida Corporation

 

[/b]You have a black cow and a brown cow.

Everyone votes for the best looking one.

Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.

Some people vote for both.

Some people vote for neither.

Some people can't figure out how to vote at all.

Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.

Why do brown cows cast more votes than black cows?

I know the answer, but mostly cows can't vote except in Chicago and certain parts of West Texas...

 

(But when dey do vote, dey tend ta vote for da udder guy...)

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# Florida Corporation

 

[/b]You have a black cow and a brown cow.

Everyone votes for the best looking one.

Some of the people who actually like the brown one best accidentally vote for the black one.

Some people vote for both.

Some people vote for neither.

Some people can't figure out how to vote at all.

Finally, a bunch of guys from out-of-state tell you which one you think is the best-looking cow.

Why do brown cows cast more votes than black cows?

I know the answer, but mostly cows can't vote except in Chicago and certain parts of West Texas...

 

(But when dey do vote, dey tend ta vote for da udder guy...)

:unsure:
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A man walks into his bedroom and sees his wife packing a suitcase. He asks, 'What are you doing?' She answers, 'I'm moving to New York . I heard prostitutes there get paid $400 a night for doing what I do for you for free.' A little later, on her way out, the wife walks past the bedroom and sees her husband packing his suitcase. When she asks him where he is going, he replies,I'm coming too. I want to see how you live on $800 a year. 000201E4.gif

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A man walks into his bedroom and sees his wife packing a suitcase. He asks, 'What are you doing?' She answers, 'I'm moving to New York . I heard prostitutes there get paid $400 a night for doing what I do for you for free.' A little later, on her way out, the wife walks past the bedroom and sees her husband packing his suitcase. When she asks him where he is going, he replies,I'm coming too. I want to see how you live on $800 a year. 000201E4.gif
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Saturday morning I got up early, dressed quietly, made my lunch, grabbed the dog, slipped quietly into the garage to hook the boat up to the truck, and proceeded to back out into a torrential down pour.

 

The wind was blowing 50 mph. I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad throughout the day.

I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. There I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, 'The weather out there is terrible.'

My loving wife of 20 yrs replied, 'Can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that crap?'

I still don't know to this day if she was joking, but I have stopped fishing. 000201DD.gif

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Saturday morning I got up early, dressed quietly, made my lunch, grabbed the dog, slipped quietly into the garage to hook the boat up to the truck, and proceeded to back out into a torrential down pour.

 

The wind was blowing 50 mph. I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad throughout the day.

I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. There I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, 'The weather out there is terrible.'

My loving wife of 20 yrs replied, 'Can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that crap?'

I still don't know to this day if she was joking, but I have stopped fishing. 000201DD.gif

:ph34r:
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Garfield on the oil crisis

 

 

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A lot of folks can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in our country.

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Well, there's a very simple answer.

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Nobody bothered to check the oil.

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We just didn't know we were getting low.

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The reason for that is purely geographical.

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Our OIL is located in:

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ALASKA

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California

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Coastal Florida

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Coastal Louisiana

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Wyoming

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Colorado

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Kansas

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Oklahoma

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Pennsylvania

And

Texas

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Our dipsticks are located in DC

Any Questions? NO?...Didn't think so.

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Garfield on the oil crisis

 

 

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A lot of folks can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in our country.

~~~

Well, there's a very simple answer.

~~~

Nobody bothered to check the oil.

~~~

We just didn't know we were getting low.

~~~

The reason for that is purely geographical.

~~~

Our OIL is located in:

~~~

ALASKA

~~~

California

~~~

Coastal Florida

~~~

Coastal Louisiana

~~~

Wyoming

~~~

Colorado

~~~

Kansas

~~~

Oklahoma

~~~

Pennsylvania

And

Texas

~~~

Our dipsticks are located in DC

Any Questions? NO?...Didn't think so.

 

 

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I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me and we all could use more calm in our lives. By following the simple advice I heard on a medical t.v. show, I have found inner peace. It's true. A doctor proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started. So I looked around my house to see things I'd started and hadn't finished and, before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of shhardonay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of vocka, a pockage of Punglies, that mainder of bot Prozic and Alum scriptins, the res of the Chesescke an a box of choclits. Yu haf no idr who fkin gud I fel! Peas sen dis orn to dem yu fee AR in ned ov inr pis.

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Say, who is anxiously awaiting release of Adobe Photoshop CS4 next month?

 

Me!

 

I read where they are adding an Unbunched-Socks Tool. That's going to save

me a lot of time by improving my unbunched-socks workflow.

 

I figured that y'all would be really happy for me.

 

Harmon

SD Rowdies

 

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The Tax System - Explained With Beer

 

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

 

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.

The fifth would pay $1.

The sixth would pay $3.

The seventh would pay $7.

The eighth would pay $12.

The ninth would pay $18.

The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

 

So, that's what they decided to do.

 

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. 'Since you are all such good customers,' he said, 'I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.'Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

 

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?'

 

They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

 

And so:

 

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).

The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).

The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).

The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 ( 25% savings).

The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 ( 22% savings).

The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

 

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

 

'I only got a dollar out of the $20,'declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,' but he got $10!'

 

'Yeah, that's right,' exclaimed the fifth man. 'I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!'

 

'That's true!!' shouted the seventh man. 'Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!'

 

'Wait a minute,' yelled the first four men in unison. 'We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!'

 

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

 

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

 

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

 

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

University of Georgia

For those who understand, no explanation is needed.

 

For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.

 

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A biker is riding by a zoo when he sees a little girl leaning into a

lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and

tries to pull her inside. The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the

cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.

Whimpering in pain, the lion jumps back letting the girl go and the

biker delivers her to her terrified parents. A NY Times reporter

witnesses the entire event and addresses the biker, 'Sir, this was the

most gallant and brave thing I have seen a man do in my life." The

biker replies, "Why, it was nothing really, the lion was behind bars. I

just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right." The

reporter says, "Well,I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a

journalist from the New York Times and tomorrow's paper will have this

story on the front page. . .so,what do you do for a living and what

political affiliation do you have?"

 

The biker replies, "I'm a US Marine and a Republican."

The journalist doesn't make any further comments and

leaves. The following morning the biker buys the NY Times to see if it

indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:

 

U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH

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A biker is riding by a zoo when he sees a little girl leaning into a

lion's cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and

tries to pull her inside. The biker jumps off his bike, runs to the

cage and hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch.

Whimpering in pain, the lion jumps back letting the girl go and the

biker delivers her to her terrified parents. A NY Times reporter

witnesses the entire event and addresses the biker, 'Sir, this was the

most gallant and brave thing I have seen a man do in my life." The

biker replies, "Why, it was nothing really, the lion was behind bars. I

just saw this little kid in danger and acted as I felt right." The

reporter says, "Well,I'll make sure this won't go unnoticed. I'm a

journalist from the New York Times and tomorrow's paper will have this

story on the front page. . .so,what do you do for a living and what

political affiliation do you have?"

 

The biker replies, "I'm a US Marine and a Republican."

The journalist doesn't make any further comments and

leaves. The following morning the biker buys the NY Times to see if it

indeed brings news of his actions, and reads, on the front page:

 

U.S. MARINE ASSAULTS AFRICAN IMMIGRANT AND STEALS HIS LUNCH

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:grin: The No Spin Zone!

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Check this out!

This is an Australian Mammoth spider eating a bird!

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There are a few more photos here.

Reminds me of when th' hogs ate my kid brother.

 

Sure was glad when we finally finished eating that hog.

Harmon, I thought fer sure that yer new Photoshop would produce another Banter masterpiece with this photo.... :rolleyes:

Pat,

 

I had that in mind but my Photoshop skills have been conscripted by

a crazed group of local Geocachers that are heading up some sort of

secret project. If they ever turn me loose I'll tend to my Forum images.

 

Hmm, does your remark mean that you actually look at my Photoshop

nonsense? That would make you the first ... and there may be treat-

ments for that condition. Thing is, I just can't control myself when it

comes to photography and image editing.

 

Harmon

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Check this out!

This is an Australian Mammoth spider eating a bird!

a28319d0-d629-4ffc-959f-40043f8608ae.jpg

There are a few more photos here.

Reminds me of when th' hogs ate my kid brother.

 

Sure was glad when we finally finished eating that hog.

Harmon, I thought fer sure that yer new Photoshop would produce another Banter masterpiece with this photo.... :rolleyes:

Pat,

 

I had that in mind but my Photoshop skills have been conscripted by

a crazed group of local Geocachers that are heading up some sort of

secret project. If they ever turn me loose I'll tend to my Forum images.

 

Hmm, does your remark mean that you actually look at my Photoshop

nonsense? That would make you the first ... and there may be treat-

ments for that condition. Thing is, I just can't control myself when it

comes to photography and image editing.

 

Harmon

Of course, I look. I don't want any treatment for it because your Photoshop stuff makes me laugh! :)

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I got this in email today. It does make a good point, but I would never do it. :rolleyes:

 

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read 'Vote Obama, I need the money.'

 

Once in the restaurant my server had on a 'Obama 08' tie. When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight. I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

 

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

 

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

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I got this in email today. It does make a good point, but I would never do it. :D

 

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read 'Vote Obama, I need the money.'

 

Once in the restaurant my server had on a 'Obama 08' tie. When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight. I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

 

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

 

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

At first I was :rolleyes: , then I thought about it :laughing: ... :D ... :) ...then I was :D .

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I got this in email today. It does make a good point, but I would never do it. :D

 

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read 'Vote Obama, I need the money.'

 

Once in the restaurant my server had on a 'Obama 08' tie. When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight. I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

 

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

 

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

At first I was :rolleyes: , then I thought about it :laughing: ... :D ... :) ...then I was :D .

The sad part is that things are rough at work. Profits are way down. :D If BO gets in office and raises taxes then there are going to be layoffs and it's going to get really rough.... :D:D
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I got this in email today. It does make a good point, but I would never do it. :D

 

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read 'Vote Obama, I need the money.'

 

Once in the restaurant my server had on a 'Obama 08' tie. When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight. I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

 

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

 

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

At first I was :rolleyes: , then I thought about it :laughing: ... :D ... :) ...then I was :D .

I stopped laughing last April when I realized that my Alternative Minimum Tax payment was funding Dubya's Tax Rebate Plan. Talk about hard to swallow...

 

I hope y'all spent my hard earned money on something good (like a GPSr...)

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I got this in email today. It does make a good point, but I would never do it. :D

 

Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read 'Vote Obama, I need the money.'

 

Once in the restaurant my server had on a 'Obama 08' tie. When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight. I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.

 

At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

 

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.

At first I was :rolleyes: , then I thought about it :laughing: ... :D ... :) ...then I was :D .

I stopped laughing last April when I realized that my Alternative Minimum Tax payment was funding Dubya's Tax Rebate Plan. Talk about hard to swallow...

 

I hope y'all spent my hard earned money on something good (like a GPSr...)

I didn't get to spend your money because I was kicking in a bunch myself. I agree that it was a stupid idea. It had to be stupid because Congress approved it in record time. At the time this is what we were told: "Economists say the impact of the stimulus package is unlikely to be felt in the economy until at least the third quarter of 2008." So now that it's very clear that giving our hard-earned money away is completely ineffective, why is BO proposing the same thing?
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Don't let your
know where your GPS is... ;)

Cute! (But it's always interesting to see what YouTube thinks you want to watch next. In my case it was a short clip entitled "Dog's Head Explodes" purportedly produced by the "Don't Let Your Dogs Play With Active Grenades Foundation"...)

I got the "Dog Head Explodes" one too. Nice. :D
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Don't let your
know where your GPS is... ;)

Cute! (But it's always interesting to see what YouTube thinks you want to watch next. In my case it was a short clip entitled "Dog's Head Explodes" purportedly produced by the "Don't Let Your Dogs Play With Active Grenades Foundation"...)

I got the "Dog Head Explodes" one too. Nice. :D

 

...but did you watch it or turn away?

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Don't let your
know where your GPS is... ;)

Cute! (But it's always interesting to see what YouTube thinks you want to watch next. In my case it was a short clip entitled "Dog's Head Explodes" purportedly produced by the "Don't Let Your Dogs Play With Active Grenades Foundation"...)

I got the "Dog Head Explodes" one too. Nice. :D

 

...but did you watch it or turn away?

Neither. I couldn't watch it. I like dogs too much. :D Edited by TrailGators
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Don't let your
know where your GPS is... :D

Cute! (But it's always interesting to see what YouTube thinks you want to watch next. In my case it was a short clip entitled "Dog's Head Explodes" purportedly produced by the "Don't Let Your Dogs Play With Active Grenades Foundation"...)

I got the "Dog Head Explodes" one too. Nice. :laughing:

 

...but did you watch it or turn away?

Neither. I couldn't watch it. I like dogs too much. :ph34r:

It's safe to watch it. It was totally fake and actually kind of corny.

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A redneck was stopped by a game warden in Central Mississippi recently with two ice chests full of fish. He was leavin' a cove well-known for its fishing.

 

The game warden asked the man, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?"

 

Naw, sir", replied the redneck. "I ain't got none of them there licenses. You must understand, these here are my pet fish."

 

"Pet fish?"

 

"Yeah. Every night, I take these here fish down to the lake and let 'em swim 'round for awhile. Then, when I whistle, they jump right

 

back into these here ice chests and I take 'em home."

 

"That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that."

 

The redneck looked at the warden for a moment and then said, "It's the truth Mr. Government Man. I'll show ya. It really works."

 

"O. K.", said the warden. "I've got to see this!"

 

The redneck poured the fish into the lake and stood and waited. After several minutes, the warden says, "Well?"

 

"Well, what?", says the redneck.

 

The warden says, "When are you going to call them back?"

 

"Call who back?"

 

"The FISH", replied the warden!

 

"What fish?", replied the redneck.

 

Moral of the story: We rednecks may not be as smart as some city slickers, but we ain't as dumb as some government employees. :)

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Pinocchio, Snow White and Superman are walking in the street when they come across a sign: "Beauty contest for the most beautiful woman in the world."

 

"I am entering," said Snow White. After half an hour she comes out and they ask her, "Well, how was it?"

 

" First Place ", said Snow White.

 

They continue walking and they see a sign: "Contest for the strongest man in the world."

 

"I'm entering," says Superman and after half an hour he returns and they ask him, "How was it?"

 

" First Place ," answers Superman.

 

They continue walking when they see a sign: "Contest! Who is the greatest liar in the world?"

Pinocchio enters. After half an hour he returns with tears in his eyes. "What happened?" they asked,

"Who IS this Obama guy anyway?" asked Pinocchio.

 

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