Sunday, August 31, 2008

Gulf Coast residents flee as Hurricane Gustav nears

Huge Catfish

Huge Catfish - The funniest movie is here. Find it

Centerfield - John Fogarty

Beautiful Bird Photography

This site is a repost, but there are recent photos that are worth a look. "71513 photo pages have been viewed to date on this site 1239 photos online in 18 galleries."


The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever. The 23rd Psalm-KJV

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Gov. Sarah Palin on Glenn Beck

The killer tortoise

"This tortoise most certainly does not appreciate dirty cats encroaching on his territory, and will simply not rest until the last of them has been frightened away. Get ready for this little guy, he is relentless, and his dedication is admirable."'YouTube: The Best of August'

New Office Policy and Cubicle Construction

Ready for take-off, Tiddles? Meet the cats which have sprouted wings

Sweden's 'Loch Ness Monster' captured on film

Filmmakers claim to have captured footage of Sweden's mythical Storsjoodjuret or Great Lake sea monster, the Scandinavian country's equivalent to the legendary beast said to lurk in Scotland's Loch Ness.

By Bruno Waterfield
Last Updated: 4:06PM BST 28 Aug 2008

Svergies Television, which set up cameras on Sweden's Storsjon or Great Lake, has released images of a blurry, long and narrow silhouette moving in the depths said to be the famous Swedish sea monster.

"It clearly shows that it's warm and is made up of cells, otherwise our cameras wouldn't indicate red, so it can be a sea snake or some other kind of sea animal," said a member of the film crew.

Efforts to find the monster are being stepped up amid international TV interest and by summer 2009, 30 cameras will be monitoring the lake's waters and islets.

Hunts for the Storsjoodjuret are controversial after Swedish authorities tried and failed to protect the creature as an endangered animal three years ago.

The monster was first mentioned in print in 1635 and 500 people have reported 200 sightings since then.

Spotters have variously described the creature as a three-humped serpent, anywhere between 50 to nine feet long, with a dog's head and fins on its neck, with black, grey, red or yellow colouring, making a wailing, or rattling, noise.

Hunts for the Great Lake sea monster have regularly taken place since 1894 when a Swedish sea captain created a stock company with the purpose of catching the legenday beast.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bobby Goldsboro - See The Funny Little Clown (1964)

See the funny little clown
See him laughing as you walk by,
Everybody thinks he's happy
Cause you never see a tear in his eye.
No one knows he's crying,
No one knows he's dying on the inside
Cause he's laughing on the outside, mm,
No one knows, no one knows.
See the funny little clown, he's hiding behind a smile.
They all think he's laughing
But I know he's really crying all the while.
How his heart is aching, how his heart is breaking on the inside,
But he keeps laughing on the outside, mm,
No one knows, no one knows.
This funny little clown you never used to see him around
Without his girl beside him to love and guide him,
Until one day his girl just walked away
And to this very day he says he never loved her anyway,
Mm, and no one knows except for me
Because you see I'm that funny little clown.

Deaths, worry, lawsuits piling up-Listeria

The Toronto Sun For John Stickland, every passing moment is a worry.

His mother, Rowena, 85, of Ottawa, was diagnosed with listeriosis last month, one of those who fell ill from bacteria in Maple Leafs Foods' ready-to-eat meat products.

"We didn't know what it was because she has dialysis three times a week and weren't sure if it was her weak immune system, instead," said Stickland, 46, of Kanata, Ont.

He finally put the pieces together after the nursing home she resides in put out a health alert notice two weeks ago.

Health officials yesterday reported two new cases of listeria and one new death -- in Timmins -- due to the outbreak which forced Maple Leaf to close its North York plant. There have been 13 deaths in Canada and 29 cases of listerosis connected to the outbreak. Another 30 cases and nine deaths are under investigation.

Stickland is among hundreds of Maple Leaf consumers who have signed up to a class-action lawsuit spearheaded by Merchant Law Group LLP.

The law firm filed suits in Ontario, Quebec, B.C. and Saskatchewan with more provinces to follow, said Tony Merchant, a Regina-based lawyer, who specializes in class-action lawsuits.


The claims fall under three categories: illness, financial loss or legitimate concern. Some fall under all three.

"I have spoken to people who bought a bunch of Maple Leaf products and had to dump it all out after they saw the recall on the news. Some couldn't sleep at night because they worry that they have killed their families by feeding them the meat for dinner," Merchant said.

The suit in Ontario is claiming damages of $350 million on behalf of plaintiff's Arthur Cole and Donna Hyland.

Hyland, 77, became violently ill in July and will find out out Friday if she tested positive for listeria.

"I'm a nervous wreck," said Hyland, of Arnprior, located in the Ottawa Valley area. "Something has to be done. Look at all the people who have died ... just awful."

Her husband, John, 66, said his wife was an avid Maple Leaf foods consumer and commonly purchased their baloney, cooked ham and roast for many years.

In Bowmanville, former Q107 personality Jeff Newfield -- a.k.a Scruff Connors -- has also signed up for the lawsuit, saying he has suffered from terrible diarrhea for the last few days. He is going to be tested for listeria as well.

Maple Leaf spokesman Linda Smith said the company's main focus was to get the problem fixed. The facility that was shut down last week to be sanitized is to re-open tomorrow. What is Listeria? Visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website for a list of recalled deli meat, cheese and other products For more background and the latest news on this story, go to

Living without Numbers or Time

" The Pirahã people have no history, no descriptive words and no subordinate clauses. That makes their language one of the strangest in the world -- and also one of the most hotly debated by linguists. ",1518,414291,00.html

Small Dead Animals Late Nite Radio

"The following table summarizes the SDA Late Nite Radio shows and other SDA multimedia references produced by DJ Vitruvius, including some earlier work before the LNR moniker was adopted. " "I'd like to register my appreciation [for SDA LNR], an eclectic mix of music that I really enjoy. ' -- Leslie

Clean out your computer

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Anthrax kills bison

By Darren Bernhardt , The StarPhoenix
Published: Monday, August 25, 2008
More Saskatchewan bison have been found dead from anthrax.

Parks Canada on Monday announced that 13 plains bison carcasses were discovered in a remote area of Prince Albert National Park over the past few days. Testing has confirmed anthrax as the cause of death "in several cases," stated a news release, which did not specify how many were positively linked to the bacterium.

The news release was sent out primarily to "assure Canadians there is no threat to human health or safety."

The incident is the province's fourth anthrax outbreak of the year, following two others last month. One of those occurred in the Rural Municipality of Paddockwood, about 200 kilometres north of Saskatoon, resulting in seven bison dying.

This comes after one case of anthrax was confirmed in cattle in the Ponass Lake area July 22. Less than a week prior, officials with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed anthrax killed off several cattle in the Ponass Lake region.

Robin Locke, communications official for Saskatchewan with the CFIA, said at the time that outbreaks of anthrax are to be expected, as the soil in the prairie region is known to naturally carry the spores that cause the disease. But the outbreaks should come as a warning to producers on the prairies, Locke suggested.

"Whenever there's a case of anthrax, it's always a good reminder to producers to consult their local practitioners about whether or not they should be vaccinating," she said.

Anthrax is an environmental disease, meaning it is not communicable. The seven bison that died in Paddockwood caught the disease from the land, not from each other, Locke said.

"Anthrax in wildlife is a naturally occurring disease and Prince Albert National Park remains open for public enjoyment and use," states the news release sent out Monday from Parks Canada. As a precautionary measure only, Parks Canada has closed the West Side trail and Amyot Lake Loop . . . until further notice."

The bison carcasses were found in the southwest corner of the park, about 40 kilometres from Waskesiu. The carcasses are being treated to prevent the spread of the bacterium, as per park protocols, stated the release.

"Parks Canada reminds members of the public not to touch any dead animal they may come across in the park. Instead, they should leave the area immediately and report the location to the Parks Canada office ( 306-663-4532 )."

Saskatchewan's first case of anthrax was confirmed May 26 in the rural municipality of King George, when 13 cattle were affected by the disease.

Mother squirrel saves lost baby

I do not know the url of where the pictures of dog and squirrel originated. They came in mail, I will try and find out later and will post site.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Pigs Go Wild in New Jersey

Posted on: Thursday, 21 August 2008, 15:15 CDT

Pigs have gone wild with destructive results in parts of New Jersey, say authorities.

Up to 100 feral boars have damaged golf courses, flower farms and other sites in Gloucester County. They are believed to be descendants of domestic pigs freed over 10 years ago and grown wild and potentially dangerous, The Star Ledger newspaper in Newark, N.J., reported Thursday.

"We caught one boar that weighed in at about 250 pounds -- tusks and all," Christopher Boggs, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said.

A growing national problem, feral pigs cause a wide variety of problems.

"They eat anything, endangering rare plants and degrading the habitat. They compete with native wildlife, eating the eggs of ground nesting birds like quail and turkeys," Lawrence Herrighty, of the state Division of Fish and Wildlife, told The Star Ledger.

State and federal officials are working to eradicate the boars.

"We are fortunate, in one regard, in that New Jersey is among a very few states where the population is small enough and not dispersed that we should be able to eradicate them," Herrighty said to the newspaper.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Fastest Man In The World

John Milton-Paradise Lost

. . . Farewel happy Fields Where Joy for ever dwells: Hail horrours, hail Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell Receive thy new Possessor: One who brings A mind not to be chang'd by Place or Time. The mind is its own place, and in it self Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.

Wee Deoch an Doris

Roamin' in the gloamin' on the bonnie banks o' Clyde,
Roamin' in the gloamin' wi' ma lassie by ma side,
When the sun has gone to rest, that's the time that I like best,
O, it's lovely roamin' in the gloamin'!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Keith Urban - But For The Grace Of God

I can hear the neighbors
They're arguin' again
And there hasn't been peace on our street
Since who knows when
I don't mean to listen in
But the shoutin' is so loud
I turn up the radio to drown it out
And silently I say a little prayer

But for the grace of God go I
I must've been born a lucky guy
Heaven only knows how I've been blessed
With the gift of you love
And I look around and all I see
Is your happiness embracing me
Oh Lord I'd be lost
But for the grace of God

I can see that old man
He's walking past our door
And I've been told that he's rich
But he seems so poor
'Cause no one comes to call on him
And his phone it never rings
He wanders through his empty home
Surrounnded by his things
And silently I say a little prayer, yes I do

But for the grace of God go I
I must've been born a lucky guy
Heaven only knows how I've been blessed
With the gift of you love
And I look around and all I see
Is your happiness embracing me
Oh Lord I'd be lost
But for the grace of God

I look around and all I see
Is your happiness embracing me
Oh Lord I'd be lost
But for the grace of God
Oh Lord I'd be lost

Oh Lord I'd be lost
But for the grace of God
Oh Lord I'd be lost
But for the grace of God

Meet Molly, the three-legged pony who is giving hope to New Orleans three years after Katrina

Friday, August 22, 2008

Shine Your Light-Robbie Robertson

Shine Your Light - Robbie Robertson

Two-jawed mutant fish fuels oilsands dissent

Canwest News Service; Calgary Herald
Published: Thursday, August 21, 2008
CALGARY (CNS) -- A northern Alberta Native band that displayed a deformed, two-jawed fish at a weekend water conference says the grotesque specimen has ramped up efforts to collect evidence to show Alberta's oilsands are poisoning both wildlife and people.

The band is therefore calling on the government to place a moratorium on oilsands development.

George Poitras, a spokesperson for the Mikisew Cree First Nation, said the band is deciding what to do with the large goldeye fish, which was found last week by children playing in the waters of Lake Athabasca, downstream from the oilsands plants.

"What happens to the wildlife and the fish is eventually what is going to happen to us," Poitras said, adding people have expressed "disbelief" after seeing the fish.

Poitras said he had heard reports of deformed fish from community members around Fort Chipewyan, 260 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alta., but "we will begin to collect them now much more vigilantly."

The fish was displayed at the Keepers of the Water Conference Sunday.

However, a spokesperson for the Alberta government's Department of Sustainable Resource Development said there's no evidence the deformity was caused by a contaminant. Dave Ealey said fish abnormalities can be due to disease or other environmental factors.

Residents believe leakage or spills from oilsands tailings ponds has polluted the Athabasca River and lake.

Holocaust Music of the Ghettos and Camps

Saturday, August 16, 2008

The orphan deer adopted by a pack of bloodthirsty fox hounds

Former Nicholls State Standout Meier Pitching For Canadian Olympic Team

THIBODAUX, La. – The Canadian Olympic softball squad benefited from the strong pitching performance by former Colonel Dione Meier last night in the preliminary-rounds against Team USA before rain postponed the action in the fourth inning with Canada on top 1-0.

The US-Canada contest will pick up where it left off following the US-Japan match at Noon in Beijing, China on Friday. The US-Japan game will be televised on CNBC starting at 1 a.m. locally, however, it is not specified whether the network will carry the US-Canada makeup. Canada will play China at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, which will be 8:30 p.m. locally before they finish up with the US.

Meier carried a one-hitter shutout through four innings before the third and final rain delay of the game forced the game to be postponed. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada native holds the distinction of being Nicholls first ever Olympian.

“It is great to see [Meier] doing well, we are all routing for her and wish her the best of luck in representing not only her country but Nicholls as well,” said head softball coach Jenny Parsons, who coached Meier at Nicholls.

“I will definitely be up late tonight watching to see how she performs.

I know that a lot of her former teammates that she played with here at Nicholls will be as well, and are cheering for her.”

To follow all of the Canadian Softball action including Dione Meier, please visit Article copied from

Body proves Bigfoot no myth, hunters say

CNN) -- A policeman and a former corrections officer say that on Friday they will unveil evidence of what they claim is their biggest find ever: the body of Bigfoot.

The thawed body of a creature reputed to be Bigfoot reportedly weighs more than 500 pounds.
Matthew Whitton and Rick Dyer, a pair of Bigfoot-hunting hobbyists from north Georgia, say they found the creature's body in a wooded area and spotted several similar creatures that were still alive.
The carcass of the furry half-man, half-ape is 7 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs more than 500 pounds, they say. However, the two are not disclosing the exact location of their discovery to protect the remaining creatures.
Tom Nelson, chairman of the biology department at North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, said he's "pretty skeptical" the world will feast its eyes on a new species Friday.
"That would certainly rock mammalogy," joked Nelson, who specializes in the study of mammals. "I see a research grant in my future."
Whitton and Dyer plan to unveil what they say is DNA and photo evidence of the discovery in Palo Alto, California, in conjunction with a group called Searching for Bigfoot Inc.
A photograph on that group's Web site shows what appears to be the body of a large, hairy creature with an ape-like face, stuffed into a large freezer.
According to a written release, the two announced the discovery on an Internet radio show, "Squatch Detective," several weeks ago. Do you believe in Bigfoot?
"The only person we would allow to come down and verify the body was 'the Real Bigfoot Hunter,' Tom Biscardi," Dyer said, referring to Searching for Bigfoot's CEO, who has been looking for the elusive, legendary creature in the United States and Canada since 1971.
Whitton is a Georgia police officer who is on administrative leave after being shot in the wrist during a pursuit. Dyer is a former prison guard.
DNA tests on the body have begun, said the statement, and "extensive scientific studies" will be done on the body by scientists, including a molecular biologist, an anthropologist and a paleontologist.
Nelson, the university professor, acknowledged that new species of animals have been discovered in recent decades and that, in science, "we always acknowledge the possibility of something new."
But he said that even in north Georgia, home to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the foot of the Appalachian Trail, it stretches the imagination to think a family of 7-foot-tall creatures could have eluded hunters, hikers and creeping development until now.
"To the average person, these places just seem like extreme wilderness where you'll find lions and tigers and bears," he said. "The reality is that you're never more than a mile from a road."
The group says the animal is male, has reddish hair and "blackish-gray" eyes and human-like feet, hands and teeth. Check out bigfoot website:

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Russia's military offensive against Georgia: Preparations for regional war?

11 August 2008: "A very disturbing confluence of events is currently taking place on the world stage, events that have the possibility of changing the course of our world as we know it. Tensions are mounting over Iran’s nuclear weapon ambitions and their intent on the destruction of Israel. The U.S. has deployed two new carrier groups to the Persian Gulf region. At the same time, Russia is mounting an offensive against the independent state of Georgia. The man behind the offensive appears to be the “Big Bear” himself - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

The Republic of Georgia is an ally of the West, and wants Russian troops out of the country. They desire to join NATO and want to allow the U.S. to place missile defense batteries on their soil. For expressing their desire to join NATO, Russia imposed a military blockade against Georgia in 2006. Earlier that year, in the midst of a severe winter, oil supply pipelines serving the population of Georgia were sabotaged, with many fingers pointing to Russia as the culprit. Many analysts stated that Russia was behind the attacks, which served as a warning to Georgia NOT to ally themselves with the West or join NATO.

What is the importance of Georgia?

To understand the importance of the control of the Republic of Georgia, one has to take a few steps back and view the larger global picture. Remove the blinders and rose-colored glasses, and dispel all fallacious notions that the current Russian leadership is a friend of the West.

The Republic of Georgia is an important gateway for future Russian military operations, especially those involving Turkey, Syria, and Iran. As tensions continue to mount between Israel and Iran as well as the U.S., Russia, apparently still under the ever-influential control of Putin, is not about to sit idly on the sidelines.

The Republic of Georgia is strategically located between Russia and Turkey, the latter an Islamic country that will likely side against Israel in a future regional conflict. With the Republic of Georgia under the control of Russia, Russian involvement in a regional offensive against Israel for taking action against Iran can be more readily accomplished.

Interestingly, such a scenario coincides with Biblical prophecies like those depicted in Ezekiel 38 and 39." More to ponder:

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Cat, Dog, and Rat - Best Friends

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Tiny Velvety Platypi