Sacramento would be a perfect place for this illness:
Nearly 2,000 people in the Seychelles have been infected with an incurable mosquito-borne disease that has spread to three Indian Ocean islands prompting health alerts, officials said.
"It is very frightening for Heidi to have this giant bird trying to eat her all the time. I have no doubt that it wants to make her into its next meal. I guess Heidi looks like a rabbit or a tasty snack.
"It is a magnificent looking bird but I am getting a bit fed up with it and I wish its owner would come and get it. Poor Heidi can't stand it being around. She is spending her days at the moment trying to hide in our house curled up by a chair."
President Bush urged employees at a computer chip factory to take their math and science skills into the schools to help the United States keep its technological edge in a global market."Slow - Children" as the traffic signs say......
..."America has to make a choice: Are we going to lead or are we going to fear the future?'' Bush said.
...Bush's plan would double over 10 years the physical science research budgets at three agencies: the Department of Energy's Office of Science, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology.
To encourage private investment in research and development, a research tax credit for business should be made permanent, Bush said.
He also has proposed training 70,000 high school teachers to lead advanced-placement courses in math and science and bringing 30,000 math and science professionals into the classrooms to teach.
...Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said he doubts Bush can get enough funding for his proposals because the Republican-led Congress already has cut funding to the National Science Foundation and has not fully funded No Child Left Behind.
...Martin, a volunteer at Starbase La Luz Academy at the base, received the president's Volunteer Service Award.
Martin volunteers more than 100 hours per year during lunch hours and some weekends to teach students in the program, designed to encourage New Mexico students to pursue careers as scientists and engineers.
...A lot of Martin's work with children involves a hands-on approach to teaching thermal dynamics. For example, he said he will freeze a marshmallow, then throw it to children, and before it hits their hands, it will be warm enough to eat.
But he doesn't tell the children how that happens.
"I want them to tell me how it happened,'' he said.
Owner John Thomas had some special guests Thursday. But one of his managers had a problem.
"Do you have the keys for the white house?" one manager asked another.
No, not that White House. This one is just an old house out back where they store cases of salsa.
Thomas wanted seven cases of 32-ounce salsa bottles sent back to Washington, D.C., with his special guest.
My understanding was that Chavez captured people's imagination with his original coup attempt (1992). Afterwards he gave a very brief televised statement ACCEPTING BLAME for the episode and went to jail for it: no one in Venezuelan politics had ever accepted BLAME for anything as long as anyone could remember! Startled Venezuelans were intrigued by the guy.
Chavez understands television well. He has a gonzo call-in TV show where he accepts calls in his sweats from just about anyone - kind-of like Rush, but much more intelligent, and with more clout. I call it highly-effective.
The left-right divide in Venezuela is like the red-blue divide in the U.S., except even starker. Some of his enemies were just made to hate by any feeling person. Many of Chavez' enemies are South American allies of Bush. If you hate Bush, it's hard not to like Chavez.
Like the other commenters say, and despite all its embarrassingly hagiographic simplicities, 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' is really an eye-opening movie. It's Bush v. Gore, but with guns. See it if you can...
An Egyptian passenger ferry carrying nearly 1,500 people sank in the Red Sea early Friday during bad weather, and rescue ships and helicopters pulled dozens of survivors and bodies from the water. Egypt's transport minister said 203 survivors have been rescued.
Is it a serious manuscript? Is it a hoax? YOU DECIDE.I responded:
Boy, this reads like utter dreck. Therefore it must be a serious manuscript.Here are excerpts - let me know if you'd like a copy of this. Is it better than William Shatner singing 'Rocket Man,' or worse?:
We sense joint enthusiasm to restate sensemaking in ways that make it more future oriented, more action oriented, more macro, more closely tied to organizing, meshed more boldly with identity, more visible, more behaviorally defined, less sedentary and backward looking, more infused with emotion and with issues of sensegiving and persuasion.Etc., etc., etc., ad infinitum. But I do like the last paragraph - it reminds me of community theater!:
....The emerging picture is one of sensemaking as a process that is ongoing, instrumental, subtle, swift, social, and easily taken for granted. The seemingly transient nature of sensemaking (“a way station”) belies its central role in the determination of human behavior. Sensemaking is central because it is the primary site where meanings materialize that inform and constrain identity and action (Mills 2002, p. 35). When we say that meanings materialize, we mean that sensemaking is importantly an issue of language, talk, and communication. Situations, organizations, and environments are talked into existence.
Taken together these properties suggest that increased skill at sensemaking should occur when people are socialized to make do, be resilient, treat constraints as self-imposed, strive for plausibility, keep showing up, use retrospect to get a sense of direction, and articulate descriptions that energize. These are micro-level actions. They are small actions. But they are small actions with large consequences.
Mr. Boyt has spent the last 50 years scraping carcasses from the side of the road and chucking them, together with a few herbs and spices, into his cooking pot.
The retired civil servant has sampled the delights of weasel, rat and cat. His most unusual meal was a greater horseshoe bat, which he reckons is not dissimilar in taste to grey squirrel, if the comparison helps. Fox tends to repeat on him. He has tucked into labrador, nibbled at otter and could not resist trying porcupine when he came across a spiky corpse while on holiday in Canada.
...He said: "It's good meat for free and I know nobody has been messing with it and feeding it with hormones. By writing a book I hope to show people it's perfectly normal and healthy to eat."
...Mr Boyt has no regrets about eating the labrador, which he emphasises was without a collar when he found it. "There was nothing on it to show who its owner was even though it was in good condition, so I took it home and ate it. It was just like a nice piece of lamb."
or, as the Beggar Woman from 'Sweeney Todd' would say, 'mischief.'
No mischief here, just opinions!
Q: What is Hoodia?
A: A type of cactus. Hoodia Gordonii is a succulent in the family Asclepiadaceae. It forms multi-stemmed clumps 45cm (18in) high and bears unpleasant-smelling, pale purple disc-shaped flowers 7.5-10cm (3-4in) in diameter. Hoodia Gordonii grows in semi-arid areas of South Africa. The San people, formerly known as bushmen, of the Kalahari eat the bitter-tasting plant on long hunting expeditions.
In 1997, picking up a stray dog in Del Paso Heights changed the course of Jennifer Fearing's life.
She took the canine to what was then a night drop-off at the city's animal shelter. What she saw there transformed her into an animal advocate.
"It was such a bizarre thing putting it in this shed and not knowing what was going to happen to it," Fearing said "I went back the next day, and then I became a volunteer at the shelter. That's when I really learned what was going on."
A monster brewing! Roger S returns to the studio and creates one dirty, writhing, jacking piece of floor burning infectious dance. It kicks off tribal beats style and un-folds with a ferocious dirty musical barrage into an electro bassline that leads to GTO's full character gospel style vocal. Now it feels like DJ International meets latter day Ibiza. An original, that is strong in all departments, and grew out of Winter Music 2005. With future mixes from Axwell, Superchumbo and Sueno Soul, this promises huge things! Already being championed by heavyweights Morillo, Haji, Rampling and Morales and that's only the start! An anthem of the highest order from one of the best in the business and it's just waiting to break!
Ted Henson, a copywriter at Green/Allium Advertising and notoriously disorganized procrastinator, is awestruck by his coworkers' ability to manage multiple aspects of their lives. "I'm surrounded by, like, these amazing super-multitasking rock stars," said Henson as he watched creative director Kyle Peters put some layouts in a metal file cabinet. "How do you deal with all this lame bureaucratic bullshit? You have to tell me your secret kung-fu organization system." Henson remained in Peters' office for over an hour, talking about Peters' filing system, the filing system in the film Brazil, and other Terry Gilliam films, causing him to miss a 2:30 assignment deadline.
New Mexico's congressional delegation agrees with President Bush's goals for energy independence and boosting math and science education, while still waiting on the details, more of which could come when he visits the Intel plant in Rio Rancho on Friday.
"We weren't sure what she was going to do next," said Terri Gallegos, deputy clerk for the city of Milan, N.M., where Sanmarco applied for a business license in 2004 for a publication called "The Racist Press" that she said she planned to launch. Another time she said she wanted to register a cat food business.
During one meeting, Gallegos said, Sanmarco carried on a conversation with herself "like she was arguing with someone but there was no one there."
Last March, office workers called authorities after the 44-year-old woman made what Gallegos described as a rude allegation. Other times, Gallegos said, Sanmarco would come in and simply stare at one employee in particular.
In June, police in nearby Grants talked to her after someone at a gas station called to complain of nudity, Police Chief Marty Vigil said. Sanmarco was dressed when officers arrived.
Whatever, Kjell Grannes happened to be watching the river and ice action from his kitchen window near Overhalla on Monday when the moose came surfing down the river.
Grannes told Trondheim newspaper Adresseavisen that the ice was clear, "so it almost looked like the moose was walking on water."
Self-described vampire and Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Jonathan "The Impaler" Sharkey has been arrested on Indiana charges of stalking and escape.
...Sharkey gained the limelight earlier this month with his Friday the 13th announcement of his candidacy for Minnesota governor under the Vampires, Witches and Pagans Party banner.
Among his proposals was one that would use impalement to execute murderers, rapists and terrorists.
"As governor," Sharkey said, "terrorists and criminals will live in fear of me, while the people of this state will be able to live fear free."
TODD: The history of the world, my love --
LOVETT: Save a lot of graves, Do a lot of relatives favors!
TODD: Is those below serving those up above!
LOVETT: Ev'rybody shaves, So there should be plenty of flavors!
TODD: How gratifying for once to know
BOTH: That those above will serve those down below!