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  1. Police may be the wrong person to see -- a lawyer would make more sense in such a case.
  2. A neighbor had trees cut down in her yard. I talked her out of cutting down some of the better ones. Like the people in your story, she was afraid they would fall on her house. Recently, trees did fall during severe weather and several houses in our neighborhood suffered major damages. They were covered by insurance more than likely. I've lived in this house for over 30 years, and quite a few times, I've been out there with the chain saw cleaning up after trees had fallen in my yard. It's dangerous work -- once, while using the chain saw, a tree trunk slid into me and I ended up in the hospital...sprained ankle.
  3. If he put a lot of money into the pig farm -- his life savings -- he's entitled to get at least some of the money back (with a good divorce lawyer). What was he thinking when he gave all of his money to his Thai wife? As they say, there's a sucker born every minute and these Thai BGs are more than willing to relieve these fools of their life savings.
  4. "However as soon as we started looking around inside, and even though I wasn’t holding or pointing my camera, quite a few vendors moved quickly to cover some of their merchandise, including assorted furry animals and a leg of something. So we don’t know what they were covering but presumably they probably shouldn’t have been selling whatever it was. " --------- I was visiting Koh Kong, Cambodia one time. A traveler was telling me that they were selling ganja at the market. It must've been hidden because I didn't see any. I remember there were lots of big black fish with sharp teeth. Snakeheads, I believe. The vendors were beating some live ones with baseball bats, and they would go flying off, bloody and squirming....
  5. You have to be careful what you read. Is this web site legit? Is it right wing?
  6. 9/11 happened during GWB's tenure through neglect by his administration.
  7. It was reported recently that illegals are actually good for the economy.
  8. Here's a guy who made it big playing a right-handed guitar upside downhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=eNgN1Eu7sDM
  9. BE HAPPY http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=hoEle04qu_U
  10. Back in 1966 when I was in US Army Basic Training, I remember the Range Officer saying we had 3 rounds to zero in our newly issued M-14 rifles. Then we had to qualify as either Expert, Sharpshooter, or Marksman.
  11. Drugstore.com agreed to replace the stolen items free of charge. Nice of them. Two day after the theft, the replacement anti-fungal medication was left at my door. That was fast; albeit left in plain view of the public again. The regular UPS guy has been leaving packages hidden by the side door but he's been out because of an injury. It took me couple of hours of video editing using freeware to put the youtube video together, with no previous experience in video editing. There is a close-up video of the thief from another camera/intercom located above the front door; but the editing software couldn't join it with the other video segments -- (probably because it is of different model/manufacturer from the other two)
  12. We were out of town when it happened. He took a box of medication for athlete's foot. I turned the matter over to the Police -- they were impressed with the videos. Three different video cameras caught him in action.
  13. I became a victim of theft today. My home security cameras showed the UPS leave a package on my front porch at around 3PM; about an hour later a juvenile grabbed the package and ran with it....
  14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bLKVRcsAJGE
  15. Shame, shame, no one mentioned Hendrix, the greatest guitar soloist ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=KsbE8P8sL4c
  16. If things were that bad, there would be blood flowing in the streets. It's more like 40% of wealth is owned by the top 1% in USA.
  17. A happy ending for them. They completed the journey and wrote a book. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1673466.Tuk_Tuk_to_the_Road
  18. A guy I used to know was an avid cyclist who commuted to work on his bike. He believed that he had as much right as a car; and he rode his bike in the middle of the road. I do a lot of riding myself but keep to the side of the road, like most people in these parts. I've been lucky and never been hit while riding. One time I asked him, 'how many times have you been hit by a car?' 'Three times,' he said, 'one time, landing on my head.' ... He was one those souls God protected. He was originally from Indonesia (Dutch/Indonesian heritage) who spent a few adolescent yrs in a Japanese concentration camp during WWII... Last I heard, he retired and was sailing from USA to Indonesia with his wife.
  19. http://www.nbcnews.c...e/#.USJrnKXrzk0 AP London "A British couple's round-the-world cycling odyssey ended in tragedy when both of them were killed in a road accident in Thailand. Peter Root and Mary Thompson, who had been chronicling their journey in a blog, died Wednesday when they were hit by a pickup truck in a province east of Bangkok, Thai police said Monday. The couple, both 34 and from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, left Britain in July 2011 and had cycled through Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and China. The trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the couple, who met in art school and spent six years saving money and planning their journey, Peter's father Jerry Root told the Associated Press in an interview. "They were both inspirational," Jerry Root said. "They didn't just talk about it, they did it. I couldn't be prouder of them." He said they were both experienced cyclists who knew the rigors and risks of extended bicycle travel. "They were camping wild, as they called it," he said. "What helps me is to think of how happy they were with each other. They were leading the life they wanted to. It was the happiest, the most fruitful of lives." The couple had been posting photos and details of their trip on the website Two on Four Wheels. They also had many followers on Twitter and Facebook who were tracing their journey and vicariously enjoying their adventure, which included a trip through remote parts of Central Asia. A video they posted from that part of the journey shows them camping in the desert, riding through hills, stopping to swim in rivers and lakes, and braving heavy snowstorms. They also cycle through tense situations as armed conflict breaks out during their journey through Tajikistan. There is also footage showing Thompson suffering a gash to her knee after an apparent collision with a truck. The couple look tanned, joyous and relaxed — if a bit windblown — in the footage. It is apparent life on the road agreed with them. Thai Police Lt. Col. Supachai Luangsukcharoen said Monday that investigators found their bodies, their bicycles and their belongings scattered along a roadside, along with a pickup truck that crashed between some trees. Supachai said the truck driver, 25-year-old Worapong Sangkhawat, was seriously injured in the crash. He told police his truck hit the cyclists as he was reaching down to pick up a cap from the vehicle's floor, Supachai said."
  20. There are hundreds of million voters. If you convict a few, it's insignificant. This is disinformation promulgated by the Republicans. Nobody in the right mind believes voter fraud is a significant problem.
  21. Replublicans have been resorting to desperate measures to try to win elections, but the people are getting wiser to their unfair tactics. They have further to fall in my opinion.
  22. I didn't mention proof. This is politics, not technics.
  23. I don't believe voter fraud by people not having a photo ID is a significant problem, although there have been few. Voter supression using photo id requirement is more of a problem. In 2011, more than 100 Democratic members of Congress urged the Department of Justice to oppose a legislation to impose restrictive photo ID requirements that has been prepared by the conservative organization ALEC , arguing that it "has the potential to block millions of eligible American voters, and thus suppress the right to vote."[10] [see Wikipedia under voter suppression] Personally, I don't have any problem with photo id requirement for voters as long as it doesn't block eligible voters. But in this political climate, it may not be possiible to impose this requirement in a fair manner.
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