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The following are archived postings for the Month of March 2008.
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WTF ???? said...

Two University of Virginia researchers believe that humans are genetically predisposed to be deathly afraid of snakes. Judy S. DeLoache, a U.Va. professor of developmental psychology, said she has a snake phobia, but wonders why.

I love it when we spend tax dollars on useless studies that common sense all ready tells us.

Glad I'm Not in Las Vegas said...

Toxin mystery at Las Vegas motel deepens....

LAS VEGAS Nevada - As police tried to piece together how a rare, deadly poison ended up in a motel for transients, the 57-year-old man who could hold the key lay unconscious in a hospital.

Adding to the mystery, police said firearms and an "anarchist type textbook" were found in the same room where the ricin was discovered two days later.

Capt. Joseph Lombardo said at a news conference late Friday that the book was tabbed at a spot with information about ricin. Police found the firearms and books on Tuesday after a manager at the Extended Stay America motel called police upon discovering weapons, he said, without elaborating.

After authorities seized the book and weapons, tests for ricin were conducted but came back negative, Lombardo said.

He said a 53-year-old friend or relative of the sick man contacted motel management on Feb. 22 to inform them about pets in the room.

Earlier Friday, police Deputy Chief Kathy Suey said the friend or relative found two vials of ricin on Thursday after going to the motel to retrieve the hospitalized man's belongings. Authorities on Friday confirmed that the vials contained ricin.

It was unclear how long the vials were in the unoccupied motel room, and whether they might have been overlooked when ricin tests were conducted on Tuesday. Lombardo did not address such questions during the brief news conference.

"The only positive tests (were) on the powder in question" in the vials, he said.

Authorities said there was no apparent link to terrorist activity, and no indication of any spread of the deadly substance beyond the vials.

The 57-year-old man was the last to stay in the room, and has been in critical condition since calling an ambulance on Feb. 14 complaining of respiratory distress.

Authorities offered little more about the man's identity: He left pets in the room and was not considered a suspect. A dog was found dead, but the animal had gone at least a week without food or water, Suey said.

"We don't know an awful lot about him," she said. "We don't even know that it was him that was in possession of the ricin." Suey said she could not say how much ricin was in the vials.

Lombardo said precautionary tests were also done in a room at the Excalibur hotel-casino, on the Las Vegas Strip, where the friend or relative had been saying. He said they came back negative.

The only legal use for ricin is cancer research. A pinprick is enough to kill.

Police, National Guard, Homeland Security and FBI officials responded when the substance was found Thursday.

Seven people, including the man who found the ricin, the manager, two other motel employees and three police officers, were decontaminated at the scene and taken to hospitals for examination. None have shown any signs of being affected by ricin, Suey said. All have been released.

Along with the ricin, police found castor beans possibly used to make the substance. Suey said the manufacture of ricin is a crime.

Greg Evans, director of the Institute for Biosecurity at Saint Louis University in Missouri, said the man's respiratory illness suggested he was exposed to a powder fine enough to float in the air.

"If he went to the hospital with difficulty breathing, he actually inhaled it," Evans said. "For some reason, he opened the vial and it must have been aerosolized."

Multiple vials would probably contain enough ricin to sicken many people if it was spread, for example, around a buffet table or sprayed in a closed room.

"If it was aerosolized in a confined space then it certainly could harm dozens of people," he said.

As little as 500 micrograms of ricin, or about the size of the head of a pin, can kill a human, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

In March 2003, a Las Vegas man committed suicide by injecting himself with liquid ricin. He was a retired gaming executive and former chemist.

For the most part, however, the toxin has more of a cloak-and-dagger reputation linked more closely to spies and assassins.

Anonymous said...

Here is list of Illegal hiring Employers in Phoenix Arizona:

#1.Chas Roberts air conditioning.
#2.McDonalds.
#3.City of Tolleson.
#4.Fischer underground.
#5.Copper king electric.
#6.RB Electric.
#7.City of Phoenix.
#8.Filibertos
#9.Jack in the box.

There are many small businesses that are just as guilty. I hope they have to pay serious fines and hire legal U.S. Citizens to replace the Illegals.

Sharon Stephens said...

Ain't It Beautiful, But Excuse Me There Is An Ear On The Lawn
sharonstephens.1@gmail.com

The objector and the rebel who raises his voice against what he believes to be the injustice of the present and the wrongs of the past is the one who hunches the world along."-- Clarence S. Darrow -1857-1938: Address to the Court, The Communist Trial, People v. Lloyd, 1920

WHEN A DRUG FAMILY CAME INTO SHADOW CREST HOA
What You Need to Know:

This is the true story of corruption, concealment, and conspiracy between a homeowner's association, a police department, city, county and state governments, and the courts.

Can You Smell That? said...

How do you know if a Mexican has been in your bathroom?


There will be Poop on the Wall.
Used Toilet Paper on the floor.
They did not wash their hands.

??????? said...

Fed Chairman says Mortgage to get worse....

When is the government gonna wake up and admit we are in a recession?

harry said...

re, recession....

r u kidding me or what
u expect the government to admit we're in a recession.....
congress never admits when they r wrong and they certainly wont paint any gloom and doom pictures now, this is am election year

Anonymous said...

re, re, recession.....

The government never admits when it's wrong, they only tell us about when they are right or when they want to bash the opposite party playing that role like they are doing something for us.

benny j said...

re - recession -
I agree Congress and the White House have known for months we are in a recession but politics dictate they paint a rosey picture.
More proof they circle jerk one another and placate the voters.

Mid West Crisis will come to your town said...

re, recession.....

I cant speak for all of America but if you think the economy is fine, come to Ohio, it sucks here....people are losing there jobs, homes, cars.....factories are closing, shit is bad......all we get from these idiots in politics is the same, we will help if you elect us.....but none will promise to close the borers and ban imports, so what good are they?

Ginger in Las Vegas said...

re, sharon stephens ............

i think you need to elaborate more on your post with facts and less on quotes - frankly I don't think anyone can follow what the hell you are talking about.

Consume Alert, Drug Recalls said...

All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled.
STOP TAKING anything containing this ingredient. It has been linked to increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages 18-49 in the three days after star ting use of medication. The FDA recommended that everyone ( even children)

seek alternative medicine.

The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:

Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant
Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or orange)
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold &Cough Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold &Flu Medicine
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold &Sinus Effervescent
Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine
BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
BC Sinus Cold Powder
Comtrex Flu Therapy &Fever Relief
Day &Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules
Contac 12 Hour Caplets
Coricidin D Cold, Flu &Sinus
Dexatrim Caffeine Free
Dexatrim Extended Duration
Dexatrim Gelcaps
Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
Dimetapp Cold &Allergy Chewable Tablets
Dimetapp Cold &Cough Liqui-Gels
Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir
Dimetapp Elixir
Dimetapp 4 Hour Liquid Gels< BR>Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets
Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
Permathene Mega-16
Robitussin CF
Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus &Nasal Congestion
Triaminic DM Cough Relief
Triaminic Expectorant Chest &Head

Triaminic Syrup Cold & Allergy
Triaminic Triaminicol Cold &Cough

The following medicines because of a certain ingredient that is causing strokes and seizures in children:

Orange 3D Cold &Allergy Cherry (Pink)
3D Cold &Cough Berry
3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectorant

They are asking you to call them at 800-548-3708 with the lot number on the box so they can send you postage for you to send it back to them, and they will also issue you a refund. If you know of anyone else with small children,
PLEASE PASS THIS ON. THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF!

To confirm these findings please take time to check the following:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/

what happened to white people? said...

How many are actually paying attention to this?

There are African Americans,
Mexican Americans,
Asian Americans,
Arab Americans,
Native Americans, etc.

.....And then there are just -
Americans.

Anonymous said...

CL Idiots never surprise me.....
This ad is on Phx Farm and Garden board today:

Looking for a piglet?!?!?!?
I am looking to give a piglet a great loving home where she will never be eaten. PLEASE NO POT BELLY PIGS! I have been looking for a while now and when I do find one and call about it they are gone already.
If you do know where I can find one or a pig farm that will sell a piglet Please call Bo at 623-271-2659
Thank you and have a great day!
Surprise Arizona

Anonymous said...

Gum Chewing

In the summertime, as you drive past that crosswalk, spit that two piece chewed double bouble into the crosswalk. Points are only given to gum wads landing in between the lines. It must suck to have to walk in cross walks. A sticky situation sometimes.

only in america said...

WASHINGTON DC - Voters in two Vermont towns on Tuesday approved a measure that would instruct police to arrest President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for "crimes against our Constitution."

???****??? said...

I wonder what would happen if Mike Huchabee and Ron Paul got together and ran as an independent third party ticket.

ya ya said...

re, 3rd party ticket

i would rather see lou dobbs run

Arizona said...

got the new job,
sold the house,
debt free,
packing the best,
donating the rest,
no more evil AZ summers for me,
bye, bye old shit hole!
you wont be miss!

go take your meds said...

RE:Stop fearing the Mexican Invasion, think like this

Oh really how many illegals actually have a computer and internet to read that post?
If you care rent a billboard, post it in Spanish, maybe then and only then the low life illegals will get the message.

Anonymous said...

Funny AD on CL Phoenix FREE Section Board:

kangaroo feeding bags, poly-skin tape with core pack tubes


i didnt know there were any kangaroos in arizona

Anonymous said...

also on CL FREE Section Board......

Free Breast Pump



there be some lonely tities tonight

stud muffin said...

remember a 12 is a 10 that swallows

Retiring in 2008 you will need said...

A New Study Just Out Finds .....
NEW YORK NY - A couple retiring this year will need about $225,000 in savings to cover medical costs in retirement, according to a study released Wednesday by Fidelity Investments.

The figure, calculated for a couple age 65, is up 4.7 percent from the $215,000 estimate for 2007, the Boston-based financial services company said.

And it is similar to other projections for health care costs in retirement daunting figures given that longer life spans also are requiring workers to increase retirement nest eggs.

A separate study released last month by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College estimated that an individual needs to go into retirement with some $102,000 earmarked just for health care coverage, while a couple needs about $206,000.

Given current levels of retirement savings, the center said, six in 10 older workers are "at risk" of being unable to maintain their standard of living in retirement.

The Fidelity study, which has been conducted annually since 2002, assumes workers do not have employer-sponsored retiree health care coverage. It includes expenses associated with Medicare premium payments as well as co-payments and deductibles, plus out-of-pocket prescription drug costs.

"With health care costs continuing to outpace wage increases and companies trimming retiree health benefits, financing health care has to be central to retirement planning," Brad Kimler, executive vice president of Fidelity's benefits consulting group, said in a statement accompanying the report.

Fidelity's first study in 2002 found that a couple needed $160,000 in savings to fund medical costs in retirement, and that total has risen an average of 5.8 percent a year.

The study blamed the rising health care costs this year on higher unit costs, for example the cost of a doctor's visit; higher utilization rates for health care services; rising costs associated with new technologies; and increased incidence of some chronic conditions, like diabetes.

assholes battle it out said...

Barack Obama with an overall lead delegates of 1,562 to Hillary Clinton's 1,461 as the rivals look ahead to the final dozen contests on the calendar. It takes 2,025 to win the democratic nomination.

humor man said...

At a public Men's toilet.......
A white man was standing at the urinal taking a piss when a black guy came running into the bathroom.

The black guy stopped at the urinal next to the white guy and pulled out about a foot a dick and started pissing.

Seeing that big dick, the white man felt kind of inadequate. About that time the black man said, "I just made it."

The white man replied. "can you make one in white?"

but who cares said...

HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT WOMEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT:
1. She is not a 'BABE' or a 'CHICK' - She is a ' BREASTED AMERICAN.'

2. She is not 'EASY' - She is 'HORIZONTALLY ACCESSIBLE.'

3. She is not a 'DUMB BLONDE' - She is a 'LIGHT-HAIRED DETOUR OFF THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY.'

4. She has not 'BEEN AROUND' - She is a 'PREVIOUSLY-ENJOYED COMPANION.'

5. She does not 'NAG' you - She becomes ' VERBALLY REPETITIVE.'

6. She is not a 'TWO-BIT HOOKER' - She is a ' LOW COST PROVIDER.'


HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT MEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT:
1. He does not have a 'BEER GUT' - He has developed a 'LIQUID GRAIN STORAGE FACILITY.'

2. He is not a 'BAD DANCER' - He is ' OVERLY CAUCASIAN.'

3. He does not 'GET LOST ALL THE TIME' - He ' INVESTIGATES ALTERNATIVE DESTINATIONS.'

4. He is not 'BALDING' - He is in 'FOLLICLE REGRESSION.'

5. He does not act like a 'TOTAL ASS' - He develops a case of RECTAL-CRANIAL INVERSION.'

6. It's not his 'CRACK' you see hanging out of his pants - It's 'REAR CLEAVAGE.'

Anonymous said...

Why Are the Cars Over Priced in Scottsdale Arizona:

The main reason that cars are over priced around here is that most of them do not have a rust problem like those that are exposed to salt. These cars are desireable to collecters and restorers regardless of miles.

If you came here from an area that has snow and ice or ocean air just take a look at the vehicles from that type of enviornment. The mechanical parts outlive the bodies and can be used in rust free cars to revive the life of a mechanicly tired car.

ha,ha,ha,ha said...

Why I Flip Boogers ????

cause I can

Anonymous said...

What is wrong with you people!!!

If your EVEN thinking about voting for a President with the middle name HUSSEIN are you fucking nuts? I dont care what he says or does HUSSEIN is a name that is against America. Didnt we just hunt,find, and execute a HUSSEIN? As much as i want a democratic president, i just dont see it happening.

that's all said...

FUCK ALL YOU MEXICAN BASTARDS !

snoopy said...

Everybody Knows...


Charlie Brown is GAY, or he would have fucked Lucy a long time ago.

in new york city said...

Cumming on a Girl's Face

I think it's a lot of things: animalistic territory marking of sorts; a show of power by the man; a show of acceptance by the woman; pure grade-school porn induced fantasy; an effort to exercise some kind of fucked up control over the otherwise unchecked, unstoppable power a pretty woman has over us (I find I only want to cum on the face of pretty girls); it's just kinda dirty, dominating, nasty ... just all kinds of hot shit (at least to my mind)

Shit, I wish I had the balls to insist on cumming on a girl's face near every time. Kudos to you baby for playing along. At the end of the day, who gives a shit why your partner wants to do something? If it gets them off, give it to 'em. Worry about the psychological ramifications/meaning only if it affects the everyday interactions

Must be a compulsive CL poster said...

Necrophilia: 66 Year Old Man Caught Having Sex With 92-Year-Old Dead Woman.

i am in ur head said...

The McCain Era is approaching

Prepare yourselves commies.

You hid during the McCarthy era.

Well now its the McCain era.

And nobody hates communists more than John McCain.

McCarthy didn't have the Patriot Act, but Johnny boy will.

Cower in fear, you leftist, socialist, scumbags.

Anonymous said...

Will Wells Fargo Charge $2 to ask about 1099 form?

I have a Wells Fargo "Complete Advantage Checking" account and I called their 1-800-869-3557 number to talk to a "phone banker" because I hadn't received my 1099 form. The customer service rep told me they didn't send out a form because the total interest earned was under $10. I then went online and people complaining for being charged $2 for calling that number. I went to the Wells Fargo website and found this info:

Wells Fargo offers free unlimited automated Touch-Tone Banking Service to all of our customers.

There is also no charge to speak with a Phone Banker for calls that cannot be handled by our automated service, including:

* Opening a new account/Change to a different account
* Reporting lost or stolen checks or ATM cards
* Change of address/phone number
* Changing your password
* Stop Payments
* Direct Deposit Advance
* Photocopy request
* Check orders
* ATM/Check Card claims


A $2 fee may apply when you call 1-800-TO-WELLS (1-800-869-3557) and choose to speak with a Phone Banker when your request could have been handled by our automated service. We waive the fee if you maintain a minimum daily balance in your consumer checking account. Please refer to your Fee and Information Schedule for details.


So I don't know if I will be charged $2 for this or not?

popeye said...

Note To All Animal Lovers :

You Are ALL Morons !

go ICE said...

About 60 illegal immigrants were detained Wednesday after federal agents raided a Glendale Arizona home that they described as a drophouse for alien smuggling.

The agents, backed with a search warrant, swooped down on the property in the 5000 block of West Vista Avenue between Glendale and Northern avenues.

Among the 60 were five identified as possible "coyotes," or alien smugglers, said Vinnie Picard, a Phoenix spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The 60 will be held, pending further investigation into their immigration status, Picard said. Investigators were unsure how long they had been kept at the single-family home.

wake up usa said...

It's True, Not All Mexicans Are Thieves.....

some are drug smugglers

some are rapist

some are child molesters

some are murders

some are con artist, i.e. the steal your Identity

some run illegal cock or dog fighting rings

But - they are all hear illegally,
any questions .......

Anonymous said...

Gee, Wear Were All the Mexican Troops Helping the U.S. In Iraq ?


FUCK ALL YOU MEXICAN BASTARDS !

Fuck Congress for selling out America.

Police investigate Times Square Explosion said...

NEW YORK NY, USA - An explosive device caused minor damage to an empty military recruiting station in Times Square early Thursday, shaking guests in hotel rooms high above "the crossroads of the world."

Police blocked off the area to investigate the explosion, which occurred at about 3:45 a.m.. No one was injured. The blast left a gaping hole in the front window and shattered a glass door, twisting and blackening its metal frame.

"If it is something that's directed toward American troops than it's something that's taken very seriously and is pretty unfortunate," said Army Capt. Charlie Jaquillard, who is the commander of Army recruiting in Manhattan.

He said no one was inside the station, where the Marines, Air Force and Navy also recruit.

Witnesses staying at a Marriott hotel four blocks away said they could feel the building shake with the blast.

"I was up on the 44th floor and I could feel it. It was a big bang," said Darla Peck, 25, of Portland, Oregon.

"It shook the building. I thought it could have been thunder, but I looked down and there was a massive plume of smoke so I knew it was an explosion," said Terry Leighton, 48, of London, who was staying on the 21st floor of the Marriott.

Members of the police department's bomb squad and fire officials gathered outside the station in the early morning darkness, and police cars and yellow tape blocked drivers most of them behind the wheels of taxicabs from entering one of the world's busiest crossroads. Police began allowing some traffic through around the start of rush hour.

Though subway cars passed through the Times Square station without stopping in the early hours of the investigation, normal service was soon restored, with some delays.

The recruiting station, located on a traffic island surrounded by Broadway theaters and chain restaurants, has occasionally been the site of anti-war demonstrations, ranging from silent vigils to loud rallies.

In October 2005, a group of activists who call themselves the Granny Peace Brigade rallied there against the Iraq war. Eighteen activists, most of them grandmothers with several in their 80s and 90s, were later acquitted of disorderly conduct.

The recruiting station was renovated in 1999 to better fit into the flashy ambiance of Times Square, using neon tubing to give the glass and steel office a patriotic American flag motif. For a half century, the station was the armed forces' busiest recruiting center. It has set national records for enlistment, averaging about 10,000 volunteers a year.

Police said it was too early to say if the blast may have been related to two other minor explosions in the city.

In October, two small explosive devices were tossed over a fence at the Mexican consulate, shattering three windows but causing no injuries. No threats had been made against the consulate, and no one took responsibility for the explosion, police said.

At the time, police said they were investigating whether it was connected to a similar incident at the British consulate on May 5, 2005.

In that incident, the explosions took place in the early morning hours, when Britons were going to the polls in an election that returned Prime Minister Tony Blair to power.

In both cases, the instruments were fake grenades sometimes sold as novelty items. They were packed with black power and detonated with fuses, but incapable of causing serious harm, police said.

WTF America said...

Oil Prices Spike to Record $105.10

Lets nationalize all U.S. Oil companies....

soon we will be paying $5.00 gallon for gasoline in the USA, just so corporate greed can get richer!

U.S. troops buy own gear for safety, style in battle said...

What does this say about the US military, and our commander in chief ???

The Russians, Chinese and others must be laughing their asses off.

pandemic said...

We all warned you Mexican workers would bring a plague, and now it's here -- A major, deadly health pandemic of Hepatitis C, spread from clinics in Nevada (and before that Colorado in smaller numbers) that serves 90% Mexican immigrants.

They were sharing needles, or otherwise were not following safety and cleanliness procedures so that people got contact with blood, or bloody spit. It spread around the families and work areas, when workers got cut or sit and coughed blood on things like food that is cooked without being sanitized. They said this happens with people who are ignorant (Mexicans) of proper health procedure. It also spreads in families that are confined in small areas, since blood is spilled, and then others touch it. An example would be that bloody bandage, or the person bathing in a tub and other kids jump in the bath water after dad is through. Mom cuts her finger, and while cooking tortillas, slaps a little blood on each one.

The US was nearly 100% free of Hep C. It was big in Mexico, same with B and A.

Anonymous said...

re, U.S. Troops -

I agree it's a disgrace that American Troops, our fighting men and woman half to buy state of the art battle gear for their own protection.

This President, George W. Bush, and his cronies should be impeached and put in prison.
But you morons go ahead and vote that asshole Bush clone John McCain into office and get four more years of the same bullshit.

Proof even a moron gets lucky said...

Airline pilots around the world required to speak English.....

shocking George Bush and his lackies finally did something right.

Manhattan NYC said...

I am rich
I need a grade 'A' Blowjob
I work on Wall Street

Are you a 10 ?
Do you perform an swallow ??

reply here to get your ass over to my office

consumer alert notice said...

$75M in gift cards could become worthless -

NEW YORK NY - You know that Sharper Image gift card you got for Christmas? Right now, it's worthless. And other gift cards in your wallet could lose their value, too.

A customer-service representative said shoppers would eventually be able to use Sharper Image gift cards.

As more retailers file for bankruptcy or go out of business, more than $75 million in gift cards are at risk of becoming worthless pieces of plastic this year.

"If I knew this was going to happen, I would have used them right away," said Jon Tapper, a public relations executive from Boston who received two Sharper Image cards as business gifts just a few weeks ago. Their total face value is $50.

"I love gift cards, but now this makes me think twice."

The Sharper Image announced late last month that it was suspending the acceptance of gift cards, at least temporarily. It urged shoppers to check the company Web site later this month for an update. That is typical of businesses that reorganize under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which treats gift cards as a loan to the company, not as cash.

For many shoppers, it's a harsh lesson about the risks of gift cards. Consumers spent an estimated $26.3 billion in gift cards at retailers alone last holiday season, compared with $24.8 billion in 2006 and $18.48 billion in 2005, according to the National Retail Federation.

C. Britt Beemer, chairman of America's Research Group, says "you will see a lot of frustration among customers. You basically stole (money) out of the customers' pocket. They will never forgive you."

Brian Riley, senior analyst at The Tower Group, estimates that shoppers could lose more than $75 million just from stores and restaurant closings in 2008.

Tower Group's figure doesn't include mom-and-pop services like the local nail salon. Riley said such small operations, which are most vulnerable to economic downturns, pose the biggest risks to gift card holders.

The gift-card problem provides more ammunition to consumer-advocacy groups that have lashed out against expiration dates and burdensome fees imposed if cards are not used within a certain time frame. More than 20 states have passed regulations loosening restrictions on the use of gift cards.

"Consumers need to buy gift cards with their eyes wide open," said Jack Gillis, a spokesman for the Consumer Federation of America.

Bankrupt businesses also face the risk that card holders left in the cold could defect to other stores just when struggling merchants need their customers the most.

Even if bankrupt retailers want to honor the gift cards, they may not be able to, according to Howard Kleinberg, director of the bankruptcy practice at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein.

Either they can't afford it or their creditors' committee or the bankruptcy court may not allow it. Gift cards amount to debt, and therefore holders are not necessarily going to get paid, Kleinberg said.

Sharper Image officials did not immediately return phone calls but a customer-service representative told a reporter that shoppers would eventually be able to use the gift cards. She declined to say when.

Gift card holders fall in the class of unsecured creditors, which is "low in the pecking order," Kleinberg said. Those at the top of the list are secured creditors with debts backed by assets such as real estate or accounts receivable.

Of course, if a company is purchased through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, the new buyer could honor gift cards.

That appears to be the case with Fortunoff, the jewelry and home furnishings chain that agreed last month to sell to an affiliate of NRDC Equity Partners LLC, which owns Lord & Taylor department stores and plans to expand the Fortunoff chain. A Fortunoff spokeswoman said the company is honoring gift cards.

Riley, of The Tower Group, estimated that the retailer did about $32 million in business last year from gift cards.

Sharper Image's rival, Merrimack, New Hampshire-based Brookstone Inc., is capitalizing on the situation. It announced last week that it would exchange Sharper Image gift cards for 25 percent off any purchase.

"We thought it would be a great way of acquiring new customers," said Brookstone spokesman Robert Padgett. "We are here for the long haul, and thought it would be good to let them know."

Ricki Gard, a manager of the Saks Fifth Avenue's Premier salon in New York, said it has been able to attract new clients from high-end spa Georgette Klinger, which abruptly closed its locations around the country a week before Christmas, leaving gift card holders in a lurch.

The Saks salon, leased to an outside company, has been offering 30 percent discounts on first-time services for Georgette Klinger gift card holders, though that was little comfort to many who had thousands of dollars stored on their prepaid cards.

Carol Ann Razza, a Long Beach, New York, resident and Georgette Klinger customer for 18 years, lost several hundred dollars when the salon closed its doors.

"You really feel like you were robbed," said Razza, who had a prepaid credit stored on the spa's computer.

Experts say shoppers should never assume that if a retailer files for bankruptcy but remains in business, that their gift cards will be redeemable. Sharper Image, for example, plans to close 90 of its 184 stores soon after selling their inventory.

On the other hand, aggressive store closings can give some consumers the impression that the company is gone for good, and their gift cards are worthless.

Lonnie Miller thought her $50 gift card from KB Toys Inc. wasn't valid. The Wayne, New Jersey, resident thought the toy retailer went out of business after watching a few stores in her area shut down. Upon learning that KB toys is in still business, she said she will use her card online.

As for her $25 Fortunoff card a gift from her aunt she went out Friday to spend it immediately.

"With the uncertainty today, I didn't want my aunt's gift to be only a card," Miller said.

More Moron Politicians said...

Gosh darn! Cussing banned in California town, yep in South Pasadena California

pissed off voter said...

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean urged Florida and Michigan party officials to come up with plans to repeat their presidential nominating contests so that their delegates can be counted.

This is the biggest example of screwing the voter anyone has seen. This country might as well all become either communist or convert to Islam, either one is preferable over these two dickhead parties that run this country now!

Anonymous said...

re, pissed off voter

I totally agree.....this proves that same shit different day.

We have got to get a new third party alternative.

lu lu said...

re, re, pissed off voter


well said, in full agreement with both post

Bronx Stomper said...

re - pissed off voter - -

and as americans we will take it lying down as the sheeple we have become and re-do the election over in Florid and Michigan because that's what big business and big money want.

Anonymous said...

re, pissed off voter

how about this ....

fuck howard dean

Its Always Sunny in Phila said...

the NEXT President....

Should fucking be a white man...i dont care how racist that sounds, it is the RIGHT way to do it...we have done it for over 100 years that way, why stop now!!!

HELLL....we should Vote in Dr. Phil at this rate...atleast he can write a speach and has good morals and wont screw us out of our rights...

women would love it and men would just flat out be happy that a MAN is president...it works both ways, all women would shut the hell up if that was the case...LMAO

Hey Everybody said...

I just found out that the White House is looking to hire some trappers.

Someone told them that a coon and beaver were trying to get in!

Boner said...

Speaking only for myself, the tighter a woman is the quicker I blow my load. The looser and the wetter the longer I last.....less friction and feeling.

But a tight one even when wet is great.....for the few minutes I can hold on.

Anonymous said...

everyone agrees -

You Are STUPID

any questions about whether they should stay said...

Saw a Mexican with bumper sticker said:

"Drive It Like You Stole It"

feenix feline said...

Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to be our next president. She is experienced, tough and more than capable of doing the job. She would make a great commander in chief, and I would trust her more than either Barack Obama or John McCain with our economy. Obama claims he is not Muslim but a Christian, but he definately has ties with radical Islam and that is a big concern to me.

Anonymous said...

SAM ZELL - EQUITY LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES

Warning! Don't do business with this company. They are trying to triple the rent at a mobile home park in San Rafael, CA. They will throw senior citizens
out in the street for greedy profit. They have an office in Phoenix. They are ruthless and have done this all over America. HELP US BY BOYCOTTING THEIR CO

some humor said...

A virgin girl is on the phone and asks her boyfriend to come over and have dinner with her parents. Since this is such a big event, the girl announces to her boyfriend that after dinner, she would like to go out and make love for the first time.

Well, the boy is ecstatic, but he has never had sex
before, so he takes a trip to the pharmacist to get
some condoms. He tells the pharmacist it's his first time and the pharmacist helps the boy for about an hour.

He tells the boy everything there is to know about condoms and sex.

At the register, the pharmacist asks the boy how many condoms he'd like to buy, a 3-pack, 10-pack, or family pack. The boy insists on the family pack because he thinks he will be rather busy, it being his first time and all.

That night, the boy shows up at the girl's parents
house and meets his girlfriend at the door. "Oh, I'm
so excited for you to meet my parents, come on in!"

The boy goes inside and is taken to the dinner table
where the girl's parents are seated. The boy quickly
offers to say grace and bows his head.

A minute passes, and the boy is still deep in prayer,
with his head down.

10 minutes pass, and still no movement from the boy.

Finally, after 20 minutes with his head down, the
girlfriend leans over and whispers to the boyfriend, "I had no idea you were this religious."

The boy turns, and whispers back, "I had no idea your father was a pharmacist."

Anonymous said...

re, Wells Fargo Charging $2 To Ask About 1099

If you had gone to the Wells Fargo website first, you would have found that very same information. I have the same type of WF checking account, had the same question, logged on to my account, and there it was IN RED LETTERS. No need to call and talk to anyone.

fucktard alert said...

re, re, wells fargo

fuck you....
wells fargo sucks....
if they want to charge you money for a service that should be part of your banking then why have an 800 toll free number to call?

you are an idiot and a scum bag

slave master said...

I love obedient bitches

I switched You should Too said...

re - Wells Fargo Bank :

Look you losers, stop using these big banks ... they all suck.
Start using laical banks or credit unions, they need your business so they are customer driven.

black is black said...

Blacks will always vote for their own kind, even if he is an inexperienced pussy like Obama with ties to radical Islam. Perhaps he should make OJ his VP and pick Michael Jackson to head up one of his children's organizations?

the baker said...

Bun in the Oven ....

So how done is it?

I like a hot bake muffin on the rise !

Lets exchange recipes or at least let me butter your bread. It likes fresh butter while rising.

Say NO to John McCain said...

McCain: McSame as Bush

see it on YouTube at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN10_6pyshQ

redneck country said...

After Careful Consideration...
I have decided:

I'm Flipping on the Lesbian - She just won't work.
I just cannot come to grips with employing another round of sexual deviants in the White House to work for me.
I foresee too much tongue-lashing and flip-flopping.

The crazy old white-boy is history, also.

The intelligent-speaking faux black-guy is a big unhh-uhhh, too.

Fuck it! I ain't voting for any of these goofy bastards, they're all worthless.

You guys go ahead and try to pick a winner, I'll sit back and pick my nose, and I'll probably pick a winner before any of you do.

I'd pick my ass instead of my nose, but... I'd probably wind-up with with one of the same three dingleberrys mentioned above, anyway.

Rare said...

A Wolverine spotted in the Lake Tahoe northern California area.
This animals are carnivores and very dangerous, never approach one, they will kill you and eat you.
They were originally believed to be in extreme north central states along the Canadian border.

consumer info said...

Go to Mexico to the pharmacies on the border. Nogales or Algadones have the largest concentration of these pharmacies. You won't need a perscription unless you try to bring back narcotic or psycotropic medications. There are always physicians available down there that will give you perscriptions for about $10 U.S. Viagra amd such performance drugs are about $20 U.S. per box of 25. Carpool with those that want something, you will only be able to bring back a 3 month supply. You WILL be checked at the American side of the border. The pharmacies will sell you all you ask for and usualy will not take them back if you try and take too much back.

I would advise that you walk across the border rather than drive. In the border towns it seems like the future car thieves that come to Arizona use these towns as a traning ground.

Viva Viagra!

brother where art thou said...

Good Morning -

Just getting up late here in Philadelphia -
had me some T.A.P.

great way to start a day

Some New Words said...

Mensa Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing ONE letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are this year's winners. Read them carefully. Each is an artificial word with only one letter altered to form a, new, well real word. Some are terrifically innovative:

1. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

2. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

3. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people, that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The Bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

4. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

5. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

6. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

7. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

8. Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

9. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

10. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right ? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

11. Decafalon (n.): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

12. Glibido: All talk and no action.

13. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

14. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

15 . Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

16. Caterpallor (n.): The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

And the pick of the lot:
17. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an ass !

I Hate Phoenix CL said...

I see that fuctard Mikester is posting his idiot blog / website to the cl phx r-n-r board again, what a fucking asshole loser that shit head is ...

he doesn't get it, he is a legend in his own mind ..

everyone else knows he a fucking idiot.

Stop the Invasion said...

Deport the Illegals Now

L@@K at this Blog .........

http://www.deportillegalsnow.blogspot.com/

watch the video said...

Ted Poe on Immigration

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5239860208427368019&q=open+borders&hl=en

attention said...

Phoenix CL Posters, please report to the principle's office at once !!!

say it said...

THINGS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK:
1. Innovative
2. Preliminary
3. Proliferation
4. Cinnamon

THINGS THAT ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY WHEN DRUNK:
1. Specificity
2. Anti-constitutionalistically
3. Passive-aggressive disorder
4. Transubstantiate

THINGS THAT ARE DOWNRIGHT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY WHEN DRUNK:
1. No thanks, I'm married.
2. Nope, no more booze for me!
3. Sorry, but you're not really my type.
4. Taco Bell? No thanks, I'm not hungry.
5. Good evening, officer. Isn't it lovely out tonight?
6. Oh, I couldn't! No one wants to hear me sing karaoke.
7. I'm not interested in fighting you.
8. Thank you, but I won't make any attempt to dance, I have no coordination. I'd hate to look like a fool!
9. Where is the nearest bathroom? I refuse to pee in this parking lot or on the side of the road.
10. I must be going home now, as I have to work in the morning.

you've been bitch slap said...

Dear Crackhead who knocked on my door at 1:30 am ......

Dear Crackhead ,
I and my boyfriend were sitting naked playing xbox 360 at 130 am. We hear a knock on the door so i go in the bedroom , my boyfrind gets dressed and anwsers the door. Much to our surprise its a crackhead trying to sell us instant coffee at 130 am what the fuck just because our lights are on doesnt mean that you can come sell us shit my boyfriend bitched you out and slammed the door. Thanks for ruining our night. Next time ill call the cops on you

Thanks AssHole!

Now repeat after me said...

We must defend Jewish interests with American blood and lives.

your bro said...

Here are just a few crazy white people:
Adolph Hitler
Josep Stalin
George Bush
Santa Claus
Ted Bundy
Charles Manson
Jeffrey Dahlmer

Dept of Tourism said...

Phoenix Arizona is CLOSED until notice......

Stop Knocking on My Door said...

DAMN I hate stinkin MORMONS


That all I wanted to say thanks.

Important Notice said...

FUCK OFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF !!!!!!

hurry now said...

Please Visit this website ......

http://phoenixpinkpistols.org/

I Hate Mortgage Companies said...

FBI Begins Investigation Into Countrywide Financial Corp. for Securities Fraud.

China thwarts terrorist attacks said...

Chinese officials told the state-run media Sunday that they successfully thwarted two terrorist attacks, including one targeting the Summer Olympic Games.
Officials blamed both attacks on separatists operating out of an autonomous region in northwest China.
According to one report in Xinhua, militants who were killed earlier this year in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region were planning an attack on the Games, set to begin on August 8.
The news agency did not provide additional information on the plot.
The autonomous region is home to about 19 million people, most of whom are Muslims and other minorities. Many of them oppose Beijing's rule.
Also Sunday, another Chinese official told Xinhua that a China Southern Airlines plane was forced to land because "some people were attempting to create an air disaster."
The militants' attempt to hijack the plane was foiled by the flight crew, the official said.
Wang Lequan, chief of the Xinjiang regional committee of the Communist Party of China, said the government was prepared to strike against the "three evil forces" in the region: terrorists, separatists and extremists.
"We are prepared to strike them when the evil forces are planning their activities," he told Xinhua.

this is important said...

Two senators are asking congressional investigators to determine whether Iraq has enough oil revenue to pay for its own reconstruction, an effort that has been bankrolled to this point mostly by U.S. taxpayers.

armed women said...

Women and weaponry:
Firearm instructors and a gun shop owner in Pittsburgh say they're seeing more women buy guns. WTAE has the story.

Some Crazy Facts said...

Male and female rats may have sex twenty times a day.

22% of American women aged 20 gave birth while in their teens. In Switzerland and Japan, only 2% did so.

Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. It is 10 times more effective than valium!

For every 'normal' webpage, there are five porn pages.

Sex is biochemically no different from eating large quantities of chocolate.

A man's beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.

Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.

The average shelf-life of a latex condom is about two years.

"Formicophilia" is the fetish for having small insects crawl on your genitals. Gross!!

why aren't we spending this on ourselves said...

Iraq costs US taxpayers 12 Billion Dollars per month

Gasoline prices hit new high said...

U.S. average retail gasoline prices have reached a new high of almost $3.20 per gallon and will likely jump another 20 to 30 cents in the next month, worsening the pain of consumers struggling to make ends meet in an economic downturn.

Gasoline prices are rising sharply as refiners, who have kept prices down in order to compete for sales, become more willing to pass on their higher costs of crude oil, according to an industry analyst on Sunday.

The national average for self-serve regular unleaded gas was nearly $3.20 a gallon on March 7, up about 9.44 cents per gallon in the past two weeks, according to the nationwide Lundberg survey of about 7,000 gas stations. The price has risen 64 cents per gallon in the past 12 months.

"The price increase was entirely due to the higher costs of crude oil," said survey editor Trilby Lundberg.

Although the latest price represents a nominal all-time high, when adjusted for inflation it is a smidgen below the record of $3.18 per gallon reached on May 18, 2007, Lundberg said.

Lundberg said things will likely get worse, with prices at the pump rising 20 to 30 cents per gallon in the next month as refiners begin passing on to customers more of their higher costs for crude oil.

"Should prices indeed rise 20 to 30 cents, they would vastly exceed previous prices on an inflation-adjusted basis," Lundberg said.

Refiners since last spring have deliberately refrained from passing on their higher costs for crude oil, in order to compete for sales, she said.

"But refiner profit margins have become so slim that they will now raise prices to recover their lost margins," said Lundberg. Likewise, she said retailers will also be less willing to hold back from passing on their higher costs to drivers.

Moreover, prices will also rise because of the return to daylight savings time and the approach of warmer weather, Lundberg said.

"Spring demand growth will soak up the current surplus of U.S. gasoline and put more pressure on prices," Lundberg said.

At $3.58 a gallon, the San Francisco Bay Area had the highest latest average price for self-serve regular unleaded gas on March 7, while the lowest price was $2.95 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The average U.S. diesel price was $3.80 a gallon in the latest survey, up 22 cents a gallon from two weeks ago, and $1.02 higher than this time last year.

Anonymous said...

If anything were to ever happen to my kids that resulted in death at the hand of an illegal mexican that came into this country...they are done.
I will sit at the border day and night with my sniper rifle and shoot every one that I see.
I would not have any problem with that. I would make it my life's work.

Carl Icahn said...

Intimidating, relentless and rich. That, in a nutshell, is Carl Icahn. His investment strategy is simple: find a company he thinks is poorly run and then start buying up shares of its stock. Then, start agitating until changes are made. Along the way, the companies he chooses generally start improving, improving his bottom line over and over.

Real Death Star Could Strike Earth said...

A beautiful pinwheel in space might one day blast Earth with death rays, scientists now report.

Unlike the moon-sized Death Star from Star Wars, which has to get close to a planet to blast it, this blazing spiral has the potential to burn worlds from thousands of light-years away.

"I used to appreciate this spiral just for its beautiful form, but now I can't help a twinge of feeling that it is uncannily like looking down a rifle barrel," said researcher Peter Tuthill, an astronomer at the University of Sydney.

The fiery pinwheel in space in question has at its heart a pair of hot, luminous stars locked in orbit with each other. As they circle one another, plumes of streaming gas driven from the surfaces of the stars collide in the intervening space, eventually becoming entangled and twisted into a whirling spiral by the orbits of the stars.

Short fuse-
The pinwheel, named WR 104, was discovered eight years ago in the constellation Sagittarius. It rotates in a circle "every eight months, keeping precise time like a jewel in a cosmic clock," Tuthill said.

Both the massive stars in WR 104 will one day explode as supernovae. However, one of the pair is a highly unstable star known as a Wolf-Rayet, the last known stable phase in the life of these massive stars right before a supernova.

"Wolf-Rayet stars are regarded by astronomers as ticking bombs," Tuthill explained. The 'fuse' for this star "is now very short to an astronomer and it may explode any time within the next few hundred thousand years."

When the Wolf-Rayet goes supernova, "it could emit an intense beam of gamma rays coming our way," Tuthill said. "If such a 'gamma ray burst' happens, we really do not want Earth to be in the way."

Since the initial blast would travel at the speed of light, there would be no warning of its arrival.

Firing line-
Gamma ray bursts are the most powerful explosions known in the universe. They can loose as much energy as our sun during its entire 10 billion year lifetime in anywhere from milliseconds to a minute or more.

The spooky thing about this pinwheel is that it appears to be a nearly perfect spiral to us, according to new images taken with the Keck Telescope in Hawaii. "It could only appear like that if we are looking nearly exactly down on the axis of the binary system," Tuthill said.

The findings are detailed in the March 1 issue of Astrophysical Journal.

Unfortunately for us, gamma ray bursts seem to be shot right along the axis of systems. In essence, if this pinwheel ever releases a gamma ray burst, our planet might be in the firing line.

"This is the first object that we know of that might release a gamma ray burst at us," said astrophysicist Adrian Melott at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, who did not participate in this study. "And it's close enough to do some damage."

This pinwheel is about 8,000 light years away, roughly a quarter of the way to the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. While this might seem far, "earlier research has suggested that a gamma ray burst if we are unfortunate enough to be caught in the beam could be harmful to life on Earth out to these distances," Tuthill said.

What might happen-
Although the pinwheel can't blast Earth apart like the Death Star from Star Wars — at least not from 8,000 light years away it could still cause mass extinction or possibly even threaten life as we know it on our planet.

Gamma rays would not penetrate Earth's atmosphere well to burn the ground, but they would chemically damage the stratosphere. Melott estimates that if WR 104 were to hit us with a burst 10 seconds or so long, its gamma rays could deplete about 25 percent of the world's ozone layer, which protects us from damaging ultraviolet rays. In comparison, the recent human-caused thinning of the ozone layer, creating "holes" over the polar regions, have only been depletions of about 3 to 4 percent, he explained.

"So that would be very bad," Melott told SPACE.com. "You'd see extinctions. You might see food chain collapses in the oceans, might see agricultural crises with starvation."

Gamma ray bursts would also trigger smog formation that could blot out sunlight and rain down acid. However, at 8,000 light-years away, "there's probably not a large enough effect there for much of a darkening effect," Melott estimated. "It'd probably cut off 1 or 2 percent of total sunlight. It might cool the climate somewhat, but it wouldn't be a catastrophic ice age kind of thing."

Cosmic ray danger-
One unknown about gamma ray bursts is how many particles they spew as cosmic rays.

"Normally the gamma ray bursts we see are so far away that magnetic fields out in the universe deflect any cosmic rays we might observe from them, but if a gamma ray burst was pretty close, any high-energy particles would blast right through the galaxy's magnetic field and hit us," Melott said. "Their energies would be so high, they would arrive at almost the same time as the light burst."

"The side of the Earth facing the gamma ray burst would experience something like getting irradiated by a not-too-distant nuclear explosion, and organisms on that side might see radiation sickness. And the cosmic rays would make the atmospheric effects of a gamma ray burst worse," Melott added. "But we just don't know how many cosmic rays gamma ray bursts emit, so that's a danger that's not really understood."

It remains uncertain just how wide the beams of energy that gamma ray bursts release are. However, any cone of devastation from the pinwheel would likely be several hundred square light-years wide by the time it reached Earth, Melott estimated. Tuthill told SPACE.com "it would be pretty much impossible to for anyone to get far enough to be out of the beam in a spaceship if it really is coming our way."

house hunting said...

A leather-skinned coon named Shaynese
Asked me if I'd sign a lease.
At first glance the house was nice and tidy
So I figured she wouldn't mind renting to whitey!
As the weeks drudged on without any drama
I was careful not to ask her about her mama.
Her bullshit stories grew bigger and bigger
Making me realize whatta fukkin nigger!

This Is Funny Shit said...

This was emailed to me, source unknown -

Heads up to my "Fellow Americans"..
Pay close attention.. . .

How to use the rebate...

As you may have heard the Bush Administration said each and every one of us would now get a nice rebate.
If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China .
If we spend it on gasoline it will all go to the Arabs,
if we purchase a computer it will all go to India,
if we purchase fruit and vegetables it will all go to Mexico, Honduras, Brazil, and Guatamala,
if we purchase a good car it will all go to Japan,
if we purchase useless crap it will all go to Taiwan
and none of it will help the American economy.

We need to keep that money here in America, so the only way to keep that money here at home is to buy prostitutes and beer, since those are the only businesses still left in the US.

I think i will spend it at home.
Because we want to support business in the good old USA !!!

First Ever Night Time Launch said...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Shuttle Endeavour and a crew of seven blasted into orbit Tuesday on what was to be the longest space station mission ever, a 16-day voyage to build a gangly robot and add a new room that will serve as a closet for a future lab.

The space shuttle roared from its seaside pad at 2:28 a.m., lighting up the sky for miles around as it took off on a multinational flight involving Canada and Japan.

It was a rare treat: The last time NASA launched a shuttle at nighttime was in 2006. Only about a quarter of shuttle flights have begun in darkness.

"Good luck and Godspeed, and we'll see you back here in 16 days," launch director Mike Leinbach radioed to the astronauts right before liftoff.

"Banzai," replied Endeavour's commander, Dominic Gorie, using a Japanese exclamation of joy. "God truly has blessed us with a beautiful night here, Mike, to launch, so let's light 'em up and give 'em a show."

They did. The shuttle took flight with a flash of light, giving a peach-yellow glow to the low clouds just offshore before disappearing into the darkness.

Gorie and his crew face a daunting job once they reach the international space station late Wednesday night. The astronauts will perform five spacewalks, the most ever planned during a shuttle visit.

The launching site was jammed with Canadians and Japanese representing two of the major partners in the international space station. The Canadian Space Agency supplied Dextre, the two-armed robot that was hitching a ride aboard Endeavour, while the Japanese Space Agency sent up the first part of its massive Kibo lab, a storage compartment for experiments, tools and spare parts.

Also on hand for the liftoff was a 19-member congressional delegation led by Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Texas, whose district includes Johnson Space Center in Houston. He is pushing for increased NASA funding.

For the first time since space station construction began nearly 10 years ago, all five major partners were about to own a piece of the orbiting real estate. The launch of the first section of Kibo, or Hope, finally propelled Japan into the space station action.

"With this flight I believe that we finally became a real partner of the (space station) project, not just one of the members on the list, after 20 some years of effort in the project," said Keiji Tachikawa, head of the Japanese Space agency.

Work on the space station project began in the mid-1980s, with preliminary design work for Kibo (pronounced KEE'-boh) starting in 1990. Space station construction, however, was stalled over the years for various reasons, most recently the 2003 Columbia tragedy.

The main part of the Kibo lab will fly on the next shuttle mission in May, with the final installment, a porch for outdoor experiments, going up next year.

Altogether, the Japanese Space Agency has invested about $6.7 billion in the space station program, including a Kibo control center near Tokyo.

Canada's $200 million-plus Dextre, meanwhile, is designed to eventually take over some of the more routine outdoor maintenance chores from spacewalking astronauts. Dextre, short for dexterous and pronounced like Dexter, will join the space station's Canadian-built robot arm, already in orbit for seven years.

In addition to working with their international payloads, Endeavour's astronauts will try out a caulking gun and high-tech goo on deliberately damaged shuttle thermal tile samples. The test part of NASA's ongoing post-Columbia safety effort should have been performed last year, but was put off because of emergency space station repairs.

Astronaut Garrett Reisman will stay behind on the space station until June, swapping places with a Frenchman who accompanied Europe's Columbus lab into orbit in February.

A Japanese astronaut is also part of Endeavour's all-male crew.

Endeavour's countdown was the smoothest in years, officials said. Shortly after liftoff, however, the astronauts had to deal with a couple of problems that ended up being minor. They got alert messages for some of their ship's steering thrusters, but it turned out to be a bad electronics card. Then the primary cooling system failed, and they had to switch to the backup.

A cursory look at the initial launch images fewer than usual because of the nighttime launch showed only one significant loss of debris from the external fuel tank 83 seconds into the flight. But it appeared to miss the right wing.

In any event, Endeavour will be checked thoroughly in orbit for any potential damage, standard procedure ever since the loss of Columbia because of a foam strike.

"This is just a wonderful beginning to what's going to be a long and challenging mission for us," said LeRoy Cain, a shuttle manager who gave the final "go" for launch. "But we're really looking forward to it and we're ready to go, ready to get to work on orbit."

It is the second of six planned shuttle missions this year, all but one to the space station. NASA faces a 2010 deadline for finishing the station and retiring its shuttles.

Consumer Alert said...

********* NOTICE ********
Never, ever buy any pet on craigslist (CL) that is not listed under the 'Pet Section.'
Many pets that are listed in other sections other than the designated PET Section such as Farm and Garden could be stolen or not a pure breed.
Pet theft is on the rise in the United States and there is a new criminal element specializing in stealing pets and selling them. Carigs List and other free posting forums are ideal for these criminals to sell their stolen items / pets.
Also anyone who sells a pet and claims it is a pedigree check and verify that the animal is in fact what the seller claims.
Ask to see the vet history and make sure the pet has the required shots and license.
Also, it is common for pet thieves to ask for a rehoming fee - never pay a rehoming fee to anyone regardless of the bullshit story they feed you.
If they need to find a home for their pet, they should be glad you are taking it for FREE.
Finally - be wary of exotic animals such as birds, snakes, etc many states or cities prohibit owning these. Check with the authorities before acquiring such animals.

Another Corrupt Politician Caught said...

New York's Democratic Governor Eliot Spitzer's role in a prostitution scandal grew out of a public corruption inquiry triggered by his movement of large amounts of cash from several bank accounts to one that operated by a call-girl ring, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

This is the friggin idiot that wanted to give driver licenses to illegals.
He tried to say Homeland Security approved the decision when they didn't.

Message - Don't fuck with any intelligence agency they will bitch slap you into oblivion.

I hope this ass wipe goes to jail.

In any case he should step down immediately.

The U.S. Consumer is screwed said...

Gas Prices Rise to New National Record, Driven by Crude Oil's Own Record-Breaking Rally

NEW YORK NY, Wall Street - The cost of filling up the family car jumped to a record high Tuesday, adding to the challenges consumers already face with falling home values and rising food prices.

Gas prices at the pump rose overnight to a record national average of $3.2272 a gallon, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. That's a tad higher than the previous record of $3.2265, set last May.

Tiny Brain-Like Computer Created said...

The most powerful computer known is the brain, and now scientists have designed a machine just a few molecules large that mimics how the brain works.

So far the device can simultaneously carry out 16 times more operations than a normal computer transistor. Researchers suggest the invention might eventually prove able to perform roughly 1,000 times more operations than a transistor.

This machine could not only serve as the foundation of a powerful computer, but also serve as the controlling element of complex gadgets such as microscopic doctors or factories, scientists added.

The device is made of a compound known as duroquinone. This molecule resembles a hexagonal plate with four cones linked to it, "like a small car," explained researcher Anirban Bandyopadhyay, an artificial intelligence and molecular electronics scientist at the National Institute for Materials Science at Tsukuba in Japan.

Duroquinone is less than a nanometer, or a billionth of a meter large. This makes it hundreds of times smaller than a wavelength of visible light.

The machine is made of 17 duroquinone molecules. One molecule sits at the center of a ring formed by the remaining 16. The entire invention sits on a surface of gold.

How it works -
Scientists operate the device by tweaking the center duroquinone with electrical pulses from an extremely sharp electrically conductive needle. The molecule and its four cones can shift around in a variety of ways depending on different properties of the pulse - say, the pulse's strength.

Since weak chemical bonds link the center duroquinone with the surrounding 16 duroquinones, each of those shifts too. Imagine, for instance, a spider in the middle of a web made of 16 strands. If the spider moves in one direction, each thread linked to it experiences a slightly different tug from all the others.

In this way, a pulse to the central duroquinone can simultaneously transmit different instructions to each of the surrounding 16 duroquinones. The researchers say this design was inspired by that of brain cells, which can radiate branches out like a tree, with each branch used to communicate with another brain cell.

"All those connections are why the brain is so powerful," Bandyopadhyay said.

Since duroquinone possesses four cones, each molecule essentially has four different settings. Since the central molecule can simultaneously control 16 other duroquinones, mathematically this means a single pulse at the machine can have 4^16 - or nearly 4.3 billion - different outcomes.

In comparison, a normal computer transistor can only carry out just one instruction at once, and only has two settings - 0 and 1. This means a single pulse at it can only have two different outcomes.

Putting it to work -
The idea is to hook this new gadget up with other molecules - either copies of itself or different compounds other scientists have invented. For instance, researchers have created a host of machines just a molecule or so large over the last decade or two - motors, propellers, switches, elevators, sensors and so on. The new invention might offer a way to control all those other compounds to work as a whole. Indeed, Bandyopadhyay and his colleagues revealed they could hook up eight other such "molecular machines" to their invention, working together as if they were part of a miniature factory.

This invention could serve as the controlling element of complex assemblies of molecular machines, Bandyopadhyay suggested. One future application for such assemblies "could be in medical science," he told LiveScience. "Imagine taking assemblies of molecular machines and inserting them into the blood, perhaps if you wanted to destroy a tumor inside the body."

The device currently is operated with an extremely sharp electrically conductive needle - specifically, that belonging to a scanning tunneling microscope, a bulky machine far larger than the 17 molecules in question. However, Bandyopadhyay hopes that in the future they can issue commands to their invention using molecules that deliver electric pulses instead.

The device needs to be made in vacuum conditions at extremely cold temperatures - about -321 degrees F (-196 degrees C). Bandyopadhyay said it could be operated at room temperature, however.

More powerful still -
Bandyopadhyay added they could expand their device from a two-dimensional ring of 16 duroquinones around the center to a three-dimensional sphere of 1,024 duroquinones. This means it could perform 1,024 instructions at once, for 4^1024 different outcomes - a number larger than a 1 with 1,000 zeroes after it. They would control the molecule at the center of the sphere by manipulating "handles" sticking out from the core.

"We are definitely going to 3-D from 2-D immediately," Bandyopadhyay said.

more crooks in office said...

NY Republicans threaten to impeach Gov. Spitzer

State Republicans threatened on Tuesday to impeach New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer if he does not quit over a report linking him to a prostitute that has raised questions over whether he could face criminal charges.

The threat added to pressure on Spitzer, a Democrat and former state chief prosecutor who made his name fighting corruption, to step down.

"If he does not resign within the next 24 to 48 hours, we will prepare articles of impeachment to remove him," said Assembly Republican Minority Leader James Tedisco.

"We need a leader in place that has the support of people on both sides of the aisle," Tedisco told Reuters.

The New York Times said on Monday that Spitzer, 48 and married, hired a $1,000-an-hour prostitute and was caught on a federal wiretap at least six times on February 12 and 13 arranging to meet with her at a Washington hotel.

Spitzer, who investigated prostitution as New York state's attorney general, apologized on Monday for what he described as a "private matter" but said nothing about resigning. He neither confirmed nor denied the report.

Tedisco said on Monday night he had received a phone call from Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson to discuss a possible transition of power if Spitzer resigns.

Spitzer, viewed as a rising star in the Democratic Party, spent the night holed up at his Manhattan home, besieged by media.

The New York Times, citing unnamed law enforcement officials, reported on Tuesday that the investigation began last year during an Internal Revenue Service review of suspicious financial transactions as reported to it by banks.

"The payments were made over a period of several months in a way that investigators believe was intended to conceal their purpose and source, which could amount to a crime called structuring," punishable by up to five years in prison, the Times said.

News of the scandal rocked Wall Street, where power brokers resented Spitzer's high-profile inquiries into financial cases when he was the state's chief prosecutor.

Spitzer was elected governor with nearly 70 percent of the vote in late 2006 following his stint as state attorney general.

weird in phoenix said...

I got up early this morning and did one of those long stretches. As I stretched I placed my right hand down my pants and kinda rubbed my prick and my balls and did so for like 20 seconds. When done stretching I kinda smelled my fingers and it had the same smell as pussy. I guess we're all the same when it comes to secreting body odor. I'm a guy and now I know what a babe is smelling when smoking pole.

made my day said...

Go here get a good laugh -

NOAH BUILDS THE ARK
http://www.noahbuildstheark.blogspot.com/

very funny, well done

I'm gonna tell your mommy said...

To The Idiots offering FREE stuff on Craigs list

Look, I know there are those of you who are offering some decent stuff in the "FREE" section of Craigs in the hopes of helping the less fortunate. Hats off to you all!!!

To the rest of you Bastards that are just looking for someone to haul off your junk F--K off. Sofas that your dog pissed on then ate off the corners DON'T BELONG HERE! Three legged tables DON'T BELONG HERE! Fish tanks that have a small crack in them DON'T BELONG HERE! They belong in the city landfill stupid!!!

There was even one genius giving away 10 empty baby formula cans. I don't even know what that's about. And what about the person giving away 2 tires with no tread left, that are "probably not very safe". People this is why there are dumps.
Load your S--T up and deliver it to the landfill or put it in the green container in front or your single wide and let the city haul it off.

Thanks I really feel better now. I think I'm going to have a cold one, lay down on my FREE sofa with the 2 springs that stick me in the Ass and look at the FREE TV I picked up that only has sound.

I'm gonna tell your mommy said...

To all the people on the Farm and Garden Craigslist boards ...

Look it's called farm and garden for a reason.
So don't advertise your goddamn house pets like turtles, snakes, exotic birds, cats, dogs, hamsters, rabbits, and pigeons.

Also your stupid ass art work, home furnishings, cars, trucks, and motorcycles don't belong there either.

CL has boards for them use them !!

I just don't get you people in Arizona said...

A border state with an increasingly violent and heavy burdens to deal with because of illegal immigration. And yet you pigs elected John McCain to serve as the Republican leader. He wanted to give amnesty to every illegal. He supports global warming taxes, some say gas will increase in price by 45 to 50 cents per gallon. The guy did everything possible to stop good judges from reaching the bench. He voted against the tax cuts twice, he has never held a public job. He's government all the way. I can't look at the guy, his face is melting, his teeth are black and methed out. He speaks like he's falling a sleep, the guy is almost 72 years old. So much for a president that can connect with the youth right? McCain supports laws which keep Americans from getting cheap energy, he's against drilling oil. So let's just keep buying almost 20% of our oil from rotten middle east gangsters who cut kids heads off for not praying a certain amount of times per day.
I hope your proud Arizona, what a piece of work you guys are. The message sent is there is no immigration problem, Arizona voters proved that. Enjoy the invasion, I hope you have schools going under like they are here in Portland Oregon because of immigration problems. I live in suburb Portland and I talked to a cop who said our little nice county arrested over 75 illegals a day.

Thanks Arizona

Buffalo & Venison Meat said...

EZ Ranch is selling Buffalo & Venison meat!!

Includes: Meat cut and wrapped to your specificartions, Arizona State Meat Inspection.

$5.50 per pound hot hanging weight.

Average Buffalo side is 200 to 250 lbs.
Average Venison whole is 100 to 150 lbs.

Deposit required before kill of animal.

If any questions please feel free to call EZ Ranch at (928) 632-7106

Also visit our site at
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Consumer Alert said...

Be very careful about people seeking to store items such as an RV, ATV, Boat, or Motorcycle on your horse property or lot.

These items could be in repossession and the lender is looking for them.
People will hide them wherever they can to avoid having them repossessed.
Legitimate owners will go to legitimate storage facilities.

Not everyone fits into this category but it is better to be safe than sorry.
Sometimes you just have to ask yourself - why?

answer your goddamn phone said...

To all the idiots who place ads on various CL boards for service, answer you damn phones ...

For example - there was this idiot who put an ad on the Farm and Garden Board yesterday for Tree Removal. I called in the morning, no answer - the message said his voice box was full and he was not available. Press @#@ to send a numeric page. He never called back.

You people need to get a reality check.
These types of people are total assholes.......

P.S. - he was a white dude.

I Need said...

If anyone has a million dollars they don't want I'll take it. Only serious responses wanted -
Please and thank you.

The Reposter Guy said...

Gas, oil rise to records as dollar falls

NEW YORK NY - Gas and oil prices jumped to new highs Thursday as the dollar weakened, although crude's gains were limited by fresh evidence of a U.S. economic slowdown.

At the pump, U.S. retail gas prices surged 2.1 cents overnight to a record national average of $3.267 a gallon, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. Gas prices are likely to rise much higher this spring; estimates range from about $3.50 a gallon in the Energy Department's latest forecast to $3.75 or even $4 a gallon according to some analysts.

Diesel fuel, used to transport the vast majority of the nation's consumer goods, also hit a new record. Diesel prices rose another 3.3 cents overnight to a record average of $3.909 a gallon.

Gas and diesel are following crude, which has risen to records in 12 of the last 13 trading sessions. Analysts blame oil's ascent on weakness in the dollar, which dropped to yet another new low against the euro Thursday. Crude futures offer a hedge against a falling dollar, and oil futures bought and sold in dollars are more attractive to foreign investors when the dollar is weak. Interest rate cuts further weaken the dollar, and have helped fuel oil's rise, especially with another reduction expected next Tuesday at the Federal Reserve's regularly scheduled monetary policy meeting.

Light sweet crude for April delivery surged to a new trading record of $111 on the New York Mercantile Exchange Thursday, then slipped back in the normal ebb and flow of trading. In midday trading, the oil futures fell 14 cents to $109.78 a barrel.

"This cocktail's been whipped up by the Federal Reserve," said James Cordier, founder of OptionSellers.com, a Tampa, Fla., trading firm.

Analysts said the Commerce Department report that retail sales fell in February raised new worries that the economy is headed for recession and might curtail demand for oil. Those concerns limited oil's gains, but analysts expect any oil price weakness to be short-lived, and for oil to maintain its upward track.

For consumers, that means pain at the pump and in the form of higher prices for food and consumer goods, primarily related to rising fuel costs will continue into the foreseeable future.

"There's really no end in sight to this," Cordier said.

Other energy futures were mixed Thursday. April gasoline futures fell 4.28 cents to $2.6858 a gallon, while April heating oil futures rose 4.27 cents to $3.0671 a gallon after earlier rising to a trading record of $3.086 a gallon.

April natural gas futures rose 11.2 cents to $10.123 per 1,000 cubic feet. The Energy Department reported that gas inventories fell by 86 billion cubic feet last week, slightly higher than the 83 billion cubic foot withdrawl analysts surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires were expecting.

In London, April Brent crude rose 67 cents to $106.94 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.

NY Talking said...

I just love how single moms will say .....

I HAVE NEVER ASKED a penny of child support from the Father nor have I got a penny.

Well, you dumb ass bitch, that is your whole god damned problem! You get knocked up due to a mere night's pleasure, and you don't ask the dad
( If you even know who he is ) for a dime for your rug rat, and then it becomes everyone else's responsibility........
WTF ???

You say you don't ask for a dime from anyone and are "supermom" because you do it on your "own", but how about the times you ask for friends and family to baby sit for free, so you can go out clubbing ( and likely get knocked up again ) ???

Or the time you call in sick because you have to take your kid to the Doctor, so everyone else at work has to pick up the load.

Or, how about when you date a guy, and expect him to "accept" you and your kid, as is, with no up side?

You ungrateful single moms really don't realize how much shit you put the rest of the world through!
You women are self-centered ingrates!

Screw all that!
Own up to your own problem, and get the money out of the father, not the rest of society.

And QUIT ASKING FOR DISCOUNTS and Handouts you ignorant slut bitches !!!!!

Anonymous said...

re: I Love how single moms say...

AMEN!!! Well said! And because of it, single moms will be viewed as 3rd class people (just behind protitutes) - lol. Just a last resort to even some loser of a guy. Just remember when youre finally interested in some guy and you have that first conversation of "oh and I have a child" your already minimal stock just took a HUGE nose dive. Enjoy!

Telling It Like It Is said...

God politics and the news suck.
These stupid people like Wolf Blitzer and Chris Mathews have been going on and on ...
They started 18 months before the election.
Who gives a shit?
Give it a fucking rest.
There are NO viable candidates for America ...

No one wants Barack Hussein Obama the x-Muslim (P.S. - There are NO x-Muslims, once a Muslim always a Muslims)

No one wants Hillary Clinton. This country has all ready had 12 years of Bush and 8 years of Clinton, enough is enough.

No one wants John Mc Cain a stinking liberal with a Republican name tag. All he wants is open borders and amnesty for Illegals. He is another George Bush.

Do The Right Thing said...

Some harsh words but the Truth:

The Truth is simple ......
We humans are supposed to be good stewards of the creatures of earth. Therefore the only thing to do out of Financial dire straits, is to have the animal (Horse, Dog, Cat, Rabbit, Snake, Hamster, etc.. etc.. etc...) HUMANELY put to sleep.
IF the owner has OFFERED for FREE to good homes these pets or animals, but haven't found one little recourse exists.
Most of these people are loving compassionate animal individuals to have to dig deep into their already financially taxed pockets to help pay for their up keep.
Lets face it, this problem will only get bigger as time moves on and the economy worsens.
A person must think of his family obligations before pets, i.e. any animal.
Although this may offend some it it reality.
Most people know their own financial limitations and obligations;
You shouldn't wait until the animal is starving or needs proper medical attention before you give it away and/or put it to sleep.

Can I have an .....
AMEN

Bart's Friend said...

My Favorites

Number 1 on my all time Favorite To Fuck List has to be married women. They go home and keep quiet.

Number 2 would be Prostiutes. They leave and keep quiet.

The last on my list would be Single Mothers. They won't shut the fuck up or leave you alone, even when you help them out with a little money.

So there you have it.

Oops, got to go, the single mom from next door is here and has more beer.

You Have Been Rated Poorly said...

So you want our opinion, well here it is .....
to -
Rachel Duncan
The Baked Blogger
http://bakedblog.com

My Comments:
The actual url address is ...
http://0068a50.netsolhost.com/bakedblogcom/

hey lady your blog has been reviewed -
it sucks
I have posted it too a few rating sites

if you dont want the truth, dont ask for it

you are a loser
so is your friggin blog

get off the internet said...

I concur, I looked at the site ...........

Lady it sucks.
Go back to being some half ass mommy because you failed at blogging.

I bet you are one of these single loser mom's everyone is talking about.

LMAO cause u cant flag here! said...

Damn I love this Blog forum, No Flagging.
Those faggot assholes on CL / Phx / RnR Baord all they do is post their gay porn and flag other people.

I Have Spoken the Truth said...

re, http://bakedblog.com

just had to see what the fuss was about - yep its trash alright, not worth mentioning and certainly not worth going there!

whoo yoo whoo said...

Flagger Faggots Strike Again

Flagging on RnR CL - its like so stupid I just had something flagged that was 3 week old, WTF

What kind of moron is so bored they look at old post and flag them?

For Christ Sake People Take your Meds !!

Anonymous said...

re, re, flagging on CL Boards

I agree it is a stupid concept.
That dip shit Craig Newmark is an asshole.
What do you expect from someone from San Francisco Gay Kalfornia?

Just let some Christian or Jew try this said...

Muslims nations: Defame Islam, get sued?

DAKAR, Senegal - The Muslim world has created a battle plan to defend its religion from political cartoonists and bigots.

Concerned about what they see as a rise in the defamation of Islam, leaders of the world's Muslim nations are considering taking legal action against those that slight their religion or its sacred symbols. It was a key issue during a two-day summit that ended Friday in this western Africa capital.

The Muslim leaders are attempting to demand redress from nations like Denmark, which allowed the publication of cartoons portraying the Prophet Muhammad in 2006 and again last month, to the fury of the Muslim world.

Though the legal measures being considered have not been spelled out, the idea pits many Muslims against principles of freedom of speech enshrined in the constitutions of numerous Western governments.

"I don't think freedom of expression should mean freedom from blasphemy," said Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade, the chairman of the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference. "There can be no freedom without limits."

Delegates were given a voluminous report by the OIC that recorded anti-Islamic speech and actions from around the world. The report concludes that Islam is under attack and that a defense must be mounted.

"Muslims are being targeted by a campaign of defamation, denigration, stereotyping, intolerance and discrimination," charged Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the secretary general of the group.

The report urges the creation of a "legal instrument" to crack down on defamation of Islam. Some delegates point to laws in Europe criminalizing the denial of the Holocaust and other anti-Semitic rhetoric. They also point to articles within various U.N. charters that condemn discrimination based on religion and argue that these should be ramped up.

"In our relation with the western world, we are going through a difficult time," Ihsanoglu told the summit's general assembly. "Islamophobia cannot be dealt with only through cultural activities but (through) a robust political engagement."

The International Humanist and Ethical Union in Geneva released a statement accusing the Islamic states of attempting to limit freedom of expression and of attempting to misuse the U.N.

Human Rights Watch said in a statement that objectionable depictions of the Prophet Muhammad do not "give them the right under international human rights law to insist that others abide by their views."

Hemayet Uddin, the lead author of the OIC report and head of cultural affairs for the group said legal action is needed because "this Islamophobia that we see in the world has gone far beyond a phobia. It is now at the level of hatred, of xenophobia, and we need to act."

A new charter drafted by the OIC commits the Muslim body "to protect and defend the true image of Islam" and "to combat the defamation of Islam."

To protect the faith, Muslim nations have created an "observatory" that meets regularly to monitor Islamophobia. It examines lectures and workshops taking place around the world and prints a monthly record of offensive content.

But some of the summit's delegates said a legal approach would be over the top.

"My general view would be that the confrontational approach is one my country would avoid," said Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Iftekhar Chowdhruy. Bangladesh is 90 percent Muslim.

While the Muslim world worries about the image of Islam in the West, the U.S. envoy to the OIC attended the summit to try to tackle the thorny question of America's image among Muslim states.

Sada Cumber calls his campaign the "soft power" of the U.S. — an effort to find common ground with Muslim nations by championing universal values the U.S. holds dear like religious tolerance and freedom of speech.

"America has a deep respect for the religion of Islam," Cumber told The Associated Press. "The freedom of faith that we exercise, that we enjoy in America, that is also a very important aspect of the American core values. Anyone who wants to practice any faith is never stopped or discouraged."

Also during the summit, Chad and Sudan signed a peace agreement to stop incursions of rebels across each other's borders, and the summit delegates committed themselves to addressing the spiraling violence between Israelis and Palestinians.

The Muslim Shows His True Colors said...

Obama denounces pastor's 9/11 comments

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday denounced inflammatory remarks from his pastor, who has railed against the United States and accused the country of bringing on the Sept. 11 attacks by spreading terrorism.

Obama called the statements appearing on television and the Internet "completely unacceptable and inexcusable" in a Fox News interview and said they didn't reflect the kinds of sermons he had heard from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright while attending services at Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ.

Obama, a member of the church since the early 1990s, said he would have quit Trinity had such statements been "the repeated tenor of the church. ... I wouldn't feel comfortable there."

Earlier Friday, Obama responded by posting a blog about his relationship with Wright and Trinity on the Huffington Post. Wright brought Obama to Christianity, officiated at his wedding, baptized his daughters and inspired the title of his book, "The Audacity of Hope."

Obama wrote that he's looked to Wright for spiritual advice, not political guidance, and he's been pained and angered to learn of some of his pastor's comments for which he had not been present. Obama told MSNBC that Wright had stepped down from his campaign's African American Religious Leadership Committee.

"I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies," Obama said in his blog posting. "I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it's on the campaign stump or in the pulpit. In sum, I reject outright the statements by Reverend Wright that are at issue."

In a sermon on the Sunday after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Wright suggested the United States brought on the attacks.

"We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye," Wright said. "We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost."

In a 2003 sermon, he said blacks should condemn the United States.

"The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing 'God Bless America.' No, no, no, God damn America, that's in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme."

He also gave a sermon in December comparing Obama to Jesus, promoting his candidacy and criticizing his rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

"Barack knows what it means to be a black man to be living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people," Wright told a cheering congregation. "Hillary can never know that. Hillary ain't never been called a nigger."

Obama told MSNBC that he would not repudiate Wright as a man, describing him as "like an uncle" who says something that he disagrees with and must speak out against. He also said he expects his political opponents will use video of the sermons to attack him as the campaign goes on.

Questions about Obama's religious beliefs have dogged him throughout his candidacy. He's had to fight against false Internet rumors suggesting he's really a Muslim intent on destroying the United States, and now his pastor's words uttered nearly seven years ago have become an issue.

Obama wrote on the Huffington Post that he never heard Wright say any of the statements, but he acknowledged that they have raised legitimate questions about the nature of his relationship with the pastor and the church. He wrote that he joined Wright's church nearly 20 years ago, familiar with the pastor's background as a former Marine and respected biblical scholar who lectured at seminaries across the country.

"Reverend Wright preached the gospel of Jesus, a gospel on which I base my life," he wrote. "And the sermons I heard him preach always related to our obligation to love God and one another, to work on behalf of the poor and to seek justice at every turn."

He said Wright's controversial statements first came to his attention at the beginning of his presidential campaign last year, and he condemned them. Because of his long and deep ties to the 6,000-member congregation church, Obama said he decided not to leave.

"With Reverend Wright's retirement and the ascension of my new pastor, Rev. Otis Moss III, Michelle and I look forward to continuing a relationship with a church that has done so much good," he wrote.

Also Friday, the United Church of Christ issued a 1,400-word statement defending Wright and his "flagship" congregation. The statement lauded Wright's church for its community service and work to nurture youth and the pastor for speaking out against homophobia and sexism in the black community.

"It's time for all of us to say no to these attacks and to declare that we will not allow anyone to undermine or destroy the ministries of any of our congregations in order to serve their own narrow political or ideological ends," John H. Thomas, United Church of Christ's president, said in the statement.

remember she cant complain if her mouths full said...

HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT WOMEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT:

1. She is not a BABE or a CHICK. She is a BREASTED AMERICAN.

2. She is not EASY. She is HORIZONTALLY ACCESSIBLE.

3. She is not a DUMB BLONDE. She is a LIGHT-HAIRED DETOUR OFF THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY.

4. She has not BEEN AROUND. She is a PREVIOUSLY-ENJOYED COMPANION.

5. She does not NAG you. She becomes VERBALLY REPETITIVE.

6. She is not a TWO-BIT HOOKER. She is a LOW-COST PROVIDER.

Baby I'm Looking for a Blowjob said...

HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT MEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT:

1. He does not have a BEER GUT. He has developed a LIQUID GRAIN STORAGE FACILITY.

2. He is not a BAD DANCER. He is OVERLY CAUCASIAN.

3. He does not GET LOST ALL THE TIME. He INVESTIGATES ALTERNATIVE DESTINATIONS.

4. He is not BALDING. He is in FOLLICLE REGRESSION.

5. He does not act like a TOTAL ASS. He develops a case of RECTAL-CRANIAL INVERSION.

6. It's not his CRACK you see hanging out of his pants. It's REAR CLEAVAGE.

Anonymous said...

FOR People Who Need Advice On What To Do, and seek it over the Internet ......


You should kill yourself.

But not in a messy way. People gotta' clean that shit up.

ROFLMAO said...

Attention: CL Phoenix RnR Board Posters (Flaggers):

This was just flagged, again from the CL RnR Brd.....

so,
I asked this question - What kind of moron is so bored they look at old post and flag them?
I will ask it again, and again you scum breath fuck maggots !!!!

Now Flagger Scum, Go Take your Meds !!

P.S. - See, I posted this to this forum which has NO Flagging - now what are you gonna do little faggot boy? Little scrared flagger turd?

((What a Putz)) said...

to the guy on the Phoenix CL RnR Board who posted -

my name is bubba

actually the real name is ......

George Henry Leroy Bubba Jones Lincoln Jefferson Washington Smith ......

also posted on the other BOARD ...........ha,ha,ha,ha
what fucktards you all are !!!!!!!!!!

Oh No, Not the 'N' Word said...

re, bubba

bet his breath smells like left over nigger farts

Hey Jesse Wassup said...

alert 1

mission priority

someone used the 'N' word

call the chief Nigger, the Reverend Al Sharpton. lets get this shit in CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, and MSNBC

syd in ny said...

re, hey jesse

thats damn amuzing, great post

dude man from phila said...

1, 2, 3

call paula abdul

i got a friigin hit on my hands

hello said...

I kicked out my boyfriend after he got me and my mom drunk and had sex with us both.
And now both of us are pregnant!
We know who the babys daddy is.

make this stuff go... or if you are looking for a girlfriend I may give them to you if we hook up.

rachel in seattle said...

Attention Men,

OK

I give up

just fuck me like a whore

4 Women Only said...

Single Mom's are the root of all evil in America.

Women are the root of evil men.

Lets build robots, replace women, men can have sex, and enjoy life ....

may I digress

Women = marriage, child support, alimony, misery, and stress for men .....
who the fuck needs them?
Until the robots are perfected, MEN .....

follow the five F's concerning women -

Finding Them
Feel Them
Fingering Them
Fuck Them
Forget Them

a real man said...

re, 4 women

that was great
i loved it

so say the good people of america said...

Attention, the following assholes pay attention ....


John Mccain, the liar
Hillary Clinton, the Liar
Barrack Hussein Obama, the liar

You liar all suck

(((let the games continue))) said...

here we go again

I see you flagging ass wipe idiots are bored and at it again,

Flaggers, you are scum nut useless ass twit troll fucktards !!!!

Does your mommy know you are playing on the Internet you loser?
Go taking your fucking Medication you space cadet.

And, you know I posted this to other Internet forums which have no Flagging...
my favorite forum board, especially to insult CL Flaggers is, yep that's right ...

http://www.alternate4craigslist.blogspot.com/

You keep flagging, and I'll keep posting this, ha,ha,ha

az said...

A question for all who LIVE in Arizona -
Which is worse?

The fucking snowbirds, God do I loathe them....GO THE FUCK HOME!!!!!!
Or the fucktards from California? They both are a disease to our beautiful state.

a disease is waiting for you said...

CAUTION: Beware of Flushing Public Toilets!
REMEMBER: when you flush the toilet, fecal particles can travel as far as ten feet, carrying bacteria and virus with them. You need only ingest a single paricle to come down with a horrible flu virus or something as serious as Hep C or the MRSA staph infection. REMEMBER: close the lid before flushing or hold your breath and get away from the toilet as quickly as possible after flushing. REMEMBER: outdoor shitting is ALWAYS healthier (and more satisfying) than using a germ infested public bathroom.

Anonymous said...

At least the Democrats know how to party...

just asked monica lewanski how she partied with bill clinton

sluts they all are said...

All women are whores in the sense you pay for sex one way or another. If you umm "dudes" don't realize that you're a tad bit slow. I just keep the costs down to a minimum.

This Joke is Great said...

The Polish Divorce:

A Polish man moved to the USA and married an American girl. Although his English was far from perfect, they got along very well until one day he rushed into a lawyer's office and asked him if he could arrange a divorce for him.

The lawyer said that getting a divorce would depend on the circumstances, and asked him the following questions:

L: Have you any grounds?
P: Yes, an acre and half and nice little home.

L: No, I mean what is the foundation of this case?
P: It made of concrete.

L: I don't think you understand. Do either of you
have a real grudge?
P: No, we have carport, and not need one

L: I mean. What are your relations like?
P: All my relations still in Poland.

L: Is there any infidelity in your marriage?
P: We have hi-fidelity stereo and good DVD player.

L: Does your wife beat you up?
P: No, I always up before her.

L: Is your wife a nagger?
P: No, she white.

L: Why do you want this divorce?
P: She going to kill me.

L: What makes you think that?
P: I got proof.

L: What kind of proof?
P: She going to poison me. She buy a bottle at
drugstore and put on shelf in bathroom. I can read,
and it say: 'Polish Remover'.

Mr Ed said...

Gee, I really hate that Phoenix CL R and R Board:

They are at it again .... Flagging -

here is the post I put up, and I will keep putting it up as along as the flaggers flag it:

^^^^^^
I see you flagging ass wipe sleeze shits are bored and at it again,

Flaggers are scum of the earth.

I bet you make your Mommy proud.

Still off your Medication today I see.
What NO welfare check?

Yes, of course I have posted this announcement to another Internet forum which have no Flagging...

Please go here to properly insult CL Flaggers, because they can't do anything about it ...

http://www.alternate4craigslist.blogspot.com/

You keep flagging, and I'll keep posting this, hey bet you can make a song out of that ...
Go make yourselves useful, call American Idol, you got a hit!

nuff said...

Oil rises to $111.42 a barrel, a new record, as dollar drops.

Anonymous said...

mad craigslist flaggers

No doubt. I had two messages, from like last month?? flagged the other day. Who the hell is reading such old messages? And what good do they think flagging is going to do at that late date? Very, very few people read such old posts. I mean, I s'pose they show up on google searches, but, umm, there was nothing distinctive in those posts that would merit such flagging.

Anonymous said...

RANT: YouTube, your application programers suck

YouTube, I love having an anonymous place to upload my videos, instead of my website. Helping out the bandwidth issue is cool too.

However, uploading videos is a fucking pain. You've got this new multi-upload tool, and I thought: ROCK! But then you require some MS-Bullshit, BIT service for upload, and then don't tell me how to activate it on this computer I borrowed to use it. And M$ help stuff, really, really sucks.

*sigh*

I guess I just won't upload all these little clips I keep whipping my camera out for.

behind you said...

to the flaggin phx cl beotch.....

im sick of u bitch, get a hobby or something else to do.

(??????) said...

re, rant - YouTube

Out of curiosity are you using Internet Explorer?
I was thinking of doing some YouTube myself and have never done one.

I do have a couple of blogs from Google and they will fix the problem if you contact them.

As an option, you may want to try using Mozilla Firefox when uploading. This bypasses Microsoft concerns.

your tormentor said...

It has come to my attention that you seem to have a gripe with some people. Not all of these people tend to be like-minded, as you have no doubt found, but you feel that with your incredible amount of free time you are obligated to make your opinions painfully known to others. Many others. Shit-loads of people who really don't care what you have to say and often end up wondering what motivated your parents to get together in the first place. So in fairness, I am passing along some polite requests, general guidelines or just observations from some of the MANY people you have pissed off.

1 - If you have multiple windows open so that you can keep up with the coming and goings, and ramblings of other shut ins with an itchy enter finger, please look at the bar you just clicked and follow the rules illustrated in #7.

2 - Exactly how many personalities do you have? It doesn't take Columbo to realize that you have posted, within the last 3 hours, in divorce, fitness, m4m, l.t.r., politic, religion, transgender, vegan and women. Either you are one fucked up human being or you have more people living in your house than Big Brother.

3 - Can you please, Please, PLEASE, stay on topic once in a great while? When someone is questioning their religious beliefs, do you really need to interject that you are an atheist because your mother washed your mouth out with soap for swearing at the neighbor girl when you were 7 years old? Is that relevant, or, again, do you just need to insert yourself into everything?

4 - Every post, in any forum, isn't an invitation to refute. Who cares if some squid in Minneapolis disagrees with your position on photographing people running red lights in Albuquerque? I mean if it was that important, don't you think that Brian Williams or Charlie Gibson would be breaking into your local talk show with a special bulletin?

5 - What is up with the petty squabbling? So you got a stalking troll who refutes everything that YOU say! Now, there are two idiots glued to their monitors waiting for the other to disagree so they can disagree back. Did you ever consider that others might actually want to flow the original thread you are completely contaminating? Oh, forgot, it's all about YOU.

6 - Dear Mr/Ms Troll. Isn't one complete whack job enough in a forum, or multiple forums? DO you really need to egg on this completely isolated emotionally shut off crank job who has no other ties to the human race? Are you so argumentative that you can't leave anything alone?

7 - If you are going to use one window to hop from forum to forum, could you please look at the name of the forum you are entering? Slinging around a bunch of stuff about your neighbor's rotten kids in the political forum isn't quite the way to flex your muscles. They are discussing Barack, Hillary, Ron and George. Not the Smith kid.

I guess I could add more here but I suspect you will think I am talking about the OTHER fucking annoying pushy over-opinionated poster, and you hope that he/she gets the message. I suggest that the next time your social worker comes to see you, try and get them to put an in-home aide on your list of services. Perhaps then you won't be as lonely 24/7 and will feel less of a need to lash out everywhere at everyone. Or, if you still do, at least we will get a break while said aide gives you your bath, cooks a meal or just sits with you while you watch Casablanca for the eleventy-nineteenth time.

((Proof, You Can't Fix Stupid)) said...

really, what's up with all this damn phoenix cl flagging?

Like I said.....
flagging assholes everywhere -
this board sucks .......

Flaggers are like Mexican anchor babies, a disease to be getting rid of.

You really must make your Mother proud.

I guess NO welfare check means no drugs and no Meds.
So, get a fucking job.


You guess it - I have posted this announcement to that other Internet forum
you know the one that has no flagging ....

I will just post your stupidity here
www.alternate4craigslist.blogspot.com


I love these flagging wars, don't you?
I'll keep posting you keep flagging .......

ya ya said...

Hey I love this damn board
better than CL any fucking day
I hate faggots
I hate flaggers
Phx CL RnR rd is comprised mostly of Faggot flaggers.

VIVA MEXICO said...

re, what's yp with all the cl flagging

BUT I DONT WANNA WORK,I WANNA SIT ON MY LAZY ASS ALL MONTH AND SPEND UR HARD TAX DOLLARS,ASSHOLE :-)

ronnie smith said...

I am a faggot fairy from craigslist and my mommy says I am special.

Anonymous said...

to the guy / girl / in-between ALL Caps person, and I use that friggin term loosely ...

go piss off you filthy turd eater

Alert for Pet Buyers said...

***** Consumer Reminder ******

Never buy a PET from any craigslist board posting, other than the 'Pet Section.'

They may very well be stolen, sick, abused, etc.

This Board Rocks said...

Attention CL Poster wannabees .....

You are all sick assholes with your gay porn pics and stupid liberal postings ....

do America a favor, shoot yourselves.

When Obama, the Muslim is elected, all gays will be put to death, a rule in Islam.

in da hood said...

Obama: "Let me.....

...I wouldn't let that MUSLIM NIG wash my car let alone have his finger on a NUKE?
Are you liberals getting any of this? He has ZERO qualifications --ZERO, get it?

The Aliens Are Returning said...

in 2012 according to Mayan calendar of life cycles we as humanoids will end, i.e. mankind ......

screw everything that walks, kill for fun and enjoy, and wreck havoc on those who piss you off, since we are all doomed anyway, WTF does it matter?

There! Now you understand it said...

The Bible as Told By Childern

In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas.

The Bible says, "The Lord thy God is one," but I think He must be a lot older than that. Anyway, God said, "Give me a light!" and someone did. Then God made the world.

He split the Adam and made Eve.

Adam and Eve were naked, but they weren't embarrassed because mirrors hadn't been invented yet. Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating one bad apple, so they were driven from the Garden of Eden. Not sure what they were driven in though, because they didn't have cars.

Adam and Eve had a son, Cain, who hated his brother as long as he was Abel. Pretty soon all of the early people died off, except for Methuselah, who lived to be like a million or something.

One of the next important people was Noah, who was a good guy, but one of his kids was kind of a ham. Noah built a large boat and put his family and some animals on it. He asked some other people to join him, but they said they would have to take a raincheck.

After Noah came Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Jacob was more famous than his brother, Esau, because Esau sold Jacob his birthmark in exchange for some pot roast. Jacob had a son named Joseph who wore a really loud sports coat.

Another important Bible guy is Moses, whose real name was Charlton Heston.

Moses led the Israel Lights out of Egypt and away from the evil Pharaoh after God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh's people.

These plagues included frogs, mice, lice, bowels, and no cable. God fed the Israel Lights every day with manicotti.

Then He gave them His top ten commandments. These include don't lie, cheat, smoke, dance, or covet your neighbor's bottom (the Bible uses a bad word for bottom that I'm not supposed to say. But my Dad uses it sometimes when he talks about the President). Oh, yeah, I just thought of one more: Humor thy father and thy mother.

One of Moses' best helpers was Joshua, who was the first Bible guy to use spies.

Joshua fought the battle of Geritol and the fence fell over on the town.

After Joshua came David. He got to be king by killing a giant with a slingshot. He had a son named Solomon who had about 300 wives and 500 Porcupines. My teacher says he was wise, but that doesn't sound very wise to me.

After Solomon there were a bunch of major league prophets. One of these was Jonah, who was swallowed by a big whale and then barfed up on the shore. There were also some minor league prophets, but I guess we don't have to worry about them.

After the Old Testament came the New Testament. Jesus is the star of the New Testament. He was born in Bethlehem in a barn. (I wish I had been born in a barn, too, because my mom is always saying to me, "Close the door! Were you born in a barn?" It would be nice to say, "As a matter of fact, I was.")

During His life, Jesus had many arguments with sinners like the Pharisee's and the Republicans. Jesus also had twelve opossums. The worst one was Judas Asparagus. Judas was so evil that they named a terrible vegetable after him.

Jesus was a great man. He healed many leopards and even preached to some Germans on the Mount.

But the Republicans and all those guys put Jesus on trial before Pontius the Pilot. Pilot didn't stick up for Jesus. He just washed his hands instead.

Anyways, Jesus died for our sins, then came back to life again. He went up to Heaven, but will be back at the end of the Aluminum.

His return is foretold in the book of Revolution.

upreme court, d.c. handgun ban said...

WASHINGTON DC - The Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to endorse the view that the Second Amendment gives individuals the right to own guns, but was less clear about whether to retain the District of Columbia's ban on handguns.

The justices were aware of the historic nature of their undertaking, engaging in an extended 98-minute session of questions and answers that could yield the first definition of the meaning of the Second Amendment in its 216 years.

A key justice, Anthony Kennedy, left little doubt about his view when he said early in the proceedings that the Second Amendment gives "a general right to bear arms."

Several justices were skeptical that the Constitution, if it gives individuals' gun rights, could allow a complete ban on handguns when, as Chief Justice John Roberts pointed out, those weapons are most suited for protection at home.

"What is reasonable about a ban on possession" of handguns?" Roberts asked at one point.

But Justice Stephen Breyer suggested that the District's public safety concerns could be relevant in evaluating its 32-year-old ban on handguns, perhaps the strictest gun control law in the nation.

"Does that make it unreasonable for a city with a very high crime rate...to say no handguns here?" Breyer said.

Solicitor General Paul Clement, the Bush administration's top Supreme Court lawyer, supported the individual right, but urged the justices not to decide the other question. Instead, Clement said the court should allow for reasonable restrictions that allow banning certain types of weapons, including existing federal laws.

He did not take a position on the District law.

The court has not conclusively interpreted the Second Amendment since its ratification in 1791. The basic issue for the justices is whether the amendment protects an individual's right to own guns or whether that right is somehow tied to service in a state militia.

The amendment reads: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

While the arguments raged inside, advocates of gun rights and opponents of gun violence demonstrated outside court Tuesday.

Dozens of protesters mingled with tourists and waved signs saying "Ban the Washington elitists, not our guns" or "The NRA helps criminals and terrorist buy guns."

Members of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence chanted "guns kill" as followers of the Second Amendment Sisters and Maryland Shall Issue.Org shouted "more guns, less crime."

A line to get into the court for the historic arguments began forming two days earlier and extended more than a block by early Tuesday.

The high court's first extensive examination of the Second Amendment since 1939 grew out of challenge to the District's ban.

Anise Jenkins, president of a coalition called Stand Up for Democracy in D.C., defended the district's prohibition on handguns.

"We feel our local council knows what we need for a good standard of life and to keep us safe," Jenkins said.

Genie Jennings, a resident of South Perwick, Maine, and national spokeswoman for Second Amendment Sisters, said the law banning handguns in Washington "is denying individuals the right to defend themselves."

Even if the court determines there is an individual right, the justices still will have to decide whether the District's ban can stand and how to evaluate other gun control laws. This issue has caused division within the Bush administration, with Vice President Dick Cheney taking a harder line than the administration's official position at the court.

The local Washington government argues that its law should be allowed to remain in force whether or not the amendment applies to individuals, although it reads the amendment as intended to allow states to have armed forces.

The City Council that adopted the ban said it was justified because "handguns have no legitimate use in the purely urban environment of the District of Columbia."

Dick Anthony Heller, 65, an armed security guard, sued the District after it rejected his application to keep a handgun at his home for protection. His lawyers say the amendment plainly protects an individual's right.

The last Supreme Court ruling on the topic came in 1939 in U.S. v. Miller, which involved a sawed-off shotgun. Constitutional scholars disagree over what that case means but agree it did not squarely answer the question of individual versus collective rights.

Roberts said at his confirmation hearing that the correct reading of the Second Amendment was "still very much an open issue."

mr hyde said...

Posted on craigslist CL 'FREE' board in Phoenix, AZ - funny:

Paper Clip and Two packets of Mustard
Currently sitting on my desk and, frankly, taking up precious needed space, are two mustard packets and one paper clip.

The mustard packets are "Heinz mild yellow mustard", unopened, unused and generally in like-new condition other than a very light coat of dust on one of them.

The paper clip is in flawless new condition and, although I am unsure of the specific brand, I can assure you that is of the "non skid" (has etches in it), heavy gauge and corrosive resistant variety.

Any of these items would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s home or workplace, and as difficult as it is for me to separate with these items, I would happily donate them to a good new home.

sex tours and tourist said...

be advised ...
all the pussy in Bangkok Thailand is used, left the city, or is infected with HIV

gone broke said...

Mexxxxico is a shit hole , cess pool , lake full of piss , corrupt gov. ,

stupid populace , mostly ugly women ,chickenshit men , stupid people ,

3 toed morons , snot nosed spiclets , rude people , did I mention stupid ,

if I did not the whole shitty country is stupid . BUT FAIR DUNNO.

THE MAGNIFICENT ONE ,THE RULER OF ALL , KING OF KINGS, PHAROAH OF THE LAND,

DICTATOR , FIELD MARSHALL , 9 STAR GENERAL, ((( TOP DOG ))).
OH!! I left out child pedophiles , but only about 50 percent , the rest are too stupid to jackoff.

I HAVE SPOKEN --MR.--W--C--Q----

I have enjoyed writing this post , thanks to all beaners ,for the party.

London England reporting said...

heather Mills you are a WHORE

Get Out said...

The Iraq War has now officially entered it's 5 year, and their is NO sign to an end in sight.
George Bush and Dick Cheney are lying useless assholes.
Get out of this nightmare now.
Screw these Muslim assholes.
As long as America stays these Iraqi's will allow us to do their fighting for them.

We need to bring all troops everywhere home now.
Lets protect our borders, the hell with rest of the world.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha

I just farted

Obama for president said...

Only an idiot would vote for him. The man has no respect for his country much less himself. You put a united states of america flag in front of him and with every one else saluting. He does not he all but runs off the stage. That is total disrespect to your own country. You now want us to vote for you after showing that kind of disrespect.

take note said...

Not many fuel efficent cars

There are very few affordable fuel efficient cars out there to help offset the high cost of fuel these days. It seems like to have to buy a hybrid to get good gas mileage these days and since they are newer, you pay a big cost in depreciation, offsetting any gas savings. If you don't want to worry about depreciation, you need to buy a 20yr old grandma type car with low miles that won't be fuel efficent. So the average American is stuck. Also, not all cars out there that look small are fuel efficient. I have a 1992 Honda Accord and it only gets 22mpg combined. My 1988 Buick LeSabre got 20mpg combined.

Anonymous said...

Women who complain about men whining -

Like women don't ...
It's called nagging.
You bitches don't get it - you are for fucking and that's all.
If a man had a robot that looked like a 10, fucked like a 10, and could be turned on / off with a remote switch - you women would be obsolete in a New York Second...

Get over yourselves, real men don't give a rats ass what you want.

Anonymous said...

Barack Hussein Obama, a Muslim, wants to be our President......

the Feminist said...

to all the women bashers.............


you should model your lives to reflect the all american hero AL BUNDY, the true american icon !!!
bust your smelly asses selling shoes to mexicans all day, and then go home and kiss your wife and kid's asses...............

i believe a monument should be erected to worship al bundy !!!!

found on craigslist said...

Earlier this week, I got home early and the house next door was being shown to a potential renter.

I always enjoy checking out the new prospects. One of my dogs was sitting on the block fence that separates our

back-yards barking at them. It was completely amusing. Please keep in mind, the fence is 6 foot tall and made of block.

Needless to say, The "For Rent" sign is still up....

Oh' Ya get that pool cleaned!!! My Dog swims in that pool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to Weird-Ville

Obama is a Muslim said...

WAKE UP AMERICA

Saw a picture from Assoc. Press of his swearing in on the koran. A Christian would NOT use any other book. ONLY a muslim would use the korn-ran. Read his background from almost any news source, & you'll see how he was raised and the school he attended Rama-langa-ding dong can call himself any religion he wants, but placing his hand on the korn-ran for swearin in is pretty much the proof-in-the-pudding. I'm done for the day. off to work,

and, the whore wants to be 1st lady said...

Michelle Obama, wife of Democrat frontrunner Barrack Hussein Obama, shocked a lot of people over the weekend when she said this: "For the first time in my adult lifetime I am proud of my country."

Fuck Islam said...

Dutch anti-Koran film's Web site shut down....
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - The Web site where Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders was promoting his not-yet-released anti-Koran film has been suspended by its U.S. hosting service.
The site formerly showed the film's title, "Fitna" "Coming Soon" and an image of a gilded Koran. Now it shows a note that the company -- Network Solutions is investigating whether the site violates its terms of service.
"Network Solutions has received a number of complaints regarding this site that are under investigation," the note said.
While the exact contents of the 15-minute movie, due to be released by March 31, are unknown, Wilders has said it will underscore his view that Islam's holy book is "fascist."
Dutch officials fear the movie could spark violent protests in Muslim countries, similar to those two years ago after the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a Danish newspaper.
Wilders has said he will release his movie on the Internet after television stations refused to air it.
Wilders, who lives under police protection due to death threats, could not immediately be reached for comment Easter Sunday.
"How many ways are there left for me to be worked against?" he was quoted saying Saturday night by Dutch press agency ANP.
"If necessary, I'll go hand out DVDs personally on the Dam," he said, referring to Amsterdam's central square.
Thousands demonstrated on the Dam against Wilders' film Saturday in a protest intended to show that he does not represent the whole country.
Wilders heads a reactionary party with nine seats in the 150-member Dutch parliament, elected on an anti-immigration platform.
Network Solutions could not immediately be reached for comment. Its terms of service contains a sweeping prohibition against "objectionable material of any kind or nature."
A Dutch court will hear a complaint lodged by Muslim groups seeking to bar Wilders from releasing the film March 28, but there is no legal barrier preventing Wilders from releasing his film before then.
It was not clear whether YouTube or other video sharing sites would be willing to host the movie.
Last month, YouTube was inaccessible globally for several hours after the government of Pakistan blocked it, citing what it said were offensive clips in which Wilders made denigrating remarks about Islam.

Screw These Politically Correct Corrupt US Businnesses said...

re, website shutdown ...

Hey it happened to me with GoDaddy.com and that is run and owned by an x-Marine.
He is a coward and a greedy useless asshole.
What should be done to both GoDaddy and Network Solutions web hosting is everyone cancel their hosting and domain services and they will soon learn that Islam sucks and doesn't control the world like they think they do.

Hurt them in the pocketbook, take business from them and they will learn that Americans have died for Freedom of Speech.

fuck'em said...

re, re Network Solutions and GoDaddy - shutting down websites to be politically correct ...

I agree, everyone throughout the world should cancel their service with both of them.
Lets see how much money Islam brings them.
Bankrupt the useless ass wipes.

Anonymous said...

re, re, re - Network Solutions and GoDaddy - shutting down websites to be politically correct:

Whatever happened to FREEDOM of Speech?

We are out of control in America with this bullshit Politically correct nonsense.

Anonymous said...

re, Islam and Websites -- -

Well what about all the websites of hate, violence, kill Americans, jihad and the rest of that stupid ass Islamic crap ...

Why aren't those websites shutdown -
Yes, I have checked, both Network Solutions and Godaddy have some.

Anonymous said...

Prominent Muslim becomes Catholic on Easter

I bet that is giving those asshole Muslims an ulcer - I hope!

I Love Viagra said...

Ten years ago this month the lives of millions of men and women were changed almost overnight by the advent of a little blue pill the first oral treatment for impotence.
In France, which of the following types of eateries is focused on coffee?
Viagra, developed by accident by scientists at Pfizer Laboratories, was first approved for use by the US Food and Drug Administration on March 27, 1998.
"Originally, we were testing sildenafil, the active drug in Viagra, as a cardiovascular drug and for its ability to lower blood pressure," said Dr Brian Klee, senior medical director at Pfizer.
"But one thing that was found during those trials is that people didn't want to give the medication back because of the side effect of having erections that were harder, firmer and lasted longer."
Since Viagra went on the market it has been used by 35 million men around the globe, and it took impotence off the taboo list, making it infinitely easier to treat.
Urologists' waiting rooms became busier as news got round that the condition, which was rechristened with a new, scientific name -- erectile dysfunction, or ED -- could be treated with a triangular blue pill.
Previous treatments had involved surgically inserting a prosthesis into the penis, injecting a substance into the male sex organ or using urethral suppositories.
"Viagra brought a lot more people into the office because of the ease of treatment," Dr Irwin Shuman, a urologist of 40 years' experience in Washington, told AFP.
"In the old days, when we didn't have much in the way of treatment, we would do a lot more evaluation, looking for answers as to why somebody had the problem," he said.
In one test, men would be observed while sleeping to see if erections occurred.
Men who failed to get the usual five to six erections per night were deemed to have a physical problem, and those who did get nocturnal erections were said to have a psychological problem and were sent to see a sex counsellor.
So Viagra helped move impotence out of the psychological realm and into the world of physical illnesses. "What we have come to understand in the past 10 years is that ED is a vascular disease," said Klee.
"What happens is veins and arteries that deliver and remove blood from the penis are not working the way they should, and Viagra allows those vessels to dilate and increase blood flow to the penis," he said.
Dr Abraham Morgentaler, director of Men's Health Boston, and associate clinical professor of urology at Harvard Medical School, hailed Viagra as a "benefit to medicine."
But, he added, the drug has not delighted all those who took it.
"There are two truths to Viagra: for those who refill (get a new prescription), it's wonderful and they're happy," Morgentaler told AFP.
"But a lot of people look to Viagra for personal happiness, thinking a hard penis can resolve relationship issues," and they end up disappointed, added the doctor and author of the book "The Viagra Myth."
Some patients say taking Viagra "does not correspond to the way they want to have sex," Morgentaler said.
Viagra works best on an empty stomach or after eating a low-fat meal, the medication's official website says. It kicks in about 30 minutes after being taken, works for four hours, and only with sexual arousal, the website says.
But it's not the answer for everyone. Morgentaler said he had a 78-year-old patient in his office who "didn't like the idea of programming sex. Guys, and often women, too, don't necessarily want to compromise the ideal of sex as something magical, spontaneous, romantic."
Morgentaler also spoke of the darker side of Viagra, which has evolved since it and two other ED treatments became easily available over the Internet.
"It's the use of Viagra by healthy young men who don't need it," he said.
"These young men take a pill whenever they go out ... Maybe because they are inexperienced or shy and Viagra makes them more confident, or maybe because they have inflated ideas about what sex is supposed to be like from seeing Internet porn, which they also have easy access to, and they want to heighten their feelings of masculinity," he said.

"I am concerned -- not that these young men will get addicted physically, but that they will become psychologically dependent on Viagra," said Morgentaler.
"Sex is an entree into a relationship, and most often what we want from a relationship is to be loved for what we are.
"But some of these young men feel they have to take a pill to be acceptable, and I fear they are potentially missing the opportunity to have true emotional connections with a partner, based on reality, not mythology."

America and Americans shuld be ashamed of themselves said...

US death toll in Iraq war hits 4,000 today.
We've been in Iraq for 5-years and the war lingers on with American deaths but worse broken and injured troops both physically and mentally.

This is the worst President in American history and I voted for the asshole twice.
The fault clearly lies in two directions ...
1) The Democrats just can't get it, people don't want these career politicians and liberals running the government.
2) We need an all new third party to get control of our government and return it to the people.

2008 Tax Code said...

The only thing that the IRS has not taxed yet is the male penis.
This is due to the fact that 69% of the time it is hanging around unemployed, 10% of the time it is hard up, 20% of the time it is pissed off and 1% of the time it is in the hole. On top of that, it has two dependents and they are both nuts!

HOWEVER, effective January 1st, 2008, the penis will now be taxed according to size:

The brackets are as follows:

10 - 12'' Luxury Tax $300.00
8 - 10'' Pole Tax $250.00
5 - 8'' Privilege Tax $150.00
3 - 5'' Nuisance Tax $30.00

Males exceeding 12'' must file capital gains.

Anyone under 4'' is eligible for a tax refund.


PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR AN EXTENSION

be advised said...

itchy balls, itchy itchy balls...

Cops don't scratch testicles even upon request!!

I Promise 2 Use A Condom said...

Chicken Butt

I want a life with you. I want a happy family with you. If you are willing it will take a lot of work. A lot of planning. A lot of cooperation. A lot of Love.. I am more than willing. I have always had an escape plan in the back of my head so we could be together if the situation would arise.. come on. I cherish you like the fat kids cherish chocolate.
Stop fighting it.
it only makes it worse.
I shout it from the roof tops that I love you. That your the perfect one for me. I love every part of you. Your faults I see them as null and void. Your issues I see them as overcome able. There is nothing I wont love you for. Cause we were created to be together.
I know it's wrong to screw a chickens butt but hell there's nothing like farm loving.

the white college boy said...

Easter and Spring Break

I went to Mexico, got drunk, fucked a lot of useless ass beaner sluts.

GW Bush lets get the fuck out now said...

Critical cease-fire in Iraq unravels as U.S. death toll mounts

in your face ladies said...

Why are men depressed?
Men Are Just Happier People--

What do you expect from such simple creatures?

Your last name stays put.

The garage is all yours.

Wedding plans take care of themselves.

Chocolate is just another snack.

You can be President.

You can never be pregnant.

You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.

You can wear NO shirt to a water park.

Car mechanics tell you the truth.

The world is your urinal.

You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this one is just too icky.

You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.

Same work, more pay.

Wrinkles add character.

Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.

People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them.

New shoes don't cut, blister, ormangle your feet.

One mood all the time.

Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.

You know stuff about tanks.

A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.

You can open all your own jars.

You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.

If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.

Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.

Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.

You almost never have strap problems in public.

You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.

Everything on your face stays its original color.

The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.

You only have to shave your face and neck.

You can play with toys all your life.

One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons.

You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.

You can "do" your nails with a pocket knife.

You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.

You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

No wonder men are happier.

Tell women who can handle this to read it, and tell all men they will enjoy reading it

worst ever said...

US home prices drop another 11.4 pct. in January 2008.

from the computer chair said...

WOMEN DO
NOT SNORE,
BURP, OR
FART;
THEREFORE
THEY MUST
BITCH OR
THEY WILL
BLOW UP.

some humor said...

Thinking I am .....
Many times when I am troubled or confused, I find comfort in sitting in my backyard and having Scotch and Water, along with a quiet conversation with Jesus. This happened to me again after a particularly difficult day.

I said "Jesus, why do I work so hard?"
And I heard the reply: "Men find many ways to demonstrate the love they have for their family. You work hard to have a peaceful and beautiful place for
your friends and family to gather and enjoy life."

I said: "I thought that money was the root of all evil."

And the reply was: "No, the LOVE of money is the root of all evil.

Money is a tool; it can be used for good or bad".

I was starting to feel better, but I still had that one burning question, so I asked it. "Jesus," I said, "what is the meaning of life?

Why am I here?"
He replied: "That is a question many men ask. The answer is in your heart and is different for everyone. I would love to chat with you some more,

Senor, but for now, I have to finish your lawn.

Mr Opinionated said...

I'd like to have a second opinion

on the

second opinion ........

the liar liar said...

McCain seeks solutions to housing crisis

someone call Al Gore said...

A chunk of Antarctic ice about seven times the size of Manhattan suddenly collapsed, putting an even greater portion of glacial ice at risk, scientists said Tuesday.
Satellite images show the runaway disintegration of a 160-square-mile chunk in western Antarctica, which started Feb. 28. It was the edge of the Wilkins ice shelf and has been there for hundreds, maybe 1,500 years.
This is the result of global warming, said British Antarctic Survey scientist David Vaughan.
Because scientists noticed satellite images within hours, they diverted satellite cameras and even flew an airplane over the ongoing collapse for rare pictures and video.
"It's an event we don't get to see very often," said Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo. "The cracks fill with water and slice off and topple... That gets to be a runaway situation."
While icebergs naturally break away from the mainland, collapses like this are unusual but are happening more frequently in recent decades, Vaughan said. The collapse is similar to what happens to hardened glass when it is smashed with a hammer, he said.
The rest of the Wilkins ice shelf, which is about the size of Connecticut, is holding on by a narrow beam of thin ice. Scientists worry that it too may collapse. Larger, more dramatic ice collapses occurred in 2002 and 1995.
Vaughan had predicted the Wilkins shelf would collapse about 15 years from now. The part that recently gave way makes up about 4 percent of the overall shelf, but it's an important part that can trigger further collapse.
There's still a chance the rest of the ice shelf will survive until next year because this is the end of the Antarctic summer and colder weather is setting in, Vaughan said.
Scientists said they are not concerned about a rise in sea level from the latest event, but say it's a sign of worsening global warming.
Such occurrences are "more indicative of a tipping point or trigger in the climate system," said Sarah Das, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
"These are things that are not re-forming," Das said. "So once they're gone, they're gone."
Climate in Antarctica is complicated and more isolated from the rest of the world.
Much of the continent is not warming and some parts are even cooling, Vaughan said. However, the western peninsula, which includes the Wilkins ice shelf, juts out into the ocean and is warming. This is the part of the continent where scientists are most concern about ice-melt triggering sea level rise.

more asshole politicians said...

re, liar liar
\So true ....
John McCain is a low life scum bag filthy liar who couldn't fix the border problem and doesn't supports Veterans although he never lets anyone forget he is one.

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