Living in Chinatown Honolulu
December 31, 2003
"Hush Hush, The dark secrets of scientific research"
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In Tu Du Hospital
, southeast Asia's largest obstetrics hospital, five gallon jars are filled with stillborn or aborted fetuses. According to the Vietnamese medical authorities, each fetus is a victim of dioxin poisoning from Agent Orange. As many as ten pairs of Siamese twins are born here each year. where as one case every ten to 15 years would be normal.

Detail of Page 81, Page


Siamese twins
connected at different parts of their bodies, children with horribly misshapen heads and twisted bodies, others barely recognizable as human beings. They were being saved as a record of the genetic defects presumably from the American Agent Orange used in Vietnam.

Agent Orange... Toxic Chemical Assault on People
Large glass jars containing true monstrosities. Nearly every hospital in Vietnam has a similar museum of horrors.
Agent Orange is a mixture of 2 major compounds- 2,4-dicholorophenoxyacetic acid and 2,4,5-tricholorophenoxyacetic acid. By mimicking a natural plant growth hormone, auxin, these herbicides are able to induce plants to grow themselves past their natural levels of sustainability.
An 1987 study found that 30% of the 17,000 babies delivered at the hospital were either difficult of premature (3). The comparative
rates of all south Vietnam is 10% and for the whole country, it is 8%.
Among the leading manufacturers of Agent Orange for the Vietnam war effort was Monsanto

Monsanto Corporation Criminal Investigation Cover-up of Dioxin

Fears grow with genetic crop secrecy - The Honolulu Advertiser -

Monsanto Co

Amazing is the speed and ea
se with which companies have gained approval to bring on such mammoth changes in production systems and industry structure, changes that are bound to have
all sorts of major economic and environmental consequences no one can predict, and which no one is really watching.

The Hawaii Agriculture Research Center
in 'Aiea is testing sugar cane crossed with human genes to try to generate an enzyme that will produce bone marrow.

Having a biopsy in the neck is not fun at all ( the aftermath) made the neck swell up again to almonst 15" cuase got poked numerous times in the neck with a spring loaded Harpoon needle with a retracted sleeve that cut a tube of flesh the length of the needle:

Here's stuff my sister sent me that I'll put
on my Blog:

FBI Issues Alert Against Almanac Carriers

- "The FBI is warning police nationwide to be alert for people carrying almanacs, cautioning that the popular reference books covering everything
from abbreviations to weather trends could be used for terrorist planning. .. Is it getting silly yet? Take unskilled people and give them power
over others. These little people with authority will quickly fall in love with being able to push other people around and become the most ardent supporters
of repressive measures and oppressors of the people. Take a look at the history of nazi Germany.. the same thing happened there.


Recall the strange instant messages to employees at Odigo Systems? It is an Israeli owned company with offices near the World Trade Towers,
that received warnings of the impending attacks before the hijacked planes had even left the ground! If you don't know about this go

or here
or learn more.

Military Dictatorship In U.S. Very Possible Says Ret. General Tommy Franks

Worth a re-read. The scares will grow in intensity for the 2004 "election". If vote fraud via Diebold machines can't accomplish
the deed, a nice national emergency will do it a href="">
Ashcroft Excuses Himself From CIA Leak Case -"Ashcroft's decision came abruptly after months of complaints from Democrats that the former Missouri
senator's close ties to senior White House aides should disqualify him from overseeing the investigation, which has included FBI interviews of presidential
adviser Karl Rove and other senior White House aides. ." a href="">
The Pitfalls of Trying Hussein -
official documents

recently obtained and published by The National Security Archive, show that the Reagan administration had extensive knowledge by early 1983 of
Iraq's "almost daily" use of chemical weapons against Iran, yet
chose to do little
in response. In fact, current Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (who
was then a Reagan presidential envoy) met with Hussein in December, 1983 where he conveyed the US's "close support" of Iraq. He did not mention the
use of chemical weapons during this meeting. (The US finally condemned the use of these weapons several months later. But at the same time, Washington
said it was still interested in a "closer dialogue" with Iraq.)

December 28, 2003
Zero skin reaction to TB test:

I remember now - I had a dog/cat PAW me recently at the Humane society i n MY EYE – That’s the first thing the Doctor thought it was – I think I have this

Cat-Scratch Disease

Cat-scratch disease (CSD) is an infectious illness that is caused by harmful bacteria called rochalimaea henselae. These bacteria are typically found in the saliva of cats, which means that cats function as carriers of this infection. There are several ways for a human to become infected with CSD. One, this infection can be spread anytime a cat that has the bacteria on its paws scratches a human. Two, the illness can be spread through a cat bite. Three, the illness can be spread if a person pets a bacteria carrying-cat, and then rubs their eyes.

Stupid animal pawed right into my left eye - no blood cut but that is the side my neck is swollen!

Argh!!!!!!!!! I went to the animal pound and petted all the dogs and cats! I feel so stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I washed my hands but not my eye! All this pain for stupid petting the doggies.

CALL a Weahbulance!!

In some cases, an infected person's lymph nodes will need medical care. It is possible for lymph nodes to become so swollen that they abscess and ooze puss. In such a scenario, a doctor will need to either drain or remove the lymph nodes. Lymph node drainage can do a lot to relieve pain.

Drain ME Doctor! So don’t have to use pain killers no more!

During this procedure, a needle is inserted into healthy skin just to the side of the node. Once under the top layer of skin, the doctor then directs the needle into the swollen node and begins draining the built-up liquids.

Diagnose for meningitis, while the new test, called polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay, takes two to three hours.
The test has a 100-percent success rate in ruling out meningitis, Saravolatz said. The test also identifies which would be the most effective antibiotic for treatment

Bartonella (Rochalimaea) henselae causes a variety of diseases, including bacillary angiomatosis, peliosis hepatis, lymphadenitis, aseptic meningitis with bacteremia, and cat-scratch disease (CSD).

December 27, 2003
It's been over 24 hours and Zero reaction - no bump of any size at all. That's good news that I don't have TB - Told Mom I felt like a leper..... I was mad at Douglass when I thought I had TB - Told him I need him to be a super-absorbent emotional tampon for now.

My neck is still getting smaller and smaller. It is now 14.5 inches down from 1 inch of 15.5 from Xmas Eve when changed the type of antibiotic.


Panel: 9/11 Preventable

To find out who failed and why, the commission has navigated a political
landmine, threatening a subpoena to gain access to the president's top-secret
daily briefs

Court Rules: Gitmo Detainees Should Have Lawyers

- "Even in times of national emergency — indeed, particularly in such
times — it is the obligation of the Judicial Branch to ensure the preservation
of our constitutional values and to prevent the Executive Branch from running
roughshod over the rights of citizens and aliens alike."

Read below - disgusting isn't it?

An American
who has advised the civilian authority in Baghdad said, “The only way
we can win is to go unconventional. We’re going to have to play their game.
Guerrilla versus guerrilla. Terrorism versus terrorism. We’ve got to scare
the Iraqis into submission.”

The strength of the Earth's magnetic

field has decreased 10 percent over the past 150 years, flipping the
planet's poles for the first time in nearly 700,000 years.Reversing between
1000 and 2000 years from now.Scientists say the field is not going away:
when one uses observations on the surface to reconstruct fields at the core,
one finds that while the dipole field is getting weaker, the complicated
parts are getting stronger, and the total magnetic energy does not change.

As the oceanic floor

is composed mainly of basalts, the information about the magnetic field
is "recorded" in the oceanic crust, and shows that the

Earth's magnetic field reverses its polarity frequently in the geological
time. The scientists could not find any periodicity in these reversals yet

The Earth's
main magnetic field

permeates the planet and an enormous volume of space surrounding it.
A great teardrop-shaped region of space called the magnetosphere is formed
by the interaction of the Earth's field with the solar wind composed of
charged particles (plasma) that streams outward from the Sun. At a distance
of about 60,000 kilometres outward toward the Sun, the pressure of the solar
wind is balanced by the geomagnetic field. This serves as an obstacle to
the solar wind, and the plasma is deflected around the Earth by the resulting
bow shock. The magnetosphere so produced streams out into an elongated magnetotail
that stretches several million kilometres downstream from the Earth away from
the Sun.

Picture of a positive here


The skin test should be examined (or read) 48-72 hours after it is administered.
It is acceptable to read the skin test up to 96 hours after administration
if it is not possible to read it earlier. After 96 hours, a skin test of
less than 10 mm of induration should be repeated. A skin test of 10 mm or
more is positive at any time.

TB can be contagious in adolescents and adults, who are coughing,
have a positive skin test, and an abnormal chest X-ray. TB medications
will make the person non-contagious very quickly. Because of the efficacy
of TB medicines, patients are not quarantined and are usually able
to return to school or work within several weeks.

People who have a positive TB skin test with a normal chest x-ray are
NOT contagious, but may need medicine to prevent them from developing active

It's Been 24 Hours and ZERO reaction to TB test so far.............

All patients

(except one patient who was HIV-positive) showed a positive response to
tuberculin skin testing.

All patients

were treated with antituberculous drugs under directly observed therapy
short-course regimen with 83% cure rate

The most common location

of head and neck tuberculosis is in the neck lymph nodes; this form represents
about 15% of cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, and about 1.5% of all new
cases of tuberculosis present in this way.

Sat PM Neck still shrinking it is 14.5" down one inch from Xmas
Eve at 15.5"

December 24, 2003
I laugh on the outside but inside I am scared. Call a Weahbulance!

Doctor said to me that it is necrosis lymph and explained to me that is was a "dying" Lymph node of 1.7 CM. I gasped in horror;
¡?¿ gangrene¿!!?

BTW - hospital is billing me for damages to the ceiling after they declawed me in order to get me down.

Doctor impassively reassured me, “No not gangrene.� (The scaredy cat!)

Necrosis = gangrene

Making my list of questions like:

Do I have an extracapsular extension? YN-
Doing a biopsy on me today? (Answer better be yes) or yank it out now before the HMO makes life hell for me.

Can I overreact here – hysterical theatrics on blog? I need a Pagliacci smiley face inserted here. Whew! Glad I got that out of system.

I call Friday after I have more info. Don’t worry I’m not like most people who turn into sheep when the are naked with a thin pajama that opens in the back – like a vunerable baboon. That why I got my list to make sure I get all my questions answered and just hope by Friday - that this all go away,

If all goes well Iraq magically accepts American occupation and democracy which mysteriously wins the hearts of the next generation of jihadist islamic murders drenched in 8000 years of religious blood lust, and the newfound goodwill expands through out the middle east whose oleaginous treasures and emerging economies fuel a global economic recovery, and we all live happily ever after.

Went to Doc's today because Lymph- phgh! node began radiating red this morning.
Doctor said it was neurotic (?) narcotic(?)- - I didn't get what he said.
Then he explained to me that is was a "dying" Lymph node of 1.7 CM and
that most of the swelling in my neck is muscle.

Well I picked this up on the net before I go see
the doctor on Friday. I personally think that is from my chronic sinus problem
I always had. But - then again that's what doctors are for! Listening to
Xmas music and Douglass and I are having a pretty good Xmas this year. Most
of the swelling is from the - ahem - "Middle Deep jugular" - er at least
that's what's I'm guessing anyway. At least I'm am no longer too stupid to
ask questions.
!!!! that's the word necrosis! I asked him if it was gangrene - and he said
no ( not tifrighten me further - the weasel!)
necrosis = gangrene


I DO this already mashing up my face an all that jazz already!

lymphatic system
produce, store, and carry white blood cells to fight infection and disease.
lymph nodes
are part of the
lymphatic system
that is part of the
immune system
. Lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or disease. Sometimes
this is somewhat inaccurately called "
swollen glands
" (lymph nodes are not
; they do not secrete anything)Causes of
swollen neck glands
Sinus infection
Treatments for
chronic sinusitis
: Antibiotics

Decongestants Steroid nasal
- though long-term use may be inadvisable. Oral steroids
Doctors often find it difficult to treat chronic sinusitis successfully,
realizing that symptoms persist even after taking antibiotics for a long period.
When medical treatment fails, surgery may be the only alternative for treating chronic sinusitis. Research studies suggest that the vast majority
of people who undergo surgery have fewer symptoms and better quality of life.
Adults who have had allergic and infectious conditions over the years sometimes develop nasal polyps that interfere with
proper drainage. Removal of these polyps and/or repair of adeviated septum to ensure an open airway often provides considerable
relief from sinus symptoms.

The most common surgery done today is functional endoscopic sinus surgery, in which the natural openings from the sinuses
are enlarged to allow drainage. This type of surgery is less invasive than conventional sinus surgery, and serious complications
are rare.


Deep Spaces, Paranasal Sinuses, & Nasopharynx

..Nodes with necrosis should also be considered abnormal regardless of size.
One should also pay attention to nodes that have ill defined borders as there
may be extracapsular extension with infiltration of the surrounding fat planes
or encasement of vessels such as the carotid. ...Central necrosis makes
lymph nodes suspicious for malignancy regardless of size.



- His apparent love of drama i
is equaled only by his desire to keep his foes off balance. Experts who openly wonder whether he is mentally ill or remarkably shrewd often agree that he has left his personal stamp everywhere

Myers: More Iraqis giving US information since Saddam's capture

ORANGE THREAT ALERT Cost, Burden of Raising Level Signals Serious Concern by Administration

American Foreign Policy Council
- Conservative Think Tank Center for Strategic & International Studies - Think Tank Nathan Hale Institute
- Foreign Intelligence Think Tank
If all goes well
Iraq magically accepts American occupation and democracy which mysteriously wins the hearts of the next generation of jihadist islamic murders drenched
in 8000 years of religious blood lust, and the newfound goodwill expands through out the middle east whose oleaginous treasures and emerging economies fuel
a global economic recovery, and we all live happily ever after.

Politics: The Bully

17154 Members (20 New) 598095 Messages A flame-free zone for civil discussion and debate on national and world politics and policies, political figures and parties and issues facing our nation today. Opinion Forum 26008 Members One of our Assistants, Scuzzz, put it this way:"Opinion Forum is more of a big corner bar, where working people come after hours to grab a brew, have some buffalo wings, watch the game on TV and spout off about whatever and whoever they want to. As long as you don't start swinging chairs and busting up the place, or even worse try to get the cops to raid the place because you don't like the guy at the next booth, you'll be okay. It's gonna be loud and raucous, and there will be people spouting off all kinds of things.
And if you spout off, someone (or several someones) will be liable to spout back. But that's what everyone comes here for, after all. Meanwhile, pull up a chair, have a beer, and enjoy yourself. Freedom of speech is paramount, come check the most successful, most active, and most talked about Current Events forum on delphi, with over FOUR YEARS of heated, lively debate! Economy Crumbles

Many employees are overworked, stressed out, fed up -- and eager to quit their jobs once the economy picks up. In fact, worker angst is so pronounced it has surprised even the most tuned-in human resource professionals. They say employee anger is now almost palpable. SPARTACUS! says rise up wage

Research by the economists David Autor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Mark Duggan at the University of Maryland shows that once Congress began loosening the standards to qualify for disability payments
in the late 1980's and early 1990's, people who would normally be counted as unemployed started moving in record numbers into the disability system ? a kind of invisible unemployment. Almost all of the increase came from hard-to-verify disabilities like back pain and mental disorders. As the rolls swelled, the
meaning of the official unemployment rate changed as millions of people were left out.

early Sunday - way before Saddam's capture was being reported by the mainstream Western press - the Kurdish media ran the following news wire:

"Saddam Hussein, the former President of the Iraqi regime, was captured by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. A special intelligence unit led by Qusrat Rasul Ali, a high-ranking member of the PUK, found Saddam Hussein in the city of Tikrit, his birthplace. Qusrat's team was accompanied by a group of US
soldiers. Further details of the capture will emerge during the day; but the global Kurdish party is about to begin!"

By the time Western press agencies were running the same story, the emphasis had changed, and the ousted Iraqi president had been "captured in a raid
by US forces backed by Kurdish fighters."

December 23, 2003
To EVERYBODY on Indepent arguement:

Sorry Folks - I'm a little wacked out last two days. Mixing up my post responses.
Forgive me.

298KB "Merry Xmas, I don't want to fight tonight with you"

December 20, 2003

I'm a delicate flower, a lost ewe that's gets God's attention focused on
Luke 15:4 What man of you, having an hundred {sheep}, if he lose one
of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after
that which is {lost}, until he find it?

Luke 15:6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and
neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my {sheep}
which was {lost}.

The doctrine became known as the Creed of Nicea. But they also went on to develop the doctrine of "blind faith." This is because the "Trinity" doctrine
is undefinable .At first, tried to defend the "Trinity" through logic and
the Bible. This continued for a long time until the Trinitarian church finally
gave up on ever substantiating their claims through the Bible. The following
is a sampling of the verses of the Bible which refute this definition:


Jesus and God can not be co-equal because the Bible says:

"... my Father is greater than I"

John 14:28

"And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy
hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost."

Luke 23:46

If Jesus and God were "one substance" then Jesus (pbuh) would not need
to send his spirit to God because it is already God's own spirit, who is also

And "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment
is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which
hath sent me."

John 5:30

If Jesus and God were one substance then this ONE substance must only
have ONE will.

"And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli,
lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"

Matthew 27:46

If Jesus and God are one substance then how can ONE substance forsake

Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable
rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom,
justice and peace in the world...

Article 1

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are
endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in
a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 25

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and
well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing
and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security
in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age
or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

It can be no coincidence that, less than a week after the capture of Saddam
Hussein, Gaddafi announced that he would get rid of the deadly weapons that
he has consistently denied having for more than a decade. It now transpires
that the deal is the result of a negotiating process that began last March
- the very moment that coalition forces were launching the military campaign
to remove Saddam from power. Certainly the threat that Gaddafi could find
himself the next target in President George W. Bush's war on terror seems
to have convinced the maverick Libyan leader that he could no longer maintain
the fiction that these top-secret facilities were used for harmless pharmaceutical
or agricultural research.

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible
will make violent revolution inevitable"- John F. Kennedy

You've been naughty,

so here's the scoop.

All you get is...

Reindeer poop
Pau Pau with Kickstand, he hurt me Thursday with his cane when my back was

Learning From A Relationship Breakdown

Such pain can seriously diminish our peace and happiness.
We can, however, use this inner discomfort for our spiritual benefit.

the scum of the earth. Pure evil. Bad. your fault. all
men are scum.

"ex-es should be handled like nuclear waste. Bury them in the ground and
hope they're harmless in 10,000 years."

Hawaiian nightmare

Honolulu's hookers have to hustle.

Hawaii's brightest college graduates flee for better opportunities.

Hawaii's woes are mainly self-created.

A Hawaiian can't turn around without being taxed.

December 15, 2003

I tend to disbelieve this propaganda machine - Saddam probably was gassed while still in the hidey-hole with sleeping gas and dragged him out unconcious, that's why Saddam was all disoriented and groggy from the leftover effects of the sleeping gas during the filming before the shave.

Monday 15 December 2003, 18:01 Makka Time, 15:01 GMT The humiliating images of Saddam Hussein's capture by US forces risk increasing Arab support for the Iraqi resistance and sharpening their appetite for revenge, analysts said on Monday. By shaving his beard, a symbol of virility, the Americans committed an act that symbolizes robbing him of his will," "Arabs are forced to face their sad reality of impotence. It is true that we all deplored the humiliating way Saddam with frustration. Opponents of Saddam, who refused to fight the American occupier for fear of being counted among the former president's supporters, will now no longer hesitate to join the resistance," Zayyat said.
Arab Experts: Saddam Surrender a Sign of Cowardice

When the deposed Iraqi leader was pulled by U.S. troops from a dank hole adjacent to the farmhouse Saturday, he told them in English: "My name is Saddam Hussein. I am the president of Iraq and I want to negotiate.

Dawood al-Shirian dismissed talk that a narcotic gas had been piped into his hiding hole prior to his arrest Analysts joined Arabs in casting doubts on the US version of Saddam’s arrest, Moghazy al-Badrawy said timing was perfect for diverting attention from Halliburton.

Jawad al-Anani, said "Everyone expected him to fight to the death or commit suicide, but that is a choice he did not make. No one likes to admit it, but he's a coward.",2763,1107868,00.html

It is the smallest of spaces and for a man of Saddam's waistline and taste for huge opulent ballrooms it must have been a daily torture to squeeze down into the gap.

The first section of the shelter is a narrow, square, chest-deep hole. Once inside he had to contort his body feet first and tucked to the left to reach inside what the Americans call his "underground facility" until he was on his back. There was barely room to lie straight and no chance to sit up.

It looks as if the former Iraqi president tried to civilise his hideout as best he could. An electrical cable runs from the hut across a stick of wood to the date palm and then down a grey drainpipe into the hole in the ground. The cable powers a foot-long fluorescent tube at what must have been the foot-end of his hideout. At the end where his head rested, the drainpipe delivers air, fresh of a sort, and next to the pipe is a cheap white plastic ventilator, turning uselessly in the dark.

It is hard to believe that he spent more than a few hours a day trapped here. Above ground, the small compound is filthy and putrid but shows signs of a life half-lived.

December 14, 2003

"Don't shoot. I am Saddam Hussein, the president of the republic of
Reported words of the captured Iraqi leader when he was found in his
spider hole. Captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein speaks in Baghdad
Sunday Dec. 14, 2003 in this image from television. The fact that he was
found as a virtual hermit living in a cave disconnected from the world seems
to prove he was not controlling the resistance.
The Hunt for BinLaden Is Complex,

capture may aid BinLaden search

Saddam, the dictator, is NOT the real issue

He's now just a piece of propaganda who will be milked in every way imaginable
to obfuscate and obscure the economic rape and sell-off of Iraqi national
assets - not to mention the gifting of reconstruction contracts.
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December 11, 2003
If you go to and type in the phrase "
miserable failure

" without the quotes, then hit the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button, it brings
up the website of President Bush! Don't know what category this goes in,
but it's true! HAHA!

Ever since search engines first appeared on the World Wide Web, netizens
have been finding ways to tie searches on particular words or phrases to
web sites of their choosing, generally out of a profit motive. (Better results
bring more traffic to a site, increasing advertising revenue and/or sales.)
Search engine companies, meanwhile, have been busily at work fine-tuning
their algorithms to eliminate rank-enhancing tricks and ensure their results
more accurately reflect the relevance and popularity of indexed web sites.

The "fun" factor has come into play, too, as some people have manipulated
search engine results either for the sheer humor of it or to make political
statements — for example, for several months now a
404 page

(i.e., a "page not found" error page) has been the top-ranked
page in Google when users search on the phrase "weapons of mass destruction."
And now, since early December 2003, the top site returned by
a Google search on the phrase "miserable failure" has been the

of President George W. Bush from the White House web site.

How did this come about, especially since the phrase "miserable failure"
appears nowhere in the President's biography? It was the result of a "Google

organized by George Johnston back at the end of October 2003
, in which he used his blog to urge others to include links connecting
the phrase "miserable failure" (a term used prominently by Democratic hopeful

Dick Gephardt

) with the President's biography in their own web sites and blogs:

get everyone to link to
with the words "Miserable Failure." Our goal is to make Shrubya the top
google pick.

It's fun, it's easy just <a href="">Miserable
in your favorite web page will look like
Miserable Failure

According to Mr. Johnston's
progress report

, by the last week of November 2003 the Bush biography was
the #2 result on Google for "miserable failure," and
— after more and more netizens implemented the same link on their sites and
urged others to do the same — it reached the top spot soon afterward. (
A #1
ranking at Google brings the added bonus of returning the targeted
site when users select the search engine's "I'm Feeling Lucky" button.)

According to the New York Times, Google hasn't taken umbrage at
the prank and (presumably) isn't taking steps to counteract it:

Craig Silverstein, Google's director for
technology, says the company sees nothing wrong with the public using its
search engine this way. No user is hurt, he said, because there is no clearly
legitimate site for "miserable failure" being pushed aside.

Moreover, he said, Google's results were taking stock of the range of
opinions that are expressed online.

"We just reflect the opinion on the Web,''
he said, "for better or worse.

Old Fashioned Patriot

Miserable Failure Miserable Failure Miserable Failure

Miserable Failure
Miserable Failure Miserable Failure Miserable Failure

Iraqi army walkout over pay

Recruits' mass resignation hits US plan to build up local forces.

The Bush

administration's secretive, unilateral and unaccountable approach to finances
is among our biggest moral hazards in Iraq.
How ironic

that dictatorships like Uzbekistan and Pakistan can cash in on the "war
on terror," while fledgling democracies defying Washington's unilateral
excesses are punished. The Bush administration's recent rampage against the
International Criminal Court (ICC) is a case in point: 64 countries receiving
US military aid were
forced to sign bilateral agreements

exempting US troops from prosecution, or else risk losing the aid. The
Bahamas, for instance, was warned funds would be withheld for paving and
lighting an airport runway, and Caribbean states were told they could lose
hurricane relief and rural dentistry benefits if they didn't support Washington's
attack on the ICC. In other words, the US government provides funding for
"torture as a routine investigative technique" but not necessarily for hurricane
relief. No wonder they hate us.

The Twelve Days of Christmas)


Was the song 'The Twelve Days of
Christmas' created as a secret code by persecuted Ca holics?

 1 Dec 2003 16:40:36 GMT

 (Santa Cross)


Did a Japanese department store
display Santa Claus nailed to a cross?


Inboxer Rebellion (Abercrombie & Fitch)


Does the 'Christmas Field Guide'
issued by Abercrombie & Fitch include sex and nudity?



Is 'Xmas' a modern and disrespectful
abbreviation for 'Christmas'?


(Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer)


Was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
created for Montgomery Ward department stores?

 (Unhappy Holidays)


Does the suicide rate go up during
the winter holiday season?

(Petition to Ban Religious Broadcasting)


Did atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair
petition the FCC to ban religious broadcasting?

 (Christmas Legends Quiz)


Christmas Legends Quiz
Christmas Legends Quiz Question 1 of 10 1. The Bible
says how many wise men visited the infant Je...

(How the Wal-Mart Stole Christmas)


Did Wal-Mart resell toys that had
been donated to needy kids?

 (Three Wise Men)


Does the Bible say that three
wise men visited Jesus in a stable?

 (Reindeer Games)


Are Santa's reindeer all female?

 (The Pledge of Allegiance)


Did Red Skelton lament in 1969 that
the Pledge of Allegiance might someday be considered a 'prayer' and
eliminated from public schools?...

Love (Poopy Pants)


A tale of a first date from hell,
one involving a messed pair of pants, a train, and a wrong package.

 ('One Vote' Fallacies)



The legends and stories
indexed on this page are preceded by colored bullets:

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The Bible says that exactly

wise men travelled from afar on camels to visit the infant Jesus
as he lay in the manger.

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modern image of
Santa Claus

was created by Coca-Cola.

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the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created for Montgomery Ward department

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Two of Santa's reindeer were originally named 'Dunder' and 'Blixem,'
not '

' and 'Blitzen.'

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rate increases significantly during the winter holiday season.

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plants are poisonous to humans.

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Man dressed as Santa Claus gets

in chimney and dies.

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Christmas display features a smiling Santa Claus nailed to a


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The term
Immaculate Conception

refers to the conception of Jesus by the Virgin Mary.

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The name of
Boxing Day

comes from the need to rid the house of empty boxes the day after

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The origins of the
yule log


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Candy canes

were created to symbolize Jesus, their shape representing the
letter "J" and their colors standing for the purity and blood of Christ.

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A nativity play takes an unusual turn when the

departs from the script.

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The holiday season abounds with


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date to 1843.

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The true story about two brothers-in-law and a pair of

swapped back and forth between them.

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The song
The Twelve Days of Christmas

was created as a coded reference to important articles of the
Christian faith.

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'Xmas' is a modern, disrespectful

of the word 'Christmas'.

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The ultimate


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All of Santa's

are female.

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Mixup with Christmas

results in embarrassing faux pas.

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The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest

day of the year in America.

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A blow-up doll clad in

caused hilarity.

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Toys left with a

to be donated to needy kids were returned to shelves for resale.

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Holiday glurge: "The

Night Before Christmas."

 Wal-Mart resold toys left with it to be donated
to needy kids.

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November 2002, the Wal-Mart in Sterling, Colorado, was approached
by a representative of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce's Toys For
Tots program with a request to place a toy donation box at that location.
The box was set up, and the Chamber's representative thrilled to watching
the toys pile up. When she went to retrieve the toys in early December,
however, she found the box empty.

Someone from the store had returned all the donated items to the

As Open me!
most mix-ups do, this one came about mostly through miscommunication
(albeit some misplaced zeal played a part too). The store's manager recalls
telling the drive's representative all donated items had to be wrapped
in Wal-Mart bags (which was the store's protection against
shoppers' plucking items from shelves and tossing them in the box
the presence of the bags would show items had been paid
for). The Toys For Tots representative doesn't recall such an instruction.
Without those bags, Wal-Mart personnel had reason to believe
the toys had been stolen. And the location of the drop box (in an out-of-the-way
area where no security cameras watched over it) made it impossible to tell
if the beneficences had been given as opposed to purloined.

Why the management of this particular drop-box went so badly awry
is a mystery. One would have thought the potential for a public relations
black eye would have slowed Wal-Mart's zeal to return suspect
items to its shelves even as it sped the removal of the box to a better
supervised location. In the perilous world of public relations, it is
often better to eat an undeserved monetary loss rather than risk a calumnious
drop in public opinion. Reselling toys donated for the purpose of lighting
up the eyes of poverty-stricken waifs is about as sure-fire a recipe for
loss of good opinion as it gets.

Before anyone concludes Wal-Mart is the Grinch of all the ages,
it should be pointed out that retailer is a regular benefactor to Sterling
area clubs and organizations, donating more than $50,000 annually.
even offered a $1,000 cash grant to Toys for Tots
this year.

On the national scale, in 2001, Wal-Mart contributed over
$12.2 million
to education programs. This included over 3,400
scholarships to deserving high school seniors totaling more than
$8.5 million.
America?s schools received over 3,250 Teacher
of the Year grants totaling $1.7 million in recognition
of their outstanding service.

The "Toys for Tots" program has been a part of America's charitable
landscape since the late 1940s. Through it, more than 272 million
toys have been collected and distributed to more than 133

He was an embittered
atheist the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally
dislike Him.

-- George Orwell, Down and Out
in Paris and London
(1933), quoted from Encarta® Book of Quotations

President Bush Says 'No Freedom From Religion'?

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 Gene Garman

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Whenever one of God's elect encounters Him in any measure, there
is a corresponding degree of awareness of what we as human beings are
in contrast. We are naturally prone to measuring ourselves by other human
beings. We are so corrupt that we are even secretly glad at the weakness
of others because it feeds the pride that causes us to feel that we are
better than they are.

your used CD's to needy in Africa

... Reply to: Date: 2003

Please send your obsolete CD's NOW! to those who can
still use them!

Gee, good thing LP's aren't needed any more......

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The principal method for donating organs is by indicating your intent to
do so on a donor card. Once signed, this card identifies you to medical personnel
as a potential organ donor. You can get a donor card or form from most hospitals,
the county or state office of the National Kidney Foundation or a community
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license, indicating your wish to donate one or more organs. Even if you
have not signed a card or other document indicating your intent to donate
your organs, your next of kin can approve a donation at your death. And conversely,
even if you have indicated an intent to donate your organs, an objection
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usually not proceed in the face of an objection from relatives. The best
safeguard is to discuss your wishes with close friends and relatives, emphasizing
your strong feelings about donating your body for research or teaching

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