Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, he said I was doing ‘fairly well’ for my age. A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him, ‘Do you Think I’ll live to be 80?’
He asked, ‘Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer or wine?’
‘Oh no,’ I replied. ‘I’m not doing drugs, either!’
Then he asked, ‘Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?
‘I said, ‘No, my former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!’
Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?’
‘No, I don’t,’ I said.
He asked, ‘Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?’
‘No,’ I said.
He looked at me and said,….
Then, why do you even care!
The ADAT crew taxied the A340-600 to the run-up area. Then they took all four engines to takeoff power with a virtually empty aircraft. Not having read the run-up manuals, they had no clue just how light an empty A340-600 really is.
The takeoff warning horn was blaring away in the cockpit because they had all 4 engines at full power. The aircraft computers thought they were trying to takeoff but it had not been configured properly (flaps/slats, etc.) Then one of the ADAT crew decided to pull the circuit breaker on the Ground Proximity Sensor to silence the alarm.
This fools the aircraft into thinking it is in the air.
The computers automatically released all the brakes and set the aircraft rocketing forward. The ADAT crew had no idea that this is a safety feature so that pilots can't land with the brakes on.
Not one member of the seven-man Arab crew was smart enough to throttle back the engines from their max power setting, so the $80 million brand-new aircraft crashed into a blast barrier, totaling it.
The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown, for there has been a news blackout in the major media in France and elsewhere. Coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Moslem Arabs. Finally, the photos are starting to leak out.
US Airways has announced that it will cut all snack services on domestic flights.
Starting June 1st, the airline will institute this new policy to cut flight costs. As we've seen in the last month, airlines have been cutting back services due to high fuel costs. They have even started instituting fees for the previously free 1st and 2nd pieces of checked luggage.
Where is Samuel Jackson when we need him....[Enter Sam Jackson stage left, close-up shot revealing a stream of sweat on his furrowed brow, pause for two beats, then exclaim 'Who is responsible for the lack of motha-f-in snacks on this motha-f-in plane?!' ]
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I noticed today on the Digg Most Dugg stories there was one on “Why you should buy your girlfriend Wii Workout” which had a thumbnail of some girl in her underwear and a video symbol. For research purposes I followed and watched it.
Pretty good. I can see how this would make some guys want to rush our and purchase the Wii Workout. But what caught my attention is, they actually hired the Tinsley Advertising company to make this video for them.
Meanwhile I'll be on the couch doing my own special exercises
Friendship between Women: A woman didn’t come home one night. The next morning she told her husband that she had slept over at a friend’s house. The man called his wife’s 10 best friends. None of them knew anything about it.
Friendship between Men: A man didn’t come home one night. The next morning he told his wife that he had slept over at a friend’s house. The woman called her husband’s 10 best friends, eight of which confirmed that he had slept over, and two said that he was still there.
Six Greenpeace activists dressed as cavemen driving the “Flintstone car”, that protested on the influence of the auto industry on proposals to curb carbon dioxide emissions from car. Here's what the unemployed do all day, your tax dollars at work!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
It is Memorial day 2008 and I can’t even begin to put into words the depth of my gratitude, the amount of respect I have, my total appreciation for, and my admiration for all of those who have served in the military, including my Dad.
Those who are serving in the military, and those that payed the ultimate sacrifice so that I can sit behind this keyboard and express my freedom of speech to type out any dumb ass collection of words I want without consequence.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Hillary mentioned to a local rag in South Dakota that having the campaign go into June would be okay as both her husband's and Robert Kennedy's campaign went into June. That would be the same Robert Kennedy who was assassinated and the DNC in 1968. The web is buzzing, as are the MSM talking heads, over the hidden message that she is sticking around incase Obama (PBUH) gets whacked.
This rare lapse in judgment has Clinton stating she's not worried about the nomination for the Democrats because of the threat of an Assassination attempt on alleged front-runner Barack Obama. So yes, she's staying in the race because she believes her chance of winning rests on a crazy persons bullet. Or knife. Or poison. There's really so many choices.
Inflation has caused rents in Belgium to rise by 4 percent as compared to the same time in 2007.
The great majority of tenancy agreements are linked to the so-called health index which compiles consumer goods with the exception of “unhealthy” items such as tobacco, alcohol and most oil products.
In the past months, the health index was exceeded on a number of occasions, causing the wages of civil servants and pensions to increase. Sadly for those who do not own their own house, it has led to an increase of rents as well.
According to Geert Inslegers of the Tenants Union, the increase is particularly striking in those cases where the letter has failed to carry out earlier adjustments.
“Tenants in that situation may now face a hefty rent increase,” Inslegers says.
On top of that, as the Tenants Union points out, some letters are cashing in twice by adjusting rents in between tenants.
Close to two hundred people were arrested Friday night in riots which lasted up to five hours between Anderlecht (Brussels) football fans and Morrocan youth. 150 police agents were called in to separate the two groups.
Moroccan youth? H'mmmmmmm I wonder if that is "code" for Methodists? No wait the other "M" word.....
Shortly after 7pm, there were several disturbances between Anderlecht supporters and the police. the supporters tried to reach a large group of immigrants in the De Lindeplein, who had gathered at the Sint-Guido metro-station.
After the Belgian cup finals between RSC Anderlecht and AA Ghent Sunday evening, won by Anderlecht, fights broke out between Anderlecht supporters and immigrant youth. The immigrant youth were threatened by skinheads.
A blog called upon North African youth to "settle matters with the white supporters of the football club Anderlecht" Friday, and to "burn down cafes, houses and cars." More than 600 youth responded to the posting.
The Anderlecht municipality urged everybody to calm down. Mayor Gaëtan Van Goidsenhoven took the threats of violence against white Anderlecht supporters very seriously and called in extra police forces, particularly next to the Constant Vanden Stock stadium and to the Sint-Guido metro station.
Van Goidsenhoven says that already social workers and police were noticably present for several days, and over the next few hours and days the police will be out in force to prevent escalation.
Anderlecht asked meanwhile to close down the blog. The public prosecution is already conducting an investigation into the bloggers, who come from abroad.
The mayor thinks youth from other municipalities also took part in the fights.
Throughout the evening the police tried to keep both groups apart, also through charges with horses. It appeared to work for a while but at 8pom Anderlecht supporters again clashed with the police.
After a period of relative calm, a car with several immigrants was attacked. The car was pelted with stones and other objects, the trunk forced open and emptied. Two passengers, both young men, were injured.
The feelings were re-inflamed elsewhere as well when a large group of Anderlecht supporters trying to get from De Lindeplein to Sint-Guido metrostation, ran into the police. The agents were pelted with stones, beerglasses and crush barriers and had to perform several charges, and a water-cannon was again called in. This incident did not become a real clash.
Two hundred people were arrested, most of immigrant origin. In the Wayezstraat alone 80 youth were arrested, including a number of girls.
The group of immigrant youth which are gathered at the Dapperheidsplein pelted the police with stones. At least one agent was injured. A bus station was smashed to piced, several cars damaged and the shop windows of several stores. According to the police the fire brigade was also attacked.
A water-canon truck of the police going towards Sint-Guido metro-station was attacked by Anderlecht supporters trying to reach the North Africans. The police charged with horses and drove them back to De Lindeplein. The water canon and pepper spray were also called in. Much damage was done to the street.
Due to the riots in Anderlecht, the Brussels transportation company MIVB, didn't let anybody get off in four metro-stations (Jacques Brel, Aumale, Sint-Guido and Veeweyde), by request of the police.
A freight aircraft belonging to the US carrier Kalitta Air crashed on take-off at Brussels Airport today. The plane split in two.
Four of the five crew members on board the Boeing 747 were slightly injured, said Francis Vermeiren, mayor of the nearby town of Zaventem. The mayor was coordinating rescue efforts after the crash.
"The plane is not on fire but it has split into two," he told VRT radio.
Firefighters were coating the wings of the plane with special fire retardant foam as a precaution because the plane was still full of jet fuel, the mayor said.
He said the plane was on a scheduled flight to Bahrain. It was not known what cargo the plane was carrying.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
The Brussels suburb of Anderlecht was the scene of a proper city riot yesterday night. A few hundred immigrant youths and as many football hooligans, among them many skinheads, were ready to take on each other. After Anderlecht’s victory of the cup final on Sunday, they first came to blows.
The Moroccan youths responded to a call on the internet to settle with ‘the white supporters of the football club Anderlecht’ once and for all. They were ready to destroy a supporters’ café across the street from the football stadium, which caused the hardcore supporters to take up arms.
For hours the police services attempted to keep the troublemakers apart. Later the hotheads released their anger on bus stations and an underground station. At one stage the Anderlecht hooligans were even supported by a group of hardcore Germinal Beerschot supporters from Antwerp. The police detained about one hundred and fifty youths.
Anheuser-Busch (BUD) rose 6% after the Financial Times’Alphaville blog reported that Belgian brewer InBev is eyeing an acquisition of the St. Louis-based beer giant. The deal would be worth $46 billion, or $65 a share — a substantial premium to Anheuser’s $56-a-share price on Friday. Still, the report cites an unnamed source saying that InBev - brewer of Becks, Bass and Stella Artois - is “not about to push the button” yet.
Friday, May 23, 2008
American Airlines announced yesterday that it will be implementing an additional $15 fee for each passenger's first checked bag on all domestic flights.
What will your wife clad with 3 extra bags of 'stuff she just needs' do now? If you ever want to see her in that bikini, which you also bought, on Miami Beach, you better start saving now, buddy.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
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Models have two jobs: 1) look pretty, and 2) walk upright. If they weren’t empty and rich and high on cocaine and power, I might actually feel sorry for them when they weren’t able to pull off #2. But since they are, I’m not.
My prayers go out to Ted Kennedy and his family. The doctors aren't sure what the next step is right now, they will only say they will drive off that bridge when they come to it. For now though, we should remember Ted for all his accomplishments and the way he was.
For instance, as most of you know, Ted Kennedy was quite the ladies man, although you wouldn't know it, after all, it took him 9 hours to open Mary Jo Kopechne's door. Other than that though, what a stand-up model human being he was/is.
Outdoor stages on the Grand Place (Grote Markt), the Sablon Square (Sablon, Zavel), the Sint-Katelijne Square and the Fernand Cocq Square.
It's a handy guide for people living in Brussels, but also for visitors from abroad.
The first edition focuses on where to find the most interesting chocolates in Brussels, introduces us to jazz venues and has advice on where to take your Sunday brunch. Zone02/Brussels is being distributed to embassies, NATO offices and hotels. It should appear twice a year and there were 45,000 copies in the first publication run.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
What will you find? Almost everything, from windsurfing boards to portholes via sailing boats, outboard motors, models and some articles to equip a diver from head to toe.
Nautical Antique lovers will also be satisfied with old sextants, compasses and other memories from the past. Since 2005, nautical flea market has enlarged to include motorbikes.
Go to the WEBSITE for more info and directions
In the northwest of Belgium, in the 'Westhoek', restored World War I bunkers, machine-gun nests and hideouts were ceremoniously opened on Sunday. The Great War remnantss are located along the old Nieuwpoort-Diksmuide rail line.
The bank along the rail line is known as the 'Frontzate'. This is line where the German advance through Belgium was halted in October 1914.
For strategic reasons the sluices were opened and the whole area was flooded to the banks of the Ijzer River.
For most of the war the area between the railway bedding and the Ijzer River was 'no man's land' forming a front between the Germans on the one hand and the Belgian troops on the other.
From 1914 to 1918 the 'Westhoek', the western part the Province of West-Flanders (the area of Nieuwpoort, Diksmuide, Ypres, and Poperinge) was the scene of the Great War. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers of more than 20 nationalities fell in this conflict. The area is full of cemeteries and other remnants of World War.
2. FORM A LOOSE GRIP.
3. KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN.
4. AVOID A QUICK BACK SWING.
5. STAY OUT OF THE WATER.
6. TRY NOT TO HIT ANYONE.
7. IF YOU ARE TAKING TOO LONG, PLEASE LET OTHERS GO AHEAD OF YOU.
8. DON'T STAND DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF OTHERS.
9. QUIET PLEASE ...WHILE OTHERS ARE PREPARING TO GO.
10. DON'T TAKE EXTRA STROKES.
WELL DONE -- NOW FLUSH THE URINAL, GO OUTSIDE AND TEE OFF.
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If I had a nickel for every time a flying peniscopter came swooping in during one of my many important speeches, well, I don’t think I would have any nickels.
Miss Carfagna, 33, turned to politics after a career on TV following her sixth-place finish in the 1997 Miss Italy contest. STORY
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold the vegetables while you chop.
Avoid arguments with the females about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink.
For high blood pressure sufferers ~ simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure on your veins. remember to use a timer.
A mouse trap placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.
If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives. then you’ll be afraid to cough.
You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. if it doesn’t move and should, use the wd-40. if it shouldn’t move and does, use the duct tape.
Remember - everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
If you can’t fix it with a hammer, you’ve got an electrical problem.
Yes...i know I'm going to hell.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
When a woman wears a leather outfit,
A man's heart beats quicker,
And his throat gets dry,
He goes weak in the knees,
And he begins to think irrationally.
Ever wonder why?
Because she smells like a new car
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The world's number one female tennis player, Belgian Justine Henin announced her retirement from professional tennis at a press conference this afternoon. Liège-born Henin has won no fewer than 41 singles titles and more than U.S. $19 million in prize money during her twelve-year career.
"The former commander of a Swedish amphibious military unit based near Stockholm, is accused of trying to cover up an incident in which new conscripts fired shoulder mounted artillery cannons while in the nude."
This just ain't right....
Kittiwat Unarrom has a master’s degree in fine arts and creates bruised and battered heads, feet and other internal organs at a bread shop in Thailand.
He started using his skills and made sculptures out of bread. This came naturally to him because his family runs a bakery. The bread is made out of dough, raisins, cashews and chocolate. He just adds his own touch to the finished product.
Aside from the fact that ol’ Kittiwat is a probably a child-murdering weirdo, I have to hand it to him for his realistic-looking body part bread. But, I wonder if making food that resembles things you don’t want to look at—let alone eat—is really the best business decision, since his family makes their livelihood on selling their bread,
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Sorry to ruin your life–because this one’s addictive. To properly execute this trick you have to challenge a fellow drunkard to get their fingers to spin in “opposite” directions (from what feels natural). Don’t worry they’ll fail.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
A driver in Australia has been fined for strapping down his beer rather than his young child.Police said they were "shocked and appalled" when they pulled over the car south of Alice Springs in Australia's Northern Territory.They said the 30-can pack of beer was strapped down between two adults in the back, with the five-year-old child unrestrained on the floor.
I hope that kid was not sitting on top of those beers. I mean, they would've got warm. STORY
got it from mehul
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Ralph Hardy, a 13-year-old from Newark, Texas confessed to ordering an extra credit card from his father’s existing credit card company, and took his friends on a $30,000 spending spree, culminating in playing “Halo” on an Xbox with a couple of hookers in a Texas motel. STORY
I really wish I was a fly on the wall at this “party.” I can hear it now, little high-pitched voices saying stuff like, “Yo yo yo, I gots da Fritoz, beyoootch!” and “What up ladies! Why don’t you sit down and watch me Master Chief the shit out of this bitch.”
I can’t wait to see what Little Ralph has in store for Father’s Day. I’m guessing someone dies! Happy Mother’s Day!
Friday, May 09, 2008
Members of parliament managed to schedule in a vote on the issue as sought by Flemish lawmakers, which minority French-speaking legislators see as a direct affront.
But to block any vote for 120 days French-speakers could launch a conflict of interest procedure as early as Friday.
Eager to avoid a crisis, Prime Minister Yves Leterme had in recent days been racing against the clock to negotiate a compromise on the issue, which is threatening his government barely two months after taking office.
The row was one of many dividing politicians of the rival language communities as Leterme struggled for nine months to set up a coalition government following his election victory last June.
Flemish parties, want to do away with a special arrangement whereby French-speakers in Flemish suburbs of Brussels vote in the capital, where French-speakers are a majority.
Flanders seeks greater regional powers to reflect its prosperous status. It also resents subsidising the less affluent French-speaking Wallonia region.
In 2006 only 128 incidents were reported to the police. Last year the figure surged to 359.
The figures are published in today's edition of the daily Het Laatste Nieuws.
The police say figures for 2008 will be lower, but in the police zone City of Brussels/Elsene 287 cases have been reported since January.
During the last two months 30 thieves were caught red handed.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
According to the magazine Sport/Voetbal a bet of almost 800,000 euro was placed in China on the Anderlecht STVV match, with a strong backing for an Anderlecht victory of three goals. Anderlecht eventually won the game 4-1. Three of the four Anderlecht goals were disputable from a referee’s position.
This season no more than 250,000 euro were put on a match with Belgian competitors in Asia. This is why Asian bookmakers immediately notified Karl Dhont, an expert in a diverse field of betting activities. According to Dhont something is definitely up, with an influx of money similar to the betting scandal involving the Chinese Zheyun Ye between 2004 and 2006. At the time various trainers, goalies and players were threatened by the betting mafia and bribed to ensure certain results on the scoreboard.
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I’m not sure if I should be aroused or frightened. In another bit of proof that television in other countries is way crazier than here, this heavy-chested woman goes Bruce Lee on a stack of tiles.
How did she find out she could do that? I’m sure breaking five tiles is a fairly simple task. But doing so by slamming down heaping, massive mammary glands is barely within my comprehension. All I know is getting in on with this woman has to be a dangerous endeavor.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
"Without a doubt, this is the battle gear of the Ukrainian prostitute," they declare. READ GOLDIGGERS
Monday, May 05, 2008
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
At the age of 12 it means having friends.
At the age of 18 it means having a drivers license.
At the age of 20 it means having sex.
At the age of 35 it means having money.
At the age of 50 it means having money.
At the age of 60 it means having sex.
At the age of 70 it means having a drivers license.
At the age of 75 it means having friends.
At the age of 80 it means not shitting in your pants.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
A spokesman for OGC said: “It is true that it caused a few titters among some staff when viewed on its side, but on consideration we concluded that the effect was generic to the particular combination of the letters OGC - and it is not inappropriate to an organisation that’s looking to have a firm grip on Government spend.”