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Archive for November 17th, 2008

Wow, this woman in Sweet Home, Oregon discovered what I am sure would shock anyone.  That relatives contacting you online asking you to send them a lot of money so you can cash in on $20M later on… why, they can be fraudulent.

Oregon woman target of a Nigerian Scam.

Ok so the bad guys deserve jail or something.  But isn’t there also a crime against nature, that of being so damn stupid that the vacuum in your skull is sucking in everything?  I mean, stuff enters her skull and irretrievably lost.

She didn’t lose everything… she practically thrust it upon them in trying to give it away.  If I was her husband I’d be thinking “Divorce” as soon as the debt was wiped.

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Speaking of scams…

Investment bank bosses pressured to forgo bonuses this year.

I’ve said it before (very recently, too) but I’ll say it again:  Poor babies.

I don’t see myself getting a bonus, a raise, a COLA, and in fact I’ll be grateful if my job is still around in half a year, so why should I give a rat’s patoot about a bunch of really wealthy fellas and their potential loss of bonuses that are larger than my yearly salary by huge amounts?

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And speaking of more scams…  ThoseShirts.com has a wonderful shirt to address a recent scam.  Hope you guys sell millions of these.

Obama T-shirt That Says It All.

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Now THIS is the kind of guy you WANT in the Marines.  Good on you, dude.

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LA fires still burn.  I still am amazed that people in these areas (1) don’t build their homes to be better protected from fires, and (2) aren’t required to do so.

Simple things like get rid of fuel (trees, brush, grass) near your home, slate roof, metal siding, walls around the house, etc.

Good luck and prayers for the firefighters and families down there.

This photographer caught a beautiful shot of a fire devil/dervish/twister… they are scary.

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Excellent photograph - David Getty

I showed up at a fire with the sky this color and a bit darker at times.

Orange County LA - Nicholas Pavlovsky

Orange County LA - Nicholas Pavlovsky

Another good pic of what the area around a fire can look like… surreal as hell.  It’s when you see a forest full of once-trees just smoking and the tang of ash in the air.  Think of a huge campfire.  Now think of jumping up and down in it after it is mostly burned out (but still hot)… there you go.   Think “post apocalyptic”.

David Getty pic of trailer park destruction - 600-800 trailers mostly gone.

David Getty pic of trailer park destruction - as of last count, 484 trailers mostly gone.

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Speaking of fires…

Homeless man to serve 45 months and pay restitution for 2006 LA fire.  Restitution being $101 MILLION.

Yep, they’ll garnish his wages and repossess his cardboard refrigerator box.  He may even have to give up his Wal-Mart shopping cart.

Anybody besides me find even talking about a fine kind of ridiculous when we’re discussing a homeless guy?

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So much for the quality of a leader being derived from HIS ideas.

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Real sweethearts.  Threatening an elderly blind woman.  What next, jackbooting toddlers for candy?

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Ok, out of the MoronBlogger crowd… who was surprised?

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Random Latin Lesson for the Day:

Non omnia possumus omnes – Not everyone can be a possum.

Or something like that.

Sue me… it’s actually sort of a subset of the real meaning, so get over it.

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More hysterical breast-beating and another response that won’t convince the Chicken Littles of the world that maybe, just maybe, they ought to settle for a debate instead of making this into an Inquisition for Globular Worming as led by His Holiness AlGore.

More power to film-makers who buck the entrenched CL’s in the entertainment industry.

The CL’s (or SLC’s) had another gathering:

Rally for Climate Action Now!

November 18, 2008
12:00 PM

Join us on Tuesday, November 18th at 12 noon as hundreds come together on Capitol Hill to call for Climate Action Now! We will be welcoming our newly elected leaders and calling upon President-elect Obama to attend the crucial United Nations Climate Conference in Poznan, Poland in December.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

Cold day for a Globular Worming Bitch-In Rally according to NOAA.  nov-17-2008-7-day-forecast-for-wash-dc1

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Ooh!  This is important… National Ammo Day.  (except for Weasels)

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I have to say I was indeed sickened by the very notion.  I don’t like it when they do this to dogs, but to humans?  Baby farming

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