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internet dialup access only

Hi there people sorry about not being on for so long as I'm living in the states and the wife's computer only has dial up OK here's my question does anyone know how to speed up downloading with dial up it is so frustrating to sit in front of a computer to waiting for the download to finish Ok that's my rant for the rime John

Ugly dog - a Xoloitzcuintle - wins World Dog Show

A Mexican Xoloitzcuintle show-low-ee-SQUINT-lees, which sounds like a Mayan god or a venereal disease, won Best of Breed at the World Dog Show These handy pets are good for people with allergies, and when financially pressed after spending $2500 to buy one they can be eaten [quote]Xolos were common throughout Mexico at the time of the Spanish Conquest They were considered sacred by the Aztecs, who sometimes ate their meat as a cure-all for illness or buried the dogs with their owners

Woman gets arrested in hospital for seeking help dies when arrested

This is a story that could take place anywhere in the world Certianly in my own country a similar version happened recently It says something about the pressure that nurses are under and the underresourcing of hospitals Why was she not examined and her story taken more notice of Are people making false complaints an issue in that hospital or were they just too busy In the emergency room at Martin Luther King Jr-Harbor Hospital, Edith Isabel Rodriguez was seen as a complainer "

Marine saves two drowning boys, but drowns in the process

What can you say but Semper Fi [quote]Master Sgt Michael Wert, an intelligence chief for the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Cherry Point in Havelock, NC, was vacationing this past weekend with his family at the beach when he saw two boys struggling in the surf, the Marines said in a statement His wife, Debbie, said her husband rushed into the water to help while she went to call 911 Their daughter, Katrina, grabbed a boogie board and followed Wert, a Michigan native, into the water

How television affects the culture of Bhutan

Here is a rare chance to see how a culture operates before and after the introduction of TV From this I wonder if we can draw any conclusions to the how TV has shaped 21st century life Maybe it just shows that we all cultivate rice the same way : SOBSA, Bhutan—Since cable television first arrived in her tiny village in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan two years ago, 55-year-old Kencho Om keeps getting in trouble with her husband for staying up late watching movies "My h

Abovetopsecret.com is about to sell out

In a new thread on [url=http://wwwabovetopsecretcom/forum/thread234212/pg1]Abovetopsecretcom[/url] The Haliburton of the internet the board admin have employed an old tactic in the media of priming their members before bad news hits They are alerting the members to accept change, and wrapping that message in a touchy feely and warm cuddles inclusive language designed to deflect the coming conflict What's going to happen Basically in order to increase numbers to a flagging sit

IBM and Globalization

Not good for American workers ! But who cares about them anyway IBM LAYING OFF THOUSANDS IN USA Sunday, May 06, 2007 - FreeMarketNewscom We'll admit, even we're a bit frightened that immensely intelligent humanoid bots may one day oust us from these seats, but according to whispers going around at IBM's HQ, something just as momentous could be going down as early as this year Shortly after Lenovo told 1,400 of its US-based employees to politely hop off the payroll, IBM's LEAN

Most web users are 'silent surfers'

[quote]The majority of web users don't participate online, preferring just to passively read information presented to them, according to new research Although 92 per cent of European websites surveyed prompt visitors to participate, the majority 53 per cent of European internet users are passive, silent surfers Just 23 per cent of web users in the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Spain and Italy respond to prompted participation, such as polls and competitions, and a further 24 per cen

Sheryl Crowe solves the greenhouse effect with one good wipe

I can't beat this as an idea Crow 4/19, Springfield, Tenn: I have spent the better part of this tour trying to come up with easy ways for us all to become a part of the solution to global warming Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating One of my favorites is in the area of forest conservation which we heavily rely on for oxygen I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one

The Cuban missile crisis - when we had real leaders

I have just watched the movie Thirteen days, about the Cuban Missile crisis, and how the world came within 24 hours of nuclear war, and the end of everything we know Its an utterly gripping movie well acted and totally suspenseful At one stage I find myself thinking "did we survive" It was sad to compare the situation then with the situation now, in Iraq Kennedy did all he could to reign in his military, who were dying to go to war, even circumventing the hierarchy and talking to

Massive train tunnel under Bering sea to be built

Rusia wants to send its commodities to the US yet on the border with them is China in needs of oil and minerals as well Don't the Russian trust China This would be amazing to see built In todays terms 12 billion doesn't seem much how many days financing the war on terror is that Russia plans to build the world's longest tunnel, a transport and pipeline link under the Bering Strait to Alaska, as part of a $65 billion project to supply the US with oil, natural gas and electricity fr

NBC punts for the lowest common denominator

Decides to take the money instead of principles by showing the Virginia Tech killer's tape and pictures Guess which media outlet will get the next rants from the next mass killer As they have shown how easily they would take the money in terms of publicity, and run instead of passing the details to the police, then they have set new lows in journalism integrity [quote]Former FBI agent Clint Van Zandt told Williams that the mailing was Cho's "ultimate victory This is the way he

Muslim taxi drivers forced to take all passengers

Last year Islamic taxi drivers in Minneapolis began refising to take passengers with alochol or dogs The issue reached the media when blind passangers were refused rides because of their guide dogs Now taxi drivers will be forced to take all passengers who want to ride Starting May 11, airport taxi drivers who refuse to transport riders carrying alcohol will be suspended for 30 days And after a second offense, their license would be revoked for two years The Metropolitan Airports

Solomon Islands earthquake raised island 10 feet

Killing much of the pristine coral around the island and removing the harbour Tough on the locals and fish, but in this case its a total 'act of God' On the positive side they have more land now : The seismic jolt that unleashed the deadly Solomons tsunami this week lifted an entire island metres out of the sea, destroying some of the world's most pristine coral reefs In an instant, the grinding of the Earth's tectonic plates in the 80 magnitude earthquake Monday forced the i

Bisphenol A - a modern version of the Roman lead pipes

Traditionally it is taught that the Romans destroyed themselves by the use of lead pipes which managed to poison the elite of Rome and hasten the downfall of the culture The truth or not of that is moot here, but the principle is the same Apparently an ingredient in hard plastics used in food containers and water bottles is leaching into peoples body and replicating the female hormones, leading to the strange defects and effects that are starting to plague our society Welcome to the he
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