Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Eat Shite and Live!

Please, Al, PLEASE!

Go sign the petition.

Al Gore's fans launch 2008 draft pitch:

"WASHINGTON - Draftgore.com, which describes itself as a group of grass-roots Democrats, underwrote a full-page open letter to Al Gore in Wednesday's New York Times, imploring the former vice president to enter the presidential campaign. ADVERTISEMENT The ad, which says 136,000 people have signed Draftgore's online petition, was published two days before this year's Nobel Peace Prize is expected to be announced. Gore has been nominated for the prize because of his campaign to bring attention to global warming."
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Credible on anything because why? It was leaked to FAUX News by the Bush administration. Nice.

Leak Severed a Link to Al-Qaeda's Secrets:

"A small private intelligence company that monitors Islamic terrorist groups obtained a new Osama bin Laden video ahead of its official release last month, and around 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, it notified the Bush administration of its secret acquisition. It gave two senior officials access on the condition that the officials not reveal they had it until the al-Qaeda release. Within 20 minutes, a range of intelligence agencies had begun downloading it from the company's Web site. By midafternoon that day, the video and a transcript of its audio track had been leaked from within the Bush administration to cable television news and broadcast worldwide."
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Hmmmm. Ahhhhh. Well, seems to be a pretty good point in this article.

Eat shit and Live!

Why Americans should eat more excrement.:
"The triumph of Western civilization is, first and foremost, a triumph of pipes and valves and the fact that water runs downhill. Aqueducts bring fresh water in, cobblestoned underground tunnels move used water out, and, presto, our world is clean.

But here is the problem: We have become victims of our own success. Ever wonder why your dog can gobble, lick, and gnaw all he wants along the glorious buffet of a city street and (almost) never get sick? Your dog is used to eating shit. Americans, on the other hand, grow up eating almost no shit at all."
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This is way cool:

New fire-retardant gel can save homes

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. - It was the most intense fire ever recorded in the Black Hills National Forest, but nearly all homes coated with a slimy gel were saved while dozens of houses nearby burned to the ground.
But the frustrating part:

Some firefighters say gel is not more widely used because it is still new, the firefighting industry can be slow to embrace new technology, and the backpack sprayers can be slow and unreliable at higher altitudes.
With this kind of success, why not buy in wholesale with the gel?
In the July wildfire that destroyed 33 homes near Hot Springs, a Black Hills tourist town, electrician and volunteer firefighter Gorden Sabo helped spray 27 homes with gel. Twenty-five of them withstood the blaze, he said.

One gelled home was destroyed because it was missing a garage door and the flames got inside, while the other home could not be saved because it started burning before it could be completely covered with gel, Sabo said.

John Nash, 63, was delighted to find that his house had been saved.

"I shook his hand," Nash said of Sabo. "I was pretty impressed. I lost everything except what he'd gelled — sheds, trucks, tractors. It was total wipeout except for the house."

Sabo has developed a $12,000-to-$20,000 gel system that can be attached to fire trucks and recently has begun to sell it to fire departments. (By comparison, a compressed-air foam system for a fire truck, which is what most fire departments use to protect homes, costs about $80,000.) The gel is made by such companies as Barricade International of Hobe Sound, Fla.

"Gel is a 21st-century tool. It has to become a mainstay of the fire service, and it's not yet," Waggoner said.

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Australia, Canada, New Zealand. My dream homes.

Vodka drip saves poisoned Italian:

"SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian doctors used an intravenous feed of vodka to keep an Italian tourist alive after he consumed large quantities of a poisonous substance."

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those vodka drips would go big at NASCAR races! Hell, maybe even a hit as holiday stocking stuffers! For you homey, I will make it "traditional"...gin in yours...shaken not stirred! Make mine Vegas Whore dirty, please!

JPW said...

I think they're already using a moonshine hybrid drip at the races.

Have to have the ice chips in my gin drip, bro.

ABAT said...

C'mon down to NZ JPW. You'll love it! Clean, green and a hell of a long way from anywhere.

JPW said...

You've just described my perfect place.

You gonna be my sponsor?

;-)