Today is a federal holiday. Memorial day is celebrated the last Monday of May each year and commemorates Americans who have died while serving in the military.
This holiday began after the American Civil War (1861-1865) to recognize and remember the more than 620,000 soldiers who died during the four-year war, which was considered the deadliest in American history up to that time. After World War I, the holiday was expanded to commemorate all soldiers who died in military service.
To all those who have served and are serving in military service everywhere, we remember and honor you today.
The Center for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. This virus is called Weekly Overload Recreational Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from your boss, any of your colleagues or anyone else via any means whatsoever - DO NOT TOUCH IT.
This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should come into contact with WORK you should immediately leave the premises.
Take two good friends to the nearest grocery store and purchase one or both of the antidotes - Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) and Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eliminated from your system.
You should immediately forward this medical alert to five friends. If you do not have five friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.
What They Said: RantUser says Would have linked but... on 7/14/2009 I wanted to tweet "CDC WARNING!" but the perm. link under the post fails. I guess Will have to quote you w/o link :(
The Governor of MA is preparing to cut $128 Million from local aid, which in turns the towns immediately start to talk about closing schools, laying off teachers police and firefighters.
How about tightening their own belts?
A normal person could look at the state budget and ask why we can't cut state issued cars and state issued cellphones, not to mention all the perks the politico's get in the state house. A normal person would take a look at all the departments, and cut the pork. A normal person would be able to make cuts that reduce costs and spending while maintaining critical workers like fire, police and teachers (written in that order on purpose!), but our elected officials can't figure that out? Their mentality is you wash my back, I'll wash yours, thinking that minions isn't going to do anything about it.
It's really time for us to stop acting like sheeple and make these elected officials actually work for us or throw them OUT!
There is plenty wrong, but nothing a little common sense (and perhaps some leadership) couldn't cure.
What They Said: RantUser says typo on 11/15/2009 on page "http://psacake.com/web/fc.asp," Communications Cables Color Codes, first paragraph, second to last sentence:
"The plug was a phono jack type with a tip element..."
the word "phono" is incorrect. It should be "phone." A phono jack is an RCA style connector commonly used in audio applications (derived from phonograph). Phone jacks, as the name implies, originated for use with patch cords for manual telephone switchboards.
I wish that this clip wasn't edited so much, however, still very intresting.
Robert Reich, Obamas economic advisor doesnt want recovery jobs for "White Male Construction Workers" Charlie Rangel says Middle class wont fight back Charlie Rangel and Robert Reich are conspiring to ensure SOCIAL ENGINEERING and WEALTH REDISTRIBUTION
What They Said: BBS says Hey on 1/27/2009 I am a white male construction worker, I want some bailout too. In case no one has told you the construction market is HORRIBLE now!
Look. I'm all for Obama. But all of these people (especially the well-to-do white ones) today who are getting all emotional and weepy and in awe of all the "history" taking place...are you people OK? Like, are you OK in the head? Obama won the election two months ago. I understood the need for tears and all that then. But getting emotional about the inauguration is like getting emotional during the ring ceremony after your favorite team wins the Super Bowl. Can we let Obama, I don't know, do something first? Blind faith in your leaders, or in anything, will get you killed. Or are we going to have to praise and cry over all of Obama's firsts? First White House dump, first trip to Europe, first vacation, first ride in Air Force One, first fart on the White House couch, first time rubbing one out when Michelle and the kids are away for the day. I'm glad we're not treating Obama differently because he's, you know, Hawaiian.
Can't agree more.
I'm with you on the Historical significance of the day, but come on people. How does this DIRECTLY effect you?
Do I hope the economy turns around?
Does the POTUS have the magic button to make that happen?
I'm all for change, it was time for GWB to go, but please, can the guy actually do something before we get all weak kneed?
If you tend to give gift cards around the holidays; you need to be careful that the cards will be honored after the holidays. Stores that are planning to close after Christmas are still selling the cards through the holidays even though the cards will be worthless January 1. There is no law preventing them from doing this. On the contrary, it is referred to as 'Bankruptcy Planning). Below is a partial list of stores that you need to be cautious about.
Circuit City (filed Chapter 11)
Ann Taylor - 117 stores nationwide closing
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 stores nationwide
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
Cache will close all stores
Talbots closing down specialty stores
J. Jill closing all stores (owned by Talbots)
Pacific Sunwear (also owned by Talbots)
GAP closing 85 stores
Footlocker closing 140 stores More to close after January
Wickes Furniture closing down
Levitz closing down remaining stores
Bombay closing remaining stores
Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January
Whitehall closing all stores
Piercing Pagoda closing all stores
Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.
Home Depot closing 15 stores
Macys to close 9 stores after January
Linens and Things closing all stores
Movie Galley closing all stores
Pep Boys closing 33 stores
Sprint/Nextel closing 133 stores
JC Penney closing a number of stores after January
Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.
Wilson Leather closing down all stores
Sharper Image closing down all stores
K B Toys closing 356 stores
Dillard's to close some stores
Tweeter closed all stores
8 Clubs You Probably Couldn't Join It seems that mensa is for simpletons, the most well known high-iq society on earth is actually at the bottom of the pile when it comes to intelligence based clubs, a world presumably filled with a huge amount of back-slapping and cryptic in-jokes, and is probably scoffed at by members of other clubs whose mere existence is baffling to normal humans.
name: Mensa iq required for entry: 132
percentage of the population who would fail: 98%
number of members: approx. 100,000
At first glance the numbers look impressive. An iq of 132 is more than respectable and to be in the top 2% is good going.
Until you look at these
8. Ultranet iq required: 164
By Jon Swaine Last Updated: 3:40PM GMT 11 Nov 2008
He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics
He was known as "O'Bomber" at high school for his skill at basketball
His name means "one who is blessed" in Swahili
His favourite meal is wife Michelle's shrimp linguini
He won a Grammy in 2006 for the audio version of his memoir, Dreams From My Father
He is left-handed the sixth post-war president to be left-handed
He has read every Harry Potter book
He owns a set of red boxing gloves autographed by Muhammad Ali
He worked in a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop as a teenager and now can't stand ice cream
His favourite snacks are chocolate-peanut protein bars
He ate dog meat, snake meat, and roasted grasshopper while living in Indonesia
He can speak Spanish
While on the campaign trail he refused to watch CNN and had sports channels on instead
His favourite drink is black forest berry iced tea
He promised Michelle he would quit smoking before running for president he didn't
He kept a pet ape called Tata while in Indonesia
He can bench press an impressive 200lbs
He was known as Barry until university when he asked to be addressed by his full name
His favourite book is Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
He visited Wokingham, Berks, in 1996 for the stag party of his half-sister's fiancι, but left when a stripper arrived
His desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy
He and Michelle made $4.2 million (£2.7 million) last year, with much coming from sales of his books
His favourite films are Casablanca and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
He carries a tiny Madonna and child statue and a bracelet belonging to a soldier in Iraq for good luck
He applied to appear in a black pin-up calendar while at Harvard but was rejected by the all-female committee.
His favourite music includes Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Bach and The Fugees
He took Michelle to see the Spike Lee film Do The Right Thing on their first date
He enjoys playing Scrabble and poker
He doesn't drink coffee and rarely drinks alcohol
He would have liked to have been an architect if he were not a politician
As a teenager he took drugs including marijuana and cocaine
His daughters' ambitions are to go to Yale before becoming an actress (Malia, 10) and to sing and dance (Sasha, 7)
He hates the youth trend for trousers which sag beneath the backside
He repaid his student loan only four years ago after signing his book deal
His house in Chicago has four fire places
Daughter Malia's godmother is Jesse Jackson's daughter Santita
He says his worst habit is constantly checking his BlackBerry
He uses an Apple Mac laptop
He drives a Ford Escape Hybrid, having ditched his gas-guzzling Chrysler 300
He wears $1,500 (£952) Hart Schaffner Marx suits
He owns four identical pairs of black size 11 shoes
He has his hair cut once a week by his Chicago barber, Zariff, who charges $21 (£13)
His favourite fictional television programmes are Mash and The Wire
He was given the code name "Renegade" by his Secret Service handlers
He was nicknamed "Bar" by his late grandmother
He plans to install a basketball court in the White House grounds
His favourite artist is Pablo Picasso
His speciality as a cook is chilli
He has said many of his friends in Indonesia were "street urchins"
He keeps on his desk a carving of a wooden hand holding an egg, a Kenyan symbol of the fragility of life
His late father was a senior economist for the Kenyan government
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