Monday, February 23, 2004

Yahoo! News - Leaked Pentagon report warns climate change may bring famine, war: report

Yahoo! News - Leaked Pentagon report warns climate change may bring famine, war: report: "LONDON (AFP) - A secret report prepared by the Pentagon (news - web sites) warns that climate change may lead to global catastrophe costing millions of lives and is a far greater threat than terrorism.

The report was ordered by an influential US Pentagon advisor but was covered up by 'US defense chiefs' for four months, until it was 'obtained' by the British weekly The Observer.
The leak promises to draw angry attention to US environmental and military policies, following Washington's rejection of the Kyoto Protocol (news - web sites) on climate change and President George W. Bush (news - web sites)'s skepticism about global warning -- a stance that has stunned scientists worldwide.
The Pentagon report, commissioned by Andrew Marshall, predicts that 'abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies,' The Observer reported.
The report, quoted in the paper, concluded: 'Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life.... Once again, warfare would define human life.'
Its authors -- Peter Schwartz, a CIA (news - web sites) consultant and former head of planning at Royal Dutch/Shell Group, and Doug Randall of Global Business Network based in California -- said climate change should be considered 'immediately' as a top political and military issue.
It 'should be elevated beyond a scientific debate to a US national security concern', they were quoted as saying.
Some examples given of probable scenarios in the dramatic report include:
-- Britain will have winters similar to those in"

Thursday, February 19, 2004

Harleys & God....

Thanks again Ericka!

The inventor of the Harley Davidson Motorcycle, Arthur Davidson, died and went to heaven.

At the gates, St. Peter told Arthur, "Since you've been such a good man and your motorcycles have changed the world, your reward is, you can hang out with anyone you want in Heaven."

Arthur thought about it for a minute and then said, "I want to hang with God."

St. Peter took Arthur to the Throne Room, and introduced him to God.

God recognized Arthur and commented, "Okay, so you were the one who invented motorcycles, eh?!"

Arthur said, "Ya, that was me..."

God commented, "Well, what's the big deal of inventing something that's unstable, makes noise and pollution, and can't run
without a road?"

Arthur was apparently embarrassed, but finally spoke, "Excuse me, but aren't you the inventor of the woman?"

God said, "Ah, yes."

"Well," said Arthur, "professional to professional, you have some major design flaws in your invention":

1. There's too much inconsistency in the front-end protrusion

2. It chatters constantly at high speeds

3. Most of the rear ends are too soft and wobble too much

4. The intake is placed way too close to the exhaust

5. And the maintenance costs are outrageous!!"

"Hmmmm, you make some good points there," replied God, "hold on."

God went to his Celestial supercomputer, typed in a few words and waited for the results.

The computer printed out a slip of paper and God read it.

"Well, it may be true that my invention is flawed," God said to Arthur, "but according to these numbers, more men are riding my invention than yours."


Sunday, February 15, 2004

Cult of the One Eyed Cat

Cult of the One Eyed Cat
Read Wil's column on FEB 12. The valentines column. Hilarious and so true.

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

You can't read this and stay in a bad mood! (thanks alessiah!)

You can't read this and stay in a bad mood!

1. How Do You Catch a Unique Rabbit?
Unique Up On It.

2. How Do You Catch a Tame Rabbit?
Tame Way, Unique Up On It.

3. How Do Crazy People Go Through The Forest?
They Take The Psycho Path

4. How Do You Get Holy Water?
You Boil The Hell Out Of It.

5. What Do Fish Say When They Hit a Concrete Wall?

6. What Do Eskimos Get From Sitting On The Ice too Long?

7. What Do You Call a Boomerang That Doesn't work?
A Stick.

8. What Do You Call Cheese That Isn't Yours?
Nacho Cheese.

9. What Do You Call Santa's Helpers?
Subordinate Clauses.

10. What Do You Call Four Bullfighters In Quicksand?
Quatro Sinko..

11. What Do You Get From a Pampered Cow?
Spoiled Milk..

12. What Do You Get When You Cross a Snowman With a Vampire?

13. What Lies At The Bottom Of The Ocean And Twitches?
A Nervous Wreck.

14. What's The Difference Between Roast Beef And Pea Soup?
Anyone Can Roast Beef.

15. Where Do You Find a Dog With No Legs?
Right Where You Left Him.

16. Why Do Gorillas Have Big Nostrils?
Because They Have Big Fingers.

17. Why Don't Blind People Like To Sky Dive?
Because It Scares The Dog.

18. What Kind Of Coffee Was Served On The Titanic?

19. What Is The Difference Between a Harley And a Hoover?
The Location Of The Dirt Bag.

20. Why Did Pilgrims' Pants Always Fall Down?
Because They Wore Their Belt Buckle On Their Hat.

21. What's The Difference Between a Bad Golfer And a Bad Skydiver?
A Bad Golfer Goes, Whack, Dang!
A Bad Skydiver Goes Dang! Whack.

22. How Are a Texas Tornado And a Tennessee Divorcee The Same?
Somebody's Gonna Lose A Trailer

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Windows XP 64-Bit Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems Customer Preview Program

FREEEEE PREVIEW EDITION!!! Windows XP 64-Bit Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems Customer Preview Program

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Yay!!! - Galactica Series SCORES!

Yahoo! News - Sci Fi Orbits 'Galactica' Series: "Sci Fi Orbits 'Galactica' Series
2 hours, 31 minutes agoAdd Entertainment - Reuters TV to My Yahoo!

By Andrew Wallenstein
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Sci-fi fans probably haven't seen the last of 'Battlestar Galactica.'

After successfully relaunching the franchise as a miniseries in December, Sci Fi Channel picked up the options last week on its top cast members, which include Edward James Olmos (news), Mary McDonnell and Katee Sackhoff. Sources said the cable network is aiming to run 'Galactica' as a full-fledged series as early as fourth-quarter 2004.
Sci Fi declined comment, but all indications are that at least six episodes of 'Galactica' will be shot in Vancouver as soon as April. It will likely be one of cable's more expensive drama series, with production estimates as high as $1.5 million per episode.
The four-hour 'Galactica' miniseries averaged 4.2 million viewers last year, making it the third-highest-rated multinight program Sci Fi has aired.
Reuters/Hollywood Reporter "