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Strongest Permanent Magnets Ever

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The Strongest Permanent Magnets Ever Manufactured!

Set Of Eighty-Seven Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets
These Curiously Strong magnets have amazing strength in a very small size. Five to fifteen times the strength of common fridge magnets, these magnets can lift 400 times their own weight in steel. Their power will astonish you. This type of magnet is generally used in expensive electronic equipment such as computer hard drives, cell phones and loudspeakers. Now you can own some without ripping apart that old hard drive you used in college.
Each set contains 87 grade 40 neodymium-iron-boron rare-earth permanent magnets plated in nickel. That’s a whole bunch of fun. Various sized magnets (close-up here) are included. Your set will arrive in a specially packaged cylinder designed to help the magnets travel safely.
Not sure how to use your Herculean strength magnets? Here are some ideas…
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These magnets are very strong and should be handled with care. Small children should not handle these magnets. Older children should be supervised at all times when handling these magnets. These magnets should not be ingested. If the magnets are allowed to snap together or against steel, they will chip and crack. You should keep them at least six to twelve inches away from computer hard drives, credit cards, computer monitors, and other susceptible electronic equipment. Individuals with pacemakers and other internal medical devices should not handle or come within close proximity of strong magnets. These magnets are safe for air transport as packaged but as a general rule they should be kept off airplanes.

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How to Brew Cheap Wine

Things You’ll Need

  • 2 cans of juice concentrate (room temp). You can use any type of concentrate like Welch’s concorde grape, strawberry, kiwi-whatever, etc. Two juice concentrates makes 1 gallon.
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • Water
  • Water container (use a water jug that is 60 cents at the store, then use the spring water)
  • Active dry yeast
  • Bleach
  • Funnel
  • Rubber band
  • Balloon

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Who gives a shit? Apparently Suri Cruise does….

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have yet to show their baby daughter off in public, but eager fans were given an unusual preview with the chance to see a bronze cast depicting her first solid stool.
The scatological sculpture — more doodoo than Dada — is purportedly cast from 19-week old Suri’s first bowel movement and will be shown at the Capla Kesting gallery in Brooklyn, New York, before being auctioned off for charity.
The artist behind the work, Daniel Edwards, previously courted controversy with a life-size nude sculpture of pop star Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug. That work was shown at the same gallery in April.
“A bronzed cast of baby’s first poop can be a meaningful memento for the family,” gallery director David Kesting said, adding that he hoped the work would attract bids of up to 25 or 30,000 dollars.
The sculpture, which sits on a wooden mounting with a glass casing, is to be sold on eBay next month with proceeds from the sale going to infant health charity March Of Dimes.
As of Wednesday it had attracted a top bid of 41 dollars.
“Mission: Impossible” star Cruise and Holmes announced Suri’s birth in April. The entertainment press, which dubbed the pair “TomKat,” has shown a seemingly insatiable appetite for news of the pair and their “TomKitten.”
A spokeman for the couple was not immediately available Wednesday to comment on the sculpture.

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Work makes you free…unless you are sentenced to a death camp.

An Italian politician has used the “work makes you free” slogan that topped the gates at Auschwitz in a brochure to promote local job centres, saying he could not remember the source but was impressed by the quote.
News agency Ansa reported the vice-president of the Jewish community in Rome had sharply criticised Tommaso Coletti, president of Italy’s southern Chieti province and member of the centre-left “Daisy” party, for using the quote.
Countless photographs have focussed on the “Arbeit macht Frei” sign at Auschwitz to encapsulate the horror of the Nazi death camps.
“Work makes you free. I don’t remember where I read this phrase but it was one of those quotes that have an instant impact on you because they tell an immense truth,” Coletti wrote in the pamphlet, Ansa reported.
Coletti could not be reached for comment and the regional job centres were also unavailable. Ansa said the governor of the Abruzzo region, which includes Coletti’s province, had apologised to Italy’s Jewish community.

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Is this secure enough for you?

(Reuters)
The pilot of a Canadian airliner who went to the washroom during a flight found himself locked out of the cockpit, forcing the crew to remove the door from its hinges to let him back in, the airline said Wednesday.
The incident occurred aboard a flight from Ottawa to Winnipeg Saturday. The regional jet, capable of carrying 50 people, was operated by Air Canada’s Jazz subsidiary.
Jazz spokeswoman Manon Stewart said that with 30 minutes of the flight to go, the pilot went to the washroom, leaving the first officer in charge. But when he tried to get back into the cockpit, the door would not open.
“The door malfunctioned … this is a very rare occurrence,” Stewart said, adding that the crew’s decision to remove the door had been in line with company policy.
A report in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper said that for about 10 minutes “passengers described seeing the pilot bang on the door and communicating with the cockpit though an internal telephone, but being unable to open the door.”
Stewart said the paper’s report was “a bit dramatic” and stressed that at no time had the plane or passengers been in danger. She did not say how many people had been on board.

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Ken Starr vs. Free Speech in the 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' case

Starr is taking this case pro bono – against a high school student who displayed an “offensive” banner OFF CAMPUS.
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Whitewater special counsel Kenneth Starr petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take up Alaska’s “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” case, a dispute involving a high school student, a banner and a tough school policy.
Starr, who gained national prominence while investigating former President Clinton’s Whitewater land deal and relationship with Monica Lewinsky, filed the petition Monday on behalf of the Juneau School District in response to a March ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The appeals court sided with a high school student who displayed a banner reading “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” during an Olympic torch relay in 2002. It ruled former Juneau-Douglas High School principal Deborah Morse violated former student Joseph Frederick’s free speech rights.
The U.S. Supreme Court petition must receive a minimum of four of the nine justices’ votes to be heard.
Frederick, then a senior, was off school property when he hoisted the banner but was suspended for violating the school’s policy of promoting illegal substances at a school-sanctioned event.
“The principal’s actions were so outrageous, basically leaving school grounds and punishing a student for a message that is not damaging to the school,” said his attorney, Doug Mertz.

CNN.com – High court to get ‘Bong Hits 4 Jesus’ case? – Aug 30, 2006

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America on the road to Poverty

This is not the problem friends. This is the symptom.  The problem is that the United States of America should be the greatest country in the world and it is not. Not even close. We should be the country that is able to solve the social ills of the world, but we are not. We should be the nation that shows the world how to advance, and instead we show them how to move backwards. This isn’t easy for me to say friends, but I hate the United States for what it has become and for what it has failed to achieve. What happened to the beacon of hope? What happened to the bastion of freedom? What happened to the greatest experiment in the history of mankind?
I’ll tell you. It was stolen, it was subverted, it was destroyed, and it was turned into that which it was supposed to oppose. Americans (obviously not all of us) have become fat, greedy, selfish, and full of shit. Figuratively and literally. We drop bombs that explode houses when we should drop bombs that blow minds. We invade when we should lead by example. We are hostile when we could be strong. We are proud when we have more to be ashamed of than ever before.
I am pissed. Look at what has happened and is happening to MY country. These jackasses we elect might have good intentions to begin with but we have allowed the system to become so entangling that pretty soon they realize that the only thing they can accomplish is to help themselves and their friends to a bigger slice of the American Pie. Meanwhile, like pre Nazi Germany, the common man turns to an outside source for a solution to why he is getting less and less but being asked to put more and more in. Blame it on the Mexicans. That is what those who are hogging the meal want you to do…
You can’t get good healthcare because it doesn’t exist. What exists is a system that limits Doctors ability to heal, taxes the sick, and makes the heads of unnecessary bureaucracies wealthy. Don’t blame an immigrant. Blame the legislation, the legislators, the lawyers, the judges, and the god damn AMA. Blame the rich that have abandoned their responsibility to those they have pilfered their wealth from.
We’ve all been duped. This is my country. I served it honorably. And I say, unless something changes soon, it deserves the fate it is heading towards. It may be too late already. My prediction is that if things in the US don’t change drastically in five years. The United States of America will be torn apart at the seams and cease to exist.  If it doesn’t change, I will gladly help rip the stitches out.
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In the world’s biggest economy, one in eight Americans and almost one in four blacks lived in poverty last year, the U.S. Census Bureau said on Tuesday, both ratios virtually unchanged from 2004.
The survey also showed 15.9 percent of the population, or 46.6 million, had no health insurance, up from 15.6 percent in 2004 and an increase for a fifth consecutive year, even as the economy grew at a 3.2 percent clip.
It was the first year since President George W. Bush took office in 2001 that the poverty rate did not increase. As in past years, the figures showed poverty especially concentrated among blacks and Hispanics.
In all, some 37 million Americans, or 12.6 percent, lived below the poverty line, defined as having an annual income around $10,000 for an individual or $20,000 for a family of four. The total showed a decrease of 90,000 from the 2004 figure, which Census Bureau officials said was “statistically insignificant.”
The last time poverty declined was in 2000, the final year of Bill Clinton’s presidency, when it fell to 11.3 percent.
The stagnant poverty picture drew attention from Democrats and others who said not enough is being done to help the nation’s poor.
“Far too many American families who work hard and play by the rules still wind up living in poverty,” said Rep. George Miller (news, bio, voting record) of California, the top Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee.
Around a quarter of blacks and 21.8 percent of Hispanics were living in poverty. Among whites, the rate edged down to 8.3 percent from 8.7 percent in 2004.
“Among African Americans the problem correlates primarily to the inner-city and single mothers,” said Michael Tanner of CATO Institute, a free-market think tank in Washington. He noted that blacks also suffer disproportionately from poor education and lower quality jobs.
Black median income, at $30,858, was only 61 percent of the median for whites.
Some 17.6 percent of children under 18 and one in five of those under 6 were in poverty, higher than for any other age group.
Still, real median household income rose by 1.1 percent to $46,326 from $45,817 — its first increase since 1999. This was taken as a positive move by Republicans and administration officials.
“While we still have challenges ahead, our ability to bounce back is a testament to the strong work ethic of the American people, the resiliency of our economy, and pro-growth economic policies, including tax relief,” said Office of Management and Budget Director Rob Portman.
The figures contained wide regional variations, ranging from a median household income of $61,672 in New Jersey to $32,938 for Mississippi.
Major cities with the highest proportions of poor people included Cleveland with 32.4 percent and Detroit with 31.4 percent under the poverty line.

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Earthquake at the dollar store….

Mink Hippie and I were in the dollar store about an hour ago and it felt like a truck suddenly hit the building. I love this story that just showed up on honoluluadvertiser.com  Mainly because it goes into some detail about how one of our neighbors was in the bathroom…I’m afraid that wasn’t the quake you felt Sir, it was the result of  bad Mexican food from Los Garcia.
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Quake off Big Island rattles Islands

Advertiser Staff
A minor earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 3.2 was felt throughout the Islands at 8:10 tonight.The quake appeared to be centered between Maui and the Big Island but was felt “in Hawai’i Kai from Pearl Center and Ala Moana,” said Dr. Robert Cessaro, a geophysicist at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center at ‘Ewa Beach.
“It appears to have some depth to it,” Cessaro said. “That’s why it was felt through the Islands.”
Alan Lloyd, a retired engineer, was in his bathroom in Lanikai when “I heard a gradual increasing roar, like a heavy truck going by then a ll of a sudden there was a boom like the truck had a collision.”

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Smallest boy? Maybe…



He looks pretty small to me…I actually have a lot in common with him, my hobbies also include playing with pebbles and worshipping Buddha….of course when i say pebbles, it is a euphemism….
I hope he goes on to become a dictator. His website has exceeded it’s bandwidth…but here it is…
http://www.khagendratma.org/
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A 14-year-old Nepali boy who is only 50 centimetres (20 inches) tall has been put forward for a Guinness world record as the world’s smallest person, his family and supporters said.
“We found out that a Jordanian boy holds a record in the Guinness Book of World Records and he is 25.5 inches tall. But Khagendra is 5.5 inches smaller than the Jordanian guy, so we sent an application to the Guinness Book of World Records,” said Min Bahadur Rana, president of Khagendra Thapa Magar Foundation, an organization set up to collect funds for the boy.
Fourteen-year-old Khagendra Thapa Magar weighs only 4.5 kilograms and will be taken on tour round Nepal to raise money for his upkeep, his father told AFP.
“We show him in exhibitions to collect fund for his education, health and future,” said Rup Bahadur Thapa, his father.
According to the website set up by his supporters, www.khagendratma.org, Thapa weighed only 600 grams at birth and his hobbies include “playing with pebbles” and “worshipping Buddha.”

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A few little glitches….

It seems that the comments section of wordpress is malfunctioning. I won’t have a chance to look at it before this weekend, so please send any comments to chris@fukn.us and I will do my best to get them up at my first opportunity.
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