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GUATEMALA CITY - A tropical fish that lives in mangrove swamps across the Americas can survive out of water for months at a time, similar to how animals adapted to land millions of years ago, a new study shows.The Mangrove Rivulus, a type of small tropical killifish, seeks refuge in shallow pools of water in crab burrows, coconut shells or even old beer cans in the tropical mangrove swamps of Belize, Brazil and the United States. Click here-http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21792369/
People caught in a disaster-devastated area always need clean water. By clean we mean without bacteria--the little unseen critters that make people sick with diseases like Cholera. Without it, they cannot maintain their health and strength and they cannot begin recovery. Click here for more on this new water filter- http://www.monolithic.com/edcircle/waterfilter/ . Thanks to Kleiners Korner for info. The 'Just Water Ceramic Water Filter' in this story only [$19.95]. Easy to use and affordable too.
Crossing one's fingers is a way of secretly making the sign of the Cross. It was started by early Christians to ask for divine assistance without attracting the attention of pagans. Click here for more weird facts- http://www.weirdfacts.com/
Witness the magic of Oreo cookies being deep fried! Look at how they're bloating up like puffer fish! At about this time the cookies will start to release a delicious aroma that is not too different from that of freshly baked chocolate cake. Slurp! Click here for the whole recipe. http://fairy.mahdzan.com/story/189.asp
In Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift described the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, giving their exact size and speeds of rotation. He did this more than 100 years before either moon was discovered. Click here for lots of weird facts. http://www.weirdfacts.com/
Easter Island has long been the subject of curiosity and speculation. How and why did its inhabitants carve and transport the massive statues which surround the island? What remains of this culture today, and what lessons can we learn from their legacy? This page is a resource for information on the Internet about Easter Island, also known as "Rapa Nui" and "Isla de Pascua". Click here to learn about mysterous Easter Island. http://www.netaxs.com/~trance/rapanui.html
This past May, in an unheralded and almost unnoticed move, the Energy Department signaled a fundamental, near epochal shift in US and indeed world history: we are nearing the end of the Petroleum Age and have entered the Age of Insufficiency. The department stopped talking about "oil" in its projections of future petroleum availability and began speaking of "liquids." The global output of "liquids," the department indicated, would rise from 84 million barrels of oil equivalent (mboe) per day in 2005 to a projected 117.7 mboe in 2030--barely enough to satisfy anticipated world demand of 117.6 mboe. Aside from suggesting the degree to which oil companies have ceased being mere suppliers of petroleum and are now purveyors of a wide variety of liquid products--including synthetic fuels derived from natural gas, corn, coal and other substances--this change hints at something more fundamental: we have entered a new era of intensified energy competition and growing reliance on the use of force to protect overseas sources of petroleum. Click here for the rest of this story. http://www.thenation.com/doc/20071112/klare Thank you Kleiners Korner for this information.
Two great nights of music this week end. Friday night, hear 'Eclipse', [Tod, Michael, Bartlett] from 7:30 'til around 10:00 pm at 'Liquid Soul Coffee Roasters'. That's 35025 90th South in McKenna. At the McKenna 'Y' behind Baydos. On Saturday, it's Liquid Soul's 'Liquid Soul Men' [Martin, Dion, Kenny, Bartlett] from around 7:30 again 'til 10pm. The phone is 360/400-soul. Or click- www.liquidsoulcoffee.com
'Liquid Soul Coffee Roasters' serve fresh roasted, organic, fair trade coffees from around the world. Excellent sandwiches, carnitas, wraps, soups, salads, desserts, pan dulce and more. Come early for a bite to eat. Bring the whole family-kids are always welcome. "Liquid Soul Coffee Roasters & Cafe, a place to enjoy a cup of fresh roasted coffee, latte art, our secret blend Chai Tea, and even live music along with fine beer and wine. A place you can enjoy breakfast along with our very own signature pastries, lunch, or unwind at the end of the day. We have plenty of room for large gatherings, private parties or company meetings. We also offer an in house PA system, including a DLP Projector with a 106" screen. " Look what I got off the Liquid Soul Web Site--Check them out at www.liquidsoulcoffee.com
In 1971, I visited 'Palenque' in Mexico. It was enchanting, beautiful, strange. Click here to see great photos of 'Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico' , Mayan Civialization Ruins. Cool.
"Palenque sits like a jewel against the Chiapas Mountains overlooking the broad coastal plain that came to be known as Nonowal and Xicalanco to later peoples in Mesoamerica. The ancient Palenque people constructed their palaces, temples, and houses on natural and manufactured terraces that rise up the northern side of the first ridge of these forest-covered limestone mountains. They called their city Lakam Ha, "Big Water," and their kingdom Bak, "Bone." Quoted from this site---http://www.mayaruins.com/palenque.html
Bartlett talked to Jon Baroni last night, about upcoming music gigs in the Yelm area. Baroni is a very talented musician and song writer, along with T. Hall. I'm looking forward to any and all music that Bartlett and he do together.
"Over the past few years, I've worked with Boston-born dynamic rocker Jon Baroni on the writing and development of a new paradigm "environmental" album designed to lend strength to the growing consensus that, in John Kennedy's phrasing, "Man must put an end to war, or war will put an end to man."quoted from Ted Hall, at http://www.biofractalevolution.com/
"This awesome picture was taken in Bitterroot National Forest in Montana on August 6, 2000. The photographer, John McColgan, is a fire behavior analyst from Fairbanks, Alaska. He took the picture with a digital camera. Because he was working at the time he took the picture he cannot profit from it; however, we feel the picture is a once-in-a-lifetime shot and should be shared."
A 5.5m long minke whale has been spotted more than 1600km (994 miles) from the Atlantic Ocean, deep inside the Amazon rain forest. Click here for more of this story. Thanks Kleiners Korner for this news.
This Friday Night, Nov. 30th at 7:30pm 'Eclipse' plays at 'Liquid Soul' in McKenna. That's at 35025 90th South. Phone-360/400-soul. Click here www.liquidsoulcoffee.com That's at the McKenna 'Y' behind Baydos. Just, one mile outside Yelm.
'Eclipse' is Tod Lemkuhl, Michael Harrison, with Bartlett On Bass. 'Liquid Soul' serve authentic Mexican Carnitas, and Pan Dulce. Fresh sandwiches, wraps, desserts, smoothes, salads and more. They roast their own coffees-that are organic, fair trade and delicious. Kids are always welcome at 'Liquid Soul'. Bring the whole family.
Georgia's on my mind. Atlanta, Georgia. It's a city in trouble in a state in trouble in a region in trouble. Water trouble. Trouble big enough that the state government's moving fast. Just this week, backed up by a choir singing "Amazing Grace," accompanied by three protestant ministers, and 20 demonstrators from the Atlanta Freethought Society, Georgia's Baptist Governor Sonny Perdue led a crowd of hundreds in prayers for rain. "We've come together here," he said, "simply for one reason and one reason only: To very reverently and respectfully pray up a storm." It seems, however, that the Almighty -- He "who can and will make a difference" -- was otherwise occupied and the regional drought continued to threaten Atlanta, a metropolis of 5 million people (and growing fast), with the possibility that it might run out of water in as little as 80 days or as much as a year, if the rains don't come. Click here for the rest of the story. http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/174863
We are now caught up with the fan-created translations of GURPS Lite . . . except for two. And the Spanish one is out of our hands at the moment, but will soon be in your hands; layout is done and the translator is putting some final tweaks on it.That leaves Chinese. Thanks to the efforts of Martin Barela, we have a text file for Lite in Simplified Chinese. But we can't lay it out. We now know that it's simply impossible to handle a Chinese-character file with an English edition of Quark, and probably any other layout program. (Perhaps we should have known that a year ago, but the problem had never arisen here before . . .)So at this point, all we can do is ask: Is there anyone out there who possesses a layout program that will work with Chinese, who will volunteer to take Martin's text and format it as a usable PDF to distribute with the other versions of GURPS Lite?If so, please drop me a line at email@example.com. Thanks! -- Steve Jackson
I [T. Jan] share and review web sites with music, recipes and gardening information. I have been a mother, wife, nurse, apartment manager, chimney sweep, long distance runner, musician, artist, organic gardener and, A student of the GREAT WORK at R.S.E. Jan does the computer, Steve plays the bass and doesn't speak computer....but Jan doesn't speak bass...so, this works out well for us...Jan writes about music news, and this area's music events. The postings are all mine., . We share ideas about posts.
Jan loves to create beautiful blogs to share ideas and keep my brain active, recovering from M.S. and other things. Jan always operate the computer, ..AND, all posts signed by Steve are in his exact words, and All our Sites licensed under Creative Commons. T. Jan....
Steve says..." I love animals, gardening, kids, music, nature and fishing.. A student of R.S.E. Really like being in nature and living simply. Enjoy teaching electric bass. Enjoy our sites." Steve.
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