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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 06:10 AM
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Really cool map showing everything going on real time, in the world.
Check out the storms in Europe...and did
anyone else know about the norovirus outbreak in
Boston?
Earthquakes, chemical spills, bird flu...real time

http://visz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert.php?lang=eng
:wow:
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 06:12 AM
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1. 3 earthquakes today...
:yoiks:
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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 06:23 AM
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2. that IS cool!! thanks!
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 06:24 AM
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3. Sometimes I think it was more restful when we got this news
about three weeks later.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 06:31 AM
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4. Great interface
Especially if you want to be scared shitless all the time.

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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 06:34 AM
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5. this is fantastic
A big THANK YOU for this!
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 06:55 AM
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6. Cool - Thanks!
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Saturday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 07:06 AM
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7. All the volcanoes,,,,,
say they are "currently erupting". That's not true, is it? And the 2 in the mid section of the US say they are in Mexico. ?????
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:05 AM
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14. I wondered about that one myself! ....n/t
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Sweet Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 12:43 PM
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23. FYI: If you click on the little volcano icon
you get a satellite picture of the volcano. Pretty neat.
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:53 PM
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60. No
Mt St Helens for example most recently had a minor eruption in October and it's still listed as "currently erupting."
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 07:11 AM
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8. I had the norovirus over Christmas
It hit San Antonio. It wasn't much fun.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:35 AM
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74. I'm so sorry to hear that and remembering now, I heard about
that outbreak.

Hope you're feeling better. :(
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 07:44 AM
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9. Shouldn't there be a little chimp icon near DC?
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:07 AM
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15. I added to my fav's .. Neat site, but scary. ....n/t
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WiseButAngrySara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:07 AM
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16. Dupe...
Edited on Fri Jan-19-07 09:07 AM by WiseButAngrySara
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 08:09 AM
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10. Highly cool! thanks!
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 08:33 AM
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11. Wasn't this on one of the CTU big screens last Monday? nt
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Truthiness Inspector Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 08:40 AM
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12. Very interesting. Thanks for posting this! n/t
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:00 AM
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13. Little one in Alaska
Wonder how they do this...
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Jim Warren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:11 AM
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17. DIAL-UP WARNING nt
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:24 AM
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18. There's an epidemic in the Boston area?
DESCRIPTION
More than 3700 patients stricken with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea have visited Boston's emergency rooms during the past 6 weeks in a wave of gastrointestinal illness that has swept cities across North America. Federal health authorities are so concerned that they will conduct a telephone conference call this week with disease trackers from across the nation to gauge the impact of an outbreak attributed to norovirus infection. intestinal that travel easily from person to person.

:(
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 02:02 PM
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34. OMG! A good friend of mine has that right now!
I took him to the freakin hospital myself. They diagnosed it as a norovirus infection, but never told him it was part of an outbreak or that it was communicable. He has a two month old baby in the house!
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 03:45 PM
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41. It's in Maine now as well. The boss's daughter had to go to the ER with it! nt
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terip64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 03:47 PM
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42. My daughter at college in Boston is still recovering from this... scary n/t
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 06:38 PM
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50. That hit us in Asheville Christmas week
some people are still down with it
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schrodingers_cat Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:24 PM
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55. Norovirus rampant in San Francisco Bay Area...
Numerous retirement homes here have been quarantined in recent months, San Quentin Prison was locked down for a time, until it passed through, and many folks at my workplace, incuding me, have had it in the last 3 months....
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:46 PM
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58. Wash your hands!!!
This is one of those diseased that can be killed easily in warm soapy water...consistent handwashing is the key to preventing this one...
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:25 AM
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19. That really is cool. My kids will love it. BUT please don't let the Rapture Ready people
see it. They would get way too excited...
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 12:55 PM
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24. That's right. They'll be hoping that this is the end times.
Then they can all fly up to heaven.
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 12:26 PM
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20. Small Earthquakes in Greece & Russia
Web
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G_Leo_Criley Donating Member (553 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 12:35 PM
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21. What a great find!
Thanks Buttercup!

glc
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 12:39 PM
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22. Bookmarked! REALLY great research tool!
Thanks for posting!

Oh yes, and recommended, too.
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HoneyBee Donating Member (170 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 12:56 PM
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25. Very cool!! Thanks!!
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 01:01 PM
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26. Thanks for the link -- but what is my terra alert color?
Edited on Fri Jan-19-07 01:02 PM by BushDespiser12
:bounce: :rofl:
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 01:11 PM
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27. Hmm, anything good going on in the world - or are we in hell?
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 01:17 PM
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28. I love that there's an icon for Animal Attack - Bees.
Luckily I couldn't see one anywhere on the map at this time. Very cool. Thanks for posting :thumbsup:
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BattyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 01:39 PM
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29. Wow... this is cool!
Thanks for the link! :hi:

K&R :-)
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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 01:44 PM
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30. that is really cool!
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 01:45 PM
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31. Ye might like this also...The Global Consciousness Project

Collective Consciousness
Wonder what it would show if everyone in the world thought of Bush at the same time?

http://noosphere.princeton.edu /


The Global Consciousness Project (GCP) is an international effort involving researchers from several institutions and countries, designed to explore whether the construct of interconnected consciousness can be scientifically validated through objective measurement. The project builds on excellent experiments conducted over the past 35 years at a number of laboratories, demonstrating that human consciousness interacts with random event generators (REGs), apparently "causing" them to produce non-random patterns. A description of the technical implementation is given under procedures.

The experimental results clearly show that a broader examination of this phenomenon is warranted. In recent work, prior to the Global Consciousness Project, an array of REG devices in Europe and the US showed non-random activity during widely shared experiences of deeply engaging events. For example, the funeral ceremonies for Princess Diana, and the international Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, created shared emotions and a coherence of consciousness that appeared to be correlated with structure in the otherwise random data. In the fully developed project, a world-spanning array of labile REG detectors is connected to computers running software to collect data and send it to a central server via the Internet. This network is designed to document and display any subtle, but direct effects of our collective consciousness reacting to global events. The research hypothesis predicts the appearance of coherence and structure in the globally distributed data collected during major events that engage the world population.


Displays of the data take various forms, including some that show the real-time activity as nearly as possible. Available now are regularly updated tables of statistical information as well as simple and easily understood graphical summaries of several kinds. For example, a graph may show the cumulative deviation of data sequences from their expected values as a composite across all the GCP sites around the world for the past hour or the past day or, say, for the engaging moment of a semi-final "shootout" in World Cup Soccer. One of the display modes is a movie, with music based on the data, represented within a global "map" showing regional concentrations of large and small deviations using dynamic color coding. Depending on contributions of skilled programming, more complex analyses of relationships among the sites will be developed, using, among others, techniques developed for studying brain activity.

Although information will be presented with the scientific rigor that is required for accuracy and clarity, the site is intended also to have a strong artistic and aesthetic presence, We expect to use music and dynamic images both for background and for display of information, and we will provide links to a variety of articles and scholarly resources. We believe important aspects of the project may be represented in stories, poetry and philosophy, including selected readings from Henri Bergson, Teilhard de Chardin, Carl Jung, and others who have thought deeply about consciousness. For example, one of the guiding models for this project is Teilhard's idea of a Noosphere, or layer of intelligence enveloping the earth, and his description of mankind's evolution toward a destiny to fulfill that role. While this metaphor is more spiritual than scientific, it provides a very interesting interpretive background (one of several that we may consider) for our specific scientific questions. A few examples of aesthetic expressions of the project's philosophy and mission are given in our poetic history. Even the scientific data sometimes create immediately meaningful pictures, as in the beautifully symmetrical traces that appear to note the death of Barry Fenn, our friend and REG host in New Zealand.

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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 01:59 PM
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33. Interesting, but a bit technical
Hey, did you know Dave (corpgovactivist) has a few threads about the latest activities with Waxman, Halliburton, investigations.


:hi:
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 02:06 PM
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36. Hi Dem!!
Yes I did and I am following closely...Let me tell you..
I just checked in with him...
Going to be an interesting year, yes?
Rocky but I feel like I can breathe agin!
:hi:
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 01:49 PM
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32. Magnitude 5.8 - Indonesia
Seems to be an awful lot of quakes today or am I just noticing them?
Web
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 02:06 PM
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35. Just noticing them.
There are quakes around the world every day. Heck, there are quakes in California every day. Unless they're really big, or local, we never hear about them.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 02:57 PM
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37. Whoa, really cool indeed.
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 03:20 PM
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38. Technological Disaster in Bolivia
It's in Spanish
Can't read.
Anybody?
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G_Leo_Criley Donating Member (553 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:42 PM
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57. Hungarian !
A 35 year old woman was trampled to death at a soccer stadium in La Paz. 16 others were injured.

translated here:
http://www.tranexp.com:2000/InterTran?type=url&url=http...

Technological disaster aspect? The event was oversold by 5000 people.

Here's a link to the story in English:

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=403601&cc=59...

glc
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Cass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 03:39 PM
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39. Thank you for this link. This is uber cool!
:thumbsup:
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Dawgs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 03:45 PM
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40. Here's another cool site.
Edited on Fri Jan-19-07 03:46 PM by Dawgs
http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash /

I'm sure some of you already know of it.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 06:56 PM
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52. Great resource, that.
I knew about Newseum, but not that interactive front page.

Thanks for the heads-up, Dawgs!
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onecent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 03:51 PM
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43. For some reason I can't access this site. Suppose it's just very
busy at the moment? Thanks
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 03:55 PM
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44. Works for me...
Mount St Helens is rumbling...
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piedmont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 04:04 PM
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45. Weird...the only explanations in English are for the volcanoes.
Everything else is in Magyar when I scroll over it.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 04:14 PM
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46. very cool, thanks! k/r nt
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 04:58 PM
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47. Blinkin` like a bloody Christmas Tree
Web
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 05:50 PM
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48. Why isn't Iraq on this map? Why not melting polar ice caps?
Edited on Fri Jan-19-07 05:53 PM by leveymg
I have problems with the what gets classified as a "disaster". Frankly, an executive jet overshooting a runway in Moscow Airport with no one killed doesn't really seem to qualify in the larger scheme of things.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 06:23 PM
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49. Mount St. Helen's is erupting?
Edited on Fri Jan-19-07 06:34 PM by notsodumbhillbilly
More details would be helpful.

Addendum: Google search turned up the following - "Growth of the new lava dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens continues, accompanied by low rates of seismicity, low emissions of steam and volcanic gases, and minor production of
ash." http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Cascades/CurrentAct...
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 06:43 PM
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51. Kewl....What a busy place this Earth is...nt
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 07:00 PM
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53. Wow, that is cool!
Thanks for posting the link.

:hi:
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 08:42 PM
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54. Bump...up
;)
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G_Leo_Criley Donating Member (553 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:28 PM
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56. kick!
:kick:

glc
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 09:51 PM
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59. Holy Shit. That's Gotta Hands Down Be One Of The Coolest Links Anyone's Ever Supplied Here.
Love it! Thanks!
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Madspirit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 10:12 PM
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61. Coolest Ever
I love maps and I really love this one. Thanks for this.
Madspirit
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-19-07 11:23 PM
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62. Is this for real?
Parents at Cuesta Park in Mountain View keep an eye not only on their kids, but on the squirrels. "There was a squirrel, I guess it smelled food somewhere on the playground, so it was ransacking the strollers," says Susan Moriarity, who comes to the park everyday with her 21-month-old son Jack. "I didn't realize until we got back to the car that he had chewed a hold through my stroller." They've even attacked humans. Since May of last year, squirrels have bitten or scratched 18 people, including two attacks in the past month. City officials are still planning to trap and kill the aggressive squirrels. They initially planned to use tube traps that would squish the squirrels to death, but the plan itself was squashed after hundreds of people expressed outrage. City workers are now switching tactics. "The animal is captured alive and then is humanely euthanized," says David Muela, the city's community services director. It's not enough to satisfy critics-- 730 people have signed an online petition asking the city of Mountain View to not kill the squirrels. Animal lovers from around the world have signed on with messages like "Why are they aggressive? Maybe they are tired of us. Can you blame them?" "I don't like the idea of killing them. They're just going after food," Moriarity said. City officials have put up signs warning about aggressive squirrels. Rangers now patrol the children's play area, where food is no longer allowed. When a ranger saw a four-year-old boy holding a cookie near the slide, she told his father to "dispose of it, please, the squirrels can smell it." Some parents say if the attacks continue, the squirrels need to go. "If the problem gets worse, and it's between killing some squirrels or our sons and daughters out here getting hurt, they might not have a choice," said Charlie McKellai, who was sitting on a swing while holding his four-month-old daughter Kristen. The squirrels are not only hungry, however, they're smart. How many have been trapped so far? Zero.

I think that's hilarious.

Thanks for the link, buttercup.
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 06:20 AM
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63. Salmonella outbreak in AZ
Web
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 06:21 AM
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64. Whoa...Bee attack
A Fort Lauderdale woman was attacked by Africanized honeybees.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:27 AM
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70. Arrrgh, wrong place NT
Edited on Sat Jan-20-07 10:29 AM by WritingIsMyReligion
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:27 AM
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71. Arrgh, wrong place NT
Edited on Sat Jan-20-07 10:28 AM by WritingIsMyReligion
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 08:21 AM
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65. Outbreak of Norwalk virus in Canadian hospital
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/woalert_read.php?id=9478&l...

Saskatoon's Royal University Hospital, the city's biggest, was closed to visitors Friday after an outbreak of Norwalk virus. More than 40 patients and staff have fallen ill with the norovirus infection. Managers are trying to contain the outbreak. Health region vice-president Sandra Blevins said she started trying to curtail visits at the hospital at around 2 p.m. The virus is easily spread on surfaces and through the air. Symptoms include severe stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. The illness is rarely fatal, but it can be a serious health concern for seniors and babies. The only exceptions to the no-visitor rule are caregivers of a sick child or a relative of someone who is dying. During the closure, staff will be watching for any new cases. "The idea here this weekend was to really try to limit the contacts and try to clean up, wash down the place very aggressively, and see if we can hold that number there," Blevins said. Norwalk usually runs its course in 24 to 48 hours. If there are no new cases, the hospital should reopen to visitors by Tuesday morning, officials said.

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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 08:49 AM
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66. I keep checking to see what is happening in the world...
LOL
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Chico Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:20 AM
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67. My two kids and wife are down and out with stomach virus
Also, my friends kids.

We are in RI.

I've managed to hold out so far.. washing my hands like every 10 minutes.

Worst I've seen in a long time...

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Chico Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:25 AM
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68. delete
Edited on Sat Jan-20-07 10:38 AM by Chico Man


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Chico Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:26 AM
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69. delete
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:28 AM
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72. So fucking cool! Now there's flooding in Little Rock and a bee attack in FL.
:wow:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:34 AM
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73. A snowstorm in MALIBU?
:wow:
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:45 PM
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77. I saw pictures of the Malibu snow on the news
Crazy!
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 10:43 AM
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75. thank you Buttercup for the link - the very thing I was longing for!
nt
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Buttercup McToots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 11:31 AM
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76. Your welcome
:)
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unsavedtrash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:51 PM
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78. Screw Africam I have a new Internet addiction!
So Cool!
Thank You!
:bounce: :yourock:
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BulletproofLandshark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 09:55 PM
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79. Thanks for sharing this
I'm bookmarking this one
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