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Hometown: Washington state, for half my life
Home country: USA
Current location: SW Alabama. for the rest of my life
Member since: Wed Feb 27, 2008, 02:09 PM
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About Me

Long time political activist, working to tint my lil "Mayberry" more blue. Collector of strays of various species and minds.

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Watching a movie in MKV format..it is gorgeous....why?

I notice the file size of an MKV film is very large compared to same movie in avi.
but the visual impact is fantastic.
Can anyone explain it to me in pretty basic terms, pls?

Four firefighters killed in 5-alarm motel fire...Houston, Texas


HOUSTON – Four Houston firefighters died Friday while battling a 5-alarm blaze in a motel near the Southwest Freeway at Hillcroft. The bodies of three were found in the rubble of the Southwest Inn motel. A fourth apparently died at the hospital.

Sources say the search continues for others who haven't been accounted for, but it's not clear if they are firefighters.


Just when you thought McCain could not be a bigger ass......

He is such a joke.

Tea Party groups suing IRS.

You KNOW it was bound to happen.

Tea Party groups file harassment suit against IRS after agency targeted political ties

The American Center for Law and Justice has announced a federal lawsuit today against the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of 25 conservative groups who were targeted and harassed by the tax agency.

Jay Sekulow, the center’s chief counsel, said the lawsuit will show the IRS abuses went far above a couple “rogue agents," as the Obama administration claims.

He has 15 IRS letters harassing conservative groups that were stamped with the signature of Lois Lerner, the IRS boss in charge of the tax-exempt office at the center of the scandal.


Pls. let me know if this a duplicate post....

Tornado warnings for: Colorado, Neb. Kansas

plus the Texas radar map right now looks bad.
What a way to have to spend a holiday....ducking tornadoes.

Missouri rail crash brings down US road bridge

Source: BBC

Two goods trains have collided in the US state of Missouri, bringing down a road bridge and leaving seven people injured.

The crash, in Scott County, prompted one of the trains to derail, hitting a pillar propping up Highway M, reports said.

Two cars were on the bridge when it collapsed. Five passengers inside the cars were hurt and taken to hospital.

Two people in one of the goods trains were also injured.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22667470

That is all of the story at the moment, very breaking news.

Five Undercover Police Cars Sent To Arrest Single Alleged Movie Pirate

Police assisted by the Federation Against Copyright Theft showed up in large numbers to arrest an alleged movie pirate in the UK this week. Armed with an emergency search warrant issued out of hours by a judge, five undercover police vehicles containing detectives and FACT officers were deployed to arrest a 24-year-old said to have recorded the movie Fast and Furious 6.

The MPAA-backed Federation Against Copyright Theft is well known for its anti-piracy actions around the UK, tracking down alleged movie pirates with the help of the police and hauling them, if at all possible, through the court system.

What remains remarkable about FACT operations is how they are able to persuade the police to invest significant resources towards detaining individuals for non-violent crimes.


The rest of the story outlines an incredible process of seizing the man's property, of police sitting back while the
anti pirate group did all the questioning, the man being arrested for:“Miscellaneous Offense”,

What Detroit crisis? Pension fund trustees hang out in Hawaii.

(Reuters) - The city of Detroit may be facing a deepening financial crisis but that hasn't stopped four trustees of its public pension funds from spending $22,000 of retirement system funds to attend a conference in Hawaii this week.

The trip 4,500 miles west to a four-star resort on the world-famous Waikiki Beach in Honolulu doesn't sit well with the top officials now running Detroit's finances under an emergency order from the state of Michigan. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has not ruled out a bankruptcy as the city struggles under a $15 billion debt burden, which is being strained further by its hefty pension obligations.

"It especially doesn't look good when you have city employees, police, firefighters having taken pay cuts," said Bill Nowling, spokesman for Orr. "Middle-class, blue-collar workers, their dream vacation when they retire may be a two-week trip to Hawaii - they don't associate Hawaii with a place you go to work."


The best part of this story is what the topics were at the conference:
One well-attended session covered how to avoid front-page scandals.

Oh great..it was oil drilling equipment that knocked out the bridge

A truck hauling an oversized load of drilling equipment hit an overhead bridge girder on the major route between Seattle and Canada, sending a section of the interstate into the river below as the driver watched the structure collapse in his rearview mirror.


70,000 cars a day on that bridge, damned good thing it went down at 7 pm, post rush hour.

late to the party..just discovered Big Bang Theory.

Remember Night Court and Taxi and Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke shows?
Oh..and News Radio..
even some I Love Lucy zaniness...

I am liking this show.

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