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Military Medical Team Makes the 'Toughest Call' (GI IMPALED BY BOMB - courage abounds!!!)
ABC News ^ | 9/22/07 | Ruth Reiss

Posted on 09/23/2007 7:46:56 AM PDT by paulat

Unexploded Rocket-Propelled Grenade Impales Army Private in Afghanistan By RUTH REISS

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One RPG skidded past Lt. Mariani's vehicle. All of the vehicles had to quickly get out of the "kill zone." But before they could get to safety, two rockets hit Pvt. Moss' Humvee.

Staff Sgt. Eric Wynn, 33, the soldier in the front passenger seat, felt one slice through his face. Moss remembers the truck practically lift up. He was thrown up against the Humvee and then moved to return fire.

"I smelled something smoking and I looked down ... and I was smoking," he said.

Wynn turned to tell Moss where to fire and saw the tail fins of the RPG sticking out of Moss' side.

Roughly the length of a baseball bat, an RPG travels at the speed of a bullet. At the front end is the warhead -- a large grenade. The detonator and fuel are contained in the shaft. On the back are its fins, pieces of metal that stick out like legs on a camera tripod. The RPG is the weapon of choice for many of the world's guerillas.

Luckily for Moss, the company medic Spc. Jared Angell, 23, who the soldiers call "Doc," was in his Humvee

[snip]

A Human Bomb The RPG that had plowed into Moss' lower abdomen stretched from one hip to the other. If the RPG went off, it would kill everyone within 30 feet of him. Yet Angell stayed close, bandaging his wounds and stabilizing the weapon so that movement wouldn't cause it to explode.

Moss was still fully conscious, so Angell ordered him to not look down at the injury. He didn't want Moss to panic.

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To: Lady Jag

Looks like the 3 PoochSkeeters.

The outfits fit their personality.


2,001 posted on 10/31/2007 3:51:40 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Lady Jag

Do you have to do a sequence...167,168,169...


2,002 posted on 10/31/2007 3:52:33 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: HKMk23

It was more like a tango..


2,003 posted on 10/31/2007 3:53:43 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Monkey Face
Happy Halloween..Missy


2,004 posted on 10/31/2007 3:54:45 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Lady Jag

Jane Russell?


2,005 posted on 10/31/2007 3:55:11 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Do you have to do a sequence...167,168,169...

To do my tag or just to do ALT characters?

You can do ALT+1 and get a character - (font size 5)

2,006 posted on 10/31/2007 3:57:28 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: TASMANIANRED

If you want to use my sig or something like it, just copy it.

Highlight it and then CTRL+C.

Paste it, CTRL+V, somewhere to save it.


2,007 posted on 10/31/2007 3:59:18 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: TASMANIANRED



How DARE you talk
to my friends like that?


2,008 posted on 10/31/2007 4:03:36 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Thanks! I needed that!

*HUG*


2,009 posted on 10/31/2007 4:09:15 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Lady Jag

You’ve posted some really cute stuff today!!


2,010 posted on 10/31/2007 4:10:04 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Lady Jag

I’m more confused than ever.


2,011 posted on 10/31/2007 4:11:18 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Lady Jag

Rhona Barkette.


2,012 posted on 10/31/2007 4:13:21 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Monkey Face

Whom ever designed the costume doesn't know udders.

2,013 posted on 10/31/2007 4:15:16 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Either that, or his mind was on the chick in the next cubicle....


2,014 posted on 10/31/2007 4:18:00 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Monkey Face

I dance.


2,015 posted on 10/31/2007 4:21:10 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23

Ay-yi-YI!

*swoon*

Your wife is such a lucky gal!


2,016 posted on 10/31/2007 4:22:38 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Monkey Face; HKMk23

I am falling for Strictly Come Dancing.

Have you seen it on Youtube?


2,017 posted on 10/31/2007 4:26:32 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

No... I’ve been feeling too puny the little little while to watch anything that requires a brain to find. Some days, I can’t even turn the TV on right. *sigh*


2,018 posted on 10/31/2007 4:28:09 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: Monkey Face

2,019 posted on 10/31/2007 4:30:26 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Monkey Face

Not turning on the TV is a good thing most nights.
:-)

I just love watching the dancing.


2,020 posted on 10/31/2007 4:31:40 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: sionnsar

Now THAT is scary!

Happy Halloween!


2,021 posted on 10/31/2007 4:32:38 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: sionnsar

He’s killed 100’s of threads because he can’t spell, and his grammar is worse than mine.


2,022 posted on 10/31/2007 4:36:08 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

I usually have the TV on low during the day, for “company.” I seldom watch it at night, especially since MNF went to ESPN.

And there aren’t an awful lot of shows that are worth watching at night. To me, anyway. But then, I’m kinda wierd. The only two sit-coms I’ve ever watched were M*A*S*H and Home Improvement. And neither of them while they were in prime time.

There used to be a show called Dance Fever, with Denny Terrio, that I really liked, and I watched the first season of Dancing With The Stars, but I just can’t do it, now. It takes too much out of me. (I was a dancing fool before I got ill...)


2,023 posted on 10/31/2007 4:37:12 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: fanfan; Monkey Face
LOL, yup!

The move was delayed a bit because the van got lost. But it's nearly here now.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

2,024 posted on 10/31/2007 4:40:14 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Monkey Face
(I was a dancing fool before I got ill...)

(I know what you mean Face, me too.) I watch it, and I want to do it, but I'm having a great day if my knees work, so who am I kidding?

2,025 posted on 10/31/2007 4:42:01 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: All
MOVE IMPENDING
All Hands Stand By!


2,026 posted on 10/31/2007 4:42:02 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Monkey Face

I’ve been turning ESPN off lately, because they are getting a little too PC. I watch news and the occasional show or two, that’s about it.


2,027 posted on 10/31/2007 4:42:27 PM PDT by darkangel82 (And the band played on....)
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To: Monkey Face

That is entirely possible...

Elephants have theirs up front but I don’t think any other 4 footers do.


2,028 posted on 10/31/2007 4:43:14 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: All

A little recalibration...


2,029 posted on 10/31/2007 4:43:16 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: HKMk23

You are rarer than pearls.


2,030 posted on 10/31/2007 4:44:09 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Monkey Face; KoRn; GrammaBear; Eaker; Lady Jag; rottndog; Peanut Gallery; Professional Engineer; ...
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

This is the END of the
Spawn of the Undead Thread: The October Chronicles

Join us at
Spawn of the Undead Thread: The November Chronicles redux

2,031 posted on 10/31/2007 4:44:17 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: sionnsar
All hands on deck, Sir!


2,032 posted on 10/31/2007 4:44:34 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Monkey Face

Sorry you haven’t been feeling well.. Hug.


2,033 posted on 10/31/2007 4:49:38 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: fanfan

I’m in....


2,034 posted on 10/31/2007 4:50:53 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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To: Monkey Face

I used to go just about every weekend, when I lived up in Idaho; danced alotta 80’s pop. Went back up there a few years after I’d gone back to L.A. and the club was still there, but they’d changed over to a stinkin’ rap format.

We pulled up looking to ahve a great time, and there’s all these wannabe “homies” hangin’ off the front steps trying to cop a big city ‘tude, and looking like complete idiots, IMO. Just imagine some kid fresh outta the sticks; biggest town he’s ever been to is Boise, and here he is trying to act like the next inductee into the Cryps.


2,035 posted on 10/31/2007 4:54:02 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: fanfan

Haven’t seen that one, no.


2,036 posted on 10/31/2007 5:11:19 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: HKMk23; Monkey Face; All
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHB0_Ge2Rms

Strictly Come Dancing - Kelly and Brendan's American Smooth

Good night everyone.

:-)

2,037 posted on 10/31/2007 5:20:44 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Thanks! (It comes with the territory!)


2,038 posted on 10/31/2007 5:21:08 PM PDT by Monkey Face (It's time for Hallowe'en, so practice safe hex.)
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To: TASMANIANRED
I’m more confused than ever.

Did you do the things I told you to do?

2,039 posted on 10/31/2007 5:30:49 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: fanfan

Thanks for that YouTube link.

A smashing number, that. Simply smashing.

I hope, one day, to dance somewere remotely approaching that well.


2,040 posted on 10/31/2007 5:38:06 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Nine out of ten orcs attacking Rohan were Saruman's Uruk-hai, not Sauron's! So, why invade Mordor?)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Tallulah Barkwoof.


2,041 posted on 10/31/2007 6:20:20 PM PDT by Lady Jag (`,,`,,Election '08...It's going to be a bumpy ride,,`,,`)
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To: Monkey Face
};000þ
2,042 posted on 10/31/2007 6:20:45 PM PDT by rottndog (Oh, the Wind....How It Blows....Where it starts....No One Knows....)
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To: TASMANIANRED; Lady Jag
Here are the Cliff's Notes: Computers use numbers for everything. This includes the letters of the alphabet, numerals, symbols, spaces, and punctuation.

PC's need to share a common "language" or set of codes for these symbols so that you see the same thing when you read my message as I see when I type it.

The computer translates my keystrokes into these codes, and then your computer translates the codes back into symbols. The "code book" that we share is called the ASCII Codes (or extended ASCII codes)

0 - 32 = control codes like Tab, Linefeed, Carriage Return, etc

32 = a space, like when you press the spacebar key
33 = !
34 = "
35 = #
36 = $
37 = %
38 = &
39 = '
40 = (
41 = )
42 = *
43 = +
44 = ,
45 = -
46 = .
47 = /

48 - 57 = 0123456789 (grouped these for clarity, and brevity)

58 = :
59 = ;
60 = <
61 = =
62 = >
63 = ?
64 = @

65 - 90 = ABC...XYZ (grouped these for clarity, and brevity)

91 - 96 = [\]^_`

97 - 122 = abc...yz (grouped these for clarity, and brevity)

etc.

Normally you don't really care what the code is for a letter because the computer handles this when you press the key. SOmetimes, however, you would like to type a symbol that doesn't show up on your keyboard. When this happens, you can enter the ASCII code for the symbol by pressing the [Alt] key while typing in the ASCII code for the symbol.

Try pressing the [Alt] key while entering anything between 179 and about 210. People used to draw stuff on text screens using these symbols.

Have fun!

2,043 posted on 10/31/2007 6:55:57 PM PDT by NonLinear ("They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge." -Thomas B Reed)
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To: NonLinear

We may need to talk about this more tomorrow.


2,044 posted on 10/31/2007 10:09:44 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (TAZ:Untamed, Unpredictable, Uninhibited.)
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