I believe the article is referring to “mephedrone” which is much closer to methamphetamine in its effects. Very easy to get and I have already seen a lot of cases of it in suburban and urban areas (I work as a paramedic). In most cases the patient was complaining of chest pain, palpitations and were extremely anxious.
Why not just put in a small chamber a hundred or so feet down that contains a hundred or so big gold coins with the radioactivity warning symbol on one side and a skull on the other. Blast them with enough radiation that they'll cause radiation sickness and let them figure it out? The goal here is to ensure they don't open what may turn out to be Pandora's Box, right? Then, every hundred feet bury large numbers of rocks with the same symbols in ever-increasing numbers as you go down. Even animals can figure out simple cause and effect.
"Oh, every time someone gets near something with this symbol their hair falls out and they get blisters and vomit... hmmm... maybe this means 'not good'?"
Wow, I am very sorry and disgusted to hear what you're going through. From my experience, one of the best things you can do is put a lawyer on a small retainer and have them make a call to the hospital and/or doctors involved and make it clear in no uncertain terms that you and your husband value life and that anything suspicious will be investigated fully. No doctor wants their malpractive insurance going up, and hospitals are terrified about their reputations being "marred".
I hope for the best, please keep us apprised of the situation.
I've gone through several semesters at a community college (the first couple paid for by my parents, the last couple paid by me out of pocket) and while some of the programs are worthwhile, a lot of what is taught is useless. The only good classes I've had were in the history, political science and economics departments (though the liberal bias is astounding). I think I'm going to give an EMT-B certification a try and then consider moving on to paramedic later on (at least they won't be out-sourced LOL)
There never was a chance that the refiners would ever suffer from MTBE ground water contamination. But the sooner they get that stuff out of the fuel the better. This was a scam going in and a scam going out. And ethanol (which also works to reduce pinging) will be the same. Big oil, big contributions, big subsidies.
I love Ethanol, I wish they'd use 2-3 times as much of it in my gas (I drive turbocharged cars though so I might be somewhat biased by the fact that then I could increase boost pressure LOL).
I definately am impressed (though not at all surprised) at the consistancy of Keye's message, which is one of the reasons that I respect the man so much. Too many whiny pansies would throw logic, reason and morals out the window just to protect the poor little feelings of those around them. In his position I would still stick to my beliefs.
Now, I don't know all the conversations and exchanges that have taken place obviously, but as an uninformed observer, I might treat education differently. I'd offer to pay full tuition and school costs to a good, conservative college.
Children when they become adults have the right to make their own decisions and to persue liberty and freedom as they see it, but I also have the freedom to put my money where my morals are.
What really pisses me off is that the media is so gleeful in reporting it in that smug "take that" sort of style they are so familiar with.
I've got a stereo system in my vehicle, but I only turn it up at nights when I'm on the highway or some country road winding through the woods without any houses nearby. During the day I keep the volume down and mostly listen to talk radio anyway. I have a surround sound system in my condo, but I always turn off the surround amp at 8:30 or 9:00pm so that I don't disturb neighbors. I've got one guy below me that I would like to slaughter though, since he starts pumping out spanish music at full volume at 9am (I don't get up until noon due to work shifts), and yet he pounds on the ceiling with a broom if someone happens to drop something at any time of the day.
Pretty much, people should just be respectful of those around them, but these chronic complainers (i.e. the guy downstairs) should be dismembered and fed through a wheat thresher.
I like the SKS, which is cheap, easily available, dead reliable and has tons of cheap ammo available for it (about $.08 or so per round). If you just want to take out annoying critters around the property, this should be more than enough, and has a light enough recoil that anyone over 120lbs should be comfortable with it. A short 4x scope should be more than enough, and including the gun, scope, 1000 rounds of ammo, cleaning kit and a gun case, you're looking at around $400.
If you're interested in defending your house against the 2-legged threats, a 12-gauge pump shotgun is great.
I use Firefox exclusively and it fits my needs perfectly. Since I use only laptops and my main machine has a 1920x1200 15.5" display in a docking station, it's great to just hit "CTRL +" to increase font size while kicking back with my wireless keyboard and mouse. I could also never live without tabbed browsing again, since by the time I finish reading the page I'm on, the links I've opened are all loaded and ready in the next tab.
I use the MOOX builds of Firefox since they are hands-down the fastest out there with full pipelining support and custom tailored to high-speed computers on high-speed connections. (http://www.moox.ws/tech/mozilla/)
Now if Microsoft would finally get around to releasing a version of Windows that supports the 64-bit extensions for my Athlon 64 3400+ and I'll finally be a happy man (I'm tired of having to reboot into SuSE in order to take advantage of my processor's 64-bit support while rendering videos).
You know, I'm so tired of hearing this poor addled man ramble on and on, I suggest we just invade Cuba so that he can finally get some closure. I mean, he's been going on and on about this since what, the 60's? Let's just get it over with, grab some cigars, and give the land back to the people already.