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Wednesday, April 23, 2008



The F-117A Nighthawk has flown its final mission. By modern standards, it was slow (sub-sonic) and virtually defenseless. Its capability was that it was virtually invisible to radar, allowing it to penetrate where no other craft could. Developed by Lockheed-Martin "Skunkworks" and tested out of the Groom Lake AFB ("Area 51"). Even its naked eye image created confusion as to what was seen. During its secret period it was often reported as a UFO by civilians. In the late 80's, one crashed in Kern County, California. The military kept civilian fire/rescue operations from responding to the crash site, citing "National Security" issues.

You are a poor subsistence farmer in a poor third world nation. Earning, maybe, $2 a day and spending half of that to buy 2 kilos of rice to feed your family. Sounds tragic, but the vast majority of the planet's population does live that way. Whats worse is that the cost of food has increased so much over just the last six months that millions of people across the globe can no longer even afford that. In Bangladesh, the government has ordered it military to be fed potatoes rather than rice to try to supply their population with just the basics. Thailand, the largest rice producer in the world, has sharply cut its exports to the world market. Fearing that it may not be able to support its population's needs in the future.

Rice, potatoes, corn, wheat and so much more, are not only the staples for existence but are also the prime ingredients for producing bio-fuels.

Just something to think about the next time you refuel your gas guzzler with ethanol-85.

Oh, and Wal-Mart is now restricting just how many bags of rice a person can purchase.

On an even more serious note:
Think about what this is going to do to the price of beer, wine and liquor!

Did you know that the moon has weather? I didn't.

On the moon, the Earth always maintains a permanent position in the sky. And when we see the Moon as "full" someone there would see the Earth as being totally dark. The only illumination being that produced by man in its cities.

I wonder if future generations living on Luna will look up into the sky and say:
"Its a dark Earth. I bet all the Terra-Nuts will be out today."
I mentioned earlier that Northwest and Delta Airlines want to merge. Here is one of the major reasons why.

Over The Limit?
Please don't drink and drive

"Let's all be careful out there!"