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  • Diamonds are icing on $20 million wedding cake
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A confection billed as the most
    expensive wedding cake in the world makes its debut on Monday
    night in Beverly Hills, but is likely to cause indigestion.
    The extravagant $20 million diamond-studded wedding cake,
    created by Mimi So Jewelers and cake designer Nahid La
    Patisserie Artistique, is the star attraction of the Luxury
    Brands Bridal Show and will be unveiled on exclusive Rodeo
    Drive.
    "Where else would you debut a $20 million wedding cake but
    on Rodeo Drive?" said show organizer Ilona Sherman.
    The cake is protected by a team of uniformed security
    guards at all times, she said. And there's no way it will ever
    be eaten.
    "I think diamonds are too hard on the stomach," Sherman
    said.
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    • So NJ

      Where does the Grassy Knoll feature?
      Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
      Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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      • Monk Monk we're the Hey Hees?

        Poor monk has nothing but his eight ATM cards..
        BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police, disguised as tourists
        visiting a mountain temple, have arrested a suspected embezzler
        dressed up as a monk, state media said.
        Chen Boshi, a manager in the eastern province of Jiangxi,
        was suspected of embezzling $126,500 from his power company and
        fled to the temple in the neighboring province of Hubei last
        October, Xinhua news agency said Monday.
        After a tip-off, police searched several temples in the
        Henggang Mountain area and "noticed a monk in his 40s wearing a
        cassock and glasses, walking away on a mountain path with a
        string of beads in his hand," Xinhua said.
        An officer approached him and pretended to be lost, asking
        the way. Chen's response was to try to run away into the
        surrounding forest, it said.
        He had eight ATM cards on him when he was eventually
        caught, Xinhua said.
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        • Oh yeah...I'm gonna travel to Croatia for dental work?

          Croatia tempts tourists with cheap dental care
          ROVINJ, Croatia (Reuters) - Croatia, already a popular
          holiday destination for sunseekers, is now tempting tourists
          with the offer of dental services at less than half the prices
          paid in western Europe.
          Zeljko Popadic and his sister Jelena Nedeljkovic started a
          modest dental practice in the northern Adriatic town of Rovinj
          in 1997. They had only three employees and a few local
          patients.
          Less than a decade later, their reputation has reached
          foreign markets as Europeans take advantage of low prices in
          former communist countries.
          "Some 10 percent of our patients are foreigners and we're
          confident the number will grow. Most of them are Italians, but
          there is also a rising number of queries from the United
          Kingdom," Nedeljkovic, who is in charge of the administrative
          side of the business, told Reuters.
          She said their services were twice as cheap as in Italy and
          three or four times cheaper than in England, while quality was
          the same.
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          • That shirt bugs me...

            Shirts repel mosquitos, if you have the scratch..
            ASUNCION, Paraguay (Reuters) - Young entrepreneurs in
            Paraguay say they have a new weapon against pesky, and
            potentially dangerous, mosquitos -- cotton shirts soaked in
            lemon-scented citronella oil.
            The woven, collared shirts typical of this landlocked South
            American nation were launched this week by the surfer-inspired
            Pombero brand. Citronella oil comes from a perfumed grass and
            acts as an insect repellent.
            "This is a product aimed at people who enjoy being in the
            fresh air and in contact with nature, but who want to maintain
            a sophisticated style," said company owner Rodrigo Jacks. He
            added the shirts can be washed up to 40 times before losing
            their power to repel mosquitos and other critters, like fleas.
            Insect repellent apparel sold in the United States is
            coated in permethrin, a manmade derivative of the chrysanthemum
            plant.
            But in Paraguay, the shirts are a novelty. Government
            scientists are interested in finding out whether they could
            provide extra protection from ailments like malaria or dengue,
            an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitos.
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            • Don't try this at home

              Artillery round melted for scrap kills two
              KAMPALA (Reuters) - Two people were killed and seven
              seriously wounded in Uganda when an artillery round blew up as
              a man tried to melt it down for scrap metal, police said on
              Saturday.
              Police cordoned off the area where the shell was found,
              searching for other munitions after the incident, which
              happened on Thursday in Amuria, a remote part of the once
              war-ravaged eastern Teso region.
              "We understand this man picked up a shell and tried to melt
              it for scrap. He put it in the fire and it exploded," Francis
              Agwoka, acting police chief for the region, told Reuters by
              telephone.
              "Two people were killed and seven others rushed to hospital
              critically injured. We are sealing off the area to look for
              more bombs."
              The Teso region was attacked by the Lord's Resistance Army
              (LRA) rebels in 2003, spreading a war that had hitherto
              affected only northern Uganda. Hundreds of thousands of
              civilians fled to refugee camps.
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              • Rush to marry ends in tragedy
                KARACHI (Reuters) - A Pakistani man has committed suicide
                outside his fiancee's home after he thought he accidentally
                killed her while trying to persuade her to get married early,
                police said Saturday.
                The man, Ahmed Ashraf, was shooting a gun in the air
                outside his fiancee's home in the southern city of Karachi on
                Friday as part of his efforts to persuade her to get married
                two months early when a stray bullet accidently hit her, police
                said.
                "He was so eager to get married he stood in front of his
                fiancee's house and started firing shots in the air to catch
                her attention," said investigating officer Ghulam Hussain.
                The young woman was coming downstairs when a bullet
                ricocheted off a wall and hit her. She fell down screaming "I
                have been shot," Hussain said.
                "He thought he had killed her and within seconds shot
                himself. The girl is fine," Hussain said.
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                • The young woman was coming downstairs when a bullet
                  ricocheted off a wall and hit her. She fell down screaming "I
                  have been shot," Hussain said.
                  "He thought he had killed her and within seconds shot
                  himself. The girl is fine," Hussain said.
                  Don't go rushing over to see if she's ok, or to help stem the bleeding or anything. Here's your sign, buddy



                  Standing on tippie-toes to count those in the back ... ok so how many signs do we need today?
                  September 11th - Never Forget

                  I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                  Sheri
                  IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                  Honorary Flatlander

                  RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                  • The Killer Ray

                    October 19, 2006 --LIGHTHOUSE POINT, Fla. (AP) -- An 81-year-old man was in critical condition Thursday after a stingray flopped onto his boat and stung him, leaving a foot-long barb in his chest similar to the accident that killed "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin. "It was a freak accident," said Lighthouse Point acting fire Chief David Donzella. "It's very odd that the thing jumped out of the water and stung him. We still can't believe it." Fatal stingray attacks like the one that killed Irwin last month at the Great Barrier Reef are rare, marine experts say. Rays reflexively deploy a sharp spine in their tails when frightened, but the venom coating the barb usually causes just a painful sting for humans. James Bertakis of Lighthouse Point was on the water with his granddaughter and a friend Wednesday when a stingray flopped onto the boat and stung Bertakis. The women steered the boat to shore and called 911. Doctors were able to remove the barb during surgeries Wednesday and Thursday by eventually pulling it through his heart and closing the wound, said Dr. Eugene Costantini at Broward General Medical Center.He said Bertakis' case was different from Irwin's because the barb stayed in Bertakis' heart and was not pulled out. Videotape of Irwin's last moments shows him pulling the barb from his chest. Bertakis was apparently trying to remove the three-foot-wide spotted eagle ray from the boat when he was stung, police Cmdr. Mike Oh said. Ellen Pikitch, a professor of marine biology and fisheries at the University of Miami, who has been studying stingrays for decades, said they are generally docile. "Something like this is really, really extraordinarily rare," she said. "Even when they are under duress, they don't usually attack."
                    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                    343
                    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                    Charleston 9
                    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                    • Do ya think? Wonder what Rocket Scientist gave him this idea? LOL

                      Associated Press
                      Published: Friday, October 20, 2006

                      BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Given the U.S. military's troubled history in Vietnam, generals and foot soldiers in Iraq may have shuddered when they heard U.S. President George W. Bush acknowledge a comparison between today's Iraq and the Viet Cong's 1968 Tet Offensive.

                      In an interview with ABC News's George Stephanopoulos, the president said a column in The New York Times by Thomas Friedman might be correct in drawing that analogy.

                      "He could be right," the president said.

                      "There's certainly a stepped-up level of violence and we're heading into an election."

                      Tet, which began in early 1968 and is seen by many as a turning point in the Vietnam war, did serious damage to the late U.S. president Lyndon Johnson's public support. Two months after the offensive began, he announced he would not seek a second term in the White House.

                      The military and the Bush administration, even before the president's comments Wednesday on ABC, had blamed the recent increase in attacks on U.S. soldiers in Baghdad and elsewhere on the insurgents' savvy -- a gamble that they could affect the vote in coming U.S. elections.

                      "In regards to this spike in violence ... it's no coincidence that the surge in attacks against coalition forces and the subsequent increase in U.S. casualties coincides with our increased presence on the streets of Baghdad and the run-up to the American mid-term elections," military spokesman Maj.-Gen. William Caldwell said yesterday.

                      "The enemy knows that killing innocent people and Americans will garner headlines and create a sense of frustration," he said.

                      As Caldwell spoke, the White House sought to clarify Bush's remarks and put them back into the context of ties between increased U.S. deaths and the coming vote.

                      "The president was making a point that he's made before, which is that terrorists try to exploit pictures and try to use the media as conduits for influencing public opinion in the United States," spokesman Tony Snow said.

                      Attacks in Baghdad rose by 22 per cent in the first three weeks of Islam's holy month Ramadan, Caldwell said, when compared with the previous three weeks. The month of fasting and prayers began in late September and is in its final days.

                      So far this month, 73 U.S. troops have been killed, putting October on course to be the deadliest for the United States in Iraq since November 2004, in the midst of a drive to oust insurgents from their stronghold Fallujah in Anbar province.

                      Caldwell dodged when questioned about Bush's comparison of Iraq with the Tet Offensive. "I think we're getting far beyond my realm to start making analogies back to Vietnam War but I would tell you that we're obviously very concerned about what we're seeing in the city."

                      As happened in Vietnam, the United States and its host government are growing increasingly at odds over specifics in how the war is being conducted.

                      Among other things, Washington and Baghdad might differ over an amnesty plan for insurgents -- a bid to draw fighters into the political process.

                      There are reports the White House is putting pressure on Iraqi authorities to give amnesty to Sunni Muslim insurgents, although that would be a surprising change for the Bush administration, which has resisted amnesty because it could potentially include those who have killed U.S. troops.

                      Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki took office under a 24-point national unity program which included an amnesty, but the plan soon collapsed after disputes with the United States over which insurgents could be included.

                      © Times Colonist (Victoria) 2006
                      If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                      "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                      "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                      Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                      impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                      IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                      • one or the other

                        Either put Hollywood in charge of the whole thing and let them decide the outcome or get Sylvester Stallone (Rambo), Chuck Norris (Braddock), Arnold S. (Commando) and Clint Eastwood (Hamburger Hill) to be be in charge.

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                        • October 21, 2006 -- This California woman took the term "open house" literally. Cops in San Jose say she'd pose as a potential buyer at real-estate open houses in upscale areas, scope out the valuables with her boyfriend and then unlock a door or prop open a window so they could return to steal later. She was busted after allegedly ripping off at least 15 houses.
                          ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                          NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                          343
                          CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                          LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                          FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                          FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                          FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                          FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                          FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                          FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                          FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                          FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                          FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                          Charleston 9
                          "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                          *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                          • October 22, 2006 -- A Detroit man with a history of smashing store windows to grab female mannequins was caught indulging his fetish again. Ronald Dotson, 39, was arrested and jailed after breaking a window at a cleaning-supply company to get at a mannequin clad in a French maid's uniform, police said. Dotson had been out of prison for less than a week when he was caught. His erotic pursuit of mannequins over the past 13 years has led to at least six convictions, police said.
                            ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                            NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                            343
                            CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                            LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                            FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                            FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                            FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                            FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                            FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                            FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                            FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                            FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                            FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                            Charleston 9
                            "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                            *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                            • Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
                              October 22, 2006 -- A Detroit man with a history of smashing store windows to grab female mannequins was caught indulging his fetish again. Ronald Dotson, 39, was arrested and jailed after breaking a window at a cleaning-supply company to get at a mannequin clad in a French maid's uniform, police said. Dotson had been out of prison for less than a week when he was caught. His erotic pursuit of mannequins over the past 13 years has led to at least six convictions, police said.
                              Yeah I saw that the other day. Kinda funny.
                              J
                              It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

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                              • Originally posted by FlyingKiwi
                                So NJ

                                Where does the Grassy Knoll feature?
                                Pardon me? What's the question?
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