Thursday, November 24, 2005


Happy Thanksgiving To All....................

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

South Park Mocks Tom Cruise, Scientology In Newest Episode

South Park's most recent targets are none other than Tom Cruise and Scientology, thereby setting their crudely animated sights on topics previously deemed "off limits" due to the actor's close ties to Comedy Central's sister company, Paramount Pictures......If you missed the episode click on title for link to full video online. : )

X Marks the Vice President

On Monday, during Vice President Dick Cheney's speech which was being broadcast live over CNN, a large black "X" was repeatedly flashed over the Vice President ....

Jose Padilla Indicted By U.S. on Conspiracy Charges

Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for three years as an ``enemy combatant'' in the war on terrorism, was charged with four others with conspiring to provide support to terrorists overseas, the Justice Department said.
Padilla and his co-defendants were named in an 11-count indictment unsealed today in Miami federal court. They are accused of being members of a North American terrorist-support cell formed to send money, recruits and provide other assistance, the Justice Department said.
``The indictment alleges that Padilla traveled overseas to train as a terrorist with the intention of fighting in `violent jihad''' by terrorist groups, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said in prepared remarks in Washington. ``These groups routinely engage in acts of physical violence such as murder, maiming, kidnapping, and hostage-taking against innocent civilians.''
The indictment was returned Nov. 17 by a federal grand jury in Miami.
President George W. Bush signed an order transferring Padilla from military custody at a Navy brig, where he has been held as an enemy combatant, to civilian custody of the attorney general.
Three of the co-defendants, Adham Hassoun, Mohomed Youssef, and Kifah Jayyousi, have previously been charged with terrorism crimes, the Justice Department said. A fifth defendant, Canadian national Kassem Daher, is believed to be overseas, the Justice Department said.

Jennifer Aniston:GQ's Woman OF THE YEAR

GQ named Jennifer Aniston the magazine's first woman of the year in its annual Man of the Year issue, which hits newsstand nationally today...Jennifer Aniston earned the honor because the magazine says she showed a lot of poise, grace and good humor during her breakup with Brad Pitt this year.

Suspect in Assassination Plot Convicted

Man Accused of Plotting to Assassinate President Bush Found Guilty; Jury Rejects Torture Claims
An Arab-American college student was convicted Tuesday of joining al-Qaida and plotting to assassinate President Bush.
The federal jury rejected Ahmed Omar Abu Ali's claim that Saudi authorities whipped and tortured him to extract a false confession.
Abu Ali, a 24-year-old U.S. citizen born to a Jordanian father and raised in Falls Church, Va., could get life in prison on charges that include conspiracy to assassinate the president and providing support to al-Qaida.Abu Ali told authoritiees shortly after his arrest at a Medina, Saudi Arabia, university in June 2003 that he joined al-Qaida and discussed various terrorist plots, including a plan to personally assassinate Bush and to establish himself as a leader of an al-Qaida cell in the United States.
But the defense countered that he was tortured by the Saudi security force known as the Mubahith.

Israel sets March election

Israeli officials set an early parliamentary election for March 28 on Tuesday, a day after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon rocked the nation's political system by quitting his rightist Likud to found a centrist party. Lawmakers will put the final touches to a motion to dissolve parliament and hold early elections and will approve it in three separate votes on Wednesday, a parliamentary official said.The election had been scheduled for November 2006, but President Moshe Katsav struck a deal with the parliament speaker and attorney general on Tuesday to bring it forward because of the crisis triggered by Sharon's political thunderbolt.In a move that could reshape Israeli politics for years to come, Sharon quit the party he co-founded three decades ago, saying he could not push for peace with the Palestinians while "wasting time" battling far-right rivals in Likud.

High school senior sworn in as mayor

HILLSDALE, Michigan : Michael Sessions began talking about running for mayor when he was a sophomore in high school. He realized that dream before he got his diploma.
Sessions, an 18-year-old senior, became the city's youngest mayor on Monday when he took the oath of office. The crowd included city residents, photographers and dozens of video cameras -- some from news agencies as far away as Russia and Japan.
"The first couple of days are going to be rough, I think, on me. I've just got to get acquainted with the job," Sessions said earlier Monday as he took reporters on a tour of the city, which has a population of 8,200 and is located about 100 miles southwest of Detroit. "My confidence is gaining a lot each day."
Sessions beat Mayor Doug Ingles, 51, by two votes in the Nov. 8 election despite Sessions' status as a write-in candidate.
Sessions, who used $700 from a summer job to fund his race, already has appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" to read the Top Ten list titled "Good Things About Being an 18-year-old Mayor."
Richard Moore says the national spotlight on Sessions means more exposure for the community.

On Gulf Coast, Thanksgiving Amid Scarcity

'I'll Be Eating No Turkey': on Hurricane-Stricken Gulf Coast, Thanksgiving Shows Scarcity Anew
Debbie Shifter faces the daunting task of whipping up Thanksgiving dinner for 18 in the tiny kitchen of her FEMA trailer.
Shifter, who lives in Bay St. Louis, Miss., had to drive 45 minutes to find a Wal-Mart that survived Hurricane Katrina. Downsizing the ingredients to fit her compact oven, she will serve a 13-pound turkey instead of the usual 20-pounder. Because of a lack of counter space, she will do the chopping and dicing on two wooden TV trays in her living room.
Guests will eat outside at a plastic table on her lawn, or in shifts at the kitchen table. Dinner will be served on paper plates with plastic utensils."We done lost everything we owned, just about except for us," she said, standing next to the ruins of the larger trailer home she once called home. "We're going to stick together at all of our holidays."
For many people across the hurricane-stricken Gulf Coast, this is going to be a grim Thanksgiving.

Demand for Natural Gas Outpaces Supply

Gulf Coast Natural Gas Facilities Are Recovering, but Supply Lags, FERC Commissioner Says
Progress is being made in restoring offshore natural gas facilities shut down by hurricanes, but gas prices will remain high as demand outpaces supply, the head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said Tuesday.
Even with recovery of operations along the Gulf Coast, "I don't think they'll go back to the level they were a few years ago," said FERC chairman Joseph Kelliher.
He said that shut-in, or halted gas production along the Gulf has gone from 54 percent of normal output three weeks ago to 32 percent, representing significant progress but also pointing to the remaining damage that has disrupted supplies and driven up heating fuel costs.Twenty percent of U.S. natural gas supply comes from the offshore Gulf.
Kelliher, who took over as FERC chairman this summer, said the agency plans to make aggressive use of investigative powers under the recently enacted energy law to prevent market manipulations such as those by Enron several years ago.He would not comment when asked if FERC is currently engaged in undisclosed investigations.

Florida teacher pleads guilty to sex with teen student

Lafave gets three years of house arrest
A female teacher pleaded guilty Tuesday to having sex with a 14-year-old middle school student, avoiding prison as part of a plea agreement.
Debra Lafave, 25, whose sensational case made tabloid headlines, will serve three years of house arrest and seven years' probation. She pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd and lascivious battery.
The former Greco Middle School reading teacher apologized during the hearing, saying that "I accept full responsibility for my actions."
The boy told investigators the two had sex in a classroom at the Greco school, located in Temple Terrace near Tampa, in her Riverview town house and once in a vehicle while his 15-year-old cousin drove them around Marion County.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

I Vant to Drink Your Vatts

Households across the land are infested with vampires. That's what energy experts call those gizmos with two sharp teeth that dig into a wall socket and suck juice all night long. All day long, too, and all year long.Most people assume that when they turn off the television set it stops drawing power.
But that's not how most TV's (and VCR's and other electronic devices) work. They remain ever in standby mode, silently sipping energy to the tune of 1,000 kilowatt hours a year per household, awaiting the signal to roar into action.
"As a country we pay $1 billion a year to power our TV's and VCR's while they're turned off," said Maria T. Vargas, a spokeswoman for the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program, which sets voluntary standards for energy use, and grants its ratings to the most efficient products.
There are billions of vampires in the United States, drawing more than enough current in the typical house to light a 100-watt light bulb 24/7, according to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, a research arm of the Energy Department......

Scientists hunt for asteroid probe in space

Japanese scientists were trying to track a space probe almost 300 million km (186 million miles) from earth on Sunday, on a mission to bring back the world's first samples from an asteroid.
The unmanned Hayabusa probe the name means "falcon" in Japanese had been due to land on the surface of the 548 meter long asteroid 25143 Itokawa for just one second after a voyage of two and a half years.But it was unclear whether the probe had completed its delicate mission, a spokesman for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said.
"The probe launched a landing target marker from a height of 40 meters, then descended to a position 17 meters from the asteroid," said a spokesman for JAXA. "We are not certain what happened after that."
Scientists were in communication with the probe and analyzing data to try to calculate its exact position, thought to be close to the asteroid, but it was unclear whether there had been a technical problem, he said.
Asteroids, unlike larger space bodies such as the moon, are believed to contain rocks that have remained largely unchanged since the early days of the solar system and can thus offer valuable information about its origins.

Iraq Pullout rejected 403-3

The House last night overwhelmingly voted down a resolution calling for immediate withdrawal from Iraq, as Republicans tried to draw a line in the sand after a week's worth of back-and-forth charges over the war. The resolution failed 403-3, with six voting present. Those voting for it were Democrats Cynthia A. McKinney of Georgia, Robert Wexler of Florida and Jose E. Serrano of New York. Republican leaders wanted to force Democrats to take a stand on whether they endorsed Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. John P. Murtha's Thursday proposal to begin a six-month withdrawal from Iraq. Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and chairman of the Armed Services Committee, put a resolution on the floor for a vote urging "that the deployment of United States forces in Iraq be terminated immediately."

Bellyaching About Politics and Bickering

It is the nature of most individuals that when their guilt, either republican or democrat, is exposed they attempt to discredit their opponents rather than answer any charges. Rampant lying and defensive dialogue are propagated as truth by ignorant, gullible or compliant individuals posing as journalists. The democrats and the republicans assume their authoritative public podiums either expressing outrage against their accusers or defending the standard party line. So it is with the constant controlled conflict between the Democrats and Republicans. Rather than contrite humility and problem solutions, we have designed division. This orchestrated partisan bickering is wholly intended for the American audience in order to distract, divide and perpetuate negative feelings without solving any key concerns. The only issues they are in agreement about are the regular pay raises and congressional benefit packages that maintain their elite standard of living.Just prior to the Iraq invasion both democrats and republicans claimed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. The pro war propaganda was all we heard via the elite owned airways. The majority of all network broadcasters favored the war. Television hosts who dared schedule anti war guests or raise legitimate questions suddenly had their shows canceled and lost their contracts. Now in the midst of an unpopular occupation we have dissatisfaction, decreasing presidential approval ratings and growing numbers of astute, skeptical constituents vocalizing valid concerns. This always generates choosing up sides and partisan defense measures......
cyouincourt007: There are some things I agree with contained herein however, there exists a larger amount of things I cannot accept..........Yes to addressing the immigration/border issue.....reading the constitution...defending the constitution and our rights.....but No, to we are to blame for all the problems,Earth pollution and hate for us....I can never agree with those in this country who call themselves Americans,hate this great country...spit on our troops and label anything torture among other things.......The day we all agree we will know our democracy is gone but some folks are just plain commies disguised as American Patriots who make me sick.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


The MODIS Rapid Response system has been developed to provide rapid access to MODIS data globally, with initial emphasis on 250m color composite imagery and active fire contains a number of image subsets that are automatically generated in near-real-time for various applications users. Most subsets are available as true-color images. Some additional band combinations may be be available for specific applications. Geographic areas can be selected from the maps or from the list ...Click title for on picture to enlarge
Image courtesy of MODIS Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Big Mama Lama

Monday, November 14, 2005

Sunday, November 13, 2005

NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula

Credit & Copyright: Russell Croman
Explanation: It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible above to the lower right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets an immovable object in an interesting way. The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the bubble's central star. The radiation heats up dense regions of the molecular cloud causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula, pictured above in scientifically mapped colors to bring up contrast, is about 10 light-years across and part of a much larger complex of stars and shells. The Bubble Nebula can be seen with a small telescope towards the constellation of Cassiopeia.

Young Star Gets Pushy

NGC 346 in the Small Magellenic Cloud. Image credit: Hubble
This is a Hubble Space Telescope view of one of the most dynamic and intricately detailed star-forming regions in space, located 210,000 light-years away in the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way. At the center of the region is a brilliant star cluster called NGC 346. A dramatic structure of arched, ragged filaments with a distinct ridge surrounds the cluster.A torrent of radiation from the cluster's hot stars eats into denser areas creating a fantasy sculpture of dust and gas. The dark, intricately beaded edge of the ridge, seen in silhouette by Hubble, is particularly dramatic. It contains several small dust globules that point back towards the central cluster, like windsocks caught in a gale.Energetic outflows and radiation from hot young stars are eroding the dense outer portions of the star-forming region, formally known as N66, exposing new stellar nurseries. The diffuse fringes of the nebula prevent the energetic outflows from streaming directly away from the cluster, leaving instead a trail of filaments marking the swirling path of the outflows.The NGC 346 cluster, at the center of this Hubble image, is resolved into at least three sub-clusters and collectively contains dozens of hot, blue, high-mass stars, more than half of the known high-mass stars in the entire SMC galaxy. A myriad of smaller, compact clusters is also visible throughout the region.Some of these mini-clusters appear to be embedded in dust and nebulosity, and are sites of recent or ongoing star formation. Much of the starlight from these clusters is reddened by local dust concentrations that are the remnants of the original molecular cloud that collapsed to form N66.

Mountains of Creation

Credit: Lori Allen (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) et al., JPL-Caltech, NASA
Explanation: This fantastic skyscape lies at the eastern edge of giant stellar nursery W5, about 7,000 light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia. An infrared view from the Spitzer Space Telescope, it features interstellar clouds of cold gas and dust sculpted by winds and radiation from a hot, massive star outside the picture (just above and to the right). Still swaddled within the cosmic clouds, newborn stars are revealed by Spitzer's penetrating gaze, their formation also triggered by the massive star. Fittingly dubbed "Mountains of Creation", these interstellar clouds are about 10 times the size of the analogous Pillars of Creation in M16, made famous in a 1995 Hubble Space Telescope view. W5 is also known as IC 1848 and together with IC 1805 it is part of a complex region popularly dubbed the Heart and Soul Nebulae. The Spitzer image spans about 70 light-years at the distance of W5.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Finding said to boost proof of Goliath

Archaeologists digging at the purported biblical home of Goliath have unearthed a shard of pottery bearing an inscription of the Philistine's name, a find they claim lends historical credence to the Bible's tale of David's battle with the giant.
While the discovery is not definitive evidence of Goliath's existence, it does support the Bible's depiction of life at the time the battle was supposed to have occurred, said Aren Maeir, a professor at Bar-Ilan University and director of the excavation.
"What this means is that at the time there were people there named Goliath," he said. "It shows us that David and Goliath's story reflects the cultural reality of the time." In the story, David slew Goliath with a slingshot.Some scholars assert the story of David slaying the giant Goliath is a myth written down hundreds of years later. Maeir said finding the scraps lends historical credence to the biblical story....

Lawsuit Abuse Critic Explains Suit

Senator's Wife Sued a Chiropractor for $500,000, Was Awarded $350,000 by Jury
In recent years many doctors and politicians have complained that frivolous malpractice lawsuits and disproportionate jury awards are a problem in need of reform.
But when "Primetime" did some investigating, it turned out that at least some of the people in favor of reform even some of its loudest proponents have themselves benefited from the current laws.Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., says that the No. 1 health care crisis in his state is medical lawsuit abuse and in the past he's called for a $250,000 cap on non economic damage awards or awards for pain and suffering. "We need to do something now to fix the medical liability problem in this country," he declared at a rally in Washington D.C., this past spring.
But Santorum's wife sued a doctor for $500,000 in 1999. She claimed that a botched spinal manipulation by her chiropractor led to back surgery, pain and suffering, and sued for twice the amount of a cap Santorum has supported.
Santorum declined a request for an interview, so "Primetime" caught up with him at the signing of his new book in Pennsylvania this August to ask if he thinks his stance and history are in conflict.
"I guess I could answer that in two ways," he said. "Number one is that I've supported caps. I've been very clear that I am not wedded at all to a $250,000 cap and I've said publicly repeatedly, and I think probably hat is somewhat low, and that we need to look at what I think is a cap that is a little bit higher than that."

Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Tensions Rising

Restrictions on U.N. Peacekeepers Increase on Tense Ethiopia-Eritrea Border, U.N Spokeswoman Says
Eritrean authorities keep placing more restrictions on U.N peacekeepers patrolling the tense border with Ethiopia, a U.N spokeswoman said Thursday. U.N. and other observers fear tension could escalate into a new war.
Ethiopian and Eritrean troop movements are continuing along the 621-mile border, said Gail Bindley-Taylor Sainte, spokeswoman for the U.N. mission to the two countries.
"The restrictions have increased almost daily," Sainte said during a regular briefing for journalists via video link from the Eritrean capital of Asmara. "Before the restrictions were more sporadic, now we have almost daily restrictions."A ban on helicopter flights imposed by Eritrea has cut their monitoring capacity by more than half, the U.N mission estimates. Almost all night patrols have been curtailed and restrictions on vehicle and troop patrols have "increased considerably," Sainte said.
Sainte said the restrictions were heightening suspicions along the frontier and the situation remained "tense and potentially volatile."
Eritrea gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a 30-year guerrilla war, but the border between the two was never formally demarcated. A border war that erupted in 1998 killed tens of thousands of people and cost both countries an estimated $1 million a day.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Principal Praised as Hero in Tenn. School Shooting

Principal Gary Seale was shot while wrestling with a student who had opened fire in school and killed an administrator, then managed to get to the intercom and order a lockdown, helping to end the rampage, authorities say.
Seale was shot in the lower abdomen and Assistant Principal Jim Pierce was hit in the chest Tuesday, authorities said. Both were in serious condition in intensive care at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, spokeswoman Lisa McNeal said.
The administrators and a teacher helped wrestle the gun away from the 15-year-old student, deputies said. Assistant Principal Ken Bruce was shot in the chest and died at a LaFollette hospital, authorities said.
"This situation could have gotten much worse," said Mark Wells, vice chairman of the Campbell County Board of Education. "It did not because our staff followed the (emergency) plan in place."

Report finds flaws in mad cow disease testing program

Government investigators say testing is too slow at times to prevent cattle from eating feed that might be contaminated, just one flaw they cited in a program to help stop mad cow disease from spreading.
Feed safeguards are the most important firewall against mad cow disease, said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who sought the report the Government Accountability Office issued Wednesday.
"If FDA's testing program is not catching violations, and catching them in time, that needs to be corrected immediately," Harkin said.
FDA disputed the findings, arguing that the report unfairly focused on a small component of broad government efforts to stop mad cow disease.
The only way mad cow disease is known to spread is through feed containing certain tissue from infected animals. Adding animal protein to feed is commonly done to speed growth, but the U.S. has banned cattle protein in cattle feed since 1997.
Run by the Food and Drug Administration, the feed testing program is a small part of the government's campaign to keep mad cow disease out of the food chain for animals and people.
The program has many weaknesses, according to GAO, the investigative arm of Congress.

Justices seem split over police search

A dispute between a husband and wife over a search of their home for illegal drugs left the Supreme Court equally at odds Tuesday in an important case over police powers.
At issue is whether law enforcement officers may conduct searches of private property without a warrant when occupants disagree over allowing the search.
The appeal is a further test of police powers in a post-9/11 environment, when the federal government and local officials have asked courts for greater authority to fight crime and illegal activity. That authority has been argued in recent court cases involving searches of cars along the border, checkpoints for drunken drivers, and police kicking down doors during drug raids. (Watch: How are constitutional protections applied in the home? -- 2:05)
The current case is a little less dramatic, but involves a common part of police work: handling domestic disturbances.

WTC memorial plaza will be open 24-7

The memorial plaza at the World Trade Center site will be open around the clock and include pools marking the footprints of the two fallen towers, the main landscaper said.
Dogs, however, will likely not be welcome, landscape architect Peter Walker said Tuesday in an online chat on the Web site of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.
The memorial at the site where 2,749 people were killed on September 11, 2001, is due to be finished in 2009.
The main features of the Memorial Plaza plan are two large recessed pools with fountains that will flow at all times, except during freezing weather....

Senators, oil execs face off at hearing

The nation's biggest oil companies defended their combined quarterly profits of more than $30 billion on Wednesday at a Senate hearing where lawmakers demanded to know when prices would ease. It was unclear whether the hearing would lead to any new energy legislation, or simply be a vehicle for Republicans and Democrats to assure voters of their concern about high prices.
Among the witnesses were Lee Raymond, the gruff chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM - news), which earned its biggest-ever profit, $9.9 billion, on revenue of more than $100 billion in the third quarter. Raymond is retiring in a few weeks after 12 years of leading an oil company regarded by Wall Street analysts as one of the best run in the industry.

France invokes emergency powers

France imposed emergency measures on Wednesday in 38 suburbs, towns and cities including Paris and police said a wave of riots was waning despite a 13th straight night of firebombs and torched cars.
Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin published a decree invoking a 50-year-old law that gives regional government officials the power to impose nightly curfews against the rioters, mainly protesting against unemployment and racism.A poll in Le Parisien newspaper showed 73 percent support for the measures, with 86 percent of those surveyed expressing outrage at violence which police said had destroyed another 617 vehicles overnight, about half the number of the night before.
"We are seeing a sharp drop in hostile acts," the national police director, Michel Gaudin, told a news briefing.

Texas court clears way for new Yates trial

The state's highest criminal court on Wednesday let stand a lower court ruling that threw out Andrea Yates' murder convictions for drowning her children in a bathtub in 2001.
Harris County Assistant District Attorney Alan Curry said the case would be retried or a plea bargain considered. Jurors rejected Yates' insanity defense in 2002 and found her guilty of two capital murder charges for the deaths of three of her five children.
Curry said if the case goes back to trial, he is confident Yates would be convicted again. "Andrea Yates knew precisely what she was doing," Curry said. "She knew that it was wrong."
Yates' attorney, George Parnham, did not immediately return a phone call to The Associated Press.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

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Sunday, November 06, 2005

72 Hour Kit for Emergency Preparedness

This is a list of items to store in a 72 hour kit so a family can be prepared in case of an emergency
Food and Water(A three day supply of food and water, per person, when no refrigeration or cooking is available)
Protein/Granola Bars
Trail Mix/Dried Fruit
Crackers/Cereals (for munching)
Canned Tuna, Beans, Turkey, Beef, Vienna Sausages, etc ("pop-top" cans that open without a can-opener are ideal)
Canned Juice
Water (1 Gallon/4 Liters Per Person)
Bedding and Clothing
Change of Clothing (short and long sleeved shirts, pants, jackets, socks, etc.)
Rain Coat/Poncho
Blankets and Emergency Heat Blanks (that keep in warmth)
Cloth Sheet
Plastic Sheet
Fuel and Light
Battery Lighting (Flashlights, Lamps, etc.) Don't forget batteries!
Extra Batteries
Water-Proof Matches
Can Opener (manual)
Radio (with batteries!)
Pen and Paper
Pocket Knife
Personal Supplies and Medication
First Aid Supplies
Toiletries (roll of toilet paper- remove the center tube to easily flatten into a zip-lock bag, feminine hygiene, folding brush, etc.)
Cleaning Supplies (mini hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, dish soap, etc.)Immunizations Up-to Date
Medication (Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, children's medication etc.)Prescription Medication (for 3 days)
Personal Documents and Money(Place these items in a water-proof container!)
Genealogy Records
Patriarchal Blessing
Legal Documents (Birth/Marriage Certificates, Wills, Passports, Contracts, etc)
Vaccination Papers
Insurance Policies
Credit Card
Pre-Paid Phone Cards
Bag(s) to put 72 Hour Kit items in (such as duffel bags or back packs, which work great) Make sure you can lift/carry it!
Infant Needs (if applicable)
Update your 72 Hour Kit every six months (put a note in your calendar/planner) to make sure that: all food, water, and medication is fresh and has not expired; clothing fits; personal documents and credit cards are up to date; and batteries are charged.
Small toys/games are important too as they will provide some comfort and entertainment during a stressful time.
Older children can be responsible for their own pack of items/clothes too.
You can include any other items in your 72 Hour Kit that you feel are necessary for your family's survival.
CYOUINCOURT007: Important things to mention.............
Fill your vehicles gas tank and have several containers filled and ready to use......keep one in your trunk if you need to leave home........
A gas or charcoal barbecue is great but you must have at least 3 spare tanks of propane and/or several bags of charcoal...
Arm yourselves........during such disasters,hurricanes etc.......neighborhoods are pitch black and law enforcement can't be prepared to protect yourselves and youR family...........
Try and get a crank up radio.....after several days without power...unless you have ample batteries you may be out of luck......
The little solar lights for outdoor use are great during such place them outside in the daytime and they are charged with solar power.....bring them in at night and they light up the house without the danger of fire candles and other such object present........
A generator is great if you can afford one but remember you will need lots of gas filled containers on hand ahead of safety information and use away from homes,windows etc.....(consult a buddy electrician as to what to do.....YOU MUST TURN OFF THE MAIN BREAKER OR RISK ZAPPING SOMEONE WORKING ON THE POWER LINES OR YOU MAY BE JUICING UP A DOWNED LIVE WIRE OUTSIDE).....SAFETY FIRST........
Get Sterno..............................

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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