A friend in Saskatchewan recently bought a computer and called me for help. "How do I change the language of this thing to English? Everything's in French on this new machine!"
Helpful as any tech support guy I reply without hesitation: "haven't a clue."
"Then why did I call you?"
After a bit of googling and some back and forth we determine several things.
In college I had a crush on a very beautiful woman who, at that time,
was having difficulty with her marriage. A mutual friend told this
joke to her to illustrate that sex is all in the mind.
Q: What's a four letter word for intercourse, ending in "k"?
My beautiful friend, petite and fair, instantly turned a very becoming
shade of crimson, but said nothing.
"Why are you blushing?" says our mutual friend. "The answer is
My beautiful friend was delighted and said she must try the joke on
her husband. Next day she tells this sad story.
Fear of government control and dictatorship greeted local U.S. Representative Mike Rogers when he held a town hall style meeting yesterday at Monarch Estates, a retirement living community here in Auburn, Alabama. The Opelika-Auburn News, the local paper here, sent reporter Brittany Whitley. Click here for her full story, including some reader comments.
From Nature Materials, February 2009, Volume 8 No 2
Cronin B. Vining
Science Newssn-solar-2007 has a nice introduction to the role solar power may play in fighting global climate change. Some telling statistics:
BBC is reporting the "Sunni extremist surge seems to be having more effect than the American one."
One more example that Iraq is a Dollar Auction: each time we up the ante, so does "the extremists". Bush keeps telling us we can't afford to lose. Trouble is, neither can the other side(s). So the game will go on until one side wises up and walks away.
Nothing to win here. Please move on.
This has to be one of the best ever commentarys on those who oppose stem cell research:
WHAT'S NEW Robert L. Park Friday, 13 Apr 07 Washington, DC
1. STEM CELLS: PRESIDENT BUSH VOWS TO PROTECT ONE-CELLED PEOPLE.
The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act passed the Senate 63-34,
but President Bush promises a veto. He said the use of embryonic
stem cells in research "crosses a moral line." In case you're
wondering where this "moral line" is drawn, WN has looked into
it. George W. Bush and other conservative theologians believe a
"soul" is assigned to the fertilized egg at the instant of
conception. That makes it a person, even though it's not counted
in the census. In-vitro fertilization makes a lot more of these
one-celled people than it needs; leftovers are stacked in the
freezer until it starts filling up. President Bush cares deeply
about these helpless one-celled people and wants to ensure they
are properly flushed down the disposal rather than exploited by
godless scientists interested only the reduction of suffering.
At first, it just sounds silly. Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams plans to run the 26.2 mile Boston Marathon April 16, 2007 on a treadmill while aboard the International Space Station. Yes, at first it just sounds silly. Then you realize it is the ISS, after all, so it is not as if she has anything better to do.
In 1993 the number of internet users was a trivial percentage of the world population. Today there are over a billion users, nearly 17% of the world population, and some 440 million host computers on the internet .