Dragon Laffs #1186


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Good Morning Campers!
I hope this finds everyone well.  Very tough night for me last night, so I’m finding it a bit difficult to get running this morning. What do you say we jump into the laughter and I’ll add my witty comments as we go along, shall we?
Okay, then…
Let’s Laugh!
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Okay, some REALLY funny stuff here:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tech-fun/ultimate-internet-love-song/ 
If you’re gonna sing a modern love song….this is the way to do it!

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Barbara Walters, famous journalist of 20/20, did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan, several years before the Afghan conflict.

She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.

She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive  Taliban regime, the women now seem happy to maintain the old custom.

Ms Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked, ‘Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?’

The woman looked Ms Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, …………………………………………………………………….

 

 

 

         

“Land mines”

 

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Willow Run Bomber Plant Video – WWII


 

Henry Ford was determined that he could mass produce bombers just as he had done with cars. He built the Willow Run assembly plant and proved it. It was the world’s largest building under one roof. even then FORD HAD A BETTER IDEA!

This film will absolutely blow you away – one B-24 every 55 minutes. ADOLF HITLER HAD NO IDEA THE U.S. WAS CAPABLE OFTHIS KIND OF THING.  There is no way he could have even guessed. 

For those who live outside of Michigan , Willow Run is near Bellville, Canton and Ypsilanti , MI

It’s amazing that one B-24 (built with over 1.225 million parts) came off the assembly line every 55 minutes

Take a few minutes to watch this snapshot of history.

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The Duck Song!
Halarious song for kids!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2nCsqujCsQ&feature=email 

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Okay, folks.  As many of you know, since I talked about it the other day, I’ve recently started in on Facebook in my human form.  Well, now that they have a real live dragon on their rolls, they’ve got a thing or two to learn about being upright and honest and I’m just the dragon to help teach them.
This article: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebooks-free-advertising-stop-news/ shows you how to shut off a NEW function of Facebook which sends your “likes” and “check ins” to your friends as advertising recommendation along with your name and profile picture.  So, if, for instance, I say that I “like” something somebody said that had a brand name, such as pepsi in the wording, my friends my get an ad sent to them on Facebook or through their email that says that their friend Impish recommends pepsi as the best …. you get the idea.  Click on the link to the article: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/facebooks-free-advertising-stop-news/ and see how to shut this stupidness off and send me any settings recommendations you might have and I’ll check them out and possibly pass them on.

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More good fun….this time at Bush’s expense.

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Ouch!  That’s not the Facebook that I signed up for!!!!  Wait one darn minute!!!!


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Take one minute….just one click, every day, helps more than you can imagine!

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This one is just called, Web-cam smoke break fail
http://www.makeuseof.com/tech-fun/webcam-smoke-break-fail/ 

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Why not?  Us dragons like to share the bed…and we will definitely keep a young lady warm on a cold night!

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Thanks to my brand new nephew Jacob for showing me this one!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgcovIu3k9o&feature=player_embedded 

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To you vets and others who really care, here’s a salute to an 84 year-old sniper who still has the right stuff.  This is a great link!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQRpAxGVg4M 

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DILBERT

A magazine recently ran a ‘Dilbert Quotes’ contest. They were looking for people to submit quotes from their real-life Dilbert-type managers. These were voted the top ten quotes in corporate America:

3‘As of tomorrow, employees will only be able to access the building using individual security cards. Pictures will be taken next Wednesday, and employees will receive their cards in two weeks.’
(This was the winning quote from Fred Dales, Microsoft Corp. in Redmond WA)


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‘What I need is an exact list of specific unknown problems we might encounter.’
(Lykes Lines Shipping)

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‘E-mail is not to be used to pass on information or data. It should be used only for company business.’ (Accounting manager, Electric Boat Company)

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‘This project is so important we can’t let things that are more important interfere with it.’ (Advertising/Marketing manager, United Parcel Service)

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‘Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule .’
(Plant Manager, Delco Corporation)

‘No one will believe you solved this problem in one3e day! We’ve been working on it for months. Now go act busy for a few weeks and I’ll let you know when it’s time to tell them.’
(R&D supervisor, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing/3M Corp.)

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Quote from the Boss: ‘Teamwork is a lot of people doing what I say.’
(Marketing executive, Citrix Corporation)

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When I told my Boss, he said she died on purpose so that I would have to miss work on the busiest day of the year. He then asked if we could change her burial to Friday. He said,
‘That would be better for me.’
(Shipping executive, FTD Florists)

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‘We know that communication is a problem, but the company is not going
to discuss it with the employees.’

(Switching supervisor, AT&T Long Lines Division)

How many of you have the same kinds of “All Leaves are canceld until m3iorale improves” kind of rules and regulations on your companies memos?  We would love to hear and see some of the funnier ones.  Send them in to us and you can see YOUR name in lights at Dragon Laffs… well, maybe not in lights, but how about in electrons?  Doesn’t that amount to the same thing?

 

 

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Bill passed out in a dead faint as he came out of his front door onto the porch.

A neighbor witnessed this and quickly dialed 911.

When the paramedics arrived, they helped him regain consciousness and asked if he knew what caused him to faint.

“It was enough to make anybody faint,” he said. “My son asked me for the keys to the garage and instead of driving the car out……he came out with the lawn mower!”

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Amen!

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Sure, the 16 by 16 feet house is not a full house, but we don’t care. It flies for real, thanks to three hundred weather balloons full of helium. The Up! house—which will be part of a new National Geographic TV series called How Hard Can It Be?—was 10 stories high, including the balloons. It reached 10,000 feet and flew for about one hour.

Disney’s “Up” house created in real life and flown for National Geographic show
 
Photos from National Geographic are here:

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Mootivational Hammertime

Mootivational Hoarding

This is a GREAT Point of View (POV) camera ride!

http://player.vimeo.com/video/9970489

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The link to the below article, which I have copied here, in full, was sent to me by a special newsletter that I get at my work’s email address.  The Newsletter is put out by Homeland Security Magazine.  This really, really pissed me off.  Not ONLY for the fact that they were escalating their bullshit to include women and children, on purpose, but because there are still, so many people out there who think that we just ought to open our borders to Mexico!  Are you kidding me?!  These people rank right up there with the Islamist Terrorists!  And WE SHARE A COMMON BORDER WITH THEM!  Are we asleep at the wheel here or what?
Okay, before all you soft hearted people start giving me crap here, I’ve got a plan to fix EVERYONE’s issues.  Put up a fence, a REAL fence, like the border we control between North and South Korea, with razor wire, guard towers, armed soldiers and land mines.  Make two or three “welcome” centers and let anyone who wants to come to America to escape the craziness and BECOME AMERICANS (not Mexican-Americans) to completely denounce their Mexican citizenship, (which doesn’t mean that they can’t keep their Mexican Heritage) {Thanks to Mrs. Dragon for pointing that one out to me}learn English, get a job, pay taxes, all the luxuries that those of us who ARE Americans get to do.  They can’t have any affiliations with any of the drug cartels, be on anybody’s “watch list” or have any felony convictions for anything. 
We can help them get on their feet with all the money we will be saving by having to pay for the illegals that are all ready here.  (I’ll get to that in a moment)  After two months, if they don’t have a job, then we find them a job working the new oil fields that we will be opening in the Bakken Fields in North and South Dakota, the Outer Continental Shelf, The Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, Tar Sands, Oil Shale, and others…. (see the following article for more information: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/03/the_only_way_out_for_the_ameri.html )
The increase in our own oil revenues will help us out.
For those who are in the country illegally, they will have a grace period (TBD) to turn themselves in to local offices to meet the same criteria as those coming in from Mexico.  Those that don’t meet the criteria will be deported immediately, dropped on the far side of the fence and forgotten about. 
After the grace period is up, people will have to provide proof of citizenship to put their kids in school, get ANY kind of government aid (I figure between that and urine tests we will save a TON of money on government aid) own or rent a home or own a business.  Yes, I know that sounds like you will have to have “papers” to do anything, but isn’t that how it is now?  You have to have proof of insurance, proof of financial ability to buy a car, the only thing we’re adding is proof of citizenship.  You should be PROUD to prove you are an American.
Then, after the suitable grace period, we offer a bounty on any illegal alien still in the country.  They aren’t mistreated, jailed (unless they’ve committed a crime) they are simply dropped on the other side of the fence. 
I know there are lots and lots of things that I haven’t addressed, but they can be dealt with. 
My fellow Campers, these drug cartels are taking over Mexico.  And it’s bleeding over into our country.  It has to stop and it has to stop NOW!
Were I running for president, that would be one of my main platforms.  Securing that damn Southern Border.  No matter HOW much we spend to do it, it will pay for itself.

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Mexican drug cartels targeting and killing children

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SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico — On a sunny afternoon last week, when the streets of this mountain mining city were filled with schoolchildren and parents hurrying home from work, gunmen entered a tiny apartment and started firing methodically.

The assassins killed everyone: the family matriarch and her adult son; her daughter and son-in-law, and finally, her 22-month-old granddaughter.

The child was not killed by mistake. Preliminary forensics indicate that the gunmen, unchallenged, pointed a pistol at Scarlett Ramirez and fired.

In Mexico’s brutal drug war, children are increasingly victims, innocents caught in the crossfire, shot dead alongside their parents — and intentionally targeted.

According to U.S. and Mexican experts, competing criminal groups appear to be killing children to terrorize the population or prove to rivals that their savagery is boundless, as they fight over local drug markets and billion-dollar trafficking routes to voracious consumers in the United States.

 

“It worries us very much, this growth in the attacks on little children. They use them as a vehicle to send a message,” said Juan Martin Perez, director of the Child Rights Network in Mexico. “Decapitations and hanging bodies from bridges send a message. Killing children is an extension of this trend.”

The children’s rights group estimates that 994 people younger than 18 were killed in drug-related violence between late 2006 and late 2010, based on media accounts, which are incomplete because newspapers are often too intimidated to report drug-related crimes.

Few of the crimes are solved. “What worries us is the impunity in all of these cases,” Perez said. “If there is impunity, this use of children to send messages will grow.”

Government figures include all homicides of people younger than 17, capturing victims whose murders might not have been related to drugs or organized crime. In 2009, the last year for which there is data, 1,180 children were killed, half in shootings.

Recent, sensational killings of children — shot in a car seat, dumped in a field with a bullet in the head, killed as their grandmothers cradled them — have shocked Mexicans and shaken their faith that family is sacred, even to the criminal gangs.

“Before, they went after their enemy. Now, they go after every member of the family, indiscriminately,” said Martin Garcia Aviles, a federal congressman from the Party of the Democratic Revolution from the state of Michoacan.

A Chihuahua state police commander was attacked as she carried her 5-year-old daughter to school two weeks ago. Both died of multiple gunshot wounds.

In February, assassins went hunting for a Ciudad Juarez man, but the intended target wasn’t home, so they killed his three daughters instead, ages 12, 14 and 15.

In March, a young woman was bound and gagged, shot and left in a car in Acapulco. Her 4-year-old daughter lay slumped beside her, killed with a single bullet to her chest. She was the fifth child killed in drug violence in the resort city in one bloody week.

“They kill children on purpose,” said Marcela Turati, author of “Crossfire,” a new book on the killings of civilians in Mexico’s drug war. “In Juarez, they told a 7-year-old boy to run, and shot his father. Then they shot the little boy.”

Once off-limits

Historians of the Mexican drug trafficking culture say that until recently children were considered off-limits in the rough code honored by crime bosses, who once upon a time liked to portray themselves as Robin Hoods dealing dope to gringos and donating alms to the poor.

“The rules no longer apply — rather, there are no rules,” said Bruce Bagley, an expert in the drug trade at the University of Miami. When the monolithic Institutional Revolutionary Party ruled Mexico, until 2000, Bagley said excess violence was tamped down by the state, which controlled the drug bosses with selective coercion and complicity.

Now no such “pacts” exist, Bagley said.

U.S. and Mexican officials say the grotesque violence is a symptom the cartels have been wounded by police and soldiers. “It may seem contradictory, but the unfortunate level of violence is a sign of success in the fight against drugs,” said Michele Leonhart, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The cartels “are like caged animals, attacking one another,” she added.

Earlier this month, the award-winning poet and commentator Javier Sicilia rallied at the main plaza in Cuernavaca and appealed directly to the drug lords “to return to your codes, where civilians are not touched, where civilians are sacred, where children are sacred.”

Sicilia’s 24-year-old son was found dead in March. His body and four others were stuffed into a compact car, their faces, wrists and ankles wrapped in tape, victims of suffocation. Next to the corpses was a message that read: “This happened to you for making anonymous calls to the military” and was signed “the Gulf Cartel.”

Young recruits

Children as young as 10 have been employed by crime gangs to watch over street corners or sell drugs, and in some cases to kill. In December, Mexican authorities arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly confessed that he worked as an assassin for $250 a week.

Edgar Jimenez Lugo told reporters that a drug trafficking gang kidnapped him when he was 11. “I participated in four executions. I was drugged. They said they would kill me,” he said.

Here in San Luis Potosi, violence between the La Familia cartel and ruthless Zetas group has roiled the once-quiet streets. People familiar with the latest murder of a child said the killers came looking for a rival. They didn’t find him — but they found his family.

“What malice, to kill the little girl,” said a neighbor whose children had played with Scarlett. He shook his head. “It’s incredible.”

Neighbors said the family worked hard. The little girl’s grandmother took in laundry. Her parents flipped hamburgers nearby.

Experts worry about the public health consequences of such violence. Schoolchildren in Michoacan were asked to create art for a contest commemorating the Mexican bicentennial, depicting scenes from everyday life in “the Mexico I live in.”

In late March, educators published a book of children’s drawings, which included a drug tough throwing a grenade at a federal policeman and a man being shot in the stomach with an automatic weapon.

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