Good Morning Campers!
What a week we’ve had! I hope everyone survived Valentine’s Day, Ash Wednesday and all the other things that brother Lethal warned us about on Wednesday! I know there were some unlucky Russians who didn’t enjoy the meteor shower on Friday when one of the pretty streaks of light turned into a screaming fireball and slammed into the earth threatening to start the next Ice Age.
Did you see some of those videos?
Like right out of one of those disaster movies.
Here’s one to just wet your whistle.
(And remember, it is best to watch the videos on our website at http://dragonlaffs.comm
Now go to YouTube and look up some more….that is AFTER you get done with todays ezine.
Very nice…….looks comfortable, useful, available……..a real pleasure!
1. Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
2. Nothing is more sickening than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the **** are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
6. Was learning cursive really necessary?
7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind-of tired.
10. Bad decisions make good stories.
11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection…again.
13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Light than Kay.
17. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option.
18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
19. How many times is it appropriate to say “What?” before you just nod and smile because you still didn’t hear or understand a word they said?
20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front.
22. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey – but I’d bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.
What a wonderful and entertaining video
The CBO said seven million Americans will lose their health
Leon Panetta said that the U.S. is targeted by hundreds of
The Chairman of reliance Industries says the U.S. will be energy
Last week I told my psychiatrist “I keep thinking about suicide.”
He told me from now on I have to pay in advance.
“I tried to be an actress and failed,” she complained.
“I tried to be a secretary and failed;
I tried being a writer and failed;
then I tried being a sales clerk and I failed at that, too.”
The shrink thought for a moment and said…
“Everyone needs to live a full, satisfying life. Why don’t you try nursing?”
The girl thinks about this, then bares one of her large, beautiful breasts, points it at the shrink, and says…
“Well go ahead, I’ll give it a try!”
A guy out on the golf course takes a high speed ball right in the
crotch. Writhing in agony, he falls to the ground.
When he finally gets himself to the doctor, he says, “How bad is it
doc? I’m getting married next week, and my fiancee is still a virgin in
The doc said, “I’ll have to put your penis in a splint to let it heal
and keep it straight. It should be okay by next week.” So he took four
tongue depressors and formed a neat little 4-sided bandage, and wired it
all together; an impressive work of art.
The guy mentions none of this to his girl.
They get married and on the honeymoon night in their hotel room, she
rips open her blouse to reveal a gorgeous set of breasts.
This was the first time he saw them, believe it or not. She says,
“You’ll be the first; no one has ever touched these breasts.”
He whips down his pants and says, “Look at this. It’s still in the
I was at the bar the other night and overheard three very hefty women talking at the bar.
Their accent appeared to be Scottish, so I approached and asked, “Hello, are you three lassies from Scotland?”
One of them angrily screeched, “It’s Wales, Wales you bloody idiot!”
So I apologized and replied, “I am so sorry. Are you three Whales from Scotland?”
And that’s the last thing I remember.
There was a baby skunk lying at the side of the road, and she got out to see if it was still alive.
It was, and she said to her husband, “It’s nearly frozen to death. Can
He says, “O.K., Get in the car with it.”
“Where shall I put it to get it warm?”
He says, “Put it in between your legs. It’s nice and warm there.”
“But what about the smell?”
“Just hold its little nose.”
The man is expected to recover, but the skunk she used to beat him
Two guys in a jungle come around a corner and meet a lion head-on pawing the ground.
One guy ever so carefully reaches into his knapsack and slowly takes out a set of Nike running shoes, never once breaking eye contact with the lion.
The second guy hisses: “What are you doing, you can’t outrun the lion” And the first guy says: “No, but all I have to do is outrun you”!
I thought this would be a good time to share with you campers, some of the News Articles that drive my day job. For those of you who are new or just don’t know, I am an Air Force Civilian. I actually work for the Department of Defense. I am the base Deputy Emergency Manager and a CBRNE Survival Skills Instructor. Okay, I can hear you mumbling in the back of the room…”What’s a CBRNE Survival Instructor do?” CBRNE stands for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive. As a survival instructor, I teach G.I.s how to stay alive in really crappy environments. And on the Emergency Manager side, my job is like any county or state Emergency Manager being there for natural and man-made disasters, sheltering, etc.
So, here then are some of the headlines and news articles that have caught my attention this week:
Woman dies after injecting herself with heroin contaminated with ANTHRAX
Death is the third in Britain linked to an outbreak of anthrax amongst people using heroin
This is not the only place this is going on. For the entire article, click here. Although there is a small part of me that thinks that this is kismet, a much larger part of me worries me anytime that anthrax is involved in ANYTHING.
I also found a really good, short explanation on the biological agent Ebola. For a REALLY good historical story about this horrible agent, read The Hot Zone by Richard Preston.
General Ebola remarks Ebola was first reported in 1976 in Congo and is named for the river where it was recognized. There is no cure or vaccine for it. According to the U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
Ebola is characterized by fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat, and weakness, followed by diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. A rash, red eyes, hiccups and internal and external bleeding may be seen on
some patients. The virus can be transmitted through direct contact with the blood or secretions of an infected person, or objects that have been contaminated with infected secretions. Currently, there are five identified subtypes of Ebola virus. The subtypes have been named after the location they have been first detected in Ebola outbreaks. Three subtypes of the five
have been associated with large Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) outbreaks in Africa: Ebola-Zaire, Ebola-Sudan and Ebola-Bundibugyo. EHF is a febrile haemorrhagic illness which causes massive bleeding and kills up to 90% of all cases. There is currently no known treatment for the disease.
Next is a cool little article from Japan:
Team creates fabric that can absorb 99% of radioactive cesium
Japanese researchers said they have developed a fabric that can efficiently absorb radioactive cesium, a potential weapon in the battle to clean up areas contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
The fabric, which can absorb more than 99 percent of cesium under certain conditions, can be mass-produced at a cost of about 1,000 yen ($12) per square meter, or about one-fifth of existing products, according to the researchers at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science and Ozu Corp., a Tokyo-based nonwoven fabric manufacturer.
By soaking it in water, the cloth can help to decontaminate rivers and ponds containing cesium, as well as contaminated soil mixed in water, they said.
An artificial pigment called Prussian blue absorbs cesium, but it comes off easily when it is used to dye fabric. The researchers overcame that problem by developing a technology to synthesize Prussian blue directly on nonwoven fabric.
They said an experiment in Iitate, Fukushima Prefecture, showed that soaking the cloth overnight in rainwater containing 20 becquerels of cesium per liter reduced the cesium concentration to under 5 becquerels per liter.
This next one probably had me thinking the most. Just about everyone I know has a “smart phone” of one kind or another. I’ve seen attachments for some that will allow you to track your walking, running, biking mileage and even the amount of stairs you go up and down. Those last ones were Bluetooth connected so that you didn’t even have to be hooked to the phone with a cord. I saw one for the iPhone that allowed you to plug into an automobiles computer system and run all the error codes, just like the handheld computer boxes that the mechanic and AutoZone uses that cost, at minimum, a couple of hundred bucks. But this next one really interested me as someone who would use this type of technology in his day-to-day job.
Army scientists use smartphones for biological detection
The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is working on the next generation of technology to protect both soldiers and civilians from unknown biological or chemical agents.
“The biggest threat is always going to be the emerging pathogen, the things you hear about on the news where pools of disease pop up randomly,” Calvin Chue, a research biologist with the RDECOM, said. “We have soldiers deployed around the world. Being able to develop tools and technologies to pick up those unknown hazards before (soldiers) are exposed to them is a large measure of what we do.”
You can read the rest of this very interesting article here.
Well, my friends and fellow campers, there’s just a small look into my day job and the things that I find interesting on the internet.
May you find peace, joy and happiness throughout your week, until we meet here again next week.