Saturday, June 06, 2009

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Jun-05-2009 6:00:00 PM
"The future will be better tomorrow."

Thursday, June 04, 2009

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"The only time to buy these is on a day with no 'y' in it."

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"You don't get anything clean without getting something else dirty."

Medical Bills Driving Most Middle-Class Bankruptcies -

Medical Bills Driving Most Middle-Class Bankruptcies - "Private insurance isn't covering costs as promised, report's authors say

THURSDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- In 2007, medical problems and expenses contributed to nearly two-thirds of all bankruptcies in the United States, a jump of nearly 50 percent from 2001, new research has found."

President Obama Speach in Cairo

In case you want to listen to the President Obama speach in its entirety ... 55minutes.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

South Lincoln County News

South Lincoln County News: "Citizens young and old have rallied to save the Lincoln County Animal Shelter from closing to the public on July 1 because of budget cuts, which would mean that many cats and dogs would be euthanized. Five-year-old Kaiden Deckard has been selling hand printed cards at Waldport Video for a $1 apiece because he “wants to do his part” according to his mom. (Courtesy photo)
Motivated by the proposed budget cuts to the county animal shelter, a group of concerned citizens has formed the nonprofit organization Friends of the Lincoln County Animal Shelter (FOLCAS) to keep the shelter open.
The cuts proposed in the Lincoln County budget would eliminate four and a half positions at the shelter, which will close to the public on July 1."

Knock, knock: Got any meth for sale? | KCBY CBS 11 - News, Weather and Sports - Coos Bay - North Bend, OR - Coos Bay / North Bend, Oregon | Local & Regional News

Knock, knock: Got any meth for sale? | KCBY CBS 11 - News, Weather and Sports - Coos Bay - North Bend, OR - Coos Bay / North Bend, Oregon | Local & Regional News: "NEWPORT, Ore. -- A burglary suspect went door-to-door asking people where he could buy methamphetamine just four blocks away from where a homeowner caught him in the act of robbing a house, according to police in this Oregon Coast community.

The investigation started around 8 p.m. Thursday, May 28, when a Newport homeowner reported interrupting a male subject burglarizing his home.

The homeowner confronted the suspect, recovered the property and chased the suspect through the neighborhood before calling police."

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Oregon Coast Sandcastle Festival Among Biggest in World

Oregon Coast Sandcastle Festival Among Biggest in World: "Ornate and intricate sculptures made of sand will be the center of celebration in Cannon Beach, with the 45th Annual Sandcastle day Festival taking over the town on June 13. The event cajoles amateurs, families, professionals and people of all ages to participate in this wildly imaginative festival, with hundreds of sculptures, figures, scenarios and creatures carved out of the sand near Haystack Rock."

"Newport vies as site for NOAA operations" | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

"Newport vies as site for NOAA operations" | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon: "NEWPORT — Within minutes, ships docked in Yaquina Bay can make their way out into the open ocean, and it’s that quality that makes this spot a prime location for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Operations Center, officials with the Port of Newport say.

In coming weeks, the port will present a detailed version of that case to the federal agency, with the hope that NOAA will decide to relocate six research vessels and 75 administrative positions from the Seattle area to Newport, a move that could bring up to $19 million in economic benefits to the Oregon Coast."

an email from Laura...

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?

A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!
Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! ..... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans ! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!

Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember:
'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'


For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine
and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot
of red wine
and suffer fewer
heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you.