While a lot of his news cohorts are beginning to overshare a bit on Twitter, Keith Olbermann is backing away from the popular text service. We'll just have to soldier on without you, Keith. Come on, lads, buck up, stiff upper lip and all that!
"Enough of my life has been consumed by electronics that have been invented during my life that I may have actually reached my absolute far end of my ability to handle new electronics, new ways of communication," he told us at the Empire State Pride Agenda's "Defying Inequality" event at the Gershwin last night. "I may have hit a wall with an iPhone." Now that he's promised not to Twitter, I look forward to the day we can extract promises from him not to blog, blather, pontificate, or rant, ever again.
FLORIDA wildlife managers have launched an experiment to see if they can keep crocodiles from returning to residential neighbourhoods by temporarily taping magnets to their heads to disrupt their "homing" ability. "No, you tape the magnet to the crocodile's head!" Florida? Pay em in beer. You'll have volunteers around the block.
I live in a community with "beaucoup" lakes, ponds and canal infested with 'gators. The one about 200 yards from me has a family of 6. The poppa is a big boy - about 10 feet and he likes to roam at night (as most gators) from one water source to another. If you are out playing golf on the course late at dusk it is not unusual to run into one walking down the cart path. The neat thing about this idea of putting a magnet on their heads is that maybe I could pick up his location on my GPS driven Sky Caddie and be able to avoid this particular hazard:)
Posted by: Jack is Back! ||
Maybe they meant a .44 Magnet applied to the forhaed of the critter?
Just remember we are talking American crocodiles here not gators. Problem gators are handled by trappers that are allowed to sell off the gator parts. Crocs are covered by the ESA and being endangered you can't off them. So IIRC correctly there was one female croc that kept showing up at a Fort Meyers golf course. The problem was there was no place far enough away she could be relocated to that she wouldn't find her way back.
Of course if they let me start a IR fire ant control program way back when at turkey point they would be "threatened" by now.
As for paying them with beer, that is the preffered medium of payment for most reptile people. My buddy Joe would do it for beer, see: http://www.natselections.com/index.htm
They keep records for scorpion eating? Do they have a league?
A Saudi man set a new world record last month after he ate 22 live scorpions in 20 seconds at a show in Riyadh. The 39-year-old earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records but told AlArabiya.net that is not why he did it.
"It's always been my hobby to eat scorpions."
"It's always been my hobby to eat scorpions," Majid al-Maliki told AlArabiya.net, adding that he once ate 50 live scorpions in one meal.
When asked how he eats the scorpions, Maliki replied that he treats them like any other type of food, he chews and then swallows. ...and they taste like chicken, I'll bet.
The Riyadh-based civil servant said he enjoys eating all types and sizes of scorpions, but especially relishes in the yellow species known as Palestinian. So...it's yellow and known as Palestinian? Heh heh heh...
Maliki said he has been eating scorpions for 22 years and said he also eats snakes, small crocodiles and lizards. "I can eat 10 snakes at a time," he said. So...what's for lunch, Majid?
Maliki explained he has never been poisoned and said he cuts part of the scorpion's spike so that the sting is mild. "Even if it stings, the poison won't affect me," he said, adding that it is not the sting that kills but the person's fear as people tend to panic causing the temperature to rapidly rise, which causes death.
"I advise everyone to stay calm after being stung since it is fear that kills," he said. "Scorpion poison has many benefits and as long as there are no ulcers, it is ok if the poison reaches the stomach."
The previous Guinness record holder was an American man, Dean Sheldon, who ate 21 deadly Chinese golden scorpions in 2004. Damn. And I was so proud. USA! USA!
Maliki said he had a contract with an American program to perform his shows, but said he stopped after the September 11 attacks.
If those costs are right, then Nevada is suffering from a serious water pricing error. It sounds like their residential water costs are *lower* than what the utilities charge up here in rainy, green, wet central Pennsylvania. That's absolutely nuts. No wonder they're sucking their reservoirs dry!
Posted by: Mitch H. ||
Colorado river water heavily subsidized by the American taxpayer. It goes to show you can't kill free government money even after 70 years and several times growth in per capita prosperity.
#2, Mitch H; I suspect the expenses of the utilities in Pennsylvania are higher. Except perhaps in California, LV or Phoenix itself the wages in the West would be considered poverty level in much of the East. And ed is correct as well. However since the Feds control so much of Western lands they were required to chip in for lands that were locked out from being tax providing private land similar to the East.
Colorado's oldest newspaper will publish its final edition Friday. The Rocky Mountain News, less than two months away from its 150th anniversary, will be closed after a search for a buyer proved unsuccessful, the E.W. Scripps Co. announced today.
"Today the Rocky Mountain News, long the leading voice in Denver, becomes a victim of changing times in our industry and huge economic challenges," Rich Boehne, chief executive officer of Scripps, said in a prepared statement. "The Rocky is one of America's very best examples of what local news organizations need to be in the future. Unfortunately, the partnership's business model is locked in the past."
The Rocky has been in a joint operating agreement with The Denver Post since 2001. The arrangement approved by the U.S. Justice Department allowed the papers to share all business services, from advertising to printing, in order to preserve two editorial voices in the community.
However on December 4 Scripps announced it was putting up for sale the Rocky and its 50 percent interest in the Denver Newspaper Agency, the company that handles business matters for the papers, because it couldn't continue to sustain its financial losses in Denver. Scripps said the Rocky lost $16 million in 2008.
One possible buyer emerged by the mid-January deadline to express interest in acquiring the paper, Scripps said. But the buyer was "unable to present a viable plan" for the paper, the company's press release said.