It all started with my cup of tea, when the lid wasn't screwed down right, and with tea and computer in my backpack ready to go to school, I had to bend over to get the garbage... OK, it was more than just tea... it had some amino acids and other supplements in it, as well. After 3 days in a sealed bag with rice and silica gel packets, my computer worked! But the screen was ruined. A month later, I found out that the DVD player was also destroyed. Since then, my computer has been in the throws of dying and finally, only two weeks before the end of the semester, the keyboard wouldn't let me type "e's" or "3s", then without touching it, it would only type "ssssssssssss...". The keyboard finally gave out and I had to lay my computer to
rest, since it ceased to function. At this point, I am borrowing computer
access from some good friends -- actually, GREAT friends! In August, I
plan to buy a new computer. May my old one R.I.P.
This is the Year of the Tiger on the
Chinese calendar (year 4708). People born in the year of the Tiger
are to be powerful, gracious, physically powerful, gracious,
independent and brave, and they are extremely bold animals. They are
friendly and loving but can also selfish and short tempered. Tigers
seek attention and power; frequently they are envious in a relation.
Tigers live dangerously which often leads to trouble. They are
intolerant, take risks and are always searching for excitement.
Tigers are also instilled with a good dose of courage.
Tiger has an overpowering attraction and is very kind and always
takes on the character as protector. The Tiger flourishes by power
and attention and takes advantage of all circumstances it gets itself
into. The Tiger is a natural leader and loves to be the center of
attention. As a rebel it goes up against authority and speaks out
about wrongs in society, and willingly puts up objections. Even if
you don’t agree with the beliefs of the tiger you admire his way to
Just as how their counterparts in the jungle are impulsive, so too
are individuals born in the Chinese Year of the Tiger. When people
think of tigers, it is their vigor and power that comes to mind
first. But it has also been noted that tigers are known to share and
are unselfish animals. The reason people admire the tiger is due to
the fact that they are ferocious and domineering on the outside, but
they are just as noble and distinguished on the inside. These are the
same personality attributes that persons will have who are born in
the Year of the Tiger.
People that are born in the Year of the
Tiger are generally well liked because of their charismatic
personalities. Often, failing at a given duty or being
unproductive in his personal or professional life can cause a Tiger
to experience a deep sense of depression. A Tiger is always at their
happiest when they endeavor to climb the ladder of success. Attaining
the top spot is his foremost purpose; being in a position of power is
her ultimate goal. They are quick learners, need to be challenged and
often prefer to work alone. Some Tigers tend to change careers
more frequently because they get bored quite easily. They are
natural born leaders and perform at their best if working towards
positions of power and influence. So once there is no further room
for progression, they will often move on to something else.
Anyone that is born in the Year of the Tiger is
usually straightforward and outgoing by nature. They will never give
up no matter how aggravated they may become. But, they are also
full of suspicion and at times will take hasty action. Never
lose sight of the fact that Tigers are smart and instinctive.
People born in the Year of the Tiger always take pride in being
different from others, and normally demonstrate their originality
best in their homes. Their homes are typically filled with
exotic possessions. It is no surprise that one of the Tiger’s
favorite gemstones is the cat’s eye, but tigers also love the
sparkle of rubies and diamonds. They like to spend money, and also to
share it. They can be very impulsive spenders because they know they
can always make more.
Some famous people born in the Year of
the Tiger are Beethoven, Charles de Gaull, Ho Chi Minh, and the Spice
Girl, Victoria Beckham.
The Game. THE Game! The Civil War Game. The
game of all games, happens this Thursday, at 6 pm PST, in Eugene,
Oregon. This game will decide which school (Oregon or Oregon State)
will go to the Rose Bowl against Ohio State, AND which school wins
the Pac 10 Championship. It will even be broadcast on ESPN.
Civil War Games began in 1894, as the rivalry between the Oregon
Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers, but it wasn't called the 'Civil
War' until 1929 and that name didn't become common usage until 1937.
At this time, Oregon is in the lead in the rivalry 56 – 46 – 10.
While the “Civil War” usually refers to the annual football game,
it can also refer to men's and women's basketball games. Other
significant events and games include:
1910: following a 12-0 Oregon victory in Corvallis, fans of
both teams began a verbal argument that escalated into exceedingly
rowdy behavior as Ducks fans returned to the train station to leave.
The UO's public relations department spread stories of (then) Oregon
Agricultural College hooliganism to the statewide press, offending
students of OAC and causing the rivalry to be suspended for 1911, and
the 1912 and 1913 games being played in neutral Albany, OR.
1937: After defeating Oregon 14-0 in Corvallis, Oregon
State fans had a large rally the next evening. The following day,
about 2,000 OSU students went to Eugene to have another celebration.
State police initially stopped the group, then agreed to lead them
through the town if they agreed to behave. However, once Oregon
students got out of class, the situation escalated with Ducks pelting
Beavers with tomatoes and water balloons, some Oregon State students
were thrown into the millrace.
1954: 50-60 UO students went to Corvallis and lit the
traditional OSU homecoming bonfire early. It had been done before,
but this time OSU students captured 15-20 UO students and held them
"prisoner". The captured students had their heads shaved,
were painted orange and black and some were forced to do menial labor
for OSU fraternities.
1960: an Oregon student 'kidnapped' OSU's homecoming queen.
She was returned home 30 minutes later,unharmed.
1972: Oregon tore down the south goalpost after defeating
Oregon State 30-3 in OSU territory – a brawl ensued when OSU
students tried to defend the north goalpost.
1983: "Toilet Bowl," a 0-0 rain-drenched exercise
in futility, which featured 11 fumbles, five interceptions and four
missed field goals. Did either team want to win? After this,
'overtime' was instituted.
1998: Oregon State wins in double overtime (the first ever
overtime Civil War), 44-41. Beaver fans rushed the field after the
first overtime, but a penalty gave the Ducks another chance. It took
officials 15 minutes to clear the field, after which the Ducks scored
to send the game to a second overtime. The Ducks managed a field goal
in their possession, but the Beavers scored again to give them an
upset win, their fifth win of the season, and their best record since
2000: Oregon came into the game ranked #5 in the country,
Oregon State #8, the only time both teams have been ranked in the top
10. With a win, Oregon would go to the Rose Bowl; the Beavers needed
a win to force a tie between the two teams, and keep alive hopes of
going to the Rose Bowl. Oregon State won the game 23-13, but was
denied the Rose Bowl, because the University of Washington beat
Washington State later the same day. Oregon State went to the Fiesta
2007: OSU snatching the victory in 2007 (at Oregon) in
2008: Oregon returning the favor in 2008, beating OSU
65-38 (preventing OSU from going to the Rose Bowl) and winning the
Holiday Bowl bid.
So, will the Oregon Ducks have Beaver
Stew this week? Or will the Oregon State Beavers have Duck Soup?
why is the justification for the swine flu so flimsy? It all comes down
to these five crucial reasons being pushed by the vaccine industry...
but as you'll see below, each of these five reasons is demonstrably
Reason #1) The H1N1 swine flu pandemic is dangerous and deadly!
Why it's flimsy: While the infection rate of H1N1 is currently high, the fatality rate is remarkably low. In fact, it's no higher than a normal, seasonal flu.
Reason #2) The vaccine protects you from the virus!
Why it's flimsy: There is absolutely no scientific evidence demonstrating that the swine flu vaccine offers real-world protection against the circulating H1N1 virus. While there is evidence showing that it produces antibodies,
as people who have studied vaccine effectiveness already know, the mere
existence of vaccine-induced antibodies doesn't directly translate into
functional, real-world immunity! Vaccines are often, in effect, fabricated immunity that often don't provide practical immune defense in the real world.
Reason #3) The vaccine is perfectly safe, even for kids!
Why it's flimsy: This reason is truly laughable. None of these vaccines have been properly safety tested by the FDA or the drug companies. They were approved by the FDA with a waiver,
utterly bypassing the normal process of long-term safety testing that
the public expects the FDA to enforce. In fact, according to attorney
Jim Turner, the FDA's baseless approval of these swine flu vaccines is a violation of federal law.
Reason #4) There's nothing else you can do to protect yourself from the swine flu (therefore you must take the vaccine shot).
Why it's flimsy: This reason is an outright lie. In order to sell more vaccines, the pharmaceutical industry (and all its bureaucratic cohorts at the CDC and WHO) are intentionally keeping people ignorant of far safer and more effective options such as vitamin D and anti-viral herbal remedies.
Reason #5) If you don't take the vaccine shot, you're being
unethical by placing the shot burden on everyone else without taking it
Why it's flimsy: Hilarious! This is marketing by guilt -- trying to arm-twist people into the vaccine shot by making them feel guilty if they don't. The truth is that you're being unethical if you DO get the shot
because you're financially supporting a dangerous and highly deceptive
vaccine industry that's causing tremendous harm to children, expectant
mothers and other innocent vaccination victims.
to improve your health by handing money to the pharmaceutical industry
through the purchase of vaccines is sort of like hoping to create world
peace by writing a check to weapons manufacturers.
No good reason to get the vaccine...
there any good reason to get the swine flu vaccine? Not based on the
current situation, no. Unless you have a strong desire to play Russian
Roulette with your health, of course...
Of course, if things
dramatically change, there could be increasingly strong reasons for
considering a vaccine. If the H1N1 virus mutates into a virus with a
very high fatality rate, things might be different. If the vaccine were
proven safe with adequate long-term testing, that would be something working in its favor. If the vaccines were scientifically shown to actually protect you from the virus, then that would be different, too.
But to date, none of these things are verifiably true!
The vaccines haven't been properly tested at all. There's no honest
evidence demonstrating that they protect you from the swine flu. And
the flu has such a low fatality rate, why does a vaccine matter in the
Keep in mind that over 2,000 people die each year from taking aspirin.
Over 100,000 Americans are killed each year from taking
doctor-prescribed, FDA-approved prescription drugs. If the people at
the CDC are looking for a pandemic, they should be focusing on the pandemic of disease mongering and
pharmaceutical pushing that's taking place across the world right now
in the context of the swine flu pandemic.