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  1. No. 1193-04 IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2004 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sgt. Catalin D. Dima, 36, of White Lake, N.Y., died Nov. 13 in Baghdad, Iraq, when enemy mortar fire landed near his position. Dima was assigned to the Army Reserve’s 411th Engineer Brigade, New Windsor, N.Y. For further information related to this release, contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.
  2. Dear ********, 14 Nov 2004 When I wrote to you yesterday I told you that it had been a nice, relaxing and quiet day. We finished the night with a BBQ for the folks in our section. I wrote you just before I went to church at 8 pm. Just as we began mass there was a muffled boom which was followed shortly after by cell phone calls for the medical folks that were in mass. They quickly departed and while the mass continued, there was a noticeable hush on the group. After mass the three of us, MAJ ****
  3. An Internet email whether true or not thought it was cute. The following is an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well. Bonus question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student wrote t
  4. Per news reports was having chest pains and shortness of breath. As a former president of the United States you are in our prayers.
  5. Check the relative size of the helmets = relative importance of school pride. I go with "Ex-Agdad". Good luck at Thanksgiving keeping the peace.
  6. {%} interpretation - poster formerly known as Agdad
  7. Texas High v Arkansas High Brownwood v Stephenville
  8. "Thinking outside the Box" I never thought inside one!!!
  9. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys. Roughy a 70's Steve Winwood Band.
  10. Gasoline is a spot market commodity. Blindref if a C-store makes a .05 profit per gallon and the price goes down .05, will you buy from him or the station a .05 cheaper.
  11. Yes, its called a nonrenewable resource. Eventually we will run out. You are right $1.50 will be cheap.
  12. We are products of the "Just in Time" business practices. Unfortunately, somewhere in the equation Murphey's Law needs to be considered.
  13. I think the problem of the moment is related to the "Blackout". Several east coast refineries were shutdown by the blackout. Less supply + same demand = Higher Prices. I suspect that the prices will come down after Labor Day.
  14. BoBell, The reason I ask the question on your career aspirations is the following. I don't know if at your school you have foreign exchange students from Europe. I think we can agree most European nations are more socialist than the United States (although the liberals are moving us toward the European socialist models). In many of the European countries the young people are administered tests to determine their aptitudes for careers. If you wish to be a writer and you the test says you have no aptitude for writing, the society will not spend any of its resources to make you a writer a
  15. BoBell I assume you are in high school or college and have no responsibilities other than the "chores" you are assigned by a parent. Question - What do you want to do with your life? What are your career aspirations?
  16. US is again looking at committing troups in Liberia. Bo, what should we do: a) do nothing B) send troops after the President leaves C) Send troops now Please help GWB with you opinion. No weapons of Mass Destruction. The neighboring African nations are requesting our help. What should we do?
  17. I apologize for being late to the debate. Thought I would give it some time. Wish Bo had some friends. Tell me about the "good" of socialized medicine. Have you heard of the Mayo Clinic? You know who makes up the largest portion of the cliental? Canadians. Why? Because they can't get medical treatment on a timely basis in Canada. Why? Canada has a socializd medical system. In the US if you need a heart bypass surgury, you are rolled into a hospital the next day and your chest is cracked open and the procedure is done. In Canada you are evaluated as to need and put on a waiting li
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