Water, Electricity Cut Off in Mayon Volcano Danger Zone

I reported on this volcano last week and just thought I would keep ya’all updated.

From Fox News:

Fewer earthquakes have been recorded in the Philippines’ lava-spilling Mayon volcano, but the local scientists still believe an eruption to be imminent.

In response to the continued seismic activity at the volcano, Albay Governor Joey Salceda cut off the electricity and water supplies within the extended and permanent danger zones around Mayon Volcano yesterday evening, reports the Manila Bulletin.

Salceda told the paper that the move was designed to is to ensure that people remain away from their homes and out of the danger zone. Reportedly, many evacuees have returned to their homes for the New Year’s.

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Priest in Britain Advises Congregation to Shoplift

Merry Christmas All.

From Fox News:

Father Tim Jones, a 41-year-old clergyman at St. Lawrence Church in York, England, said that shoplifting — rather than prostitution or burglary — is sometimes the best option for poor people struggling to make ends meet, according to the Web site.

“My advice as a Christian priest is to shoplift,” Jones reportedly told churchgoers during his Sunday sermon. “I do not offer such advice because I think that stealing is a good thing, or because I think it is harmless, for it is neither.”

“I would ask that they do not steal from small family businesses, but from large national businesses — knowing that the costs are ultimately passed on to the rest of us in the form of higher prices,” he continued.

This man is not a Christian. He is a left wing nut job that needs to be “tarred and feathered and de-robed”. Jesus is not pleased folks.


This is just fun. Although, in this “sue”, “sue” world, he’s being smart. Read on MacBeth.

From The Center For Consumer Freedom;

Santa Claus, AKA Kris Kringle, AKA Jolly Old St. Nick (hereinafter referred to as “Santa”) acknowledges receipt
of Christmas cookies from ______________________ (hereinafter referred to as “Baker”).
Santa acknowledges and understands that no warranty, either express or implied, is made by Baker as to the nutritional
content of cookies. This document is offered to duly warn Santa that dangerous conditions, risks, and hazards
may result from overconsumption of cookies. Santa is hereby informed that cookies may contain trans fats as
well as any or all of the following: calories, carbohydrates, sodium (salt), fat, saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat,
monounsaturated fat, nuts, sugar, caffeine, chocolate “chips” and/or “chunks,” and good cheer. Santa acknowledges
that eating way too many cookies may incur risks including, but not limited to, satiation, indigestion, heartburn,
laziness, holiday spirit, “food coma,” and “that bloated feeling.”

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New Pentagon policy adds poignancy to Memorial Day

To all of our brave men and women in uniform, past and present, and to all of their family members, I say thank you for your service.

From The Christian Science Monitor:

It is 1 a.m. and nearly dark on the flight line but for the spray of pinkish light that shines at the open door of a cargo plane.

The flag-covered box inside looks like every other one that has come through here. But the family standing in the plane’s shadows soon recognizes it as their box. It carries the remains of 1st Lt. Roslyn ‘Roz’ Schulte, the spirited young Air Force officer who showed such promise, killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan Wednesday. As the box is taken to a waiting truck, the family quietly mourns, grateful at least to be here.

Until recently, the Schultes could never have come. Nor could they have invited the media to share their daughter’s sacrifice with a grateful nation. Six weeks ago, Defense Secretary Robert Gates overturned a Gulf War-era policy that forbade families and the media from witnessing the return of America’s war dead. The elder President Bush instituted the ban in the belief that pictures of casualties would turn public opinion against the war effort.

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Update on the Mountain from the Uncooperative Wife

First; Merry Christmas from my family to your. Second, I have been so busy that it has been hard to blog on a regular basis. We have finally gotten the snow and winter weather we deserve. Well come on everyone; we live on a Mountain. And with that comes work. All our snowmobiles are ready to go, and I will be going down the Mountain on one for work next week. Brian got real sick this weekend his Fibromyalgia kicked in and we got all that snow so I took off to be a nurse to him. I’m a nurse to everybody else it was time to heal my man. Besides, I needed this. So, here I go blogging again. Or not; as my life goes.

As Pentagon tribute opens, others years away

Yes Folks, another year without a Terrorist Attack.

From USA Today

ARLINGTON, Va. — Gravel crunches under Kathy Dillaber’s feet as she walks to the cantilevered steel and granite bench that bears her sister’s name. It is one of 184 benches, each hovering above a pool of lighted water.

To read the one inscribed “Patricia Mickley,” the Army civilian must face the building where she and her kid sister were working on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Dillaber still works there. Her sister, a Defense Department civilian, lies in Arlington National Cemetery.

In between the Pentagon and the cemetery is the first permanent memorial at one of the three sites defined by the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“I have a love-hate relationship with this place,” says Dillaber, her eyes welling as she gingerly sits on Patty’s bench. “I love all that went into it, all the compassion. … I hate that it has to be here.”

Seven years after terrorists crashed passenger jets into the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and a grassy field in Pennsylvania, the first major memorial to their nearly 3,000 victims will be dedicated here Thursday. The 2-acre site will open to the public at 7 that evening. Memorials in New York and a rural township near Shanksville, Pa., won’t be dedicated for at least another three years.

This is really bizarre for once a government project was completed before private projects. I feel faint. One has to ask “why”. I don’t have the answer yet, but will be researching it. How ’bout you? Technorati Tags: , , , , ,