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I am Perry Peterson, a retired auditor and tax accountant. My wife Valeta and I live along the front range of the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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We just had a foot of new snow. Our moisture this year is above normal. Hope the new snow will help fill the reservoirs because we have been in a drought here in Colorado. We have had above normal moisture for the last several months. The experts are cautious about announcing an end to the drought even though above average snowfall is predicted for the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
For a while I was ready to suggest we contact central California and get some of their left over bumper stickers from their drought about 15 years ago. The bumper stickers had water saving slogans such as, “Save water, shower with a friend” and “In this land of sun and fun - we don’t flush for number one”.
The K40 Electronics radar/laser detector RD850 has a guarantee. For the first 12 months of ownership, K40 will pay for any ticket you get that notes your speed was detected with laser or radar. Points lost on drivers license and attorney fees not included.
The Bond’s Q movie DVD will self-destruct in 36 hours. Disney plans to release movies on DVD that will self-destruct in 48 hours. A French company has a shorter useful time before destruct - between eight and twenty four hours. The DVD’s are copy protected, so no cheating there.
Warning label on Bond’s Q DVD
The self-destructing discs are a good way to give customers a quick taste of music, movies or television shows. The copy-protected discs offer a good way to entice buyers to plop down money for the non-disappearing versions of the full-length versions.
Software companies, trying to keep computer owners from illegally sharing the same version of an install disc, also could use this self-destruct technology.
Truman started the war in Korea. North Korea never attacked us. From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost, an average of 18,333 per year.
John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962. Vietnam never attacked us. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire. From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost, an average of 5,800 per year.
Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent. Bosnia never attacked us. He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on multiple occasions.
In the two years since terrorists attacked us, President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled Al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Lybia, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who slaughtered 300,000 of his own people. We lost 600 soldiers, an average of 300 a year. Bush did all this abroad while not allowing another terrorist attack at home.
The Dolmar company of Hamburg, Germany is noted for gas powered chain saws which they began making in 1927. Now they have put their talents to work on a custom motorcycle unlike any other. The end result is a monstrosity of a motorcycle they call the Dolmette.
The Dolmette uses 24 Dolmar chain saw engines. Power is transmitted by a series of belts to a Harley Davidson 5-speed transmission. The end result is a 24-cylinder, 2-stroke power source with a total displacement of 1900cc with about 170 horsepower.
This elongated speedster can reach speeds in excess of 120 MPH in third gear. The cycle is now on a publicity tour at locations around Europe. Wonder what 24 chains saw engines sound like all working together? A bit tricky to ride on the street but the sight and sound would be awesome! More info here.
Want to follow the paparazzi to find celebrities? Look no further than the Swatch smart watch. It comes in four colorful styles. The Paparazzi offers wearers exclusive entertainment information and the opportunity to meet celebrities. Paparazzi owners can also access the MSN Direct service to receive personalized information, including news, sports, weather, horoscopes, stock quotes and more.
This colorful fat device will set you back $150 plus you will need to pay the MSN Direct service fee. I’m not sure this will become really popular. It’s a little pricey for what you get when adding in the service fee. It also is too big and fat to be “cool”. Would you wear this thing? Nope, me neither.
The Hip-E is a computer designed for teens. This is definitely not a drab non-colored computer. Not by a long shot - it’s almost all white but wait until you see the trimmings. The screen and keyboard really dazzle. They can be framed in fuzzy pink fur or leopard skin or even a graffiti pattern. Not what you will find in an office cubicle.
The Hip-E and is the first personal computer specifically made for teenagers. It has a 120 gigabyte hard drive -- good for storing a huge digital music library -- plus wireless accessibility, a TV tuner and connections for video game consoles.
Not found in office cubicles
The computer has these standard elements: a 1.5-gigahertz Pentium processor, Windows XP, antivirus software, spyware, pop-up blockers and parental controls. It speaks to teens in everyday terms. For instance, users can click on "paper" to launch Microsoft Word, or "create a presentation" to launch PowerPoint.
The price tag of $1,699 puts it nearly three times the cost of a regular slate colored computer. The Hip-E is made available by Digital Lifestyles Group of Austin, Texas. More details here.