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Christmas Cookies

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Here is how to make my favorite Christmas Cookies.........

Christmas Cookie Ingredients:

1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar
lemon juice
4 large eggs
1 cup nuts
2 cups of dried fruit
1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila

Sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Cuervo again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

Turn on the electric mixer...Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar...Beat again.

At this point it's best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try another cup ... just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit off floor...

Mix on the turner. If the ! ! ! fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver.

Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Check the Jose Cuervo.

Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or…

Online Profile

I can't imagine; a world without the Internet!

I'm sure our grandparents survived without the World Wide Web, but, I can't visualize it ever going away! Now that it exists; even if radical changes are made to the structure and delivery of technology, the Internet, is here to stay.

Everyone, uses the ‘net to some extent. From banking, to email; the Internet, is a powerful tool and source of entertainment! World leaders are struggling, to keep up to the rapid changes in technologies, and enact legislation to both; protect its citizens, and the industry.

Like it or not; everyone has an online profile. Some more than others, due to the usage of social networks, online shopping, youtube accounts, and more "online opportunities", than this author would care to pen.

Game and software developers, realized early on, how powerful a tool, promoting people's online profile, really is. With the beginnings of MSN, and the choice to optimize your profile, including pictures, …

'Cause we all just wanna be CNN Trolls

To the tune of Rockstar, by Nickleback
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I'm through with writing these lines to threads I'll never fit in
It's like the bottom of the barrel and I'm pretty sure it's a sin
This life hasn't turned out
Quite the way I want it to be
(Tell me what you want)

I want a brand new profile so I can fit in
And a picture that I can identify with
And a league of facebook friends
Big enough to make me look real
(Yeah, so what you need?)

I need to spam everyone, like there's no limit
And make up topics with racism in it
Gonna join the CNN club
With people I'll never meet
(Been there, done that)

I want a new laptop with a kickin' drive
Gonna send out viruses to everyone alive
I really don't care
who gets in front of me
(So how you gonna do it?)

I'm gonna trade this life
For fortune and fame
I'd even lower my standards
And change my name

'Cause we all just wanna be CNN Trolls
Pretend I live in hilltop houses, drivin' fifteen cars
Claim; the girls come ea…

Eugenics - It's a Personal Choice

In a response to my own article about eugenics;Lack of Natural Selection
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I believe the government should address this issue.

Many people enjoy watching reality television shows. The number of programs based on themes such as, "Survivor", and "the Bachelor / Bachelorette", "Cribs", and "Another shot at love". I personally cannot stand watching these programs, as my life, is more interesting than any reality show I've ever seen! I always make jokes about starting my own personal reality television show, and a "Survivor - Spirit Fire Park".

There are some shows, however, that need to be removed from regular programming; namely, any show where it uses children for profit! This dangerous precedent, sends a message, that, if anyone wants public exposure, start having babies. If you have enough babies, somebody, will give you lots of money, to videotape your family. This is seriously wrong! …

School Uniforms

It's that time of year! Parents all over the continent, are buying "Back-to-school" supplies for their children.

In what seems to be, a sick twist, parents are now being asked to purchase items such as; toiletpaper, lightbulbs, and more! (Some parts of the US) This is on top of all the regular things, a child needs, going back to school!

Not only that; ever child, wants to be "different" and "unique" in their own style! Shoes that sell for $200+ and jeans can cost well over $100 a pair!

Many parents, find themselves digging into their bank accounts, out of guilt. The fashion parade, that is our public schools, are unforgiving; and unfortunately dictate how a child is treated, by their peers, and teachers! The staggering cost of "keeping up with the Jonses", is a luxery, not a necessity, however, it purports an individuals's social status.

Sad.

Instead, create a logical school uniform.

Parents could shop online, or by catalogue f…

It takes a certain Calibre

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The human being is a fascinating creature! Lacking defensible traits, such as fur, fangs, and razor sharp claws, they somehow fought their way, to the top of the food chain. Excluding the few random instances with giant cats, sharks, and other extreme predators, humans enjoy a luxury of being dominate; simply because of intellect and innovation.

Our technologies bring us "magical" comforts, and allow us more recreation time. Through the generations, a variety of sports have evolved, into the games we play today. Basketball; for example, was invented, when a ball was thrown at baskets hung on walls. Everytime, someone scored a "basket", they had to manually climb up and retrieve the ball. Other sports, too have evolved, as technology advanced.

Paintball is no exception!

When the first paintball markers were developed, their use was simplistic; to shoot at trees, marking them for harvest, or trail-blazing. The weapons were fairly crude (by today's standard) and…

How to vault Fort Frances, into the Future

Fort Frances, Ontario, is a border-town of 9000 souls. It is located on the North of the Rainy River, directly across from it's sister city, International Falls in Minnesota, USA.

It has the potential to be a wonderful place to raise a family. It is over a thousand feet above sea level, and due to its location, is hurricane free. It has over two miles of solid bedrock, resulting in a seismically sound zone. (No earth-quake zones) The landscape is gorgeous, and our lakes and woods are abound with fish & wildlife! The fact that our winters freeze every year, prevents any venomous snakes, deadly spiders and other types of poisonous insects from being able to survive.

The nickname for our district is called "Sunset Country", and for good reason; tourists from all over North America come to hunt and fish. Tourism is a major industry, and the fact that Fort Frances is a border-town, creates an entry point for our American cousins. During the summer months, the line-up to …

We have faith in you, Summer!!

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Memo: To Summer



Hello! It's your dearest devotee, Zz, up here in North-western Ontario!

I just thought I would drop you a line and just offer some advice. The whole spring-thing-coming-early was really nice. Many of the animals, insects, and plants at the Spirit Fire Park are a bit confused; but I quite enjoyed the early jump at maintenance! Our Tiger-lilies have bloomed and already are dying off. (Ergo the norm - July 10th - 15th) We have two batches of squirrels, due to the long spring, and most are getting tame enough to hand feed....

....I've also considered, that up until now though, they have not had any food, and taking a peanut directly from some BIG ugly bald guy like me, is a small sacrifice to a free meal! You see, summer; up until this last week, your presence has been...

....well; let's face it summer, I had almost given up hope on you!

I guess I'm a little bitter from last year, still. You did the same thing; beautiful spring, that came a tad early (alt…

CNN Debate Team

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Break and Entry II

March 31st, 2010, at 6:30 pm, will once again be stamped forever in my mind. I was raided again, by OPP! I was handcuffed in front of my family, and degraded in front of my community!

This isn't the first time either! Break and Entry
On February 6th, 2004 I had the misfortune of a visit from the drug enforcement of the OPP. They found negligible amounts of weed.

Once again, I am facing going to court, this time, over 12 grams! ($100 fine)

My landlord has been notified. At present time, I have yet to confront him. When I do, he is now under the impression that I'm involved in criminal activity!

I'm trying to get my 2 businesses going; now I may have serious setbacks due to this consistent harassment from the government's hired thugs!

When is this stupidity going to end?!?!

Even the arresting officer explained that the whole raid was a waste of taxpayer's money! In today's society, marijuana is not the focal point of their attention, as much more dangerous chemi…

The Reality of Food

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Next week in France, a Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development is being held. Gordon Conway from the Center for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London, is the keynote speaker.

The meeting, features scientists, farmers, aid groups and businesses working to ward off hunger in the world's poorest countries, the BBC reported Friday.

"It's a huge problem," said Gordon Conway. "Crop yields must double if the world is to feed the estimated 9 billion people living on the planet by mid-century", Conway explained." The effort is being hampered by climate change and a lack of basic agricultural knowledge", he announced.

"Everywhere you go in Africa you can buy Coca-cola or Pepsi-Cola, but you can't buy a packet of seeds so easily!"

More money must be earmarked for agriculture to avoid a global hunger crisis in coming decades!
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When you can't feed your children, you will do anyth…

Application to Date my Daughter

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NOTE - This application will be Incomplete and rejected unless accompanied by a complete financial statement, job history, lineage, and current medical report from your doctor.

NAME:_____________________

DATE OF BIRTH: _______________

HEIGHT:___________ WEIGHT: ______

IQ: ________GPA: ______

SOCIAL SECURITY #: ___________

DRIVERS LICENSE #: _________

BOY SCOUT RANK:____________________

HOME ADDRESS: ________________ CITY: _________

Postal Code ______

Do you have one MALE and one FEMALE parent? Yes____ No_______ If NO, explain:
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Number of years parents married: _________

DO YOU OWN A VAN? ____
A TRUCK WITH OVERSIZED TIRES OR CAMPER SHELL? ____
WATERBED? _____
MOTORCYCLE? _____
TATTOO? ____
COLOR ALTERED HAIR? ___

(IF YES TO ANY PART OF ABOVE, DISCONTINUE APPLICATION AND LEAVE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY)

In 50 words or less, what does "Late" mean to you? __________________________________________

In 50 words or less, what does "DO NOT TOUCH MY DAUGHTER…

Community Art Project

Mural wall
community art projects in works
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 - 2:36pmBy Peggy Revell, Staff writer (Fort Frances Times)
It’s no surprise that an artist would be the one to transform a simple plan for a paintball safety wall into a full blown public arts project.
But that’s exactly what local artist Eric Keast is planning to do.
“I want to bring art to the people, I guess, to get more people involved,” Keast said about the project, being done in collaboration with Spirit Fire Park in Devlin, which will see a roughly 150-foot long public mural wall built (which also will serve as a boundary for the park’s paintball site).
Funding for this project—and others in the works—comes from an Ontario Arts Council Northern Arts grant of $12,000.
While many know Keast for his work that’s displayed at the Clover Valley Farmer’s Market, Fort Frances Museum, and elsewhere, he won’t be the only one working on the mural since part of the grant has been allocated towards holding a mural workshop with…

A quick survey

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1. Have you heard of Spirit Fire Park?
2. Have you ever played paintball?
3. Do you own your own marker?
4. Would being able to purchase paintballs on site be of interest to you?
5. How much would you pay to play paintball for a day?
6. Do you think the Rainy River District needs a paintball park?
7. Would a free paintball safety course be of interest to you?
8. Would an Advanced paintball course be of interest to you?
9. When would you play paintball?
10. What types of equipment sales, would you be interested in?
11. Do you have any other comments?

Please email your results to spiritfirepark@gmail.com

Water on Mars

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NASA scientists say they've identified thick masses of buried ice in the middle latitudes of Mars and radar mapping suggests the ice is commonplace.

The radar images were provided by the space agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is charting the hidden glaciers and ice-filled valleys that were first confirmed by radar two years ago.

NASA said the subsurface ice deposits extend for hundreds of miles in a region about halfway from the equator to the martian north pole.

"We have mapped the whole area with a high density of coverage," said Jeffrey Plaut of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., which manages the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. "These are not isolated features. In this area, the radar is detecting thick subsurface ice in many locations. The hypothesis is the whole area was covered with an ice sheet during a different climate period, and when the climate dried out, these deposits remained only where they had been covered by a layer…

Your mother lied

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YOUR MOTHER LIED!


Her continuous advice, although well intended, is in fact; dogmatic discourse.



Really; if you DRINK & DRIVE, and wreck your car.

You guts are splattered all over the road, your face sticks to the windshield, and witnesses vomit at the sight of you...

....no one really notices your underwear!



Social Networks - How safe are you?

The overwhelming success of social networks on the Internet, are a major part of people's everyday lives. Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Blogster, Flickr, Friendster, MyLife, & Twitter are but a few of the many social networks available. There are many others!

Early each morning, millions of farmers, around the world rise to work in their fields. Each night, legions of poker players shuffle up virtual cards, and deal. Zynga Poker allows people to win real money, all in the comfort of their own home, however, here are currently 118 million installed users of FarmVille, an application that offers no financial benefit!!

Why are these games so popular on these social networks? It's merely a matter of marketing. What seem as though innocent, minor games that we could easily set aside, are in fact ingeniously applications designed to cause repeated visits during the day. Developers are aware of the fact that simple applications, that can be played in a tab on your browser while in …

Man-made Climate Change

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The debate over climate change, is as hot as the topic!

The majority of those who believe that, humans are changing the climate, are constantly harassed by those who claim that there is no such thing as "man-made climate change".

There are consistent references made, regarding suspicious emails from "Climategate". While there may have been a dozen or so, conspicuous letters sent, there are no documented conspiracies in this. The smoke-screen of scandal, has been echoed by those, flinging mud, hoping enough will stick. In truth, there are no compromising email, and any mention, is rhetoric.

A recent petition of 31,000 scientists, who claim that global-warming is a hoax, is another overblown scandal! There is no way to verify who these individuals really are, how many have an actual degree, and how many of those were simply understudies. Anyone who had a self-proclaimed degree in any scientific field was accepted to sign. It hardly matters since, it represents 1.2…

Theory of Evolution

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Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms,
I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species.

To this end, I hold M&M duels.

Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger,I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the "loser," and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner gets to go another round.

I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theatre of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world.

Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness, but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the species continues to adapt to its environment.

When I reach the end of the pack, I am left w…

Do you believe in aliens?

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Many people all over the planet, have made claims to strange lights in the sky. Some have even managed to video-tape or photograph these phenomenon The critics cite gaseous explosions, falling objects from outer space, weapon testing, aircraft testing, and more. Those that witness the flashing lights, and mysterious streaks across the sky, have a different theory. They believe that aliens from outer space are visiting us.

I’m talking about UFO’s



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unidentified_flying_object
(Excellent page on numerous sightings)
Unidentified flying object (commonly abbreviated as UFO or U.F.O.) is the popular term for any aerial phenomenon whose cause cannot be easily or immediately identified by the observer. The United States Air Force, which coined the term in 1952, initially defined UFOs as those objects that remain unidentified after scrutiny by expert investigators, though the term UFO is often used more generally to describe any sighting unidentifiable to the reporting ob…

Lack of Natural Selection

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There are many people who think that the human race is spiraling quickly down the proverbial evolution ladder, due to current ideologies. I am one of those philosophers that maintains that theory.

Now, before you think I'm speaking of racism, you could not be further from the truth. I endeavor to maintain a racist free outlook for myself.

I believe; our entire race, is changing radically, due to choices made by our leaders!

To segregate, or to allow free choice? It is logical, yet presumptuous for our nation's leaders, to force ideology on their populace. Every individual that has ever served in public office, has done exactly that with, "the nation's best interest's in mind", but how many times is that really true?
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"An ideology is a set of aims and ideas that directs one's goals, expectations, and actions."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideology

"Implicitly every political tendency entails an ideology whether or not it i…

A War of Words

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There is a war at hand.

Not the armed conflict in the middle east, but rather, a war of words. Let me explain:

With the advancement of technology in computers, and the emerging internet, a new way of communication was discovered. Since it's inception in the late '60s, our way of life has been radically altered!

Today, many things that we take for granted, are now based on orbital satellites.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite
We communicate at the speed of light. Our whole lives can be summed up, in a handful of electronic devices.

50 years ago, TV viewers, were raving about the "new colour television", and while many people had access to the telephone, many rural families had to settle for a "party line". I remember, using a telephone at a friend's house, and warned about the "etiquette" required for a party phone line.
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"In twentieth century telephone systems, a party line (also multiparty line or Shared Service Line) is…

A tall tale

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As for my point on the subject of "pot's limiting abilities", allow me to equate this for you, in the use of an analogy:

A maintenance man, working in a huge downtown sky-rise; alerted by the silent alarm on the roof's emergency door, runs to check on the problem.

He finds the door propped open, with a brick, allowing snow and blowing wind to enter through the one inch crack. Peering out the door, he notices a man, in a business suit, smoking a joint.

Well, the maintenance man bursts through the door, and confronts the dope-smoking stranger.

"What do you think you are doing up here, smoking weed?"

The man, startled by the sudden intrusion, guiltily looks around. He resists the temptation to try and hide the evidence, smoking away, in his hand.

"Yea, I guess you got me," he sheepishly admits.

Well.......the maintenance enters into a charade of guilt, and fact about the dangers of smoking illegal drugs. He then proceeds to explain that pot is a gateway dru…