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By Phil Polizatto,Worldwidehippies- It’s Memorial Day as I am writing this article. I just got back from a walk to the grocery
store. Along the way, between neighbors and clerks, I was greeted with “Happy
Memorial Day” at least ten times. If one more person wishes me a “Happy” Memorial
Day, I think I will scream!

There is nothing happy about it. I tuned in to hear Obama pay homage to the fallen in
the most solemn way. I am sure around the country, there were similar events to honor
the fallen in war. But like a fidgety kid in church who can’t wait until the service is over,
I imagined many people were anxious for the formal remembrances to be finished, so
they could begin their playtime. Isn’t that what Memorial Day Weekend is all about?
Partying, drinking, picnicking, barbequing?

Originally, the day was known as Decoration Day, designated in 1868 by General John
Logan as a day to commemorate the deaths caused by that horrific war called “civil,” and
to decorate the graves of those Civil War veterans. It was one day and one day only. It
didn’t matter what day of the week it was. It only established that May 30th would be the
day of remembrance.

Probably few people of that time realized there would be so many more wars and many
more dead that would deserve to be honored. Decoration Day or Memorial Day, as it
came to be known, was a day to remember the fallen of all wars in which US servicemen
and women gave their lives in battle. Still, it was one day and one day only. It was a
solemn day. It was a day to meditate on all war dead, and perhaps to ponder the reasons
why they gave their lives, to what end, and was the end worth the means?

Then in 1971, President Nixon declared that Memorial Day would be a federal holiday to
be held the last Monday in May, thereby giving most Americans a three-day weekend.
The hotels, motels, restaurants, and resorts came to count on Memorial Day Weekend to
be the first big weekend of the summer and couldn’t wait to greet their guests so anxious
for a good time and to relieve them of a chunk of their disposable income. The malls and
department stores were ecstatic and offered Memorial Day sales. I can’t remember a
time when all stores were ever closed on Memorial Day.

In exchange for the three-day weekend, all you had to do was spend a few moments
on that Monday morning and honor the fallen in war. Then you could continue the
partying, shopping, and vacating that had probably begun the previous Friday night. It
was like the obligation to sing the National Anthem before a baseball game. We all sang
and put our hands over our hearts and tried to be serious for as long as the song lasted,
but upon the final note, the crowd could burst into happy hoopla as the pitcher took to
the mound. The solemnity of the song which had just finished would disappear as fast as
the first beer and hot dog did, and for the rest of the day it would be happy, happy, and

Perhaps that is why the Veterans of Foreign Wars were opposed to changing the date
for this occasion. They knew the result would be an excuse to socialize and celebrate,
rather than mourn, thereby diluting the solemnity of the day. But Americans love their
holidays, including myself. But I knew this was not a day to be happy. And it is not a day
to remember only US troops killed in battle, as if an American life is more valuable than
one from another country. It is not a day to commemorate only the soldiers who died,
but also the “collateral damage” caused by war. How brilliant of the person who came up
with that phrase! “Collateral damage” sanitizes the innocent civilians who also died as
a result of war. “Collateral damage” doesn’t even begin to describe the gore, the horror,
and the thoughts that must have passed through the minds of those taking their final
breaths or who lived out their lives traumatized, dismembered, disabled or displaced.

When I returned from the store, I decided to think about all those people, in uniform or
in civilian clothes, who lost their lives because of a war. I thought about them intently.
I tried to imagine myself the dying victim or a close friend or relative of a deceased
loved one. I tried to think if there were any one day set aside by all people of the Earth
to honor all soldiers and civilians killed in all wars since the beginning of history. There
is none. But it made me wonder exactly how many men, women, and children, in or
out of uniform, have been killed in wars since the beginning of recorded time. If I could
discover that number, I vowed to remember them all and remember the cruel and often
unnecessarily sacrificed lives in the name of some patriotic, chauvinistic, religious, or
economic objective.

It was easy. There are many sources available. I could not find a total number, but rather
estimates for each and every war that has ever occurred on this planet. All I would
have to do is add up the numbers for each. I started inputting the numbers on my little
calculator, but there were not enough places before the decimal point to accommodate
the total. I borrowed a scientific calculator from a friend who promised me his device
would do the trick. I used only the lowest estimates for each war… and though a student
of history, I was shocked, appalled, and very saddened by how many wars there have
been in the history of our planet. And none of them was a “war to end all wars!”
The list was long. The numbers were staggering! You may as well have asked me to try
to count the stars visible to the naked eye late at night. I had to check off each number
as I put it into the calculator so I wouldn’t get confused. I finally came up with a total of
the lowest estimates of “casualties” (another sanitizing word) from war. Are you ready?
Once again, I remind you these are the lowest estimates available.

219,295,000 soldiers and civilians were killed in wars. In addition, 16,491,518 people
were victims of genocide. I found myself hoping that most of these poor souls were
killed instantly. I have not bothered to include those people who lived through these
wars but with missing limbs, brain damage, or other injuries. Unfortunately, too many
comprise the traumatized “walking” dead of our planet. They number more than the
really dead.

I had to do the arithmetic a few times. While compiling the numbers, I was interrupted
by a neighbor walking by my screen door. He yelled, “Phil, Happy Memorial Day!” I
replied, “There’s nothing happy about it!” He answered gruffly, “Well if you’re going
to be a downer about it, then please don’t come to the barbeque tonight! Should I have
greeted you with ‘Phil, Sorrowful Memorial Day?’ ” And then he turned his head and
walked away.

I enjoy a three-day weekend as much as the next person, but I just can’t seem to rise
to the occasion, if indeed, rising to this occasion was appropriate. Was I being too
negative? Was I ruining everyone’s holiday? Was I indeed the party pooper?

I contacted a friend of mine who is a veteran of a recent foreign war to ask what he
thought of this day. I quote him verbatim:

“I’m a veteran and we cringe at the ‘happy’ wishes too. Just smile and nod. They’re
products of their schooling. These are the same folks thanking us for fighting for their
right for free speech. They always look dumbfounded when I explain we’ve had that
right for years… not that they use it! Questioning the government has been replaced
with questioning the other political party. We act like the hippies drank the last of the
civil-disobedience and all that’s left is the kool-aid.”

I hadn’t expected that small rant about civil disobedience. But it did make me think
that if there were one day set aside by all nations to remember the consequences of
war, perhaps the world would have an “aha” moment. Perhaps they could go beyond
the numbers and visualize an individual soldier lying on the ground and looking down
to see a leg missing. Perhaps they could visualize a child slowly dying while the last of
his blood left the open wound. Perhaps they could feel the pain of a parent, a child, or a
friend at the loss of a loved one, and the insufferable grief which seems to linger forever.

Perhaps they would realize that cooperation and not competition is our natural state.
Perhaps they would realize that war is truly obsolete! Perhaps they would forgive
me for not being happy on this Memorial Day, but join with me by shedding tears
for such a waste of human life. Perhaps they would devote the entire day to asking
themselves, “What is wrong with us and how can we fix it!”

General Radio Discussion / Darksuckers
« on: April 29, 2012, 0514 UTC »
It may come as a surprise to learn that darksuckers also operate on a celestial scale; witness the Sun. Our Sun makes use of dense dark, sucking it in from all the planets and intervening dark space. Naturally, the Sun is better able to suck dark from the planets which are situated closer to it, thus explaining why those planets appear brighter than do those which are far distant from the Sun.

     Occasionally, the Sun actually oversucks; under those conditions, dark spots appear on the surface of the Sun. Scientists have long studied these 'sunspots' and are only recently beginning to realize that the dark spots represent leaks of high pressure dark because the Sun has oversucked dark to such an extent that some dark actually leaks back into space. This leakage of high pressure dark frequently causes problems with radio communications here on Earth due to collisions between the dark particles as they stream out into space at high velocity via the black 'holes' in the surface of the Sun.

     As with all manmade devices, darksuckers have a finite lifetime caused by the fact that they are not 100% efficient at transmitting collected dark back to the power company via the wires from your home, causing dark to build up slowly within the device. Once they are full of accumulated dark, they can no longer suck. This condition can be observed by looking for the black spot on a full darksucker when it has reached maximum capacity of untransmitted dark... you have surely noticed that dark completely surrounds a full darksucker because it no longer has the capacity to suck any dark at all.


interesting reading

By Lieutenant Colonel R. G. Wells

Transcript of a recording by Lieutenant Colonel R G Wells, on the construction of radio equipment whilst in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp after the fall of Singapore.

     It was about the beginning of 1942 when I was a prisoner of war of the Japanese, --------

     BJ: The first question I would like to ask you is: What did you have in the way of tools, if any, and how did you connect the components of the wireless without, presumably, a soldering iron?

     RGW: No soldering iron, no solder of course, and no other system really available but to twist and wrap with some coconut oil paper, or cardboard or something, and very gently lift it. It was on a platen of wood we obtained somewhere; it was about a foot by a foot or something, so we just mounted the components on that. A meat skewer on the capacitor - oh, we had a capacitor too, a capacitor, a valve and a headphone, which were external to camp components we had. We didn't have any tools at all, except someone obtained the use of a sledge hammer - for what purpose I don't know because one of those would not be needed to escape; other than cutting up the soft iron of the fish plate which was about the only reason we needed anything, the rest were just twisted wires. We just wanted to get one usable because we didn't know whether it might be blown up or captured; we weren't worried, the main thing was initially a short term aim (as well as a long term aim) that it might last. Fortunately, it lasted for over a year - sixteen months until the arrests took place, but that's another story.


General Radio Discussion / RADAR
« on: April 23, 2012, 0647 UTC »
this may be of interest to some of you


HF Beacons / 6820 beeper beacon
« on: April 18, 2012, 0542 UTC »
just beeping away on 6820  05:38    almost buried in the noise and crashes

6925u  Red Mercury Labs   on air   AC/DC  02:00
Hells Bells for a start up tune  NICE
bit o static  s9  fairly easy listening  
shoot to thrill
talk about being boarded by real pirates  
what do you do for money    how do ya get your kicks
givin the dog a bone  
shout outs  thanks !!

i would say  have a drink on me   BUT the bottle is empty    :(

General Radio Discussion / Anonymous
« on: February 22, 2012, 0426 UTC »
NSA warns Anonymous may pull nation’s electric plug

Anonymous is scheming to shut down our power grids. That's the opinion, anyway, of National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander, who the Wall Street Journal indicates warned White House officials that the notorious cyberattackers could "bring about a limited power outage" within the next two years.


AnonOps, Internet freedom-fighters dedicated to relaying Anonymous news, responded with an indignant tweet that called the claim "ridiculous" and featured a post on its blog that said the assessment "makes no sense...They just want to make you feel afraid."

However, in recent weeks, Anonymous has taken down the Department of Justice and CIA websites and hacked into the Syrian president's email. Is this future power play really so far-fetched?


Tuesday, 21 February 2012 11:50 The NSA is trying to spread FUD about Anonymous to cover holes in US Infrastructure Security

The National Security Agency has just released a report to the powers that be in the US that expresses concern that the online activist group Anonymous could go after the US power grid in the next 3-5 years (we told you things like this would happen). This report was put together by their counter terrorism group and while it lacked any details in the body of the report (like the axis for attack) and forgot to mention there are other people out there that would like to do this (like foreign countries and real Terrorists) it does raise some real concerns.

The problem is that they decided to focus their repot on Anonymous. This sad attempt at fear mongering is one of the problems that exist in the US today. Instead of going in and saying: “there is a growing problem with our infrastructure that makes it really vulnerable” they chose to point the finger at Anonymous.

There is a real problem with the security of SCADA devices (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition). We have reported on that issue multiple times (Here and Here). These issues leave some of the control units open to attack (as they are not secure at all and should never be on the internet like they are). Once the control units are compromised it is possible to cause damage to subsystems by continually cycling motors or switches on and off.

Now here comes the amazing leap of intellect that some government officials are capable of. The initial discovery of this flaw came at the BlackHat Convention in August of 2011. It would seem that someone thought they could link Anonymous with the popular security convention. Never mind the fact that BlackHat is all about identifying security issues, bringing them to the attention of other security experts and then finding and fix for them. 

However, in order to bring more negative attention to Anonymous they went after them instead. Anonymous must be really putting the pressure on the corporate world to get the attention of the NSA like this. Especially considering how the collective has repeatedly stated their targets are corporations and government bodies like the CIA, FTC, etc. They have not once claimed that pulling the plug on power or other critical infrastructure services was their goal.

In fact looking at tweets on YourAnonNews they are laughing at the thought of that. One tweet says ;
“Why would Anons shut off a power grid? There are ppl on life support / other vital services that rely on it. Try again NSA. #FearMongering”
While a more recent tweet says;
“NSA head engages in alarmist rhetoric & fear-mongering. Why would Anons take out power grids when lives depend on them?”

The fact of the matter is that if Anonymous were to do this it would kill everything they have tried to do. Just look at the reaction that the release of private citizen’s data caused within the group when one small faction decided to endanger the lives of informants and the families of police officers. This move seems to be nothing more than an attempt to discredit the group in the public’s eye and ignores the real problem if the actual security issues at hand. Yes Anonymous is a dangerous organization and they can do some real harm if they wanted to, but to lay this one at their feet is just plain ridiculous and makes the government agencies responsible look afraid and incompetent. On the other hand, bringing Anonymous into this could be the only way they saw to make legislators afraid and willing to do something about it, however if that is the case it is even more sad than an attempt to make the general public afriad of this type of attack from Anonymous...


General Radio Discussion / oh thank DOG
« on: January 11, 2012, 0538 UTC »
Kim Kardashian replaced by dog in Super Bowl ad

Woof -- that's gotta hurt.

General Radio Discussion / “11-11-11 Gateway Event”
« on: November 02, 2011, 1732 UTC »

    We are very glad to inform all of you initiates from all over the world that on October 27th, 2011, the pilgrimage journey in which we are going to take the sacred Crystal Skulls, is going to leave from Manhattan, New York, with destination to Los Ángeles, CA, in the United States.

    All along the way we are going to invoke and implore the Great Cosmic Spirit to enlighten our pathway and the roads we are going to walk on carrying our sacred crystal skulls. This way the skulls will enlighten and activate all the sites where the Great Cosmic Spirit is going to be present. Thus, the sacred sites we are going to visit like Great Serpent Mound, OH; the temples of Cahokia, IL; Sedona, AZ; and many other sacred centers will be activated through this cosmic resonance. Tamuanchán (the original Mayan name for the USA) will be once again the sacred site that must enlighten the whole of mankind in this world.


Oct 26 The Elders arrive in New York

Oct 27 New York Ceremony with the 13 Crystal Skulls

Oct 28 Leave New York to go to the Serpent Mound, OH.

Oct 29 Serpent Mound Ceremony with the 13 Crystal Skulls followed by a day of rest.

Oct 30 Leave the Serpent Mound to go to Cahokia, IL.

Oct 31 Cahokia Ceremony with the 13 Crystal Skulls and a day of rest.

Nov 1 Leave Cahokia to go to Hays, KS

Nov 2 Leave Hays to go to Crestone, CO

Nov 3 Crestone Ceremony with the 13 Crystal Skulls, and day of rest.

Nov 4 Leave Crestone to go to to Kaatsi, AZ.

Nov 5 Private Meeting in Kaatsi with Hopi and Tibetan monks including Rinpoche.

Nov 6 The Elders will spend more time with Hopis and Tibetan Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche after which they will drive to Sedona, AZ.

Nov 7 Sedona Ceremony with the 13 Crystal Skulls plus a public event.

Nov 8 The Elders will leave Sedona and drive to Los Angeles

Nov 9 Los Angeles will be a day of rest for some, and return home for others.

Nov 10 This is the day that another group of 13 elders arrive in Los Angeles from Merida

11:11:11 Gateway Ceremony with 13 Mayan Elders and the 13 Crystal Skulls at Crystal Skull Conference in Los Angeles

Nov 12 Crystal Skull Conference in Los Angeles with 13 Mayan Elders and Pilgrimage Participants present.

Nov 13 Host Gabriel Romero is sponsoring a one day seminar in which Mayan Day Keeper Hunbatz Men will impart his wisdom. The seminar will take place on Sunday, November 13, 2011. Please feel free to distribute this information to anyone who might be interested in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the real Maya talk about 2012 and the sacred Crystal Skulls.



A bishop decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday talk on the Word of Wisdom.

Four worms were placed into four separate jars.

The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.

The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.

The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.

The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.

At the conclusion of the sermon, the bishop reported the following results:

The first worm in alcohol- Dead

The second worm in cigarette smoke -  Dead

Third worm in chocolate syrup -  Dead

Fourth worm in good clean soil -  Alive. 

So the bishop asked the congregation - 

What did you learn from this demonstration?                                         

AL was sitting in the back, quickly raised his hand and said, 

'As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!'
That pretty much ended the service



General Radio Discussion / Largest Non-Nuclear Explosion
« on: October 08, 2011, 0520 UTC »
The Halifax Explosion

In Richmond Prison, at the end of Gottingen Street, Halifax, the warden's young son was drawn to a window by a spectacular display of fireworks. Too sick to go to school that day he had gone to work with his dad. Suddenly he was blinded by a brilliant flash of light and then stunned by an unearthly roar. He was one of the first eyewitnesses to Canada's greatest disaster, the Halifax Explosion. He ran in terror, screaming for his father.

In the pre-dawn darkness of Thursday, December 6, 1917, the French munitions ship Mont Blanc lay at anchor near the mouth of Halifax Harbour. It seemed a small, nondescript vessel, but it carried a deadly cargo, a witch's brew of picric acid (used to make artillery shells), TNT, guncotton, benzol (a high octane fuel) and live ammunition. The ship was prevented from entering the narrows the night before by the closing of the submarine net, the same net that prevented the Imo, a Norwegian relief ship bound for Belgium, from leaving. That morning, the two ships' captains were anxious to get going. The Imo was 18 hours behind schedule and the Mont Blanc was a sitting duck in the open harbour. Twice the captain of the Imo avoided other vessels by passing on their starboard side, which was not standard procedure and brought the ship ever closer to the Dartmouth shore. There the pilot of the Mont Blanc was astonished to see the Imoadvancing. The two ships exchanged a bewildering array of contradictory horn and whistle blasts. The last seconds before the collision dissolved in indecision and then panic.

In a final, fatal maneuver both captains bellowed out orders to put their engines full speed astern. The Mont Blanclurched sideways. The Imo's bow swung about and its stern struck the Mont Blanc. The grinding of ragged metal sprayed sparks and ignited the benzol. The Mont Blanc's crew dove into the lifeboats and rowed for dear life, shouting warnings that no-one could understand. For the next 20 minutes the fiery spectacle of theMont Blanc drew a crowd of wide-eyed onlookers as it drifted ominously across the harbour towards Pier Six. In the rail yards at Richmond Station, a telegraph operator tapped out a last telegraph message: "Munitions ship on fire in the harbour. Heading for Pier Six. Good Bye." Seconds later the Mont Blanc detonated. It was the world's greatest man-made explosion before Hiroshima.

The mind numbing roar of the blast was heard as far away as Sable Island and Cape Breton. A fireball as hot as the surface of the Sun rolled over the docks, vapourizing those within its range, as if they had never existed. The metal of the Mont Blanc shattered into millions of shards moving at a velocity greater than any bullet. A sailor, J.C. Meyers, who was only 30 metres away from the blast, heard someone call "Look out!" It was the last thing that he remembered until he found himself lying on the ground at Fort Needham, over a kilometer away, wearing nothing but his boots.

Behind the fireball came a blast of air a thousand times more powerful than any hurricane, compressing the air into a steel fist, tossing railway cars like toys, smashing houses like matchsticks and crushing anyone in its path. Behind the wall of air came a deadly shower of shrapnel. In the harbour, the Imo was stripped of its superstructure and beached on the far shore. Within two seconds of the explosion the entire neighborhood of Richmond was obliterated, leaving at least 1000 people dead. In less time than it takes to draw a deep breath almost every building in Halifax and Dartmouth had been damaged. Early rescue efforts were chaotic. The city had no power and no way to tell the world. As the word of the disaster spread, medical aid, food, clothing, building materials and skilled labourers poured in from throughout the Maritimes, central Canada, New England and the world.

The official tally of the dead is 1963, but almost certainly more died. At least 9000 more were injured and 25,000 left homeless. The confusion in the city lasted months as those who had lost loved ones spent countless hours searching and asking questions that could never be answered. There was no measure for the grief. In one family alone, that of James and Elizabeth Jackson, 46 were killed and 19 injured. Wartime suspicion led many to think that the explosion must be an act of sabotage. The Halifax Herald blamed it on "that arch criminal, the Kaiser of Germany." An early enquiry inexplicably put the whole blame on the captain and pilot of the Mont Blanc. The Supreme Court of Canada portioned the responsibility, with two judges blaming the Imo, two the Mont Blanc, and the fifth deciding each had acted imprudently.


General Radio Discussion / Are you Bored
« on: August 19, 2011, 0139 UTC »

General Radio Discussion / Evolution is Laughing at You
« on: August 17, 2011, 2158 UTC »
Human beings are a patchwork of new and freshly evolved organs and body parts that are coupled with a lot of old “vestigial” throwbacks. The process of natural selection has caused human beings to evolve in an odd way that forces our “old parts” to take on new jobs without getting rid of them. Because of this, there are several parts of your body that don’t make sense for any of several reasons, most notably; structurally, environmentally, and physiologically. But since when has being human had anything to do with sense? Our body’s cells routinely do radically bad things to themselves for no good reason other than to just do it. So that’s as good a place to start this list of Stupid Human Parts as any other place I can figure…

1. Cells

Cells themselves are ridiculous in the fact that sometimes they actually fight each other. This leads to any number of diseases that are detrimental to the rest of the body. Unfortunately for us, cells are the building blocks of our whole body, so we aren’t going to be replacing them anytime soon…unless somebody buys me the cyborg on my wish-list.

2. Backs

Our backs were created to sustain weight and were given a curve to support that weigh much like a bridge will bend in the middle. Stupidly, humans decided to stand and walk upright, destroying any help having a curved back might give us. Not only did we trade in strength and stability for the ability to stand up and see predators, we also opened the door for thousands of years of old people complaining.

We might get bad backs, but we can do cool stuff too.

3. Hair

Humans used to have tons of hair all over our bodies. Then, for some reason we decided to move south and lost it all because you don’t need fur when you live along the equator. A few millennia later, we decided that moving to the equator was a bad idea and moved north again…without our protective hair. Part of our wishy-washy legacy is the fact that while we don’t have hair anymore, we have hair muscles that reside just under our skin. These muscles are the cause of goose bumps. Now, not only do we get cold when the furnace shuts off, we also give off physiological signals when we are frightened. This alerts predators as to who needs to be eaten.

Ladies, please. One at a time!

4. Ears

A long time ago, our ancestors could swivel their ears around to direction where sound might be coming from. In this day and age, since we’ve evolved to have fixed ears, we don’t need to swivel because we can turn our heads. Even though about 10 percent of the population can still move their ears, it serves little purpose other than as a party trick. Further, a large portion of the population is born with what is called “Darwin’s point,” which is a vestigial ear feature that makes you look like a monkey.

A good example of doing it wrong.

5. Guts

A long time ago, before we stood on hide legs and walked around, our guts would hang down below our bodies, perfectly supported by our suspension bridge spine. Humans today go around with their guts being nestled in a cocoon of stomach muscles and are not supported as they should be. Because of this, every so often, a bit of our intestine can sneak through holes in that stomach muscle wall and cause a hernia. In men, it’s even worse because the testicles are also supported by those muscles and when the testicles descend during infancy, they actually come from cavities in that muscle wall. It’s like having a pre-built hernia just waiting to happen.

6. Brains

Yes, our brains are a marvel of evolution. Humans can split the atom and create Facebook and do millions of other notable and incredible things, but at what price? When our braincases decided to become larger they did so at the expense of our jaw bone. The gene that told us to get brains that could create fire and the wheel also told us that we didn’t need wisdom teeth anymore. It seems that thinking up modern dentistry was more important evolutionarily speaking than chewing on hard grains and fruit.

Yanking them out didn't make him any wiser.

7. Coccyx

Besides sounding funny, this vestigial tail is no longer needed by the human body except for the very important task of being the anchor point for the anus. This is a case where an old outdated body part was reassigned a new task. But what a shitty job.

The coccyx also makes a great place to put a really cool tramp stamp.

8. Throats

Our throats are set up completely wrong. In most animals, the throat is made so that there is literally no chance of something “going down the wrong hole” because the esophagus is located under the trachea. This is a case of evolution working in complete harmony with gravity. Since food falls down, it has no chance to become lodged in the upper tracheal tube. Now, in a case of evolution screwing with humans, we evolved a voice box that pushed the esophagus further down the throat, giving you a fifty-fifty chance of choking every time you put something in your mouth.

Another really famous "Choke"

9. Fat

Because our bodies evolved in a time when we didn’t know when we would be catching our next meal, we became very efficient when it came to storing our food energy in the form of fat. Unfortunately, we don’t live in that world anymore, so we tend to store calories we don’t need. Couple this with the fact that our tongues have evolved to seek out sweet, salty, and fatty foods and you get a case of the human body doing things that will eventually kill it.

The good news is now you can blame it on evolution.

10. Male Nipples

I’m not even gonna touch this one.



    If you’d like to go out with a bang, Holy Smoke LLC offers to pack your cremated ashes (or those of your loved ones) into ammunition cartridges. You tell them the caliber or gauge, ship the remains to them, and they’ll load the cartridges:

    Once the caliber, gauge and other ammunition parameters have been selected, we will ask you (by way of your funeral service provider) to send approximately one pound of the decadent’s ash to us. Upon receiving the ashes our professional and reverent staff will place a measured portion of ash into each shot-shell or cartridge.[...]

    Our return shipment to the sender will be the finished ammunition, boxed in available labeled ammunition boxes. We also offer mantle-worthy wooden carriers with engraved name plates. Your return shipment will also include any unused ash in a separate, labeled container.

WTF !! :o

General Radio Discussion / Look up in the Sky it's
« on: August 12, 2011, 2016 UTC »
                                           not Pigs on the Wing it's

                                         Perseid Meteor Shower


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