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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 12:14 PM

That's gotta be him, Mag -- notice the glow int he eyes? So while Gluon is a duckdog, Boson is evidently and ardwolf, right?

This menagerie has a certain charm, but it can get make you spin keeping on top of it. Especially the translation. Is it time for precess yet?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 10:45 AM

Hmmm. How about Boson, attacted to my yard because of the large number of ants (they taste remarkably like termites, which we also have).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 10:40 AM

According to Wikipedia, boson include both gluons and photons,as well as Helium4 atoms. So Boson could look like Gluon or different. If Boson was from the Photon branch of the family he could be very bright and energetic. But incidental emissions of energy could be a problem, and shedding spare electrons from various collisions indoors.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 09:43 AM

Boson


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 09:31 AM

Boson looks like the last picture, only different.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 25 Sep 05 - 06:26 AM

Well, i had an idea boson looked like this, but a bit bigger, obviously. It still doesn't tell us what shape his nose is, but maybe this
is somewhere close though...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 11:05 PM

Another bone-dry evening in Fort Worth. Not a drop of rain today, only a rather drying wind that knocked all of the leaves off of the poison ivy vines on the trees by the creek and distributed them on my back yard lawn. There they are, big healthy noxious looking leaves, in irregular triplicate, just waiting to drive the dog or me into an itching frenzy if we accidentally tangle with them.

Rapaire, tell Gluon she had better go play in Idaho for a few days, let these leaves dry up and blow away. Maybe she can retreive golf balls mid-flight. Drive those golfers nuts!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 10:10 PM

Hello, Mom. I see that you've fallen into bad company. Let me help you back up. There, that's it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 03:24 PM

. . . and I told them that it's, "If you ain't MOAB, you ain't shit."


Well, think about it for a minute. We understood what you meant, even with an implied double negative. Perhaps that should read "if you ain't MOAB, you ARE shit." That would cover Bush right there.

I just heard a thump. I think Gluon is out playing in the yard with Boson. They're moving so fast I can hardly see what they look like. I recognize Gluon's duck bill, of course, but what exactly is Boson shaped like?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 03:05 PM

There were originally 40 questions, and they picked twenty. It was a blatant case of censorship! Ideas were stifled, snuffed out like a candle in a hurricane, never given a chance to bloom, to inspire future generations. My best answers were trampled upon, ground into the mud! But they will rise! Die Gedanken sind frei!

For instance, they asked "Who inspires you?" and I replied, "Amos Jessup and Bruce La Wall are the most inspiring bad examples I know of. Their examples inspire me to continue the good habits and the prayerful, angelic ways I have followed since childhood." They asked, "How would you like to die?" and I said, "Well, certainly not screaming, 'Don't shoot! I'm just a jolly tinker!' like my Uncle." And they asked my motto, and I told them that it's, "If you ain't MOAB, you ain't shit."

I think Bush is behind it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 02:49 PM

Because if they allowed natural perspective to rule, you would say things they couldn't understand or else couldn't print.

Excellent piece, Rapaire. LOL!!!

I am surprised, though, that you didn't put MOAB on one of the lists. Perhaps you could get the guy to do an in-depth followup dedicated to that one thing.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 02:02 PM

Well that was a good therapeutic laugh!


ISJ: What's your favorite food?

Doellman: Hmm ... possibly wild salmon.

ISJ: Who inspires you the most?

Doellman: My wife.

ISJ: If you could choose a new career, what would it be?

Doellman: Highly compensated, well-regarded dilettante. Unfortunately, there are no openings.

ISJ: If you could have dinner with one famous person, who would it be?

Doellman: Arthur C. Clarke, Elizabeth I, Robert Heinlein, William Shakespeare, Maria Mitchell, Robert Browning, Martha Jane Canary, John XXIII, Joseph Smith, Martin Luther, Adam Smith, the Buddha, Hildegarde of Bingen, Thomas Jefferson, Jesus of Nazareth, Marie Curie, Charles Darwin, Red Skelton, Karl Marx, Johann Sebastian Bach, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Gráinne Ni Mháille, Jonathan Swift, Minnie Howard - sorry, I can't pick just one, but I could put together one heckuva party.

ISJ: Any regrets?

Doellman: No, not really. I wish I was better at mathematics, but that's not a regret.

ISJ: What's your favorite appliance?

Doellman: In the kitchen, a good sharp knife. Otherwise, a computer and a sledge hammer to hit it with.

ISJ: What was the last good book you read?

Doellman: Brian Garfield's "Thousand Mile War" or Laura Berton's "I Married the Klondike." Take your pick.

ISJ: What's your favorite sport?

Doellman: Fencing, marksmanship, and archery. Individually, not all at once.

ISJ: What was the best day of your life?

Doellman: Oct. 6, 1973, ranks right up there with Feb. 11, 1945.

ISJ: The worst day?

Doellman: April 14, 1981, the day my mother died.

ISJ: What was the best piece of advice you ever received?

Doellman: There are lots more than just one: Do the best you can and don't worry about it. Skedaddle while they reload. If you don't try you'll never know if you can. Don't take yourself too seriously. Be nice to folks you meet on the way up, because you'll meet them again on the way down. If not you, who? Eat what's set before you. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. It's never too late to mutate.

ISJ: What's the best and worst invention ever patented?

Doellman: The computer.

ISJ: What is your guilty pleasure?

Doellman: I really can't feel guilty about pleasure - I was raised Roman Catholic.

ISJ: What chores do you do around the house?

Doellman: We share the chores, but I usually do the cooking.

ISJ: What was the first album you ever owned?

Doellman: I think that it was about the origin of the Lone Ranger. It was a 78.

ISJ: What's your idea of the perfect vacation?

Doellman: No cell phones, no e-mail, interesting people, places and things - all shared with my wife.

ISJ: What is your worst personal trait?

Doellman: Untidiness. I know where it is, but no one else can find it.

ISJ: What is your favorite musical era?

Doellman: I like folk music, folk rock, jazz, blues, some classical (especially Bach, both J.S. and P.D.Q.), some "classic rock" and others. You figure it out.

ISJ: What is your ideal "last meal?"

Doellman: A progressive dinner about a hundred years long, with the meals held on each continent of each planet in the solar system.

ISJ: What is your favorite entertainer?

Doellman: Any good author.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 12:10 PM

That's not forced perspective, Mike. You've turned into a lard-assed pinhead and just weren't aware of it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 08:42 AM

This morning I awakened to this.

Why do they use forced perspective?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 24 Sep 05 - 12:44 AM

That must have been back when Gluon was a shaggy dog.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 09:53 PM

Out here there are dogs that are supposed to work cattle, but don't, really. Their called blue heelers, and they're a cowboy's best friend. You can see them riding around in pickups or barking at visitors to the ranches and just generally making nuisances of themselves.

But just outside of American Falls there used to be one who was a real benefit to the community. Every election day, the dog would be taken into town by his owned and turned over to the Board of Elections. The Board would then turn him loose and he would round up every voter in town and chivvy them down to the polls. This dog was so smart and his nose so educated that he only brought each person of voting age in once. After he'd rounded up everyone in one ward, the Board took him to the next to do the same thing. He was indeed a true ward heeler.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 09:32 PM

Gluon is not the type to keep his butt on the floor, no matter HOW desirable the reward. His nature is to be a herding force for subatomic particles. Back when he was in the employ of the Fermi Lab gang, he once herded three times 10 to the 12th power of protons all the way from Chicago to Florida, for delivery to the NASA crowd down there, for a science experiment scheduled to lift off in the nosecone of one of the early Atlas shots.

It was a herd shot 'round the world.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 08:09 PM

New house rules: you don't get petted unless your butt is on the floor. No jumping the homeowner or kids. And nails must be trimmed for when you jump even if you're not supposed to.

This goes for Gluon and Boson also. (Was that Boson out back chasing the ducks in my pond in the creek this afternoon? It sounded like an elephant charging around on the brushy bank.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 07:02 PM

Actually, I don't have a think accent at all. My thoughts are spoken in a perfectly accent-free dialect similar to the voice of David Brinkley.

It's when I open muh mouth an' let 'em thoughts out thet they sorta start t' deevolve furm David Brinkley inta jus' unnuther damm ol' redneck furm Jay, Flawrda.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 05:28 PM

I had a think accent once but was forced to sell it so that we could buy a trap to catch the wolf at the door of the wall we had our back to so we could eat him.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 05:07 PM

A thick one also.


Geez. . .I can see where this is going. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 03:47 PM

"New Cliche" sounds like "bed"?

boy - you must have a really think accent!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 03:42 PM

At least no one can accuse you of missing an answer that was right under your nose.

True. Maybe we can start a new cliche' about finding an an answer that's right on top of one's nose.

Hmmm... "New cliche'". Bit of an oxymoron, isn't it? Great name for a band, though...

Nah! Sounds too much like "Negeligees" errr... "Negeljays" errr... Those things women sleep in.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 01:49 PM

At least no one can accuse you of missing an answer that was right under your nose.

I'm glad you were paying attention, Amos. I saw the looming number but went and took a little nap to nip a sinus headache in the bud. It didn't work as well as usual, as there seems to be a large atmospheric disturbance in the area. Several folks I've spoken with here today have been dealing with sinus headaches. My forehead doesn't differentiate between humongous hurricanes and simple shifts as thunderstorms drift through, so I don't think I can sell this as a job skill or anything (you know, like one of those USDA food sniffers).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 01:30 PM

NEWSFLASH!!!

SOURCE OF MYSTERY ODOR UNCOVERED!!!


For the last couple of days I've been catching whiffs of a vaguely familiar odor. "What's that damned smell?" I'd ask myself every few minutes. "I don't think it's something burning. Smells more like something chemical. What the hell is it?"

Finally, I recognized it as being very similar to the smell given off by PVC pipe when you cut it. "But I haven't done any plumbing work for months." I said to myself, "Maybe it's from that oil processing plant a few miles down the road." (Have I ever mentioned that there are a bunch of oil wells around here?) But my wife couldn't smell anything so that sorta dashed that idea.

Then I noticed that the odor was more pronounced when I was at the computer. "Oh, hell!" I thought, "The friggin' computer's melting." So I took the cover off the computer and sniffed around. Nothing.

"All right," I thought, "it's obvious that I'm losing my mind. I've always heard that olfactory hallucinations are the first indications of the onset of schizophrenia. This must be it. Time to head off to Chattahoochee and do the Thorazine Shuffle with the rest of the loonies."

So, while I was taking a break from searching for downloadable Power of Attorney forms so my wife could take care of my affairs while I was off being Chief Broom, I took off the reading glasses that I have to wear for computer work and noticed that the smell went away. Put 'em back on, the smell came back. "Aha!" I mentally exclaimed, "It's the damned nosepads on these new el cheapo reading glasses! They're made of a PVC-related plastic! I'm not whacko! Well... not whacko enough to be Baker Acted... yet."

I just hope the smell goes away as the things age and the plastic finishes curing. Sorta hard to ignore it when it's on your nose.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 12:38 PM

There was once a fella called Amos
Who thought that he would be famous
He looted and plundered,
Shouted, "Ninety-four hunderd!"
And locked himself out sans pajamous.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 12:04 PM

P0sted on the MOAB
And hollered "It's 94 hundred!"



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 12:02 PM

And to prove it, the scab


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 12:01 PM

My lifeline will NEVER be sundered!
....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 12:01 PM

The once was a scholar who thundered....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 11:58 AM

No, there won't be any more duck-dogs about.

To maintain parity, and so prevent the universe tipping over as it's unbalanced, which would be bad, as my keyboard alredy has coffee in it, plus time might start running backwards or sideways or something, there was a dog-duck created at the same point as Gluon.

To distinguish it from Gluon, we will call it Boson. This is an easier rhyme than the other viable alternative of 'semi-mythical Higgs particle'

How it behaves is the next question....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 10:40 AM

Thanks, Rap. Pttthhhtthhhttt. You were too late. They're already awake and distributed around the house and yard. Your noisy window didn't wake them.

These two are funny. I had to haul the pitbull to the back door this morning, with the catahoula protesting from her enclosure all the while. They are counting the days on their little doggie calendars until the stitches are removed (a week from today, in a half hour from now) so they can go face to face as peers in the back yard.

This new dog is so far a little space cadet. I can only guess at the home she came from--she is house trained, but little else.

Do you think Gluon is lonely? Maybe Amos should investigate finding a companion for her. Any more duck-dogs floating around the Earth's orbit that you might entice into your neighborhood? (I sure wouldn't want to be the one to be the pooper scooper behind two of them, though!)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 09:18 AM

Hey, Stilly --

Good luck
with keepin’
‘em quiet!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 12:52 AM

Shhhhh! Type quietly! They're finally asleep! Don't slam that window when you close it! I'm going to turn off the computer and tiptoe down the hall and hope they stay quiet.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 23 Sep 05 - 12:35 AM

Well, it can't be any worse than the ruckus around here. They can't live with each other, they can't live without each other. Some sleepover! Take one out of the kennel to go pee and it's like an Olympic wrestling match, all wiggling and licking and arms and legs everywhere. Kick one out in the back yard and she starts barking at geckos on the patio roof and the other one barks because she hears the first one bark. Now they're together again, and only one of them is barking, so I suppose its an improvement, but she's barking in the house, so it's harder to ignore.

Sheesh. Mom! Tell these two dogs to be quiet! They aren't listening to me!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 11:37 PM

Rapaire:

You are such a SUCKUP!!!

"No-one loooves you but meeeee, Moooooom". Brrrrpppppt!

I'm gonna tell her who tried to use Gluon in a Bose-EInstein Condensate experiment last summer and made the basement stink for a month. We're still getting rid of some of those atoms you hauled down there.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 11:24 PM

Woof! Woof woof woof!

Rasp rasp rasp!

I left the girls in the sun room. I hear a thumping tail against the wall. One is in a kennel, the other isn't. It keeps them apart enough that no ones stitches will be harmed by the association. Both girls have their sleeping pads in there. A doggie sleepover. I predict some middle of the night giggling.

Mom, did you take in the barbecue and the patio furniture and the trash cans? I think they're going to roll down the street and float away in the creek if you don't! Not even Gluon will be able to find them once they're in the tangle of urban flotsam in the Trinity River.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 09:07 PM

Okay, Mom. Up, up, up and at 'em! Thatsa girl, old girl!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 03:11 PM

Hi, Mom. How are you doing today? I guess it's just SRS and me that care enough to visit with you today. Yes, I know, there are the others, but you know how they are. Here's your shawl, your tea, and your toast. I've used real butter and cinnamon sugar on it, so don't get too rowdy now, you hear?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 08:50 AM

Keep your cell phone handy and charged, too.

That's a lovely dog. I like the white blaze on the face.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 22 Sep 05 - 12:16 AM

The pup is here! She doesn't feel good, after her surgery yesterday, but she is sweet and beautiful and Cinnamon is ecstatic that this friend (who is sequestered in the house for 10 days or so) is here to stay. She looks much like this dog in coloring and shape. Only smaller, and no evidence of recent pups. The cats have even been hanging out nearby, keeping an eye on her.

I have to run over to a sporting goods store and to Home Depot tomorrow to get a couple of parts for my Coleman stove and to get a fresh can of fuel. I have enough supplies here for several days. The truck will be parked facing out (as always) of the garage and I'll have the kennels in the back and ready to go if our creek rises. I have a large pile of bricks right outside the back door and if it looks like we may have high water, maybe a couple of inches will make all of the difference to the antiques. The house had water in it one time, a little in the sunken den. That's before they tore out the old poorly designed bridge and rebuilt it so it doesn't act like a dam across the creek.

Hurricanes often spawn tornadoes as they move inland. That's the bigger hazard here than a tropical depression. I think I'll pull out the insurance policies and slip the CD of photos of all of the rooms of the house (and their contents) into an envelope and leave them at work.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 09:12 PM

The ant article's interesting, Amos.

But this one, also from physorg.com, is scary.

GM crop creates a 'superweed'

Genes from a genetically modified crop trial transferred into local wild plants, creating an herbicide-resistant "superweed," the Guardian reported Monday.

The newspaper said the cross-fertilization between GM oilseed rape, a brassica, and a distantly related plant, charlock, had previously been discounted as virtually impossible by scientists. The "superweed" was found during a follow up to the government's three-year trials of GM crops that ended two years ago.

When scientists treated the new form of charlock with an herbicide, nothing happened. And when seeds were taken from other weeds in the oilseed rape field, researchers found two other plants -- both wild turnips -- were also herbicide resistant.

The findings were posted last week on the Web site of the Center for Ecology and Hydrology -- a British governmental research station.


Incidentally, the article seems to presuppose that anyone who reads it already knows a few fundamentals about GM crops. What it doesn't explain is that many GM crops are engineered to be herbicide resistant so that non-selective herbicides can be sprayed over the entire field to kill weeds without damaging the crops.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 08:24 PM

Two juicy tidbits from the wonderful world of scientific discovery, the best sort of BS there is:

RESEARCHERS CREATE FUNCTIONING ARTIFICIAL PROTEINS USING NATURE'S RULES, September 21

By examining how proteins have evolved, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have discovered a set of simple "rules" that nature appears to use to design proteins, rules the scientists have now employed to create artificial proteins that look and function just like their natural counterparts.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news6663.html

ANTS, NOT EVIL SPIRITS, CREATE DEVIL'S GARDENS IN THE AMAZON RAINFOREST, STUDY FINDS, September 21

For the first time, scientists have identified an ant species that produces its own natural herbicide to poison unwanted plants. Stanford University biologist Deborah M. Gordon and her co-workers describe the findings in the Sept. 22 issue of the journal Nature.
Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news6662.html

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 06:05 PM

I'd plan for power outages, wind, and rain. Of course, it all depends on the path.

(By the way, my mother-in-law is named Rita....)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 02:55 PM

I would be prepared more than rain from Rita, Stilly. You're about 300 miles from the projected landfall point which is about as far as Birmingham, Alabama, is from where Ivan made landfall last year. When we were in Birmingham a couple of weeks after Ivan hit, people were telling us of numerous downed trees and 24-hour power outages.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 01:38 PM

Okay, I've run out of everything else to do. Might as well head down to the office. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 11:37 AM

I hope she's going to bring some much-needed rain our way by the weekend. See if this loads. We're up in the late Saturday/early Sunday area as far as the predicted path, so it would ordinarily be a big sloppy rain storm by the time it gets here. But I don't think anyone is going to dismiss it as something that is going to happen to someone else.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 09:21 AM

Just call her "Lutefisk" and be done with it. You can say to your kids, "Grab Lute and let's get outa here" and before you know it you'll have a lot of brand new friends on the police department.

Rita gonna cause you trouble, Stilly?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 12:19 AM

Oh ya, sure, MAggie, dots good. Sure! :D


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 21 Sep 05 - 12:07 AM

If I were being true to my roots, I could name her for the crucial ingredient in lutefisk. Shout "Lye!" out the door and she'd never get anywhere, would she?

Lefse, anyone?

Anise is a kind of nice name. Or Poppy or Chili Pepper. I'm mulling them over.


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