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« Reply #3000 on: Feb 19th, 2011, 10:15am »

on Feb 18th, 2011, 3:08pm, purr wrote:
I'm still laughing, philliman!! What a cheeky, lovely and so resourceful little feller we have here! Making sure there was a bun to go with that french fry, so this squirrel is on the opposite diet to mine.

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« Reply #3001 on: Feb 19th, 2011, 10:16am »

Good morning Phil,
Thank you for the articles and lovely spring photo. Makes you smile just looking at it.
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« Reply #3002 on: Feb 19th, 2011, 10:24am »

Good morning Crystal

I thought you would find this story amusing... smiley

Klepto feline gives new meaning to 'cat' burglar

SAN MATEO, Calif. (KGO) -- A cat burglar is on the loose in a Peninsula neighborhood. He is prolific and hard to catch; this burglar makes others look like amateurs.

Meet Dusty. By day, he is your average house pet. But when the sun goes down, it is time to hit the streets. Dusty is a cat burglar.

"He always steals stuff," neighbor Ethan McLelland said.

McLelland, 5, and other neighbors know Dusty by his alias -- Kelpto the Cat.

"She took my mom's swimming clothes," McLelland said.

Neighbors are on guard, but his victims do not intend to file police reports.

"No we haven't because we know where to go," one neighbor said.

They go to Jean Chu and Jim Coleman's home. Dusty belongs to them.

In the past three years, they figure Dusty has stolen about 600 items. He is not choosy; he will take anything that is not locked down.

"Towels, gloves, shoes, socks, little toys, children's toys," Chu said, listing some of the items that have turned up in their home.

Dusty's MO is always the same. He leaves home at night and returns with his loot in the early morning.

The Animal Planet television show 'Must Love Cats' recently installed a camera outside the house. It captured his nightly forays for a week.

Chu says Dusty's record take for one night is pretty amazing -- 11 items.

As the sun sets in San Mateo, the question becomes, which house will Dusty hit tonight? It is the purr-fect night for a heist.

There is a video on the link that shows the cats stash... laugh

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« Reply #3003 on: Feb 19th, 2011, 10:56am »

600 Items! He is a klepto.

Good evening Luvey,

Dusty is a Siamese. I grew up with Siamese cats. They are insane and smart! Thanks for the laugh.

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« Reply #3004 on: Feb 19th, 2011, 11:08am »

One Siamese of ours hated my Dad. He would dig through the magazine stack and tear up Dad's magazines. He would also dance around Dad's chair and hiss at him. Dad = 0, Siamese = 1 Every time.

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« Reply #3005 on: Feb 19th, 2011, 1:28pm »

Thanks, Phil! I am being attacked by grandkids as we speak!!

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« Reply #3006 on: Feb 19th, 2011, 1:47pm »

That's how it should be, my friend. smiley

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The true horrors of pet food revealed: Prepare to be shocked by what goes into dog food and cat food

If you check the labels on grocery store foods, you've probably already begun to see that the list of ingredients doesn't always tell the whole truth about what's in your food. The same goes for your pets' food. Behind innocent-sounding words like "meat byproducts" and "meat meal" are horrific manufacturing practices that would turn your stomach. The nutritional considerations of pet foods go beyond the sources of meat in them. Pet food manufacturers add dangerous preservatives and vitamin fortifications that actually make your pets' food less healthy.

What mysterious "meat byproducts" really are
Let's start with what usually appears as the protein source and the primary ingredient in pet food: Meat byproducts or meat meal. Both are euphemisms for the parts of animals that wouldn't be considered meat by any smart consumer. The well-known phrase "meat byproducts" is a misnomer since these byproducts contain little, if any, meat. These are the parts of the animal left over after the meat has been stripped away from the bone. "Chicken by-products include head, feet, entrails, lungs, spleen, kidneys, brain, liver, stomach, bones, blood, intestines, and any other part of the carcass not fit for human consumption," writes Henry Pasternak in Healing Animals with Nature's Cures.

Meat meal can contain the boiled down flesh of animals we would find unacceptable for consumption. This can include zoo animals, road kill, and 4-D (dead, diseased, disabled, dying) livestock. Most shockingly, this also can include dogs and cats. That's right, your pets could be cannibals. Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser writes, "Although leading American manufacturers promise never to put rendered pets into their pet food, it is still legal to do so. A Canadian company, Sanimal Inc., was putting 40,000 pounds of dead dogs and dead cats into its dog and cat food every week, until discontinuing the practice in June 2001. "This food is healthy and good," said the company's vice president of procurement, responding to critics, ''but some people don't like to see meat meal that contains any pets."

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Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/012647_pet_food_dog.html#ixzz1ER5kM7PG
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« Reply #3007 on: Feb 19th, 2011, 9:05pm »

on Feb 19th, 2011, 1:28pm, Swamprat wrote:
Thanks, Phil! I am being attacked by grandkids as we speak!!

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Poor Grandpa gets to spoil the kids and then give them back to Mom and Dad. grin
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on Feb 19th, 2011, 1:47pm, philliman wrote:
That's how it should be, my friend. smiley

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[i]The true horrors of pet food revealed: Prepare to be shocked by what goes into dog food and cat food

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Hey Phil,
Yikes! Thanks for that article and hope you are having a good weekend so far.
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« Reply #3009 on: Feb 20th, 2011, 08:52am »

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February 20, 2011
Iranian Ships to Enter Suez Canal
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CAIRO (Reuters) - Two Iranian naval ships are due to sail through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean on Monday, Suez Canal officials said, denying a report from Iran that said the ships had already gone through the waterway.

The vessels, the first Iranian naval ships to sail through the canal since 1979, are due to arrive at the southern entrance to the canal in the Gulf of Suez later on Sunday, the officials said.

Earlier on Sunday, Iran's Arabic language state television channel Al Alam TV reported that the ships had passed through the Suez Canal.

The military, which has been running Egypt since President Hosni Mubarak was toppled on February 11, approved Iran's request to send the ships through the canal, an Egyptian army source said on Friday.

The request was a difficult one for Egypt's interim government. Cairo is an ally of the United States and has a peace treaty with Israel, and its relations with Iran have been strained since Iran's 1979 revolution.

The prospect of Iranian warships sailing through the canal into the Mediterranean for the first time since 1979 alarmed Israel whose foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, described it as a provocation.

(Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Peter Millership)

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Yemen separatist leader arrested as protests draw fire
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ADEN/SANAA (Reuters) - The leader of Yemen's secessionist Southern Movement was arrested in Aden and shots were fired at a demonstration in Sanaa on Sunday as unrest hit the impoverished Arab country for a ninth consecutive day.

Thousands of people also staged sit-ins in the cities of Ibb and Taiz, demanding the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who renewed his call for opposition parties to pursue a dialogue with the government.

Saleh, a U.S. ally battling a resurgent al Qaeda wing based in Yemen, has held power for 32 years in an Arabian Peninsula state that faces soaring unemployment, dwindling oil and water reserves, and chronic unrest in northern and southern provinces.

Hasan Baoum was arrested in the southern port city by an "armed military group" in a hospital where he was receiving treatment and was taken to an unknown location, his youngest son Fadi Hasan Baoum told Reuters.

Baoum was also arrested in November last year, accused of planning illegal demonstrations.

Security in Aden was stepped up on Sunday with tanks and armored vehicles out on the city's main streets.

In the capital, as many as 50 government supporters tried to break up a demonstration outside Sanaa University by more than 1,000 protesters.

A Saleh supporter fired shots from an assault rifle but there were no reported casualties and the government supporters soon dispersed, while the protesters continued their demonstration chanting, "Leave, Ali!"

Both sides fired weapons on Saturday outside the university -- the first reported use of firearms by demonstrators. Several protesters were hurt in those clashes and five people including young girls were wounded in the southern town of Sheikh Othman, apparently by stray bullets.

Five soldiers were wounded on Saturday evening in Khormaksar and Sheikh Othman when protesters clashed with security forces, a local official and witnesses said on Sunday.

PROTESTS AND SIT-INS

In the southern city of Ibb, around 1,000 protesters set up camp in Freedom Square waving banners which read "Leave" and "The people want the fall of the regime," witnesses said.

In Taiz, thousands continued a sit-in for the ninth straight day. Twelve Yemeni human rights organisations demanded the sacking and trials of security officials in Aden, Sanaa and Taiz because of their role in attacks against demonstrators, according to a statement seen by Reuters.

Saleh on Sunday renewed his call for opposition parties to continue their dialogue and blamed the last two days of protests, in which five people were killed, on "elements outside the system and the law."

"Dialogue is the best way. Not sabotage. Not blocking the roads," he told tribal, military and civil leaders in Sanaa.

On Saturday he blamed a "foreign agenda" and a "conspiracy against Yemen, its security and stability" for the string of protests against poverty, unemployment and corruption which have gained momentum since the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt.

Saleh is facing not only an al Qaeda branch that has launched attacks at home and abroad

Protests have flared across Yemen for the past month. Saleh also faces a separatist revolt in the south and is trying to maintain a shaky truce with Shi'ite Muslim rebels in the north.

(Additional reporting Mohamed Sudam; writing by Jason Benham; editing by Mark Heinrich)

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Cyberwar Issues Likely to Be Addressed Only After a Catastrophe
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February 17, 2011 | 2:00 am
Categories: Cyber Warfare, Cybersecurity, RSA Conference


When it comes to developing cyberwarfare policy, the United States will likely wait for a catastrophic event and then overreact, rather than plan ahead, said former intelligence chief Mike McConnell at the RSA Conference on Wednesday.

McConnell was pessimistic that Congress and the public would get its act together in time to debate and sort out all the questions that need to be answered about what constitutes cyberwar and how the government and private sector should respond when faced with incidents that fit the definition.

McConnell, former director of national intelligence and former director of the National Security Agency, was speaking on a panel that included former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, Bruce Schneier chief technology security officer at BT, and James Lewis, director and senior fellow of the technology and public policy program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

When it comes to defining cyberwar, Chertoff and McConnell say espionage and information theft don’t qualify, but destruction of data or systems do. Designating the latter as an act of war, however, would still depend on the scale and genesis of the attack.

“You could have a cyberattack that would be as consequential in terms of the economy, maybe even in terms of loss of life, as things we typically associate with war fighting,” Chertoff said.

But as Schneier pointed out, the genesis or source of an attack is the biggest unknown in any cyberincident. Judging an attack simply by its consequences creates problems, too, since an attack that causes destruction and looks like war could simply be an espionage attack gone unintentionally bad.

When moderator Lewis asked the audience which cyberincident they considered an act of war, the Google hack last year, believed to have originated in China, got a no, while the Stuxnet worm raised a lot of hands. Stuxnet, a superworm that spread in part via infected USB sticks and targeted a nuclear enrichment plant in Iran, is believed to have been created by the United States.

Stuxnet, he said, had to be considered in the same light we would view Israel’s evident bombing of a suspected nuclear facility in Syria in 2007.

“If one is war, the other one is,” he said. “And if one isn’t, the other one isn’t.”

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Libya protests: 'foreign mercenaries using heavy weapons against at demonstrators'

Heavy weapons, including anti-aircraft missiles, are being used to murder scores of pro-democracy campaigners in Colonel Gaddafi's Libya with the death toll already "well into three figures", it has emerged.

By Nabila Ramdani, Cairo
11:44AM GMT 20 Feb 2011

As the violence in the Arab dictatorship continued, a regional medical coordinator in the eastern city of Benghazi said bodies were piling up in hospitals.

"We must be talking at least 150 dead since the start of the demonstrations last week, with many more seriously injured," he said.

"Tanks and helicopter gunships full of foreign mercenaries are fighting gangs of demonstrators. At least one dead man had been hit by an anti-aircraft missile, while other bodies are riddled with heavy machine gun fire."

Fighting has also broken out in the cities of Al-Bayda, Ajdabiya, Zawiya, and Darnah, with eye-witnesses reporting Molotov cocktails, rifles and even antique Arabic sabres being used by demonstrators.

Protestors in Ajdabiya even claimed that it was now a "a Free City" after the HQ of Gaddafi's Revolutionary Committee was burned down on Friday, along with 14 other buildings.

There were also reports of bystanders, including women and children, leaping to their deaths from high bridges as they tried to escape battle-hardened mercenaries from neighbouring countries like Chad.

Meanwhile, the government in Tripoli has shut down a range of media, including internet providers, social networking sites and the signals of western news channels.

Facebook and the website of Al-Jazeera, the international Arab TV network, were among the first to go, with journalists were also being refused entry into the country.

As he suffered the most serious threat to his rule since coming to power in 1969, Gaddafi made it clear that he did not want a repeat of the so-called Facebook Revolutions which ended the rule of despots in Egypt and Tunisia this year.

"Gaddafi's fear is that eastern cities will fall, and the revolt a full-scale will reach Tripol'", said Omar, a 24-year-old civil servant in Benghazi, who asked for his surname to be withheld for security reasons.

There have been sporadic demonstrations in the Libyan capital, with crowds of youths setting fire to cars, but any serious trouble has soon been stamped out by the army.

Omar added: "Tanks are being used in Benghazi, but there are already soldiers joining the demonstrators. They are on the side of the people." While low-paid Libyan army recruits are always likely to desert, the dictator's third son, Saadi Gaddafi, was said to be coordinating African mercenaries to act as shock troops against the protesters.

A Libyan journalist who is currently banned from writing about the trouble because of a news black-out imposed by Gaddafi said: "Some of these mercenary shock troops have been killed or captured, and some of them are said to on the equivalent of around 500 dollars a day.

"These killers are coming from countries like Chad. They're vicious killers. People are so terrified of them that they've been doing everything possible to get away."

Women and children were seen jumping off the Giuliana Bridge in Benghazi to get away. Many of them were killed by the impact of hitting the water, while others were drowned.

Saadi Gaddafi, a 37-year-old former professional footballer, is fiercely loyal to his father, and a possible heir to the Colonel's position.

Fatih, another Benghazi resident, aged 26 and unemployed, said that many of the mercenaries did not speak Arabic but only French "making them impossible to reason with."

"They don't ask questions - they just shoot live ammunition,' she said. "Innocent people are getting caught up in all this. They are being killed for simply staying at home. House-to-house searches are taking place as the security forces look for weapons."

One of the worst attacks in Benghazi on Saturday was on protesters including judges camped in front of the city's law courts. Tear gas was fired at the demonstrators first, and then machine guns.

Meanwhile, text messages sent to mobile phone subscribers across Libya from the Gaddafi regime read: "We congratulate those who understand that interfering with national unity threatens the future of generations."

Benghazi is 600 miles east of Tripoli, the capital of Libya, and a hotbed of anti-Gaddafi feeling.

Libya itself is one of the biggest oil and gas exporters in the world, with companies like BP cashing in on its reserves following a recent period of detente with the west.

However, the unemployment rate is at 30 per cent, housing is in short supply, and there is no recognised political opposition whatsoever.

While Gaddafi himself has managed to soften his image abroad by giving up support for terrorist groups including the IRA, he remains a hate figure for many domestically.

Ahmed, a pro-democracy campaigner in Tripoli, said: "He's one of the most odious Arab dictators in the world - a real thug in a uniform who sees nothing wrong with killing people to achieve his goals. If this turns into a full-scale revolution then it will be the best thing which happened to Arab democracy."

Foreign Secretary William Hague said: "I condemn the violence in Libya, including reports of the use of heavy weapons fire and a unit of snipers against demonstrators. This is clearly unacceptable and horrifying."

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Sci-Fi Dramas Lead Friday Rebound, 'Blue Bloods' Returns

By NELLIE ANDREEVA
Saturday February 19, 2011 @ 10:37am PST


After a depressing Thursday ratings report riddled with declines and season/series lows, things looked much brighter on Friday with most shows posting week-to-week gains.

After two alarming drops, Fox's sci-fi series Fringe (1.5/5, 4.1 million) rebounded, up 7% from last week. Its lead-in, Kitchen Nightmares (1.7/6, 3.9 million) was up 13% after slipping by about that much last week.

CBS' The Defenders (1.3/5, 8.5 million) also reversed a down trend, up 18% in 18-49. CSI: NY (1.8/6, 10.6 million) was up 13%. Blue Bloods (1.6/5, 11.1 million) returned to its regular Friday slot close to the levels of its ratings performance there before it moved to Wednesdays for a trial run. In its last original airing on Fridays on Dec. 3. Blue Bloods drew a 1.7/6 and 11.4 million. The cop/family drama failed to carry over a demo ratings bump from its extra exposure on Wednesdays where it averaged a 2.1/6 and 11.8 last week. However, it is clear the Tom Selleck drama has a strong base as its viewership numbers stay virtually the same no matter the time slot or the length of the hiatus. CBS and Fox finished tied in 18-49 (1.6/5) for the night, with CBS (10.1 million) dominating the total viewer race.

Supernatural (2.3 million, 1.0/4 in 18-34) was up 25% in 18-34 and 27% in total viewers from last week, while Smallville (2.2 million, 0.9/4 in 18-34) was up 13% in 18-34 and down a fraction in total viewers.

ABC's Primetime: What Would You Do? (1.6/5, 4.7 million) was up 23% from its most recent original 2 weeks ago and improved significantly on its Supernanny (1.0/4) lead-in. NBC's two-hour Dateline (1.6/6) was up 14% from last week, while reality series Who Do You Think You Are? (1.2/4) was down 14%.

http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/ratings-rat-race-sc-fi-dramas-lead-friday-rebound-blue-bloods-returns/

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New High-Resolution Method for Imaging Below the Skin Using a Liquid Lens

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— University of Rochester optics professor Jannick Rolland has developed an optical technology that provides unprecedented images under the skin's surface. The aim of the technology is to detect and examine skin lesions to determine whether they are benign or cancerous without having to cut the suspected tumor out of the skin and analyze it in the lab. Instead, the tip of a roughly one-foot-long cylindrical probe is placed in contact with the tissue, and within seconds a clear, high-resolution, 3D image of what lies below the surface emerges.

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Rolland presented her findings at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 19.

"My hope is that, in the future, this technology could remove significant inconvenience and expense from the process of skin lesion diagnosis," Rolland says. "When a patient walks into a clinic with a suspicious mole, for instance, they wouldn't have to have it necessarily surgically cut out of their skin or be forced to have a costly and time-consuming MRI done. Instead, a relatively small, portable device could take an image that will assist in the classification of the lesion right in the doctor's office."

The device accomplishes this using a unique liquid lens setup developed by Rolland and her team for a process known as Optical Coherence Microscopy. In a liquid lens, a droplet of water takes the place of the glass in a standard lens. As the electrical field around the water droplet changes, the droplet changes its shape and therefore changes the focus of the lens. This allows the device to take thousands of pictures focused at different depths below the skin's surface. Combining these images creates a fully in-focus image of all of the tissue up to 1 millimeter deep in human skin, which includes important skin tissue structures. Because the device uses near infrared light instead of ultrasounds, the images have a precise, micron-scale resolution instead of a millimeter-scale resolution.

The process has been successfully tested in in-vivo human skin and several papers on it have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Rolland says that the next step is to start using it in a clinical research environment so its ability to discriminate between different types of lesions may be assessed.

Rolland joined the faculty of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science's Institute of Optics in 2009. She is the Brian J. Thompson Professor of Optical Engineering and is also a professor of biomedical engineering and associate director of the R.E. Hopkins Center for Optical Design and Engineering.

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