(::: "Mother Nature's in charge; we're just along for the ride."©
John D.M. Shelley, II, 2001

hell comes for a visit
friday, october 26th, 2007

this has been a Fall unlike anyother year, which I can remember in the past 20yrs. "It is what it is". As I've said for many, many years, as is now uniquely-attributed to me: "Mother Nature's in charge; we're just along for the ride." Yep; that's oh-so true. While the local agricultural farmers have had a great time in harvesting their hundreds-of-thousands-of-of-acres' corn and bean crops, we in the horticultural industry have had a terrible time, with the drought conditions — The Unending Drought From Hell® — has prematurely-ended our season. If I hadn't mandated Drip Irrigation Systems (DIS) in my 5 Year Conditional Warranty, 5-6 years ago, I'd most likely already be out-of-business. The plant failure rate is quite low, as a result of the DIS, as compared to prior years without them in customers' landscapes. I've had to lay-off numerous landscapers, thereby diminishing my overall crews, during the drought. Even with my once-a-year, "25%-Off Fall Sale", in September-October, very few customers are buying, due to the drought conditions. The reality-blinded, thoughly-incompetent EPA-DER-Army Corps idiots in Harrisburg (PA), haven't even acknowledged, in the least, that the state is in a major drought, let alone issued *voluntary* or *mandatory* water-use restrictions. It boggles any sane, functioning, sentient mind, that such shit-for-brains Gov't-appointed cretins, would willfully-ignore such dire conditions, and gleefully continue-on, as if nothing were amiss. Assholes, IMO. That said, all we can do is hope for a better Spring, than the pitiful Summer and Fall, we've just been through. Just when I think we've got it bad, up here in the Mid-Atlantic Region, I read about theExceptional Drought (D4) in the Southeast Region, and wonder what's going to happen when Atlanta runs out of water, in >120 days? The DBM (drive by media) have been 100% silent on this looming disaster. There's no back-up plan for the Southeast, if the lakes and reservoirs run dry; 5 million-plus people are screwed. Yes, the US Gov't/US Army Corps of Engineers etc, have known about this since 2003, through their so-called "yearly workshops", and they've done absolutely nothing to limit population growth or secure additional water sources. Assholes and criminals; all of them! If Atlanta "goes dry", and 5 million people leave, where will they go? Irony? Think on this: the people in NOLA only had ~48 hours to evacuate the city before Hurricane Katrina deluged them with water, while the people in Atlanta have >2,880 hours to evacuate before they run out of water. The "population redistribution problem", is going to be on a scale, heretofore unknown in America. It makes me queasy, to even think about what the "migration possibilities" are/could be/will be, for the rest of the Southeast Region and Nation. 1-to-5 million people, on-the-move, into other USA Regions, and what will be the societal/financial result? I shudder to think of what's ahead of us. Perhaps it's a good training exercise, in the event that a massive, murderous, subhuman filth, muslim-islamist-arab-terrorist attack happens, and entire urban populations have to move/relocate from infected/contaminated/decimated cities, to safer areas. Are you ready for the consequences of such an event? I'm not sure I am, mentally; physically, I am, though. Right now, over 265,000 people are leaving the San Diego area, and this wildfire scenario will prove to be a fertile testing ground, for that other distinct possibility of drought evacuation and migration. By Thursday, Oct 26th, 365,000, 425,000, 550,000, 645,000, 755,000, 815,000, 875,000, 910,000, 996,000, 1,000,000+ have evacuated The Peoples' Republik of Southern Kali-Fornikkkate's wildfires, and the count is still rising. The Hurricanes Katrina/Rita/Wilma gave this Nation a brief glimpse into what could happen, until the lowlife, liberal-demokkkRATs made it totally-political, and quickly-blamed US President Bush and FEMA's lackadaisical idiot, Michael Brown (IDIOT-US), for what the incompetent, criminal scumbags — Gov "do-nothing, dumbass, fat bitch" Blanco (liberal•demokkkRAT-LA), US Sen Mary "worthless, crying skank-filth-bitch" Landrieu (liberal•demokkkRAT-LA), US Rep William "$90k in the freezer" Nigga® Jefferson (liberal•demokkkRAT-LA), Mayor Ray "Chocolate City" racist Nigga® Nagin (liberal•demokkkRAT-LA), and many more corrupt, criminal NOLA liberal-demokkkRATs — didn't do, but blamed others for their own ineptness, incompetence, idiocy, impotence, stupidity, criminality and corruption. What's coming as a result of the Drought of 2007, is on a scale, heretofore never seen, but becomes a very real possibility, in the years to come. If I didn't know better, I'd say that these fires are arsonist-set, by either "White, Christian Males", as were the 2002 Beltway Sniper shootings, or subhuman, lowlife, dirtbag, murderous-muslim-islamist-terrorists, and IMO, "they're as good or better", than 9-11 was, in Midtown Manhattan, to the residents and workers, therein. A whole lot less manpower, planning, cost and risk, IMO. I firmly-believe that The Enemy Within®muslims, islamists, liberals, mentally-ill left-wing demokkkRATs, enviro-wackos, hate-America, hate-US Military, pro-Global Warming scumbags, socialists, commies, anarchists, hard-left marxists — have been involved in this "covert/overt terrorism", which almost eclipses 9-11's terror, in its overall scope and entirety, IMO. I've studied The Enemies of America's "Mentally-Ill Methods & Their Insane Rationality", and this scenario fits the bill, quite well. IMO. It was arson, specifically by ELF (eco-terrorists), over the past 4-6yrs of Kalifornikkkate fires, IMO. Ever heard of them? That's because they're the "darlings" of the hard-left-wing media machine's propaganda. And you won't hear much about the, since they're a "protected minority group". The White, Christian Males are 'fair game', but criminals and subhuman minorities, are not. Go figure.

Around The Garden Center™.
Yikes and ouch2! The DJIA dropped 366.94pts last Friday — approaching the 508pt decline of '87s "Black Monday" — but it didn't go much further, before the NYSE closed at 4pm EST. Since I'm no longer heavily-invested in stocks, but rather in other long-term, other more conservative money-making areas, it didn't affect me very much; actually >0.01% of my total portfolio. A "butterfly-fart", in reality. Yawn. I hope you didn't get hurt too badly, BTW.
Personally, I'm really looking forward to closing-down the GC&N a few weeks early this season, though not due to "The Unending Drought From Hell". I just wish it was due to the normal season's early-ending, and not from an "natural abnormlity", such as the ongoing drought. Sure, we'll be well-below the past 17yrs' gross/net sales figures, but that's to be expected in an unusual time such as this, I'd guess. The massive cold-front and accompaying rains, which plunged through The Mid-Atlantic/North-East Regions, on last Friday through Saturday, did zero/nada/zip/zilch to alleviate the "The Unending Drought From Hell". Temps went back-up into the upper-70s/lower-80s over Sunday and Monday, albeit with lowered-humidity, and the 2-week forecast for rain shows essentially *nothing*.
With sweet, light (SA) crude oil, now at a record $90+/bbl, gas prices at the pump, jumped 12-14¢/gal, this week alone. Unleaded Regular is now at $2.85/gal, Unleaded Plus is up to $2.95/gal, and Unleaded Premium is now at $3.15/gal. I filled-up (Unleaded Regular) on Sunday afternoon, and wasn't really surprised at the price increase. This has been coming for a long time, IIRC. There are many more 'hikes', in-store for the American Public, over the coming months. Get ready for it, and get used to it. It "is what it is". As the refineries switch-over from Summer driving fuel, to Winter heating oil, and refineries are taken-offline, for the conversion, prices will continue to spike/rise.
The local cornfields are almost empty, and the soybean fields are being emptied, very-quickly now, as I watch the southern York County/northern Maryland Baltimore/Harford Counties being cleaned-out by gigantic John Deere Combines and Massey-Ferguson Combines, and I'm always amazed when I see those larger-than-a-house-machines, working in the fields, or driving on the roads. YIKES, they are massive machines, and I'm very impressed/awed/blown-away, by them and their operators.
I got a nasty case of food poisoning last Sunday eveninng, after eating a leftover "Y2K" can of ham & bean soup, with a grilled cheese sandwich. I was up many times during the night and Monday morning, throwing-up and... well, I won't go into *that other specific bodily-function*. After emptying my guts into the sink 5-6x, it was the painful, noisy 'dry-heaves' through Monday afternoon, as I'd dragged myself into work, with great abdominal pain and unending nausea, for the rest of the day. I just wished I could have just stayed in bed, but I had to go into work; no one to 'over for me', for the day. It was a truly-awful day, and I was just happy to get home, and get to bed early, for a change.
While recuperating from the *F-P* episode, on Monday evening, I noticed a massive rainy, weather-system moving-up from the Southeast into the Mid-Atlantic Region, but quite obviously moving 75-100 miles to the northwest of us, as has been the case all year. Dammit! We're just being missed, once again, by the brunt of the storm, and we will benefit very little from it, whan all's said and done. IMO. Dammit! I'd given my remaining LSCP Crews/GC&N Staff the day-off, "if" it became a downpour situation, but it was a measly-drizzle. Trying to safely-work in the muck/mud, isn't prudent, nor is it safe for my men and my machines, to do so. Result? The so-called "storm front" was all for naught, as everything missed us, went way west/north of us, and dumped anywhere from 2-6" of rainfall upon them (certainly not us!), and "blew us the raspberries". Bastards! (sigh)
Okay, I eat my own words! It rained all-day Wednesday, Wednesday night, Thursday, Thursday evening and into Friday evening! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah! Hooo-rah!
Any and all rainfall is much appreciated and welcomed, here, in this badly-parched Mid-Atlantic Region of America. I can tell you that if we'd found an "arson suspect", we'd have ***summarily-killed him***, rather than risk him being relegated to the corrupt, broken, so-called "legal system", and saved ourselves the cost and waste of a bogus trial, by corrupt, criminal lowlife, dirtbag defense, ambulance-chasing lawyers. They also need killing, IMO, and American Society needs to be rid of those lowlife, subhuman, tort-loving, garbage trash/shit/filth/crap, IMO. Maybe too much rainfall caused this power outage, in neighboring Shrewsbury (PA)? WTH knows?
I'm truly looking forward to the next 1-2 days of cool, rainy weather, which will "help us", but with the previous 1-2 days of rainfall, the "ground moisture level" isincreased only minimally. The parched soils are so hard, that the rains have only soaked-in 2-3", and we have a ***very long way to go***, to get back the 10-14" of soil moisture we've lost over the past 6-9mos. I'm afraid that isn't going to happen. (((sigh)))
With sunrise coming at almost 8am, I'm ready to put my LSCP Crews and GC&N Staff on 8am-3:30pm hours, and get ready to finish-up the remaining LSCP Jobs, and begin some GC&N projects, as well as get ready to begin storing all the nursery stock, for the Winter months. It will take us 3-5 weeks to get all the storage completed, as there are thousands of potted shrubs/trees and perennials, to be packed-in, and stored. I also have a feeling that we're in for a "early Winter", and we need to get on to the projects, soon. I remember a year when we got caught in ice, after not getting onto the task of putting everything away, soon enough. Once was enough, IMO.

The Glen Rock Murders™.
Todd Franklin Sachs, the former owner of bankrupt, criminal, corrupt, defunct Blossom Valley Farms Shithole Farms, in Shrewsbury Township, was convicted last Thursday, of two counts of homicide by vehicle, in the deaths of Michelle Moser, 33, and her daughter, Amber McArdle, 11. The mother and daughter were killed April 11, 2003, in Glen Rock when a dump truck, criminally-overloaded with topsoil and criminally-operating with faulty brakes, careened down Church Street and crushed their car at a school-bus stop. Eight others — including students who scrambled for safety on the sidewalk — were injured. After deliberating for several hours, a jury also convicted the criminal Sachs shithole, of eight counts of reckless endangerment. Sadly, the asshole Sachs bastard scumbag lowlife, was acquitted of two counts of involuntary manslaughter and eight counts of simple assault.
Bravo! Sentencing for the Sachs scumbag, is set for Nov 28th.
On Monday, Jerry S. Snedden, Blossom Valley Shithole nursery manager, who admittedly overloaded the 26,000-pound gross weight dump truck and sent an inexperienced driver — Jaysen Newton — out to make a delivery, was sentenced to three years probation. Personally, I feel that was more legal BS, and that he should have gotten some hard jail time, like the Sachs scumbag, will.
As for the new garden center/nursery operation, who bought-out the Blossom Valley Shithole murderers' facility and property — which laughingly calls itself "Superior Nursery"; a very poor choice of name, BTW — and who bought the property and structures, it "looks like same filthy shithole", as when it was Blossom Valley Shithole. No wonder people are staying away in droves, and making negative comments about the place, when they shop at my store. But I tell them not to pre-judge the new operation; give them a chance. The owner and his wife were here at my place a week or so ago, having a look around at a first-class operation, and I hope they'll get some ideas and clean-up/out that recycled-BVS shithole of theirs, and completely-renovate it so it doesn't look like it did, before they bought it. I truly wish them well, since they cater to the lower-class clientele, and we now have a place, once again, to send those customer types to, and we shall do so.

Traitors In The US Senate™.
Those elected-saboteurs, voting for the treasonous, seditious DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) "Nightmare" Act — a bill to allow criminal illegal immigrants aliens spic filth, under age 30 (minors?), to remain in the United States and gain legal status if they attend college or join the military — only got 52 votes, eight short of the 60 needed.
Here are the treasonous, seditious, US Senator saboteurs, who voted ***YES*** - all of whom who need summary-hanging, IMO: Akaka (D-HI0, Bayh (D-IN), Bennett (R-UT), Biden (D-DE), Bingaman (D-NM), Brown (D-OH), Brownback (R-KS), Cantwell (D-WA), Cardin (D-MD), Carper (D-DE), Casey (D-PA), Clinton (D-NY), Coleman (R-MN), Collins (R-ME), Craig (R-ID), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Feinstein (D-CA), Hagel (R-NE), Harkin (D-IA), Hatch (R-UT), Hutchison (R-TX), Inouye (D-HI), Johnson (D-SD), Kerry (D-MA), Klobuchar (D-MN), Kohl (D-WI), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Lieberman (ID-CT), Lincoln (D-AR), Lott (R-MS), Lugar (R-IN), Martinez (R-FL), Menendez (D-NJ), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Obama (D-IL), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Salazar (D-CO), Sanders (I-VT), Schumer (D-NY), Snowe (R-ME), Stabenow (D-MI), Webb (D-VA), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR).
Those US Senator Patriots voting ***NO*** to the "DREAM Nightmare" Amnesty — who did what they were elected to do: Alexander (R-TN), Allard (R-CO), Barrasso (R-WY), Baucus (D-MT), Bond (R-MO), Bunning (R-KY), Burr (R-NC), Byrd (D-WV), Chambliss (R-GA), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Conrad (D-ND), Corker (R-TN), Cornyn (R-TX), Crapo (R-ID), DeMint (R-SC), Dole (R-NC), Domenici (R-NM), Dorgan (D-ND), Ensign (R-NV), Enzi (R-WY), Graham (R-SC), Grassley (R-IA), Gregg (R-NH), Inhofe (R-OK), Isakson (R-GA), Kyl (R-AZ), Landrieu (D-LA), McCaskill (D-MO), McConnell (R-KY), Murkowski (R-AK), Pryor (D-AR), Roberts (R-KS), Sessions (R-AL), Shelby (R-AL), Smith (R-OR), Specter (R-PA), Stevens (R-AK), Sununu (R-NH), Tester (D-MT), Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA), Voinovich (R-OH), Warner (R-VA).
The four treasonous, seditious cowardly saboteurs, not voting: Boxer (D-CA), Dodd (D-CT), Kennedy (D-MA), McCain (R-AZ). They all deserve summary-hanging, IMO.

Things Which Make Your Head Explode™.
Why did The Good Doctor of DNA, 1962 Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, James Watson, recant his absolutely-correct theorem, about Africans, and to a greater extend, all BLACKS, being genetically-inferior, to All Whites? FACT: it's 101% true, BTW. Africans are genetically-inferior, while a *huge majority* of the world's other blacks, are also genetically-inferior. Africa is a 2nd century, shithole of tribal warfare, death, cannibalism, murder, rape, destruction, poverty, disease and HELL! Anyone want to refute that? No? Thought so, liberal filth! As for the "world's other blacks", is c-rapper/hip-hop shit, murderous, criminal behavior, verminous punks raping, murdering, selling/doing dope, squirting-out bastard babies by the millions, genetically-correct behavior? NOT! If you have to question those blacks' actions, you're f*cking mentally-ill and not worth my time in a reply.
Have you heard about the treasonous, seditious liberal-demokkkRATs' "Anti-Rush, Harry Reid Smear Letter" brou-ha-ha, over the past 7-8 days? (It netted $2.1m on Ebay!) IMO, originally it was much ado about nothing, but Rush Limbaugh has once again, deftly-turned a *negative-nothing* from the treasonous, seditious, cowardly, 41 lib-dem saboteurs in the criminal US Senate, into a *positive-something*, for the benefit of our brave, heroic US Military and LEOs (Law Enforcement Officers) — Marine Corps/Law Enforcement Foundation — both of whom I personally, financially-support with $100/year donation, BTW. The story was all-over the Net, but garnered nary a mention in the DBM (drive-by media), and roused the ire of Patriots, Conservatives and Real Americans, natiowide. meanwhile, the lib-dem trash/shit/garbage/filth/scum didn't bat an eye, yet they wer scewered royally, for their complete and total ignorance of the situation. F*ck 'em, IMO!
Yes, I'm a small business owner/operator, and truly-value the capitalist system, but this A-Rod Shit (a worthless, useless, dumbass spic) , is way beyond ridiculous, as are far too many so-called pro-sport-athletes' financial deals. IMO, none of them are worth any more than $1m/yr. All are bloated, team-budget-busting dogshit, shit-for-brains, assholes. There's no f*cking way any of them can produce stats and results to justify that kind of money. Especially the 7ft-plus criminal Niggas®, who "play basketball", BTW. 90% of those subhuman criminal sambos, need 25-50yrs in prison! They're garbage. Ditto, the NFL scumbags. I'm sick and tired of so-called "pro-sports", 96% of whom are degenerate, deviant, lowlife, subhuman, criminal garbage!
Uh-oh; here I think we're going down that "Slippery Slope®", with re-growing body parts. Cloning, too, IMO.

Lowlife, Subhuman Filth™.
The Republican Party's GOP/RINO's highest-ranking Latino spic official abruptly resigned Friday, marking the latest casualty in the GOP's bitter internal fight over immigration and dealing another setback to President Bush's years-long effort to court Latino voters. The announcement by dumbass, shit-for-brains spic, US Sen Mel Martinez (TRAITOR-FL) that he was quitting as general chairman of the Republican National Committee came after he had expressed frustration over the tenor of the immigration debate within his party. Good-bye and good-riddance, beaner-spic boy! Get a m-a-s-s-i-v-e heart attack/stroke, and DIE, GOP-RINO asshole! The world will be so much better-off without 'you and your kind', shithead. Traitors, seditionists and sabotewurs, like Mel Martinez, need to be hung, IMO.

The Religion Political System of Perpetual Outrage™.
No question that murderous, treasonous, seditionist muslims-islamists-arab garbage are saboteurs, actively-trying to subvert America, from within. To have this trial in Dallas subverted (aka mistrial) by an America-hating, black/muslim/islamist/leftist jury forewoman, is beyond-the-pale, IMO. She needs due trial, sentencing and summary hanging, IMO. Kill the skank.
A peaceful islamic protest? Yeah, sure!

Global Warming Bullshit™.
Have you seen this video: "BBC: The Great Global Warming Swindle"? It was banned from leftist, hate-filled, dirtbag lowlife scumbags, Google.com's and YouTube.com's websites, by the mentally-ill dirtbag, subhuman, left-wing, global warming idiot wackos, but I've preserved it, for posterity, aka you, me and *ours*. Watch, be informed and download it for others to see. It's on my corporate server, and will stay there, BTW.
Global warming is an entirely natural phenomenon and its effects can even be beneficial, according to two leading researchers.
Have you taken "The Global Warming Quiz"? It's a simple 10 questions, right here. I got 9 or 10, on my first try; missed the one on temperature measurement methods. How did you do?
Gosh; another video which completely-refutes and destroys the shit-for-brains, mentally-ill asshole, AlGorBore's crap PowerPoint slideshit-show, "An Inconvenient Idiocy". Watch it, and be informed about Gore's lies and bullshit.
This is an approximately, 1,500yr climate-cycle — proven beyond a reasonable doubt — and has ZERO, NOTHING. NADA, ZIP to do with Mankind's CO®2 emissions, which are 0.032% — essentially NOTHING! — to do with anything, statistically-speaking.

Basic References:

Lawrence Solomon's "The Deniers" (a series of articles on the view of scientists who have been labelled "Global Warming Deniers"):

Other References:

Some People Just Need Killing™.
Mentally-ill, foul-mouthed punk, liar, lowlife dirtbag, homo-sodomite faggot, atheist garbage/trash/scum/filth, disgraced liberal-demokkkRAT from the San Fran-sicko shithole, US Rep Fortney "Pete" Stark (TRAITOR-CA), should be duly-charged, arrested, tried, convicted, sentenced and hung, for treason, sedition and sabotage, IMO. Watch the Stark punk commit treason against America. Oooooh Stake, you faggot punk: try to intimidate some GOP-RINO punk legislators? Just 'step-over to my face', and I'll *drop you like a 50lb sack of shit, on a 20mile hike*, old man!" Ready to DIE, subhuman? You'd better be, if you ever f*ck with me, treasonous subhuman filth. Even the leftist-wacko, left-wing, mentally-ill, socialist, hate-America, lowlife bitch, treasonous Pelosi garbage, has rebuked the Petey Stark treason/sedition/sabotage. For all the good that that Botox®-skank-whore, could do with her "rebuke". What a laffer that whole faked scenario, is!
Some people just need killing, because they're complete and total socialist-marxist filth and garbage, and a waste of O2 and the 87-yr-old Brit commie author, Nobel prize winning author Doris Lessing, fits that bill: she needs killing, IMO. Her statement, "the September 11th attacks had not been 'so bad' when compared to Irish Republican Army action", clearly qualify her for that distinction. Hey, Lessing bitch-skank-filth: more civilians were killed by muslim extremists in two hours, on September 11th, than in the 36 years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. Shoot the Lessing bitch-filth-skank! Kill the whore!
Yes, the subhuman, murderous, nigger®, sambo, muslim-islamist-porch-monkey-filth, John Allen Mo-ham-head, needs killing, as does the punk-kid-shitfilth-homo-sodomite-scumbag, does. Kill both of the Niggas®, IMO!
Corrupt, criminal dirtbag, gook, slimy-slope traitor, Oregon liberal-demokkkRAT Rep (GOOK-OR) fought criticism Monday following a report in the Seattle Times, that he got the US Marines to buy T-shirts that can melt in battle, causing severe burns. The Wu-garbage helped get a $2 million earmark in the 2006 budget for InSport, a Beaverton company in his district. The report found InSport, parent company Vital Apparel and executives from both companies donated more than $7,000 to Wu. But a year after the earmark was set, the Marines banned polyester T-shirts for use in combat after finding the fabric melts in intense heat, adhering to the skin. After the ban, criminal-Wu inserted another $1 million earmark into the next defense bill to make the Marines buy the InSport shirts again, the Times reported, noting the company was working to develop a heat-resistant shirt for combat use. The criminal, corrupt Oregon congressman and the company denied any wrongdoing Monday. Wu needs due charging, arrest, trial, conviction and summary-execution, IMO.

Lunch in a Box: "Building a Better Bento".
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yeah, got it. Now, how about lunch? WTF's a "Bento"? I think it's the most impossible. By eating-out, you face an expensive, potentially bloating waste of an hour. Bring your lunch and dine on a hastily-constructed sandwich, made soggy from too much tomato. In either case, the caloric chaos is a likely risk. Bring in Biggie, the self-proclaimed speedy lunch packer and proprietor of Lunch in a Box: "Building a Better Bento". Biggie's efforts to quickly prepare healthy and convenient mid-day meals for her family offer sustenance for us all. A bento lunch is nourishing, compact, and, if done the proper way, filled with just the right calories for a productive and happy afternoon. Beyond some of the delicious Japanese recipes, a bento lunch can be more familiar than you think. For those of us, who wear lunch around our waists, "Biggie's Better Bento", means building the perfect lunch. Yum!

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