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Archive for August 28th, 2005

Catastrophe: The Nightmare Scenario for New Orleans

Posted by Mark on August 28, 2005

There really is no other story today. Katrina continues to play out the scenario we’ve been dreading for years. Fill up your gas tanks today. By this time next week, $2.77 a gallon may seem incredibly inexpensive.

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Big and Small in Afghanistan

Posted by Mark on August 28, 2005

The guns are the same size. I’m thinking that’s what counts:

KABUL, Afghanistan ? Sgt. Sylvester T. Kincheon Sr., a 6 foot 11 inch computer technician, and Pfc. Melissa M. Telaak, a 4 foot 10 inch MP, stand in front of a Humvee with their M249 Squad Automatic Weapons at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan. Both are on a year-long deployment for Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Lt. Col. Wayne Yoshioka,

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The Good News From Afghanistan

Posted by Mark on August 28, 2005

Thanks to my contact Spc. Flowers at Centcom for this link. One interesting part of the link is the somewhat frightening dialogue box that comes up before you can open the site. Very much worth reading.

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Catastrophe: The Nightmare Scenario for New Orleans

Posted by Mark on August 28, 2005

There really is no other story today. Katrina continues to play out the scenario we’ve been dreading for years. Fill up your gas tanks today. By this time next week, $2.77 a gallon may seem incredibly inexpensive.

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Catastrophe

Posted by Mark on August 28, 2005

Let’s be very clear. The monster brewing in the gulf threatens all of us. The nightmare scenario of a Category 5 hurricane making a direct hit on New Orleans, with its oil wells and refineries is now in the making. Katrina is a Cat 4 ,and growing. And, as of 2:15 AM CST, it’s track takes it right over New Orleans.

A taste of the looming disaster was presented on FX a few weeks ago. Oil Storm began with just the scenario shaping up for Monday morning. If you know how to pray, now would be a good time to put that knowledge to good use.

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Baptists and Catholics

Posted by Mark on August 28, 2005

I’m tired of the news, bored by the same old same old. So, a joke. HT to Father Mark Tusken, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Geneva IL:

A young Baptist boy and a young Catholic girl were walking home from Church together. Both were dressed in their Sunday best.
They got to a stream that had flooded, making the crossing difficult.
The Baptist boy said, “My Mamma will whoop me up one side and down the other if I get my clothes muddy crossing that creek.”
The Catholic girl said, ” I won’t be able to sit down for a week if I get my clothes muddy.”
The Baptist boy had an idea, “Hey, what if we take off all our clothes, and hold them over our heads while we cross. That way they won’t get wet!”
Well, that sounded like a fine idea to the Catholic girl, so that’s what they did.
After they had crossed, and were standing in the warm sun drip drying, the little Baptist boy looked the Catholic girl up and down, deep in thought.
After a minute, he said, ” Gee, I never knew there was so much difference between Baptists and Catholics!”

Cheers.

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Catastrophe

Posted by Mark on August 28, 2005

Let’s be very clear. The monster brewing in the gulf threatens all of us. The nightmare scenario of a Category 5 hurricane making a direct hit on New Orleans, with its oil wells and refineries is now in the making. Katrina is a Cat 4 ,and growing. And, as of 2:15 AM CST, it’s track takes it right over New Orleans.

A taste of the looming disaster was presented on FX a few weeks ago. Oil Storm began with just the scenario shaping up for Monday morning. If you know how to pray, now would be a good time to put that knowledge to good use.

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