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I. Just. Can't. Finish. This. Stupid. Paper. Aaaaaaaaah!
It was due last friday and every day i don't have it done my grade plummets. I was supposed to spend this week working on a different paper which I haven't even looked at yet. Plus a major project. Plus two or three four-page papers. Plus the rest of the reading for the semester and my jobs. I am SOOOOO screwed! I just have to make it through the rest of the semester and until New Years and everything will be ok.....
Homemade cocaine-smuggling sub
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian marines seized a makeshift submarine capable of smuggling up to 12 tonnes of cocaine through the Pacific to Central America, making it one of the largest such craft found, authorities said on Friday.
The nearly completed fiberglass submarine, found in a rural area in south Narino province, had space for four crew members, the Navy said in a statement.
Ancient sea scorpion was bigger than a human
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found the fossilised claw of a 2.5-metre (8-foot) sea scorpion, a nightmarish creature living before the age of dinosaurs.
The discovery of the 390-million-year-old specimen in a German quarry suggests prehistoric spiders, insects and crabs were much larger than previously thought, researchers at Bristol University said on Wednesday.
"This is an amazing discovery," said university researcher Simon Braddy.
Thousands protest over China ant aphrodisiac scheme
BEIJING (Reuters) - Thousands of people in north-eastern China have protested on the streets and surrounded government offices demanding help recovering money from a get-rich-quick scheme to raise ants to make an aphrodisiac tonic.
Hundreds of anti-riot troops and police in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province, were deployed to stop protesters reaching the provincial government and Communist Party headquarters, residents said on Wednesday.
The irate investors from across Liaoning, a rustbelt province striving to attract investment, have demonstrated in Shenyang since Monday and sporadic clashes with police have broken out, they said.
Police smelled trouble with teenagers
LEICESTER, Mass. - Two teens who went to the Leicester police station to apply for door-to-door sales permits were arrested after officers say they smelled burned marijuana on them.
Dog back home after adventure, neutering
DIAMOND, Mo. - The Bowman family has its pooch back. Their dog Happy is back after seven months of adventure, an operation, two intermediate homes and a new name.
Happy, also known as Radar, is the same dog who ran away from a different Joplin household last week to live at veterinarian Steve Walstad's Joplin office, where he was neutered last month.
Well, folks, we've come full circle. I remember the height of my writing on teoti days both with nostalgia and a touch of chagrin. I was young and silly and everything was very dramatic. It's a good reminder every time I start to go a little psycho to step back and take a breath. Anyway, some things happened recently that have hit me in a major way, both throwing my world completely out of whack and putting me back on track to my "real" existence. (And, sigh, making me a little depressed over the lack of a major love in my life. Reminding myself of the deep friendships and loves that I share that aren't that fairly tale type which prolly doesn't exist, anyway.) I've come away from this weary and heartsore, but with renewed strength and will to go on.
MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A non-toxic, non-psychoactive compound in marijuana may block the progress of metastatic breast cancer, according to a new study by researchers in California.
"This is a new way to treat a patient that is not toxic like chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is a new approach for metastatic cancer," said lead researcher Sean D. McAllister, an associate scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco.
The compound found in cannabis, called cannabidiol (CBD), inhibits a gene, Id-1, that researchers believe is responsible for the metastatic process that spreads cells from the original tumor throughout the body.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new and virulent strain of adenovirus, which frequently causes the common cold, has spread in parts of the United States, killing 10 people and putting dozens into hospitals, U.S. health officials said on Thursday.
A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report detailed cases of people ill since May 2006 with a strain of the virus called adenovirus 14 in New York, Oregon, Washington state and Texas.
"Whether you're a healthy young adult, an infant or an elderly person, this virus can cause severe respiratory disease at any age," said John Su, who investigates infectious diseases for the CDC and contributed to the report.
Coming on the heels of some of the questions we raised in this post, I found this article pretty interesting. The specter of a "superbug" has been around for awhile. I remember reading The Stand and Outbreak when I was a teenager and totally bugging out. Does the overuse of antibiotics and other factors including tinkering with genetics and manmade bugs have an effect? Is this meaningful? Coincidence?
It's considered more socially acceptable for Mom, rather than Dad, to be absent from work.
And past research has established that women, on average, do in fact miss more work days than men. Why this is the case and its consequences, however, have remained subjects in the realm of hearsay rather than definitive research.
A new study formally links the data and the norm, indicating women miss more work than men because that's what society expects. This seemingly benign "policy" could foster workplace discrimination in wages and advancement for women, the study authors suggest.
"The results suggest that a distinct absence culture exists for women that might legitimize their absenteeism, but it might also perpetuate gender stereotypes and lead to gender discrimination," said researcher Eric Patton of Saint Joseph
Many of history's most famous shipwrecks, tombs and relics are still missing. Jennifer Saranow on the growing high-tech hunt for them.
By JENNIFER SARANOW
November 9, 2007; Page W1
With as many as 1,500 active satellites orbiting the Earth and the human population approaching seven billion, you'd think that everything of value on the planet would have been discovered by now.
But some of the world's most famous historical objects, from the Holy Grail of medieval lore to the wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane, remain unaccounted for. Somewhere off the coast of Colombia lies the San Jos
Lots of old ones, but I laughed until I cried reading this list
Laundromat triple washer
No small children.
Sign in front of a newly renovated ramp that led to the entrance of a building
Take care: new non-slip surface.
Box of Pills
Take one capsule by mouth three times daily until gone.
Instructions on the packaging for a muffin at a 7-11
Remove wrapper, open mouth, insert muffin, eat.
Can of black pepper.
Instructions: usage known.
Bag of cat biscuits
Simply pour the biscuits into a bowl and allow the cat to eat when it wants.
In order to get out of car, open door, get out, lock doors, and then close doors.
The appliance is switched on by setting the on/off switch to the 'on' position.
Do not pour liquids into your television set.
Label on a hammer
Caution - Do not use this hammer to strike any solid object
Instructional video on hooking up VCR included.
Do not use for personal hygiene.
Black rubber fishing worm
Not for human consumption.
Orange Juice Can:
100% pure all-natural fresh-squeezed orange juice from concentrate.
Depend Adult Diapers
Step into underwear and pull them on just like regular underwear.
Do not use for a baby wipe.
Stickers to put on the seat of a potty training toilet
This is not a toy. Stickers require adult supervision.
Warning: When Motor Is Running - The Blade Is Turning
Instructions on the bottom of a grocery store pizza
Do not turn upside down.
Bottom of a Coca-Cola bottle
Do not open here.
Bottle of bathtub cleaner
For best results, start with clean bathtub before use.
Container of lighter fluid
WARNING: Contents flammable!
Box of household nails
CAUTION! - Do NOT swallow nails! May cause irritation!
Microwave popcorn, packaged so that the directions cannot be read unless you open the plastic and unfold it
Direction #1: Remove plastic.
Drink bottle label
Do not peel label off.
Woolite carpet cleaner
Safe for carpets, too!
Box of Frosted Cheerio's
The logo, "Tastes so good this box never closes," is located just underneath another announcement: "To close: place tab here."
Do not use near fire or flame.
Container of salt
Warning: High in sodium
Do not spray into electrical outlet.