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Friday, October 13, 2006

From CNN

Canada troops battle 10-foot Afghan marijuana plants

Wow.

OTTAWA, Canada (Reuters) -- Canadian troops fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan have stumbled across an unexpected and potent enemy -- almost impenetrable forests of marijuana plants 10 feet tall.
General Rick Hillier, chief of the Canadian defense staff, said Thursday that Taliban fighters were using the forests as cover. In response, the crew of at least one armored car had camouflaged their vehicle with marijuana.
"The challenge is that marijuana plants absorb energy, heat very readily. It's very difficult to penetrate with thermal devices. ... And as a result you really have to be careful that the Taliban don't dodge in and out of those marijuana forests," he said in a speech in Ottawa, Canada.
"We tried burning them with white phosphorous -- it didn't work. We tried burning them with diesel -- it didn't work. The plants are so full of water right now ... that we simply couldn't burn them," he said.
Even successful incineration had its drawbacks.
"A couple of brown plants on the edges of some of those [forests] did catch on fire. But a section of soldiers that was downwind from that had some ill effects and decided that was probably not the right course of action," Hiller said dryly.
One soldier told him later: "Sir, three years ago before I joined the army, I never thought I'd say 'That damn marijuana'."
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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Actually, it is.

Funniest thing my mom has ever said...

Dusty: All these pictures of me are horrible.

Mom: It's not my fault you're ugly.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

AP Exam Score

Yesterday I got a little envelope from the AP College Board.

Shit! It's my exam grade.

Slowly, I opened it.

Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit

I took a deep breath, and then peaked.

Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh - HOLY CRAP!

I got a 5!


:)

Monday, July 10, 2006

3 More Reasons

Few more reasons you should have watched the World Cup...

Odonkor (GER)
David Trezeguet (FRA) - Thierry Henry's best friend. Awwww
FABIO CANNAVARO (ITA) - GAH! He's gorgeous! The jury is out on whether he can evenly rival the adorableness of Henry. Pirlo hugging him tightly during the shootout of the final made even this French supporter coo.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

The 10 Reason to Watch the WC

So now that US is out, I get to focus on the more superficial aspects of the World Cup - hot soccer players!

10. Kaka (BRA)
9. Rafa Marquez (MEX) - Could've been higher up on the list...but his hair is too oily
8. Frank Lampard (ENG)
7. Asamoah Gyan (GHA)
6.Michael Ballack (GER)
5. Pablo Mastroeni (USA) - My friend Jen met him (and the rest of the US Nat. team) in Nashville. She said he was gorgeous in real life (as was Bocanegra and Convey)
4. Giovanni van Bronckhorst (HOL)
3. Didier Drogba (COT)
2. Roque Santa Cruz (PAR)
1. Thierry Henry (FRA) - You can have Ronaldinho and his samba moves, I'll take Henry's va-va-vooms anyday. He's fast, brilliant, and at the same time impossibly adorable. LOVE!




NOTE: Why is Christiano Ronaldo not on the list? After all, he is young and very attractive.

Well, that is because he is a cry baby and has the emotional maturity and sense of sportsmanship less than that of the 6-year olds I watch this summer as a camp counselor

NOTE: And Beckham?

The vomit ruined him for me. Yuck.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

USA! USA! US - aw crap...

O-3
1-1
1-2

Ugh...who am I more upset at? Donovan, Beasely, Arena, FIFA refs, or the diving crap from every single team?

Donovan and Beasely

I was at the Morocco game in Nashville. When you played uninspired then, I decided not to worry because I was sure you could atleast pick it up for the World Cup. Guess I was wrong.

FIFA refs

Wow...you'd think cards were going out of style the way you ripped them out of your dorky little pocket everytime a player stubbed his toe. Let the players play! Just because a guy tripped, doesn't mean it was a foul.

Divers

I don't know if I can possibly put into words how much I hate diving. You ruin the game by writhing all over the ground, crying and clutching your shin. You aren't hurt! Ever wonder why Americans don't like soccer? It's because you acting like a pansy anytime someone even looks at you.

Bruce Arena

You smirk through all the games with your arms crossed (because you're just to cool to get up and put in a decent sub). But then as soon as a ref makes a bad call, you hop up and throw your hands in the air. Just a hint...when your plan to rely on your vets fails, CHANGE YOUR STRATEGY. Sitting on your ass and doing NOTHING didn't beat the Czechs and it wasn't going to beat Ghana either.

Also, why the hell was Beasley not making any runs? Donovan? Any offensive player? The US team is young and in good shape. Let them run. Don't make them hang back taking 2-3-4 touches on the ball before they pass. Make them play faster and play more daring.



Don't even get me started on the horrible commentary from Dave O'Brien. Balboa just needs to unplug his mic.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

2 Days Until

THE WORLD CUP


(yay!)