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Area 51 declassified the 'open secret' acknowledged.

The document obtained by a US university describes the 1955 acquisition of the Nevada

site for testing of the secret spy plane.

It also explains the site's lingering association with UFOs and aliens.

The remote patch of desert surrounding Groom Lake was chosen because it was

adjacent to a nuclear testing facility.

"The U-2 was absolutely top secret," Chris Pocock, a British defence journalist and

author of histories of the programme, told the BBC.

"They had to hide everything about it."

The U-2 plane, developed to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War,

is still flown by the US Air Force.

For a couple years I pulled a weekend shift at a air base where I worked dispatch

for the motorpool. I got this assignment because I had the clearance necessary

to handle shipments that were sent to Tonopah Nevada.

we knew it was for the spy planes.

Some of the items being shipped though, included easy chairs and golf balls

so in many ways it was a typical government installation.

laughter is the best medicine


this is Namine from Kingdom Hearts.

and some one reason lists have to be in groups of 10.

1. Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed

regularly, and for the same reason

2. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage

makes you a car.

3. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way.

So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.

4. We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police.

5. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.

6. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

7. Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship.

8. War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

9. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

10. Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk.

Then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up.

11.. If sex is a pain in the ass, then you're doing it wrong...

12. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

13. . If God is watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining.

14. If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea... does that mean that someone enjoys it?

15. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of payments.

16. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops.

On my desk, I have a work station..

17. Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything,

but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.

18. I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted paychecks.

19. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

20. I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian

21. A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

22. I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

23. I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with "Guess" on I said "Implants?"

24 The shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

25. Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars,

but check when you say the paint is wet?

26. God must love stupid people. He made SO many.

27. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street

with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.

28. Good girls are bad girls that never get caught.

29. Behind every successful man is his woman.

Behind the fall of a successful man is usually another woman.

30. Some people say "If you can't beat them, join them". I say "If you can't beat them,

beat them", because they will be expecting you to join them, so you will have the element of surprise.

31. Why do Americans choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?

32. Crowded elevators smell different to midgets.

33. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.

if you can't see the photo.

at the top part

Namine is sucking on something long and round.

It looks like Marluxia who is saying to Namine

"OMFG what are you doing with Marluxia's ...."

in the lower section he finished up.

ICE CREAMS! they are supposed to be for the party tonight!

while she is there holding one in her hand with a bunch

of popsicle sticks on the ground

Doc Martin makes a real life save

The star of TV'sDoc Martinhas used medical knowledge he learnt on set to save

his wife from a "nonsensical" operation.

Martin Clunes, who has played grumpy GP Martin Ellingham for nine years said

hospital staff appeared to think he was a real doctor and handed over the medical n

otes when he visited.

His wife, the show's producer Philippa Braithwaite, had a gall bladder infection

and surgeons were planning to remove her appendix.

"There was no infection in her appendix and instinct told me that it would be the

wrong thing to do," he said.

"So I took her home and she was treated there."

Clunes said he had picked up some medical knowledge from the popular drama

series' medical expert.

"You have to remember that British medical dramas are obliged to be accurate." .

"You can't just make things up as they do on American shows."

However it is not the first time Clunes, who lives in Dorset with his wife and teenage

daughter Emily, has saved the day. In 2011 the actor came to the aid of a

baby boy who played his newborn son in the TV series.


Martin Clunes and his wife Philippa Braithwaite.

I found this fascinating because I watch and enjoy this show


dogs dinner leaves England confused

The dog's dinner also known as the Decision Review System left England in utter

confusion as they twice celebrated the wicket of Australian opener Chris Rogers

only to find out that he survived his appeal and finished with his first test century.


Rogers going 101 not out with his maiden test century to lead the toursts to 222-5

in reply to Englands 238 all out as Australia has survived.

England need some quick wickets.

the Daily Mail article does an explanation of why he survived the DRS scare for

caught from behind and lbw.

and in the Telegraph Matt Prior explains how players have no trust in Hot Spot.

BBC and Daily Mail fourth test

Eid Mubarak 17 Mordad 1392 or 8 August 2013

It is a time to give in charity to those in need, and celebrate with family and friends

the completion of a month of blessings and joy.

Before the day of Eid, during the last few days of Ramadan, each Muslim family gives a

determined amount as a donation to the poor. This donation is of actual food -- rice, barley,

dates, rice, etc. -- to ensure that the needy can have a holiday meal and participate in the

celebration. This donation is known as sadaqah al-fitr (charity of fast-breaking).

On the day of Eid, Muslims gather early in the morning in outdoor locations or mosques to

perform the Eid prayer. This consists of a sermon followed by a short congregational prayer.

After the Eid prayer, Muslims usually scatter to visit various family and friends, give gifts

(especially to children), and make phone calls to distant relatives to give well-wishes for the

holiday. These activities traditionally continue for three days. In Muslim countries, the 3-day

period is an official government/school holiday.


When the sighting of the moon of Shawwal is confirmed, Muslims recite the "Takbir"

which is a prayer glorifying the almighty. The Takbir consists of the lines:

Allaho-Akber, Allaho-Akber

La ila-ha ill-lal-lah Allaho-Akber,

Allaho-Akber Wa-lilahill hamd.

(English Translation)

Allah is great, Allah is great.

There is no deity but Allah

Allah is great, Allah is great

And all praises are for Allah.

Stargate Marathon

Of course I watched them all when the show was on originally.

both SG-1 and SG Atlantis, I tried to but never cared much for SG Universe.

I am watching a marathon of the original Stargate SG-1 which was a great show.

Stargate Atlantis however was/is damn near as good.

some shows you just never tired of.

Bones, Castle, NCIS, Dr Who join Stargate and SG Atlantis for me.

for older shows that are not on any more there is Hulu and similar sites.

some of them are:

Doctor in the House, It Takes a Thief, Sapphire & Steel, F Troop.

Man From Uncle, Paul Hogan Show, Babylon 5, Lexx, and more..

Coronation Street is not one of my faves although I have watched it.

when your girl friend watches both that and All my Children you can't avoid them.

I won't list the current shows I don't like because some of them are popular

Miss Havisham's garden is politics of today

I read Great Expectations again and made the connection to politics,

not just in American but in Colombia, Argentina, Australia, The U.K.,

Uruguay, Japan, Korea, and probably other places where I am not familiar

with politics.

Iran also but they have shown some progress with the victory of

Hassan Rouhani, the closest to a reformer the Guardian Council would allow

to stand in the most recent presidential election.

It is up to us to encourage them now by removing some of the idiotic overkill

in the sanctions.

If you have not read Great Expectation or at least seen the one definitive film,

the 1946 award winning version that voted as one of the 100 best British films

of all time ....

Miss Havisham's garden at her Satis manion is all dead or decaying.

there is nothing alive or vibrant left there since it hasn't been watered for years.

This is why I made the connection to politics.

no original thoughts or ideas coming from brain dead politicians who have only

one thought: maintaining power - this is why the societies they are supposed

to care for are withering and fading away as a result of being ignored.

R.E.D is not really fantasy


Bruce Wills and I are similar in age so I was delighted to see a sequel to RED


Retired Extremely Dangerous is more than a comedy action movie.



don't underestimate us.




and while I had considered writing about  the Mayoral race for NYC.

I decided I didn't want to do a joke blog with weiner jokes.

the best superpower.....


is money.


Just ask Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne.


If they were not rich......



Instead of Iron Man:

Tony Stark would be Garbage Man driving by for the weekly pickup.



and instead of Batman Bruce Wayne would be:

The Zookeeper, being driven bats at the Gotham Zoo. 


a Message from Michelle in Afghanistan

Michellemoraes   who is deployed in Afghanistan sends her best wishes

to all her friends at Gamespot.


She is facing a lot of hard work and hot weather with her her construction battalion but is coping.



"I miss being at home playing my games without having to worry about musters and such though haha."


she does say:  "Hi from Helmand, I've been here for months and I still haven't found any mayonaisse!"


Michelle also misses home, especially sitting on the couch playing video games.






Join me in supporting our Gamespot trooper Michelle Dablemont.