SpaceX scrubs Falcon I rocket launch

Monday, November 28, 2005

SpaceX called off the much-delayed inaugural launch of their new Falcon 1 rocket on Saturday from Kwajalein’s Omelek Island launch site. The intent was to launch the U.S. Air Force Academy’s FalconSat 2 satellite, which will monitor plasma interactions with the Earth’s upper atmosphere and magnetosphere.

The launch was delayed, then finally cancelled after an oxygen boil-off vent had accidentally been left open. The oxygen was unable to cool the helium pressurant, which then proceeded to evaporate faster than it could be replenished. A main computer issue, probably serious enough to cause a scrub on its own, was also discovered.

This long-anticipated flight was originally expected to be launched in January 2005, however a series of setbacks forced a series of delays, with the flight most recently scheduled to be in early 2006. It was intended to be launched from the Kwajalein atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The maiden voyage was originally intended to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with a Naval Research Laboratory satellite and a Space Services Incorporated space burial payload.

Baby Potty Training Guide Step 1 Talking

Baby Potty Training Guide Step 1 Talking

by

Vicky O

STEP ONE TALKING– Talk to your child when you change their diaper, your diaper is wet and now I am putting on a dry diaper or your diaper is poopy, now I am putting on a clean diaper . Always try your very best to keep your child in a dry and clean diaper. Change them every time they soil their diaper, even if it is only a little bit. It is crucial during the potty training stages, because you want your child to enjoy being clean and dry. The more they enjoy being clean and dry the easier it will be. If you are not a big fan of changing them more often, just keep telling yourself this is one less diaper you will change later when your child is out of diapers. Everything you talk about and express needs to be positive and happy. Never make negative comments when changing your childs diaper. Never make fun, laugh or make jokes about poop or pee, especially associated to their diaper. They may see that as form of attention. They may start to soil their diaper to get that attention. They need to feel good about TALKING, SHOWING, TRYING.

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When you see that your child is having a bowl movement, ask them gently, WITH OUT embarrassing them, are you going poop ? Then leave them be. If they usually go to another room and you know they are having a bowel movement, then leave them be. When they are done, you can then ask them if they just pooped? If they don t have much to say about it, check their diaper, then explain to them what they did you pooped in your diaper or you peed in your diaper. This will give them an exact name and example of WHAT they are doing. Be sure to always ask in a nice happy tone, you never want them to have any negative feelings associated with pooping or peeing. Talk about the family pet, Fido goes potty outside, and then I put the poop in the garbage or the kitty goes in the litter box and I clean it out and put it in the garbage, just like we do with your wet or poopy diapers . Tell them that everyone goes pee pee, and poop. Give them examples like when I have drank a lot of water, now I need to pee on the potty.

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UK house prices have fallen 10.5% this year, says Nationwide Building Society

Thursday, August 28, 2008

After dropping 1.9% in July, house prices in the United Kingdom are now falling at the fastest rate since 1990, according to Nationwide Building Society.

The average price of a home has dropped by £20,000 down to £164,654, losing 10.5% of its value in 2008. Property values fell by 1.9% in the past month, and 1.5% in July. In another study, it was revealed that house prices have been steadily falling since October last year.

Nationwide’s chief economist, Fionnuala Earley said that activities in the housing market had recently been “very subdued”, although there are signs of increased interests in home sales, possibly due to the appeal of lower house prices.

The Bank of England stated there has been an increase in the number of people taking out a fixed rate mortgage as opposed to a variable rate loan. Further research by Nationwide has concluded that mortgage approvals also fell by 65% last month.

The Benefits Of Buying Farm Tractors Online

Submitted by: Robert Meyer

Running a farm can be hard work, especially if you don’t have the right equipment. While it can be rewarding, farming doesn’t always provide you with a lot of money, however the equipment costs for operating a farm are substantial. If you should be unfortunate enough that your equipment was to break down you may not necessarily be able to afford to replace it. Tractors in particular can be expensive to purchase or replace. That is why many farmers are turning to the internet.

There are many advantages to purchasing tractors online. Not only can you save money, but there is also a much wider selection available online too. You are not limited to the geographical proximity of your own farm. The entire country becomes the market place. You don t have to wait weeks for a nearby auction, you can shop today. You also have the advantage of shopping from the comfort of your home and having the equipment delivered to your door.

When looking for a new tractor, the main thing that you will be interested is quality. Of course, you want the cheapest price possible, but you also want a tractor that will be durable enough to last under even the toughest of farming conditions. If you search online, you will find used farm tractors from some of the best farming equipment manufacturers.

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John Deere tractors are by far some of the best tractors available on the market today. To purchase a brand new John Deere tractor, you would need to have access to a substantial sum of money. However, if you look online you can easily find used John Deere tractors at just a fraction of the cost of a new one.

Another advantage of looking for tractors online is the fact that there is a wider range of tractors available to you. It is likely that there aren’t many tractor manufacturers near where you live. So that makes the selection available to you quite limited. By looking online you will be able to purchase makes and models that you otherwise might not be able to find. So being able to save money and browse a larger selection of tractors is definitely worthwhile! After all, why wouldn’t you want to save money if you could? Searching online will allow you to find the best tractors at the best deals. It might take a while searching through hundreds of listings, but it is definitely worthwhile if it saves you money.

Also, one thing that you might not have thought of is the convenience of buying used tractors online. You don’t have to move from the comfort of your own home and it really is as simple as clicking a few buttons.

Overall, purchasing used farm tractors online couldn’t be easier. You could save money, it can all be done from the comfort of your own home and you get to look through literally hundreds of tractors. What more could you possibly ask for?

A great place to start your internet search is Save on Farm Machinery, a site offering a full line of tractors, farm implements and parts.

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Farm Equipment Bargains

and one specializing in

John Deere Tractors

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US Army sergeant charged with seventeen Afghan murders

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Robert Bales, 38, a US Army sergeant, was formally charged with seventeen counts of premeditated murder alongside six counts of attempted murder on Friday. Bales was charged in connection with a shooting spree in two southern Afghanistan villages earlier this month. Sources indicate the incident has further aggravated US-Afghanistan relations.

US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told reporters that he does not anticipate prosecutors seeking the death penalty. Officials also told reporters that more charges are anticipated, including derilection of duties, among others. The charges so far allege Bales left his base and shot numerous Afghan civilians, including women and nine children, while they were asleep in their homes.

Authorities allege that Bales then burned some of their bodies. Bales was read the charges at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the US Army’s military prison. Bales has been there since last week. Earlier last week, Bales’ wife extended her condolences to the families of the slain.

Bales’ civilian attorney, John Henry Browne, has voiced doubts that the government will be able to make a strong case against the soldier. Browne has also speculated that Bales’ mental state will become an issue at some time in the proceedings. Bales, a married father of two makes his home in Bonney Lake, Washington. He now awaits an Article 32 hearing, which is similar to a civilian grand jury hearing. Some sources indicate it could be months until a public hearing is held.

SpaceX scrubs Falcon I rocket launch

Monday, November 28, 2005

SpaceX called off the much-delayed inaugural launch of their new Falcon 1 rocket on Saturday from Kwajalein’s Omelek Island launch site. The intent was to launch the U.S. Air Force Academy’s FalconSat 2 satellite, which will monitor plasma interactions with the Earth’s upper atmosphere and magnetosphere.

The launch was delayed, then finally cancelled after an oxygen boil-off vent had accidentally been left open. The oxygen was unable to cool the helium pressurant, which then proceeded to evaporate faster than it could be replenished. A main computer issue, probably serious enough to cause a scrub on its own, was also discovered.

This long-anticipated flight was originally expected to be launched in January 2005, however a series of setbacks forced a series of delays, with the flight most recently scheduled to be in early 2006. It was intended to be launched from the Kwajalein atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

The maiden voyage was originally intended to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California with a Naval Research Laboratory satellite and a Space Services Incorporated space burial payload.

Glasgow cannabis enthusiasts celebrate ‘green’ on city green

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Coinciding with Easter Sunday, Glasgow Cannabis Social Club’s annual 420 event was held on Glasgow Green, under sunny blue skies, and overlooking the river Clyde. Despite the city’s council attempting to revoke permission for the gathering at the last minute, police were happy for it to go-ahead with approximately a dozen officers attending in high-visibility vests.

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The Daily Record reported five arrests were made for minor offences, likely smoking and possession of small quantities of cannabis. Taking a less-sensational — and more accurate — line of reporting, the Monday edition of Glasgow’s Evening News stated five were referred to the Procurator Fiscal who is responsible for deciding if charges should be brought.

Official figures provided by the police were that 150 attended. With people coming and going, Wikinews reporters estimated upwards of 200 attended, compared to nearly 700 who had signed up for the event on Facebook. Hemp goods were advertised and on sale at the event, and some attendees were seen drinking cannabis-themed energy drinks.

“I was searched and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act (which is a lot of bollocks)” one attendee noted online, adding “not fair to happen on a brilliant day like it was, other than that I had a great day!” A second said they were openly smoking and ignored by police, who “were only really focusing on people who looked particularly young”.

Cannabis seeds were openly and legally sold at the event and a hydroponics supplier brought a motortrike towing an advertising trailer. Actually growing cannabis is, however, illegal in the UK.

With the event openly advocating the legalisation of cannabis, speakers put their arguments for this to a receptive crowd. Retired police officer James Duffy, of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, spoke of the failed United States alcohol prohibition policy; stressing such policies needlessly bring people into contact with criminal elements. Highlighting other countries where legalisation has been implemented, he pointed out such led to lower crime, and lower drug use overall.

One speaker, who produced a bottle of cannabis oil he had received through the post, asserted this cured his prostate cancer. Others highlighted the current use of Sativex by the National Health Service, with a cost in-excess of £150 for a single bottle of GW Pharmaceuticals patented spray — as-compared to the oil shown to the crowd, with a manufacturing cost of approximately £10.

Similar ‘420’ pro-cannabis events were held globally.

New Zealand dog saves five children; receives international attention

Saturday, May 5, 2007

A small, “nicely trained” Jack Russell Terrier gave his life to help save a group of five children from two aggressive pitbulls last Sunday in Manaia, Taranaki, New Zealand.

The dog named George is being described as a hero, gathering a huge amount of international media interest in the process.

The dog suffered massive injuries that the vet had never seen to that extent before, which resulted in 69-year-old Alan Gay, the dog’s owner, allowing George to be put down. He now regrets this decision.

The two pitbulls rushed at the group of children that George was following to the dairy, including a four-year-old. George then started barking loudly at the pair of dogs, and put himself between the dogs and the children. Mr Gay told Fox News, “If it wasn’t for George, those kids would have copped it.”

Despite having received offers of new dogs, Mr Gay has said that he will wait a while before getting another Jack Russell Terrier, as he is afraid it could happen again.

It is also believed that the two attacking dogs, which have been destroyed, were bred to be aggressive, including being fed the drug methamphetamine, commonly referred to as “P” in New Zealand.

Mr Gay has said that Manaia has had a problem with stray dogs before, but he never expected that George would become a victim.

One story ran in USA Today, which prompted over 120 comments, and one reader to personally call Alan Gay expressing their condolences.

Responding to the huge amount of media interest, Mr Gay said, “This really surprises me, and it’s marvellous. I never expected this … I’m surprised it got around the world as it did.” He says he has been getting a huge amount of phone calls from the media and the public. “The phone has been going since about half past seven this morning. Every time I hang up it rings again. It’s worn out; I might have to get a new one.”