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 THE GNOMES' GHOME..........29.Sept.2000

*  All Hallows Eve Approaches!  *
Note from Army Officer leaving the service:
Q: Why did you decide to leave the service early?
A: When I entered the service, it was illegal to be a homosexual.
     During my time of service, it became neutral.
     I'm leaving before it becomes mandatory!!

Folks this was not, and is not a joke. This question was put to a great number of officers, who are leaving the services early, due to this abominable situation!

Now there are a great deal of people out there who say that homosexuality is normal!! Well, if that were true, then the population of this planet would be 1!!

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OKTOBERFEST: Laveta, Colorado.....October 7th!!! Hey, The MountainGnome crew is gonna be there! Lots of fun in store for all!

Huntin' Season Approaches:
For this clan, hunting season not only means hunting, it's special in alot of other ways. The closeness, no tv's and radios, the talks in the evenings, the talks on the trail, enjoying each others company and the beauty of the outdoors!
Jon and Bobby are gettin' camo practice for the season. Bob(5) is a real vet, as he has hunted with us for his third year. Last year Jonathan got a really good cow elk, the morning of the second day of the season! The year before, Stan got a nice 4/5 point bull elk! The most important thing was, we all enjoyed the company of each other and had a really great time walkin' in the mountains. This year we'll take some pics of the thrills of the huntin' camp!

  • There is a difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist -- the taxidermist leaves the hide...
Talk About Dumb.... Rochester, New York
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John Schieman, 37, thought the best time to steal a car would be when its owner was getting out. As his would-be-victim, Robin Van Bortle, 32, was attaching The Club, to her steering wheel, Schieman made his move. Startled, the astute woman reacted by beating Schieman over the head with the antitheft device. The budding criminal was charged with robbery, assault, and grand larceny.

-- The Mountain Man        


Ridin' the Rails: White Pass & Yukon Route Scenic Railway
Against all odds, this iron trail was born of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush and built through some of the North's most ruggedly beautiful terrain. Today, it's a comfortable ride in refurbished train cars following the original route of the hopeful stampeders of 1898.
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Happy Railroadin' Partners.....have fun and enjoy!!! No better way to enjoy wildlife....nature....and just down right relaxin'!

  • The problem in the Garden of Eden was Not the Apple on the Tree...It was the Pair on the Ground!
Outdoor Adventure: Timberland Outfitters:
Welcome to Timberland Outfitters and a true Montana Outdoors Experience. We are dedicated to providing our clients with a safe and enjoyable outdoors adventure. We pride ourselves in building a lasting relationship with our clients so as to ensure a pleasant and successful experience as well as to develop a long term friendship. Let us show you some Montana hospitality!

Family is important to us. We invite our clients to take this opportunity to make Timberland Outfitters your family hunting get away. Of course, we would have to approve these hunts in order to assure compatibility. Family is what has built Timberland Outfitters to what it is now, and therefore we know the importance of family relationships. Let us be your family destination.

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There are 3 tried and tested ways to make sure your wilderness water is safely disinfected: Boiling, Halogenation, and Filtration. You should pick the one that best suits your needs and is appropriate to your activity.

As for chemicals that kill water-borne pathogens, both chlorine and the iodine in Potable Aqua have been proven relatively effective, given enough of the chemical and enough time. Halogenation is effected by water temperature(the warmer, the better), the pH of the water and the turbidity of the water. For best results, strain out particles by pouring through a clean T-shirt or bandana before adding Potable Aqua. Halogens are generally more convenient and faster than boiling the water(when you consider lighting the stove or building the fire), but they cost a bit more and can't be guaranteed to work as well as other means of water disinfection.
Chlorine and iodine for instance, have not been proven fatal to Cryptosporidium. Halogens also tend to leave the water tasting crummy, a phenomenon reversible by adding flavoring(such as energy drink powders), or, if using iodine, an iodine -taste-removing product, such as Potable Aqua with P.A.Plus, after the disinfection process has been completed. If you add anything to the water prior to complete disinfection, the added substances may disrupt the disinfection process. A simple rule is: Follow the directions on the label!
Next Issue: Filtration - Don't miss it!
Until next time: Be Safe ~ Be Happy!!

Springfield M6 Scout Improved, updated version of USAF M6 Survival Rifle. Versatility of an O & U combo. Specially designed trigger guard. Storage area in buttstock. Breaks down in less than 5 seconds. Barrel: 6 groove rifle full choke, smooth bore shotgun, 3" chamber. Folding stock easily detaches. Drilled & tapped for scope.
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  • The mosquito to people ratio in the US is 42,000 to 1....(That Sucks!)
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Many Americans have a very definite idea about how the Internal Revenue Service behaves. And in many respects, they are correct. Testimony before the Senate Committee in October of 1997 revealed, for the first time for many Americans, just how the IRS tries to intimidate and bully you.

Folks, think about the above statement and then browse over to this great site, with information and answers to your questions, on income tax and more. As a people, we need to get our heads out of the sand and start exploring the information contained within these pages. As far as I am concerned, I've rated the above site as NO. 1!!

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  • The meaning of the Huron-Iroquis Indian word kanata, from which Canada derives its name, is "small village".
Will another LIAR replace the existing one?:
MIA Having posted a little tickler in last week's Digest about Al Gore's "141 days in Vietnam," The Federalist Editorial Board was inundated with inquiries from Vietnam vets. Most went something like this: "Gore claimed in his convention speech: 'I enlisted in the Army because I knew if I didn't go, someone else in the small town of Carthage, Tennessee would have to go in my place.'

Since he wasn't KIA [Killed in Action] or wounded, how was it that his Army tour was far shorter than all the rest of us?" Our astute veteran readers took the bait! Gore's campaign launched a multimillion-dollar ad campaign this week to tell his "life story." The ads will include references to his "service" in Vietnam --however brief. Gore spent less than five months of a typical twelve-month tour in Vietnam. He spent every minute of his "tour" as a "rear-echelon...." (call any combat veteran and they can complete that phrase for you).

He was classified as a military journalist after telling recruiters he was a "newspaper trainee" (read "copy boy") for the New York Times while a student at Harvard. He was assigned as a noncombatant "information specialist" to the Army's 20th Engineers Brigade headquarters at Bien Hoa military base near Saigon. Gore's immediate supervisor in Vietnam has confirmed that his posting there came with explicit instructions to baby-sit him and make sure he was never in any danger.

That fact notwithstanding, Gore has claimed to the Washington Post that he was "shot at" and "spent most of my time in the field." He later told the Baltimore Sun that "[I] pulled my turn on the perimeter at night and walked through the elephant grass and I was fired upon." He has since backed off these exaggerated claims. On May 22, 1971, not five months into his "tour of duty," Gore was given special dispensation and a one-way ticket home to attend divinity school in Nashville. He dropped out of Vanderbilt shortly thereafter. As for the seven months cut from Gore's tour of duty in Vietnam, we suppose "someone else in the small town of Carthage, Tennessee" had to finish his tour "in his place".

What next from the boy wonder, who created the INTERNET!

Come back next week for MORE.....GORE!!(sounds like a horror show...doesn't it?!)


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Flu prevention:
The flu shot is safe to get while you're pregnant, according to the Centers for Disease Control, which recommends it for women in their first trimester who will be more than 14 weeks pregnant during the peak influenza months. Be aware, however, that the flu shot will protect you only against the more serious strains that tend to land people in the hospital. The vaccine does not work for the "colds" that we all get every winter, unfortunately.
Some people feel achy and fatigued when they get the shot, as if they are getting a mild cold. This is because the vaccine is stimulating your immune system so that it will recognize these nasty flu types if you come in contact with them.
NOTE: Always Check with and follow the advice of your Physician!

Should I let my child fall asleep after he's had a serious fall?:
Many parents believe they need to keep their children awake after a serious fall to prevent a coma. This is an old wives' tale with no basis in reality. In fact, putting your baby down for a restorative nap after an emotional trauma like a scary fall can be comforting. You might consider taking a short one yourself. Of course, it's still important to check on your child every two hours or so. Look for any changes in his color or breathing, and wake him if he appears to be in distress. If he's alert when you wake him up, then it's unlikely he has suffered a concussion or any other serious injury. If he seems overly groggy or lethargic, or if you're worried for any reason, trust your thinking and call your pediatrician for advice. She may want to give him a quick checkup or suggest waking him every couple of hours for the first night after his fall, just to be certain he's rousable. If at any point you're unable to wake your child, take him to the emergency room.
NOTE! Always check with and follow the advice of your physician!!
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You aim at and shoot down as many prarie dogs you can before you run out of ammo. The game has gory content but if you are not sensitive about that, then you will enjoy this virtual hunting game.

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  • The Flying Noodle--Gourmet Pastas and Sauces!
    The homemade goodness of these pancakes is definitely worth the effort of getting up a few minutes earlier to make them. Try serving them with spicy sausage. Serves 2-4.
    • 3/4 cup flour
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 egg
    • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
    • 1 apple, grated
    Sift together dry ingredients. Stir in milk, egg, and butter; mix until well combined. Stir in apple.

    Drop by tablespoons onto hot, well-greased griddle. Cook until browned on both sides.

    So until next time, REMEMBER:  If you try and don't succeed, cheat. Repeat until caught. Then lie.....

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