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 THE GNOMES' GHOME..........26.July.2002

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  • Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't....

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Folks, in the "SIDEBAR" you'll find the "NEWBORN FORUM" and "OUTDOOR FORUM". We want you to utilize these forums to their fullest. It's a perfect place for all outdoorsmen and gals to exchange ideas and ask questions on any subject you want!! So, go and they will answer........

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Opera Skins
While we're on the subject of themes, let's look at some Opera 6 themes. By the way, Netscape 6 themes are really just skins--it's all in how you look at it.

The big thing in Opera 6 is that you can quite easily change the buttons. You'll find a good collection of both buttons and skins at the links below.

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Judge an idiot??...
Ho boy, it just keeps gettin' better, huh folks?! Now we have a Taliban warrior admitting to guilt, and a U.S. judge tells him to re-think his plea!! I gotta wonder what kind off assholes we have in our judiciary system. "Judge, he admitted he did the crime, what the hell is your problem?" Folks, you have to remember these types of baby coddling judges, and make sure you don't re-elect the idiot!! You know that "justice is blind", now we have to contend with "justice is a blind idiot'! I'm sorry but I have no respect for this kind of madness. I have far to much respect for our people, our service personel and our country. Too many government officials, judges and lawyers in particular, think that their position alone demands them respect, inspite of their stupidity! I got news for ya, you earn respect or you get out of the kitchen.

Also, while we're at it.......
More federal interference!! Let's remove God from everything, just to be politically correct. Remember this, federal dictators, "if you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my father". In case your wondering who said that, it was Jesus Christ! Those two names can never be banned on The MountainGnome. It's amazing how fast an atheist recognizes God when death is at hand. Read the new version of The Pledge Of Allegiance as submitted to our e-zine, below......
Editor[The MountainGnome]

America~A Bygone Era: Famous Mountain Men
Click for Boncarbo, Colorado Forecast Jim Baker
Jim Baker was born in Belleville, Illinois, December 19, 1818 and died in Savery, Wyoming, May 28, 1898. He came to the mountains in the late 1830's. Baker lived in Colorado, near present day 53rd and Tennyson, Denver, from 1858 to 1873 when he moved to Wyoming because Denver was getting "too crowded".

The Jim Baker Party is named after Jim Baker, one of Colorado's most famous trappers, scouts, guides and Indian fighters. While Baker is not one of the high profile mountain men, he is often mentioned in books on the subject and is known to have been a friend and contemporary of Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, Uncle Dick Wooton, Henry Fraep and many others. More.........

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MRE's are prepackaged food called "Meals Ready to Eat"...MRE. Most of the troops did not like the food and they commonly called them Meals Rejected by Ethiopians! Actually compared to "C" or "K" Rations, MRE's are like a banquet!

Good Humor Man....Sealed Forever...
A well known cardiologist died, and an elaborate funeral was planned. A huge heart covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service. Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside. The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever.

At that point, one of the mourners burst into laughter. When confronted, he said, 'I'm sorry, I was just thinking of my own funeral.....I'm a gynecologist.'

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Outdoor Adventure: Railroading
Old Colony and Newport Scenic Railroad
Newport, RI.
In an age mercifully innocent of environmental impact studies, suburban shopping plazas, and the universal motorcar the only thinkable means of overland transit was via the Old Colony Railroad which linked Boston with distant points in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This legendary carrier was one of the best managed of all railroads and a veritable bonanza for Its stockholders.

For sixty-seven years it grew and prospered until 1893, when the expanding New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad leased the Old Colony for a period of ninety-nine years. Though notable improvements and increased service were introduced by the New Haven management the personalized service of the Old Colony was lost. The zenith of passenger service to and from Newport was reached in 1913.

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The Ski Lodge: Closed For The Summer!

Mountain Events: Steamboat Springs, Co.
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Literary Sojourn registration is under way
Each year, about 400 book lovers from across the country gather in Steamboat Springs to celebrate the joy of reading and meet the creators of their favorite books. The 2002 Literary Sojourn: Steamboat Springs Festival of Authors, which is in its 10th year, will be held on September 14. Dr. Regina Barreca, a humor author, editor, columnist, professor, and a frequent guest on Oprah, National Public Radio and the BBC, will be back by popular demand as the 2002 Master of Ceremonies.

Tickets are on sale now. For additional information contact the Bud Werner Memorial Library at 970-879-0240, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore & Coffeehouse at 1-800-898-6830 or visit the Web site at

Steamboat is known for its Western culture
Looking for some Western-oriented activities? Here are a few ideas:
- Take a horseback ride. There are several outfitters in the Steamboat Springs area that offer horseback rides to riders of all ability levels. Visit for a list of outfitters.
- Go to Steamboat's ProRodeo series. For 16 years, Steamboat Springs has been home to the ProRodeo series. Every Friday and Saturday night during the summer, professional rodeo riders come to compete in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling and team roping. The rodeo grounds are located in downtown Steamboat at Howelsen Hill.
- Participate in a real cattle drive. Those who have watched John Wayne movies and wondered what it would be like to be a cowboy or cowgirl can find out firsthand by participating in a cattle drive at one of Steamboat's ranches. Three area ranches can turn city slickers into cowboys: Big Rack Outfitters & Horseback Adventures, 970-871-1427; High Country Guide and Outfitters, 970-824-4178; and Saddleback Ranch/Double $$ Cattle Drives, 970-879-3711.

Steamboat offers several FREE music concerts
Free Summer Concert Series
- The Radiators, July 25 at Headwall (base of Steamboat Ski Area) 5:30 p.m.
- Little Feat, August 9 at Howelsen Hill 5:30 p.m.
- Michelle Shocked, August 23 at Headwall (base of Steamboat Ski Area) 5:30 p.m.

Music On The Green
- Hyperion String Quartet, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15 at the Yampa River Botanic Park, 12:15 p.m.
- Shenanigans, August 22, Yampa River Botanic Park, 12:15 p.m.
- Brent Rowan, August 29, Yampa River Botanic Park, 12:15 p.m.

Slopeside Free Summer Concert Series
Performances will be held Sunday July 21 and 28 and August 4 and 11 at the Slopeside Bar and Grill. All performances start at 3:30 p.m. and benefit the Routt County Humane Society Animal Shelter. For more info call 970-879-2916

Steamboat Lake is just a short, scenic drive away
Steamboat Lake is located just 23 miles north of Steamboat Springs (and the drive is among the most scenic in the area). Earlier this summer, Sunset magazine named Steamboat Lake State Park one of the "Don't-Miss State Parks in the Rocky Mountains." Here's what they had to say about it: "Solitary, distinctive Hahn's Peak guides travelers to Steamboat Lake. Located in an expansive, fertile valley flanked by timbered mountains, the remote park offers camping and picnicking along or near the forested lakeshore. There's boating, fishing, and some hiking, with additional trails nearby."
Where: From Steamboat Springs, take Elk River Rd. (County Rd. 129) north 26 miles.
When: Year-round. Cost: $5 per car. Camping/Lodging: 188 sites from $12; (800) 678-2267.
5 cabins from $50; (970) 879-7019. Contact: (970) 879-3922 or

Outdoor Tip: Dutch Oven Tip
A great tool for campfire cooking is a cast iron Dutch oven. It is perfect for fixing one-pot meals in the wild. Simply add the ingredients, cover and place over the hot coals. Stir often to avoid sticking. Remember to properly season any new cast iron cookery. The UV Water Purifier
This gadget is one of the simplest ones we have seen. The UV Water Purifier uses ultraviolet light to purify drinking water quickly and without chemicals or complex filtration. The unit kills 99.9% of organisms including the nasty ones like cryptosporidium and giarda. All this capability is in a small unit that can be packed and carried easily. The system will purify 16 ounces of water in about a minute.

The UV Water Purifier retails for $199 as item number 10294 from Frontgate.

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Postal Service Won't Be Part of Spy Program
.c The Associated Press

Folks below is a very interesting news story. please read it through and notice that this is the way it all started for Adolph Hitler's Nazi Germany!! How long before your phones are tapped, your mail is opened and neigbors with grudges submit false accusations!! Think it can't happen here?! Give up control of your government and watch...........

(Comment by editor of The MountainGnome) WASHINGTON (July 18) - A government program promoted as a tip service for authorities concerned with terrorism won't be getting help from the Postal Service.

The Justice Department program, called Operation TIPS (Terrorism Information and Prevention System), already is under fire from the American Civil Liberties Union, which claimed it would result in Americans spying on one another.

But the Justice Department said the project simply would be a way for workers whose jobs bring them in contact with neighborhoods, highways and businesses - such as letter carries - to report suspicious activities.

After meeting with Bush administration homeland security officials, the Postal Service said it wasn't interested, at least for now.

``The Postal Service had been approached by homeland security regarding Operation TIPS; however, it was decided that the Postal Service and its letter carriers would not be participating in the program at this time,'' the agency said in a statement Wednesday.

``It is important to note, however, that the Postal Service has established processes for our postal employees nationwide to report suspicious activity to the Postal Inspection Service and to local authorities,'' the agency added.

Attorney General John Ashcroft's spokeswoman, Barbara Comstock, said the agency had no intention for people - such as utility workers - to enter or have access to the homes of individuals. The idea is to organize information from people whose jobs take them through neighborhoods, along the coasts and highways and on public transit, she said.

Said Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge: ``The last thing we want is Americans spying on Americans. That's just not what the president is all about, and not what the TIPS program is all about.'' (the lies start......)

The ACLU said the concept was worrisome, nonetheless.

``The administration apparently wants to implement a program that will turn local cable or gas or electrical technicians into government-sanctioned Peeping Toms,'' said Rachel King, an ACLU legislative counsel.

The ACLU said it was concerned that these volunteers would, in effect, be searching people's homes without warrants, that resources would be wasted on a flood of useless tips and that the program would encourage vigilantism and racial profiling.

It would provide a central reporting point for reports of unusual but non-emergency situations. Among those involved in the voluntary program could be truckers, mail carriers, train conductors, ship captains, utility employees and others.

Ridge told radio reporters that people in certain occupations are ideal observers. ``They might pick up a break in the certain rhythm or pattern of a community. They may pick up in the course of their daily business something that's very unusual.''

He noted that the program is voluntary. (So was Hitler's - until the Strom Trooopers marched in!)

``There's a big difference being vigilant and being a vigilante. We just want people to use their common sense,'' Ridge said. ``It is not a government intrusion.(More lies...) The president just wants people to be alert and aware. ... We're not asking for people to spy on people.''

Operation TIPS is a part of the Citizen Corps, an initiative Bush announced in his State of the Union address.

NOTE: Comments in parentheses are made by The MountainGnome.

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The Sun/Moon Wireless Weather Center
This clock makes an outstanding gadget for many reasons. The display alone is jammed with readouts. This clock tracks the phases of the moon for 250 cities, outside and inside temperature, barometric pressure with trending and an icon showing the current forecast. You can set alarms for temperature and other things that gardeners care about. This clock also uses the atomic clock broadcast from WWVB in Colorado to ensure accurate time of day and sun/moon rise and set times. Anyone who likes clocks will really enjoy this gadget.

The Sun/Moon Wireless Weather Center retails for $199.95 as item number LM512 from The Sharper Image.

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Article Submitted by: Maryann Fisher ~ Ohio

"I Pledge......"
A new version and very true.
Since the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord's Prayer are not allowed in most public schools anymore because the word "God" is mentioned.... a kid in Arizona wrote the attached NEW School prayer.
I liked it....

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God
Finds mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,
It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow
Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall
Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate,
God's name is prohibited by the state.

We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's "inappropriate" to teach right from wrong,
We're taught that such "judgments" do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,
No word of God must reach this crowd.

It's scary here I must confess,
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:
Should I be shot; My soul please take!


Please have your friends read this........
Jesus said,
" If you are ashamed of me,"
I will be ashamed of you before my Father."

Editors Comment: Thanks for the article Maryann. It was very awakening and true. Love ya and take care:-)) (Maryann is my very close sister-in-law)
Everything seems to be banned in the USA that is good and right!! The Soviet Union has been reformed into a democracy. However, could it be that the good ole' USA is now being transformed into the former Soviet Union?! Every day more freedoms are taken from us and our freedom of speech, thoughts and traditions are impeded by government authorities!! Are you going to let your government protect you all the way to the concentration camp? How soon before, there's a knock on the door, and you're carted away because..............

Advertising and driving cars.......??
I think this article may be of some interest to your readers. Thank you for taking the time to review it.
Janet Reilly

Advertising and driving cars have come together in an innovative way to benefit a myriad of companies and the average driver. Businesses around the world have listed hundreds of thousands of brand new vehicles waiting for drivers with some very innovative advertising agencies.

These cars have company logos on them and are given to individuals, free of charge, for a 2-5 year period. The driver must pay for gas and insurance, but there is no car payment and no hidden cost. The car is covered under the manufacturer?s warranty and will be enrolled in an extensive maintenance plan, again at no cost to the recipient. What does the individual who receives the car have to do? Just drive it, and park it where it can be seen.

If you already own or lease your own car and really don?t want another, these companies will pay up to $400 per month to place their advertisement on your car. It is guaranteed not to hurt the paint, only to build your bank account!

There are very few requirements to get into these programs. The drivers must be at least 18 years of age and have had no moving violations in the past 12 months. They don?t even have to be employed, in fact, they love giving cars away to college students. Drivers are selected based upon driving habits and location.

These promotional cars are not advertised widely due to the fact this is a fairly new concept and the agencies are not prepared to be flooded with requests at this time. For more information, visit

NOTE: Editor's Comment
We have not investigated this program, nor do we endorsed it at this time. Anytime you spend your hard earned money for any type of program that claims you'll earn money, investigate it thoroughly before investing! If it does all it claims, please let us know the results, with recorded and documented proof.
Editor[The MountainGnome]


GUYS: Gentle Kisses:
OK guys, we all love affection but I'd like to suggest a little intimacy tip: Kiss your woman tenderly. Gentle, intent kisses are much more of a turn-on than being eaten like a piranha or licked like a dog.

But then again, I guess if that's your style, you're probably a real animal!
NOTE: Always Check with and follow the advice of your Physician!....

GALS: Buying produce? Think rainbow
As you choose produce on your weekly shopping trips, try to create a rainbow in your shopping cart--reds, oranges, yellows, greens, blues, and violets. Each group of vibrant colors has its own special health benefits, and you need them all! This is the word from scientists James A. Joseph, Ph. D. and Daniel Nadeau, M.D., who spell it all out in their book, "The Color Code: A Revolutionary Eating Plan for Optimum Health." It's fascinating to learn what each color group has to offer. And with a rainbow of produce, your meals will be so much prettier, not to mention healthier.
NOTE: Always Check with and follow the advice of your Physician!

    Things You Should Know About Women 101
  • Women need to cry. And they won't do it alone unless they know you can hear them.
BEAUTY: Anti-Aging Action
It's the latest revolution in skincare. Virtually every skincare line is factoring in the use of anti-oxidants like Vitamin C Esther and Vitamin E products to counter act the wrinkling and dry skin that comes with agent. But the good news is the best way to harvest the anti-aging benefits of these anti-oxidants is in your diet. Look out for foods like melons, cantaloupes, strawberries, spinach, apples and almonds to snack on. This is a case of beauty really coming from the inside


Race your car against robot drivers.

Linux Note: When downloading a linux .tar/ .gz or .rpm file, It is sometimes necessary to hold down the shift key while clicking on the file you want to download.

WINDOWS TIP: Building Themes For Netscape 6
There are currently only three Netscape 6 themes available at the Netscape site. Of the three, we like the gaudy Toy Store theme. Perhaps we're just temporarily tired of blue and gray.

Anyway, if you'd like to build your own Netscape 6 themes, you can visit the link below where you'll find all you need to get into theme development.

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With Opera for Windows' speed, flexibility, features, and security the Internet is now even more convenient. Opera for Windows -- the browser that gives you the freedom to use the Internet the way it was meant to be.

Opera is about a 3MB download, with java you add another 7MB. Opera prides itself in being the fastest browser today! Opera also comes in many flavors for: WINDOWS~LINUX~MAC~ Symbian OS~QNX~OS2.
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X-ecutor allows you to run programs of your choice at startup and at shutdown. X-ecutor also lets you specify a day and/or time to run a program. And, you can use X-ecutor to shut down your computer at a specific time of the day -- or even when the computer is idle for a specified time.
X-ecutor is freeware.

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  • "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident"


TIP: Hot Pepper Burn
If you consume food with too much hot pepper and your mouth is on fire, don't go for water. It can actually make things worse. Dairy products (milk, ice cream or yogurt) can provide a quick fix. Crewing bread can also help in a pinch.

Napkin Folding
An attractively folded napkin can add a distinctive touch to any table. The "Your World at Home" Web site offers step-by-step instructions on creating beautiful napkin presentations. Seven different styles ranging from "Star-shaped Fan" to the "Maids Cup" are featured here with easy to follow pictures.

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New Orleans-Style Grilled Shrimp: Serves 2
The spicy butter sauce goes well with the smoky grilled shrimp.

  • cup Olive oil
  • cup Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic, minced
  • teaspoon Basil
  • teaspoon Oregano
  • teaspoon Salt
  • teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 pound Shrimp, large, peeled and deveined
Place the oil and butter in a saucepan. Heat until the butter has melted. Add the spices and seasonings. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Grill the shrimp. Toss in the sauce and serve warm in bowls.

Cheddar Cheese Ball:

  • 2 - 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
Combine all ingredients except parsley and mix well. Shape into a ball and refrigerate for several hours. Coat cheese ball with parsley and serve with crackers.

Caleries per serving: "Don't Ask!! Enjoy!!

So until next time, REMEMBER:  "A house is made to live in, not live for"....

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