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[From The Editors Desk]...
Fire Dock Workers NOW!!
Hey, do ya here that loud WHINNING sound, like a police car?! YEah, that's right, it's those damn, poor
under paid and over worked long shoremen on the west coast. OH, BOO HOO HOO!! Yeah folks, like i'd
be cryin' too if I made over 30 bucks an hour with all health and vision benefits paid. There is one of the biggest reasons
the cost of living is so high in this Country. Workers who want everything and don't want to do a damn thing for it!
Hell there are plenty of folks out there that would kill to have those jobs at the rate they already make! I say, "fire
them all and hire the folks willing to work"!
Maybe next time we'll discuss the wonderful (puke, cough, choke) unions at work.
Folks, we may be cutting down to a monthly issue for awhile, due to the fact I'm back in school again.
Plus there is alot of work to be done around here in preparations for selling the property.
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America~A Bygone Era: Native America
Cochise and Jeffords
By Gregory Lalire for Wild West Magazine
The TV show Broken Arrow’s “fair” treatment of Indians came eight years after a 1950 movie
with that same title (starring Jimmy Stewart as Jeffords and Jeff Chandler as Cochise) broke
some rocky Hollywood ground by treating Apaches as more than feared savages. And the
movie version was based on an Elliott Arnold novel called, fittingly enough, Blood Brother.
That novel romanticized the Jeffords legend, but the real Apache leader Cochise, who went
to war against the Americans in the early 1860s, and the real frontiersman Jeffords did
have a real friendship. “Tom Jeffords was an enigmatic man who was involved in nearly every
Chiricahua Apache major event in the 1870s,” says Sweeney. “As General O.O. Howard’s liaison
to Cochise in 1872, Jeffords was the indispensable person. He was the one who enlisted the aid
of the two Apache scouts. He gave Howard good advice and also served as a trusted adviser to
Cochise. In baseball terms, Jeffords was the set-up man; Howard was the closer.”
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE:
For more great articles be sure to pick up your copy of Wild West.
©2002, PRIMEDIA History Group, a division of PRIMEDIA Special Interest Publications. All rights reserved.
YES....IT'S REALLY FACT
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has
both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person
died as a result of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the
person died of natural causes.
Good Humor Man....Andy Rooney On Phone-In-Polls....
You know those shows where people call in and vote on different issues?
Did you ever notice there's always like 18% that say "I don't know." It costs
90 cents to call up and vote and they're voting "I don't know." Honey, I feel
very strongly about this. Give me the phone. (Says into phone) "I DON'T
KNOW!" (Hangs up looking proud.) Sometimes you have to stand up for what
you believe you're not sure about." This guy probably calls up phone sex girls
for $2.95 to say, "I'm not in the mood."
-- The Mountain Gnome
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Outdoor Adventure: Huntin' The Good Life
Bitterroot Elk Co.
Bitterroot Elk was designed as a Consultant and Booking Agent for the
Non-Resident who dreams of elk hunting in Montana and Idaho. Over the
years they have witnessed folks who make the choice to Hunt in Montana
or Idaho, only to find themselves in poor producing areas.
Bitterroot Elk Co. would like to give you the opportunity to Hunt the way
Native Montanans have for years. They also have Hunts available in Idaho.
La Veta, Colorado.....Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 5th, 2002.....
A beautiful crisp, Fall morning, with temperatures hovering at 49°. We got to the festival about 11:00 AM
and it was a great day. There was German music playing and folks enjoying all the food, festivities, and craft shops.
The car show caught my eye and we strolled over and drooled at the gorgeous restored vehicle from the 1920' to 1960's.
The food was just great. The mountain views in the background with the turning of fall colors was unbelievable! Needless to say,
we'll be going back again next year, and maybe I won't forget my camera.....DUH!!!
The Ski Lodge: Closed For The Summer!
- The world’s 1st roller coaster opened in 1884
at Coney Island, New York. It was designed by
Lemarcus Thompson, a former Sunday school teacher.
Let's start gearing up for SKI SEASON!! NEXT ISSUE!!
Mountain Events: Steamboat Springs, Co.
Visit http://www.steamboatchamber.com/ for more
Steamboat gets its first snow of the season
The first accumulation of snow on Rabbit Ears Pass since last spring settled on the golden aspen leaves,
clumped on the conifer branches and blanketed the ground Thursday morning...
...Automated weather sites showed the highest elevations in Routt County had 4 to 10 inches of snow...The mountain
has had winter storm conditions swirling around it for three consecutive days. Local estimates are about 8 to 10
inches of snow on top of Mount Werner
Winter vacation specials
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First Tracks: Nov. 27 - Dec. 18, 2002
$250* pp includes: 4 nights motel, 3 day lifts
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* Package price is per adult, based on double occupancy in a motel and quad occupancy in two bedroom
condominium. Rates do not include applicable taxes, fees or travel insurance, are subject to availability
and may change without notice. Entire reservation must be made within package dates indicated and
only available at participating properties. Kids Ski Free(tm) and Teen ticket programs applicable under
normal guidelines. Snowsavers are not valid with any other offer or discount. Other restrictions may apply.
Visit steamboat.com for full details.
SKI Magazine ranks Steamboat 6th best ski resort in North America
Steamboat remains in the elite ranks of North American resorts, according to SKI Magazine. Why? 2,939 acres,
20 lifts and its big 3,668-foot vertical drop. Steamboat's advertising campaign has walked a lot of miles in cowboy
boots, which may draw tourists from Nebraska, but that's sure not the reason hard-core Vail and Aspen skiers head
here for weekend road trips. "All the runs anyone could ask for-and more," a reader cheers. Oh, then there's the snow.
Utah may get more, but it arguably isn't any better. The term Champagne Powder (tm) has even been trademarked by
Steamboat. That's legit. Blanket the resort's abundant glades with blow-away fluff, and you end up with tree-skiing as
good as it comes. Start at Closets and work your way east to Two O'clock. If that doesn't make it onto your Top
10 list of the year, then you're in the wrong sport. Steamboat also earned praise as "a great family resort"
(witness its No. 4 ranking in Terrain Parks). Save your black evening wear for
Aspen. Steamboat is "a funky cowboy town where everyone is welcome," a reader applauds.
Excerpted from SKI Magazine, October 2002
New restaurants and activities
2093 Curve Plaza
Lucile's, Steamboat's newest breakfast and lunch restaurant, serves a Creole theme. It also offers traditional
breakfast fare. Locally owned and operated, Lucile's is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday,
and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
345 Lincoln Ave.
Tobiano, one of Steamboat's newest restaurants, is located on the corner of 4th and Lincoln in the new
Chieftain Building. Tobiano offers a variety of dishes with a fusion of tastes from around the world. Open for
dinner only. Reservations are suggested.
67810 RCR 129
The Midnight Ranch is located 33 miles north of Steamboat Springs on a 240-acre mountain ranch.
It is surrounded by the Routt National Forest and located near the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness Area. Each
of its two log-post vacation homes features a gas grill and campfire pit and is furnished with country antiques.
Black Diamond Limo
P.O. Box 772181
Door to door executive service in a new six-passenger, white, stretch limousine. Offering airport pick
ups at Denver International Airport, and Yampa Valley Regional Airport, as well as reasonably priced limo service around town.
Black Tie Ski Rental
619 Mountain Vista Circle
A full service ski and snowboard rental shop on wheels. Black Tie goes directly to guests' accommodations
to outfit them with a full line of ski equipment. Forgot your goggles? You can buy a pair from Black Tie.
P.O. Box 77400
A unique delivery service that picks up your order from your favorite Steamboat restaurants and delivers it to
your door in about 75 minutes. Just pick a restaurant from the Steamboat Dining Guide and call Mountain Maitre'D to place your order.
Steamboat Wedding Ceremonies
P.O. Box 770096
Taraka Patricia Stara officiates non-denominational wedding ceremonies and vow renewals. Couples may
create their own vows and select readings. Pre-maritial counseling is available but not required.
Relaxation & Recreation: Casino Time.....
Dancing Eagle Casino
Casa Blanca, New Mexico
Dancing Eagle Casino, located in Casa Blanca, is New Mexico's friendliest
gaming attraction. In addition to the games, enjoy casual dining in our restaurant
or grab a quick bite in the snack bar. It's all situated in an atmosphere reminiscent of an adobe village.
319 slot machines: Including video poker and area wide progressives,
10 table games: Including one craps table, one roulette table, 8 blackjack tables,
Gift shop, Restaurant: 70 seat casual dining restaurant.
Outdoor Tip: Series on High Altitudes
Traveling at high altitude can be hazardous. The information provided here is designed
for educational use only and is not a substitute for specific training or experience.
When going to altitude it is your responsibility to learn the latest information.
The major cause of altitude illnesses is going too high too fast. Given time, your body can adapt
to the decrease in oxygen molecules at a specific altitude. This process is known as acclimatization
and generally takes 1-3 days at that altitude. For example, if you hike to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters),
and spend several days at that altitude, your body acclimatizes to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters).
If you climb to 12,000 feet (3,658 meters), your body has to acclimatize once again.
A number of changes take place in the body to allow it to operate with decreased oxygen.
- The depth of respiration increases.
- Pressure in pulmonary arteries is increased, "forcing" blood into portions of the lung which are normally not used during sea level breathing.
- The body produces more red blood cells to carry oxygen,
- The body produces more of a particular enzyme that facilitates
- the release of oxygen from hemoglobin to the body tissues.
More on this subject next week...........
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This whole kit is packed into a nice nylon bag that you can
just keep in your car or somewhere in your home. Be
prepared for anything with this gadget.
The Home/Travel Survival Kit retails for $50 as item number
330746 from Brookstone.
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PGP 8.0 will be released in November of 2002. Key developments include:
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* support for Mac OS X;
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PGP Corporate Desktop, Personal Security, and Freeware versions are available from several "official" sources:
Following the transfer of ownership of PGP from NAI to PGP Corp. (see the news section above for details), the old link to PGP Freeware 7.0.3 on the PGP.com web site isn't working. Whether the NAI-produced PGP Freeware 7.0.3 will ever appear on the new PGP.com web site is not known. You can still download PGP Freeware 7.0.3 from the
International PGP Page, however. According to the PGP.com web site, "PGP Freeware 8.0 will be available in Q4 2002."
Also, the NAI-produced PGP Personal Security 7.0.3 is apparently not
available from the PGP.com store, and it is not known
whether it ever will be. You can still purchase PGP Personal Security 7.0.3 from
Amazon. According to the PGP.com web site, "PGP Personal 8.0 will be available for ordering Q4 2002."
The PGP.com store
is currently selling the NAI-produced PGP Corporate Desktop 7.1.1 and PGP
Desktop Security 7.0.4 (for Windows 95 users). It is also taking orders for PGP
Corporate Desktop 8.0, to be released in November of 2002. International PGP users should
visit the Intellect PGP EMEA page for
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Below is a table detailing the various versions of PGP that are available
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Continued Next Issue.......
Article Submitted by: The MountainGnome
4th in a series of the money controlling men who own the banks and eventually everything!!
How to defeat the plot of the Illuminati: Part 2
A Luciferian conspiracy
When it is written in the previous article that the Illuminati is a "Luciferian conspiracy", it is not only
in a figurative sense, but in the literal sense, since the leaders of the Illuminati are actually worshipers
of Satan, and their final objective is to have the whole world bow down to him. Through his hellhounds,
it is Satan himself who continues his revolt against God by endeavoring to foil God's plan on earth, and
snatch from God as many souls as possible.
Just like Satan, The Financiers think they are the only ones who can lead mankind properly, and in
order to be able to impose their will upon every individual and control the whole world, they invented
the present debt-money system. They want to bring every nation in the world to such a state of crisis
that these countries will think they have no alternative but to accept the miracle solution of the Financiers
to save them from disaster: complete centralization, a single world currency, and a world government,
in which every nation will be abolished. The members of the Illuminati are people of every race and creed,
but who all lust for money and power.
Recognizing the powers involved
In the conclusion of his book Pawns in the Game, wich denounces the plot of the Illuminati for world domination,
William Guy Carr explains what must be done to stop this plot.
First, we must as individuals recognize the spiritual powers involved, and realize that we are not only facing
terrestrial powers, but also spiritual ones that it is basically a fight between God and Satan. We must choose
who we will serve, who we will fight for: God or Satan.
Second, we must take practical steps to counteract the plan of the Financiers which, in Mr. Carr's own words,
can be done only through a monetary reform: "The electors must insist that the issue of money, and the control
thereof, be placed back in the hands of the Government where it rightfully belongs."
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If junior has to do a report about your state, whatever you do, don't
let him find out about this site! The poor tyke will end up dragging a
100-page manuscript to school. From Alabama to Wyoming, 50states.com
is packed with information and links about all 50 states and capitols.
In addition to the usual trivia like state birds, flowers, songs,
mottos, and nicknames, it helps you find local graves, Webcams, tax
forms, real estate, and pen pals. It's also great for looking up quick
facts. What's the highest point in South Dakota? What does California
mean? What's the population of Wyoming? If you ever manage to get
through all 50 states (is it possible for a human to have that much
free time?), then be sure to keep coming back for the Capitol Link of
The Hand Cranked Radio with Beacon
A radio and a flashlight are two of the most basic survival
tools for the road. The Hand Cranked Radio with Beacon is a
new design that actually looks good as opposed to some of
the earlier models that didn't work well and didn't look
good. This unit comes in two pieces, the radio and the
flashlight. The flashlight can also be used as a beacon to
help people locate you. The cranks are also easier to work
so you won't wear yourself out.
The Hand Cranked Radio with Beacon retails for $49.50 as
item number 65914 from Solutions Catalog.
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- My, my, how times have changed. Years ago...When 100 white men chased 1
black man, we called it the Ku Klux Klan;
Today they call it the PGA TOUR......
THE FREE MOUNTAINGNOME NEWS:
WHY THE U.S. HASN'T CAPTURED THIS THUG
By: John LeBoutillier
Who is doing these random 'snipings' in and around our nation's capital?
The media is of course focusing on a 'Son of Sam' type solo, deranged nutball.
And maybe they are right. FBI profilers have become frequent TV Talking Heads opining on who this shooter is.
While the world has been focused on Saddam Hussein and a possible ‘regime change’ in Baghdad,
our previous main target – Osama bin Laden – has flown back to center stage.
Just look at the events of the past two weeks:Click Here
MARYLAND POLITICS OF FEAR:
GARNERING VOTES OUT OF A SNIPER'S BULLETS
By: Dave Franklin
One of the awful and despicable attacks on innocent people near the capital of the United States
was on a 13 year-old boy, just starting another school day, when he was shot in Bowie, MD.
Someone has to be plain evil before they could take aim at a youngster heading into school
and fire with the intent of killing him. The boy is expected to recover, thankfully. But nine people
have been killed and one more wounded in a series of psychotic attacks that police are working
desperately to stop -- and a few Maryland politicians are trying to exploit.
Maryland's gun laws are about the most restrictive in the country, and crime is also among the worst.
That confirms an old saying about gun control. When you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.
A result of playing politics with people's fears, the laws in Maryland have made sure that outlaws are well armed.
Read The Rest Of the Story......
Submitted by: Kim Valdez of Raton,NM.
I sat, with two friends, in the picture window of a quaint restaurant
just off the corner of the towns square. The food and the company
were both especially good that day. As we talked, my attention was
outside, across the street. There, walking into town, was a man who
appeared to be carrying all his worldly goods on his back. He was
carrying, a well-worn sign that read, "I will work for food." My heart
sank. I brought him to the attention of my friends and noticed that
others around us had stopped eating to focus on him. Heads moved in a
mixture of sadness and disbelief. We continued with our meal, but his
image lingered in my mind. We finished our meal and went our separate
ways. I had errands to do and quickly set out to accomplish them. I
glanced toward the town square, looking somewhat halfheartedly for the
strange visitor. I was fearful, knowing that seeing him again would
call some response. I drove through town and saw nothing of him. I made
some purchases at a store and got back in my car. Deep within me, the
Spirit of God kept speaking to me: "Don't go back to the office until
you've at least driven once more around the square." And so, with some
hesitancy, I headed back into town. As I turned the square's third
corner. I saw him. He was standing on the steps of the storefront
church, going through his sack. I stopped and looked; feeling both
compelled to speak to him, yet wanting to drive on. The empty parking
space on the corner seemed to be a sign from God: an invitation to
park. I pulled in, got out and approached the town's newest visitor.
"Looking for the pastor?" I asked. "Not really," he replied, "just
resting." "Have you eaten today?" "Oh, I ate something early this
morning." "Would you like to have lunch with me?" "Do you have some
work I could do for you?" "No work," I replied. "I commute here to
work from the city, but I would like to take you to lunch." "Sure," he
replied with a smile. As he began to gather his things. I asked some
surface questions. "Where you headed?" "St. Louis." "Where you from?"
"Oh, all over; mostly Florida." "How long you been walking?"
"Fourteen years," came the reply. I knew I had met someone unusual. We
sat across from each other in the same restaurant I had left earlier.
His face was weathered slightly beyond his 38 years. His eyes were dark
yet clear, and he spoke with an eloquence and articulation that was
startling. He removed his jacket to reveal a bright red T-shirt that
said, "Jesus is The Never Ending Story." Then Daniel's story began to
unfold. He had seen rough times early in life. He'd made some wrong
choices and reaped the consequences. Fourteen years earlier, while
backpacking across the country, he had stopped on the beach in Daytona.
He tried to hire on with some men who were putting up a large tent and
some equipment. A concert, he thought. He was hired, but the tent would
not house a concert but revival services, and in those services he saw
life more clearly. He gave his life over to God. "Nothing's been the
same since," he said, "I felt the Lord telling me to keep walking, and
so I did, some 14 years now." "Ever think of stopping?" I asked.
"Oh, once in a while, when it seems to get the best of me. But God has
given me this calling. I give out Bibles. That's what's in my sack. I
work to buy food and Bibles, and I give them out when His Spirit
leads." I sat amazed. My homeless friend was not homeless. He was on a
mission and lived this way by choice. The question burned inside for a
moment and then I asked: "What's it like?" "What?" "To walk into a
town carrying all your things on your back and to show your sign?"
"Oh, it was humiliating at first. People would stare and make comments.
Once someone tossed a piece of half-eaten bread and made a gesture that
certainly didn't make me feel welcome. But then it became humbling to
realize that God was using me to touch lives and change people's
concepts of other folks like me." My concept was changing, too. We
finished our dessert and gathered his things. Just outside the door, he
paused. He turned to me and said, "Come Ye blessed of my Father and
inherit the kingdom I've prepared for you. For when I was hungry you
gave me food, when I was thirsty you gave me drink, a stranger and you
took me in." I felt as if we were on holy ground. "Could you use
another Bible?" I asked. He said he preferred a certain translation.
It traveled well and was not too heavy. It was also his personal
favorite. "I've read through it 14 times," he said. "I'm not sure we've
got one of those, but let's stop by our church and see." I was able to
find my new friend a Bible that would do well, and he seemed very
grateful. "Where you headed from here?" "Well, I found this little
map on the back of this amusement park coupon." "Are you hoping to
hire on there for awhile?" "No, I just figure I should go there. I
figure someone under that star right there needs a Bible, so that's
where I'm going next." He smiled, and the warmth of his spirit radiated
the sincerity of his mission. I drove him back to the town-square
where we'd met two hours earlier, and as we drove, it started raining.
We parked and unloaded his things. "Would you sign my autograph book?"
he asked. "I like to keep messages from folks I meet." I wrote in his
little book that his commitment to his calling had touched my life. I
encouraged him to stay strong. And I left him with a verse of
scripture from Jeremiah, "I know the plans I have for you," declared
Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a
future and a hope." "Thanks, man," he said. "I know we just met and
we're really just strangers, but I love you." "I know," I said, "I
love you, too." "The Lord! is good." Yes, He is. How long has it been
since someone hugged you?" I asked. "A long time," he replied. And so
on the busy street corner in the drizzling rain, my new friend and I
embraced, and I felt deep inside that I had been changed. He put his
things on his back, smiled his winning smile and said, "See you in the
New Jerusalem." "I'll be there!" was my reply. He began his journey
again. He headed away with his sign dangling from his bedroll and pack
of Bibles. He stopped, turned and said, "When you see something that
makes you think of me, will you pray for me?" "You bet," I shouted
back, "God bless." "God bless." And that was the last I saw of him.
Late that evening as I left my office, the wind blew strong. The cold
front had settled hard upon the town. I bundled up and hurried to my
car. As I sat back and reached for the emergency brake, I saw them... a
pair of well-worn brown work gloves neatly laid over the length of the
handle. I picked them up and thought of my friend and wondered if his
hands would stay warm that night without them. I remembered his
words: "If you see something that makes you think of me, will you pray
for me?" Today his gloves lie on my desk in my office. They help me to
see the world and its people in a new way, and they help me remember
those two hours with my unique friend and to pray for his
ministry. "See you in the New Jerusalem," he said. Yes, Daniel, I know
If this story touched you, forward it to a friend! "I shall pass this
way but once. Therefore, any good that I can do or any kindness that I
can show, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again."
God bless and have a nice day!
"Father, I ask you to bless my friends, relatives and e-mail buddies
reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your love and
power. Holy spirit, I ask you to minister to their spirit at this very
moment. Where there is pain, give them your peace and mercy. Where
there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through your grace,
In Jesus' precious Name. Amen."
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GUYS: Great Skin:
TIPS FOR MEN ~ WOMEN and BABIES
Yes, skin matters for guys, too. There are four things you
can do to improve your skin.
1. Drink eight glasses of water every day. Room temperature
water is best. Water helps skin cells regenerate. Remember
one third of the water in your body is in your skin.
2.Don't smoke. It weathers your skin.
3.Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables to keep your skin
4.No tanning. Sun and pollution are most responsible for
signs of premature ageing, like wrinkles.
NOTE: Always Check with and follow the advice of your Physician!
GALS: Blueberries for the brain
Blueberries are thought to help prevent cancer because they
have a very high concentration of phytochemicals.
Phytochemicals can actually repair damaged cells that might
become cancerous. In addition, studies have shown that
blueberries may help reverse some aspects of brain aging.
These studies of laboratory animals show improved memory,
coordination and balance.
All this means you have every excuse to savor blueberries
in pancakes, muffins, smoothies, fruit salad and even
cobbler! Blueberries will be in season all summer, but the
best ones, the wild ones, come in around August.
For details on specific studies on health benefits of blueberries, click here.
NOTE: Always Check with and follow the advice of your Physician!
Things You Should Know About Women 101
BEAUTY: Peachy Keen
- Women will always ask questions that have no right answer, in
an effort to trap you into feeling guilty.
You've come not to trust blush but what if the blush of the
moment came in a soft, subtle peach tone? Perfect for
giving a face a healthy hue, the new peach tones go very
nicely with the dewy skin look that is a must for the
summer months. Keep it simple and subtle and the critics
won't even know that it's blush at all!
LINUX SOFTWARE: Interchange 4.5.7 beta
Create a robust online store with this powerful shopping cart.
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: Hiding The Virtual Memory Button
Use this Registry setting to hide the Virtual Memory button
on the Performance tab under Control Panel > System. By
hiding this button, you can prevent users from changing or
disabling the machine's Virtual Memory settin
g, which can
adversely effect the machine's performance. To set this
option, open the Registry Editor and go to:
Edit/create the value "NoVirtMemPage" (String Value) and set
the value to "1" (without quotes) to hide the Virtual Memory
button, or "0" to display the button. The setting will take
effect immediately and does not require a reboot.
** this tip is for users who are familiar with the Registry Editor **
PC SOFTWARE / FREEWARE
Benchmarking Your Computer
clibench mk III smp 0.7.15 is a freeware benchmarking tool
for computers running Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/Xp. We like
this program. It's simple to use and appears to use tests
that provide reasonable means of testing your computer. Of
course, what you will probably want to do is save your
tests for before and after comparison when making hardware
changes, or for comparing to other computers.
There is also a Linux version available at the clibench mk
III smp 0.7.15 site.
Click here to download a copy of clibench mk III smp 0.7.15
My mother taught me IRONY:
- "Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about!"
TIP: Cutting Board Safety Tip~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*~*^*
Cooking Websites: Recipes
You can help prevent injuries while slicing and dicing by
following a few simple tips. Always place a damp towel
under the cutting board to limit movement. Be sure to get a
"flat side down" before preparing round items like onions
or lemons. This can be done by cutting them down the middle
and placing the flat side on the board before chopping.
Always wash, bleach and rinse the board after each use,
especially when cutting meat, poultry or seafood.
Do you like to cook? If so, you can find a whole slew of
recipes at Cooking.com. There are recipes for those who
don't need to diet, and those who do. There are recipes for
all seasons and all reasons.
If you like to cook, or if you like to eat, you should
Click here to go to the site
If you have a favorite recipe or a great cooking website, and you'd like to share it with our readers, you can send it to The MountainGnome.
Send your specialty to firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO USE ALL THAT VENISON: Makes ?
Blanch and peel tomatoes; cut and squish until in small pieces.
Add chopped veggies and simmer until veggies are tender, adding salt
and pepper to taste. Stir often. Use a heavy pan to stew in.
BLUEBERRY PUDDING: Serves 4
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water, stirring until crystals disappear.
In a blender or the workbowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade, blend dissolved gelatin, tofu,
apple juice concentrate, vanilla, brown sugar, cinnamon and 1 cup of blueberries until smooth.
Pour pudding into a bowl; fold in remaining cup of blueberries. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate
for 4 hours, or until set. Serve cold. The sweetener in this recipe is apple juice concentrate.
That's a good way to cut down on processed sugar.
- 1 tbsp. unflavored gelatin (1 env.)
- 1/4 c. boiling water
- 10 oz. tofu, drained
- 5 tbsp. apple juice concentrate, defrosted
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 pt. fresh blueberries, rinsed, drained and divided, about 16 oz.
Caleries per serving: "Don't Ask!! Enjoy!!
So until next time, REMEMBER: He who kneels before God can stand before anyone....
- "When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with
the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little
more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your
death song, and die like a hero going home."...Chief Aupumut, Mohican. 1725
Dedicated To The Memory of My Lovely Wife..Francie