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I was driving through the Mt. Shasta area today on I5 and stopped for some stuff at a gas station. I saw on the front page of the local paper that their little community is expecting about 50 Katrina evacuee families for the area soon. Wow, now that’s a long way to go in a pinch to find food and a roof over your head. The same article was saying that this is predicted to be the largest mass-refugee evacuation in the US since the Civil War.

On NPR they were describing all the cash and emergency services support coming in from countries all over the world. From about $6000 that Bosnia Hertznegovia in kicking down all the way up to billions coming from the good people of Kuwait, not to mention all kinds of oil that courageous little tribal state is pitching in, along with several other Middle Eastern countries.

Maybe the humanitarian aid the US has always been doing all over the world hasn’t been wasted on the ungrateful? Makes me all misty.

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I was driving through the Mt. Shasta area today on I5 and stopped for some stuff at a gas station. I saw on the front page of the local paper that their little community is expecting about 50 Katrina evacuee families for the area soon. Wow, now that’s a long way to go in a pinch to find food and a roof over your head. The same article was saying that this is predicted to be the largest mass-refugee evacuation in the US since the Civil War.

On NPR they were describing all the cash and emergency services support coming in from countries all over the world. From about $6000 that Bosnia Hertznegovia in kicking down all the way up to billions coming from the good people of Kuwait, not to mention all kinds of oil that courageous little tribal state is pitching in, along with several other Middle Eastern countries.

Maybe the humanitarian aid the US has always been doing all over the world hasn’t been wasted on the ungrateful? Makes me all misty.

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Peter Jennings

R.I.P. Peter Jennings

Looks like rather than treat him for lung cancer, they murdered him before he could begin work on his tell-all retrospective book.

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Issue 28: Ray At Night cover story

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There’s a cover story in issue 28 (out yesterday) about Urban Gentrification in my formerly low-rent inner-city Bohemia here of North Park. Check it out. Other than a few small typos and stuff it’s totally great. Part two will continue the saga and come out next issue in May. RR

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Monday morning test results on a Sunday

http://www.risingstarkaraoke.com/monday_test.html
Pass it on.

My results were:

“The Monday Morning Test Results
(better than any IQ test)

“Your Score: 10 out of 11
Your Rating: Wow! Come to work for us!

“Now Here’s the Twist;
Your answers not only can tell your current intelligence,
but the combination can also forcast your upcoming love life:

“Your Projected Love Life: Your love life is mediocre
Remember you must pass this page on to at least 5 people.

“0-4 People: We know you have no friends, don’t look for anything good in your life
5-10: Your life will take a sudden turn for good in the next 2 weeks
11-20: Your love life now multiplied by your score
20 or more: Your life is guaranteed to get much better in the next week or less!”


How the heck can they tell about my love life from this “test?” You mean I would have a better love life had I gotten the pill question right? Pleh!