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PostSubject: WELL I GUESS NOVEMBER 5TH IS PAST, NOV. 4 FOR YOU LOT   Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:48 pm



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PostSubject: Re: WELL I GUESS NOVEMBER 5TH IS PAST, NOV. 4 FOR YOU LOT   Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:54 pm

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PostSubject: Re: WELL I GUESS NOVEMBER 5TH IS PAST, NOV. 4 FOR YOU LOT   Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:30 pm

and then there is the congo:




A Congolese woman cries as she marches
with thousands of Congolese people toward the provincial capital of
Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, on October 29, 2008. Refugees began
arriving shortly after violence started between Forces loyal to
renegade Laurent Nkunda and the Congolese army. (WALTER
ASTRADA/AFP/Getty Images)




Congolese
tanks and thousands of displaced people stream into Goma in eastern
Congo, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. Thousands of refugees started
streaming into the eastern provincial capital of Goma in the afternoon,
impeded by army tanks, trucks and jeeps pulling back from the battle
front. (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo) #




People
throw stones at U.N. peacekeepers patrolling on a road in Kibati, about
25 km (16 miles) north of the provincial capital of Goma, DR Congo on
October 28, 2008. U.N. peacekeepers prepared to evacuate around 50
foreign aid workers from a town in violence-ravaged eastern Congo on
Tuesday with Tutsi rebels advancing towards it, officials said.
(REUTERS/Stringer)




A
tank of the Congolese army fires over positions of forces loyal to
rebel leader Laurent Nkunda in the Mulindi Mountains in Tongo, 65
kilometers north west of the provincial capital of Goma, on October 14,
2008. (WALTER ASTRADA/AFP/Getty Images)



A
fighter from the National Congress for People's Defence (CNDP) holds
his recently captured gun and ammunition during a parade on October 14,
2008 in a village near a base in Rumangabo just north of the Eastern
Congolese town of Goma. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)



A
U.N. peacekeeper from India stands guard upon the arrival of French
Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner at the IDP camp in Kibati, about 10
kilometers (6 miles) north of the provincial capital of Goma, on
November 1, 2008. (WALTER ASTRADA/AFP/Getty Images)



A
rain cloud opens up in the sky over a mountain volcano where Rwanda, DR
Congo and Uganda share borders on October 21, 2008. Thousands of
Congolese nationals have fled their homes deep inside Congolese
territory into an area that straddles the north-east border of the
Democratic Republic of Congo and the western part of Uganda in search
for safety after rebel fighters from the National Congress for People's
Defense (CNDP). Renewed clashes in eastern DR Congo since August 28
have displaced more than 100,000 people. (ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty
Images)



Internally Displaced People leave Kibati heading
north from the city to their villages, Kibumba and Rugari, north of the
provincial capital of Goma, Congo, on November 2, 2008. Several
thousand people displaced in the fighting between rebels and government
troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo began returning home
Sunday as a ceasefire held, an AFP correspondent on the scene reported.
(YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)




A Congolese policeman (lower right) tries to stop
people entering the Mercy Corps base where UNICEF and IMC
(International Medical Corps) were distributing High nutrition cookies
to children at at the IDP camp in Kibati, north of Goma, DR Congo, on
November 1, 2008. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)



The crowd of refugees bursts through the gates of
the Mercy Corps base next to a refugee camp on November 1, 2008 in the
outskirts of Goma. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)



Congolese children look on in an IDP camp on
November 2, 2008 outside of Goma, DR Congo. Tutsi rebel leader, General
Laurent Nkunda forced thousands to flee their homes and refugee camps
in Goma during a surge in fighting this week as conflict renewed in the
DRC during the past two months. The U.N. Security Council met in an
emergency session to address the deteriorating situation in the DRC on
October 29, 2008 after the Congolese Army threatened to disband. (Uriel
Sinai/Getty Images)




Displaced people scavenge for building material
near Kibumba, north of Goma, DR Congo on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. (AP
Photo/Jerome Delay)


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PostSubject: Re: WELL I GUESS NOVEMBER 5TH IS PAST, NOV. 4 FOR YOU LOT   Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:43 pm

elsewhere online, the world's biggest atlas goes on sale. you cannat afford, don't axe:




Only 3,000 copies of the atlas have been printed. Each weighs 30kg,
measures 610mm x 469mm and contains 154 maps and 800 photographs backed
with detailed descriptions of every country's geography, history and
culture. This is a satellite view of the Himalaya Range.



Glen Canyon in southeastern and south central Utah and northwestern
Arizona, USA, is one of the most geologically diverse areas in Northern
America



Isolated from the rest of the world until recently, the Longhorn Miao
people of Guizhou, China, maintain long-held customs. Headwear made
from horns - often adorned with long lengths of wool, hair, or other
textiles - has given these unique people their tribal name



The Himba Women of Namibia coat their skin with an ochre mixture that protects against the sun while symbolising earth and blood



A monk prays next to Phra Achana, the famous Buddha statue at Wat Si Chum in Thailandís Sukhothai Province



Many sing-sings take place in Papua New Guinea. Most are ceremonial and
private, but since 1961 the annual sing-sing at Mt Hagen has drawn many
tribes, each uniquely adorned, to perform in public





New York as seen from the Empire State Building
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PostSubject: Re: WELL I GUESS NOVEMBER 5TH IS PAST, NOV. 4 FOR YOU LOT   Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:46 pm




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PostSubject: Re: WELL I GUESS NOVEMBER 5TH IS PAST, NOV. 4 FOR YOU LOT   Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:51 pm


October 31, 2008

Peru Rocks


The
Colorado-based Love Hope Strength foundation hosted an event recently
called "Peru Rocks", where 63 travelers - including musicians from The
Fixx, Fastball, The Alarm and more - along with cancer survivors, and
their supporters from around the world joined together to raise funds
and awareness of cancer-related issues in Peru. The trip took the
trekkers from Cuzco, Peru to the heights of Machu Picchu, back down to
Lima, where they met with patients and doctors of INEN, Peru's main
cancer center. The travelers finished their trip with a concert in Lima
on October 15th. Funds raised on the trip were donated to INEN, and
will be used to establish a fully staffed and equipped medical bus that
will serve rural Peru, screening residents for cancer.

Huayna
Picchu (mountain at center) towers above this view of the ruins of
Machu Picchu, in the Peruvian Andes, seen on October 13, 2008 (© Gary
Noel)




2
Cobblestone
Streets of Cuzco, where the Peru Rocks team gathered and acclimatized
before their climb to Machu Picchu, seen on October 7, 2008. (© Gary
Noel) #


3
Local Peruvian boys taking part in a parade in Cuzco on October 8, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


4
Trekkers write last minute dedications on the prayer flags that were carried to Machu Picchu, October 8, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


5
Narrow cobblestone Streets in Cuzco, Peru October 7, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


6
First
sight of the Llactapata Ruins along the Inca Trail, still four
kilometers west of Machu Picchu, seen on October 10, 2008. (© Gary
Noel) #


7
Llactapata
steps, part of a complex of ruins related to Machu Picchu along the
Inca Trail. Photo taken October 10, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


8
View of snowcapped mountains along the Inca trail, October 10, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


9
A night scene from the first campsite at the village of Wayllabamba, Peru on October 11, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


10
Team
member Shannon Foley, seen uploading the daily podcast journals which
let the world watch as the team progressed on their trek, October 11,
2008. (© Gary Noel) #


11
An Alpaca encountered along the Inca Trail, October 11, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


12
Team
members and musicians Tony Scalzo, Joey Shuffield, and Miles Zuniga
from Fastball join Mike Peters of the Alarm, Cy Curnin of The Fixx,
Nick Harper and Brien McVernon for a jam session with the porters on
the mountain, October 11, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


13
Mike Peters from the Alarm with his wife Jules, happy to have arrived at Machu Picchu on October 13, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


14
First sight of the ruins of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, October 13, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


15
Sixteen of a group of travelers from Colorado that all made the trek together, October 13, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


16
Closer view of more ruins along the trail to Machu Picchu, October 12, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


17
The
entire Peru Rocks crew dedicating the prayer flags at their final
destination, Machu Picchu, October 13, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


18
The
ruins of Machu Picchu, October 14, 2008. Constructed around 1460,
overlooked by Spanish conquerors, and rediscovered by the West in 1911,
the treasured site is visited by over 400,000 travelers every year. (©
Gary Noel) #


19
A
vessel containing the Ashes of Otto Schutt, a San Francisco man who
passed away in May, a victim of colon cancer. Otto's ashes were brought
on the trek by his two friends Lee Williams and David Dexter and his
nephew Derrick Tabish on October 14, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


20
Derrick
Tabish, David Dexter and Lee Williams celebrate the life of Otto Schutt
by spreading his ashes along the Inca Trail, October 14, 2008. Otto and
Lee had planned to make the trek together, in part as a way to have a
goal to look forward to as Otto endured his cancer treatment.
Unfortunately, Otto lost his battle with cancer in May of 2008. (© Gary
Noel) #


21
Peru Rocks concert performed in the Plaza de Armas in Aguas Calientes, October 14, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


22
Musician Nick Harper performing in Lima, Peru at the finale concert, wrapping up the trek on October 15, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


23
Visit
to the children's ward at the main cancer center INEN in Peru, where
the children received gifts and cards the trekkers had brought on
October 16, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


24
A visit to the chemotherapy room at INEN, the main cancer center in Lima, Peru October 16, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #


25
Young
Peruvian patients smile, excited to receive so many visitors at their
local cancer center INEN, October 16, 2008. (© Gary Noel) #
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PostSubject: Re: WELL I GUESS NOVEMBER 5TH IS PAST, NOV. 4 FOR YOU LOT   Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:51 am

The next President of the United States


In
a vote of historic proportions yesterday, Senator Barack Obama became
President-Elect of the United States of America with a 52% majority in
the popular vote, and more than 349 electoral votes. Over two years of
campaigning was resolved with a record voter turnout, as the Republican
candidate John McCain conceded graciously at 11:20 pm eastern last
night. With such a high level of interest and attention, there have
been millions of words written and photographs taken of the candidates
over the past year. Here is a collection of some of the best photos of
President-Elect Barack Obama over the past several months. (35 photos total)

Democratic
presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama speaks at a campaign rally in
Fayetteville, North Carolina, October 19, 2008. (REUTERS/Jim Young)




2
Democratic
presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks to a crowd of
75,000 at Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon, Sunday, May 18, 2008.
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson) #


3
US
Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama on the
tarmac near his campaign plane in Reno, Nevada, September 29, 2008.
(EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #


4
Democratic
presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama is silhouetted as he speaks at
a rally in front of Morrill Hall at the University of Nevada at Reno in
Reno, Nev. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) #


5
A
woman is overcome with emotion after meeting Democratic presidential
candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama at a rally on October 3, 2008
in Abington, Pennsylvania. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) #


6
US
Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama is reflected in a
teleprompter as he speaks at a campaign rally in Philadelphia, October
11, 2008. (REUTERS/Jim Young) #


7
Democratic
presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama is shown on television
screens during the final presidential debate with Republican
presidential candidate Sen. John McCain at Hofstra University in
Hempstead, N.Y, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) #


8
Democratic
presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama waves as he arrives at a
rally in Henderson, Nev., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C.
Hong) #


9
Democratic
presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama walks from his
plane on October 3, 2008 after arriving in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
on his way to a rally in Abington, Pennsylvania. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty
Images) #


10
Senator
Barack Obama takes the ball to the hole as Reggie Love, green jersey,
former Duke basketball player, left, and Chris Duhon, former Duke
basketball player and now NBA Chicago Bulls player, during a pick-up
basketball game on primary day in Chicago, Tuesday, May, 20, 2008.
(Doug Mills/ The New York Times) #


11
Democratic
presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama waves to the crowd at a rally
in the rain at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) #


12
Supporters
of Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) listen
to his speech during a downpour during a campaign rally at the
University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia September 27,
2008. (REUTERS/Jason Reed) #


13
US
Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama is reflected in
the countertop as he places an order at a deli during a campaign stop
in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, October 21, 2008. (REUTERS/Jim Young) #


14
US
Senator Barack Obama addresses the crowd on day 4 of the Democratic
National Convention as it concluded at Invesco Field in Denver, CO on
Thursday, August 28, 2008. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff) #

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15
US
Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama leaves a campaign
rally in Philadelphia, October 11, 2008. (REUTERS/Jim Young) #


16
Democratic
presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama shares a moment with his wife
Michelle on stage at a campaign rally outside the Detroit Public
Library September 28, 2008. (REUTERS/Jason Reed) #


17
Democratic
presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama speaks during a rally in
Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) #


18
Democratic
presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama listens as storm clouds
gather, while he is introduced by Democratic vice presidential
candidate Sen. Joe Biden at a rally at the University of Mary
Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. (AP
Photo/Alex Brandon) #


19
Democratic
presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama is photographed
October 3, 2008 at the airport in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before
flying to Chicago. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) #


20
Democratic
presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama exits his vehicle as he
arrives to board his plane October 27, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Joe
Raedle/Getty Images) #


21
Democratic
presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama (lower right) waves as he
arrives at a rally of 100,000 supporters in St. Louis, Mo., Saturday,
Oct. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) #


22
Democratic
presidential nomineee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) speaks during a
rally at Abington High School October 3, 2008 in Abington,
Pennsylvania. (Jeff Fusco/Getty Images) #


23
Democratic
presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama boards his plane at Reagan
National airport in Washington September 28, 2008. (REUTERS/Jason Reed)
#


24
Democratic
presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama shares a light moment with
communications director Robert Gibbs on the tarmac at Midway Airport in
Chicago Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) #


25
On
the eve of the US presidential election, Democratic presidential
candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama speaks during his last campaign
rally for the 2008 presidential race in Manassas, Virginia, November
03, 2008. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #


26
Democratic
presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama speaks as supporters are
reflected in the teleprompter at a rally in St. Louis, Mo., Saturday,
Oct. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) #


27
US
Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama shares
a fist bump with Ethan Gibbs, the five year-old son of campaign
communication director Robert Gibbs, upon disembarking from his
campaign plane at Dulles airport in Chantilly, Virgina, on October 22,
2008. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #


28
US
Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama
disembarks from his campaign plane at Midway airport in Chicago,
Illinois, October 19, 2008. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #


29
Democratic
presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Barack Obama speaks during a campaign
event at Colorado State University October 26, 2008 in Fort Collins,
Colorado. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) #


30
Democratic
presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama walks down the steps at the
gateway arch in St. Louis, Mo., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae
C. Hong) #


31
US
Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama points
on his way to board his campaign plane in Columbia, Missouri, October
31, 2008. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #


32
US
Democratic presidential candidate Illinois Senator Barack Obama is
welcomed by his wife Michelle and daughters Malia, 11 and Sasha, 7,
upon landing in Pueblo, Colorado, on November 01, 2008. (EMMANUEL
DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) #


33
Democratic
presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., holds up a ballot
receipt after casting his vote at a polling place in Chicago, Tuesday,
Nov. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) #


34
US
President-elect Senator Barack Obama enters the stage with his two
daughters, Sasha and Malia, and his wife Michelle to speak to
supporters during his election night rally after being declared the
winner of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign in Chicago November 4,
2008. (REUTERS/Jim Young) #


35
A
spectator raises her fist in celebration seconds after it was announced
that Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States at
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. (AP Photo/Pouya Dianat,
Atlanta Journal & Constitution) #
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