Friday, April 25, 2008

Guerrilla hornbag photography!

Once again, the lens of the Colonel has ventured forth, catching all and sundry in its insidious web!

So bear witness again, to one's photograph fruits, whilst searching for the queen bee of hornbags!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Philippines, heading towards crisis point!

Yes the account below is somewhat sobering. After all, the Pinay girls are well known for being hornbags over the world as the above photos testify! Three babies being born a minute, that is a lot of potential stunnas coming into society, and every female one could be on "Wowowee", a world class, best practice, quality assured showcase of such feminine beauty that words, well, cannot truely describe.

As for now let us hope this nation can sort out it's issues, for the sake of its people, and, er, blokes everywhere.

MANILA (Reuters) - The population of the Philippinesreached 88.57 million at a census in August last year,up from 76.5 million in 2000, and the country's top economic planner said policies needed to be reviewed.However, the government of the Roman Catholic nation is unlikely to switch to promoting artificial birth control, experts said.The Philippines has one of the highest population growth rates in the region, with at least three babies born every minute. The growth dilutes economic gainsand the country does not produce enough food to feed its people.

"The population is increasing and it means that government has to more vigorously implement its population policy, which is responsible parenthood and the advocacy for natural family planning," Economic Planning Secretary Augusto Santos told Reuters onThursday.

"I think the population commission will have to review its policies," he added. "We really need greater efforts. It means we have to work harder to make the economy function more properly and more smoothly."At least one-third of the people are poor and the number of poor is growing faster than the population. Last month, government data showed that 28 million people, about a third of the population, were subsisting on less than $1 per day in 2006, up 16 percent from 2003.But Santos said artificial birth control remained a sensitive issue.In a nod to the powerful Catholic church, the government emphasises natural family planning over artificial methods, and experts said there was not likely to be any change in this in the immediate future.President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who came to power in 2001 with the backing of the church, has consistently emphasised natural family planning.Government booklets on responsible parenting make no mention of condoms, pills or intra-uterine devices.

MADE IT CLEAR "She has made it very clear she will not purchase contraceptives, she will not promote any other method except what the church approves and she has very strong links with the most conservative elements ofthe church," said Dr. Alberto Romualdez, a former health secretary.

Still, the National Statistics Office said the annual population growth rate was 2.04 percent between 2000 and 2007.Although that fell short of the aim of bringing the growth rate below 2 percent, it was a drop from the average annual growth of 2.34 percent between 1990 and 2000, officials said.Romualdez said it was not good enough."For me, 2.04 percent is well within the normal variation of population growth rates with or without intervention by government. For me, 2.04 means that the government has not done anything."Other experts, however, said it was a beginning."I think it is a significant drop," said Benjamin deLeon, President of the Forum for Family Planning and Development Inc. "But I still have to see in this administration a policy that informs people of the need to space their children, the need to plan their families."According to the United Nations Population Fund, the average population growth rate in Asia is 1.1 percent.Solita Monsod, professor of economics at the University of the Philippines, said the problem did not lie with the church.She said most Filipinos wanted to regulate their families and providing access to information and funding for civil service groups involved in family planning was key."Survey after survey has shown that when it comes to family planning, the church does not make a difference," Monsod said. "The people don't have access. Give them what they want and then thepopulation problem will take care of itself." Headers

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Interesting website pertaining to Shishmaref and the Arctic.

More small signs of our impending doom..Alaska

One day some years back whilst trekking in the mountains above Mackay, QLD, we were caught in a storm.

How is this relevant? Simply, it started out as a rather pleasent sunny day. The clouds gathered, a little gloomy, still no cause for concern.

It began to rain, as it allways does...the water in which we were "canyoning" changed colour, we scrambled out rather hastily, and in a somewhat undignified fashion, to be met with in a very short period of time...a great and evil rushing torrent of water carrying all before it..

Ladies and gentleblokes, all the small warnings are simply a sign of what is to come, unless we are to change our ways.

Which, while we dither and debate, are not...

So read again another real life event, and tremble in anticipation as to what is to come..

Otherwise a bottle of strong alcohol allways works...

Erosion and global warming are threatening not just the traditional way of life of isolated communities but their very existence, writes Antoinette de Jong.
Photo above is of Shishmaref slowly being eaten by the sea.....

At Sarichef Island's northern edge, Raymond Weyouanna is checking whether his sled dogs have proper shelter. The tide is rising steadily and a fine spray breezes over as the Chuckchi Sea washes across the sandy beach.
A crackling local newscast has issued a storm warning for the Alaskan west coast: "High surf between Wednesday 10am and Thursday 4am."
For the Inupiaq people of Shishmaref, the island's only village, there is an extra warning: "Beach erosion is expected. Buildings and properties should be secured."
Mr Weyouanna takes these warnings very seriously. During an autumn storm in 1997, he fled his home in the middle of the night together with his wife and children. "Someone came pounding on our door at 3am. I first thought it was a drunkard and I was ready to roar!" he said. Afterwards, he was grateful. The waves were coming in so strongly they ate away the coastline beneath his house. The family grabbed some belongings and left. The house toppled and was swallowed by the sea.

Erosion has been damaging the village's north-west coast for decades. At Shishmaref, about 30 kilometres below the Arctic Circle, the permafrost is thawing, causing the soil to become unstable. During autumn and winter, the pack ice buffer forms too late to protect the island, as it used to, from storms that are increasing in strength and frequency because of global warming.
It is clear the 600 islanders will have to find a new place to live. The US Army Corps of Engineers warned in 2004 such a move would have to take place within 10-15 years. Some villagers fear it might be as little as five years before the island becomes unfit for around-the-year settlement.
Shishmaref is not the only Alaskan community already facing the consequences of climate change.
The US General Accounting Office said in 2003: "Flooding and erosion affects 184 out of 213 of Alaskan native villages to some extent."
Of these, it determined four, among them Shishmaref, to be "in imminent danger".
Villagers arrive in the Shishmaref community hall for a public meeting of the Erosion and Relocation Coalition, formed from the island's governing bodies.
The villagers draw up lists with pros and cons of all locations they could move to when Shishmaref is no longer habitable. Singeak is close to where the caribou pass when they migrate but there are no salmon and no eider ducks anywhere near. The settlement of Hot Springs has lots of blueberries but it's in the middle of the Bering Strait National Preserve and cannot be reached by road, so everything they need would have to be flown in.

Very likely the choice will be either Tin Creek or West Tin Creek, both on the mainland. Still, it remains unclear if the relocation of the entire village will ever take place.
The Army Corps of Engineers calculated the cost at up to $US200 million ($213 million), but it is unclear where the money should come from.
In 2004, villager Luci Eningowuk flew to Anchorage to testify before a Senate committee that had come to meet her. "Every year we agonise that the next storm will be the one that wipes us out," she said.
Shishmaref's official unemployment rate is 15.2 per cent, but almost 50 per cent of the islanders depend on subsistence hunting of seals.
Hunters and fishermen complain the changing climate has made it more difficult to earn a living.
Tony Weyouanna says: "We have to keep going further to find animals."

Poker playing hornbags

Apparently championship and professional Poker playing is becoming a big thing in the good 'ol US of A.

Thankfully, we purveyors of Asian glamma grrls have to something to stare at, well, more than the cards.

Thusly here a few pictures filched, not felched, as some grubs might think, from the very bowels of the bollocksnet.....

We have, for your edification, and bonerfacation..

Top, Lavinna Zhang..

Bottom, and we are sure she has a cute one..

Evelyn Ng...

Monday, April 14, 2008

Some more hornbags for you!

As promised, here be some rather delightful hornbags purvyed in one's local area...pending a possible future move to the "country", one has to ponder to go without these, perhaps, hourly fine views whilst perambulating the avenues and corridors of one's estate....


A few hornbags for you!

Here are some wonderful lovelies from the Tokyo Motor show. Rest assured, some local hornbags will soon be purveyed here!

Until then, take delight in these most appealing of Japanese beauties!

Further rumblings of DOOM!

Melting glacier empties lake in Chile
April 11, 2008 - 6:07AM
Melting ice in southern Chile caused a glacial lake to swell and then empty suddenly, sending a "tsunami" rolling through a river, a scientist said. No one was injured in the remote region.
Glacier scientist Gino Casassa said the melting of the Colonia glacier, which he blamed on rising world temperatures, filled the Cachet Lake and increased pressure on the ice sheet.
The water bored an eight kilometre tunnel through the glacier and finally emptied into the Baker River on April 6.
"The remarkable thing is that the mass of water moved against the current of the river," Casassa said. "It was a real river tsunami."
The lake was nearly full again by late yesterday, he said.
Casassa said temperatures were unusually high during the recent southern hemisphere summer.
"This is a phenomenon that occurs periodically during the summer season, caused by the melting of large masses of ice that swell some lakes," he said. "The basic cause is global warming."
The Tempano lake in Chile's Bernardo O'Higgins National Park abruptly disappeared last year and has since recovered just some of its former volume.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

End day...for real???

Anyone see End day, made by the BBC? It was a great doom and gloom view of the world, where in the last part a giant particle accelerator goes a little amok, creates a "strangelet", and then the whole world gets sucked up like ants up a vacuum cleaner.
As in Bebe's vagina that sucks up men, in that classic South Park episode..
Anyway, today while perusing todays "Daily Depression"...I found this.....
Fight to save Earth from tiny black hole
April 2, 2008
A GIANT particle accelerator that mimics the effects of the Big Bang could destroy all life on Earth by sucking it into a black hole, a lawsuit claims.
Walter Wagner, who runs a botanical garden on Hawaii's Big Island, and Luis Sancho of Spain have asked for an injunction to prevent the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) starting up its Large Hadron Collider.
The accelerator, which will be the world's most powerful particle smasher, is due to begin hurling protons at each other at its base outside Geneva this northern summer.
Physicists hope the device, which has taken 14 years and $8.7 billion to build, will provide clues to the universe's origins by mimicking its condition one trillionth of a second after the Big Bang.
Although CERN scientists have already ruled out the possibility in a safety review, Mr Wagner and Mr Sancho say there is at least a small chance of annihilation of the planet and perhaps the universe.
They claim CERN has under-played the chances the collider could produce a tiny black hole or a particle called a "killer strangelet" that would turn the Earth into a shrunken lump of "strange matter".
Their lawsuit, filed in Federal District Court in Honolulu, seeks a temporary restraining order banning CERN from finishing the accelerator until it has produced a safety report and an environmental assessment.
A spokesman for the research centre said the claims were "nonsense". "Much higher energy collisions than those at the [collider] occur in nature, because cosmic ray particles zip around our galaxy at close to the speed of light," he said.
"The moon has undergone such collisions for 5 billion years without being devoured by a ravenous black hole."
Telegraph, London

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