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Archived News for the Month of December 2006

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12-28: This will be the last update for the year. Hope you have a great New Years celebration and a bright shiny new year to mold into perfection. Seize the day!

The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for December: Armed Citizen, Standing Guard, and The President's Column. Each of these features are valuable, information packed columns that you will find extremely helpful and interesting even if you are not a firearms owner yourself. For one, it keeps you apprised of the relative honesty and the intentions of the politicos you vote for. For another, it shows you the value of owning your own firearm for protection, recreation, hobby, business, and because for now anyway... you can. The Archives are available any day of the month from the NRA page in the Extra department, look for the link down at the bottom of the table of contents.

12-27: This is obviously going to be a laid back week due to the Christmas season. Although recorded on Monday, the progress of Team Crunchinator in the Hobbies department has not yet been reported. 2,372 points were earned by crunching 6 work units besting 15 fellow contributors.

12-25: Happy Birthday Jesus! And a Merry Christmas to the rest of you!!

12-22: The Battle Cat's Litterbox is updated with a Christmas greeting from the golden years of Marathon. The graphic is by Mark Bernal and is from a Christmas card that was available for purchase from the old Bungie Store. Head on over and bath in the glory that is all things Marathon.

12-21: There was some nasty frosts this last week in the chili pepper garden. She how that went down in the Chili Pepper Gardner's Dairy in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department.

12-20: "... expect to hear a renewed chorus from a reenergized gun control lobby about how the problem with America is that there are too many guns." If you ask me it's too many criminals on the streets, but hey if they want to believe that guns run around shooting people then they can but we can't let their fairy tale fantasies keep law abiding citizens from protecting themselves and their loved ones with firearms. Read more about this in the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department.

12-19: Yes it's Transitional Tuesday and another page gets a code makeover to HTML 4.01 Transitional. Today the lucky page is June 2005 in the News Archives. (please don't laugh at it's gigantic fat collagen lips or racoon eye makeup)

12-18: Team Crunchinator gets its weekly update today. 2,360 points were earned by calculating 6 work units. 8 fellow users were left in the folding dust in last weeks effort. May they never catch up to me! It's all going down on the Team Crunchinator page in the Hobbies department.

12-14: Another weeks worth of chili gardening awaits your curious eyes in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department. There is a new tool to attach to your gardening utility belt, one personally approved by the super heroes Clipperman and the girl wonder Snippet.

12-13: "If every NRA member makes just one holiday purchase at, we reach out across America, teaching safety and conservation and protecting our traditions." Read about how you can contribute and save money this Christmas on the Standing Guard page in the NRA section of the Extra department.

12-12: July 2005 in the News Archives has been converted to HTML 4.01 Transitional. Sift through the gruesome dried bones of carnal folly in the labyrinthine catacombs of updates past. Go ahead ... you know you want to.

12-11: Team Crunchinator over in the Hobbies department managed to pound out a respectable 2,359 points last week by crunching 6 work units and leaving 11 more competitors behind in the dust. We rule. We've gone over 1,000 work units processed!

12-8: Another update for the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department. This time in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary. It may be late in the season but living on the edge of the Mojave Desert has it's perks even if it does have punishingly hot summers. It is into December and I'm still harvesting chilies. In fact, there hasn't been a year where I haven't been able to garden year round here.

12-7: Time for another dish of lava from the Chili Pepper Recipies page. It was originally designed for Thai chilies (see the Thai-Talian recipe above) but I tried dropping Habañeros in to replace the Thai chilies and it was love at first conflagration. If you like the Gary's Salsa Godzilla Brand Habañero Sauce then you will like this. The unique flavor of the Habañero makes this sauce a distinctive taste treat to add to your refrigerator shelf O punishment and pain. It's going on in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department.

12-6: "Armed Citizen" is an article in the "American Rifleman" very similar to one of my favorite feature articles in "Guns & Ammo" called "Armed Response". These articles consist of short accounts describing the use of firearms by private citizens to protect lives and property. These are the stories that the mainstream media ignore because they are not so much interested in presenting the truth as much as they are interested in furthering their anti-gun agendas. Some very interesting reading here. It's going on in the NRA section of the Extra department.

12-5: This is a big, fat, screaming, red letter day for you rabid fans of HTML 4.01 Transitional conversions. January 2005 is converted and is waiting for your beady little eyes and greasy little fingers in the News Archives.

12-4: We did a little bit of number crunching butt kicking last week over at Team Crunchinator in the Hobbies department. We earned a solid 2,023 points by crunching 6 world units and running roughshod over 5 more users.

12-01: November consists of nothing but leftovers now. December is the place to be: snow, fat men in red suits breathing whiskey on you, relatives you wish you could teleport into the sun visiting you, fruit cake, holiday shopping, spending out the wazoo, and crawling around on your roof to install Christmas lights that don't work... Wait a sec, are there any leftovers leftover? Time to go retro. You too can hide in November 2006 in the News Archives until December blows over.

No news on the weekends. The Joke of the Weak is updated every weekday. As usual, the Team Crunchinator page is updated every Monday. The NRA pages: President's Column, Standing Guard and Armed Citizen are updated each month. To catch up on news past visit, the News Archives.

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