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Archived News for the Month of February 2007

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2-28: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for February: 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.

2-27: January 2006 in the News Archives just hit the decks a runnin' as an HTML 4.01 transitional page. Read all the news that wasn't fit to print in the first place in the News Archive department.

2-26: Team Crunchinator has reached a minor milestone in it's progress with Folding@home. We have broken the 2,000 mark in overall team standing this week. We earned 2,046 points by besting 9 users and crunching 11 world units while simultaneously saving the world from biological terrorists in Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix. Check it out in the Hobbies department.

2-23: A new Chili Pepper Fact is available in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department. This "fact" is from an oft times questionable source, case in point, they derive their conclusion based on a mistaken concept they have of chilies. In addition, they appear to be completely clueless as to why people like chili peppers! The subject is interesting however, "Fossil Chilies". I'd like to see these "scientists" create a diorama in a museum of a gigantic chili pepper filled with tiny spears and arrows from the diminutive cavemen attacking it.

2-22: The next generation of boiling hot chile peppers are on their way, follow the progress of this years Crop O Pain in the Chili Pepper Gardner's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

2-21: "It is the third branch of government, the judiciary, which is the greatest danger from the new, anti-gun leadership." Read Sandra Froman's take on this situation in the President's Column in the NRA section of the Extra department.

2-20: February 2006 gets it's HTML 4.01 Transitional makeover today in the the News Archives department. (February 2006 was a particularly ugly news month so try to look pleasently pleased when you see it walking around with its hair all poofed up, makeup troweled on and some hangy down clothes to hide its giant fat ass.)

2-19: Team Crunchinator accidentally left the Classic environment running most of the week last week and the stolen CPU cycles from that mistake cost this weeks results dearly. 1,944 points were earned by completing 11 work units thereby besting only 1 fellow competitor! I'd like to meet that guy, I'd drop termie down his pants and run for the hills. Check out our weekly progress of folding proteins for the greater good of humanity in the Hobbies department.

2-16: A new High School graphic has been uploaded today in the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department. The teen years of Count Chocula seems to be documented here. Decide for yourself if this place isn't called "House of Wacks" for nothing.

2-15: The Chili Pepper Gardner's Diary is updated today. Next year's crop has been seeded, now they are resting comfortably in a desktop greenhouse under a warming light. Read all about it in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

2-14: "Michael Bloomberg, the ruthless Wall-Streeter billionaire, is a bully of the worst sort. If he is not exposed, he will grind away the very constitutional structure upon which all our Freedoms rest." Read along as Wayne LaPierre rips the bark off the rotten log of liberalism and makes the exposed vermin squirm in the light of day on the Standing Guard page in the NRA section of the Extra department.

2-13: Transitional Tuesday brings with it a brand new year in the News Archives. Today we start out with April 2006. Why not January? Because we are going in alphabetical order, something that only makes sense when you see the files listed in my HTML editor.

2-12: Termie playing the computer game Soldier of Fortune II isn't affecting the Folding@home project very much. He has been hitting the game pretty hard, saving the world and everything, and we STILL had a good week crunching data. We earned 2,037 points by crunching 10 work units and creeping ahead of 8 more users! So no crowbar to the fingers of Termie this week. View Team Crunchinators progress each Monday in the Hobbies department.

2-9: The 12 Days of Christmas gag that was up on the Battle Cat's Litterbox for the Christmas holidays gets moved to a permanent location in the Related Humor section. Be there or be straight faced.

2-8: I was trying to find a link in the NRA Archives for 2006 yesterday and I realized that they were all screwed up so I spent a little time straightening up the mess and that is today's update.

2-7: "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.

2-6: Hot dang, February is burning alive with blistering updates such as today's ... is. Who constructed that sentence, Bobo the chimp? Anyway, hold on to the scorched seat of your pants because September 2005 has been converted to HTML 4.01 transitional and is ready for viewing in all it's flame broiled goodness in the News Archives.

2-5: Team Crunchinator is riding high with appreciable gains in their ongoing charitable effort of helping Stanford University analyze problems with protein folding via a huge distributed computing project called Folding@home. Last week we earned 2,088 points by crunching 7 work units and besting 10 fellow competitors. You can view our 2 year progress in the Hobbies department.

2-2: The Battle Cat's Litterbox is updated today with a link to striderdm1's AppleCrypt Mods hosted on This is a valuable Marathon resource, one that if not used will go away via FileFront policy. So, even if you don't need any of these items, at least download it one and do your part to save Marathon.

2-1: January went so well I've opted to have February. Remember folks, if you mess up February, I'm not bringing January back. You will have to live in the rubble of your mistakes. No do-overs, no second chances, no raising from the dead. That said, the House of Wacks has been rolled over into a new month. Enjoy!

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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