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Archived News for the Month of March 2007

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3-30: The chili pepper garden is coming along nicely. I have a full compliment of plants, 24 in all. Check out the new developments in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department. You should grow your own, it's very easy and satisfying.

3-28: The NRA Archive is updated today with the monthly NRA page features for March: 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.

3-26: Strange happenings in the Folding@home project. Stanford must have done some reexamination of their database because they have adjusted their numbers, in some ways rather drastically. For instance, although we fell behind 3 users while crunching a very respectable 2,484 points, we gained an incredible half a percentage point in the standings! Over FIVE THOUSAND new users have joined in one week! Regardless, Team Crunchinator crunches on in the Hobbies department, confused but happy.

3-22: This week's installment of the Chili Pepper Gardner's Diary goes up today. There is some good news mixed in with the bad news concerning the last batch of Thai Dragon seeds that has been sown. It's happening now in the Chili Peppers section of the Hobbies department.

3-21: "Over the next two years, we will count friends - and enemies- as issues relating to hunting and shooting come up for votes in Congress." So says Sandra Froman in her regular feature, President's Column. Read how the NRA plans on keeping you in the loop on matters that concern you and your 2nd Amendment rights. The NRA page in the Extra department is the place to be today.

3-20: Lean times are a coming for you HTML 4.01 Transitional fans of the website out there. Possibly the last of the news archives was converted today. I don't know how else I'm going to fill Tuesdays slot. If I have to actually come up with some real material for the site I think I may demand wages from myself. You know, stick it to the man! May 2006 was converted today, you can find it in the News Archives. It's a great place to catch up on all the stupidity here that ever was.

3-19: Team Crunchinator seemed to get pittiful points from a seriously ass kicking week last week. We earned 1,751 points yet we crunched a whopping 10 work units and bested 11 fellow contributors. Go figure. Work units must be prorated, which would make sense. Check it out as todays offering in the Hobbies department.

3-16: Wayne LaPierre has "instituted a blog based on a simple premise about the big media, 'What they Didn't Tell You Today.' The new information you will find there daily is intended to help you convince others to separate the gun ban fiction from facts and give you grist for arguments for those who need exposure to the truth-especially local media." Today a permanent link to the NRA News goes at the top of the list of sites to visit in Gary's NRA Page in the Extra department.

3-15: Big news in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Dairy. If there was ever an official start to the growing season this would have to be it. There is good news all around in this weeks installment. See you over in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department!

3-14: The Standing Guard column by Wayne LaPierre is up today in the Standing Guard section of the NRA page in the Extra department. Read it and wise up.

3-13: I found a folder full of broken links in the Related Marathon Humor section of the Battle Cat's Litterbox. I apologize for such a huge oversight, all the links are fixed now.

3-12: Team Crunchinator did much better last week in the folding@home project, making up for the ground it lost the week before. Termie is doing much better this week too, they took him off the respirator from the beating I gave him from stealing too much CPU time playing games, so it's good news all around! 2,046 points were earned by crunching 11 work units. We even passed by those four guys who passed up by last week. Wish I could have seen the look on their faces! It's all going down in the Hobbies department today.

3-9: I've got another silly High School Art picture up in the Art Portfolio section of the Hobbies department. Look for the "Peace Maker" title and see for yourself how the tactful will inherit the earth.

3-8: Catch up on a weeks worth of gardening news in the Chili Pepper Gardener's Diary. This week almost saw ruination of the entire crop! Exciting life and death stuff. It's happening in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department.

3-7: "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.

3-6: What may be the last of the conversions to HTML 4.01 Transitional, March 2006 over in the News Archives has been updated to the latest specs. A moment of silence for the conversion team who must now find another job.

3-5: Team Crunchinator over in the Hobbies department took a beating last week. For the first time since joining the folding@home project we have lost ground! Although we crunched 11 work units and earned 1,937 points 4 users passed us by in the rankings. My guess is that faster computers are now coming online, the quad core chips have twice the cores that I do and I have 2 CPUs in this machine. A dual CPU quad core machine would eat Team Crunchinator alive!

3-2: Lots going on in the Chili Pepper Gardner's Diary this week, there is an entry for almost every day of the week this week. This is a busy time for gardening, lots of preparation going on. Check it out in the Chili Pepper section of the Hobbies department.

3-1: March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb. Somewhere, somehow... a whole lot of de-fanging, de-clawing, fur fluffing, and attitude adjustment is supposed to happen. Well not on my watch it doesn't. You think things were out of hand in February, you ain't seen nothing yet. March will own you by the seat of your pants right out through the swinging doors of April. Buckle up for March and pray you didn't turn the airbags off because the House of Wacks just rolled over into a new month!

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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