Wednesday, December 1, 2010

In defense of eating meat.

When it comes to eating animals, I feel that we should not make animals suffer, and we should provide for their needs.  As for the sin of killing them, I feel that domesticated animals are only alive because we provided a way for them to live.  They would not have a life were it not for our efforts.  So what little life we give them is more than what they would have had.


More than 90% of the animals in the wild die at the hands of predators.


I am sure that there are health issues with eating too much of the wrong kind of meat, so we should avoid that.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010


From: "adbrananan"


These tires are made in South Carolina, USA .


Radical new tire design by Michelin.

The next generation of tires.

They had a pair at the Philadelphia car show.

Yes, those are 'spoke' like connections to the inner part of the tire from the outside tread 'wrap!' The next picture shows how odd it looks in motion....

Makes you wonder how the ride feels doesn't it?

These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon.

The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these.

Just think of the impact on existing technology:

no more air valves...

no more air compressors at gas stations...

no more repair kits...

no more flats...

These are actual pictures taken in the South Carolina plant of Michelin.

By the way, these tires are called "tweels."

ATM Theft

The attached file shows how a thief can steal your ATM card and obtain your PIN number.

ATM Theft

Monday, September 20, 2010

Halloween Candy

Wanting to give full size candy bars out at Halloween time, and not wanting to spend 50 cents per candy bar, I bought 12 packages of 6 Wal-Mart “Great Value” chocolate candy bars at $2 per package.   I should have plenty.   If I find candy on sale for a cheaper price, then I will get that as well.


Now I have to avoid the temptation to eat them.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Re: Trivia

Wow.  I wasn't fast but I got them all...

Best wishes,

John Coffey

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On Sep 9, 2010, at 10:40 PM, "Allan D. Branaman" <> wrote:

If you like history,this is an interesting site. Kinda fun.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Flight from Salt Lake City to Cincinnati

While waiting in the short but slow security line I got talking to the
thin young man ahead of me. He looked like a young Kurt Russell. He
was on his way to see his new nephew in Cleveland. He forgot that he
had a pocket knife in his backpack. TSA security spotted it during
the x-ray. I have heard stories of people being arrested for
accidentally trying to bring a knife on a plane, but maybe they don't
really do that. He agreed to let them dispose of the knife. Anyhow,
'Kurt Russell' and I had nothing better to do than chat for an hour at
the terminal while we waited to board the same plane.

Oddly enough, all this made me think about LOST. I knew that for the
next 3.6 hours, my fate would be would be tied to the fate of 200
complete strangers. If something were to go wrong with the plane then
it would go wrong for all of us. Usually I get to know a little bit
the people sitting next to me on the plane; there is a certain
intimacy to being crammed into coach. Then after the flight I will
never see any of these people ever again.

Why the connection to LOST? It is a story about 54 strangers who
survive on an island together for about 90 days. In the last ten
minutes of the series, it makes the point that these strangers end up
being the most important people in each others lives. (I think that
combat soldiers probably experience the same thing.)

On the plane I was disappointed to see that I would be sitting next to
two big guys, being a big guy myself. The other two big guys decided
to change seats. I guess that they were thinking the same thing I was
thinking. Good for them, but even better for me. I get 3 seats to

Flying out of Salt Lake International Airport I could see from above
many roads and trails leading up into the mountains. In the 17.7
years that I lived in Salt Lake City, I have only explored about 4 of
these, but there are many that I didn't know existed. I am not much
of an outdoors person, but maybe I need to get out more.

You can certainly tell when you are flying over Nebraska. Nothing but
patchwork farmland as far as far as my nearsighted eyes can see. I
have driven through it before; it is a real bore. The most
interesting part is a giant wood covered bridge over the interstate
highway that seems to connect to nothing at all. Nevertheless, I do
find it fun to drive across the country. Everyone should do it once
in awhile.

I realized mid flight that I had only gotten one boarding pass from
the automated checkin kiosk. I have a connecting flight to
Louisville. On the plane I talked to a stewardess who told me that I
should be able to get my second boarding pass in Cincinnati.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

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