Random Notes from last Sunday

Read in the newspaper about 8pm last night about a Ducati dealer open house in NW Portland down in groovy town.  Hopped on the bike & rode down there.  It was kind of fun to be in a giant warehouse dealership with a huge mob of yuppie posers.  Enjoyed great free food, liquor, films & bikes.  I stayed till a little after 11pm. I had a nice ride on the way home!   http://www.motocorsa.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=dealergroup.default&              

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Noteworthy:

Lazy Daze – 50th anniversary Golden Caravan – http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/chorst_2000/album?.dir=/aaf9scd&.src=ph     

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Email wisdom – "Growing old is mandatory. Growing wise is optional."

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This is an interesting site to use in our “where to live” quandary – http://www.43places.com/           

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July 08, 2006 21:46 IST

India has emerged as the 12th wealthiest nation in the world with its GDP touching $785.47 billion or Rs 35,34,615 crore in 2005, the World Bank said.

US was the wealthiest nation with GDP of $12.46 trillion, according to a list of 15 wealthiest countries prepared by the World Bank in terms of their gross domestic product.

The GDP figures have been adjusted to reflect purchasing power.  While India was way down compared to China, positioned fourth with $2.23 trillion of GDP, it was wealthier than Mexico, Russia and Australia.

The first nine countries had GDP of more than a trillion dollars.

The United States was followed by Japan with $4.51trillion and Germany $2.78 trillion.

Britain, France and Italy occupied fifth, sixth and seventh ranks with GDP of $2.19 trillion, $2.11 trillion and $1.72 trillion, respectively.

Next came Spain, Canada, Brazil and South Korea with their GDP estimated at $1.124 trillion, $1.115 trillion, $794.10 billion and $787.62 billion, respectively.

There was no African country among the 15 richest nations, while India was the only south Asian country in the list.

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Wow, yesterday it was on the piano  http://www.snabbstart.com/film/super-mario-paa-piano.aspx

Wow…. – Mario theme song played on 2 guitars         http://www.thatvideosite.com/view/1815.html      

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Some Stuff From Jon Powell –

“Sign the Petition — Don’t Let Congress Ruin the Internet”

Right now Congress is pushing a law that would abandon the First Amendment of the Internet — a principle called "network neutrality" that preserves the free and open Internet. Congress needs to hear from you today or they will hand over control of what you do online to companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.

Politicians are trading favors for campaign donations from these companies. They’re being wooed by people like AT&T’s CEO, who says "the Internet can’t be free."

http://www.moveon.org/     

Moby on net neutrality – http://civic.moveon.org/mobyinternet/video.html?cp_id=337&mode=house.senate

Save the internet – http://action.freepress.net/campaign/savethenet?rk=up2VYhS1mBzvW

World Trade Center deliberate destruction? – http://www.dump.com/links.php?link=1236182&c=2                 

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This is an amazing place for videos – http://www.dump.com/   

Woman who can control her chest                http://www.dump.com/links.php?link=1225862&c=2

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…over 300 Wal-Mart’s that do not allow overnight parking.

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