World Dilemma Think Tank
By BFP Staff Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Slim Randles —Home Country—
It was a contemplative kind of morning, each member of the vaunted World Dilemma Think Tank seemed to be content to think silently for a change, just sipping on the coffee refills and waiting for Loretta to bring more.
Steve, the professional cowboy of the bunch, was reading the house copy of the Valley Weekly Miracle. Somebody else had already done the crossword, the sports page was old news, and if he wanted to keep up on church news, he’d probably attend every now and then. So Steve was belly deep in the personal ads in the classifieds.
Low Oil Prices Hurting U.S. Shale Operations
By BFP Staff Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com
The number of active rigs drilling for oil and gas fell by their most in two months, according to the latest data from oil services firm Baker Hughes. There were 19 oil rigs that were removed from operation as of Oct. 17, compared to the prior week. There are now 1,590 active oil rigs, the lowest level in six weeks.
“Unless there’s a significant reversal in oil prices, we’re going to see continued declines in the rig count, especially those drilling for oil,” James Williams, president of WTRG Economics, told Fuel Fix in an interview. “We could easily see the oil rig count down 100 by the end of the year, or more.”
By BFP Staff Monday, October 20, 2014
By: Daniel Otero
What will men lust over as they drink their beer and talk about sports? If you haven’t noticed or figured it out yet, it will always turn towards females and their anatomy. Sexist as these words may sound and no apologies on my behalf…
Men will compare between the gorgeous starlets that sizzled the movie screen from days- past: Marilyn Monroe or Sophia Loren (El Cid). My favourite has always been Sophia Loren. Italian movie starlet of the 1960s, woman already into her early 80s, with a body of a 25 year old; other present Italian-female goddesses that rule the silver-screen are Monica Belluci (Malena) and Caterina Murino (Brooklyn Taxi). But in the end and unfairly so “Gentlemen ‘do’ prefer blondes” Those blue-eyed blonde beauties are the favourites like, Anita Ekenberg (from the Fellini films) or today ever-presently, Scarlett Johansson.More...
The Club didn’t last long
By BFP Staff Friday, October 17, 2014
By Slim Randles —Home Country—
It wasn’t the dues, which were nothing. It wasn’t being worried about being elected recording secretary or something if you missed a meeting. There were no officers, no directors and no meetings.
It was born of an idea that occurred to Doc one day. He said the members of the Mule Barn truck stop’s philosophy counter and world dilemma think tank should organize.
The Palestinian Refugees: Ending Their Lingering Plight
By BFP Staff Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
During the donor conference held in Cairo a few days ago, the US, EU, and other countries pledged $2.7 billion for reconstruction in Gaza. It is undoubtedly necessary to make such a humanitarian effort to rebuild the shattered lives of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who suffered the most as a result of the last violent confrontation between Israel and Hamas. That said, regardless of how admirable this financial commitment may be, the fact that it was not linked in any way to the peace process, and in particular to solving the most acute and endemic problem of the Palestinian refugees in Gaza, is another gross missed opportunity.
‘Squash Canneloni ala Hershey con Brio?”
By BFP Staff Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Slim Randles — Home Country
We can blame it all on watermelon and pumpkin pie. Both are delicious and American, and both come from gourds. That’s the problem, you see. Cooks all over the world therefore think that other gourds can be made edible, too.
Gourds, for example, like squash.
\Squash. One of the English language’s most painful words, along with maim and trauma and rend and okra and Liberace. Why would anyone want to eat something that sounds as though someone sat on it?\
Triangle in Anapoima Mandarino Tree Parrot Soap Opera of All Time!
By Judi McLeod Sunday, May 31, 2009
Step aside, Julio Iglesias and all you other romantic Latino singers, Paco the Parrot is here.
Bogota Free Planet (BFP) promised they would record for CFP the Parrots of Anapoima belting out the haunting refrain from the song “Cucurrucucu Paloma”, and that’s just what they did.Colombia gets 7 gold medals in one day
By Jorge Luis Pardo Friday, October 28, 2011
October 26 is a day to remember for Colombia: 7 gold medals in one day at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara. Athletics, skating, weightlifting and gymnastics are the winners.
Vitamin C: If It’s Good For Gorillas Why Not Us
By Dr. Gifford Jones Thursday, October 21, 2010
Are you headed for a heart attack because of “marginal scurvy”, a condition resulting from a lack of vitamin C? Moreover, if vitamin C is sound medicine for gorillas, why isn’t it good for us? And in the 16th century, why did the ship’s cat survive long sea voyages when its sailors died from scurvy?
Today, we know that sailors of old, lacking vitamin C, died of this preventable disease. A shortage of fresh fruit in their diet resulted in degeneration of blood vessels, hemorrhage and death.
Networked Devices Spread Your Photos, Music Around
By Jim Bray Thursday, December 16, 2010
Media servers are becoming popular in this age of wireless home networks, delivering audio and video content from a computer or the Internet to whatever device you may want to use, within reason.
I usually use such devices to stream music, because most of the videos I watch are on Blu-ray and no matter how much hype you hear about downloads taking over, there are still bandwidth and file compatibility issues. I admit reluctantly to accessing YouTube and its ilk for some casual viewing sometimes, but media servers are increasingly playing back music in other rooms of my house.