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gem1n1 /Jerri
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hich OIL COMPANIES IMPORT MIDDLE EAST OIL? Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that every time we fill-up the car gas tank, money is sent to people who are trying to kill me, my family, and my friends. It turns out that some oil companies import a lot of Middle Eastern oil and others do not import any. It might be interesting for Americans to know which oil companies are the best to buy their gas from.

Here is the list: Top 4 companies that import Middle Eastern oil (for the period 9/1/00 - 8/31/01). By the way, 86% of all Middle Eastern oil comes from Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Shell 205,742,000 barrels of oil Chevron/Texaco 144,332,000 Exxon/Mobil 130,082,000 Marathon 117,740,000 If you do the math at $30/barrell, these imports amount to about $18 Billion. That's a lot of money.

If that is not bad enough these oil companies, sign an agreement to give an additional 10 percent to Saddam Hussein and if you already don't know where its going let me tell you. Its going to finance his new army that he so badly needs right now to fight against us.
That does not count what he smuggles out of Iraq every day. When I called Amaco they told me that that was the way oil comppanies do business and if he did not get it from us he would get it from somwhere else.

I for one refuse to buy and support oil companies that are responsible for financing an army that would kill our own men and women that fight for our freedom. That give their lives to protect this country.

Here are some large companies that do not import much Middle Eastern oil: · Citgo 0 barrels of oil · Sunoco 0 · Conoco 0 · Sinclair 0 · Phillips 0 · BP Amoco 62,231,000 All of this information is available from the Department of Energy and can be easily documented. Refineries located in the U.S. are required to state where they get their oil and how much they are importing. They report on a monthly basis. Keep this list in your car; share it with friends. Stop paying for terrorism!
Don't just think about it DO IT WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERANCE

Now, after having said that here is some shipping information that I have been wanting to add to our pages


Use the original packing material and boxes if they are available.

wrap each unit in a plastic bag prior to packing; this will help prevent water damage during shipment.

Enclose a note with your name, address,e-mail address callsign, screen name and telephone number (including area code). Put in a brief description of all symptoms, including details of intermittent problems (note time-to-failure, ambient temperature, mechanical issues, etc.).

Use a good filler such as Styrofoam® "peanuts", or bubble wrap. DO NOT use newspaper (compresses too easily and won't rebound), clothing, or pillows (too heavy). Inappropriate packing materials will NOT be returned or reused; this will increase your shipping costs.

If shipping more than one unit in a box (say, a rig and a microphone), make sure all units are unplugged and wrapped separately, separated from each other AND the sides of the box by at least 3 inches of packing material. It's often best to ship two boxes or more.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR VINTAGE RIGS: DO NOT SHIP DRAKE OR COLLINS AC POWER SUPPLIES STILL SECURED IN THE SPEAKER BOXES! This will result in the destruction of the speaker. Separate them and box separately.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR AMPLIFIERS: DO NOT SHIP AMPLIFIERS WITH TUBES INSTALLED! This will result in a broken tube, or filament to grid short. Remove tubes and pack in their original boxes, then ship to us. Put name in each box.

Unless the original box is of heavy enough material, we recommend using the "box within a box" method.

Use a good packing tape. Cheap stuff will break in shipping. Do not use duct tape or Scotch® type tape. Filament tape may be used to re-enforce the package; but don't use it to seal the flaps or end joints of the box.

Buy insurance for the replacement value of the rig in good working condition! You don't want the shipper to buy you a replacement radio that needs repair,

Use USPS only for light, well-packed items. Rigs and power supplies don't often fair too well. We prefer UPS or Federal Express for Amateur Radios.

Your local "Pack and ship" service will do a great job packing and shipping your gear for a nominal fee; don't scrimp if you are shipping a radio worth ten to 50 times what they would charge you! And, we are more likely to be able to reuse the packing material they use, which will save you money on the return. We use MAILBOXES ECT SHIPPING ADDRESS (cut and paste into Word, blow up to 22pt and tape to box!):


If you don't have Norton antivirus then don't even go on line untill you do
I am getting hit on an average of 8x or more a day from different sources and that is opening mail from people that I do know.

The problem is wide spread and getting worse every day. That also does not count the endless attacks that hit your computers from all over the globe from hackers that your not aware of untill you get Norton or another firewall that throws these people out and from getting information, passwords, credit card numbers, and banking information.
If that isn't bad enough, they can download a virus and can get information from your hard drive through other ports( The back door on your computer.) in less then 5 seconds.

I have been always aware of these backdoor attacks because of a firewall called Netbuster, that I have had for over three years installed. Norton does slow down your computer, however the headache and heartbreak of loosing and stealing information passwords or preventing a crash is worth every penny of Norton. In addition a good tracking program is also recomended and don't skimp on this one, I get satellite pictures of where the Ips are comming from. as well as names and servers.

Norton can purchased on line for only $9.00 without the support. If you want the support then your looking at around $50 to $80.00 for the same program, depending on where you buy it. Which ever one you get is worth it because it saves you money in the long run.

Symantec Systemworks Professional, which includes Norton AntiVirus 2002 -- I found it at
for $8.99 and bought it, with $2 S/H -- or check out best price on google.
The manual isn't really necessary. It seems that you are getting a very good price on an OEM version which, if I understand it correctly, is sold by system integrators (that is, without the box, manual, etc.)


In my on-going battle and investigation of Andrew Hunte and The Hunte Corporation, the one thing that has stuck in my how much money this particular PUPPY miller makes. Last I heard, when he tied himself contractually to JB Hunt trucking, it gave him the elevated status of largest international puppy miller. There is no doubt about the amount of money high volume commercial breeding facilities make. Is it any wonder that the sponsors of the anti-photography bill were from the same county as The Hunte Corporation? (that bill was disguised as an agri-terror bill). The Hunte Corporation is the biggest employer in the entire area, so the locals support and stand behind him...even when he cheats them by offering them $100/per pup (to encourage them to buy a breeding pair) and then only pays $25 per pup. These backyard breeders, the ones supporting the millers and brokers, are the worst when it comes to care and treatment of the dogs. Add to that the anger of being cheated by Hunte and forced to breed their dogs to recoup their losses--doesn't make for a happy scenario. In looking over the numbers on that list, I actually think they were under-estimated. Soft coated wheatens are in high, high demand, with people easily willing to pay anywhere from $1200-$3000. They list the profits for wheatens at $390, which I believe are awfully understated. That being said, it is a little easier to understand how a state, like Missouri, can give grant money to the likes of Andrew Hunte and The Hunte Corporation. Idealistically, I would like to think that we could bring down a corporation the size of Hunte; realistically, however, I think we can hope to hit him in the area that means most to him...$$$. We can help bust BYB and small millers, who are supporting people like Hunte. Limit his supply and help continue to educate the public on the perils of mills....threreby, limiting the demand. Stay in touch and in the face of legislators and push for more and more legislation for animal welfare. Stay on the authorities to see that the laws are enforced. Make Hunte provide better living conditions, more socialization, better medical care, better food--all costing him much more. Hold him financially responsible for his bad breeding practices...By doing these things, we can hit Hunte in the making his "product" more expensive to produce. A more costly product+decreasing supply+decreasing demand will really hit him in the financial statement--which, in my humble opinion, is ALL that he cares about. He doesn't give two cents for the welfare of the breeding animals...only in the bottom line. Sorry, I got carried away. Once again, I am on my soapbox about Goodman, Missouri's claim to fame: The Hunte Corporation.,br.

In addition The "Show-Me" state knows its puppymills are something to hide--a bill before the Missouri legislature proposes to make photgraphing a puppymill a crime. HB352 is called the "Animal Research and Production Facilities Protection Act," would make it a class D felony to: 7) Without the express written consent of the animal facility, photograph, videotape, or otherwise obtain images from a location within the animal facility that is not legally accessible to the public; What's more, posting that photo on the web or forwarding it to others would also be a felony: 2. Any person who intentionally agrees with another person to violate section 578.407 and commits an act in furtherance of such violation shall be guilty of the same class of violation as provided in subsection 1 of this section. For more information go here: Text of the bill is here: Oh how i hate puppymillers


Its 9:AM A large crowd of family, friends, Floridains, and visitors not countng the press close to 15 hunderd people gather at the cape to welcome back the Columbia Crew and watch the landing. We are all so proud and happy of the successful 16 day trip.
There is strong feelings of patriotism and everyone is excited and thrilled especially the familles who can hardly wait to see them. The time is 4:pm in Israel The Israelis wait with even a greater sense of pride to see their own Ilan Ramon the first Israeli Astronaut in space.

On the other side of the world at 7:PM They watch and wait in India with equal pride for Kalpana Chawla, this will be her second flight.

Proud Relatives and friends of the crew who could not make it to the cape watch and wait anxiously all over the country. In 15 minnutes they will all be home, on the ground safe.

I was getting ready to leave for work we had the television on when they announced that they were over Texas and would be on the ground in 15 minutes I decided to wait and watch the landing as we always do. I waited for that sonic boom of the shuttle to let us know when they arrive, it never came. As I checked the clock it was now 9:20 Peg said something is wrong they should have landed. We stayed glued to the set. They had lost contact with the shuttle.

The excitement and joy that we feel on the expected landing turned to concern and heightened anxiety. It was not long before our concern turned to horror, shock, disbelief, despair, and then grief, when they announced that the shuttle had broken up over Texas.

In disbelief all I could think about was those poor families and friends who were waiting with such joy in their hearts for their loved ones. My God, What a tragic nightmare it must be for them.
Robert and I both cried. This is a very sad day.

This Page will contain a variety of subjects including CB stuff so visit often I will be adding more Thank you for visiting my page come back and visit again!

I sat in my seat of the Boeing 767 waiting for everyone to hurry and stow their carry-ons and grab a seat so we could start what I was sure to be a long , uneventful flight home. With the huge capacity and slow moving people taking their time to stuff luggage far too big for the overhead and never paying much attention to holding up the growing line behind them, I simply shook my head knowing that this flight was not starting out very well. I was anxious to get home to see my loved ones so I was focused on "my" issues and just felt like standing up and yelling for some of these clowns to get their act together. I knew I couldn't say a word so I just thumbed thru the "Sky Mall" magazine from the seat pocket in front of me. You know it's really getting rough when you resort to the over priced, useless sky mall crap to break the monotony. With everyone finally seated, we just sat there with the cabin door open and no one in any hurry to get us going although we were well past the scheduled take off time. No wonder the airline industry is in trouble I told myself. Just then, the attendant came on the intercom to inform us all that we were being delayed. The entire plane let out a collective groan. She resumed speaking to say "We are holding the aircraft for some very special people who are on their way to the plane and the delay shouldn't be more than 5 minutes. The word came after waiting six times as long as we were promised that "I" was finally going to be on my way home. Why the hoopla over "these" folks? I was expecting some celebrity or sport figure to be the reason for the hold up.........Just get their butts in a seat and lets hit the gas I thought. The attendant came back on the speaker to announce in a loud and excited voice that we were being joined by several U. S. Marines returning home from Iraq!!! Just as they walked on board, the entire plane erupted into applause. The men were a bit taken by surprise by the 340 people cheering for them as they searched for their seats. They were having their hands shook and touched by almost everyone who was within an arm's distance of them as they passed down the aisle. One elderly woman kissed the hand of one of the Marines as he passed by her. The applause, whistles and cheering didn't stop for a long time. When we were finally airborne, "I" was not the only civilian checking his conscience as to the delays in "me" getting home, finding my easy chair, a cold beverage and the remote in my hand. These men had done for all of us and I had been complaining silently about "me" and "my" issues. I took for granted the everyday freedoms I enjoy and the conveniences of the American way of life I took for granted others paid the price for my ability to moan and complain about a few minutes delay to "me" those Heroes going home to their loved ones. I attempted to get my selfish outlook back in order and minutes before we landed I suggested to the attendant that she announce over the speaker a request for everyone to remain in their seats until our hero's were allowed to gather their things and be first off the plane. The cheers and applause continue! d until the last Marine stepped off and we all rose to go about our too often taken for granted everyday freedoms......... I felt proud of them. I felt it an honor and a privilege to be among the first to welcome them home and say Thank You for a job well done. I vowed that I will never forget that flight nor the lesson learned. I can't say it enough, THANK YOU to those Veterans and active servicemen and women who may read this and a prayer for those who cannot because they are no longer with us. GOD BLESS AMERICA! WELCOME HOME! AND THANKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE !!!!!

Just a little note here to clear up some confusion Peg's E-Mail is and the last one after the letter h is the number 1 a few people have been using the letter L for some reason just thought I would clear that up

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