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April 6th, 2004 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Apr. 6th, 2004

12:51 am - AquaCone Solar Distiller

http://www.solarsolutions.info/products/productsright.html




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01:59 am - Solar Ammonia Ice Maker

http://homepower.com/files/solarice.pdf (PDF)

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04:06 am - ATF web site -- for kids!

Hey kids! Want to drink, smoke, fire weapons, or blow things up? The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has a web site just for you:

http://www.atf.gov/kids/faq.htm

04:12 am - Make your own fuel ethanol

http://running_on_alcohol.tripod.com/ethanolfuel/id2.html

Building Your own Still


Backyard ethanol
You can make fuel alcohol in your backyard, and many people are doing just that, and running their vehicles on clean-burning alcohol instead of gasoline.

You'll need a still, and you will need to ferment beer, or wine, from corn, barley, kitchen scraps, or even molasses. You can build your own still. We have excellent information available to help you learn what you need to know. Follow the links....

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01:11 pm - John Stossel -- Confessions of a Wealthy Welfare Queen

Via i_dread via infojunkies:

http://www.reason.com/0403/fe.js.confessions.shtml

Welfare No One Talks About
Confessions of a Welfare Queen
Reason, March 20004

How rich bastards like me rip off taxpayers for millions of dollars

John Stossel

Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.

-- Oliver Goldsmith

Ronald Reagan memorably complained about "welfare queens," but he never told us that the biggest welfare queens are the already wealthy. Their lobbyists fawn over politicians, giving them little bits of money -- campaign contributions, plane trips, dinners, golf outings -- in exchange for huge chunks of taxpayers’ money. Millionaires who own your favorite sports teams get subsidies, as do millionaire farmers, corporations, and well-connected plutocrats of every variety. Even successful, wealthy TV journalists.

That’s right, I got some of your money too.

My Life as a Welfare Queen

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04:09 pm - Mexican woman performs own Caesarean to save baby

And some say women are too wimpy to be in the military....

Via zarex:

http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/ns/news/story.jsp?id=2004040613310002434687&dt=20040406133100&w=RTR&coview=

Mexican woman performs own Caesarean to save baby

LONDON (Reuters) - A woman in Mexico gave birth to a healthy baby boy after performing a Caesarean section on herself with a kitchen knife, doctors said Tuesday.

The unidentified 40-year-old woman, who lived in a rural area without electricity, running water or sanitation and was an eight-hour drive from the nearest hospital, performed the operation when she could not deliver the baby naturally.


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