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26 August 2008 - 07:05 AMhttp://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ap-t...p&type=lgns
Short version is this: this kid is nine, and has a 40mph fastball. For "safety concerns" the leauge officials says he cant pitch anymore. They are planning to disband the team and redistribute the other players among the other teams. They were 8-0.
I've got my opinions on this, but I gotta take a couple of chill pills before I let it be known, so discuss this amongst yourselves for a bit.
Legato, Becc, this is up by you guys... what are you New Englanders smoking???
09 April 2008 - 04:05 PMFound this vid linked on my hometown rock radio station.
Hooah, Jim Brausser!!! Job well done!
21 September 2007 - 10:53 AMBy SAGAR MEGHANI,AP
Posted: 2007-09-20 22:50:06
WASHINGTON (Sept. 20) - Once her son is off to school, Laura Mansfield settles in at her dining room table with her laptop and begins trolling Arabic-language message boards and chat rooms popular with jihadists.
Fluent in Arabic, the self-employed terror analyst often hacks into the sites, translates the material, puts it together and sends her analysis via a subscription service to intelligence agencies, law enforcement and academics.
Occasionally she comes across a gem, such as when she found a recent Osama bin Laden video - before al-Qaida had announced it.
"I realized, oh my gosh, I'm sitting here, I'm a fat 50-year-old mom and I've managed to scoop al-Qaida," said Mansfield, who uses that name as a pseudonym because she receives death threats.
She sometimes spends 100 hours a week online, and she often finds items after word has begun spreading on the Arabic forums of an imminent release.
"It's really important to understand what the jihadists think and how they're planning on doing things," she said. "They're very vocal. They tell us what they're going to do and then they go out and do it."
Mansfield tips off her intelligence sources when she does find something new, part of an informal working relationship with the government.
"When I send them something, it's welcome," she said. "They thank me."
There have been times when an impending video release has kept her from a planned shopping trip with her daughter.
"It gets really challenging when you're trying to do that and cook spaghetti at the same time," she said.
How cool is that? And yeah, shes a big woman! 250lbs at least! But that pales next to the fact of what shes doing.
03 September 2007 - 09:57 PMOk, a lot of you know PKJ, or PainKillerJane, has been taking a break from paintball for a while. Well, just a few minutes ago, a little birdy told me that PKJ has been feeling like no one misses her or thinks about her at all. So, in order to cheer her up (I know she'll see this at some point) I'm making this thread for those that know her to say something cool and uplifting about her or to her. We're all family here, right? Come on guys and gals, show her we care!
Edit: Thanks to Becc for spilling the beans and letting me know!