"I can see your house from here"
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Are YKK and Kawneer acceptable window manufacturers under specification section 08520-2.1 as was listed under WEST CHILLER PLANT?And the architect's response:
Yes. As long as these (or any) manufacturers can meet all of the requirements of the specifications. (Pay particular attention to mutton size requirements).Just to clear the record:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A deal that would send Indians outfielder Coco Crisp to the Boston Red Sox for pitcher Guillermo Mota and third base prospect Andy Marte was endangered when the right-handed reliever failed a physical in Cleveland.If that deal falls through, the Sox will be really hurting in center field. You can't just stick a rookie out there and expect him to figure out the Fenway geometry. Not to mention the vagaries of playing next to Manny everday.
[T]he simple truth - born of experience - is that tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people.That's why we need guns in the hands of responsible civilians. That and Crackpipe Willy up the street.
The prospect of tyranny may not grab the headlines the way vivid stories of gun crime routinely do. But few saw the Third Reich coming until it was too late. The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed - where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once.
University of Florida employees have to pledge that they're having sex with their domestic partners before qualifying for benefits under a new health care plan at the university.There you have the hypocrisy of left summed up in a neat little package. The protectors of the "right to privacy" and the "freedom of choice" would have you sign a freaking pledge that you are indeed having sex in order to qualify for their largesse. I guess if your "partner" has a heart condition, or suffers from neuromuscular disorder you will have to beg a liberal for some sort of "sex exemption" in order to qualify.
The partners of homosexual and heterosexual employees are eligible for coverage under UF's plan, which will take effect in February. The enrollment process began this month, and some employees have expressed concern about an affidavit that requires a pledge of sexual activity.
Suicide bombings in Israel had developed into a bloody and lucrative industry for Palestinians who carried out 39 attacks in 2002. But, since Israel began constructing its anti-terrorist fence, the Palestinian human-bomb industry has been reduced to bankruptcy by producing only 11 attacks in more than two years.What to do, what to do. Here's the Palestinian's replacement source of recreation:
Honor killing, on the other hand – which has always been an integral aspect of Palestinian life – began gathering momentum. With horrifying zest, weapon-wielding fathers, brothers, uncles and sometimes mothers, hunt down their daughters and sisters and commit shocking acts of violence for real and imagined immoral transgressions.So how does this Palestinian quest for "honor" manifest itself when denied the privelege of murdering Jews? Here are some heartwarming examples:
The Arab motivation for murdering their own daughters flows from the same cultural wellspring that produces suicide bombers. The defensive form of honor, called ird, is consumed with female sexual purity and manifests itself in the murder of its own to restore family honor, whereas the offensive manifestation, sharaf, requires positive actions implemented to heighten social status and increase family honor. As Palestinian society retreats from its failure to infiltrate the daily life of Israeli citizens with death and destruction, it compensates by killing its own and depositing ird in its honor bank.
The growing influence of Hamas with its fundamentalist interpretations of Islamic law is concerning women’s groups, which fear it will gain power and moral legitimacy in the coming elections. [...]Yeah, let's give 'em country and a seat on the UN Security Council.
In a two-year period between 1996 and 1998, Shalhoub-Kevorkian uncovered 234 suspicious deaths in the West Bank alone, which she believes were honor killings. Palestinian police do not record these deaths as murder but as deaths due to "fate and destiny."
In the state that produced Michael Dukakis and Sen. Kerry, the concerns of ordinary citizens are so often met with disdain, while the political class lets nothing get in the way of its own appetites and priorities. A state legislature that stays in session year-round? A supreme court that turns same-sex marriage into a constitutional right? Public ''authorities" that answer to no one? In most of America, no way. In Massachusetts, no problem. [...]
Is it such a stretch to imagine that an awful lot of Americans look at Massachusetts and think: How can people stand to live there? Or that a fair number of Massachusetts residents eventually decide that they can't stand to live here?
If you’re going through hell, keep going.I don't know how I am going get through this, but I do know that my Mom did it before she met my Dad, and my Aunt Jackie (Don's mom) succeeded as well. I will somehow follow them through this dark tunnel.
Actor Sean Penn added to the enthusiasm of the day by stressing that all of the nation's anti-war activism was taking hold and was starting to work - while admitting that the stress of living under the current administration was making it tough for him to quit smoking.That's right, folks! Sean Freaking Penn can't quite smoking and even that is Bush's fault. These liberals are, quite simply, too much to be believed.
SUFFOLK - Marcus Vick, the former Virginia Tech quarterback who was dismissed from the team last week after various troubles on the field and with the law, was arrested and charged Monday with three counts of brandishing a firearm, a misdemeanor.I guess when Vick said he was "moving to the next level, Baby," he meant Allen Iverson's level.
AL-QAEDA is recruiting suicide bombers who are infected with the AIDS virus, according to documents revealed to the Sunday Mirror.Swell. That's all we need. And how do the Islamofascist peace-lovers know this will work? Why, it seems some "experts" told them so!
Terror chiefs are also targeting fanatics who suffer other lethal blood diseases such as hepatitis and dengue fever in order to increase their "kill rate" from an explosion. The chilling new threat is revealed in papers distributed to British military camps in Iraq and across Europe.
Experts have found that bones and other blood-spattered fragments from a suicide bomber could penetrate the skin of a victim 50 metres away and infect them.I just have one additional observation: Imagine what it would take to become an "expert" on the penetrating power of bone fragments down range.