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Thursday, December 01, 2005


You have probably seen all of these before, but it's a great reminder!! Please read all of them...

Safety Tips for Women and Children

We can now add to the list of victims the retired 77 yr. old TCU professor from Ft Worth whose body was found last week in Oklahoma--and the 11 yr. old in Sarasota, FL. Because of these recent abductions in daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation...This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children, everyone you know.

After reading these 9 crucial tips that can safe peoples’ lives, forward them to someone you care about. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. Learned this from a tourist guide in New Orleans. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you....chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever locked in the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.

If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
a.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat.
b.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
c.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out.

(And better paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN!
The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably in a zigzag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP. It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door."

The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, "We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." He told her that they think
a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.

Please pass these tips on… DO NOT open the door for a crying baby ----This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby theory was mentioned on “America's Most Wanted TV Show” this past Saturday when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana.

I'd like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle. I was going to send this to the ladies only, but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass it onto them, as well.

Send this to any woman or teen-ager you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it's better to be safe than sorry.

Paul Duplessis

Friday, July 22, 2005

Robotic Form Filler and Log in Tool

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

DoD releases study on link between Agent Orange and Diabetes (July 2005)

DoD releases study on link between Agent Orange and Diabetes (July 2005)

Diabetes and cardiovascular abnormalities represent the most important dioxin-related health problems seen in the Ranch Hand Study. These two areas appear to have the greatest magnitude of effect in terms of quality of life and health care costs. Clearly, there are biological interrelations among both of these outcomes that make interpretations difficult. More info is available at:

Friday, June 24, 2005

Report on Inequities in Treatment of Vietnam Veterans

A downloadable 163 page document presented to Congress by Thailand Vietnam Veterans for Equity In Treatment. Taura King provided research assistance for this EXCELLENT document. (Adobe Acrobat (".pdf") format)

B-66 Vietnam KIAs and MIAs

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Vietnam War Aircraft

Vietnam War Aircraft



The Vietnam War Aircraft Gallery has 30 aircraft including a Douglas A-1E used during a mission resulting in the award of the Medal of Honor for its pilot. Also featured in the gallery are the workhorse USAF fighters of the war: the Republic F-105 and McDonnell Douglas F-4. The Boeing B-52 used extensively during the Linebacker I & II campaigns is prominently displayed. Aircraft flown against the USAF by the North Vietnamese Air Force - MiG 17 and MiG 21 - are also on display. The gallery is completed by the display of electronic warfare (EB-66), observation, cargo, and transport aircraft as well as several helicopters.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Society of Wild Weasels


The Wild Weasel mission was developed by the U.S. Air Force about 30 years ago, during the Vietnam War era. Its primary concept was the use of two-seat aircraft, to counter hostile radar-controlled surface-to-air weapons. The first Wild Weasel aircraft were F-100Fs. Next came F-105s, followed by F-4Cs. The "last of the breed" were the F-4Gs, a few of which flew over the skies of eastern Europe and Vietnam. Evolution in many areas means that the Weasel role has now been passed on to a "new breed" of animal: a single-seat F-16 "Viper". Many of the traditions, as well as the esprit de corps, and sense of purpose are being accepted by these new warriors in the Gulf region today.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


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