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Rules for Writing Well   Leave a comment

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26 Golden Rules for Writing Well

1.Don’t abbrev.

2.Check to see if you any words out.

3.Be carefully to use adjectives and adverbs correct.

4.About sentence fragments.

5.When dangling, don’t use participles.

6.Don’t use no double negatives.

7.Each pronoun agrees with their antecedent.

8.Just between you and I, case is important.

9.Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.

10.Don’t use commas, that aren’t necessary.

11.Its important to use apostrophe’s right.

12.It’s better not to unnecessarily split an infinitive.

13.Never leave a transitive verb just lay there without an object.

14.Only Proper Nouns should be capitalized. also a sentence should begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop

15.Use hyphens in compound-words, not just in any two-word phrase.

16.In letters compositions reports and things like that we use commas to keep a string of items apart.

17.Watch out for irregular verbs that have creeped into our language.

18.Verbs has to agree with their subjects.

19.Avoid unnecessary redundancy.

20.A writer mustn’t shift your point of view.

21.Don’t write a run-on sentence you’ve got to punctuate it.

22.A preposition isn’t a good thing to end a sentence with.

23.Avoid cliches like the plague.

24.1 final thing is to never start a sentence with a number.

25.Always check your work for accuracy and completeness.


Posted 20 January 2010 by chrismmm in Uncategorized

A letter from Satan to Pat Robertson: `Not how I roll’   Leave a comment

This parody is making its way around the Web quickly. Best I can tell it comes from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

  Dear Pat Robertson,

    I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I’m all over that action. But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I’m no welcher.

The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished. Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth — glamor, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle. Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing. And that was before the earthquake.

Haven’t you seen “Crossroads”? Or “Damn Yankees”? If I had a thing going with Haiti, there’d be lots of banks, skyscrapers, SUVs, exclusive night clubs, Botox — that kind of thing. An 80 percent poverty rate is so not my style. Nothing against it — I’m just saying: Not how I roll.

You’re doing great work, Pat, and I don’t want to clip your wings — just, come on, you’re making me look bad. And not the good kind of bad.

Keep blaming God. That’s working. But leave me out of it, please. Or we may need to renegotiate your own contract.

    Best, Satan

Posted 19 January 2010 by chrismmm in Uncategorized

Top 10 times in History when the use of the “f-word” was appropriate   Leave a comment

  1. “Scattered Fucking showers, my ass!” – Noah, 4314 BC
  2. “How the fuck did you work that out?” – Pythagoras, 126 BC
  3. “You want WHAT on the fucking ceiling?” – Michelangelo, 1566
  4. “Where did all those fucking Indians come from?” – Custer,1877
  5. “It does so fucking look like her!” – Picasso,1926
  6. “Where the fuck are we?” – Amelia Earhart, 1937
  7. “Any fucking idiot could understand that.” – Einstein, 1938
  8. “What the fuck was that?” – Mayor Of Hiroshima,1945
  9. “I need this parade like I need a fucking hole in the head!” – JFK,1963
  10. “Aw c’mon. Who the fuck is going to find out?” – Bill Clinton

Posted 16 January 2010 by chrismmm in Uncategorized

Five Murdered, Dozens Wounded Among Iranian Protesters in Sirjan   Leave a comment

Posted by Women Against Shariah on Monday, December 28, 2009
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From NCR-Iran:

NCRI – The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns bloody suppression of defenseless people in Sirjan, central Iran, which has left dozens killed or wounded and calls for an international probe.

On Tuesday, December 22, the scene of a public hanging of two prisoners, Esmail Fathi-Zadeh and Mohammad Esfandiarpoor, in Sirjan turned into a confrontation between protesting people and the suppressive forces. Local residents and families of the two prisoners confronted the suppressive forces by hurling stones and chanting slogans.

During the clashes yesterday morning, people took advantage of the chaos and removed the prisoners from the scene set up for their hangings. According to earlier reports on Tuesday, one of the prisoners was thought to have been killed.

Having lost the control of the situation, the suppressive forces mobilized more of their agents across the city and re-captured the two prisoners and brought them back to the hanging ropes.

Local residents were angered by the regime’s henchmen and became more fierce in their protest against the hangings. In fear of the escalation of unrest, the suppressive forces opened fire on defenseless people killing at least five and dozens more were wounded. A number of the wounded were taken to hospitals in Kerman, the provincial capital. Some of the wounded are in critical state. A group of local residents and families of the two have been arrested. During the clashes, a number of vehicles belonging to the suppressive forces were set on fire.

The intelligence agents were deployed at the entry points to the city to control the traffic and helicopters were hovering over the city and the main roads to monitor the situation.

The Iranian Resistance calls on all international human rights organizations, in particular the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, to condemn deteriorating human rights situation in Iran and dispatch an international fact finding mission to probe the bloody suppression in Sirjan.

Posted 1 January 2010 by chrismmm in Uncategorized

Americans and Canadians – Murdered in Latest Taliban Terrorist Attacks   Leave a comment

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From the Daily Mail:

A suicide bomber killed seven CIA employees after being invited onto a U.S. base without being searched.

Among the victims was the female head of the CIA operation in the Khost province of Afghanistan.

A former senior intelligence official said the bomber was being courted as an informant and that it was the first time he had been brought inside the camp.

Meanwhile four Canadian troops and a recently-engaged journalist on her first war assignment died in a separate attack.

U.S. officials said the dead Americans were CIA employees but declined to comment on the attacker’s nationality or status.

The explosion casts a long shadow over Western plans to bolster the Afghan army and police, in order to eventually hand over security and bring their own troops home.

If an Afghan army official turned on the foreign troops and officials who are meant to be mentoring and partnering them, after a series of similar incidents this year, it will raise tough questions about trust and loyalty.

If he was not an Afghan soldier visiting or stationed on Forward Operating Base Chapman, then U.S. concerns about security controls will be even more grave, after a year that has been the deadliest of the eight-year war for foreign troops.

The CIA has also been expanding its presence in the country, stepping up strikes against Taliban and al Qaeda militants along the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan, although its role has been criticised by rights groups and Afghans.
The site of the suicide attack is near the Pakistan border, in one of the areas where the Taliban insurgency is strongest. Security in the region was stepped up on Thursday.

Asked how the attacker launched the assault in a foreign military base, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid replied: ‘Since the man was an officer, he had not much difficulties.’

The four Canadian soldiers and Calgary Herald reporter Michelle Lang were killed when their armoured vehicle was hit by a bomb near the southern city of Kandahar.

The recently-engaged Miss Lang was on her first assignment in Afghanistan.

Eight CIA agents were killed in a separate attack, during a suicide bombing at a military base in south-eastern Afghanistan.

The explosion was at a military base in Khost province, near the border with Pakistan.

‘We can confirm that there was an explosion in Khost province and eight Americans have been killed,’ said a U.S. official in Kabul.

Several others, none of them U.S. or Nato troops, were wounded in the explosion at Forward Operating Base Chapman, defence officials said.

The CIA has been expanding its presence in Afghanistan in a bid to stem Taliban gains.

U.S. officials said they could not provide details pending notification of the agents’ families.

Miss Lang, 34, had only arrived on December 11 for her first assignment in Afghanistan.

‘The soldiers were conducting a community security patrol in order to gather information on the pattern of life and maintain security in the area,’ Brig. Gen. Daniel Menard, commander of coalition forces in Kandahar, said.

Miss Lang’s colleagues were devastated by the news of the award-winning reporter’s death. She was recently engaged to be married.

‘She was one of those journalists who always wanted to get to the bottom of every story so this was an important trip for her,’ said colleague Colette Derworiz.

The attack was the second in Kandahar in a week. On December 24, eight people including a child were killed when a man detonated a horse-drawn cart laden with explosives outside a guest house frequented by foreigners.

Attacks in Afghanistan this year have spiralled to their highest levels since the Taliban was overthrown by U.S. and British-led forces in late 2001.

In October the Taliban demonstrated its reach by targeting United Nations employees at a guest house in Kabul, killing five and wounding several others….

Posted 1 January 2010 by chrismmm in Uncategorized

Op-Ed: Iran Deadline Just Plain Dead   Leave a comment

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Here’s an editorial by Ralph Peters of the New York Post. The article notes the threat Iran poses and the failure of American leaders to stop Iran’s nuclear enrichment:

It’s showtime, folks! Today’s the deadline President Obama imposed on Iran’s leaders to give up their nuclear ambitions and be nice.

Not sure if the deadline expires at midnight in Tehran or on Washington time, but the mullahs and President Mahmoud “Mighty Mouse” Ahmadinejad aren’t scrambling to give Obama a New Year’s Eve smooch.

Rather than cave in to our president’s mighty rhetoric, the Tehran tyrants took a break from killing protesters in the streets to attempt to import more than 1,300 tons of make-a-nuke uranium ore from Kazakhstan.

They’ve also increased their nuke-cooker centrifuge count, tested new long-range missiles and lied like Persian rugs about hidden nuke sites. In response, our president threatened to huff and puff and blow their house down.

Ian’s retort? “Love the cool breeze, Barack.”

This is another debacle of Obama’s own making. It’s a fundamental rule of playgrounds and security policy that you shouldn’t make threats you can’t or won’t back up. But Obama’s in love with the sound of his own voice. The fanatics in Tehran are more interested in the sound of a nuclear blast.

Desperate leftists in our country still compare Obama to Bush, insisting that, well, Obama’s not doing so badly, not really, not if you really think about it.

Bush, for all his faults, worried our enemies. Obama amuses them.

Obama’s primary threat against the Tehran thugs has been sanctions. OK, let’s see if he can get internationally recognized sanctions that actually bite. I’m offering 100-to-1 odds in Tehran’s favor.

China won’t play. Beijing wants Iran’s oil and values Tehran as a regional cat’s paw.

Dubai won’t halt its massive illicit trade with Iran. Local ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s desert playground is $80 billion in the hole. And smuggling’s Dubai’s only growth industry these days.

And Russia will cheat on any paper agreements. As will the ‘stans of Central Asia. And Qatar, the UAE and Kuwait. Iraq, too. And Pakistan.

Obama’s threatened sanctions get even more laughable, since they’d target only Iran’s power elite. Insiders in any dictatorship are those best able to duck the pain of sanctions. So Ahmadinejad can’t get a visa for a Vegas vacation. That’ll teach him a lesson.

Only comprehensive sanctions backed by a military blockade have any chance of working. Otherwise, as we’ve seen in North Korea, the well-connected continue to feast while the commoners faint from hunger. And there won’t be a blockade, folks.

If sanctions weren’t enough of a joke, we also have Obama’s all-too-obvious reluctance to back the millions of Iranians struggling for freedom and democracy. Our president’s empty remarks this week checked the block for nervous American leftists, but provided no useful support to Iranians risking their lives for basic rights….

Posted 1 January 2010 by chrismmm in Uncategorized