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FREE CREDIT REPORTS AVAILABLE

Thanks to the Federal Trade Commission's ruling last year under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, all three credit reporting agencies � Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion � must give you upon request, a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months. Beginning December 1, 2004 if you live in the western states� click on this link, or copy and paste the URL into your web browser, www.annualcreditreport.com and save to your favorites, to find the dates when your particular state becomes available.

Key points:

It applies to credit reports not credit scores.

It’s not good enough to ask for just one, since they’re all different, - be sure to get all three.

Each of the three credit bureaus not only uses the FICO scores, but also develops its own, and there may be more than one score per bureau.

Fair Isaac (the company that invented the whole credit reporting system) is by far the most helpful, click, www.myfico.com , for a complete source of information.

To order, use the central phone number, (877) 322-8228, Web site, www.annualcreditreport.com or mailing address, Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281 , Atlanta , GA 30348-5281 .

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Alcohol Warnings

Due to increasing products liability litigation, American liquor
manufacturers have accepted the FDA's suggestion. The following warning
labels should be placed immediately on all varieties of alcohol containers:

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are
whispering when you are not.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like a
retard.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends
over and over again you love them.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may lead you to believe ex-lovers
are really dying for you to telephone them at four in the morning.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you can logically
converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the
hell happened to your bra and panties.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is the leading cause of inexplicable
rug burns on the forehead, knees and lower back.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion you are
tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are
laughing with you.

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause pregnancy.

WARNING: the konsumshun of alcohol may mack you tink you can tipe reel
gude.

"Life isn't like a box of chocolates"; it's more like a jar of
jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.

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Forbes Magazine Ratings

 

Power Rank

Name

Pay Rank

Web Rank

Press Rank

TV Rank

51

Bill Clinton

86

1

1

1

18

Kobe Bryant

47

15

4

2

6

J.K. Rowling

3

34

54

3

20

Rush Limbaugh

29

49

29

4

1

Mel Gibson

1

3

6

5

52

Jay Leno

64

57

25

6

64

Donald Trump

85

48

45

7

3

Oprah Winfrey

1

44

19

8

11

David Letterman

17

55

22

9

23

Howard Stern

28

26

62

10

19

Beyonce Knowles

57

4

10

11

2

Tiger Woods

4

8

2

12

88

Rudy Giuliani

89

84

69

13

34

Barry Bonds

57

38

5

14

7

Michael Jordan

20

10

15

15

4

Tom Cruise

12

6

24

16

70

Paris Hilton

97

9

41

17

76

Katie Couric

74

92

49

18

78

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

96

70

36

19

58

Siegfried & Roy

44

97

76

20

5

Rolling Stones

11

25

9

21

49

LeBron James

62

65

8

22

10

Johnny Depp

35

27

28

23

61

Jessica Simpson

93

16

59

24

63

Serena Williams

78

46

21

25

8

Bruce Springsteen

8

28

38

26

37

Tom Hanks

44

31

51

27

12

Peter Jackson

20

18

23

28

13

Angelina Jolie

44

5

40

29

32

Alex Rodriguez

47

51

7

30

55

Halle Berry

70

7

48

31

36

Brad Pitt

51

17

39

32

50

Renee Zellweger

62

47

34

33

26

Celine Dion

35

13

50

34

15

Jim Carrey

7

42

46

35

24

Julia Roberts

51

2

37

36

9

Steven Spielberg

6

32

42

36

17

Jennifer Aniston

50

23

43

38

56

Catherine Zeta-Jones

71

29

35

38

92

Jack Welch

92

77

81

40

22

David Beckham

35

24

3

41

30

Dave Matthews Band

35

20

57

42

89

David Blaine

87

83

65

43

14

Cameron Diaz

26

11

47

44

29

Shaquille O'Neal

27

64

16

44

53

Derek Jeter

57

58

18

46

54

John Travolta

51

39

56

47

33

Andre Agassi

35

61

11

48

40

Cher

42

14

63

49

46

Simon and Garfunkel

25

74

73

50

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June 7th , 2004

5 Things thieves do to steal your life

1. PHISHING
An e-mail from your bank (or PayPal or eBay) asks you to click a link to update your account info. Except that the e-mail is not really from your bank, and the site you’re directed to is just a spot-on look-a-like. Call a known phone number to verify an e-mail’s legitimacy.

2. DUMPSTER DIVING
Just because you didn’t accept that pre-approved credit card doesn’t mean someone else won’t – in you name, by the way. Destroy any sensitive trash with a crosscut shredder, and opt out of these offers at 1-888-567-8688.

3. SHOULDER SURFING
You address and account numbers are on your checks. People can read them over you shoulder. See where this going? Know what you’re showing; be discreet.

4. CARD SKIMMING
One of the fastest growing scams: A waiter or clerk secretly swipes your card through a pager - size device that captures enough info to make counterfeit cards linked to your account. Debit cards are skimmed using thin overlays that capture PINs at ATMs. The only defense: a close eye on your account.

5. SNATCHING & GRABBING
Most identity thieves aren’t nerdy hackers, they’re thieves – thieves who steal wallets, purses, laptops and PDAs. Don’t store passwords, PINs or Social Security numbers in anything easily walked away with.


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Birth Test

     Our birth date describes who we are, what we are good at and what our inborn abilities are. It also points to what we have to learn and the challenges we are facing.

     To figure out your Birth Number, add all the numbers in the birth date together, as in the example, until there is only one digit. A Birth Number does not prevent you from being anything you want to be, it will just color your choice differently and give you a little insight.

Example March 20, 1950

3 + 20 + 1950 = 1973

1 + 9 + 7 + 3 = 20

2 + 0 = 2

2 is the Birth Number to read for the birth date in the example.

#1 THE ORIGINATOR

#2 THE PEACEMAKER

#3 THE LIFE OF THE PARTY

#4 THE CONSERVATIVE

#5 THE NONCONFORMIST

#6 THE ROMANTIC

#7 THE INTELLECTUAL

#8 THE BIG SHOT

#9 THE PERFORMER


# 1 - THE ORIGINATOR

     1 is an original. Coming up with new ideas and executing them is natural. Having things your own way is another trait that gets you known as being stubborn and arrogant. 1's are extremely honest and will do well to learn some diplomacy skills. You like to take the initiative, often as a leader or boss, as you like to be the best.
Being self-employed is definitely helpful for you. Lesson to learn: others' ideas might be just as good or better; stay open minded. Famous 1's Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Hulk Hogan, Carol Burnett, Wynona Judd, Nancy Reagan, Raquel Welch.

#2 - THE PEACEMAKER

     2 is the born diplomat. You are aware of others' needs and moods and often think of others before yourself. Naturally analytical and very intuitive you don't like to be alone. Friendship and companionship is very important and can lead you to be successful in life, but on the other hand you'd rather be alone than in an uncomfortable relationship. Being naturally shy you should learn to boost your self-esteem and express yourself freely. Seize the moment and don't put things off. Famous 2's President Bill Clinton, Madonna, Whoopee Goldberg, Thomas Edison, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

# 3 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY

     3 is an idealist. You are very creative, social, charming, romantic, and easygoing. You start many things, but don't always see them through. You like others to be happy and go to great lengths to achieve it. You are very popular and idealistic. You should learn to see the world from a more realistic point of view. Famous 3's Alan Alder, Ann Landers, Bill Cosby, Melanie Griffith, Salvador Dali, Jodi Foster.

# 4 - THE CONSERVATIVE

     4 is sensible and traditional. You like order and routine. You only act when you fully understand what you are expected to do. You like getting your hands dirty and working hard. You are attracted to the outdoors and feel an affinity with nature. You are prepared to wait and can be stubborn and persistent. You should learn to be more flexible and to be nice to yourself. Famous 4's Neil Diamond, Margaret Thatcher, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Paul Hogan, Oprah Winfrey.

# 5 - THE NONCONFORMIST

     5 is an explorer. Your natural curiosity, risk taking, and enthusiasm often land you in hot water. You need diversity, and don't like to be stuck in a rut. The whole world is your school and you see a learning possibility in every situation. The questions never stop. You are well advised to look before you take action and make sure you have all the facts before jumping to conclusions. Famous 5's Abraham Lincoln, Charlotte Bronte, Jessica Walter, Vincent Van Gogh, Bette Midler, Helen Keller and Mark Hail.

# 6 - THE ROMANTIC

     6 is idealistic and needs to feel useful to be happy. A strong family connection is important to you. Your actions influence your decisions. You have a strong urge to take care of others and to help. You are very loyal and make a great teacher. You like art or music. You make a loyal friend who takes the friendship seriously. You should learn to differentiate between what you can change and what you cannot. Famous 6's Albert Einstein, Jane Seymour, John Denver, Meryl Streep, Christopher Columbus, Goldie Hawn.

#7 - THE INTELLECTUAL

     7 is the searcher. Always probing for hidden information, you find it difficult to accept things at face value. Emotions don't sway your decisions. Questioning everything in life, you don't like to be questioned yourself. You're never off to a fast start, and your motto is slow and steady wins the race You come across as a philosopher and being very knowledgeable, and sometimes as a loner. You are technically inclined and make a great researcher uncovering information. You like secrets. You live in your own world and should learn what is acceptableand what is not in the world at large. Famous 7's William Shakespeare, Lucille Ball, Michael Jackson, Joan Baez, Princess Diana.

# 8 - THE BIG SHOT

     8 is the problem solver. You are professional, blunt, and to the point. You have good judgment and are also decisive. You have grand plans and like to live the good life. You take charge of people. You view people objectively. You let them know clearly that you are the boss. You should learn to execute your decisions on your own needs rather than on what others want. Famous 8's Edgar Cayce, Barbra Streisand, George Harrison, Jane Fonda, Pablo Picasso, Aretha Franklin, Nostradamus.

#9 - THE PERFORMER

     9 is a natural entertainer. You are very caring and generous, giving away your last dollar to help. With your charm, you have no problem making friends and nobody is a stranger to you. You have so many different personalities that people around you have a hard time understanding you. You are like a chameleon, ever changing and blending in. You have tremendous luck, but also can suffer from extremes in fortune and mood. To be successful, you need to build a loving foundation. Famous 9's Albert Schweitzer, Shirley MacLaine, Harrison Ford, Jimmy Carter, Elvis Presley.

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Be aware of new car-jacking scheme!


Imagine:

     You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. Then you lock all your doors, start the engine and shift into REVERSE. Habit!

     You look into the rear-view mirror, out the back window, to back out of your parking space and you notice a piece of paper, some sort of advertisement stuck to your rear window. So, you shift into PARK, unlock your doors, and jump out of your vehicle to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view... when you reach the back of your car, the car-jackers jump out of nowhere ... jump into your car and take off-- your engine was running, your purse is in the car, and they practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.

     BE AWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME Just drive away and remove the paper that is stuck to your window later ... and be thankful that you read this and that you forwarded it to your friends.

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Carcinogens

Some of this could be true, the suggestions are easy, they might be a good idea

Dioxins cause cancer, especially breast cancer.
Don't freeze your plastic water bottles with water as this also releases dioxins in the plastic. Dr. Edward Fujimoto from Castle hospital was on a TV program, (Dr. Phil), explaining this health hazard. He is the manager of the Wellness Program at the hospital. He was talking about dioxins and how bad they are for us.

     He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat and plastics releases dioxins into thefood and ultimately into the cells of the body. Dioxins are carcinogens and highly toxic to the cells of our bodies. Instead, he recommends using glass, Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results without the dioxins. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He said we might remember when some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper, the dioxin problem is one of the reasons. To add to this: saran wrap placed over foods as they are nuked, with the high heat, actually drips poisonous toxins into the food; use paper towels.

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Identity Theft

This is some really good advice

     A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company...
The next time you order checks have only your initials (instead of first name) and last name put on them. If someone takes your check book they will not know if you sign your checks with just your initials or your first name; but your bank will know how you sign your checks. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT Put the complete account number on the "For" line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the Check processing channels won't have access to it. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you Have a P. O. Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a P. O. Box use your work address.

     Never have your SS# printed on your checks (DUH!) -- you can add it if it is necessary. But if you have it printed, anyone can get it. Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine, do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet, and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place. I also carry a photocopy of my Passport when I travel either here or abroad.

Here's some critical information to limit the damage from identity theft:

     We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them easily. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where it was stolen, this proves to credit providers you were diligent, and is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one). But here's what is perhaps most important: (I never even thought to do this). Evaluation - THIS WORKS, Don Thompson

     Call the three national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and Social Security number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name. The alert means any Company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit. By the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them in their tracks.

The numbers are:
1. Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 IF YOU USE THIS ONE, THEY WILL NOTIFY THE OTHERS AT NO CHARGE!! (PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION FROM DON THOMPSON: They sent me a confirmation in 5 days. WITH A FREE CREDIT REPORT!!)
2. Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742
3. Trans Union: 1-800-680-7289
4. Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271

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IQ Test

When you have the answer, highlight the "hidden" text below where it says Answer:

1. You're participating in a marathon. You overtake the person in 2nd place just before the finish line. In what place do you finish the race?


Answer:
If you replied "number one" then you are completely wrong! If you
overtake the 2nd person then you take his place, ergo you finish second in
the race.

2. If you overtake the last person? In what position do you finish the race?


Answer:
If you replied "last but one" then you are wrong again! Think
about it ... how could you overtake the last person? If you are behind him
then he's not in the last place. It's impossible to answer this question.

3. No pen, no calculator.

Take 1000
plus 40
plus 1000
plus 30
another 1000
plus 20
plus 1000
and plus 10
What's the total?


Answer:
5000? WRONG.
The correct answer is 4100.
Check it with a calculator.

4. Jane’s dad has 5 daughters:
1. Chacha
2. Cheche
3. Chichi
4. Chocho
5. ?

What's the name of daughter #5?

Answer:
Chuchu? WRONG. It’s Jane

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How dangerous is your doctor?

 

a. The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000
b. Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year = 120,000
c. Accidental deaths per physician are 0.171. (Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Then think about this:
a. The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000
b. The number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) is 1,500
c. The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.0000188

Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners!

NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets out of hand.

PS. As a public health measure, we have withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear that the shock could cause people to seek medical attention!

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Scary Google Search...

     Google has implemented a new feature wherein you can type someone's telephone number into the search bar and hit enter and then you will be given a map to their house. Before posting this, I tested it by typing my telephone number into google.com. My phone number came up, and when I clicked on the MapQuest link, it actually mapped out where I live. Quite scary! Please look up your own number. Think about it--if a child, telemarketer, disgruntled friend/employee, ANYONE gives out your phone number, someone can actually now look it up to find out where you live.

To test whether your phone number is mapped, go to:
http://www.google.com/

     Type your phone number in the search bar i.e. (937)555-1234 and hit enter. If you want to BLOCK Google from divulging your private information, simply click on the telephone icon next to your phone number and follow the instructions. I removed my name, but it takes 48-hours. If you are unlisted in the phone book, you might not be in there, but it is a good idea just to check. Please forward this information on to friends and family that would like to remove this information from google.

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Save your car from being stolen…

     It seems that car thieves have found another way to steal your car or truck without any effort at all. The car thieves peer through the windshield of your car or truck, write down the VIN number from the label on the dash, go to the local car dealership and request a duplicate key based on the VIN number. The car dealer's parts department will make a duplicate key from the VIN number and collect payment from the thief who will return to your car. You don't believe it? It IS that easy.

     To avoid this from happening to you, simply put some tape (electrical tape, duct tape or medical tape) across the VIN label located on the dashboard. By law, you cannot remove the VIN number, but you can cover it so it can't be viewed through the windshield by a car thief.

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Do you ever wonder?

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered
assassinated instead of just murdered?

If money doesn't grow on trees then why do banks have branches?

Since bread is square, then why is sandwich meat round?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in"...but it's only a "penny" for
your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were
buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a
good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up
like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

If you drink Pepsi at work in the Coke factory, will they fire you?

Why are you IN a movie, but your ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in
binoculars to look at things on the ground?

How come we choose from just two people for President and fifty for Miss
America?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you
naked anyway.

If a 911 operator has a heart attack, whom does he/she call?

and finally...

Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

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