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Summer3 IF-Stunnerz

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Posted: 14 April 2011 at 1:54am | IP Logged
Eat this ?

Apr 8, 2011

Thailand seizes 1,800 monitor lizards

Thailand made its largest-ever seizure of monitor lizards after finding more than 2,000 of the reptiles being smuggled in a convoy of pick-up trucks. -- PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK - THAILAND said on Friday it had made its largest-ever seizure of monitor lizards after finding more than 2,000 of the reptiles being smuggled in a convoy of pick-up trucks heading for the capital.

The live Bengal monitors were found in plastic baskets on the back of three vehicles when they were stopped by authorities in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, south of Bangkok, on Thursday.

Customs officials, who put the estimated street value of the reptiles at 1.8 million baht (S$75,318), said officials believe they were destined for Chinese customers.

'They are from Malaysia and transported through southern Thailand and northeastern Laos to China for eating,' said Seree Thaijongrak, head of the customs investigation and suppression bureau.

'We knew there was a monitor lizard racket... this time it's the largest seizure ever,' he said.

Wildlife anti-trafficking organisation Freeland said monitor lizards are protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and are threatened with extinction. -- AFP

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Posted: 22 April 2011 at 10:54am | IP Logged

Egg 4! Good job! One point.

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Posted: 22 April 2011 at 3:22pm | IP Logged
Okay so now that I know where to find egg 4, all I got to do is find where this competition is being held and find the first 3 eggs. Tongue
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Posted: 30 April 2011 at 5:55pm | IP Logged
woah. I haven't been here in forever. 
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Posted: 05 May 2011 at 2:51pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by return_to_hades

Hello all,

I just dropped in to make a note. My school and work
schedule has been pretty busy and IF has taken a back seat. I just made a
request to be relieved of my DT duties, as I can't really be on as much to take
care things. I'm not quitting IF, I just have a lot more important things going
on to be here as much. I'll drop by when I get a chance. Who knows, when I don't
have to be good or set an example any longer – I might be just more lethal.

Take Care and may India win the world cup.

Gosh sarina will miss u as a mod u were one of the best mods around

Glad ull still be active on IF
All the best with studies n work :)
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Posted: 07 May 2011 at 1:37pm | IP Logged
hey guys, Give your opinions here for the matter retest of AIEEE?
Whoever know about the thing please come and give out your

This is really a serious matter.

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Posted: 10 May 2011 at 6:03am | IP Logged
...sharing a  short story - A cab ride:
I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I walked to the door and knocked. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940's movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets. There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.
'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, and then returned to assist the woman.
She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb...She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her. 'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother treated'.
'Oh, you're such a good boy', she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, 'Could you drive through downtown?'
'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly.
'Oh, I don't mind,' she said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice'.
I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening 'I don't have any family left,' she continued in soft voice. 'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.
'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.
We drove through the neighbourhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds. She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.
Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.

As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired. Let's go now'.
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.
Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her.
I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
'How much do I owe you?' She asked, reaching into her purse.
'Nothing,' I said. 'You have to make a living,' she answered. 'There are other passengers,' I responded.

Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly. 'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said. 'Thank you.' I squeezed her hand, and they walked into the dim morning light. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life.

I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?

On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life.
We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.


Edited by angie.4u - 10 May 2011 at 6:05am

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Posted: 10 May 2011 at 5:13pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by angie.4u

...sharing a  short story - A cab ride:


Such a beautiful story angie...Thanks for sharing..

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