Wanted man turns himself in for reward
Taliban commander Mohammad Ashan saw his face on a wanted poster and noted the reward was $100. So he grabbed one of the fliers and went to a police checkpoint in the district of Sar Howza, Afghanistan, where he demanded the reward. Afghan officials arrested him instead. He was wanted for plotting attacks on Afghan security forces.

When U.S. troops went to confirm that Ashan had in fact come forward to claim the finder's fee, they were initially incredulous. "We asked him, 'Is this you?' Mohammad Ashan answered with an incredible amount of enthusiasm, 'Yes, yes, that's me! Can I get my award now?'" recalled SPC Matthew Baker. A biometric scan confirmed that the man in Afghan custody was the insurgent they had been looking for. "This guy is the Taliban equivalent of the Home Alone burglars," one U.S. official said.

 
 
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kiss  /kis/
Verb
Touch with the lips as a sign of love, sexual desire, reverence, or greeting.
Noun
A touch with the lips in kissing.
Synonyms
verb.  osculate - buss - lipnoun.  buss - osculation - peck


After hunting around on the internet as a typical male I do not own any books on kissing.

 Historians really don't know much about the early history of kissing. Four Vedic Sanskrit texts, written in India around 1500 B.C., appear to describe people kissing.


After which time it does not appear again in written records for several hundred years.

What is a kiss? This is what was on wikipedia: 

kiss is the act of pressing one's lips against another person or an object. Cultural connotations of kissing vary widely. Depending on the culture and context, a kiss can express sentiments of lovepassionaffectionrespectgreetingfriendshippeace and good luck, among many others. In some situations a kiss is a ritual, formal or symbolic gesture indicating devotion, respect, or sacrament. The word came from Old English cyssan (“to kiss”), in turn from coss (“a kiss”).

Judas did it to Jesus, Britney did it to Madonna, Prince Charming did it to Sleeping Beauty. Birds do something like it, bees don't , and Bonobo apes have been observed doing it for 12 minutes straight (they prefer the tongue-sucking method).

There are to many types of kisses to list here you can do a Google search to find out more.
Modern thinking is that kissing is both nature and nurture, and has evolved over human history. One theory suggests that cavemen licked each other's cheeks as a way of obtaining salt and another theorises that, in the days before lightbulbs, people had to get close and sniff each other to recognise family members.

According to Rutgers University Anthropologist Helen Fisher, kissing evolved to facilitate three essential needs: sex drive, romantic need and attachment. Each is a component of human reproduction and kissing bolsters all three. In this theory, kissing helps people find a partner, commit to them and stay with them long enough to have a child.

 So when you get home tonight, pucker up and give that special person a smootch.








 

 
 
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This has been in my thoughts for a while, and today I found that a writer at the B.B.C. also shares my views.

Today let's take a moment to be objective and clear away some of this feel good green hype that is all to prevalent.

  - Lead acid batteries,
Neither lead or acid sounds very "green" me.

- Electricity is not magic,it must be generated somehow. Unless its solar, wind or hydro-electric I do not  see a lot of green in that do you?


Electricity from coal, which is the most polluting way to generate power, drastically reduces the environmental advantage for EVs. Because China, for example, generates almost all its power from coal, life cycle analysis of EV cars in China shows they are far more polluting than conventional cars.

I am not suggesting it's not a great idea. The idea just needs a lot of time to become a viable global solution to global warming.




 
 
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I was sipping my coffee this morning when I stumbled upon the following article,

"City considers birth control for pigeons". It made me really take pause and wonder where do we draw the line between humane and insane.

At last check neither the lowly bread crumb eating pigeon nor its habitat (Store awnings here),

were on any endangered lists. The only good I have seen come of them is as a food source for the local hawk population.

Don’t get me wrong, I like birds and bugs for that matter. That said I consider the pigeon the
cockroach of the bird kingdom. I may be bias as I have had my own issues with them over the years.

A few quotes from the article:

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"It always sounds like such a silly thing, but council is concerned about pigeon faeces and all the complaints we get," said Trail city councillor Robert Caccioni.

"They get to have all the fun but no babies," Caccioni said.

So there I sit with some vision of some guy running around on the tax payers dime chasing the darn critters with a box of pills. Then I consider the cost of just putting them down. Would that endanger the species? I am sure that it would be a lot more cost effective.

Draw your own opinion the article can be found here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/04/11/bc-trail-pigeon-control.html