Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Do you see what I see?
We see each other across space,
Like we are not the same face.
Trying to bridge the wide gap,
Hopimg for a clue, or a map.
Then a warm wind comes
Then comes hope and we trust,
Because both know each nust.
When all is said and all is done,
We rember we are both as one.
opimg for a clue, or a map.
Sunday, February 26, 2006
I am in the market for a new computer. My needs are:
1. Operating system
2. hard Drive of 200 gig
3. 1 gig memory
4. relievable CPU
I can save money on a computer by using Linux.
It seems that Mycroft is coming out with many Vista versions which require new software to be reinstalled. Also microft register makes it prone to outside invasion.. My system hasa been plagued by nonpatchable problems.
I am legally blond. One Eye see a few inches. I use high intensity screen and zoom functions. I also use a text reader Like READPLEASE. On my control panal Handycapped progtams.
What are the pros and cons of linux?
What open Source programs are availsble for the
I will link your site for the answers.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Death at the Villagt
A women died last night
I wonder if she sees the light
In my wife’s arms, she faded awat.
Not to be here on earth another day
I so hope she sees the light
She was old and stood upright
Many years of strife she did fught
I know she must see the light.
She out lived her kin all
By the rosdside they did fall
They willl meet her in the light
My wife s CNA at a care center( nursing home )
This poem reflects her sadness
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
The genus Dieffenbachia of the arum family, Araceae, comprises about 30 species of tropical American shrublike evergreen plants with fleshy stems. Species of Dieffenbachia are commonly used as houseplants, particularly D. amoena, which has leaves that are dark green with irregular creamy-white zones radiating from the midrib. The bitter sap of the mother-in-law plant, D. sequine, is reported to cause the tongue and throat to swell; hence the common name "dumb cane." So don' try this as a sex stimulator, remember its a toxin or you willbe the bummy!!!
This is another 2 DOLLAR PLANT from cheapo depo. It had only three leaves when I bought it!
Monday, February 20, 2006
How the methods of Oskar Schindler can be used to fight modern corporate and government tyranny. Read more....
Today I went for a walk to Cheapo Depo. I bought a prime Rose plant.
The cost was a dollar and 99 cents.
Common Name: PrimulaGenus: PrimulaSpecies: obconicaCultivar: Twilly
It better be Twilly since its cusone has poision hairs on it!
I will call it Diana. After the Goddess . This plant requires high maintainace to survive. You better not kiss this one either! Oh! It is a china Doll, originaly.
22 January 2001
Up before dawn, my body awakes
Awake! See the light, recall lifes flight.
It is a day to fight, fears of crazy delight.
The sounds heard, tell the worlds all right.
Look! At all the Junk, To cover this Monk.
This must be scattered, not laying tattered.
Will systems used, lists, plans be confused.
Run around the heaps, Amused time reaps
The knight is at the door, Back from the war
You muxt gain will! For fates coming bill.
Friday, February 17, 2006
A vine with green and yellow heart shaped leaves.
The easiest plant to grow from cuttings is called devil's ivy.
Epipremnum. aureum (Pothos, Devil's Ivy)
Also called the Money Plant.
This plant you seem to see everywhrere! Gst a clipping. Stick it in water. Give it some light and warmth and presto another houdrplsntt! This houseplant has even escarped its pots to hang in trees in Hawaii
Native range: Solomon Islands (Wagner et al., 1999).
Toxic to animals, most Housplants are.
Host for recognized pests and pathogens, like all liveing things. Eating or kissing it might be hazardous to your health. That is another story ( ATTACK OF THE Devil’s Ivy).
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Independence Day, 16 February (1918); note - 16 February 1918 is the date Lithuania declared its independence from Soviet Russia
Independent between the two World Wars, Lithuania was annexed by the USSR in 1940. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.
Geography Lithuania Top of Page
Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, between Latvia and Russia
56 00 N, 24 00 E
total: 65,200 sq km
land: NA sq km
water: NA sq km
Area - comparative:
slightly larger than West Virginia
total: 1,273 km
border countries: Belarus 502 km, Latvia 453 km, Poland 91 km, Russia (Kaliningrad) 227 km
territorial sea: 12 nm
transitional, between maritime and continental; wet, moderate winters and summers
lowland, many scattered small lakes, fertile soil
lowest point: Baltic Sea 0 m
highest point: Juozapines/Kalnas 292 m
peat, arable land
arable land: 45.22%
permanent crops: 0.91%
other: 53.87% (2001)
90 sq km (1998 est.)
Environment - current issues:
contamination of soil and groundwater with petroleum products and chemicals at military bases
Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants
Geography - note:
fertile central plains are separated by hilly uplands that are ancient glacial deposits
People Lithuania Top of Page
3,596,617 (July 2005 est.)
0-14 years: 16.1% (male 297,271/female 282,269)
15-64 years: 68.7% (male 1,206,731/female 1,264,359)
65 years and over: 15.2% (male 186,979/female 359,008) (2005 est.)
total: 37.83 years
male: 35.25 years
female: 40.46 years (2005 est.)
Population growth rate:
-0.3% (2005 est.)
8.62 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)
10.92 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Net migration rate:
-0.71 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.52 male(s)/female
total population: 0.89 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
Infant mortality rate:
total: 6.89 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 8.25 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.45 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 73.97 years
male: 68.94 years
female: 79.28 years (2005 est.)
Total fertility rate:
1.19 children born/woman (2005 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
0.1% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
1,300 (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
less than 200 (2003 est.)
Lithuanian 83.4%, Polish 6.7%, Russian 6.3%, other or unspecified 3.6% (2001 census)
Roman Catholic 79%, Russian Orthodox 4.1%, Protestant (including Lutheran and Evangelical Christian Baptist) 1.9%, other or unspecified 5.5%, none 9.5% (2001 census)
Lithuanian (official) 82%, Russian 8%, Polish 5.6%, other and unspecified 4.4% (2001 census)
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.6%
female: 99.6% (2003 est.)
Government Lithuania Top of Page
conventional long form: Republic of Lithuania
conventional short form: Lithuania
local long form: Lietuvos Respublika
local short form: Lietuva
former: Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic
10 counties (apskritys, singular - apskritis); Alytaus, Kauno, Klaipedos, Marijampoles, Panevezio, Siauliu, Taurages, Telsiu, Utenos, Vilniaus
11 March 1990 (independence declared from Soviet Union); 6 September 1991 (Soviet Union recognizes Lithuania's independence)
Independence Day, 16 February (1918); note - 16 February 1918 is the date Lithuania declared its independence from Soviet Russia and established its statehood; 11 March 1990 is the date it declared its independence from the Soviet Union
adopted 25 October 1992
based on civil law system; legislative acts can be appealed to the constitutional court
18 years of age; universal
chief of state: President Valdas ADAMKUS (since 12 July 2004)
head of government: Premier Algirdas Mykolas BRAZAUSKAS (since 3 July 2001)
cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president on the nomination of the premier
elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 13 June 2004 and 27 June 2004 (next to be held June 2009); premier appointed by the president on the approval of the Parliament
election results: Valdas ADAMKUS elected president; percent of vote - Valdas ADAMKUS 52.2%, Kazimiera PRUNSKIENE 47.8%
unicameral Parliament or Seimas (141 seats, 71 members are directly elected by popular vote, 70 are elected by proportional representation; members serve four-year terms)
elections: last held 10 and 24 October 2004 (next to be held October 2008)
election results: percent of vote by party - Labor 28.6%, Working for Lithuania (Social Democrats and Social Liberals) 20.7%, Homeland Union (Conservatives) 14.6%, For Order and Justice (Liberal Democrats and Lithuanian People's Union) 11.4%, Liberal and Center Union 9.1%, Union of Farmers and New Democracy 6.6%; seats by faction - Labor 39, Homeland Union 26, Social Democrats 22, Social Liberals 10, Liberal Political group 10, Union of Farmers and New Democracy Parties 11, Liberal Democrats 9, Liberal Center Political group 8, independents 6
Constitutional Court; Supreme Court; Court of Appeal; judges for all courts appointed by the President
Political parties and leaders:
Electoral Action of Lithuanian Poles [Valdemar TOMASZEVSKI, chairman]; Homeland Union/Conservative Party or TS [Andrius KUBILIUS, chairman]; Labor Party [Viktor USPASKICH, chairman]; Liberal Center Political group [Arturas ZUOKAS, chairman]; Liberal Democratic Party [Valentinas MAZURONIS, chairman]; Liberal Political group; Lithuanian Christian Democrats or LKD [Valentinas STUNDYS, chairman]; Lithuanian People's Union for a Fair Lithuania; Lithuanian Social Democratic Coalition [Algirdas BRAZAUSKAS, chairman] consists of the Lithuanian Democratic Labor Party or LDDP and the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party or LSDP; New Democracy and Farmer's Union or VNDPS [Kazimiera PRUNSKIENE, chairman]; Social Liberals (New Union) [Arturas PAULAUSKAS, chairman]; Social Union of Christian Conservatives [Gediminas VAGNORIUS, chairman]; Young Lithuania and New Nationalists
Political pressure groups and leaders:
International organization participation:
ACCT (observer), Australia Group, BIS, CBSS, CE, EAPC, EBRD, EIB, EU (new member), FAO, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO (correspondent), ITU, MIGA, NATO, NIB, NSG, OPCW, OSCE, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WEU (associate partner), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO
Diplomatic representation in the US:
chief of mission: Ambassador Vygaudas USACKAS
chancery: 2622 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
telephone:  (202) 234-5860
FAX:  (202) 328-0466
consulate(s) general: Chicago and New York
Diplomatic representation from the US:
chief of mission: Ambassador Stephen D. MULL
embassy: 2600 Akmenu 6, Vilnius
mailing address: American Embassy, Almeny gatve 6, Vilnius LT-03106
telephone:  (5) 266 5500
FAX:  (5) 266 5510
three equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), green, and red
Economy Lithuania Top of Page
Economy - overview:
Lithuania, the Baltic state that has conducted the most trade with Russia, has slowly rebounded from the 1998 Russian financial crisis. Unemployment dropped from 11% in 2003 to 5.3% in 2005. Growing domestic consumption and increased investment have furthered recovery. Trade has been increasingly oriented toward the West. Lithuania has gained membership in the World Trade Organization and joined the EU in May 2004. Privatization of the large, state-owned utilities, particularly in the energy sector, is nearing completion. Overall, more than 80% of enterprises have been privatized. Foreign government and business support have helped in the transition from the old command economy to a market economy.
GDP (purchasing power parity):
$49.38 billion (2005 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate):
$24.01 billion (2005 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
6.4% (2005 est.)
GDP - per capita:
purchasing power parity - $13,700 (2005 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:
services: 62% (2005 est.)
1.61 million (2005 est.)
Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture 20%, industry 30%, services 50% (1997 est.)
5.3% (2005 est.)
Population below poverty line:
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: 3.1%
highest 10%: 25.6% (1996)
Distribution of family income - Gini index:
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
2.6% (2005 est.)
Investment (gross fixed):
22.1% of GDP (2005 est.)
revenues: $8.429 billion
expenditures: $9.103 billion, including capital expenditures of NA (2005 est.)
21.4% of GDP (2005 est.)
Agriculture - products:
grain, potatoes, sugar beets, flax, vegetables; beef, milk, eggs; fish
metal-cutting machine tools, electric motors, television sets, refrigerators and freezers, petroleum refining, shipbuilding (small ships), furniture making, textiles, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural machinery, optical equipment, electronic components, computers, amber
Industrial production growth rate:
6% (2005 est.)
Electricity - production:
18.64 billion kWh (2003)
Electricity - consumption:
9.109 billion kWh (2003)
Electricity - exports:
12.37 billion kWh (2003)
Electricity - imports:
4.144 billion kWh (2003)
Oil - production:
12,360 bbl/day (2003 est.)
Oil - consumption:
89,000 bbl/day (2003 est.)
Oil - exports:
Oil - imports:
Natural gas - production:
0 cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - consumption:
2.76 billion cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - imports:
2.76 billion cu m (2001 est.)
Current account balance:
$-1.87 billion (2005 est.)
$10.95 billion f.o.b. (2005 est.)
Exports - partners:
Germany 10.2%, Latvia 10.2%, Russia 9.3%, France 6.3%, UK 5.3%, Sweden 5.1%, Estonia 5%, Poland 4.8%, Netherlands 4.8%, Denmark 4.8%, US 4.7%, Switzerland 4.6% (2004)
$13.33 billion f.o.b. (2005 est.)
Imports - partners:
Russia 23.1%, Germany 16.7%, Poland 7.7%, Netherlands 4% (2004)
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
$3.785 billion (2005 est.)
Debt - external:
$10.47 billion (31 December 2004 est.)
Economic aid - recipient:
$228.5 million (1995)
litai per US dollar - 2.75 (2005), 2.7806 (2004), 3.0609 (2003), 3.677 (2002), 4 (2001)
Communications Lithuania Top of Page
Telephones - main lines in use:
Telephones - mobile cellular:
general assessment: inadequate, but is being modernized to provide an improved international capability and better residential access
domestic: a national, fiber-optic cable, interurban, trunk system is nearing completion; rural exchanges are being improved and expanded; mobile cellular systems are being installed; access to the Internet is available; still many unsatisfied telephone subscriber applications
international: country code - 370; landline connections to Latvia and Poland; major international connections to Denmark, Sweden, and Norway by submarine cable for further transmission by satellite
Radio broadcast stations:
AM 29, FM 142, shortwave 1 (2001)
Television broadcast stations:
note: Lithuania has approximately 27 broadcasting stations, but may have as many as 100 transmitters, including repeater stations (2001)
Internet country code:
Transportation Lithuania Top of Page
102 (2004 est.)
Airports - with paved runways:
over 3,047 m: 4
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 7
914 to 1,523 m: 2
under 914 m: 19 (2005 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways:
1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 56 (2005 est.)
gas 1,696 km; oil 331 km; refined products 109 km (2004)
total: 1,998 km
broad gauge: 1,807 km 1.524-m gauge (122 km electrified)
standard gauge: 22 km 1.435-m gauge
narrow gauge: 169 km 0.750-m gauge (2004)
total: 78,893 km
paved: 21,617 km (including 417 km of expressways)
unpaved: 57,276 km (2003)
600 km (2004)
total: 54 ships (1,000 GRT or over) 296,856 GRT/317,731 DWT
by type: bulk carrier 8, cargo 24, chemical tanker 1, passenger/cargo 6, petroleum tanker 1, refrigerated cargo 13, roll on/roll off 1
foreign-owned: 12 (Denmark 12)
registered in other countries: 16 (2005)
Ports and terminals:
Military Lithuania Top of Page
Ground Forces, Navy, Lithuanian Military Air Forces, National Defense Volunteer Forces (SKAT) (2005)
Military service age and obligation:
19-45 years of age for compulsory military service, conscript service obligation - 12 months; 18 years of age for volunteers (2004)
Manpower available for military service:
males age 19-49: 830,368 (2005 est.)
Manpower fit for military service:
males age 19-49: 590,606 (2005 est.)
Manpower reaching military service age annually:
males: 29,689 (2005 est.)
Military expenditures - dollar figure:
$230.8 million (FY01)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP:
Transnational Issues Lithuania Top of Page
Disputes - international:
in 2003, the Lithuania-Russia land and maritime boundary treaty was ratified and a transit regime established through Lithuania linking Russia and its Kaliningrad coastal exclave, leaving only improvements to the border demarcation in 2005; by 2004, a third of the Belarus-Lithuania boundary had been demarcated; the Latvian parliament has not ratified its 1998 maritime boundary treaty with Lithuania, primarily due to concerns over oil; as a member state that forms part of the EU's external border, Lithuania must implement the strict Schengen border rules
transshipment point for opiates and other illicit drugs from Southwest Asia, Latin America, and Western Europe to Western Europe and Scandinavia; limited production of methamphetamine and ecstasy; susceptible to money laundering despite changes to banking legislation
This page was last updated on 10 January, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Where the rest are.
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Thursday, February 09, 2006
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Tuesday, February 07, 2006
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Wednesday, February 01, 2006
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