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Wiki Peanut Butter, extra crunchy. :) [Nov. 14th, 2007|09:37 am]
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Let's all get a little smarter!

Have you used the Wikipedia random article button?

Here's how you get there:
1. Go to Wikipedia.org
2. Click on English.
3. You'll see a bunch of boxes on your left. In the first box on the bottom there's the "Random Article" button.
4. Copy and paste as much as seems plausible from your article and link it.. and if you're so inclined share your opinions/funny stories related to said article.. or what have you. :) And spread it if you like. I enjoy learning random things, and apparently you all do too, or you wouldn't be here. hehe.

The one I came up with is:


National Corn Growers Assn. v. Canada (Import Tribunal), [1990] 2 S.C.R. 1324 is a leading decision of the Supreme Court of Canada on judicial review and statutory interpretation.
The Canadian Import Tribunal conducted an inquiry of the importation of grain from the US under s.42 of the Special Import Measures Act. The Tribunal found that the subsidization of grain imports were potentially the cause of "material injury" to the production in Canada.
The National Corn Growers Association applied for judicial review of the decision. They argued that the Tribunal had no jurisdiction to determine potential injuries under the Act.
Justice Gonthier, applying the analysis in Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 963 v. New Brunswick Liquor Corp. 1979 found that the standard under which the decision can be reviewed is one of patent unreasonableness. In his view, the Tribunal could indeed consider the issue of potential injury. The existence of a privative clause was sufficient to accord the Tribunal deference in review. He emphasized that the reviewing court is not to determine the correct answer with which to compare the Tribunal's decision in order to determine the reasonableness of it.
Wilson, in concurrence, considered meaning of the advent of the "pragmatic and functional approach" found in the NB Liquor case and in U.E.S., Local 298 v. Bibeault, 1988. Underlying it was the principle of the rule of law.

I didn't even know there was a National Corn Growers association!

And your youtube for the day:


LOL. Umm. Peanut butter.. the atheists nightmare!

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 03:56 pm (UTC)
Wow!! He was really young when he died. Sad. Sounds like he had quite the full life though.
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From: christinaathena
2007-11-14 03:58 pm (UTC)
Wow, that guy in the youtube video is either incredibly ignorant of evolutionary theory or deliberately misleading.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 03:59 pm (UTC)
It's really a toss up isn't it?

What a mess.
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[User Picture]From: mystik00769
2007-11-14 03:59 pm (UTC)


I got a boring one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broey

Elector Broey is the chief antagonist in Frank Herbert's science fiction novel The Dosadi Experiment. As the ruler of the planet Dosadi, the Gowachin Broey is slow to recognize the race riots between human and Gowachin in the warrens of Chu as the beginning of a world war orchestrated by a mid-level functionary in his organization named Keila Jedrik.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 04:02 pm (UTC)

Re: Broey

LOL. No miiiiine was boring.

Yours is kinda cool! :)
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2007-11-14 04:00 pm (UTC)
Poggio Rusco it's a small town in the Province of Mantua,whose inhabitants are 6,459 (March 31, 2006).It's 42 km away from provincial capital.

The town extends its territory in the south-eastern Oltrepò Mantovano, 9 km away from the Po River and just 2 km away from Province of Modena,in equidistant position compared to important cities of Po Valley like Mantova,Verona,Ferrara,Bologna e Modena.

It's considered an important road junction.In Poggio Rusco,the Statal Road number 12,called Abetone-Brennero,linking Po Valley with Germany,intersects the Provincial Road 496,which connects Mantua with Ferrara.

In the same way,it's a strategical railroad junction.Here the Bologna-Verona-Brennero-Munich line meets the La Spezia-Parma-Suzzara-Poggio Rusco-Ferrara-Ravenna-Rimini line which links the Adriatic with Tyrrhenian Sea


Talk about randomness, I got a town in Italy, who's signigance appears to be a road. Life's like that though sometimes you'r eonly important for things that feel unimportant
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 04:04 pm (UTC)
Aww. *hugs* Don't let a little Italian town get you down.
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2007-11-14 04:28 pm (UTC)
"Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" is a song written by Pete Seeger in 1967 during the Vietnam War. The song is the story of a platoon that's waist deep in the Mississippi River in Louisiana on a practice patrol in 1942 but the captain orders the platoon to continue, until they're finally up to their necks. This is also symbolic of the Vietnam War as a whole, and how the United States kept getting deeper and deeper into the war and eventually became so drawn into it that withdrawal was nearly impossible, but kept pushing on anyway. Seeger sang the song on the taping of the CBS show, the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in September, 1967. However the CBS top brass objected to its political tone, and censored the song prior to broadcast. CBS later relented, and allowed Pete to come back and sing the song on the Brothers' February 25, 1968 show.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 04:51 pm (UTC)
Oh that's cool! I like that article! :)
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From: deepsleepdream
2007-11-14 04:59 pm (UTC)
when i was a kid i thought i was gonna grow up and marry indiana jones.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 05:00 pm (UTC)
You had good taste. :) Indiana's a hottie!
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[User Picture]From: goob712
2007-11-14 05:46 pm (UTC)
This is great... I <3 random article.

I admit I went through ten or fifteen articles before I chose one to post here. It's a good one, though.


Kuba Krawczyk, also known as Froggy, is a current guitarist of Polish streetpunk band The Analogs.

His nickname means in Polish small frog and its origin came from his green coloured pyjamas that his mom had been giving him while on tour. He was 18 when he joined The Analogs.

What's cool about finding that article? My last name is Krawchuk. I'm 1/4 polish. (the krawchuk comes from the ukraine, though)

Also, who doesn't love green pyjamas?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 08:28 pm (UTC)
lol! I love the froggy jammies!! So cute!!
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[User Picture]From: goob712
2007-11-14 05:59 pm (UTC)
Yikes. My very next one was this:


Bobby Kent (May 12, 1973 - July 15, 1993), an alleged bully, was murdered by seven teenagers, including his best friend, Marty Puccio, in South Florida. He attended South Broward High School in Hollywood, Florida where much of the alleged bullying took place.

The murder resulted in a best selling crime book in 1998, Bully: A True Story of High School Revenge (ISBN 0-380-72333-6) written by Jim Schutze. The book was adapted by Zachary Long and Roger Pullis into the 2001 film, Bully. The story was also covered during an A&E Television crime special.

What's crazy is I actually SAW that movie a few years ago. It was quite disturbing. Violent. Uncomfortable. I kind of wish I hadn't.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 08:30 pm (UTC)
Eeee. Good to know, I think I'll avoid that film.
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2007-11-14 06:18 pm (UTC)

William Wheelwright (short!)


William Wheelwright, born March 18, 1798 in Merrimack Massachusetts, United States, played an essential role in the development of steamboat and train transit in Chile and other parts of South America. With help from the Chilean government, he founded the Pacific Steam Navigation Company on October 15, 1840 which granted commercial sea access amongst cities, such as Valparaíso and El Callao, along the Pacific coast.

I didnt know we were importing/exporting with Chile at that point.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 08:31 pm (UTC)

Re: William Wheelwright (short!)

I didn't either! That is SO interesting!!
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-11-14 06:36 pm (UTC)


My worst nightmare definitely isn't a jar of peanut butter. A 90 foot tall Pat Robertson with a chainsaw and laser vision would be more like it.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 08:33 pm (UTC)

Re: .

Eep!! Right?
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2007-11-14 07:47 pm (UTC)

I did not know there was a near-threatened palm tree!

Clinostigma harlandii
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Clinostigma harlandii
Conservation status

Near Threatened
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Arecales
Family: Arecaceae
Genus: Clinostigma
Species: C. harlandii
Binomial name
Clinostigma harlandii

Clinostigma harlandii is a species of flowering plant in the Arecaceae family. It is found only in Vanuatu. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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* Dowl, J.L. 1998. Clinostigma harlandii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 July 2007.
(Leave it to me to get something boring).
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 08:36 pm (UTC)

Re: I did not know there was a near-threatened palm tree!


Still, I learned something. :)
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[User Picture]From: boiledhamster
2007-11-14 09:08 pm (UTC)
Fei Junlong

Fèi Jùnlóng
Nationality Chinese
Born May 5, 1965
Space time 4 days, 19 hours, 33 min

Colonel Fèi Jùnlóng (simplified Chinese: 费俊龙; traditional Chinese: 費俊龍) (born 1965) is a Chinese military pilot and an astronaut. He flew on the second manned spaceflight of the Shenzhou program.
He was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu province of China and was recruited from high school by the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) in 1982 at the age of 17. He graduated with excellent marks from the PLAAF's No. 9 Aviation School, the Changchun No.1 Flight College of the PLA Air Force and Flight Training School of the Air Force. In the PLAAF, he was a pilot, flight trainer and flight technology inspector.
Fèi was selected to be an astronaut in 1998. He was in the final five selected for the Shenzhou 5 flight. He was the commander on the Shenzhou 6 flight that launched October 12, 2005, with Niè Hǎishèng serving as flight engineer). They landed on October 17, 2005.

The asteroid 9512 Feijunlong was named after him.

Wow. I think I'll try again!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 09:09 pm (UTC)
Interesting! Feel free to share your other finds too. ;)
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2007-11-14 11:18 pm (UTC)
Finally got to watch the video....*sigh*

Apparently atheists have not one, but TWO nightmares: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zwbhAXe5yk

Behold the almighty banana!

Seriously, I think the people in the first video have no idea what the science of evolution is! What they are arguing against is the idea of spontaneous generation, a "theory" that was debunked in the early 1800's. I don't know what they think that has to do with evolution. Again, frustrated by loonies who give decent *intelligent* Christians a bad name...

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-14 11:20 pm (UTC)
Me too. *siiigh* It's a nightmare.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2007-11-15 02:38 am (UTC)
I have an account on wikipedia.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-15 03:39 am (UTC)
Okay... :) Why didn't you do the meme?
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[User Picture]From: renbeard
2007-11-15 04:55 am (UTC)
Asian Dust (also yellow dust, yellow sand, yellow wind, or China dust storms) is a seasonal meteorological phenomenon which affects much of East Asia sporadically during the springtime months. The dust originates in the deserts of Mongolia and northern China and Kazakhstan where high-speed surface winds and intense dust storms kick up dense clouds of fine, dry soil particles. These clouds are then carried eastward by prevailing winds and pass over China, North and South Korea, and Japan, as well as parts of the Russian Far East. Sometimes, the airborne particulates are carried much further, in significant concentrations which affect air quality as far east as the United States.

In the last decade or so, it has become a serious problem due to industrial pollutants (previously not a threat) and intensified desertification in China, as well as in the last few decades when the Aral region of Kazakhstan dried up due to a failed Soviet agricultural scheme


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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-11-15 05:02 am (UTC)
That IS interesting. I had never heard of it before!
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