Sunday, April 09, 2006


The protector of the khalsa never fails to come to the aid of those in need who call upon him

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Sun Shines at 33 in Chicago

Friday, April 07, 2006

All Children Vulnerable to Online Predators

Chicago is in daylight saving mode. Forwarded our time by one hour on April 1st. Thist meant one hour less sleep that day. this also means early to bed. sunlight is so strong it wakes you up in the morning.

April 6, 2006 — Between the arrest of Brian Doyle, deputy press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, and the testimony of a child pornography victim on Capitol Hill, the dangers of online predators have been major news this week.
Authorities say that's a good thing, and that parents can learn an important lesson from the headlines — any child, even overachievers from healthy homes, can be lured into the underworld of child pornography from online predators.
"My experience is not as isolated as you might hope," Justin Berry, 19, said to a House committee. "This is not, as so many want to believe, the story of a few bad kids whose parents paid no attention. There are hundreds of kids in the United States alone who are right now wrapped up in this horror."
When he was 13, Berry was sent a free webcam by an online predator, and agreed to take off his shirt for $50. That seemingly innocent act started Berry down the seedy and dangerous path of online child pornography that culminated with him beginning his own online sex site.
Growing up, Berry lived with his mother, who thought she was attuned to her son. She also believed he was safe from online predators, having purchased Internet protection software and frequently having checked on him in his bedroom. She told Oprah Winfrey that if any parent should have known what was really going on, that it would have been her.
"That's what's so ironic is that this is what I actually did for a living, was work with kids that have been molested," Karen Berry said. "So of course, I have studied for years and I know the signs. That's why it's so mind-boggling that this happened to Justin right here in my own home."
Katherine Tarbox is familiar with Berry's case and countless others. She knows from firsthand experience how conniving online predators can be.
When Tarbox was 14 and at the top of her class, she was molested by an online child predator whom she had communicated with for six months.
"The word 'sex' was never mentioned," Tarbox said. "This guy played he was a confidant, my peer, somebody that cared about my well-being."
A decade later, Tarbox's mother, Andrea Tarbox, says she wishes she and her husband had questioned her daughter's mood changes and subtle changes in her behavior.

"For her to get enough sleep she was going to bed very early, so she could get up in the middle of the night when we were asleep and thought she was safely tucked in only to learn she was having conversations with him at that time in the morning," Andrea Tarbox said.

Authorities say online predators know what to look for and are skilled at manipulating the victims.

"They're not only very manipulative, they are also very good at finding a weakness in that child and exploit it," said Brad Russ of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. "They're looking for a kid starved for time, attention, love and affection."

Experts recommend parents take away their children's webcams and keep the computer out of the bedroom. They also say communication with children is key.

ABC News' David Muir reported this story for "Good Morning America."

Monday, April 03, 2006

C 5 crash

Heavy downpours at times on Sunday. But monday was a beautiful evening ...Clear and little colder. Lows around 30. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chicago is expecting clear skies/

A C-5 cargo plane, the US military's largest aircraft, size of a football field and six stories high, crashed on Monday just short of a runway at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware after problems during takeoff, officials said. All 17 people aboard survived, though several were injured.

chicagos neighboring states had a rough weather on sunday from fargo to Tennessee, wicked thunderstorms crashed across eight states, spinning off tornadoes, spitting out hail and killing at least 27 people.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Cell phone use raises brain tumor risk

Using a cell phone or mobile phone over a long period raises the risk of malignant brain tumors, according to a new Swedish study published in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.The study found that heavy users of cell phones increased their risk of a malignant brain tumor on the side of the head the phone is used by 240 percent.By heavy users, the authors referred to those who used a cell phone for 2,000 hours or for one hour a day over a period of more than ten years.
In the current study, researchers at the Swedish National Institute for Working Life compared cell phone use of 2,200 patients with malignant tumors and an equal number of healthy control cases. Among the tumor patients aged 20 to 80, 905 had a malignant brain tumor, one third of them were heavy users of cell phones."Of these 905 cases, 85 were so-called high users of mobile phones, that is they began early to use mobile and/or wireless telephones and used them a lot," Reuters quoted the authors of the study in a statement issued by the Institute.
The study may have more say than some previous studies about the effect of cell phones on the risk of brain tumors, according to Kjell Mild, lead author of the current study, because this is the biggest study looking at the long-term effect of the wireless phone. One study published last April by the American Academy of Neurology found no link between use of mobile phones and brain tumors. That study found that the risk of developing a brain tumor was not related to the frequency of cell phone calls or the number of years they had been used.
ne drawback of that study is that few study participants regularly used cell phone for more than 10 years. Short-term exposure to radiation from cell phones and long-term development of a brain tumor may make it impossible for the researchers to see any tumor-causing effect of cell phones in such a study.
Another weakness of the 2005 study is that the participants were "hand-picked". The study is not a population-based cohort study. Bias can not be avoided and the potential risk of cell phone use may be diluted out by other factors.As with other studies of the same type, the current study also has its limitations. For one thing, the study relied on data collected from subjects through interviews, which may be subject to biases and errors when someone recalled his use of cell phones.Dr. Lydia Zablotska, an epidemiologist at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, was quoted by New York Daily News as saying: "You're interviewing subjects in an era when everyone has a suspicion that cell phones may be harmful."Regardless, few scientists may deny the fact that cell phone radiation can damage cells and potentially cause tumors.
What needs to be clarified is how much damage use of cell phones may cause in the brain, which can be quite some task. With the continuing controversy over the safety of cell phone use, it's only prudent for one at least not to overuse cell phone if he can't avoid using cell phones. "The way to get the risk down is to use handsfree," Mild told Reuters.Experts suggest children should avoid using cell phones whenever possible because they are the people who are most vulnerable to the tumor risk than adults.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Find the Gidroo

pindi, home, Islamabad, Chaklala

Monday, March 27, 2006

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GUESS i made karah today and perfect too!