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    They should have tried making them from a steel cores with layered plywood sheets on each sides wrapped in the appropriate layers of kevlar before they put on the trucks and wheels. Personal transport/armored firing position Mark1.
     

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    one runner was out.. do to a pulled calf muscle? he should of stretched!!!

    hahahaaha thanks for the story.
     
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    Unforgiven I didn't know there were cacti in Aruba.
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    This is a fascinating idea...I'd be comfortable having these plants in my home and office. You?

    How rabbit genes could turn ordinary houseplants into pollution-eating machines

    From the article: "[The research] team wanted to see if a popular houseplant could be made to break down volatile organic compounds (VOCs); the toxic substances, given off by paints, solvents, air fresheners, cleaning supplies and other household items, have been linked to cancer, diabetes, respiratory problems and other ills. So the scientists inserted a synthetic version of a rabbit gene into Devil's Ivy (pothos ivy).

    Their research showed that the gene caused the plant to make a toxin-neutralizing enzyme — and tests showed that the modified plant was able to suck up two common VOCs, chloroform and benzene, and transform them into harmless molecules that the plant might even be able to use for its own growth."

    The article title is a link to the article if you want to read more...
     
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    Unforgiven I didn't know there were cacti in Aruba.
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    What could go wrong?
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    This article, reporting on a really oddball virus that works even though it shouldn’t, is the stuff of science fiction. It’s like a person with half the virus puts on a shoe, untied, and a person with the other half of the virus puts on the other shoe, which the virus causes to tie the laces. Weird, crazy. Right now this kind of virus is almost entirely confined to the plant kingdom...and let’s hope it stays that way!

    A New Discovery Upends What We Know About Viruses
     
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    OT: That sounds like the plot of the "Black Tide Rising" series of books and short stories by John Ringo and various authors at www.baen.com my primary ebook dealer.
     
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    So far it's only been found in two animals, a moth and mosquito. As if mosquitoes weren't already deadly and annoying enough.

    Fascinating article. Thanks for sharing.
     

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