¨ What is a police ride-along?
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ANSWER from Dana Johnson on 15 November 2004:
Check with you local PD and see if they hold a Police Youth Academy. They get to see aspects of police work most people don't (unless they are bad guys!). If they don't have one ask them to contact Virginia Beach Police training Academy to inquire about putting one on.
ANSWER from Michelle Mock on 28 November 2004:
turkey cooking time convection oven
I found several links that might answer your question. For example:
If you go to www.ge.com, you can do the same search and will find several articles related to GE convection ovens. If you can't find the answer you need, you can contact them and ask. Your owner's manual probably has a phone number you can call.
It is possible that your oven temperature is not calibrated properly and your turkey is cooking faster because the temperture is higher than you think. Contacting Customer Support at GE would probably be the best way to find an answer to your problem.
I hope that helps and I hope your turkey tasted great! Happy Thanksgiving!
ANSWER from Michelle Mock on 29 October 2004:
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ANSWER from Joe King on 15 April 2006:
Kurt Goedel was a mathematician that demonstrated the proof of a statement within any mathematical or logical system comes from outside the system. For example, 1+1=2, where 2 is not found in the original system of 1+1. Since mathematics and logic also govern how we can determine what we perceive, it is mathematically possible for God to exist, even though we don't perceive Him now, because He exists outside our logical system of perception. He has also existed within our system of perception at different times as testified to by ancient eyewitness reports.
This does not constitute absolute proof of anything other than that it is not impossible for there to be a God, as many atheists claim.
ANSWER from Michelle Mock on 18 October 2004:
"In some religions, people believe in one God. In other religions, people believe there are many gods, each one having a particular purpose. Many religions believe that God is everywhere: God is in nature; God is in the good actions of people; and, God is in the mysteries of life and the heavens. Some people believe that there is no such thing as God. Whatever you believe, always remember that others have a right to their beliefs, even if those beliefs conflict with yours. Always strive to be the best that you can be. Set an example through your good actions."
ANSWER from Luis Felipe Diaz Galeano on 16 February 2004:
The three major religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) have the figure of a "godfather".
See: http://www.beliefnet.com/story/47/story_4738_1.html Question #2
[Editor's Note: see also: http://www.beliefnet.com/features/godparents_chart.html]
ANSWER from Michelle Mock on 28 August 2003:
1) Believe in yourself. Believe that you can be everything you want to be. Never give up on your dreams and work at being the best "you" that you can be. Don't compare yourself to others and ignore people who compare you to others. Just be the best you can be.
2) Be a friend to others. Do little things that show people that you appreciate them. Take the time to help others and to listen. Do whatever you do from the heart, because you care, not because you are trying to get noticed. Be helpful and kind and be a true friend, but don't let people use you or take advantage of you.
3) Get out of your "comfort zone". That means, even if something makes you very nervous and shy, push yourself to overcome your shyness.
I used to be shy. I think what made me the most shy and uncomfortable around people was that I always worried about what "they" would think of me. I didn't want to look silly, or sound stupid, or be laughed at. I was petrified of speaking to groups. Well, I just started getting out there and pushing myself to do it. Many times I would break into a sweat I was so nervous. My voice would shake when I spoke. Eventually, I had the opportunity to speak in front of some very important people on a topic I was passionately interested in... I wasn't nervous at all... I think it was because these were really important people and I realized they probably didn't care if I looked silly or sounded stupid. Since my topic was important to me, I wanted them to hear what I had to say, so... I just did it! After that, I have never been shy again. Of course it took something like 50 years to get really comfortable with who I am, but once I was comfortable with ME, I didn't worry what others thought!
So, my best advice to you is to believe in yourself, be the best you can be and be a friend to others. I think what you will find is that the more confident you become in yourself, and the more you like yourself, the more you will enjoy being around people and the more friends you will have.
I hope this helps. Thank you again for writing. This was a terrific question!
ANSWER from Michelle Mock on 5 August 2003:
Write to: Madrid Torrejon High School Association
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ANSWER from John Cabrera on 11 February 2003:
A cockney is a person born in central London - specifically, within the sound of the bells of the church of St Mary-le-Bow (Bow Bells). Some people believe that members of the London underworld concocted cockney rhyming slang in the 19th century as a means of arcane communication. This was useful when plotting some nefarious deed that might interest the police. Today, many people use rhyming slang either unwittingly or for humorous effect. The art of rhyming slang is often not to complete the rhyme when using a particular expression. Here are some examples:
A "butcher's" means a "look". The complete term would be "butcher's hook" to rhyme with "look".
A "dog" is a "'phone" from "dog and bone": "'phone".
"Loaf" means "head" - I'm sure you can see why - "Use your loaf" is something my grandfather often said to me. And my father, and my "trouble"! That means "wife", by the way, as in "trouble and strife".
These are all clean examples; as you might imagine, the scope for rudeness is vast.
So, is TtM cockney rhyming slang? Chambers Dictionary gives the following definition:
mickey: noun. take the mickey or take the mickey out of someone colloq to tease or make fun of them. ETYMOLOGY: 1950s.
True enough but not very interesting.
I found a dictionary of British slang on the Internet that gives an explanation for the term "Mickey Mouse":
Adj. 1. Stupid looking, comical. E.g. "I'm not wearing that in public! It's a Mickey Mouse hat." 2. Second rate, of poor quality, cheaply made.
Noun. A person from Liverpool. Rhyming slang on "scouse". Also Mickey Mouser rhyming on "scouser". Cf. "scouse" and "scouser"
But this still does not hit on the meaning of TtM. At last, I found the following definition. Although it catches the likely rhyming connection (which is on the rude side), it does not really ring true:
Take the mickey - make fun of.
Mike Bliss, sometimes shortened to Mike, is Cockney rhyming slang for "piss"; it is not known who he was or even if he ever existed. To take the mickey (Mickey being a variant of Mike, short for Michael) is a euphemism for "take the piss" (jeer at, deride, deflate - perhaps from the idea of deflating the bladder). The meaning is kinder too.
So there you have it. TtM is almost certainly a rhyming slang version of a somewhat ruder expression. However, I don't really think it's all down to some long forgotten fellow called Mike Bliss!
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ANSWER from Stacy Graff on 16 August 2002:
Draw poker machines go through cycles, they can run hot and cold. The average royal flush is 1 in 8000 plays. So a $1 machine max play ($5 X 8000) plays = $40,000 played payoff $4000 when hit! Like I said they go through cycles so you can get lucky, being at the right place at the right time.
These programs are set for each coin played: 1 coin, 2 coin, etc. So if you played 2 coins instead of 5 and you hit a royal, that doesn't mean if you played the max (5 coins in) you would have hit it. Also there are different payoff schedules which can improve or decrease your overall payoff percentage. The smarter players look for what they call 9-7 payoff (full house pays 9 to 1, flush pays 7 to 1). Most are 8-6 and the tight ones are a low 7-5 (full house pays 7 to 1, flush pays 5 to 1)!
You can get lucky but they will destroy you in the long run! We just had a police officer arrested for robbing a bar as his problem finally caught up to him. Last year he had over $200,000 in taxable winnings but his losses were much more than that!!
Reel slot machines are worse!! there can be 20-38 spots per reel, take that to the 3rd, 4th or 5th power depending how many reels there are and that's the odds of hitting the jackpot. They also have them set so that you just miss the jackpot (for example, two 7's lined up and 1 just missing). It's been deemed that it's not illegal for them to do it, maybe immoral but not illegal!!
Lastly, the machines sitting on the aisles are usually set a little bit better as they want people to see those hitting hoping to lure players into that aisle to play! That's where I'll play but it still doesn't work for me!!
Hope that helps out. They don't build these mega resorts by letting you win easy money but you also gotta send out winners to bring in losers!
ANSWER from Janet K. Cook on 3 September 2002:
Hitoshi (Mike) Mikami, Principal
I worked for them for three years. They pay about $25US an hour, better than any other job you can get in the area except freelancing. You can freelance with no problem. Just get a home business license from the Family Support Center. Japan has no regulations about teaching English, nor do they hassle you for taxes if you freelance. You'll love Misawa.
Janet K. Cook
ANSWER from Michelle Mock on 6 August 2002:
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