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Offline andyb

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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2006, 11:58:57 PM »
http://www.myspace.com/avirginsplea

Coming back to this thread and my last post, I've read now that this dude was doing something called 'viral marketing'. They plant something to market, in this instance, a website with a story behind it, and they see how far the scheme will go. According to the website, it says that some reporters ended up going to that guy's grandparent's house to find out if this guy was in real need of help!
Also, after reading some comments on the site from the general public's opinion, I'd just like to say that those who believe it and went out of their trouble to help this guy..... HA HA!
We once again come back to square one, Internet 101... nothing you read is ever real! Its always what the reader makes of it that counts. Anyway sorry... I just wanted to rant. :P
G'nite.

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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2006, 02:13:32 PM »
Going Bananas


Bananas... This is very interesting.

 After Reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again-

 Bananas. Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose
 combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial
                             boost of energy.

  Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a
 strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit
                    with the world's leading athletes.

 But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also
 help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions,
                making it a must to add to our daily diet.

 Depression: Accordingto a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people
 suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana.
 This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that thebody

 converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and
 generally make you feel happier. PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana.The
     vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can
                             affectyour mood.

 Anemia: Highin iron, bananas can stimulate the production of haemoglobin
in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

 Blood Pressure: Thisunique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium
 yet low in salt, making it the perfect to beat blood pressure. So muchso,
 the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to
 make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood
                           pressure and stroke.

 Brain Power: 200 studentsat a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped
 through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and
  lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the
 potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

 Constipation: High infiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore
 normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resortingto
                                laxatives.

   Hangovers: Oneof the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a
      banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the
 help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk
                   soothes and re-hydrates your system.

  Heartburn: Bananashave a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you
     suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

  Morning Sickness: Snackingon bananas between meals helps to keep blood
               sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

 Mosquito bites: Beforereaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the
   affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it
        amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

 Nerves: Bananas arehigh in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

 Overweight and at work? Studiesat the Institute of Psychology in Austria
 found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolateand
    crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the                               
mostobese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that,to
  avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar
 levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels teady.

 Ulcers: Thebanana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders
 because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that
     can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also
  neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining
                              ofthe stomach.

 Temperature control:Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit
 that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant
     mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to
            ensuretheir baby is born with a cool temperature.

 Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because
            they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

 Smoking: Bananascan also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6,
B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help
        the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

 Stress: Potassium isa vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat,
 sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. Whenwe
  are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium
    levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium
                               bananasnack.

  Strokes: Accordingto research in "The New England Journal of Medicine,
  "eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of deathby
                        strokes by as much as 40%!

 Warts: Thosekeen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill
 off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the
   yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or
                              surgicaltape!

 So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compareit
 to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three
    times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice
                     theother vitamins and minerals.
 It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around.

          So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so
           that we say, "Abanana a day keeps the doctor away!"

          PASS THIS ON TO ALL OF YOUR ON-LINE FRIENDS and FAMILY

     PS Bananas must be the eason monkeys are so happy all the time!

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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #47 on: July 05, 2006, 12:22:58 AM »
Check this out!
Read about the engine, a 1.6 L, is made by the Brazilian company and using a ZF CVT Transmission, eh, sounds familiar eh?

http://www.obvio.ind.br/obviona/828.htm
ANY GOOD OR HELP WE CAN GIVE, LET US DO IT NOW FOR WE SHALL/ MAY NOT PASS THIS PATH AGAIN!

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not the rear view window.

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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #49 on: July 11, 2006, 10:54:52 AM »
would u believe a 1.4 engine can make 200bhp? :) again, from paultan's website. check out the 1.4 twincharged (sc + turbo) from VW.

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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2006, 12:05:16 PM »
To those who owns a Toyota Wish (calling vivamini....), please read this article.



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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #51 on: July 11, 2006, 12:15:48 PM »
Interesting findings.



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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #52 on: July 11, 2006, 01:57:59 PM »
would u believe a 1.4 engine can make 200bhp? :) again, from paultan's website. check out the 1.4 twincharged (sc + turbo) from VW.

If so,bagus lar

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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #53 on: July 11, 2006, 08:54:29 PM »
To those who owns a Toyota Wish (calling vivamini....), please read this article.



Bro, Thank You for the information. Recently wish club had discussed about this. We're finding ways to solve this problem. Thanks.....muahahahahaha
golden dreams come true with mini and wish together............

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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2006, 11:11:13 PM »
Heard the TAMIYA ROADSHOW
featuring 3 r/c MINIs thrills and overtaking on mini track and also the Tamiya Asian Championship Final
at 1U Lower Ground Floor. Ends 16/7

Also on dispaly/ sale the MINis on Grd Floor.

Anyone seen this? Someone mentioned this during the Shell convoy.
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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #55 on: July 16, 2006, 12:49:32 AM »
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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #56 on: July 25, 2006, 02:56:39 PM »
Ferrari Enzo is fast but still not as safe as Mini. Hahaha... ;D ;D

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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #57 on: July 25, 2006, 03:59:31 PM »
holy cow! that's one heck of a crash!!! i wonder if the driver survived.  :o

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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #58 on: July 25, 2006, 05:03:27 PM »
Yes, the driver walked off with very minor injury (but big bruise on ego ;D). Apparently he shipped his supercars to US from Europe without declaring tax. And the police found out that he was wanted in europe for fraud! :o

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Re: Have u heard this before?
« Reply #59 on: July 25, 2006, 05:06:17 PM »
Yes, the driver walked off with very minor injury (but big bruise on ego ;D). Apparently he shipped his supercars to US from Europe without declaring tax. And the police found out that he was wanted in europe for fraud! :o

cops were chasing him? wonder if can claim insurance?  ;D