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run like hell, part 2

AP: A guide for fliers worried about Ebola outbreak If you’re too busy to click through to the guide, I’ve distilled its essence, dumped it down the kitchen sink, and replaced it with a more concise, useful guide: “1. stop worrying … Continue reading

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The rise of another worthless pop psychology meme

Could Twitter’s Realtime World Blur Our Moral Compass? Emotions linked to our moral sense such as admiration and compassion- awaken slowly in the mind, according to a new study from a neuroscience group show that emotions linked to our sense … Continue reading

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Farewell to old dogs

I’m particular impressed with his aim. And while George’s ninja-like duck reflex was impressive too, better still would have been had he actually caught the shoes. Wouldn’t that have been great?

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50,000

China seeks earthquake aid from Japan – CNN.com China is having problems with lakes dammed by earthquake debris. The natural dams will eventually burst, causing widespread flooding and death. China is trying to avoid that, of course. As it’s hard … Continue reading

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NASA preps fix for space station toilet trouble

NASA preps fix for space station toilet trouble – CNN.com The three male residents have temporarily bypassed the problem, which involves urine collection, not solid waste. I don’t know what this means. How does being male help an astronaut bypass … Continue reading

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“Excuse me, waiter, but this soup tastes all union jacky.”

Brown mulls UK oath of allegiance plan – CNN.com Goldsmith calls for a pledge of allegiance, the establishment of a new national holiday to celebrate Britishness, and expanded ceremonies that would take place when new immigrants become British citizens. He … Continue reading

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George keeps torture on the table

Bush vetoes bill banning waterboarding – CNN.com “We created alternative procedures to question the most dangerous al Qaeda operatives, particularly those who might have knowledge of attacks planned on our homeland,” Bush said. “If we were to shut down this … Continue reading

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A new way for the rich to be rich

Superjumbo ends historic flight – CNN.com The airline says its jets will set a “new standard for luxury and comfort,” fitted with 399 economy seats, 60 business seats and 12 Givenchy-designed “suites” featuring a flat bed behind sliding doors. Thank … Continue reading

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Pirates!

Pirate attacks increase worldwide – CNN.com Pirate attacks worldwide jumped 14 percent in the first nine months of 2007 There’s a reason for that, senator, as this graph would clearly demonstrate if I cared to photoshop the numbers:

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the fail

I don’t watch much television. It’s not that I’ve become an unbelievably productive person because I don’t fritter all that time away in front of the tube anymore–I haven’t–it’s just that the bulk of my frittering is done in front … Continue reading

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Not so fast, Christian soldiers

Not so fast, Christian soldiers – Los Angeles Times You need a free login (or bugmenot) to access the story, which is a good read that illuminates (again) the cozy relationship between the military and the evangelical Doomsday crowd. A … Continue reading

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If it moves we consider it a delicacy

Chinese ‘trucking’ live rats to southern restaurants – CNN.com Live rats are being trucked from central China, suffering a plague of a reported 2 billion rodents displaced by a flooded lake, to the south to end up in restaurant dishes, … Continue reading

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The Generals & Majors Take a Pass

Bush taps general to coordinate war efforts – CNN.com It was a difficult job to fill, given the unpopularity of the war, now in its fifth year, and uncertainty about the clout the war coordinator would have. The search was … Continue reading

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Que Será Será

Draft of climate report maps out ‘highway to extinction’ – CNN.com “The worst stuff is not going to happen because we can’t be that stupid,” said Harvard University oceanographer James McCarthy, who was a top author of the 2001 version … Continue reading

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Coulter: On Faggots

Coulter under fire for anti-gay slur – CNN.com … the New York Times reported that she responded, in an e-mail, “C’mon, it was a joke. I would never insult gays by suggesting that they are like John Edwards. That would … Continue reading

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in other news, Bush still exists

The Sun Herald AROUND SOUTH MISSISSIPPI: President Bush Visits Thursday This story was buried on page A-10 in the paper, above a “boil water” notice for some neighborhood in Gulfport. Apparently ‘W fatigue’ has finally settled in down here.

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2 clowns dead

Gunman kills 2 clowns in Colombian circus – CNN.com Two clowns were shot and killed by an unidentified gunman during their performance at a traveling circus in the eastern Colombian town of Cucuta, police said Wednesday.One of the clowns was … Continue reading

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We tortured people

Manual lays out rules for Guantanamo trials – CNN.com Brig. Gen. Thomas Hemingway, a legal adviser to the Office of Military Commissions, told reporters that the manual provides for a “clear prohibition of evidence obtained by torture” if it was … Continue reading

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First phase of Iraq war plan to begin early February

First phase of Iraq war plan to begin early February – CNN.com Democrat Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois asked Rice: “What leverage do we have that would provide us some assurance that six months from now, you will not be … Continue reading

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Living off rats to survive in Zimbabwe

Living off rats to survive in Zimbabwe – CNN.com Zimbabwe’s ambassador to United States, Machivenyika Mapuranga, told CNN on Tuesday that reports of people eating rats unfairly represented the situation, adding that at times while he grew up his family … Continue reading

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