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Archive for May, 2008

Suspected ‘speed camera’ guerrilla blows himself up

28th May 2008

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What goes around comes around.

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Stuff White People Like #100 Being Offended

28th May 2008

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It is also valuable to know that white people spend a significant portion of their time preparing for the moment when they will be offended.  They read magazines, books, and watch documentaries all in hopes that one day they will encounter a person who will say something offensive.  When this happens, they can leap into action with quotes, statistics, and historical examples.  Once they have finished lecturing another white person about how it’s wrong to use the term “black” instead of “African-American,” they can sit back and relax in the knowledge that they have made a difference.

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World’s largest coin

28th May 2008

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Diamond size of squash ball sells for £3.1m

28th May 2008

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Bet it would make a great door knob.

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Miss Headscarf contest for Muslims attacked

28th May 2008

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It does sound like a Monty Python routine, doesn’t it?

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Huge halibut hooked in Norway

28th May 2008

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Probably Global Warming. I blame George Bush.

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Let Aussies Fight

28th May 2008

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You gotta love Australians.

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Graphene-polymer hybrid composites look to oust carbon nanotubes

28th May 2008

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UN Probe Says Procurement at Its $5 Billion Anti-Poverty Agency a Shambles

28th May 2008

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My, what a surprise. Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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Florida Teacher Allegedly Lets Kindergarteners Kick Autistic Boy Out of Class in ‘Survivor’-Like Vote

28th May 2008

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I don’t see any evidence that the teacher was aware of his condition. Given that this is a public school, it’s entirely possible that she was not informed.

I also don’t see any attempt to present her side of the story, or her reactions to what is going on.

The term “kangaroo court” seems applicable here.

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Iran: Ten Christian converts arrested

28th May 2008

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Nation of Islam to Police Miami

28th May 2008

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Now, this sounds like a fantastic idea; put one of the most virulent hate groups operating openly in the US in charge of fighting crime in Miami….

The fact that they aren’t real Muslims isn’t that much of a comfort.

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CAIR Seething Over Another Dress Code

28th May 2008

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Do it ooouuuurrrr way,

Do it our way;

Do it oooouuuurrrr way,

With Shari’a….

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Texas abuses children to prevent abuse.

28th May 2008

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Sometimes the guys at tReason magazine make sense. This is one of them.

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The keffiyeh kerfuffle

28th May 2008

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If you get an outfit, you can be a terrorist too. (Or at least pretend — without having to go to the trouble of, like, maybe blowing yourself up or breaking a nail or, you know, something gross like that.)

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John Bolton to be target of citizen’s arrest at Hay Festival

28th May 2008

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You’ll notice that they don’t try this juvenilia with real war criminals.

Perhaps it’s knowing that they’d get the crap kicked out of them — and, gee, there’d be nothing left.

It’s oddly appropriate that it’s a leftoid “journalist” trying this stunt. “Please tell the court your name and what planet you’re from.”

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Thousand-year-old Lombard warrior skeleton discovered buried with horse in Italy

28th May 2008

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No doubt PETA is on the case.

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Leaning Tower of Pisa ‘saved’ for 300 years

28th May 2008

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Don’t see why they don’t jack it up straight — which, apparently, they could easily do — and attract tourism based on its artistic merits rather than it’s incompetence.

Or let nature take it’s course and allow it to fall over.

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Garrison Keillor Mocks Patriotism

28th May 2008

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Not really news, exactly….

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D.C. Council Crafting Plan to Pay $150 Million for Soccer Stadium

28th May 2008

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Can you think of a bigger waste of taxpayer money in a city where the crime and the quality of the schools would suggest better ways to spend those resources?

Run by Democrats, of course, like most urban behavioral sinks.

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Michigan taxes go up, revenues vanish.

28th May 2008

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It’s no fun to kick a state when it’s down – especially when the local politicians are doing a fine job of it – but the latest news of Michigan’s deepening budget woe is a national warning of what happens when you raise taxes in a weak economy.

Funny how that works. Almost the opposite of tax cuts, in fact, a process that we’ve been watching on the national scene since JFK.

The tax hikes have done nothing but accelerate the departures of families and businesses. Michigan ranks fourth of the 50 states in declining home values, and these days about two families leave for every family that moves in. Making matters worse is that property taxes are continuing to rise by the rate of overall inflation, while home values fall. Michigan natives grumble that the only reason more people aren’t blazing a path out of the state is they can’t sell their homes. Research by former Comerica economist David Littmann finds that about the only industry still growing in Michigan is government. Ms. Granholm’s $44.8 billion budget this year further fattened agency payrolls.

Imagine that.

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Nation-states have negotiable interests. Revolutions do not.

28th May 2008

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Every U.S. administration in the past 30 years, from Jimmy Carter’s to George W. Bush’s, has tried to engage in dialogue with Iran’s leaders. They’ve all failed.

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Western Media Swallowing Chinese Propaganda Whole

28th May 2008

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Not really news, exactly….

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Texas Warns Polygamist Sect Families Could Flee State

28th May 2008

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And who could blame them?

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Honor Killing Victim Wanted to Live Like other German Girls

27th May 2008

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Your future under Islam. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

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So You Think You Can be President? Revisited.

27th May 2008

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I favor a series of exams ending in a cage match. But that’s me.

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Are Women Responsible For Growth in Goverment?

27th May 2008

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I always suspected they were.

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A View of Life in Airport Hell

27th May 2008

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Back to before the Air Age. This time, we don’t even have trains.

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Union, si. Education, no.

27th May 2008

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Earlier this month NMSI announced that a $13.2 million grant slated for Washington state was being scrapped. Why? The contract ran afoul of the union’s collective bargaining agreement. NMSI wanted to compensate teachers directly and include extra pay based on how well students performed on AP exams. But under the teacher contracts, the union is the exclusive agent for negotiating teacher pay and union officials refused to compromise. They were willing to turn away free money for their teacher members rather than abide this kind of merit pay.

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Avcen Jetpod T-100 City Flying Taxi says “naught” to highways

27th May 2008

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Oh, I SO want one of these.

Now, if they only have hard points for missiles….

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Stop Trying to Be Liked and Start Being You

27th May 2008

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Newsflash 1: Some people aren’t gonna like you.

Newsflash 2: That’s okay.

And that’s the truest word you’ll see today.

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Subway disapproved of homeschooling

27th May 2008

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The sandwich restaurant chain is holding a competition called “Every Sandwich Tells a Story.”  Children can win prizes for their schools.  But, the rules state, “Contest is open only to legal residents of the Untied States who are currently over the age of 18 and have children who attend elementary, private or parochial schools that serve grades PreK-6. No home schools will be accepted.”

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Car dealership advert tells atheists to ‘shut up’

27th May 2008

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And let the whining begin….

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Quality Health Care for Peanuts: How Singapore Does It

27th May 2008

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The reason the system works so well is that it puts decisions in the hands of patients and doctors rather than of government bureaucrats and insurers. The state’s role is to provide a safety net for the few people unable to save enough to pay their way, to subsidize public hospitals, and to fund preventative health campaigns.

How weird is that?

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Environmentally Friendly Bombs Planned

27th May 2008

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Rainbow Warrior, here we come….

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Hippo surfing into danger

27th May 2008

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A footloose hippopotamus which has been tracked down the South African coast for months has fascinated locals by surfing in the waves.

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After Taser Shot, Fugitive’s Irregular Heartbeat Becomes Normal

27th May 2008

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Say not that the struggle nought availeth.

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The impact of yoga on…race

27th May 2008

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Among the teachers is Maya Breuer, the 2006 recipient of the Trailblazer Award from the International Association of Black Yoga Teachers, and Abigail “Ifatola” Jefferson (that’s her), the creator of Roots Yoga: African-inspired Movement.

I guess it was invented by black Egyptians, and only stolen later by those fake-black people to the east.

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Countries to decide on Arctic Ocean ownership

27th May 2008

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Funny how even governments that do everything they can to interfere with property rights among their subjects seem to be at the front of the line to claim such rights for themselves.

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MSNBC.com on ‘Sharing’ Social Security Numbers w/ ‘Undocumented Workers’

27th May 2008

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Cup dates to 300BC

27th May 2008

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State’s payroll soars under Schwarzenegger

27th May 2008

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One month before Schwarzenegger took office in November 2003, just eight state employees earned more than $200,000 a year working in the core state government, which excludes universities and the Legislature. In April of this year, there were nearly a thousand, according to records.

Oh, I wish I were a government employee,

That is what I’d truly like to beeeeeeee;

‘Cause if I were a government employee,

Everyone would be afraid of meeeeee.

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Environmentalism has replaced socialism as the leading secular religion of the world today.

27th May 2008

Freeman Dyson doesn’t approve.

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Prepare for drugs that will improve memory, concentration and learning

27th May 2008

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Tokyo Customs Agent Forgets $10,000 Worth of Marijuana in Random Passenger’s Suitcase

27th May 2008

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Boy, I sure feel more secure, knowing that crack government agents are watching over us.

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U.N.: Iran May Be Hiding Nuke Evidence From Investigators

27th May 2008

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Not that they’re prepared to actually do anything about it, mind you.

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Japanese scientist claims breakthrough with cold fusion experiment

26th May 2008

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If anybody can do it, it would be the Japanese.

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Designer proposes VEIL Solar Shades to help power schools

26th May 2008

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Those weird shades look like cobras.

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British yachts break out of French blockade

26th May 2008

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“Well, damn the French.” — John Cleese

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Six-year-olds sexually abused by UN peacekeepers

26th May 2008

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Ah! I knew that something was occupying their time other than investigating Arab terrorism.

Gives a whole new meaning to the term “peacekeeper”, doesn’t it?

Note that the nationality of the “peacekeepers” involved isn’t identified, which means that they weren’t Europeans. Had they been Europeans, of course, they’d have been identified immediately.

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