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Archive for July, 2008

Ballooning priest’s body found in ocean off Brazil

30th July 2008

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Darwin Award.

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Jet pack unveiled by New Zealand inventor

30th July 2008

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Cool, yeah, but would you trust your life to one?

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Antigua honeymoon murder: Wife pleaded for help as husband was beaten

30th July 2008

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I guess that means “stay away from Antigua”.

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Supply and Demand, Prius Style

30th July 2008

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It’s not cheap, being green.

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Inside Professor Obama’s Classroom

30th July 2008

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Obama is really a rather garden-variety liberal. Makes one wonder what all the shouting is about.

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GOP Rep. Introduces Bill to Move GITMO Detainees to…SCOTUS Grounds

30th July 2008

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Now THAT’S comedy.

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Tiny $10 Microscope

30th July 2008

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Letting Students Drop a Question: A Big Mistake

30th July 2008

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An interesting perspective. The whole question of how to create a fair and effective examination is one which doesn’t appear to get a lot of serious thought.

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PETA Targets Military’s Use of Animals

30th July 2008

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Wouldn’t they be astonished if the military targeted them back?

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Research Journals Make It As Difficult As Possible To Openly Publish Gov’t Funded Research

30th July 2008

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German man has ‘world first’ double arm transplant

30th July 2008

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C’mon, folks, let’s give him a hand.

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Iran arrests 16 converts to Christianity

30th July 2008

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Dyslexic student challenges multiple choice exams

30th July 2008

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Of course. “I’m not defective. Your test is defective for being geared toward NORMAL PEOPLE.”

If someone were to shoot him, it would solve the whole problem.

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Missing gold-hunter survived on termites for days in Australian bush

30th July 2008

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Words fail me.

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Alaska Sen. Stevens Accused Of Making False Statements

29th July 2008

The Wall Street Journal is just full of happy news today.

Sen. Stevens, 86 years old, has been dogged by a federal investigation into whether he pushed for fishing legislation that also benefited his son, an Alaska lobbyist. Authorities have also scrutinized his ties to a corrupt oil contractor who paid employees to renovate the senator’s home.

Unfortunately there isn’t any way to get back any of the billions of taxpayer dollars he’s wasted over the years. But at least we may see him go to jail. I’d pay money for that.

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Did Edwards’ VP chances take tabloid hit?

29th July 2008

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Well, I suppose I should be happy that Edwards got caught a la Clinton, but I’m not. People ought to behave themselves.

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Incredible Fish Armor Could Suit Soldiers

29th July 2008

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The Numbers Are In, Again – The Rich Pay More Than Their “Fair Share”

29th July 2008

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Not really news to anybody who pays attention, but that still leaves a lot of people.

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The Carbon Credit Scam and the Democratic Convention

29th July 2008

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The Democrats encouraged people to participate in carbon offsets. One of the programs listed was this wind turbine. It does not work. But, on the bright side, the school system is getting lots of money even though it cannot deliver its part of the offset.

Surprise: “Carbon credits” are all a scam. Let’s have a look at AlGore’s books, shall we?

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South Africa: fatwa against Aids being considered

29th July 2008

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I am not making this up.

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Israel braces for jihad terror attacks by recently freed Hamas prisoners

29th July 2008

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Guess their politicians are as stupid and short-sighted as ours.

Not a comfort.

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U.S. military: Iraqi detainees imposed sharia law on other prisoners

29th July 2008

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Not really “news”, but still.

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Gorillas hand-reared in Kent returned to wild in Africa

29th July 2008

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Wonder whether they asked the gorilla whether it wanted to go back to Africa. Probably not.

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Penn & Teller: Al Gore is an EPA — ‘Egregiously Pushy A**hole’

29th July 2008

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Yup, that’s about right.

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Iraqi Christians form militias to combat jihadist encroachment

29th July 2008

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Man blows up garage trying to make biodiesel

29th July 2008

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Good thing he wasn’t in Parliament. Then he could have blown up the economy trying to make biodiesel.

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Salinas the Californian town fighting gangs by fasting

29th July 2008

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Unfortunately, it would seem that they neglected the “and prayer” part.

It had never been designed to “take the place” of law enforcement but had served to “bring people together and raise consciousness,” he added.

Will all of the attempts to “raise consciousness” since that vile phrase was originated in the 60s, you’d think that there wasn’t any higher it could go.

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British professionals taught Indian etiquette

29th July 2008

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Apparently the problem is that they were behaving too much like Americans.

I can see the difficulty.

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McCain is a man of good character but no brains

29th July 2008

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And that, I think, about sums it up.

I wonder if I could have some bumper-stickers made up with that phrase. I bet I could sell a lot of them.

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Iranian hostage Royal Navy captain sacked

29th July 2008

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A pity they don’t still have keel-hauling.

But the Navy insisted that the dismissal was “absolutely not” related to the capture of 15 sailors and Royal Marines last year or to any personnel issues on board.

Too bad. He ought to have been dragged from his bridge in irons.

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Malaysia: sharia raid on tranvestite beauty pageant

29th July 2008

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One wonders when the Overclass in America will wake up to the fact that the poor oppessed Islamic masses would like nothing so much as to enslave them. It’s like watching a slow-motion train wreck.

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Official: Terrorists killed Christian teacher, planned to kill American

29th July 2008

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It’s from the Associated Press, so it must be true, right?

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40,000-year-old bear skeleton found in Scottish cave

29th July 2008

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No word on what tartan he was wearing.

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Exercise for 55 minutes, five times a week to lose weight

29th July 2008

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Let me know how that works out for you. I’ll be over here on the couch.

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As 200 G-Men Swarm, Cleveland Press ‘Forgets’ What Party Runs Cuyahoga County

29th July 2008

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Let’s play: Guess That Party!

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Family buys tank

29th July 2008

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Tell the truth — you’ve always wanted one.

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Television chef nearly dies in Iceland while hunting for puffins to cook.

28th July 2008

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Let that be a lesson to us all.

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Mystery hairs ‘may have come from a Yeti’

28th July 2008

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No doubt a “special needs Yeti” who requires protection from exploitation by an unfeeling populace. Oh, the horror.

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People track precise quantities even when they can’t count

28th July 2008

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More-Efficient Thermoelectrics

28th July 2008

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Heathrow expansion protestors may disrupt airport

27th July 2008

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And the Luddite program to cancel the Industrial Revolution proceeds apace.

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After satirical cartoon, Taliban tells editor of Pakistan’s Daily Times to repent; “otherwise you would meet the fate of other nonbelievers”

27th July 2008

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Adventurer Steve Fossett ‘may have faked his own death’

27th July 2008

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Follow the Money from Journalists to Democrats

27th July 2008

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Saudis Face Soaring Blood-Money Sums

27th July 2008

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MECCA, Saudi Arabia — Badr al-Hasnani was 18 when he got into a fight with a soccer rival and fatally stabbed him. He confessed and was sentenced to death by beheading, as prescribed by sharia, or Islamic law.

For more than two years, Hasnani has been in a juvenile detention center awaiting execution while his family has tried to save him.

The parents of the victim, Majid al-Mahmoudi, have three options under sharia: to demand punishment, to spare Hasnani’s life to receive blessings from God, or to grant clemency in exchange for diyah, or blood money.

When I was a kid, I always wondered what it would be like to go back to the Middle Ages, only taking modern technology with me. Little did I know that I could do that today, by visiting Saudi Arabia. It’s the 7th century, with AK-47s.

The Mahmoudis agreed to accept diyah, setting the sum at $2 million in cash, much more than Hasnani’s family can afford.

I guess “blessings from God” don’t compare to cold cash in Muslim lands. Perhaps they aren’t so medieval after all.

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Ibrahim: Islam’s appeal and Captain Hook

26th July 2008

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Yet there is another more subtle factor that makes Islam attractive, especially to men. Traditional masculine roles are well preserved in Islam—the sort that have been the norm for almost all societies, including Christian and Western, up until recently. Pride, honor, courage, patriarchy, and a sharp division between the sexes are at the core of Islam’s social mores. This may appeal to Western men who find it difficult to assert their “manhood” in increasingly neutered Western societies. Harvey Mansfield, author of Manliness, defines that term as “a quality both bad and good, mostly male, often intolerant, irrational, and ambitious. Our gender-neutral society does not like it but cannot get rid of it.”

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Killing for religion is justified, say third of Muslim students

26th July 2008

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You can prate about peace all you want, but if one side wants war, then it’s war.

Be prepared for the storm that is coming.

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At Least 29 Dead, Dozens Wounded in Second Day of Blasts in India

26th July 2008

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Extremist Steve Sailer is Source for CNN’s ‘Black in America’ Series

26th July 2008

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Steve must be doing something right if the “Southern Poverty Law Center” (a name that is the oxymoronic equal of “Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea”) doesn’t like him.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bodyguards clash with paparazzi

26th July 2008

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