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Archive for August, 2008

A Chinese man who swore to God that he didn’t owe money to a neighbour was hit by lightning a minute later.

30th August 2008

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Let that be a lesson to us all.

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12 Decapitated Bodies Found in Mexico, Heads Still Missing

30th August 2008

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Scientists Discover Giant, 2-Feet Long Clams That May Have Fed Prehistoric Humans

30th August 2008

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Or perhaps Martians. There are a lot of possibilties, and those who write headlines don’t have, shall we say, interesting lives.

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Ohio Mom Found Guilty of Killing Newborn Daughter by Cooking Her in Microwave

30th August 2008

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Confused Woman Goes Down Baggage Chute at Swedish Airport

30th August 2008

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Girl, 6, Playing Hide-and-Seek Finds Abandoned Baby in Bushes

30th August 2008

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There’s a childhood trauma for you.

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People can be too clever to spell

29th August 2008

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And too clever to get it right when correcting others, it would seem.

Researchers at Collins Dictionaries found that the most commonly misspelt word was supersede – being wrong on one in ten occasions. The problem arises because people use their knowledge of the words that have a phonetically similar ending, like intercede, precede or cede, from the Latin cedere – to yield. They then wrongly assume that supersede is spelt with a ‘c’.

The truth is that “supercede” is a perfectly good word and has a slightly different meaning than “supersede”; the problem is that people don’t appreciate, and therefore don’t exploit, such precise shades of meaning.

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Top 10 Political Donors

29th August 2008

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Feel free to draw your own conclusions.

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Dial a Human

29th August 2008

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How to bypass phone trees. As you might expect, the government is the worst — even when you get a human, it sounds like a recording.

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Orson Scott Card and the Decline of the West

29th August 2008

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The fact that most writers, even writers of science fiction who ought to know better, are tediously leftist is one of the depressing realities of modern life. So when someone like Card comes along who can see through the bullshit to how the world really works, it’s refreshing. Of course, his socialist fellow-writers just can’t believe it. Unfortunately, he’s a really awesome successful and award-winning writer, so they can’t just ignore him.

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Pirates raid £20 million yacht

29th August 2008

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I thought people with expensive yachts all had platoons of heavily-armed thugs to do their bidding?

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New ‘cancer-fighting’ berry arrives in British shops

29th August 2008

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Can the breakfast cereal be far behind?

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Reuters Cover Up: Bashing the U.S. and Ignoring Proof That Famous Spies Were Guilty

29th August 2008

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Well, that’s what Reuters does.

By the 1980s information of the FBI’s project Venona emerged in which declassified coded messages from the Soviet Union from the Rosenberg’s era proved their guilt. Nikita Krushchev even admitted to their guilt in his posthumous 1990 autobiography.

Not news, but a useful reminder.

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The Temple of Obama

29th August 2008

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Politics as a bad Star Trek episode. (Where is Ensign Chekov when you really need him?)

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Toddler survives after being partly eaten by wild dogs in jungle

29th August 2008

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So quit whining about what a bad day you’ve had.

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Punitiveness, not compassion, drives the Left

29th August 2008

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Leftists are essentially haters, and leftist policies are characteristically designed to punish people they don’t like. Think about it, and you’ll see it’s true.

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Swiss government pro-minaret

29th August 2008

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And why not? Surely Muslims allow churches to flourish and tower high in Dar al-Islam, allowing Christians to exclaim five times a day, on megaphones, that “Jesus is the Son of God!” Oh, they don’t; oh, some Muslim nations don’t even allow the construction of churches. Never mind, then.

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Bill Ayers: Unrepentant LYING Terrorist

29th August 2008

Andy McCarthy pulls the curtain back on Barack Obama and his circle.

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Muslim Obama supporter declares white people deserve and want to have their ears and noses cut off, and that Muslims shouldn’t worry, “because God wants you to do it”

29th August 2008

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Change you can believe in — and be afraid.

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Ancient Dead Sea scrolls to go online

29th August 2008

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Well, I think it’s interesting….

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Sharia law firm represented by porn stars

29th August 2008

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No, this isn’t an alternate universe in which Bill Clinton is a Muslim.

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Charles Murray and the Dilemmas of Education

29th August 2008

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Mont Saint-Michel to become island again

29th August 2008

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Although why this is a good thing is nowhere stated.

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Heated car seats could reduce male fertility, say scientists

29th August 2008

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Let that be a lesson to us all.

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Newspapers Beginning To Ditch The Associated Press?

29th August 2008

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Note that it isn’t what you would think, that the A.P.’s stories are full of politically-biased left-wing crap. No, it’s because the A.P. is selling their politically-biased left-wing crap stories to people other than newspapers. You can lie all you want to but don’t touch that wallet….

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Dad Arrested for Kidnapping Daughter to Stop Marriage to Non-Muslim

29th August 2008

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The monetary density of things

29th August 2008

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“Worth it’s weight in what?”

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Dinosaur skeleton discovered in Spain ‘could be a new species’

29th August 2008

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The resemblance to Joe Biden is purely coincidental. Really.

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America’s students given lessons in surviving campus shootings

29th August 2008

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With campus no-guns-unless-you’re-the-killer policies, sounds like a very useful thing.

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Barack Obama boxer shorts featuring a large image of the presidential candidate’s face have gone on sale ahead of his key speech to the Democratic convention.

29th August 2008

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“Vote for Barack! Get it in the shorts!” There’s a winning campaign theme for you.

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Whitewashing jihad to a sexy modern soundtrack

29th August 2008

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A Shafi’i manual of Islamic law that was certified in 1991 by the clerics at Al-Azhar University, one of the leading authorities in the Islamic world, as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy, stipulates that “the caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians…until they become Muslim or pay the non-Muslim poll tax.” It adds a comment by Sheikh Nuh ‘Ali Salman, a Jordanian expert on Islamic jurisprudence: the caliph wages this war only “provided that he has first invited [Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians] to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)…while remaining in their ancestral religions.” (‘Umdat al-Salik, o9.8).

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Carbon nanotubes could reduce side effects from cancer treatment.

29th August 2008

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Small GPS Devices Help Prosecutors Win Convictions

29th August 2008

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Of course, if you aren’t doing anything you shouldn’t, it’s not a problem.

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South Ossetia: Russia Intends to Absorb Georgian Region

29th August 2008

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

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Former Marine Acquitted of Iraqi Killings in Landmark Trial

29th August 2008

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Seventy African immigrants die trying to get into Europe

28th August 2008

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Note that nobody is dying to get into Africa. What do they know that you don’t?

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A Garden Grows Underground

28th August 2008

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Judge orders English ballot printed in Puerto Rico

28th August 2008

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Not something you see every day.

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The GOP’s Alaska Meltdown

28th August 2008

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What can you say about an entire state party that approves of corruption?

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Buffalo: Principal of Islamic school ousted after taking student as second “wife”

28th August 2008

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

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Why Small Towns Matter

28th August 2008

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Americans must have a healthy kind of dual loyalty: to our individual communities and to the nation that enables them to exist. The alternative of trying to force national uniformity would lead to tyranny, failure or both. Madison and Hamilton made this argument far better than I have when writing about an emerging nation with a population that was less than that of New Jersey today. Governor Corzine ought to go read them again before he decides to destroy local autonomy and traditions in pursuit of administrative uniformity.

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The Global War Against Baby Girls

28th August 2008

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If you were asked to name the technologies whose proliferation inadvertently threatens the human race, what would you include? IEDS? Assault rifles? Nuclear warheads?

Add this one to your list: the sonogram machine.

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Brains Age More Rapidly In Final 15 Years Of Life

28th August 2008

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And I, for one, am looking forward to it.

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A tiny gripper that responds to chemical triggers could be a new tool for surgery.

28th August 2008

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Winged-Cat Causes Sensation in China

28th August 2008

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Gonna get that bird, see if I don’t….

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$150M Marijuana Garden Found in California by Helicopter

28th August 2008

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Well, that’s California for you. Gotta pay those high prices somehow.

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Driver Nearly Crushes Rescuers Trying to Recover Another Jumper at ‘Suicide’ Cliff

28th August 2008

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New Yorkers Contracting HIV at 3 Times National Rate

28th August 2008

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Say what you want about New Yorkers — and who doesn’t? — in some fields they stand alone.

Well, not precisely alone … I mean, you’ve got to catch it from somebody, right? … but you know what I meant.

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Bianca Jagger loses £200,000 ring in street

27th August 2008

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Money is wasted on some people.

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So, I tried a new game here in Denver. It’s called “find an American flag the Democrats put up.”

27th August 2008

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It’s harder than you’d think.

Let me rephrase that: It’s harder than it ought to be.

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