Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Judging by every metric, decriminalization in Portugal has been a resounding success.
When House Appropriations Committee chairman David Obey, the Wisconsin Democrat who has long championed investment in pandemic preparation, included roughly $900 million for that purpose in this year's emergency stimulus bill, he was ridiculed by conservative operatives and congressional Republicans.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
In the time it takes to brew a cappuccino, this machine can print off any book that is not in stock from a vast computer database.
Friday, April 24, 2009
The bride looked every inch the princess - as in the ogre princess Fiona from the Shrek films - and the groom was tall, dark green and handsome.
She whipped him with his lead, then stood on his tail with one leg while kicking him with the other.
Two suicide bombers wearing vests full of explosives blew themselves up in separate attacks on Thursday, killing 76 people, including many Iranian pilgrims, in what appeared to be Iraq's bloodiest day in over a year.
Famous night owls include Charles Darwin, Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill, who regularly went to bed at 4am and rose late. Due to his sleeping patterns, he often hosted War Cabinet meetings in his bath.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
It is thought the animal either crawled behind the wall and got stuck or its body was placed there by a past resident to ward off evil spirits.
# 64. Technology does not scare this one. And so we have witnessed the first virtual town hall meeting ever hosted by a US President. Among questions he took while standing before a small live audience in the White House: do you approve legalizing marijuana?
Thank goodness for Mississippi.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Many of us fret about losing our train of thought. "Life," says Winifred Gallagher, "is the sum of what you focus on." In "Rapt," she concentrates on what science has to tell us about the mind's capacities for paying attention.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wait for it.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Executions with firearms, not bomb blasts, have killed most civilians in Iraq. Researchers say 33% of the victims examined in the study died by execution after abduction or capture. And 29% of those victims had signs of torture on their bodies such as bruises, drill holes or burns.
The Israeli military is preparing itself to launch a massive aerial assault on Iran's nuclear facilities within days of being given the go-ahead by its new government.
What led to the creation of the State of Franklin and why isn’t around today?
Friday, April 17, 2009
Archaeologists searching for the tomb of Marc Anthony and Cleopatra may be closer to locating the burial site of the legendary lovers.
#29. Eat a pickled egg from the big jar.
Hostile crowd confronts CNN reporter. "This is not really family viewing."
Thursday, April 16, 2009
This incredible video captures the moment a massive brawl erupted during a rugby match and engulfed nearly every player on the pitch.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Imagine a world where pirates run amok, blowing themselves up in European city centers; where wars are ignited over lack of drinking water; where a global face-off between Islam and Christianity makes World War II look like a water-balloon fight.
#5. The cost of health care causes a bankruptcy every 30 seconds.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The US stock market appears to have hit bottom and the nation's economy might see an upward shift in the latter half of the year, widely watched investment strategist Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC.
No religious establishment by law exists among us. The conscience is left free from all restraint and each is permitted to worship his Maker after his own judgment. The offices of the Government are open alike to all. No tithes are levied to support an established Hierarchy, nor is the fallible judgment of man set up as the sure and infallible creed of faith.
If space and time have inverted within your body, skip to step 10.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
The human brain has received unprecedented press coverage in the past few years, thanks in large part to big leaps in science's understanding of what goes on in the space between our ears. Yet, some stubborn myths remain.
Despite its repeated insistence that its coverage is "fair and balanced" and its invitation to viewers to "say 'no' to biased media," Fox News has frequently aired segments encouraging viewers to get involved with "tea party" protests across the country, which the channel has described as primarily a response to President Obama's fiscal policies.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Giant Camel Spiders have been known to run around 10 MPH.
Friday, April 10, 2009
This morning, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal hosted the National Review’s Rich Lowry, a conservative media figure who openly supported and advocated the invasion of Iraq and the subsequent “surge.” During the segment, a woman from Tampa called in to criticize the host and C-SPAN for continuing to host neoconservatives despite the fact that their ideas have “failed.”
A suicide truck bomber breached the outer security barrier of Iraqi National Police headquarters in southern Mosul, and detonated his explosives, killing eight people and wounding 60 others, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. A U.S. soldier was also among the wounded, the U.S. military said.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
It's hard to identify a Beck ideology so much as a set of attitudes, sometimes contradictory ones. He channels anger against Wall Street but defends the bonuses for AIG executives. He devoted a segment to debunking a conspiracy theory about FEMA "concentration camps" but has warned that the AmeriCorps program "indoctrinates your child into community service."
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
A Palestinian citizen of Israel describes the wholesale racism and discrimination he and his community face in Israel. In an interview, Dr Hatim Kanaaneh also voices his fears that an indifferent “international community” would turn a blind eye if one day the racist Zionist state decides to expel its own Arab citizens.
The skeleton of a German retiree who tied himself to the top of a tree and shot himself to death nearly 30 years ago has been found by a hiker.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Iraq plans to open a museum filled with toppled dictator Saddam Hussein's weapons, statues, paintings, furniture and artifacts.
A woman pulled over after almost crashing into a police car while breastfeeding her infant son was too drunk to submit to a breath test, police say.
At first glance, these wallowing river-horses appear to be bulky, lazy beasts and not the fearsome predators you would expect to have a habit of mauling humans. However, with gaping mouths that can open four feet wide and swinging sledgehammer heads, as well as the fact that they can outrun us on land, these highly aggressive animals have plenty of scope for destruction and are considered one of the most dangerous of African animals.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
After taking about sex on The Tyra Banks Show, Johnston - the 18-year-old father of Bristol Palin's baby - was hit with a blistering response from Bristol's mother, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
A suspected U.S. drone fired at least one missile at a home in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, killing 13 people, intelligence officials and a resident said.
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I'm the greatest rappa eva
And I'll weather your weather whether you think I'm clever or not
Think your better your not
Don't need a sweater I'm hot
I'm a real G shawty that can really find your g spot
What the hell's a g spot?