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Published on March 20 2006

Yeah, yeah, I know..first day of spring and I can't seem to shut up. :-P Running my mouth over things which I know nothing about is a good way of avoiding talking about things I'd rather not think about right now. BBC NEWS | Authors wait on Da Vinci ruling...

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Published on March 20 2006

Demagogue CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday lobbed a litany of insults at U.S. President George W. Bush ranging from "donkey" to "drunkard" in response to a White House report branding the left-wing leader a demagogue....

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Published on March 18 2006

VDH's Private Papers::Teflon Europe When Westerners die in Afghanistan, it is back-page news; but in Iraq, the deaths make the front page. Why? Because the "bad" war in Iraq was supposedly "unilateral," while the "good" war to dethrone the Taliban is...

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Published on March 16 2006

Bill Gates mocks MIT's $100 laptop project - Yahoo! News WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates on Wednesday mocked a $100 laptop computer for developing countries being developed with the backing of rival...

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Published on March 8 2006

French Journal Says New Crustacean Found - Yahoo! News PARIS - Divers have discovered a new crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster and is covered with what looks like silky, blonde fur, French researchers said Tuesday. Scientists said...

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Published on February 22 2006

CNN.com - 'Retired for about four days now' - Feb 22, 2006 and the quote of the day is???? When asked if he still worked at the meatpacking plant, Eric Zornes, 40, a maintenance mechanic, said, "I've been retired for about four days now." Even if it wasn't...

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Published on February 20 2006

Looks like that doesn't exitst in Europe these days. Holocaust Denier Gets Three Years in Jail -- Newsday.com VIENNA, Austria -- Right-wing British historian David Irving was sentenced to three years in prison Monday after admitting to an Austrian court...

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Published on February 9 2006

Guess what *I'm* working on today? Although the new TurboTax is VERY helpful. It consists of only three parts: 1. How much did you make last year? 2. How much do you have left? 3. Send amount listed in part 2. One click and it' DONE!! :-D

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Published on February 8 2006

Paris Hilton ordered to stay away from man - Yahoo! News I had to read this headline twice--I could have sworn it said "Paris Hilton ordered to stay away from MEN". Yeah, yeah.... L-)

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Published on January 31 2006

CNN.com - Museum visitor trips, breaks Chinese vases - Jan 30, 2006 CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) -- A museum visitor shattered three Qing dynasty Chinese vases when he tripped on his shoelace, stumbled down a stairway and brought the vases crashing to the...

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