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Snow: Iraq Withdrawal Would Bring Terrorists ‘To A Shopping Mall Near You’

Snow: Iraq Withdrawal Would Bring Terrorists ‘To A Shopping Mall Near You’

photo/art: Buddy Stone Snow attacked proposals to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq, claiming: To walk out of Iraq right now would plant a seed that ultimately would lead to destabilization there, hundreds of thousands of deaths, loss of our influence in the region, would create instability throughout the Middle East throughout East Asia, throughout Europe.(…)

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Scientists claim to break light-speed barrier

Scientists claim to break light-speed barrier

photo: htmlnerd From ZDNet article: German scientists claim to have broken the light-speed barrier, which could blow away the known limitations of modern networking, but the technology is unlikely to make it into a product–if at all–until most administrators working today have retired. Exceeding the speed of light, approximately 300,000km per second, is supposed to(…)

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Breast enlargement becomes most common graduation gift in Italy

Breast enlargement becomes most common graduation gift in Italy

Breast enlargement is now the most common graduation gift for girls who pass their secondary school exams in Italy. Boob jobs have knocked cars and summer holidays back into second and third places respectively. Angelica Pesce, 18, from Rome, said she and many of her pals would be going under the knife in a few(…)

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Graffiti artist Banksy pulls off most audacious stunt to date – despite being watched by CCTV

Graffiti artist Banksy pulls off most audacious stunt to date – despite being watched by CCTV

You're being watched: Despite being observed by CCTV cameras, elusive grafitti artist Baksy managed to create his latest – and biggest – work to date under the cover of darkness Source 

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Excellent stop motion animation — The Wolf and the Pig

Excellent stop motion animation — The Wolf and the Pig

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Puppies and Flowers : Baby Panther Adopted by Dog

Puppies and Flowers : Baby Panther Adopted by Dog

Photo: AP Darko Vojinovic BELGRADE, Yugoslavia: Man's best friend helped save this tiny cat. A 15-day-old female panther named Milica has been adopted by a Rhodesian Ridgeback after her mother refused to feed her and tried to kill her in the Belgrade zoo. "The mother panther has killed all her cubs since 1999," zookeeper Dragan(…)

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New sport, single bamboo cane water race

New sport, single bamboo cane water race

Ananova reports: A new water sport in which contestants row a boat made of a single bamboo cane has been invented in China. Villagers from Chishui, near Zuiyi city, came up with the idea, reports News Express. They make the boats out of locally grown bamboo and hold races on the Pinzhou River. "Participants can(…)

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“tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland”

From the Washington Post: In recent years, as it has tried to improve its performance in Iraq, the U.S. military has done a lot of remedial studies of earlier counterinsurgency campaigns. This note, passed along by a Special Operations officer, describes a couple of tricks the British learned battling the Irish Republican Army in Northern(…)

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A must have accessory for any self-respecting fashionista

A must have accessory for any self-respecting fashionista

Why, for the love of Christ, do they have to have pink ones to appeal to women?  Link to Taser Clip from NYTimes:  The new C2, as the weapon is called, looks more like a large disposable razor than a gun, comes in a variety of colors and is $350, all of which Taser executives(…)

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Monster spider web spun in Texas

Monster spider web spun in Texas

Entomologists are debating the origin and rarity of a sprawling spider web that blankets several trees, shrubs and the ground along a 200-yard stretch of trail in a North Texas park. Officials at Lake Tawakoni State Park say the massive mosquito trap is a big attraction for some visitors, while others won’t go anywhere near(…)

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“Wankin’ Bankers” — How does Ireland, a country of 3 million people, rack up a debt of $115 billion? (NSFW language)

“Wankin’ Bankers” — How does Ireland, a country of 3 million people, rack up a debt of $115 billion? (NSFW language)

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Who casts the first stone? or the renegade Polish nun story…

Who casts the first stone? or the renegade Polish nun story…

(image source: Flickr) The building’s electricity was cut off in April, but sympathisers from the town have continued to provide food and water under cover of darkness. The nuns have on occasion thrown stones at journalists trying to speak to them. Link to The Australian

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Nepalese ‘goddess’ is reinstated

Nepalese ‘goddess’ is reinstated

Update to previous post: A 10-year-old girl who is worshipped as a living goddess in Nepal has had her title reinstated after defying tradition and visiting the US. Temple authorities at her home town say that she will not be stripped of her title because she is willing shortly to undergo a "cleansing" ceremony. Sajani(…)

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Clever teaser produced by Showtime for “Weeds”.

Clever teaser produced by Showtime for “Weeds”.

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“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

NASA Airbrushed UFOs – Lunar Base Towers Link to YouTube 

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Annie Leibovitz shoots Disney characters

Annie Leibovitz shoots Disney characters

Link to photos.

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Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers

Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers

President Obama will sign a memorandum Wednesday granting health care and other benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees, two senior administration officials said. The signing will take place in the Oval Office and follows sharp criticism of the president over a Justice Department motion filed last week in support of the Defense of(…)

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European Farmers’ Anger Spills Into the Streets of Brussels — view the picture…

European Farmers’ Anger Spills Into the Streets of Brussels — view the picture…

From NYTimes: BRUSSELS — After months of complaints by European dairy farmers angry over low prices, protesters in Brussels on Monday poured milk onto the streets, hurled eggs and other missiles, and started fires that filled the air with black smoke.

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Time lapse video of Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse on December 21, 2010

Time lapse video of Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse on December 21, 2010
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