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Anyone got space to store 2 tons of marijuana?

Anyone got space to store 2 tons of marijuana?

PORT ST. LUCIE — The city has accumulated so much evidence from its 74 marijuana grow house seizures in the past year, it doesn't have enough room to store it. The police department is using several empty city-owned houses, as well as the defunct Ravenswood Community Center, to store materials ranging from grow house lights,(…)

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Even more good news about alcohol consumption

The male participants who reported moderate drinking were 1.27 times more likely to report above-average health, compared with those who were lifetime abstainers and former light drinkers. The moderate drinking women were more than twice as likely as abstainers to report above-average health. Previous good news reported here Link to article

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Yen and Euros fall from sky. Can Dollars be far behind?

10,000 yen notes rain down into Tokyo About 30 or 40 10,000 yen notes were spotted floating down from an area near a bridge over the Sumida River in Tokyo on Friday, police said, adding that several residents apparently walked off with the cash. Police arrived and recovered four 10,000 yen notes, one 5,000 yen(…)

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Teacher Fired for Buttocks Art Sues

Teacher Fired for Buttocks Art Sues

Clip: A high school art teacher fired after officials learned he moonlighted by creating paintings using his bare buttocks and other body parts sued his former employers on Thursday. Stephen Murmer was fired in January after Chesterfield County Public Schools officials saw a YouTube video of Murmer wearing a swim thong and a Groucho Marx(…)

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French Rugby World Cup 2007 survival guide

French Rugby World Cup 2007 survival guide

Contains supposedly useful phrases, however "Who's your father referee?" (scroll down to #44) and "Scottish kiss" seem to be missing. From book: – 'Le coup d’envoi est à 15 heures' The kick-off is at 3pm – 'Où en est le match?' What’s the score? – 'On prend une bière?' How about a beer? – 'C’est(…)

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BurritoEater.com — One guy eats at and revues San Francisco burrito shops. 502 to date

BurritoEater.com — One guy eats at and revues San Francisco burrito shops. 502 to date

Burritoeater.com aims to be the Web’s most complete source of information on San Francisco taquerias – where they’re located, what they look like, if they’re open late, whether they serve breakfast, what the SF Department of Public Health says about them, which ones double as cell phone retailers, etc. etc. And while we realize that(…)

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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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On the same day the BBC reports that $8.7bn is unaccounted for in Iraq, the house passes an emergency $59bn for Afghanistan. What could possibly go wrong?

On the same day the BBC reports that $8.7bn is unaccounted for in Iraq, the house passes an emergency $59bn for Afghanistan. What could possibly go wrong?

Link to BBC article. Link to CNN’s report.

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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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I screama, you screama…

I screama, you screama…

ROME (Reuters) – A group of Italian senators want ice cream in their cafeteria to “improve the quality of life” in the Senate, astonishing observers as Italy’s political class faces a growing backlash over its handsome pay and perks. Link to article

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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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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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Tonight only! Zombie strippers at the Admiral: The undead meet the unclothed

Tonight only! Zombie strippers at the Admiral: The undead meet the unclothed

From The Chicago Tribune: One rips off a bikini top. The other rips an arm off a hapless victim, beating the just-single-limbed person mercilessly before feasting on the bloody remains. Neither wants you touching them. Exotic dancers and zombies, the two grand pillars of American subculture, have finally joined forces — thus proving our nation’s(…)

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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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Final landing place

Final landing place

This is sad -in so many ways: As a proud and courageous RAF pilot, he served with distinction during the Second World War. And when the time came for Terry Prendergast to make his final sortie, his family wanted him to go in appropriate style. So they built a coffin in the shape of his(…)

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Elaborate prank leaves Oregon officers in custody of gnomes

Elaborate prank leaves Oregon officers in custody of gnomes

found image Clip:  SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A number of gnomes have taken sanctuary at the Springfield police station. Somebody apparently collected 75 lawn ornaments from around town and then, on the night of Oct. 17, placed them meticulously on and around the lawn of one house. Among the plastic and porcelain geese, deer and frogs(…)

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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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