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    05/17/2006 7:19:19 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 160 replies · 4,483+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 05/17/06 | Drudge, various via Drudge
    Quotes from early reviews of "The DaVinci Code" at Cannes:"CANNES, France - "The Da Vinci Code" drew lukewarm praise, shrugs of indifference, some jeering laughter and a few derisive jabs Tuesday from arguably the world's toughest movie crowd: critics at the Cannes Film Festival.""One especially melodramatic line uttered by Hanks drew prolonged laughter and some catcalls, and the audience continued to titter for much of the film's remainder. Some people walked out during the movie's closing minutes, though there were fewer departures than many Cannes movies provoke among harsh critics. When the credits rolled, there were a few whistles and...
  • In a Dentist Shortage, British (Ouch) Do It Themselves

    05/07/2006 4:34:12 AM PDT · by aculeus · 52 replies · 3,436+ views
    The New York Times ^ | May 7, 2006 | Unsigned
    ROCHDALE, England, May 2 — "I snapped it out myself," said William Kelly, 43, describing his most recent dental procedure, the autoextraction of one of his upper teeth. Now it is a jagged black stump, and the pain gnawing at Mr. Kelly's mouth has transferred itself to a different tooth, mottled and rickety, on the other side of his mouth. "I'm in the middle of pulling that one out, too," he said. It is easy to be mean about British teeth. Mike Myers's mouth is a joke in itself in the "Austin Powers" movies. In a "Simpsons" episode, dentalphobic children...
  • General Lee's Daughter Annie : What Became of Her During the Civil War?

    03/20/2006 10:16:34 AM PST · by slickdain · 26 replies · 1,778+ views ^ | march 20, 2006 | slickdain
    General Lee's Daughter Annie : What Became of Her During the Civil War? by D. R. Schwerin.
  • House Speaker asks moratorium on Dubai port deal

    02/22/2006 7:16:26 AM PST · by takenoprisoner · 63 replies · 836+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert wrote to President Bush on Tuesday asking for a moratorium on an Arab company's takeover of operations at six major U.S. seaports.
  • 'Cool' Always Has Place in Modern Lexicon

    02/10/2006 11:47:57 AM PST · by mlc9852 · 9 replies · 251+ views ^ | February 10, 2006 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Groovy is over, hip is square, far out is long gone. Don't worry, though - it's cool. "Cool" remains the gold standard of slang in the 21st century, as reliable as a blue-chip stock, surviving like few expressions ever in our constantly evolving language. It has kept its cool through the centuries - even as its meaning changed drastically. How cool is that? Way cool, say experts who interpret slang for their messages about society. "Cool is certainly a charter member for the slang hall of fame," says Robert Thompson, a Syracuse University professor of popular...
  • Vanity Court TV 10 a.m. Left Coast Demoncrats on Trial

    02/09/2006 10:11:35 AM PST · by Global2010 · 6 replies · 495+ views
    LOL Election Day Tire Slashing Trial on Court TV. 5 men charged with felony vandalism at Republican headquarters. The 5 Defendants were dressed in dark, "Mission Impossible" type clothing. What a hoot. FYI and not funny but a good laugh for those who have access to a tv.
  • Proposal would fine drivers whose wrecks cause traffic jams

    01/04/2006 3:28:57 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 24 replies · 622+ views
    13 eyewitness news ^ | 1-3-06 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - State transportation officials are considering a "bad driver surcharge" that would fine drivers who cause accidents that lead to traffic jams. The Indianapolis Star reports that the fee is meant to reduce the number of traffic-snarling crashes on Indiana's most congested highways and roads. The fine would require General Assembly approval. It is listed as a "recommended funding option" in Republican Governor Mitch Daniels' Major Moves road plan.
  • Disasters: Searching For Lessons From A Bad Year

    01/03/2006 3:18:10 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 313+ views
    Science Magazine ^ | 1-3-2006 | John Bohannon
    Disasters: Searching for Lessons From a Bad Year John Bohannon No doubt about it, the 12 months since the last Breakthrough of the Year issue have been an annus horribilis. Three major natural disasters--the 2004 "Christmas tsunami" in the Indian Ocean, Hurricane Katrina on the U.S. Gulf Coast, and the Pakistan earthquake--left nearly 300,000 dead and millions homeless. In Pakistan, the disaster is still unfolding as winter engulfs the devastated communities. Insurance companies classify such events as "acts of God": misfortunes for which no one is at fault. But in their aftermath, many scientists are pointing out that natural disasters...
  • Hurricane season finally ending Wednesday, but next year could be bad, too (Epsilon forms)

    11/29/2005 2:09:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 847+ views
    Daily Comet ^ | 11/29/05 | JOHN PAIN
    Hurricane season finally ending, but next year could be bad, too By JOHN PAIN Associated Press Writer November 29. 2005 4:27PM The busiest and costliest Atlantic hurricane season on record officially - and mercifully - draws to a close Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of Americans still dealing with the devastation wrought by Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Despite the end of the June 1-to-Nov. 30 season, hurricanes could still form over the next few months. In fact, a tropical storm took shape in the Atlantic on Tuesday. But no hurricane has been known to hit the United States between December...
  • Post-Katrina Trip Brings 8 Jobs After 'Bad Seeds' Act Up (Jesse Jackson)

    10/27/2005 7:59:15 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 973+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 10-27-2005 | Susan Daker
    Post-Katrina trip brings 8 jobs after 'bad seeds' act up Thursday, October 27, 2005 By SUSAN DAKER Staff Reporter The bus trip that took more than 50 people from Mobile to New Orleans to seek jobs resulted in about eight deciding to work there, according to state Sen. Vivian Davis Figures. Figures, D-Mobile, said this week that she would not be helping send anyone else to New Orleans since most jobs are being reserved for people from Louisiana. Also, some of the people on the Oct. 11 Mobile bus trip were responsible for a disturbance that caused the Mobile contingent...
  • Cities Will Press On in the Senate to Defeat Bad Energy Bill

    10/07/2005 7:34:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 461+ views
    U.S. Newswire on Yahoo ^ | 10/7/05 | National League of Cities
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- City leaders today vowed to press on in their fight against H.R. 3893, the Gasoline for America's Security Act of 2005, as it moves to the Senate following today's close vote in the House. Officials from the National League of Cities (NLC) see the bill as a serious preemption of the historic rights of cities and towns to determine where facilities such as refineries can be located. "There is no evidence that the location of new refineries has been held up by any actions of local government," said Donald J. Borut, NLC executive director....
  • Military May Play Bigger Relief Role (Posse Comitatus Act to be Reviewed/Revised)

    09/18/2005 9:52:51 AM PDT · by Very Goldwater · 165 replies · 3,048+ views
    Breit & AP ^ | September 17, 2005 | Robert Burns AP Military Writer
    President Bush's push to give the military a bigger role in responding to major disasters like Hurricane Katrina could lead to a loosening of legal limits on the use of federal troops on U.S. soil. Pentagon officials are reviewing that possibility, and some in Congress agree it needs to be considered. Bush did not define the wider role he envisions for the military. But in his speech to the nation from New Orleans on Thursday, he alluded to the unmatched ability of federal troops to provide supplies, equipment, communications, transportation and other assets the military lumps under the label of...
  • Savage Nation, Really

    08/11/2005 12:46:09 AM PDT · by · 24 replies · 657+ views ^ | 8/11/5 | Red Fox
    Michael Savage is angry that Department of Defence lawyers knew the whereabouts of four 9/11 terrorists in 1999, but kept intelligence departments from sharing the information. He says that these lawyers are responsible for 9/11 and should go to jail; as though they knew what the terrorists were planning. The information he found in the New York Post is nothing new. Its just more of the same story: we knew who the terrorists were, where they were, and could have gotten them. Just like the many opportunities Bill Clinton had to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden before 9/11, but...
  • CA: The bad-news budget

    07/25/2005 9:55:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 68 replies · 804+ views
    OC Register ^ | 7/25/05 | Esmael Adibi
    Legislators and the governor celebrated the passage of the 2005-06 state budget that some call a victory for taxpayers - no new taxes, no new borrowing, and the largest single annual increase for the education budget. It is also argued by some that this budget is moving the state's finances towards structural balance. Such wishful thinking! This budget not only ignores the structural deficit, but it unfortunately paves the way for future tax increases that will become necessary to finance future spending. Let's begin with the budget's proposed spending plan. As shown in the accompanying chart the enacted budget contains...
  • Study: What's Good Often Turns Out Bad (JAMA)

    07/12/2005 9:58:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 590+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/05 | Lindsey Tanner - AP
    CHICAGO - Here's some medical news you can trust: A new study confirms that what doctors once said was good for you often turns out to be bad — or at least not as great as initially thought. The report is a review of major studies published in three influential medical journals between 1990 and 2003, including 45 highly publicized studies that initially claimed a drug or other treatment worked. Subsequent research contradicted results of seven studies — 16 percent — and reported weaker results for seven others, an additional 16 percent. That means nearly one-third of the original results...
  • No coffee in the house Provo's Vermillion Skies a hangout without caffeine, alcohol

    07/11/2005 6:08:13 PM PDT · by Cowman · 3 replies · 710+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 07/11/2005 | By Todd Hollingshead
    PROVO - There is a new coffee shop in town, but it's no Starbucks. The entry is framed with little white Christmas lights, there are half-a-dozen couches to go along with a few tables, and the walls are yellow, red, green and purple. Opposite a faux-brick wall there is a wall dedicated to nonsense. "Girls are like ladders," one customer wrote. Another scribbled: "I love yellow people." It's all the same to owner Christin Johnson. She's just happy the people who jotted down the messages wanted to stick around in her Vermillion Skies De-cafe and Lounge long enough to pen...
  • Saddam says Reagan helped him during Iran-Iraq war; Reagan and me, good: Saddam

    06/21/2005 4:53:47 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 32 replies · 1,757+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Saddam Hussein, washes his hands compulsively and thinks fondly of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan, according to American soldiers who guarded him and tell their story in the July issue of GQ magazine. The jailed former Iraqi leader described how Reagan, who was president during the time of Iraq's 1980-88 war with Iran, sold him planes and helicopters. "Reagan and me, good,'" Saddam said, according to the article by Lisa DePaulo in the July issue that goes on sale June 28. "He said, 'I wish things were like when Ronald Reagan was still president,'" said...
  • Bad ballots in Madison school referendum

    05/21/2005 12:04:38 PM PDT · by Monitor · 1 replies · 277+ views
    Badger Blogger ^ | May 21st, 2005 | Patrick
    Madison school district is holding a referendum to permanently exceed spending caps on Tuesday. But it was discovered late on Friday that the ballots were “misprinted”. They claim that they will have the ballots in the polling places corrected before the election, but there are 2200absentee ballots out there that are wrong and people may inadvertently vote the wrong way, and since those ballots have already been sent, there is no time to correct them. This election is expected to be very close, so these 2200 ballots may very well make a difference! This is liable to end up in...
  • The Naughty or Nice Test

    05/21/2005 11:36:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 234 replies · 1,925+ views
    queendom ^ | 12/04 | staff
    A whole new kind of test! Entertaining yet revealing, the Just-For-Fun Tests give you a quick glimpse into your psyche, sense of right and wrong, and personal quirks. We dare you to tell the truth! During a night out, you run into a friend's incredibly attractive ex. They suggest you go out on a date sometime. Do you go for it? o yes o no
  • Lewsweek - (Rich Galen says Newsweek should reveal source of Koran flushing fiasco story)

    05/20/2005 5:59:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 605+ views
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | MAY 18, 2005 | RICH GALEN
    * There are a couple of issues which attend to this Newsweek thing. First, there is the First Amendment to the Constitution. For those of us who haven't actually read the First Amendment since 8th Grade Social Studies, here it is: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. * This is a pretty big bag of freedoms in one Amendment. Religion, speech,...