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  • Now Pope Francis looks toward Communist China

    12/22/2014 12:23:37 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 7 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 22, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Now that Pope Francis has done his part to ensure that U.S. sanctions against the murderous regime in Cuba have been removed, the Holy See is already looking toward thawing relations with another brutal Communist regime: China. See here. Back in October, Matt Hadro, writing for the Catholic News Agency, explained that: "The state of religious freedom in China is moving from bad to worse, said U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), responding to a new report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. 'There’s a huge gulf now' between China and the Catholic Church, Smith stated during an Oct. 9 conference...
  • Man Spends $170k to Look Stunning… But Women Spurn Him

    04/14/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 89 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    A Japanese youngster, obsessed with looking beautiful, has spent a fortune on plastic surgery and continues his efforts unabated only to be told be females that he looks the least attractive. Alan, 20, spent $178,360 [Dh 655,143] in just one month on cosmetic surgery to change his face, according to an AsiaOne report, quoting Rocket News 24. He moved to Tokyo from his hometown four years back and has been in relationships with five women who provide him with money. He has so far gone under the knife for two nose jobs and to alter the shape of his chin...
  • Hubble Looks but Finds No Trace of Comet ISON

    12/20/2013 10:16:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 69 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | December 20, 2013 | Bob King on
    On December 18, the Hubble Space Telescope slewed to Comet ISON’s expected position and found nothing down to the incredibly faint magnitude of 25. According to astronomer Hal Weaver, who planned the ISON search, that limit implies any remaining fragments would have to be smaller than about 500 feet (160 meters) in diameter.
  • Mothers create group dedicated to sharing photos of other people's DISABLED and 'ugly' children

    11/09/2013 5:27:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2013 | Alexandra Klausner
    A facebook group dedicated to criticizing 'ugly' babies proves that bullying is not just an act of teenagers. The private facebook group, which has since been removed, is composed of grown women around the country who grab photos of toddlers from other mothers' facebook pages without approval and post them online for criticizing. The group was originally designed to trade and sell children's clothing but took a nasty turn. One mother, Melissa Anetucci, of Palm Beach, Fla. has made it her mission to fight against the self-proclaimed 'mean girls group' and to expose their wildly inappropriate behavior. She began posting...
  • Men give up on their appearance at age 46. Women care about their looks for 13 years longer

    09/20/2013 7:25:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/20/2013 | Deni Kirkova
    Men lose interest in fashion trends and being 'cool' at the age of 46, a new survey has revealed. But women put the effort in for a full 13 years longer - focusing on their appearance and general fitness until at least age 59. The research also found women were nearly twice as likely to lack confidence in their image, with more than one third unable to claim they were at least content with their appearance. It also emerged one third of the 2,000 men and women who took part in the study blamed a lack of happiness in contributing...
  • Coulter on feminism: ‘All pretty girls are right-wingers’

    02/10/2012 1:44:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 10, 2012 | Caroline May
    Conservative columnist and Conservative Political Action Conference fan favorite Ann Coulter took to the stage at CPAC Friday afternoon to offer some comments about her frustrations with President Obama, her support for presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and the general unattractiveness of liberal women. In response to an audience question regarding how a person could be both a women and a conservative, Coulter explained that is what true women actually are. “I think all real females are right-wingers,” Coulter said, ” and I can tell you that based on experience — and my bodyguard will back me up on this —...
  • Relentless optimism of ugly men makes up for unappealing looks

    12/16/2011 9:11:09 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | December 15, 2011 | Nick Collins, Science Correspondent
    Despite being at a disadvantage in the looks department, some men are able to snare a partner far more attractive than them through relentless persistence and overblown belief in their own sex appeal. Now scientists believe this could be down to an evolutionary trait which tricks men into overestimating the value of their looks to prevent them from missing a mating opportunity. This overconfidence causes them to try their luck with a greater number of women because they are less likely to see them as unattainable. The study, published in the Psychological Science journal, could help explain the mystery of...
  • Why ugly people can't hide their flaws online (even if they use photos hiding their worst features)

    11/15/2011 6:18:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 14, 2011 | Andy Dolan
    Posting the most flattering picture possible alongside one’s profile may seem a legitimate part of the internet dating game. But if new research is to be believed, those who try to level the playing field by using photos which disguise their worst features could be wasting their time. According to a university study, women can still identify a physically attractive man just by reading his profile. It found good-looking men were able to convey their confidence and attractiveness in their written self-description – and that women volunteers were able to recognise their beauty without being shown the lonely heart’s accompanying...
  • Conservative Candidates Are Often Better-Looking

    02/27/2011 3:05:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Discovery News ^ | February 23, 2011 | Agence France Press
    Rightwing candidates are better looking than their leftwing counterparts, something they benefit from during elections, according to a study conducted by Swedish and Finnish economists. "One possible explanation is that people who are seen or consider themselves beautiful tend to be more anti-egalitarian and rightwing," Niclas Berggren, one of the three co-authors of the study, told AFP Wednesday. The study compared election results from parliamentary and municipal elections held in Finland in 2003 and 2004 respectively with an online poll of non-Finns to determine how the 1,357 participating Finnish candidates ranked in terms of beauty. More than 2,500 non-Finns were...
  • Here Is What The Average Woman Looks Like In Every Country (See pictures)

    02/10/2011 1:07:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 147 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 02/10/2011 | Gus Lubin
    South African Mike Mike travels around the world taking pictures of faces and combining them in hi-tech composites. He calls the ongoing project The Faces Of Tomorrow. Here are the average women:
  • Boom Boom Room cocktail waitresses claim Standard canned them for lacking 'runway model' looks

    02/02/2011 12:16:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 25, 2011 | Jose Martinez
    Two cocktail cuties at The Standard say they got canned for not fitting the mold of "willowy, svelte and statuesque runway models" at the trendy hotel's Boom Boom Room. Aspiring actresses Faye Rex and Stephanie Jaggers are suing the Meatpacking District hotel, claiming management sees fit to employ only women with runway model looks at its sexy playpen above the High Line. "There's definitely a type at the Boom Boom Room - and that type is beautiful, tall and skinny," said Richard Roth, a lawyer for the women. "Compare that to the men." Rex and Jaggers lost their jobs as...
  • ABC News: Year After Obama Won Nobel, World Looks for Signs of Peace

    10/08/2010 8:36:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 8, 2010 | By RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    One year after the Nobel prize jury made its controversial decision to award President Obama the prize for world peace, a larger jury is still waiting for the president to live up to those lofty expectations. Even some of Obama's allies -- like former Nobel laureates Al Gore and Jimmy Carter -- declined to assess his performance in fulfilling what the peace prize said was his "vision" of world harmony. The one year anniversary of Obama's prize comes as fighting is escalating in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq continues to smolder and Obama struggles to keep fledgling Middle East peace...
  • Why Do Koreans Own The Black Beauty Supply Business?

    09/29/2010 1:16:44 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 54 replies
    Atlanta Post ^ | September 27, 2010 07:06 AM | R. Asmerom
    It’s odd but no so odd at the same time. By now, many people expect to walk into a beauty supply store and see a Korean store owner manning the register. Whether you’re in the suburbs of Houston or on MLK Blvd in Anytown, USA, you know what to expect. And yet, walking down a street in a Black neighborhood with Black residents and Black customers buzzing about the retail shops, that image of the few Koreans in the neighborhood only existing behind the cash register of liquor, beauty supply and other retail shops is still perplexing.
  • Ooops. Looks like the president forgot to do something again

    11/12/2009 7:55:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 72 replies · 3,846+ views
    Lucianne.com ^ | 11/12/09 | Lucianne Goldberg
    I do believe I smell the strong scent of mendacity! Looks like the president forgot something important in public again. Picture at link....
  • A Beauty Contest? Have You Seen These Beauties?

    12/18/2007 10:44:04 AM PST · by jdm · 39 replies · 102+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 18, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Could one bad picture derail a presidential campaign? Have political campaigns become the equivalent of beauty contests for both men and women, and if so, can women get a fair shake at an age where candidates have the requisite experience? Rush Limbaugh, surprisingly, believes not, and has some sympathy for the unfairness for women: There is this thing in this country that, as you age -- and this is particularly, you know, women are hardest hit on this, and particularly in Hollywood -- America loses interest in you, and we know this is true because we constantly hear from aging...
  • A Crime Most Foul (good-looking defendants more likely to walk)

    04/02/2007 1:49:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 743+ views
    Townhall ^ | April 2, 2007 | Suzanne Fields
    "Lookism" is a crime most foul in a perfect world devised by radical feminists, though most women will usually overlook the crime when a good-looking man gives them a respectful once-over. But researchers in England, source of our common law, have identified a real crime: Jurors are more likely to convict "ugly" defendants than "attractive" defendants. The investigators are from Bath Spa University in Bath, the lovely Somerset resort where Beau Nash set down rules of polite society and where Chaucer set his morality tale of a witch who gave an errant knight his choice of a wife "foul and...
  • Need A Good-Looking Demonstrator? Now You Can Rent Them Online

    01/19/2007 4:21:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 876+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 1/18/07 | David Gordon Smith
    Need a Demonstrator? Now You Can Rent Them OnlineBy David Gordon Smith January 18, 2007 GUNS FOR HIRE REUTERS Loud public protests accompanied the recent revelation that doctors had hired protesters for a December demonstration in front of Berlin's Reichstag. A German Web site has come up a novel niche market -- renting out demonstrators for public protests. Good-looking protestors can help an organization get its political message to the public for as little as €145 a day. **SNIP** Judging by their profiles, most of the 300-plus people currently listed in the "rent a demonstrator" category are young and attractive....
  • Pentagon Police Officer Looks Back on Sept. 11 Events

    09/06/2006 5:56:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 371+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2006 -- When José Rojas went to pull a badly burned woman from a Pentagon window after Islamic extremists drove a commercial airliner headlong into the building, her skin came off in his hands. “I had to actually take my fingernails and dig into her flesh with her crying and screaming to get her out of the window,” Rojas said, describing his efforts to help the victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. Rojas, 43, a police officer with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, the successor of the Defense Protective Service, was...
  • 'Partnership for Peace' looks to future

    09/04/2006 3:26:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 176+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Cpl. Jessica Kent
    Sgt. Karim Bourhim, who worked as an interpreter for V Corps Artillery during events at the Sgt. Roberto Arizola Jr. Range, MNC-I, shows an Iraqi Soldier how to operate the M-249 squad automatic weapon. Department of Defense photo. CAMP SLAYER -- As part of program to help U.S. service members build stronger ties with their Iraqi counterparts, the U.S. Army’s V Corps Artillery recently provided primary marksmanship instruction to Iraqi Soldiers.The Partnership for Peace program has as its goal the strengthening of bonds between U.S. and Iraqi troops, to improve their effectiveness in joint security and other types of operations.Soldiers...
  • Flight surgeon looks to future while deployed to Al Asad

    08/22/2006 4:21:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 265+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Brandon L. Roach
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Aug. 21, 2006) -- Colds and broken bones take up many hours of each day while deployed for Navy Lt. Stacey R. Black, flight surgeon, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. For someone who has been driven her entire life, deploying to Iraq has been another stepping stone for her future plans. "I think it's important to think about what's ahead of me while I am in Iraq, because even though I am out here, life still goes on back in the states," said Black. "When we deploy, it...
  • Seriously Wounded Soldier Recalls Trauma, Looks Toward Future (Awe and Tears and more AWE)

    08/20/2006 1:38:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,261+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2006 – Army Spec. Crystal Davis proved her steely grit the night the up-armored wrecker she was driving in Iraq hit an improvised explosive devise. Trapped in the destroyed vehicle with her right foot nearly severed, she told her cohorts she’d hoist herself out rather than risk having them come in. “I think about it every day,” Davis told country music singer-songwriter Rockie Lynne Aug. 18, at a dinner for wounded servicemembers and their families. “Every moment that goes by a part will flash back. I tell it differently every time because I remember different things as...
  • CA: Governor looks at plan to raise minimum wage (revives dormant commission, fills it w/dems)

    06/03/2006 1:48:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 309+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/3/06 | Bill Ainsworth
    SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger revived a commission he once considered part of the wasteful bureaucracy yesterday to push his own plan to raise the minimum wage and circumvent the Legislature. Schwarzenegger appointed four new members to the Industrial Welfare Commission, which met yesterday to consider his petition to raise the minimum wage by $1 an hour, but without the automatic increases that Democratic lawmakers want. For the past two years, the Republican governor and the Democrat-controlled Legislature have battled to a standstill over the issue. The Legislature has twice sent Schwarzenegger bills to raise the current $6.75 hourly minimum...
  • Military Looks to Develop Hybrid Trucks

    05/02/2006 12:49:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 700+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/2/06 | Emily Fredrix - ap
    OSHKOSH, Wis. - At the top of a 10-foot-high mound of dirt, Gary Schmiedel takes in the silence. The military truck he's driving barely hums just before it careens down a steep incline into a muddy pool. Normally the vehicle — a Heavy Expanded Mobility Technical Truck or HEMTT — would be so loud the occupants wouldn't be able to talk to each other, said Schmiedel, vice president of product engineering for Oshkosh Truck Corp. But this version is about as loud as a standard sedan, with a smooth ride, splashy computer screens and a comfortable interior. This isn't your...
  • Drug Test Subject 'Looks Like Elephant Man' Says Girlfriend

    03/15/2006 2:21:12 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,536+ views
    Drug test subject 'looks like elephant man' says girlfriend (Filed: 15/03/2006) The girlfriend of a man fighting for life after taking part in a pharmaceuticals trial has said the drugs he was given have left him looking "like the Elephant Man". Myfanwy Marshall Myfanwy Marshall, 35, said her boyfriend, a 28-year-old British man who had taken part in drug trials before without adverse side effects, felt ill 80 or 90 minutes after being given the drug on Monday. He is now in the intensive care unit at at Northwick Park hospital in north-west London. Five other men were also admitted...
  • Pentagon Looks Into Recent Helicopter Crashes in Iraq

    01/17/2006 5:42:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 17 replies · 561+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 17, 2006 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2006 – The Pentagon is seeking answers as to why three U.S. helicopters have crashed in Iraq within the past two weeks, a senior Defense Department official said here today. "Is there a pattern? Certainly, in recent weeks three helicopters have gone down. Nothing has been ruled in or out in any of those three cases yet," DoD spokesman Lawrence Di Rita told Pentagon reporters. Twelve U.S. servicemembers and four civilians were killed as the result of three separate helicopter crashes that occurred in Iraq this month: Two U.S. soldiers died yesterday when their AH-64 Apache helicopter...
  • Spiral Arm Of Milky Way Looms Closer Than Thought

    12/08/2005 3:16:16 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies · 1,421+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 12-8-2005 | Maggie McGee
    Spiral arm of Milky Way looms closer than thought 19:00 08 December 2005 NewScientist.com news service Maggie McKee The Milky Way is made of four main arms curving around its centre – astronomers measured the distance from Earth to a star-forming region called W3OH inside the Perseus arm (Image: Y. Xu et al/Science) One of the Milky Way's star-studded spiral arms lies twice as close to Earth as some previous estimates suggested. New research has produced the most accurate distance measurement ever made of the arm, which could help astronomers understand how our galaxy's spiral structure formed. The Milky Way...
  • Wounded Charlottesville, Va. Marine looks toward uncertain future

    12/07/2005 3:17:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 519+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Dec. 6, 2005) -- Like many of his brothers-in-arms wounded in the line of duty, Lance Cpl. Brandon Love stoically accepts his fate while looking to the future with hopeful eyes. Love, an infantryman with 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, was presented the Purple Heart Medal Nov. 30 for wounds suffered while conducting combat operations in Iraq’s Al Anbar province in September. But despite the heavy weight of what this award represents, the 19-year-old native of Charlottesville, Va. spoke only of recovering and getting back in the fight. “I’m still motivated, and I hate...
  • Polish right looks set for victory in national election

    09/25/2005 11:56:37 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 387+ views
    ap on San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 9/25/05 | Vanessa Gera - ap
    WARSAW, Poland – Two parties – one pro-business, the other anti-corruption – were favored to oust Poland's ruling ex-communists in a general election Sunday that could determine how quickly the U.S. ally adopts the euro. Also, two brothers – identical twins – are competing on the political stage, one leading the Law and Justice party poised for a good result Sunday, the other a leading candidate in presidential elections Oct. 9. When Poland entered the European Union last year as the bloc's largest country, it agreed eventually to replace the zloty with the EU common currency. To do that, it...
  • Makeover plans leave ill feelings - Lawsuit claims ABC reality show damaged family

    09/20/2005 1:53:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies · 1,276+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 20, 2005 | KRISTIN FINAN
    Photo sourceABC's Extreme Makeover may promise to make "dreams come true" by giving participants looks they've always wanted, but a Conroe woman who was cut from the show the night before she was to undergo extensive plastic surgery says the experience was nothing short of a nightmare. In a lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles, 30-year-old Deleese Williams says her experience with the show set in motion a spiral of events that eliminated her self-esteem, strained her relationships with loved ones and prompted the suicide of her sister, Kellie McGee. According to the lawsuit, Williams flew to Los Angeles...
  • Study: Looks do matter in politics

    06/11/2005 12:42:19 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 11 replies · 416+ views
    AP ^ | 6-9-05
    Study: Looks do matter in politics WASHINGTON (AP) — Babyface is ideal for cooing infants, or as a nickname for singer-songwriter-producer Kenny Edmonds. In politicians, though, it's often a losing look. Scientists have found that voters frequently pick the candidates with more mature looks, exuding competence, over those who have certain features — round face, big eyes, small nose, high forehead, small chin — in other words, a babyface. Every election, campaigns spend millions on advertising that features photographs of smiling candidates. A study in Friday's issue of the journal Science suggests that if the politician has cheeks worth pinching,...
  • Origin Of New British Museum Exhibit Looks A Bit Wobbly

    05/19/2005 5:58:32 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 467+ views
    The telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-19-2005 | Nigel Reynolds
    Origin of new British Museum exhibit looks a bit wobbly By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent (Filed: 19/05/2005) Visitors to the British Museum unfamiliar with the date of the wheel's invention may have been puzzled by a primitive painting in the Roman Britain gallery this week, showing a caveman pushing a supermarket trolley. The earliest recorded wheels, as every schoolboy knows, are from Mesopotamia around 5,500 years ago. Trolleys were first used in the Piggly-Wiggly Supermarket chain [really], Oklahoma City, in 1937. The bizarre exhibit, stuck to a wall with double-sided tape and labelled "Early Man Goes to Market" was, of...
  • Pa. corruption trial looks at payments

    03/21/2005 8:25:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 311+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/21/05 | David B. Caruso - AP
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A bank official testified Monday that he didn't believe it was wrong for his company to have donated tens of thousands of dollars to local politicians who could help the bank get business. Douglas Pauls, the chief financial officer at Commerce Bancorp, said he considered it to be a "common practice" of big American companies. "Is there anything improper about that whatsoever?" asked Kevin Marino, a lawyer for a Commerce Bank official being tried on corruption charges. "No," Pauls said. Pauls offered his defense of the company as federal prosecutors began introducing evidence designed to portray two...
  • Council looks at restrictions on pot growing

    01/10/2005 1:59:16 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 16 replies · 609+ views
    www.ukiahdailyjournal.com ^ | January 08, 2005 | Michael Riemenschneider
    Amid all of the events of Wednesday's Ukiah City Council meeting, one concerned a particular odor. And, no, that odor was not the stench of the homeless in and around the Pear Tree Center. This issue involved the marijuana grown throughout the summer in many Ukiah backyards, as well as the community's worries about the dope. At the Nov. 3 meeting, the council requested City Attorney David Rapport to outline the possible manners of restricting cultivation in the city. He reported back with lots of information and a draft ordinance. Rapport's report incited a substantial discussion, with many new ideas...
  • C-BS 60 minutes - Bob Dylan Looks Back (Aging staff alert...)

    12/05/2004 5:02:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies · 1,115+ views
    CBS News ^ | 12/05/04
    Bob Dylan will appear on 60 Minutes, in his first television interview in almost two decades. The music legend talks to Ed Bradley about his career, the press and his family.
  • Pondering when Dan Rather will swing (Timing is everything as CBS looks for an out)

    09/28/2004 3:59:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 876+ views
    Pondering when Dan Rather will swing Timing is everything as CBS looks for an out Months before Richard Nixon's resignation, as he was facing impeachment, a "60 Minutes" commentator compared the president to a dead mouse on the kitchen floor of America. The only issue, observed Nicholas von Hoffman, was who was going to pick him up by the tail and toss him into the trash. CBS executives, much lathered by Von Hoffman's effrontery, booted him from his post as a regular commentator. These 30 years later, CBS executives are in a new lather over another Republican president, and they're...
  • Mistrial Looks Likely as Tyco Jurors Return

    03/29/2004 6:55:08 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 14 replies · 274+ views
    aol news ^ | 3 29 04 | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN,
    NEW YORK (March 29) - Jurors have described their deliberations in the trial of two former Tyco International executives as ''poisonous'' and ''irreparably compromised.'' The judge has called their notes to him ''disturbing'' and seems to be leaning toward a mistrial. Nonetheless, Judge Michael J. Obus concurred with jurors' request to return to work Monday morning, even after they wrote Friday that they had ''ceased to be able to conduct respectful, open-minded, good-faith deliberations.'' Obus must decide whether to keep pushing jurors to overcome what they have described as an atmosphere of animosity that has dominated the jury room in...
  • CA: (Tulare) County looks at ethanol plant

    01/12/2004 12:51:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 263+ views
    FResno Bee ^ | 1/12/04 | Denny Boyles
    <p>The Tulare County Board of Supervisors will hear public comment Tuesday on a proposal to authorize the state to issue $9 million in industrial-development revenue bonds for a proposed ethanol plant in Goshen.</p> <p>The bonds would help lower interest rates on other monies borrowed to fund land purchases, construction of facilities and equipment purchases for the plant that would convert corn and other feedstocks into ethanol.</p>
  • Funny, you don't look conservative [about a Jewish Conservative and her Ann Coulter book Treason]

    08/08/2003 11:43:55 AM PDT · by yonif · 80 replies · 731+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 7, 2003 | Ruthie Blum
    "You're reading Ann Coulter?" the elated jogger calls out to my companion, as we reach the corner of Broadway and 84th Street. "Good for you!" My companion, holding a copy of Treason - Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism under her arm, smiles the way New Yorkers do when approached by strangers - with a mixture of familiarity and caution. "I'm uncomfortable with her defense of Joe McCarthy," my companion says to the jogger, who is now running in place next to us. "A lot of us conservatives feel that way," the jogger says, referring...
  • High-definition TV exposes Hollywood's ugly truths

    05/30/2003 11:19:23 PM PDT · by OneVike · 61 replies · 1,498+ views
    Canada.com ^ | 5/30/03 | Aaron Sands
    High-definition TV exposes Hollywood's ugly truths Extra-clear TV reveals stars' imperfections, including once-concealed skin conditions   Aaron Sands The Ottawa Citizen Friday, May 30, 2003 Stop the presses -- Cameron Diaz has skin problems, according to high-definition television, which is threatening to expose the previously invisible "flaws" of the world's most physically beautiful people.As HDTV spreads its digital clarity into homes worldwide, Hollywood is sounding the alarm. The stars are running for cover, warts and all, only to find the most advanced makeup wizardry to date failing to save perfect face.Plastic surgeons are drooling. The makeup industry is strategizing....
  • Study: Handsome Men Produce Best Sperm

    05/28/2003 1:54:06 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 219 replies · 1,292+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 28, 2003 | Anon Reuters Sex Stringer
    LONDON (Reuters) - Handsome men produce the best quality semen and beautiful women seem to have good voices, according to scientists. When researchers at the University of Valencia in Spain tested the quality of male sperm and then later asked women to rank the attractiveness of the donors it produced some interesting results. "They found that men with the most attractive faces also make the best quality sperm," New Scientist magazine said on Wednesday. In another study, researchers at the University of Nottingham in England compared the quality of female voices and their facial features. After playing recordings of 30...