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  • Rising STD rate sparks online dating sites

    03/01/2007 7:24:20 AM PST · by KantianBurke · 31 replies · 1,408+ views
    CNN ^ | March 1, 2007 | Elizabeth Cohen
    When John got divorced after 12 years of marriage, he took a deep breath and launched into the dating scene. "And wham, with my very first girlfriend, I caught herpes," he says. "You feel betrayed and all of a sudden separated from the rest of the world. I thought at the time that the girl who gave it to me and I were the only people in the world who had it." But John and his date are far from alone. And the growing number of people in similar situations has created a new industry: Internet dating sites just for...
  • Yellow-orange snow falling in Russia

    02/01/2007 6:00:11 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 71 replies · 2,424+ views
    AFP, via Sydney Morning Herald | 2 Feb 2007 | Staff
    Russia's emergency situations ministry says it is dispatching experts to a Siberian province to find out why yellow and orange snow has been falling in several villages, the ITAR-TASS news agency has reported. "A chemical test unit will be sent to Omsk ... it's main task will be to investigate pollution in the region and establish the degree of danger represented by the anomalous snow fall," the agency quoted an unnamed official from the ministry as saying. Snow ranging in colour from light yellow to orange and carrying a distinctive "musty"
  • Porn film company buys historic 1912 armory (WARNING: Gag Alert)

    01/15/2007 8:43:47 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 22 replies · 1,352+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/15/07 | Anon
    A company that makes and distributes bondage and other pornographic films has purchased an old brick armory that was once used as a military induction and training center during the two world wars. The Moorish-style brick building in San Francisco's Mission District was recently purchased for $14.5 million by Kink, a Web-based pornography distributor that outgrew its South of Market dungeon. Built in 1912, the armory is listed on the National Register of Historic Places but has been empty since 1970. In recent years, plans to build apartments, offices and an Internet switching facility never got off the ground. Kink's...
  • Mexican sewage divers submerge in murky world

    12/19/2006 7:43:56 PM PST · by DemforBush · 29 replies · 1,052+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/19/2006 | Monica Medel
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Julio Cesar Cu wanted to be an oceanographer but instead he swims through foul-smelling sewage in underground tunnels where the occasional dead body bobs beside excrement and car parts.
  • 14 men arrested for having sex in public rest area (Louisiana)

    12/10/2006 9:40:45 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 4,415+ views ^ | 12/0/06
    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Fourteen men were arrested at a central Louisiana rest area during an eight-day sting police launched in response to complaints that people were engaging in sexual acts there. Those rounded up included a retired realtor, a Rapides Parish school bus driver and a Bastrop mailman. Police say many of the suspects are married with children and grandchildren. Lieutenant Greg Henley says the men were booked into the Rapides Parish jail on a charge of felony obscenity after police caught them having either oral or anal sex in the park. This is not the first time a...
  • Dixie Chicks Get Grammy Noms For Bush Bashing

    12/07/2006 3:38:50 PM PST · by beansox · 40 replies · 661+ views | 12/7/06 | Roger Friedman
    The Dixie Chicks cleaned up this morning with Grammy nominations. They received the big three: Best Album, Song and Record for “Taking the Long Way” and the single, “Not Ready to Make Nice.” They got two more, for performance in the country category, and their producer, Rick Rubin, was also nominated. Not bad, considering the flack they took in the three years leading up to the album’s release
  • It cost $5 in a junk shop, but could it be a $50m Pollock?

    11/08/2006 1:08:39 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 9 replies · 1,659+ views
    The Times ^ | November 08, 2006 | James Bone
    Teri Horton bought the paint-splattered canvas at a California junk shop for a joke. But the joke may be on the art world instead. The retired lorry driver paid $5 for the drip painting in 1991, bartering the price down from $7. Now a fingerprint on the painting has raised the possibility that it is in fact a masterpiece by Jackson Pollock, the world’s priciest artist. If it is accepted as authentic, the picture would be worth $40 million to $50 million (up to £26.2 million). Last month Pollock, who died in a car crash in 1956 aged 44, was...
  • Pour on 'maggot juice' to help heal wounds

    10/09/2006 1:17:04 PM PDT · by US Navy guy · 29 replies · 940+ views ^ | 09 October 2006 | Andy Coghlan
    Bandages containing fluids secreted by maggots could help accelerate the body's healing process, research suggests.
  • McGreevey 'in love' from the first kiss ("We made passionate, whispering, masculine love”)

    09/15/2006 7:55:45 AM PDT · by dead · 130 replies · 3,828+ views
    The Star Ledger ^ | Friday, September 15, 2006 | Mark Mueller
    In his highly anticipated memoir, former Gov. James E. McGreevey writes of his deep love for the man who ended his political career, the destruction of his second marriage and the events that forced him into his stunning admission on national television that he is gay. In "The Confession," the former governor also touches on New Jersey's sometimes seamy political landscape, where cash, cronyism and a handful of powerful men intersect. But the 384-page book focuses mostly on McGreevey's secret life, from his frequent sexual encounters with men at highway rest stops to his infatuation with Golan Cipel, the Israeli...
  • September Snow! 1st 'winter' training run of the season in Boulder County (pictures)

    09/07/2006 4:38:15 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 18 replies · 497+ views
    My digital camera | Thursday September 7th, 2006 | ajolympian2004
    I was up in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area (Brainard Lake) today for my afternoon training run about 5 miles west of Ward, Colorado which is about 12 miles WNW of Boulder. As I turned off of Peak to Peak highway (Colorado State HWY 72) onto the road leading upto Brainard Lake I immediately noticed cars coming down that were covered with a few inches of snow. A few miles west towards the trailhead were my training run was to start it was snowing, lightning and thundering. There was about 3 to 4 inches of heavy wet snow everywhere. Here...
  • Wal-Mart asks for, and receives,permission to join homosexual marriage group

    09/01/2006 4:24:53 AM PDT · by tutstar · 149 replies · 4,613+ views
    Wal-Mart asks for, and receives, permission to join homosexual marriage group Read "Wal-Mart Partners With Gay and Lesbian Group" Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world, has asked for and received permission to join the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. The NGLCC is a leading promoter of homosexual marriage. Although Wal-Mart has never excluded homosexuals from being employees, customers, or suppliers, the company wanted to be more closely identified with promoting the homosexual agenda. Wal-Mart is now a "corporate member" of the NGLCC, putting their approval on the NGLCC's efforts to abolish the definition of marriage as...
  • Welsh 'whale vomit' rush

    08/24/2006 2:02:02 PM PDT · by Millee · 22 replies · 404+ views
    Ananova ^ | 8/24/06 | Staff
    North Wales is facing a gold rush after 'whale vomit' was found washed up on its beaches. Valuable ambergris - known as floating gold - has recently been found at Rhos on Sea and Shell Island, reports the Daily Post. Finds of ambergis can be worth around £2,000 - and they could lead to a gold rush among would-be beachcombers. Ambergis is used to produce perfume and can fetch more than £10 a gram. It is produced when the whale has been eating squid and their parrot-like beaks have irritated the walls of its innards. Rarely recovered on British shores,...
  • Senator Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Bust To Be Unveiled at the Museum of Sex

    07/26/2006 10:26:09 AM PDT · by dangus · 324 replies · 10,398+ views
    National Review ^ | July 26, 2006 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    (If you're thinking what you're thinking is just a joke; you might be horrified to know that any play on words in the original title is intentional.) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- New York, NY- July, 26 2006—- A presidential bust of Hillary Clinton is set to be unveiled at the Museum of Sex on August 9, 2006 at 10 am. Accentuating her sexual power and bolstered by the presidential seal, The Presidential Bust of Hillary Rodham Clinton: The First Woman President of the United States of America will be officially open for public viewing on August 9 for a limited six...
  • Wealthy couples head to U.S. to pick baby's sex (MEGA BARF ALERT)

    06/17/2006 4:12:36 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 37 replies · 1,254+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 06/14/2006 | AP
    The Chinese want boys, and the Canadians want girls. If they have enough money, they come to the United States to choose the sex of their babies. Well-off foreign couples are getting around laws banning sex selection in their home countries by coming to American soil — where it's legal — for medical procedures that can give them the boy, or girl, they want. "Some people spend $50,000 to $70,000 for a BMW car and think nothing of it, but this is a life that's going to be with us forever," said Robert, an Australian who asked that his last...

    06/09/2006 10:34:01 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies · 516+ views
    Zippy Videos ^ | 6/10/2006 | zIPPY VIDEOS
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  • Gay skaters sue Berkeley rink for discrimination

    05/05/2006 4:28:04 PM PDT · by SmithL · 50 replies · 2,721+ views
    AP ^ | 5/5/6
    BERKELEY, Calif. - Two gay figure skaters sued the Berkeley ice rink for discrimination after twice being told to stop holding hands while skating. Alan Lessik and John Manzon-Santosin sued in Alameda County Superior Court last month accusing the manager of Berkeley Iceland of unlawful and discriminatory business practices by denying them their right to skate as a pair. The manager, Monte Tiedemann, twice told the pair to stop holding hands during their preparations for Gay Games VII at the Berkeley arena. The pair, who met at the Sydney Gay Games in 2002, said they have not encountered similar admonitions...
  • Circumcision Studied in Africa as AIDS Preventive

    04/27/2006 9:43:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies · 866+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 28, 2006 | SHARON LaFRANIERE
    JOHANNESBURG, April 27 — For well over a decade, southern Africans have battled the spread of H.I.V. with everything from condoms and abstinence campaigns to doses of antiretroviral drugs for pregnant women — and yet the epidemic continues unabated. Now a growing number of clinicians and policy makers in the region are pointing to a simple and possibly potent weapon against new infections: circumcision for men. Armed with new studies suggesting that male circumcision can reduce the chance of H.I.V. infection in men, and perhaps in women, health workers in two southern African nations are pressing to make circumcisions broadly...
  • Tattoos, visible piercings could affect appearance-related job opportunities

    04/03/2006 8:42:51 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 285 replies · 6,183+ views
    UTC Echo ^ | 3/30/06 | Joey Von Haeger
    Tattoos and piercings are ways for an individual to express their personality, but most employers are looking for presentable employees. "I think that appearance is very important, [because] it lets the employer know that you know how to take care of yourself," said Eric Constantine, the manager of Athlete's House in Nashville. It can be a very difficult choice whether or not to have your ears pierced or to get a tattoo, as Lisa Stevens, a freshman, found out. "I really wanted the lifeguard job at the local pool back home," she said. "The only thing was that I also...
  • Ewww! A desk more nasty than a toilet?

    02/22/2006 5:58:16 PM PST · by fanfan · 54 replies · 563+ views
    Leader Post ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2006 | Gillian Shaw
    VANCOUVER -- If you think your office makes you sick, you could be right. The average desk can harbour 400 times more germs than a toilet seat and, if that's not enough to make you gag, pick up the telephone and you'll be grabbing a whopping 25,127 microbes per square inch. That's a warning from the office supply company Grand & Toy, which launched a national "healthy office" promotion Tuesday aimed at convincing workers to step up their office hygiene by doing everything from using sanitizing wipes to antimicrobial mice. "What we're trying to do here is bring some education...
  • Willie opens closet with 'Cowboys' (Brokeback Willie Nelson)

    02/14/2006 6:42:19 PM PST · by Rastus · 85 replies · 3,316+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/14/06 | MARIO TARRADELL
    Willie Nelson's crooned cowboy songs before, from the signature "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" to "My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys." But never like this: On "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond of Each Other," the Texas country icon sings about love among men on the range. Available exclusively at iTunes today, the song aims to show Mr. Nelson's support for gays, particularly to conservative country-music fans. "The song's been in the closet for 20 years," Mr. Nelson said in a prepared statement. It was written in 1981 by Lubbock-born singer-songwriter Ned Sublette. . . ....