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The Rosetta mission
Are we supposed to believe that after the British couldn't land something safely on Mars that they will land something safely on a small, fast moving comet??? you gotta be kiddin!!
Earth almost put on impact alert
ahh - so good to know that we were THIS close to almost going into a global panic!!
Was Bush Performing Community Service in Texas Due to a Drug or Alcohol Conviction?:
"Q: Why does a 'yes' or 'no' elude you on this? "
This has to be one of the funniest things I have ever read. Interesting reading on more probs for Shrub.
Smiles fade at Napster
If Napster can't make it - just how many competitors to iTunes will be left standing? How long till someone other then Apple support ACC?
ESPN.com - NFL - Pasquarelli: Arm strength: "Of the consensus top 10 quarterbacks here, six stand 6-feet-4 or taller and six weighed in at 220 pounds or more. Roethlisberger was a whopping 249"
Damn - these boys are getting big!

Wonder if we should remind Len that Ben went to Miami University, not University of Miami?
Henson holds promise; contract holds headaches:
the Miami Dolphins seem to be most eagerly pursuing Henson
what do you guys think of this??
UK Medics to Prescribe Maggots as Wound Cleansers
I don't care how sterile and beneficial they say this would be - it would make me gag at the mere thought of it. I had better be unconscious for this to happen to me! One interesting fact - I didn't know that maggots couldn't eat healthy flesh...
Bush Wins Triple Trifecta as Worst President Ever
this article is worth reading just for the use of the phrase "triple trifecta"!!
Is British National Gallery's New Raphael a Fake?
This just isn't a good career move for a curator, now is it? :)
Lucrative Deals for a Daughter of Politics
Looks like a duck, walks like a duck..........
A-Rod deal a bit unsettling
This may be one of the most bitter and biased little bits of reporting that I have read in quite a while..... wonder if he's a BoZox fan??
Then There's UWB, WiMax, wOzNet...
The next generations of wireless broadband. I want my UWB!
These Phone Calls Aren't Phone Calls
Excellent ruling by the FCC. There is just one problem for residential VoIP providers to overcome and that is to provide dial tone at more then one handset. How many people have just one phone!?!
Sox Owner: A-Rod Deal Shows Need for Cap
Amazing how John Henry comes out in favor of a salary cap after the BoZox aren't able to consumate the A-Rod deal and the Yankees could....

The absolute height of hypocrisy.
Prosecutor in Terror Case Sues Ashcroft
Now the guy that lost an election to a dead man is being sued by another prosecutor over screwing up a terrorism trial.....

not a good day to be working in DC :)
Scalia Defends Hunting Trip With Cheney
Scalia is too blinded by his inflated sense of self worth to realize that if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and sounds like a duck.........
Claim vs. Fact: The President on Meet the Press
Da Prez is having a hard time grappling with this basic concept of the truth - poor guy. He really looks so confused and befuddled so easily...
Yahoo! News - Warrant Issued for Top Miami Recruit
1 - i don't think it's fair to single out miami as being blind in this case - all the schools in the race did EXACTLY the same thing

2 - i would actually put a little more blame on FLORIDA then anyone else. They had a high school student staying with them on a recruiting trip with apparently ZERO supervision! This all happened on their watch, not ours. Notice how he didn't get in trouble at any of the other stops on the journey?? I can't believe that they would be glossed over, not with the attention this is getting now. It's an institutional failure on the part of the University of Florida athletic department!
t r u t h o u t - U.S. Plan to Transfer Power In Iraq May Shift Drastically
Interesting how the Iraqi's are going to be allowed direct elections when we in the United States aren't!

Wonder what it would take to get direct elections here and to get rid of this damn electoral college......
Exerpts from speech by Pres. Bush on Feb 27 2001 re: the budget of the United States of America. Please note, he isn't talking about his personal budget (and we don't know if he can balance a checkbook) or that of a third world banana republic but instead the budget of the US. Note, this is before the tragedy of Sept 11 - but his ONE TRILLION dollar commitment should have covered that, eh?? :)

My budget has funded a responsible increase in our ongoing operations. It has funded our nation's important priorities. It has protected Social Security and Medicare. And our surpluses are big enough that there is still money left over.

Many of you have talked about the need to pay down our national debt. I listened, and I agree. (Applause.) We owe it to our children and grandchildren to act now, and I hope you will join me to pay down $2 trillion in debt during the next 10 years. (Applause.) At the end of those 10 years, we will have paid down all the debt that is available to retir…
U.N. Inspectors Had Most Accurate Intelligence Assessments of Iraq
That's right, the people on the ground that said that there was nothing there were.... suprise.... CORRECT!!
The Parking Lot Effect on Climate Change
Very interesting story about how our modifications of the land surface of the earth could be effecting global climates.
Scalia Was Cheney Hunt Trip Guest; Ethics Concern Grows
Ok, let me get this straight. Scalia (a republican appointed Supreme Court judge) takes a hunting trip with the Vice President of the United States aboard Air Force 2 to a duck hunting camp owned by the head of an oil services firm........ three weeks after the Supreme Court agrees to hear the case of Richard B Cheney in the case of him not having to expose documents related to energy companies lobbying to form our national energy policy.

Gosh, I sure can't see the ethics conflict here!!
Ready, Set, Wreck:
"The director of the state's Department of Financial Services Fraud Division, Bob Neumann, estimates that a whopping 80 percent of accident-related insurance claims in Miami-Dade County are phony, equaling hundreds of millions of dollars in payouts."
Further proof of the deep levels of corruption that are rampant in South Florida. I think that calling it a third world country may be a step up in the world!
Bush Building 'Warren Commission' to Investigate His Case For War
Interesting that the White House is even using the term "Warren Commision" - with the obvious connections to the white wash of what really happened..... hmmm.... think we can expect a repeat performance?!?!
Janet, Ms. Jackson if your nasty
Apparently, Janet is the nasty one....

All joking aside - take a look at the close up of her breast (like I gotta tell you to do that!) If you notice, it looks like the seam around her breast has snaps on it, like the material that was attached and Timberlake grabbed was meant to come off easily!

By the way - just how surprised does he look in the next picture!?!? NOT!
Stampede Kills 244 at Hajj Pilgrimage
Safety measures were in place at the site - one where fatal stampedes have been frequent - but "caution isn't stronger than fate," said Saudi Hajj Minister Iyad Madani. "All precautions were taken to prevent such an incident, but this is God's will."
Yeah, this is an advanced religion and civilization. I got a deal for them. Just close the fucking borders and don't come out. If you are sooooo pissed off at us - turn your back on us and the rest of the world. Oh, at the same time, tell your fucking clerics and leaders to not invest in our stock markets, fuck our whores or drink our liquor - ok?
'Biggest' heroin haul in Pakistan
All I want to know is how in the hell can we expect the Afghan government to control the drug trade when it isn't under control with the US Army on the ground and fighting a declared war? There is no hope!

Drugs = corruption
Corruption = political instability
Political Instability = the same fucking problem we had the first time!