Daily Archives: October 18, 2006

Illegal Immigrants Barred From Renting

Untitled document The city of Escondido, California, has passed a law banning local landlords from renting properties to illegal immigrants. The city is the latest of several from California to Pennsylvania which have passed laws in recent months to deny … Continue reading

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Sting Ray Seriously Injures Florida Man

Untitled document A Florida man is in critical condition after a Spotted Eagle Sting Ray jumped into his boat and struck him in the chest with a foot-long sting. An 81-year-old man suffered serious injuries this afternoon when a stingray … Continue reading

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Everything Tet Is New Again

Untitled document Tigerhawk demolishes the suddenly ubiquitous meme that George Bush "accepted" that Iraq is like Vietnam. As usual, the press is wrong. That is not – at all – what was said. It is also not – at all … Continue reading

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Life Catches Up With Urban Legend

Untitled document Many years ago, I first heard the story of the car. I have since heard it many times, always a bit different, the details change depending on who is telling it and probably on who is listening to … Continue reading

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Principle Ahead Of Self Interest

Untitled document I have stayed off the topic of the purported "outing" of a Republican Senator from Idaho other than my single post last night. The reason is that the accused person and his family are going through more than … Continue reading

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Notice Anything Odd About This Coverage?

Untitled document There was another debate today in Connecticut. Lieberman and Lamont were joined by Alan Schlesinger and two minor party candidates. Two minor party candidates joined Democrat Ned Lamont in assailing Lieberman's support for the war. Republican Alan Schlesinger … Continue reading

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Venezuela Refuses To Pull Out Of Race

Untitled document Venezuela has refused pleas from other Latin American and Caribbean nations to drop its pursuit of the open UN Security Council seat. Guatemala will not pull out either. Voting will continue tomorrow and Friday. The UN General Assembly … Continue reading

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Consumer Prices Down, Housing Starts Up

Untitled document US consumer prices dropped sharply in September while new housing construction jumped. The economy is still going strong. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cheaper energy helped pull overall U.S. consumer prices down steeply in September and new-home building unexpectedly rebounded, … Continue reading

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Bolts From The Blue

Untitled document Australia reports that over 4,000 bolts of lightning struck all over the Southeastern part of the country overnight. Senior forecaster Neale Fraser said the lightning strikes in the southeast corner of New South Wales state heralded the start … Continue reading

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Black Sunday?

Untitled document Authorities are taking this particular warning with a huge grain of salt. Apparently, there has been a threat issued on a website that seven NFL stadiums will be hit with so-called dirty bombs on Sunday. Neither the FBI … Continue reading

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Boy Beats Beast

Untitled document The animal uprising is at it again. They've dispatched their aquatic shock troops to England this time. A young lad out fishing turned the tables on the agent they sent, however. He hooked the beast with his fishing … Continue reading

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Chickens, Chickens, Chickens

Untitled document Coming around once again to the subject of chickens counted before the eggs are even laid, the Hotline has this little item. Despite the massive cheerleading in the media, despite the huge, overblown predictions, despite the gloom and … Continue reading

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Theories Cut No Ice

Untitled document Dang. New high resolution images of the Moon have dashed the long standing theory that water ice might be present in Lunar craters at the South Pole. It appears that if there is any water at all, it … Continue reading

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The Town Formerly Known As Prittlewell

Untitled document I never meant 2 cause u any sorrow I never meant 2 cause u any pain I only wanted 2 one time see u laughing I only wanted 2 see u laughing in the purple rain (The artist … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Twilight Zone

Untitled document Submitted for your approval: Activists are in full cry after childhood obesity. Lawyers are preparing class action suits against the food industry. Bans on soft drinks and trans-fats are being imposed. Experts express worries about couch potato kids … Continue reading

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