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The Arrogance of Stupid

Sebelius Said to Weigh Run for Kansas Senate Seat – NYTimes.com.

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It’s A Labor Of Love, Right Matt?

Head Of Lousy MA Law School Makes $867,000, Grads Make Bupkis | The Natural Truth.

Just ask Matt Damon. They just want to teach.

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I’m not afraid of dying, but…

… I just don’t want to be there when it happens.

Woman Dies At Her Own Funeral – Gawker

… a Russian woman who was declared dead after collapsing with chest pains awoke at her own funeral and promptly died of a heart attack caused by the shock of waking up at her own funeral.

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Woman dies of heart attack at own funeral • The Register

Doctors had failed to spot she was actually very much alive, and Mrs
Mukhametzyanov unsuprisingly began screaming when she regained
consciousness to find she was being prematurely dispatched to the
hereafter.

Her husband, 51-year-old Fagili Mukhametzyanov, said: “Her eyes
fluttered and we immediately rushed her back to the hospital but she
only lived for another 12 minutes in intensive care before she died
again, this time for good.”

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$1 Health Care Plan

$1 bank robbery doesn’t pay off for man who said he was desperate for healthcare – latimes.com

It was Verone’s first attempt at crime. After he held up the bank with
his note, he sat on a couch, unarmed, as the teller called 911…

Richard James Verone

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Gold vs Green

The green killer: Scores of protected golden eagles dying after colliding with wind turbines | Mail Online

Not eagle friendly: Scores of Golden Eagles have been dying each year after colliding with the blades of about 5,000 wind turbines

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Narco Tanks

Mexican drug gangs building own tanks as war intensifies | McClatchy

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Island Snow

VIDEO: Summer snow in Hawaii, high on Mauna Kea | Big Island Video News

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D-Day + 24455

Looking at these pictures, it’s hard to believe that it was 67 years ago: Before and After D-Day: In Color – Photo Gallery – LIFE

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Breaking the Bank

Florida Homeowner Forecloses On Bank of America | Video Cafe

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Lowering the Bar

Bar code used as cover art for CD matches a different product: snopes.com: Bar Code Confusion

Note to art department: Next time pick a bar code for an item that costs more than yours.

Electric 80′s is calling you…

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Pun is mightier than the sword

Soldier cited for holding off up to 30 Taliban by himself – This Just In – CNN.com Blogs

During the 15-minute battle, [Acting Sgt. Dipprasad] Pun fired more than 400 rounds of ammunition, detonated 17 grenades and a mine and even threw his gun tripod at a Taliban fighter climbing toward his position…

Soldier cited for holding off up to 30 Taliban by himself

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The Little Films that Could

Forget the pirates and newbie X-men: This summer is all about the small films – CSMonitor.com

…despite the presence of every popcorn fave from X-Men to Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean, there are some signs that small films – which make up three-quarters of theatrical films in any given year – just might be on track to get some sunshine of their own. 


Craig Roberts in Submarine

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Spellbound

Sukanya Roy, 14, aces ‘cymotrichous’ to win 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee – ABC News

“I went through the dictionary once or twice,” she said, “and I guess some of the words really stuck.”

PHOTO: Sukanya Roy, 14, of South Abington Township, Pa., holds the trophy after winning the National Spelling Bee, in Oxon Hill, Md. on Thursday, June 2, 2011.

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End of Life

BBC News – Jack Kevorkian: How he made controversial history

… overnight, listening to classical music, Jack Kevorkian died. Of natural causes.

Jack Kevorkian

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Improvised Explosive Dessert

MI6 Hacked Al Qaeda Website, Swapping Bomb Recipes With Cupcake Recipes

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A Tweet Deal

Malaysian to tweet apology 100 times in defamation deal – Yahoo! News

Fahmi Fadzil said he tweeted…that a pregnant friend of his had been treated badly by her employers at Female Magazine.

The magazine’s lawyers threatened legal action and a settlement was reached in March, taking the resolution to the Internet because Fahmi could not afford to take out newspaper advertisements.

Malaysian to tweet apology 100 times in defamation ...

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“Murder is the severest form of censorship.”

Pakistan: Review & Outlook: The Most Dangerous Place on Earth – WSJ.com

Syed Saleem Shahzad, a prominent Pakistani journalist and correspondent for the Hong Kong-based Asia Times Online news service, was found dead Tuesday, his body reportedly bearing signs of torture. No terrorist group has claimed responsibility, but local scribes point the finger at the country’s intelligence agencies.

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Soldiers of Fortune 500

Honor the Troops by Hiring Them – Paul Rieckhoff – Politics – The Atlantic

… prospective employers view veterans as potential liabilities…

“All they see is a hospital day count, not understanding how dedicated to work the military makes you,” she says. “As soon as I walk into an interview with a cane, the interview is essentially over.”

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Hard Evidence

BBC News – Bangladesh woman cuts off ‘attacker’s’ penis

Police in southern Bangladesh say a woman cut off a man’s penis during
an alleged attempt to rape her and took it to a police station…

Monju Begum

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Mac the Knife

The Best Use For a Mac Yet! – There, I Fixed It – Redneck Repairs

white trash repairs - The Best Use For a Mac Yet!

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