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Women find men in red more appealing? Posted: 4 hours ago by Bornbad
Men wanting to catch the eye of women should dress in red, a color which new research shows makes them more alluring to the opposite sex.
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Costs of Major U.S. Wars Compared Posted: 5 days ago by BernardBlack
More than a trillion dollars has been appropriated since September 11, 2001 for U.S. military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. This makes the “war on terrorism” the most costly of any military engagement in U.S. history in absolute terms or, if correcting for inflation, the second most expensive U.S. military action after World War II.
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Iowa GOP jumps on the ‘Thirteenther’ bandwagon Posted: 6 days ago by 2manyusernames
A provision in the GOP of Iowa’s platform calling for the “reintroduction and ratification of the original 13th Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution got some national attention this week, with the party admitting the plank is focused solely on Barack Obama. It is an attempt to equate his winning the Nobel Prize with accepting a dukedom from a foreign country and to somehow invalidate his presidency because of that.
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The BP Spill: Has the Damage Been Exaggerated? Posted: 1 week ago by 2manyusernames
Time Magazine examines the question of the actual damage caused by the accident and just how exaggerated have the claim of disaster been.
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'Do Not Vote For My Dad' Posted: 1 week ago by bornbad
John Mantooth Daughter Jan Schill Campaigns AGAINST Oklahoma Judicial Bid
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UK government acts to prevent arrest of Pope Posted: 2 weeks ago by 2manyusernames
Richard Dawkins was probably talking tongue-in-cheek when he discussed the probability of arresting the pope when he visits the UK, but the UK government is said to have set in motion a law change that will prevent the Pope from being arrested - just in case.
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The massive dump of U.S. military secrets about the Afghan war is believed to have come from the detained Army intel analyst. Posted: 2 weeks ago by bornbad
The huge library of secret military reports prepared from 2004 through last December documents the uncertainty of American military officers and their U.S. intelligence counterparts about the conduct of the war in Afghanistan, as well as their strong suspicion that Pakistan’s military spy agency, the ISI, was working against the U.S. there by bolstering insurgent groups.
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Pentagon Workers Caught with Kiddie Porn Posted: 2 weeks ago by bornbad
Federal investigators have identified several dozen Pentagon officials and contractors with high-level security clearances who allegedly purchased and downloaded child pornography, including an undisclosed number who used their government computers to obtain the illegal material
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Marijuana Boosters Say California Legalization Would Save State Lots Of Cash Posted: 2 weeks ago by thejehosephat
The pro-marijuana Drug Policy Alliance on Wednesday hailed a state Legislative Analyst's report on Prop. 19, the November ballot initiative that would fully legalize marijuana in the state, saying, "The report found that Proposition 19 would enable California to steer police resources toward more pressing matters ... "
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Top Secret America Grows Out of Control Posted: 3 weeks ago by bornbad
America's intelligence and counter-terror bureaucracy is so large and unwieldy that the Post says "no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work."
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The great Dick Cheney empathy test Posted: 3 weeks ago by Bornbad
Here's how it works. You read the story above. You note how Dick Cheney, former vice president, Bush babydaddy, sneermaster supreme, befouler of nations, lover of war, hater of, well, almost everything else -- has undergone yet another major heart operation, this time to place a little valve-assisting pump (called an LVAD) in his withered and long dysfunctional ticker.
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Sarah Palin likes government too Posted: 3 weeks ago by NoPantsMan
During a speech at an event called "Freedom Fest," former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin warned Tea Party activists that while government spending was a bad thing, conservatives should not go too far and start calling for reductions in the military budget.
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Hillary Rescues Stranded Iroquis Lacrosse Players Posted: 3 weeks ago by suebe
After a passport dispute that left the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team stranded in New York City for three days, the team will be able to travel with their own passports, thanks to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Veterans Affairs to Relax PTSD Evidence Requirements Posted: 4 weeks ago by 2manyusernames
New regulations will make it much easier for men and women to honestly or fraudulently claim they have PTSD, making them eligible for very lucrative disability payments as well as other benefits
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Obama: "Israelis suspicious of me because my middle name is Hussein" Posted: 4 weeks ago by 2manyusernames
Obama has stated that the reason Israelis do not appreciate him isn't because of his actions against Israel or his support of those who are their enemies but because his middle name is Hussein. Coincidentally, King Hussein of Jordan was one of Israel's greatest friends.
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First high profile 'Spy Swap' occurs between the US and Russia since 1984 Posted: 4 weeks ago by Moogle
The ten people accused of spying in the US have been swapped with four people being held in Russia. During the Cold War is was common practice for enemy agents to be swapped.
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Feds sue to block Arizona illegal immigrant law Posted: 1 month ago by hoimaha
"In our constitutional system, the federal government has pre-eminent authority to regulate immigration matters," Well whats the hold up then, when the federal government will not do their job who will , hats off to you , I salute you...
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The Criminal Intent Report: Congress Must Justify New Criminalization Posted: 1 month ago by 2manyusernames
Congress is killing U.S. softly with too many laws and too much red tape. The US has too many laws, laws that make trivial actions illegal, actions that are not inherently wrong. The Heritage Foundation and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers are calling for fewer laws and for Congress to be required to justify the new laws that are passed.
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Activists Being Crushed By 'Steel Vise' Around The World Posted: 1 month ago by Bornbad
Intolerant governments across the globe are "slowly crushing" activist and advocacy groups that play an essential role in the development of democracy, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday.
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The Declaration of Independence: Twitterized Posted: 1 month ago by stinkobinko
Life, Liberty, and 140 Characters or less. The winners of the Slate contest to rewrite the Declaration of Independence in a single tweet.
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Seoul police crack down on Holy Water filter prof Posted: 1 month ago by Bornbad
JoonAng Daily says Kim claimed that he had digitally captured the healing powers of genuine Holy Water from the Catholic Shrine at Lourdes, in France.
His device, featuring ceramic and paper filters and plastic cards, could transfer this divine essence to regular Seoul tap water, he claimed.
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Google to Add Pay to Cover a Tax for Same sex Benefits Posted: 1 month ago by Bornbad
It is not entirely surprising that the company is about to introduce another set of benefits that pushes the envelope — this time, geared toward its gay and lesbian workers.
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Farrakhan charges Jews with 'anti-black' behavior Posted: 1 month ago by 2manyusernames
Louis Farrakhan is demanding that Jewish people give to "repair of my people from the damage" he claims Jews have caused blacks for centuries. According to this individual, Jewish people are responsible for the slave trade as well as Jim Crow laws and many other injuries to the African people.
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Jesus Died on a Tree Trunk? Posted: 1 month ago by Bornbad
A Christian scholar says crucifixion was not an execution method in the time of the New Testament.
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Supreme Court rules against Christian group that bars gays Posted: 1 month ago by thejehosephat
A university can legally deny recognition to a Christian student group that bars gays and nonbelievers, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a case that pitted anti-discrimination principles against religious freedom.
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