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    Andrew Collins and Morrissey

    The old Morrissey vs the NME spat has reared it's head over at his website. A couple of days ago The Guardian wrote an article about comedians trying to offend. One of their targets was Richard herring who takes on the persona of a racist in his act in order to make anti-racist points...
  2. Helen Bach

    Why are some people so dull?

    Why do some people spend so much time grumbling about other people? For instance, they come on here searching for something to moan about. "You shouldn't say that" "That's not fair" "That's .....ist" "I don't like what you said" "That isn't true" "No, you can't sleep with me" etc Instead of...
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    Religulous

    ahh... I can't wait to watch this: http://www.lionsgate.com/religulous ...
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    The Border Fence Between The US and Mexico: Opinions?

    WARNING, this is probably TL;DR but it's important. according to the New York Times: Power to Build Border Fence Is Above U.S. Law By ADAM LIPTAK Published: April 8, 2008 Securing the nation’s borders is so important, Congress says, that Michael Chertoff, the homeland security secretary...
  5. chica

    The Official Water Appreciation Thread

    2-2.5 liters a day is my suggestion! "The benefit of drinking water in elimination of body wastes and toxins Our organs are made of cells. The cells are made of and live in a water solution. Our blood also is mostly water and serves to dissolve, process and transport nutrients, and...
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    ...But still no apology to the Baby Seals.

    Canadian leader: Assimilation policy 'has no place' Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized for a defunct policy that attempted "to kill the Indian in the child" by taking native children from their families and placing them in schools to assimilate them. Canadian Prime...
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    The edges are no longer parallel…

    Or, where moths are concerned, modern life is war… “Moths fly into the candle flame and it doesn’t look like an accident. They go out of their way to make a burnt offering of themselves. We could label it ‘self-immolation behaviour’ and, under that provocative name, wonder how on earth...
  8. chica

    He's a Stud, She's a Slut

    "If you have a vagina, chances are someone has called you a slut at least once in your life. There's just no getting around it. I remember the first time I heard the word "slut" -- I was in my fifth-grade science class. A certain little girl (terror) named Eleena had been making my life...
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    Coriander

    The colloquial name for coriander is dhania, kothmir or kothimbir and its botanical name is Coriandrum sativum. Coriander is a small, erect and attractive plant. Its smell and taste are mouth watering. The herb has many branches, which are smooth. Leaves are compound, thin and very tasty which...
  10. Paulc

    Thousands dead in Chinese quake

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7396400.stm A powerful earthquake has killed at least 8,500 people in China's south-western Sichuan province, up to 5,000 of them in just one county. Many more are feared killed and injured in other parts of the country after the 7.8-magnitude...
  11. Paulc

    Don't throw away perfectly good food

    From BBC website: People are needlessly throwing away 3.6m tonnes of food each year in England and Wales, research suggests. The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) found that salad, fruit and bread were most commonly wasted and 60% of all dumped food was untouched. The study...
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    Is a Videotape Enough To Convict R. Kelly?

    CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- It seemed for a while as if R. Kelly's day in court might never come. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Friday at R&B singer R. Kelly's child pornography trial. But after six years of repeated delays, jury selection is set to begin Friday in the Grammy-winning...
  13. The Seeker of Good Songs

    The SUV..an irrational vehicle. It'll never come back

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/05/06/frustrated_owners_try_to_unload_their_guzzlers/?page=1 After paying $75 to fill his black Dodge Ram pickup truck for the third time in a week, Douglas Chrystall couldn't take it anymore. Feeling pinched at the pump, and...
  14. still I cling

    Strange/unexpected Moz references?

    Much to my surprise, I ran across one today in an art textbook ("Living With Art," 6th ed.), in amongst the Leonardos, Van Goghs, Japanese woodcuts, and Greek statues: Yes, it's really about the artist/designer who created the image, but....Where is the most unexpected place you've seen...
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