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Last Living WW I vet has passed away Posted: 5 months ago by Moe
Claude Choules was the last person alive to have served as a combat veteran in World War I. He joined the Navy at 14 years of age and witnessed the scuttling of the German Fleet and also served in WWII.

/Salute Mr.Choules. You have earned your rest.
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Dog Survives 6 Hours In Burning Home Posted: 5 months ago by tigertony
With no one home, she opened four doors to reach a bathtub in the basement where she submerged herself until firefighters could douse the flames.

*Not far from where I live*
Comments: 4 Score: [-] 468 [+].

Iran's Ahmadinejad to resign? Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
A few minutes ago on May 5, 2011, Arab TV announced that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini requested Iran's President Ahmadinejad to step down from his post.
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The everlasting conspiricy Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
Birthers who claimed President Obama was not born in the U.S. have moved on to another wild conspiracy theory: that Osama bin Laden was not really killed last Sunday—or was killed to shut him up, and then quickly buried at sea.
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House GOP (and 16 Democrats) Unanimously Passes Anti-Abortion Bill That Redefines Rape, Raises Taxes, And Creates Rape Audits Posted: 5 months ago by Moe
Headline says it all. Disgusting.
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The Last Post Posted: 5 months ago by suebe
Here it is. I'm dead, and this is my last post to my blog. In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote—the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive.
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John Ashcroft Becomes the Head of Xe's (a.k.a. Blackwater's) "Ethics Committee" Posted: 5 months ago by B-MoreRavensFan
Ashcroft, who became a controversial figure while serving as George W. Bush's attorney general from 2001 to 2005, will head the company's subcommittee on governance, which "will focus on the company's efforts to maximize governance, compliance and accountability, continuing to build and promote the highest degrees of ethics and professionalism within the private security industry."
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Jon Stewart: Release the Bin Laden Death Photos Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
Daily Show, Jon Stewart made his case for the release of the Osama bin Laden death photos.
*He's right you know. By shielding the masses from the gruesome end result of war, people will never realize the true cost unless a family member or a close friend becomes a casualty. Show it all; the dead soldiers, maimed & dead civilians, the POWs etc.*
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Meet The 'Seal Team 6', The Bad-Asses Who Killed Osama Bin Laden Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
Officially, the team's name is classified and not available to the public, technically there is no team 6. Move along, nothing to see here.
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Osama bin Smokin'? Marijuana found at Abbottabad compound Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
By various reports, we are now learning that marijuana grew along the outside walls of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Was the Al Qaeda mastermind a stoner?
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Carpet comes up, and so does neighbor's leather sex Posted: 5 months ago by Bornbad
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Furniture rental co. spies on PC users Posted: 5 months ago by zircon77777
A major furniture rental chain provides its customers with computers that allow it to track keystrokes, take screenshots and even snap webcam pictures of renters using the devices at home, a Wyoming couple said in a lawsuit Tuesday.
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The Parking Ticket Emotional Reclamation Project Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
Imagine, you come back to your car to find a parking ticket on your windshield. Immediately, depression and self-blame set in. Yet when you open the envelope to assess the damages—Hark!—an angel has come to help you reclaim your emotions! An original work of art lay in tandem with the ticket!
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Letters trace Civil War for writer's forebears Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
Alone in his hotel room after a solemn dinner with his brother, the newly enlisted Army surgeon took up pen and paper to make the first installment on his promise.

"I have a few moments," he wrote to his wife, just 10 miles up the coast in Lynn. "I am in such a whirl that I can hardly think much less write."
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$23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping) Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
Textbooks are expensive. But two Amazon sellers outdid themselves pricing a copy of Peter Lawrence's The Making of a Fly at $1,730,045.91, then raising the price a bit each day until it reached $23,698,655.93 (plus $3.99 shipping).
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But what do they do with their legs? Posted: 6 months ago by NoPantsMan
A wonderful article about a woman having "The Conversation" with her 9-year old daughter.
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Hero milkman saves men trapped in burning car Posted: 6 months ago by tigertony
The quick-thinking driver of a dairy tanker truck released his cargo onto the vehicle, dousing the flames.
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Domestic Violence Victim Sent To Jail For Lying For Her Abuser Posted: 6 months ago by drogue
62-year-old William Wade of Barstow was sentenced to six years in prison Friday for brutally beating and torturing his 43-year-old, live-in girlfriend, but in an unusual twist, the victim Debra Harper, also went to jail.
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Teen Fakes Pregnancy For School Project Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
During a school assembly at Toppenish High School in Washington, Gaby Rodriguez revealed a jaw-dropping secret. Everyone had already dealt with the shock of the 17-year-old A-student getting pregnant, but they weren't prepared for Gaby to pull the "baby bump" she wore for six and a half months out of her shirt.
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Don’t Get a Crime Scene Tattooed on Your Chest Posted: 6 months ago by suebe
Inked on the chest of a Pico Rivera gang member was the detailed scene of a liquor store slaying that had stumped an L.A. County sheriff's investigator for more than four years.
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Married Teachers Charged With Raping a 17-Year-Old Boy Posted: 6 months ago by Bornbad
The ballots for Worst Teacher Ever have been tabulated — and we have a tie! And they're married!
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Colourblind Gamers Posted: 6 months ago by pocksucket
It's hard to decide whether to shoot the guy in the red or the guy in the green when you can't distinguish between the two. Game designers are beginning to realise that excluding up to 5% of their market with poor colour design.
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Sarah Jane Smith has gone on to a new dimension Posted: 6 months ago by Moe
Elisabeth Sladen has died. On to the Tardis for one last great journey.
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Castro resigns as Cuba Communist Party Leader Posted: 6 months ago by NoPantsMan
Not only has Castro surprised many by stepping down as the leader for the ruling party of Cuba, but he has also changed the laws so the Cubans can purchase and sell property for the first time since 1959
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Some sanity in AZ after all Posted: 6 months ago by Moe
Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the bill that would force candidates for office to produce (among other documents) circumcision records if they cannot show a birth certificate.
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