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Pet ownership in the golden years can have a positive effect on a senior's physical and emotional well-being. There are a lot of reasons not to rush into the bailout. When a candidate utters the buzzword, cross it out. First player to get five across, up and down or diagonally wins (same rules as Bingo). A year before Don Imus was fired for making one remark too many, Vanity Fair magazine published a revealing profile of the man people love to hate.
In addition to his many talents, John McCain can also see the future.
The missing funds includes about $9 billion in cash, most of the $12 billion in new $100 bills that were flown into Iraq by C-130 cargo planes. The cash weighed 363 tons.
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Joe Biden will never live-down his interview with Katie Couric on CBS. In 1929, Herbert Hoover was President, television was an experiment, and nobody had one. The recession is also affecting celebrities and normally wealthy people, who hock jewelry, cars, and works of art.
Airlines face the dual challenges of increasing revenue to cover heavy fuel costs while also improving their product to give air travelers a return on their added investment. Renters say they may never be able to afford a home, the way things are going in Washington. This fellow's software might not be fully loaded, but he does seem to have this fairly well documented. Can you imagine the volume of strange emails received by the White House? ''The Living Room Candidate'' website has more than 300 commercials, from every presidential election since 1952.
The last enforcers of the dress code, the maitre d's in fine restaurants, are having a problem with our casual society. If you don't believe this, just right-mouse click any Flash ad on any website and select Settings. Are you sure ''they'' can't turn on your camera and microphone themselves? How is your Portuguese? Uma rainha de beleza brasileira anterior diz que John McCain era um grande kisser e um amante. Some of the reader comments might be NSFW. Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when we first practice to deceive. Can we really believe any politician?
The National Organization of Women is conducting a poll on the PBS website, and I'm guessing members are clicking ''YES'' like crazy. Click to register your vote. Museum of Mobile, Alabama marine archaeologists say the ship is likely the Monticello, which ran aground in 1862 after sailing from Havana, Cuba. There are varying degrees of poverty. Sources say Hank Greenberg still has a net worth of a few hundred million, but most of his fortune and life's work at AIG is gone. After negative reactions to recent ads, Microsoft decided to take new direction.
The hacker used Yahoo!'s password recovery feature, and then proceeded to fill in the answers using Wikipedia. Questions about city of birth, or what high school she went to were easily found. Read the comments by readers: Another student was suspended for bringing a hunting magazine to school. The same issue was available in the school library. Few people realized that John McCain invented the Blackberry cell phone. Pretty amazing, considering he doesn't know how to send or receive email. The Rosenbergs were executed in 1953 for giving atomic bomb secrets to the Russians. According to Nixon, witnesses were pressured to ''embellish their testimony''.
Tabitha Ruiz was stopped by security guards at Seagoville High School in Dallas and told to take off the silver and ruby beaded rosary, a gift from her mother. See what students and parents are saying about teachers in your local schools. People in Galveston knew that there was a storm in the Gulf of Mexico. It was reported in the newspaper but they didn't know where the storm would make landfall. Ever wonder if those funny church signs on the internet are real? Some are, some aren't. Make your own with the Church Sign Generator.
For days, officials pleaded with Harry Truman to leave his home in the shadow of Mount St. Helens. On May 18, 1980 the mountain exploded, and Harry was never seen again. Caging is a voter suppression tactic in which a political party sends mail marked ''do not forward'' or ''return to sender'' to a targeted group of voters.  Returned mail is used to challenges the right of those citizens to vote, saying they do not live at the address. With an operating budget of millions for just 90 kids a year ($18,000 per week per kid), critics said the ranch was really just a free luxury summer home for the Imus family.
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Our trans-Atlantic coordinator has 45 years of experience, and his seminar will be limited to 20 pilots. Click for more. Senior military officials are pushing the Pentagon to go on the offensive in cyberspace by attacking other nations computer systems Wearing sagging pants started in jail, where many of these folks may be headed for ''indecent exposure''.
Will Hurricane Hanna strike South Carolina? Will Sarah Palin be dumped before the election?  Bet on your predictions.
Here's some key words for you: John McCain is known to have a hot temper. You maybe want to stay out of his way. A Japanese expert on North Korea says Kim Jong IL has been played by a group of doubles since 2003, when the President died of diabetes. What happened? Today's kids don't even know how to hold a fork. When is the last time you heard ''May I be excused?'' The ''Wayback Machine'' website captured the CNN homepage on September 11, 2001.
Picking the wrong vice presidential running mate, who was later asked to step-down, caused Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern to lose the 1972 election. Journalist Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! was arrested, along with two producers of her radio/television show, while covering protests at the Republican Convention in St. Paul. Political speeches are group projects from beginning to end. Speechwriters have to share credit with the policy experts and political advisors who provide the raw material. Red Bull Flugtag teams build human-powered flying machines and pilot them off a 30-foot high deck in hopes of achieving flight. Flugtag means ''flying day'' in German.
Ventura served with a Navy Underwater Demolition Team, later taken-over by the Seals, so the Navy says that Jesse can say he was a Seal, even though he wasn't one. Two major oil pipelines controlled by British Petroleum run through the war zone of South Osseta in Georgia. The Real ID Act of 2005 was tacked onto a must-pass appropriations bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was not debated, and most Senators didn't even know what they were voting on. How unusual. Grocers are stocking-up on disaster's favorite portable food, Pop -Tarts. They last forever, are sealed in waterproof plastic, and don't need to be cooked.
Live coverage of Hurricane Gustav in the Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi area. Jerry Lewis raised a record $65 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in his annual telethon on the 2008 Labor Day holiday. He paid his own expenses, and never took a dime for his efforts. If you live in New Orleans, and are traveling to Mississippi for a few days, your might as well enjoy yourself. Check-out what this great State has to offer. the entire A section of the Sunday Times Picayune.
The ''Hillary Clinton Supporters for McCain'' website says Alaska Governor Sarah Palin just flew to Ohio, where McCain will be announcing his VP choice later today. Authorities say Gary Heald discovered his wife Deloris was having an affair with Rory Zitur, who are believed to have hooked up through an on-line swinger's club. With a new storm bearing-down on New Orleans, many residents already live on the edge emotionally.  More than 25% suffer post-tramatic stress disorder from Katrina. Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer as he and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public sidewalk of Democratic senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown Palace Hotel.
Dave Freeman, who co-authored the 1999 book ''100 Things to Do Before Your Die'' died at the age of 47 after hitting his head in a fall at his California home. Many inventors pay thousands of dollars to firms that promise to evaluate, develop, patent, and market inventions, and then do little or nothing for their fees. Public nudity was common in ancient times. The early Greeks and Romans shed their clothes for swimming and for sports, and ahletes competed nude in the Olympic games. Most think the Patriot Act was written after 9/11, but it was written long before, just waiting for an excuse to rush it into law. Legislation to censor the internet is also already written, and waiting for an excuse to put into effect.
No profession has gottern worse press in recent years than the priesthood. The few bad ones have ruined it for the majority, who are good and dedicated men. Ulrich challenged the method the IRS used to tax shares and cash distributed by mutual insurance firms to their policyholders when they reorganize as public companies.
Hammond's church's creed, often called the ''prosperity Gospel,'' says that following God's word will lead not only to spiritual salvation but also earthly wealth.
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A sign at the entrance to Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro, Arkansas declares this to be the eighth largest diamond reserve in the world.
More than half of randomly surveyed adults ó 57 percent ó said God's intervention could save a family member even if physicians declared treatment would be futile. In 1954, the CIA orchestrated a coup to overthrow the government of Guatemala, taking the land from the peasants and gving it back to United Fruit. Finding an unbiased portrait of any political figure is practically impossible, but perhaps Wikipedia comes close. Finding an unbiased portrait of any political figure is practically impossible, but perhaps Wikipedia comes close.
Weekly World News provided entertainment while you were waiting in line at the supermarket, and many people actually believed the stories. On the internet, but no longer printed. An explosion and fire closed the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline on August 6, 2008. On August 12, 2008, British Petroleum closed the Baku-Supsa pipeline because of the South Ossetia conflict. It takes 12 years to grow agave before it can be harvested to make tequila. Mexican farmers can make 10 times as much by planting corn instead of new agave plants. Helping keep you cool in warm climates, Panama hats are made in Equador, not Panama, and are woven one hat a time  by the natives from the plant Carludovica Palmate.
Every nation in the world is on the metric system of measurement, with the exception of Burma, Liberia, and the United States. For many, college is a great way to put-off growing up, contributes little to future earnings, and starts the young person out in life with tremendous school debt. From 1934 until 1968, the Hays Production Code spelled out what was morally acceptable content for motion pictures produced for a public audience in the United States. Any agency with an interest can access employment and medical records, bank and credit card transactions, activate the microphone and  camera in your computer while checking your files, listen to your cell phone or car OnStar system when you think they are off, and verify your location with the GPS in those devices. The list goes on.
Fewer people are paying their credit card bills on time. And, more are using high-interest credit card cash to pay at least part of their monthly mortgage payment. Yeah, it sounds crazy, but divining (or dowsing) for water actually works, I've done it. Learn how in a few minutes. Peter Hirst has over 10,000 hours in at least 80 different types of aircraft, and has ferried airplanes across the North Atlantic over 60 times. His website is an interesting read. While a hot sauna may seem a cruel punishment to unexperienced bathers, it is actually a very pleasant experience.
China's Internet censorship and free speech controversies have received much attention, as a result of changes in technology and the interest of the international media. On Tuesday: A man was arrested for delivering baskets of drug-laced cookies to the police, causing several officers to become sick. On Thursday: ''Oops, my bad, never mind.'' Jan Worth-Nelson teaches at the University of Michigan, and says we will miss the sound of newspaper pages turning, the feel of the paper, and the smell of the ink. The OnStar company can open a cellular connection to a car and listen to conversations without the light coming on, a feature relished by the FBI and other agencies.
Usually, you donít buy 500,000 plastic coffins just in case something might happen, you buy them because you know something is going to happen.  Russian officials denied bombing Georgia, but Russian state television said troops and tanks were already crossing the border, and may reach the provincial capital by evening. The family of the oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller says he is not related, but Clark Rockefeller's fingerprints may link him to an unsolved double murder and other identites. Regardless of how many pointy tools and shampoo bottles we confiscate, there shall remain an unlimited number of ways to smuggle dangerous items onto a plane.
The graphic showing how the ethanol market works is very good, but the reader comments are even more interesting. Lightning kills more people in the ''civilized world'' than any other natural phenomenon. In the ''uncivilized world'' people are smart enough to hide inside when a storm starts. Charles Keating, Jr. contributed heavily to the campaigns of five U.S. Senators who helped block legislation that would have curbed the risky investments that ultimately caused the failure of his savings and loan. In response to a decision by PBS to cut Mister Rogers' Neighborhood from its weekday syndication, one of Rogers' biggest fans has started a campaign to save the show.
Menthol cigarettes are the preference of the overwhelming majority of African-American smokers, as well as a significant proportion of all teenagers ages 12 to 17. In the 1964 movie ''Dr. Strangelove'', General Ripper was convinced the Communists were responsible for fluoridating our water supply to sap and impurify our bodily fluids. Known as a ''Summer District Work Period'', Congress takes August off to rest-up after their exhausting Tuesday thru Thursday normal work weeks, 7 months a year. The 1973 film ''Soylent Green'' showed the world in 2022, with no fruits, vegetables, or meat. People survived with a mysterious food called Soylent Green.
A recent study by NADA revealed that only a handful of Hybrid Cars at present make sound financial sense. Having voting activated for the obituaries in this newspaper must be a mistake. But, before they find out and turn it off, vote for your favorite deceased person. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh says Dick Cheney held a meeting to discuss ways to ''create a casus belli between Tehran and Washington''. As the Minneapolis SWAT team broke into their home in North Minneapolis, Vang Khang grabbed his shotgun to protect his six children. His terrified wife called 911.
When Doris Duke was born in 1912, the newspapers christened her ''the richest little girl in the world''. When her father died 12 years later, she inherited $100 million, equivalent to $1 billion today. What exactly a given gang sign means, even to insiders, depends on who's flashing it, who's receiving it, and where the exchange is taking place. Some think advisers of John McCain with connections in the Pentagon had something to do with the decision not to allow Obama to visit the wounded soldiers in Germany. What is going on in the world can be depressing. Some people will only read good news, or none at all.
When my daughter Annie was 2 or 3, (she's now 40) she used to go up and kiss Mr. Rogers goodbye on the tv screen. We should all learn to be like Mr. Rogers.
Tesla was the inventor of alternating current, radio, and other amazing things. He died broke, without completing his project to transmit free electricity to the world.
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After five years and more than 4,000 American combat deaths, fewer than a half-dozen graphic photographs of dead American soldiers can be found. Once your name is placed on a ''terrorist watch list'' or ''no-fly list'', there is no provision for getting it off or even knowing why it was done.
What kind of lawbreaking happened on President Bush's watch, among his top and mid-level advisers? What didn't? Who was implicated and who was not? Click to find out. ''60 Minutes'' first broke the story of Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson's role in funding the largest covert war in U.S. history, in 1988 with Correspondent Harry Reasoner. To help fill-in the gaps about what the government knows about you, a provision was slipped into the new housing bail-out bill requiring credit card companies to report all of your card purchases and payments to the IRS. To summarize his views on Christianity to a friend, Thomas Jefferson worked with scissors, snipping out every miracle and inconsistency he could find in the New Testament.
It is 1962 all over again. Because the U.S. is planning to place missiles in the Czech Republic and Poland, Russia is considering moving long-range bombers to Cuba. Continuously rescuing adult children, giving them money, and shielding them from the realities of how the real world works, has created an entitlement society. Some famous entertainers started their careers as buskers, including  Joan Baez, Steve Martin, Dolly Parton, Penn & Teller, Simon and Garfunkel, and Robin Williams. In 1925, The Burma-Vita Corporation of Minneapolis began producing signs for a campaign that would make Burma Shave the nation's number two selling men's shaving cream.
Called ''Rumspringa'', 16 year old Amish children can leave for the big city before deciding if they want to come back to the strict Amish code. Most return, these six boys didn't.
Sample The Amish Outlaws music on ''My Space''.
Stories about Chinese restaurants serving dog and cat have been going around for years, and no one really believes them ... or do they? Oregon State Hospital, the mental institution where the 1975 movie ''One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'' was filmed, is making way for a new complex. Online hangouts like Facebook and MySpace often contain embarrassing and incriminating facts and photos, helping police and prospective employers check you out.
Squadron Leader Frank Day came close to freedom during the Great Escape, but was left behind when the tunnel was discovered. 76 airmen got away, but were recaptured. Air Force documents say capsules are to be ''aesthetically pleasing and furnished to reflect the rank of the senior leaders using the capsule,'' with beds, a couch, a table, a 37-inch flat-screen monitor with stereo speakers and a full-length mirror. Republican presidential candidate John McCain commented on Friday on the unannounced timing of a high-security trip by Barack Obama to Iraq, saying he believed his Democratic rival was going this weekend.
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Kieber reportedly sold three CD's full of names and data to tax authorities to 12 countries including Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and the United States, and several prominent Europeans have already been arrested. Even as the McCain campaign was telling reporters one thing about their intention to stick by the public financing pledge, they were actually raising tens of millions of dollars from private sources for the general election campaign. ForeFlight Mobile v2.0 is an iPhone application for aviation, allowing pilots file flight plans, view detailed runway diagrams, receive FAA flight alerts, check flight conditions, and see weather reports. The Fed has the unlimited power to print dollars, and it is this unlimited power to inflate that stands behind the current fractional reserve banking system.
Officially, Japan does not have an army, navy, or air force. But, their ''Self Defense Forces'' (SDF) were created in 1954 when U.S. troops left Japan to fight in Korea, and the Japanese were told to defend themselves. what does Jesse Jackson stand for besides Jesse Jackson? Magazine editors need an acute sense of how a celebrity cover will sell at a particular moment, and sometimes they get it wrong. Lobbyist Stephen Payne said he would arrange meetings with Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, and others, in return for a payment of $250,000 for the Bush library in Texas.
Flip-flops are flat sole sandals held on the foot by a Y-shaped strap that passes between the toes. In politics, it is a term describing the changing of opinion 180 degrees. Monsanto Corporation has filed 90 lawsuits in 25 states involving 147 American farmers and 39 small businesses or farm companies. In 1593 tulips were brought from Turkey to Holland. At the peak of the market,  a single tulip could be traded for a house, At the bottom, for an onion. 40 years after the U.S. flag was planted on the moon, a global rush to the final frontier has some people pondering property rights.


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