Wednesday

Happy Holidays from Virgin

Anti-gay Focus on the Family faces IRS grievance

A Washington-based group has asked the Internal Revenue Service to investigate whether Focus on the Family or its founder James Dobson violated IRS rules by electioneering.

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Diebold Drops Out of North Carolina

In North Carolina, Diebold had been attempting to get a special court order allowing them to get around NC's law requiring that Voting Machine Companies hand over their source code for their secret software to be kept in escrow in the event of a problem later.

World AIDS Day - 1 December 2005

Mark Riley & Rachel Maddow To Host New Air America Morning Shows

Maddow has previously guest-hosted The Al Franken Show and serves as a contributor to MSNBC’s The Situation With Tucker Carlson.

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Time Warner CEO, who sought to gag Scalia event, has deep GOP roots

Parsons tried to impose a "gag order" on a public interview of Scalia conducted by Norman Pearlstein, Time's editor in chief, Nov. 21. Time Magazine is the publication's flagship national newsweekly.

Nowhere To Run

After what has been described as the most foolish war in over 2,000 years, is there a way out of Iraq for President Bush, asks Brian Whitaker.

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Baby Kenny & Hello Kitty

Photo: Stephanie Mitchell

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Farmer protects animals with orange paint

With deer hunters out all over the woods, a farmer has decided to paint his cows, horses and even his dog bright orange to make sure they aren't mistaken for deer.

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Shedd's not hooked by Atlanta fish story

There's a new "big fish'' in the aquatic world: Atlanta is boasting it has the "world's largest aquarium." Not so fast, says the Shedd Aquarium, which has claimed the title for decades.

Intel Mac mini To Evolve Into Digital Hub?

Think Secret claims an Intel-based Mac mini will make an appearance at MacWorld San Francisco in January. Expected to be included in the update, other than the move to Intel processor:

Nice Guy or the Devil's Spawn?

Miniature Solar System Discovered Around Brown Dwarf

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a remarkably small brown dwarf surrounded by a dusty disk.

Attack of the alien hackers!

Foolish scientists have put the Earth in great danger by letting millions of humans download and run the program SETI@home on their computers, experts say.

Sen. Clinton Defends Iraq War Vote

"I take responsibility for my vote, and I, along with a majority of Americans, expect the president and his administration to take responsibility for the false assurances, faulty evidence and mismanagement of the war," the New York senator said in a lengthy letter to thousands of people who have written her about the war.

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Cindy Sheehan Claims Photos Falsely Implied Her Book Signing was a Flop

Photos of the event, carried widely on the Web, and then picked up by conservative blogs, seemed to imply that the book signing was a bust. The photos showed Sheehan looking dejected, sitting at a table, with no one in the tent except for a couple of photographers.

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Tuesday

New Orleans mayor gets an earful

"If they can destroy a country and build it up again, why can't they fix this state?" the woman asked.

Why does CNN continue to host Ann Coulter?

In her November 24 syndicated column, she claimed, "There is no plausible explanation for the Democrats' behavior other than that they long to see U.S. troops shot, humiliated, and driven from the field of battle."

VIDEO: Sy Hersh on Today Show

Hersh: This president is not going to back down on this war...

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Overhaul For The Firefox Web Browser

The people behind Firefox are planning a big marketing push for the latest version of the open source web browser.

Feds probing SunCruz links to GOP

Will they probe the fact that Mohammed Atta was a regular visitor on Abramoff's casino ship?

Rolling Stone "The Man Who Sold the War"

Meet John Rendon, Bush's general in the propaganda war.

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CIA Director Defends Intelligence, Methods

CIA Director Porter Goss, saying his agency struggles to penetrate terrorist sanctuaries overseas, insists that "we know more than we're able to say publicly" about Osama bin Laden and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Check Out 'Fahrenheit 9/11' on Showtime!

Pointing his finger at a global conspiracy of war, greed, and media manipulation, Moore leaves no political figure unscathed in his most passionate, outraged condemnation of a president and policies he considers illegitimate and incompetent.

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Hillary, You're Not Listening

The problem is she hadn't forgotten the war. She simply doesn't want to hear about one of the biggest issues dividing our country, draining the federal budget, destabilizing the Middle East, undermining international law and institutions, and spreading fear and hatred of our country.

Impact of Climate Change 'Can be Likened to WMD'

Climate change can be likened in its destructive scale to the effects of using weapons of mass destruction, according to Britain's leading scientist.

The Randi Rhodes Show: Listen Live! 3-7 PM

A paranoid, isolated president continues to fumble while his party chokes on the greed and graft that lifted Bush into office in the first place.

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Stream Entire "Brokeback Mountain" Soundtrack

PHOTOS: Tobermory, Ontario

Photos: Fred Johnson
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SUMMER 2006
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Canada heads into winter election campaign

Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin launched a winter election campaign on Tuesday after his minority Liberal government lost a vote of confidence on Monday night over a corruption scandal.

Odor sends school into panic

Ambulances rushed dozens of students and adults from Center Moriches High School to area hospitals yesterday after the group reported feeling ill due to an odor in a classroom.

CLINTON: Unspent tsunami donations may go to Africa...

"In every country but the Maldives, the pledges exceed the estimated damages. Until all the work is done...the people who donated the money have to the right to expect it will be spent in the way they intended it."

Miami Police Take New Tack Against Terror; Vow 'Surprise' ID Sweeps

Miami police announced Monday they will stage random shows of force at hotels, banks and other public places to keep terrorists guessing and remind people to be vigilant.

Named greatest mass murderer of all time

More lethal than Hitler or Stalin.

DVD: Captain & Tennille Ultimate Collection


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Poor service and sky-high prices on menu in S. Florida restaurants, Zagat Survey finds

But to many, price doesn't seem to matter. In Palm Beach County, the average price of a meal is $38.56, more expensive than New York ($37.61) or San Francisco ($35.52).

VIDEO: Lady Bunny "RATED X: FOR XTRA-RETARDED!"


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Out There: Blondie Gets Respect

Blondie, the New Wave band lead by Debbie Harry, is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Madonna and Gwen owe a lot to her.

Cable Televangelists: "We Want To Reach The Unchurched… We Want To Be Everywhere On Cable"…

Why does Laura Bush hate Christmas?

What will Jerry Falwell say?

Massive Blizzard Pummels Upper Plains

"This is probably the worst storm I've ever encountered," Terri Gosney said by telephone from a truck stop alongside I-90 in Mitchell, South Dakota, as she waited to resume her trip home to Minong, Wisconsin.

Warner, South Dakota 11/28/05

Where is the Iraq war headed next? by SEYMOUR M. HERSH

Current and former military and intelligence officials have told me that the President remains convinced that it is his personal mission to bring democracy to Iraq, and that he is impervious to political pressure, even from fellow Republicans. They also say that he disparages any information that conflicts with his view of how the war is proceeding.

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Monday

War protests shrink, passions don't

In Crawford, Sheehan greeted by smaller crowds on both sides.

VIDEO FLASHBACK: "9-11 Rise of the Police State"

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How Troops see Iraq

"We know we made a positive difference," says Cpl. Jeff Schuller of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines, who spent all but one week of his eight-month tour with Mayer. "I can't say at what level, but I know that where we were, we made it better than it was when we got there."

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Honda Civic Named Top Car For 2006

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GETTING HITCHED UP NORTH

Arctic booms as climate change melts polar ice cap

The 14 million sq km Arctic Ocean is home to 25 per cent of the planet's unextracted oil and natural gas. With a population of four million, the region is much more stable than the Middle East. Global warming, in combination with the current high oil price, makes it ever more accessible.

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VIDEO: Dog has makeover to look like a panda

Readers choose the least-loved American auto

Selection of the best comments on turkey cars from MSNBC.com readers.

VIDEO: Seymour Hersh with Blitzer

Sy Hersh joined Wolf Blitzer, on Late Edition and discussed his new article called " "Up in the Air. " This article is loaded with peeks into the future of Iraq and some very scary stuff about Bush's mental make-up.

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Steve Jobs Loves his Big iCube

The long-awaited deal for Apple’s sprawling subterranean store in the GM building was recently finalized—but only after landlord Harry Macklowe promised Steve Jobs he could take his big $9 million glass cube with him at the end of the lease.

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Deep-fried peacock with M&Ms

If Couric, Lauer and Roker didn't know about the accident, what were their producers doing in the control booth? If other networks had reported there was an accident involving a balloon and there were injuries, how can any station go ahead and show footage from last year? Even as "reality TV" goes, this was lame.

Mac OS X could destroy Microsoft!

OS X for Intel would change the PC landscape like no other operating system has or could. Apple should open-source their operating system, port Openoffice.org to Aqua and bundle it for Intel PC's. Offer it for $199 for a home edition and $299 for a professional edition and the world will say goodbye to Windows for good.

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Fiona Apple confused by all her issues

Conflicts: We've all got 'em — those religious, parental and societal messages that occasionally cancel each other out. Some folks talk them out with a psychiatrist, others avoid them with a bottle of booze. Fiona Apple dresses them up and sets them to music. Continued

"O' SAILOR" VIDEO PREMIERE: Fiona's new video for "O' Sailor" is premiering online now at Yahoo! Music!

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Flood-Damaged Cars From Hurricane Katrina Get Crushed

Progressive Sends 5,000 Cars Removed From New Orleans' Flood Waters To The Crusher.

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Experts: Hurricane forecasts on verge of more advances

MIAMI One week before it finally hit the state, complex computer models doing (t) trillions of calculations a second showed Hurricane Wilma eventually making a sharp 90-degree right turn toward Florida and away from the U-S Gulf Coast.

Damage from Wilma, 10/24/05 - Pompano Beach

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Anderson Cooper Has Yet To Pull In The Ratings For 10pm 360…

If nothing else, Anderson Cooper is fraught with contradiction.

Nine Iraq Vets Running For Congress…

They are expected to inject a pivotal voice into the debate next year, a midterm election season that is likely to focus heavily on security issues such as US involvement in Iraq and homeland defense.

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Jesus and the aliens

Vatican wonders what to do about E.T.

NETWORKS PLAN 'END OF AMERICA' SHOWS

ABC alone has at least two would-be shows set in post-apocalyptic America ("Resistance" and "Red & Blue") while Gavin Polone and Bruce Wagner are teaming for the comfy-sounding plague drama "Four Horsemen" at CBS (which also is developing "Jericho," about life in a small town after America is destroyed).

CNN OPERATOR FIRED AFTER SUGGESTING 'X' OVER CHENEY WAS 'FREE SPEECH'...

"We did it just to make a point. Tell them to stop lying, Bush and Cheney," the CNN operator said to a caller. "Bring our soldiers home."

Sunday

Bush set to pull out 60,000 troops

The talk of withdrawal comes after a profound and swift change in attitude about Iraq in Congress. The issue, festering just below the surface for months, has exploded in Washington and is resonating loudly throughout America. In the past fortnight the war has eclipsed every other subject and is accelerating Mr Bush’s slide in the polls.

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VIDEO: Earth to America - Robin Williams

VIDEO: Random Shootings Iraq

A "trophy" video appearing to show security guards in Baghdad randomly shooting Iraqi civilians has sparked two investigations after it was posted on the internet, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

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Popular Science - How 2.0: Wanna Be a DJ?

Stream a few songs to friends or be the next shock jock—here's how to let loose your inner Johnny Fever.
Thanks for the link Hope.

Enya records her new album in her own made-up language after deciding English is too "obtrusive"

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RITUAL ABUSE OF BRITISH MARINES

THE News of the World exposes the bullying culture of Britain's elite armed forces with a secret video documenting a sickening catalogue of abuse.

Poppy involved in JFK Assassination

Bush provided clandestine support for the Bay of Pigs operation, including three ships named the Zapata (for his oil company), the Barbara (for his wife), and the Houston (Zapata Oil's home port).

California invites Black Box Voting to hack Diebold voting machines

NOW we are getting somewhere!

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Live Peace...Be Peace

"Some people think it's a miracle to walk on water. I think it is a miracle to walk on the earth in peace."

- Thich Nhat Hahn.

Bush Admin. Won’t Join More Than 100 Nations In Climate Control Meetings This Week…

Despite the Bush administration's resistance, an assortment of U.S. elected officials, industry representatives and environmentalists are pushing to chart a new climate change strategy that will bring the United States back into international discussions.

Secret Flying Saucer Base Found in New Mexico?

Maybe. From the state that gave us Roswell, the epicenter of UFO lore since 1947, comes a report from an Albuquerque TV station about its discovery of strange landscape markings in the remote desert.

Abramoff probe throws wide scandal net over GOP

The rapidly growing scandals surrounding tainted lobbyist Jack Abramoff now involves four members of Congress, several former and current congressional aides.

China predicts quake...

then denies it knew.

Madonna says motherhood and music are entwined

The star says that motherhood has "boosted her creativity" and "helped her learn about herself," according to Teen Hollywood.

Madonna says that taking Vicodin turns her into a complete bitch.

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Saturday

VIDEO: Cream vs The Hoxtons - Sunshine Of Your Love

DirecTV to bring Hundreds of New Jobs to Missoula

State and local officials today formally unveiled plans to build a customer call center in Missoula for a digital television company that is promising to bring some 900 new jobs to the Garden City.

World War Three seen through Soviet eyes

In a historic break with the past, Poland's newly elected government threw open its top secret Warsaw Pact military archives - including a 1979 map revealing the Soviet bloc's vision of a seven-day atomic holocaust between Nato and Warsaw Pact forces.

VIDEO FLASHBACK: "Satisfaction" Benny Benassi

Check out the video. This song is being used in the new Wendy's "Satisfaction" ad campaign to sell hamburgers. I wonder if the executives at Wendy's saw this power tool ad first?

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Animal Abuse or Love?

If your pet is keen on dressing up for the holidays then don’t forget to check out Target.com’s Holiday Pet Apparel. Slave To Target.Com

GUY GIVES THE FINGER TO KABBALAH?

Filmmaker & cutie pie Guy Ritchie has allegedly turned his back on Kabbalah and is trying to distance himself from the religion...

Friday

Madonna Confessions: Limited Edition Print

Here is one of the first canvas images licensed by Madonna, as a limited edition numbered piece in a series of 500. It is produced as a giclee on canvas with hand painted embellishments with exclusive Z Gallerie colorization.

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Commuting By Bus In Denver? Papers, Please.

Meet Deborah Davis. She's a 50 year-old mother of four who lives and works in Denver, Colorado. Her kids are all grown-up: her middle son is a soldier fighting in Iraq. She leads an ordinary, middle class life. You probably never would have heard of Deb Davis if it weren't for her belief in the U.S. Constitution.

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Canada Loves Immigrants

Ex-Canadian defense chief demands gov't prepare for space aliens.

VIDEO: Paul Hackett on Hardball

Paul refused to back down on his criticisms of the Bush administration which included the President and Dr. Evil, while being interviewd by Chris Matthews. Hackett is currently running for the Senate.

Sheehan Back in Texas for War Protest

Before Sheehan's arrival, more than 100 protesters at the camp ate a traditional Iraqi meal for Thanksgiving salmon, lentils, rice with almonds and a salad of parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers and bulgur wheat. They said they wanted to call attention to the innocent Iraqi victims in addition to the more than 2,100 U.S. soldiers killed since the war began in March 2003.

Chanukah 2005 falls on December 26th 2005, The first night of candle lighting is on Dec. 25th.

The Chanukah Story
In 333 B.C.E., Alexander the Great conquered Persia. Judea, which was under Persian rule, became part of the Greek Empire. After the death of Alexander the Great, the Greek Empire was divided and Judea became under control of the Syrians. Continued

Accelerated rise in sea levels blamed on global warming

Sea levels are rising twice as fast as they were 150 years ago and man-made greenhouse emissions are the prime cause, a study by scientists in America has found.

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Study: More CO2 Now Than Past 650,000 Years

Scientists are looking back to a time when "greenhouse gases" were not the problem they are today, and it is giving them a clearer picture of how people are making it worse.

'Alias' to end in May

Point man on W.M.D. claims skilled at doublespeak

National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley has now been tapped as the White House’s chief point man for pushing back against Democratic charges that President Bush and other senior administration officials exaggerated threats, lied to or otherwise misled the American people in the lead-up to the Iraq war in 2002 and early 2003.

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Doubts Now Surround Account of Snipers Amid New Orleans Chaos

"At the time I observed that there appeared to be an effort to kick up a race riot in New Orleans, in order to destroy sympathy for the black victims of the flooding as a means to deflect criticism of Bush for diverting flood control and disaster relief funds to his illegal war in Iraq. " WRH.Com

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Capitalizing on the Flu

President Bush's vague plan for coping with a serious outbreak of bird flu is based largely on fear and greed. There is no secret about this. He seeks to get people's attention by scaring the citizenry with visions of millions of people dying from a pandemic so bad it leads to martial law, mass quarantines, restrictions on travel, and so on.

Thursday

They're here...

UFOs swarm London suburb.

Macy’s Parade Balloon Injures Two Specators…

A Dog's Thanksgiving Day

Turkey bones should never be fed to dogs. All poultry bones splinter easily, and, whether splintered or whole, they can lodge inside or perforate a dog's intestines.

CNN Fantasizes About Oprah Giving Her Support to “Hillary For President”

Oprah To Hillary: "I Hope You Do Us A Privilege And Run For Office. ... President Of The United States"....

Santa-Jesus Theory

Ok, you know the song, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"? "He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake.. He knows if you've been bad or good..." Just like "God", right?

Miami White Party '05: Insider's guide

Two key events occur in South Florida at the end of November: White Party Week and the end of hurricane season.