Saturday

World Spirituality Day - December 31

Think of World Spirituality Day as The Earth Day for the Spirit. Just as Earth Day is celebrated worldwide in an infinite number of ways since its inception in 1970, World Spirituality Day also promises to expand into a boundless kaleidoscope of worldwide gatherings and events, big and small, year after year. There really is something in World Spirituality Day for everyone, regardless of your race, religion, gender, age or culture.

Friday

AUDIO: Madonna "Sorry" (Saint Ken Remix - Promo CD Track)

Single Release Date: January 26th, 2006


Click To Stream: QuickTime

On the German PSB fanpage the administrator tells the others in the forum that Neil Tennant confirmed that the Pet Shop Boys did a remix for "Sorry"; but they aren't allowed to talk about it at the moment! Drowned Madonna.Com

Wednesday

VIDEO: Guatemala On Volcano Alert

They're Watching You

Visit the NSA Web site and the NSA will follow your online moves. Sploid

VIDEO: "Bush's speech in Jackson Square was a phony"

Historian Doug Brinkley, appeared on Scarborough Country and hit the President hard over his apparent abandoning of the people and the region that has been decimated by Hurricane Katrina. Crooks & Liars

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Ecologically speaking, hurricanes perform some good

The storms and their winds, surge and rain can do some positive things while carving their widely destructive paths. They build soils in marshes, seed new patches of coral reef in the sea and shake new life into static coastal waters among other things, scientists note. Sun Sentinel

Wilma and Scripps tie for Top Stories of the Year

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Flood warning extended across Bay Area

Warnings have been issued for the Russian River and the Napa River, both of which are expected to reach flood stage sometime Wednesday. ABC 7

Sirius Surpasses 3 Million Listeners

New York-based Sirius, with more than 120 commercial-free stations had predicted more than three million subscribers by the end of this year. Miami Herald


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Project Notebook: Installing a Satellite Radio in Your Car

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Religious group puts 'Daniel' in lions' den

The American Family Assn., a longtime critic of irreverent broadcast television shows dating back to 1970s fare like "Charlie's Angels," began urging people on its Web site last week to send e-mails complaining about "Daniel" to NBC Universal chairman Bob Wright. Reuters

NBC Video: "The Book Of Daniel"

Palm pledges three new smart phones in 2006

Speaking during a conference following the announcement of the company's Q2 results, CEO Ed Colligan confirmed earlier analyst claims that Palm will offer new smart phones at different price points to the current Treo line-up.

What's Hot In 2006? Trend Watchers Share Predictions

In fashion, designers say look for a return to preppy, collegiate styles, with upturned collars, argyle sweaters and tiny embroidered logos from the 1980s. Waistlines will head north to a more natural place. Local 6


Chuck Taylor All Star Argyle

The I-Word is Gaining Ground

There are many reasons why it is crucial that the Democrats regain control of Congress in '06, but consider this one: If they do, there may be articles of impeachment introduced and the estimable John Conyers, who has led the fight to defend our constitution, would become Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Wouldn't that be a truly just response to the real high crimes and misdemeanors that this lawbreaking president has so clearly committed? The Nation

VIDEO: Memoirs of a Geisha - Mad TV

It's A Miracle, Photoshop Cures Dick Clark

America has not seen Dick Clark since he suffered a stroke in 2004, and he has not even shown up for publicity photos for this year's edition. TV Squad

Ring in the new year— with 70-year-olds

Lady Bunny "MY WISH FOR 2006"

Excerpt:
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO PEACE ON EARTH AND GOODWILL TOWARDS MEN? Remember that traditional Christmas/Holiday saying? Well, there isn't too much peace or goodwill emanating from our president, despite his claims that he's guided by faith in God. (Which one? Satan? Beelezebub? Mars? Loki?) Read The Complete Post: Here

VIDEO: John Gibson: World's Worst

Pro-war group buys ads defending Bush

The television commercials are attention-grabbing: Newly found Iraqi documents show that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, including anthrax and mustard gas, and had "extensive ties" to al Qaeda. The discoveries are being covered up by those "willing to undermine support for the war on terrorism to selfishly advance their shameless political ambitions." WSJ

Nuking Iran With the UN's Blessing

Only the American people can stop it.

In the "global war on terror," Iran is the next target, having been designated by the U.S. State Department as "the most active state sponsor of terrorism" in the world. The United Nations has given its blessing, and the U.S. will fill in the blanks. AntiWar

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Secret Societies, Satanic Sects, The Prieure du Sion, The Knights Templars, Freemasons?

What's Their Purpose and Are They At Core of New World Order? The Arctic Beacon

Motorola Q vs Palm Treo 700 at CES 2006?

Hey, 'Donald Trump Wants You'!! (... & Other Lies Told by Spammers in 2005)

According to AOL's 3rd Annual Top Ten Spam List - Spammers Are Getting More Sophisticated, Devious and Dangerous.

New Video Shows NYPD Covert Surveillance of Protests

Last Thursday, The New York Times published an article revealing that it had obtained videotapes showing the New York Police Department conducting surveillance by planting undercover officers to secretly infiltrate and monitor anti-war protests, bike rallies, and even a vigil for a dead cyclist.

Vitamin D 'can prevent cancer

A large daily dose of vitamin D can dramatically lower the risk of developing common cancers, including breast, ovarian and colon cancers, by up to 50 percent, according to American researchers. CNN

Travellers face chaos as freeze hits Europe

Freezing conditions across parts of northern Europe caused travel chaos today as forecasters warned that more snow and colder temperatures were expected over the next two days. Guardian

Wind-driven grass fires torch homes in Oklahoma, Texas

The biggest fire burned at least 400 acres in a rural area near the town of Mustang, southwest of Oklahoma City. AP

"Never meant 2 cause U any sorrow"

Bizarre 'purple rain' falling on Pennsylvania. Sploid

Tuesday

Arjan Writes: Top 5 Music Moments of 2005

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VIDEO: Matt goes ga-ga for Coulter

Ann Coulter joined Matt Lauer on the Today show earlier this morning. I don't care if Ann is hired on as many tours and talk shows that she can get for herself, but at least Matt could ask her one question that would let the morning viewers know where she stands. Something like-"how do you feel the Muslims of the world perceived her statements that "we should carpet bomb their cities and convert them to Christianity?" Instead-it's a "hot tub-love-in" interview. Crooks & Liars

DIRECTV to Launch Its First Exclusive Original Programming Series, CD USA

CD USA will premiere exclusively on DIRECTV on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006!

As well as live performances, CD USA will entertain DIRECTV’s nearly 15 million customers with the latest news on new releases, exclusive interviews, gossip, behind-the-scenes reports, and a private peek inside the hot house world of music idols.

Red Pandas Get New Quarters

"Wait — Kansas City has pandas?"

John Waters: Change of Life

Doughnuts and name-calling

When is it all right to tell drivers who advertise their bigoted politics on their bumpers exactly what you think of their self-righteousness? Advocate.Com

CBS Streaming Two Sitcoms via Yahoo

CBS and Yahoo are streaming "Two and a Half Men" and "How I Met Your Mother" commercial-free for a week via Yahoo TV.

UK Dells To ship Bundled With Firefox

The firm is giving it a go because Firefox is a popular web browser amongst buyers, the sources continued.

VIDEO: The Malcontent "Television Countdown '05"

As the final week of 2005 gains steam, we can expect to see endless lists, top tens, bests, worsts, and mainly reminders of things we'd totally forgotten about. The Malcontent has a great clip from The Soup on E!

Walter Cronkite "Global Warming: Why I Am Marching"

"I am joining the hundreds of thousands who shall be marching in the Virtual March on Washington to Stop Global Warming in order to demonstrate the concern that we all hold for the future of our planet and all the living things -- flora, fauna, human and animal -- that exist upon it."

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Conservative Bloggers Embedded With Troops To Publish Favorable Iraq News…

Blogger & Money Now Weapons in Information War.
U.S. Recruits Advocates to the Front, Pays Iraqi TV Stations for Coverage

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Bigger brain size matters for intellectual ability

Brain size matters for intellectual ability and bigger is better, McMaster University researchers have found.

Monday

South Florida New Year's Eve guide 2005

Crooks & Liars: Video clips of the Past

C&L has re-linked some of their highly downloaded clips from 2005.

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VIDEO: MobiTV Commercial

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Heavy snow, brutal heat mark year of extremes

Southwestern Ontario was treated to an endless summer after a seemingly endless winter. The year in review

Looks like there's no stopping Apple

"In the consumer electronics world, there's always talk now about Apple, the way people used to talk about Sony," said analyst Richard Doherty of The Envisioneering Group. "At the water cooler or in boardrooms, they're asking, 'What is Apple doing next?' or 'How do we stay out of their way?' " Seattle Post

The best iPod speaker systems
Apple offers free Battlestar Galactica, SNL videos on iTunes

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Dick Cheney's IPod Monomania

The Associated Press has the most incredible story about Dick Cheney's travels to Iraq and Afghanistan in a silver, cargo-plane mounted Winnebago, and the precedence the charging of his precious iPod took over all other matters.

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Stars turn backs on America's troops in Iraq

· Danger and anti-war stance keep celebrities away
· Shows now depend on Christian hip-hop groups

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Virginia well shakes to world's quakes

In the year since the Sumatran earthquake sent a Southwest Virginia well sloshing, the well has gained an international reputation for its oscillating antics.

Sunday

HuffPo: Sunday Roundup -- Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

It's hard to say which required a greater suspension of disbelief this week: Santa wriggling down the chimney or the President's justifications for the NSA spying scandal. And how about VP Grinch rushing back home to play Senate tie-breaker and pick the pockets of those needing Medicaid, Medicare, Food Stamps, and student loans? I hope he got a lump of coal in his stocking. For the rest of you, here's one last present to open: some of the best blog posts of the past week. HuffPo

The tsunami disaster explained

Animated guide created by the BBC.

Grapefruit 'may cut gum disease'

Researchers found people with gum disease who ate two grapefruits a day for a fortnight showed significantly less bleeding from the gums.

VIDEO: George Bush Drunk?

It appears he has fallen off the wagon in a big way.

Click To Play: Windows Media

VIDEO: "Christmastime for the Jews"



Thanks Lady Bunny

Saturday

AUDIO FLASHBACK: Sabrina Johnston "Peace In The Valley"


Click To Play: QuickTime
The classic Sabrina Johnston dance hit from 1991 still sounds great today.

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Careful Where You Put That Tree

Forget planting trees to negate your SUV's contribution to global warming -- according to Stanford University atmospheric scientist Ken Caldeira, forests in the wrong location can actually make the Earth hotter.

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The 50 greatest gadgets of the last 50 years

Here's PC World's official (and entirely idiosyncratic) list of the top tech gadgets of the last half century.

VIDEO FLASHBACK: "Rock -N- Roll Summer Action" (1985)

Hosted by Christopher Atkins, this episode shot on Malibu Beach during the summer of 1985 features Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam lypsynching live on the beach. The "Action Dancer" fashion show is a classic TV moment but don't miss the American Bandstand "sand" dancers shakin' it down to the sounds of A-Ha's "Take On Me".

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VIDEO FLASHBACK: American Bandstand 8/17/85

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“Peace on Earth” Means “No More War”

This weekend, as tens of millions of Christians across the country celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace, the U.S. wages war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia and elsewhere; crushes the hungry, homeless, elderly, imprisoned and refugee; and maintains the world’s ultimate terrorist threat--its nuclear arsenal.

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Fox News host tied to white supremacist website

Raw Story has the details.

PRESIDENT BUSH: I AM THE LAW!

The times call for a robust debate by elected officials everywhere, particularly in the Senate and House, on the checks and balances necessary to fight this war without giving up the freedoms we are trying to protect. Otherwise, the United States will continue its drift toward becoming a lawless police state with regular elections.

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For Christmas, let's give ourselves a present: A new government

How did this nation re-elect a President who lies to justify an illegal invasion of another country, ignores the Constitution that is supposed to provide the foundation for our freedoms, orders spying on Americans by our own government and sends thousands of American soldiers as well as countless numbers of innocent civilians of other countries to their deaths?

Now watch the Yule Log on your video iPod!

Traveling this holiday season? Bring a little hi-tech warmth with you wherever you go!

Thanks Sploid

Pet Shop Boys To Release New Album In Spring

Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have spent the better part of 2005 working on an album set for release in April 2006. The album has been produced by Trevor Horn and features 10 new Tennant/Lowe songs, a short introduction (also written by Tennant/Lowe) and "Numb", a song by Diane Warren, originally recorded for the "PopArt" compilation in 2003.


New Single Audio Stream: I'm With Stupid

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Friday

Meet Jean Teasdale


Thanks Lady Bunny

Read First Lady Laura Bush's Festive "State of the Bush Family" Year-End Letter:

"We hope that the one and only true Messiah's Birthday finds you and your traditional nuclear family as happy, healthy, and, more importantly, prosperous as our own. As I dictate this letter, a lovely snow is gently drifting down here at Camp David, and a wonderful, festive-smelling steam is rising from the 100-proof 'Jolly Gin' hot toddy I am slurping out of my 72-ounce Thermos..." White House.Org

VIDEO: BEYOND THE PATRIOT ACT

VIDEO: Mariah Carey-All I want for Christmas Is You 1960

Wiretapping Update:

Bush Admin. Said To Be Monitoring All Americans' International Communication... HuffPo

Looks good, let's split...

10 Iraq troops killed as Rumsfeld says he'll start pullout. Sploid

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VIDEO: A Christmas Originalist

Stephen Colbert's History of Christmas.

VIDEO: One Good Move

Ellipsis...Vignettes legeres d' Ambiant

VIDEO: Maureen Dowd on BushCo. and Spying

A little Holiday cheer from Maureen Dowd to BushCo. She appeared on Hardball with Andrea Mitchell, and had some choice words for Cheney and the administration.

Iraqis March, Say Elections Were Rigged...

Large demonstrations broke out across the country Friday to denounce parliamentary elections that protesters say were rigged in favor of the main religious Shiite coalition. Continued

This photo looks rigged too. Click To Enlarge

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Flaw In Symantec Antivirus Software

Symantec acknowledges the risk as "high" and is working to develop and distribute updates for all affected products, according to a company statement. The company says it has not had any reports of exploits of this vulnerability.

Washingtonian Mag's 50 Most Influential Journalists List Includes Only Seven Women...

Harmless possum ruins family's Xmas

The hapless O'Connor clan of Englewood, Penn., picked up an 8-foot Douglas fir for the holidays and installed the cut tree in their living room. The daughter, 16-year-old Mary Kathleen O'Connor, was alone in the room at 6 a.m. when the possum's head popped out.

Vanity Stamps The New Rage!

Thursday

Home entertainment PCs need simplicity to succeed

Macintosh maker Apple Computer Inc. is also widely expected to join the fray and, perhaps, do for entertainment computers what it did for digital music players when it unleashed the iPod in 2001. Continued

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VIDEO: Sweet Dreams Are Made of This?

The Malcontent has the "Plug Alert" clips from the "Martha Stewart: Apprentice." finale.

"The actual "hiring moment" was about as anticlimactic as the rest of the series has been."

Report Warns of Chinese Military Machine

According to a recently released report from a top-level Washington think tank, China plans to win a war over Taiwan within a week.

Visit to Greenland May Chill Hot Air Hoax

"Photographs of the shore of Greenland show the sea ice surrounding it has been melting. But upon my visit, this reporter was shown evidence that the icecap, where most of the ice is located, is growing significantly."

Dick Morris correctly predicted early withdrawal from New York Senate race

-- but got the candidate wrong. Continued

Britain Will Be First Country to Monitor Every Car Journey

Britain is to become the first country in the world where the movements of all vehicles on the roads are recorded. A new national surveillance system will hold the records for at least two years.

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The Left Coaster: "An Open Letter To Harry Reid"

"As one of your fans, I am encouraged by the fact that the Democratic party is fighting back against the undemocratic, unconstitutional, dictatorial power grab by George W. Bush. Yet, it is clear, once again, that the Democratic party seems to have ceded the debate on national security to a bunch of incompetent partisan hacks in the Republican Party who let 9/11 happen on their watch and invaded the wrong country in response (Iraq), leading to the greatest strategic and national security disaster in modern American history."Continued

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Honda W.O.W. Concept

Believe it or not, Honda W.O.W. stands for Wonderful Open-hearted Wagon, and this small minivan concept caters to Japan's dog-loving fraternity.

Beyond TV is how television was meant to be watched...

Where the heck is 'Brokeback Mountain'?

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Earthquake On the Web? Google Buys 5% Of AOL

Bush Pardons Convicted Coke Dealer

A Denver lawyer was pardoned Tuesday by President Bush for drug-related crimes she committed more than two decades ago. Wendy St. Charles, now 49, was among 11 people who received presidential pardons.

Japan foreign minister calls China a threat

Long-chilly relations between Tokyo and Beijing have become fraught this year through disputes over issues mostly relating to Japan's invasion and occupation of parts of China in the early 20th century.

Discovery Channel: Vote Now for the Dirtiest Job of the Year!

So, what do you think was the dirtiest job of the year? Watch a clip and vote.

It Isn’t Easy Being the Sexy Bin Laden

What’s in a name? Plenty. Especially if you’re trying to become a sultry little pop star and you just happen to be the niece of public enemy number one.

VIDEO: "My Menorah"

The Elton John Wedding Album

Japan whalers, Greenpeace in ocean stand-off

A Japanese whaling fleet and Greenpeace environmental activists are involved in a stand-off in the remote Southern Ocean near the coast of Antarctica with the two sides accusing each other of ramming their vessels.

Cheney cozy in "silver bullet"

The rest of his traveling party was not so lucky. Cheney's senior staff and junior aides were assigned to a cramped three rows of seats in front of the bullet, while reporters and Secret Service agents had to sit in jump seats along the side with a view of Cheney's stainless-steel exterior walls.

VIDEO: Tsunami-hit town is back

Ice Age Footprints Found In Aussie Outback...

HUNDREDS of human footprints dating back to about 20,000BC - the oldest in Australia and the largest collection of its kind in the world - have been discovered in Mungo National Park in western NSW.

VIDEO: Gibson shuts down Boston over "Christmas wars" and threatens lawsuit

Very funny clip.