New York Rangers Update
The New York Rangers still in first place with 13 points.
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The New York Rangers still in first place with 13 points.
Well, we guess there is an upside to having your organization run by inept, third world bureaucrats.
THE United Nations withheld some of the most damaging allegations against Syria in its report on the murder of Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese Prime Minister, it emerged yesterday.
The names of the brother of Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, and other members of his inner circle, were dropped from the report that was sent to the Security Council.
The confidential changes were revealed by an extraordinary computer gaffe because an electronic version distributed by UN officials on Thursday night allowed recipients to track editing changes.
That's right. Because they didn't know how to turn off the "track changes" feature in Micro$oft Word, everybody gets to see how the UN higher ups doctored the Mehlis report in order to protect the Syrian thugs responsible for Hariri's murder.
The fascinating thing about dogs is how they have evolved to fill a particular evolutionary niche, that of human companion. As any dog owner will tell you, canines have, or at least appear to have real feelings and can respond to emotions in humans. And they're very clever.
..the canines were given the opportunity to try to remove a piece of meat from under a cage by pulling on a rope in the presence of their caregiver. Dogs and wolves both mastered this promptly. Then the rope was anchored, making it impossible to obtain the meat. The dogs tried a couple of times, then turned to their masters for assistance or cues. The wolves ignored their caregivers, yanking on the rope until exhausted.
"The wolves ... were only interested in the meat," notes Miklosi. "The dogs were of course interested in the meat, but knew that one way to get it might be to figure out what the human wants them to do."
“I feel like I’ve been living a lie,” the Houston Comets star said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I’m at a place in my life right now where I’m very happy, very content. I’m finally OK with the idea of who I love, who I want to be with.”Somehow, Kid Various believes this could only be a news story if the headline read: "WNBA Star Says She's NOT A Lesbian."
Scientists Study Gorilla Who Uses Tools
GOMA, Congo - An infant gorilla in a Congo sanctuary is smashing palm nuts between two rocks to extract oil, surprising and intriguing scientists who say they have much to learn about what gorillas can do — and about what that says about evolution.It had been thought that the premeditated use of stones and sticks to accomplish a task like cracking nuts was restricted to humans and the smaller, more agile chimpanzees.
The New York Rangers.
Oh this is BULLSH*IT!
Any time we (Republicans) try to do something to ensure that people who are voting are actually qualified voters in their precincts, people scream "voter suppression!"
ATLANTA, Ga. - A federal judge Tuesday blocked Georgia from enforcing a new state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
In issuing the preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy said the law amounts to an unconstitutional poll tax because the state is not doing enough to make ID cards available to those who cannot afford them.
Some of the sloppiness that makes fraud and foul-ups in election counts possible seems to be built into the system by design. The "Motor Voter Law," the first piece of legislation signed into law by President Clinton upon entering office, imposed fraud-friendly rules on the states by requiring driver's license bureaus to register anyone applying for licenses, to offer mail-in registration with no identification needed, and to forbid government workers to challenge new registrants, while making it difficult to purge "deadwood" voters (those who have died or moved away). In 2001, the voter rolls in many American cities included more names than the U.S. Census listed as the total number of residents over age eighteen. Philadelphia's voter rolls, for instance, have jumped 24 percent since 1995 at the same time that the city's population has declined by 13 percent. CBS's 60 Minutes created a stir in 1999 when it found people in California using mail-in forms to register fictitious people, or pets, and then obtaining absentee ballots in their names. By this means, for example, the illegal alien who assassinated the Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio was registered to vote in San Pedro, California — twice.Of course, Georgia is light years ahead of New Jersey on the matter. In Georgia, you have to give them something, at least a Blockbuster card. New Jersey law does not require you to show any form of identification to vote.
SHARON!!! What are you doing on the bloody, f**king Supreme Court?
Is is just me? Nah, can't be.
That's perfect! No wonder celebrities are so much better than us, honey get the white out!
"I so have to have your place settings," followed by:
"I am totally stealing your living room color!"
While it is a well-known fact that Mr. Surly has the alcohol tolerance of a 12-year-old girl, WARNING! Drinking may unleash Surly's internal interior decorator! Don't worry, Mrs. Scriblerus assured him he could have the swatches and we cut him off before he started making throw pillows.
To paraphrase Stewie Gilligan Griffin - "What the deuce???"
Where the f*ck is the media on this?
4) Hinrichs' roomate, Fazal M. Cheema, was a Pakistani national and neighbors claim the apartment was a center of activity for Middle Easterners. He is described as a 'really nice guy' by his friends. Unfortunately, all terrorists are described this way by their friends. NEIN now reports that Cheema and his associates may have been on the FBI's terror watch list.
5) Hinrichs attempted to buy a large amount of ammonium nitrate, a key ingredient in large explosives such as the first World Trade Center bombings or the Oklahoma City Murrah Federal Building bombing.
6) Hinrichs was later known to the FBI because of his attempted purchase.
7) Evidence at the scene of the bombing suggests that shrapenel was part of the bomb. This is a strong indication that Hinrichs planned to kill more than himself.
8) Witnesses now report Hinrich may have attempted to enter the OU football game, but that he fled when security attempted to check his backpack
More children die every year drowning in swimming pools than in firearms accidents. Yet parents seem to get their panties in a wad when they find that the neighbors have a gun in the house, yet seem less concerned about "swimming pool control."
Adults who seem preoccupied with children
Single adults who work or volunteer with children's clubs/activities and frequently spend their free time doing "special" things with kidsAdults who spend time volunteering with youth groups who do not have children in those groups.
Adults who seem to engage in frequent contact with children, i.e., casual touching, caressing, wrestling, tickling, combing hair or having children sit on their lap
Adults who act like children when with children or who allow children to do questionable or inappropriate things
Adults who want to take your children on special outings too frequently or plan activities that would include being alone with your child
Adults who do not have children and seem to know too much about the current fads or music popular with children
Adults that your children seem to like for reasons you don't understand
Adults who seem able to infiltrate family and social functions or are "always available" to watch your kids
One of the few reasons Kid Various needs to move to
The official 'Sex, irrespective of disability' campaign pays sex workers to provide sex once a month for disabled people.
Which is more than most married people…ba dum bum!
…Stig Langvad of the country's Disabled Association said the politicians critical of the plan are showing "double standards".
He said: "The disabled must have the same possibilities as other people. Politicians can debate whether prostitution should be allowed in general, instead of preventing only the disabled from having access to it."
Surely, not being able to get any sex because you’re a total loser must be classified as a disability, right? We mean one could not discriminate against mental disabilities any more than one could with physical ones. And since, when it comes to women, The Kid is completely mentally disabled by inertia and fear, he has to resort to Government to make sure that he has just as much sex as other people!
Finally, Kid Various can hone in on the disability racket. Can he get one of those hand tags for his car?
The article goes on to say that the care givers for the disabled may be needed to help interpret the desires of the client.
The legal guidelines advise: "It could be of great importance that the carer speaks to the prostitute together with the person in their care, to help them express their wishes."
That’s got to be awkward when you’re cruising
“Hey baby, you wanna date?”
“He’d like the ‘Dirty Sanchez’”
From today's NY Times
If judges and prosecutors didn't intend to put them away forever, why did they give them life???
Just a few decades ago, a life sentence was often a misnomer, a way to suggest harsh punishment but deliver only 10 to 20 years.
But now, driven by tougher laws and political pressure on governors and parole boards, thousands of lifers are going into prisons each year, and in many states only a few are ever coming out, even in cases where judges and prosecutors did not intend to put them away forever.
Kid Various has not been in a position lately to cover the return of NHL hockey and, somehow, he missed the fact that in July the NHL owners signed on to the most sweeping changes in the history of the game including instituting the dreaded shoot out.
Sadly, after 1 and one half years of preparations, Mexican Giant Panda Shaun Shaun failed to "get it on" with suave, yet inscrutable Japanese Giant Panda Ling Ling.
Shuan Shuan, 18 and born in Mexico, was flown back from Japan earlier this week, dashing hopes that a far eastern romance might get her pregnant, after attempts to spark chemistry with Beijing-born Ling Ling, 20, fizzled out.
"We couldn't get them to mate," said Mexico City zoo director Rafael Tinajero sadly.
Despite all the beatings and tequila.
Keepers hoped romance would blossom between Shuan Shuan and Ling Ling after the pair seemed to flirt -- urinating, sniffing and eyeing each other -- on past trips Ling Ling made to Mexico to provide sperm for artificial insemination.Urinating never worked for Kid Various either...
Shuan Shuan was on heat twice during her sojourn at Tokyo's Ueno zoo but Ling Ling seemed put off by the fact his new lady friend weighed 30 kg (66 lbs) more than him, Tinajero said.
"It makes us sad, but what can we do?" said her keeper, Joel Frias, as he prepared her lunch -- a stew of rice, mashed apple, grated carrots, chicken bits and chopped nopal cactus.