Monthly Archives: January 2006

Just Say Maybe

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush, in a push to take charge of the election-year agenda, is expected to say Tuesday that "America is addicted to oil" and must break its dependence on foreign suppliers in unstable parts of the world. … Continue reading

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Dominatrix Walks for Efficient Body Work

Professional dominatrix Barbara Asher was acquitted yesterday of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a New Hampshire man who prosecutors said suffered a fatal heart attack while strapped to a bondage rack in her Quincy condominium. Prosecutors had argued that … Continue reading

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Attack of the Giant Octopus

A giant pacific octopus attacked a Seaeye Falcon ROV working off Vancouver Island as it was locating and recovering receivers tracking pacific offshore salmon migration. The incident was caught on the ROV’s video by Mike Wood of SubOceanic Sciences Canada. … Continue reading

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Unprecedented Profits

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM.N: Quote, Profile, Research), the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, reported a quarterly profit of $10.7 billion on Monday, rounding out the most profitable year in U.S. corporate history. The results pushed … Continue reading

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Year of the Dog Dinner

PARIS (AFP) – France’s Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA) appealed to Chinese President Hu Jintao to put an end to the cruel slaughter of dogs, which it blasted as an affront. "The SPA does not set itself up … Continue reading

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Red Sox Shopping Cereal Aisle

It used to be that breakfast cereal Wheaties featured famous ballplayers on its boxes.  Now, the Boston Red Sox are featuring breakfast cereals on the field. They can Trot out quite a variety of crunchy treats, even after losing Fruit … Continue reading

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World’s Sexiest Man

TORONTO (Reuters) – When it comes to romance, women prefer someone who tickles their funny bone while men opt for those who catch their eye, according to an international survey released on Wednesday. The survey, conducted in 16 countries by … Continue reading

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Joke of the Day

Donald Rumsfeld is giving the president his daily briefing. He concludes by saying: “Yesterday, three Brazilian soldiers were killed in an accident.” “OH NO!” the President exclaims. “That’s terrible!” His staff sit stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching … Continue reading

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Sites Google Censors in China

A fascinating side-by-side comparison of actual current search results from the new Google China service and the regular Google search the rest of the world gets. The results are displayed as graphics side by side to searches including "Falun Gong" … Continue reading

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The Heart Keeps Pumping

Chevron Corp.’s fourth-quarter profit climbed 20 percent to $4.14 billion, a company record that continued the most prosperous stretch in the oil company’s 126-year history as it capitalizes on high fuel prices that are squeezing consumers and ruffling politicians. Its … Continue reading

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Reaping the Whirlwind

GAZA (Reuters) – Hamas and Fatah gunmen exchanged fire on Friday in political turmoil as the long-dominant Fatah faction was threatened with a violent backlash from within after its crushing election defeat by the Islamic militant group. Hamas, whose shock … Continue reading

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Duh of the Week – Sex Lowers Stress

GOT some public speaking to do? Here is a tip to keep stress at bay: have sex beforehand. But make sure it’s penetrative sex – the magic vanishes if you pursue other forms of sexual gratification. Stuart Brody, a psychologist … Continue reading

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