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    Christiane Amanpour Moving to ABC on a Weekend Near You!!!

    Dear all, This was incredibly wonderful news, pardon the pun! Christiane Amanpour To Host 'This Week' On ABC I'd heard/read that Christiane Amanpour was a little unhappy with her position within CNN, but I didn't expect her to make this move. Really digging the change, though I do feel a...
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    A Fatwa Against Terrorism

    Dear all, Rather surprised that no one has posted this one: http://www.fatwaonterrorism.com/ (Has a large number of the different news media links within it) Here are a few more that are hopefully not too repetitive or redundant: Eminent Pakistani Cleric Issues Fatwa Against Terrorism - TIME...
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    Star Trek Online Review

    Dear all, Used the search and didn't see a thread for this one within the first five pages... Well, my toon, "Justy Ueki Tylor" is coming along moderately well, and have to say that the customization options are fairly happening for your uniforms, crew and to an extent your ship. A shame that...
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    Windows Mobile 6.* Connecting to 64-bit Windows Vista/7

    Dear all, After a night ill-spent with my new blue-tooth USB dongle from IOGear, I've finally been able to do a hard-reset of my Samsung Omnia phone and fix quite a few screw-ups I made to the beastie (software installs). It seems that there is a "common" problem with trying to get Microsoft's...
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    High-Speed Rail In a State/Commonwealth Near You

    Dear all, I'm really not sure of what to make of this rumored program of introducing the infrastructure for a high-speed railway through a few different states/commonwealths in the USA. 44 - High-speed rail announcement to follow State of the Union The added employment will be welcome, but...
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    Our Involvement With Yemen

    Dear all, Rather liked this piece in the Washington Post concerning only a very tiny portion of the mess, known as Yemen. It will be interesting in the future to see what/who was actually involved in much of this and hopefully it'll come out that more than the USA was contributing to Yemeni...
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    Toyota Halts Sales and Production of 8 Vehicles

    Dear all, I thought that this was an interesting/amazing move on the part of Toyota to voluntarily take this step to try and remedy the stuck accelerator problem, vs. blamecasting it on their users. washingtonpost.com Toyota recall of 2.3 million cars prompts sales suspension - Jan. 26, 2010...
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    Up in the Air

    Dear all, Gotta say that this was a really fun movie and well worth catching. If this is a repeat thread, I'll apologize, now. Of note, it (through Clooney's character) does do a beautiful job of going through the whole of firing (corporate) folks and is well worth the view just for that...
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    Terminal Lip and Cheek Expanding Good Time

    Dear all, Thought that folks would like to read something fairly entertaining concerning plastic people and what it takes to be just as plastic... Granted, there are a few side-effects, some of which aren't the most pleasant to contemplate especially considering the ease of distilling the more...
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    A Real Crystal Chamber

    Dear all, Considering what has been on the news for the longest while, I thought that I'd try to add something that is really impressive and quite natural. ;) BBC News - A rare glimpse of the cave of crystals The video is really gorgeous, but the conditions are such that I'd not want to go...
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    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes Holy moly! Terry Gilliam has come back with a vengeance in this Victorian/Modern fairy tale of a movie. Had some great Monty Python moments within the movie and I really was impressed as to how he dealt with Heath...
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    David King Basses

    Dear all, This guy has been around for a little bit of time and is DAMN talented. I've had a fretless 6-string of his with a sasafras body and claro walnut tops for a few years and have always been in love with this particular instrument. I know that going headless is not everyone's cup of...
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    USA-Japanese Relations Not So Chilly?

    Dear all, Oh boy, is this a tough call for those of us on the sidelines watching/listening to recriminations from either side come about. washingtonpost.com Not quite so sure that I agree with what Pomfret has to say on this one, but then again, it is also quite necessary to point out that he...
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    Small Business and History FINALLY Win in Fairfax County, VA

    I do believe my weekend plans have changed for the more social (after school, that is)... washingtonpost.com
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    Women in Diplomacy (Stationed in Washington, DC)

    Dear all, Rather enjoyed this piece in the Washington Post: washingtonpost.com Rather enjoyed the comment that certain nations felt that they needed their own Albright to represent their country within the USA. Hopefully this trend will continue.
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    North Korea Wants Peace Talks

    Dear all, I'm fairly sure that I mentioned that of all countries/regimes on this Earth, that the North Koreans were some of the finer diplomats (in getting what is wanted for their country). Here's a rather glaring example of their abilities: washingtonpost.com Remember, the Koreas are still...
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    China to Replicate U.S. Real Estate Woes

    Dear all, Rather enjoyed this story and have to give the Chinese a little credit; it took the USA a bit more than 17 years to follow after Japan's example, and it looks like China is only a few years behind the USA...
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    The Home of the Downtrodden, the Capsule

    Dear all, With "the economy, stupid" being on quite a number of peoples' respective minds, myself included, I thought that I'd bring up a story out of Japan. Japan's capsule hotels now coffin-sized homes - CNN.com Specifically, Tokyo, wherein these capsule hotels were originally intended for...
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    Alienware's Little Notebook That Apparently Can

    Dear all, I can't stress this enough... I never ever thought that I'd say the following, but here it goes... Sigh... "Instead of going with a LAN Party (more likely than not a Shuttle) PC, this little beastie might actually be viable at 1/3 the price..." Alienware's Little Notebook -...
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    Eisenhower's Nuclear Fuel Bank May Become Real

    Dear all, Thought that folks would enjoy this particular article as this is something of a bit of a break-through as far as nuclear fuel is concerned. Kazakhstan may become such a place for the IAEA... BBC News - International nuclear bank - helping world peace? To be honest, I didn't...


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