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Old 2013-02-28, 22:10   Link #9701
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Dennis Rodman tells Kim Jong Un he has a 'friend for life'

http://www.latimes.com/sports/sports...,4172424.story
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Dennis Rodman has done some crazy things in his day, but if reports coming out of North Korea are true, he may have just topped them all.

Rodman, who is in North Korea as part of an HBO documentary on "basketball diplomacy," watched a basketball game in Pyongyang with North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, on Thursday. According to a spokesman for the film crew, Rodman told Kim that “You have a friend for life.”

Rodman and Kim talked as they watched players from North Korea and the U.S. play on mixed teams, Alex Detrick, a spokesman for the New York-based VICE media company, told the Associated Press.

Kim is a diehard basketball fan and was a huge fan of the 1990s Chicago Bulls, of which Rodman was a key member. Rodman is the most high-profile American to meet with the North Korean leader since Kim took power in 2011. Just two weeks ago, North Korea conducted a nuclear test in defiance of the U.S. and other world powers.

Rodman and members of the film crew also asked Kim to visit the U.S.

If Kim visits, and relations between the U.S. and North Korea improve, will Rodman win the Nobel Peace Prize? Now that would be crazy.
So... yeah. Dennis Rodman, a famous basketball player that used to play for Chicago Bulls, in North Korea making friends.
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Old 2013-02-28, 22:19   Link #9702
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Another mischief in Dennis Rodman's entire life... How can one man even endure doing so many crazy things? I thought he already topped the lot when speaking out details about his sexual adventures with Madonna.

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Old 2013-02-28, 22:42   Link #9703
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On the flip side, if it takes Rodman's kind of crazy to make the geopolitical situation a lot less tense than it is now... small price to pay, I say.
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Old 2013-02-28, 22:54   Link #9704
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On the flip side, if it takes Rodman's kind of crazy to make the geopolitical situation a lot less tense than it is now... small price to pay, I say.
At the current time, having PSY going in NK to dance his Gangnam style would be more helpful in making things less tense.
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Old 2013-02-28, 23:49   Link #9705
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So... yeah. Dennis Rodman, a famous basketball player that used to play for Chicago Bulls, in North Korea making friends.
Wow, I knew he was an odd dude before, but that ups the ante tenfold if it's true. What an enigmatic character.
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Old 2013-02-28, 23:54   Link #9706
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I would like to see Kim Jong Un do a slam dunk though.
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Old 2013-03-01, 00:00   Link #9707
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I would like to see Kim Jong Un do a slam dunk though.
I'd be worried for the basket though.
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Old 2013-03-01, 17:11   Link #9708
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LONDON (AP) — Taco Bell is the latest restaurant chain to acknowledge that its food has been adulterated with horse meat, yanking a variety of ground beef products from its three British outlets and issuing an apology to its patrons Friday.
Meanwhile, in Iceland, a food official said his team had found a beef product from a local producer that contained no meat at all.
Chief meat inspector Kjartan Hreinsson said a brand of beef pie found at a Reykjavik supermarket had "no mammalian DNA."


http://www.sfgate.com/news/world/art...al-4320189.php
bunch of sneaky vegans.
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Old 2013-03-01, 17:14   Link #9709
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"No mammalian" can mean a lot of things. Like birds. Or insects.
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Old 2013-03-01, 17:17   Link #9710
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"No mammalian" can mean a lot of things. Like birds. Or insects.
at least it is not green solyent.
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Old 2013-03-01, 17:30   Link #9711
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at least it is not green solyent.
Soylent Green's not necessarily bad. If you want some healthy, all organic meat, eat a hippy!
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Old 2013-03-01, 17:38   Link #9712
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Soylent Green's not necessarily bad. If you want some healthy, all organic meat, eat a hippy!
it might be organic and free range but it is also loaded with other stuff

"Be Happy, eat a Hippy"
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Old 2013-03-01, 19:45   Link #9713
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It could be recycled meat for all you know.
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Old 2013-03-01, 21:30   Link #9714
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Sinkhole that swallowed Fla. man 'unstable'
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...03-01-19-30-55
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In a matter of seconds, the earth opened under Jeff Bush's bedroom and swallowed him up like something out of a horror movie. About the only thing left was the TV cable running down into the hole.
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Old 2013-03-01, 22:06   Link #9715
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Concerns on immigration ‘based on fallacies’: NTU prof

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An economics professor has spoken up to dispel what he perceives to be misconceptions on immigration and Singapore having a bigger population.

Among these, says Nanyang Technological University’s Winsemius Chair Professor of Economics Ng Yew Kwang, are the ones that make people oppose the idea of a larger population for Singapore — congestion, as well as the depletion of existing resources and the crowding out of locals.

“These views are largely based on fallacies, on mistaken ideas,” said Ng, who spoke as a panellist on Thursday evening at a forum by the Economic Society of Singapore on the government’s new budget.

“When you are in a crowded MRT or congested on the road, it’s natural to say that if the number of cars is halved, if the number of passengers is halved, then how nice would it be,” he said.

“So people then blame congestion... this is mistaken. I think we should also think, if each person pays the same tax, same amount to spend on the road, if we halve the number of people, then the width of the road will probably also be halved, then you’re going to have more congestion, not less.

“And with half the number of people, you can’t have so many MRT routes, and the number of bus frequencies would also be very small,” he added.

Turning to capital investment and resources, Ng argued that development and technological advancement is more likely to take place in a densely-populated city, as opposed to the sparsely-populated countryside.

“And on the same earth, is it the sparsely-populated Africa or the most densely-populated continent Europe that has higher per capita income? And the spectacular scientific and technological advancements and the industrial revolution, did it take place in sparse Africa or did it take place in the densely populated Western Europe? So the anti-population (argument) is fallacious.”

Turning to the argument that a country’s per capita resources decrease with a larger population, Ng responded that immigrants “cannot take away the resources that are owned by Singaporeans and the Singapore government without payment”.

“In fact, with more people coming in, the higher demand pushes up the prices of things owned by locals, and pushes down the input price of immigrants, and make locals better off. Seen in another way, with more people coming in, the local people have more people to cooperate, supplement them and increase their productivity — this is true even in the absence of economies of scale and in the presence of pollution and congestion,” he added.

Therefore, said Ng, the intensified measures to curb the influx of foreign workers in this year’s budget are “not only bad for Singapore but also bad for Singaporeans”.

“It’s like a tax on imports of services, and this is against free trade, which is good for Singapore,” he explained, adding that even though his view is very unpopular he felt he had to say it “because it is the correct view”.

Asked later on about the negative impact of lower-skilled foreign workers crowding out lower-income Singaporeans who compete for the same jobs, Ng acknowledged this, but maintained that the overall impact for Singaporeans as a whole is still a good one.

“If you have immigration of low-skilled workers then it’s good for Singaporeans as a whole, but it’s bad for unskilled Singaporeans because it depresses the wage rates,” he said. “Then it may be bad in terms of happiness and welfare terms. I’m still in favour of an immigration policy, but then it has to be supplemented by help to the poor.”

Ng said he would elaborate further on his views at the ESS’s next forum on Monday, where he will join other panellists to discuss the government’s controversial population white paper.
Note : Africa is not sparsely populated.
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Old 2013-03-01, 22:20   Link #9716
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30 minute - 1 hr at worst bus frequencies is nothing to crow about...
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Old 2013-03-01, 22:24   Link #9717
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30 minute - 1 hr at worst bus frequencies is nothing to crow about...
I don't expect anything intelligent from these people because they don't have to take buses and trains.

They have their own car and the the spacious personal space, and they only have to worry about traffic jams and rain.
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Old 2013-03-01, 22:31   Link #9718
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A truck carrying ketchup crashed on the freeway in Nevada. No one was badly hurt, but all that red stuff all over the pavement must've looked a bit unnerving.
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Old 2013-03-01, 23:13   Link #9719
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Old 2013-03-01, 23:58   Link #9720
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Sinkhole that swallowed Fla. man 'unstable'
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...03-01-19-30-55
Are sinkholes generally 'stable', then?
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