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Old 2012-04-12, 19:16   Link #20821
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BREAKING

NO-KO rocket launch failed... in first stage
I imagine most of the office raffles were weighted towards that result. What is always entertaining is finding out how the NK news media spins it.
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Old 2012-04-12, 19:23   Link #20822
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NO-KO rocket launch failed... in first stage
Oh god epic fail, and Japan breathes a sigh of relief.
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Old 2012-04-12, 19:24   Link #20823
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NO-KO rocket launch failed... in first stage
so how many people goes to the mines for this?
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Old 2012-04-12, 20:08   Link #20824
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no how many people goes to the mines for this?
I was more thinking about the impact on their food relief from the US than the impact on the individual.
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Old 2012-04-12, 20:33   Link #20825
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Prosecutors: Zimmerman ignored warning to back off


http://channels.isp.netscape.com/new...13&floc=NW_1-T

He should have listened to the 911 dispatch...
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Old 2012-04-12, 20:36   Link #20826
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Prosecutors: Zimmerman ignored warning to back off


http://channels.isp.netscape.com/new...13&floc=NW_1-T

He should have listened to the 911 dispatch...
This whole case is a cavalcade of absurd horribleness.
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Old 2012-04-12, 21:45   Link #20827
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finally...

the 'War On Women' thing for democrats is OVER! DEAD (for now)





A moment of silence, please, for a talking point that was taken too soon. The “war on women” began its life in a February 2011 House speech about abortion. After a short life as a Democratic hobby horse, it died during the second week of April 2012. The cause of death: Rosengate, the latest and least explicable battle in the Umbrage Wars.

On Wednesday, in her capacity as a CNN political analyst, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen laughed at Mitt Romney’s claim that he stayed in touch with the economy through his wife, Ann. “His wife has never actually worked a day in her life,” said Rosen.

Over the next 24 hours, the Romney campaign managed to make Democrats—including First Lady Michelle Obama—stop what they were doing and denounce Rosen, who does not work for the Obama-Biden campaign or the Democratic National Committee. “The issues of stay-at-home moms and women being hurt by the economy are not good turf for [the Democrats],” explained RNC deputy communications director Tim Miller. “Their ‘war on women,’ which was milked for weeks, is definitely no longer. They have the woman problem right now.”

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Old 2012-04-12, 21:55   Link #20828
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Nice try but one party have all theirs toes jammed firmly in their collective mouths over women's issues and women's rights in comparison to sticking one toe in their mouth.

Plus, is it really demeaning stay-at-mom types when we wonder if a millionaire stay-at-home mom has the same issues as a $30K/yr total income stay-at-home mom? It was a .22 bullet versus the .50cal full-auto fire from the various GOP state legislatures and their laws (like Arizona's laws passed this week).

Seriously, its a silly comparison between the two -- and it was dumb of the Dems to spend more than one minor spokesman on the response.
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Old 2012-04-12, 21:58   Link #20829
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NO-KO rocket launch failed... in first stage
So the laser test was successful...oh wait....
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Old 2012-04-12, 22:08   Link #20830
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finally...

the 'War On Women' thing for democrats is OVER! DEAD (for now)





A moment of silence, please, for a talking point that was taken too soon. The “war on women” began its life in a February 2011 House speech about abortion. After a short life as a Democratic hobby horse, it died during the second week of April 2012. The cause of death: Rosengate, the latest and least explicable battle in the Umbrage Wars.

On Wednesday, in her capacity as a CNN political analyst, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen laughed at Mitt Romney’s claim that he stayed in touch with the economy through his wife, Ann. “His wife has never actually worked a day in her life,” said Rosen.

Over the next 24 hours, the Romney campaign managed to make Democrats—including First Lady Michelle Obama—stop what they were doing and denounce Rosen, who does not work for the Obama-Biden campaign or the Democratic National Committee. “The issues of stay-at-home moms and women being hurt by the economy are not good turf for [the Democrats],” explained RNC deputy communications director Tim Miller. “Their ‘war on women,’ which was milked for weeks, is definitely no longer. They have the woman problem right now.”

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_a..._.single.html#
Haha, you should write Fox's material for them. And by the way, the "war on women" wasn't born in some House speech. It was born and made clear by all the unthinkably misogynistic policies Republican state legislatures across the country tried to pass or have passed in the past year or so. And an observation that a wealthy Romney is probably not the most in touch with the troubles of most people affected by the bad economy, does not negate that.
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Old 2012-04-12, 23:53   Link #20831
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People in glass houses ....

From that Reuters article:
I am now very sure that the writer doesn't know what he/she is writing. Ever heard of the CAD?

Besides it would be great if it causes another Enron here : I am still waiting for the STI to dip severely because it has been grossly overinflated.

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Old 2012-04-13, 20:18   Link #20832
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Embarrassed by rocket crash, North Korea may try nuclear test
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Old 2012-04-13, 23:32   Link #20833
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Four-year-old Heidi Hankins joins Mensa with 159 IQ

Congrats to her. I see a great future for her.

*And looks suspiciously at SaintessHeart*

And you! Stay away from her. I don't want you to ruin her future with your influence.
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Old 2012-04-13, 23:54   Link #20834
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You think he's eying her at that age? Either you give him no credit...or he is worse than we all thought.
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Old 2012-04-14, 00:10   Link #20835
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You think he's eying her at that age? Either you give him no credit...or he is worse than we all thought.
i think SH is as bad as i thought he is.
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Old 2012-04-14, 00:47   Link #20836
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Old 2012-04-14, 01:27   Link #20837
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Man has accident; memory loss, when he awakes he thinks he is in 2002

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10798754

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Robbie Price was cycling to work when he slammed head first into a traffic sign and "woke up in someone else's life".

The accident last Monday caused severe amnesia, costing the Hamilton scientist the past 10 years of his life.

The 43-year-old didn't know he and his family had moved here from Australia in 2002 and can't remember anything since then, including the childhood of his two teenage sons, who he thought were aged 5 and 3.

Mr Price can't go back to work yet because he doesn't remember how to do his job at the Landcare Research crown institute, where he carried out environmental research as part of a programming group. At least, that's what he's been told.

"Things are really confused. But the doctors assure me that I'll wake up one morning and it will just be normal."

Many of the blanks of what happened on the morning of the accident have been filled in by his wife, Roshni Kanta, while the couple await the police report.

However, a witness says Mr Price was cycling over a rail bridge in Frankton when he hit a road sign temporarily placed in a cycle lane.


Mr Price - who didn't realise he was chairman of the Cycle Action Network Waikato until he stumbled upon that fact while using a computer the other day - thinks he must have been travelling at up to 50 km/h.

With no visible injuries, he was taken by ambulance to an accident and emergency clinic where he fell asleep, slipped into a concussion and suffered the amnesia.

When he came to, he didn't know where he was, and didn't recognise his $8000 mountain bike.

"That was confusing because the bike in the room wasn't mine. It was mine, but by then I'd lost 10 years of memory so I was expecting if I'd had a bike accident the bike should be my old bike.

"The next bit I remember quite well ... going to the bike and opening it up and finding a wallet with a New Zealand driving licence. It was at that point I completely lost it. I can remember being just completely freaked out because you've woken up in somebody else's life.

"Looking back at it now, 'two hours ago' I had been riding in the middle of the countryside in New South Wales."

Despite the presence of his wife, Mr Price became emotionally erratic, laughing one minute and crying the next.

He was taken by ambulance to Waikato Hospital, where doctors told him his brain was bruised and it could take between 2-3 days and 2-3 years for all of his memories to come back.

They recommended "no thinking about work" for six days, not to meet many people, and getting plenty of rest - including no cycling for a month, to protect his head.

In the meantime, Mr Price has to hear bad news all over again, such as the death of close relatives and that his father is ill.

He's trying to catch up on world events, including the Christchurch earthquakes, the fact the US has its first African-American President, and the number of wars happening.

Passwords, bank account numbers and eftpos PINs have not been easy, and being reintroduced to old colleagues has been disconcerting.

"I spent the first few days looking up words in the dictionary," he said.

Even old technology such as mobile phones felt foreign to Mr Price, who had to relearn many of the functions.

Strangely, he remembers clearly events before 2002, and a cycling accident he had in Australia is as vivid as the day it happened, because for him it feels like only a few weeks ago.

Fortunately, he can form new memories and his short-term memory is intact.

Mr Price was optimistic his memory would return slowly.

He said it was "too depressing" to think he might not get back the memory of his children growing up. "It's temporarily misplaced. It's not lost."

Ms Kanta was philosophical about the accident - she has been there to help her husband recover from several cycling mishaps during their 18-year marriage. "He's normal, he will get better," she said.

GP Leo Revell confirmed Mr Price was being treated for amnesia, which appeared to be severe.

A University of Auckland neuro-psychologist, Associate Professor Lynette Tippett, said retrograde amnesia following a head injury usually involved losing memories of only a short period of time, but much longer periods were not impossible.

Professor Tippett said retrograde amnesia typically disrupted memories of the trauma event and the hours or days before.

"The most recent memories are less well consolidated in the brain and are more vulnerable to disruption.

"What that means is the most recently formed memories are more likely to be disrupted by damage to the memory circuitry than memories from way back in time."

Dr Phil Wood of The Memory Clinic in Auckland said memory was a vulnerable and actively dependent part of brain function.

The geriatrician, who deals with dementia in elderly patients, said most retrograde amnesia diminished and the memory was reconstructed from other sources over time.

He recommended that amnesia sufferers use photos and stories to help retrieve memories.

"What you're lacking is the hooks to pull the information out and sometimes just that ability to trigger a memory is what it takes."

Mr Price will be reassessed by his clinic in another two weeks to determine if he needs specialist treatment.

What Robbie Price can't remember
March 2003: The United States invades Iraq.
December 2004: A 9.1 magnitude earthquake off Indonesia and ensuing tsunami kill 230,000 people.
August 2005: Hurricane Katrina hits southern coast of the United States, killing 1800 people and causing US$81 billion worth of damage.
April 2007: 32 people killed in Virginia Tech University massacre in United States.
December 2007: Most of developed world enters a financial recession.
January 2008: Sir Edmund Hillary dies.
November 2008: Barack Obama elected first black President of the United States.
June 2009: Michael Jackson dies.
February 2011: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Christchurch, killing 185 people.
March 2011: Magnitude 8.9 earthquake off the coast of Japan triggers a giant tsunami which kills 15,854 people.
February 2012: Whitney Houston dies.

Technology that didn't exist before 2002:
2004: Facebook
2005: YouTube
2006: Twitter
2007: iPhone
Some pretty sad things about this. And also this is an intriguing thing.
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Old 2012-04-14, 02:45   Link #20838
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Traditional Chinese Medicines Linked to Cancer

That's scary to know.
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Old 2012-04-14, 02:51   Link #20839
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List of depressing shit.
If someone rattled that list off to me right after I lost my memory, I'd probably have wild swings in emotions too.
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Old 2012-04-14, 13:44   Link #20840
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"A 73-year-old Craig County woman was arrested Monday after sheriff's deputies searched her home and found marijuana and $278,000 in cash. A four-month investigation led investigators to what they say is the biggest player in the Grand Lake area drug trade. "We feel like this is a really big operation," said Sheriff Jimmie Sooter. The money was seized along with four pounds of marijuana from a house and vehicle four miles east of Vinita off Highway 60. The amount of confiscated cash is staggering. The suspect is surprising: Darlene Mayes, a 73-year- old grandmother. "It was just like shock. I can't believe this. This is a lady my grandmother's age, and I could never in a million years picture my own grandmother doing this," said Bobby Floyd, Vinita Police Chief. Investigators say older folks are becoming more active in drug trafficking. They don't raise as much suspicion and more are turning to drugs as a way to make extra money in their golden years. "Don't put an age limit on the investigation, because anything can happen," Floyd said." - 6 News
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