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Truthdig - Reports - ‘Socialism’ and Sham in the Senate

Posted on Oct 1, 2009By Joe ConasonListening closely to the politicians with the most clout in the debate over health care, it is startling to discover how little they actually seem to know about the subject. Ignorance rules, even among the bipartisan group of senators known as the “Gang of Six,” who supposedly have immersed themselves in the details of this life-and-death issue for many months. If they understood even the most basic facts about how the United States and other advanced countries provide and finance medical care, they simply could not utter the stupid comments that regularly emanate from their lips. Every catalog of mindless remarks about health care must include at least one rant by Charles Grassley, the Iowa Republican who has wasted the country’s time by pretending to seek a bipartisan solution when he simply wants to stall or kill President Barack Obama’s proposed reforms. Not so long ago, Grassley alleged he had been told that “government-run” systems in other cou…

Truthdig - Reports - ‘Socialism’ and Sham in the Senate

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Posted on Oct 1, 2009By Joe Conason

Ignoring RIAA lawsuits cheaper than going to trial - Ars Technica

Jammie Thomas-Rasset and Joel Tenenbaum captured the nation's attention when they were defendants in the RIAA's first two trials against accused online infringers. But here's the mind-warping reality: both defendants would have been far better off monetarily if they had simply ignored the complaint altogether and failed to show up in court.That counterintuitive logic played out again this week in Massachusetts, where federal judge Nancy Gertner issued four default judgments against accused P2P file-swappers who never bothered to respond to the charges against them. Their failure to appear meant an automatic loss, and though the judge does have some discretion in setting penalties, judges often pick the minimum awards in such cases.That was true in all four cases, where Gertner accepted the record labels' claims and awarded them the minimum statutory damages of $750 per song. The defendants were accused of downloading an average of ten songs, putting total awards in the…

Death Metal and Black Metal Blog

Metal Blog :: Buddhism and Death Metal « Free Beethoven Sympho… | Sadistic Metal Review… » 05 02 09 - 13:53
Raj asked Buddha, "Reverend Sir, how come my mind wanders around to forbidden places and yours does not?" "Sir, how come I do back-biting and you don't?" "Sir, how come I don't have compassion for others, while you have?" All the questions that Raj asked were of similar nature. Buddha replied, "Raj, your questions are good, but it seems to me that in 24 hours from now you will die." Raj got up and started getting ready to go. Buddha asked, "Raj, what happened? You came with such vitality now you are totally dismayed." Raj said, "Sir, my mother told me that your words are true and are to be held in high esteem. So please let me go so that I may meet my family members, friends and others before I die." Buddha said, "But there are s…

Glenn Beck EXPOSED - Crying On Cue Using Vicks under His Eyes.

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Dev Team Jailbreaks 3.1 | Apple iPhone School

OtterBox Announces Two New iPhone Cases – Commuter & Commuter TL Series CasesWootWatch Update – Adds kids.woot Support Dev Team Jailbreaks 3.1October 1, 2009 by Douglas
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A recent tweet from @cpich3g claims the dev team has upgraded from firmware 3.0 to 3.1. It looks like they were on a jailbroken 3.0 and upgraded to 3.1 without having to rejailbreak. We’ll know more soon once we hear officially from the dev team. We’ll keep you updated once a tool is released. Here’s a screenshot of the tweet and the images @cpich3g posted in the tweet. OtterBox Announces Two New iPhone Cases – Commuter & Commuter TL Series CasesWootWatch Update – Adds kids.woot Support --> via Posted via web from iquanyin's posterous

iPhone 3GS Jailbroken 3.1 (Proof of ability)

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Oh, my kittens, we have a problem on our hands. I know that I do not usually...

Project Rungay is one of those heartening examples of blogs that just sort of started out, making their way into the world with only a song in their hearts and change of clothing in their cardboard suitcases, and were discovered and promoted on the basis of sheer merit. And, once famous, they did not slack off or decide to be part of the Gawker empire; they kept doing what they did best. Tom and Lorenzo describe themselves as gay (duh), married for 12 years, more or less homebound and total fans of "Project Runway," the hit series in which designers compete with each other for a chance to be sort of rich and maybe famous. When I say "fans," I do not mean "uncritical lovers of the program," I mean snarky commentators who care enough to separate the wheat from the chaff and to quarrel with the producers, stars, designers and judges - all while being pretty darned funny. They can be found at, and they post frequently and almost imm…

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