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*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 03:13:25 PM EST
TV Suicide Shines Spotlight on Thorny Euthanasia Question | Europe | Deutsche Welle | 11.12.2008
After the airing on SKY TV of the film, "The Right To Die?" by Canada's Oscar-winning director John Zaritsky, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called on the media to avoid "sensationalism."


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 03:13:50 PM EST
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Coldplay deny living the life on 'copied' hit - News, Music - The Independent
"If there are similarities between our two pieces of music, they are entirely coincidental and just as surprising to us as to him. Joe Satriani is a great musician but did not write or have any influence on the song 'Viva La Vida'. We respectfully ask him to accept our assurances and wish him well with all future endeavours," said the band.



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 03:14:12 PM EST
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Outrage Over Ivanchuk: The Great Chess Doping Scandal - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
Grandmaster Vassily Ivanchuk refused to submit a urine sample for a drug test at the Chess Olympiad in Dresden and is now considered guilty of doping. The world of chess is outraged that he could face a two-year ban.



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 03:14:29 PM EST
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Jon Stewart: Illinois governors 'more likely to end up in jail' than murderers

"Sadly,'' Stewart concludes, "graft is nothing new to Illinois.'' - noting that three of the last seven governors have landed in jail.

Comparing the percentage of that record with the numbers of people who are estimated to get away with murder each year, he concludes: "You are more likely to end up in jail if you become governor of Illinois than if you are a murderer.''




Come, my friends, 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
by poemless on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 03:28:31 PM EST
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Putin names Caucasus mountain peak in honor of Russian spies

MOSCOW, December 11 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin named on Thursday a mountain peak in the Caucasus in honor of Russian spies.

The former president's office has said that the one-time KGB agent signed a resolution to name the Sugan Ridge mountain peak the Peak of Russian Counterintelligence Agents.

It said the proposal was made by the republic of North Ossetia's parliament on December 5.

The previously nameless 3269-meter high mountain is located in the westernmost area of North Ossetia, close to the border with Georgia.

Putin served for 16 years with the KGB and later as chief of its successor, the FSB.




Come, my friends, 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
by poemless on Thu Dec 11th, 2008 at 03:29:54 PM EST
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The word 'spies' is usually reserved for intelligence officers. The peak is clearly named after 'counterintelligence officers'. Doe anyone need to say more?

Stupidity is the new black...

by Sargon on Fri Dec 12th, 2008 at 09:13:25 AM EST
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