Monday, March 31, 2008

Sure, the iPod is hot, but is the nano a fire risk?

Saadatmandi said his son was sitting at the computer listening to his iPod, model A137, when smoke suddenly began coming out of the right side of the dial. The smoke gave way to flames, prompting the teenager to throw a rag over the device to put out the fire. He wasn't injured, but the blaze melted part of the now unusable device.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Child abuse by the government

Government rips an autistic boy from his home because it prefers a different treatment than the one offered by the parents.

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Woman says TSA forced piercings removal

Nipple piercings removed. One with pliers. Transportation Security Agency TSA insensitive agents laughed snickered embarrass humiliated pat-down Texas Clear Metal Detector Rings bars belly button generation background check database apology Gloria Allred Lawyer lawsuit discrimination female board plane private Rockers

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

IP hypocrisy: US likes WTO rulings only when it wins

The US likes to call out other countries for not being tough enough with intellectual property rules, and it tosses countries like Russia, China, and even Israel onto "watch lists" and "priority watch lists" in an attempt to force changes.

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Monday, March 24, 2008


Essiac is an herbal remedy originally provided by an Ojibway herbalist to treat tumors and/ or cancer. Western Medicine discovered the formula via a Canadian nurse named Rene Caisse -- and thus the name (i.e., Caisse spelled backwards).

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Hey it's a hospital. No horses allowed

LIHUE, Hawaii - A man hoping to cheer up an ailing relative at Wilcox Memorial Hospital hadn't considered one of the visitation rules: No horses allowed.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

U.S. to let states kill sea lions to save salmon

Before sea lions are killed, they must be trapped and held for 48 hours while fisheries managers try to find them a home at a zoo or aquarium.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Court Weighs Right to Guns, and Its Limits

A majority of the Supreme Court appeared ready to embrace an interpretation of the Second Amendment that protects the right to own a gun for personal use.

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US court to rule on TV expletives

The US Supreme Court has agreed to review the issue of expletives on the airwaves, a move that may re-open the debate over broadcast indecency.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Conn. School Backs Off Candy Punishment

An eighth-grade honors student who was suspended for a day, barred from attending an honors dinner and stripped of his title as class vice president after he was caught with contraband candy in school will get his student council post back, school officials said.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Dream I had

I dreamed that I and many other people were locked in a large room like a high school gymnasium. It was because of really bad weather or some disaster happening outside. The sky was dark and frightening and we could not go outside. I remember being very tense in the dream and wandering around the place, looking at all the people. I didn't run into anyone I knew.

Then I looked out the windows and saw that the sky had turned a beautiful blue with just a few clouds in it. We were all let out and poured out into the sunlight. I felt so free and so glad to be away from that crowded prison. I ran all the way home, full of joy.

Friday, March 7, 2008

6th Graders To Get Drug Tests

ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- A new drug testing system could soon take place in Royal Oak starting in September.

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Senate Approves New Child Seat Requirements

LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would require all children under the age of eight, and shorter than 4 feet 9 inches tall, to be securely fastened in a child safety seat while riding in a motor vehicle.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

EFF to take RIAA on in court over "making available"

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is coming to the aid of an Arizona couple accused of copyright infringement by the record labels. During a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, the group will argue that making a song available on a P2P network does not constitute copyright infringement as the RIAA claims.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

US Soldier throws puppy off cliff (video)

They said his name and showed his face. He and his buddy ought to get arrested by the military police and have the book thrown at them.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Staples Rips Off Elderly - $390 For Basic Computer Repair

A Staples tech tried to convince a senior citizen that his computer wouldn't work properly without repairs costing almost $400.The senior had been lulled into Staples for a free tune up that suddenly cost $39.99.

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Think twice before catching snowflake in mouth: Bacteria

Scientists have known that bacteria cling to ice high in the atmosphere in order to produce rain and snow. However, U.S. scientists only recently found out that bacteria and other such microorganisms play a significant role in the formation of precipitation.

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Internal Documents Show Dell Pointed Out Vista Mistakes

Last-minute changes to Windows Vista broke drivers, forcing key hardware vendors to "limp out with issues" when the OS launched last year, according to a presentation by Dell Corp. that was made public this week.

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