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Dust storms came to China's capital once every seven or eight years in the 1950s, and only every two or three years in the 1970s. But now they are an annual problem. Since Ray Stevens video ''We The People'' was released, it has gone viral on the Internet, with millions of views. We are at war with an enemy without uniforms, without morals, without a country and without a leader - but the one advantage we have is they all look alike. ... What? Since 1982 the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a whimsical literary competition that challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.
Political cartoonists look back at business in 2009. Henry Earl has actually been arrested over 1300 times since 1970, but court records on computer don't go back that far. Intoxication is not a crime in many states, he should move. Looking out the window is entertainment for your pets. Twenty Ten, Twenty Ten, Twenty Ten, Twenty Ten.
Built by a retired dentist, this is an exact replica of a P-51D Mustang which was America's primary long-range fighter plane during the Second World War. One of only six Housecars made per year in the mid-'30s at the Ford Motor Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota, this classic recreational vehicle is in amazing condition. Killer clamshells can trigger wrap rage. I had a hankering for a good turkey dinner, but it was not to be, once trouble-making relatives showed up.
When I was growing up in the 1940's and 1950's, if a restaurant had the coveted sign ''Recommended by Duncan Hines'', you knew the food and service would be good. Some Christmas gifts are real winners, for someone else. An amazing collection of photos and drawn images from blizzards and snowstorms in the United States that would have been lost forever if it wasn't for ''The Wayback Machine''.
It's pretty hard to get a lab rat to shovel snow, so most the research is real hands-on work. It's pretty hard to get a lab rat to shovel snow, so most the research is real hands-on work.
It's pretty hard to get a lab rat to shovel snow, so most the research is real hands-on work. It's pretty hard to get a lab rat to shovel snow, so most the research is real hands-on work.
Charles Dickens' character Ebenezer Scrooge in ''The Christmas Carol'' is based on the life of John Elwes.  Hair doesn't know it's been cut, and doesn't much care.
It isn't a wonderful life for the 7 Target employees fired right before Christmas for what appears to be a minor infraction. Was Target right? Read the article and decide. It isn't a wonderful life for the 7 Target employees fired right before Christmas for what appears to be a minor infraction. Was Target right? Read the article and decide.
It isn't a wonderful life for the 7 Target employees fired right before Christmas for what appears to be a minor infraction. Was Target right? Read the article and decide. It isn't a wonderful life for the 7 Target employees fired right before Christmas for what appears to be a minor infraction. Was Target right? Read the article and decide.
'Tis the season to make a fool out of yourself.
At Christmas we hark back to simpler times and prices. This billboard in New Zealand, where 30% of people profess to have no religion, has the other 70% pretty upset. In 1997, Bob Hope was designated an honorary veteran by Congress for his humanitarian services, the only individual in history to earn this honor. Siskel & Ebert can be seen in these archived rebroadcast of the early shows featuring Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel.
An American Airlines stewardess having an extremely bad day flipped-out when a first class passenger asked for a glass of OJ, and now the passenger may be in trouble.Believe it or not, asking for orange juice on American airlines may violate federal law. The boy made the drawing after his teacher asked the students to draw something reminding them of Christmas. Arnold Palmer also knows how to make money from product endorsements and investments. Most of his millions came from savy business decisions, not winning tournaments. Follow Steve Weaver as he flies a Beech 58 Baron from West Virginia to Brazil.
Dogs and Cats have different outlooks on life. When cats rub up against their owners, it has nothing to do with affection at all, but instead is kitty's way of claiming you as its property. Research has revealed that a lot of the quirky and even cute things your kitty does are actually signs that your cat is out to get you. Hope Chest for Breast Cancer provides financial support to those touched by breast cancer by raising funds in a variety of ways, including the sale of this calendar. There are a lot of conspiracy theories floating around the internet about the Federal Reserve System.
The cost of maintaining a royal lifestyle for a select group who happen to belong to the ''Lucky Sperm Club'' is no longer acceptable to many who live in the United Kingdom. The terror suspect who accused the SEALS is Ahmed Hashim Abed, alleged architect of the murder of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004. Theodore Sypnier has been convicted at least twice of molesting children and suspected in other cases over the last six decades in Tonawanda and Buffalo, New York. The Charles Dickens classic tale of ghosts and redemption,  translated into tlhIngan Hol ( the Klingon language ) .
In 2009, the recording sensation was Susan Boyle. In 1966, it was Mrs. Miller. The difference is, Susan Boyle can sing. Elva Miller owes her fame to her uniquely atrocious vocal style and to the fearless gusto with which she assails–and destroys–a song. Her debut album—Mrs. Miller's Greatest Hits, issued by Capitol Records in 1966—is a collector's item. It sold 200,000 copies and left an indelible stain on modern music.
Spending is good only if the purchaser, or the recipient, values the gift more than the money it costs. Otherwise, there is a subtraction from society's store of value. Type in your name, or the name of your business, and have some fun creating advertising slogans. $1.96 will provide a good Christmas dinner for someone less fortunate. Click to learn more.
 SNAP helps low-income people buy food with an electronic card similar to a bank debit card, eliminating the embarrassment of using food stamps. Zsolt and Geza Peladi have no fixed address and eke out an existence by selling junk they find in the street. But their scavenging days are about to be over. On Sunday February 7, 1932  U.S. Navy Admiral Harry E. Yarnell led an attack on Pearl Harbor to test the defenses. The plan worked so well, the Japanese simply copied it. Pilots careers are caught in a downdraft these days, as airlines, faced with falling demand for air travel, park planes and lay cockpit crew members off.
Because Tiger Woods' wife spoke to police, now she and her husband are the focus of a criminal investigation. It is rarely in your best interest to talk to the cops. Smart terrorists could get through airport security with fake boarding passes and all manner of prohibited items, as the author of this article did with ease. In medieval England, they were called pyes, and instead of being predominantly sweet, they were most often filled with meat — beef, lamb, wild duck, magpie pigeon — spiced with pepper, currants or dates. A link to an interesting website maintained by private pilot Jason Catan that was featured back in 2009. The original link no longer works, but fortunately, it was all saved by ''The Wayback Machine''.
Michael Moore tells President Obama it is time to honor his commitments and bring our troops home. The White House was open to the public until the early part of the twentieth century, and anyone could pretty-much walk in for a visit, which is what this Virginia couple did. The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620. Their first winter was devastating, but the following fall the harvest was a bountiful one, and the first Thanksgiving was held. New gift card rules forbid issuers from charging dormancy, maintenance, balance inquiry, and other fees, but the restrictions do not take effect until late in 2010.
The Daily Beast's columnist Christopher Buckley enjoyed Sarah Palin's memoir so much, he created an index for it. Outbreaks of these teeny, blood-sucking critters is being reported in every kind of neighborhood in every state across the country, meaning you’re at risk right now. The Nazi occupation of the Channel Islands lasted from June, 1940 until the Liberation in May, 1945.
On November 21, 1963, President John Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline visited Houston, Texas on their way to the fateful visit the next day in Dallas. Local newspapers and television stations covered the event.
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This killer product is being sold on, and the customer reviews are interesting to read. Buy one today! Stephen Colbert has invoked the sacred call of Dibs to claim an audience that no longer has a show to watch. Unemployed people can't always afford it. In 2007, a woman named Suzanne Butts was arrested for stealing 3 rolls of toilet paper from a courthouse in Iowa.
The Angolan Boeing 727 has never been found. It may have crashed in the African jungles, or it was chopped-up for parts, or maybe it is being used by gem smugglers.
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According to Pat Buchanan, most City University of New York students should not have gone to high school until they could do sixth-grade math, which they still can't do. Well, this one is certainly suspect, but how about that photo of Oswald in his backyard, holding the rifle? On November 18, 1963, the 35th President of the United States, John Kennedy, visited Tampa, Florida. Four days later, he was assassinated in Dallas. America's rich are getting poorer. For the fifth time since 1982, the collective net worth of The Forbes 400, our annual tally of the nation's richest people, has declined.
French philosopher Blaise Pascal reasoned that even though God may not exist, you should wager that he does, because you have everything to gain, and nothing to lose. Sarah doesn't talk that way when she speaks to Alaskans. The growing popularity of raising barnyard animals in backyards has forced many municipalities across the country to reckon with allowing livestock within city limits. Fifty years ago, Ford gave us a new word for failure when the last Edsel rolling off the production line and into national lore. And mistakes keep piling up.
There are many rules laid down by adults which seem pointless to young people, but which are actually sensible and important. This isn't one of them. On July 20, 1944 a bomb exploded at Hitler's daily briefing.  It was the last in a series of assassination attempts against Hitler carried out by a group of military conspirators. Because the administration was having trouble getting the public to support the war, they latched onto this idea to con the public. Who wouldn't '''Support Our Troops''? Since this article was written in 2005, not much has changed, except the number of soldiers killed and wounded and the name on the door of the Oval Office. The main culprit in the soaring cost of American health care is overtreatment, and that extra care is making us sick.
Want to win an argument? Try drinking to excess. In 1938, on the nights of November 9 and 10, rampaging mobs freely attacked Jews in the street, in their homes and at their places of work and worship. The benefits of ferrying bombers over the Atlantic were irresistible, a vital and important job, a chance to fly the latest aircraft, and big pay. But, the risks were colossal. $1.96 will provide a good Thanksgiving dinner for someone less fortunate. Click to learn more.
In 1942, the Czech assassins succeeded in their mission, but the Germans exacted a high price in revenge. The Village of Sleepy Hollow is on the shore of the Hudson River, 25 miles north of Manhattan, made famous by ''The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'', written by Washington Irving. Take a minute and draw a pig. It will tell a lot about you. The most common deals were truck-for-truck and truck-for-SUVs with only marginally better gas mileage, taking a lot of perfectly good vehicles off the road.
Social networking site Twitter has exploded in popularity since its launch, but many think it may be a case of too much of a good thing. The generalization is, all psychiatrists need one. Had Hitler been successful in his plan to invade and occupy Britain, the world would be very different today, and has been imagined in several books and movies on the subject. Nicholas Cage is blaming his ex-money manager for his financial problems. But insiders say it was Cage who spent his way into big troubles.
Have you been miserable lately?  You might as well milk it for all it’s worth, and make everybody else miserable too.
Television turned ''The Wizard of Oz'' from an interesting old movie into something of a secular sacrament. Until color TV in the 1960's, most viewers assumed it was in black & white.
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135 photos were taken in New York City during a reception at the Metropolitan Museum. President Obama has the same expression in every one of them. Addicted? Heck no, I only spend 18 hours a day on the net, and can quit anytime I want. Except, of course, when I need to update my website or look for interesting stuff.
Both Democrats and Republicans got a little excited when they saw all that money for the taking. How about $6 million for a snowmaking facility in Duluth, Minnesota, one of the snowiest cities in America? Or a $3.4 million for a tunnel to help turtles cross the road in Tallahassee, Florida? In 2009, CBN contributor Kimberly Daniels said that most of the candy sold during the halloween season has been ''dedicated and prayed over by witches.'' That was a bit too much, even for Pat Robertson, and the article was pulled. But, not before it was saved by others. Going boldly where most hesitate to trek, this gutsy website lists over 100 things that appeal to whilte people. Some reader comments might be NSFW (language). When United took delivery of its first Boeing 737 in 1968, passengers still donned their Sunday best for air travel and controversy raged over whether flight attendants should be fired for getting married.
Halloween fun! Children and adults will enjoy this virtual pumpkin carving game. Click and drag over the pumpkin to carve out holes. When you are finished click on the DONE button for a special surprise! Is there anything Walmart doesn't sell? Casket prices range from $895 to the fancy 100% bronze model for $2,899. Canada is a democratic country with opportunities. a beautiful environment, a high standard living, and an outstanding educational and welfare system.  If a homeowner or business fails to secure their wireless, should it be fair game to neighbors or passers-by?
Located 6 nautical miles off the coast of French Guiana, Devil's Island was a notorious French penal colony made famous by movies and books like ''Papillon''. Garrison Keillor with Minnesota historian and family friend Jeanette Clancy on the cover of ''Mother Jones''. Send your photo, and they might actually use it. Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn this vision of the future into reality. Competition for oil wealth in this backward country has fueled violence between innumerable ethnic groups, causing the militarization of nearly the entire region by ethnic militia groups and the Nigerian military.
Wondering what to have for dinner? Wonder no more. Although lion hunting has been banned in East Africa, lions are still killed when they attack Maasai livestock. Joshua Norton went to California during the gold rush and lost everything, including his mind. The notorious New York soup chef, known for yelling at some customers and refusing to serve others, doesn't like Jerry Seinfeld, and hates being called the ''Soup Nazi''.
The children's ''Soupy Sales Show'' also attracted an older audience that responded to Soupy's antics. Telling the kids to send him mommy's money got him a week's suspension. Anglican bishop James Ussher published ''Annals of the World'', and arrived at the date of Oct. 23 because most peoples of antiquity started their calendar at harvest time.  Only the bald eagle gets more press, but the spotted owl was emblematic of a larger, very complex debate over the management of what is commonly called old-growth timber. Still water runs deep. Who would have guessed Marge Simpson would wind-up as a centerfold in Playboy?
Every once in a while, you have a slow news day. The first rule of bartering is not to talk about it. The IRS considers bartering a taxable event for both parties, so the guy in this article may have bragged himself into an audit. Some feel the important papers have already been shredded, and they only have one copy of ''My Pet Goat''. Presidential libraries are a recent innovation to stroke the egos of modern presidents. Most of our earlier presidents don't have them. PhantomAlert feeds the locations of speed traps and red-light cameras into GPS devices, warning drivers. Police, who are only interested in safety, are thrilled about this.
Frank William Abagnale, Jr. is an American security consultant best known as a former confidence trickster, check forger, skilled impostor and escape artist. Believe it or not, smoking can be good for you. Does it take you long to come up with that excuse? With one-in-four workers considering sick days extra vacation, it's no wonder employees are so crafty at calling in sick. The eight-track tape never got a second chance. But things are looking up for instant film.
Since minors under the age of 18 may not have a photo ID, there is no way to ensure that the person using the boarding pass matches the name on the pass. Are these actual maintenance complaints submitted by Northwest Airlines pilots and the replies from the mechanic crews? This is from a bar website, you know. This painting by Stan Murmur is being auctioned for charity. Mr. Murmur has a unique painting method, and was fired from his high school teaching position for using it. Selling today for 10 times or more of their original price, the Cub series shows no signs of losing ground. More than 5,500 Piper J-3s remain on the FAA's aircraft registry.
Pay cuts, sometimes the result of downgrades in rank or shortened workweeks, are occurring more frequently than at any time since the Great Depression. About 1 in 4 workers in the U.S. works for the local, state, or federal government, with state and federal jobs often concentrated in metropolitan areas. From health care to Afghanistan, the vice president isn't shy about expressing his opinions or exerting his influence. Monuments are built to commemorate a significant event or celebrate an extraordinary life. But not all of them are heroic paeans to military victories.
Recent statements by politicians and others that are either flat-out lies, or gross mis-representations:
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Amazingly, we were taught in school (some were named after him) that this mass-murderer was a great hero. Of the 500 or so campaign promises made by Barack Obama, only 119 have been kept.
Learn if you have the flu by taking this test. In the book ''Frozen: My Journey Into the World of Cryonics, Deception and Death'' the author claims Ted Williams' head was mistreated. The dual edition commemorates the Brett Bowl, the first game what quarterback Brett Favre dons Minnesota Vikings purple to take on his former team, the Green Bay Packers. Just as in the 1980s, when Betamax and VHS formats battled, the pornography industry played a major role in determining which of the two blue-laser DVD formats won.
When Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) asked Federal Reserve Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman where trillions of dollars went, she didn't know. Using Google News, Newsmap shows the relationships between data and unseen patterns in news. The size of the cells is determined by the number of articles that exist, showing which stories are getting the most coverage. Late night drinking by Mr Yeltsin during a visit to Washington almost ended in an international incident. An equinox happens twice a year, the vernal equinox in March, and the autumnal equinox in September.

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