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Jan16-12 Greg Bernhardt
New Guidelines for Current Events (shorter version) Politeness and respect for others is essential here. Of course,...
Feb27-12 07:41 PM
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I stumbled across this and thought some might find it useful. ...
Mar28-08 11:20 AM
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iraqi, unrest Iraqi unrest ( 1 2 3 ... Last)
The Iraqi government, under severe military pressure from insurgents, is apparently on the verge of collapse. They...
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That's just through the border from here... Sigh, few days ago it looked as the situation was calming down....
Aug30-14 11:15 PM
637 37,943 Finally. Now it's time for...
Aug30-14 09:34 AM
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I guess some people have already read this interview. ...
Aug28-14 10:15 AM
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Aug24-14 10:35 AM
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Here's a thread to post some funny and sarcastic pictures of politicians and world events. Let's just keep it...
Aug22-14 06:11 PM
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Very little information right now but we know it was a Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. ...
Aug22-14 01:34 AM
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Sorry to mods if this is still not appropriate, but here is a Forbes article seemingly debunking some claims released...
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Aug17-14 03:22 PM
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Aug17-14 01:58 PM
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The big question is whether or not the GOP can gain control of the US Senate. ...
Aug16-14 08:30 PM
23 7,866 I was at home that summer, between my...
Aug12-14 09:50 PM
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From the off going off topic point on the Portlandia thread I read this. I have often pondered if perhaps the...
Aug6-14 09:21 AM
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I know this is a bit late but I'm catching up the news a bit. The vote to fluoridate the water supply had failed. ...
Aug5-14 06:09 PM
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So right now the mobile CNN website has 5/6 "top stories" with Ebola in the headline. We have a horrible escalation...
Aug3-14 06:22 PM
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He was a NASA official whose boyhood interest in science fiction and later friendship with Arthur C. Clarke led to his...
Jul28-14 07:51 AM
Greg Bernhardt
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Algerie plane is missing
Jul28-14 07:50 AM
Greg Bernhardt
1 582 Apparently in New York City, people who dare...
Jul26-14 11:45 PM
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Political chess move or is there some actual danger of it? If they do abandon the station, what then? ...
Jul22-14 09:22 PM
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According to this article in the Washington Post, a peer-reviewed journal is retracting dozens of papers en mass...
Jul10-14 12:38 PM
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Jun28-14 11:28 AM
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Today the US Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of over-the-air television broadcasters versus Aereo, which...
Jun25-14 09:41 AM
15 3,242 I hope everyone got out safely. ...
Jun24-14 05:54 PM
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Yesterday, the British Guiana one-cent magenta postage stamp of 1856 sold at auction for $9.5 million: ...
Jun18-14 08:59 PM
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Worst cities for postal worker dog bites ( I can sympathize with those postal workers... I was bitten by a...
Jun14-14 12:41 PM
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After being held for five years, Bowe Bergdahl has been released by the Taliban: ...
Jun12-14 09:54 AM
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I'm very surprised that nobody has posted on the topic. The FCC is planing to kill net neutrality in everything but...
Jun5-14 09:48 PM
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~240 were taken. They were taking a physics exam when they were abducted! Can Nigeria solve this problem? What are the...
Jun5-14 01:40 PM
Tobias Funke
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This happened in the same town I grew up and I even went to the same middle school, so this hits close to home. The...
Jun5-14 12:42 PM
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He said in a private conversation that he does not like some specific race of people. He did not make any jokes or...
Jun1-14 04:40 PM
Tobias Funke
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I think this is a very interesting story. Let's get some discussion on it!...
May27-14 03:17 PM
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This is a reminder to all EU citizens that voting for European Parliament elections starts tomorrow! Check here for...
May24-14 04:07 AM
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It is completely a coincidence, but today is the two year anniversary of when I started the "Why Libya, Why Not...
May16-14 12:25 AM
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Here’s How Comcast Plans to Rule American Cable and Internet
May15-14 10:21 PM
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May7-14 07:25 AM
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They had one yesterday - 8.2 - And now another is reported:...
May4-14 05:34 PM
Greg Bernhardt
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Maine has always been a place where prescription pain-killers are popular with junkies. Home invasions (looking for...
Apr17-14 11:23 AM
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Although I haven't been there for a long time. It is still sad to see things like this happening in my birthplace....
Apr10-14 06:17 PM
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Justices strike down political donor limits (CNN) No need to funnel your millions through PACs any more, unless I...
Apr2-14 12:03 PM
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I've heard several reports on radio news programs that the drought is severe across the western US, and apparently...
Apr2-14 12:53 AM
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