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OMG! I'm pretty immune to this sort of thing . .but OMG . . . I . .think I want one.
Thu, December 13, 2007 - 11:30 AM permalink
A Roman Catholic school board in Ontario ordered the popular fantasy book "The Golden Compass" taken off library shelves at dozens of schools Thursday after receiving a complaint about the author referring to himself as an atheist.
Fri, November 23, 2007 - 11:13 AM permalink
Muslims are flying into Mecca in their thousands for the Haj, but many followers in China have been grounded by bureaucratic hurdles and political obstacles.
Fri, November 23, 2007 - 10:06 AM permalink
An Egyptian Christian woman has been jailed for three years because her father's brief conversion to Islam 45 years ago made her legally a Muslim while her official papers said she was Christian, her lawyer said Thursday.
Fri, November 23, 2007 - 9:39 AM permalink
Nestling in the foothills of the Alps in northern Italy, 30 miles from the ancient city of Turin, lies the valley of Valchiusella. Peppered with medieval villages, the hillside scenery is certainly picturesque.
Thu, November 22, 2007 - 4:03 PM permalink
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This was written as a response to a similar article on Newsvine, claiming robots were better than women:

1 Not as much risk of hardware failure
2 Practicing safe sex won't involve major negotiation
3 Doesn't shed.
4 Doesn't wear underwear to leave lying around
5You could get it with all kinds of attachments.
* A built in GPS so it doesn't matter if it won't ever stop and ask directions
* Make your frozen pina coladas without ever leaving the comfort of your bed.
* Aroma ... read more
Wed, October 17, 2007 - 9:16 PM permalink - 0 comments
Last night
the moon shown through the blinds
illuminating the vast emptiness
of our . . .
of my bed.
Since you left
I have clung to the safety of the edge
afraid of the emptiness
afraid to feel lost without you
afraid to not leave a space for your return . . .

Last night was one year
to the day
since you left
I do not think
you are returning . . .

Last night
I stretched across the emptiness
claiming it
filling it
anchoring myself, defiant, in the desert of my sorr... read more
Mon, October 1, 2007 - 7:56 AM permalink - 2 comments
The winds of change are blowing, my darlings. Already our country is preparing for the 2008 Presidential Campaign, China's stock exchange is affecting Wall Street and North Korea has agreed to neuter their nuclear program in exchange for banking privileges and food.

On a more local level, the face of suburbia is changing. More couples than ever are concluding that monogamy doesn't work for them, and they are doing something about it. No, they aren't getting divorced. In fact, mom and dad a... read more
Fri, April 13, 2007 - 12:45 PM permalink - 2 comments
When it comes to the matter of desire, evolution leaves little to chance. Human sexual behavior is not a free-form performance, biologists are finding, but is guided at every turn by genetic programs.

Desire between the sexes is not a matter of choice. Straight men, it seems, have neural circuits that prompt them to seek out women; gay men have those prompting them to seek other men. Women’s brains may be organized to select men who seem likely to provide for them and their children. The d... read more
Fri, April 13, 2007 - 11:56 AM permalink - 2 comments
"For years the prevailing psychological view of happiness is that the feeling, termed subjective well-being, emanates from within and is largely independent of our life circumstances. The wealthy aren’t much happier than the middle class, married people aren’t much happier than single people, healthy people aren’t much happier than sick people, and so on. . . .

But new research, and reexamination of old research, is challenging some of the claims of set-point theory."

Read more at Psych... read more
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Fremont police looking for man who tried to kidnap boy off street ( community » other ) This is mere blocks from my house!!!!


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( local favorites » bars / clubs / cafes ) "Great Selection, Nice Ambiance" Very nice place to have a cup of joe. Nice offering of dust collectors and flavorings. Free wifi.
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( miscellaneous » book reviews ) "The Da Vinci Code" Nice piece of pop literature. Good plot, lots of action, even some credible history. And I love that the author actually tricked me.
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