Sunday, November 30, 2008
It’s not easy being Mandy Sellars. She has hugely outsized legs that make having a normal life nearly impossible.
People stare whenever she leaves the house, she needs a special car to get around and can’t work full time.
What’s more, her condition is getting worse and doctors say she needs an amputation so severe she won’t be able to sit up.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
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Do Americans possess the knowledge necessary to participate wisely in the affairs of the nation? Read below to find out.
Seventy-one percent of Americans fail the test, with an overall average score of 49%.
Of the 2,508 People surveyed, 164 say they have held an elected government office at least once in their life. Their average score on the civic literacy test is 44%, compared to 49% for those who have not held an elected office.
Take the test here.
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The Tanzanian MP recounts the appalling story in a tone of sadness and horror. A woman named Salma had been told by her family to dress her baby entirely in black and to lay the little girl in a hut, alone. 'The mother didn't understand, but she obeyed the elders,' said Al-Shaymaa Kwegyir.
'Some hours later, unknown men arrived and went straight to the hut. They used a machete to cut off the child's legs. Then they slit her throat and poured the blood into a pot and drank it.'
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more music charts what is wrong with this graph? the first person who gets it right gets something special.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
This is from just after the election and might have escaped your attention. It's good news.
Michigan’s new law goes into effect on December 4th, at which time nearly one-quarter of the US population will live in a state that authorizes the legal use of medical cannabis.
Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, some 65 percent of voters (and virtually every town) decided “yes” on Question 2, which reduces minor marijuana possession to a fine-only offense. Like in Michigan, voters rejected a high-profile, deceptive ad campaign by the measure’s opponents, who argued that it would increase adolescent drug abuse, permit large-scale marijuana trafficking, endanger workplace safety, and sharply increase traffic fatalities.
Question 2 is expected to become law in 30 days — making Massachusetts the thirteenth state to decriminalize the personal possession and use of cannabis. (Note: Under state law, politicians have the option of amending the new law.)
Monday, November 10, 2008
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Sunday, November 09, 2008
Volgens Van Geel beseffen steeds meer mensen dat het romantische beeld van stickies rokende mensen die voor zichzelf produceren, achterhaald is. In de drugswereld is tegenwoordig sprake van grove criminaliteit en een "maffiose sfeer", stelt hij.[...] Van Geel zou het liefst zien dat alle coffeeshops dichtgaan, maar hij wil zich houden aan het regeerakkoord. Daarin staat alleen dat coffeeshops bij scholen worden gesloten en dat shops bij de grens worden tegengegaan. [...] Het CDA wil dat het gedoogbeleid stap voor stap wordt afgebouwd. "Het is in dertig jaar opgebouwd. Dat kun je niet in een keer oplossen". oplossen? slopen bedoelt hij.[...] CDA-burgemeester Leers van Maastricht vindt [daarentegen] dat de overheid moet blijven reguleren, omdat er anders een groot probleem met de handhaving ontstaat.
Friday, November 07, 2008
As White tells Jacki Lyden for Weekend All Things Considered, his puppet, called Joshua, helps him to explore the themes of male self-image and self-loathing. White places Joshua in a series of vulnerable situations -- at a cocktail party or a lover's house -- and photographs the scene. More...
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After a conjunction of intense cold (-8 to -12 degrees Centigrade), plus very strong winds, blowing at over 100 kmh (70 mph), the waves got so harsh that they passed over the dikes and the droplets immediatly froze everything they touched !More photos...