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Canada Eliminates Penny

Canada’s eliminating the penny, a coin which I happen to like. (Seriously, why not get rid of the nickel instead?) Even worse, this is their reasoning: “Pennies take up too much space on our dressers at home,” Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said in the text of his budget speech in Ottawa. “They take up far […]

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Palins TV series a stage for political future? – Yahoo! News

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101113/ap_en_tv/us_palin_s_alaska As if I didn’t hate her enough already, imagine my disappointment when I realised the Palin hosting this new TV show was Sarah, not Michael. In a promo for the show with a montage of outdoor scenes, she says, “I’d rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office” and “I’d rather […]

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The new StumbleUpon: 1/30/09

http://stumbleupon.com/sublog/the_new_stumbleupon_1_29_09/ With all members sharing a common interface for StumbleUpon.com, our service will become easier to use and maintain. I don’t doubt that it’s easier to maintain, but please don’t pretend the changes are made for ease of use by us Stumblers. You’ve managed to create a cluttered, complicated and counter-intuitive interface. How is this […]

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On the White House – Obama Speech Got Harsh Reviews on Bush Plane to Texas – NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/us/politics/22web-baker.html?hp Mr. Bush knew that was coming as he winged his way back to Midland, Tex., on Tuesday. Aboard the big blue-and-white jet that afternoon were some of his most loyal confidants – Karl Rove, Karen Hughes, Dan Bartlett, Andrew H. Card Jr., Donald Evans, Joshua B. Bolten, Ed Gillespie, Margaret Spellings, Clay Johnson, Alberto […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090122/ap_en_ot/oscar_nominations_31 The romantic fantasy “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” led Academy Awards contenders Thursday with 13 nominations, among them best picture and acting honors for Brad Pitt and Taraji P. Henson, and a directing slot for David Fincher. Other best-picture nominees are “Frost/Nixon,” “Milk,” “The Reader” and “Slumdog Millionaire.” WALL-E snubbed by the Academy […]

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