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Monday, July 12, 2010



Karzai removing up to 50 ex-Taliban from U.N. blacklist

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to seek the removal of up to 50 former Taliban officials from a U.N. terrorism blacklist -- more than a quarter of those on the list -- in a gesture intended to advance political reconciliation talks with insurgents.

Despicable Film eclipses Twilight

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 04:56 PM PDT

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is knocked off the top of the North American box office after one week by animated 3D film Despicable Me.

Michelle Obama Visits NAACP on Eve of Tea Party Condemnation

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is considering a resolution condemning what it calls racist elements in the Tea Party movement, a charge that conservative leaders say is driven solely by a political agenda.

uTorrent Opens Up Apps, Starts Developer Challenge

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

BitTorrent Inc. released the SDK for uTorrent Apps today, allowing developers worldwide to code their own Apps for the popular BitTorrent client. To motivate developers into contributing their creations, the company has also announced a challenge with a $1000 prize for the best App to be submitted during the coming month.

Insecurity Goes Upscale: How the recession has changed us.

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

It has been the most egalitarian of all the 11 recessions since World War II. In various ways, it has touched every social class. Will optimism return?

Google Talks Competition With Apple, Promises Chrome OS PCs

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Google and Apple aren't exactly Microsoft and Apple, but it's getting that way. These days, Google and Apple are looking like more and more like rivals, mostly because the two are grasping for the same market share in the break-out handset market. However, Google's own Eric Schmidt confessed that he sees things differently...

Teens create their own summer jobs- Smart Spending

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Jorge is one of a number of enterprising teenagers who are creating their own businesses, some doing typical teen-age jobs and others using special talents to get an early start in the business world

Wild Tiger Population Dropped by 96.8% in 20 Years

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 04:00 PM PDT

According to the latest estimates, there are only about 3,200 tigers left in the wild on the entire planet. That's a catastrophically sharp decline from the 100,000 tigers that were estimated to be in the wild in 1990.

BREAKING: Shooter killed herself, five others in workplace.

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 03:52 PM PDT

[Updated 2:12 p.m., July 12] A former employee shot and killed five people at a business Monday in Albuquerque before turning the gun on herself, New Mexico authorities said. Police said officers responded to a 911 call at 9:26 a.m. (11:26 a.m. ET) that multiple shots had been fired.

Republicans could win control of Congress,White House admits

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 03:50 PM PDT

The White House has admitted for the first time that Republicans could win control of the House of Representatives in crucial elections in November. Robert Gibbs, the president's spokesman, acknowledged that deep frustration with the economy could see the Democrats' 75-seat majority in the lower chamber wiped out."There is no doubt there are...

Microsoft to Launch iPad Killers

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Microsoft will launch Windows-based tablet computers later this year, says Steve Ballmer

BBC News - Uganda blasts...In pictures

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Images of two explosions in Uganda's capital Kampala in which dozens were killed and injured as they watched the World Cup final.

Birds Eye Plans to Put Sustainable Fish Sticks in Your Mouth

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Birds Eye's new Forever Food program aims to use wild and sustainable fish sticks to put in your mouth.

Uh-oh: LeBron's Heat Deal Likely to Spur NBA Tampering Revie

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

There has been speculation that James, Wade and Bosh may have gone astray rules when they had a so-called "free agent summit." The 3 had a meeting at James' home on June 19. At the time of the meeting, Wade was still under contract with the Heat, James with the Cavs and Bosh with the Raptors.....

Student Jailed Over False Rape Allegation

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

A student has been jailed for 18 months for falsely claiming a cleaner had raped her – so she could get an extension on her university coursework.

A Call for Safer Sex in the South Florida Porn Industry

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

The adult films, made in Miami-Dade County, have names like South Beach Cruisin', and Barely Legal: Miami Girls. In them, one actor wears nothing but roller skates. Others wear nothing at all. And that's the problem, actors aren't wearing condoms and could be spreading diseases including HIV.

Uganda Blasts: Are Somali Militants Al-Shabab to Blame?

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Two bombings in Kampala, Uganda, on Sunday left 64 dead and scores injured. Many point to the Somali Islamic militant group al-Shabab as the perpetrator of the attacks

College Presidents Taste Life Outside Their Offices

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Many of the barriers separating a college's top-paid leaders from its tuition-paying students have disappeared in the past decade. E-mail, text messaging and social media give students unprecedented access to a chief executive, who can no longer hide behind a secretary and an office door.

"Vampire Facelift" Uses Blood to Get Rid of Wrinkles

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

There's a new kind of cosmetic procedure available, and it doesn't require injecting any acids, fat or toxins into your body. The main ingredient in this wrinkle removing procedure is a person's own blood.

Entire Star Wars "The Empire Strikes Back" in MS Paint [GIF]

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Extremely Epic MS Paint GIF of Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

Giant Dinosaur Made From Scrap-Wood Poses Modern Day Problem

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 01:42 PM PDT

"Vermontasaurus" is a whimsical sculpture that is 25 ft. tall, 122 ft. long. And made completely out of scrap wood. The oddity now faces opposition from neighbors and regulatory challenges from government entities that he fears could force him to dismantle it.

Spaniards Turn Arizona Alfalfa Farm Into 280-MW Solar Plant

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Spanish firm Abengoa Solar will construct a $2B solar plant in Arizona (with $1.45B of that guaranteed by the US Dept of Energy) on the site a former alfalfa farm. The plant will employ over 900,000 mirrors, 90,000 receivers, and utilize more steel than the Golden Gate Bridge.

Arjen Robben is a ball, your argument is invalid

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT


A Guide to Disney’s Horrible Female Role Models

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Over the past fifteen years, Disney has cycled through three waves of female stars. In doing so, they've created a perpetual whoredom machine that benefits no one but virile males. (With Photographic Evidence.)

Google Maps has no data overlay whatsoever for North Korea

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

It's all gone.

Interior Dept. to issue new moratorium on deepwater drilling

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 01:03 PM PDT

The U.S. Interior Department will issue a new moratorium order Monday afternoon blocking deepwater oil and natural gas projects in the Gulf of Mexico, two Obama administration officials told CNN.

6 Reasons to Ride a Polar Bear to Work - The Oatmeal

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

gimme ur bear juice

Repeal Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Paves Way For Gays

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Warning the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" could soon lead to strong, strapping American soldiers engaging in MIND-BLOWING homosexual intercourse right on the battlefield.

Crysis 2: Awesome Nano Edition Spotted

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

It looks Crysis 2 will be getting a special edition called as the Nano Edition. An online store webhallen.com had listed the edition, but now its been taken down. But worry not, here we have screens and new information about the Nano Edition.

Judge Cuts Fine in Music Piracy Case to $67,500

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Even after cutting a damages award in a music file-sharing case to one-tenth the original sum, a judge said the new fine was still excessive.

Man's New Best Friend: The Teacup Pig

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 12:21 PM PDT

Why settle for a dog when you can have your very own pig? Why miniature potbelly pigs, affectionately known as teacup pigs, are fueling the latest pet craze.

Boxing Kangaroo Owns Woman

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

The kangaroo has got some great moves, but he's still a little green. He doesn't know you wait until you need to spice things up a bit before you go for the rear mount on a woman.

Google Adds Rich Text Signatures to Gmail

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 11:40 AM PDT

Gmail users will now be able to add logos to their email signature following improvements to Google’s web-based email service

Coroner: Harvey Pekar dies

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 11:33 AM PDT

(Cleveland) - Famed Cleveland underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar has died at the age of 70.

8 Brilliant Artists from Deviant Art!

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 11:20 AM PDT

I consider DeviantArt the hub of extraordinary artists and brilliantly creative minds from around the world.

Bangladesh bans religious punishments

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 11:20 AM PDT

The Bangladesh High Court has outlawed punishments handed down by religious edict, or fatwa, after a series of cases of Muslim women being beaten and caned, a state lawyer said Friday. (Under the previous system, women publicly whipped for "crimes" like adultery, having a child out of wedlock, being raped, or talking to people of other faiths. )

The World Cup Craze: Shaolins Playing Kung-fu Soccer [Pics]

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 11:00 AM PDT

Warning: You could see awesomely freaking moves in following photos.

Man will plead guilty to assaulting infant son

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 11:00 AM PDT

On Aug. 4, Matthew Taylor took his 17-day-old son to the emergency room at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. Hospital officials said the baby's left eye socket was broken. Taylor said the infant was injured when he dropped a baby monitor on him as he was standing over the crib. Taylor said the monitor's handle was faulty.

Life on Earth gets wiped out every 27 million years

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 10:51 AM PDT

Much of life on Earth gets regularly wiped out every 27 million years, according to boffins. It had been thought that this was caused by a dark star named "Nemesis", but apparently that was wrong. The next globo-extinction event is due in about 16 million years' time.Plenty of time for a cup of tea then.

Should MGM Kill James Bond Film Series?

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 10:40 AM PDT

Rumors circulated this week that cash-strapped MGM had forced producers to pull the plug on development of the next James Bond movie, officially known as "Bond 23." The studio is currently drowning under $4 billion in debt and looking for a buyer, complicating the fate of all MGM-related productions.

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