Archive for the ‘Randomness’ Category

This cartoon which appears in today’s NY Post depicts  a national news story which made headlines yesterday about the cop who shot and killed a rampaging chimp in Connecticut.  But the cops in the comic make a joke about the economic stimulus bill, which as you know is being pushed through by President Barack Obama.  [...]

Our Galaxy has Billions of Earths

Posted: 16th February 2009 by Simo Häyhä in Randomness
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There could be one hundred billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, a US conference has heard. Dr Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Science said many of these worlds could be inhabited by simple lifeforms. He was speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago. So [...]

WASHINGTON – Despite President Barack Obama’s vow to open government more than ever, the Justice Department is defending Bush administration decisions to keep secret many documents about domestic wiretapping, data collection on travelers and U.S. citizens, and interrogation of suspected terrorists. In half a dozen lawsuits, Justice lawyers have opposed formal motions or spurned out-of-court [...]

If anyone should probably think about giving up cigarettes, it’s Patrick Swayze. The 56-year-old actor, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, was spotted in Beverly Hills recently, looking frail and gaunt but puffing away as he waited for his wife, Lisa Niemi, to pick up a take-out pizza. According to the Daily Mail, [...]

Lisndey Lohan, is That You?

Posted: 16th February 2009 by Sus Scrofa in Randomness
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“I eat. I had my Big Mac yesterday from McDonald’s,” she told Us Sunday. “I eat just as much as I always have.” The 22-year-old actress (who has raised eyebrows before for her skinny frame) said she thinks she has just been “working a lot.” She said she also blames “stress … and lack of [...]

One of the first attempts to use gene therapy to treat HIV has produced promising results in clinical trials. When the therapy was tested on 74 patients, it was shown to be safe and appeared to reduce the effect of the virus on the immune system. In theory, one treatment should be enough to replace [...]

A “danger receptor” that may kick-start an immune reaction to cancer in the body has been found by UK researchers. It picks up signs of cell death caused by injury or tumours and mobilises the body’s defences, Nature reports. The finding may explain why some tumour-killing drugs partly work by setting off an immune response. [...]

Silly Rapper Syzzurps for Crack Heads

Posted: 16th February 2009 by Sus Scrofa in Randomness
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Juelz Santana Reacts to Cam’ron saying he is Addicted to Syrup.

Two Judges Accused of Jailing Kids for Cash

Posted: 15th February 2009 by Simo Häyhä in Randomness
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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – For years, the juvenile court system in Wilkes-Barre operated like a conveyor belt: Youngsters were brought before judges without a lawyer, given hearings that lasted only a minute or two, and then sent off to juvenile prison for months for minor offenses. The explanation, prosecutors say, was corruption on the bench. In [...]

Under Chapter 7 companies liquidate their assets to repay creditors rather than reorganize. NEW YORK (Reuters) – Peanut Corporation of America sought bankruptcy protection on Friday after a salmonella outbreak traced to one of its plants led to one of the biggest product recalls in U.S. history. The company filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition [...]

BUFFALO, New York (Reuters) – A passenger plane crashed into a house near Buffalo, New York, in snowy weather on Thursday night and burst into flames, killing 50 people. The 74-seat commuter plane lost contact with air traffic controllers and went down a few miles (km) before the runway at the Buffalo airport, authorities said. [...]