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18 years Ago

Swissair succumbs

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Swissair has been in trouble for a while now, but on September 30, they went into intense discussions with the Swiss government in attempt to deal with impending bankruptcy brought on by the worldwide passenger slump following the WTC attack. However, the final solution will involve Switzerland’s major banks, notably UBS and Credit Suisse:

<q>‘We think that it wouldn’t be right for the government to participate in a solution, and we don’t think that it would be necessary,‘ UBS Chairman Marcel... [More]

100 Questions and Answers about Arab Americans

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Here’s an interesting article from the Detroit Free Press answering a lot of questions about Arab Americans.

Pudding Guy

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Think you’re taking advantage of frequent flyer miles? Check this guy out.

http://www.snopes2.com/business/deals/pudding.htm

Pop or Soda?

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Here’s a web site that lets you see who says pop and who says soda. This is only of interest if you have ever left your hometown and you’ve ordered a ‘soda’ only to get soda water.

You can even participate.

http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~almccon/pop_soda/

Stupid people deserve bags of money

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Seanbaby takes on the world while defending Jackass (MTV):

http://www.seanbaby.com/news/jackass.htm

Home of the Blame

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Bushonics

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The growing trend of speaking like the president.

The uni-screw (not a joke)

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This is an interesting one on the manufacturing of a new type of screw head.

Can you imagine working here?

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Can you imagine working at the following Company?

This company has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics:

  • 29 have been accused of spousal abuse
  • 7 have been arrested for fraud
  • 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
  • 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses
  • 3 have been arrested for assault
  • 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
  • 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
  • 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
  • 21 are current defendants in lawsuits
  • In 1998 alone,... [More]

Inaugural Ball

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Latest Dan Savage

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http://avclub.theonion.com/savage.html

At the end, someone asks him to ‘refrain from trying to make George Bush look stupid’:

“…As for trying to make George W. Bush look stupid, that’s not something anyone has to
break a sweat “trying” to do, not with W. himself doing most of the heavy lifting. Quoting our next Commander-And-Thief verbatim (“They misunderestimated me”) makes him look plenty stupid….“

19 years Ago

News Media warning

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Go to http://www.somethingawful.com/ for a nice analysis of a typical news report in America today.

The piece is from 6/16/2000 (Today).

Crazy Bitch

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http://www.crazy-bitch.com/

How do you vote?