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Hot trends for May 23, 2008

TSW Sports Wire...

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:49:46 PDT
In a sports world full of news, news and more news, I bring you what’s happening around the sports wire… in typical TSW fashion…

UU Holdeen India Program

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:53:46 PDT
Recent news from the UU Holdeen India Program (UUHIP)

Chinese officials send food to panda cubs

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:56:04 PDT
Some pandas are leaving the quake-stricken Wolong Nature Reserve en route to Beijing. Forty-seven people around the reserve are reported to have been killed by the May 12 quake. Quoting government sources, Reuters is reporting that eight pandas are being flown to Beijing for the Summer Olympic Games. The government is sending bamboo shoots as well as apples, soybeans, eggs and other staples that the bears need to survive, the news agency reported. China Daily says the pandas will “entertain

Stifter marks 40 years of Mayer News (Waconia Patriot)

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:56:24 PDT
Cathy Stifter has been describing this year as the year of three big zeroes. In April she turned 70, in August she had her husband, Vince, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and May marks 40 years as the Mayer correspondent for “The Waconia Patriot” and “Carver County News.”

Lindsay Lohan Samantha Ronson Lesbian Kiss Photos

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:56:26 PDT
Lindsay Lohan Samantha Ronson Lesbian Kiss Photos Lindsay Lohan Kissing Samantha Ronson Pictures Here are the very first pictures of Lindsay Lohan kissing and hugging her long-rumored lesbian lover Samantha Ronson in Cannes,France last night.The two were seen getting romantic while partying during a Diddy-hosted yacht party.Hope they get married soon. Share This ©2008 Celebrity Gossip - Celebrity News - Celebrity Photo - All Rights Reserved..

Gambian President?s Death Threat Condemned

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:56:45 PDT
He is probably a Republican too - Gay rights activists have condemned Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s threat to behead homosexuals, according to a report by BBC News Africa. Last week the Gambian President made a public announcement during a political rally that all homosexuals had 24 hours to leave the country are he will kill them all. The President promised “stricter laws than Iran” on homosexuality and said he would “cut off the head” of any gay person found in The Gambia. Carey Johns

Tucker Carlson NOT seeking LP presidential nomination

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:56:51 PDT
Tucker Carlson NOT seeking LP presidential nomination May 23, 2008 by ElfNinosMom From ABC News: In any case, Carlson tells me he was never running. He’s right now with his family in Maine rather than in Denver with the Marijuana Policy Project and the like. “I probably should have done it,” Tucker emails me.” Imagine the bus trip.” Tags: Libertarian, Libertarian Convention, Libertarian Party, presidential candidate, Tucker Carlson Posted in Libertarian, Libertarian Party, Media, Politi

Statement About Game Transfers

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:57:00 PDT
Recently All About N-Gage posted a story regarding the ability to transfer games from one N-Gage compatible device to the next. We have since issued the following official statement regarding this issue. We have noticed a number of media stories about N-Gage game transfers and wanted to clarify the issue. Due to copy protection, N-Gage games, like most mobile games, are linked to one device. As the value of content increases, a robust copy protection mechanism is essential as it makes it possi

The Importance of Contraception in Humanitarian Emergencies

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:57:09 PDT
United Nations Population Fund: Contraception Can Save Lives in Humanitarian Emergencies, by Shannon Egan In Afghanistan, where fertility and maternal death rates are among the highest in the world, restricted access to certain conflict areas makes it nearly impossible to...

EliteXC President Gary Shaw Responds to Dana Whites Comments

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:58:20 PDT
During a EliteXC: Primetime press conference call, EliteXC President responded to statements made by UFC Dana White to the Long Beach Press. White’s Statements: “You know what would happen if he fought in the UFC?….I’d put him in against B.J. Penn, and (Slice) would get annihilated. The guy he is fighting, James Thompson, might get knocked out before he gets into the cage. Kimbo has no credibility at all in MMA. … I am telling you, B.J. Penn would beat him.” Here is Gary Shaw’s response

Graham, Jennings pull up to the same pump! What are the odds?

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:59:00 PDT
At a press conference at Main Street Automotive, during which former Sen. Bob Graham endorsed Congressional candidate Christine Jennings, the latter came down hard and vague on the status quo in Washington and on our national energy policy. We were glad to hear Jennings show an interest in energy issues. By holding the event at a gas station, she was closely aligning herself with the fuel crisis and therefore holding herself accountable to voters. But we wished she would have been a little m

Democratic Congressman Admits That Democrats 'Stretched the Facts" to Anti-war Supporters in 2006

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:59:01 PDT
Congressman Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) admits, on camera, that the Democrats "stretched the facts" about their capability of ending the war in Iraq and that anybody that "was a good student of Government" would have known it wasn't true but the "temptation to want to win back the Congress" made them stretch the facts and "people ate it up." Watch for yourself: (YouTube URL here) The exact transcript was: "I'll tell you my impression. We really in this last election, when I say we...the Democrats

Nooooooo, my eyes, my beautiful eyes

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:59:06 PDT
Mythbusters forum via ONTD has forever scarred my soul with this picture. For that, I am compelled to pass it along to you guys. I don’t want to be alone in this and you shall all suffer with me. If you’re wondering why this is on here, this picture is supposedly Adam Savage from Mythbusters and I want to vomit. Don’t click on this link. There’s a reason the header is completely blacked out. It is highly NSFW and there’s no turning back. To give you an idea of what this is of, a poster the My

Your Company Is Probably Reading Your E-Mail, Survey Says

Fri, 23 May 2008 11:59:48 PDT
Your Company Is Probably Reading Your E-Mail, Survey Says by Tim Stevens, posted May 23rd 2008 at 2:31PM Ever absent-mindedly type off a quick e-mail to a friend or family member using your work e-mail account and then wonder whether some lackey in a closet somewhere gave it a quick read before passing it on to its intended destination? If you work for a large corporation, there's a good chance you have reason to worry. According to a recent study by Forrester Consulting, 41-percent of companie

Visual Effects Society Publishes Industry Credit Guidelines

Fri, 23 May 2008 12:00:00 PDT
Los Angeles, May 21, 2008 – The Visual Effects Society (VES) has published the first ever set of VES guidelines for titles in the visual effects industry. The list has been vetted by VES members and ratified by the VES Board of Directors. Major studios have reviewed the list as well and are encouraged to utilize it. “Through these collective efforts, a harmonized master list of titles has been created that should be useful as a touchstone for all effects stakeholders,” says VES Executive Dire

“Advances With Wolves”

Fri, 23 May 2008 12:00:01 PDT
(Photo: REUTERS/Rick Wilking) Obama Named Honorary Member Of Crow Nation Tribe This is a small story from last week that I found to be emblematic of the “feel-good” vibe of the Obama campaign in recent days. CROW AGENCY, Mont., May 19 (Reuters) - Democrat Barack Obama became an honorary member of an American Indian tribe on Monday and promised a proactive policy to help tribal people if he wins the White House in November. --------------------------------------------------------------- Ob

Linkage for Friday

Fri, 23 May 2008 12:00:04 PDT
Venice Arts has listed new job opportunities including Lead Filmmaker, Grant Writer, Contract Faculty (Photographers, Filmmakers, and Digital/Interactive Media Artists/Educators), and Contract Technical Support Specialist. The Puppet Show at the Santa Monica Museum of Art features a pretty impressive list of artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio Cattelan, William Kentridge, and Bruce Nauman but I’m curious about the puppet theme. Like, will I run screaming from the room from the creep

Three days of brain... (part 1)

Fri, 23 May 2008 12:00:23 PDT
A lot of catching up to do, but my browsing seems to have themes: Sex and Love and Law and Soldiers Officer wins victory against Don't Ask, Don't Tell Right on! The 9th Circuit has told the Air Force that it must assess each and every DADT case on its merits and justify it's dismissal of a decorated officer, rather than merely citing her homosexuality as a valid reason for discharge. The ruling has some interesting issues with regards to standards of review. Sex Between Soldiers Only Sort-Of

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