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Latest Protests


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In April, outdoing the recent partisan spats in the U.S. Congress, several dozen members of the Ukrainian parliament squared off over a cooperation-with-Russia bill that eventually involved headlocks,...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Inexplicable


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Baltimore County (Md.) Judge Darrell Russell Jr., presiding over a March domestic violence case in which the woman obviously had changed her mind about blaming the boyfriend, performed the couple's ma...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Can't Possibly Be True


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The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., famously pickets targets around the country with explicit anti-homosexuality signs and recently chose as venues the funerals of deceased U.S. soldiers and ...
 
Thursday, May 20, 2010

We Require Hundreds of Hours of Training for Barbers, But None for Parents


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Delmer Doss, 19, and his girlfriend, Amber Burgess, 19, were arrested in Stanley, N.C., in February on child abuse charges after police found a video made by the couple of their 11-month-old son. The ...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

United Kingdom Ninnies


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Macdonald Portal Golf and Spa Hotel (Cheshire, England) declined to provide a toothpick to a dinner guest on New Year's Day (to dislodge a piece of meat between his teeth) because the facility's manag...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Questionable Judgments


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Under Britain's Department of Health guidelines, prisoners about to be released, and who had previously taken drugs but cured their addiction while incarcerated, are being purposely re-addicted by war...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

News That Sounds Like a Joke


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In January, the principal of D. Roy Kennedy Public School in Ottawa, Ontario, banned "ball-playing" anywhere on school grounds, declaring that it is too dangerous. Ricardo West, 22, who performs as a ...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Latest Religious Messages


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John Ridgeway, 45, filed a federal false-imprisonment lawsuit in March based on his 2005 trial over a traffic charge. According to a report in Michigan's Bay City Times, just before the jury returned ...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fetishes on Parade


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A 27-year-old man reported to Oklahoma City police in April that he was sexually assaulted by a man who had perhaps misunderstood the first man's intentions. According to a story in The Oklahoman, the...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cultural Diversity


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One of the world's longest-running TV comedy shows (according to an April Reuters dispatch from South Korea) is the weekly North Korean production "It's So Funny," with its undynamic format of a man a...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

Boobquake


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In mid-April, senior Iranian cleric Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi issued a warning that recent earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and elsewhere were caused by women's loose sex and immodest dress. Immediately, Je...
 
Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Aristocrats!


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The Aristocrats!Steven Plank, 52, was arrested in Port St. Lucie, Fla., in March after a spat with his disabled father, who had apparently used the stove out of turn to boil some potatoes. According t...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Least Competent Criminals


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Police in Berwick, Maine, made an easy collar in April, solving four residential burglaries. As it turns out, their two suspects (ages 33 and 32) committed the crimes while wearing their GPS monitorin...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Leading Economic Indicators


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American companies continue trying to outsource work overseas, no matter how increasingly improbable the project. The Chronicle of Higher Education in April reported on the University of Houston busin...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010

Abnormal Science


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Child-Bearing, Explained: Virginia state legislator Bob Marshall, speaking in February in opposition to state funding for Planned Parenthood, said the organization is partly responsible for the number...
 
Thursday, May 6, 2010
 
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