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Nota Bene #110: WEHT SWK?

“In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this post. Now on to the links! … “Progressives don’t seem to appreciate the scale of this problem or how it could be turned into THE issue to organize around” … “This could mean that at least four species of human-like creatures walked the Earth at the same time”/”If their findings are confirmed, much of the early tale of human settlement will have to be revamped” … “Sudden death has gotten a little less sudden in the NFL playoffs” … “If improperly eaten, though, ackee can cause what has been dubbed the Jamaican Vomiting Sickness—which, other than the self-explanatory symptoms, can lead to coma or death” … “Tonight, an NHL game between the New York Rangers and New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden will be broadcast live—in 3D” … “A low-lying island in the Bay of Bengal that India and Bangladesh both claimed has now been conquered instead by the ocean, in what may be the first instance of climate change helping to resolve an international conflict” … “It often felt, as a Jewish American, that these protests were somehow directed against me” … “With both sides holding their ground, the police took extreme measures to disperse the angry footballers as they set upon the players with pepper spray” … “Britain no longer has a ‘special relationship’ with the United States, senior MPs declared” … “In the scramble to find something, anything, to generate more revenue, states are considering new taxes on virtually everything: garbage pickup, dating services, bowling night, haircuts, even clowns” … “One of the things that’s always impressed me about the modern conservative movement has been the movement’s enthusiastic embrace of propaganda techniques developed by the same political regimes it claims to oppose with its life’s breath” … “These mostly secret negotiations have already violated the Obama administration’s pledge for greater transparency” … “I see the comparisons between the Koran and Mein Kampf” … “Since Hilda Solis became labor secretary, she has brought on board a team of lifelong advocates for working people and has hired hundreds of new investigators and enforcers” … “We can’t stop fantasizing about living in an urban utopia” … “This is a story of such profound importance that it must not be allowed to slip away” … “As Washington focuses on Barack Obama’s other troubles, the president is on the brink of committing a significant good deed for working people and taxpayers” … “A new study strengthens the case for unknown, unseen ‘structures’ lurking on the outskirts of creation”/”I remember exactly where and when it first sunk in that the universe was out of control” … “My fear, quite frankly, is that we aren’t moving fast enough in this regard” … “Want eyesight that would make the Terminator jealous?” … “The day Worthing sea-front was invaded by infinite teddy-bears” … “Vassiliev fell short by $26.10 of submitting the required combination of money and voter signatures to cover the candidate filing fee to run for the state legislature” … “The biggest drug is reality” … “We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology” … “I’ll make you mine in just a little while” … This issue’s quote was from Abraham Lincoln … And finally, “Ghyslain certainly is having the last laugh.” ∞

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3 replies »

  1. If you’ve ever played football with Brazilians, or been around Brazilian footballers at all, the only amazing thing about that one story is that it doesn’t happen in EVERY game.

  2. Some of those cities were bizarre, some of them were really neat. Me, i’ve always dreamed of growing giant trees in less than centuries and then all us living like Ewoks…cuz tree houses are cool.

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