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Friday, July 20 2018

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Check Out The Big Brain On Stuart Little

Researchers have figured out how to stimulate brain growth in mice.

Years ago, they figured out how to make them more muscular.

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One toke over the line, sweet Larry

My my my, Larry Hagman's a strange one. After he dies, he'd like his friends to grok him in fullness in some pot brownies. (Click on his name at the beginning of this story to read the full quote...)
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20 hit by dart gun in Wash D.C.

Over the last 5 weeks someone/group has targeted 20 people with 4" darts in the D.C. area. Fortunately, they do not appear to be poisoned. A task force has been setup to make sure that D.C.'s early lead in this new category of crime does not continue. Full Story Here
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Self-interest good; culture of economic bullying, bad

BusinessWow! What a great editorial about the economy and what got us where we are. No dry lecture about market forces; no partisan politics (yeah, it berates President Bush, but just because he's the CEO of USA Corp.)

It's the culture, stupid.

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If you can\'t beat \'em, buy \'em

PoliticOld pal of the U.S., Moammar Gaddafi (when did it switch from Q or K to G?) charms Africans the old-fashioned way. He gives 'em money. Then he asks them one simple favor: create an African Union with me as the leader....
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Watch out for what you say in front of the mailman

PoliticAs part of the homeland security plan proposed by Bush yesterday, the Justice Departmant wants to enlist 1 million postal workers, dock workers, telephone/cable/gas installers, truckers, and others who work in public places and local neighborhoods to be on the lookout for suspicious activities. Although, the Justice Departmant says the program is only under development (sounds to me like a lot of thought is still needed), the Postal Service spokesman said they already have such a program in place!

Is it really possible to trust a large group of volunteers to not include a few people with grudges, biases, and worse?
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Bergen -- Quayle right about Murphy Brown

Entertainment10 years after their very public fight over whether it was better for Murphy Brown to raise a child without a husband or not, actress Candice Bergen has come out saying she actually agrees with Dan Quayle. However, she still points out that she doubts he actually watches any of the TV shows he comments about. She felt that might explain why Dan Quayle, recently came out touting the moral value of "the Osbournes".
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Morocco and Spain battle over island

PoliticAfter 40 years of being uninhabited and in disputed control, the Morocco military siezed a tiny island just off of the coast of Morocco last week and Spain repaid the favor today sending in 30 soldiers and 5 battleships.
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Army Credits Used for Strip Clubs, Gambling, Elvis Photos

GAO investigation finds U.S. Army personnel have used government-travel charge cards at strip clubs, to book cruises, for Internet gambling, mortgage payments and closing costs, to buy cars, an engagement ring, racetrack betting, Elvis photos from Graceland and other questionable personal uses.

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Greenspan on Execs --

Greenspan coins another term, saying "an infectious greed seemed to grip much of our business community" as huge stock option grants "overcame the good judgment of too many corporate managers." Full Story Here