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Putin Speak of a New Cold War in Last Speech as President of Russia
World  (tags: Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, UK, Cold War )

- 3722 days ago -
Well, this is not good, is it? I think old Vlad has had a bellyful of Bush and the Brits - he declared that Russia will be developing weapons that will be newer and more effective than anything in the West. Thank you to James M. for the story lead.
US Deficit Has Doubled Since Last Year
Business  (tags: US deficit, US economy )

- 3722 days ago -
Se y'all in the poorhouse! We're on the skids to Third World country status.
Congress Broadens Bush's Power to Conduct Warrantless Surveillance on American Citizens
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: domestic surveillance, domestic spying, warrantless surveillance, US Congress, Bush )

- 3722 days ago -
What gutless wonders - I am appalled that this legislation was approved with a Democratic majority in the House and Senate.
Free Download of Suze Orman's Women & Money
Society & Culture  (tags: )

- 3721 days ago -
Oprah is offering a free download of Suze Orman's Women & Money until 8/7c tomorrow, Feb. 14. Great last minute frugal Valentine's gift!! Available in spanish too. [got mine before the stampede starts. hehehe]
Secrets of Chain Restaurants, and Why're They're Secrets
Health & Wellness  (tags: chain restaurants, nutrition, junk food, calories, restaurants )

- 3724 days ago -
Well, THIS will put you right off your chain-restaurant dinner...if you're smart, that is.
Mississippi Bill: No Fast Food for Obese People
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obesity, Law, Bill, Fast Food )

Melissa J
- 3722 days ago -
This bill would make it illegal for fast food resturants from being able to serve food to obese people.
The Cuisine of Iran
Society & Culture  (tags: Iran, cooking, food, Iranian cuisine )

- 3754 days ago -
BUSHCO may demonize the government of Iran, but their culianry culture sounds delicious! Acquaint yourself with this ancient country's traditional cuisine.
Ecological Mutualism - Necessary for Species Survival
Environment  (tags: eco-system, ecology, mutualism, species survival, species preservation )

- 3754 days ago -
Interesting look at mutualism, the system whereby living things connect and benefit each other in many ways - some very unexpected! Sometimes our efforts to preserve species can actually be detrimental to their survival.
The Federal Communications Commission: Under the Congressional Microscope
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: FCC, Federal Communications Commission, House Energy and Commerce Committee, AT&T, Verizon, Comcast )

- 3754 days ago -
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is launching a bipartison probe of the FCC to find out if the Commission's affairs are "being conducted in a fair, open, efficient and transparent manner." I DOUBT IT! What do you think?
FDA OKs Meat, Milk From Most Cloned Animals
Health & Wellness  (tags: cloned, animals, food, label, fda, safety )

Melissa J
- 3742 days ago -
Food from healthy clones of cattle, swine and goats is as safe as food from non-cloned animals, the Food and Drug Administration said in a report released Tuesday, January 15, 2008. They still refuse to label things as from cloned animals.
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