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  • FOOD STAMPS CALL CENTER CREATING JOBS IN INDIA

    WHAT ABOUT UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS?



    Imagine, eliminating 100 American jobs to employ folks in India. All with bailout money. For a program designed to help the poor and unemployed here
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  • NIGERIAN SCAMMERS TAKE ON CITIBANK AND ALMOST GET AWAY WITH $27MIL


    Just when you thought I might be fresh out of Nigerian scammer links, along comes a wise guy who kicks it up a notch to scam Citibank

    Way to go, Citi. We were silly to be concerned about you properly protecting bailout money.



  • REMEMBER THE McDONALD'S COFFEE LAWSUIT?



    Somebody wants to prove that suing McDonald's for serving hot coffee was not frivolous.

    The details are interesting. And they may have a good point. Check it out for yourself here.



  • APPARENTLY YOU CAN GET EXPELLED FROM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FOR APPEARING GAY

    California courts gave a Christian high school the "okay" to expel two female students who were perceived to be lesbians.The apparent trigger? The girls identified themselves as best friends, and one said she loved the other.

    I guess I better stop telling my female friends I love them. Story here for more on this B.S.

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK HAPPENS WHEN YOU SHOOT A HANDCUFFED YOUNG FATHER IN THE BACK AS HE PLEADS FOR YOUR MERCY?

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit really screwed-up after the public films the execution of a young father. It seems reasonable to protest after watching a sickening injustice. Story here.



  • SINISTER MOTIVE BEHIND "FREE ENGRAVING" SERVICES


    The Consumerist reveals the Sony-method for combating high product return rates: OFFER FREE ENGRAVING.
    You can't return an engraved electronic, and this practice saves the company shyeet-loads of money.

    Original full story from WSJ here: The War on Returns

  • FUNKY ECONOMY LEAVES TEACHER SELLING ADS (TO APPEAR ON EXAM PAPERS) TO HELP PAY COPYING COSTS


    A calculus teacher needs $500 per year to make copies for tests and quizzes, but his budget is just over $300. So why not sell a little ad space to parents and local business?



  • WHITE CONSERVATIVES WHO SUPPORT OBAMA JUST MIGHT GET FIRED FOR EXERCISING THEIR FREE WILL


    Don't believe me? Just ask Dan Cooper (pictured above) who was ousted as chief executive from a Montana rifle company.



  • A GREAT MOVIE ABOUT THE ANATOMY OF RACIAL HATRED


    Ed Norton holds it down in American History X.



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  • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REPLACE YOUR SIGNATURE WITH GENITAL SYMBOLISM?

    KingPin from Drunk Republic wanted to test how far he could go with unusual signatures on his credit card receipts. He was never caught for the insane words and symbols until he graduated to genitalia.



  • THE LADDER THEORY: "SCIENTIFIC" DATING THEORY OR BITTER DATELESS MEN?



    The creators describe The Ladder Theory as "a funny, scientific explanation of how men and women are attracted to each other."

    Walk through The Ladder Theory and you'll never look at your friends (of the opposite sex) the same way. LOL

  • "I'M NOT IRRITABLE, YOU'RE JUST F*CKING STUPID!"

    Only La Bella Vita could put out a list of "things I hate" quite this funny.



  • CHRISTIANS ARE SCARING ME TOO, MRS. BLUE

    Read here as Mrs. Blue, from Holy Shit by Deacon Blue, describes why she's reluctant to associate herself with other Christians, e.g. those of the Sarah Palin variety. I don't blame her one bit...



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