I’ve Just Been Stimulated

By Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. My wife was stimulated at the same time. Then we got a letter from the Tax Office telling us we had been stimulated, just in case we hadn’t noticed. Most Australians will get a one-off stimulus ‘tax bonus’ of $900 from the Federal government. I just don’t get it. How …

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Even MSN Says Swine Flu Warnings Overdone

A longish article with lots of quotes from poeple saying the Swine Flu alarms were a perfect example of authorities crying wolf. Many blame such alarms and the breathless media coverage for creating an overreaction that disrupted many people’s lives. Coming from the breathless to the point of asphyxiation MSNBC that’s…   interesting. The so-far mild …

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What Not To Do In A Horror Movie

Via the Drunk Report. The top 13 stupidest decisions ever made in the history of horror films. And some general thoughts on staying alive if you find yourself in a horror film. 5. Don’t read from any books covered in human skin, or which have lain undisturbed under the egyptian sands for the last 3,000 …

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ETS Petition – Emissions Trading Will Cost But Achieve Nothing

I don’t know that there has ever been a successful online petition. But what is at stake is the destruction of major industries, and massive damage to an already struggling economy. So I’ll take any chance I get to say no to an emissions trading scheme which will achieve absolutely nothing. Click to go the petition site.

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Rage And Fear In Northern Pakistan

Some of the stories coming out of the Taliban occupied parts of Nothern Pakistan are shocking: When Taliban fighters first entered Karim’s village last month, he recounted, they said they had come to bring peace and Islamic law, or sharia, to Swat. But the next day, two of the fighters dragged a policeman out of …

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A Few Tips To Make Your Computer Start More Quickly

From the MSN Tech site. Basically it comes down to clearing out the accumulated rubbish – unneccessary programmes and services that run automatically at start-up. I would add deleting any fonts you don’t use, and defragmenting your hard disk every month or so. Depending on your current configuration, adding more memory can also make a big difference …

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This Is Kind Of Fun

If you don’t know whether you are a Mennonite, a Muslim or a Mormon, this quiz will help you work out where you belong. I found a few of the questions had no right answer, so a couple of times I had to pick the least wrong answer. My results were: 1.  Eastern Orthodox (100%)  2.  Roman …

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