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Readers Digest plans to file for bankruptcy

Despite their rottweiler like attitude to getting new members, Readers Digest is about to go belly up and file for bankruptcy This might not be a surprise to anyone who used to read the Digest however Historically it had very good and well researched articles In recent years however it became more lightweight and the content quality degraded The bankruptcy would take the form of a so-called pre-arranged filing, Reader's Digest said in a statement A pre-arranged filing comes after a com

A group of New Zealand children played with a dead woman's body for 11 days, thinking it was a crocodile corpse.

A group of kids found what they thought was the body of a crocodile in a creek, so they poked it with sticks and played with it for 11 days The problem was, New Zealand doesn't have any crocodiles, it was a human body, possibly of the mother of kids known to them It is believed an eight-year-old boy stumbled on the body in a creek north of Auckland Days later a witness said he saw about 10 boys prodding the corpse with sticks One of them said "Mister, I think we've found a crocodil

Fedor Emelianenko: The Greatest MMA Fighter Ever?

Fedo has been described as the Greatest MMA Fighter of all time, pound for pound He has never lost a fight in his career and his only recorded loss was an illegal elbow that cut him and since he wouldn't stop bleeding, and it was in tournament format, the opponent moved on and Fedor did not [flash=640x505]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/lVVrNOQtlzY&hl=en&fs=1[/flash] A former member of the Russian army who possesses an assassin's glare and a face-denting right jab, Emelianenko, the

Human and Whale interactions - a growing sign of cooperation and appreciation?

A great article on the relationships between friendly whales and humans Whales, we now know, teach and learn They scheme They cooperate, and they grieve They recognize themselves and their friends They know and fight back against their enemies And perhaps most stunningly, given all of our transgressions against them, they may even, in certain circumstances, have learned to trust us again Whale! Two o’clock!” our boatman and guide, Ranulfo Mayoral, shouted one morning in March, stee

Is this the most scary economic chart ever seen?

Consumers are spending 650 billion dollars less this year than last how huge is that as a chart People spent less last year, than they have spent per year since records began in the 1960's Or is this a good thing After 20 years of unsustainable consumer spending people are actually trying to live within their means From http://wallstreetbearcom/board/viewphptopic=58881&all=1

Royal Canadian Mint loses $15 million in gold

The Royal Canadian Mint is being urged to examine its security procedures after a third-party review concluded that the disappearance of more than $15 million worth of gold from the Royal Canadian Mint does not appear to be the result of an accounting error How are they going to explain that away Its no accounting error, $15 million in Gold has mysteriously disappeared The review is urging an "in-depth review of systems security and an assessment of potential inappropriate activity by

Make a chocolate cake in a mug in a microwave

This seems a great thing to do when you are bored and hungry, all you need is a biggish cup, some ingredients and a microwave I am going to try it out, and will post my experiences : [img]http://imgwaffleimagescom/d6d79602dc93f2a9b051286fdc66fb26013d354f/chocolate-cake-11jpg[/img] Read how to make a chocolate cake in a cup here http://thewestiecrewblogspotcom/2009/02/chocolate-cake-in-mughtml Comments by people who have tried the chocolate cake in a mug recipe and adapt

New Zealand moves to a cashless society

Cash is no longer king in New Zealand, according to a recent report The report found electronic funds transfer Eftpos had displaced cash as the most common method used to pay for things such as groceries, power bills and mortgage We were just discussing this recently Few people carry much cash any more, personally I only have enough to by feed the food machines for chocolate bars Its been a long time since I have had to write a check, or visit a bank, everything is automated Pay

A USB powered portable microwave

It is the world's smallest, portable microwave and can be powered via a link to the USB port on a laptop computer The turquoise device -called the Beanzawave - has been created in partnership with Heinz to allow workers tied to their desks to create a warm snack, or hot drink, to see them through the day Just how many ways of awesome is this Imagine being able to cook food at your computer This new USB powered microwave is still under development but is bound to be an instant hit An

Fox news - whining over ABC coverage - gets caught out

Is there any truth at all coming out of Fox ABC are granted access to the Whitehouse despite Fox's whining about ABC's upcoming special It turns out that when George W Bush was President, Fox did exactly what they are accusing ABC of Here's a video mashup of what Fox is saying now — and what it reported then, including footage from its fawning specials on both Bush and Cheney Does Fox have any self respect [flash=450x370]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/d91_1245424700[/flash]

Japanese caught smuggling $134 Billion in U.S bonds - trying to dump $US without causing a currency meltdown?

Two Japanese nationals were detained by Italian financial police last week after trying to enter Switzerland with $134 billion worth of undeclared US bonds, mostly Treasury bonds, an Italian daily said Wednesday The back story of this massive amount of money must be fascinating Not to mention just how long the Japanese must have been monitored to be stopped at what is normally a non existent border The Japanese consulate general in Milan confirmed that the detention had taken place

President Obama as Commander-In-Chief orders General Odierno to shave Stephen Colbert's head... funny video

Steven Colbert gets a military hair cut from a 4 star general on his show Ordered personally by President Obama Funny [flash=480x385]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/EBUJBqDtwwM&hl=en&fs=1&[/flash]

People living underneath a freeway in LA - gets closed down

I am not sure whats worse, that people are living underneath the freeway in LA, that they have to live in such a place, or that they get evicted when they have no where else to go Watch it for the sensationalist reporting on the terrible things found, such as one syringe, some graffiti, etc According to the reporter the world is a much better place now that this "city" of 10 people has been closed down Sad [flash=425x355]http://wwwsnackfeedcom/static/swfs/embedPlayerswfid=271

Ground Zero EMT: We Were Told Building 7 Was to Be Pulled

Was Tower 7 pulled [quote]A New Jersey EMT has gone public on how emergency workers were told that Building 7 was going to be "pulled," before a 20 second demolition countdown broadcast over radio preceded its collapse The ground zero rescue worker also blows the whistle on how he witnessed multiple underground support columns of the WTC towers that had been severed before the buildings imploded In a letter to Loose Change producer Dylan Avery, the individual who wishes to remain

Honda Insight Hybrid Review: -It's terrible. Biblically terrible. Possibly the worst new car money can buy

The wonderfully ascerbic Jeremy Clarkson lets loose on the new Honda Insight 13 IMA SE Hybrid Much has been written about the Insight, Honda's new low-priced hybrid We’ve been told how much carbon dioxide it produces, how its dashboard encourages frugal driving by glowing green when you're easy on the throttle and how it is the dawn of all things The beginning of days So far, though, you have not been told what it’s like as a car; as a tool for moving you, your friends and your th
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