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Adobe isn't giving away free copies of Adobe Photoshop CS2 and other Creative Suite CS2 software. But for some reason it sure was marketed all over the Internet as free.Adobe isn't giving away free copies of Adobe Photoshop CS2 and other Creative... more
John Edward Smith is now a free man, after spending nearly half of his life in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Smith, 37, a former gang member, was wrongly accused and convicted of first-degree murder in a drive-by shooting back in 1994.
Smith's relatives and friends erupted in cheers on Monday as Judge Patricia Schnegg announced she was setting aside the verdict because Smith's conviction rested almost entirely on perjured testimony.John Edward Smith is now a free man, after spending nearly half of his life in prison... more
Ten Funky and Funny On-Air Reporter Mistakes Caught On Tape
And to think that, in order to get paid (and paid well), all they have to do is deliver some lines. They screw up and throw a fit at the director and production crew. Life's sooooooooo HARD.
Babies. In their mind, its simple: "It's all about me".Ten Funky and Funny On-Air Reporter Mistakes Caught On Tape And to think that, in... more
An Arizona woman makes a painful and common mistake. Note to self: When putting shit in your eyes take a moment out to be sure its the right stuff. Staying organized and not storing your eye drops right next to your super glue might not be a bad idea, either. I don't think they should take super-glue off the market. Maybe make it illegal for old people to own super-glue? That's why the super-glue cap is bright red and has those tabs sticking out the top. Duh.An Arizona woman makes a painful and common mistake. Note to self: When putting shit... more
Have you, at some point in your life and while in the heat of an outraged moment, ever sent a text or an email message that you later regretted? Ever wished that you have the power to turn back the hands of time and stop yourself from hitting that "SEND" button? Don't worry, you are not alone. Most of us did have that regrettable moment. Here's a rather interesting story of a girl went on an email rampage that caused her to lose her boyfriend. All because she thought that her then-boyfriend was intentionally avoiding her...
Click the link below to know the story and watch the video
http://snitchcentral.com/index.php/2010/09/psycho-girlfriend-breaks-boyfriend-email-mistake/Have you, at some point in your life and while in the heat of an outraged moment, ever... more
Last week on Monday Hattie Kauffman the national correspondent for the “Early Show” reported that the St. Joseph Hospital officials in Phoenix tried toLast week on Monday Hattie Kauffman the national correspondent for the “Early... more
A couple received a hospital "birth congratulations" letter on the day their one-day-old son died, an inquest heard today.
The letter was generated by a computer at Milton Keynes General Hospital and sent to Matthew Broughton and Lorna Howell by mistake, the hearing, in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, was told.
Coroner Thomas Osborne heard that the couple's son, Alex Broughton, died on December 3 2009, a day after being born at the hospital.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/06/29/hospital-congratulations-letter-arrived-day-baby-died-115875-22369678/A couple received a hospital "birth congratulations" letter on the day their... more
If you're a research company with permission to transport body parts, it's probably really important you label the transport boxes properly. However, this is exactly what Medtronic or the courier company failed to do, resulting in airline staff discovering the human heads and seizing them in fear they were being illegally traded. Guessing that's not the best day at work they've ever had.
"A US airline worker has discovered between 40 and 60 human heads during a routine security check, prompting fears of a black market trade in body parts."-Sky NewsIf you're a research company with permission to transport body parts, it's... more
A patient lost a testicle during an operation because the surgeon cut it off by mistake, a General Medical Council (GMC) hearing has been told.
Dr Sulieman Al Hourani was only supposed to cut out a cyst, but removed the whole right testicle instead.
Dr Al Hourani was a locum surgeon at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Greater Manchester, at the time of the surgery in September 2007.
reminds me of the sketch on smack the pony where a woman goes into hospital for a little bit of fat removed from her eye lid, and they end up replacing her arm with a metal spike!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/8630592.stmA patient lost a testicle during an operation because the surgeon cut it off by... more
just read Tom Engelhardt’s typically eloquent and thought-provoking reflections on the U.S. project of “bringing democracy” to Iraq. Like Tom, I’ve never been to Iraq. In fact, the closest I’ve come was the other night when I watched the Academy-award winning film, The Hurt Locker. (Am I the last person in the U.S. to see it?) I had to keep reminding myself that it didn’t take me to the real Iraq. It took me to someone’s imaginary Iraq (which was actually Jordan and Canada, it turns out).
But like Tom, I believe that those of us who remain at a distance can sometimes (often?) see what people on the spot are too close-up to see. So perhaps the makers of The Hurt Locker did us a favor by giving us a pseudo-insider’s view that actually kept us some distance from the real thing. It gives us a space to reflect, a chance to think through some important issues that need distance, and time, to understand.
What struck me most about The Hurt Locker was the way the main characters pursued their clearly defined task (defusing those bombs before they do any harm) in a setting of totally undefined (indeed completely irrational, chaotic) purpose and meaning. We could tell why that EOD team was sent out on each individual mission. But we had no idea why the U.S. military was in Iraq or what it was trying to accomplish at all. Apparently the EOD team didn’t either. Nor did they seem to care.
True, the film did make it clear why its hero was there: to get an endless round of adrenalin fixes. (In fact the film made it too clear, which is its fatal flaw as art.) Or was he actually an anti-hero? And were his teammates anti-heroes too? Yet another ambiguity to pile on the many ambiguities of this inexplicable war.
I understand why many peace activists criticized the film for refusing to take a clear antiwar stand. That was my first reaction: Should we praise Leni Riefenstahl for her seemingly non-judgmental films about the Third Reich? But on further reflection, I’m tempted to give the filmmakers the benefit of the doubt and say that they did a fine job of making sure that, in their fictional Iraq, absolutely everything was ambiguous, uncertain, unclear.
That should be the main point of any discussion of Iraq. It is the first major war the U.S. has fought where no one can say whom we are fighting, much less why we are fighting. Engelhardt points out clearly that the stated goal — to “bring democracy” to Iraq — is as unbelievable and senseless as it is hypocritical and arrogant. I’ve always been a great fan of the idea that every war is overdetermined. There are always numerous reasons for each war, no one of which is “the true” reason.
Even for those who think they know what this war is about, no one has ever know, or knows now, exactly who “the enemy” was/is. That’s the key point The Hurt Locker brings home most powerfully. And if you can’t say who the enemy is, how can you possibly define the goal or purpose of the war? That’s the crucial question, which neither the president who started the war nor his successor who is continuing it can answer. With that question unanswered, after watching The Hurt Locker and thinking back on everything else I’ve learned about this war, it’s hard to resist the conclusion that the main purpose of the war may be simply to fight the war.
Of course hardly anyone asks questions about Iraq any more. It’s all so George W. era. As Engelhardt rightly says, Iraq is now largely the “forgotten” war. Turning the war into the Best Picture of the Year — putting the focus on its entertaining form, not its disturbing content — is one more step in that process of forgetting. How ironic: A film that gives us the distance to see the truth clearly can end up helping to mask the truth.
I only hope that Kathryn Bigelow will follow up her triumph, some day, with a sequel about the last U.S. soldier to die in Iraq. I can even suggest a title: “How Do You Ask A Woman to Be the Last Woman to Die for a Mistake?”just read Tom Engelhardt’s typically eloquent and thought-provoking reflections... more
George W Bush speechwriter David Frum describes the huge mistake the Right Wing, assailed by wing nuts and Fox newz made in failing to compromise on healthcare reform.George W Bush speechwriter David Frum describes the huge mistake the Right Wing,... more
In a rerun that aired several weeks ago, Tyra interviewed two transsexual women. The author-a transsexual woman-noticed a plethora of horrific mistakes made by Miss Banks, and hence, this essay is geared toward revealing them.
http://www.examiner.com/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m2d19-Tyra-Banks-loses-gray-matter-dealing-with-transissuesIn a rerun that aired several weeks ago, Tyra interviewed two transsexual women. The... more
More than 1,000 California county jail inmates were freed over the past few weeks due to an apparent misreading of a new state law intended to reduce state prison overcrowding.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Loren McMaster halted the releases Wednesday. Calling them “a formula for disaster,” Judge McMaster ruled that an amended statute, which increases “good time” credits for inmates and allows many to reduce their sentences, was never intended to apply to county jails.
One inmate released early from a Sacramento jail was arrested on attempted rape charges less than a day after being freed, according to the Sacramento Bee. A victims' rights advocate told the paper: "Our greatest fear has occurred almost immediately after the early release of these inmates."
When the law took effect Jan. 25, many California sheriff’s departments applied it retroactively to their inmates. Three hundred were freed early in Orange County, and about 200 were released ahead of time in Sacramento. Others, according to the Los Angeles Times, were let go early in Riverside, Ventura, and San Bernardino.
California Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico, who helped draft the new legislation, says he was “shocked” to hear that the law was being used by sheriffs to reduce their inmate populations. He filed suit, along with the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, to stop the releases.
Assembly member Torrico says the change was made to address demands by a federal judicial panel that has ordered California to reduce its prison population, which is about double its intended capacity. The change in credits for good behavior is estimated to lower the state prison inmate population by about 6,500 annually.
Currently, the state houses about 155,000 inmates in 33 prisons (another 12,000 or so are held in out-of-state facilities). The judicial panel ruled that California should reduce its prison population by roughly 40,000 to provide a constitutional level of care for prisoners.
READ MORE AT LINKMore than 1,000 California county jail inmates were freed over the past few weeks due... more
KABUL (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer warned on Monday the first U.S. troops headed to Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama's surge can expect more fighting and casualties, hours after 15 Afghan police were killed.KABUL (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer warned on Monday the first U.S. troops... more
I love that someone on current has mixed up Blue with his Uncle Andrew - even though in the original stylelist article it explains this.
Come on current - read to the end of an article before you "re-invent" the facts!I love that someone on current has mixed up Blue with his Uncle Andrew - even though... more
Texans: Are you really married?
Texas adopted an amendment (Prop 2) to its constitution in 2005 to assert that marriage had to be between a man and a woman. But the language used indicates that marriage, itself, may be illegal.
Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston lawyer and Democratic candidate for attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 constitutional amendment designed to ban gay marriages erroneously endangers the legal status of all marriages in the state.
The amendment, approved by the Legislature and overwhelmingly ratified by voters, declares that "marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman." But the troublemaking phrase, as Radnofsky sees it, is Subsection B, which declares:
"This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage."
Architects of the amendment included the clause to ban same-sex civil unions and domestic partnerships. But Radnofsky, who was a member of the powerhouse Vinson & Elkins law firm in Houston for 27 years until retiring in 2006, says the wording of Subsection B effectively "eliminates marriage in Texas," including common-law marriages.
She calls it a "massive mistake" and blames the current attorney general, Republican Greg Abbott, for allowing the language to become part of the Texas Constitution. Radnofsky called on Abbott to acknowledge the wording as an error and consider an apology. She also said that another constitutional amendment may be necessary to reverse the problem.Texans: Are you really married? Maybe not. Texas adopted an amendment (Prop 2)... more
Newt Gingrich's 527 group sent a letter to porn exec Allison Vivas Wednesday telling her she'd won their "Entrepreneur of the Year" award and inviting her to an "intimate event" with Gingrich.Newt Gingrich's 527 group sent a letter to porn exec Allison Vivas Wednesday... more