Saturday, July 5, 2008

stray bullets

Irish company strikes gold with huge find A mining company has found what may be the largest gold deposit ever found in the British Isles, the company's chairman said Tuesday.

Jesse Helms dies, Wikipedia steps right in Jesse Helms died today in North Carolina at 1:15 am, according to CNN. My mother taught me never to speak ill of the dead (especially the recently dead). So I'll let Wikipedia do it instead: Death He died on July 4, 2008, slitting his wrists in a washtub out back beneath the pecan tree and writing "I've been a bad boy" in his own blood. The skins of several children were found drying in his attic, swarms of horseflies going in and out of the eaves. His wife was quoted on CNN as saying "I always wondered about Jesse's collection of little shoes." By the time I had copied and pasted this charming little blurb, it had been edited away. (via)

The 11 Best Foods You Aren’t Eating Well, maybe aren't eating.

Daniel Schorr: Pondering The Word 'Patriot' Patriots may be a good name for a football team or a wiretapping law, but in politics it has become a word corrupted by misuse.

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