May 31, 2004

Exiled Allawi was responsible for 45-minute WMD claim

"The choice of Iyad Allawi, closely linked to the CIA and formerly to MI6, as the Prime Minister of Iraq from 30 June will make it difficult for the US and Britain to persuade the rest of the world that he is capable of leading an independent government."

Independent
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Man Commits Suicide After Sex with Hen


Yahoo! News - Man Commits Suicide After Sex with Hen
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Bizarre tale of boy who used internet to plot his own murder

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Bizarre tale of boy who used internet to plot his own murder
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May 25, 2004

Washington's Other W Twins


Washington's Other W Twins
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May 24, 2004

Bad People


"Bad people have celebrations, too. Bad people have parties, too"
'Wedding video' clouds US denials
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Lynndie England Fansite


Official Lynndie England Fansite
I can't wait for the video. ;-)

Update: Hang on, it's serious! Oh dear...
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Eject! Eject! Eject!: STRENGTH

part 1
part 2
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Sex - why?

Why are there two sexes?
Imagine a population of hermaphrodites.
1) Some will be genetically biased towards putting more time and effort into mating, their genes will thrive as they inseminate many others.
2) Others will be biased towards expending energy by producing eggs and bearing babies, they will also be genetically successful as can do their best to ensure their children survive.
Those individuals who lie in the middle , and specialise in neither activity, will die out.

The first type leads to a small active gamete, the second a larger, static gamete. The union of two unequal gametes in reproduction is known as anisogamy. Inter-sex competition ensures that this dichotomy persists.

Reference:
Parker, G.A., R.R. Baker, and V.G.F. Smith. 1972. The origin and evolution of gamete dimorphism and the male-female phenomenon. Journal of Theoretical Biology 36: 529-553.


Why do we have frequent sex?
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Famous sex theory questioned
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May 23, 2004

Naked students in rollercoaster world record


Naked rollercoaster record feat
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May 22, 2004

Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey -- In These Times
by Kurt Vonnegut

Back, by popular demand.
Emma's hero - "funnier than Chomsky, more satirical than Twain"
Vanessa's desire - "I always wanted to marry Mr Vonnegut"
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May 21, 2004

Women make better spies - as long as they forget sex

'Female spies, if not "oversexed", are more effective secret agents than men, according to an internal MI5 history released today. Women, it says, obtain more information when resisting the temptation to sleep with the enemy.'
Guardian Unlimited
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Krispy Kreme employee struggling with masturbation problem

'Rick, a 20-year-old Krispy Kreme employee from Washington says he is struggling with a serious masturbation problem. He and several other Christian men have pledged not to "defile themselves" for 40 days. Rick is writing about his struggle on his blog.'
Exploding Cigar
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May 20, 2004

Abu Ghraib: creating smiles everyday


Abuse of Iraqis 'well thought through'
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May 18, 2004

Childless couple told to try sex

Ananova - Childless couple told to try sex
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May 17, 2004

Child Victims of War


May, 1997

Rise in birth deformities blamed on Allies' deadly weaponry
"I have been to Iraq under Saddam and sanctions - most people know how bad things were - but what has happened this year has plunged Iraq into a plight which is actually far, far worse,"

childvictimsofwar.org
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May 14, 2004

80% in Iraq Distrust Occupation Authority

80% in Iraq Distrust Occupation Authority (washingtonpost.com)
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Cryptologists decipher a term censored in a CIA "memo" to George Bush

Cryptologists decipher a term censored in a CIA "memo" to George Bush
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Lynndie England


LEASH GAL'S SEX PIX
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May 13, 2004

American Beheaded Video

Ogrish.com (Not suitable for work. Or home.)
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Cicadas


BBC NEWS | Americas | Trillions of cicadas to plague US
Cicadas with prime (e.g. 17-year) cycles have evolved in order to escape predators. Model nature, and we can generate large prime numbers...
Cicadas appear in their prime
Goles, E., Schulz, A.B. & M., A.B.Prime number selection of cycles in a predator-prey model. Complexity, 6 , 33 - 38, (2001).
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May 12, 2004

Pointing the Blame

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May 11, 2004

Google Blog

Google Blog

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May 10, 2004

The best bit is when you get to take the bag off:

Manic's Photoshopping on b3ta.com

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'US soldiers abused young girl at Iraqi prison'

'US soldiers abused young girl at Iraqi prison'

"The US military has said it will investigate claims by a former inmate of Abu Ghraib prison that a girl as young as 12 was stripped and beaten by military personnel."

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Bird Sketch

There are two ways of getting a good close-up photo of a bird. One is to purchase an expensive zoom lens, the other is to use a sick bird...

Comedy Bird Sketch

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May 9, 2004

May 8, 2004

"We are living American democracy."

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More Abu Ghraib Photography

FOXNews.com - Top Stories - Officer Accused of Abu Ghraib Shower Cam

"A former National Guard commander is accused of taking naked pictures of female U.S. soldiers while they showered last year at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, a newspaper reported."

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French cop arrested in fishnet tights, nothing else


Ananova - Pc wearing only fishnets arrested after car chase

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Arse

2theadvocate.com: News - No ifs, ands or butts 05/07/04

'Wearing sagging or baggy pants that expose your underwear or buttocks would make you a criminal under a bill approved by a House panel Thursday.

"I don't relish the idea of seeing the beginning of people's pubic hair," Westwego City Councilman Glenn Green told the House Criminal Justice Committee on Thursday.

"I don't relish seeing the beginning of the crease of people's buttocks. And I don't enjoy watching young men letting their sexual organs show through their red or black silk underwear," Green said.'

NBC 4 - Irresistible Headlines - Engineers Create Butt-Kicking Machine

"Backside Booter Designed To Motivate"

ABC7Chicago.com: Woman sues officers for allegedly photographing her butt

"April 28, 2004 (Follansbee, West Virginia) Nancy Kay Pegg is suing authorities in Follansbee, West Virginia, for allegedly forcing her to pull down her pants."

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States with the highest IQs vote Democrat

The American Assembler - States With Higher IQ Vote Democrat

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May 7, 2004

Penis attack

Buena teen charged after hazing claim
"the assailant then struck the boy in this head with his penis"

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New Prison Images Emerge

New Prison Images Emerge (washingtonpost.com)
Graphic Photos May Be More Evidence of Abuse

Photos

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U.S. Army report on Iraqi prisoner abuse

MSNBC - U.S. Army report on Iraqi prisoner abuse

Complete text of Article 15-6 Investigation of the 800th
Military Police Brigade by Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba

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May 6, 2004

Masturbation Incident Disturbs Students

The Cornell Daily Sun - Masturbation Incident Disturbs Students

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May 5, 2004

May 4, 2004

Russian Museum to Exhibit Rasputin’s Penis

Russian Museum to Exhibit Rasputin’s Penis - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM

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Geeks vs Nerds


On Friday evening, having hijacked a friend's do (he had the flu), and to avoid any transition on my part, I brought together (in The Lamb) two of the least disparate groups of people imaginable: Computer Scientists and Internet Friends.

The good thing about drinking with bloggers is that one gets a reminder before the do, "I'm going out to have a blogmeet now...with Martin and Looby", a recap of what was said, "(conversation in a pub)" and a post-evening analysis, "Martin came with this group of computer people from UCL, who talked in this distanced ironic sort of way, as though they're commentating on another conversation they could be having."

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May 3, 2004

Your Friend had sex with a nanny goat

Yet another windup script.
(change name in URL as required)
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May 2, 2004