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Space Ships In Museums

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I've always been rather fond of the Space Shuttle.  Yeah, it was ultimately a lot of money spent for a little amount of return, and took a terrible toll on the lives of astronauts, but I still get a thrill of excitement whenever I see video of those engines lighting up, and a Space Shuttle ponderously lifting off from the launchpad.

 

So one of the things on my bucket list is to go see the Discovery on display at the Udvay-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA....

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REAL POLITICS: How Al Gore Got As Rich As Mitt Romney

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An Inconvenient Truth: Al Gore is rolling in the dough, even as he tries to guilt the rest of us into living like Neanderthals "for the good of the planet."

Stock trading--and not cattle--enormous speaking fees--paying himself over a million dollars' salary for "work" on a failing TV network he subsequently sold to Al Jazeera--investments in high technology--

Wotta guy! What a man of the people!

http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?post=06167a85-b554-4bda-b5aa-2c4ec72a...

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"How Do You Solve A Problem Like Korea?"

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Well, it's that time of the year again: the bean counters (or is that rice counters?) in North Korea are going through the books and taking note of the budget deficit, so the Exalted Leader has to go out and rattle his saber in order to get the rest of the sane world to pony up some hush money and help him meet his shortfall. When the Gross Domestic Product of your country is terror, this is what you do.

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TUESDAY MORNING POLITICS: Gordon Sinclair, "The Americans"

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Many years ago, when the United States of America was going through a particularly bad patch, Canadian broadcaster Gordon Sinclair delivered a speech in support of his neighbors to the south, chastizing the world for taking delight in the misfortunes of the one country which never balked at bailing others out of a tight spot.  This speech aired in June of 1973.

 

 

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Genetically Modified Foods

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Genetic engineering gives us the ability to compact decades of selective breeding into a few short years, to produce plants and animals with superior qualities, or even with traits from completely different organisms which it would not be possible to introduce by natural means.

 

How is this bad?

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