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Study: Americans Have Fewer Friends Than 20 Years Ago

The American Sociological Review has found that Americans have a third fewer close friends and confidants than just two decades ago—a huge shift, statistically speaking. What to make of it?  Uhhh, take your guess: suburbs vs. urban living, iPods vs. conversations….

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Goldwater Nephew Calls for Forced Immigrant Labor Camps

Dan Goldwater, a gubernatorial candidate in Arizona and nephew of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater, told a Spanish news agency that he wanted to hold undocumented immigrants in camps to use them “as labor in the construction of a wall and to clean the areas of the Arizona desert that they’re polluting.”

  • He claims, however, that his words were taken out of context—that he only wanted to put convicted immigrant felons to work….
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    Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Sec. Snow, Cheney Defend Bank Searches

    Outgoing Secretary of the Treasury John Snow said the program to troll through the financial records of Americans without warrants is the thing “I’m proudest of .... It’s really government at its best.”

    Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Schwarzenegger and Bush
    From membres.lycos.fr

    Schwarzenegger Denies Bush Troop Request

    The governor rejected a request from the president to send 1,500 more National Guard troops to the Mexican border, saying the transfer would stretch the California Guard too thin.

    Posted on Jun 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Santorum and WMDs
    From crooksandliars.com

    Did Santorum Display Classified Documents on Fox News?

    When Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum went on Fox to make what turned out to be a bogus claim about WMDs in Iraq, did he violate federal law by holding classified documents up to the camera? Greg Sargent has more….

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Cameroon Girls Battle ‘Breast Ironing’

    In Cameroon, many mothers pound and “iron” flat the breasts of their daughters with heated bananas or coconut shells, hoping to discourage the sexual advances of males who see developed breasts as indicators of sexual maturity.

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


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    Research Supports Possibility of Cryo-Preservation

    New studies suggest that the entire human body could be cryo-preserved without the formation of damaging ice crystals, which normally damage cells and tissue.

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Fox Analyst
    From ThinkProgress

    No Reporters Allowed in Gitmo—Except for Fox

    Last week, the Pentagon kicked all reporters out of the Guantanamo Bay prison after the suicides of three detainees. But on Wednesday the Defense Dept. invited a Fox News analyst down to Cuba to tour the facility.
    And what do you know? The Fox analyst described Gitmo as ?now gentle, almost child-like the way they treat the detainees.?

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


    The N.Y. Times’ Modest Proposal to the GOP

    From one of today’s Times editorials: “Given the topics that have preoccupied Congress lately, one wonders why the Republicans don’t simply propose a catchall bill aimed at illegal gay liberal Mexican flag burners and be done with it.”
    Why not indeed?

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


    House Votes to Cut Estate Taxes

    After the GOP-controlled Congress rejected an increase in the minimum wage, House lawmakers have now voted to exempt the heirs of millionaires from having to pay taxes on their inherited wealth.

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


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