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So, what are the best Stargate episodes?

I have a confession to make. I generically despise television series that pimp themselves out to movie fans; production studios that try to milk a few more dollars out of a franchise (I even hate the word franchise when applied to entertainment properties) as if a cherished memory is nothing more than their cash cow …

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Humor Politics

Three Generations of “America to the Rescue”

Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, referencing the predicament in Iraq. THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART BILLIONS AND BILLIONS Season 12 Ep 110 08/22/07  The best line from the clip? “Oh billions of dollars… Is there no dispute you can’t settle?” The picture of Cheney as Secretary of Defense staring over Jon’s shoulder as he discusses …

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Bush’s War Now

Excerpt: Mark it down. August 29, 2007. That’s the day the Pentagon announced it was done being responsible for Mr. Bush’s waste of lives, time, and money in Iraq. Tonight, the Defense Department has essentially told the President, “Thanks for the war, George, but it’s all you from here on out, buddy.”  Daily Kos: Pentagon Gives …

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Economics Politics

Oh, We’ve Got Trouble

This teaser caught my eye the other day while I was browsing over at the Daily Reckoning: Today, reports show that foreclosures nationwide have gone up 93% when compared with July of last year. Almost every state in the country showed a significant bump in the rise of foreclosures, but California, Florida, Michigan, Ohio and …

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Wal-mart begins selling DRM-free MP3s

The DRM dominos continue to fall with Wal-mart joining the DRM-free for all. Engadget, Wal-mart begins selling DRM-free MP3s From the Reuters story on the subject (also found on Yahoo): Wal-Mart’s move into DRM-free downloads comes as major record labels debate whether dropping DRM will hurt digital music sales or encourage piracy. Copy protection software …

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PC Mag Editor Throws in the Towel on Vista

From the Article: Maybe it was something in the water? I’ve been a big proponent of the new OS over the past few months, even going so far as loading it onto most of my computers and spending hours tweaking and optimizing it. So why, nine months after launch, am I so frustrated? The litany …

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The Dirty Dozen Credit Card Traps

Credit cards are the most lucrative segment of banking, and not just because of the interest charges. Everyone in the industry wants to sell you a credit card. Don’t be fooled by the offers. We present a dirty dozen traps and tricks used by credit card peddlers to fill their pockets and empty yours. …

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Take that, Barbie!

For those toy manufacturers at Mattel, who thought that it was cute to have the talking Barbie say “Math is hard”, I’d like to offer the following: Win at Math Danica McKellar, who is most famous for playing Winnie Cooper in the Wonder Years, has become an author, but her book isn’t about acting or …

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