Category Archives: World News

Life In 1909 – Random News And Advertising

What Was Happening On January 21, 1909 I picked a random day 103 years ago to see what was in the news. I read the entire New York Times newspaper for Thursday, January 21, 1909 to come up with the … Continue reading

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The Best Presidential Candidate In The 2012 Election

Vermin Supreme – Would Make A Better President Than Obama, Romney, Paul, Huntsman, Gingrich, Perry and Santorum If you have never heard of Vermin Supreme or that he is running for President you are not alone. He has not taken … Continue reading

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Chicago Among Cities Hosting Eleventh Annual “Leave Your Pants At Home Day”

Chicagoan’s Will Participate In Public Underwear Exhibition Tradition From the ChicacgoNow.com CTA Tattler blog comes this story about not wearing pants in public, this Sunday January 8, 2012. To participate all you have to do is not wear pants and … Continue reading

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7 Billion People, That’s 6 Billion Too Many

Celebrating Rising World Poverty, Hunger and Lots of People The news yesterday was not earth shattering. The estimated number of people living on the earth is now seven billion. But that is a number that can shatter the earth and … Continue reading

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The “New” Led Zeppelin

The Name Game Continues While New Zealand may have outlawed some names, the USA, with the exception of what a judge may find to be a frivolous name, (Your Majesty; Copyright; Superman) still allows people to name themselves or their … Continue reading

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Reaching A New Low in Identity Theft

Woman Steals Identity of 8-Year-Old Girl Killed in an Auto Accident 30 Years Ago This story out of Delray Beach, Florida confirms that identity thieves are the scum of the earth. Juliet Sherry-Ann Smith Mahabir the “alleged” identity thief, was … Continue reading

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Stupid Baby Names Outlawed in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Birth Registrar bans “Lucifer” “Messiah” “General” and “*”  as Names As reported in the West Australian newspaper on July 19 the New Zealand  registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages have compiled a list of 102 names (so far) of … Continue reading

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Rise in Graffiti Reported Across USA

Graffiti is Vandalism, Not Art The New York Times story on the rise of graffiti in cities both large and small is disturbing. For those who say graffiti is art, I would like to be invited to your home and … Continue reading

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Paul Gauguin Painting Attacked at the National Gallery

Lunatics Among Us This story of a woman attacking the Paul Gauguin painting “Two Tahitian Women” on April 1, 2011 got skipped over in a lot of newspapers or was a blurb in others. The 1899 painting is worth an … Continue reading

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Guess What? The World Is NOT Ending May 21

People Believing In Strange Things Maybe you’ve seen these people? The New York Times front page story on the people who believe in Harold Camping’s prophecy about the return of Jesus on May 21 and the end of the world … Continue reading

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