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Posted on January 17th, 2009 at 20:44 by John Sinteur in category: Software

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Farmers claim UK, Jordan boycotting Israeli fruit

Posted on January 17th, 2009 at 20:43 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Fruit growers in Israel have reported delays and reductions in orders from abroad since the military operation in Gaza was launched, due to various boycotts against Israeli produce.

Farmers say much of their produce is being held in warehouses due to canceled orders, and fear a sharp decrease in fruit exports to countries such as Jordan, Britain, and the Scandinavian countries.

“We export persimmons, and because of the fighting a number of countries and distributors are canceling orders,” Giora Almagor, of the southern town of Bitzaron, told Ynet. He said some of the produce had already been shipped while some was awaiting shipment in warehouses.

Almagor said a large number of cancellations came from Jordan. “The produce stays packed in warehouses, and this is causing us massive losses,” he said.


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Look back in Horror!

Posted on January 17th, 2009 at 18:40 by John Sinteur in category: News

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The best investment story of 2008 relates to a banker who had a modest shareholding in his employer – a storied investment bank. Upon being transferred to London, he sold the stock to finance a Range Rover. As business in London turned down, the banker was transferred to Dubai.

When selling his Range Rover, he suffered a loss of around 50% of the price he paid barely six month ago. The interesting thing was that the proceeds from the sale of the car (despite the 50% loss) would have allowed the banker to purchase five times the number of shares he sold to finance the car. 2008 is perhaps the only year on record in which a distressed price for a Range Rover outperformed equities.

In Iceland, where there is an oversupply of Range Rovers as the economic good time ended, the cars are now known as “Game Overs”. For investors 2008 was also a case of game over.


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Terror Experts Warn Next 9/11 Could Fall On Different Date

Posted on January 17th, 2009 at 18:35 by John Sinteur in category: Security

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In an alarming development with wide-reaching implications for America’s safety, Department of Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff and CIA Director Michael Hayden issued a joint report Monday warning that the next 9/11 could in fact occur on a different date.

The report, based on intelligence gathered by field-agents, found that a future 9/11 might take place on an entirely new month and day, including 4/24, 6/13, or even 10/12. According to the report, the nation could realistically find itself in the midst of a 5/25 scenario, as well as a potential 3/14 situation in the months to come.

8/28, 6/19, and 11/7 were also cited as possible 9/11s.

“While 9/11 has historically always fallen on 9/11, we as Americans need to be prepared for a wide range of dates,” Chertoff said during a White House press conference. “There’s a chance we could all find ourselves living in a post-6/10 world as early as next July. Unless, that is, we’re already living in a pre-2/14 world.”

“1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5,” Chertoff continued for nearly 45 minutes, “12/28, 12/29, 12/30, 12/31—these are all plausible and serious threats.”


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  1. Ha Ha!

    You’ve gotta love the Onion! I was 3/4 through this article before thinking ‘Surely even AMERICANS aren’t this dumb!’ and then I put my cursor over the link.

    Someone owes me a new keyboard though…

Economic Distress and Fear

Posted on January 17th, 2009 at 18:17 by John Sinteur in category: Quote

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Part of the debtor mentality is a constant, frantically suppressed undercurrent of terror. We have one of the highest debt-to-income ratios in the world, and apparently most of us are two paychecks from the street. Those in power — governments, employers — exploit this, to great effect. Frightened people are obedient — not just physically, but intellectually and emotionally. If your employer tells you to work overtime, and you know that refusing could jeopardize everything you have, then not only do you work the overtime, but you convince yourself that you’re doing it voluntarily, out of loyalty to the company; because the alternative is to acknowledge that you are living in terror. Before you know it, you’ve persuaded yourself that you have a profound emotional attachment to some vast multinational corporation: you’ve indentured not just your working hours, but your entire thought process. The only people who are capable of either unfettered action or unfettered thought are those who — either because they’re heroically brave, or because they’re insane, or because they know themselves to be safe — are free from fear.

Quote is from The Likeness, a novel set in Ireland, by Tana French.


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Pro-Life Group up in Arms over Krispy Kreme’s Abortion Doughnuts

Posted on January 17th, 2009 at 11:10 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News

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09_krispykreme_lg_l.jpg (JPEG Image, 320×375 pixels).jpgKrispy Kreme, being the genial purveyor of glazed goodness that it is, decided to get in on the Obama inauguration craze and is offering one free doughnut to every costumer on January 20, Inauguration day, and released this seemingly innocuous press release:

“Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is honoring American’s sense of pride and freedom of choice on Inauguration Day, by offering a free doughnut of choice to every customer on this historic day, Jan. 20. By doing so, participating Krispy Kreme stores nationwide are making an oath to tasty goodies — just another reminder of how oh-so-sweet ‘free’ can be.”

Well, The American Life League noticed the liberal use of the word choice and decided to blast the chain bakery for producing abortion doughnuts.

Holy shit, these people are stupid.


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  1. Actually, my big comment about their press release ties in with their “oath to tasty goodies.” Does this mean they’re going to start making doughnuts that actually, you know, taste good? (Note: I’ve always found their product to be literally sickeningly sweet…)

Follow Jesus Like Nazis Followed Hitler, Rick Warren Tells…

Posted on January 17th, 2009 at 11:01 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


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  1. Whenever I hear someone come to my door talking about the so-called “Kingdom of Heaven,” I start debating on this term. As an American, I start by asking if they’re proud to be an American. Of course they’ll say yes. Then I’ll go on to talk about US history. Not from the vantage point they’d be expecting, which is an argument over their (false) claims that this country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, but rather over the use of the word ‘Kingdom.’ Whatever else is true about the origins of this country, it is definitely true that we were fed up with being governed by a monarchy, within a kingdom.

    In its place, we established a republic for governance and do not recognize any king as our leader. At the time, the idea wasn’t very popular, but in the course of about the next 200 years or so, kingdoms all around the western world (culminating in World War I) were falling. Why would we want to revert to that from the vantage point of what happens after we die? If you’re proud to be an American and what it truly means to be an American, then you should recoil in horror at any attempts to impose a kingdom back upon the country.

    Beyond that, this video is its own Godwin….

  2. Warren wants to replace America’s democracy with a totalitarian theocracy. His comments are hardly surprising. I’m just glad people are starting to find out the truth about that monster.