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  1. The Kiwis still have a lock on Hobbits.
  2. It would threaten market confidence in the Euro.
  3. I always thought the house was a bit gelatinous.
  4. So who has applied for PR status?
  5. The socialist government said it wanted to increase the average retirement age from 61 to 63 by 2015. The steps would be part of a series of austerity measures aimed at curbing the country's deficit and national debt.
  6. Funny how NO CCTV video from the 6-star hotel has ever been released.
  7. Link Giro d'Italia organizers said Belgian cyclist Wouter Weylandt died Monday after a high-speed downhill crash during the third stage of the race. RCS Sport spokeswoman Maria Paola Vercesi told The Associated Press that the 26-year-old Weylandt died, but she did not provide any further details. "Things like this shouldn't happen. Absolutely sick to the stomach," British cyclist Mark Cavendish said on Twitter. "My thoughts are with his family. RIP Wouter Weylandt." Weylandt fell at high speed during a descent about 20 kilometers (12.4-miles) from the finish in northern Italy and lay motionless on the roadside before paramedics cut off his helmet and tried to resuscitate him. The Leopard-Trek rider's body was then away by ambulance about an hour after the accident. Monday's third stage was a 173-kilometer (107-mile) ride from Reggio Emilia to Rapallo. Weylandt was the first rider killed in a crash in one of cycling's three main tours since Italian rider Fabio Casartelli died during the 1995 Tour de France. At the Giro, Weylandt is the fourth cyclist to die during the race and the first in 25 years. Orfeo Ponsin died in 1952, Juan Manuel Santisteban in 1976 and Emilio Ravasio in 1986.
  8. Link Lionel Rose, 62, the first Australian Aborigine to win a world boxing title, died Sunday near Melbourne after being ill for several months, his family said. He had a stroke in 2007 that left him partially paralyzed. Rose beat Japan's Masahiko "Fighting" Harada in Tokyo in February 1968 to win the world bantamweight title. In December of that year at the Inglewood Forum, Rose was declared the victor in a split decision over Mexico's Chucho Castillo, and an unruly mob among the 15,287 spectators rioted and threw bottles and other debris into the ring. Rose was named Australian of the year after his world title victory, becoming the first Aborigine to receive the honor. He also was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire and finished his career with 42 wins, 12 by knockout, in 53 fights.
  9. Link Actress Dana Wynter, 79, died May 5 of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Ojai, Calif., the Washington Post reports. Wynter starred in 1956 sci-fi classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The B-movie was her first as a leading lady and earned critical acclaim. In addition to her work on the silver screen, Wynter thrived on television, appearing on The F.B.I., Medical Center, and Cannon.
  10. They need "power". :hubba:
  11. Shahzad studied for five semesters in 1997 and 1998 at the now-defunct Southeastern University in Washington, D.C., where he took mostly business classes, receiving several Cs and Ds, an F in basic statistics, and a grade point average of 2.78.[33] In December 1998 he was granted an F-1 student visa.[34] In 1999 he was placed on a US Customs (later merged into DHS) travel lookout list called the "Traveler Enforcement Compliance System".[35] In 2000 he transferred to the University of Bridgeport, where more than a third of the students were foreign students.[3] Shahzad's former teachers at the University of Bridgeport said he appeared to be quiet and unremarkable. On weekends, he would go to Bengali-theme nightclubs in New York City. A classmate remembered him watching new footage of the planes hitting the Twin Towers in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and saying: "They had it coming."[3] He received a B.A. in computer applications and information systems,[3][34] with his parents attending his graduation on May 13, 2002.[36] Just before graduation, in April 2002, he was granted an H1-B visa for skilled workers.[34] He remained in the U.S. for three years on that visa, earning an M.B.A at the University of Bridgeport in 2005.[34]
  12. U.S. counter-terrorism officials say they have evidence that Awlaki helped recruit and prepare Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian suspected of attempting to bomb an U.S. airliner on Christmas Day on 2009, as well as several other plots. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula also is believed to have been involved in a failed plot to place smuggled explosives on cargo planes bound for the United States in October. Awlaki's calls for jihad against the U.S. are also thought to have inspired Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani American who tried to detonate a truck bomb in New York's Times Square last May, and Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is charged with killing 13 people and wounding 29 in Ft. Hood, Texas, in 2009. Previously, Awlaki was considered dangerous, but only as someone whose knowledge of American society and his radical interpretation of the Islam made him capable of inspiring others to carry out terrorist attacks. Before adding him to the CIA target list, a special government review of his activities was conducted, officials said, prompted by his status as a U.S. citizen.
  13. Australia has become a colony of China.
  14. How do you know the info from those sites is accurate?
  15. That is a good The boozers will pay more taxes and die before retirement. A win-win.
  16. Link David Mason, a classical musician best known for his distinctive piccolo trumpet solo on the Beatles' recording of "Penny Lane," has died. He was 85. Mason died April 29 after a brief battle with leukemia, according to the All Music online database. The Beatles' Paul McCartney was looking to embellish "Penny Lane" when he saw Mason on television playing the trumpet on Bach's "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Mason often recalled. The next morning, producer George Martin recruited Mason to record with the Fab Four. "I did not even know who the Beatles were when I was asked to do a recording session with them," Mason told England's Bath Chronicle in 2003. "For me it was just another job." He came to the 1967 session with nine trumpets and "by a process of elimination" settled on the B-flat piccolo trumpet for the high-pitched solo, he later said. No music was written ahead of time. Instead, McCartney sang what he wanted to hear, Martin wrote out the notes and Mason played them. ... PEyJ2EEvRBU
  17. Any country that has possession of fissionable materials can make an A-bomb. Remember we are talking about 70 year old technology.
  18. What brought down Mr T was him trying to bring the military under civilian control.
  19. If tax evasion was a reason to oust MPs, there wouldn't be anyone left in Parliament.
  20. No, you have it wrong. You are a peer until you have the complete file. Then your status changes to a seed. All your analogies are bogus, strawmen.
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