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Iraqis beat U.S. 11-0 on return to national stadium

BAGHDAD, June 24 – Iraqi footballers — freed from the threat of beatings and jailings under Saddam Hussein — celebrated their return to the national soccer stadium on Tuesday by thrashing a U.S. military side 11-0

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Star Wars

A new high energy laser weapon and F-16 flight simulator, designed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Theater Aerospace Command Control Simulation Facility at Kirtland Air Force Base, will let pilots test technology that could put the United … Continue reading

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Try “Doing” the Constitution

"When I’m president, we’ll do executive orders to overcome any wrong thing the Supreme Court does tomorrow or any other day," Gephardt said. Can this be an accurate quote? It did come from a Fox News story on afirmative action.

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Spy Story (soon to be a made-for-TV movie)

Here’s some more fallout from the Chinese “espionage” case involving accused double agent Katrina Leung and her FBI handler-lover David Smith. The FBI has removed Daniel Sayner as the head of the Los Angeles Counterintelligence office and put him back … Continue reading

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Spotted in a convoy north of Bagdad

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Fuzzy User Interface

When it comes to communicating with a computer, children find it just as easy to use an interactive soft toy as a mouse, according to new research sponsored by the ESRC. This research is published today as a part of … Continue reading

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The Origin of Civilization

One of the abiding mysteries and polemics in Anthropology and Earth Science has long been the almost simultaneous appearance of agriculture in the Middle East, South America, and China, among other areas. It seems to me the answer is simple; … Continue reading

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Doctor, doctor

A Karaoke ESL lesson from GenkiEnglish.com. You can download the song (mp3) To see it in action, click on "See the song in action: Click here" (Duh)

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My Kind of People

Crank Dot Net: Premier collection of cranks, crackpots, kooks & loons on the net. Includes categories like paranormal, extraterrestrials, prophecy, conspiracy, mind control, One World Government, Egyptology, catastrophism and cryptozoology, “to name but a few”….

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Better Late than Never Dept.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former "Baywatch" beauty Pamela Anderson is making her animation debut as a superhero who dances in a strip club, but she demanded and received a no-nudity clause for her cartoon alter ego.

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Lonesome Cowboy

Ronald Reagan wasn’t a cowboy. He was a guy who played a cowboy who later became president. George W. Bush is a guy playing Ronald Reagan playing a cowboy who later became president… Interesting rebuttal to the “Bush is a … Continue reading

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Weblogs for Use with ESL Classes

The purpose of this paper is to introduce three ways that weblogs can be used to support ESL classroom learning. An interesting research paper by Aaron Patric Campbell of Ryukoku University (Seta, Japan)

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