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$360 Million US Tax Dollars Wind Up In Taliban’s Pockets

Yes, a fraction of your money that you pay in taxes has gone directly into the pockets of the people our soldiers are fighting.  In this case, with the war in Afghanistan,  aid money the US government has paid to the community and governments ends up in Taliban hands.

Aghanistan is a very corrupt country with many ties to the Taliban.  Is it time to pull our troops out?  Yes.

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Wall Street Rockets Higher As Wildest Week Since ’08 Continues

If the stock market were a person it would be a fearful, neurotic basket case that spent many nights alone eating yogurt in candlelight.  It's amazing the week it's had when really not much has changed, other than panic levels.

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US Forces Kill Taliban Force That Shot Down SEALS

The militants that shot down the Chinook helicopter carrying 30 Americans were killed in a strike force today.

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Debt Ceiling Crisis For Dummies

I think we can agree that everyone knows what debt is, and at this point should know that the United States has a ton of it.  Trillions of it.  So what's the debt ceiling all about and does it really matter?  Oh yeah.  Big Time.  We could be back in a full scale recession in a couple of months.

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Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final (Photo by Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images)
Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final (Photo by Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images)
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USA Women’s Soccer Team Heartbreak, What’s Next?

We are proud of you Women's Soccer Team!!
The heartbreak of losing Sunday’s World Cup final will take some time to heal, but in the aftermath of the United States’ extraordinary and ultimately unfulfilled summer journey, there were immediate positives.

As it headed home following Japan’s incredible and thrilling victory on penalty kicks, the U.S. shed some tears, pondered what might have been and shared a common message that regularly featured the word “London.”

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Smartphones May Make The Key Obsolete

Do you think you'll be comfortable going keyless?  As technology advances more and more of the things we are so used to having appear to be going the way of the dinosaur.
 

Front pockets and purses are slowly being emptied of one of civilization's most basic and enduring tools: the key. It'

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Traffic Cameras Might Be The New Answer To States Shortfall.

If traffic camera go in every major city, do you think that would be fair? Well, there are two schools of thought. 1...you shouldn't be speeding or going through red lights anyway, if you were driving according to the law, you would never get a ticket. 2....there's that part of you that feels like you are getting away with something when no one is around. There are rumours this would be a way for states to raise their traffic revenue and avoid shutdowns....eh hem...Minnesota...with out raising taxes. So now it's your turn, weigh in on this for me......comment at the bottom.

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Pope Benedict XVI Sends First Papal Tweet From an iPad [VIDEO]

The technologically-savvy Pope Benedict XVI has already encouraged priests to blog and helmed the launch of the Vatican’s YouTube channel and Pope2You mobile and Facebook apps. So it’s really no surprise that as part of his newly-launched news portal, the pontiff sent his first tweet recently — from the papal iPad.

You can follow the Vatican on Twitter at @news_va_en.

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This burger tastes like......Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images
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Turd Burgers For Everyone! Japanese Scientist Creates Edible Meat Alternative Made From Recycled Human Waste

Would you eat this?  I'm sorry.  I don't care how health conscious I try to be, even if it's low fat and higher protein I just don't think I can eat poop.  I can't believe I even just wrote that sentence!

 
If you think meatless, genetically-modified (GM) soy food products are a poor alternative to real meat, wait until you see the latest in vegetarian meat replacement technology. According to a recent Inhabitat report, Japanese researcher Mitsuyuki Ikeda has developed a new kind of meatless burger made from soy, steak sauce essence, and -- brace yourself -- protein matter extracted from human excrement.

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Guinness World Records
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Two-Foot Tall Filipino Named World’s Shortest Man By Guinness [VIDEO]

For the first time in his life, Junrey Balawing is standing head and shoulders over everyone else.

Balawing can indeed look down on everyone else now that he has been named the world's shortest man by Guinness World Records. The Filipino man received the honor in a ceremony Sunday, which just so happened to be the same day he turned 18.

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Deep Sea Diver Vows to Recover and Photograph Osama bin Laden

President Obama's recent announcement that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by US operatives in Pakistan prompted happy cheers and a giant, collaborative sigh of relief from citizens around the world. After five minutes of celebration, though, came demands for photographic or video proof that our nation's nemesis was actually dead.

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Gas Prices Expected To Continue Drop

This morning on the way to work, I saw gas had dropped again to $3.75 next door to our studios.  Great! But still way too expensive.   The average cost of a gallon of gas in the U.S. is now $3.75, and it is expected to continue dropping.

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