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It's about time I got in on this...

Shirley Bassey - Spinning Wheel


Epilepsy Warning: Enchanted...

Where the rubber meets the road...

Move over NSA:

The World Privacy Forum uncovered these lists, along with several others, while investigating how data brokers collect and sell consumer information. Marketers buy this data so they can target shoppers based on everything from their income to clothing size.

Other lists the nonprofit found included the home addresses of police officers, a mailing list for domestic violence shelters (which are typically kept secret by law) and a list of people with addictive behaviors towards drug and alcohol.

The mere existence of these lists highlights the need for increased government regulations, said World Privacy Forum executive director Pam Dixon.


Bring your fur babies in

Went to the local Blockbuster today

Nine days left open.

Picked up some really great DVDs for cheap:

The Watchmen
Angela (A Luc Besson flick, I got five others)
The Fountain
A Scanner Darkly
There Will Be Blood
And Killing Them Softly

So when I have no cable (Or if it's more boring than usual), I've got some great time wasters

Did you know?

'After All the People We Killed, We Felt Dizzy'

By Bethany Horne

As two military-style helicopters touch down in a remote village in the jungles of Ecuador, masked men with guns hop out and scurry into a one-room schoolhouse. Inside they capture their target: a 6-year-old girl who doesn't speak their language and can't even guess why they are kidnapping her. They carry the terrified child, Conta, into the belly of one of the helicopters and it quickly rises up and away. Inside a thing she has only ever known as a screaming demon that roars across the sky, she is flown to a nearby city. There, she is taken by these armed strangers to a hospital that is a teeming petri dish of germs for which she has no immunity, since she has never been in a city before.

This is the second time in seven months this girl, who grew up in a tribe without access to metal tools, has been violently wrenched from her daily life and thrust into a new and terrifying world.

Conta is part of a small and little-known tribe called the Taromenane. Along with her little sister Daboka, Conta is one of two known survivors of a family group of uncontacted indigenous people - tribes who do not trade or communicate with any outsiders and violently reject all attempts by outsiders to do so with them - that lived in the Yasuni jungle in Ecuador. Experts think there are fewer than 200 uncontacted people living in the Yasuni, but very little is known about their location or their customs.


CNN has definitely caught a bad case of Fauxitis

Bad geography is sure fire symptom of the disease
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