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Home country: USA
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Member since: Wed Nov 24, 2004, 05:33 PM
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About Me

Human being. Loves art, music, hockey, pets.

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I like birdees

Audio: Australian Salvation Army chief - Gay people should be put to death

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Please note: audio is in story at link.

From the article:

In a discussion for Australia’s Joy 94.9 FM, a senior official in the Australian Salvation Army suggested that sexually active LGBT people should be put to death.

The discussion between LGBT journalists Serena Ryan and Pete Dillon; and Major Andrew Craibe, the Salvation Army’s Territorial Media Relations Director for the Southern Territory followed the singer Darren Hayes saying that the organization should be boycotted because of its attitude to homosexuality.

Bulldog survives fall into abandoned treasure-dig pit

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In Stockport, England, a bulldog is alive and well, after a scary fall into a pit apparently left by treasure hunters.

From the article:

Craig, from Great Moor, explained: “I was out with the dogs and one minute there were three of them and the next there were two.

“It took me an hour to find her and when I did she was at the bottom of this hole.”

Alberta: six-year-old girl found beaten in snow

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RCMP have arrested a man after an attack left a six-year-old girl lying naked and severely injured in the snow on a reserve west of Edmonton.

The girl was tobogganing with others Saturday afternoon on the Paul First Nation. She left the group after being told to go home and change into dry clothes, a family member told CBC News.

Officer Squee to the rescue

I was working the Bark and Slobber Division...

National Cuteness Council reports elevated levels of Squee

Observer Photographer Jane Bown dies at 89

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Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of famous people including the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett, has died aged 89.

Bown joined the Observer in 1949 and continued to appear in the office every week for more than half a century.

I like Texas Towelie

Because of the kitteh picture.

I live about 20 miles from there

Rest in peace.

The real origins of Monopoly: created by feminist Lizzie Magie

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The story goes that Charles Darrow was the first to ever think up the model of the board game Monopoly.

Think again.

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Or is it? I spent five years researching the game’s history for my new book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game, and found that Monopoly’s story began decades earlier, with an all-but-forgotten woman named Lizzie Magie, an artist, writer, feminist and inventor.

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