What happened to Ron Paul's campaign?

Whatever happened to Ron Paul's campaign, which seems to have disappeared? Here's one answer: the media in this country buried it. For a look at the power of media persuasion and its ability to focus our attention on whom they want us to look at, check out this clip of the relative popularity of the candidates from another perspective.

Dinosaur dung sells at NYC auction for nearly $1,000

NEW YORK (AP) - A pile of dinosaur dung 130 million years old sold at a New York auction Wednesday for nearly $1,000.

The prehistoric deposit fetched $960, said a spokeswoman for Bonhams New York. Its pre-auction estimate was $450.

The fossilized dung is from the Jurassic era, the auction house said. It looks like a rock on the outside and a colorful mineral inside.

Bikini jeans are meant to be like this

this is a story that you need to click on the site to see the jeans.......

It's a design for the really slim or really brave woman - ultra low-rise jeans with a built-in bikini or thong.

The Brazilian-made trousers would not look out of place among the bronzed bodies on

Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro but their effect on the British high street has yet to be seen.

Hospital in hot water over YouTube video of rectal surgery

MANILA (AFP) - Staff at a Philippine government hospital are under investigation after a former patient threatened a lawsuit over a YouTube video clip of his rectal surgery, officials said Thursday.

Cheney, Ashcroft, Powell, Tenet, Rice at meetings that approved torture

Top Bush administration officials signed off on using torture against suspected terrorists after asking the Justice Department to endorse their legality. "Who would have thought that in the United States of America in the 21st century, the top officials of the executive branch would routinely gather in the White House to approve torture?"

67 days later and now waiting 2 weeks

It has been sixty-seven days since a young, unarmed mother was gunned down and her child severely wounded by a Lima SWAT shooter. We learned on February 27th that Ohio BCI turned a report over to a special prosecutor. That was two weeks ago. Why all the foot dragging? If no charges are filed, the BCI report becomes public record.

American Gulag


The United States now has the highest rate of incarceration in the world! With this dubious distinction, it surpasses China, Russia, and every other country. Over two million of its citizens are behind bars, 1 out of 99 persons in the country. The War on Drugs has been spectacularly expensive and thrown into jail a huge number of non-violent people.

"It's kind of like bootleggers"

WTOL did a piece yesterday on non-compliance with the smoking ban, in which the reporter noted that the ban is not being complied with. Grossman, head of Lucas County Health Department, said in an interview that it's like bootlegging times all over again.

Like Making Love to An Anorexic Ashtray

For some reason Ann Coulter came to mind. I looked at a few pictures of the Right's pin-up girl, and saw that she smokes. I began to get some images in my prurient mind, and realized that she is a good image for the Right: a smoking ashtray. Out of date, and not much pleasure. Good to the last puff?

Does this sound familiar?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had a plan to suspend the rules against illegal detention and arrest up to 12,000 Americans he suspected of being disloyal, according to a newly declassified document.

Bait and Switch Tactics

Here's an unbelievable account of how the government lures soldiers into re-enlisting by offering them signing bonuses and then asks for the money back after they have been wounded and separated from the service because of their wounds.

"The U.S. Military is demanding that thousands of wounded service personnel give back signing bonuses because they are unable to serve out their commitments.

Most Great Lakes have begun to accrue toxins again


All of the Great Lakes, except Lake Erie, have recently begun to spike in varies pollutants. In Lake Ontario, for example, eight categories of fish became more contaminated between 2005 and 2007, while only one category improved. Certain toxin levels are going down in all the Great Lakes, but the number of fish advisories is increasing.

UT sports betting case getting hotter

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