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December 20 2011

Stunning Star Wars Urban Landscape Photographs

French photographer Cédric Delsaux started out taking photos of what he calls "the peripheral zones" of modern cities - wastelands, empty deserts, scrapyards. Yet something was missing - and then he had the idea of placing characters from Star Wars into the images, giving C3PO and the Millennium Falcon modern settings that somehow seamlessly fit.

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December 17 2011

Christopher Hitchens Dead At 62

Christopher Hitchens, a slashing polemicist in the tradition of Thomas Paine and George Orwell who trained his sights on targets as various as Henry Kissinger, the British monarchy and Mother Teresa, wrote a best-seller attacking religious belief, and dismayed his former comrades on the left by enthusiastically supporting the American-led war in Iraq, died Thursday at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was 62.

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December 16 2011

Centurion (2010) ****

Centurion is a 2010 British action thriller film directed by Neil Marshall, loosely based on the massacre of the Ninth Legion in Caledonia in the second century CE. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko and Dominic West. Enjoyed this movie. 4/5 stars!

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Act of Valor (2012)

Act of Valor is an upcoming 2012 American war film directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, and written by Kurt Johnstad. It stars Alex Veadov, Rosalyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano, Emilio Rivera and actual active duty U.S. Navy SEALs.

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Jonathan Chait: Ron Paul Is A Huge Racist

With Ron Paul ascending in Iowa, winning the hearts of independents, and even the endorsement of Andrew Sullivan, it’s worth pointing something out: Ron Paul is not a kindly old libertarian who just wants everybody to be free. He’s a really creepy bigot.

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December 15 2011

'Global Battlefield' Provision Allowing Indefinite Detention of Citizens Could Pas

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 has ignited a firestorm among civil libertarians because of provisions buried deep within the bill that would expand the military’s authority to indefinitely detain accused terrorists, including American citizens, while also effectively extending the War on Terror.

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Time Picks The Protester As Person Of The Year

No one could have known that when a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire in a public square, it would incite protests that would topple dictators and start a global wave of dissent. In 2011, protesters didn’t just voice their complaints; they changed the world.

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SOPA: Washington vs. The Web

The Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA would imbue the federal government with broad powers to shut down whole web domains on the basis that it believes them to be associated with piracy -- without a trial or even a traditional hearing. It would provide Hollywood with powerful new legal tools to stifle transactions with websites whose existence worries the movie industry.

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The GOP Clown Car: Republicans, I Feel Your Pain

Dr. Peggy Drexler: It all leaves me wondering. How did the heart of a nation's leadership selection turn into a predictable reality show, where damaged players arrive in a limo, melt down and get voted off? How much more of this can Republican voters take?

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Paul Ryan to announce new approach to preserving Medicare

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, who has been castigated by Democrats and hailed by Republicans for his plan to privatize Medicare, will on Thursday unveil a new approach that would preserve the 46-year-old federal health program.

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How To Smoke A Cigar

Welcome to the world of cigars and cigar smoking. In this article, I will describe to you the entire process on how to smoke a cigar. To many people, cigar smoking is one of the most irreplaceable pleasures in life, and I'm glad that you've come to discover for yourself what this indulgence has to offer.

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How To Choose Your Cigar

Primer on how to choose excellent cigars, differentiate cigar brands and types. Excellent info for cigar smoking beginners.

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The Dictator Trailer - Sacha Baron Cohen 2012 Movie

First peek at Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie "The Dictator" to be released in 2012. Irreverent, iconoclastic, Cohen at his usual best. For fans of Borat, this one promises to be another dynamite.

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December 14 2011

Sell Old Cell Phones And Share A Book This Christmas

That’s right! Sell old cell phones to Pacebutler and we will give away a book for every used cell phone that we buy from you.

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Durban U.N. Climate Conference Approves Landmark Deal

DURBAN, South Africa — A U.N. climate conference reached a hard-fought agreement Sunday on a far-reaching program meant to set a new course for the global fight against climate change.

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14 FUN Marketing Lessons…(Short and with Pictures)

Laugh-out-loud pics spice up this great presentation of some very important internet marketing lessons. Must-read.

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Long Beach Airport Parking

Long Beach Airport parking is as easy and convenient as most other services in this airport. People simply love LGB. Resource page includes rates, map, hotel parking locations, and coupons.

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Cell Phone Recycling Changes In Illinois

The State of Illinois is set to change cell phone recycling and electronics waste disposal practices within the state as part of the implementation of a recycling law that took effect in 2008.

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Canada to withdraw from Kyoto Protocol!

Canada will formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change, the minister of the environment has said. Peter Kent said the protocol "does not represent a way forward for Canada" and the country would face crippling fines for failing to meet its targets.

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Canada under fire over Kyoto protocol exit

Several countries have criticised Canada for formally withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. The move, which is legal and was expected, makes Canada the first nation to pull out of the global treaty.

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