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U.S. 281 on road to tolls
The newest signs of construction on U.S. 281 aren't pretty, but they're the first visible proof that, yes, toll roads are coming to San Antonio.
"Have toll roads solved Houston's or Dallas' congestion and highway funding issues? No!" said Terri Hall of Texas Toll Party — San Antonio. "This toll mandate is an outrage, and our grass-roots movement is growing by the day."

Electronic voting examined as deadline nears
Across the country, officials are trying multiple methods to ensure that touch-screen voting machines can record and count votes without falling prey to software bugs, hackers, malicious insiders or other ills that beset computers. This isn't just theoretical - problems in some states already have led to lost or miscounted votes.

Radar reveals "hints of" ice deep below Martian surface

Apple patent references a digital camera. Will Apple surprise us at Macworld?

Fitting rooms a last call for bad manners

Texas Lottery scratchoffs still sold even after top prizes long gone
In Texas, games such as "The $1,000,000 Club" or one of the agency's two "$35,000 Ca$hword" contests were still being sold Wednesday even after the top prizes — $1 million and $35,000 for those two games, respectively — had been claimed, though smaller prizes were still available.


7,500 Orleans parish school employees to be fired
All of the nearly 7,500 furloughed New Orleans public school employees who have not returned to work or have found other jobs will officially be fired and lose their health insurance

Levee engineers made huge mistake
Design errors doomed floodwall well before Katrina
That miscalculation was so obvious and fundamental, investigators said, they "could not fathom" how the design team of engineers ... could have missed what is being termed the costliest engineering mistake in American history.

Katrina song

Brad & Jack,
You guys HAVE to listen to this:
Battle of Katrina MP3

Someone put what I think about New Orleans & Katrina into a song. They NAILED IT! And I think you'll get a laugh from it.

New details about U.S. paid stories in Iraq media
Western press and frequently those self-styled 'objective' observers of Iraq are often critics of how we, the people of Iraq, are proceeding down the path in determining what is best for our nation," the article began. Quoting the Prophet Muhammad, it pleaded for unity and nonviolence. But far from being the heartfelt opinion of an Iraqi writer, as its language implied, the article was prepared by the United States military as part of a multimillion-dollar covert campaign to plant paid propaganda in the Iraqi news media and pay friendly Iraqi journalists monthly stipends

Brad's Ten-Foot Poll on Bought "News"---RESULT
posted 830a - 11p Wed Nov 30 2005
The U.S. secretly pays Iraqi newspapers to print "news" which is propaganda.
Good. It shows initiative on our part.
I don't care. Only journalists care about that stuff anyway.
So what's new? US gov't does almost the same thing in the U.S.
Another bad example of Bushies ignoring rules.
Another good example of Bushies ignoring rules.
Thoroughly disgusting.
Total votes 284-


Washington Post Editorial
Bush's Strategy for Iraq
"Every plan the administration has prepared, starting with the original invasion, has been based on overly optimistic assumptions and insufficient resources. Now, once again, the strategy supposes a series of successes in the next 12 months that approach the miraculous..."

A protester watches a presidential helicopter fly over Baltimore, Maryland.

Poll: Most doubt Bush has plan for Iraq victory
As President Bush launched a new effort Wednesday to gain public support for the Iraq war, a new poll found most Americans do not believe he has a plan that will achieve victory

Joe Galloway Joe Galloway Commentary
When, in American history, has a vice president had so much influence over a decision to go to war - and how to run the war?
At so critical a time, Vice President Dick Cheney calls the shots, and calls most of them wrong, in cahoots with his old friend Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.

Washington Times Editorial (pro-Bush newspaper)
Nothing less than 'complete victory'
The president rose above the cynical politicking and spoke directly to both Americans and Iraqis, while telling Congress to knock it off.

Controversy grows in Europe over CIA jail network
PARIS – A gathering storm of outrage will greet Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice when she visits Europe next week amid allegations that the CIA has been using airports and military bases across the Continent to secretly transport and detain terrorist suspects.

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Alarm over dramatic weakening of Gulf Stream
Slowing of current by a third in 12 years could bring more extreme weather

"..a disorder known as "sexsomnia."

The masterful insight of CIA Director Porter Goss:
"We know a great deal more about bin Laden, Zarqawi and Zawahiri than we're able to say publicly." He said the men had not been found "primarily because they don't want us to find them and they're going to great lengths to make sure we don't find them." STORY

Heidi Fleiss' Nevada "Stud Farm" brothel for women is on again

Vicks changed the formulation of their popular NyQuil and DayQuil products, removing the active ingredient pseudoephedrine due to its use in making crystal meth.

A 12-month-old terrier has been nicknamed Sparky after biting through an electrical cable and surviving a 240 volt shock.

Man dies after falling off balcony during spitting contest



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