Anybody know the back story of this? I don’t think the set of Lost would be abandoned without some security around so I would think this is some kind of hoax.
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Employees at the Fort Worth headquarters got messages Tuesday morning saying: “The work force reduction notification is currently in progress. Unfortunately your position is one that has been eliminated.”
Company officials had told employees in a series of meetings that layoff notices would be delivered electronically, spokeswoman Kay Jackson said. She said employees were invited to ask questions before Tuesday’s notification on a company intranet site.
I wince reflexively whenever I hear Bush giving an interview but this one is especially bad.
WILLIAMS: But those weren’t Iraqis.
BUSH : They werenâ€™t, no, I agree, they weren’t Iraqis, nor did I ever say Iraq ordered that attack, but they’re a part of, Iraq is part of the struggle against the terrorists. Now in terms of image, of course I worry about American image. We are great at TV, and yet we are getting crushed on the PR front. I personally do not believe that Saddam Hussein picked up the phone and said, â€œal-Qaida, attack America.â€
The funny part of this is he probably doesn’t believe in evolution but is sure to be next year’s Darwin Award winner.
Evangelist preacher Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation he could repeat the biblical miracle.
But he drowned after walking out to sea from a beach in the capital Libreville in Gabon, west Africa.
One eyewitness said: “He told churchgoers he’d had a revelation that if he had enough faith, he could walk on water like Jesus.
“He took his congregation to the beach saying he would walk across the Komo estuary, which takes 20 minutes by boat.
“He walked into the water, which soon passed over his head and he never came back.”
I’m just finding out about this whole LonelyGirl15 thing today.
But on August 15, the Bree and Daniel show jumped the shark. The producers just tried too hard to get across exposition and weren’t clever enough about presenting it with veracity. This one episode pretty much destroys the entire series, at least in the actually-trying-to-fool-you mock-doc genre. Now I wonder why I ever believed.
What the hell am I talking about? Oh, you must not be addicted to YouTube yet. I’m talking about Bree, aka lonelygirl15, who has been telling her story on YouTube since mid-June. Her videos have more than one million views.
Here’s the story:
A writer from the Smithsonian Magazine makes a trip to New Guinea:
My guide, Kornelius Kembaren, has traveled among the Korowai for 13 years. But even he has never been this far upriver, because, he says, some Korowai threaten to kill outsiders who enter their territory. Some clans are said to fear those of us with pale skin, and Kembaren says many Korowai have never laid eyes on a white person. They call outsiders laleo (“ghost-demons”).
Suddenly, screams erupt from around the bend. Moments later, I see a throng of naked men brandishing bows and arrows on the riverbank. Kembaren murmurs to the boatmen to stop paddling. “They’re ordering us to come to their side of the river,” he whispers to me. “It looks bad, but we can’t escape. They’d quickly catch us if we tried.”
I get a lot of emails and comments from Europeans who like to laugh at how the US is creeping closer and closer to a christian theocracy. Well guess what!
In remarks which will reopen the debate on religion in the EU, Angela Merkel threw her weight behind Pope Benedict’s campaign to recognise Europe’s Christian heritage. “We spoke about freedom of religion,” she said after talks at the Pope’s summer residence near Rome. “We spoke about the role of Europe and I emphasised the need for a constitution and that it should refer to our Christian values.”
Katherine Harris is at it again this time saying that our laws are based on the ten commandments… Tsk tsk tsk.
You don’t need to be a constitutional scholar or have a doctorate in history to debunk the claim â€” you just need to look at the Commandments themselves. If the “basis” of our laws “originated” from the Decalogue, it’d be pretty obvious â€” we could look at the Ten Commandments and see how similar they are to our legal traditions.
The reality, of course, is that the opposite happens.
* The Commandments say people shall not worship false gods. Any laws against this? Strike one.
* The Commandments say people shall not make graven images. Any laws against this? Strike two.
* The Commandments say people shall not take the name of the Lord in vain. Any laws against this? Strike three.
* The Commandments say people must honor a Sabbath day. Any laws mandating this? Strike four.
* The Commandments say people must honor their parents. Any laws mandating this? Strike five.
Finally an easy way to get my congealed infants’ blood.
(via The Museum of Hoaxes)