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Archive for February 19th, 2009

“Get out of Jail Free” card?

Posted by lawman2 on February 19, 2009

Why pay your mortgage if the government is willing to bail you out?

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Is Obama’s new plan  a “Get out of Jail Free” card for anyone who acted irresponsibly during the boom?

This caveman says: Read the rest of this entry »

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The Devil Made Me Do It

Posted by tothewire on February 19, 2009

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Long, long ago there was a television series, called “Kolchak: The Night Stalker,” about a newspaperman who spent most of his time tracking down demons of the underworld. Since his editor never believed his stories, Kolchak did not get in the paper much. Today, of course, he would be a blogger and have a wide international following although no real source of income.

But I digress. The point here is that in one memorable episode, Kolchak was confronted by a politician who sold his soul to the devil in order to win a seat in the State Senate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Cocaine Prices Have Plunged

Posted by tothewire on February 19, 2009

Cocaine price ‘set to fall more’

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The price of cocaine has plunged in recent years

The price of cocaine in Europe is set to fall even further as smugglers use new routes through West Africa and the Balkans, says the UN anti-drugs agency.

In its latest report, the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), said West Africa has become a “major hub” for South American cocaine smuggling.

UK officials said last week that the price of cocaine had fallen by half in the last 10 years. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Business, Crime, News, Politics | 6 Comments »

Foreclosure

Posted by tothewire on February 19, 2009

President Barack Obama has revealed a long-awaited plan to tackle the US housing crisis, aiming to help up to nine million families.

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The plan will provide refinancing to four to five million “responsible homeowners” on the verge of defaulting. Read the rest of this entry »

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I Choose Hell Productions

Posted by tothewire on February 19, 2009

Man Sues Pennsylvania for Rejecting Business Name

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A Pennsylvania filmmaker sued the state on Wednesday for turning down his business’s name, I Choose Hell Productions, because state law prohibits names that “constitute blasphemy, profane cursing or swearing or that profane the Lord’s name.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Entertainment, News, Religion | 12 Comments »

 
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