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As Strange As It Sounds Some Economists Claim That Polygamy May Be Good For Women

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2008-02-06 12:58.

After more than a decade of war between separatist rebels and the Russian army, there are not many marriageable men to go around in Chechnya. So, acting Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov, probably not a feminist, proposed a radical step: "Each man who can provide for four wives should do it."

Americans Start to Pay as They Go

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2008-02-05 08:52.

For more than half a century, Americans have proved staggeringly resourceful at finding new ways to spend money.

In the 1950s and ’60s, as credit cards grew in popularity, many began dining out when the mood struck or buying new television sets on the installment plan rather than waiting for payday. By the 1980s, millions of Americans were entrusting their savings to the booming stock market, using the winnings to spend in excess of their income. Millions more exuberantly borrowed against the value of their homes.

Woman In New York City Says Cabbie Hit Her For Not Having Cash

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2008-02-04 10:42.
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There have been a number of reports of cab drivers balking at customers who try to pay with credit cards in New York City, but a woman is accusing a cabbie of actually punching her after she tried to charge a ride.

Tamara Perez tells CBS station WCBS-TV she still can't believe it happened.

The incident happened Tuesday after Perez ran to her East Village home to pick up some papers. Once in the cab, the 35-year-old realized she had no cash the pay the $10 fare. Instead, she pulled out a credit card, but the cabbie wasn't having it.

Man gets collection letter addressed to Shit Face

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2008-02-03 11:19.
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A collection agency tried to collect a $16.96 debt with an letter that addressed its recipient with a four-letter word for excrement. "Dear S---," began the letter attempting to collect from an old record club membership. The word was spelled out in the letter, which arrived in an envelope addressed to "S--- Face."

"I've never seen anything quite so brazen," said attorney Kenneth Hiller.

AeroGarden Review And How To Get One For Free

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2008-02-03 09:22.
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I was lamenting about only having frech lettuce, herbs, chives, and tomatoes from may garden during the long fall-winter-spring parts of the year. The refrigerated stuff from the grocery store goes bad right away and does not taste as good as the fresh stuff from the garden, either.

A&E Biograhy - Tony Robbins, Word's Most Famous Motivational Speaker, Is He For Real?

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2008-02-01 09:25.

A&E Biography - Tony Robbins

Jelly Belly Trivia

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-01-31 10:31.
The Jelly Belly Candy Company is a prominent maker of gourmet jelly beans and other candy. It was formerly known as The Herman Goelitz Candy Company before being renamed for their most popular product, "Jelly Belly" jelly beans. The company is based in Fairfield, California, off of State Route 12, with warehouse facilities in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

The $400-A-Bottle Beer

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2008-01-31 10:13.

It will take more than a few bucks to buy this bottle of brew.Carlsberg ASA officials said the brewery's new Vintage No. 1 beer is probably the world's best and most expensive.

The Danish brewer is charging about $400 for a single bottle of less than a pint. Brewmaster Jens Eiken said only 600 bottles of the beer will be made and most will be sold through three of Copenhagen's most exclusive restaurants. He said more than 50 have already been purchased.

Marijuana vending machines to begin operating in California

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2008-01-29 12:33.
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Vending machines distributing the drug marijuana are to begin operating in the US state of California.

The machines can only be used by people who have been prescribed the drug for health reasons.

Patients will have to provide a prescription, and be fingerprinted and photographed before being allowed to use the facilities.

Eleven US states allow the medicinal use of marijuana, primarily for pain relief, but it remains controversial.


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