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Chinese Company Destroys $130 Million Plane With Caustic Chemicals

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-12-07 10:51.
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BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese state-run company has been ordered to pay a record $65 million in compensation, plus interest, for destroying a Malaysia Airlines plane with falsely declared cargo of caustic chemicals.

The Airbus A330 was ruined when 80 canisters belonging to the Dalian branch of the China National Chemical Construction Corp. leaked an extremely corrosive chemical, oxalyl chloride, in the cargo hold in March 2000.

Bank Tells Man He Owes $211 Trillion

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2007-12-02 11:12.
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It’s one thing to bounce a check and it’s another to be so far in the red Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and Donald Trump combined couldn’t come close to bailing you out.

A Cobb County man got a letter from his bank with that very shocking news.“And I open up the letter and I look at it and I’m like, ‘No, you’ve got to be kidding me,’ said Joe Martins.Martins said he recently closed an account at Wachovia Bank and made good on an outstanding check.

Homeless man forced to leave shelter after he gets job as Salvation Army bell ringer

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2007-12-01 10:13.
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BARRE, Vt. - A homeless man thought he was doing some good by standing at a supermarket for 10 hours a day to get shoppers to donate money into a red Salvation Army kettle.

The shelter where Paul Tucker lives doesn't see it that way.

The Good Samaritan Haven ordered him out by Saturday, saying that 48-year-old Tucker is spending his time raising money for the needy instead of finding a place to live or looking for work.

Man Returns Mistaken $2M Check

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-11-28 10:24.
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There are probably a million ways Jerry Mika could spend $2 million dollars. Trouble is, he couldn't cash the check. Expecting a $15 refund from the Utah Department of Commerce, the Draper man opened his mail recently to find a $2,245,342 check.

"I kept trying to find a way to make it legitimate so I could cash it," he said. "I did think about all the things I could do with the money ... who wouldn't?"

One Click And Programmer Destroys The Entire Industry That Used To Generate Billions

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-11-22 09:53.
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In a research park outside the low-key bustle of downtown Huntsville, Ala. Mark Spencer finishes his barbecue and resumes wreaking havoc on the multibillion-dollar phone equipment business.

Judge Who Lost A $54 Million Lawsuit Against Dry Cleaner Over Pants Loses Job

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-11-14 10:51.
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I guess, there is justica, afterl all. Read this:

Driving With Allah

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-11-12 09:58.
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Religion has been used as a marketing tool by many in the west. 'Christian hosting', 'Christian dating', 'Christian bookstores', etc. Many religions, like Mormons, are more corporations than religous institution. And don't get me started on 'television ministries' of the evangelicals. Well, guess what - it looks like Islam is catching up with the 'infidels'. Apparently, we aren't the only bigots in this world. What's next? 'Buddha's Guide To Investing Is Stocks'?

Dallas Cowboys Fumble Cowboys.com Deal

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-10-22 11:42.
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Rumors are circulating that the sale for the domain name Cowboys.com will not be moving forward. The domain name brought in a $275,000 bid from a phone-in bidder at the recent TRAFFIC domain live auction in Hollywood, Florida.

Monkeys Kill The Mayor Of The Capital Of India

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-10-22 10:34.
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The deputy mayor of the Indian capital Delhi has died a day after being attacked by a horde of wild monkeys.

SS Bajwa suffered serious head injuries when he fell from the first-floor terrace of his home on Saturday morning trying to fight off the monkeys.

The city has long struggled to counter its plague of monkeys, which invade government complexes and temples, snatch food and scare passers-by.

Do It Yourself PR Disasters - Delta Wants Extra Ticket For Conjoined Twins

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-10-05 11:01.
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An Arizona woman who wanted to take her 1-year-old conjoined twin daughters on a cross-country flight to visit relatives was frustrated because she was told she'd have to buy an extra seat. Mandy Bailey says Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines originally told her she must buy an extra seat because both children need access to an oxygen mask in case of an emergency.

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