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Despite Common Belief, Intertnet Actually Hurts Pornography Industry

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2007-06-02 09:54.

The Internet was supposed to be a tremendous boon for the pornography industry, creating a global market of images and videos accessible from the privacy of a home computer. For a time it worked, with wider distribution and social acceptance driving a steady increase in sales.

But now the established pornography business is in decline — and the Internet is being held responsible.

Man Arrested On His 28th DWI Charge ... Pleads NOT GUILTY.

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-06-01 07:03.
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An Albuquerque man arrested for the 28th time on a drunken driving charge has pleaded not guilty. Joseph Brill, 53, entered his plea Tuesday to charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, driving on a suspended license and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies arrested Brill in an Albuquerque neighborhood on March 14. Deputies said they saw him park, then fall out of his pickup truck.

Errant Computer Keystroke Leads To A Wrong Person Getting A $2.5 Million Dollar Check.

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-05-31 13:24.
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An errant computer keystroke led the state to accidentally issue a $2.5 million check to a school counselor _ who spent thousands on cars, jewelry and electronics, prosecutors said.

Sabrina Walker, 37, was charged Tuesday with theft by swindle and concealing the proceeds of a crime. She remained in jail Wednesday in lieu of $200,000 bail.

The state's accounting system was handling money for the Department of Human Services that was intended for the Hennepin County Medical Center when the check was issued to Walker by mistake in March.

Two Florida Women Fight Over $34.57 Bill At Waffle House

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-05-30 07:49.
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Police in Key West said two women yelled at a Waffle House cashier and started to beat another woman over a $34.57 bill.

The women yelled at the cashier and told her that they weren't paying their tab. According to police reports, when another woman tried to intervene the two disgruntled customers started to beat her.

The women fled without paying their tab, but one of the restaurant's cooks told authorities that the pair often visits the area.

Funeral Home Invests $100,000 In A Three-Wheeled Harley And Carriage-Style Hearse

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-05-29 05:25.
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Harley-Davidson enthusiasts who take the motto "Live to Ride, Ride to Live" to heart now have a proper conveyance to hog heaven.

A Long Island funeral home chain invested $100,000 in a three-wheeled Harley and carriage-style hearse for bikers who want to go out in style. So far, reaction has been "favorable and positive," Michael Moloney of Moloney Family Funeral Homes said Thursday during a Manhattan demonstration.

10,000 Year Investment Property

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-05-28 09:22.
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Real estate is often a long-term investment. But 10,000 years?

Lo'ihi Development Co. will soon start offering oceanview lots speculators won't even be able to stand on for many millennia. That's because they're currently submerged more than 3,000 feet below sea level _ on an underwater volcano called Lo'ihi, located about 20 miles southeast of the Big Island.


Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2007-05-27 07:37.
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By Ben Stein

I AM an American, and therefore I love cars. I am an American and, in America, you are what you drive, and here are some memories.

This is the only dream I remember from all of high school: Instead of my light blue, miserable 1955 Chevrolet, I had a white 1962 Corvette like the one my pal Calvin Kline (not the designer) had, and Gay Patlen, my high school dream girl, kissed me on the lips (in the dream). You are what you drive. Even in your dreams.

Germany Hopes To Raise 1.4 Billion Euros Through More Efficient Tax On Prostitution

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2007-05-26 10:11.
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BERLIN: German tax revenues could rise by about 1.4 billion euros a year if there were a more efficient system of taxing prostitutes, whose work is mostly legal, according to an economist.

Richard Reichel estimates sex workers generate about 7 billion euros each year in Germany's "red-light sector" and that most of that goes untaxed.

"About 1.4 billion euros could be expected," Reichel told Friday's Die Welt newspaper about his study "Prostitution – The Unrecognised Economic Factor".

Man Tries To Smuggle 700 Snakes On Plane

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2007-05-25 07:52.
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A flight from Egypt to Saudi Arabia nearly turned into a real-life version of "Snakes on a Plane."

Airport authorities in Cairo detained an Egyptian man Thursday because he was allegedly trying to smuggle 700 live snakes onto a plane. Authorities were told about the live snakes by the man after he was asked to open his carry-on bag.

409 People Click AdWord Ad That Offers To Infect Their PC With A Virus For Free.

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-05-24 09:53.
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HELSINKI: Computer specialist Didier Stevens put up a simple text advertisement on the Internet offering downloads of a computer virus for people who did not have any.

Surprisingly, he found as many as 409 people clicking on the ad saying "Is your PC virus-free? Get it infected here!" during a 6-month advertising campaign on Google's Adword, said the IT security expert.


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