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New Jersey Toll Increases

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, New Jersey

            Click on the image above to figure out how much it will cost you to use the NJ Turnpike in the future.  Gov. Jon Corzine gave his state of the state speech the other day and I think he is proposing changes that are too late and too little. […]

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Bridges are not the way to go.

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events

I was searching for more information about the man who threw his four children off a bridge and eventually landed on this article and graphic about people committing suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. The article is a few years old but still relevant. Jumping from a bridge is not an easy way […]

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PETA requests Vegetarian meals for Cannibalism Suspect

January 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events

As Reported in the Tyler Morning Telegraph: By KENNETH DEAN Staff Writer, Tyler Morning Telegraph “Sheriff’s officials were astounded Thursday by a letter requesting the man accused of murdering his girlfriend and possibly participating in cannibalism be placed on a vegetarian diet to keep him from being “involved in any senseless killing” while incarcerated. The […]

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These 47 Senators Have Never Gone Hunting with the Vice President or Huckabee.

January 10th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events

47 senators want guns in national parks By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press Writer “WASHINGTON – Nearly half the Senate is pushing the Bush administration to let gun owners carry handguns and other firearms into national parks and wildlife refuges. Forty-seven lawmakers have signed a letter asking Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to lift Reagan-era restrictions that […]

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Guns Don’t Kill People, Bird Dogs Do….

January 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, Interesting

From Reuters: HOUSTON (Reuters) – A Houston-area man was killed in a hunting accident after his dog stepped on a loaded shotgun in the back of a pick-up truck, triggering a blast that pierced the vehicle and the hunter’s leg, a local sheriff said. Perry Price, a 46-year-old math teacher, shot a goose on Saturday […]

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Why the Reverand Al needs Vonage and If you are vacationing in Mexico be on the lookout for…

January 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, New Jersey

Last month Otis Blunt and Jose Espinosa escaped from the Union County Jail. Their escape has been compared to the Shawshank Redemption escape.  They used pictures of women to cover holes they dug through cinderblock walls.  Jose Espinosa was captured last night a mere 6 blocks from the jail. He clearly was not the brightest person in […]

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The best NJ bumper sticker ever!

January 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, Gifts/Products, Gripes, Humor, Interesting, New Jersey

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Pa. Sperm Donor Wins Challenge To Court-Ordered Child Support

January 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, Gripes, Interesting, Politics

  “HARRISBURG, Pa. — A woman who promised a sperm donor he would not have to pay child support cannot renege on the deal, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled. The 3-2 decision overturns lower court rulings under which Joel L. McKiernan had been paying up to $1,500 a month to support twin boys born in […]

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Bike Riding is Hazardous to Your Health

January 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events

  FULLERTON, Calif. – Police said they arrested a man who acknowledged digging holes on a park bike trail as payback for nearly being run down by a cyclist. Warren John Wilson, 52, faces a single felony count of vandalism, police Sgt. Linda King said Friday. King said nearly 50 holes measuring about 1 foot […]

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American Depress

January 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, Interesting

I was reading over at Today In Art and I saw this piece by artist Ron English. English’s work takes on the corporate world and puts a very satirical spin on popular images. I am fascinated by pop art and I have not come across a piece that I like as much as this one in […]

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