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By SELCAN HACAOGLU, Associated Press Writer Selcan Hacaoglu, Associated Press Writer
ISTANBUL – A Jordanian doctor-turned-suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees at a base in Afghanistan is proudly regarded by his family as a martyr in Islam's holy war against the United States, his wife said Thursday.
Covered in a black Islamic chador, Defne Bayrak, the Turkish wife of bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, lauded her husband's Dec. 30 attack to Turkish journalists in Istanbul.
"I am proud of him, my husband has carried out a great operation in such a war. May God accept his martyrdom," Bayrak told the Dogan news agency.
She later told the state-run Anatolia news agency: "My husband did this against the U.S. invasion."
Possibly the best photo of 2010, although it's a little early yet.
Researchers at King’s College London claim there is no evidence for the existence of the G-spot – supposedly a cluster of internal nerve endings – beyond a woman’s imagination.
“Women may argue that having a G-spot is due to diet or exercise, but in fact it is virtually impossible to find real traits,” said Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology, who coauthored the research.
“This is by far the biggest study ever carried out and it shows fairly conclusively that the idea of a G-spot is subjective.”
They reached their conclusions after a survey of more than 1,800 British women, all of whom were pairs of identical or non-identical twins.
A study found that youngsters smacked up to the age of six did better at school and were more optimistic about their lives than those never hit by their parents.
They were also more likely to undertake voluntary work and keener to attend university, experts discovered.
Hopefully this means we can get back to a more focused, less selfish society. Children are, after all, animals and it's very difficult to explain to a young animal succinctly were it is going wrong without some physical discipline. No more idiotic 'Time Outs' or bartering for good behavior.
Oh, and bring back National Service.
"Death Panels" - Betsy McCaughey misrepresented a provision (since dropped) that merely called for Medicare to pay for voluntary counseling sessions to help seniors make end-of-life care decisions, such as designating a health care proxy, choosing a hospice or writing a living will. McCaughey twisted that into "a required counseling session" that would "tell them how to end their life sooner."
Socialized Medicine - Several groups and politicians claimed that the major health care bills in Congress called for a single-payer system like Canada’s, under which all citizens have health insurance provided by the government, or even a system like Britain’s, where doctors and hospitals are employed by the government.
Breast Cancer Massacre - One TV spot claimed that "300,000 American women with breast cancer might have died" if our health care system was like England’s. The ad’s conservative sponsor cited the American Cancer Society as a source, but the cancer society never used such a number and an ACS epidemiologist called the ad sponsor’s calculations "really faulty.
False Fingerpointing - Obama falsely claimed that an insurance company was responsible for the death of an Illinois cancer patient whose coverage was canceled because he hadn’t reported gallstones. "They delayed his treatment," Obama said, "and he died because of it."
Treaty of Tripoli
Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian Religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Musselman; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan Nation it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
Yay! Not. A. christian. Nation!
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Well, Brian37, this season may be lost but we have hope for 2011 (no way they'll get it sorted for next year).
What say you?