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Ted Turner’s Four Women – Telegraph

In News, Really?!? on February 29, 2012 at 21:50

Ted Turner, the 73-year-old billionaire founder of CNN, has revealed that he has four girlfriends each of whom he spends one week with a month.

CNN founder Ted Turner ‘spends one week each month with a different girlfriend’ 

More Privacy Problems at Apple – NYTimes.com

In News on February 29, 2012 at 17:31

Apple Loophole Gives Developers Access to Photos 

Was Paul Conroy worth 13 activists? The Guardian

In News on February 29, 2012 at 17:28

Paul Conroy

Syrian activists killed in Paul Conroy rescue mission 

Up to 13 activists died smuggling the Sunday Times photographer out of the country, it has emerged

A Shameful Obituary in Slate. Author and Publisher should be ashamed

In News on February 29, 2012 at 17:02


Jan Berenstain, co-creator of The Berenstain Bears, is dead. Good riddance to her books.

Hanna Rosin’s apology could not be more pathetic.  I suspect she’s probably a heartless bitch of a woman.

UPDATE, Feb. 28, 2012: I have been roundly (and deservedly) chastised in e-mails and elsewhere by Slate readers for my use of “good riddance” in connection with this kind woman’s death. I admit, I was not really thinking of her as a person with actual feelings and a family, just an abstraction who happened to write these books. Apologies. Next time I will be more humane. –Hanna

Julius Malema, South Africa transformation into Zimbabwe temporarily averted – Al Jazeera

In News, Politics on February 29, 2012 at 16:26

S Africa’s ruling party expels youth leader 

But the committee’s findings were a damning indictment of Malema, who has stirred a national debate on class and poverty with his call to nationalise mines and seize white-owned farms to help the nearly 40 per cent of the population living on less than $2 a day.



North Korea Cuts Nuclear Program- Al Jazeera

In News, Politics on February 29, 2012 at 16:20

North Korea to suspend nuclear programme  as Chinese, Americans and North Koreans cooperate; 

Content and Copyright- Telegraph

In News on February 29, 2012 at 14:52


Flickr blocks Pinterest ‘pinning’


London is the World’s Largest Market for Dollars – NYTimes.com

In Economy, News on February 29, 2012 at 09:10

London Is Eating New York’s Lunch

1969: The Soccer War, 2010: The Google Maps War

In News, Really?!? on February 28, 2012 at 20:16

21st Century War: Google Maps Error Leads to Nicaraguan Invasion | NewsFeed | TIME.com.

2nd Amendment defends your right to buy more than one handgun a month- NYTimes.com

In News, Politics, Really?!? on February 28, 2012 at 19:51


Virginia Repeals Law on 1 Handgun Buy Per Month –