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 NO. 441 “Expect the Ironic” FEB 23 - MAR 1, 2009 

Feb 16
Mar 2
PRESIDENT SIGNS $787 BILLION STIMULUS BILL
Includes $140 million for study of large numbers.
 
WORLD NEWS
Researchers: Bin Laden Hiding in 1 of 3 Houses in Parachinar, Pakistan
CIA: narrow it down and we'll move in.
Abu Ghraib, Renovated and Modernized, Reopens
Now everyone wants to be tortured there.
Pakistan Creates Taliban Haven
Specially designated area where they can burn kites, destroy antiquities and behead infidels to their hearts' content.
 
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
British Train Station Posts “No Kissing” Signs
Also, “No Fornicating” signs (not shown).
U. S. NEWS
Volcker, Soros: Crisis Could be Worse Than Great Depression
But not as bad as mass extinction by asteroid.
Tax Cuts in Stimulus Will Offer Immediate Help
They'll help pay higher state taxes.
 
REMINDER
  Unemployed is the new employed.
 
Billions in Stimulus Package
For High-Speed Rail Lines

Riders will travel at speeds up to 200 mph between Las Vegas and Reno.
Atlanta Airline Passengers to Be Given Choice of Body Scan or Pat Down
Whatever turns them on.
GM Wants to Cut All Workers
Except CEO

Who will take no more than $500,000 a year.
 
TECHNOLOGY
New Material Can Store Contents of Library of Congress in 4 Square Inches
But there's no place to sit and read.
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