Americans keep dreaming of a golden age when the crime rate falls, the various states can agree on gay/lesbian marriage, the death penalty is abolished, workers have statutory holidays, medical care is universal, shutting down the government hardly happens and the right of the people to bear arms in Starbucks is rescinded. Most Americans figure all this will come to pass in about a hundred years or so. But maybe not. It seems the “American Dream” has left the building and taken up residence in Canada.
William Bedford

imagesKUWAIT: Gulf states plan to study a project which will identify homosexuals and transgender individuals through a ‘clinical test’ which will be added to the list of medical tests one has to undergo to obtain a visa. If individuals are revealed to be homosexual or transgender, they will be denied entry into the country, a local daily reported yesterday, quoting a senior official in Kuwait’s Ministry of Health.
“Homosexuals and ‘third-sex’ individuals can be detected through clinical tests during the routine medical examination for visa”, Public Health Department Director Dr Yousuf Mendakar said. ‘Third-sex’ is a common term used in Gulf states to refer to transsexuals or people with gender identity disorder. The senior official added that an individual who is identified as homosexual will have ‘unfit’ stamped on his medical report; a term often used for people who fail medical tests which will automatically disqualify their visa application.

imagesCATM40PQA new council bylaw limiting residential households to 3 cats, is now in force in the Rangitikei District of New Zealand.
Some folks with 4 or more cats are now complaining!
Listen boys and girls, anyone with 4 or more cats is not sane ……………….., and should be examined by a shrink before anyone listens to anything they say!

Samsung said last month it would introduce a smartphone with a curved display in October as the world’s top handset maker seeks to set the pace of hardware innovation amid slowing growth in the high-end smartphone market.
imagesCAX1Z7TPCurved displays are in the early stages of development and allow bendable or foldable designs that could eventually allow mobile and wearable gadgets to take new forms that could radically change the high-end smartphone market.
LG Display Co Ltd said on Monday it has started production of a six-inch display curved top to bottom. LG Electronics plans to launch a smartphone with the curved display in November, a source familiar with the matter said.

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He is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and he is the big cheese on the U.S. Supreme Court!
Tony, as his friends call him, is a staunch right wing Republican who believes in all the usual right wing religious bullshit, (creation, 6000 year old world, etc.) plus he is waiting for the “Apocalypse,” and thinks the Devil not only exists, but that, that, that, …………………, well, read for yourself!
(This is from an interview he did with a New York magazine.)

Have you seen evidence of the Devil lately?
You know, it is curious.   In the Gospels, the Devil is doing all sorts of things. He’s making pigs run off cliffs, he’s possessing people and whatnot. And that doesn’t happen very much anymore.
It’s because he’s smart.
So what’s he doing now?
What he’s doing now is getting people not to believe in him or in God. He’s much more successful that way.
That has really painful implications for atheists. Are you sure that’s the ­Devil’s work?
I didn’t say atheists are the Devil’s work.
Well, you’re saying the Devil is ­persuading people to not believe in God. Couldn’t there be other reasons to not believe?
Well, there certainly can be other reasons. But it certainly favors the Devil’s desires. I mean, c’mon, that’s the explanation for why there’s not demonic possession all over the place. That always puzzled me. What happened to the Devil, you know? He used to be all over the place. He used to be all over the New Testament.
What happened to him?
He just got wilier.
He got wilier.
Isn’t it terribly frightening to believe in the Devil?
You’re looking at me as though I’m weird. My God! Are you so out of touch with most of America, most of which believes in the Devil? I mean, Jesus Christ believed in the Devil! It’s in the Gospels! You travel in circles that are so, so removed from mainstream America that you are appalled that anybody would believe in the Devil! Most of mankind has believed in the Devil, for all of history. Many more intelligent people than you or me have believed in the Devil.
(Are ya scared yet?)
Like I said folks, we are not a celebrity rag, but this is another one that’s too good to pass up!

lindsay-lohan-nyc-0806-1-400x470Lindsay Lohan wants to open her own “Rehab!”
That’s right boys and girls, she might be all fucked-up, but at least she’s not stupid.
Since she’s in and out of rehab so often……………………….., why not cut out the middle-man!
Way to go, girl!!!!!!!!!
And speaking of “Rocket Scientists,” we get this tid-bit from “The Superficial!”

It’s already been established that Britney Spears can’t hold a conversation which apparently Simon Cowell had to spend $15 million to figure out. And the times she does talk, she inadvertently reveals she’s being sexually exploited to sell albums. Which is probably why for her latest round of radio interviews, stations were given a set of only three pre-scripted questions to ask Britney that, in theory, should’ve worked provided she isn’t constantly medicated to the point where she can’t even remember the answers they practiced in the car. A scenario that unfolded on Houston’s The Roula & Ryan Show yesterday when the DJs went off script because Britney Spears couldn’t even answer the questions from the script, and so naturally they’re now under attack by Britheads and her management team who claim the use of profanity threw her off.
Just for good measure, Jessica Simpson should be in this group as well.
What a trio they would make……, Lindsay, Britney and Jessica!
The Three Stooges!
It’s not designed to replace your family doctor, but this sensor-laden chair concept from Sharp could definitely reduce the number of times you need to stop by their clinic every year. The chair looks like it could actually be capable of time travel, but its capabilities are limited to measuring your blood pressure, pulse, temperature, and other vital stats in one fell swoop.
All of the data it collects is displayed on a series of overhead LCD panels, while the actual sensors that do the measurements are integrated into the chair itself and its arm rests. In addition to flagging any particularly concerning results, the chair pushes your vitals to the cloud so your physician can examine it without you having to visit their office. And further consultation can be done through video conferencing when required.