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lime -- Friday, June 03, 2005 -- 12:16:19 AM

Posts here show up on the front page. This is still in development, so you can still make mistakes. Don't panic--with one exception, Cal and Lime will be forgiving.

The Exception: DO NOT POST COMMENTARY OR RESPONSES IN THIS THREAD! If you forget--and everyone does sometimes--just delete your post. If we have to delete it, Cal will probably be cranky about it. Don't be obtuse.

Eventually, portal posts will be anchored to a thread for responses. For now, if you want to discuss or respond to a portal, just take your responses to the relevant post. Apologies for the occasional duplication of effort, but over time this will be much better than the news/breaking news/discussion craziness that existed before.

Posting Recommendations:

  1. Make sure the title is meaningful--ideally, the title of the article. The link text can either be a subheading, or something like NY Times Article, AP Story, or whatever.
  2. Include text--it can either be commented or italicized. Eventually, Lime will standardize this so don't worry.
  3. If you don't know how to stop an image from bleeding, don't use images. Ask in the HTML Help thread or check the help files for more assistance--but you do need to have enough text to cover the image.
  4. At this point in time, you can't edit the Title, so be careful. That will change.
  5. PLEASE AVOID PERSONAL OPINIONS. Try and keep it objective text for now.
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pepper -- Thursday, February 03, 2011 -- 12:37:26 AM -- 1389 of 1538
Don't worry about what people think, they don't do it very often

Some good nes from Cairns
related link: Sky news

A Red Cross official told AAP the baby girl was delivered healthy at 6.09am (AEST) after a three hour labour.

The baby has not been named yet, but she won't be called Yasi.

Earlier in the morning Cairns councillor Linda Cooper told AAP Akiko Pruss went into labour at the evacuation centre at Redlynch State College at 2.45am (AEST).

'Today's actually her due date,' she said

Ms Pruss and her husband Christian, live in Cairns, and the baby will be their second child.

An English midwife, called Carol, who is celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary on holidays here, delivered the baby girl.

CalGal -- Monday, February 07, 2011 -- 05:17:04 AM -- 1390 of 1538
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Packs Sack Steelers
related link: The Packers beat the Steelers 31-25 to win their fourth Lombardi trophy

CalGal -- Sunday, February 20, 2011 -- 02:28:19 AM -- 1391 of 1538
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Congress, Obama brace for showdown as government shutdown looms
related link: House budget proposal sets stage for political brawl

The House bill would impose sharp spending reductions over the next seven months in nearly every area of government, including domestic programs, foreign aid and even some military projects. In recent days, the spending fight was made all the more bitter by long-simmering political feuds over health care, energy, social policy and a fundamental divide over the proper role of government.
The vote, 235 to 189, was a victory for the large, boisterous class of fiscally conservative Republican freshmen that is fiercely determined to change the ways of Washington and that forced party leaders to undertake far bigger cuts than originally planned.
pepper -- Tuesday, February 22, 2011 -- 01:38:43 AM -- 1392 of 1538
Don't worry about what people think, they don't do it very often

Second earthquake hits Christchurch
related link: New Zealand Herald

There have been "multiple fatalities" after a shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch this afternoon.

abdabs -- Thursday, February 24, 2011 -- 05:58:45 AM -- 1393 of 1538
No bungfoodlin'

Christchurch quake toll climbs
related link: Toll much greater than feared

The death toll from the earthquake that struck on Tuesday, at 12:54pm (local time) currently stands at 98, but likely to double as USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) move from rescue to recovery. Of the four dead whose names have been formally released so far, two are infants.

The human toll is horrific, but so is the damage to the landscape.

The Christchurch cathedral (Anglican/Episcopal), from which everything in the city radiates, has lost it's spire




The Provincial Council buildings were one of my favorite, but is now just a crumble of bricks:






The Catholic Cathedral did not escape either.

Kteemac -- Friday, March 11, 2011 -- 07:01:51 AM -- 1394 of 1538
Sir, you are recreating.

8.9-Magnitude Quake Hits Japan
related link: L.A. Times

CalGal -- Wednesday, April 13, 2011 -- 06:40:43 PM -- 1395 of 1538
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

As the Mountaintops Fall, a Coal Town Vanishes
related link: A mining company takes away a mountain--and the town beneath it.

The town cemetery has become appointment-viewing.

CalGal -- Friday, April 15, 2011 -- 05:50:31 PM -- 1396 of 1538
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Bonds convicted on obstruction of justice
related link: Jury deadlocked on perjury counts

theDiva -- Wednesday, April 27, 2011 -- 02:36:19 PM -- 1397 of 1538

White House Releases President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate
related link: Link

Kteemac -- Monday, May 02, 2011 -- 03:50:50 AM -- 1398 of 1538
Sir, you are recreating.

Osama Bin Laden Killed By U.S. Bomb
related link: CBS News Producer Jill Jackson breaking news via Twitter

Obama will address the nation Sunday night around 11 p.m. EDT. It is being reported that he was killed by a U.S. bomb a week ago, his body is in U.S. custody, and they held the news to confirm via DNA testing.

Nicholas Kronos -- Tuesday, May 10, 2011 -- 01:20:16 PM -- 1399 of 1538
"Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted."

Microsoft buys Skype
related link: Microsoft buying Skype

Fortune has confirmed that Microsoft (MSFT) has agreed to buy the voice-over-Internet company for $8.5 billion, including the assumption of debt. Expect a formal announcement within the next hour....

Skype will become a new business unit within Microsoft, to be run by current Skype CEO Tony Bates. He will report directly to Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer.

CalGal -- Tuesday, June 07, 2011 -- 03:52:43 PM -- 1400 of 1538
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Obama loses bin Laden bounce
related link: Washington Post

By 2 to 1, Americans say the country is pretty seriously on the wrong track, and nine in 10 continue to rate the economy in negative terms. Nearly six in 10 say the economy has not started to recover, regardless of what official statistics may say, and most of those who say it has improved rate the recovery as weak.

CalGal -- Monday, June 13, 2011 -- 04:23:29 AM -- 1401 of 1538
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Old Men of the Mavericks Put the Heat Away
related link: Kidd (38), Nowitzki (32), Terry (33) make up for 2006

CalGal -- Tuesday, June 28, 2011 -- 12:48:15 AM -- 1402 of 1538
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Blagojevich found guilty of corruption
related link: Governor tried to sell Obama Senate seat (among other sins)

He faces up to 300 years in prison. Sentencing guidelines will likely reduce his incarceration.
theDiva -- Tuesday, July 05, 2011 -- 04:14:40 PM -- 1403 of 1538

George Clooney Opens Up About Failed Marriage
related link: Some scandal sheet

Anything to get Blagojevich and his hairpiece off the front page.

theDiva -- Saturday, July 09, 2011 -- 07:14:40 PM -- 1404 of 1538

Derek Jeter Gets 3,000th Hit
related link: ESPN

With a homer to left field against Tampa Bay, New York Yankees captain Jeter becomes the 28th player in major league baseball history -- and first Yankee in franchise history -- to reach the 3,000-hit plateau.

CalGal -- Monday, July 18, 2011 -- 05:00:05 AM -- 1405 of 1538
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Japan wins 1st World Cup title by beating U.S. in penalty shootout
related link: Sports Illustrated

CalGal -- Tuesday, August 02, 2011 -- 08:27:26 AM -- 1406 of 1538
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

House Passes Debt Deal; Action Moves to Senate
related link: National Journal

Green for go? Uh, maybe.

GregD -- Tuesday, August 02, 2011 -- 03:05:29 PM -- 1407 of 1538
After the power to choose a man wants the power to erase. --Stephen Dunn

How we got Bin Laden
related link: The Mission to Get Osama

Interviews with the soldiers of the Bin Laden raid detail an operation showcasing the extraordinary level of aptitude, adaptability, professionalism, and courage possessed by the best of US armed forces.

CalGal -- Wednesday, August 10, 2011 -- 08:06:09 AM -- 1408 of 1538
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

Republicans Maintain Majority in Senate Despite Recall
related link: 4 of 6 Republicans hold their seats--2 more Dems face recall next week.

The outcome was seen as a victory for Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican whose move to curtail collective bargaining rights for public workers this year set off a firestorm of protests, then counterprotests and finally a summer of unprecedented recall efforts.
Although two of the Republicans Senators Dan Kapanke of La Crosse and Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac were removed by Democratic challengers on Tuesday before the ends of their terms in office, Republicans still hold a majority now 17 to 16 over Democrats in the Senate. Until Tuesday, Republicans had dominated with a 19 to 14 majority, but with six recall elections in a single day, the damage for Republicans could have been far worse, and Democrats and some national labor groups had hoped it would be.

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