Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Rafting the Gallatin

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Scott and Mel v. Pikes Peak

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From Wikipedia:
Parkour (IPA: /paʁ.'kuʁ/, often abbreviated PK) is a physical discipline of French origin in which participants attempt to pass obstacles in the fastest and most direct manner possible, using skills such as jumping, vaulting and climbing, or the more specific parkour moves. The obstacles can be anything in one's environment, so parkour is often practiced in urban areas because of many suitable public structures, such as buildings, rails, and walls.

I just call it insane.

Friday, August 11, 2006

We Believe In Evolution Less Than Other Western Countries...

People in the United States are much less likely to accept Darwin's idea that humans evolved from apes than adults in other Western nations, a number of surveys show. A new study of those surveys suggests that the main reason for this lies in a unique confluence of religion, politics, and the public understanding of biological science in the US

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Bush's Approval Rating At A Sad & Pathetic %20 With Young Americans

President George W. Bush's hopes of attracting a new generation of voters to the Republican Party may be fading, as younger Americans are far more critical of his job performance than the broader population.

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Friday, August 04, 2006

Mortgage defaults up 67% in California

The number of defaults on mortgage payments rose to a three-year high in the second quarter in California, a 67% increase from the year earlier period, according to DataQuick, a real estate data-compiling firm. Lenders sent 20,752 default notices to homeowners across the Golden State, up 10.5% from 18,778 the previous quarter. I know this will interest my friend living out in California, since he has been looking for a home out there.

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Breaking: Clinton calls for Rumsfeld's resignation

"I just don't understand why we can't get new leadership that would give us a fighting chance to turn the situation around before it's too late," the New York Democrat told the Associated Press. "I think the president should choose to accept Secretary Rumsfeld's resignation."

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