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In another phishing scheme ripped from today's headlines, I got a couple of scam spams this morning from someone purporting to be a U.S. soldier looking for a partner to help get $25 million of Saddam Hussein's fortune out of the middle east, going so far as to send a BBC story from a couple of years ago to corroborate the origins of the money. Perhaps I should get him in touch with Yassir Arafat's widow who contacted me with a similar proposal and they could help each other out?

I have an over-scheduled day today, as Gunnar's second visit to the vet is this morning, I may have to return the rental car I picked up when I was informed that after the new light switch was installed, my truck started blowing fuses (I'm just not even contemplating the idea that they've ruined her on me), and we also got a call from Dr. Toothy's receptionist yesterday, confirming an appointment for today (that I never actually made) relating to my crown repairs in progress.

Dr. Doggie, Dr. Toothy, and Dr. Goodwrench are not at all near each other (the vet is by the Connecticut border and the Dentist is in Manhattan), and the timing is going to be tight, so I'm just a little stressed out about all this.

On the other hand, at least it's Groundhog Day, so if this all blows up, at least I may get the chance to set it all right.

That's the potential good news, the bad Groundhog Day news is already in.

Links of the Day: How NOT to talk to the police. Thanks Dave. Contains profanity (naturally).
Stories of the Day: Hong Kong firm wards off evil spirits with feng shui underpants.
Unwitting coffee model awarded $15.6M.
Half of Bankruptcy Due to Medical Bills -- U.S. Study.
That's the Ticket!: Chinese man grows his own chairs.
Science!: Carbon burial 'is climate option'.
Gouge and Bite: Gorn.
Peru's Rare 'Mermaid' Baby to Have Risky Surgery.
The Funnies: Ctrl+Alt+Del.
Images of the Day: The Infinite Cat Project.
Auctions of the Day: Fans find Peter Yarrow's guitar on eBay. Lost when he was leaving on a jet plane.
The Vitalizer Plus Hexagonal Water - Refurbished. Thanks Devicer.
Follow-ups: Slashdot | UPN Officially Cancels 'Star Trek Enterprise'. I'll say it again... a Quantum Leap over the shark.
Congress Frets Over Saving Hubble Project.
Thanks Mike Martinez and Ant.

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56. Re: The Funnies... Feb 3, 2005, 18:53 The Truth
(approx 5% of your wages, with a similar contribution from your employer.)

You think the NHS costs 5% of your wage? your sadly mistaken.

Try National Health Insurance, plus big big taxes on other things. say for instance, say close to $7 per gallon of gas... 17.5% VAT on all purchases. etc etc

If you dont pay for it all up front then you still pay for it in other ways.

$1 tax for the national debt?
Diablo & Diablo 2 for the DS, it makes sense Blizzard!
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