Wednesday, June 13, 2007

RoundUp 2.0

Those scam-luvvin' Nigerians have come up with something new: a dating-site love scam, according to Bobby Revell:
"I joined a Web-2.0 dating site called yesterday. The first 5 random girls that popped up on my first local area search just happened to look like playmates. I sent all four the same intro letter and waited... The first yahoo email from her revealed that she wasn't in the USA currently. She was in Africa and had just suffered an emotional breakup, etc. Well then, the other 3 girls all had the exact same lines and stories. I'm going to pretend to fall for these ladies until of course they ask me to Western Union them some cash to get back here and marry me! That's when I'll say I'm sorry I'm only seven years old!!!" [read the complete post]
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Dan Rather ( on MSNBC Monday ) said that successor Katie Couric had brought a " 'Today' show ethos" to "CBS Evening News," and the result was "to dumb it down, tart it up in hopes of attracting a younger audience." CBS chief Les Moonves returned fire Tuesday, branding the former CBS anchor's comments "sexist". Rather shot back, saying Moonves "doesn't know about news" (read more - Tim Cuprisin-Milwaukee JS) (read more - USA Today) (read more - Adam Buckman-NY Post)

Rudy goes after Israeli newspaper readers. Blogger Kate Palmer: "Imagine the reaction if John Edwards or Barrack Obama sent a plea to readers of Le Monde asking for support to strengthen ties between the U.S. and France? I'm guessing it would prompt a bigger outrage than a $400 haircut."

My State Failure Blog offers up some policy prescriptions for combating opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, with the emphasis on aerial spraying.

This probably takes the cake for the Most Creative Obama Supporter Ever award.

Eliot Spitzer, Spliffroller

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Dallas Penn is Taking Over The World Wide Web One Internet At A Time…

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  1. JPOST is doing a little backtracking:


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    We would like to stress again that the content of this advertisement has no connection to The Jerusalem Post newspaper or its online content, and does not reflect the editorial views of The Jerusalem Post in any way.

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