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Comment: Personal experience (Score 1) 343

by carpltunl (#33641298) Attached to: Opossums Overrun Brooklyn, Fail To Eliminate Rats
I once encountered some city kids who thought an opossum they saw hanging around a dumpster was a rat. This now has me wondering how many of those "rats the size of small dogs" stories I've heard in the past were just mistaken identity. PS. I'm from the land of Pogo where opossums are not just a wild animal - they can be dinner!

Comment: Re:Maybe the media is what he wants. (Score 1) 846

by carpltunl (#25305313) Attached to: Palin E-mail Hacker Indicted

When this whole thing came out, I learned that Sarah Palin was illegally using personal email accounts for business email, supposedly to avoid leaving the electronic trail. THAT was eye opening.

It's also eye opening that someone in the Democratic Party would illegally crack someone's e-mail account to score political points. This guy should be thrown to the curb. Instead he will probably get a slap on the wrist. If Obama gets elected he will probably have a job in Washington DC.

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Journal: China graduating fewer engineers than thought...

Journal by carpltunl
A Duke University study disputes the statistic that China is graduating 600,000 Engineers a year. It also concluded that the US is actually graduating twice as many per year as previously thought (150,000 up from 70,000). The original 600,000 number seems to have come directly from the Chinese government and was parroted to the US Congress by a group of Nobel Prize winners. I don't know if the point of this is that we shouldn't trust governments or the people who make their living on governme

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