Dental Laser Can Repair Teeth Without The Drill

For most people, the drill is the worst part of going to the dentist. And the fear of finding something wrong often keeps people out of the dental office. But what if getting your teeth fixed didn't hurt and didn't require a drill? KFMB

Gum-chewing jackass

Happy Mardi Gras From Lady Bunny!

Check out this post on LB's blog.

Apple unveils iPod home stereo box, Mac mini

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said the iPod home stereo, which is not designed to be portable but is easy to carry, is compatible with all versions of the iPod. The machine sells for $349 and is available today.

"It's a home stereo reinvented for the iPod age," Jobs said.

Apple Hi-Fi


Bush's Carnival Tricks "Bending over backwards for corporations"

With the Bush administration, it's important to have in mind the old carnival con game: Keep your eye on the shell with the pea under it. Molly Ivins/WFC

U.S. Troops in Iraq: 72% Say End War in 2006

An overwhelming majority of 72% of American troops serving in Iraq think the U.S. should exit the country within the next year, and nearly one in four say the troops should leave immediately, a new Le Moyne College/Zogby International survey shows. Common Dreams


Anti-war activists planning to 'take over' White House

Online announcement asks protesters to 'storm' executive mansion March 15. WorldNet Daily


Passage to India

Opposition to George W. Bush's visit to India is so intense that the only public space deemed acceptable for him to deliver a speech is a crumbling old fort that also houses the Delhi zoo. The Nation

Deadly days for Iraqis: 1,300 killed

The toll after last week's attack on a Shiite shrine is triple what was previously reported, the Baghdad morgue says. Denver Post


US faces sceptical world over Iraq

"Though the Bush administration has framed the intervention in Iraq as a means of fighting terrorism, all around the world - including in the US - most people view it as having increased the likelihood of terrorist attacks," BBC


What pop needs now is Barry Manilow?

The first time Barry Manilow immersed himself in pop radio, he was an unknown singer-songwriter looking for his first hit with a song called Mandy - a tune he wasn't too thrilled about. Edmonton Sun

The Divine Miss M

On February 14th,Bette Midler performed "The Folks Who Live On The Hill," which is a song from her album "Bette Midler Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook." CBS Video

Dolly Parton’s Oscar nominated song “Travelin' Thru” is available as a free iTunes download.

Queerty has the details
VIDEO: Dolly Parton 'Imagine'

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Diva Las Vegas

The Impossible-to-Please Guest's Guide to a Perfect Sin City Weekend (When Money Is No Object). Forbes

Volcanologist says past blast wiped out Plato's Atlantis

For centuries, the location of Atlantis and the real reason for its decline have been debated. Now scientists have pinpointed a likely location... SDUT

Archeologists uncover Indonesian village buried by volcano

New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras

The usually extravagant costumes and floats were scaled down though and the celebrations were held over just eight days rather than the normal 12. BBC

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VP Shooting Action Figure Launched

Democrats declare 'Orange Jumpsuit Week' for Abramoff birthday

Bush Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low in New CBS Poll

The latest CBS News poll finds that the Bush approval rating has fallen to a new all time low of 34 percent. That's down from 42 percent last month. TGW

Chiron gets bird flu vaccine order from British government

Vaccine maker Chiron Corp. said Friday it has received a contract from the British government to supply bird flu vaccine. It also disclosed that the U.S. department of health and human services has extended the time limit for the delivery of its influenza vaccine. abcmoney.co.uk

Dogs At Work And Play

"Ex-Gay-Apalooza Goes Down in St. Louis"



Refugee Crisis Grows as Darfur War Crosses a Border

The chaos in Darfur, the war-ravaged region in Sudan where more than 200,000 civilians have been killed, has spread across the border into Chad, deepening one of the world's worst refugee crises. NYT


AUDIO: O'Reilly & Rush - "Shut Up" (Boy Toy Mix)

Apprentice: Season 5 Promotion Overload

Donald Trump "Publicity Whore of the Month." His Apprentice: Season 5 debuts tonight, and what do we suddenly have? The Donald's questionable feud with Martha (cheap ploy or real animosity?) Zigzagger

VIDEO: Lou Dobbs told to Shut up!

Lou Dobbs reported today that "Dubai Ports World" officials have tried to silence him and get CNN to suppress his reports. Crooks & Liars

Humorous 'ban' makes serious point

The Republican Adoption Ban of 2006.
The old saying "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" got a new twist last week from Ohio state Sen. Bob Hagan. The Youngstown Democrat, who's been known to pull a prank or two, spoofed his colleagues by issuing a "request for co-sponsors" for a fictional piece of legislation: Cincinnati.Com

President's Remarks on Totally Safe Fire Sale of American Ports to Arab Nation We're Desperately Trying to Bribe Into Not Blowing Us Up: "

Microsoft to offer six versions of Vista

The world's largest software maker plans three offerings aimed at consumers, two at business users and a stripped-down edition for emerging markets. Reuters


PAY attention. Pay large attention. Could be more, but for today the number is a dozen. At least a dozen members of Congress, primarily of the party currently in power, are about to be indicted. Influence peddling. One dozen. Cindy Adams - NYP

Alan Greenspan Says Time Is Ripe For A Third-Party Presidential Candidate

Speaking to a Wall Street gathering Wednesday, the former Federal Reserve chairman decried the "polarization" of American politics and said the ground was ripe for a third party presidential candidate, according to several people who attended the event. HuffPo

Congressional Republicans Tiring Of Bush... NYT

Watchdog Group Questions 2004 Florida Vote

An examination of Palm Beach County's electronic voting machine records from the 2004 election found possible tampering and tens of thousands of malfunctions and errors, a watchdog group said Thursday. Yahoo

Deibold Whistleblower charged with 3 Felonies Daily Kos

VIDEO: Bush on civil war: "It will not happen on my watch"

Drug smuggling made easy: Why GWB wants to sell America's ports to his friends?

Drugs, guns and oil. Is that what we want our troops to die for? Is that what "Christians" value most? Al-Jazeerah

American Idol = Crack for the Mind

The producers behind Fox’s American Idol 5 must use subliminal messaging or the Vulcan mind meld behind the scenes. How else can you explain the popularity of this high school-esque talent show? LAist

The Real Stars of ‘American Idol’ and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ New University

VIDEO: 'Dancing with the Stars' Drew Lachey, Too Hot For TV EXTRA

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Crystal Waters - 'Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless)'

DirectFlix Coming Soon

DirecTV's video-on-demand service will include hundreds of movies and thousands of hours of non-movie content. Gizmodo

Apple preps movie download service

The report explains that movies downloaded through the service "could be transferred through an Apple Airport wireless connection to a digital television or stored on a video iPod". Macworld

Apple could bid for Disney



Future of the Internet highway debated

Toll booths or more lanes? Consumers , companies at odds. MSNBC

Halliburton Wins Contract to Reconstruct Cheney's Reputation

The Halliburton Company announced today that it had won a $42 billion no-bid
contract from the U.S. government to reconstruct the reputation of Vice
President Dick Cheney. PJV

Army Pays Nearly All Disputed Halliburton Charges Truthdig
Rep. Waxman calls for subpoena on Halliburton profits RAW STORY

Port Security Puts CNN‘s Dobbs on Attack

One of television‘s best-known business journalists and the last CNN anchor who dates back to the network‘s formation in 1980, Dobbs has become a crusader on issues like free trade, immigration, national security and corporate greed. Sierra Times

George Bush Calls George Michael a Terrorist, George Clooney Objects

President George W. Bush wasted no time in reacting to pop star George Michael's arrest on drug charges this weekend. Mr. Bush called Mr. Michael a terrorist for "aiding and abetting groups like al Queda by purchasing and consuming illegal drugs." PUGBUS


George Michael To Join Bad Drivers Anonymous

London, England: George Michael is to seek counseling from driving experts after what has been described by police officers as 'some of the most erratic parking we have ever seen in the history of the city of London'. TVOR

Residents baffled by mystery tremors

State geologist Bob Marvinney of the Maine Geological Survey said if an earthquake occurred, it wasn’t recorded by any of the instruments in Maine or New England. AP

Canadian earthquake horror! Sploid


Pink, Brown Snow Concerns Avalanche Experts

Dust blowing in from Arizona got mixed up in a storm system over Colorado's mountains and it created a pinkish-brown layer in the snow. The crusty layer of the snow has avalanche experts concerned. Feb 21, 2006 CBS4


Pisces Here is your horoscope for Sunday, February 26:

It's time to listen to the universe. Believe it or not, there's a specific destiny in mind for you, a divine place that only you can fill. The path may not be easy, but you can climb it if you have some faith. Astrology.Com


AUDIO: Madonna "Jump" (Misfits UK Mix)

Madonna To Hit Small Venues For 'Intimate' Confessions Tour
Madonna plans to hit the clubs for her upcoming summer tour, because according to her tour director, it wouldn't be the disco queen's kind of dance floor if it weren't a bit confessional too.

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VIDEO: "Is That Really A Cat?"

Feb 23: What's with all the fat cats these days? Countdown had another last night. Then we have a Giraffe in Jerusalem and a kid who has a weightlifting accident - who could ask for anything more in life? MSNBC TV’s Countdown plays Oddball!
Countdown With Keith Olbermann Front Page

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VIDEO: Dancing With The Stars "Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy"

Drew Lachey's wild wild west show earns him a perfect score. AOL

National Journal: Total Information Awareness ‘Stopped In Name Only’

The National Journal has published a major exposé on Total Information Awareness, the controversial data mining program that Congress voted to terminate in 2003. Think Progress

Ted Koppel in 'NYT': Iraq for U.S. Is 'About the Oil'


VIDEO FLASHBACK: Nina Hagen "Like An Angel Passing Trough My Room"

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U.K. Troops Paid For LSD Trips

Malco-Vision: Dolly Does Ellen

Global warming the biggest worry, Clinton tells forum

Former American president Bill Clinton told 600 of New Zealand's top business people their greatest worry in the world was global warming.


Oscar fashion drips with glamour

"I think we're going to see a return to the Hollywood glamour era," said Patty Fox, fashion coordinator for the 78th Academy Awards, adding, "We're going to see more variety than we've seen in the past." Reuters

Official Oscar Website

Annette Bening tackles killer role for HBO flick

In HBO's new ``Mrs. Harris'' (8 p.m. Saturday), Bening takes on the role of a woman of true contradictions: socially prominent Jean Harris, convicted of murdering Dr. Herman Tarnower, her longtime lover and creator of the Scarsdale Diet. SJMN


Ann Coulter "Maybe we can send them a fruit basket."

COULTER: I can't imagine. If they're a valuable partner (the U.A.E.) and they've helped us a lot since 9/11, I thank them for that. Maybe we can send them a fruit basket. But I think we want to know more about what their control is going to be of the ports. You know, like I say, I mean I've heard from friends and chit chatting with my brother, better arguments for this deal than I'm hearing from the president. But if he's going to stand up and ask us to say what difference is there in a Middle Eastern country and a British company, I got 3,000 reasons for him. Scarborough Country February 23, 2006.

Ann Coulter opened her piehole at Indiana University via TOWLEROAD


Well, I Was Wondering Whose Government It Was

While trying to defend the selling off of yet another piece of what little remains of America -- the port operations deal with the United Arab Emirates -- George W. said: “The more people learn about the transaction that has been scrutinized and approved by my government, the more they’ll be comforted that our ports will be secure.” Dissident Voice

VIDEO: The Bush-UAE Challenge

The Olympics We Missed

"NBC covers the Olympics the way American neocons do foreign policy: The world is 95 percent America, 3 percent water, and 2 percent everything else. " Alternet

KFC Hides Code In TV Commercial To Counter Ad-Skipping TiVos

Colonel Sanders’ herbs-and-spices recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken is still safely locked away, but the chain unveiled a new TV ad Thursday that allows viewers to crack a hidden message if they play the spot back slowly on a digital video recorder or VCR. HuffPo

Current TV Facing Two Lawsuits Over Name

Current TV, based in San Francisco, features alternative news and "citizen journalism" pieces, many submitted by amateurs who send in video. According to its web site, viewers contribute about one-third of the station's content. Yahoo

27 US Reps Call For George W. Bush Impeachment Inquiry

There is an impressive list of House members who have signed on as cosponsors of Representative John Conyers resolution calling for the establishment of a select committee that would examine whether President Bush and Vice President Cheney should face impeachment. American Chronicle

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Animotion "Obsession"

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Plan to send Missouri River water to Canada creating worry.

North Dakota plans to divert water from the Missouri River into a system that would take it over the border to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, the world's 10th largest freshwater lake and home to a commercial fishery. Planet Save

Southern England, Hit By Drought, Faces Water Restrictions

Parts of southern England face water restrictions after the driest consecutive winters in more than 80 years drained reservoirs and leached groundwater supplies. Bloomberg


Arizona water officials put Las Vegas developers on notice

The Arizona Department of Water Resources has told two Las Vegas-based developers that they've not demonstrated there is enough water to sustain proposed master-planned communities in northwest Arizona. LVS


Feds Widen Investigation Of Jack Abramoff, Ties To Russian Gov't...

The federal investigation into the lobbying activities of Jack Abramoff has broadened to examine his dealings with the Russian government and a pair of high-profile Russian energy company executives, according to documents made available to the Globe. HuffPo

The Middle Ages Are Back!

Yeah, we could be making all this stuff up

"A lot of that came over the electronic transom and dominated the partisan bulletin boards Wednesday with our report that secret service agents said Vice President Dick Cheney was drunk when he gunned down friend and lawyer Harry Whittington in a hunting "accident" last week." CHB

Foreign Ownership of US Domestic Industries

This data comes from IRS (Internal Revenue Service) - Current as of 2002 (latest data available) Foreign ownership refers to ownership of assets of a particular industry by foreign controlled domestic U.S. Corporations (FDC) 50% or more owned by a foreign entity. Economy In Crisis via Lynn Samuels


1 Billion Served

There's been a counter on Apple's iTunes Web page since early February that's been ticking up to the music service's 1 billionth download, and sometime last night it happened. ABC

What the other Steve is saying about Apple's striking resurgence

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14 Defining Characteristics Of Fascism, #11

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts - Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked. Couples Company

Morrissey Quizzed By FBI

Morrissey was questioned by the FBI and British intelligence after speaking out against Bush and Blair, the singer has revealed. MTV UK


Nano-technology takes weather warfare into a new dimension

Methods of artificial weather control are a potential weapon of war. Methods like Cloud-top seeding can confuse you and make you believe that such techniques are primitive. But such methods when integrated with nano-bacteria technologies can produce devastating effects. INDIA DAILY (Google Cached)

Beware the military-industrial complex

In his 1961 farewell address, President Eisenhower warned us about the inherent dangers of having “a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions.” He went on to say: “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence ... by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” The State

‘Why We Fight’ director pulls no punches

Google and Earthlink partner on SF WiFi

Pink Commuter iPod Tie

Boy George ridicules gay marriage

"Gay unions, what is that all about? I haven't been invited to any ceremonies and I wouldn't go anyway. The idea that gay people have to mimic what obviously doesn't work for straight people anymore, I think is a bit tragic. via Queerty


VIDEO FLASHBACK: Book of Love " Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls

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VIDEO FLASHBACK: Bright Eyes "When The President Talks To God"

Bright Eyes rocks the Tonight Show with a scathing attack on the President. (2005)


Stipe, Bright Eyes Unite for Peace

R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Public Enemy frontman Chuck D and Rufus Wainwright will join peace activist Cindy Sheehan for the Bring 'Em Home concert. Rolling Stone

Mysterious Deaths of Whales in Mexico

Authorities report that beginning perhaps back in November 2005, eight whales of varying plankton-eating species died of unknown causes. Earth Files

Get your fish a tattoo!

Wave Of Mayhem Pushes Iraq To Brink Of Civil War…



VIDEO: O'Reilly: U.S. should leave Iraq "as fast as humanly possible"

Summary: Bill O'Reilly suggested that the United States "hand over everything to the Iraqis as fast as humanly possible" because "[t]here are so many nuts in the country -- so many crazies -- that we can't control them." O'Reilly has previously called those advocating immediate withdrawal from Iraq "pinheads" and compared them to Hitler appeasers. Media Matters


VIDEO: Bush Energy Plan

Jon Stewart reveals George at his best. Insightful, politically astute, when he adopts an energy plan for the future, Jimmy Carters. ONE GOOD MOVE

Documents Reveal White House Deal on Ports

Under a secretive agreement with the Bush administration, a company in the United Arab Emirates promised to cooperate with U.S. investigations as a condition of its takeover of operations at six major American ports, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Yahoo

Obscure U.S. intelligence agency approved port deal Reuters


VIDEO FLASHBACK: Candi Staton "Young Hearts Run Free" (1976)

"Network" (1976)

Media madness reigns supreme in screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky's scathing satire about the uses and abuses of network television. Lumet recalls 'Network,' 30 years later

The occasion of the director's reminiscence is the 30th anniversary of "Network," celebrated with a two-disc special edition DVD coming out Tuesday along with Lumet's "Dog Day Afternoon."
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VIDEO: Countdown on "The Ports" and the Pool Boy

Michael Jackson And Kanye West Hook Up

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson is reportedly working with Grammy-winner Kanye West in London for the Katrina charity single, “I Have This Dream.” AHN


Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery

The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) is a destination country for women trafficked primarily from South, Southeast, and East Asia, the former Soviet Union, Iran and other Middle Eastern countries, and East Africa, for the purpose of sexual exploitation. A far smaller number of men, women, and teenage children were trafficked to the U.A.E. to work as forced laborers. GVNET

"To most Americans, letting Arabs manage our ports is like letting Michael Jackson host sleepovers with our kids. " A Terrorist in Every Port American Daily


Gays Rebuff Hillary

In an email to his board members obtained by The Politicker, the head of New York State's leading gay rights group describes Hillary Clinton as a "disappointment" on same-sex marraige, and suggests gays and lesbians stop giving money to her campaign. The Politicker via Drudge


San Francisco Wants Dog Poop To Be City Power Source...

A sweet solution to fuel troubles

A revolution is taking place in garages across Britain. Increasingly, the fuel in your car will include eco-friendly bioethanol made from sugar, not oil. Guardian


Eleven million at risk in E.Africa drought-UN

Urging donor countries to come immediately to their aid, Jean Ziegler, U.N. special rapporteur on the right to food, said that pre-famine conditions were increasingly being reported throughout the region. Reuters

Heavy Rains Prompt Widespread Hawaii Flooding

Gulf Island still digging out six months after Katrina

Imagine a snowstorm but with sand. That's what Hurricane Katrina left behind on Dauphin Island, Alabama, where sand is piled up 12 feet deep in places. WLBT

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VIDEO: Anderson Cooper Feels the Truth With Oprah

The pair followed up on the victims of Hurricane Katrina six months after the storm, finding people living in conditions little better than Third World refugee camps.


Bush's security stuns Indians

The Indian security establishment is having a harrowing time providing support to the American personnel responsible for United States President George W Bush's security in India. President Bush arrives on March 1. And yet, as of now, plans of his visit are almost a secret. REDIFF

Mac Attack a Load of Crap

The smuggest of smug Mac users is right: the platform is more secure, and these new security threats are no more threatening that a paraplegic kitten. WIRED

Democracy Player "Watch internet videos like you watch TV"

Download and watch all the best internet TV shows and videos in one powerful application. New channels arrive daily in the built-in Channel Guide. GetDemocracy.Com




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Comeback for Berlin's Love Parade

The techno music festival will be held on 15 July - less than a week after the German capital hosts the football World Cup final. BBC via Queerty



HBO: "Dealing Dogs"

Each year, 42,000 dogs are sold to veterinary schools and research labs by Class B dealers, who are required by federal law to buy the animals from pounds, shelters and small breeders and to treat them humanely. However, many Class B dealers violate the law. DEALING DOGS exposes the abuses that took place at one of America's most notorious Class B dealers - Martin Creek Kennel in Arkansas. HBO


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VIDEO: Marguerite Perrin to Bush: GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!

VIDEO: Arianna on H&C: Hannity let's Annie do his talkin'

Arianna Huffington went on H&C last night to face the usual nonsense from Sean who had the help of the racist Coulter.