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Fake Cyber Romance Leads to Death
22-year-old Brian Barrett was shot to death by his 47-year-old co-worker, Thomas Montgomery, who was jealous of his internet relationship with the young woman that Montgomery had been having a cyber fling with. What neither of them knew was that the woman involved was not 18, as she said, but a 40-something mother who was using her daughter’s identity.

CNN Debunks Obama Report
CNN have refuted Insight magazine’s claims that Democratic Sen. Barack Obama was raised in a radical Muslim school.

Protesters for Hire
For around €150 per person, a group of young Germans are offering themselves as demonstrators for whatever protest you happen to be running.

(Thanks, Firefly and Charybdis.)

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Posted on Wed Jan 24, 2007

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Protestors for hire. What next - women being hired to carry a baby for a childless couple?
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Wed Jan 24, 2007  at  05:46 PM
There is the great sketch by a British comedian about professional mourners for hire. That could be next Chris.
Posted by Merve  in  london/athens/istanbul  on  Thu Jan 25, 2007  at  05:05 AM
Cyber Romance: How do you technically have a fling with someone you've never even met?

Obama: We've still got 2 years till the presidential election but the dirty politics has already started. I happen to like Obama.

Protesters: I honestly thought this said "Protestants" when I first read it, and I was wondering why anyone would want to hire a protestant.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Thu Jan 25, 2007  at  12:42 PM
Merve, or even worse, student athletes having someone take their classes/tests for them! What is the world coming to!!?
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Thu Jan 25, 2007  at  12:56 PM
Cyber Romance: I guess it took murder before the guy's wife decided to leave him. Patient woman.
Posted by Lina  in  Miami  on  Thu Jan 25, 2007  at  06:18 PM
>>>There is the great sketch by a British comedian about professional mourners for hire. <<<

That's actually a time-honored practice dating back at least to the Roman Empire, and to this day is still considered a proper funereal practice in some cultures.

You know, it would take someone really unscrupulous and heinous to plant that Madrassa story. I wonder who could have done it? Hmmmmm....perhaps a group of political a-holes who have so thoroughly screwed up their chances for retaining power that they feel they have nothing to lose? And their bought-and-paid for non-news propaganda network?

They named that channel after the wrong small mammal. It should have been Weasel News.
Posted by Barghest  on  Thu Jan 25, 2007  at  07:50 PM
What if one is some sort of communist, protesting the practice of hiring people for temporary work?
Posted by Dano  on  Thu Jan 25, 2007  at  10:21 PM
Barghest, the whole sketch was about the Roman Empire. Its just funny that such a thing exists. And Chris hiring students to take yr exams is a time-honoured practice in Turkey. Lazy buggers that we are.
Posted by Merve  in  london/athens/istanbul  on  Thu Jan 25, 2007  at  11:01 PM
And as far as the Sen Obama story goes, it doesnt matter what school he attended or what the truth is. The seeds of doubt have already been planted in peoples minds exactly as the powers that be wanted.
Posted by Merve  in  london/athens/istanbul  on  Thu Jan 25, 2007  at  11:14 PM
I want to be a paid protester!!
Posted by Tru  in  Other Words  on  Fri Jan 26, 2007  at  12:24 PM
Tru, I protest you getting paid for protesting. Can I get paid for saying that?
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Fri Jan 26, 2007  at  01:03 PM
I wanna hire a protester!! Now what should my cause be...
Posted by thunder  in  England  on  Tue Feb 06, 2007  at  08:23 AM
All these years I have protested for free and now I see I can actually have a profession as a protester, It just not fair.
Posted by zinetv  in  New York  on  Fri Feb 09, 2007  at  09:55 PM
zinetv, it's you folks who do things for free that ruin it for the paid workers. After all, if it weren't for sluts, prostitues would make more.
(Pun intended.)
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Sat Feb 10, 2007  at  10:33 AM
Well sorry about ruining it for the world's newest profession.
Posted by zinetv  in  New York  on  Sun Feb 11, 2007  at  02:31 PM
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