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Operation: Over Freedom?

President George W Bush has authorised cuts in US troops levels in Iraq, Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld said during a visit to the country. Speaking to troops in Falluja, Mr Rumsfeld did not reveal the exact size of the cut but said combat forces would be reduced by two brigades. Further reductions will be considered "at some point in 2006", he said. The move will take the number of US soldiers to below the 138,000 level, seen for most of this year. A brigade is usually made up of 4,000-5,000 troops. Read More from the BBC "More than 2,100 US troops have been killed in Iraq since th e end of the invasion in April 2003, while Iraqi deaths are put at more than 30,000.'' please visit More LINKS Bush spy powers extended (short and to the point, not US media) Alan Colmes Smacks Down Newt Gingrich Over Bush Spy Scandal ( News Hounds: "We watch Fox so you don't have to.") The LA Times *FOR FUN* The Nati

Evolution, it's in the bag baby

The author told me the ruling was the legal equivalent of a rather loud fart in church, something very exciting to the legal community. To Sum Up What do the words Monkey Trial mean to you? I was first taught the Scopes Monkey Trial was something beyond evil, for years pulpits denounced it as "the beginning of the end". This is the word I grew up on, and the words I first rebelled against. Yet as the above author has pointed out, all my rebellion got mixed up in some big not-really-a-"conspiracy" ball of wax (Life sucks for those not white, rich, american, male, straight, gender conforming & etc A.K.A. LET IT ALL BURN ). Am I against bans in general? I do so hate appreciations of systemic constructions. Yes, I know this may seem irrational...but maybe in the end it's all a cycle of desecration and creation. Which has nothing to do with science! (giggle)

Ridiculous News: Xbox Tampering

Calif. men face criminal charge for Xbox tampering The criminal complaint filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday named ACME Game Store co-owners Jason Jones, 34, and Jonathan Bryant, 44, as well as Pei "Patrick" Cai, 32. The complaint alleges that Jones and Bryant sold Xbox systems that Cai modified with chips and hard drives that allowed users to copy rented or borrowed games onto the console for future play. Ridiculous right?

Yay for Science

Beagle 2 probe 'spotted' on Mars The Beagle 2 lead scientist has been painstakingly studying images of the landing site in search of his spacecraft ever since it was lost on Christmas Day two years ago. I bet he has...

In non Harajuku Girl news,..

"I want you to say it loud enough so the baby hears it," the 36-year-old pop star shouted during a sing-along of her song "Crash."

After a tv heart attack too? Damn!

West Wing Actor John Spencer Dies He will be missed!

Go Viggo, Go Viggo

Viggo Mortensen has defended his recent description of George Bush as a "beast" in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. The Lord of the Rings star clarified his remarks to Progressive magazine, explaining: "I'm not anti-Bush, I'm anti-Bush behaviour. In other words I'm against cheating, greed, hypocrisy, cruelty, racism, imperialism, religious fundamentalism, treason and the seemingly limitless capacity for hypocrisy shown by Bush and his administration." He added, "I hope the beast falls down soon." Read the interview at Progressive Magazine online A bit more... Q: You have a lot of interests outside acting. You’re a photographer, a poet, a musician, a painter, and a publisher. If, for some bizarre reason, you had to choose just one medium in which to express yourself, what would it be? Mortensen: That’s like saying would you rather lose your eyesight, your hearing, or your ability to speak. I would rather not even think

You should now be watching Project Runway

but I wanted to set you up with a Great interview with Kim from America's Next Top Model (Cycle 5), that makes me not hate her so much... Project Runway rocks, I like the non-communicative Asian chick with glasses (Diana) the most right now...

The sound of Justice dying

Then, in the most radical departure of decorum for this modern era of executions, the trio shouted as they left the death chamber: "The state of California just killed an innocent man!" The sound crackled like lightning through the thick silence of the room, and Lora Owens gasped as if she'd been slapped. She burst into tears, pressing a Kleenex to her face.

Why every gay boy @ UCLA knows to avoid Bryan Singer

SUPER-STUD FACES A SHRINKING IT'S a bird, it's a plane — it's superbulge! "Superman Returns" star Brandon Routh is supposedly giving the suits at Warner Brothers fits because of his prodigious package of masculinity. The 26-year-old beefcake's extra-large endowment is said to be so distracting through his skin-tight costume that producers may have to shrink him during post-production. "It's a major issue for the studio," a "Superman Returns" production source fretted to the London Sun. "Brandon is extremely well-endowed and they don't want it up on the big screen. We may be forced to erase his package with digital effects." Routh's overstuffed basket must be steaming up the camera lens of openly gay, boy-crazy director Bryan Singer. The horny helmer — who reportedly pushed for Routh over the studio's choice, Jim Caviezel — has a history of frisky behavior with hunky young actors. Singer cast unknown hunk Alex

Still might see it...

For months, the Internet has been filled with vitriolic debate over cultural insensitivity, and Zhang has been denounced in China for her starring role. The arguments boil down to this: A movie about Japanese culture should have a Japanese actress in the lead.

New Film About A Female Hero

Aimee Semple's a personal hero , the church she built is Awesome! Love her for her crazy frevor, and then much discussed reappearance--always loved a good story. as a woman leader, she's been a lesbian icon as well since her friendship with tallulah bankhead ...really any chick who lived as she thought she should back in the day = a lesbian icon ;) I didn't know she coined the slogan, "that's my story and i'm sticking to it" ! ooh aimee cut out dolls from the 20's! Kiera Chaplin as Aimee in a new film! OMG, that's totally sweet : "...You give your drama-starved people who absent themselves through fear, a theater which they can reconcile with their narrow beliefs.... Whether you like it or not, you're an actress." - Charlie Chaplain to Aimee Semple

Chappelle Returns-Sort Of

Comedy Central suits have fired off a popgun in an effort to frighten Dave Chappelle back to the table to talk about the aborted third season of his "Chappelle's Show," announcing that sometime in the second quarter of '06 it will telecast the sketches he shot before pulling a Cat Stevens and dropping out. Chappelle told Time he took that first break because he felt the show had moved from sending up racial stereotypes to reinforcing them. When he returned, however, that had not changed, according to his writing partner at the time, Neal Brennan. Brennan told Time that Chappelle would like an idea; it would be shot, but Chappelle would then say, "This sketch is racist, and I don't want this on the air." "He was calling his own writing racist," Brennan said. -Washington Post I am not surprised Neal said as such, I can only imagine the pressure on Dave after being the front man for a bi-racial writing team . I think as more details emerge

Narnia Music

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Singer/songwriters Alanis Morissette, Tim Finn, Imogen Heap and Lisbeth Scott have contributed songs for the soundtrack to "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Due December 13 via Walt Disney Records, the set also features 13 tracks of Harry Gregson-Williams' orchestral score to the film version of the C.S. Lewis adventure. The film opens December 9 via Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media. Morissette contributes the song "Wunderkind," former Split Enz principal Tim Finn adds "Winter Light," and Scott offers "Where," which is exclusive to the soundtrack and does not appear in the film. As for Heap's "Narnia" contribution, "Can't Take It In," the former Frou Frou singer recently told that it presented something of a challenge for her. "I got thrown into the studio and had to produce it, mix it, write it and everything in less than..

and str8's wonder why it's so hard to come out?

New bio spills code of gay '50s Hollywood By Gregg Kilday Fri Dec 2, 2:47 AM ET LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Henry Willson, the agent who masterminded Rock Hudson's career along with those of such other Hollywood hunks -- straight and gay -- as Troy Donohue andTab Hunter, had rules for his gay clients. "No two men can live together and have a career in Hollywood," he advised one of his actors in the '50s. "It is not allowed. You'll ruin it all if you live with this other man." Read More BEING CLOSETED WAS MORE THAN A CHOICE, IT WAS DEMANDED, ENCOURAGED AND ENFORCED...FOR AN EXCELLENT REVIEW OF BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (WHICH I MUST SEE) CHECK OUT TED @ EONLINE (LOOK INTO THURS TO FOR UPDATES!) TED FEELS TRANSAMERICA IS THE FILM TO BEAT :)

Da Real World

oh my god, some day you MUST see the Austin Real World Reunion show...memorable clips for certain. An "mtv" Engagement Ring! Fights with such quips as "we need to shut the fuck up and go to commercial" With All The Drama, catch the reunion show and miss the entire series; it'll be better, I promise.

Lennon Sings Again

Singer John Lennon compares life in the Beatles to decadent ancient Rome in an interview to be broadcast in the UK for the first time. Memorable Quotes: "We got fed up of being sidemen to Paul after Brian Epstein (Beatles manager) died," he said. "Paul took over and supposedly led us. What's leading us when you wander round in circles?" Lennon's use of heroin led to the treatment he and Ono received from "the Beatles and their pals". "We were in real pain," he said. "I'd like to list what we did and what the Stones did two months later on every album," he said. "Mick imitates us."

Violet Affleck!

Random prediction: She will be violent once in awhile, hopefully that will be channeled into race car driving or some other extraordinary enthusiastic sport. Garner gave birth to the girl at a Los Angeles hospital, Us Weekly reported Thursday. It was unclear if the baby--named Violet, E! News has learned--made her debut on Wednesday or Thursday. Us said labor was induced Wednesday night. CONGRATS!
Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and her husband, actor Peter Hermann, are expecting their first child, her agent, Erwin More, announced Wednesday. She's the Number One reason I watch SVU, I rue the day the Benson/Stabler team knock heads no more...

South Africa: Gay Weddings!

South Africa's highest court has ruled in favour of same-sex marriages, which are banned under current legislation. The Constitutional Court ordered that parliament amend marriage laws to allow gay weddings within a year. The constitution outlaws discrimination against gays and lesbians, but social attitudes remain more conservative. The court ordered that the definition of marriage be changed from a "union between a man and a woman" to a "union between two persons". Last year, the Supreme Court of Appeal had ruled in a case brought by a lesbian couple that the current law discriminated against homosexuals.