No longer just an urban legend?

Police hunt for doctor in kidney-snatching ring

Shakil, a 28-year-old recovering from a transplant in a Gurgaon hospital, winced as he described how his kidney was forcibly removed.

“Two armed guards took me to another room. They took blood samples … forced me onto a stretcher and then they gave me an injection,” he said. “When I woke up, I had pain in my waist and I was dizzy.”

Shakil and others in nearby hospital beds said a man approached them with promises of well-paying jobs. Instead, he brought them to the house in Gurgaon, they said.

See also Snopes.

Via Flyertalk.

Chimpy speaks! (SotU 2008)

I’m not sure this counts as “liveblogging,” but I’m going to record a few thoughts as I go.

I’ve missed a couple of these, but wanted to see how badly Bush humiliates himself in waffling about the current state of the economy.

See also other coverage on:
* MyDD
* Also some comments on OpenLeft and DailyKos

Sparing you folks on the front page…
Continue reading “Chimpy speaks! (SotU 2008)”

Zen Sarcasm

Forwarded email humor, courtesy of Fester:

Zen Sarcasms
1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me alone.

2 The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt or a leaky tire.

3. It’s always darkest before dawn , so if you’re going to steal your neighbor’s newspaper, that’s the time to do it.

4. Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted.

5. Always remember that you’re unique. Just like everyone else.

6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

7. If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.

9. If at first you don’t succeed…… Skydiving is not for you.

10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

11. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

12. Some days you’re the bug, some days you’re the windshield.

13. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

14. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put back in your pocket.

15. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

16. Duct tape is like ‘The Force’. It has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the universe together.

17. There are two theories to arguing with a women – Neither one works.

18. Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving.

19. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.

20. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

Along those lines:
“If someone asks you if you’re a God, you say *yes*. If someone asks you if you’re Sarah Connor, you say *no*.”

That’ll show ’em!

…or not. But points for creativity either way:

Fed up with jet noise, couple raise the roof

ARMED with white roof sealant and three choice words, a Ridley Township couple has bypassed bureaucracy and taken their grievances straight to the top – of their roof – in letters 7 feet tall:
“F_ck U F.A.A.”

Via Flyertalk

(I am reminded of the “Romani Eunt Domus” scene from Life of Brian)

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