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Humor: Stephen Colbert is preparing them

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In response to what was said by Mitt Romney during his “victory speech” on Tuesday in Florida, Stephen Colbert created the hashtag #PrepareThem on Twitter. As we all know Stephen will always try to help out when it comes to support the GOP with finding the perfect candidate…

The best quotes we’ve seen so far:
(Comedy alert — Comedy alert – politicians and yaysayers there is nothing to see here – carry on looking the other way)

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Happy Australia Day – Ms Gillard

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Life is full of surprises and not all girls that loose one shoe at a party will be rescued and married by a prince later.

We do understand that Ms Gillard and her buddies would like to turn the clock back in Australia to pre-Howard times. But maybe this time the Aborigines and others will not take it all standing down watching how their land, their children, their lives, their religion and resources are stolen or otherwise been taken away from them.

So, happy Australia day, Ms Gillard or as the people who were there before you called it – Happy Invasion day.

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Advertising: Dear Silvio by RyanAir

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Advertising as we like it – funny, greatly executed and with high current relevance to make most people smile.

RyanAir with a new ad shown on their web site is offering Silvio Berlusconi “another possibility to escape“.

In difference to about 10%+ of his colleagues in the Italian parliament who are already convicted criminals, Silvio Berlusconi has during the last years successfully used his financial and political powers to shield away any criminal prosecution from himself by new laws and delay tactics – at least as long he stays in power and that now might soon be changing…

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Technology: The Biped Robot on a bike

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There are quite a few tasks that for humans seem to be very simple and do happen nearly automatically, but for robots and their creators these have turned out to be rather challenging. Walking, running, balancing things and of course bicycling are some of those tasks.

Now here’s a robot with two legs riding on a bicycle…

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Guy Fawkes Night 2011

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Tonight it is the 5th of November – Guy Fawkes’ night the 406th – and celebrations of this event are becoming more and more lively particularly in the UK.

Sign of the time?

“…Remember, remember the Fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot
I know of no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot…”

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USA: Elizabeth Warren at the Democrats in Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren at the first debate of Democrats in Massachusetts:
“…Everyone has to follow the law. That has to be the story in place. But no one understands better what the frustration is right now.

The people on Wall Street broke this country, and they did it one lousy mortgage at a time. It happened more than three years ago, and there is still no basic accountability, and there has been no real effort to fix it…”

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