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Everyday Is Silent and Grey

January 23, 2006

1. Ford to cut 25,000-30,000 jobs — 25-30K North American workers to get Forded.
2. Many Aging Boomers Struggle With Insurance Concerns“One thing that jumps out at me is the inadequacy of many of the insurance products being sold. For people purchasing insurance on the individual market, their medical bill problems are really similar to people who are uninsured. Having these insurance policies is offering no protection at all.”
3. Scared to death? — A new euphemism for “…taking their last breath with six cops sitting on their back”
4. As Elections Near, Officials Challenge Balloting Security — Diebold voting equipment vulnerable to hackers. (And, where there’s a way, there’s a will.)
5. The Other Big Brother — Spying on US citizens isn’t just for the NSA anymore. Pentagon’s in on it too.
6. Japan pushes US for explanation on beef — US beef exports contained spinal material. Gross!
7–10. Sports: Lakers’ Bryant hits for 81 against Raptors — Joke: Did you hear Kobe got a kidney stone? Well, he refused to pass it! [Rim shot.] — 81 points: not since The Big Dipper. In other sports news, The Super Bowl is set, McLaren has revealed its 2006 Formula 1 challenger, and things get weird in Boston: Theo Epstein returns to the Red Sox front office: Co-GMs Now a Trio — I don’t suppose Epstein can play center field? —

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