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Monday, August 04, 2008

In Case You Missed This: August 4

The AIDS Diary Project - The International AIDS Conference is underway this week in Mexico City. One of the attendees is Thembi Ngubane, a young HIV-positive girl from South Africa, and this is her audio diary of living with HIV.

Attack in China Kills 16 Border Patrol Officers - Muslim separatists in China's northwest were behind this attack. Despite the security crackdown in China in preparation for the Olympics, there may well be more of this to come over the next few weeks.

OJ Simpson Co-defendant Agrees to Plea Deal - Looks like double murderer OJ Simpson will be facing the testimony of four of the people with whom he conducted his little Vegas hotel raid. Hopefully, this trial will result in his being sent to jail for, let's say, ever. And when he dies they should leave his corpse in the cell for another 13 years to make up for the time he got to be out of prison after the aforementioned double murder.

McDonald's Tests Changes in $1 Burger as Costs Rise - The increasing cost of food is even hitting giant, evil, multi-national corporation McDonald's. What follows is one of the most "stop you in your tracks" lines I have read in a long time:
"In an interview, Don Thompson, president of McDonald's U.S. business, said the company has tested ways to make the burger less expensive to make."
That's terrifying! How? The only answer I can come up with is using circus animal meat and cotton-candy buns.

Study: Not Being An @$$hole Boss May Boost Employee Morale - Crap! So, that's what I've been doing wrong!

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