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Denny Crane

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« Reply #1650 on: August 10, 2007, 05:55:43 PM »
posted already  :-\

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« Reply #1651 on: August 10, 2007, 07:02:42 PM »
posted already  :-\

Thanks Denny. I deleted it. I need to start reading the posts  :-X

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« Reply #1652 on: August 10, 2007, 07:04:25 PM »
posted already  :-\

Thanks Denny. I deleted it. I need to start reading the posts  :-X

Don't worry, no one reads posts.

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« Reply #1653 on: August 10, 2007, 07:49:48 PM »
50 Cent: I'll Quit if Outsold by West
Aug 10, 5:35 PM (ET)
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070810/D8QUDKR80.html

NEW YORK (AP) - 50 Cent believes his new album will outsell Kanye West's upcoming disc, and he's betting his solo career on it. Both 50 Cent and West have albums due out Sept. 11. 50 Cent, who has sold better than West, has been riled by forecasts that sales of West's "Graduation" could rival those for his "Curtis" CD.

"Let's raise the stakes," the 31-year-old rapper told hip-hop Web site SOHH.com in an interview posted Friday. "If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I'll no longer write music. I'll write music and work with my other artists, but I won't put out anymore solo albums."

An e-mail sent to West's publicist wasn't immediately returned Friday.

50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson, has been publicly disparaging of West before. In 2005, he suggested the 29-year-old rapper's popularity was only possible because of 50's own success.

But they recently collaborated in the studio. Their work, though, isn't scheduled to appear on either new album.

50 Cent's last full-length solo album, "The Massacre," was the best-selling disc of 2005 and sold more than 1.14 million copies in its first week of release. The same year, West's "Late Registration" opened by selling more than 860,000 copies in its first week.

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« Reply #1654 on: August 10, 2007, 07:51:50 PM »
If he puts it like that, I will go out and buy Kanye West's album the day it comes out. Let me put that on my calendar.

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« Reply #1655 on: August 10, 2007, 08:10:34 PM »
:D  Ditto

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« Reply #1656 on: August 10, 2007, 08:13:39 PM »
We should start a campaign!  :D

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« Reply #1657 on: August 10, 2007, 08:53:10 PM »
I'm down. I'll buy 3.

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« Reply #1658 on: August 10, 2007, 08:57:47 PM »
Who else is moving to Canada if this happens?

Bush war adviser says draft worth a look
By RICHARD LARDNER

Frequent tours for U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have stressed the all-volunteer force and made it worth considering a return to a military draft, President Bush's new war adviser said Friday.
"I think it makes sense to certainly consider it," Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute said in an interview with National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."
"And I can tell you, this has always been an option on the table. But ultimately, this is a policy matter between meeting the demands for the nation's security by one means or another," Lute added in his first interview since he was confirmed by the Senate in June.
President Nixon abolished the draft in 1973. Restoring it, Lute said, would be a "major policy shift" and Bush has made it clear that he doesn't think it's necessary.
"The president's position is that the all volunteer military meets the needs of the country and there is no discussion of a draft. General Lute made that point as well," National Security Council spokesman Gordon Johndroe said.
In the interview, Lute also said that "Today, the current means of the all-volunteer force is serving us exceptionally well."
Still, he said the repeated deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan affect not only the troops but their families, who can influence whether a service member decides to stay in the military.
"There's both a personal dimension of this, where this kind of stress plays out across dinner tables and in living room conversations within these families," he said. "And ultimately, the health of the all-volunteer force is going to rest on those sorts of personal family decisions."
The military conducted a draft during the Civil War and both world wars and between 1948 and 1973. The Selective Service System, re-established in 1980, maintains a registry of 18-year-old men.
Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., has called for reinstating the draft as a way to end the Iraq war.
Bush picked Lute in mid-May as a deputy national security adviser with responsibility for ensuring efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan are coordinated with policymakers in Washington. Lute, an active-duty general, was chosen after several retired generals turned down the job.

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« Reply #1659 on: August 10, 2007, 09:07:05 PM »
If he puts it like that, I will go out and buy Kanye West's album the day it comes out. Let me put that on my calendar.

Me, too!