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Corporate Scientists say Refuse is Good for Wildlife and Environment
August 23, 2005

BENTONVILLE, AR - In an unprecedented study, scientists have concluded
that the refuse created by disposable products is in fact helpful to
the environment and its creatures, reversing a previous assumption
that toxic byproducts and non-degradable waste were harmful.

The six-month study, sponsored by the Corpoate Ethical Research
Society, analyzed the behavior of wildlife in environments saturated
with corporate waste. "Wildlife find homes and improved lifestyles in
the landfills," scientist David Lyons stated. "Many cute furry
animals, such as the chipmunk, attain superior shelter from the harsh
natural environment and its amoral predators."

Fellow researcher Danica Weathers agreed. "Our negative view of trash
is out of date. These animals would otherwise be left in the rain and
snow, where predators can find them, but now they are protected by
quality homes such as this box from a Toshiba 24-inch LCD TV. Besides,
about the only open space left for animals is landfills and
trash-strewn ghetto lots."

Lyons, sponsored by the Wal-Mart corporation, said the research was
groundbreaking. "It proves that chemicals leaking from this waste are
killing off the weaker and excess members of each species, making each
animal stronger over time. Also, by making larger predators extinct,
it guarantees these creatures long and happy lives not unlike our

The study found that the only species eliminated by trash are the ones
we would like to see less of. "Primitive species such as rats and
cockroaches survived the plagues and famines of a less civilized
time," said Weathers, "but now they are obsolete. They had their day
in the sun, and it's time to move on to a better future through

When Citizens for Ethical Animal Consumption, a grassroots
environmental preservation organization, was contacted for a comment,
spokespersonn Erika Richards said trash was a low priority. "The Kraft
Food Corporation is re-releasing Roadkill brand fruit snack candies,
telling youth that wildlife is edible. Trash can wait until we have
addressed this crisis," she said, returning to a McDonalds hamburger
and large strawberry shake.


New Scholarship for Americans Gifted in Trivial Ways
October 13, 2005

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (FNN) - President Bush, in an early-morning ceremony
attended by fewer than three of those honored, promoted
multiculturalism and equality with a new scholarship for Americans
with unconventional gifts.

The new federally-funded scholarship, Opportunity for Americans Gifted
in Trivial Ways, goes into effect next semester, providing funding for
those with skills not conventionally recognized as important. "These
are America's heroes, too, and they're helping us defeat terrorism,"
said Bush.

Recent nominees for the scholarship included a suburban kid who
figured out on his own how to clean a toilet; an inner city dweller
who refused to spraypaint obscenities on the project walls; office
workers who have made fully-functioning neck supports entirely out of
paperclips; rural slackers who lack a single rusting automotive object
stored on the premises.

2004 nominee Fuzzy Jackson, who was recognized for having sold a 2003
HP laptop without lying, inflating the price, or exaggerating its
specifications, said he believed the award celebrated America. "It's
what makes this country great," he said. "You go into some job, and do
less than absolutely failing it, and they give you a medal. I love


Al-Qaeda "Chronic Marijuana Abusers" says CIA
October 24, 2005

LANGLEY, VA (NNN) - Most Americans see Osama bin Laden as a
diabolical, Hitleresque character with malevolence on his mind. Not
so, says a recent CIA report, which construes bin Laden as being more
like a neighborhood criminal: destitute, watches bad TV, and
chronically addicted to the drug marijuana, which is illegal in

The CIA's Rosenberg Research Center released the report,
"Psychological Analysis of Al-Qaeda Leadership," on Monday, citing a
number of sources throughout the middle east and America which have
studied the terrorist leader and his murderous brethren. "A typical
day for bin Laden starts with a heaping bowl of some fine indica,
perhaps sprinkled with tobacco," said William A. Rauschweig, leader of
the think tank's middle east study project. 

According to the report, bin Laden was unaware of the success of the
September 11 attacks because he did not wish to be disturbed during a
massive drug bash in which he and Ayman Al-Zawahiri, his
second-in-command, smoked more than a kilogram of Indian sinsemilla
and Nepalese hashish while playing consecutive games of "Grand Theft
Auto." While the CIA report does not state this, a highly-placed
anonymous source near the top-secret Pakistan hideout of al-Qaeda
reveals that al-Zawahiri won.

"For some time, we've been baffled as to the leader's choice of
reclusive hideouts and random activity," said Marshall A. Redstone,
with the Middle East Peace Policy Project, a non-profit corporation
devoted to solutions to earth's longest running conflicts. "While
we've been trying to find a guerrilla fortress, what we should have
been looking for was a dark, smoky room with a Nintendo."

The report details al-Qaeda's habits, including vast binges on
marijuana, massive expenditures on snack food and videogames, and
hating our freedom. Brent Hubbart, chairman of the Washington-based
Media Bias Foundation, explained. "It shows us that these people are
motivated more by laziness and drug addiction than Islam. It must be
accurate because our press always is, and is never, ever influenced by
hidden oligarchies of government or business. Right?"


Stricter Environmental Regulations in New York
September 19, 2005

NEW YORK, NY (FWN) - At a groundbreaking ceremony for the city's new
$4.6bn water and sewage treatment plant, Mayor Bloomberg announced a
new initative to clean up New York's environment.

Straining his voice to be heard at the waterside ceremony, Bloomberg
elaborated. "Unlicensed cigar smoking contributes over forty metric
tons of carbon dioxide to our atmosphere. We're also cracking down on
excessive methane from unsanctioned bean consumption, and the use of
toilet flushes to dispose of condoms."

According to Bloomberg, the new regulations are tougher than those in
any other major city in America and represent a "major boost" for
environmental efforts. "In this city, every year, public urination and
spitting creates 300,000 gallons of ammonoid waste," he said.

At times Bloomberg was nearly drowned out by the roar of passing cars,
but he expounded upon the need to cut back on waste in many ways. In
the background, the deep-sea tanker Marie Belle, skippered by some guy
who'd be making twice as much doing something else if it weren't for
his alcohol problem, ran aground, releasing six million gallons of

Bloomberg cited dripping faucets, CD players left in "pause" mode,
electric razors and security lights. His speech was momentarily
interrupted by trucks loaded with plastic souvenir Statues of Liberty
drag-racing down the Long Island Expressway.

"These actions are weakening America by polluting our environment and
leaving us open to attack by Islamic fundamentalists and Nazis," he
said. "They're now banned, and it's up to you underlings to enforce
it." He then exited the podium, leaving behind a styrofoam cup
half-full of coffee and two pages of notes.


Child Abuse Major Factor in Success of CEOs
August 11, 2005

CHICAGO, IL (FWN) - A new study from The Thinking Group, Inc. reveals
insight into the complex world of the psychology of America's leading
CEOs. "The good news is that the people who keep this nation the 
wealthiest on earth are not driven to succeed by soulless material 
lust," said Dawn Montpellier, project manager.

Montpellier showed members of the press a video of one of America's
most famous CEOs. "At first I wanted to succeed so I wasn't a 
failure," he said. "Then I realized, the only reason I did not want
to fail was that my father might come back for my nightly beating,
cigarette-burn torture and rape."

Montpellier said it was unusual that over 92% of the subjects 
surveyed displayed clinical signs of child abuse such as twitching 
when touched, screaming at the sight of parental photographs, and
sodomizing their own offspring.

"Twenty years ago we thought CEOs were either Jesus figures or 
megalomaniacs, but now we have a better understanding of the 
psychology of success," said Madelaine von Savant, a 
professional psychic and intelligence consultant in the New 
York area.

The CEO continued, "I've done some soul-searching and where I once 
wanted a big house and car, now I realize all I want is a house 
and car with impenetrable locks."

von Savant said that adversity was a "healthy, nourishing" factor
in the development of the children of today's CEOs. "Busy modern
lives are full of terror of failure and empty rewards," she said.
"A common response is to rape a child, which gives them a chance,
through modern psychology, to overcome this adversity and see the
beauty and tolerance in all of us, no matter how scarred by anal

The anonymous CEO was not so sanguine about the situation. As our
interview team left the building, he grabbed the hand of a cameraman
and begged for a candy bar wrapper the man had tucked in his pocket.
"It's the last thing my father gave me," he wept. "He would always
bring one upstairs before beating me senseless and raping me."
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