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Counter Intelligence

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    Counter Intelligence

    Read this and you'll look smart. You don't have to be intelligent to impress people -- you just have to fake it. Here's a daily list of fascinating articles that will wow your friends, surprise your co-workers and make you seem sharp at a cocktail party or over the lunch counter....

    • An off-beat hotel designed by Philippe Starck and built by a housing project architect is described as a modern kibbutz -- and a symbol of gentrification outside of Paris.
    • And you thought that bailout tax-breaks only went to makers of children's wooden arrows and rum sold in the Virgin Islands! Here's the part of the bailout that you didn't hear about: it includes earmarks for solar energy.
    • A new satirical comedy has opened at the Iraq's National Theater and is a commentary on the nation's failure to make good on its promises after the fall of Saddam.  
    • A hole in the Ozone exposes so much of one city in Chile that its citizens are cautioned against venturing outside during the afternoon because without protection they could sunburn in 7 minutes.  
    • I can see my house from here! With Google's new super satellite you could probably see the fibers in your carpet. Check out the first images of Google's new toy here.