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  • When a relative visited in 1969 rationing has just ended and the economy was near-dead.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Case for More Tax Brackets

  • For further reading on office-friendly and low maintenance plants check out some of our previous plant-related articles like three plants for better indoor air, five hard to kill houseplants, low-hassle plant projects for your home or office, how to keep a house plant alive, and how to revitalise a near-dead houseplant.

    What Plants Are Cubicle-Friendly? | Lifehacker Australia

  • Fashion history shows that brands can come back from the near-dead.

    Everyday Escada? Life After '80s Power Dressing

  • So, alas, is the subplot of "The Language Archive": George and Emma are studying Elloway, a near-dead language whose last two surviving speakers are an old married couple (John Hordon and Jayne Houdyshell) who spend half their time squabbling and the other half cuddling.

    Too Cute for Words

  • Very lively writing about life in a near-dead town sounds endlessly fascinating to me.

    Small Town Dreaming « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Ultimately, the problem with keeping the Constitution — and thus the Fourth Amendment — alive today is not to extend some near-dead version of it to what is believed to be another new and necessary arena of governmental intrusion into the lives of the citizens whose liberties it was formed to protect, but to recognize that the damn thing is barely holding onto life as it is, and to revitalize it.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » 2010 » April

  • Turley wrote that "one of our biggest fears in riding the HOV lane is those people, generally when traffic gets bad, who decide that now is the time to get into the HOV lane -- correct number of passengers not a requirement -- from a near-dead stop while HOV is traveling along at a higher rate of speed, thus the brake slam to avoid a collision."

    Police presence makes I-270 commute sane — and survivable

  • Obama and Dems achieve bail-out miracle: near-dead GOP.

    Frank Dwyer: Political Haiku: Dems Hoping for Iron-Clad 80-Vote Majority, in the Sweet Bye-and-Bye

  • But once the rescue call goes out, you are with her every minute, weighing the vulnerability of a ripped survival suit in 35-degree water, searching the storm-whipped darkness for the flickering strobe lights of near-dead survivors, and thrusting baked potatoes against the skin of the hypothermic victims as frantic medics struggle to raise their core temperature from an icy level that has stopped the heart.

    Three new books about surviving treacherous seas

  • Prior to the March G20 summit in London on the financial crisis, other African leaders quietly signaled to the British that they could choose between Kaddafi, as head of the AU, or Ethiopia's Meles Zenawi, chairman of the near-dead New Partnership for Africa's Development, in inviting an African representative to the meeting.

    The End of the Embarrassment

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