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Stores Closing

If you tend to give gift cards around the holidays; you need to be careful that the cards will be honored after the holidays. Stores that are planning to close after Christmas are still selling the cards through the holidays even though the cards will be worthless January 1. There is no law preventing them from doing this. On the contrary, it is referred to as 'Bankruptcy Planning). Below is a partial list of stores that you need to be cautious about.
Circuit City (filed Chapter 11)
Ann Taylor - 117 stores nationwide closing
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 stores nationwide
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
Cache will close all stores
Talbots closing down specialty stores
J. Jill closing all stores (owned by Talbots)
Pacific Sunwear (also owned by Talbots)
GAP closing 85 stores
Footlocker closing 140 stores More to close after January
Wickes Furniture closing down
Levitz closing down remaining stores
Bombay closing remaining stores
Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January
Whitehall closing all stores
Piercing Pagoda closing all stores
Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.
Home Depot closing 15 stores
Macys to close 9 stores after January
Linens and Things closing all stores
Movie Galley closing all stores
Pep Boys closing 33 stores
Sprint/Nextel closing 133 stores
JC Penney closing a number of stores after January
Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.
Wilson Leather closing down all stores
Sharper Image closing down all stores
K B Toys closing 356 stores
Dillard's to close some stores
Tweeter closed all stores



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8 Clubs You Probably Couldn't Join
It seems that mensa is for simpletons, the most well known high-iq society on earth is actually at the bottom of the pile when it comes to intelligence based clubs, a world presumably filled with a huge amount of back-slapping and cryptic in-jokes, and is probably scoffed at by members of other clubs whose mere existence is baffling to normal humans.

name: Mensa
iq required for entry: 132
percentage of the population who would fail: 98%
number of members: approx. 100,000

At first glance the numbers look impressive. An iq of 132 is more than respectable and to be in the top 2% is good going.

Until you look at these

8. Ultranet
iq required: 164
percentile: 99.997%
members: <100

7. Prometheus Society
iq required: 164
percentile: 99.997%
members: 65

6. Helliq Society
iq required: 164
percentile: 99.997%
members: 39

5. Mega Society
iq required: 176
percentile: 99.9999%
members: 26

4. Pi Society
iq required: 176
percentile: 99.9999%
members: 8

3. Pars Society
iq required: 180
percentile: 99.99997%
members: 37

2. Olympiq Society
iq required: 180
percentile: 99.99997%
members: 12

1. Giga Society
iq required: 196
percentile: 99.9999999%
members: 7

To put that into some kind of perspective, the Giga Society is so difficult to gain entry to that approximately 6 out of every 6 billion people on earth are eligible.



LBF says WHoa on 12/2/2008
i iz ah membuah of all of deeze dere klubs.




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