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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Floatin' Powa News Service: Militant Greetings From Glorious People's Republic of Draconia!

"This used to be America",
the protester outside a health-care town hall meeting in Va.
said to the cop who threatened him with arrest
for holding up a sign with "Joker Obama" on it.

The officer's response?
"It ain't no more, OK?"

DRACO (draconian):
1) The Dragon, a northern circumpolar constellation between Ursa Major and Cepheus.
2) A late 7th-century BC Athenian statesman noted for the severity of his code of laws.
3) A a genus of gliding lizards

Tens of thousands at Ramadan prayers in Jerusalem
Tick Tock!

State Dept.: Policy against new Israeli settlements stands
Every Jew into the sea!

Egyptian FM: East Jerusalem must be included in settlement freeze

He said the Arab world expects the area to be included in a moratorium on settlements.
Hamas leaders back to Gaza following visits to Egypt, Syria

Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Says Hamas is an independent entity
The Hamas charter states that it is “one of the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine” and an Israeli TV station has reported that Muslim Brotherhood “representatives” have traveled to Gaza from Egypt through the open border to meet with Hamas. An early media report indicated that shortly after Hamas took over the Gaza strip, Muslim Brotherhood representatives were present to review Hamas military formations.
PM faces uprising over settlement halt
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will return from his European trip to find that two Likud rallies have been organized to express opposition to the settlement freeze he reportedly negotiated with US envoy George Mitchell in London.
Qassam strikes southern Israel amid growing border strain

Iran warns US over Mideast peace talks
"We warn the US government and (President Barack) Obama not to fall into the trap laid by former US politicians on the issue of Palestine," foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency.

"The US government should know the new Middle East peace plan cannot ignore Palestinians' rights and that this plan does not secure the least of Palestinians' demands," he said. Mottaki also insisted that Iran's national interests were tied up with "obtaining Palestinians' rights."
Did the White House Green Light Lockerbie Bomber's Release?
The recent events in Scotland show the futility of treating a war as a criminal justice issue. Did Gordon Brown get a green light from the Obama administration to let a convicted murderer, Al Megrahi, go "scot free"?
Little progress in Syrian nuclear probe
Oh But... but... these are the people who will help us "broker the peace" with Iran.
VIENNA, Austria — The UN atomic watchdog has been unable to make much progress in its investigation into alleged illicit nuclear activities in Syria, a senior UN official said Friday."There's not much progress, if anything," the official said in response to a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency on its probe into allegations that Damascus had been building a covert nuclear reactor at a remote desert site until it was bombed by Israeli planes in September 2007.

IAEA extends probe of alleged secret Syria atom site

Syria Clenches Its Fist
The Obama administration's outreach to Syria had been clear and forthright. It included six high-level visits by U.S. officials to Syria, Washington's announcement that it would return an ambassador to Damascus, a reported letter from President Obama to President Assad, and the facilitation of export licenses for aircraft parts waived under U.S. sanctions against Syria. A Centcom-led delegation visited Damascus two weeks ago and concluded a tentative agreement with Syria on a technical assessment of Iraqi-Syrian border posts. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, miffed at being left out of these promising talks, visited Damascus last week to seal the tripartite deal. The string of blasts that greeted him upon his return on Aug. 19 -- the bloodiest in more than 18 months and now claimed by an al Qaeda affiliate -- has led Baghdad to demand that Syria expel Iraqi Baathists and jihadi militants from its soil and recall its ambassador. Damascus responded in kind, effectively blowing up Washington's initiative on the launchpad.
UN's Ban Calls On Palestinians to Unite for Talks
Yes and we all know what unites them... Dead Juden!

Hamas leader to attend father's funeral in Jordan

The Islamic Republic of Gaza
The culture of exclusion and narrow mindedness, of the claim to a monopoly on the absolute truth, branding those who beg to differ as traitors and heretics, breeds fanatics, militias, sectarian violence and groups that clamour to proclaim entities like an "Islamic Republic of Gaza" over which they have an exclusive right to rule. Such a mode of behaviour proliferates like a particularly virulent weed in times of political decay and military defeat, especially in areas gripped by poverty, unemployment, weakness and frustration, as is the case in Gaza.
Ramadan Temple Mount prayers: 5 arrested near Old City, some with knives

2 nabbed for attacking policeman ahead of Jerusalem Ramadan prayers

90,000 Attend Al Aqsa Mosque Ramadan Prayers

Ultra-Orthodox protester dragged under car in Jerusalem
The parking lot Jewhad is still going on every shabbat.
An ultra-Orthodox Jew threw himself under the wheels of idling car and was moderately injured Saturday during a protest against the operation of a Jerusalem parking garage on the Jewish Sabbath, police said.
Syria obligated to cooperate, Iraq says
Syria is bound by specific U.N. Security Council resolutions to hand over any suspected terrorist believed to be plotting against Iraq, officials say. Iraq blames Baathist supporters exiled in Damascus for plotting the deadly Aug. 19 attacks in Baghdad that killed more than 100 people.

New Zawahiri Video: The Main Battle is Now in Pakistan

Pakistani Court Orders Curbs Lifted on Rogue Scientist
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A court in Pakistan on Friday directed the government to lift any remaining restrictions on the movements of Abdul Qadeer Khan, the rogue scientist who confessed to having run an illicit global nuclear proliferation network.
NATO leader, in Turkey, declares respect for Islam
"Please see my presence here tonight as a clear manifestation of my respect for Islam as one of the world's greatest religions," Fogh Rasmussen said at an iftar with Turkey's leaders."

Turkey calls for closer NATO ties with Islamic world

US Military chief seeks new plan to woo Muslims
Mullen says actions, not words, needed to erase 'arrogant Americans' label

Alliance among civilizations urged!
ISESCO (Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) releases 'Human Civilizations and Cultures: from Dialogue to Alliance' in English.
"Dialogue as such is likely to blossom into international relations based on the principles of international law, in a way conducive to the alliance of civilizations and cultures in the true cultural, civilization and humanist sense of the word.”

The Jizyah Tax – Equality And Dignity Under Islamic Law!
In the West, at least in constitution terms, however inadequately outworked in practice in some places, the equality of human beings is a fundamental assumption "all men are equal before the law". For this reason, Justice is often depicted in statues as blindfolded; the class, religion or race of anyone is irrelevant the law, at least in terms of its goal, applies equally to everyone, and safeguards everyone equally.

In Islamic law, however, this is simply not the case. The life of a Muslim is considered superior to that of a non-Muslim, so much so that whilst a non-Muslim killing a Muslim would be executed, the reverse would not occur.
Defamation Of Islam Imperils Relations Among Nations, Says Ihsanoglu
Defamation of Islam represents one of the most conspicuous demonstrations of contemporary racism and intolerance, said Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) secretary-general Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu. He said it also constituted a threat to harmonious and cooperative relationship between and among nations. "The campaign of Islamophobia has adversely impacted the image, the honour, the cultural identity and the self-esteem of Muslims the world over, eroding their fundamental human rights," he said.
Saudi Arabia & Yemen are at War
And have been for a while, but no one has really noticed.
Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Shiite al-Houthi rebels in the north Yemen province of Saada are baseless, Yemeni defense officials said. Al-Houthi rebels claimed the government of Saudi Arabia helped Yemen launch attacks on rebel strongholds in 2004.

Yemeni men plead guilty in NY to money laundering

UAE reports ship seizure with NKorea arms for Iran
The United Arab Emirates has seized a cargo ship earlier this month bound for Iran with a cache of banned arms from North Korea, the first such seizure since sanctions against North Korea were ramped up, diplomats and officials told The Associated Press on Friday.
UN nuclear watchdog named Mohamed denies hiding Iranian information
"Time and again unidentified sources feed the media and Member States with misinformation or misinterpretation," IAEA spokesman Marc Vidricaire said in a statement. "There are articles claiming that the (IAEA) secretariat is hiding information, and that there are sharp disagreements among staff members involved about the contents of the report. Needless to say, such allegations have no basis in fact." Separately, the IAEA said on Friday Iran had slowed its expansion of uranium enrichment slightly, and met some demands for better monitoring, but that it needed to address credible allegations of covert atom bomb research
Report shows Iran expands nuclear program
The latest report on Iran's nuclear activities by the International Atomic Energy Agency shows Tehran continues to defy the international community and expand its nuclear program, an Obama administration official said on Friday.

"It demonstrates that Iran continues to expand its nuclear program and continues to deny the IAEA full cooperation," said the official. He termed steps Iran has taken "overdue" and "limited" and said they fell short of requirements included in international resolutions.
Iran dismisses nuclear assessment

UN: Questions about military aspects on Iran nukes

Proposed women ministers rejected in Iran
Back in the bag, bitches!
Lawmakers rejected a female candidate tapped for the Iranian Cabinet because of her alleged ties to the campaign of opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi. Unnamed deputy lawmakers in the Iranian Parliament said Sousan Keshavarz, who was nominated by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the next education minister, was rejected for her ties to Mousavi. "We have heard that she was active in the campaign headquarters of (defeated presidential candidate) Mir Hossein Mousavi," the source told the Iranian Labor News Agency.
Iranian president wants opposition leaders punished
"The leaders and the main elements behind the unrest should be dealt with most firmly," Ahmadinejad told Friday prayers at Tehran University. The president said those caught up in the unrest should be freed, but the leaders should face justice. "These deceived figures should enjoy Islamic clemency. But don't give immunity and protection to the main elements," he said in a speech broadcast live on state radio. "Those who organized protests and carried out Iran's enemies' demands should be confronted decisively." Those on trial include a former vice president and several former ministers as well as a number of wealthy businessmen.
Taliban growth in northern Afghanistan threatens to expand war
BAGHLAN-I-JADID, Afghanistan — Taliban insurgents have taken over parts of two northern provinces from which they were driven in 2001, threatening to disrupt NATO's new supply route from Central Asia and expand a war that's largely been confined to Afghanistan's southern half, U.S. and Afghan officials said.
August deadliest month yet for US in Afghanistan

US-Afghan Relations Strained Over Election

Hamid Karzai's outburst will not help 'Bulldozer' Richard Holbrooke

Karzai may be forced to share power

Chinese abortion ad: Is it crossing the line?
I find it fascinating that the act itself is not questioned as "crossing the line", only the ad. Which is truly disgusting:
Students are our future, but when something happens to them, who will help and protect them? Chongqing Huaxi Women's Hospital has started Students Care Month, where those students who come to get an abortion can get 50% off if they show their student ids. Abortion surgeries are the most advanced in the world, won't stretch (your womb), won't hurt, it's quick, and you can do what you want afterward, it won't affect your studies or your work.
CNPC Says 'Nothing to Disclose at Moment' on Repsol

Omafume Onoge: Farewell to Africa's revolutionary Marxist
Omafume indeed. Fucking thug huggers love them the stink of some "revolutionary marxist" in the morning don't they though. We can all clearly see how "revolutionary marxists" have improved the quality of life all over Africa, right... ? Hmmm? Oh. Never mind.
PROFESSOR Omafume Friday Onoge, Africa's most distinguished Marxist social anthropologist, passed on into eternity on Sunday, July 12, 2009, due to prolonged illness. He would have been 71 by October. Prof. Onoge was an academic and cultural colossus and activist who applied revolutionary methods to advance the cause of democratic change in the Niger Delta region, Nigeria, and the African continent.
VENEZUELA: Students and staff injured on campus
Four people have been injured on the campus of Universidad de Los Andes (ULA) in western Venezuela during an attack by a group of 30 suspected government supporters.
Russia deploys missiles along border with North Korea
The Kremlin ordered troops to deploy Russia’s most advanced missile defence system, the S-400, to intercept any threats from North Korea’s nuclear programme. General Nikolai Makarov, the head of the Russian army, said that a mobile battery of 32 surface-to-air missiles had been put into operation in anticipation of any Korean tests. “We are taking these preventative measures as a security guarantee against faulty launches of the missiles and to guarantee that fragments of these missiles never fall on Russian territory,” he said. “We are concerned by the fact that the site in North Korea where it carries out its nuclear tests is located quite close to the Russian border.”

Russia to protect ships bound for Abkhazia

NATO sees "positive signals" in Russia relations
NATO hopes closer ties with Russia will lead, among other things, to an agreement with Moscow to allow for the transit of weaponry to Afghanistan. NATO now relies on a route via Pakistan that has been under persistent attack.
'Russians Have Exactly the Capitalism They Deserve'

Bulgarian PM Borissov invites Putin to come to Sofia in November
Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to Sofia in November as part of the talks Bulgaria has with Russia on large-scale energy projects such as the Belene nuclear power plant, the South Stream natural gas pipeline and the Bourgas-Alexandropoulis oil pipeline, Borissov told Nova Televisia on August 28 2009. In November, the Bulgarian-Russian economic bilateral committee is scheduled to meet in Moscow, but Borissov asked Putin to move the session to Sofia so that Borissov can personally take part.
Son of CIA double-agent pleads guilty in Russia spy case

Putin's reclusive wife releases film series on happy families
Vlad has baby. Vlad has wife. Vlad has happy family.

Russia disapproves of UN resolution
Russia disapproves the resolution of the UN about the state of refugees in the Caucasus...
Suicide bombing in Chechnya kills 2, wounds 6

UNESCO Calls for Suspension of Gazprom's St. Petersburg Tower

The should call it THE LAST RESORT
A Qatari company has unveiled plans to build a luxury housing and hotel complex outside of the Tajik capital Dushanbe. The complex, "Diyori Dushanbe" will be constructed along the shore of Lake Javonon near Dushanbe and feature a 128-room five star hotel, 300 apartments, sports and entertainment centers, kindergartens and premises for the Qatari embassy, Tajik news agency Asia Plus reported on August 28.
Tajikistan purchases blank biometric passports in Germany

Tajikistan Implements New Regulations For Hajj Pilgrimage
All the locals intending to go to Mecca will register and be added to the applicants' list. They must then wait their turn to receive permission to take part in the pilgrimage. Yusufov noted that Turkey and Iran use similar systems, adding that the Hajj applicants might be asked to deposit up to 60 percent of the Hajj expenses beforehand.

Uzbekistan closes border with Tajikistan
Why? huh?
The Republic of Uzbekistan has closed its border with the Republic of Tajikistan in connection with celebrations on September 1, 2009 of anniversary of independence of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Today agency reports citing Central Asian news service CA-NEWS. According to the central administrative board of the Frontier Troops of the State Committee of National Security, the border will be closed until the end of the first decade of September. Only the citizens of Russia and Uzbekistan will be able to travel to Uzbekistan from Tajikistan during this period. The citizens of Russia and Tajikistan will be able to travel to Tajikistan through Uzbekistan to go back home and the citizens of Uzbekistan to go to a funeral.

Border disputes hurt Caspian energy
Iran may slow Western oil and gas developments in the energy-rich Caspian Sea as political fights endure over border issues, experts say. The five littoral states of the Caspian Sea are at odds over a 1921 agreement that divided the region between Iran and the Soviet Union. Turkmenistan has complained Azerbaijan is working on fields in disputed territorial waters, while Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says territorial spats should not inhibit development. Delegates at an international oil symposium in Kazakhstan in November are set to review the legal status of the Caspian Sea.

National Iranian oil company banned to ship in country's Caspian ports
Leaders of the Amirabad port in northern Iran banned two vessels carrying petroleum products, to dock at the port. They claim that the oil company owed the Customs Administration $110 million, the Mehr news agency reported. According to the Fars agency, the ban was imposed on four ships, three of them with oil and one with oil-related products. The conflict has not yet been solved, the agency reported. The source said the Iranian Oil Company owes not only to customs administration in the Caspian Sea. "The Iranian oil company owed the Northern Customs Administration 100 billion Toman ($110 million).
Some countries do not care about Caspian Sea ecological state
Some? How 'bout ALL.
"Some leading countries use the Caspian Sea for political purposes, and do not care about its ecological stare," the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Husein Bagirov, told the ruling New Azerbaijan Party's official Web site. The Caspian Sea has an area of about 380,000 square kilometers. The coastline of the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan is 955.08 km, Russia's coastline is 695 km, Kazakhstan's is 2,320 km, Turkmenistan's is 1,200 km and Iran's is 900 km. Bagirov said the pollution of the Caspian Sea at the point where it meets the Volga River is 80 percent, and the point is meets the Urals River it is 7-8 percent.
Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan are refusing to grant German surveillance planes destined for Afghanistan over-flight rights.
Courting Turkmenistan
How Central Asia's "hermit kingdom" became the biggest prize in Europe's energy wars.

President of Turkmenistan arrives in Bulgaria on two-day visit

Presidents of Turkmenistan and Turkey to hold talks

Presidents of Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to conduct non-formal summit in Aktau on September 11
“The agenda of summit is not fixed and will be defined by presidents. Probably, the issues connected with legal status of the Caspian Sea, power activity and so on will be under discussions at the summit,” S. Primbetov said.
At this time I would like to remind you all where Plouffe Daddy was directly after Obamanable Bushman took office. Thank you!

USA to give political support for KCTS
The USA is ready to provide political support for Kazakhstan Caspian Transport System, or KCTS , US Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy Richard Morningstar said.
VIDEO: Powers Tussle Over Caspian Oil Rush
Kazakhstan's vast Kashagan oilfield in the Caspian Sea is the world's single biggest untapped oil reserve.

Legacy of Misery Lives on in Kazakhstan
"First Lightning," a 22-kiloton nuclear bomb, exploded at 7 a.m. local time on August 29, 1949, at the Semipalatinsk testing site in northern Kazakhstan.
The Cold War nuclear arms race between the Soviet Union and the United States had begun. The United States, which had already demonstrated its nuclear capability with the deadly twin bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, dubbed the Soviet test bomb "Joe 1," after Josef Stalin. At the time, the explosion was a source of pride for the people of the Soviet Union. But that blast, and the hundreds that followed it at the 18,000-square-kilometer site at Semipalatinsk, left a legacy of misery for the people living there.
Strange Loops in BofA Case
Douglas Hofstadter, author of Bach, Gödel and Escher and I am a Strange Loop, surely would enjoy the spectacle of a federal judge's rejection of the SEC's recent settlement with Bank of America. The BofA case is rife with the recursive loopiness that has been the grist of Hofstadter's writings.
Bernanke's Real Legacy: Helping Goldman Sachs Fleece Us All

Geithner Moves To New Home, But Some Question His Temporary Digs

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has finally moved into a permanent home after eight months in Washington, leaving behind some lingering questions about the rent-free arrangement he enjoyed with a college friend who was a former Wall Street executive and now a top official at a major international lender.
FDIC May Charge Banks More Fees to Boost Fund

The Dollar's Fate
There is a most interesting debate going on at present about the longer-term fate of the U.S. dollar as the supreme reserve currency for foreign-exchange transactions and, more importantly, for the currency holdings of national governments, global companies and the producers of oil, gas and other raw materials.
A look at economic developments around the globe

A Global Tax on Financial Transactions?
Lord Turner’s suggestion that a “Tobin tax” – named after the economist James Tobin – should be considered for financial transactions is also likely to reverberate around the world. The proposed tax, which has previously been championed by development economists and the French government as a means of funding the developing world, has been fiercely opposed by the finance industry.
Speculators Drive Up Oil Prices

Oil prices edge above $73

Has America forgotten Sept. 11?
ummmm.... YES.
Obama’s policies have made America once again vulnerable to those who pursue a jihad against America.
Grassley Investigates Emory Researcher
Emory psychiatrist Zachary Stowe came under fire for financial misconduct this summer after Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) alleged that Stowe had accepted large payments from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) while serving as chief investigator on a grant that partly concerned a GSK pill.

In a June 2 letter to University president James W. Wagner which was posted on the Wall Street Journal’s website, Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, wrote that because Stowe, who has been the primary investigator of several National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants regarding the effects of depression and treatment for pregnant women, received money from GSK during the time of research involving GSK anti-depression pill Paxil, his findings may have been influenced.

After conducting an independent investigation, the University issued Stowe a letter of reprimand and corrective action plan. This forced Stowe to eliminate all current conflicts of interests on any grants and forbade him from committing any future conflicts of interests for two years, even if these conflicts could be easily circumvented or mitigated, according to a June 10 University press release. Grassley did not respond to requests to comment.

The University has taken no further actions in reprimanding Stowe, said Jeffrey Molter, vice president of health sciences communications.
Poll: Six in 10 US Catholics ambivalent about Latin Mass

Pope has no plans to reverse Vatican II reforms, says Cardinal Bertone

Pope Benedict XVI noticeably quiet on the passing of Ted Kennedy

Never mind The Swimmer, he has been noticeably quiet on so many, many things.

Berlusconi takes part in Catholic service to absolve sins
Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who has been embroiled in a sex scandal for months, is planning to attend a religious service Friday for the remission of sins alongside the Vatican No. 2.Berlusconi and Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state, head to the earthquake-stricken city of L'Aquila for the annual "Perdonanza" or Pardon observance, instituted by the 13th-century Pope Celestine V.Accompanying Berlusconi is his equal opportunities minister, Mara Carfagna, a former model and TV starlet to whom the premier once professed: "If I weren't married, I'd marry you."

Obama's Road to Healthcare Serfdom
Serf City, here we come! Two Jews for every Goy!

Disgraced former FEMA director to speak at conference
Brown is getting $10,000 for his appearance at the three-day San Diego convention, which begins Sunday, and Calhoun expects some "yelling and screaming."
California's economy shrinks while Schwarzenegger smokes

DHS: Senators wrongly took credit for money
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano denies politics played any role in distributing stimulus money.
DHS Clarifies Laptop Border Searches
The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday released new directives covering border searches of electronic devices and media, but the government's rules leave open the question of whether individuals can be compelled to provide passwords and encryption keys.
A seder in Berkeley: How a newly minted Marxist-humanist came to live with his Republican parents
HAHAHAHA... the title kills me. Listen, shit head, you had to go live with your Republican parents BECAUSE THEY WORK AND HAVE THE MONEY TO FEED YOUR STONED OVER-EDUCATED THEORETICAL ELITIST MARXIST ENTITLEMENT ASS. All this fools bong are belong to me. I confiscate his stash in the name of Autonomy.
And that my new politics was about giving folks a place in the world, one where they could be just as secure as I was. And, I dunno, something about plantin’ orange trees with the grandchildren of anti-semites – a hastily-inserted image, but it ended sweetly.
Outrage at 'Noah's Ark' creationist zoo which denies Darwin's theory of evolution

Why the fuck can't you Darwinistas live and let live? You behave EXACTLY like the people you claim to hate the most. EXACTLY. Most of you would make very good militant Muslims given the proper cajoling. You are both radical fundamentalists of a false god.

If you are so convinced of your glorious scientific Darwinian righty right rightness why then must you freak out so violently regarding any and all opposition to your opinions? Why are you so threatened? Why do you feel you must silence all dissent by any means necessary? Why should you give a rat's ass who agrees with you and who does not? Why does your "truth" not set ye free?

I'll tell you why you staggering idiots. Because this is not about your precious scientific Darwinian evolution theory at all, this is about POWER, this is about who's philosophy of life will ultimately control the culture. For you, anyone who believes in the GOD of Israel is a backward drooling cephalic idiot "creationist" and must to be destroyed! Where I come from, we call that kind of shit "fascism". Where I come from, that kind of shit led to 6 million dead.

Dig yourselves, you duped unrepentant hypocrites:
A secular group is demanding that tourism groups stop promoting a 'creationist' zoo which questions the traditional view of evolution. The Noah's Ark Zoo is accused by the British Humanist Association of misleading tens of thousands of visitors annually and 'threatening public understanding'.
OK... now change the quote hypothetically to this:
A Christian group is demanding that tourism groups stop promoting a 'Darwinist' zoo which questions the traditional view of Biblical Creation. The Darwin Zoo is accused by the British Christian Association of misleading tens of thousands of visitors annually and 'threatening public understanding'.
So.... how do you feel about it now, Portnoy? Yeah, I thought so.

"What's to prevent us from saying Hitler wasn't right?"
~ ZOOLOGIST Dick Dawkins

Oil, Ecuador and its people
Today, a swath of the Ecuadorean Amazon remains contaminated beyond imagining. Neither side disputes the devastation, only who should pay for it. Chevron says it is the state oil company's responsibility
Exxon Says $42 Billion Gorgon Decision May Come Within a Month
Gorgon. I am telling you this just shit writes itself.

NNSA Chief Defends Need for Uranium Processing Site
A top U.S. nuclear official said that issues of "pacing" should not prevent the United States from eventually replacing an aging highly enriched uranium processing center at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn., the Knoxville News Sentinel reported yesterday.
I climb erupting volcanos for fun
Yeah? Well, I'm rooting for the lava.

Chain of Volcanoes Rumbles in Russian Far East
Vostok Media reports that water in Gorely’s crater lake is getting hotter, which indicates magma is rising from deep beneath the volcano.
OK earthquakes puzzle geologist Randy Keller
An earthquake swarm that struck Jones on Thursday and Friday puzzled a state geologist.


Quakes in the Cascadia Subduction Zone over the last 24 hours:





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