Two die in China from bird flu strain not previously seen in humans-Xinhua
(Reuters) - Two people in Shanghai, one of China's largest cities, died this month after contracting a strain of avian influenza that had never been passed to humans before, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday.
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^ That's the headline on Drudge.
NK says it is now in a state of war with SK.
The little shit sure likes to stir up trouble. For all of our nukes and fly-bys the truth is a ground war with NK will be a nasty situation for our side.
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[copied in its entirety from http://www.canadafreepress.com/index...about-benghazi ~ fb]
The mainstream media has FAILED the American people. It should not matter to anyone whether this is a Republican or Democrat President and Administration. It is not a party issue. American lives were lost needlessly and callously. From the Situation Room in the White House, they were watching this on a live stream feed from drones in the area. Obama and the administration chose to OUTRIGHT lie to us in hopes that this would go away and not become an issue in the election.
If we were living in times when common sense meant something, this would be front page news on every single media. But, we are not. The press has opted to protect Obama no matter the cost to the American people. If Obama is allowed to get away with this treason - and it is treason, he is aiding and abetting the enemy, then we are living under the illusion that we live in a free nation. When free press is gone, there is no freedom. And, my personal belief is that the free press has chosen to protect Obama, even at the expense of American lives.
If you want to know the truth, it is up to us to demand the truth. Since the mainstream media is not pressuring Obama for the truth, the truth will remain hidden until or unless we make enough noise to force the truth to be revealed. Please, join me in demanding the truth:
The U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and the two Navy Seals in Benghazi TRUSTED Obama. They were wrong, they are dead.
There’s been a special line set up for this: PLEASE CALL AND TELL THEM YOU WANT A PUBLIC HEARING on BENGHAZI before the elections!!! OGR (Office of Govt. Reform) Committee: (202) 225-5074.
The Republican national committee is asking us to call the oversight committee: PLEASE CALL and RE-POST THIS TO YOUR WALL and other social media. Distribute to all of your contacts.
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JunSyria civil war
Syria's main court has been bombed by rebels (and yesterday a tv station was attacked too).
Fighting in a number of places.
Turkey is moving it's army to the border area where the Syrians shot down the plane.
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MayThe Panopticon State
Read the FULL article by Mark Steyn as it is being quoted all over the internet. Here's a taste. I hope it gives you the chills.
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FebThe Virtual Inaugural 2013
Everything is amazing and no one is happy.
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Senator Dianne Feinstein,
I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.
I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.
I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.
I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.
We, the people, deserve better than you.
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
"I'm sick of being told by people in Washington D.C. what is okay for me to own for my own personal defense while they enjoy the safety of many armed guards with better firearms than I have access to. It's hypocritical."
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DecThe Earth at night
The Earth at night, a new short you tube movie. More detailed then the older picture versions. Even boats are visible (there's a short part where you can see the 'Chinese Sea' all lit up with fishing boats with neighbouring areas much darker).
Yesterday I visited their facility. What a wonderful group of volunteers! They rehabilitate injured animals of all kinds including hawks, owls, eagles and other raptors. Sometimes it works out and they are set free, sometimes they become "ambassadors" for education and sometimes, sadly, they are euthanized. Its life unfortunately. They are 100% dependent on donations and volunteers. I was so impressed by their devotion. The stories and follow ups are quite interesting and sometimes heartbreaking. Knowing some of our readers here, I think you might enjoy following them (and maybe helping out by spreading the word)
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SepThe 2012 Ig Nobel awards
Posted in science because they are sciences prizes awarded for articles that make you laugh then think.
The dead salmon brain scan is interesting.
I also like Frans de Waals research on chimps recognizing their friends bottoms on pictures. It's logical. And it does make you think...or well it makes me think (wonder, ponder).