Daily Archives: March 23, 2012

Biggest Quake in 15 Years Rattles South Australia

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake, the biggest in the country for 15 years, has rattled Far North South Australia. The earthquake's epicentre was recorded at shallow depth near Ernabella, 415km north west of Coober Pedy and about 320km south west of Alice Springs, just before 8pm. Geoscience Australia reported the quake...

Nodding Disease: Turns Children Into Mindless “Zombies”

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It's called the "nodding disease" and it's a baffling illness that has struck thousands of children in northern Uganda.  The illness brings on seizures, violent behavior in some (debated), personality changes, and a host of other unusual symptoms. I. Mental Degradation: Child Victims Have no Cure, no Future Grace Lagat, a northern Uganda native,...

France Is a Deeply Racist Country, and Toulouse Will Only Make That Worse

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Barely had Mohammed Merah leapt from his bathroom widow in Toulouse yesterday, still blasting away with his gun, than politicians and experts were analysing just what it might mean for the President and the other candidates in the coming election. It's unseemly. It's obscene. It has precious little to do...

Exclusive: Japan Mayors, Governors Want Nuclear Safety Assurances

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Most Japanese mayors and governors whose communities host nuclear plants want fresh safety assurances beyond government-imposed stress tests before agreeing to the restart of reactors taken off line after the Fukushima crisis, a Reuters poll showed, amid concerns about a looming power crunch this summer. All but two of Japan's...

Massive Student Tuition March Paralyzes Montreal

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Tens of thousands of Quebec students descended on downtown Montreal Thursday afternoon for the latest in a series of escalating protests against proposed tuition hikes. An imposing crowd, considerably larger than the one at Montreal's famous 1995 pre-referendum rally, formed a kilometers-long sea of opposition to Quebec's tuition increases, scheduled...

The CO2 Sea Level Lie

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Author: Soren Dreier / BBC

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The brainwasher about rising sea levels got you? We’re constantly bombarded with the rising sea level scare, due to carbon dioxide. The other day I watched the BBC “Ocean Series”, where the divers went to the submerged underwater caves of Mallorca, Spain and a crack in the CO2 Matrix showed...