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gratefaldean and cosmicbadger

Now there's some news worth reading! =)

"It's got no signs or dividing line and very few rules to guide"

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And this as well

http://healthland.time.com/2011/06/16/magic-mushrooms-can-improve-psychological-health-long-term/

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more good news..perhaps

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2011/jun/21/scientists-make-lsd-from-microbes

..and it even cures dementia!

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I don't know gonz...

but it seems our government has become a government "of the corporation,by the corporation, and for the corporation". Too bad Obama surrounded himself with a bunch of corporate crooks. I just watched the movie Wall St.-Money never Sleeps" last night, good flick. My disgust and contempt for corporate greed is endless. At least we still have our freedom of speech. God help us, but hey, summer is here, let's hope for some good "change".

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America surrenders in Afghanistan, Obama announces

Bin Laden's dead, so we can leave Afghanistan. Iraq too? Wow, both these countries are now safe for terrorist training camps for the new AQ head Al-Zawahiri.

Why did those brave soldiers die?

Why is our treasury empty....

My disgust and contempt is endless.

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falling crime figures

some good news for a change..even if no one can agree why it is happening

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13799616

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Arab spring pisses off Saudis

The Arab spring would never have gained momentum if Obama hadn't pushed at the right moments to get rid of Mubarak, a close ally to the Saudis. They went apeshit and bought billions in goods from the Russians and the Chines and everybody else except the US and EEC.

Yesterday "The worst meeting in OPEC history" broke up with the Saudis still whipping out their middle finger when the US begged them to pump more oil for the same price. They're still highly pissed-off. They are the land of Mecca, Wahabism and all else fundamentalist. It is not in their interest to see things changing and they don't see it as their responsibility to cut a welfare check for 100,000,000 men out of workin N. Africa, nor to bale out Western economies heaving under the weight of big oil.

Meanwhile, Khadaffy vows to fight to the end with no apparent way NOT to make him a martyr. The Israelis are firing on unarmed Palestinians marching into the Golan heights and Syria is getting seriously ready to chop the balls off anybody who dares to utter anything against this most highly vicious, terrorist, regime on Earth. They are the proxy of Iran and they will not be dislodged.

Colonialists who left these countries in the hands of strongmen and created Israel 64 years ago (US, Britain, France) are ultimately to blame for this entire mess, they shouldn't be surprised now..

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Japan's coping with nuclear

Any noise about building more nuclear in America should be put off by what the poor people in Japan are going through. Sisk.B has a point. Why isn't there more news coverage? Because the mass media is being led away by the nose from this story. Luckily it is still being covered by the mainstream press, NPR and the BBC to a greater or lesser extent.

There is a 12 mile evacuation zone around these six units. People are living all squished together and nobody has a job anymore inside that 12 mile area, for now. Most of nucleotides released have short half lives but twice as much as previously thought was released into the atmosphere. A lot went into the sea.

The same nightmare scenario could swamp Diablo Canyon and San Onofre, whether a direct hit or a tsunami or a combination of both with aftershocks. Teach your children well cause they aren't going to hear it on the news.

As far as Con. Wiener is concerned -- this shouldn't even be news. He should have beat a 1 hour retreat since his wife is pregnant and she is highly placed and respected in Hillary's circle in this administration.

Europeans and Americans are so different. They put up with Berlusconi and his virgin lust but we go bananas because a twit wants to tweet his boner. Not saying he was right, I think he is a jackass, just pointing out the comparison with Europe. DSK crossed the line apparently and forgot what side of the puddle he was on.

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Nice comment, Marye

Right on the mark. These people pushing for nuclear because it is green (meaning has less of a carbon footprint in the immediate future) remind me of corporations who are slaves to the next three month bottom line. The president's (Obama) campaign was partially fueled by energy companies that are heavy into nuclear. Don't expect any departure from his pro stance till he has enough money to get elected again -- or is he then beholden to these interests -- which I would say is more likely.

Small is better. What would have happened if we had phased out the internal combustion engine 50 years ago when it was feasible (given a percentage of money on research?)

A whole different planet.

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Back to Canada

Geez, maybe the Canucks had too much Sam Adams. Is there any good beer back east?

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