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Alarming increases in natural disasters

Statistics showing the increase in natural disasters and events such as earthquakes and storms With growing population and infrastructures the worlds exposure to natural hazards is inevitably increasing This is particularly true as the strongest population growth is located in coastal areas with greater exposure to floods, cyclones and tidal waves To make matters worse any land remaining available for urban growth is generally risk-prone, for instance flood plains or steep slop

Pictures that lie a collection of fake images

This is really facinating, a collection of images, some historical and some contemporary known to be fake Just goes to show faking pictures has been happening a very long time! [url=http://newscomcom/Pictures+that+lie/2300-1026_3-6033210htmltag=nefdlede]Newscom[/url] This photo isn't exactly what it appears to be--nor are the other images that follow in this photo gallery All were manipulated beyond straightforward cropping of edges or lightening shaded areas Often they have a

Ireland worker finds ancient psalms in bog

[quote] [url=http://newsyahoocom/s/ap/20060725/ap_on_sc/ireland_ancient_book]Associated Press - Tue Jul 25, 7:11 PM ET[/url] DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish archaeologists Tuesday heralded the discovery of an ancient book of psalms by a construction worker who spotted something while driving the shovel of his backhoe into a bog The approximately 20-page book has been dated to the years 800-1000 Trinity College manuscripts expert Bernard Meehan said it was the first discovery of an Irish e

Is George Bush drinking again?

I didn't know he had a drinking problem to start with, but someone certianly seems to think so It might start to explain some of his difficulties recently, or it could just be anti-Bush spin http://wwwcapitolhillbluecom/artman/publish/article_7430shtml Like the President, I'm a recovering alcoholic Unlike him, I've been sober for 11 years, three months and 16 days Bush says he quit drinking without help from any organized program I had a lot of help from family, friends

Is someone doctoring Islam protest photos?

Now here is an interesting conundrum Just who is faking signs In this [url=http://wwwabovetopsecretcom/forum/thread182650/pg21]abovetopsecretcom thread[/url] the poster nukunuku notes the following [quote] Take this picture below, put it in a picture editing program and draw the line under each line of the textIT IS COMPLETELY STRAIGHT, which means someone edited the picture The paper he is holding is tilted, the text is straight What are the odds of a photographer capt

Muslims and Hindus protest against Valentines day

Well its started, the slippery slope of abandoning western cultural festivals to appease islamic demands http://newsbbccouk/1/hi/world/south_asia/2749667stm Religious activists in India and Pakistan have begun separate protests against Valentine's Day celebrations, saying they are an insult to Hinduism and Islam In Bombay, members of the right-wing Shiv Sena group raided shops and burned Valentine's Day cards Police nationwide boosted security to head off the violent pro

Human remains in cattle feed may have caused mad cow disease

OK, this is gross, not only feeding animals to herbivores, but feeding them the remains of PEOPLE The world just took another step closer to insanity http://wwwtelegraphcouk/news/mainjhtmlxml=/news/2005/09/02/nbse02xml&sSheet=/news/2005/09/02/ixhomehtml more on the site The mad cow disease epidemic could have been caused by the feeding of material containing human remains to cattle, a scientist claimed yesterday Alan Colchester, a professor of neurology at the Univer

Lets give aid to poor africa! - yeah right thats the last thing they need

Turns out "poor africa" is awash in aid Excellent article below showing that money is not the need of Africa, its taking the people out of dependancy and teaching them to be independant [url=http://servicespiegelde/cache/international/spiegel/0,1518,363604,00html]De Spiegel[/url] excerpt Money is, for the Europeans, the solution to all of Africa's problems But despite yearly payments of, at last count, some $26 billion, the majority of the continent resembles som

Chinese spies in Australia that everyone denies

Recently on the news a Chinese diplomat defected to Australia because his conscious couldn't live with the fact his country was spying on its citizens in Australia and on everyone else it seems This totally pissed off the Australians who didn't want to upset their trading partner with such a minor matter as spying, and they tried to ignore him, and even deny him the right to stay in Australia Both China and Australia tried to deny such events had happened, but this was confirmed when

The "Real ID" Cards Are Coming For Real

"Real Id Cards" As opposed to "Fake Id Cards" No, I don't think so BushCo is just afraid to use the true name for them, "National ID Cards" Just in case the mailstreamers haven't figured it out yet, t he "Elites" of BushCo are still hoping to keep them in the dark They are really closing in on our freedom now Not to mention our privacy What can we do to stop this from continuing Better yet, we need to [b]reverse[/b] it! If they can sneak something li

Colombian kids raised on killing...

In Colombia, young boys kill each other just for losing at cards, writes Martin Amis A taste for violence and death starts early An excellent read! http://wwwtimesonlinecouk/printFriendly/0,,1-531-1458940-531,00html

Bahrain - an islamic democratic laboratory...

When you read this article its amazing to think that this IS a democracy, there is still a lot of power in the hands of very few The islamist religion also rules despite democracy maybe in Islamic states democracy can only be a veneer over their religion http://agonistorg/story/2005/1/24/10322/8353 In the Arab world borders are still borders Crossing them can mean freedom Siham drives across a long bridge in the Persian Gulf from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain The opened route changes

WooHoo Bhutan bans smoking - totally!

We have just followed irelenad and New Yorks laws by banning smoking in pubs and public places But this one takes the case Bhutan has banned it in the entire country http://slatemsncom/id/2112449/ If you're indignant that your boss just shut the smoking room and outraged that you have to leave the bar to light up, take heart Life could be worse You could be Bhutanese The tiny, trendy Himalayan kingdom recently became the world's first nonsmoking nation Since Dec 17,

Nth Korea winds up for war

Isn't it nice to have something to look forward to in the new year Some countries just want their international neighbours to come visiting, why doesn't America just put them out of their misery and oblige http://channelsaimtodaycom/news/storyjspfloc=FF-APO-1104&idq=/ff/story/0001%2F20050105%2F0650456123htm&sc=1104 SEOUL, South Korea AP - North Korea has ordered its citizens to be ready for a protracted war against the United States, issuing guidelines on evacuating t

Revolt brewing in Nth Korea?

Another article in a gathering collection about the last despotic kingdom North Korean's are quietly trying to rebel against their wierd leader This article outlines some interesting historical events and certianly gives hope for the future http://wwwspiegelde/spiegel/english/0,1518,325971,00html The people of North Korea are not as submissive as they appear to be Unnoticed by the outside world, strong opposition to the regime of dictator Kim Jong Il is beginning to appear
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