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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Read All About It

Boy oh boy are the humans busy. Here's a smattering of things going on around the big blue marble:

Americans don't trust the SCOTUS. Quel surprise:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/jun/08/us-supreme-court-poll-healthcare

China's space station moving right along
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/report-china-plans-manned-space-launch-month-article-1.1092611

From the "Some things never change" files
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/09/egyptian-women-protesters-sexually-assaulted

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/israeli-journalist-beaten-greek-mob-photographing-attack-article-1.1092434

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/israel-offers-cash-african-migrants-leave-article-1.1091987

Commuters take note:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120601-high-speed-pipedreams

Sign me up!
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303640104577436601227923924.html

Legionnaire's disease is back
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/distillery-shut-down-over-legionnaires.17827832

Not making athletes look any smarter
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/australian-olympic-swimmers-criticized-facebook-gun-photo-154500136.html

Is anyone paying attention?
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympics-fourth-place-medal/great-britain-apologizes-south-africa-playing-apartheid-anthem-162951965.html

Robin Gibb laid to rest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-18356373

Enough for now...

Late breaking; severe floods in Wales. Hope you're okay, John and Chris and all...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18361107

9 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

And in response to our brainless swimmers our decidedly unethical Olympic committee has decided that they can still compete - they just have to come home early.
Growl, hiss, spit.

klahanie said...

Hi Laura,
I have friends who live near where the floods occurred in mid-Wales. Thankfully, all is okay with them. Hope your Welsh friends are safe, warm and dry.
Have a lovely weekend
x

Geo. said...

Re: Commuters take note.

Trains running in a vacuum tunnel cutting trans-Atlantic commute to just one hour? Doubt I could hold my breath that long.

Austan said...

EC- We allow the athletes way too much leeway. Just because one is physically gifted shouldn't mean they get license to do whatever they want, but it does.

Gary! Glad to hear, and yes, everyone's okay. There are many who aren't, and are facing what we've been thru here. I wish them courage and humor.
Laura
x

Austan said...

Geo= it'd be like being in one of those old tubes in department stores, zooming from one floor to another and being spit out at the end!

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

Start learning Manderin

CarrieBoo said...

I bet that book 'Amped' is a good read. Sure wish I could get a brain upgrade.

CarrieBoo said...

Still working my way through... lots of good stuff here. :) Thanks, Laura!

Interesting comments on the Olympic swimmers photo...

Austan said...

TSB- Life gets tedious, don't it?

Carrie- Welcome! If you get a link for a brain upgrade, please pass it on. Mine seems stuck in a 1.0 version. Especially today.