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Timeline of Nuclear Tests

This video is nothing but computer noises and dots on a screen, but it’s gripping: A timeline and map of all nuclear detonations since 1945. ▶ nuclear testing.wmv – YouTube.

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The 4th of July celebrations in San Diego went a bit awry when 15 minutes’ worth of fireworks went off in just 30 seconds. While the headlines indicate much handwringing on the part of officials, the reaction of the crowd at the end of this video suggests the crowd didn’t mind at all. The 2012 […]

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Thomas W. Ewing – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_W._Ewing Thomas W. “Tom” Ewing is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and the Illinois State House of Representatives… While a U.S. Congressman, Thomas Ewing was considered to be a Libertarian-leaning Conservative, favoring a smaller less intrusive government, but more on economic issues than on social ones. In December 2000 […]

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Disgruntled Star Editor Takes Constructive Revenge – Torontoist

http://torontoist.com/2009/11/disgruntled_star_editor_takes_revenge.php The Toronto Star is making some cutbacks, and one of their wilier editors makes a case for continued employment.

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Rolling Stone Expose Declares Goldman Sachs Behind Every Market Crash Since 1920s | Economy | AlterNet

http://www.alternet.org/workplace/141088/rolling_stone_expose_declares_goldman_sachs_behind_every_market_crash_since_1920s/ Goldman Sachs has played a crucial role in creating every market bubble since the 1920s — and has profited from not only the bubbles, but from the crash that followed as well, says a new expose in Rolling Stone magazine. I have a handful of stocks outside my major holding, but after observing what […]

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Running Cause I Cant Fly: The Story of Susan Boyle

http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/2009/04/story-of-susan-boyle.html More Susan Boyle stuff. She’s flooding the Internet (and, because of this, the traditional media too) but as far as I’m concerned, it’s 47 years of accumulated, overdue attention, plus late fees and interest. The majority of the press is focused on her looks, which grows tiresome. What I found more shocking was the […]

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Upper Class Twit of the Year – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Class_Twit_of_the_Year UncleRoy‘s fabulous new avatar has made me nostalgic for Monty Python. A review of the Upper Class Twit of the Year competition becomes suddenly topical; Winner Gervaise Brook-Hamster is a “stockbroker in his spare time”. If only the current economic crisis could be resolved by all the abettors shooting themselves in the head or […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090403/ap_on_he_me/baby_formula_perchlorate_4 CDC: Rocket fuel chemical found in baby formula Explosion in ADHD diagnoses solved?

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http://www.torontosun.com/news/world/2009/03/20/8817816-sun.html You can have any Ford balance sheet you want, as long as it’s red. The U.S. Treasury department, trying to stabilize the battered auto industry, said yesterday it will provide up to $5 billion US in financing to troubled auto parts suppliers who are linked to Detroit’s carmakers.

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CBC News: Reports from abroad: Neil Macdonald

http://www.cbc.ca/news/reportsfromabroad/macdonald/20080325.html More Neil MacDonald – expect a lot of this, as I’ve been trolling through his archive at the CBC. Here, he garnishes a credit crisis report with this fabulous quote: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, says Morici, is “running around telling small people they have to pay their mortgages, or pay as much as possible, […]

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