Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nuclear Boy


The entertaining anime cartoon above is apparently being shown to Japanese children. It is supposed to explain what is happening at the Fukushima nuclear plant. I learned a lot. There is definitely more information here than in the official government press releases. My brother lives in Tokyo but like most Japanese has not chosen to leave home over the dangers which the nuclear incident may portend.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Valdosta State University graduate Stephen Dupuis (VSU '08) teamed up with UGA grad Stephen Turner to create Defy Thirst, which strives to empower developing nations through sanitation education and the sharing of efficient, inexpensive water filtration technology. It is good to know that our graduates from this university are not only able to earn a living but contribute to solving the problems of the world.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

9.0 Earthquake and Tsunami hit Japan

CNBC host Larry Kudlow proudly displays those "ugly American" attitudes which are so in demand today in our broadcast media. My brother lives in Japan, so perhaps I am overly sensitive. My brother is fine but he did say that this is the worst earthquake that he has experienced. He has lived in Japan for at least 25 years now, since the late 1980's.

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Monday, November 08, 2010

Don't Swear For Me, Nigeria

Monday, October 04, 2010

Hajigak Iron Ore Deposit

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nigeria at 50

Yvonne Ndege reports on Africa's most populous country on the 50th anniversary of her independence from Great Britain.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Finders Keepers

Craig Childs was just interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered. While his book may not contain any new ideas, Craig is certainly very passionate about some traditional archaeological ideas which need his clear and compelling restatement. I look forward to reading it!

Friday, August 27, 2010

California Highway Spill (NSFW)

Major Slut Spill on California Highway (NSFW)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"A Whole Crude World"

Home video from the Gulf Coast of the United States documents the impacts of the B.P. oil spill on mermaid populations. Written and directed by Lee Camp. Starring Juliet Jeske.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Obama Target Game

The above crude likeness of President Barack Obama was featured in a carnival game called "Alien Attack" at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Big Time fair in Roseto, Pennsylvania. As the child is doing in this photograph, carnival visitors were rewarded with stuffed animals and other trinkets for their aim in firing a toy plastic gun at the president. The inspiration evidently came from "Tea Party" politics in that the caricature poses the president with a scroll labeled "Health Care Bill" in his right hand.

The original story on this appeared in the Express Times of Easton, Pennsylvania. The story broke nationally through The Morning Call and the British newspaper The Guardian. I first read about it in a piece at The Huffington Post authored by AP Reporter Michael Rubinkam. A company called Goodtime Amusements ran the carnival - 320 Willow Road, Hellertown, PA - - 610-554-7425 - Fax 610-838-2549

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ILLER: Obama Zombies Strike Back

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