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Monday, December 3, 2012

3 December - Breaking News

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English: New River Ancholme Prominent on the right of the picture is the strip of ripening Miscanthus Bio-fuel crop planted between the Ancholme and East Drain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Footpath through bio-fuel field [1]
English: Footpath through bio-fuel field [1] (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Bio-fuel Plantation in FRI Campus,Dehradun
Bio-fuel Plantation in FRI Campus,Dehradun (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: This was published as an appendix to Deputy CNO Patrick Walsh's report to Barack Obama on conditions in Guantanamo as per Executive Order 13492. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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English: Cover of the May/June 2010 issue of Mother Jones magazine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Drought Conscious
Drought Conscious (Photo credit: London Permaculture)
The Iraq Handbook for Dummies - Mother Jones
The Iraq Handbook for Dummies - Mother Jones (Photo credit: Steve Rhodes)

How to use your computer as an alarm clock. 

I'm not impressed. Maybe you will have better luck.

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1,022 and Counting

Here's a terrific video from Reason on the National Registry of Exonerations at Northwestern University.
The registry itself makes for fascinating browsing. (It's possible I have a morbid sense of what's fascinating.)

Obama’s Cyber Executive Order: More Government Control of the Network

 Note the use of 'enfeeble.' It seems like proper Ingsoc usage...instead of 'weaken.'

Pearson Education - Modern Duckspeak
Modern Duckspeak. In 1984, George Orwell used Duckspeak to describe the stale, ritualistic official language of the Big Brother state – language deliberately ...
http://www.pearsoned.co.uk/Bookshop/article.asp?item=612

Google Drive 

Young, Educated and Jobless in America?

 

Help stop coyote hunting within the recovery area of critically endangered red wolves!

  • Hospital beds 'nearly all occupied'

    NHS data reveals occupancy currently around 94% which well exceeds quality care limits of 85%
      


  • BIOFUEL IS WAY FORWARD: VIETNAM GOVT
    Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai last week urged ministries to give incentives for the production and use of bio-fuel, which was defined as fuel made from plantations such as cassava, coconut, sesame, peanut, flax and jatropha, or animal products, such as catfish fat.
    Bio-fuels have 70 per cent less CO2 emissions and 30 per cent less poisonous chemical emissions compared with petrol. Bio-fuel made from sugar has 89 per cent less CO2 gas.

    Compared with traditional fuel like coal and gas, bio-fuel produces less greenhouse gases, disintegrates faster and does less harm to water and land resources. It also causes less wear and tear on engines.


    A United Nations Environment Programme report showed bio fuels accounted for 1.8 per cent of transport fuel, with ethanol production having tripled between 2000-07 and biodiesel production rising eleven-fold.


    The report also said mandates to blend biofuel into fossil fuels for vehicles had been enacted in 17 countries by 2006, mostly requiring blending with 10-15 per cent ethanol or 2-5 per cent biodiesel.
    Statistic showed there were about 4 million hectares of abandoned hill country in Viet Nam – including more than half the Central Highlands – which was suitable for growing jatropha curcas, the crop that many countries used for bio fuel.

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