diet drink shocker (ahem)

i know that the commercials insist there is no difference between sugar and high fructose corn syrup. but they lie.

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more on the fukashima beat

i do believe that, in the beginning, the experts poo-poo’d the notion that fukashima was as bad as chernobyl.

Soil radiation in a city 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Japan’s stricken nuclear plant is above levels that prompted resettlement after the Chernobyl disaster, citizens’ groups said Tuesday.

food for thought

this is a translation of a french article … about a little town some people (who believe the dec 2012 thing) think will survive the apocalypse.
i make no claims one way or the other. i just think it’s interesting. and there are all sorts of fascinating tidbits tucked in…
definitely worth a read.

the price the little ones pay

with their minds

the wars in iraq and afghanistan are just not worth it

because sometimes you just need to see something cute and funny

(altho i am not down with the fact that whoever filmed this let the baby put the cat-tail in the mouth)

130,000 veterans without a home

Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are finding themselves living on the streets faster than those who served in previous conflicts, including Vietnam.

insert expression of outrage here

executive salaries rose 23 percent last year.

imagine that

nothing i read about fukashima is good:

Revealed: British government’s plan to play down Fukushima
Internal emails seen by Guardian show PR campaign was launched to protect UK nuclear plans after tsunami in Japan

groovy

i love this stuff:

Ceremonial Tibetan “singing bowls” are beginning to give up their secrets.

The water-filled bowls, when rubbed with a leather-wrapped mallet, exhibit a lively dance of water droplets as they emit a haunting sound.

tibetan singing bowls

a long time coming

officers are now on trial for the shooting at the danzinger bridge during katrina.
here’s some background on the shooting from democracy now and from propublica