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News Briefs 20-03-2008

The news will get you so excited, that by the end of it you might start sweating blood!

Quote of the Day:

"I hope that we have learned something from the most barbaric century in history -- the twentieth. I would like to see us overcome our tribal factions, and begin to think and act as if we were one family. That would be real globalization."

Arthur C. Clarke

News Briefs 19-03-2008

It's Wednesday already?

Quote of the Day:

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.

Arthur C. Clarke

News Briefs 17-03-2008

Who knows - this could well be one of those paradigm-shifting days. Shall we all start looking for a rock to hide under, or have you already made other plans?

Quote of the Day:

Part of me lives in a world of new age remedies and science. And some of the science is a little like voodoo -- but science was never an exact science. And personally I'd eat the arse out of a dead mole if it offered a fighting chance.

I intend to scream and harangue while there is time. I am, along with many others, scrabbling to stay ahead long enough to be there when the Cure comes along. There's nearly as many of us as there are cancer sufferers, and it looks as if the number of people with dementia will double within a generation. It is a shock to find out that funding for Alzheimer's research is just three percent of that to find cancer cures.

Author Terry Pratchett, on pledging $1million (£500,000) to the Alzheimer's Research Trust.

News Briefs 14-03-2008

A screaming comes across the sky. It has happened before...

And away we go...

Quote of the Day:

...If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.

Thomas Pynchon

News Briefs 13-03-2008

The news is so hot, my keyboard is melting.

Thanks to Ross, who thanks Red Pill Junkie, who thanks Greg, who thanks Kat. It's Dr Seuss time.

Quote of the Day:

The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained.

David Bohm

News Briefs 12-03-2008

Meanwhile, on planet Earth...

Quote of the Day:

Trust in the GOOGLE with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Her,
and She will direct your paths.

Susan Harrison

News Briefs 11-03-2008

Filling in for Jameske at the last minute, so excuse the lateness of posting. We start with teh pwnage:

Thanks Nick and Marcus.

Quote of the Day:

Human progress depends on unreasonable people. Reasonable people accept the world as they meet it; unreasonable people persist in trying to change it. Well, I’m Bob and I’m an unreasonable person.

Bob Geldof

News Briefs 10-03-2008

Neither safe nor free - just pwned, at our own expense.

Quote of the Day:

We humans are not as civilized as we would like to think. The world population more than doubled since 1975 to over six billion people. We are consuming Earth’s natural resources at an alarming rate. Our global natural resource base cannot support a population of more than two billion persons consuming at the level of Western cultures. Clearly, major changes in thinking and lifestyles are required as developing nations naturally aspire to the consumption of the West. Yet our political system is now punishing dissent, freedom of inquiry and efforts at preservation, tactics certain to worsen the drive toward sustainability.

Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell, in an article on Sustainability and the Pressing Need to Raise Our Collective Consciousness.

News Briefs 07-03-2008

This is the end, my only friend, the end...

Thanks to all

Quote of the Day:

We have no evidence of secrecy concerning UFO reports. What has been miscalled secrecy has been no more than an intelligent policy of delay in releasing data so that the public does not become confused by premature publication of incomplete studies of reports.

Edward Condon

News Briefs 06-03-2008

THE END IS COMING! The End... of the week, thank God ;-)

Gracias Rick

Quote of the Day:

“When he awoke, the dinosaur was still there.” (*)

Augusto Monterroso Bonilla (1921-2003), guatemalan writer.

(*): Actually, this is not exactly a quote, but the world’s shortest story.