DDT – From De Facto Ban To Real Ban

And more people, possibly millions, will die as a result. Every 30 seconds someone dies from Malaria. The same number as were killed in the 9/11 attacks every day and a half. Most of these deaths – millions over the last 30 years – could have been avoided, and Malaria largely eradicated, through consistent and careful …

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Pakistan – Possible Good Outcomes

Possible good outcomes for everyone except the bad guys, that is. There is strong local support for the government’s attack on islamic extremists in the North West Frontier province of Pakistan. Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani said last week the army was aware of the gravity of the threat and would “employ requisite resources to …

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Federal Opposition To Offer Alternative ETS Scheme

The Australia Federal Opposition (The Liberals, which means the conservatives, or would do if they had any backbone) is planning to offer an alternative to the government’s proposed emissions trading scheme. Unless their proposed alternative is to scrap the whole stupid idea, they all deserve a kick in the pants, and we would be better off …

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Man Falls Out Of Boat Swatting Shark

This wouldn’t be funny if the guy had been hurt. But he wasn’t, so it is: When a shark began to chew on the boat’s outboard motor, the man tried to fend it off with an oar. The man dropped the oar into the water and then fell in while trying to retrieve it. “So he’s …

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Australian Swine Flu Victim Fine

She caught it overseas, didn’t know she had it, and was better by the time she got back to Australia. Of course the headline is ‘Health Chief Warns of More Swine Flu’ A six year old girl was listed as a ‘suspected case,’ the Herald Sun article tells us, to squeeze out the maximum scariness, just …

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Church And Fishing

Just home from church, and about to go out fishing with a friend, so posting will be light to non-existent for the rest of the day. Happy Mothers’ Day!

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