Obama Points The Finger

US Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano claimed ‘the system worked’ in relation to the near miss bombing attempt on Northwest flight 253 on Christmas Day. It did, but only to the extent that once the plot was foiled by courageous passengers, the threat was communicated to other planes, airports and travellers. The ‘system’ did not work …

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Anti-Whaling Protest Boat Damaged

The bow of the Ady Gil was sheared off in a collision with a Japanese whaling vessel. It is taking on water, but all crew members have been rescued. It’s not fair, says anti-whaling person Paul Watson, from the Steve Irwin mother ship, ‘this seriously escalates the whole situation.’ Oh dear. Of course the protest …

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What Makes Children Happy and Stable?

Having their fathers around: The report cites half a dozen pieces of research that demonstrate pretty conclusively that children do better in terms of mental health and social adjustment when their fathers as well as their mothers are involved in their upbringing. Children are 40 per cent more likely to suffer mental health problems if …

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Aussie Window Washers Rule

The Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower) really is an amazing accomplishment. Earlier in 2009 Dubai looked like it was on the verge of a financial meltdown. It was rescued by Sheik Khalifa of Abu Dhabi. The tower has been renamed the Burj Khalifa in his honour. At 2700 feet it is massively taller than the previous record …

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