Localised Warming Devastates Bird Populations

From the frequently amusing People’s Cube: Man-Made Warming Blamed for Disappearing Bird Populations A research team working on a two-million-dollar government grant just made a shocking discovery: intense man-made heat waves are decimating bird populations throughout the globe, including birds that were recently thriving in local neighborhoods. According to the researchers, anthropogenic warming-related activities are directly …

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Egypt’s President – Death Is Our Goal

Great. Egypt’s Constitution should be based on the Koran and Sharia law, presidential candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood Islamist movement Mohamed Morsi said. “The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal,” Morsi said in his election speech before Cairo …

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150 Rockets Fired From Gaza Into Israel Over Last Six Days

What, you didn’t know? Hardly surprising, since attacks on Israeli civilians get short shrift in the Australian media. From Times of Israel: Gaza-based terrorists fired 25 rockets into southern Israel on Saturday, causing damage to a school and factory. The latest attacks bring the total number of rockets and other projectiles fired from the Strip to approximately 150 …

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Lagavulin

Over the last week I have been doing some research on Highland single malt whiskies. Well, why not? I came across this delightful video featuring Iain McArthur. Iain has worked at the Lagavulin distillery for forty years. One of things I like about this is his humility. We can’t change tradition, he says. Lots of …

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