Australian Bushfires,Kellogg, Brown & Root,Comet Lulin
I'm always amazed in bushfire season in Aus, that they never have decent maps up. (the 'dse' google earth hack is a joke) if i had a house near tha bush, i would appreciate near-real-time updated fire front maps.
So 40+ are dead, wonder if decent maps might have helped
Kellogg, Brown & Root LLC is preparing to plead guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for promising and paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Nigeria in exchange for engineering and construction contracts between 1995 and 2004.
The Justice Department says several of the alleged bribes occurred while Mr. Cheney led Halliburton.
Halliburton Co.(sic) said it has agreed to pay $559 million to the U.S. to settle charges that one of its former units bribed Nigerian officials during the construction of a gas plant.
One report last week said that "Haliburton' had been kicked out of Iraq by the Iraq compradors. Haliburton are now saying that they were never in Iraq...
- well thats understable guilt
This is the correct way to treal KBR contracters
New White House Staff!
Rahm Emanuel - Chief of Staff - Jew
* David Axelrod - Senior Advisor to the President - Jew
* Ronald Klain - Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States - Jew
* Larry Summers - Economic Advisor to the President - Jew
* Paul Volcker - Economic Advisor to the President, Former Head of Fed Reserve - Jew
* Tim Geithner - Treasury Secetary - Jew
* Peter Orszag - Head of Budget - Jew
Now a major portion of my heros are Jews: Starting with the 3 troubadors Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed
A lot of my early heroes were physicists: Robert Oppenheimer, Einstein, Chomsky... I dont keep an accurate list, but just to emphasise I've got nothing against Jew ancestory, or even 'Jewish' ancestory
The Chinese government has declared an emergency and allocated nearly $60m to battle the country's worst drought in 50 years.
...rainfall in many parts of northern and central China had dropped by 50 to 80 per cent a
nd the drought, which began in November, is said to have also affected 10.33 million hectares of crops.
is someone keeping a record of all these "worst in 50 years" events?
On the night of February 23rd, near its peak brightness, Comet Lulin is passing 2° south-southwest of Saturn.
Lulin’s closest approach to Earth, 0.41 a.u. (61 million km), occurs on February 24th, when the comet may reach a peak of magnitude 5. By now it's high up in late evening (after rising around the end of astronomical twilight).
Feb. 24th: Closest approach! On this special morning, Lulin will lie just a few degrees from Saturn in the constellati
on Leo. Saturn is obvious to the unaided eye, and Lulin could be as well. If this doesn't draw you out of bed, nothing will. [sky map]
- For Southern viewers, turn this upside down at midnight on feb24 North East
flyash as fertiliser
you can put a bit of coal ash on your plants, but not too much
Jill Pruetz in video of baby Aimee reunion with her mother Tia
a good news story
Killing Hope: US Military and CIA
Interventions Since World War II. by William Blum
"Far and away the best book on the topic."Noam Chomsky
"I enjoyed it immensely."Gore Vidal