Daily Archives: May 5, 2011

Nenana Ice Classic Breakup Dates

Nenana, Alaska has been tracking the date every year when the ice on their river starts to break free. This year it happened on May 4. The graph above shows the dates since Tamino’s period of modern global warming began … Continue reading

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1827 : NSW Residents Were Not Allowed To Cross The River

In 1827, nearly half of the population of New South Wales were ex-convicts (called Maroons.) During an extreme drought when all the sheep were dying, they were not allowed to cross the river to seek better pastures. http://trove.nla.gov.au/

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Nice Spring Day On The North Slope Of Alaska

Temperatures are in Fahrenheit http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/?lat=71.38749695&lon=-156.48110962&zoom=8&pin=Barrow%2c%20AK

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No Wonder They Vote Democratic

 According to a new report, 47 percent of Detroiters are  ”functionally illiterate.” The alarming new statistics were released by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund on Wednesday. http://detroit.cbslocal.com/

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Racism In French Football?

Patrick Vieira has said he is shocked at reports that the France coach Laurent Blanc and other officials discussed introducing quotas to limit the number of non-white players in the national team set-up. http://www.guardian.co.uk/

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Liberal Talk Show Host Wants The CIA To Assasinate His Political Opponents In The US

“So when does Seal Unit 6, or whatever it’s called, drop in on George Bush? Bush was responsible for a lot more death, innocent death, than bin Laden. Wasn’t he, or am I wrong here?,” liberal radio talk show host … Continue reading

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There Was A Period Of Four Years When Obama Didn’t Know Exactly What Was Going On

“I can tell you that there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes that we really didn’t know just exactly what was going on.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/

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Osama Must Have Been Very Slow

He had an AK-47 and a 9mm Makarov within reach, but couldn’t get to them during the White House’s claimed long  gun battle to reach him. When Bin Laden was shot, in a room on the top floor of the … Continue reading

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DNA Sequence In 24 Hours?

DNA sequencing is a very time consuming, compute intensive process. It requires taking millions of slices through a sample of molecules, and doing a large amount of image processing and other computation on electron microscope photographs of each slice. This … Continue reading

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Obama 2009 – OK To Photograph American Dead

U.S. lifts photo ban on military coffins By Elisabeth Bumiller Published: Monday, December 7, 2009 WASHINGTON — In a reversal of an 18-year-old military policy that critics said was hiding the ultimate cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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