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PROTESTS N STUFF

Post 182

HappyDude

smiley - huh


PROTESTS N STUFF

Post 183

purplejenny

smiley - erm

maybe whoever wrote that could rephrase it within the house rules?

smiley - huh

err


PROTESTS N STUFF

Post 184

JK the unwise

Is it not wonderfull living in a free
society where we can say what ever we
like (as long as they agree)


PROTESTS N STUFF

Post 185

HappyDude

yeah smiley - erm


New Year - Same old World

Post 186

HappyDude

Scientists investigating the effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam have found that people living in a so-called 'hotspot' have the highest blood levels of the poisonous chemical dioxin ever recorded in the country.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1734000/1734289.stm


Ornithologists in Pakistan fear that populations of birds whose migration route takes them over Afghanistan may have been devastated by the weeks of bombing there.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1719000/1719867.stm


Scientists think there is just a one in 20 chance that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) will collapse in the next 200 years.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1731000/1731163.stm & http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1728000/1728745.stm


In 1874 the science fiction writer Jules Verne envisaged a world in which water would replace coal as the fuel of the future. Now the Icelanders believe they can turn that dream into reality within a generation.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1727000/1727312.stm


One of the UK's most appealing mammals, the dormouse, is at risk because it dislikes getting wet.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1716000/1716020.stm


Japan says the moratorium on commercial whaling should be lifted - in order to protect whales.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1424000/1424363.stm


Iceland says it will resume commercial whaling, perhaps as soon as next year.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1421000/1421987.stm


A European Union delegation has failed to persuade the Australian Government to pledge its future support for the Kyoto international treaty on climate change.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1425000/1425679.stm


Loss-making lab firm Huntingdon Life Sciences has received a financial lifeline from the UK Government after being abandoned by City firms in the face of animals rights protests.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/business/newsid_1417000/1417755.stm


The Nigerian Government is about to enter the space age.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1426000/1426573.stm


Happy Reading smiley - erm


Reading List 04:01:2002

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HappyDude

A biopharmaceutical company that helped clone Dolly the Sheep has produced new cloned pigs.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1738000/1738730.stm

A second team of scientists has produced a litter of cloned pigs with organs designed for human transplants.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1740000/1740879.stm

Animal transplants: a step closer?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1740000/1740316.stm

More than one third of red kites reintroduced to Scotland have been illegally poisoned, according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/scotland/newsid_1739000/1739549.stm

Japan is reported to be planning to relax its commitment to tackling climate change.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1740000/1740677.stm

Ten years after world leaders gathered to tackle environmental problems at the Earth Summit in Rio, nothing has really changed.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1741000/1741164.stm

Israel has intercepted a boat in the Red Sea which it says was carrying 50 tonnes of weapons destined for the Palestinian Authority.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1741000/1741862.stm

A 27-year-old man has been hanged for murder in Nigeria in the first execution since Islamic law - or Sharia - was introduced in much of the north of the country.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/newsid_1741000/1741789.stm

Several officials of President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party have been named as beneficiaries of his programme to redistribute land from white farmers.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/africa/newsid_1742000/1742727.stm

The animosity between India and Pakistan - which dates back to before they gained their independence - could threaten a major conflagration.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/in_depth/south_asia/2002/kashmir_flashpoint/

Up to 30% of Colombia's most powerful guerrilla army is female. Women fight alongside the men and endure the same hardships as them.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1742000/1742217.stm


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Post 188

HappyDude

Israel and the Palestinians
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/in_depth/middle_east/2001/israel_and_the_palestinians/

The ÔéČuro
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/in_depth/business/2001/euro/default.stm


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Post 189

HappyDude

The right to peaceful protest ..?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/world/americas/newsid_1748000/1748260.stm

A Free Net/ Free Speech at what price ..?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/world/europe/newsid_1748000/1748398.stm


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HappyDude

Zimbabwe debates 'draconian' laws
http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/world/africa/newsid_1748000/1748246.stm


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JK the unwise

That all seems quite depressing
any news about the fight back?


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HappyDude

I don't know about fightback but you might like
"Scholars believe they have solved a 2,000- year-old mystery of how King Herod died"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/health/newsid_1782000/1782739.stm


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HappyDude

Israeli censors have been criticised by both Palestinians and Israelis yesterday for banning a documentary about the battle in Jenin.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,858424,00.html

Security Council debates measures to protect civilians in armed conflict
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=5603&Cr=civilians&Cr1=conflict

North Korea has said it will immediately reactivate a mothballed nuclear power plant, frozen under a 1994 agreement with the US.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/asia-pacific/2568543.stm

Meeting on European Union enlargement.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/europe/2567897.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/2565277.stm

Australia's High Court has rejected an appeal by an indigenous group for possession of a vast swathe of land, ending the country's longest-running aboriginal land dispute.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/2568521.stm

America's forced to release shipment of North Korean missiles.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/korea/article/0,2763,858434,00.html

The Belgian parliament voted in favour of phasing out all seven of its nuclear power reactors
http://www.greenpeace.org/news/details?news%5fid=83689


Cliamate Change:
Arctic sea ice shrinking.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NasaNews/2002/2002120710965.html

Sea ice could be gone by end of the century.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NasaNews/2002/2002112710960.html

Bolivian glaciers shrinking fast.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2559633.stm

The Canadian House of Commons has voted overwhelmingly in support of the Kyoto Protocol on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/2564723.stm
http://www.greenpeace.org/news/details?news%5fid=87768

Study reveals climate change in Canada's highest mountain.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/MediaAlerts/2002/2002112710958.html


Sorry it's been so long since I made one of these posts.




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Post 194

HappyDude

http://www.guardian.co.uk/gall/0,8542,863159,00.htmlsmiley - winkeye


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