Archives for June 15, 2008

Summer Reading

It utterly shocks me every time I make a reference to plastic alligators, Macy’s bags with poisonous snakes in them, a guy named Skink or my favorite Bass Lure …. the Double Whammy …. and people look back at me with blank stares. Like, don’t you get it? “To be or not to be” jokes…

…. something I never encouraged. But these days it is practiced in my extended family. So what did I get and what does it all mean?

Sacromento Woo Death?

Medical woo is not restricted to Minnesota. They even have it in California. SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – A 76-year-old man operating an unlicensed chiropractic clinic out of his Oak Park, Calif., garage is suspected of killing one of his patients with a neck manipulation, according to Sacramento police. Antonio Arellano, whose only training was a massage…

Linux List

42 of the Best Commercial Linux Games KOffice 2.0 Alpha 8 (an office suite for KDE)…. 0 Best KDE Applications Not Included in KDE And for those of you who like it even when it is not OpenSource: Opera 9.50 Is Out! Review of the Newest Opera Release

Nature Conservation News

On Sale in Madagascar: Carbon This time, the forest product for sale is 100 percent sustainable and guaranteed to return on the investment. The product is carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that healthy forests can store in vast reserves and prevent from being released into the atmosphere. Put simply, protecting an intact forest keeps its…

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Amboseli Lions May Go Extinct

By African standards, Kenya’s Amboseli itself is small, but it is part of two or more large scale systems that extend far beyond its boundaries. One is the Serengeti Ecosystem, which extends far to the south in Tanzania. The other is the Nilotic (mainly Maasai) Pastoralist cattle keeping culture. It is being reported that lions…

Space Events

Jason-1 Will Make its 30,000th Orbit The Jason-1 spacecraft will make its 30,000th science orbit this week. Revolution number 30,000 will begin at 10:27 UTC (3:27 a.m. PDT) on June 14th, 2008 and will be completed at 12:19 UTC (5:19 a.m. PDT). From its vantage point 1,336 kilometers (830 miles) above Earth, Jason-1 uses its…