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Oil reaches Louisiana shores

Posted on May 24th, 2010 at 19:35 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

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Over one month after the initial explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, crude oil continues to flow into the Gulf of Mexico, and oil slicks have slowly reached as far as 12 miles into Louisiana’s marshes. According to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, more than 65 miles of Louisiana’s shoreline has now been oiled. BP said it will be at least Wednesday before they will try using heavy mud and cement to plug the leak, a maneuver called a “top kill” that represents their best hope of stopping the oil after several failed attempts. Based on low estimates, at least 6 million gallons of crude have spewed into the Gulf so far – though some scientists have said they believe the spill already surpasses the 11 million-gallon 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska as the worst in U.S. history. (39 photos total)


A dragonfly tries to clean itself as it is stuck to marsh grass covered in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, in Garden Island Bay on the Gulf Coast of Louisiana near Venice on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)


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  1. this is shameful…and all too common in the world.

Statistics

Posted on May 24th, 2010 at 17:45 by John Sinteur in category: News


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  1. Dear Phdcomics,

    I know that a lot of people think that Galileo was fighting against the Flat Earth worldview, but that’s not true. Stop spreading the false story.

  2. Yeah, Galileo was actually out to discern the size (circumference) of the Earth, not it’s shape (which, was already assumed to be round…hence the circumference). The church was more pissed at the notion that the Earth wasn’t the center of the universe.

Steve and Bill

Posted on May 24th, 2010 at 17:45 by John Sinteur in category: News


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  1. Awesome. More:

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    However, DO NOT go the the main page for that blog. Your day will be taken away from you if you do.

‘Lost’ Possibly Still Airing In Parallel Dimension, Desperate Fans Report

Posted on May 24th, 2010 at 14:39 by John Sinteur in category: News

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Desperate fans of the recently concluded television series Lost are speculating that the program is continuing on in a parallel dimension somewhere, and that alternate versions of showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are currently writing new episodes of the series. “It’s very possible that a sideways world running concurrent to our own exists, and that a facsimile of myself is happy, fulfilled, and already gearing up for the season seven premiere of Lost,” said 36-year-old Kevin Molinaro, who, along with more than 20 million other hopeless fans, has recently booked multiple roundtrip tickets from Los Angeles to Australia in hopes of traveling through a vortex in the space-time continuum. “I just have to find a way to get there. We all do.” According to data from Google analytics, searches for “How to build/detonate/use a hydrogen bomb to open up a multidimensional wormhole” have increased 10 millionfold since the episode aired.


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Kurdish children jailed in Turkey under anti-terror law

Posted on May 24th, 2010 at 13:35 by John Sinteur in category: News

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More than 340 children in the Kurdish south-east of Turkey have been given long prison sentences in the past three years.

Most of them were detained for taking part in anti-government protests, under a law banning any show of support for the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party, or PKK.

The government says it knows the law, which requires a minimum five-year sentence, is too harsh, but it has yet to change it.


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Gates says veto defense spending bill if unwanted projects remain

Posted on May 24th, 2010 at 9:13 by John Sinteur in category: News

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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he will urge President Barack Obama to veto a coming $726 billion defense authorization bill if it contains funding for unwanted projects Gates has been trying to cut for years.

Gates has been vocal about financial reform at the Pentagon, trying to rein in some big-ticket contracts and telling Congress to stop spending money on C-17 transport planes that are not needed and a $485 million alternate engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The JSF engine program – already delayed and over budget – could end up costing taxpayers billions of dollars, according to Gates.

But with jobs at stake, Congress has ignored those requests for years and continued to appropriate funds for the C-17 and a second F-35 engine.


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The latest version of the LittleDog Robot

Posted on May 24th, 2010 at 8:56 by John Sinteur in category: News


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