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+ - McGill University uses YouTube to Raise Money->

Submitted by The Bringer
The Bringer writes: McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has resorted to YouTube and corporate sponsorships to help raise extra funds for their cancer research programs. For every view of their video, their sponsors will donate some money to the program. While I am sure there is a cap on it, it is for a good cause and could use the attention!
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+ - Dr. Jack Kevorkian Dead at 83-> 1

Submitted by The Bringer
The Bringer writes: "Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Michigan pathologist who put assisted suicide on the world's medical ethics stage, died early Friday, according to a spokesman with Beaumont Hospital. He was 83.

The assisted-suicide advocate had been hospitalized in Michigan for pneumonia and a kidney-related ailment, his attorney Mayer Morganroth has said."

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United States

+ - West Coast Shipping Ports Shutting Down to Protest->

Submitted by The Bringer
The Bringer writes: Indybay.org writes: "In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. This is the first time in decades that an American union has decided to undertake industrial action against a U.S. war. The action announced by the powerful West Coast dock workers union, to stop work to stop the war, should be taken up by unions and labor theorganizations throughout United States and internationally. And the purpose of such actions should be not to beg the bourgeois politicians whose hands are covered with blood, having voted for every war budget for six and a half years, but a show of strength of the working people who make this country run, and who can shut it down!"
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The Media

+ - Magnets and Perpetual Motion

Submitted by John Prentice
John Prentice writes: The Toronto Star has an interesting article on an inventor from the Ottawa area that has caused some waves with regard to the Law of Conservation of Energy. Dubbed the 'Perepiteia', the device uses magnets, electric motors, and coils to overcome Lenz's Law regarding magnetism. Also a point of interest are several YouTube videos demonstrating the machine in action. If anything, this may lead to some interesting developments in electric motors.

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