To quote the article:
"A White House privacy board has determined that two of the Bush administration's controversial surveillance programs do not violate citizens' civil liberties. After operating mostly in secret for a year, the five-member Privacy and Civil Liberties Board is to release its first report to Congress next week.""
"Claude Allegre, one of France's leading socialists and among her most celebrated scientists, was among the first to sound the alarm about the dangers of global warming.
"Fifteen years ago, Dr. Allegre was among the 1500 prominent scientists who signed 'World Scientists' Warning to Humanity' (Wikipedia), a highly publicized letter stressing that global warming's 'potential risks are very great' and demanding a new caring ethic that recognizes the globe's fragility in order to stave off 'spirals of environmental decline, poverty, and unrest, leading to social, economic and environmental collapse.'"
In light of the volumes of research conducted since then, Dr. Allegre recently renounced his previous views. He now believes global warming is "over-hyped and an environmental concern of second rank."
" 'The cause of this climate change is unknown,' he states matter of factly. There is no basis for saying, as most do, that the 'science is settled.' "
Part 13 of the National Post's "Deniers" series, about scientists who contradict the majority opinion on climate science."
- Teams had to stop off at 4 checkpoints/bars along the way to "water the dogs". They had to drink for 20 minutes. This became problematic for some teams as the day wore on.
- Cheating a.k.a. sabotage was HIGHLY encouraged.
And then there were the "Corporate Dalliances," a ragtag quintet of scruffy IT professionals who came to win and cheated their way to victory by handing out phony maps, duct taping competitors to street signs and finally hiding another team's shopping cart in a backalley snowbank.
This video tells their epic, thrilling story."
FTA: "Suleiman accused the conservative Sunni institution of promoting extremist thought and described some companions of the Prophet Mohammed as "terrorists". He also compared President Hosni Mubarak to the dictatorial Pharaohs of ancient Egypt."
Abdel Karim Suleiman was handed a 4 year prison sentence,as a result the international group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has added Egypt to its list of internet Black Holes."
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