Jan. 17th, 2007

frandroid: "End the lock-out" with a CBC logo shaped into a lock (cbc)
You know how messed up we are in this country when we can't even put the French name of our national broadcaster in print? A Toronto Star article on the leaked/trial-ballooned Harper fiscal deficit trick goes like this:

"The French-language network of the CBC reported Monday that..."

Writing "Radio-Canada" would be have been much shorter.

(I'm not blaming the Star per se, but the social context that leads it to make such a choice.)
frandroid: (doomsday clock)
Clock Moves Forward Two Minutes

15 January 2007 | 10:27 PM

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) is moving the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock on January 17, 2007, from 7 to 5 minutes to midnight.

BAS announced the Clock change at an unprecedented joint news conference at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC, and the Royal Society in London. In a statement supporting the decision to move the hand of the Doomsday Clock, the BAS Board focused on two major sources of catastrophe: the perils of 27,000 nuclear weapons, 2000 of them ready to launch within minutes; and the destruction of human habitats from climate change.

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