Sep. 17th, 2007

for [ profile] givemesodapop there is much inspiration for clown make up in The Greatest Show on Earth (trailer, 1952 - Cecil B. DeMille)

Loonie looking to catch up to Dollar - Canada's STRONG right now. Actually a better way to say it is we're not "weak" - we're not suffering the same debt crisis and problems with mortgage collapse as the US. (or a high cost of war although Afghanistan has cost us in a lot of ways)

How do you know you're healthy? - BBC
there are crude ways to tell if a person has a good general level of fitness, says John Brewer, director of the Lucozade Sports Science Academy.
"Being able to walk a mile in 15 minutes is an indicator of a reasonable level of fitness.
"You should be able to carry a couple of shopping bags from the supermarket to the car, climb the stairs in your house without getting puffed and cope with occasional, small bursts of unexpected activity."

Interesting reading :)

Dark matter clues in oldest stars - neat stuff. I'm so far behind in Astronomy I might as well be a tourist. I love this stuff though :)

Kaguya launch successful! - Japanese probe on it's way to the moon. This is absolutely cool too!

Bush aide says warming man-made
The US chief scientist has told the BBC that climate change is now a fact.
Professor John Marburger, who advises President Bush, said it was more than 90% certain that greenhouse gas emissions from mankind are to blame.

Umm... this is a BIG change. Bush's people were refusing to believe this for the longest time.
(in other politics: The Other September 11 - in 1683, this day marked the end of Islamic "expansion" (read: invasion) into Europe - and probably has a great deal to do with modern events)
also - Alan Greenspan releases biography (from [ profile] johnny9fingers)
In his long-awaited memoir - out tomorrow in the US - Greenspan, 81, who served as chairman of the US Federal Reserve for almost two decades, writes: 'I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil.'
In The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, he is also crystal clear on his opinion of his last two bosses, harshly criticising George W Bush for 'abandoning fiscal constraint' and praising Bill Clinton's anti-deficit policies during the Nineties as 'an act of political courage'. He also speaks of Clinton's sharp and 'curious' mind, and 'old-fashioned' caution about the dangers of debt.

(quoting same block as [ profile] johnny9fingers as it's of particular amusement)

John Bauer
- a museum exhibit in Sweden of this marvellous fairy tale illustrator and Troll-artist. His trolls are largely what I imagine trolls to be - and sometimes what I see out of the edge of my eyes when travelling in the North.

RIP Jim Rigney AKA Robert Jordan.


Teunis Peters



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