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From the NY Times: Files Vanished, Young Chinese Lose the Future

This should serve as a warning to those of us who feel that we must rush to copy the educational systems of foreign countries. This is a heartbreaking story of ruined hopes and academic excellence made worthless.

SCIENCE

Who would think that CLOSING nuclear reactors could have tragic results?

A particular reactor in Canada produces most of the radioisotope technetium-99m, which is used in over 40,000 medical prodedures a day in the US alone! The Ontario, Canada reactor has been closed for safety reasons since May 14, and the other major supplier, a Dutch reactor is also now closed for about a month. The Dutch reactor will close for repairs again in 2010. How dire? The tail end of the supply is coming to the U.S. this week.

REAL ESTATE

Downtown San Diego has hundreds of condos. Lush, glamdamorous condos that used to be priced sky high.

For seven years, twice the number of downtown condos were built in San Diego than in Los Angeles, which is several times the size of San Diego. Now, these condos are languishing, waiting for buyers who have the cash or who can get a loan for a half price condo! (I’ve looked, and I don’t see any bargains in downtown San Diego.)

FINE LIVING

Frugal living at about.com

You can spend an hour here, and never plumb the depths of frugal living advice here. The delicious depths? Finding edible weeds to eat!

I’ve had this link for years and just took a look yesterday.

Revisiting this site gave me the inspiration to make my own platform sofa (It’s not the first time I’ve made my own platform bed and sofa).

I also found out how to “stack” store coupons here. This is where coupons for the same item come from different sources. If you read the fine print, you may be able to present BOTH coupons for a super bargain!

NATIONAL AND LOCAL INCREDIBLE NEWS


Is Lou Dobbs Birth Certificate (And “Birther” frenzy”) a fake?

The Lou Dobbs Birth Certificate controversy has been broiling at Open Salon and elsewhere for days now, but the only “news” is about Lou Dobbs crazy support for the birther movement! What’s the truth about Lou Dobbs? There is no further investigation going on that I know of.

American Citizen Detained for 13 Months As An Illegal Immigrant.

How the heck do we detain this man for 13 months, when he had a birth certificate, and a VETERAN’s birth certificate (A DD 214), but Lou Dobbs gets a get out of jail pass?

AND NOW FOR THE COMICS:

The Beanies

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The Beanies © Zumalicious 2009

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