Archive for July 15th, 2011

July 15th, 2011 - 11:16 pm § in Misc.


Fukushima cattle shipments banned   The government’s nuclear disaster task force begins considering suspending shipments of beef cattle from Fukushima Prefecture, amid concern that cows from there may be contaminated with radioactive cesium.[...]

July 15th, 2011 - 10:13 pm § in America

Marijuana as Candy

Emerald City Compassion Center (ECCC) is a collective of legal marijuana patients. The Emerald City Compassion Center dispensary menu includes cookies from Mikes Special Treats. These cookies got a great review from The Seattle Weekly: “The cookies were a little harder than I expected, but qui[...]

July 15th, 2011 - 9:55 pm § in Misc.

People in Mississsippi Have Amongst Shortest Life Expectancy in World

While people in Japan, Canada, and other nations are enjoying significant gains in life expectancy every year, most counties within the United States are falling behind, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the UW. IHME researchers, in collaboration w[...]

July 15th, 2011 - 5:12 pm § in China, Politics

CHINA: Liao Yiwu Threatened By Chinese Government, Flees China for Germany

  By GILLIAN WONG   07/ 8/11 12:47 PM ET   BEIJING — Liao Yiwu arrived in Berlin last week at the end of a secretive journey that included transfers in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi and Warsaw, Poland, the writer said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “I feel so mu[...]

July 15th, 2011 - 9:29 am § in Misc.

Harry Potter Day

Josh Haner/The New York Times HARRY POTTER’S final battle with Lord Voldemort will hit movie screens on July 15, but that young wizard has already scored a decisive victory where it counts: at the box office, on best-seller lists and in the crowded arena of fantasy-driven popular culture. J. K. Ro[...]

July 15th, 2011 - 7:20 am § in Misc.

Gaddafi Countdown

U.S. Formally Recognizes Libya Rebels By SEBNEM ARSU and J. DAVID GOODMAN NY Times Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the move, which allows the United States to fund the opposition with some assets frozen in American banks.[...]