Daily Archives: 07 July 7, 2010

Gulf awash in 27,000 abandoned wells

More than 27,000 abandoned oil and gas wells lurk in the hard rock beneath the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental minefield that has been ignored for decades. No one — not industry, not government — is checking to see if … Continue reading

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It’s hard to believe this happens

A veteran Iranian human rights activist has warned that Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, a mother of two, could be stoned to death at any moment under the terms of a death sentence handed down by Iranian authorities. Only an international campaign … Continue reading

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Country Leaders’ Salary Compared to GDP

Full Article via The Economist

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Group to show car that can be driven by the blind

Could a blind person drive a car? Researchers are trying to make that far-flung notion a reality. The National Federation of the Blind and Virginia Tech plan to demonstrate a prototype vehicle next year equipped with technology that helps a … Continue reading

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Are Libraries Necessary, or a Waste of Tax Money?

They eat up millions of your hard earned tax dollars. It’s money that could be used to keep your child’s school running. So with the internet and e-books, do we really need millions for libraries? Libraries are quiet havens for … Continue reading

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Bag of Randomness

That was my favorite TV dinner as a child. I walked DogGeeding and OtherDogGeeding last night and was amazed at the amount of gnats outside.  They are better than mosquitoes, but I was curious as to why so many, the … Continue reading

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