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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2012
    A clever use of existing technology could actually make carbon sequestration financially viable.

    The great bit is that the process essentially liquifies ALL the pollutants from a coal-fired powerplant allowing the capture and recovery of Mercury, Ozone, Sodium and Nitrogen Oxides etc.

    The savings from reduced health costs etc from the reduction in those emissions should pay for the whole process. so, in essence, you get the CO2 capture for nothing.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2012
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2012
    Ohio Miners Required to Attend Romney Rally
    The Pepper Pike company that owns the Century Mine told workers that attending the Aug. 14 Romney event would be both mandatory and unpaid, a top company official said Monday morning in a West Virginia radio interview.

    The radio interview is here. Moore also confirms that they bused workers to the rally, and that the mine was shut down for the day (probably because so many workers would be at this "mandatory" rally). So even if workers wanted to, you know, work, they'd be forced to take a day off without pay anyway.
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    This is fascinating. I think it says at least as much about the individual chemistry and circumstances of the artist as it does about generic effects of the different substances.
    • CommentAuthorSteve Toase
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2012 edited
    250LB bomb in Munich is detonated.

    English article
    • CommentAuthorstevefrank
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2012
    I don't understand. What was it.??
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    A huge second world war unexploded bomb.
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
    100-year-old driver hits 11 near Los Angeles school
    The powder blue Cadillac backed slowly into the group of parents and children buying snacks from a sidewalk vendor, and the crowd banged on his windows and screamed for him to stop, but not before some of the children were trapped under the car, witnesses said.
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012 edited
    RE: Da Bomb.

    Yeh, I live in Munich, was entertaining. The fun part was that the pub they are tearing down that they found the bomb under is one of my old youth haunts. Years of drunken revelry on a bomb...

    Of course the even more amusing one was the bomb they found under the pitch of the 1860 football team stadium. 60 years of football matches on a bomb... I think from now on, all footy matches should involve bombs buried under the pitch.
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    Whereabouts are you? We tend to get there about six times a year. We've been to schwabinger. 7, but tend to end up in Tumult, Peppermint Lounge or Sehnsucht.
    • CommentAuthorstevefrank
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
    ohhhhh....that was horrable..
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012
    spiders that live in your face
    don't read this if you want to sleep tonight (or ever again)
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    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2012 edited
    Record-breaking 98-year-old message in a bottle pulled from ocean (Bonus cool points for the bottle being part of a science project)
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    @slick: Ick! Also, I wish there was a way to get rid of the mites. Or at least thin them down a bit.
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2012
    @ Slick: A friend of mine suffers regular, really bad outbreaks of rosacea, including in her eyes, but I'm a tad reluctant to show her this article. She still has nightmares about an ear infection she had a couple of years ago which turned out to be the result of a spider which had crawled in there and died. So discovering the bane of her skin is caused by one of its relatives squatsploding in her pores... Well, I don't think it'd be long before she was bathing in boiling bleach and scrubbing with wire wool.

    Then again: Your Body Is a Planet - 90% of the cells within us are not ours but microbes'
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2012
    Synchronicitastically, as I typed the word "squatsploding" this came on the breakfast news:

    Squatting set to become a criminal offence from 1st September 2012
    Squatting in a residential building in England and Wales becomes a criminal offence on Saturday, meaning squatters would face jail or a fine.
    Ministers said it would offer better protection for homeowners and "slam shut the door on squatters once and for all".
    The maximum penalty will be six months in jail, a £5,000 fine, or both.
    But campaigners warned the new law could criminalise vulnerable people and lead to an increase in rough sleeping.
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    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2012
    Daily Currant is a satire site.