Friday News Picks

Posted on 27 May 2011


The Climate Commission said “We know beyond reasonable doubt that the world is warming and that human emissions of greenhouse gasses are the primary cause.” Hate to break it to you, but this isn’t new information. It’s been available for years only no one on the science side has explained it very well and a lot of people on the “general public” side have been duped by other sources.

SBS put together a basic timeline of the West’s search for Osama bin Laden over the last 20 years. It was to go with the “Trusting Pakistan” episode of Insight.

The US Secret Service accidentally posted on Twitter complaining about Fox News’s “blathering”.

Ben Eltham discussed the near-future impacts of Asian industrialisation on Australia in a two part series at the ABC’s website.

There’s discussion going on about journalistic objectivity and how it’s a crock. It was centred around AOL‘s new acquisition TechCrunch.

US Congress talked about how it often passes laws that are against the US Constitution, not just the Patriot Act.

Last Saturday was supposed to be Judgement Day. I didn’t feel any more or less judged than usual myself. But some tweeters had some funny things to say about it.

Obama’s car got stuck on a curb in Ireland.

More nuclear reactors failed in Japan.

Community gardens are causing community strife because they’re getting more popular and taking over more public land.

Three people died as a result of an explosion at a Foxconn factory in China that makes things for Apple. I think it’s the same place that had a run of employee suicides a year ago.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival started in Melbourne!

And the owl played with the pussycat:

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