shut down its last operating Internet Service Provider to prevent the masses from communicating instantly with each other. What was ignited a few weeks ago in Tunisia, with the successful overthrow of President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, has given hope to the Egyptian masses who have rallied to force changes in Hosni Mubarak’s administration. The swearing in of a new cabinet and a new Vice-President, Omar Suleiman, who has promised new elections, constitutional reform, and an open dialogue with political parties, have not extinguished the flames of discontent. Adding to the uncertainty of President Hosni Mubarak ‘s continued rule, is the role of The Egyptian army which has said it will not use force against protesters who have taken to the streets to demand his resignation. There is a climax to this revolutionary drama which will probably end with the exile of Mubarak to France or the United States and the continued rule of the military with a puppet president at its head. Fearing the wild fire of unrest are the other Arab nations, whose loyal allies have always been the United States and England.
- Egypt Protesters Plan Million-Strong Mubarak Rally (businessweek.com)
Is the competition for patients so high that a female dentist would dress in a dirndl?
Dr Marie-Catherine Klarkowski said: ‘The most important thing is to take away patients’ fear. The sight of cleavages gets patients narcotised and distracted from the pain rather quickly.
These were the friendliest passengers on the flight to DFW. They were extremely well behaved. If only the human children were like this.
Lawmakers in Arkansas and New York are proposing restrictions on using cell phones and mp3 players while walking or running in the street or sidewalk. Are the restrictions being created to protect the distracted pedestrians from injuring themselves or from injuring others?
Arkansas Senator Jimmy Jeffress, says his aim is to increase awareness rather than punishment. His proposal would prohibit pedestrians from wearing headphones on both ears.
New York Senator Carl Kruger, would prohibit people from using cell phones, mp3 players and other gadgets while crossing the street. His proposal would ban the use of an electronic device in the crosswalk of a city with a population of 1 million or more.
If either of these proposed restrictions are ever enacted to protect us from harm, no longer will we be able to walk or run (distractedly) to the beat of a great tune, while drowning out the din of the city.
- New York Considering Fines for Distracted Pedestrians (newsy.com)
- Crack Down on Distracted Walkers (abcnews.go.com)
Pictures: “Red Hot” Nuclear-Waste Train Glows in Infrared.
A man walked into a bank with a bomb locked around his neck, he walked to a teller and ordered her to gather all the employees with access codes to the vault. He left the bank with less than $9,000 because the vault couldn’t be opened at that hour. He then stopped his Geo Metro in a nearby parking lot where he was promptly surrounded by state troopers. He was handcuffed and left alone in front of a police car. As the minutes passed waiting for the bomb squad to arrive, the device around his neck starting emitting an accelerating beeping noise. To continue reading the story of a man duped into robbing a PNC Bank in Erie, Pennsylvania on August 28, 2003 please see Wired January 2011, Collar Bomb:The Strangest Bank Heist Ever by Rich Schapiro.
Do not click on the link if you enjoy swimming. What you will see in this video is a cricket jumping into a swimming pool. Emerging from the cricket is a parasite that happily swims away to find a human host .
with her lawyer was none other than the woman who fell into a fountain while texting to a friend her birth date. Is it only in the United States of America, that someone who is obviously negligent, has the nerve to sue the entity that placed a fountain in her way? Surely if this lawsuit is accepted by the court, one of the results might be that we must put railings or fences around these dangerous obstacles. Or perhaps, a ruling will forbid us from laughing ever again at idiots who text and walk. Her wounded pride and hyena lawyer will entertain us in court later this year.