Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/15/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 8/15/2010Three hundred tons of explosives and detonators have gone missing after they were dispatched by more than sixty trucks from an explosives factory in India. The factory manager disclaims all responsibility for what happened to the explosives, since they were consigned to an approved trucking company when they left the factory. A frantic search is underway for the missing trucks.

In other news, thousands of patient records from four Massachusetts hospitals ended up in a public dump. The records included sensitive personal data, such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and diagnoses. Such a method of disposal is illegal, and hospital authorities are at a loss to explain how it happened. Perhaps some hospital administrator remarked casually to a subordinate: “Who will rid me of these troublesome medical records?”

To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.

Thanks to AA, Gaia, Henrik, Insubria, JD, KGS, Steen, TB, TV, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Commenters are advised to leave their comments at this post (rather than with the news articles) so that they are more easily accessible.

[This post is a stub — nothing further here!]


Zenster said...

Algerian Press and Scholars Against Sarkozy

“Official xenophobia”, “Sarkozy preparing Le Pen-ism”, “racist and xenophobic shift to recover voters of the National Front Party”.

Exactly what amount of Liberal screeching and wailing about "racisim" will be required before this much-abused smear fades into the background and begins to sound like so much ambient (non)white noise?

Zenster said...

Gadaffi’s Son to Throw Party to Celebrate Release of Al Megrahi One Year Ago

The son of Libyan dictator Colonel Gadaffi is to celebrate the first anniversary of the Lockerbie bomber’s release by giving a party for him.

This is why wetwork teams were invented.

Zenster said...

Ocean Acidification and the CO2-Propaganda

The supposedly happening Ocean Acidification, frequently termed “the other effect of CO2”, is largely based on unrealistic biological experiments, actual measurements over an insufficient time to allow any definite trend delineation, and a lack of understanding of the chemistry involved.

Another staggering triumph of pseudo-science in the environmental realm.

X said...

I'm surprised they didn't call it what it is. "Ocean debasement" sounds quite threatening to people who don't know what a base is.

I suppose, though, it's hard to make up a scare about how the ocean won't be quite so alkaline any more. Seething cauldrons of acid are so evocative and emotive.

Juniper in the Desert said...

Zenster: re Sarkozy, these blood-hungry vampires are NEVER satisfied! the muslim vampire even feeds on its own when there are no others.

You cannot have a rational discussion with any of them or their supporters.

That is all. There is only one way.