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Oil sands worth $1.4-trillion, study finds

By DAVE EBNER | Globe and Mail The oil sands are a $1.4-trillion bonanza, according to a study that forecasts the economic impact generated by the world’s second-largest deposit of crude in the 2000-2020 period. And that conclusion is based … Continue reading

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Once more into the breach…

Like any normal person, I’ve been floored by the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, and the subsequent flooding following the breach of some of the levees surrounding parts of New Orleans. The human cost is almost unthinkable. So many lives … Continue reading

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Even Mr. Bill Knew the Levees Wouldn’t Hold

A few days ago on Good Morning America, President Bush said, “I don’t think anyone could have anticipated the breach of the levees.” Not true. Even animated cartoon characters knew the levees were vulnerable. The disaster currently unfolding in New … Continue reading

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It would suck to be in New Orleans this morning.

  Yikes.     Posted Mon Aug 29th, 2005

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‘Blob’ slithers toward Canada

By CP via Ottawa Sun HALIFAX — Scientists will begin probing waters off Nova Scotia in search of a slimy creature they believe is slithering north and could be blanketing some of Canada’s richest fishing grounds. Researchers from the U.S. … Continue reading

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Ottawa peddling myths to justify no-fly policy

  by James Travers | the Toronto Star Writing in the August edition of the wonderfully contrarian U.S. magazine Harper’s, scholar Bill McKibben exposes a remarkable statistic about a proudly Christian country. It seems 12 per cent of Americans believe … Continue reading

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Man forgets wife at gas station

ROME, Italy (Reuters) — A Macedonian man left his wife at an Italian service station and only realized he had driven off without her six hours later, news agency Ansa said. The couple, who were travelling with their 4-year-old daughter, … Continue reading

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Triathletes insured for £1m against Loch Ness monster bites

Insurance against Loch Ness Monster attacks Triathletes participating in Scotland’s biggest triathlon will swim in Loch Ness as part of the competition. Fortunately, each of the 100 participants will be insured for £1m against bites from Nessie. From The Guardian … Continue reading

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Church Has 1 Million Bees, Honey in Walls

Sweet!   KNOX, Pa. – One could say that St. Mark United Church of Christ is bee-deviled. The church in Clarion County, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, has been infested with bees in its walls for about seven years. … Continue reading

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See you in 2010, court tells 98-year-old

ROME (Reuters) – An Italian court has told a 98-year-old plaintiff to come back in 2010 for the next hearing in her legal battle over property rights — more than 10 years after the case first opened. Amalia Cuccioletti, who … Continue reading

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