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Private Eye Front Cover Goes To Town On Nick Griffin And The BNP

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Private Eye Front Cover Goes To Town On Nick Griffin And The BNP. For those who are not familiar with the BNP it is a right-wing party in the UK that has been accused of being an ultra-right party akin to fascists.

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Official Google Blog: Similar Images graduates from Google Labs

Similar Images graduates from Google Labs 10/27/2009 03:34:00 PM Today, we're happy to announce that Similar Images is graduating from Google Labs and becoming a permanent feature in Google Images. You can try it out by clicking on "Find similar images" below the most popular images in our search results. via googleblog.blogspot.com Posted via web from hotpixel

Dunbar's Number isn't just a number, it's the law - and a comment

QUOTE:Dunbar's number is 150.And he's not compromising, no matter how much you whine about it.Dunbar postulated that the typical human being can only have 150 friends. One hundred fifty people in the tribe. After that, we just aren't cognitively organized to handle and track new people easily. That's why, without external forces, human tribes tend to split in two after they reach this size. It's why WL Gore limits the size of their offices to 150 (when they grow, they build a whole new building).Facebook and Twitter and blogs fly in the face of Dunbar's number. They put hundreds or thousands of friendlies in front of us, people we would have lost touch with (why? because of Dunbar!) except that they keep digitally reappearing.Reunions are a great example of Dunbar's number at work. You might like a dozen people you meet at that reunion, but you can't keep up, because you're full.Some people online are trying to flaunt Dunbar's number, to become …

For The First Time In History

The circus has come to town and you are lucky to have been introduced to the guy with the big flat shoes.

Boy, are you the lucky one. He smiles; he beckons. The hairs on your neck stand up. You recognize him. He is your long lost father. How could he have known? Does he know you? After all, you have grown. When you last saw him you were, how old?

The tent is hushed. They know something is in the offing. The high wire beckons. You climb. The wires bite into your fingers. These shoes weren't meant for climbing. How are you going to get down? Where is the safety net - it was there a moment ago. Time to show you are a man. But you are not a man - you are a kid.

You tremble.

This is how it was meant to be. All those dreams were leading this way. You are the one.

He falls. The net is there after all.

The muse asks: Do you want to find out more?

Squirrels

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View from the Bridge in York during floods

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via quillcards.com People have short memories. First came the floods in 2008, then the lazing about enjoying the sun in the summer of 2009. Forgetfulness is one of the greatest gifts. This photo of the flooding is also one of the ecards from Quillcards distinctive ecards Quillcards distinctive ecards Posted via web from hotpixel

Rio to Kyoto to Copenhagen - Climate Change in Three Easy Steps

From the 1992 Rio Conference, through the Kyoto Protocol and now to the conference in December in Copenhagen.The Kyoto Protocol runs out in 2012. If nothing is settled then....If deals are done then things might look good and still be bad...Here is the article:
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The Bali Starling: Back From the Brink -

The Bali Starling almost became extinct, but thanks to the efforts of conservationists, its numbers in captivity and in the wild are increasing.It is a poignant irony that the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change due to take place in December will work within the framework of the Action Plan agreed in 2007 in Bali.Posted via web from hotpixel

The December Conference in Copenhagen on Climate Change

This is why the December Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen is important, critical, historically important for the future of climate change legislation and action:Posted via web from hotpixel

It's Blog Action Day - 8,000 + Blogs and Counting

Blog Action Day is an annual event.It is held every year on October 15.  That's today !It unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day.It aims to spark discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 is about CLIMATE CHANGE.Follow the link to  BlogactiondayPosted via web from hotpixel