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What A Mess!

In addition to the ongoing saga of the Somali pirates, the news from Africa includes: Nigerian city tense after riots

At least 200 people have been killed in the Nigerian town of Jos after two days of violence, officials say.

Apparently there is a disputed election that somehow is related to religion and resulted in hundreds of people grabbing whatever weapon was available and trying to kill each other.

In Southeast Asia, politics is at the heart of the problems in Thailand: Tension grows over Thai blockade

Tension is growing in the Thai capital Bangkok as thousands of anti-government protesters occupy the city’s two main airports for a seventh day.

Police said they were negotiating with the group as experts warned of soaring economic losses from the blockade.

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November 30, 2008   Comments Off on What A Mess!

Where Are The Acorns?

Jill at skippy the bush kangaroo and others have linked to The Washington Post article about a lack of acorns in the mid-Atlantic states.

Short answer – they are in my yard, and anyone who wants the brown ball bearings of doom is welcome to them, but the management is not responsible if you end up on your backside trying to walk around out there. If you could pick them up before my landlord’s yard guy decides to run around on the mower, it would be appreciated, because they get sucked up and fired out at a pretty good clip and he doesn’t notice.

November 30, 2008   11 Comments