Friday, August 20, 2010

Margot's Hot News Picks for the Week of August 14-20, 2011

Margot B Newsletter: Aug 14–20, 2010


Poland’s cross wars revive debate on role of church. “The cross row unblocked a discussion that has been a taboo – – the fact that a large part of the society is tired with the Church’s permanent political engagement,” Kucharczyk said.
Poland’s leftist opposition, the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD), is drafting proposals to entrench secular standards and analysts say it may win political points in this.

‘We must hold a discussion in Poland, which many other European countries already have behind them’, SLD spokesman, Tomasz Kalita, said. ‘We care for the Polish constitution to be respected. At present, it’s not’.


We’re No. 11!. America may be declining, but don’t despair.


Replacement of Canadian Firearms Program director slammed as intimidating, suspicious. The head of the Canadian Firearms Program, who was a vocal proponent of the long-gun registry, has been replaced and is currently on leave from the organization.
The move to replace RCMP Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak comes a few weeks before Parliament is scheduled to continue to debate a Conservative private member’s bill to scrap the registry.


An Education Paradox. CLASSROOM WARS IN SOUTH KOREA , Part 1



speech delivered in Edmonton, Alberta by Dr. Roland Chrisjohn
Member of Iroquois Confederacy (Oneida), healer (“psychologist”), author of The Circle Game
Date of speech unknown
Wounded Knee
. Party politics and the road to an American massacre.


African, Afghanistan, countries top index for food insecurity AFP – Wed Aug 18, 7:10 pm ET   PARIS (AFP) – Afghanistan and nine African countries top the world rankings for food insecurity, while North America and Western Europe, especially Scandinavia, have the surest food supplies, according to a survey of 163 economies published on Thursday.


Egg Recall Sparked by Salmonella Threat: Are You at Risk?



Does the Past Exist Yet? Evidence Suggests Your Past Isn’t Set in Stone




Swedish Pirate Party to host WikiLeaks servers. A Swedish political party dedicated to copyright reform and privacy rights says it has agreed to host several new servers for the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks. By hosting WikiLeaks information on the party's computer servers, WikiLeaks information will be available to more web users. The party said it will host the information free of charge as part of its political mission. (

Lovers Online – Be Aware. By Ninette Nickerson
US matches Indian call centre costs . Call centre workers are becoming as cheap to hire in the US as they are in India, says the head of the country’s largest business process outsourcing company.
Greek Library Receives US$1 Million International Award for Embracing Technology and Creating Vibrant Community Asset - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2010 Access to Learning Award honors Veria Central Public Library as successful model for libraries in Greece and around the world.

En Passant 

What Michael Douglas Faces with Throat Cancer. Dr. Jennifer Ashton Discusses How Effective Treatment May Be for &lsuo;Wall Street’ Star, Effects of Radiation on the Throat.

A case of guarded language at Balmoral. When a Scottish soldier spoke forthrightly to Zara Phillips, he received a lesson from the Princess Royal, writes Bruce Anderson.


The Global Wildlife Conservation Community is Going Online
– 18 prominent zoos and aquariums are leading the way.

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