Archive for August 3, 2005

New Scientist Premium- Under the knife, under hypnosis – Features

New Scientist Premium- Under the knife, under hypnosis – Features: “AS THE surgeon’s knife cut into her chest, 46-year-old Pippa Plaisted should have been in agony. The 45-minute breast cancer operation she was undergoing at the Lister Hospital in London would normally have needed a general anaesthetic. But Plaisted had not been anaesthetised, nor given painkilling drugs of any sort.”

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No talking on the bus!

Whuh? NLRB* Green Lights Ban on Off-Duty Fraternizing Among Co-Workers. So much for freedom of speech and freedom of assembly eh? Contract law trumps that kinda shite. It’s simple, really, if you want to chat to these people, quit.

*U.S. National Labor[sic][:)] Relations Board

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BBC NEWS | Middle East | US journalist shot dead in Iraq

BBC NEWS | Middle East | US journalist shot dead in Iraq

In a recent New York Times article, Mr Vincent wrote that Basra’s police force had been infiltrated by Shia militants.
He quoted a senior Iraqi police lieutenant saying some officers were behind many of the killings of former Baath party members in Basra.
Mr Vincent also criticised the UK forces, who are responsible for security in Basra, for ignoring abuses of power by Shia extremists.

An unfortunate aspect of my neighbour’s nation building efforts.

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