Archive for June, 2010

When worlds collide

Scidev.net has an interesting collection of articles about traditional vs western medicines in the developing world :

“Bringing together traditional and modern medicine faces numerous challenges that stem from differences in how each is practiced, evaluated and managed. What are researchers doing to bridge the gap?”

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So if there was no law …

“Toronto’s police chief is admitting there never was a five-metre rule that had people fearing arrest if they strayed too close to the G20 security perimeter.”

via The Globe and Mail – Police Admit Deliberately Misleading Public On Expanded Security Fence Law

My question is – since there was no law for the detentions are they not guilty of kidnapping for each of the 900 detainees?

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Over and done with.

Right. $1.2 billions spent, rights and reporters trampled, and vague promises of foolhardy economic policies proudly announced. I feel good about the G20 summit. You?

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Final Score

I can’t see how England were going to win – but if the goal-that-was-not-a-goal had counted it would have ended at a much more respectable 3-2.

PS. The wife is totally hot.

PPS. Offside. FIFA, get out of the dark ages and institute *video* review of every goal, and 12 embedded RFIDs in game balls to monitor their exact location. At 10 cents per chip and six video angles reviewed in 30 seconds there is no excuse for the continued incompetence.

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Git yer fiscal conservatism here!

Step right up, step right up!

$2 million to create an artificial indoor lake and cottage backdrop inside a Toronto media centre for this month’s G8 and G20 summits.

via CBC News – Canada.

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Are Cameras the New Guns?

In which we compare and contrast:

In response to a flood of Facebook and YouTube videos that depict police abuse, a new trend in law enforcement is gaining popularity. In at least three states, it is now illegal to record any on-duty police officer.

via Gizmodo and

Accountability and privacy are both relatively new inventions; villagers three centuries ago knew little of either. But of the two, accountability is much more precious, and it is hard to enforce when a large swath of public life is shrouded in secrecy.

via David Brin.

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