Daily Archives: March 17, 2011

Still More Heartbreak Out of Japan: Dogs

Here’s the English translation of the exchange between the two reporters in the clip (translation courtesy of Toshiyuki Kitamura): We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He … Continue reading

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Pope Makes Former Anglican Bishops: Monsignori

It is a honorific ecclesiastical title. The Catholic Herald has the news: The Pope has honoured three former Anglican bishops, the first members of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, with the title of monsignor. Fr Keith Newton, the leader of the … Continue reading

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Americans Stock Up On ‘Radiation Pills’

Or, potassium iodide: Fears of radiation sickness stemming from the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan have prompted a surge in US sales of potassium iodide. Potassium iodide (KI), a salt, floods the thyroid gland with non-radioactive iodine which lessens the … Continue reading

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Latest Earthquake Predictions

Watch this. It’s by geologist Jim Berkland and he has made some rather grave predictions for this year (esp. for the US): Earthquake forcaster Jim Berkland warns of a ‘high risk’ seismic window and potential for a massive quake poised to strike somewhere … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. It is observed by the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican … Continue reading

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