Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The sun'll come out, tomorrow. Come what may.

Tourists flock to the dead zone of Chernobyl.

20 years after the world's worst nuclear disaster, the Chernobyl power plant and the wasteland that surrounds it has become a tourist destination. Day-trippers armed with Geiger counters take guided tours from Kiev through military checkpoints to the reactor. Increasing numbers of adventurers are finding their way into the irradiated zone, seeking the eerie thrill of entering family homes unchanged since they were evacuated at a few minutes' notice, two decades ago .....

The sun'll come out, tomorrow
So you gotta hang on 'til tomorrow
Come what may

See, it's all good. Conventional war with Iran .... no problem. Nuclear war? Fine, a future tourist spot!

It wasn't me .....
Royal Navy warship's Mideast itinerary left on pub table: report.

LONDON (AFP) - A sensitive document detailing a British Royal Navy warship's tour of duty in the Middle East over the next two years has been found in a pub, the Daily Mirror reported. A student spotted the two-page document -- titled "HMS St Albans Longcast", and marked "restricted" -- lying on a table as he played pool with friends in The Albany pub in Portsmouth, on England's south coast, the newspaper said. It included times and dates of patrol operations in Iraq, Beirut, Bahrain, Qatar, Dubai, the Gulf and Suez .....

My heart is broken into a thousand little pieces. I'm crying right now .....
TEHRAN, Jan 16, 2006 (AFP) - The US-based news channel CNN has been banned from working in Iran.

During CNN's live translation of a press conference by Ahmadinejad Saturday, the president was quoted as saying that "we believe all nations are allowed to have nuclear weapons" and that the West should not "deprive us to have nuclear weapons". The president was, however, using a Farsi word that meant "technology" and not "weapons"

What, are you blind?
Impotence drugs linked to eye damage risk -study.

Whassamatta Dumbo ...... freezing your little tutu off?
ULAN BATOR (AFP) - The Moscow Circus has resorted to vodka -- plenty of it -- to keep two Indian elephants warm while they perform in chilly Mongolia, local media and organizers said.

Go back to sleep there little liberal. It's ok.
Anti-terrorism official says WMD attack inevitable.

Cuz it's always Bush's fault in commieville. Bush's fault because he made those bad men angry. Bush's fault because he's trying to stop them. Bush's fault because he cannot (a trifecta!).

Same story, but from AFP instead of Reuters. Having a little different vibe/feel.


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