Feb 25, 2009

The Daily Buzz - Iranian And Russian Officials Officially Test The First Nuclear Power Plant Built In Iran

-Iranian and Russian nuclear officials tested the first nuclear power plant built in Iran on Wednesday. Does this bring military conflict closer?

-Ben Bernanke says that the recession will last through all of 2009.

-Has New Orleans repented and turned from sin to God? Perhaps not.

-Is it accurate to say that the Golden Age of the Internet is now over?

-The "40 Days for Life Campaign" has kicked off in 130 Cities this year.

-Has "God" become the new four-letter word in public schools?

-The new bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan is an ordained Zen Buddhist.

-A sick new video game allows players to gang rape virtual women – and then force them to have an abortion.

-A futuristic new system analyzes your body language to detect terrorists posing as tourists.

- Chicago plans to have a camera "on every corner" in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games that it hopes to host.

-Does the war against terror mean the "end of privacy"?

-San Francisco's main newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, may shut down if a buyer cannot be found for it.

-The parent company of 159 newspapers has filed for bankruptcy.

-A huge green comet is now passing relatively close to the earth.

-North Korea has fired artillery near the border with South Korea.

-Syria has revealed that it has built a missile facility over the ruins of a nuclear reactor that was destroyed by IAF warplanes.

-China's economic collapse is going from bad to worse.

-Republican senator Chuck Grassley is making it his mission to shake up the cosy relationship between doctors, researchers and the pharmaceutical industry.

-Baxter International Inc. in Austria "unintentionally" contaminated lab samples with the bird flu virus that were used in laboratories in three neighboring countries.

-Bird flu has now appeared in the Czech Republic.

-A shocking new report from the Infectious Diseases Society of America says that new superbugs are popping up in hospitals across the country, and that our ability to fight them is next to none.

-Lastly, in some good news, Oklahoma's House of Representatives is the first legislative body in the nation to pass a state sovereignty resolution this year under the terms of the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Hopefully many more states will follow suit.

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