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Alaska Earthquake

According to several sources like The Anchorage Daily News or the The Post Chronicle, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.73 hit South-central Alaska at at 9:09 a.m this morning.

The information was confirmed by the Alaska Earthquake Information Center at the University of Alaska (Fairbanks).

The quake’s epicenter was 162 miles SW of Anchorage.
The quake occurred at Latitude 59.3888, Longitude -152.8107, at a depth of 62 miles. No injury nor damage were reported.

The AEIC, which monitor all seismic activities across Alaska, is reporting more than 20,000 earthquakes each year, and 20 just for today but ranking from micro ( Read more »

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An inside story of how the US magnified Palestinian suffering

A million and a half Palestinians are learning the hard way that democracy isn't so good if you vote the wrong way. In 2006, they elected Hamas when the US and Israel wanted them to support the more-moderate Fatah. As a result, having long ago lost their homes and property, Gazans have endured three years of embargo, crippling shortages of food and basic necessities, and total economic collapse.

We spoke again Saturday with three of our longtime Gazan contacts. They and their families, all Fatah supporters, were in their eleventh day without electricity, running water, or heat. They are cowering in cold basements trying to protect their children from the storm of explosions that is filling Shifa hospital with amputees and the dead. Our friends in Israel are likewise living in fear.

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Obama Should Emphasize Human Rights

The incoming Obama administration will need to put human rights at the heart of foreign, domestic, and security policy if it is to undo the enormous damage of the Bush years, Human Rights Watch said today in issuing its World Report 2009.

US leadership in promoting human rights will be vital, Human Rights Watch said, because at present the most energetic and organized diplomacy addressing human rights is negative - conducted by nations trying to avoid scrutiny of their own and their allies' abuses. And the human rights crisis in Gaza, where hundreds of civilians have been killed in fighting between Israel and Hamas, underscores the need for concerted international attention to the rights abuses that plague today's armed conflicts, Human Rights Watch said.

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President Has Four Years To Save Earth

According to Dr James Hansen, President Barack Obama has only four years to save the world. That is the stark assessment of Nasa scientist and leading climate expert Jim Hansen who last week warned only urgent action by the new president could halt the devastating climate change that now threatens Earth. Crucially, that action will have to be taken within Obama's first administration, he added.

Soaring carbon emissions are already causing ice-cap melting and threaten to trigger global flooding, widespread species loss and major disruptions of weather patterns in the near future. "We cannot afford to put off change any longer," said Hansen. "We have to get on a new path within this new administration. We have only four years left for Obama to set an example to the rest of the world. America must take the lead."

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Just Hours Away ...a note from Michael Moore

Friends,

This happy, happy day!

We have made it through the Dark Ages and here we are, in one of the most redemptive moments history has ever witnessed. Barack Obama is our best hope to get it right, to heal our national soul, to reach out to the rest of the world with an olive branch instead of shocking brutality.

I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who has worked to make this day happen. For many, the madness goes back, not eight years but twenty-eight years, to the tragic day Reagan was sworn in to dismantle our precious "government of the people" and our beloved way of life.

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Barack Obama's day

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr's Day. Today is Barack Obama's day.

While the swearing-in ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. local time, a host of official activities are planned for before and after the main event.

The first musical selection is by The United States Marine Band and the San Francisco Boys and Girls' Chorus. The Call to Order and welcoming remarks will then be made by Senator Dianne Feinstien and the invocation by Dr Rick Warren.

After another musical interlude by Aretha Franklin, Vice President-elect, Joseph R Biden Jr, will be sworn in by Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, the Honourable John Paul Stevens.

Another musical selection, featuring John Williams with violinist Itzhak Perlman, cellist Yo Yo Ma and pianist Gabriela Montero with Anthony McGill on the clarinet, will follow.

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Google Earth : High Resolution Photographies of Prado Masterpieces

Although it is no a substitute for a real visit at the museum itself, it is really amazing to fly in from space on Google Earth, approach a 3-D model of the Prado Art Museum (Madrid, Spain) and to watch ultra-high resolution photographies of some masterpieces like Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delight , Velasquez's Las Meninas or Goya's El Tres de Mayo,

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My Hero of the Gaza War

My war hero likes to eat at Acre's famed Uri Burri restaurant. He thinks it's the best fish restaurant in the world, and told me as much yesterday from the porch of the central Gaza City office building from which he has broadcast every day for the past two weeks, noon and night, almost without rest.

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The trouble with Sanjay Gupta

So apparently Obama plans to appoint CNN’s Sanjay Gupta as Surgeon General. I don’t have a problem with Gupta’s qualifications.

But I do remember his mugging of Michael Moore over Sicko. You don’t have to like Moore or his film; but Gupta specifically claimed that Moore “fudged his facts”, when the truth was that on every one of the allegedly fudged facts, Moore was actually right and CNN was wrong.

For more information about the Michael Moore / Sanjay Gupta "war", you can find a recap on www.michaelmoore.com

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Israel: Gaza Ground Offensive Raises Laws of War Concerns

As an Israeli ground offensive in Gaza gets underway, both Israeli and Palestinian forces must address heightened civilian protection concerns because of likely combat in densely populated urban areas, Human Rights Watch said today. Both sides must stringently abide by the laws of war, including taking all feasible measures to avoid harm to civilians and facilitating access for humanitarian workers and medical personnel.

Human Rights Watch investigations of previous ground operations in Gaza and the West Bank by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) found evidence of unlawful killings by Israeli forces. In addition, Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups fired rockets or conducted other military operations from densely populated areas, placing civilians at risk of serious harm.

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