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See your message on the West Bank wall, for a price

It could turn out to be the world's longest graffiti space - the massive concrete barrier separating Israel from the Palestinians.
Over the Internet, a group of Palestinian graffiti artists is offering to spray-paint your personal message on Israel's towering security wall in the West Bank.
It costs 30 euros ($40) per message and they can be as solemn or wacky as you want. Everything goes, except for obscene, offensive or extremist hate speech. Clients get three digital pictures of the finished product.
FULL ARTICLE HERE

Facebook Backpeddles, Gives Control to the Users

Facebook has today announced that they will allow the users a bigger say in the running of the website. This is amidst complaints about how user data is controlled by Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg has said that he hopes to ‘open up’ Facebook so that the users can control how the site is run and how the data that they enter into the site is controlled. Users will be given better comment and voting rights on the creation of future policies that Facebook puts in place. The reaction to this has been mostly a shocked one as this level of transparency into a social networking company has not been done before.
FULL ARTICLE HERE

Aussie McDonald's to charge more in poorer suburbs

McDONALD'S is lifting prices in poorer suburbs where it believes consumers are more likely to accept higher charges without complaint.
Costs were previously based on restaurant overheads and ingredient prices.
But the multi-national fast-food chain is using socio-economic factors to determine charges under a new "demand-based pricing" scheme.
FULL ARTICLE HERE

Doomsday seed vault's stores are growing

The stores of seeds in a "doomsday" vault in the Norwegian Arctic are growing as researchers rush to preserve 100,000 crop varieties from potential extinction. The imperiled seeds are going to be critical for protecting the global food supply against devastating crop losses as a result of climate change, said Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust.
FULL ARTICLE HERE

Mysteries Of Waipoua Forest (I AM IN THE PROCESS OF COMPLETELY REFORMATING THIS ARTICLE TO DO AWAY WITH THE CUMBERSOME PDF LINKS AND MAKING THIS A STRAIGHTFORWARD EASILY READ WEB PAGE)

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A Special Goodbye For George Bush: Add Photos of your shoes to the Flickr Group

Cindy Sheehan
Today I received, about 20 times by email, the video of the Iraqi journalist throwing his shoes at George Bush at a press conference in Baghdad. My friends and colleagues were gleeful at the humiliation suffered by our Liar in Chief.

I have to say, the video made me smile, too … but I understand the Iraqi’s anger all too well. I occasionally get a comment from someone that I am too “angry,” and how can I bring peace to the world when I can’t even bring peace to myself?

Open Letter To Barack Obama From Jello Biafra

Dear Mr. Obama,

Congratulations on your recent victory, and for helping build such a strong mandate for change. In that spirit, please do not forget the other aisle you need to reach across. All the relief and publicity for the middle class won't do anything for the 40-100 million Americans who are starving, unemployed or just plain poor.

Blackwater on Pirate Patrol?

“Billions of dollars of goods move through the Gulf of Aden each year,” said Bill Matthews, executive vice president of Blackwater Worldwide, in a press release. “We have been contacted by ship owners who say they need our help in making sure those goods get to their destination safely.
READ MORE: http://www.forbes.com/2008/10/23/blackwater-pirates-somalia-biz-logistic...

Searching Beyond Google

Most Web searching uses just a few providers. But according to technology writer Erik Sherman, there is a vast territory in the "invisible Web" that refers to databases connected to the Internet but not available for indexing by popular search engines, each with its own search capability.

FULL ARTICLE HERE

Eerie Photos Taken At Chernobyl City

Abandoned after the worlds worst nuclear reactor disaster, Chernobyl is now a tourist destination.
The entire city surrounding the power plant has remained virtually untouched since the disaster in 1986.

http://www.englishrussia.com/?p=293

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