Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Is Josiah Bartlett president of Ireland?

From the cover page of the White Paper on Irish aid:
"First and foremost, we give aid because it is right that we help those in
greatest need. We are bound together by more than globalisation. We are bound
together by a shared humanity. The fate of others is a matter of concern to us.
From this shared humanity comes a responsibility to those in great need beyond
the borders of our own state. For some, political and strategic motives may
influence decisions on the allocation of development assistance. That is not the
case for Ireland. For Ireland, the provision of assistance and our cooperation
with developing countries is a reflection of our responsibility to others and of
our vision of a fair global society."


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Keep talking: your brain is safe

Here is some news that debunk the link between cell phones and cancer. Believe me, it will be forgotten tomorrow as the urban legend lives on.