War Porn and silencing soldiers
. Hart Williams at his vorpal sword
provides a detailed account of soldiers being censored for speaking their mind. Yet another example of the Dubya "do as say not as I do
" Administration. AIDS epidemic threat shrinking?
. At Towle Road
, a report that the United Nations is lowering the estimates of AIDS cases around the world, citing more accurate reporting. "As medicine improves, the number of people living with HIV is growing, although new infections are dropping and probably peaked around the turn of the millenium
This is not to drop all concerns, however. "Despite the revised estimates, the epidemic remains one of the great scourges of mankind. This week’s analysis predicts that 2.1 million people died of AIDS in the last year, and 2.5 million were newly infected — or about 6,800 every day
." Where's all the oil
? Web-consulting group Civic Actions
provides a map.
Labels: AIDS, news, Oil