To Boom or Not to Boom ?
Last updated: December 20, 2008
January 11, 2007
By James Helm
Wednesday, 10 January 2007
Cocaine on 100% of Irish euros
Scientists in the Republic of Ireland have found traces of cocaine on all the banknotes they tested.
The team used the latest forensic techniques that would detect even the tiniest fragments to study a batch of 45 used banknotes.
The scientists at Dublin's City University said they were "surprised by their findings".
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One newspaper editorial said that the trend of cocaine use showed that there is something rotten at the heart of Ireland's economic boom.
Source: BBC News, Dublin
July 6, 2007
A 40-year-old man was killed and six people were injured - one moderately and five lightly - in an explosion on a truck carrying beer barrels in Jaffa on Friday afternoon.
The blast was apparantly caused by a leaking gas canister.
The truck, which was traveling on the city's Yafat Street, hit a building but it was unclear whether the crash occurred before or after the blast.
MDA officials said that the fatality was seemingly a foreign worker.
Two of the casualties were evacuated to Wolfson Hospital in Holon, while the other four were taken Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital.
As well as the truck, which was completely destroyed, ten cars were damaged in the blast, some of them catching fire.
Firefighters were checking the extent of the damage to buildings in the vicinity.
Source: The Jerusalem Post
December 20, 2008
The Economist is lavishing praise on the psychoactive stuff and its impressive ability to treat a wide spectrum of psychological disorders, in particular the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) syndrome. The article is long as the venerable publication went into much length about various trials that prove the ecstasy's potential for healing human soul. The Economist is damn right. A self styled practitioner, I can attest to the ecstasy's remarkable capabilities. I live my life free from any sign of PTSD syndrome whatsoever :D :D
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