Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Forbidden words...

This seems like it came from The Onion,a satirical news website,
but it’s no joke.
The New York City Department of Education is asking teachers to ban words from tests for students in schools.
Here is the list. I guess they forgot to include Orwellian in it...
Abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, or psychological), Alcohol (beer and liquor), tobacco, or drugs, Birthday celebrations (and birthdays), Bodily functions, Cancer (and other diseases) Catastrophes/disasters (tsunamis and hurricanes), Celebrities, Children dealing with serious issues, Cigarettes (and other smoking paraphernalia), Computers in the home (acceptable in a school or library setting), Crime, Death and disease, Dinosaur, Divorce, Evolution, Expensive gifts, vacations, and prizes, Gambling involving money, Halloween, Homelessness, Homes with swimming pools, Hunting, Junk food, In-depth discussions of sports that require prior knowledge, Loss of employment, Nuclear weapons, Occult topics (i.e. fortune-telling), Parapsychology, Politics, Pornography, Poverty, Rap Music, Religion, Religious holidays and festivals (including but not limited to Christmas, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan), Rock-and-Roll music, Running away, Sex, Slavery, Terrorism, Television and video games (excessive use), Traumatic material (including material that may be particularly upsetting such as animal shelters), Vermin (rats and roaches), Violence, War and bloodshed, Weapons (guns, knives, etc.),Witchcraft, sorcery.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Revisiting Chernobyl
The last minute is absolutely essential. Indeed, when you build a nuclear power plant, you create problems for future generations.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

It's already 3/11 on our Planet.

The sun has risen on Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

Thursday, March 08, 2012

D-day next Sunday.

If you are in Reims,
ON SUNDAY March 11th, in Reims,
place d'Erlon, fontaine de la solidarité, RV 15h00
Come with a home-made placard and meet with other concerned citizens.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

What do you think?

Oh Yes! We would like to live in a world where people didn't hurt each other.