Mitchell confused on his history Uncategorized

“On the Charlie Rose programme in January, he recounted a story about a lecture he delivered in Israel a year before his appointment, telling of his involvement in Northern Ireland. Asked afterwards by a member of the audience about the length of the Northern Ireland conflict, Mitchell confirmed it had been 800 years. His questioner Read more

Mitchell confused on his dates Uncategorized

“On the Charlie Rose programme in January, he recounted a story about a lecture he delivered in Israel a year before his appointment, telling of his involvement in Northern Ireland. Asked afterwards by a member of the audience about the length of the Northern Ireland conflict, Mitchell confirmed it had been 800 years. His questioner Read more

Thursday, April 22 Nine Circles of Hell!

Food prices up the most since 1984 The Associated Press (4/22/10) Wholesale prices rise in March as food costs jump Wholesale prices rose more than expected last month as food prices surged by the most in 26 years. But excluding food and energy, prices were nearly flat. The Labor Department said the Producer Price Index Read more

Wednesday, April 21 Nine Circles of Hell!

Offshore oil rig workers missing – or not – after explosion caused by blowout – or not The Times-Picayune (4/21/10) 11 oil rig workers still missing after explosion, Coast Guard says Twelve workers on an oil drilling rig that exploded and caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico late Tuesday are still missing today, the Read more

Tuesday, April 20 Nine Circles of Hell!

Military recruiter misconduct exposed KING5.com (4/19/10) Investigators: New documents reveal military recruiter misconduct New documents obtained by the KING 5 Investigators reveal stunning details about recruiter misconduct in the Washington National Guard. They expose the tactics of one “burned out” recruiter and raise questions about what the Guard did when it caught her and another Read more

Monday, April 19 Nine Circles of Hell!

Bestiality sex tourism busted at Exitpoint Stallions Seattle Times (4/16/10) Felon accused of running animal-sex farm in Whatcom County A Whatcom County man’s friendship and aggressive support for a man convicted in the infamous Enumclaw horse-sex case led to his arrest this week for allegedly operating a bestiality farm just south of the Canadian border, Read more

Podcast for April 17 Shows

On the ‘Latest, Highest This is Hell!‘ we played the following interviews from 2009. Go ahead and  listen: live from Dublin, Julien Mercille is a Professor at the University College of Dublin lecturing in US foreign policy. Julien writes regularly for Foreign Policy in Focus. The week this interview took place, Julien had just posted Read more

Friday, April 16 Nine Circles of Hell!

Rights group asks Senegal to regulate abusive religious schools BBC News (4/15/10) HRW calls for end to abuse in Senegal Koranic schools Students at Koranic schools in Senegal are severely abused and subjected to slavery-like conditions, lobby group Human Rights Watch (HRW) says …

Thursday, April 15 Nine Circles of Hell!

One Canadian province’s solar power can generate as much as all US nuclear reactors combined Science Daily (4/16/10) Solar Power in Ontario Could Produce Almost as Much Power as All U.S. Nuclear Reactors, Studies Find Solar power in southeastern Ontario has the potential to produce almost the same amount of power as all the nuclear Read more

Wednesday, April 14 Nine Circles of Hell!

Frightening video gets cops suspended WTOP.com (4/15/10) Four Prince George’s Police officers taken off duty EDITOR’S NOTE: The pictures within the image gallery are graphic. Discretion is advised. Four Prince George’s County Police officers have been taken off regular duty and three will be formally suspended for their role in a beating of a University Read more