The police have arrested a bunch of grandmothers in an anti-war protest..see here for the photos of those scayree, dangerous senior citizens that had to be taken off the streets..
Norway is going to create a doomsday crop vault in an arctic mountain..so that if and when the world has all it's agricultural crops wiped out...there will be a safe supply of seeds for the first generation after the apocalypse or accident or whatever will befall this planet probably as a result of our actions..
Speaking of disaster planning there is this...and my comment would be "really??" and then maybe .."no, but, really!?"
And then, in other disastrous news...345 people dead already in the Hajj stampede...1000 injured and counting...hasn't this happened enough times for there to be new more efficient safety measures taken to make sure that the millions shoving each other around somehow do it with less fatal consequences? Here are the measures that were taken after the 1994 stampede...not useful for the lives lost today..
.Past Hajj crowd control tragedies:
February 1, 2004, 251 Muslim pilgrims were killed and another 244 injured in a stampede during the stoning of the jamaraat (pillars) ritual.
March 5, 2001, 35 pilgrims were trampled in a stampede during the stoning of the devil ritual.
April 9, 1998, at least 118 pilgrims were trampled to death and 180 injured.
May 23, 1994, a stampede killed at least 270 pilgrims at the stoning of the jamaraat (pillars) ritual.
July 2, 1990, a stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel leading to the holy sites led to the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims