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posted by December 28 at 21:44 PMon
The greatest hoax ever put over on mankind just got hoaxier…
Ancient ice shelf snaps and breaks free from the Canadian Arctic STEVE LILLEBUEN (CP) - A giant ice shelf the size of 11,000 football fields has snapped free from Canada’s Arctic, leaving a trail of icy boulders floating in its wake.
The mass of ice broke clear from the coast of Ellesmere Island, about 800 kilometres south of the North Pole. Warwick Vincent of Laval University, who studies Arctic conditions, travelled to the newly formed ice island and couldn’t believe what he saw. “It was extraordinary,” Vincent said Thursday, adding that in 10 years of working in the region he has never seen such a dramatic loss of sea ice.
“This is a piece of Canadian geography that no longer exists.”
Dems may lose the Senate yet…
Sen. Tim Johnson turned 60 on Thursday, two weeks after emergency surgery to repair a brain hemorrhage that has left him in critical condition.
Julianne Fisher, a spokeswoman for the South Dakota Democrat, said Johnson won’t be present in the first days of the new Congress next week but is continuing to improve. She said he is responsive to directions from his wife but has not yet spoken.
It’s too early to tell how long recovery will take, Fisher said.
Gerald Goddamned Ford—maybe not such a bad dude after all…
In his later years, President Gerald Ford accepted an invitation to join the Republican Unity Coalition. The coalition advocated the support for gay issues within the Republican party. He is the only past or current U.S. president to join any such organization that advocates on the behalf of gay equality.