Month: January 2010

Endangered Sunday: Andean Condor

I took these photos earlier this month at Taronga Zoo. This juvenile condor is part of the captive breeding program there, and these shots were taken while she performed in the famous Free Flight Bird Show.

Today in ongoing double standards: pretexts for invasion

Especially when the lawyers from the British foreign Office testified that they had advised the war was illegal. Well, this makes it a war-crime, doesn’t it? So why aren’t Howard, Blair and Bush on trial in the Hague? Any other world leaders who have done the same thing have had had Western politicians baying for his blood, eg Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. Or is it one rule for them, and another for us?

Otterday! And Open Thread.

Today’s European otter, snapped in Belgium, comes from mape_s on flickr. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your… Read More ›

And still they defend him

The doctor who first claimed that the MMR vaccine could cause autism has been found guilty of a series of misconduct charges, that include putting children through painful and unnecessary tests, a disciplinary hearing has ruled today.