Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Morning Newsdome: So a rat, two turtles and some worms go on a spaceship ...

Posted By on Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 6:27 PM

click to enlarge Say goodbye to your pond, turtles. You're going to space!
  • Say goodbye to your pond, turtles. You're going to space!

>> New York lawmakers are trying to change the 2010 Census's method of counting inmates from the current method of counting in the towns they're incarcerated rather than where they used to live. Essentially rural shitholes with large prisons are listed similar in size to urban areas without prisons. Everyone's a loser in the 2010 Census. (Fox News)

>> Senior intelligence officials told Congress today that Al-Qaeda can be expected to attack the U.S. in the next three to six months. At least it won't be a surprise. (USA Today)

>> Iran announces today the launch of a powerful rocket carrying a rat, two turtles and worms into space on the country's Space Day next week. The West has long been alarmed by the nation's missile technology, and now we're all just worried about those cute little critters. (the LA Times)

>> Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi spoke today of the "urgent" need for talks over the Iranian nuclear issue. That's right, China--divert the attention from you. (PressTV)

>> And finally: The medical journal the Lancet has retracted the 1998 paper that said vaccinations could increase children's risk of developing autism. As if Jenny McCarthy couldn't become less relevant. (ABC News)

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