Entire neighborhood sinking in California. I feel bad for the people whose houses are effected, but this is a pretty clear indication the house really should not be where it is. When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built [...]
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Another sad story about the Masai in the BBC. Apparently in a bid to get more rich tourists the Masai are being driven off land promised to them by treaty. This will be no small lose, this is about 40% of their grazing land, which for the cattle focused Masai is a horrific blow. One [...]
Starting today you can no longer modify your cell phone. Soon I suspect we will no longer be able to turn them off as they make such handy tracking and listening devices as well. We should not be worried though, we have nothing to hide and those cranks who remember the days where when you [...]
So there is a long standing legend that China would charge the family of prisoners they execute for the bullet they used to kill them, it turns out this may well be a myth but according to this article the US is once again leading the way in absolutely loathsome behavior.
Rich is being able to buy your own Hawaiian Island. Hawaii is not cheap and while I am sure he worked a good deal this was no easy land grab, this was real money. I never made it to Lanai but I have flown over it many times and is not a tiny little put [...]
What an inspiring story for Wombat fans everywhere, and who is not one really. Thanks to Mollie for spotting this one.