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Apes (not Homo Sapiens) heading for extinction Print E-mail
orang utangThe clock now stands at one minute to midnight for the world's four great ape species, the United Nations says. It is launching an appeal for $25m, the minimum it says is needed to avert their extinction within a few decades. All the apes - gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos (pygmy chimps), and orang-utans - face a very high risk of extinction within 50 years at most, the UN says. It hopes to establish areas where ape populations can stabilise or even grow, if it manages to raise enough money. The appeal is being launched at a meeting in the French capital, Paris, on 26 November. It has been called by Unesco (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) and Unep, the UN Environment Programme.

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Israel can do no wrong, says God Many of the the worlds leaders have blessed Israel and given it absolution. Although the Pope was not consulted, God was. This was very easy to do since President Bush and Herr Blair have stated on numerous occasions that they are in direct communication with God (and of course you can easily recognise the special Whitehouse phone that the President uses). It is almost superfluous to say that Israel's leaders are much closer to God than they are since he was their god first and he said go smite your enemies and don't hold back, which they don't. They do say sorry for killing innocent people, and drop leaflets first - so that's all right then.  Details...

Terrorism link to bad weather President Bush has blamed the recent spate of Hurricanes on Hamas, Hezbollah and their puppet masters Syria and Iran. [[Syria ]]and [[Iran]] countered that they had scientific proof that the wind produced at both ends by Bush and Blair could have caused the mayhem. The Great Leader responded with incontrovertable but secret evidence created by secret informers based in secret locations that the hurricane that devastated New Orleans was created by Iranian agents. "We can go to war now with a clear conscience," he said.    Details...

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UN representatives severely paralysed when visiting Israel UN paralysis when visiting Israel Friday, October 08, 2004 Undersecretary General for Political Affairs [[Kieran Prendergast]] and UN Middle East official [[Terje Roed Larsen]] were left severely paralysed from the neck up during a recent visit to Israel.   Details...

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