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Jewish date: 22 ’Iyyar 5770 (Parashath BeHar-BeḤuqqothay).
Today’s quasi-holidays: No Diet Day, Nurses’ Day.
Worthy causes of the day: “Sign the Petition | Terror Gap” and “Samsung: Come Clean About the Hazards in Your Workplace - The Petition Site”.
Today’s news and commentary:
- “General election 2010: Information is Beautiful goes poll dancing”: Polls can be substantially inaccurate, especially long before elections. Never forget “Dewey Defeats Truman”!
- “A thousand trillion suns”: The message: awe and humility.
- “In Deep Water: Can we afford to spill any oil?”
- “Deniers abuse power to attack climate scientists”
- “Top 10 things Hollywood thinks computers can do”