1. The Quebec train disaster investigation seems to be pointing at the as-yet-unnamed engineer so far. Watch video 2 of this link to see the representative of the company, who bears a striking resemblance to the actor James Stewart, hint as to the future employment prospects of the train engineer. I still think there is more to this than there was to the Exxon Valdiz.
Residents of the southeastern Russian town of Pugachyov staged a fourth day of mass protests on Wednesday demanding that ethnic Chechens be forcefully removed from the area after a local Russian man was stabbed to death, allegedly by a Chechen teenager.
Fifteen witnesses have been questioned over the matter.
Deputy Governor of the Saratov Region Denis Fadeev has met with the protesters and stressed that the local authorities won’t let the locals resort to lynching.
“We really want to put things right in the area, with the local residents. Trust me, we also want those who come here to live by the rules, to act by law and cultural traditions,” he explained.
3. The UK seems concerned that UK backed Al-Qaeda rebels will get their hands on the Chem based WMD’s they clearly already have. The solution seems so simple, yet so far away.