Archive for March 25th, 2012

March 25, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Frum – George and Mitt Romney & the Death of Moderate GOP

If Austin Powers were unfrozen in 2012 from his 1960s cryogenic freeze, there’s one political headline that would make him feel immediately at home: “Romney Struggles With Republican Party Conservatives.”

In 1966, George Romney tried to beat them.

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March 25, 2012

MP Bulletin Extra: James Cameron begins 10-hour dive Mariana Trench

Film director James Cameron has begun an attempt to become the first person in 50 years to visit the deepest part of the ocean.

Cameron is travelling 11km (7 miles) down to the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific, where he hopes to spend six hours exploring and filming. He is making the dive in a specially designed and cramped one-man submarine, the Deepsea Challenger.

A manned descent to the trench was last attempted in 1960, by US Navy Lt Don Walsh and Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard.

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