They Just Finished Digging the World's Longest Tunnel

When Swiss engineers aren't burrowing out spaces for large hadron colliders, they're off digging train tunnels. Really, really long train tunnels.

When Swiss engineers aren't burrowing out spaces for Large Hadron Colliders, they're off digging train tunnels. Today they finished drilling the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which is 33.5 miles long and expected to cut ground travel time between Zurich and Milan by 1.5 hours. Trains will zip through it at 155 miles per hour.

Here in Los Angeles, we're still trying to get the subway extended from downtown to the beach.

The BBC has a great series of photos of the drill breaking through the last few feet of rock. You can take a look at those photos here.

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Conservative radio host Dennis Prager defended his use of the word "ki*e," on his show Thursday by insisting that people should be able to use the word ni**er as well.

It all started when a caller asked why he felt comfortable using the term "ki*e" while discussing bigotry while using the term "N-word" when referring to a slur against African-Americans.

Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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