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Endangered Red Herring May Become Extinct

red herring

1. any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
2. a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
3. a first draft of a prospectus; must be clearly marked to indicate that parts may be changed in the final prospectus; "because some portions of the cover page are printed in red ink a preliminary prospectus is sometimes called a red herring" [syn: preliminary prospectus]

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At Friday, March 13, 2009, Blogger Ietje said...

yes, we're distracted from the fact we're destroying our 'space ship', many of our fellow 'travellers' - human and other - along with it and ultimately making it very difficult for future generations of humans to live relatively safe and healthy. the acidification of the oceans by CO2 is yet another sign telling us we've got to change our ways quickly and thoroughly. it's not a new phenomenon though.

At Saturday, March 14, 2009, Blogger Steve in Vista said...

Some days when Tel Aviv gets busy, there is a whole school of them around.


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