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A U.S. warship sank a pirate skiff and captured a pirate mother ship in the Indian Ocean on Thursday, according to a statement from U.S. Naval Forces Africa.
The frigate USS Nicholas came under fire from a pirate vessel shortly after midnight in international waters west of the Seychelles, according to a U.S. military statement.
The Nicholas returned fire and pursued the skiff as it fled, capturing it about 90 minutes later. Three suspected pirates aboard the skiff were taken into custody, along with two others aboard a suspected pirate mother ship that was nearby.
Experts say piracy will continue to be a problem until an effective government is established on Somalia's lawless shores. The country has not had a functioning government for 19 years.
http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/us-navy-frigate-captures-425103.htmlA U.S. warship sank a pirate skiff and captured a pirate mother ship in the Indian... more
During the 20 years following the end of World War II, the U.S. became the dominant economic power in the world. We were able to supply our own growing needs as well as help rebuild war-torn Germany and Japan.During the 20 years following the end of World War II, the U.S. became the dominant... more
Greek General Strike
Athens, Greece 11.03.10. — Tens of thousands of trade unionists and anti-capitalists demonstrated during a nationwide strike against the cash-strapped government’s austerity measures.
People explain why the have taken to the streetsGreek General Strike Athens, Greece 11.03.10. — Tens of thousands of trade... more
The Environmental Protection Agency estimated recently that the United States emitted about 6,946 million tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent greenhouse gases in 2008. Or did it?
According to a study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, taking a look at what Americans consume as well as what they produce could add more than 10 percent to the total.
Global carbon dioxide emissions are generally measured based on production — if a good is produced in country X, then the associated emissions are blamed on that country. But what if the good is shipped to country Y, and consumed there? ...
http://solveclimate.com/blog/20100311/outsourced-emissions-counting-imports-jacks-u-s-european-greenhouse-gas-totalsThe Environmental Protection Agency estimated recently that the United States emitted... more
Rather than deal with corporate dumping and unfair trade policies, NATO would rather just sink a boat.
http://rawstory.com/news/afp/NATO_sinks_Somali_pirate_monthershi_03012010.htmlRather than deal with corporate dumping and unfair trade policies, NATO would rather... more
Unless youve been living under a rock youll have seen that Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame has teamed up with ethical fashion brand, People Tree. The collection aimed at the under 25 demographic hopes to raise awareness of fair trade whilst simultaneously showcasing how far ethical fashion has progressed since the early days of the fair trade movement, and guess what there isnt a hemp item in sight!
Read the rest of the blog at http://blog.shared-interest.comUnless youve been living under a rock youll have seen that Emma Watson of Harry Potter... more
We the people. America’s melting pot of many cultures became one unique nation, with values, and a strong heritage. The new world was founded on the principles of life, liberty and justice for all. The military and government administered the law. Another important needed aspect of life were social and relationship activities. These things included music, holidays, playing games, dancing, and sports.We the people. America’s melting pot of many cultures became one unique nation,... more
For the land of the free and the home of the brave. The pioneers used all of natures resources for survival. Food that was not grown on the farm, was hunted and trapped. The animals were used for their fur as well as their meat, bones, and organs. Our ancestors understood that all the fundamental natural resources were important for survival and included: plants, animals, minerals, fuels, water, soil & rocks, air & wind, and the forests and pastures.For the land of the free and the home of the brave. The pioneers used all of natures... more
Where did my people come from? America was founded and settled mostly by European peasants. They sought a new life, freedom, and land ownership. There are many stories of why and where your family came from and how America developed into what it is today. Native Indians, African slaves, Asians and many outside ethnic cultures were a part of this expanding melting pot nation.Where did my people come from? America was founded and settled mostly by European... more
Take a step back in time. How people spent their daily lives 150 years ago was very different from our current reality. Their ordinary activities mostly involved their survival needs of food, clothing and shelter. These things were common and necessary and we can now see their unique reality through this historical overview video.Take a step back in time. How people spent their daily lives 150 years ago was very... more
China has hit back at the US a day after President Barack Obama promised to take a tougher line with Beijing over currency and trade.
Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8497492.stmChina has hit back at the US a day after President Barack Obama promised to take a... more
Replace NAFTA and the So-Called ‘Free Trade’ Model with a Fair Way Forward (The TRADE Act) | Ideas fPast free trade pacts such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are not actually free, and have come at great costs. The price we’ve paid for the abuse of human rights, offshoring of jobs, downward pressure on wages, destruction of our environment and loss of family farms is far too great.
Trade agreements should serve a majority of people on issues such as public health, the environment, human rights, food and consumer safety and access to essential services. Instead, these "free trade" policies, along with others put forth in the World Trade Organization (WTO), have merely worked to serve corporate interests and profit margins.
http://www.change.org/ideas/view/replace_nafta_and_the_so-called_free_trade_model_with_a_fair_way_forward_the_trade_actPast free trade pacts such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are not... more
Telford women who traded sex for cigarettes accused of filing false rape report because the didn't like itTELFORD - Two women from Telford have been arrested for allegedly filing a false report of rape - then later admitting the sex was consensual in exchange for a pack of cigarettes.
One of the women allegedly told police they decided to file the report because they "didn't enjoy the sex."
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the women reported they went outside their home at 255 Browning Road, Telford, when they heard barking dogs. Jessica Kathleen Alexander, 18, and Tammy Nicole Ortego, 29, said two men then threw them to the ground and raped them.
However, police said both women later recanted their original story.
They allegedly admitted they had met a man on a telephone chat line and then met him for sex. In exchange, the man - who police say was previously unknown to the women - gave them one pack of cigarettes.
The WCSO said Alexander advised they filed the report because they "didn't enjoy the sex."
Both women were arrested and charged with filing a false police report. Ortego was charged with an additional count of the offense in connection with a report of arson at her home on Nov. 11, 2009. She allegedly admitted to giving false information in that investigation as well.
Ortego was being held in the Washington County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond, while Alexander's bond was set at $5,000. They are each scheduled for arraignment this morning.
Police say an investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are pending.
http://www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=9020171TELFORD - Two women from Telford have been arrested for allegedly filing a false... more
This Disgruntled Artwork Perpetually Sells Itself on eBay
Caleb Larsen's "A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter" isn't quite as menacing as its name makes it out to be, but it's definitely a flighty little fellow: it continually creates new eBay auctions for itself via a built-in Ethernet jack.
No owner is quite good enough for this big-headed piece. Larsen's "Tool," a shiny, black cube with an Ethernet jack, pings a server every ten minutes to determine if it is listed for sale on eBay. If it's not, it creates a new auction. Mind you, this isn't only a conceptual function of the piece; it really is constantly auctioning itself and being purchased by new owners. You can view the current auction at http://atooltodeceiveandslaughter.com/.
http://gizmodo.com/5455369/this-disgruntled-artwork-perpetually-sells-itself-on-ebayThis Disgruntled Artwork Perpetually Sells Itself on eBay Caleb Larsen's... more
Around the end of 2009, Apple mobile phone profits overtook those of the worldwide leader in smart phone sales: Nokia.
Nokia sued Apple for patent infringement, and asked for a ban on iPhone imports. Apple sued them right back, and asked for a ban on Nokia imports. Both companies hold a number of patents that are relevant to smart phone products.Around the end of 2009, Apple mobile phone profits overtook those of the worldwide... more
LOS ANGELES - Barred from using lead in children's jewelry because of its toxicity, some Chinese manufacturers have been substituting the more dangerous heavy metal cadmium in sparkling charm bracelets and shiny pendants being sold throughout the United States, an Associated Press investigation shows.
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NAFTA and GATT was a bipartisan effort, led by Al Gore and Newt Gingrich b/c both parties are owned by the NWO. If we support the Freedom of Currency Act, Industrial Hemp Act and End the Fed, all proposed by Ron Paul, we can save this country and protect our children.LOS ANGELES - Barred from using lead in children's jewelry because of its... more
To fight terrorism we should arrest terrorists, not bombing innocent civilians. It's obvious, yet Obama's policy for 2010 is the old one of Bush, the policy of the war party
http://www.inaltreparole.net/en/world/paceguerra311209.htmlTo fight terrorism we should arrest terrorists, not bombing innocent civilians.... more
Evan Kopelson looks at the incentives to drive America to a low carbon economy, including a cap and trade system, and subsidies of clean energy investments. He looks at the pros and cons of each, and issues recommendations. Evan is president of Green Media Consulting Inc, and founder of Green Media News. He advises on issues of climate change, sustainability, corporate and personal responsibility.Evan Kopelson looks at the incentives to drive America to a low carbon economy,... more
TO: All Employees of Santa's Workshop and Associated Businesses
As many of you know, our business, once thought to be recession-proof, has been severely affected by the current economic crisis. The worldwide downturn and global changes in manufacturing and transport have led me to a very difficult decision: Effective Dec. 26, 2009, we will be closing the main workshop facility and scaling back or restructuring most of our other operations. While this transition will be painful, I believe it is the best way to stem our losses, reinvigorate the Santa brand and, ultimately, move the business into the 21st century.
The problems we have faced in recent years have proved insurmountable. You're all familiar with our difficulty in obtaining sleigh parts, the increasingly incomprehensible requests from spelling-challenged children and injuries sustained in faux fireplaces, to name just a few.
In the past 12 months, Mrs. Claus and I have worked tirelessly to save the business and avoid cutbacks in staff. We spent weeks working out a merger with the Tooth Fairy, only to have the deal fall through when TF Inc. insisted that I be replaced with a younger, "less cholesterol-driven, more ethnically ambiguous" spokesperson. Company officials also demanded that I retire the phrase "ho, ho, ho" (which they seemed to think was disrespectful toward young women). I of course could not agree to such drastic alterations in the brand.
http://www.funk-the-system.net/images/vischristmasbig.jpgTO: All Employees of Santa's Workshop and Associated Businesses FROM: Santa... more