Archive for April, 2012

China, pollution, and Burma

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

“… a Chinese company that is building the pipeline is rerouting the Namtu River… (and) the company is also dumping excess soil on locals’ gardens and fields.”

“Further south in Tenasserim division’s Kawthuang township a rubber plantation is said to responsible for polluting a waterfall on the Maliwan River.”

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It’s coming down to Ron Paul versus Mitt Romney

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

“Ron Paul is still in the race and rolling in the bucks… in addition to the big bucks that came in for the first quarter, the Ron Paul campaign has zero debt at this point in the race.” 

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Zimmerman’s murder charge affidavit flawed and political

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

“The Zimmerman affidavit is so deficient in properly sourced factual information and full of unsubstantiated, unsourced conclusions, I am appalled that a State’s Attorney would even give it a second look… Every piece of information in the affidavit must be provable to a jury.  This case is terribly lacking, both in supporting evidence and in veracity.”

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Swedish airport bans Israeli security procedures

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Ma’an News Agency
April 20th, 2012

TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma’an) — Stockholm’s international airport has refused to allow Israeli security inspections to take place, forcing an Israeli airline to stop its service, daily Haaretz reported Thursday.

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More bad press for ‘Gallant Little Israel’

Monday, April 16th, 2012

I can’t agree with the use of the word ‘beating’ in the heading of the Haaretz article below.  The Danish citizen was smashed in the face with a rifle only once by the apparently Orthodox Jewish soldier (beanie included).

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America’s astonishing decline

Monday, April 16th, 2012

“…immigrants from China and India have occupied numerous positions in America’s defence research establishment. To keep this establishment going, the US has to tolerate the presence of countless Chinese- and Indian-born employees in it…”

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Who Will Deal with the Thousands of Abandoned Oil Wells in Peru?

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Tierramérica
Milagros Salazar: April 9th, 2012

A jurisdictional dispute is hindering the Peruvian government from compiling an inventory of abandoned oil and gas wells, some of them dating back centuries.

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The scandalous ‘Peguis First Nation’ money-pit

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

“…questionable payments to elected leaders, poorly documented flood-related projects, and dubious staffing decisions.” – Federal government auditors.

“…government-induced media assault that sensationalizes unfounded allegations.” – Grand Chief Derek Nepinak.

Well, that sets the battle-lines pretty clearly.

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Distracting the U.S…

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

“The reason this matters so much to all the countries involved is that there is strong evidence that beneath 3,500,000 sq. kilometers of the South China Sea there are substantial reservoirs of oil and gas…

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Pakistan demands U.S. respect

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

“Pakistan closed roads into Afghanistan after a November 26 air attack… The conditions must (also) be accepted by NATO and U.S. officials before operations can resume.”

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