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« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2007, 03:14:24 AM »

Thank you, Madupont, for showing some interest in the environment and my lonely little Thread about global warming. Funny how some people are aesthetically alarmed by the approaching rise in ocean levels and the dying of the reefs...they even put it into haiku form to express themselves.

It just doesn't seem to make sense to most Americans though, except perhaps people in New Orleans who are still living through the Katrina disaster. The bridges, rivers, bees, the whole infrastructure is falling apart around us. And yet nobody cares...
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« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2007, 05:17:55 PM »

Global Warming Haiku

“Wind was reported blowing at a sustained speed
of 21 to 36 mph in some areas Wednesday,
considerably less than the gusts of up to 100
mph earlier in the week.”—AP


Santa Ana winds—
Blowing down thru the canyons
$1,000,000,000…
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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2007, 12:53:06 PM »

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/index.php?WT.mc_id=071105daily&storyID=9429

The Deadly Message from Pakistan
"Finally, the potential implosion of Pakistan throws into strange light the obsession of Dick Cheney and supporters like Elliott Cohen for bombing Iran. Iran may get a nuclear device inside ten years - possibly. Implosion in Pakistan could lead to a Taliban regime with a nuclear arsenal up and running now. For this Bush, Brown and Sarkozy seem totally unprepared. "
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« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2008, 09:29:15 AM »

The Chinese communists have once again proven that they are little more than common thugs with their lastest malignant outrage in Tibet. Is there any doubt what they'd do to free Taiwan given the chance? Corporate greed goes a long way to footing the bulk of the blame for allowing them to keep on committing such outrages. 
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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2008, 12:15:45 PM »

So if a bunch of people of Mexican descent laid claim to Arizona, held protests, fire bombed buildings incuding banks and those belonging to the government , killing civilians including an eight month old baby and five young woman between 18 and 21 your response as a US official would be ....?
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« Reply #35 on: April 12, 2008, 05:41:05 AM »

America needs to completely cut contact with China



Communism is an evil method of governing
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« Reply #36 on: April 12, 2008, 05:58:53 AM »

Mmm, Ure, cutting all contact with China doesn't sound like a very good idea considering all the outstanding loans they're holding that the U.S. has already borrowed and will continue to borrow in the foreseeable future.  You wouldn't cut off all contact with the bank that's holding your mortgage would you?

This is a small world.  We have to work with what we've got.
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« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2008, 11:51:49 AM »

So I guess we need to develop some clever business strategies to take our markets back from the hands of the sneaky Chinese.
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« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2008, 12:26:13 PM »

Market share, once lost, is hard to get back unless you've got a really good NEW twist that catches the public's fancy.  The root causes of our market share losses go back to the 60-70s when we were riding high and thought our "best and brightest" status would last forever without having to pay any attention to a changing world.  Our biggest hurdle is the cost factors that go into pricing of American made widgets.  Most of our other country competitors don't have many of the "gotta have" factors that we do.  In fact, we are competing against slave labor wages and zero care for the invironment in many instances.

It ain't pretty out there, folks.  And it's probably gonna get worse before it gets better--if it ever does.
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« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2008, 10:36:13 PM »

Action to Meet Asian Rice Crisis

The authorities in China and the Philippines have vowed to take fresh action to tackle the escalating cost of staple foods, particularly rice.
Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao said food inflation was the country’s most “prominent” economic problem and urged efforts to boost grain output. Food prices in China have risen more than 20% so far this year..More >> http://www.lakbimanews.lk/international/inter1.htm
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« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2008, 10:41:03 PM »

 Philippines falls short on rice imports
A Philippines tender for 500,000 tonnes of imported rice has fallen short with just 325,750 tonnes offered, the government said Friday.
Thursday’s tender for rice imports highlighted difficulties faced by Manila and fellow rice importers in stocking up on the staple cereal amid surging prices that has triggered food riots in some countries....More >>
 
 The National Food Authority, the main agency tasked with importing rice, said traders told the government agency there was simply no more rice available.
However newspaper reports said the traders were seeking a price higher than the 872.50 to 1,220 dollars per tonne offered by the food authority. Officials said that despite the failure to fill the order completely, the Philippines still had enough rice reserves to avoid a shortage.
They also expressed confidence that a similar tender for 500,000 tonnes of rice in May will be met as foreign governments had made commitments the supplies would be available.
Meanwhile, military chief General Hermogenes Esperon said Friday that special government-subsidised rice would be sold at military commissaries to ensure that soldiers and their families would be able to afford the staple. “Our soldiers must also have access to cheaper rice,” Esperon said as he thanked President Gloria Arroyo for granting his request to make this rice – normally reserved for the poorest families, available to soldiers.
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« Reply #41 on: April 22, 2008, 02:18:09 PM »

Is Hilary Clinton totally sick? 'Obliterate Iran' - that mreans exterminating 71 million Iranians!!!

This 'woman' is whacko!!!!!
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« Reply #42 on: April 23, 2008, 12:13:22 PM »

Yes, that's the way that I feel about it this morning likewise. I was really depressed last night.   

To further amplify things, she now applies this fervor to our compatriots who voted her to such exhiliaration as to make that statement; and they will believe that she has knowledgeable authority to say something that insane. She's been working on pure adrenalin and imbalanced hormones ever since she started this regimen of pleasing the crowd with her motherly, sisterly, what have you Presence of assurances.

She comes up with these things off the top of her head, because her listeners have had this pounded into their skulls, not subliminally but repetitively, by the Bush administration, increasingly so, not to relinquish draining us of the last drop of income we manage to live on.

And she says something that Outrageous because she is, despite her "EXPERIENCE"   ("in the White House"?), relatively and apparently uninformed about the continual Work of an entire generation of young Iranians devoted to the Democracy Movement.  She thinks nothing of wiping them out, after the tremendous sacrifices they have made going to prison from college classrooms (either that or go into exile hoping to make it by donkey to Turkey) and continue to risk their lives everyday increasing political converts to actual democracy.

Her obliviousness to extermination-as-politics does not take into account that it opens us up to retaliation from other sources than the Bush/ Hilliary target; those who will also prefer to strike first at us rather than be at risk themselves.
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« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2008, 03:34:25 AM »

http://www.newspress.com/Top/Article/article.jsp?Section=WORLD&ID=565291471075672776

China orders alert on virus that has killed 22


 
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« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2008, 03:42:36 AM »

After China again drug its feet about reporting this virus outbreak. After they promised they'd quit hiding shit like this after the SARS outbreak, unnecessarily, circled the globe.  The Chinese government sucks.
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