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Post time 2008-12-9 02:08:09 |Display all floors

Anyway here is another issue to ponder...

This post was edited by tradervic at 2016-9-9 23:08

... arranged marriages:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1092822/Fears-London-doctor-held-hostage-family-Bangladesh-plot-make-marry-Muslim.html

Is it me, or is this less about religion and more about imbred clan issues?
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Post time 2008-12-9 02:08:39 |Display all floors

Say...

... this could be a great poll in the World Affairs Forum...
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Post time 2008-12-9 03:34:39 |Display all floors

Hm... will China chip in...

... or will it cut off its nose to spite its face?

theage.c om.a u/world/eu-launches-first-antipirate-armada-20081208-6u29.h tml
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Post time 2008-12-9 07:49:02 |Display all floors

Would Jesse Jackson be allowed to do this China?

google.c om/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5ildwrFjwHYjvJPX2edZgBnNb8EEQD94TVVPO0

Jesse Jackson meets workers occupying factory

December 7, 2008

CHICAGO (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson has begun meeting with the hundreds of workers occupying a Chicago factory that they say gave them just three days' notice before closing.

The workers say they won't leave the Republic Windows and Doors plant until they are assured that they'll receive their severance and vacation pay.

Jackson met with the workers Sunday morning. His Rainbow PUSH Coalition says he's trying to help get Republic's creditor, the Bank of America, to reinstate the company's line of credit and save around 300 jobs.

Union organizer Leah Fried says the window manufacturer can't pay its employees because the Bank of America won't let them.

The bank's said it isn't responsible for Republic's financial obligations to its employees.
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Post time 2008-12-9 08:15:10 |Display all floors

Probably Jesse would be given...

... a free trip to hosptial!

nytimes.c om/2008/12/09/world/asia/09china.h tml?_r=1

Whistle-Blowers in Chinese City Sent to Mental Hospital
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Post time 2008-12-9 09:02:52 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tradervic at 2008-12-7 12:05
... want to share with their Chinese friends:
zh.w ikipedia.o rg/wiki/%E5%A0%82%E5%90%89%E8%AF%83%E5%BE%B7


Ooh you hexadecimal smartypants, Matt.
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Post time 2008-12-9 09:14:19 |Display all floors

Hitler only as big as Usual Gang of Forumites?

dailymail.c o.u k/news/worldnews/article-1092843/The-internet-stopped-Hitler-says-Nobel-prize-winner.html

The internet might have stopped Hitler, says Nobel prize winner

By Daily Mail Reporter - 08th December 2008

The Internet is such a powerful public tool that had it existed earlier it may have prevented Hitler and the Second World War, a Nobel prize winner has said.

The spread of information on websites and blogs has given the world a new tool to forestall conflicts, Nobel literature prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio said on Saturday.

In his Nobel lecture to the Swedish Academy, the 68-year-old Frenchman said an earlier introduction of information technology could have even prevented the Second World War.

"Who knows, if the Internet had existed at the time, perhaps Hitler"s criminal plot would not have succeeded - ridicule might have prevented it from ever seeing the light of day," he said.

Still, the writer noted that access to computers remains a luxury to many in the developing world and said eradicating hunger and illiteracy remain the "two great urgent tasks" of humankind.

"Literacy and the struggle against hunger are connected, closely interdependent," he said. "One cannot succeed without the other. Both of them require, indeed urge, us to act."

Mr Le Clezio was praised by the Nobel jury at the Swedish Academy for his "poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy" in such works as Terra Amata, The Book of Flights and Desert.

Though he was born in France, Le Clezio's father is British and he holds dual nationality with Mauritius, where his family has roots. He spends much of his time in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Recalling his beginnings as a writer, Mr Le Clezio said the books that had the greatest impact on him were anthologies of travellers" tales, including those of Marco Polo.

"Those books gave me a taste for adventure, gave me a sense of the vastness of the real world, a means to explore it through instinct and the senses rather than through knowledge," he said in a speech delivered in French.

Mr Le Clezio called on publishers to make books available to a broader public in developing countries and to publish more material in lesser-known languages.

"In Africa, Southeast Asia, Mexico, or the South Sea Islands, books remain an inaccessible luxury," he said.

He will receive the Nobel Prize in literature at a ceremony on Wednesday. The medicine, chemistry, physics and economics prizes are also handed out in Stockholm, while the Nobel Peace Prize is presented in Oslo, Norway.
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