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Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Myanmar/Burma Tragedy

More government troops have been deployed to quell the protesting in Myanmar. About 20,000 troops are on the streets on Yangon, keeping things quiet. Overnight, troops and government agents arrested more opposition leaders, slowly but surely smothering the fight for freedom in its infancy. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Somebody Tell Dubya The Dimwit It Isn't Burma Anymore

In typical American bull-headed fashion, president Bush stood before the United Nations and spoke of the solidarity between the American people and the people protesting for freedom in Burma. However, Burma does not exist anymore. The country is called Myanmar now. Has been for several years. It's... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

There Is Only One Moral Complication Regarding Starvation

The ongoing economic devastation in Zimbabwe has reached a limit most people would find unconscionable. With the inflation riding at 25,000 percent and bread, cereals, and meat products are virtually nonexistent since president Robert Mugabe seized most of the farms (which began in 2000), the people... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

In Nigeria The Price Of Oil Is In Lives

Royal Shell has one huge oil operation going in Nigeria. The government of Nigeria owns 55% of the company, while Royal Shell makes do with 45%. And while they profit from Nigeria's immense oil reservoir, the people of this oil-rich land live in abject poverty. While oil wells and pipelines cross... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Surprise Open Statement By Libya On Torture

In what many experts are saying is a show by Libya to prove that it is trying to be more open about its internal processes, the son of Mouimar Khaddafi told the press yesterday that two Bulgarian medical workers who had injected HIV into children were beaten and tortured while in captivity. What? In... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Finally, Maybe Something For Darfur

The United Nations today passed a resolution that called for 26,000 troops to be comprised of a multinational force to be sent into Sudan to help police the ongoing disaster that is modern Darfur. Since the United Nations has no standing military force, the force will be made up of volunteer member... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Setting Up A Nuclear Race In Asia

The United States agreed today to increase the amount of nuclear technology and training that it had promised India in an earlier agreement. This will allow India to not only build bigger and better nuclear power plants, but it will also enable the world's largest democracy (and second largest... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Have You Heard? Elevated Sexual Predator Level

I got an e-mail from a family friend with the subject line reading: "Elevated Sexual Predator Level." So I clicked on. When I opened it, I was certain that I was going to see some worthless piece of crap being lynched. Get it? Elevated sexual predator level? I was a little disappointed that it was a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Zawahiri Issues Second Communication In As Many Days

Al Qaeda's second-in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, condemned the Pakistani government forces raid on the Red Mosque that resulted in an untold number of militant students' deaths Tuesday in Islamabad. Reports are varied but as many as 73 or more militants may have been killed when the government... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Doctors Part Of The Terrorist Plot In Britain

Eight people have been arrested so far in connection to the three attempted car bombings this weekend in London and in Scotland. Two of the men arrested were doctors, from Iraq and Jordan. The eighth man arrested was picked up in Australia. And while authorities scoured the British countryside... Sign in to see full entry.

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