I went to our biggest shopping center (in Slovenia) to restock our tiny fridge and have the ingredients ready for tomorrows dinner. After shuffling through a stand of vegetables, I couldn’t find a single carrot that has been produced in Slovenia. Major vegetable importers here are Italy and Spain. I find supporting our local growing very important but am too lazy or is too inconvenient to go to the bazaar and buy from a local farmer. I’m willing to pay extra to see home articles in my local market. I don’t think that’s too much to ask for.
28 June, 2009
27 June, 2009
There you have it, the House passed a bill on “clean energy”, regulating more or less every aspect of an average person’s life. Did representatives read it? Hardly, there was a copy at speaker’s desk or online (and they would have to leave to access it). Just a note to all the people who put all their money on the Democrats. They’re all the same. I recommend visiting the link and at least watching the 10 minutes long video by Boehner (R-Ohio).
And here it is, HR 2454, 1201 pages of unread material passed the House. Congratulations to all the involved and beneficiaries!
21 June, 2009
It has been close to nine years since the blunder in the States began. Perhaps not many people still remember the good old 2000 and the Florida hanging chad debacle with Bush and Gore. The media took a big bite and swallowed. Then there was Ohio 2004 and the recount mess, the media bit again, swallowing whole. Not only that, they asked for seconds. And so people of the World (and the States) still remain clueless about the events of 2000 and 2004. At least that would explain how they still remain silent when their president waves his finger at Iran for having a rigged elections. Oh, and forget the fact that 400 million US dollars was poured into Iran (vive la recession) by the CIA (just in time for elections), who is notorious for destabilizing regions, countries and continents. I wonder where the hypocrisy (I call it hypocrazy) ends.
20 June, 2009
Check out this C-SPAN video with Flynt Leverett (Penn state). What he’s saying is that there is no evidence that the elections in Iran were rigged (favoring Ahmadinejad). Couple that with the way BBC tries to smear Ahmadinejad, you can see that someone is drumming up for war. Dumping the dollar may have something to do with it, among other things.
15 June, 2009
WHO has issued a pandemic warning level 6 yet little media outlets are pumping it up the way they have a few weeks ago when all this kadoongle started. What’s up with that?
Regular flu kills about 30.000 people in the States alone. Think about that when a few people die of some “new” disease (like the bird or swine flu). It’s laughable to me that they classify a disease as dangerous (sensu bird flu) when 100 people die in Asia, where population is four billion (out of six billion total).
10 June, 2009
Ever wondered what happens if you pour 10 tonnes of cement down an ant hill?
Let the quote speak for itself:
Russia’s Prime Minister Putin arrived in the town of Pikalyovo, the Leningrad region, after crowds of the local residents took to the streets and blocked a motorway protesting over unpaid salaries. Three major enterprises of the town were shut down, and nearly all of the townsfolk found themselves unemployed.
Putin harshly criticized the authorities of the Leningrad region upon his arrival in the town.
“If you can’t come to an agreement with each other to solve the problem, it will be done without you,” Putin said addressing top officials and the governor of the Leningrad region.
Putin forced the local authorities to pay the salary debts entirely - 41.2 million rubles - within only one day.
When the three major enterprises of the town were shut down, the locals lost their jobs and had their homes cut from hot water supplies: the boiler-house was shut down too.
“Why did you make everything look like a dump here?” Putin asked local officials during the tour of the troubled enterprises – the cement, alumina and the chemical works. The enterprises belong to different owners with Oleg Deripaska’s Bazel being the largest one of them (Deripaska used to be ranked as Russia’s richest men).
“The worst thing that they could do not to make me go there was to start violating the law. I think that it was done in collusion with those who did not want me to arrive in the town,” Putin said later during a meeting with representatives of trade unions in Moscow .
Oleg Deripaska, whose fortune was evaluated at $28 billion last year, was being very nervous during the meeting with Putin in Pikalyovo. He forgot to sign the contract about the delivery of supplies for idle enterprises to resume operations.
“Has Oleg Vladimirovich (Deripaska) signed? I do not see his signature. Come here and sign it,” Putin said, throwing a pen onto the table.
Deripaska signed the document, stood up and left holding the pen in his hand.
“Give the pen back!” Putin told him.
“You have made thousands of people hostage to your ambitions, your lack of professionalism - or maybe simply your trivial greed,” Putin told Deripaska and two other businessmen who own cement and alumina factories in Pikalyovo.
9 June, 2009
I think this is a sound, newsworthy news from Downunder.
Senator Fielding said he wanted to talk to the government’s environmental scientists about solar flares and their impact on global warming before he cast his vote.
“What I want to do is take the information that I’ve currently got and give it to the Rudd Government and their scientists and see what they say about it,'’ he said.
“If the answer is ‘look, it’s just rubbish and we’re just going to discount it’, well I think that’s not good enough.
“You need to argue your case on a scientific basis because this is a huge issue that if we get it wrong it’s going to actually end up costing Australia very, very dearly.'’
Spot on (emphasis mine)!
1 June, 2009
I wonder if this article is true or fake?