“On Thursday, the iconic Gibson Guitar Corporation issued a press release stating that government officials raided their Tennessee manufacturing facility over warrants concerning the legality of the importation of wood purchased from India that they use in their world famous guitars. The wood–which is certified and regulated by the Forest Stewardship Council–is not illegal, but rather subject to a domestic law in India frowns upon the processing of this wood by non-Indians. (Gibson uses American labor for the processing.)”
The Indian Government DID NOT request US enforcement of their law, no one seems to know why Gibson Guitar was raided and their competitor was not. Other than the different pattern of political contributions.
China has too many men, not enough females. Russia, particularly in rural area (like Siberia) have more women than men. And the men are usually drunk. Already many men of Chinese descent have crossed the border and taken Russian wives. The Russian ladies like the Chinese men, they drink less and work more. In ten years or so, Russia will probably lose Siberia to China.
“Abu Salim, dubbed “Bu Slim” by the rebels, has become a prison for the Gadhafi regime’s brutal soldiers. The dictator’s scattered henchmen, battered by the fight against the oncoming rebels, have been seeking refuge here for weeks. They didn’t know where else to go, Tripoli residents say. In addition to Libyan soldiers, they say, thousands of mercenaries from elsewhere in Africa, promised Libyan citizenship for their services, are also hiding out in the quarter. “Bu Slim” is the last battlefield in the city, but it is a desperate fight waged by those with nothing left to lose but their lives. It’s “kill or be killed,” says a revolutionary with a shrug.”
Its not controversial to anyone not a environmental nut.
Complicated story, requires detailed understanding of the region and the history of political change in Turkey.
Have I mentioned lately that this blog supports Israel?
Old joke, just cut out the wife’s beer.
Rains done, wind moderating.