Sunday News

CEO of Gibson Guitar a Republican donor; Democrat competitor uses same wood

“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.

Chinese men have already started to conquer Russia’s female population

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.

Rebels Take Aim at Gadhafi’s Last Bastion

“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.”

State Dept. signs off on controversial oil sands pipeline

Its not controversial to anyone not a environmental nut.

Israel turns tables on Turkey

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?

Lop Off 8 Zeros: The Debt Issue Made Simple

Old joke, just cut out the wife’s beer.

Rains done, wind moderating.

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About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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