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lamagonzo (not verified)
Huzzare ends fast today

Anna Huzzare ended his fast today in the 16th day (4 days were done in jail) after the Indian government passed a non-binding resolution to consider laws against corruption. Huzzare admitted it was only half a victory but vowed to continue to pressure the government. He had lost more than 16 lbs at the age of 74.

I am glad that the man continues to live. Had he fasted onto death there was widespread consensus that it would have been a momentous, pivotal turn in the campaign to wipe out corruption and bribery which is widely entrenched in all of Asia.

Way to go Anna Huzzare!

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Pro Cycle Challenge

This Colorado race almost feels like le Tour de France! Terrific scenery, crazy spectators and great competiton. Merciless for the early leaders, as the peloton catches up and Elia Viviani wins again, yesterday in Steamboat and today in Breckenridge. Levi Leipheimer retains the yellow.
Tomorrow's last leg is from Golden to Denver. Party time in Breckenridge tonight!

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Nice photo, TLilly

Must have been a nice trip to Paris except for the hail storm coming back.

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I will post one of the photos!

cuz think they are pretty cool! :D
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Boycott Hershey Products!

This corporation is getting three month visas for foreign students and enslaving them in factories. And not just the Hershey corporation! Yeah, corporations good, people bad -- right!

What do you think these students will say about America when they go home? I think they will be easily recruited by terrorists because they have seen for themselves the worst greedhead conduct ever. Where are the police and social workers and courts when this stuff happens?

The CEO & CFO of Hershey need to be horse-whipped in the public square in Hershey, PA while the victim students look on, along with Fortune 500 CEOs and CFOs. A message needs to be sent to the corporate world that this is NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!

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speaking of Paris

I caught a demonstration there, in Republique. It was consisting of African immigrants, protesting about document and residency in France issues. There were about 400 Africans out there, with a drum circle, and native dress (could really see that different countries have very different people) and I stood there for over an hour-talking to the guys and watching them. Was fascinating to learn about what they have to go through in order to be "safe" in France. I also got some great shots of the dancing!!
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have noticed

gonzo! How can we not notice? I really do think that we have helped ALOT with climate change, BUT, if we look back through the milenniums-dramatic climate changes have always happened every few thousand years.
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lamagonzo (not verified)
Has anybody noticed weather hype & climate change??

Even though presidential contender Rick Perry still believes the jury is out on whether climate change/global warming is real or not, the rest of the country's public officials well understand that it is better to over hype the weather events and get people out than to wait to the last minute for things to develop (except in Indianapolis at the State Fair).

All the weather events from drought in Texas to tornadoes to lightning have all been more extreme. Meanwhile, China & India & the USA, at the Federal level, remain deadlocked in a death grip. Nobody is going to blink until everybody agrees. The Antarctic is melting.

lamagonzo (not verified)
Outrageous!

“We've just learned about the Federal Reserve's extraordinary secret bailout of the country's big banks. We now know that the TARP bailout program was only the tip of the iceberg, and that financial institutions received a total of $1.2 trillion in loans and other funds while the rest of the country was left to struggle for economic survival. We also know that, despite all that "we got our money back" rhetoric, these loans represent a cash giveaway to the banks that totals up to tens of billions of dollars - while homeowners and student loan borrowers continue to struggle. Here's what we now know about this secret bailout, thanks to a Bloomberg report, along with what we already knew - and what we still don't know.”

Read the rest of the story @ nationofchange.com

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true or false: Kerry Katona doesn't actually own a cat.

absolutely right cosmicbadger. maybe because the US financed them (and others) so much that certain parts of the american public stayed ill-informed and thought that their actions were just (not aimed at you lamagonzo, i know you're one of the good guys!! and salutes to you for the Tibetan solidarity. check out the "Metamorphosis" DVD by the incredible band Ghost; includes footage of leader Masaki Batoh protesting outside the Chinese embassy in Tokyo. a long time supporter of the Tibetan cause, the cover of their album "Tune In Turn On Free Tibet" is on the wall of the Dalai Lama's residence!!).
interesting at the furore by US citizens over the freeing of the (falsely?) convicted man by the Scottish government regarding the Lockerbie disaster. they probably paid for the bombs that killed members of their families. absolutely shocking.
that Bob Weir remark still irritates me when i hear it. we all make mistakes i know, but my shoulders automatically hunch and contract when that comes out. silly boy.

by the way, i heard Angelos Epithemiou recently did his comedy for the troops in Afghanistan; something to cheer up the lads. apparently didn't go over that well. i guess his material was never going to be suitable for the Taliban.........................

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