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Rebel Reports gives some interesting background on the US ship “Maersk Alabama” which apparently “belonged to US Department of Defense contractor with “top security clearance,” which does a half-billion dollars in annual business with the Pentagon.” This raises the question on what some of these ships are carrying. The US claims the “Maersk Alabama” was carrying food aid but why would food aid have top “security clearance”? A recebtkt hijacked Ukraine ship was found to be carrying an assortment of weapons and do we know how many of these ships are carrying nuclear and medical waste and dropping it off as they sail along the coast. At the same time an estimated $300 million in fish is stolen from these waters. Put simply the West is stealing food from hungry people on the one hand and killing them off with poisonous waste on the other.

As soon as the [Somali] government was gone, mysterious European ships started appearing off the coast of Somalia, dumping vast barrels into the ocean. The coastal population began to sicken. At first they suffered strange rashes, nausea and malformed babies. Then, after the 2005 tsunami, hundreds of the dumped and leaking barrels washed up on shore. People began to suffer from radiation sickness, and more than 300 died.

Black Agenda Report has more on the international piracy otherwise known as “robbery on the high seas”. BAR questions the US corporate media’s gloating over the “knocking off of three Somali guys”

To hear the U.S. corporate media tell it, the Americans had won a huge victory over the forces of evil. The sole surviving Somali was in custody — a 16-year-old who essentially gave himself up, earlier, after being hurt in a scuffle with the American cargo ship captain who is now celebrated as a hero of the seven seas and defender of United States national honor.
There is something obscene about a superpower whose media and population find great satisfaction, and some sick form of national catharsis, every time they manage to overcome a weak and desperate opponent.

More on the gestapo like activities of the British police. From walking around with huge automatic machine gun, masked faces, no ID and violently attacking protesters including one death. Raw Story reports on the “pre-emptive” strike against climate change activists which now appears to be part of a long term policy to infiltrate campaigners and prevent any direct action. This comment speaks to the both the government policy on CC and to those who believe it is all a hoax..

The average person thinks about 1.3 seconds ahead. 300 years of future just doesn’t exist for them. Evidence? George Bush was once a President, and so was his father. And a guy called Reagan. And from 1998 to 2005 computers did more voting than people did. Of course, the hope is that they don’t think there’s three hundred years ahead for them because they KNOW that their progeny are so dumb that they won’t be able to reproduce.

I found these two blogs through a Twitter follow – Kandeezie writes on Black hair (how much can your write about hair?) and interior decorating which doesn’t sound too exciting at first but I actually quite liked both blogs.

Drima whose blog just gets better and better continues with the 7 categories of faith. On non-rational faith – is there any faith that is rational?

“Good” non-rational faith is belief perceived to be good in matters that are difficult to rationalize or back up with sufficient rational evidence. Its “goodness” is that of a relativist subjective kind and depends on the social construct you grew up in………………..To one community, something can be “good” but to “others” it’s “bad” and hence the relativism. It also tends to fall within matters of morality, both religious and cultural.