Archive for April 28th, 2009

Iranian Ship Sunk Off Sudan?

Haaretz today says that the Egyptians are reporting an Iranian vessel carrying arms bound for Hamas was sunk by a foreign power off the coast of Sudan last week. The details are kind of sketchy – it was torpedoed, or maybe “bombed” by a “warship” – but whatever the details, if it’s true, it’s one hell of a provocation by whoever did it…

Anyone want to hazard a guess as to whether all the international warships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden are all entirely concentrating on anti-piracy patrols, or whether some of them have “other” tasks they’re carrying out? 🙂

Published in: General | on April 28th, 2009 | Comments Off on Iranian Ship Sunk Off Sudan?

Of Mountains, Molehills, and Numbers

Once upon a time, there was a woman, who, together with her husband, engaged in several acts of what might be termed criminal environmental activism, or, by some, eco-terrorism. She and her husband didn’t like Monsanto, and other companies and organizations and even individuals associated with the production and development of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. And, really, who can blame her? GMOs are the suck. Thing is, she wasn’t content just going around telling everyone “GMOs suck, don’t buy or support them”; no, she apparently felt the best course of action was burning things down to make her point.

A little immature, perhaps, but I guess it gets the point across pretty well.
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', General, History | on April 28th, 2009 | Comments Off on Of Mountains, Molehills, and Numbers