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U.S. court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

The Associated Press reports:

‘A divided U.S. appeals court on Thursday threw out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war. 117 more words

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Guilt By Insinuation. How American propaganda works.

Guilt By Insinuation

How American propaganda works.

Paul Craig Roberts

Why hasn’t Washington joined Russian President Putin in calling for an objective, non-politicized international investigation by experts of the case of the Malaysian jetliner? 1,566 more words

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Aging Oil Pipe Line under the Straits of Mackinc

Oil Spill Threatens Great Lakes  Click on the link for information about an aging oil pipline that is a threat to the freshwater Great Lakes.

Environment

Suicide's toll: Survey says half of vets know someone who has tried it

Jon Harper reports for Stars & Stripes:

‘Nearly half of all respondents to a major survey of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans know at least one veteran from those conflicts who has tried to kill himself. 157 more words

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ZimSculpt

I had the pleasure of visiting Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens last night to see the Zimbabwean Sculpture exhibit-ZimSculpt. It was breath taking! Each piece that is carefully placed around the gardens was hand made using a chisel, hammer, points, rasps, and chasing hammers from one piece of stone. 110 more words

Photography

Study: Childhood Traumas More Common Among Military Members

The Associated Press reports:

‘Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings.  141 more words

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