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GenieLord
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posted October 05, 2007 09:28 AM
Edited by GenieLord at 05:50, 22 Aug 2008.

Global News

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In this thread, there will be posted global news, so we will be able to know what's going on, also outside HC. I'll try to post here every day or two, to keep the news updated, but everyone can update us with news.

-You can write about any subject, but think well if it will interest other people in the forum. Try to write about global things, that refer not only to people from one state.

-You can use any news site or channel (CNN, Fox News, BBC News, etc). Don't forget to mention your sources, ofcourse.

-Keep the updates short. 2-5 lines is enough.

-Try to avoid showing your opinion on the update. If you want to tell your opinion, put it on other paragraph.  

You can also reply to news posted, even if it's a bit old.
Do not spam! Any funny news you have, can be posted here.

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GenieLord
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posted October 05, 2007 09:29 AM
Edited by GenieLord at 09:30, 05 Oct 2007.

October 5, 2007:

Ahmadi Nejad says on a speech: A global survey should be done, that will decide where Israel should be relocated; Europe, Alaska or Canada. He says that Israel oppresses the Palastinians, with the United States's assistance.
Meanwhile, tens of thousand people in Iran participated in a huge demonstration against Israel and the United States.
Source: Ynet News

Over 79 million trees are being planted in Indonesia today. This is a planned step, that shows Indonesia's war against the massive trees degradation. Between 2000 to 2005 around 9 million hectares of forest were destroyed in Indonesia. Local organizations tell that this is the highest rate of forest clearing in the world.
Source: Fox News

Spanish police have arrested the entire alleged leadership of the banned Basque separatist party, Batasuna. Twenty-two people were detained in the town of Segura. The goal of the raid is to prevent terrorism activities. This raid is the largest one that was made against the Basques in the last four months.
Source: BBC News

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posted October 05, 2007 10:54 AM

Good Thread

I've been thinking about making a thread like this for a long time now.
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posted October 05, 2007 12:03 PM

Bak,these are some seriuos news!


CIA still has secret prisons abroad

CIA according to variuos sources still has few secret prisons abroad. since 2006 september there was at least one member of Al Qaeda was hold captive in those prisons. these sources confirmed some of the info from "New York Times".

the exsistence of secret CIA prisons was confirmed by "The Washington Post". Prezident G.W. Bush confired the exsistence of these facilities back in September 2006. He also mentioned that 14 members of Al Qaeda were transfered from these prisons to Gvantanama.


Source: Lithuanian news protal Delfi.lt
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posted October 06, 2007 12:39 PM

October 6, 2007:

Two rival movements in Iraq signed an agreement to stops the rough fights between them. The Shiite leaders met today to sign the agreement. They would like to unite the people of Iraq, to have peace, and a spirit of friendship and forgiveness. Another goal of agreement between the movements is to bring more advanced technology to Iraq.  
Source: CNN

Rights groups organized massive global demostrations against Myanmar's junta, that admitted that his military regime imprisoned hundreds of Buddhist monks. People are protesting on Asia, Europe, North America and Australia, against those crimes. Myanmar's goverment insists that most of the monks arrested have been released, and says that only 109 monks are still being questioned.
Source: Fox News

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posted October 08, 2007 04:05 AM

Are we allowed to discuss the issues here?

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Over 79 million trees are being planted in Indonesia today. This is a planned step, that shows Indonesia's war against the massive trees degradation. Between 2000 to 2005 around 9 million hectares of forest were destroyed in Indonesia. Local organizations tell that this is the highest rate of forest clearing in the world.
Source: Fox News


Everyone frowns on Indonesia and the deforestation there (myself included) but they aren't to blame. They're a developing country that needs to keep it's economy going. MEDC's in the western world forget that they cut down their trees just as much (if not more) than Indonesia. They just did it centuries ago when no one cared.
I mean, drive through France, parts of the US etc, and how much forest do you see? Alot of farms...
It's a part of any country's modern development, and telling them off about it is kinda hypocritical, unless governments give them grants to compensate.
Kinda like that deal where you buy some rainforest so it doesn't get cut down, but I don't really get that whole idea. I mean, what's to stop them from taking the money and cutting it down anyway
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GenieLord
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posted October 08, 2007 10:26 AM

Ofcourse you can discuss about the news.
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I mean, drive through France, parts of the US etc, and how much forest do you see? Alot of farms...
It's a part of any country's modern development
I disagree with that. There are modern states that managed to keep the forests and nature in them and they are advanced. Not a lot, but there are few. New-Zealand is an excellent example. A modern state with a lot of forests. I'm sure that other people would be able to give you more examples.
It's all about what's more imporant for the state and the people with influence and power; the environment or the money.
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but I don't really get that whole idea. I mean, what's to stop them from taking the money and cutting it down anyway
More clean and fresh air, beauty, more animals won't die because their forests and jungels disappear, more turists come to see the tropical areas, feels nice, and more...

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posted October 08, 2007 11:06 AM

Before they used to use this crap wood fibre to make paper, it used to be cotten (that is why all the old books survive for so long, because none of the pages go yellow like this paper made out of wood does).

I guess people cut down Trees because it is the cheaper method, but I guess some people do not realise that we need Trees for clean air, and I think they are also forgetting about the Animals that live and depend on the Trees.

Trees can also be good for tourists as well.

I agree with Genielord here with his second statement

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posted October 08, 2007 12:25 PM

Erm... thats so wrong.

In Sweden it grows up more trees than its cutten down.
Then i mean A LOT more. But we do care great about nature in Sweden.
We are like Wood Elves...

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posted October 08, 2007 05:37 PM
Edited by GenieLord at 09:09, 12 Oct 2007.

October 8, 2007:

On the last two days Pro-Taleban militants have been fighting aganist the Pakistani army. 45 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 130 Pro-Taleban militants. The battle started when the Pro-Taleban militants attacked the security post on Afghanistan-Pakistan border, and a passing patrol. Jet fighters, helicopters and gunships spotted the militants on local afghan villages.
Source: BBC News

3000 British soldiers will return to Britan until the next spring, according to what says Gordon Brown, the British Prime Minister. 2500 soldiers will remain in Iraq. Till Chrismas, about 1000 soldiers should be already back to home.
Source: CNN

A similar planet to Earth was found by astronomics. The Planet is in distance of 424 light years from us, and it is 10 million years old. It's on the age of rocks' creation. It rounds a star which is a bit hotter than the sun, but the temperture can hold liquid water. The astronomics say that a new solar system, probably good for the humans' lives, is about to be built there.
Source: Ynet News

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posted October 10, 2007 03:54 AM

Quote:
More clean and fresh air, beauty, more animals won't die because their forests and jungels disappear, more turists come to see the tropical areas, feels nice, and more...


I'll say this now:

I'm against logging.
I support the move against global warming.
I am very concerned about the environment.

Had to clear that up because there was a misunderstanding.
I know exactly why it is bad to cut down trees.


But there is this thing you can do wher eyou give money to a charity and it cordons off a section of the Amazon or a rainforest so that it will not be cut down, so you feel like you're doing your bit stopping 3 trees getting cut down or whatever.
What I'm saying is that if the government wants to cut down those trees, how would that person ever know if they just cut it down anyway..



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I disagree with that. There are modern states that managed to keep the forests and nature in them and they are advanced. Not a lot, but there are few. New-Zealand is an excellent example. A modern state with a lot of forests. I'm sure that other people would be able to give you more examples.

It's all about what's more imporant for the state and the people with influence and power; the environment or the money.

I've been to New Zealand. A country can have alot of forest but still have done alot of deforestation. It's not just thought about because it is taken for granted, because it is necessary. Cities, roads, farms.
Maybe New Zealand is better than alot of countries, but it still does it.

And I didn't mean literally 'every country in existance'

And countries like Sweden who may be planting alot of trees now, I don't doubt that... but Sweden is a very old country. Go back to when it was first developing and ask them how much they care about Global Warming

All countries, with the exception of countries that are mostly desert or grassland or readily clear land, need to log at some stage in their development. Countries like Brazil and Indonesia are no exception. I'm not saying this is a good thing, it's just a fact, that these countries are just unlucky that they're developing their economic growth in an environmentally awakened time.

And not to mention that forest land takes up a great amount of these countries space.
But again I do support that Indonesia is taking a sustainable approach, as is Brazil in some areas but there is still alot of illegal, unsustainable logging that goes on there and is very wasteful and polluting.

But then that just comes down to all the families who want mahogany floorboards

(Get bamboo floorboards people, it's cheaper, stronger, feels the same, is sustainable due to the rapid growth of a crop that can take only 5 years rather than hundreds like tropical rainforests, and bamboo is the greatest plant at carbon fixation in the world

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posted October 11, 2007 03:57 PM

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The Planet is in distance of 424 light years from us, and it is 10 years old
Something is wrong here.
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posted October 11, 2007 06:47 PM
Edited by executor at 18:48, 11 Oct 2007.

Yeah it should be 434 years old by now . But it's 10 mln years old in fact. Checked it here.
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posted October 12, 2007 09:09 AM

Yes, it's 10 million years old. My mistake.

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posted October 12, 2007 09:15 AM

Unfortunately if it's anything like our planet it'll take at least a few billion years before it stops being a swirling maelstrom of fire..

So no help there if we need a quick exit when climate change takes over big time.
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posted October 12, 2007 09:27 AM
Edited by GenieLord at 09:28, 12 Oct 2007.

Al-Gore won Nobel Peace Prize, for his hard work to raise awareness about global warming and the importance of the environment. Al-Gore said he is "deeply honored" and also said "the climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity."
Source: Ynet News, CNN.

Turkey recalls ambassador to the United States. The Turkish foreign minister says that the ambassador comes back to Turkey for a short stay of a weak or 10 days. The ministry spokesman said "We are not withdrawing our ambassador. We have asked him to come to Turkey for some consultations". George W. Bush said that this is a great harm to the relation of the US with Turkey and to the war agaist the terror.
Source: BBC News

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posted October 12, 2007 09:49 AM
Edited by VokialBG at 09:55, 12 Oct 2007.

11-12 October 2007

Cabinet in Sofia ratified on Thursday an agreement with the International Benghazi Fund of September 2007, whereby Bulgaria grants the amount of Libya’s debt to Bulgaria, standing at over US$ 56 million, to the fund. Bulgaria will thus aid Libya’s government in updating the country’s public health infrastructure, the treatment of AIDS-suffering Libyan children and helping financially their families.
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Interior Minister of Bulagia, Roumen Petkov opened in Sofia Thursday a meeting of the Association of Police Chiefs in Southeast Europe, otherwise known as SEPCA. The meeting is looking into counter-organized crime policies, police education and training, the public convenience strategy, seeking to create bonds of trust and reliance between police and public, harmonization of legislation and other topical issues. Police Forces Directors from Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia are members of SEPCA.
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posted October 12, 2007 01:33 PM

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Turkey recalls ambassador to the United States. The Turkish foreign minister says that the ambassador comes back to Turkey for a short stay of a weak or 10 days. The ministry spokesman said "We are not withdrawing our ambassador. We have asked him to come to Turkey for some consultations". George W. Bush said that this is a great harm to the relation of the US with Turkey and to the war agaist the terror.
Source: BBC News


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posted October 12, 2007 02:13 PM
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14 year old kills someone with knife
HOLLAND - A fourteen year old kid had a fight with a sixteen year old classmate. After threatening a lot with a knife he hit his classmate in his neck. The same afternoon the victim died. The other classmates beat the fourteen year old up.
Source: local newspaper.

it wasn't literally in the paper like this, but this is the main story.
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posted October 12, 2007 02:15 PM
Edited by Lord_Evil at 14:18, 12 Oct 2007.

Inportent News!

Just today in History class my teacher said thet now there is 61 seconds in a minut! i think he said thet they cheinged it in Greanich or the BigBang, im searies!

sorry for my spelling

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