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A Thread Locking Question

Why was this thread locked?


According to my understanding of LBN posting rules, it met all the criteria.

This is not the only instance where this has happened in LBN.

Massive NATO military drills near Russian border underway

- Re-making the world safe for democracy.......

3 European Powers Say They Will Join China-Led Bank

NYT - Business Day
MARCH 17, 2015

— Ignoring direct pleas from the Obama administration, Europe’s biggest economies have declared their desire to become founding members of a new Chinese-led Asian investment bank that the United States views as a rival to the World Bank and other institutions set up at the height of American power after World War II.

The announcement on Tuesday by Germany, France and Italy that they would follow Britain and join the Chinese-led venture delivered a stinging rebuke to Washington from some of its closest allies. It also called into question whether the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, which grew out of a multination conference in Bretton Woods, N.H., in 1944 and established an economic pecking order that lasted 70 years, will find their influence diminished.

The announcement by Germany, Europe’s largest economy, came only six days after Secretary of State John Kerry asked his German counterpart, Frank Walter-Steinmeier, to resist the Chinese overtures until the Chinese agreed to a number of conditions about transparency and governing of the new entity. But Germany came to the same conclusion that Britain did: China is such a large export and investment market for it that it cannot afford to stay on the sidelines.

American officials have fumed that China never approached the Group of 7 — the consortium of economic powers that the United States has led — but rather decided to pick off individual members, setting a deadline of the end of March for them to decide whether to join the new organization, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which many refer to by its initials, the A.I.I.B.


- 我欢迎我们的新中国霸主。 (I welcome our new Chinese overlords)

Racist EZ-Cash

Mark Fiore

Published on Mar 17, 2015

Now that the Department of Justice report on Ferguson has been released, the veil has been lifted on a corrupt system that bled that town’s African-American citizens of their income, rights and freedom. Ferguson’s Municipal Court had become a criminal enterprise bent on increasing revenue by bleeding citizens dry. You can read more at http://www.MarkFiore.com.
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Iceland Does The Unimaginable To Its Criminal Bankers

"I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy. And I think that is a function of the fact that some of these institutions have become too large." Eric Holder, The Hill

Manhunt on for officer suspected of murder

Police Crime Cop Block

Rough Ride: Public transport skirts around poor areas in the US

- Thank goodness for RT, or we'd never hear this story. And the discrimination would be complete......

U.S. warns Americans in Saudi Arabia, closes embassy

Source: World Tribune.com

Monday, March 16th, 2015 | Posted by WorldTribune.com

The U.S. embassy in Riyadh closed its offices today and warned Americans in the country to be on alert.

A statement on its website said consular services had been cancelled in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran on March 16, and that telephone service would also be suspended.

“All U.S. citizens are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings, and take extra precautions when traveling throughout the country,” the U.S. stated.

“The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Saudi Arabia and limit non-essential travel within the country.”

Read more: http://www.worldtribune.com/2015/03/16/u-s-warns-americans-in-saudi-arabia-closes-embassy/

- Best move we've made in the Middle East in a long, long time......

In Our Backyard - The Monsanto Corporation

Uploaded on Oct 26, 2011

The company that made "agent orange" and "nutrisweet." Monsanto is a multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation. Started by selling saccharin to Coca-Cola, it is now the world's leading producer of the herbicide glyphosate, marketed as "Roundup". Monsanto is also the leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed; it provides the technology in 90% of the genetically engineered seeds used in the US market. It is headquartered in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

Agracetus, owned by Monsanto, exclusively produces Roundup Ready soybean seed for the commercial market. In 2005, it finalized the purchase of Seminis Inc, making it the world's largest conventional seed company.

Monsanto's development and marketing of genetically engineered seed and bovine growth hormone, as well as its aggressive litigation, political lobbying practices, seed commercialization practices and "strong-arming" of the seed industry have made the company controversial around the world and a primary target of the alter-globalization movement and environmental activists. As a result of its business strategies and licensing agreements, Monsanto came under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department in 2009.

Inside the Evil Monsanto
All therein are demento
They make pesticide seeds,
Killing the bugs and the bees
The rest of us to follow them, pronto


Great-grandmother skydives on her 100th birthday

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