Venezuela will nationalize a fleet of oil rigs belonging to U.S. company Helmerich and Payne, the latest takeover in a push to socialism as President Hugo Chavez struggles with lower oil output and a recession.
First of all, what's not to love about a site called "Statism Watch". I've followed this site for over a year now. It seldom, if ever, disappoints.
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Perhaps you’ve heard. From June 26-27 the G20 will be occupying Tor
The elusive founder of WikiLeaks, who is at the centre of a potential US national security sensation, has surfaced from almost a month in hiding to tell the Guardian he does not fear for his safety but is on permanent alert.
Russia sent at least 150 paratroopers to Kyrgyzstan on Sunday to protect its military facilities as ethnic clashes spread in the Central Asian state, bringing the death toll from days of fighting to 113.
For the third time in five months, a critical event has occurred in Statoil’s well 34/10-C-6 on Gullfaks, during drilling of a side track. The last event occured this Wednesday afternoon, at 3.47 pm, when the well was destabilized. Statoil immedia
Last month, we gave you SHR's take on the oil spill. Now he's back with part 2 of the discussion. He will be referencing his recent thread (below) http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1097505/pg1 Discussion Video In case you missed
North Korea named a brother-in-law of leader Kim Jong-il to a powerful military post on Monday and sacked its premier in moves seen as consolidating Kim's grip on power and paving the way for his youngest son to succeed him.
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The Japanese Prime Minister resigned to improve his party’s chances in an election next month, after his popularity plunged over his broken campaign promise to remove a U.S. Marine base. Finance Minister Naoto Kan, who has a clean and defiant image,
Please help spread this video about microbes that eat the oil then die off when the food supply (oil) is gone.
A new currency is intended to challenge the U.S. dollar as the world's foremost reserve currency. The WOCU, short for world currency unit, was actually launched by London-based WDX Organization in September 2009, but only seems to be gaining recogni
Saudi Arabia's religious police are trying to bring to court three Saudi youths for challenging the kingdom's austere lifestyle on an MTV reality show -- a new test of the country's stated commitment to reform.
One day after China refused to take a stand against North Korea over the March 26 sinking of South Korea's Cheonan naval ship, South Korea appears to be moderating its rhetoric against the North over the Cheonan sinking.
Think that the current Gulf oil gusher is a unique problem? Think again. The same thing happened in 1979. All of the same techniques to stop it that BP is using now were used back then, and guess what? They didn’t work then either.
Another survey, this one of the Top 100 cities in the world, based on quality of life, has been released. The USA landed eight on the list. Honolulu was #31 to top home-grown urban areas in the United States. Detroit didn't make the list, but Port-au
Britain offered its first public accounting of its nuclear arsenal Wednesday, disclosing that it has a stockpile of 225 warheads in a move that offers transparency to non-nuclear states in hope of winning stricter global controls on the spread of ato
South Korea Monday halted trade with North Korea as part of a package of reprisals for the sinking of one of its warships, drawing strong US support but threats of attack from the communist state.
When a Saudi religious policeman sauntered about looking for unmarried couples illegally socializing, he probably wasn’t expecting much opposition. But when he approached a young, 20-something couple meandering through the park he received an unprece
A U.S.-born cleric who has encouraged Muslims to kill American soldiers called for the killing of U.S. civilians in his first video released by a Yemeni offshoot of al-Qaida, providing the most overt link yet between the radical preacher and the terr
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday the evidence is "overwhelming" that a North Korean submarine sank a South Korean warship and the communist country must face international consequences for its actions.
There has been angry reaction in Seoul and around the world after international investigators said there was overwhelming evidence that a submarine from North Korea sank a South Korean warship in March.
South Korea accused the reclusive North on Thursday of torpedoing one of its warships, heightening tension in the economically powerful region and testing the international position of China, Pyongyang's only major backer.
Greece is considering taking legal action against U.S. investment banks that might have contributed to the country’s debt crisis, Prime Minister George Papandreou said.
A renegade army general accused of leading a paramilitary force among Thailand's Red Shirt protesters was shot in the head Thursday as he spoke with foreign reporters on a street near a downtown Bangkok subway station. A second person was shot in
Senior administrators of the European Union proposed on Wednesday that they be given unprecedented power to scrutinize the spending plans of countries before national parliaments vote on those budgets. The EU's executive commission's bid was a m
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the Spanish prime minister, has announced he will cut the wages of state employees and slash investment spending in the latest attempt to rein in the country's budget deficit.
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An essay by Dan Freire explores the subculture of japanese skinheads. The Japanese skinheads are a group not unlike the skinheads found in America they believe in the superiority of their race and dislike foreigners especially immmigrants. Cosplay
Weeks after the 1-year-old was found in a dumpster, his father showed up. The baby wriggled in his cot, smiled and held up his arms. When the father didn't touch him, the baby started to cry and kick his legs. The man left moments after he arrived, n
Diarrhea death? It would be funny I suppose(in a morbid sort of way) if it weren't so serious. Diarrhea claims the lives 1.5 million kids annually. That is more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. Combined people! and yet no one talks about h