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    1922 Massacre at Smyrna

    I bet your maiden aunt has some in her collection. Fine BONE china is made from .....er....er.... :)
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    1922 Massacre at Smyrna

    Robert Fisk in the Independent mentions the massacre in his latest column.
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    Why did conventional historians blame Germany for the breakout of the WW1?

    You are undoubtedly aware that, as with most people, my definition of a good analysis is one that agrees with me. :devil: The carnage of WWI when I began school (I recall that one week we sang God Save the King, then a week later that was changed to God Save the Queen, to give a time to it)...
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    Why did conventional historians blame Germany for the breakout of the WW1?

    Great analysis S W VC - good to hear from someone that knows what they are talking about.
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    So does the Higg field give the neutrino mass, and can neutrino velocity change?

    How does this apply to a photon? They have no mass (presumably unsullied by the Higgs) but have momentum. Is this a "now you have it, now you don't, moment"?
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    Did quark matter strike Earth?

    Yes, I wish the 'reporting stations' had been more detailed in their description of the 'event'. Just to say it happened leaves one a tad mystified. Did it take out someone's garbage shed? Activate some kind of monitor? Was it obvious without equipment?
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    Note the title of this thread ..... it does not specify Africa. If I reference another geographic area I am trying to put it into a context, not change any subject. That you see a mention of global warming as a change or subject (did you see the 'but') says more about you than about the subject...
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    Then your reading sucks.
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    You really should have paid more attention in your reading comprehension class.
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    Here is an interesting concept I came upon just after finishing the last post - it is by Gwynne Dyer and about climate warming, but the food reference may be helpful in this discussion: http://www.embassymag.ca/dailyupdate/view/real_population_density_04-13-2011 [Broken]
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    Control of a food supply is a power political tool - you can bestow sufficient unto your favourites and ration food to your opponents. rootX has a partial answer in the intervening post: The people of Biafra were the best educated in all of Africa - yet they starved through interdictions...
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    ? Do you think it has never happened in Africa? I used Chile because it is the best documented .... but love did not put Mubarak into the leadership of Egypt, nor Ali in Tunisia - England, France and the US have been and indeed still are messing around in central Africa. R. Reagan even...
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    Fair price? How about if they overthrow a democratically elected government and install some toady as 'glorious leader' as in Chile with ITT and (that monster) Pinoche. Yes, Anaconda and Kennecott Copper along with ITT should be held accountable.
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    Yes, it is not for me to suggest this problem has a simplistic answer ... it is filled with nuisance and has more corners than snakes and ladders. Completely by chance I was listening to Democracy Now as I read the various posts here. The article is about the loss of income from 'off shore'...
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    . I would think that the hundreds of billions that the west takes from the Continent might have something to do with it. Much of the wealth of Africa goes to a few ultra-rich families ... at the moment Mubarak of Egypt, Ali in Tunisia and Qaddafi in Lybia at the most prominent - but the...
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    Methinks we are just about saying the same thing, BMV - I just have the footnote in mind that: Many African countries are not self-sufficient in food production, relying on income from cash crops to import food. and you can bet the individual farmer is not the one to benefit from the cast crop...
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    ryan m b - there is nothing there for me to argue about. I would just make the point that natural disasters are just that, natural and happen all the time .... it is the human factor that results in the starvation or survival: remember Egypt in the bible set aside 10 years of grain against...
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    . Can't agree with that one, BMW. The land required to produce a vegetarian diet is far less than then needed to process the veggies through beasts. I would think that some famines are purposely man made .... Pol Pot did a good job here - but he was only a tip ..... starvation is a...
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    Why is there starvation in human populations?

    Good point, rooteX - uneducated women tend to have more children that the educated. I am sure it is not a physiological condition - but has something to do with being empowered. The countries with the highest birth rates are the counties with the fewest educated women. Even in well...
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    Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

    Take that up with the legislatures in the EU. It may have something to do with the identifiication of each club with the country where they are based. (That is just speculation.) I know if I was a tax payer in the US cities that used tax dollars to build stadia for the team owners I would...
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    Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

    er.....er..... it IS restricted ..... until you PAY for the service. Thus it is pay TV. I do not understand the question. As i understand it, the World Cup must be broadcast on channels who audience is not limited to those that pay this fee. (I guess? If you read the linked article you know...
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    Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

    I believe you need some kind of special password to receive satellite channels and have to contract to get the cable ones. I get cable TV (football and baseball are a necessity) and have to pay (overpay, if you ask me :grumpy:) for access to certain channels. I have lived in the north and...
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    Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

    This is not internet access, but regular television access - a European Court has decided that http://ca.news.yahoo.com/eu-court-says-world-cup-shown-free-tv-20110217-111923-326.html" [Broken]. It speaks of 'free TV' - I am not sure how 'free' that is, but we can take it that the decision...
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    Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

    Who Wee .... lotsa stuff in that response, will have to ruminate about it for a while ... but just a quick note .... I certainly agree with you there ..... in fact more diverse opinions would be nothing but beneficial - a few socialist or social democrats would provide a good counterpoint to...
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    Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

    Would you rule out John McCain and Ron Paul? Paul is ideologically driven rather than practically; has spent his life in the government he seems to despise. McCain is notable for what he had not done rather than what he has. On the 'other' side JFK was a Senator - is that enough ...
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    Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

    Is that not like calling out a SWAT to stop J-walking? A bit of the old overkill? I admit that all too many democratically elected members turn out to be but servants of big money interests - yet could that not be solved in other ways - ways that would not chuck out the chaff with the wheat...
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    Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

    Is this the lad that specialized in shipping GE operations off shore and has been put in charge of job creation in the US? In all truth (why would I speak otherwise :rolleyes:) I know so little about the subject - save what I just said - and that is less than comprehensive - I really have no set...
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    Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

    This may seem about Greenwald - but he expands it ...... http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/ .
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    Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

    This probably could go into two thread ..... this one and one on the happenings in Egypt .... Good 'ol Hosni is tying up the internet, even here in Canada ---- getting into al Jazeera is damn near impossible and Twitter is just a wish. "Sorry, we are busy, try again later." :grumpy:
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    Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

    Being the father of three boys I found that one always was wise, :cool: one foolish :bugeye: and the other in trouble :redface: (OT) Nelson's gunners (who worshiped him) would always be the first target in an battle ... the gunnery deck would fire at the gunnery decks .... their comment was...
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