Arrested for dancing at the Jefferson Memorial. Go out to celebrate the birth of the most hardcore, anti-authoritarian of the Founding Fathers, and get hauled off in handcuffs.
“Would you rather just sit there and cower underneath a desk when someone executes you or would you rather have a chance to defend your life? That’s what it really boils down to.” I vote for defending myself.
The mass diversion of the North American grain harvest into ethanol plants for fuel is reaching its political and moral limits. The world intelligentsia has been asleep at the wheel. While we rage over global warming, global hunger has swept in under the radar screen.
“Biofuels are fast becoming a new flash point in global diplomacy, putting pressure on Western politicians to reconsider their policies.” It’s about time!
Oil prices set yet another intraday trading record Tuesday, surging close to $114 a barrel as the U.S. dollar fell and crude oil shipments along one U.S. pipeline were said to be moving below capacity.
The U.S. is wrestling with the worst food inflation in 17 years, and analysts expect new data due on Wednesday to show it’s getting worse. That’s putting the squeeze on poor families and forcing bakeries, bagel shops and delis to explain price increases to their customers.