Monthly Archives: January 2012

Quote of the day 59

‘A sailing ship is no democracy; you don’t caucus a crew as to where you’ll go anymore than you inquire when they’d like to shorten sail.’ –    Sterling Hayden

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Slaving in a Chinese hellhole

It seems that China is serious about spreading cultural values abroad. From South China Morning Post: In the evening gloom the vast complex emerges into view. Beyond a high security wall, insects dance in the beam of a giant floodlight. … Continue reading

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Quote of the day 58

‘There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter.’ –    Billy Connolly

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Innocent seafarers on commercial cargo ships are being held to ransom for millions of dollars by armed gangs of Somali pirates. The cost of Somalian piracy is both human and economic. It affects seafarers and their families and YOU. Piracy costs … Continue reading

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