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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Modern Slavery in Gulf Countries

14 May 2011 - Adam Hanieh: Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states created a super exploited migrant work force after facing a radicalized Arab working class in the 60's

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Apple beats Google in brand wars

May 9, 2011 - Measuring a brand's worth is an imprecise art. Apple has nevertheless been deemed the world's most valuable. At $153 billion, according to a new survey, it accounts for about half the company's market capitalisation and nearly 10 times its estimated value five years ago.

Tech companies also populate the top ranks. There are good reasons they dominate the list - and why they're prone to big swings in value.The survey, by a subsidiary of WPP, estimated the earnings resulting from big brands and attempted to put a multiple on them to account for future growth. The result is a tech-heavy list. Google, at $111 billion, ranks second, IBM is third and Microsoft fifth.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds has the story from Los Angeles.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Thugs use intimidation. A liberal application of "Do this or I'll do that," as a means of forcing innocent people, the thugs see as sheep to be fleeced

Extortion, intimidation, and scams: these are the tactics of thugs. On the streets of Chicago there are neighborhoods where the police won’t enter after dark. Gangs of thugs rule the night protecting the neighborhood or engaging in what the police in other places quaintly call extortion, intimidation and other activities common to organized crime.

The difference between the cliquethat has captured power in the United States and an organized crime family lies more in the magnitude of their scams and the legalized cover which gives them impunity than any other standard. 

The generational theft and constitutional subversion that theObama administration and Congress commit on a daily basis is no more morally defensible than the shakedowns and extortions of a local street gang or other community organizers on the Southside of Chicago.

Thugs use intimidation. A liberal application of “Do this or I’ll do that,” as a means of forcing innocent people, seen merely as sheep to be fleeced, into doing what they want. The examples of the Obama Administration’s thuggishness abound and are as close as the headlines.

CFP | Sept 11,2010 - read full post 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Chinese in Israel fooled & failed over visas & salary

RussiaToday on Apr 30, 2011 - Leaving your homeland in search of a better job is a basic human ambition. And with a big demand for foreign labour, Israel seems like the perfect option for thousands of Chinese. But some criminal Israeli employment agencies offering the world for a fee, deliver only a life of hardship. RT's Paula Slier takes a look.

The book of James.

An Old Bible Found in Jerusalem Confirms the Quran.