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Bittersweet chocolate
– From Salon.com
Of the $1.1 billion in boxed chocolates that Americans are expected to buy on Valentine’s Day, very little will be untainted by the scourge of child labor. Although some who buy those bonbons will do so without knowing the sinister history of their purchases, others, like the chocolate makers, will have known for at least two years, if not longer, that cocoa beans imported from the Ivory Coast — used to make nearly half the chocolate consumed in this country — are harvested in large part by children, some as young as 9, and many of whom are considered slaves, trafficked from desperately poor countries like Mali and Burkina Faso.

Bittersweet chocolate

– From Salon.com

Of the $1.1 billion in boxed chocolates that Americans are expected to buy on Valentine’s Day, very little will be untainted by the scourge of child labor. Although some who buy those bonbons will do so without knowing the sinister history of their purchases, others, like the chocolate makers, will have known for at least two years, if not longer, that cocoa beans imported from the Ivory Coast — used to make nearly half the chocolate consumed in this country — are harvested in large part by children, some as young as 9, and many of whom are considered slaves, trafficked from desperately poor countries like Mali and Burkina Faso.

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kuro5hin.org || A Box of Our Own Making Senator Robert Byrd (D – WV) is to be applauded for today’s speech on the Senate floor in response to the Bush Administration’s insane rush to war.
“We stand passively mute in the United States Senate, paralyzed by our own uncertainty, seemingly stunned by the sheer turmoil of events,” said Byrd. “On what is possibly the eve of horrific infliction of death and destruction on the population of the nation of Iraq — a population, I might add, of which over 50% is under age 15 — this chamber is silent. On what is possibly only days before we send thousands of our own citizens to face unimagined horrors of chemical and biological warfare — this chamber is silent. On the eve of what could possibly be a vicious terrorist attack in retaliation for our attack on Iraq, it is business as usual in the United States Senate.”

kuro5hin.org || A Box of Our Own Making Senator Robert Byrd (D – WV) is to be applauded for today’s speech on the Senate floor in response to the Bush Administration’s insane rush to war.

“We stand passively mute in the United States Senate, paralyzed by our own uncertainty, seemingly stunned by the sheer turmoil of events,” said Byrd. “On what is possibly the eve of horrific infliction of death and destruction on the population of the nation of Iraq — a population, I might add, of which over 50% is under age 15 — this chamber is silent. On what is possibly only days before we send thousands of our own citizens to face unimagined horrors of chemical and biological warfare — this chamber is silent. On the eve of what could possibly be a vicious terrorist attack in retaliation for our attack on Iraq, it is business as usual in the United States Senate.”

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Posting Limits!!  – Roger from Fastfude tells it like it is.
Too many folks used to wade in on day one, get into fights with people they don’t know and then stomp off in a huff when they got their egos bruised.

We can also assign the 5 post limit to anyone who we feel is spamming the boards too much, to try and make them slow down and think a bit before posting another chat-room non-post. This is generally a temporary limit, which we remove again when we’re happy that the user has settled down a bit. There’s little worse than getting good topics saturated with meaningless posts…

Posting Limits!!  – Roger from Fastfude tells it like it is.

Too many folks used to wade in on day one, get into fights with people they don’t know and then stomp off in a huff when they got their egos bruised.

We can also assign the 5 post limit to anyone who we feel is spamming the boards too much, to try and make them slow down and think a bit before posting another chat-room non-post. This is generally a temporary limit, which we remove again when we’re happy that the user has settled down a bit. There’s little worse than getting good topics saturated with meaningless posts…