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CORRUPTION: Watches, mistresses on show as China highlights graft

by Staff Writers

Beijing (AFP) Dec 8, 2012

Lurid reports of Chinese officials sporting luxury watches or promoting their twin mistresses are being hailed by state media as proof of a corruption crackdown -- but real reforms remain a distant prospect.

Less than a month after Xi Jinping ascended to China's most powerful post as head of the Communist Party and proclaimed the scourge of graft an existential threat to the ruling organisation and the country, official outlets are striving to show action is being taken.

Several senior Chinese officials have been placed under investigation, including the vice party head of Sichuan province and a former deputy mayor of the manufacturing hub of Shenzhen.

A web page run by the Communist party's official newspaper, the People's Daily, hailed their fall as "the start of an anti-corruption storm".

But the breadth and depth of the campaign are still unclear, even as corruption threatens the ruling party's claim to legitimacy -- a…


One of several lawsuits filed against Larry Nienkirk and Splendid Products continues to wind it's way through the Federal Court System.

Read the court case here ...

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That is NOT stainless steel people.


It's a Mercedes Benz owned by an Abu Dhabi oil billionaire (naturally). 

Featuring the newly developed V10 quad turbo with 1,600 horsepower and 2800nm of torque? 

0-100km/h in less than 2secs, 1/4 mile in 6.89 secs running on bio-fuel.

How un-green? Not only an over-the-top luxury car, but made from white gold! So what if it can run on biofuel.

Are the United Arab Emirate states being over-the-top extravagant when purchasing super luxury cars? 

Word has it that an Abu Dhabi billionaire is the proud owner of a Mercedes V10 Quad Turbo sports job that has a body made of white gold! Not gold paint, but gold alloy sheet metal. 

Do these kinds of luxuries find any parallel with the similarly over-the-top “eco” projects happening in the region, like The World islands and Masdar City?

The specially made car features a newly developed V10 quad turbo with 1,600 horsepower and 2800nm of torque. It is said to be able to go from 0-100km/h in le…

Top six alkaline foods to eat every day for vibrant health ...

Saturday, December 08, 2012 by: Angela Doss

(NaturalNews) The typical American diet is a deadly one, consisting primarily of toxic and acid-forming foods like processed sugars, artificial sweeteners, refined grains, conventionally produced meats and dairy, and hidden genetically modified organisms.

 All this, combined with a plethora of other challenging environmental factors (such as lack of rest, psychological stress, and pharmaceutical drugs), mean it's no wonder that more and more people are being diagnosed with chronic, degenerative illnesses or otherwise deadly conditions for which modern conventional medicine claims to have no known cure.

One of the basic underlying problems with this unsustainable lifestyle - and there are many - is the average consumer's lack of understanding that the body must balance the blood's pH levels at a slightly alkaline level of 7.365 in order to survive. 

When a person ingests food to "burn" for fuel, the digestive and metabolic p…


A tour of Manbulloo mango farm in Northern Queensland as the mango season moves to a new region in Australia ....

These mangoes will be on supermarket shelves within the month ...

Bushland and mangoes ...

The North Queensland sun is doing a good job ! Look at that blush ...

The harvest begins ...

Just another day at the office ...Giru, North Queensland (Manbulloo Horseshoe Lagoon Farm)

~ Images courtesy of MANBULLOO'S Facebook page

DOUBLE WHAMMY: Killer typhoon turns back towards Philippines ...

by Staff Writers

Manila (AFP) Dec 8, 2012

A typhoon that has killed hundreds of people and left tens of thousands homeless in the southern Philippines has turned back towards the country and will hit it again, forecasters said Saturday.

Typhoon Bopha will slam into the northern tip of the main island of Luzon early Sunday, packing gusts of up to 160 kilometres (around 100 miles) an hour, the state weather service said.

It was likely to bring heavy rainfall to the area, civil defence office director Benito Ramos told a news conference. "People there need to take precautions," he added.

The eye of the cyclone was 230 kilometres west of the northern town of Sinait at 4:00pm (0800 GMT) and moving slowly northeast, the service said.

Heavy to intense rainfall was expected within the typhoon's 400-kilometre footprint, it added.

Bopha smashed into the east coast of the southern island of Mindanao with gusts of up to 210 kilometres an hour on Tuesday. 

At least 548 people have been kille…