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  • Navy regularly releases Somali pirates, even when caught in the act

    11/29/2009 9:42:27 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 952+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 29 Nov 2009 | Nick Britten
    The Royal Navy is regularly allowing Somalian pirates to go free because of the risk they would claim asylum if prosecuted in Europe. Pirates terrorising ships in the Indian Ocean, looting and taking hostages, are often given medical checks and fed after being caught, before being sent of their way. This is also sometimes because although they are carrying guns and other weapons, they have not been caught in the act of piracy and therefore have not technically committed a crime. More than 340 suspected Somalian pirates have been captured by international naval forces in the last year and subsequently...
  • Gay Friendly Colleges Ranked - Reed towards top

    07/27/2007 8:43:18 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 142 replies · 6,100+ views
    Gay Rights Watch ^ | Bryan Harding
    Gay Friendly Colleges Ranked - Reed towards top Top of the list is New College of Florida, which provides a campus community most accepting of gay students. It also ranks number one for the most politically active tertiary institution, but ranks worst for a near absence of intercollegiate sports. The top five gay-friendly Colleges are in order: New College of Florida; Macalester College of St. Paul, Minnesota; Wellesley College in Massachusetts; Eugene Lang College/New School University in New York City; and Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. The top College ranked by Princeton Review for academic experience is Reed College in...
  • 'Pirate' On Ballot For Student Body President At N.C. State

    04/01/2005 5:55:19 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 68 replies · 4,426+ views
    WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC) ^ | March 31, 2005 | Valonda Calloway
    One candidate for student body president at North Carolina State University is rocking the boat. A student is on the ballot, not under a real name, but as The Pirate Captain. He even has a platform or "plank." It includes "expanding the bus lines to haul thar peopled cargo to and fro from ACC bouts at the yonder RBC Center." Also, "holding meetin's open to all yae landlubbers.">snip<"Voting for someone who wants to rid the campus of scurvy dogs is not really an effective way of having student government," sophomore Christopher Sanchez said. The Pirate Captain was able to get...