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Multiple Greenpeace Activists Face Piracy Charges In Russia
2013-10-03 07:41:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A demonstration last month against Arctic oil drilling has turned into an international incident this week. Russia has started charging 30 Greenpeace activists from 18 countries with piracy, a charge that could bring long prison terms for a protest in a region the Kremlin sees as a key to future prosperity. The activists were arrested on September 18, after two tried to scale the Prirazlomnaya oil platform, which plays a crucial role...

2013-09-17 23:31:19

Yes, it's true, and can't be arrrgued: it's time to talk like a pirate. Supreme silliness rides the waves. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Geeky t-shirt company Tees For Your Head releases three variations on the pirate theme, in time for national Talk Like a Pirate Day, celebrated on Septemberrr 19th, lads and lassies. Nerds of all ages who love pirates as well as math, science, and art will find a t-shirt in the treasure chest. Tees are available in sizes from...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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