Why you shouldn’t use hi-tech gadgets at primitive facilities
2 Die Trying to Save Phone That Fell Into Toilet
‘Two people died and three were injured after wading into a cesspool’s knee-deep filth in an attempt to retrieve a woman’s mobile phone and rescue those who fainted.
‘The two fatalities were the woman’s husband and mother-in-law, a local newspaper reported.
‘The tragedy unfolded after the young woman in Xinxiang city, Henan, accidentally dropped her brand new phone into a cesspit when she went to the open-pit toilet on Wednesday, according to local newspaper Dahe Daily.
‘Her husband jumped in to find the 2,000-yuan (HK$2,510) phone but he could not breathe and soon lost consciousness.
‘Then, the husband’s mother jumped in to save him but she, too, soon lost consciousness. In panic, the young woman followed and suffered the same fate…’
Media Links Las Vegas Shooters to Bundy Ranch
‘The corporate media is linking two suspected shooters who executed two police officers at a Las Vegas pizzeria and another person at a Wal-Mart to Cliven Bundy and the patriot movement. Media reports characterize the shooters as white supremacists.
‘According to a report posted at the Daily Mail, the married couple suspected in the shootings and who executed a suicide pact following the rampage were “militant” and “obsessed with conspiracy theories.” They allegedly shouted at diners to “tell the police the revolution has begun.”
‘The male suspect, named as Jared in media reports, allegedly claimed to have been involved in the standoff between Cliven Bundy, his supporters and the Bureau of Land Management, according to a neighbor…’
Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK
I’ve read before that exporters buy expensive seafood in the Philippines. Is media unaware of that or that was over?
‘Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used in Asia in the production of seafood sold by major US, British and other European retailers, the Guardian can reveal.
‘A six-month investigation has established that large numbers of men bought and sold like animals and held against their will on fishing boats off Thailand are integral to the production of prawns (commonly called shrimp in the US) sold in leading supermarkets around the world, including the top four global retailers: Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco.
‘The investigation found that the world’s largest prawn farmer, the Thailand-based Charoen Pokphand (CP) Foods, buys fishmeal, which it feeds to its farmed prawns, from some suppliers that own, operate or buy from fishing boats manned with slaves…’