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U.S. diplomats evacuated the compound and Tripoli last month under a U.S. military escort as fighting between rival militias intensified and thousands fled
“For God’s sake, can’t we help these people defend themselves?”
“Our traditional allies are now standing up saying ‘well, maybe America is not the best force to lead us through these troubles’ ”
Obama and his advisers have at times taken refuge in a self-absolving logic:
We can’t force people in other countries to unite around our agenda, so, if they don’t, whatever calamity unfolds is their responsibility.
If naloxone could reverse pain relief when no drugs were present, researchers guessed that the body must have its own pain-relief systems.
“Endorphin,” the word, comes from “endogenous morphine.” A number of such natural chemicals were later found, along with receptors in the brain upon which they and the opioids acted.
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What was Telstra going to do with its copper network under Labor’s plan for the NBN?
It was going to decommission it and let it rot because it wasn’t worth giving away. Now Telstra can hand over a network based on 19th century technology to taxpayers, who will have to pay the ever-escalating costs to maintain it.
“I tried unplugging it, but it squeals loudly when I do that. If I press the ‘silence alarm’ button, it stops for a bit, then resumes its squealing. … It is just there, and those little green lights are quite bright … and disturbing.”
Winning the auction for French media company Vivendi’s GVT was vital for both Telecom Italia and its rival, Spain’s Telefonica, as their European markets have been shrinking.
Italy was gripped by a mobile price war for much of last year, revenue is falling and competition remains tough.
.. economic theory has determined that it must follow physics in depending on external non-human forces, such as demand or utility with human decision making almost invisible
In general, each eel farm has twenty to sixty water tanks, each measuring 6m in diameter. Eel farming is a high value-added business, but the farming requires farmers to arrange human resources to manually observe several indicators of each tank all the time including water temperature, dissolved oxygen and pH (every two hours and six hours for the young fish and grown ones respectively) as even minor changes in the environment such as a sudden temperature change, oxygen deficiency or water pollution are fatal to eels.