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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Taj M Khattak, Babar Sattar,German Court Disciplines Google, 42.90 Euros Per Arm: Inside a Creepy Global Body Parts Business

Those reading this excerpt should consider pondering over these words every day ~t

Invest in the people of Pakistan. Give them good governance, give them their hopes in the future of their land for which their forefathers sacrificed so much and they too will stop the two trucks and the jeep dead in their tracks the next time they venture out of 111 Brigade headquarters. If not, and with utmost deference to their Lordships, the landmark and historic judgments and Musharraf's trial proceedings, if any, will, sooner than later, form part of the archives in bar rooms for the well heeled lawyers for hair splitting arguments in the future. Taj M Khattak

If we set ourselves out to be purists, we would need to drag Gen Ayub Khan and Justice Munir out of their graves. Instead of trying to resolve lingering moral dilemmas, we need to move ahead by applying the law and the Constitution as it stands today. Amnesty for the unconstitutional acts of Gen Musharraf and his aids perpetrated in 1999 stands inscribed into the Constitution. But fortunately there is no legal cover protecting his plunder of the Constitution in 2007. Let us start here. Babar Sattar [Without being a purist, I'd disagree with Babar. If the doctrine is to be given the final funeral rites, we should dig up Justice Munir and the Field Marshal, and deal with the travesty, once and for all]

A district court in Hamburg has ruled that Google must remove ten clauses from its terms of service for German users. The decision comes after a German consumer organization accused the Internet giant of luring users into giving up their rights. Information Overload: German Court Disciplines Google

How China ended its dependence on food aid, almost overnight, and become the world's third largest food aid donor. Rethinking Food Production For a World of Eight Billion By Lester R. Brown, TreeHugger

The German company Tutogen's business in body parts is as secretive as it is lucrative. It extracts bones from corpses in Ukraine to manufacture medical products, as part of a global market worth billions that is centered in the United States. 42.90 Euros Per Arm: Inside a Creepy Global Body Parts Business


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