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Friday Little Bits

Introducing Friday Little Bits. Every Friday I will post 10 quick headlines in one post. Things I've saved over time that I think others might be interested in...or not.

#1 - On November 7th, 2006, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (SWP) announced through the media its intent to take over Agricore United through a share exchange. They are calling it a merger. It isn't. It is a hostile proposal. Link

#2 - The Ohio House yesterday voted 81-5 to jump-start a bill designed to give eight states and two Canadian provinces the power to prevent diversion of increasingly valuable Great Lakes water. Link

#3 - Lawmakers' hypotheticals stall effort to protect Great Lakes. Quebec and separation enter US political debate: "What happens if Quebec secedes from Canada and becomes its own country?" Rep. Bill Seitz asked the bill's sponsor, Rep. Matthew Dolan, in one recent memo. Link

#4 - The government is selling the logic of raising the current mining royalty to Canadian gold mining companies operating in Tanzania. Link

#5 - Plains All American Pipeline, operator of about 15,000 miles of pipelines in the U.S. and Canada, plans to build a $77 million terminal in Illinois to increase access to U.S. and Canadian markets. Link

#6 - GMO : Independent Scientists Demand A Ban on GM Food & Feed while All GM Crops Are Tested Link

#7 - The Bush administration is clamping down on scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey, the latest agency subjected to controls on research that might go against official policy. Link

#8 - The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission foresees a "massive" increase in oil prospecting and drilling once a border dispute with Suriname is resolved, Guyana's government reported. Link

#9 - Save The USA (a website I stumbled across) Link

#10 - Could the global trend toward the breakup of states reach a Latin America pressed by conflict, inequality, and regional fissure? Link