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Friday, June 29, 2012

NEWS: Mining wealth key issue as Mongolia votes

Originally posted on BBC.co.uk on 28 June 2012

Mongolians are voting at more than 1,900 polling stations across the country
Voters are going to the polls in Mongolia to elect a new parliament in the seventh election since the end of communism in 1990.

Voters are choosing between the ruling Mongolian People's Party (MPP) and opposition Democratic Party.

Both parties are promising better wealth distribution from an economic boom fuelled by mining.

Mongolia's GDP growth was 17% last year but a third of its 2.8m population live below the poverty line.

Foreign investment in the resource rich country stands at $5bn (£3.2bn), led by the coal, copper and gold mining industries.

There are more than 1,900 polling stations across the country and results could be expected within hours of the poll closing with a new electronic voting system in place, reports said.

The MPP, the oldest political party in Mongolia, is promising a national sovereign wealth fund and support for the health and education systems.

Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold, the MPP leader, has told voters the way to continued success is to give his party another four years, says the BBC's Michael Kohn in Ulan Bator.

The opposition, meanwhile, said it would complete a decade-old programme to distribute free land to citizens.

Analysts also said former President Nambar Enkhbayar's Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party could take votes from the ruling party, despite the fact that he is unable to run in the election.

Mr Enkhbayar was charged with corruption earlier this year. He denies the charges and broke away from the MPP to form his own group last year.

Whichever party comes out on top, it will need to find a balance between pleasing the interests of voters and the foreign investment community, which has poured billions of dollars into the economy, says our correspondent.

Word List:

  • polling stations: a place to vote in an election
  • sovereign: a sovereign nation rules itself

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

LYRICS: Trip the Light

WHERE THE HELL IS MATT?

"Trip the Light" by Alicia Lemke
(Mongolia is at 1:18)

If all the days that come to pass
Are behind these walls
I’ll be left at the end of things
In a world kept small

Travel far from what i know
I’ll be swept away
I need to know
I can be lost and not afraid

We’re gonna trip the light
We’re gonna break the night
And we’ll see with new eyes
When we trip the light

Remember we’re lost together
Remember we’re the same
We hold the burning rhytm in our hearts
We hold the flame

We’re gonna trip the light
We’re gonna break the night
And we’ll see with new eyes
When we trip the light

We’re gonna trip the light
We’re gonna break the night
And we’ll see with new eyes
When we trip the light
Source: LYBIO.net

I’ll find my way home
On the Western wind
To a place that was once my world
Back from where I’ve been

And in the morning light I’ll remember
As the sun will rise
We are all the glowing embers
Of a distant fire

We’re gonna trip the light
We’re gonna break the night
And we’ll see with new eyes
When we trip the light

Come on and trip the light
We’re gonna break the night
And we’ll see with new eyes
We’re gonna trip the light

We’re gonna trip the light
We’re gonna break the night
And we’ll see with new eyes
When we trip the light

Music: Garry Schyman ©
Lyrics: Alicia Lemke and Matt Harding ©

Monday, June 25, 2012

LYRICS: Gomo Tulku - Let Me Down

Gomo Tulku - Let Me Down

LET ME DOWN - Lyrics

(Verse 1)
See you came so far and now you almost have it
And you get closer to where you almost grab it
And then finally you establish enough confidence
To take any consequence, face and swallow it
Who'd understand, tryna mold your future w/bare hands
Peers say to stare past yourself getting a fair chance
But you ignore their stance
Cause they looking at your million dollar dream as spare cash
Still through my doubts I dare ask...

(Chorus)
Don’t let me down,
Just when my dreams could get no nearer
And this picture aint no clearer
But as it stands, I don’t think I can
Do it all over again
I can never get over the end
www.gomotulku.com
So as i’m laying down
World all i’m saying now
Don’t let me down

(Chorus)
Na x11
Na x11
Do I gotta leave now?
See I don’t want to go home
Na x11
Na x11
Do I gotta leave now?
See I don’t want to go home

(Verse2)
Can’t choke, I’m feeling like the necktie
Of the exec who tells you whether your best try
Will be enough, so I get higher than the weather
Cause for better or worse I can’t ever let up
But all the pressure I’m getting from the wait just frustrates
Phone calls are a nuisance, I don’t got no updates,
Afraid of looking foolish but I’m brave enough to do it
If you ever doubted your dreams
Just play this shit and loop it

(Chorus)
Don’t let me down,
Cause I had me all the worlds promise
Then it came without a warning
If I could go back in time and change your mind
I’d do it all over again
I can never get over the end
This my final cry
Don’t make me say goodbye
Don’t let me down

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
It seems life was a just dream
Cause my dreams were my whole life
Maybe in time I’ll realize
That this just wasn’t for me
Feel like I’m stuck in between
Success, stress got me wondering
Will I make the right choice to stay
Or leave, I’ll know in the end
This aint hamburger beef but a filet mignon on my plate
Cause the price seems higher than ever for the things at stake
But it can’t be a mistake to stay cause staying means
Following my heart by chasing these dreams
And if failing means falling then just let me down slow
Cause I fell for what I loved, I’ll always fail to let go (no)
Do I gotta leave now? See I don’t want to go home

(Chorus)



Saturday, June 23, 2012

NEWS: Dinosaur Entered U.S. Illegally, Faces Deportation

Originally posted on Time.com on June 21, 2012

A dino skeleton about to hit it big has been nabbed by the immigration police.
By PATIENCE HAGGIN

The fossil of a Tyrannosaurus bataar dinosaur at the center of a lawsuit demanding its return to Mongolia. A lawsuit brought by the U.S. government demanded Monday June 18, 2012, the fossil be turned over to the United States by an auction house so that it can be returned to its home in Mongolia.

A 70-million-year-old dinosaur, who may have been about to launch a huge career as a museum star, has been discovered to have entered the U.S. illegally and under false pretenses. He will be swiftly deported and returned to the hands of his home government in Mongolia.

The dino in question is a nearly complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Bataar, a smaller Asian cousin of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The skeleton was auctioned by the Dallas-based firm Heritage Auctions last month for $1.05 million, but — if paleontologists and prosecutors have their way — will never meet his new owner.

After a paleontologist at New York’s Museum of Natural History got suspicious after spotting the fossil in an auction catalogue, Manhattan U.S. attorney Preet Bharara cracked down, ordering that the specimen be sent back to its home country of Mongolia, where it was apparently first discovered in the Gobi Desert in the 1940s. The New York office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has filed a civil complaint asking that Heritage Auctions forfeit the skeleton back to the Mongolian government.

This dino was sneaked into the US with false papers and a fake identity, prosecutors charge. It seems that importers lied on nearly every line of his customs forms. The documents stated that Bataar was actually a collection of broken and assorted junk fossil bones worth only $15,000, and that his home country was Great Britain.

But Bataar is being deported not just because he entered the U.S. under false pretenses, but because he is wanted by the Mongolian government. Mongolian law declares all dinosaur fossils to be government property.

Bataar is a natural beauty, needing far less artificial reconstruction than many other major fossil finds, and especially rare because he still has 80 percent of his original claws and 75 percent of his original teeth. The famous T. Rex at the American Museum of Natural History in New York is a fake by comparison: that skeleton is actually built out of the remains of two different dinos.

Bharara has pursued Bataar’s deportation not just for legal reasons, but because he is aware of the special contribution that Bataar makes to his home country, and how much his compatriots miss him. “When [Bataar’s] skeleton was allegedly looted, a piece of the country’s natural history was stolen with it, and we look forward to returning it to its rightful place,” Bharara explained in a Department of Justice press release.

Word list:
  • to launch: to start quickly
  • pretense: a way of behaving that does not honestly express your real feelings, thoughts, or intentions
  • to crack down: to start dealing with someone or something much more strictly
  • to forfeit: to be forced to give up a right, a benefit, or something that you own, because you have broken a rule or law
  • compatriot: someone who is from the same country as you
  • allegedly: if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved
  • to loot: to steal something

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Words Words Words: Economics

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