So, a group of Somali pirates grabbed another cargo ship headed for Africa.

Little did they expect to find 33 Russian T-72 tanks.

They're currently asking for $20M in terms of a ransom for the tanks. All the while there are three warships surrounding the cargo ships and US Navy's 5th Fleet is deploying further vessels to make sure they don't go anywhere.

The tanks were en route to Sudan, even though the Kenyan government claimed they were headed there.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7642978.stm

Just... I have to laugh.
Lots of good reading and listening out there right now.

First off, apparently there WILL be a debate tonight. Sweet. I think I need to watch it at a bar. Anyone interested?

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1844732,00.html?xid=rss-nation - On the economy.
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MDZiMDhjYTU1NmI5Y2MwZjg2MWNiMWMyYTUxZDkwNTE= - On Sarah Palin and how she should bow out.
http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=186055&title=mccain-returns-to-washington - Jon Stewart on McCain's return to Washington.
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/withdrawals-customers-ultimately-sank-wamu/story.aspx?guid={7F09D20B-7B91-48F1-98D6-E92F47C73FA7}&dist=hpts = On WaMu and what ended up sinking it at the end.

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