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July 04, 2009

Today in History


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September 18, 2008

Livni wins in Israel

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni won the Kadima Party's primary election Wednesday. She could become the first female leader of the nation in 34 years.

The Kadima party was founded by Ariel Sharon who in case you are interested is still alive though he is in a coma. I am not sure where Sharon is on the list of people who have hung on but he is probably gaining on Franco if he has not already beaten him.

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November 14, 2005

What is wrong with this Picture

I have not blogged about what is going on in France for several reasons aside from my general lack of posts. This item caught my eye today and I could not let it pass.
I was reading this article and down aways a saw this.

If the downward trend continues, "things could return to normal very quickly," National Police Chief Michel Gaudin said, noting that French youths burn about 100 cars on an average Saturday night.

Is it just me or does anyone else think it odd that on an average Saturday night the youth of France burns 100 cars. I mean I knew their movies were bad but the bars must be awful too.

A lot of people in this country how much countries in Europe are ruled by their elites.
Even the elites though seem to be fed up as this quote shows.

In the next few days, France is expected to start deporting foreigners implicated in the violence a plan by law-and-order Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy that has caused divisions in the government.

I wonder what they are going to do with the ones who are French citizens if in name only.

A bright note is that the people themselves seem to understand that Sarkozy is not the problem.

A poll in the newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche suggested Sarkozy is the politician that French people trust most to deal with the troubles. Some 53 percent said they supported him, while about 71 percent said they lacked confidence in President Jacques Chirac.
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August 25, 2003

Idiots and other creatures

I just watched a bit of a news show of TV where this pawyer was talking about the murder of Geoghan by Joseph Druce. He was saying that the important thing is to see that something like this doesn't happen again and that he was not sure what could be done.
I don't usually shout at the TV but I really felt like just just screaming,
"Its called the DEATH PENALTY you fool"!
When someone has nothing to lose what does another murder matter to them.
What does another life sentence mean, NOTHING.
Too bad we can't move this guy to a state where they can give him what he has demonstrated he so richly deserves.

[Listening to: When The Music's Over - The Doors]

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Rwanda Votes

This is the most hopeful news I have heard coming out of this country in 9 years.
Lets keep our fingers crossed.

[Listening to: Bleeding Heart - Jimi Hendrix - Live In New York]

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August 19, 2003

The difference between us and Europe

Good article in the NY Post about what makes us different from the Euros.

We elevate the individual; Europeans worship the group. We dream. Europeans fear. Indeed, the only belief that has been pronounced dead more often than religion is the American dream. Professors write its obituary almost daily. The rest of us live it.

Read it all, it's not that long.
Link via Merde

Listening to: Kathy's Song - Simon And Garfunkel

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August 06, 2003

August 6

August 6
On this day in 1945 a plane named the Enola Gay flew over the city of Hiroshima.
A new age had begun.

Listening To: 409 - The Beach Boys

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