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One of the entertainment stories this summer has been the cinema box office slump, both in the U.S. and in Europe. Many theories are flying around as to why the tally is dwindling, and here are a few reasons why I frequent the multiplex a little less than in previous years. Read more »
A new President of Iran has been elected. A hard-liner and former militia group trainer who liked to invoke the 1979 Revolution during his campaign, and hyped up the class-warfare card by promising more socialist-style wealth redistribution. And according to a BBC article, it's one culture or the highway, as Mr. Ahmadinejad plans to “resist Western decadence”.
Eminent domain abuse has made more news in the recent couple years (although not getting the attention it likely deserves in mainstream press). Two examples I've particularly come across has been the Wal-Mart example in Alabama – a situation radio host Neal Boortz hammered on frequently last year – and a local story involving a Jeep plant in Toledo. Read more »
In a nationwide poll of 1,600 Russian adults…
Respondents named Latvia (49%), Lithuania (42%), Georgia (38%) and Estonia (32%) as Russia's greatest enemies, while the list of friends includes Belarus (46%), Germany (23%), Kazakhstan (20%), India (16%), and France (13%).
From the Globe and Mail:
The Supreme Court of Canada struck down Thursday a Quebec prohibition on private health-care insurance, in what members of Canada's medical profession called a "historic" decision with the potential to dramatically change the face of care in this country. [...]
"In sum, the prohibition on obtaining private health insurance is not constitutional where the public system fails to deliver reasonable services," the court found.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two Minnesota men who planned to cross the Arctic Ocean to call attention to global warming have abandoned their trek because of unexpectedly heavy snow, wind and ice.
1. A Shia mosque in Karachi, Pakistan gets bombed by suspected members of the Jaish-e-Mohammed militant group.
2. Angry protestors retaliate by setting fire to a KFC restaurant, killing several people.
Makes sense to me. :dizzy:
We must differentiate between what the American Government and the American people say, and not judge the people by their Government.
-- Dr. Shakila Yacob, a Malaysian woman who studied in the US
and is promoting her new book Amerika Syarikat