Archive for June 27th, 2013

June 27th, 2013 - 1:11 pm § in Misc.

Spiegel on the generation gap in Turkey

Turkish Family Split Between Gezi and Old Way The rift currently dividing Turkey also runs right through the middle of many families. SPIEGEL reporter Özlem Gezer has an uncle in Istanbul who loves Erdogan, a cousin who sleeps in the protesters’ camp and parents who sit in Germany arguing ove[...]

June 27th, 2013 - 12:17 pm § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge

ON THIS DAY in 1939, this actor made a famous remark in a movie, what was the remark? a. “…If you can make a girl laugh – you can make her do anything…” b. “Everything Marilyn does is different from any other woman, strange and exciting, from the way she talks to the way she [...]

June 27th, 2013 - 9:40 am § in Misc.

ROGER RABBIT: Second Amendment Report

“A 5-year-old girl in New Orleans died Sunday after … she accidentally shot herself in the head. … Officers … found the girl in a bedroom, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. … ‘A preliminary investigation indicates the child was home alone and had somehow come into contact with [...]

June 27th, 2013 - 9:27 am § in America, Politics

Sadness: Barack and Nelson Will Not Meet ……………….

Barack Obama arrives in South Africa today but is, sadly, \unlikely to see Nelson Mandela’ Nkoane Mashebane. a state official, summed it up …”In my country, when people are ill disposed, we try to give them time to recover.” This is so sad.  in “Dreams From My Father,&[...]

June 27th, 2013 - 2:39 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: WA Repubs to King County: Let them walk!

The WA Repubs have blocked an opportunity for King County to VOTE on funding for Mass Transit: Moderate Republicans in the state senate got their wish today: The $10 billion, 10.5-cent gas tax increase for transportation projects failed in the house 48-42 (meaning it’s not going over to the se[...]