Vietnam (a very poor nation) is evacuating hundreds of thousands of citizens BEFORE a storm hits it’s coast (and it’s only a Typhoon….not a Levee busting hurricane) and moving them further inland (I’m guessing these fishermen don’t own their own cars) where they’ll be safer. Wow! Damn those third world countries eh?….enough said. I don’t need to beat you about the head with it.
Maybe FEMA needs some advice from Vietnam on Emergency Preparedness….Pay them well, they could use the money.
Just curious….I wonder how much the budget is for the agency that did the evacuating and Emergency Preparedness in Vietnam?
….I wonder what they would do with shiploads of food and trucks of ice.?
…or thousands of trailers for that matter?
I wonder how many steak dinners they eat and if they like their jumbo shrimp in a cocktail or on a stick?
This is a remarkable video from the CBC called OUT IN IRAN
White clown-face make-up has become streaked…… and grey, oily tears are falling silently on the black striped shirts and frightfully high-waisted stretchy pants of local mimes as they mourn the passing of a legend….and although we cannot hear them, their sorrow falls not on deaf ears…
French Mime Marcel Marceau has passed away. Remarkably, his name was a household word that spanned both oceans and generations….As mimes are notoriously annoying, this is an achievement not to be fake sneezed at. How many other famous mimes can you name?
The silent clown will be interred in an invisible box that will appear to get ever smaller during the memorial service. Thankfully, the service is not expected to run long, as there won’t be any speaking. However, some have expressed concern that the processional may appear to be moving forward, but really won’t be going anywhere at all. (end)
5o Afghan Detainees remain unaccounted for by Afghan officials….Here’s that story. What strikes me is the comments left by fellow Candians about whose problem it is…..whether or not we should care because they are not covered by our Charter of Rights and Freedoms….invoking 9/11 blah blah blah…..
Here’s the deal…
Canada is doing a right, good and just thing in Afghanistan and even if our Charter does not extend to them tecnichally….we should be living and leading by example if we want them to grow a stable and democratic government. That means justice extends to all…..and torture is a problem….and a corrupt prison system that allows criminals to buy their freedom is our problem…..So, it’s simple really.
We tell Afghanistan officials to keep proper records, crack down on corruption and take care of these important issues or we will walk away from our mission there. …period. We will show them how to set up proper systems that track corruption and prosecute it…..We will help them set up the proper record-keeping systems and safegurads…..But it must be done or we have no business getting killed in their country and hanging around to help them while they undermine our efforts. Afghanistan officials have said that they are afraid of what will happen when we leave….So, use to help them fix these problems because they hurt us all.
Man, ya gotta hate it when this happens! Poor dude in Venzuela woke up during his own autopsy. Luckily they had only just begun…(cue Streisand music)…..and you thought YOU were having a bad day. I feel badly for the guy, who had been fished out of a car wreck…but it had to be an enormous relief to his wife who had come down to the morgue to identify his body only to find him alive…abeit pissed off on a gurny in the hallway. Enough about the not dead/dead guy….can you imagine how it would feel to be the coroner standing over the table? It’s enough to give you a heart attack.
Interesting question…do you think morgues have defibulators on hand?
….and if yes….WHY?
So, somewhere in Germany, the game “hide the sausage” took on an entirely unique connotation, when an unnamed man…whom I shall call Mr. Oh My Gawd I’m sooooo Embarrassed Right Now….hollowed out some sausage to hide 2 dildos on their way to Dubai. His big mistake was taking the altered meat back to the butcher for refridgeration….The butcher called the cops and apparently they really grilled him…..
It’s funny because it’s true.
A disgruntled Belgian voter put his country up for sale on Ebay.
Hilarious? Totally…But, also understandable. Tell me how a country of 10 million people racks up $300 billion in national debt. That’s 30 billion dollars per person… Is Bush secretly running Belgium too? Hell, it wouldn’t have to be in secret….who pays any attention to Belgium?
’It was a well known saying in Russia “that there is no leisure intercourse in Soviet Russia”, probably it is less known for the rest of the world. It meant that Soviet citizens have made this only for get some kids. But recently it has been known that there was a whole bunch of those little thingies available for some sale in Russia, though they couldn’t be bought freely… ….