At least 30 people are killed and 300 hurt in Port Said in Egypt, officials say, as death sentences passed on local people over football riots spark clashes.
Strange people! Thirty people who were not condemned to die, die, because 21 people were condemned to die. This just doesn’t make sense at all. What has happened to all these Arab nations? Has the Arab Spring improved the lives of these people? The world was safer when Moammar Khadafi, Saddam Hussein, and Hosni Mubarak ruled.
- 21 sentenced to death over Egypt football riots (thehindu.com)
Whether Chavez’s win could lead to a reset of poor relations with the United States won’t be clear until after next month’s U.S. presidential election, one diplomatic source said.
Relations between the two countries have been especially tense since 2010, when Venezuela refused to accept U.S. Ambassador Larry Palmer and the U.S. in turn revoked the visa of Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, Venezuela’s then-ambassador to Washington. There has been no subsequent exchange of ambassadors.
In any case, Chavez partisans exulted Monday. With 97% of ballots counted, Chavez had 8.04 million votes, or 55.1%, to Capriles’ 6.46 million votes, or 44.3%.
Incredibly the Chinese government opened a door by stating the blind dissident could apply for a permit to study abroad. Now an American university has offered a fellowship to this man. He is truly a man in the middle of two powerful nations. One who has the right to pass any laws, including the right to stifle speech and the other who now convicts people for having dangerous minds. I still don’t understand the actions of my meddlesome government. Let the Chinese handle its people as it pleases.
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Is there a cause these people really want to promote? I would use this day to thank all those corporations who hire people who don’t want to start their own businesses, for offering a way to eke out a living.
- Say hello to the new Flickr Uploadr (cbmilne33.wordpress.com)
Who is helping him hide from the authorities after he fled house arrest last week? Is he in American hands in Beijing?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be stepping into this mess to attend two days of talks in Beijing this week. The Strategic and Economic Dialogue, as this meeting is called is part of the administration’s policy to manage America’s relations with China through regular discussions on a wide spectrum of issues.
Again a meeting in a foreign country is being overshadowed by shenanigans of others. In this case a prostitute is not involved.
“The Chinese government regards foreign criticism of its human rights policies and practices as undue interference in its internal affairs, and it will almost certainly use the occasion of the talks to drive that point home, diplomats in Beijing said. In fact, the Chinese might go forward with the planned talks specifically to have the chance to confront Mrs. Clinton about it.” NYT April 29, 2012
Mr. Chen, 40, became famous because of his strong opposition to forced abortions and sterilizations conducted as part of China’s policy of limiting families to one child per couple. NYT April 29, 2012
The presumptive challenger in next year’s election in the United States of America stated, “Our country must play a strong role in urging reform in China and supporting those fighting for the freedoms we enjoy.”
Why must we always interfere in the affairs of other nations?
President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser, John O. Brennan was asked about Chen Guangcheng’s whereabouts on “Fox News Sunday,” and he declined to discuss anything. He did acknowledged that “the United States is “working very closely with the individuals involved in this.”
Continuing to meddle in China’s policy he went on to say the administration seeks an appropriate balance when advocating for human rights in strategically important countries like China.
“I think, in all instances, the president tries to balance our commitment to human rights, making sure that the people throughout the world have the ability to express themselves freely and openly,” Mr. Brennan said, “but also that we can continue to carry out our relationships with key countries overseas.” NYT April 29, 2012
- US and China iron out deal over blind activist Chen Guangcheng (telegraph.co.uk)
- How to Handle Chen Guangcheng (brookings.edu)
- Chen Guangcheng: Fears for Chinese activist He Peirong who helped ‘barefoot lawyer’ escape (dailymail.co.uk)
Indonesia. This mulatto who is now president of the United States of America still thinks joking around the fact that he ate dog meat when he was a boy in Indonesia is stuff to make us laugh. I don’t know the sycophants who laugh at his jokes but these quotes are in poor taste. This is the United States of America where eating dog meat or any other “exotic” meat is not the norm.
Talking about Sarah Palin’s guest-host role at the “Today” show on NBC he said: “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious.”
Quoting his stepfather: “My stepfather always told me it’s a boy-eat-dog world out there.”
Why would anyone laugh at these insensitive remarks? If you look at the list of some of those present at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, I’m sure you will not be surprised why this mulatto behaved this way.
Politicians and actors. It’s funny both are quite alike.
- The heart-breaking images of 1,000 dogs stuffed into cages to be sold as meat… but they’ve been rescued (preciousjules1985.wordpress.com)
- President Obama on Palin: What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? ‘A pit bull is delicious’ (VIDEO) (abcnews.go.com)
This cartoon by Joe Heller, Green Bay (Wis)Press-Gazette is for those who did not know the background of these two men who are vying for the presidency of the United States. See previous post titled, ”Who Loves Dogs the Most?”
Neither one seems to care about the welfare of animals. Need I say more?
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- Israel upgrades missile-killer Iron Dome (spacewar.com)
A la par de la celebración en el fuerte de San Felipe,una docena de agentes
de la seguridad del presidente estadounidense Barack Obama fueron dados de baja y enviados a casa el viernes por supuestas conductas impropias, según funcionarios norteamericanos.
La Associated Press recibió una información de que las conductas impropias involucraron tratos con prostitutas en el balneario colombiano de Cartagena, sede de la cumbre. Un portavoz del Servicio Secreto ni confirmó ni negó la versión.
Un funcionario estadounidense, que pidió no ser identificado por no estar autorizado para comentar el asunto, dijo que se trató de 12 agentes, aunque el Servicio Secreto no confirmó el número.
El incidente amenazó con opacar la agenda de economía y comercio que Obama llevó al encuentro de gobernantes y causar una vergüenza para la delegación estadounidense. La Casa Blanca no comentó el asunto.
El vocero del Servicio Secreto, Ed Donovan, no confirmó que hubiera prostitutas involucradas y se limitó a decir que hubo “denuncias de conducta impropia” contra personal del Servicio Secreto en la ciudad colombiana.
Donovan dijo que las supuestas conductas impropias ocurrieron antes de la llegada de Obama a Cartagena, la tarde del viernes.
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- Secret Service agents with Obama at summit relieved of duty (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Misconduct in Colombia alleged against Secret Service agents (newsday.com)
- Secret Service agents sent home from Colombia, involvement with prostitutes alleged (worldnews.msnbc.msn.com)