On March 20, President George W. Bush’s spokeswoman said “the President’s position about Olympics has been that this is not a political event but a chance for athletes to compete at the top of their class.”
A month earlier President Bush told the BBC “I am going to the Olympics. I view the Olympics as a sporting event.”
Paris – I was asked the other day to speak on France 24 about the Fourniret case and what sort of punishment for serial killers and found myself suggesting death might be appropriate.
Paris — Once again the question of law and an individual’s right to privacy is taking center stage in France where the media hungry President Nicolas Sarkozy and his top model girlfriend are suing Ryanair for using their photo in a print advertisement.
When I came back from Kenya at the end of October, I said that Moi Kibaki would get between 30% and 35% of the vote in presidential elections. It now seems clear to all that Kibaki stole the elections using the National Electoral Commission whose members he appointed himself to declare him the winner.
Sorry so long. I went to Egypt where there were as many police and soldiers as tourists and […]
Merry Christmas to the four billion people in the world living on less than four dollars a day. Merry Christmas to the hundreds of thousands, soon to become millions, of home owners heading to the streets in the sub-prime crisis. Merry Christmas to the forty-seven million Americans without health insurance. Merry Christmas to all the privileged people who have to work for peanuts and then die when they reach the age of retirement if they have a retirement system which will give them less than they need to eat anyway.
And a Jolly ho-ho-ho to all those on Wall Street and the City who are collecting multi million dollar bonuses for a job well done destroying our world’s economy. Season’s Greetings to those who send out people strapped with bombs to blow up busy markets. And to American fighter jet pilots who never get to see the collateral damage.
Paris, Dec. 11, 2007 — The evolution of the debate on evolution is accelerating but still politically side-stepping the question. The latest developments are in today’s press and concern findings by two American anthropologists.
“Human Nature is shitting in your pants but we learned to do otherwise.” Professor Paul Oren who is dearly missed.
Paris, France — The banker looked at me with a puzzled expression when I told her a recent poll shows 47% of the French fear they could one day be homeless.
“I’m surprised only 47% realize it,” she said.
Djibouti, Nov. 24 — Before the Europeans came and showed them how to do it, Africans did not have passports, or stamps to put in them, or visas. Like elsewhere around the continent, the Djiboutians have become masters at the bureaucratic hassle table.