Wednesday, July 9, 2008

BREVITAS

PR Watch Reacting to a report that revealed American cigarette exports to Iran have risen tenfold during George W. Bush's time in office, Republican presidential candidate John McCain commented, "Maybe that's a way of killing 'em." He followed this by saying, "I meant that as a joke, as a person who hasn't had a cigarette in 28 years, 29 years." McCain's public joke about killing Iranians was the second of his campaign. Last year at a South Carolina campaign stop, when he was asked if there was a plan to attack Iran, McCain responded by saying "You know that old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran?" He then sang "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran" before discussing what he believed to be the serious threat Iran poses to Israel's national security.

The article on doctors' support for single-payer contained an error: the 59 percent figure for physician support was in the Annals of Internal Medicine, not the Annals of Health Research.

Agence France Presse China's economy will overtake that of the United States by 2035 and be twice its size by midcentury, a study released Tuesday by a US research organization concluded. The rise of China to the world's biggest economy will happen regardless of the method of calculation. * 36 diggs US rejects Iraqi demand for troop withdrawal timeline

CNN The new leader of a rebel group in Colombia proposed peace talks with the government in a message made public Tuesday. FARC reportedly proposed talks days before a Colombian raid freed 15 hostages under the FARC's control. Alfonso Cano, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, sent a message to his supporters recently proposing talks with the government on an exchange of prisoners and possible peace deal, according to a RCN Radio of Colombia, which revealed the letter in a broadcast Tuesday, and the Bolivariana News Agency of Venezuela. The message was dated June 28 -- a few days before a Colombian raid freed 15 high-profile hostages that had been under the FARC's control, including former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. defense contractors.

After addressing the International Association of Firefighters on March 14, 2007, Obama told ABC News, "I tend not to look back to what would have been done 10 years ago. We’re talking about what I’m going to be doing for the next 10 years."

THE LIST

Sports that were once featured at the Olympics
Tug of war
Obstacle courses
Pigeon shoots
Longest glide without a stroke after diving
Rope climb
Hop scotch

1 Comments:

At July 10, 2008 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"China's economy will overtake that of the United States by 2035 and be twice its size by midcentury, a study released Tuesday by a US research organization concluded."

With what energy source are they going to do this with, a Tesla coil?

The facts are clear. Oil has not the legs to prop any economy any further. There is no other combination of inputs that will add up to what we currently release in calories per day through the burning of petroleum products.

The economies of mid-century, regardless of location (if there is a human still alive to operate a market), will be powered by slaves, beasts of burden and dung. There is little probability that any economy will be near that of the present, let alone surpass the present.

 

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