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kianb in Pahlaver:
Tony Blair wants a 'mini-Europe'
Britain presented the proposed EU budget for 2007 - 2013, cutting it with 10 % in financial aids. It immediately caused fierce reactions from East European member states with a farming sector depending on large EU subsidies. Jose Manuel Barroso simply called it 'unacceptable' and accused Tony Blair of creating a 'mini-Europe' and 'not the strong Europe that we need'. This budget proposal will lead to a further rift between Britain and the rest of the EU, while France will continue to reject all reforms for agricultural subsidies.
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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
My beautiful periptero
There's no Greek neighbourhood without a periptero, the little kiosk that carries everything you need, from cigarettes, beer, soft drinks, candy and snacks to newspapers, books, toothpaste, condoms and telephone cards. They're open at all hours, serving the desperate among us who ran out of toilet paper at three in the morning. They're part of Greek tradition, they're a necessity, and they're everywhere. Originally, licenses for kiosks were reserved for injured World War Two veterans who ran them with their families. In more recent years, licenses have been given to injured or handicapped soldiers.

Here's what I love about the kiosks: you can read several newspapers' headlines as you walk by. In the kiosks that are located in central areas--like in downtown Salonica, for example--you can find Vanity Fair and the NY Times along with every foreign and Greek publication you could dream of. In my neighbourhood kiosk, the owner sees me approaching and takes a pack of cigarettes out for me--he remembers my brand and he remembers me. I can ask him to hold me a copy of the Sunday papers and he will. I can forget my wallet and still pick up a beer and potato chips and pay him the next day.

Is all this about to change soon? Greece's trademark tiny kiosks lure big investor
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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
The best and worst of presidents
I read this article on whether George Bush is the worst president ever and I noticed that even though the author admitted that it's too early to evaluate Bush, he nevertheless went on to do just that. I believe that only history can show who has been a good president and who hasn't and history will show if George Bush did a good job or not. In your opinion, who has been the worst American president ever and who has been the best?
Poor James Buchanan, the 15th president, is generally considered the worst president in history. Ironically, the Pennsylvania Democrat, elected in 1856, was one of the most qualified of the 43 men who have served in the highest office. A lawyer, a self-made man, Buchanan served with some distinction in the House, served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and secretary of state under President James K. Polk. He had a great deal to do with the United States becoming a continental nation -- "Manifest Destiny," war with Mexico, and all that. He was also ambassador to Great Britain and was offered a seat on the Supreme Court three separate times.
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evariste in Discarded Lies:
China's Communist lies will take more lives
The scale of the bungled coverup by China's Communist rulers of the chemical plant explosion that poisoned the Songhua river with cancer-causing benzene is astonishing.

Ten days after the explosion, the authorities had said nothing whatsoever. The day before they were to shut off the water to Harbin, a city of four million, they announced that the water supply would be shut off "for maintenance".

The incompetents at the top panicked and did not even inform Harbin's authorities for six days; they instead tried to solve the problem by releasing extra water into the river. The propaganda department's censorship orders were readied immediately to prevent newspapers from reporting the event.

Meanwhile, thousands of people were allowed to use polluted water for over a week. And on the 28th of November, the governor of the province defended the coverup as "a lie of good intention".

No, it wasn't.

The Communists think this is a legitimate way to deal with the public, and business will continue as usual. Hu Jintao's government seems to be working hard on getting information to Communist apparatchiks faster...but not to the public. Are they lying about human transmission of avian flu, too?
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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
Meanwhile in Israel...
The peace process continues as planned: Suicide bombing outside Netanya mall kills 5
Four people were killed and 66 were wounded - three seriously - in an explosion that rocked the entrance to the Hasharon shopping mall on Herzl Street in Netanya at 11:25 a.m. Monday morning. Another person died on the operating table at Laniado Hospital in Kfar Saba.

Police Insp.-Gen. Moshe Karadi told reporters that the bomber was "identified 15 meters in front of the mall by policemen and a security guard. Police managed to keep him away from the gate, and he blew himself up when police approached him to conduct a search of his bags."
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The Heart Has Reasons
Mark Klempner's long-awaited book, The Heart Has Reasons, can now be ordered on-line although it won't be in bookstores until March. I first heard about this book on Discarded Lies and was disappointed to learn it wouldn't be available for at least a year and a half!

Something of a free spirit, Mark Klempner spent six weeks in Amsterdam interviewing Dutch rescuers of Jewish children in World War II, a project funded by a fellowship from his alma-mater, Cornell. But his experience was also deeply personal; his father barely escaped the Holocaust, fleeing Poland just one week before the Nazis invaded.
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