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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 02:01:27 PM EST
BBC News - US 'should delete its logos' on aid to Pakistan

A group of 11 prominent charities is preparing a letter calling on the US to remove logos on American-funded assistance in Pakistan.

The letter, signed by charities including Save the Children, Oxfam, and World Vision says that such "branding" of aid jeopardises their neutrality.

They say that this is especially dangerous in a country with numerous anti-American militants.

The letter will be delivered later this week in Washington, officials say.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 02:09:37 PM EST
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N Korea ruler's son opposes dynasty - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English

The eldest son of Kim Jong-il, North Korea's reclusive leader, has expressed opposition to hereditary transfer of power to a third generation of his family, just days after his brother has been chosen by their father as heir. But he wished his brother the best in his new career.

Kim Jong-nam's remarks come days after North Korea unveiled Kim Jong-un as successor to his father at a large military parade in Pyongyang, the country's capital.

"Personally, I am against third-generation dynastic succession," Kim Jong-nam said in an interview with Japan's TV Asahi on Sunday, the day before the parade where his brother took centre-stage and made his national and international debut.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 02:09:51 PM EST
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Wonder what tune he'd be singing if he was gaining power and not the brother?

The good news ... it's only a life sentence. You eventually leave this planet of idiots.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 05:30:43 PM EST
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BBC News - Chilean attempt to rescue 33 miners draws near

The first man to be freed from the San Jose mine in northern Chile is expected to reach the surface later on Tuesday, Mining Minister Laurence Golborne says.

He said the rescue operation could begin in the "last quarter of the day" (from 2100 GMT), once final safety tests had been carried out.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 02:12:53 PM EST
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the one good news story this week

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 05:20:20 PM EST
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Well, we can always find some bad news in the good, too!

"Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark." Cheyenne
by maracatu on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 05:50:08 PM EST
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Breaking News (BreakingNews) on Twitter
Rescue chief confirms capsule door was damaged in the first test - El Pais


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 09:55:44 PM EST
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Breaking News (BreakingNews) on Twitter
#Chile rescue worker reaches bottom of emergency shaft to cheers of trapped miners


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 10:39:29 PM EST
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Breaking News (BreakingNews) on Twitter
Chilean miner Florencio Avalos begins ride in rescue capsule to surface


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 10:57:48 PM EST
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I had to get up early to watch this. It's an amazing achievement.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 11:23:40 PM EST
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Well i wasnt going to stay up but...

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 05:27:20 AM EST
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And the universe displaying a sense of humour in having an hourly rescue of the miners on the birthday of one M. Thatcher. just at the point she'll have forgotten, she'll be panicked all over again.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 07:58:35 AM EST
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BBC News - Plane crashes near Afghan capital Kabul

A civilian cargo plane has crashed near the Afghan capital Kabul with at least seven crew on board, government officials say.

They say the aircraft was carrying supplies to Nato forces and had taken off from the US base at Bagram. It went down in mountains to the east of Kabul.

Police say the crash happened in a remote area and it could take rescuers several hours to reach the wreckage.

Nato planes are conducting a search and rescue mission



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 02:14:56 PM EST
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France24 - Senior officials jailed for three years over Cairo Van Gogh heist
Eleven Egyptian officials including the head of the culture ministry's fine arts department were convicted of negligence and jailed for three years Tuesday, after a $50 million dollar Van Gogh painting was stolen in August from a Cairo museum.


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 02:32:18 PM EST
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Karzai bid to placate angry Afghans - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English

Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has met villagers of Masmut in eastern Laghman province in a bid to placate them over civilian deaths in a Nato raid last month.

Al Jazeera's Sue Turton, reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan, said that Karzai, along with senior government officials, offered the villagers condolences on Tuesday and vowed to invest in the region.

Locals had been angry over the raid on September 25, in which Nato said 30 Taliban fighters were killed. Villagers, however, say many of among the dead were civilians.

The villagers were also expecting General David Petraeus, the senior US general in Afghanistan, at the meeting.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 02:43:28 PM EST
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It must be really strange to live as a civilian in an occupied country. Can't wait till it happens to the US, deaths here and there and absolutely no recourse other than ...

The good news ... it's only a life sentence. You eventually leave this planet of idiots.
by THE Twank (yatta blah blah @ blah.com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 05:45:04 PM EST
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No, it's not strange, it's terrible. We don't need to have meories of occupied europe fro mthe second world war, the massacres and the concentration camps. Look at Palestine, look at Iraq, look at Afghanistan. Guantanamo, Bagram and Abu Ghraib. Those are happening now.

that is occupation and it is not "strange".

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 05:41:10 AM EST
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Lieberman: Palestinians may try to form autonomous Arab regions within Israel - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that the Palestinians' refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state raises concern that before reaching a peace deal, they would try to create autonomous Arab regions within Israel.

While meeting with Finnish Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb in Jerusalem, Lieberman also said that there is a possibility that the Palestinians may try to delegitimize Israel as a Jewish state.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 02:44:35 PM EST
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Netanyahu asking Palestinians to cede right of return - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Benjamin Netanyahu is not satisfied with forcing gentiles who wish to obtain Israeli citizenship to formally declare their recognition of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. Now he is demanding that the neighbors on the other side of the border also declare Israel to be a Jewish state (what about "democratic"? ).

They will grant recognition in perpetuity, while he will grant a temporary settlement freeze for two months. Maybe three. Judaism for sale.



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 02:45:45 PM EST
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What a bloody conundrum!  How many hoops are they going to make the Palestinians jump through???

"Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark." Cheyenne
by maracatu on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 05:53:10 PM EST
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It is not how many hoops that is the issue because there will always be another one. It is the process of delay, of humiliation that is important.

Israel does not want a resolution because that would limit its ability to act without restraint and it cannot abide that possibility.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 05:42:53 AM EST
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I was feigning naïveté.

"Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark." Cheyenne
by maracatu on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 06:51:35 AM EST
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And one of the Palestinian leaders has said that they will recognize Israel in whatever form it wants, in return for withdrawal to the 1967 lines. Which won't happen, of course.
by gk (gk) on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 06:52:04 AM EST
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GUATEMALA CITY, Oct 11, 2010 (IPS) - A high-level commission has been set up to look into appalling medical experiments carried out by U.S. researchers on hundreds of Guatemalans in the 1940s, and the government of this Central American country is debating alternative ways for the United States to make reparations. "These acts should be condemned and the case brought to trial," Amílcar Pop, an indigenous Guatemalan lawyer, told IPS. "We need to repudiate what happened and condemn the attitudes that made it possible. Humanity has evolved and these actions cannot be tolerated under any circumstances. What the United States did was a crime against humanity."

ACAN-EFE: The Central American countries agreed to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the Dominican Republic for the high tariffs imposed on products in the region, an official source.

Colombia Reports: With 186 votes on the first ballot, Colombian joined the U.N. body for the 2011-2012 term representing Latin American and the Caribbean.  Colombia's ambition to sit on the Security Council for the sixth time in the country's history was opposed by Bolivia, which said that Colombia's presence on the Security Council would expand the power of the United States, a permanent member of the council. Bolivia was one of five countries that abstained from voting. Venezuela voted in favor of Colombia earning the seat.

Colombia Reports: The Accusation Commission of the Colombian House of Representatives has opened a preliminary investigation into former President Alvaro Uribe's involvement in the illegal wiretapping of government critics.

Argentina, BUENOS AIRES - Argentina will present to the United Nations a copy of the formal protest Buenos Aires conveyed to the British government over London's plans to hold military exercises in the disputed Falkland Islands, Ambassador Jorge Argüello said Monday.

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras - Hurricane Paula smashed homes and forced schools to close in Honduras on Tuesday as it headed toward Mexico's resort-dotted Yucatan Peninsula.


"Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark." Cheyenne
by maracatu on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 05:59:07 PM EST
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Fourth miner rescued: sole Bolivian miner emerges from San Jose mine.


"Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark." Cheyenne
by maracatu on Wed Oct 13th, 2010 at 06:48:40 AM EST
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Judge Orders Injunction on `Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  October 12, 2010 at 5:52 p.m. ET

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday immediately stopping enforcement of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, suspending the 17-year-old ban on openly gay U.S. troops.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips' landmark ruling also ordered the government to suspend and discontinue all pending discharge proceedings and investigations under the policy.

U.S. Department of Justice attorneys have 60 days to appeal. Pentagon and Department of Justice officials said they are reviewing the case and had no immediate comment.

The injunction goes into effect immediately, said Dan Woods, the attorney who represented the Log Cabin Republicans, the gay rights group that filed the lawsuit in 2004 to stop the ban's enforcement.

"Don't ask, don't tell, as of today at least, is done, and the government is going to have to do something now to resurrect it," Woods said. "This is an extremely significant, historic decision. Once and for all, this failed policy is stopped. Fortunately now we hope all Americans who wish to serve their country can."



As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Oct 12th, 2010 at 07:13:45 PM EST
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