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by Fran on Fri May 22nd, 2009 at 01:49:47 PM EST
BBC NEWS | Europe | Spain's blogger granny dies at 97

A Spanish grandmother who billed herself as the "world's oldest internet blogger" has died at the age of 97.

Maria Amelia Lopez only began blogging from her seaside home in Galicia two years ago.

But her postings on international affairs, Spanish politics and old age quickly turned her into a celebrity, attracting followers around the world.

Towards the end of her life Maria Amelia used video rather than text to offer her thoughts.

by Fran on Fri May 22nd, 2009 at 01:56:06 PM EST
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Thatcherite wins backing for Ronald Reagan statue in London - Times Online

The former US ambassador apparently thought it a good idea. His replacement, when Barack Obama eventually names him, may not be so keen.

An interior designer from Chelsea who is a leading light in the Thatcherite Conservative Way Forward group has won approval for a statue of the great American conservative Ronald Reagan to be erected outside the US Embassy in London. The project was given the nod on Thursday night by Westminster City Council's planning sub-committee in a break with its policy of allowing memorials only to people who have been dead for at least ten years. The former US President died in 2004 aged 93.

The 10ft bronze statue of the man hailed by Margaret Thatcher for winning the Cold War without firing a shot will be placed on a 6ft plinth of Portland stone outside the embassy building in Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, near an existing statue of Dwight D Eisenhower, the war hero President, unveiled by Mrs Thatcher in 1989.

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by Fran on Sat May 23rd, 2009 at 12:10:11 AM EST
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Which other 2nd-hand car spivs are getting on that 2 meter plinth?

Will there be a complete collection of pretend bought and paid for pretend leaders who sold disrespect for government and international law, sold and gave weapons that killed millions around the world, from nuns to ex-paid for bastards?

I submit King Leopold and Tomás de Torquemada should be standing next to Reagan. That way I can piss once and show my respect in one swath to those who violated the trust of humanity.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Sat May 23rd, 2009 at 07:27:17 AM EST
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