When Nixon visited China, he quoted some writings from China's leader: "Time passes. Ten thousand years are too long. Seize the day, seize the hour." We made real progress at this week's meetings, but we don't have ten thousand years to fix climate change -- we don't even have ten years. If we want to create the US-China climate partnership the world needs, China needs, and America needs, we have to seize the day. We have to seize the hour. We have to act, because otherwise the debate of the 1950's over 'who lost China' will be a twenty first century debate over 'who lost the Earth?'
Outlaw parties are back, thanks to Polish-American DJ Cazwell. A few months ago he did one at Burger King with Amanda Lepore. Now Dunkin Donuts. They have done songs like "I Seen Beyonce at Burger King." They say it's not against the law. People are even punctual, especially if the party is only 20 minutes long. If you don't show up, you miss it! More gossip in the article and I want to steal this idea for Seattle, if someone hasn't.
Bill Leigon, president of Hahn Family Wines in Soledad, Calif., said Thursday that visits to the company's Web site have increased tenfold since news of the ban broke late last week, and callers from across the country have been asking where they can buy the wine.
Because of the interest, he's developing store displays that say "Banned in Bama" and "Taste What They Can't Have in Alabama." Hahn said he will never miss the 500 cases sold annually in Alabama. "There is going to be a significant increase in our sales," he predicted.
In 2006, the team pulled a prank on Virgin Blue airlines staff at the Sydney Airport when they purchased online tickets for a flight from Sydney to Melbourne under the names Al Kyder and Terry Wrist. When the passengers failed to show up for the flight, Virgin Blue staff made a final boarding call over the airport PA system calling for the missing passengers, whose names sounded like Mr. Al Qaeda and Mr. Terrorist.
In 2007 in Sydney, they breached security during the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit by driving a fake motorcade up to the restricted zone where nearly two dozen world leaders were meeting. The convoy, consisting of three black cars, was waved through two security check points and drove within yards of former President Bush’s hotel before being stopped, at which point Licciardello, dressed as Osama bin Laden, stepped out of one of the cars and asked why he’d not been invited to take a seat at the APEC table.
Photos from US spy satellites declassified by the Obama White House provide the first graphic images of how the polar ice sheets are retreating in the summer. The effects on the world's weather, environments and wildlife could be devastating
Mr. Reagan discusses whether President Obama "overreacted" and in so doing, examined the actual arrest report of Professor Gates by Officer Crowley.
Loud & tumultuous behavior in a public place .." - the public place was the front porch of his own home
Interesting broadcast from Ron's Air America show - sounds like Gates showed his Harvard ID before Crowley showed his badge and then called the Harvard police. As Ron asks - "Why did he do this?"
As Ron says, even if Dr. Gates was being a "butt" - none of that at this point would be grounds for arrest. Officer Crowley was already getting ready to leave, having established Gates was in his own home. He then invited Gates outside because the "acoustics" of the house were making it difficult to transmit. Yet Officer Crowley was in the process of leaving, so why did he invite Gates outside?
It sounds like he was lured outside so he could be arrested for "disorderly conduct." If Gates had arrived in his home, could he have been arrested? Did he need to get him out of his house so he could arrest him? Ron's mind wants to know.
It's all very interesting but at least by now they have all had their beers.