World Powers Fail, Again
PARIS — Six world powers made "substantive progress" but failed to reach an accord on a U.N. resolution to punish Iran for defying U.N. demands to halt its nuclear program, the French Foreign Ministry said after talks in Paris Tuesday.
Can anyone define "substantive progress"? Is it diplomatic jargon designed to sugar-coat? Is it relative? Is it reality?
I only ask these things, because while I am having a little trouble understanding it, I do know what the phrase, "failed to reach an accord", means. We are all used to that one.
World Condemns Fiji Coup
After months of threats, Fiji's military leader Commander Voreqe Bainimarama ignored international warnings and staged the coup arguing drastic action was needed against Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, who he has accused of corruption.
In a small country, he who controls the military, controls the country. In fact, this is true of any country, small or large. (SEE: Pakistan) But the chances that the new leader is going to care that the world is not happy with him, are slim to none.
Search Continues For Missing Man In Oregon
Searchers scouring a rugged canyon Tuesday found a pair of pants matching the description of those worn by a missing man who struck out for help after his family's car got stuck in the snow.
A helicopter with heat-sensing equipment joined other helicopters, snowmobiles and foot patrols Tuesday in the hunt for 35-year-old James Kim of San Francisco. His wife and two daughters were found Monday after being lost for more than a week.
Let me say that just a little over a year ago, I was right in the area they are searching. It's very beautiful, but very rugged and mountainous country, with lots of dense forest. It is unforgiving, if you are lost.
The longer this goes on, the less chance that he will be found in time. I sincerely hope, he will be found soon and will be in reasonably decent (if not good) condition, when he is found.
NYC Bans Trans Fats
The New York City Board of Health voted yesterday to adopt the nation’s first major municipal ban on the use of all but tiny amounts of artificial trans fats in restaurant cooking, a move that would radically transform how food is prepared in thousands of restaurants, from McDonald’s to fashionable bistros to Chinese take-outs.
I know it's healthier this way. But doesn't anyone else have trouble with Big Brother interfering in our daily lives, more than it already does? Will this be challenged in court and if so, will it hold up?
What ever happened to free choice?
Missing Man In Oregon Found Dead
He was a brave man to go out and risk his life to find help, in order to save his family. But in the end, the Klamath Mountains were too much. This says a lot about the character of this young man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and co-workers.