Friday, October 02, 2009
Many of our ancestors came over to the USA on slave ships which transported Irish starvation victims (starvation allowed by the British) to the USA. My grandmother was one of these, and her friend froze to death on on the toilet on the slave ship. The slave ships were little better than those which brought over Africans to the Americas. The brutality of the British is well chronicles by the author of Schindler's List, who also wrote a book about the Irish transported to Australia (sorry, this old lady forget his name, but it's the same man who wrote Schindler's list, and his own father was transported to Australia for a very minor crime, leaving behind a wife and two children who were not allowed to join him even on another slave ship. He "married" another woman in Australia and from them descended the famous author).
I was just flipping channels and it caught my attention.
(Maybe it's been posted on here before?)
Part of the link got cut off. I wonder if you could take it to "tinyurl" and make a shorter one for us to try? Thanks!
P.S. Try www.tinyurl.com
Just my two cents, but I think that if one were to go into the lobby of the UN and see the Temple of Understanding, which is a shrine to Theosophy,
and see all the very Freemason symbols and icons there, that the answer to your question would be a simple NO.
It has given the illusion of the fist American president to go publicly and lobby for the placement of the event and when snubbed, he goes back home. Still on the up side of the issue due to the effort with the majority for perception, but, more importantly it gives the impression the to world that America is no better than the rest of the cities for the choice even though the sent their "very best" advocate. An obvious game of chess with public sentiment.
One thing thatt still makes me laugh was a reporter who could not understand why the leaders of the Olympic committee who were going to meet Obama were not thrilled at the prospect.
Ireland has reportedly, APPROVED the LISBON TREATY. What is going to happen will likely accelerate from this time forward.
I wonder what Javier Solana, Tony Blair, Felipe Gonzalez are thinking and doing now?
Obama doesn't embrace communism, just a free-market system Chinese style. Oh, wait, I think it's the same thing.
Re: It now looks like Barack Obama did go to Sweden and did suffer humiliation for not bringing the Olympics home to his Chicago. Since some of your predicted that he would not have gone unless it was a "done deal," I am now wondering how the rest of you read this.
Some (i.e. The New York Times) are already blaming Obama's failure to bring the Olympic games to Chicage on the machinations going on at the United States Olympic Committee.
AFTER CHICAGO'S LOSS, CRITICS ASSAIL U.S.O.C.
By KATIE THOMAS
Published: October 3, 2009
Where did you learn that Ireland had voted "yes" on the Lisbon Treaty?
I am not trying to say that I am more informed than you are, but I haven't seen any indication anywhere that Ireland has voted "yes" on the Lisbon Treaty - and it is not for want of trying to track down the news report.
Here is the latest news report from the Guardian.
It does not indicate how Ireland voted yet.
LISBON TREATY VOTE IN IRELAND: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Ian Traynor looks at the impact of a yes or a no majority in the Irish referendum on the EU reform treaty
If Ireland voted "yes," I am very disappointed with Ireland and outraged with the alleged European manipulation of their economy that may have made them feel compelled to vote "yes."
Irish voters have strongly endorsed the European Union's Lisbon Treaty - 16 months after their first vote rejecting it plunged EU reforms into deadlock.
This is from Al Jazeera
IRISH SAY "YES" TO EU REFORM
Richard Greene, a spokesman for the opposition Coir group, criticised the decision to put the decision to a second vote.
"It looks like a 'Yes' vote. I want to sympathise and commiserate with all our people who put in a great effort for the love of their country," he said.
"We are extremely disappointed that the voice of the people was not heard the first time around."
Campaigning before the vote brought warnings from celebrities, politicians and business leaders that a second "No" would harm Ireland's position as it battles recession. .....
TWENTY-EIGHTH AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION OF IRELAND BILL 2009
I don't think it was a humiliation unless we assume in the U.S. that we have to gobble up everything. We are accused of such gobbling, which isn't really true, as we are very generous. But we can share the Olympic honor.
Maybe those commentators who were shocked are used to thinking we always must be first, always will be first no matter what.
Other prez said it was too much power in one place the WH, but not the O.
Agree on Olympics, photo op and another APOLIZY to the world, the US is not so great.
God have mercy on us all.
Don't forget the Mediterranean Union which looks like the old Roman Empire outline.
Need 40,000 more troops to guard poppy fields? Nay.
Karzai's brother heads up a drug cartel, rof lol like we don't know that? Gees.
When did Briton get out of the "Opium Wars", never.
I think Peace deal is already made and is just waiting for the right moment to be announced...as in world government grand finale blow out.
Would you look at the dollar go as in drop, dead cat bouncing...no surprise, got your gold under the mattress? Before they come to pick it up, of course.
Adieu dear hearts, adieu.
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