RLP: “Wilbur and Orville Wright,†self-taught engineers,†built this damn thing themselves with no corporate funding. And no one had ever built an airplane before. 1.2 million dollars and 100 years of aviation experience, and†the engineering team†can’t make one that will fly fifty yards?

Put me in charge next time, Chachee”

500 on the board

Just noticed, I have now posted over 500 entries on this blog. I know what you’re thinking – “won’t he ever shut-up with this drivel!” Short answer – nup 😉

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It’s a war

BBC: Indonesia accused of Aceh abuses.

“The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report based on interviews with refugees who alleged extra-judicial killings, arbitrary arrests and attacks on civilians.

HRW is calling on Jakarta to open up Aceh, but it also wants other countries to take more of an interest.

“The international community seems to have fallen somewhat silent,” Mr Zia-Zarifi said.”

Saddam trial

BBC: Saddam to stand trial in Iraq.

“Saddam Hussein will be tried in a special Iraqi court, the head of Iraq’s Governing Council has confirmed.

Abdul Aziz al-Hakim said international monitors could observe the trial, which would take global legal standards into account.”

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Debt relief

BBC: US gets Iraq debt relief support.

“Both France and Germany said they would work to help reduce Iraq’s debt burden. … “Germany and the United States, like France, are ready not only for debt restructuring but also for substantial debt forgiveness toward Iraq,” said a spokesman for Mr Schroeder.”

This article is full of political double-speak. Not once is there mention of either France or Germany actually doing something. Just that they agree it needs to be done and that they’re “ready” for it.

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Mike Moore just never lets up. Got this in my inbox (it’s also online):

“Thank God Saddam is finally back in American hands! He must have really missed us. Man, he sure looked bad! But, at least he got a free dental exam today. That’s something most Americans can’t get.”

Go Mike!

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