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June 12, 2016 No. 453
IT’S NOT ABOUT WINNING OR LOSING. IT IS ABOUT MAKING IT WORK.
Hi again, gang, from the shores of the Salish Sea. As most of you know, this magazine does not ~ as a rule ~ discuss politics because if we started with one country, to be fair, we would need to discuss the politics of the 22 countries you all are from.
However, like most rules, has an occasional exception. Unless Americans are stupid enough to vote for one of the most outrageous individuals in the history of the species, the United States will, in January of next year, swear in its first lady chief executive.
In that regard, America is late in joining the international community. There are 18 women world leaders now and the historical pantheon of them is a long parade. Closer to home, in Washington state, where I live, we have been well served by two lady governors, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, and certainly by our two senators, Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray.
In response to one of our state legislators running for re-election, I would say, find some good things to say about your opponent. Maintain the moral high ground you defend so well. Run a clean, simple and honest campaign.
I think you will find that this is what the constituency really wants. It’s not about winning or losing. It is about making it work. If that costs you an election, it will enhance your reputation in other ways and make it possible for you to be of even greater value and service to the constituencies you obviously love so much. Go for it, Tina.
Have a great week, gang. And thanks again, then, eh, for the ear.
I can’t help wondering how much longer this is going to go on. Toyota Names Vehicles That Still Have Faulty Airbags
This is not real thrilling news. Volkswagen Not Alone in Flouting Pollution Limits
Every time I think I’ve seen or heard everything, Monkey In Kenya Survives After Setting Off Nationwide Blackout
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINE NEWS
Video Shows RCMP Trying To Subdue Hatchet-Wielding Man With Taser, Pepper Spray And Taser Once Again
OCEANA & POLYNESIA
TOPICAL HEADLINE NEWS
CLIMATE CHANGE AND WEATHER
ESPIONAGE AND TERRORISM
IMMIGRATION AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS
EURO 2016: VIVA LA FRANCE
Thousands, if not millions of people are now in the midst of a football craze that embraces Europe in a good way whilst the spirit of competition among nations brings people to their television sets or has them socializing in sports bars supporting their respective teams. The luckiest will be there in person and, of course, enjoy it for real. The European Football Championship started on 10 June in France and will most certainly provide unforgettable memories to all those who are not indifferent to this kind of sports.
But there is another side, for France holding championship is quite a challenge as the dissatisfaction of working people with current labor policy grows which spiraled into mass strikes and street demonstrations.
According to an article by Fran Blandy on Ultrasurf headlined Strike-Hit France Scrambles To Ensure Smooth Euro 2016, “while striking workers have varying demands, they are united against labor reforms which the government forced through Parliament without a vote, which prompted a bitter standoff with the unions.”
Our prayers are with The Third Republic and here is wishing all participants safe and enjoyable games. Viva La France
That’s it for this week. Stay safe, my cousin Mishka.
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I have been a fan of hers for about nine years now. And Oprah from the start. First lady Michelle Obama teams up with Oprah to host ‘United State of Women’ summit at White House
This lady deserves all the praise she receives. First she heard the screams. Then she saved a life — by holding a boy’s neck for half an hour.
This is a compromise I might be able to live with. ‘Press The Big Red Button’: Computer Experts Want Kill Switch To Stop Robots From Going Rogue
The savagery of people who make me feel ashamed of being American never ceases to amaze me. ‘Oh And I’m Undocumented’: Tex. Valedictorian’s Tweet Draws Deportation Threats
I’ve lived in Orange County, California and this does not surprise me. Calif. Judge Who Had Sex With Intern, Attorney In His Chambers Wins Reelection
This had to have been a little embarrassing. Shepherd Sleeps As More Than 1,000 Sheep Run Amok In Spanish Town
OUR SCIENCE SECTION, ABRIDGED
I found this a little unsettling. This Funny-Looking Ancient Fish Is Actually Your Great-Great-Great-Great (You Get The Idea) Granduncle
This could be trouble. After Secret Harvard Meeting, Scientists Announce Plans For Synthetic Human Genomes
This is fascinating. The Monkeys That Live In The Stone Age
THE GREEN AGENDA
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