It just ended! The G8 conference of the 8 wealthiest countries that get together ever so often to plot the world direction. Sounds more like an opportunity to get together and divide the world up as the Church did back in the 15th and 16th centuries.
This one was a failure! Aren’t they all?
The leaders of the G8 countries (Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the United States) said their farewells without an agreement on international trade negotiations, or on eliminating subsidies for agriculture in the industrialised world, a move that would give development a boost in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
No agreement was reached either on a new regulation of the highly speculative, and therefore risky, hedge funds, nor on the political status of the Serbian province of Kosovo.
At the same time, the only accords the G8 leaders reached in Heiligendamm — on a medium-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and new aid for Africa — are considered as weak compromises, tailored only to avoid the impression that the summit was a total failure
The Bush-Putin dispute was there to keep the news away from the actually lack of any progress at the summit. I guess the important issue like agriculture reform, emmissions, etc will have to wait for the Japan meeting in 08. None of these meeting are for the benefit of anyone but the 8 members, the rest of the world can go to hell for all they care!
Damn! Sunday already! All the news you cannot possibly use.
1–Some guy set a new hot dog eating record at 59 and half dogs—-thinking—-Why? Apparently it is important to be known as the biggest PIG on the planet. I pass.
2–Larry Flint has offered $1 million again for any info of sex deviation in Washington. So far no takers. Maybe he shpuld take with the Washington Madame she needs monetary help with her defense. Just a thought.
3–An ABC poll shows that 73% of the people think the country is heading in the wrong direction. And this is the same people that will return the do-nothings to Washington for another 4 yrs. Logic? NONE!
4–Some guy sues the maker of Boost energy drink brcause it gave his a hard on for 4 hrs. His wife/girlfriend sent a thank you note.
5–Pres gets pee-pee whacked on immigration. OK, we are aware that there is pros and cons on immigration. Now I ask those against the bill, what is your answer and please, DO NOT say we need to secure the borders–that is obvious, I want to hear your plan.
6–This is my fav of the week–Al Gore and Fred Thompson are running 3rd in their respective paries as candidates for the nomination. ……..thinking…….only in the US could those not running be in the running. I have heard many, many excuses why this is–but the reality is–it is just f*cking stupid!
In closing I would like to ask, Have you heard the one about the guy with TB? And I say agsain, if not please send me your address, I will move there tomorrow!
I exit with a quote:
Do not hate the media, become the media!