Daily Archives: May 19, 2008

US violated Venezuelan airspace

Venezuela has denounced an alleged violation of its airspace by an American military aircraft.

Defense Minister Gustavo Rangel said the jet had been tracked by country’s air defenses over the Venezuelan-owned island of Orchila on Saturday. He said the US ambassador would be summoned to provide an explanation.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a fierce critic of Washington, has in the past accused the US administration of destabilizing his country. Mr. Rangel told a news conference that the US aircraft “practically flew over” Orchila and another Venezuelan island before turning back.

Right, obviously Hugo needs some more internal support so …us violates the airspace! Hugo, was not US air force, it was UFOs!!!

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Fundraisers Falling Together

Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama may be locked in a state-by-state battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, but with no end in sight, the party’s fundraisers aren’t wasting any time.

Fundraisers for the two candidates are discussing how to merge their war chests into a single campaign focused on taking on Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona in November. Each party eventually unifies its donor base, but what makes this move unusual is that the campaign is still hard-fought and relations are strained.

The Clinton campaign confirmed the move, saying, “We believe Hillary Clinton will be that nominee.” Talk of a joint war chest comes as the two candidates prepare for an expected split decision in the primaries being held Tuesday.

About time for somebody do something about this divide and …not rule!!!

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Burma neighbors in talks

The Association of South East Asian Nations is holding urgent talks to discuss ways of helping Burma‘s cyclone victims.

Foreign ministers meeting in Singapore hope Burma’s military rulers – who have so far blocked most large-scale foreign aid offers – will accept Asean help. But correspondents say the grouping cannot force a solution on a member, as decisions are only made by consensus.

Burma says some 78,000 people have died since the cyclone hit on 2 May. But aid agencies say many more may die without urgent help – according to Save the Children, some 30,000 acutely malnourished children less than five years of age in Burma are threatened by death from starvation.

Let’s see, a bit more push and the dictators might go to a cyclone …hell for good and leave Burma free!

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The Ovi magazine today

The gangsters of Myanmar by Thanos Kalamidas
What happens this minute in Burma is heartbreaking and the only way to put the way I feel is that I’m really angry. I’m really angry with the international community that has failed to stop once more a crime against humanity.

Richard Rorty’s Unflinching Critique of Modern Western Philosophy by Emanuel L. Paparella
While writing a Ph.D. dissertation at Yale University on immanence and transcendence in Giambattista Vico’s concept of Providence I serendipitously discovered the late Richard Rorty’s ‘Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature’.

Globalization and National Identities – The Society of Negotiation by Dimitra Karantzeni
To start with, globalization can be interpreted from many different perspectives: economic, social, psychological, political, and even philosophical.

Latvian Report by Euro Reporter
Latvia welcomes Euro Reporter for a short investigative visit.

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