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lagatta

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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2007, 02:09:56 PM »
Though in fairness that could be a limp translation; it is entirely possible that it rhymes or that there are jeux de mots in the original German...

But German has two different words "Mann" (an adult male human) and "Mensch" (a human being). The reporter/translator would not have confused those.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2007, 06:57:31 AM »
German police boats have rammed two Greenpeace protest boats that breached a supposed "maritime security zone" at Heiligendamm. Three people are in hospital.

You can watch the chase at catnip's place -- it is fascinating for a while, but the ending is shocking.

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Re: G8 Summit Watch
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2008, 02:58:48 PM »
This is simply Obscene

Shortly after calling for us all to waste less food, and for an end to three-for-two deals in British supermarkets, Gordon Brown joined his fellow G8 premiers and their wives for an eight-course Marie Antoinette-style "Blessings of the Earth and the Sea Social Dinner", courtesy of the Japanese government.

Somehow the dark Brown is offended by 2 for 1 sales at supermarkets, that people need to feed their children! Well one thing is for sure, we won't see any of their faces next years, gone all of them. Brown since not elected probably much sooner than the rest.
He offends me to my core. As they all do. Your Last Supper, enjoy assholes.
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Re: G8 Summit Watch
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2011, 12:29:10 AM »
I really liked this.

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I have just looked at the agenda for the Deauville meeting and I am more convinced than ever that this is a monumental waste of time and money. The cash spent on the security measures alone, which involve more than 12,000 police, gendarmes and soldiers, could have made a significant contribution to the consolidation of Tunisian democracy. The whole circus, with its preparatory meetings of officials known as "sherpas", and what the French wonderfully call "sous-sherpas", will be repeated all over again in the runup to the November G20 meeting.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/may/25/barack-obama-free-world-g8

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If the G8 members had all kept their promises, every child would now be going to school. Instead, for Africa, only $11bn of the $25bn promised has arrived. It is right that there are discussions planned with the prime ministers of Egypt and Tunisia – who will make their case for substantial aid and other support. However, if the G8 continue to let down the world's poorest and most needy people, we can only hope that the G20 will do better.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/27/broken-promises-aid-africa

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Mr. Harper is signalling Canada won’t offer direct aid to Egypt and Tunisia as they confront deep economic slowdowns and instability after ousting dictators.

Can we just send them all out to an island with a bag of rice?
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Re: G8 Summit Watch
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2011, 12:15:45 PM »
Oh Jeez I think Sarkozy calls Harper a Coward, LOL, but he's right, Harper needs a Shoe.
 
 
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At his closing press conference, the summit’s host, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said – without mentioning Mr. Harper –he thought it useful to refer to 1967 borders in discussions of peace talks.  “I think it’s appropriate to talk about 1967 borders, because we can’t talk about borders without specifying which ones,” he said. “I think precisely what made Mr. Obama’s speech courageous is that he evoked the 1967 borders.”
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-blocks-mention-of-1967-border-in-g8-mideast-statement/article2037144/

 
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Re: G8 Summit Watch
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2012, 11:02:28 AM »
ADBUSTERS TACTICAL BRIEFING #25


Hey you redeemers, rebels and radicals out there,

Against the backdrop of a global uprising that is simmering in dozens of countries and thousands of cities and towns, the G8 and NATO will hold a rare simultaneous summit in Chicago this May. The world’s military and political elites, heads of state, 7,500 officials from 80 nations, and more than 2,500 journalists will be there.
And so will we.

On May 1, 50,000 people from all over the world will flock to Chicago, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and #OCCUPYCHICAGO for a month. With a bit of luck, we’ll pull off the biggest multinational occupation of a summit meeting the world has ever seen.
And this time around we’re not going to put up with the kind of police repression that happened during the Democratic National Convention protests in Chicago, 1968 … nor will we abide by any phony restrictions the City of Chicago may want to impose on our first amendment rights. We’ll go there with our heads held high and assemble for a month-long people’s summit … we’ll march and chant and sing and shout and exercise our right to tell our elected representatives what we want … the constitution will be our guide.

And when the G8 and NATO meet behind closed doors on May 19, we’ll be ready with our demands: a Robin Hood Tax … a ban on high frequency ‘flash’ trading … a binding climate change accord … a three strikes and you’re out law for corporate criminals … an all out initiative for a nuclear-free Middle East … whatever we decide in our general assemblies and in our global internet brainstorm – we the people will set the agenda for the next few years and demand our leaders carry it out.

And if they don’t listen … if they ignore us and put our demands on the back burner like they’ve done so many times before … then, with Gandhian ferocity, we’ll flashmob the streets, shut down stock exchanges, campuses, corporate headquarters and cities across the globe … we’ll make the price of doing business as usual too much to bear.
Jammers, pack your tents, muster up your courage and prepare for a big bang in Chicago this Spring. If we don’t stand up now and fight now for a different kind of future we may not have much of a future … so let’s live without dead time for a month in May and see what happens …

for the wild,
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