Sunday, August 31, 2008

International Madness - Not Taking the Summer Off

I'll let Bucky talk about the latest victim of the Russian war on journalists, Magomed Yevloyev, owner of, and loud Putin/Kremlin critic, was shot and killed after being detained by police.

A number of Scots seem to think that they're on the verge of making a break with England, supported, of course, by that still gorgeous example of Scottish manhood - Sean Connery.

Belgians are watching their fruits, vegetables, and dairy goods after an alert that a nuclear research institute had a radioactive leak near Charleroi on Friday. Agency officials of course say that the leak is very small and folks shouldn't worry, just don't eat anything grown nearby.

Thailand's People Alliance for Democracy is leading more and louder protests against Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej's government these days, a response to march by government supporters responding to anti-government protesters who were occupying Sundaravej's compound for the week.

Floods are forcing millions (yes, that is millions) of farm families from their homes in northern India. A dam burst in Nepal has led to floods of over 394 square miles, covering and destroying many of the homes of those who fled the area.

And we won't even deal with Zimbabwe today


Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

The journalist killing is just another day at the office for the Putin may not challenge the Kremlin in person or in the media. If you do, they will get you. The sad thing is that most people don't care, because he hasn't closed the borders or interfered with their upscaling life style...there's always been low tolerance of naysayers and critics in those parts at all times, unfortunately.

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