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Cold War 2?

In Uncategorized, World News on May 31, 2007 at 10:29 pm

 

President Putin of Russian was talking tough Thursday. A missile test by the Russian military on Tuesday was directly linked to moves by the United States to walk away from the Anti-ballistic Missile Treaty and the implementation of a missle defense system in Eastern Europe, he said.

 “We conducted a test of a new strategic ballistic missile with multiple warheads, and of a new cruise missile, and will continue to improve our resources.”

“We are not the initiators of this new round of the arms race…(Our partners) are stuffing eastern Europe with new weapons. A new base in Bulgaria, another in Romania, a site in Poland, radar in the Czech Republic . . . what are we supposed to do? We cannot just observe all this.”

 

So what is the man who doesn’t know the difference between kissing 7 year olds and 4 month old babies got planned next? A scary thought.

Only time will tell.

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Barbow beats Godzilla

In Crazy news, Godzilla, North Sea, Norway, Scotland on May 31, 2007 at 10:24 am

 Barbow the goose

A goose has smashed the record fastest time for a North Sea crossing from Scotland to Norway. Barbow the Barnacle Goose made the trip in 5 hours maintaining a speed of about 75 miles per hour.

The previous quickest crossing was by fellow barnacle goose Godzilla who made the journey in about eight hours.

Barbow is part of a project to tag and track the travels of 10 migrating geese.

Elephant Road Toll.

In Crazy news, India, Odd News, Uncategorized, wild animals, World News on May 31, 2007 at 10:02 am

The Hindustan Times of India this week reported the story of one very smart elephant harassing the local population. Commuters in the Indian eastern state of Orissa are frustrated at an elephant blocking traffic on a main roadway, only allowing viechles to pass if the occupant gives the elephant food.

“The tusker then inserts its trunk inside the vehicle and sniffs for food,” local resident Prabodh Mohanty, who has come across the elephant twice, was quoted as saying.

“If you are carrying vegetables and banana inside your vehicle, then it will gulp them and allow you to go.”

 If a commuter does not wind down his window or resists opening the vehicle door, the elephant stands in front of the car until the driver allows him to carry out his routine inspection.

Now thats using brain over braun! 

Fully Loaded!

In Crazy news, Germany, Odd News, Uncategorized, World News on May 31, 2007 at 9:51 am

How about this for crazy….

 Car stuck on Duesseldorf underground stairs 30-5-07 (image courtesy of  T Busskamp)

A 52 year old German woman had the shock of her life today when she mistook a  subway entrace for an underground car park. Reports suggest she drove off a road, across a pedestrian side walk, and jammed her Volkswagen Beetle 5 steps down. Police in Dusseldorf where the incident happened estimate the damage at around 1,500 Euros.

The crazy things people do.