This. Means. War.

I guess, I should mention about the news today: I read that there’s a full war going on between Georgia and Russia, after Georgia sent troops into break-away and pro-Russia province South Ossetia. As a result, Putin ordered troops into Georgia to protect ‘Russian interests’. And this is the part I love: while most newsagencies have this conflict at the top of their pages, CNN carries John Edward’s extra-marital affair as the main headline. USA, USA!

The Olympic games have started and the official site is a kind of a bore. I hear the opening ceremony was fantastic, but honestly, am I supposed to care about the Games? I also noticed that if you look for Olympic Games on Google, the result page will show an up-to-date list of recently awarded Olympic Medals.

And if you’re a US citizen, the US Homeland Department wants you to know that if you’re visiting China, you may become a victim of Chinese spying programs. I’m probably not the only person who thinks this is a bit ironic: after all, recently the US government adopted a program that allows border agents to seize electronic hardware.

Update: Hilarious question at Yahoo’s about the Russian invasion in the state of Georgia.

Update 2: Even Google is wrong sometimes.

Update 3: 1930s (or so) Marital test (via Metafilter).

Update 4: Fox News host insist to talk about Edwards affair, instead of discussing Georgia conflict.

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2 Responses to This. Means. War.

  1. Marian says:

    Hehehe Re: John Edwards. That’s another difference between Canada and the US. We don’t care so much about extra-marital affairs. At least I think we don’t. If you have an affair I think we’ll still vote for you (I would, anyway). It might have something to do with the fact that there are more Catholics here than Protestants. So it’s less ‘doctrine of the elect’ and more forgiveness. Or maybe there is less actual philandering (though I can’t see how that’s true).

  2. Arthur says:

    Less taboo perhaps? Better education (meaning, less ‘dogmatic’)?

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