This situation in
has me very concerned. The whole thing is a ridiculous he said-she said type situation that seems to be nothing more than Korea ’s attempt to bully and start shit. North Korea is unreasonable, unstable, and has wanted to kick some South Korean ass for a long time. North Korea is the best hope for peaceful intervention, seeing as they are China ’s biggest trade partner, plus the fact that they don’t want any more North Koreans migrating to their country as a result of war. Come on North Korea , work your magic. Another war is the last thing this world needs right now. Especially considering the amount of nuclear and chemical weapons China ’s got going on. Fingers crossed. North Korea
is in shambles. I last communicated with my friends there during the summer, at which time their unemployment rate was 22%. That is bad, very bad. Spain ’s economy continues to erode, and they very likely might have to join Spain , Greece and Ireland in soliciting an international bailout (to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars). Portugal is in such bad shape that their faltering economy is more than twice the size of the Greek, Irish, and Portuguese economies combined. Holy shit, that is almost hard to fathom. This is going to cause all sorts of trickle-down problems, not the least of which is dragging out the global economic recovery. Swell. Spain
Beginning January 1st, the Dutch are imposing a tax increase on live music tickets from 6% to 19%. Although this shocked me at first, I then remembered that we basically have the same ticket raping system here in the
It’s called Ticketmaster. At least the Dutch have great pot to ease their disgust and anger. I highly recommend the White Widow if you ever make it over there. U.S.
Prince Wills and Kate Middleton are getting married and I couldn’t be more excited. I admit I’m a sucker for the pomp and circumstance of royalty, and I’ve been eagerly anticipating this engagement for a year. A couple friends and I are already planning on watching in real-time while sipping tea, ale, and eating scones, crumpets and lemon curd while attempting British accents throughout. My biggest fear is that the stylish Kate will have a slinky, simple, elegant, fashionable gown. This is unacceptable and cannot happen. An event of this nature demands loads of fluff, extreme poof, and lots of beads and sparkles. Diana would want nothing less and whatever Diana would want should rule, because she was the People’s Princess, after all. Please don’t disappoint, Miss Kate. Oh, and another thing. The wedding might be telecast in 3-D. Really? Is that necessary? I am already sick and tired of this 3-D phenomenon. It ruins shit. It doesn’t make things more life-like, it makes them blurry and weird and it gives me a headache. I don’t want a 3-D royal wedding, and I would like to think that Diana would not either. I hope the Queen Mum puts an immediate stop to this ridiculous idea.