Australia said: A FOREIGNER, Malaysian woman charged in Melbourne with smuggling drug in bra

   Malaysian woman charged in Melbourne with smuggling drug in bra

 

MELBOURNE, Jan 23 — Australia has charged a Malaysian woman with attempting to smuggle heroin into Melbourne by hiding the drug in her bra.

Customs Department officials say they suspected the woman may have been carrying drugs when she arrived yesterday at Melbourne International Airport on a flight from Bangkok.

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Food for thought for our privatization advocator leaders

Food for thought for our privatization advocator leaders: 

Paul Krugman, Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

advised for the nationalization of banks

Paul Robin Krugman (pronounced /ˈkɹuːɡmən/; born February 28, 1953) is anAmerican economist, columnist, author andintellectual. He is a professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, and a columnist for The New York Times. In 2008, Krugman won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences “for his analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity”.Krugman is well-known in academia for his work in international economics, including trade theory, economic geography, and international finance.

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U Thant – Missle Bases. Castro Balks at the UN Team 1962

A Burmese Hero – U Thant

Migrant Crackdown Won’t Solve Problem: Rights Groups

By LAWI WENG

from:Irrawaddy

The Thai government’s vow to crackdown on illegal migrants will not solve the country’s migrant problems, say human rights groups.

Jackie Pollock, a founding member of the Chiang Mai-based Migrant Assistance Program (MAP), said, “A crackdown is not a good solution. It’s just making migrants’ lives more risky. The best solution is to offer new registration and let them come out and stay legally.”

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Thursday the government would crackdown on illegal migrants, while commenting on allegations that the Thai navy has mistreated Rohingya boat people by forcing them back out to sea.

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Cloud cuckoo land

 

Cloud cuckoo land

 

Cloud Cuckoo Land refers to an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect. (“You’re living in Cloud-cuckoo-land.”) It hints that the person referred to is naïve, unaware of reality or deranged in holding such an optimistic belief. The reference is to the play, The Birds by the Athenian playwright Aristophanes, in which Pisthetairos (which can be translated to mean “Mr. Trusting”) and Euelpides (which can be translated to mean “Mr. Hopeful”) with the help of Tereus, tired of the Earth and Olympus, decide to erect a perfect city between the clouds, to be named Cloud-Cuckoo-Land (Νεφελοκοκκυγία — Nephelokokkygia).

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Dreams from My Father, Barack Obama, Sr.

 

Dreams from My Father, Barack Obama, Sr.

 

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance is a memoir by President of the United States Barack Obama. It was first published in 1995 after Obama was elected the firstAfrican-American president of the Harvard Law Review, but before his political career began. The book was re-released in 2004 following Senator Obama’s keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention (DNC); the 2004 edition includes a new introduction by Senator Obama as well as his DNC keynote address.

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