North Korea

North Korea
The always bombastic and unpredictable North Koreans go hysterical again. This time the country is prepared to "go to war" with South Korea because that country is playing loudspeakers directed at North Korean territory. A headline from a UK paper reads, "More than 50 North Korea submarines 'leave their bases' as war talks with South continue "

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Down Under, and financially too

Australia is a blank to me at the moment, what are those folks up to? Such an amazing blend of ethnicities, and the next season is winter! Then a picture of the Sydney Opera House popped up, probably the next most recognized symbol of the Aussies after the kangaroo. Apparently the Opera House is in need of large sums of money to refurbish or at least keep it going. This is a back door way for me to mention another country or two in trouble financially - Greece and Spain. The story for all countries, I suppose, is where do government responsibilities end when it comes to providing for its citizens, who gets to decide, and what happens when tough decisions must be faced. Greece apparently had an early retirement for public employees beginning at 53yrs - not bad if someone can pay for it! Just a universal question. It makes me wonder what the Sudanese government thinks is its responsibility to its citizens...

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