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To: Askel5
Clean boots and a hanky? Some sort of colloquialism that I haven't heard before, I suppose meaning a clear conscience, or perhaps the appearance of cleanliness. Boots and hanky are clean, even if your undershorts aren't?

Novaya Gazeta has its own style, that's for sure, but one journalist who can really turn a phrase is Politkovskaya. If I can get through her last article without smashing the monitor, I'll translate it for you.

As far as China, I think that capitalism (or at least the marketplace) is in their blood. Here's an article (no online version, alas) about Chinese capitalists that caught my eye.

7 posted on 10/19/2004 5:11:54 AM PDT by struwwelpeter
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To: struwwelpeter; All

The Russian crisis is from a growing pile of our worthless US dollars, which us inAmerica are forcing foreign countries to accept at a financially deadly overvaluation. This is called exporting inflation am I correct on this?
(borrowing or printing worthless dollars)?


10 posted on 11/18/2004 6:16:31 AM PST by ruready4eternity (FALLUJAH IS DUST under our FEET!)
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