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  • Trump On North Korea Going to War: 'Good Luck, Enjoy Yourself Folks' (to Allies Japan/Korea)

    04/03/2016 4:14:54 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 270 replies
    The Guardian, U.K. ^ | 1 April 2016 | Ben Jacobs
    Donald Trump on Saturday told a crowd of thousands he was sanguine about potential hostilities between North Korea and its neighbors. Speaking at a rally in Rothschild, Wisconsin ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday, the Republican Donald Trump on Saturday told a crowd of thousands he was sanguine about potential hostilities between North Korea and its neighbors. Speaking at a rally in Rothschild, Wisconsin ahead of the state’s primary on Tuesday, the Republican presidential frontrunner said that if conflict between Japan and nuclear-armed North Korea were to break out, “it would be a terrible thing but if they do,...
  • Hillary’s Divisive, Reckless Rhetoric on Voting Rights

    06/08/2015 5:10:57 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/7/2015 | John Fund
    The late Saul Alinsky, the father of the community-organizing model that inspired both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, would be delighted. The man who championed moral relativism in tearing down the establishment (“In war, the end justifies almost any means”) is calling the tune of the Democratic party on voting issues. Last March, President Obama rhapsodized about what would happen under mandatory voting: “If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.” Obama once served as the lawyer for the disgraced and defunct voter-registration group ACORN, and he is still toeing its line. Then last...
  • $75K bail for off-duty officer accused of shooting into home (Illinois)

    07/23/2014 6:03:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2014 | Marwa Eltagouri
    $75K bail for off-duty officer accused of shooting into home By Marwa Eltagouri July 22, 2014 A judge set bail at $75,000 today for a south suburban police officer accused of firing his handgun while off-duty in Country Club Hills, with one of the rounds ending up in a wall inside someone's home, authorities said. Country Club Hills police officer John Silas, 38, charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, was in court today before Markham Courthouse Judge Darren Bowden, who set bail at $75,000, according to a statement from the Cook County state's attorney's office. According to Ben Briet,...
  • Hillary, the Fighter: Hillary Clinton Fought Secret Service Agent to Fly Into Blizzard

    05/14/2014 4:50:43 AM PDT · by lbryce · 33 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 13, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title:Hillary, the Fighter: Hillary Clinton Fought Secret Service Agent to Fly Into Blizzard During her campaign for president in 2008, then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was involved in a profanity-laced argument with one of her Secret Service agents, according to Glenn Thrush a reporter for THE POLITICO. Thrush witnessed Clinton being cursed at by an agent in an argument over her demand to fly the campaign plane, a Boeing 737, into a roiling Wisconsin blizzard. “I remember watching a usually stoic Secret Service agent cursing Clinton on the tarmac in Milwaukee when she ordered the campaign’s rattletrap 737 to fly...
  • If the recklessness of liberalism could be boiled down to one sentence, this would be it...

    04/17/2014 3:35:38 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-17-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This was posted on an atheists blog on Tumblr with the tags "skepticism" and "open mindedness." (I guess it's "open-minded" to be "skeptical" about God, two five-letter words that start with "i" come to mind for me, the first is "irony," the second is much less polite)I don't know if this is the official rally cry of any liberal who fancies themselves as "progressive," but I'm sure none of them would disagree with this...Is this REALLY the most dangerous phrase? Yes, it's dangerous to use when a doctor who thinks it's still the 18th century suggests bleeding someone out when...
  • Why NFL Players Don't Wear Sleeves Even In Dangerously Cold Games

    01/05/2014 8:27:31 PM PST · by Dave346 · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jan. 5, 2014, 12:21 PM | Jay Yarow
    Perhaps you've heard it's going to be cold during today's Green Bay Packers game against the San Francisco 49ers. Perhaps you've also heard that "cold" is an understatement. says it will feel like -17 degrees during the heart of the game. In weather like that, the beer in the stands can freeze before it's consumed. In weather like that, your hands go numb, your chest tightens, and just breathing the air can cause a burning sensation. It's just not weather designed for human beings. And, yet, they will play football in this weather, because the NFL doesn't cancel games...
  • Statue of Korean War horse Reckless to be unveiled at Marine museum in Virginia

    07/24/2013 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Doogle · 17 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 07/24/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Some 60 years after carrying wounded soldiers and ammunition during heavy firefights, a decorated war horse praised as America’s greatest equine soldier during the Korean War is finally being immortalized. Staff Sgt. Reckless, a Mongolian mare that served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, made 51 solo trips during a five-day battle in March 1953, carrying nearly 10,000 pounds of ammunition and explosives from a supply depot to the front lines. She was wounded twice and later received two Purple Hearts for her service, as well as several other military decorations. On Friday, a 10-foot bronze statue...
  • "Shotgun Joe" ... Shooter Takes VP Joe Biden’s Advice — and Lands in Trouble with Cops

    03/02/2013 1:09:40 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Shooter takes VP Joe Biden’s advice — and lands in trouble with cops Vice President Joseph R. Biden told a Field & Stream reporter in a published report on Monday that if “you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” That same day, a 22-year-old man in Virginia Beach, Va., did just that — and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm. WAVY 10 reported that the man was in his bedroom when two armed masked men leaned through the window and warned him to close the bedroom door. The 22-year-old...
  • A Horse Named "Reckless"

    05/17/2012 3:10:58 PM PDT · by Doogle · 8 replies
    YT ^ | 08/08/10 | sgtreckless
    This is a very heart warming horse story that should be told.. Reckless was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried recoil less rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines. Nothing too unusual about that, lots of animals got pressed into doing pack chores in many wars. But this horse did something more during the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas, this mare made 50 trips up and down the hill, on the way up she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers. What was so amazing? Well she made every one of...
  • Odd Interpretation of Portland Gun Carry Ordinance(OR)

    03/27/2012 9:28:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 27 March, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    Last week’s State v. Christian (Ore. Ct. App. Mar. 21, 2012) considered a Portland, Oregon that provides, It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess or carry a firearm, in or upon a public place, including while in a vehicle in a public place, recklessly having failed to remove all the ammunition from the firearm [with a bunch of exceptions, including for people with concealed carry licenses -- Oregon is a shall-issue state]. Jonathan Christian, who was prosecuted for violating the ordinance, challenged it on overbreadth grounds, arguing that it covered a substantial amount of constitutionally protected conduct. (Such...
  • Occupy Fannie and Freddie

    11/10/2011 8:52:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 10, 2011 | Debra J. Saunders
    The collapse of MF Global Holdings gives Americans yet another reason not to trust Wall Street. The firm filed for bankruptcy as federal regulators were looking for $600 million missing from customer accounts. Its CEO, former Democratic New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, had bet that European leaders would bail out smallish countries that were too big to fail. His bet did not pay off. The only good news out of this story is that Washington won't be bailing out MF Global. Corzine said he won't take a reported $12 million in severance. If he truly wants to atone, then Corzine...
  • Media Recast The Crisis Villains

    06/21/2011 5:03:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 21, 2011 | Staff
    Subprime Scandal: With the housing market crashing again, the truth is finally dawning on some media elite that Washington played a bigger role in the mortgage mess than first told. A new book, "Reckless Endangerment," zeroes in on the corrupt partnership between Fannie Mae and Beltway insiders — who used the federally chartered firm as a giant slush fund to enrich themselves while pushing liberal housing schemes. This may be nothing new to our readers, who have read as much on these pages from the first days of the crisis. What's surprising here is the author — a New York...
  • Report: "Reckless Endangerment" (How the country got robbed - and who did it)

    06/10/2011 11:56:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh .com ^ | 6/10/11 | The Maha
    Report: "Reckless Endangerment"June 10, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Last night I promised that I would begin reading on my own a book, and I did: "Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon." It's by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner (he might pronounce it Rose-ner), and Gretchen is a business writer for the New York Times. I have to confess, before I knew anything of the book or knew anything of the contents of the book, simply because she was at the New York Times I figured it was going to have an obviously left-wing slant...
  • The Incredible Story of "Reckless" - Equine Korean War Vet & Heroine

    06/02/2011 7:12:23 AM PDT · by soozla · 2 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 06/02/2011 | 5th Marine Recoiless Rifles - 1st Marine Div
  • Dems have boxed themselves in

    02/21/2011 4:17:45 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | February 20, 2011 | Thomas Lifson
    Madison is becoming an even bigger disaster for the Democrats. They have now undercut their top talking point agianst the Republicans in the budget battle. Mark Hemingway raises a great question in the Weekly Standard: "If it's so "reckless" to shutdown the government, why have Wisconsin legislators, the President and the DNC all supported the government shutdown in Wisconsin? Not only that, they have shutdown the government by fleeing the state and breaking the law, not to mention the illegal union strikes shutting down schools and national Democrats helping to organize the angry mob descending on Madison." Hat tip: Hot...
  • Young men prove their bravery by riding giant logs......

    04/09/2010 11:42:30 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 26 replies · 927+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 2:31 PM on 9th April 2010 | By Mail Foreign Service
    Bravery isn't the first word that comes to mind when looking at these images of a Japanese log-rolling ceremony. But that is exactly what these young men are apparently proving during the bizarre Ki-otoshi ceremony, where they ride the giant logs as they are yanked down steep hills by ropes. Skidding and bumping over the rough terrain, at times the logs literally drop down the steep inclines
  • Beyond reckless / Sacramento, Washington pile up the debt

    12/24/2009 10:19:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 520+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/24/09 | Editorial
    This editorial page has for years criticized the dishonest budgets coming out of Sacramento. State leaders have been unwilling to do anything about California’s structural budget deficit but make it worse by pushing costly bond projects that add to long-term debt. This reckless practice is reflected in state debt service payments, which have gone up 143 percent the past decade. Treasurer Bill Lockyer and Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor both recently warned the Legislature that this debt binge will soon cause huge headaches in crafting a general fund budget, since debt service costs alone are on track to eat up more...
  • Change Nobody Believes In

    12/21/2009 7:33:13 AM PST · by timesthattrymenssouls · 13 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/21/2009 | Editorial Page--WSJ
    A bill so reckless that it has to be rammed through on a partisan vote on Christmas eve. And tidings of comfort and joy from Harry Reid too. The Senate Majority Leader has decided that the last few days before Christmas are the opportune moment for a narrow majority of Democrats to stuff ObamaCare through the Senate to meet an arbitrary White House deadline. Barring some extraordinary reversal, it now seems as if they have the 60 votes they need to jump off this cliff, with one-seventh of the economy in tow. Mr. Obama promised a new era of transparent...
  • No more reckless behavior: Obama warns Wall Street (uhh, straighten Up! uhh, Fly right..uhhhh..OK?)

    09/14/2009 10:42:33 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 900+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 9/14/09 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Monday warned Wall Street it must not return to the "reckless behavior" and "unchecked excess" which he blamed for unleashing the global financial crisis. The president, in a major economic speech at the heart of the mighty US financial system just blocks from the New York Stock Exchange, laid out a wide ranging prescription for rebuilding the US finance system. He said the crisis was a "collective failure" of Washington, Wall Street and across America, vowed to press G20 powers for action on regulatory reform, and cautioned top executives not to...
  • What the Liberal Media Aren't Telling You About Obama's Healthcare Plans

    06/26/2009 7:52:29 AM PDT · by yoe · 14 replies · 916+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | June 26, 2008 | Staff
    BREAKING NEWS(Harry Reid Confesses He Didn't Have a 'Lot of Time' to Read Stimulus Bill--But Won't Commit to Giving Public a Week to Read Health-Care Bill Before Senate Votes on It)(Obama Suggests Health-care Reform Will Mean Rationing for Some, but Admits He Would Pay Out-of-Pocket for His Own Family)(Angry Docs Say Proposed Government-Run Health-Care Plan Will Drive Physicians out of Medicine )
  • Have "WE THE PEOPLE" been compromised?

    03/16/2009 8:26:03 PM PDT · by Atom Smasher · 58 replies · 1,014+ views
    There is no article
  • Seattle Newspaper prints pictures and addresses of houses with Republican signs

    11/01/2008 9:29:09 AM PDT · by topher · 127 replies · 5,634+ views
    November 1, 2008 | vanity
    Link to Newspaper is: This is their "top story". Some are posting comments under the article that this is a hate crime for what this newspaper has done. is posting link right now, so this has "worldwide visibility"...
  • US Analyzing Recordings of Iranians

    01/08/2008 10:34:23 AM PST · by america4vr · 57 replies · 163+ views
    Yahoo News cia Associated Press ^ | January 8, 2008 | SEBASTIAN ABBOT
    The U.S. military has video and audio recordings of Iranian high-speed boats that threatened to blow up a three-ship U.S. convoy in the Persian Gulf and plans to release them, the top U.S. Navy commander in the Mideast said Tuesday. Iran's Revolutionary Guards said that its boats never threatened the U.S. vessels during the encounter early Sunday in the Hormuz Strait, insisting it only asked them to identify themselves then let them continue into the Gulf. But U.S. Vice Adm. Kevin Cosgriff disputed that account, saying the incident was "provocative." Cosgriff, the commander of U.S. 5th Fleet, which patrols the...
  • Benazir Bhutto Critically Injured At Rally [Update: Bhutto has died]

    12/27/2007 5:12:06 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 1,148 replies · 6,839+ views
    Sky News ^ | Dec.27,2007
    Opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has been critically injured after a suspected suicide attack at a political rally in Pakistan. It was believed to be a suicide attackShe is undergoing emergency surgery at a nearby hospital, Sky News sources say. The explosion went off just after Ms Bhutto left the rally in Rawalpindi, minutes after her speech to thousands of people.
  • CA: San Diego engaged in reckless fiscal mismanagement, (Kroll) report says

    08/08/2006 5:32:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 347+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/8/06 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    SAN DIEGO The city recklessly and deliberately mismanaged its finances for years, according to a report released Tuesday that marks a key milestone in San Diego's fiscal recovery. Kroll Inc. said San Diego "fell prey to the same type of corruption" that ruined companies including Enron Corp. and WorldCom Inc. and prompted Orange County to file for bankruptcy protection in 1994. "The evidence demonstrates not mere negligence but deliberate disregard for the law, disregard for fiduciary responsibility and disregard for the financial welfare of the city's residents," the report concludes. The 266-page tome, which took 18 months to complete and...
  • Nigerian cleared over circumcision death (Ireland)

    10/07/2005 11:12:54 AM PDT · by Murtyo · 43 replies · 1,148+ views
    RTE News, Dublin, Ireland ^ | 07 October 2005 16:12 | RTE News Staff
    A Nigerian man accused of reckless endangerment in relation to a home circumcision he carried out in Waterford two years ago has been found not guilty. Osagie Igbinedion was found not guilty this afternoon by a jury of 10 men and two women at Waterford Circuit Court. 31-year-old Mr Igbinedion, who lives in Kilkenny, left the court this afternoon in the company of his wife Kathleen, who a few minutes earlier had burst into tears as the verdict was delivered. It had taken the jury one and a half hours to reach their verdict in this case, the first of...
  • 'The Survivor': Measuring His Success

    06/11/2005 11:00:40 AM PDT · by Che Chihuahua · 22 replies · 744+ views
    New York Times Sunday Book Review ^ | June 12, 2005 | ALAN EHRENHALT
    MILLIONS of Americans despise Bill Clinton. They have done so since he became a presence in national politics in the early 1990's, and they continue to do so today, more than four years after his retirement from public office. The passion of the Clinton haters is a phenomenon without equal in recent American politics. It is not based on any specific policies that Clinton promoted or implemented during his years in office. It is almost entirely personal. In its persistence and intensity, it goes far beyond anything that comparable numbers of people have felt about Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan or...
  • CA: Reckless budgets

    06/02/2005 8:50:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 212+ views
    Press-Enterprise ^ | 6/2/05 | Op/Ed
    The budget proposal that Assembly Democrats unveiled Tuesday would set California on a (familiar) road to fiscal disaster. The route suggested: Reliance on a volatile revenue source as a way to accelerate education spending. The Democrats propose raising income taxes on wealthy Californians to give schools an extra $3.1 billion next year -- above the $3 billion increase the governor has already proposed. That is what schools say they are owed under last year's deal to suspend Prop. 98, the school funding guarantee. The governor had no legal obligation to give the money to schools, however. And the $3 billion...
  • Another Losing Liberalism (This time it belongs to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gerry Parsky.)

    12/20/2004 10:40:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 648+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/21/2004 | George Neumayr
    The worst spending is often enacted under liberal Republicans. Why is this? One reason is that liberal Republicans are cut more slack than Democrats on the wobbly assumption that they are more sensible. At moments when Democrats would face stiff resistance, liberal Republicans don't. Take Arnold Schwarzenegger's successful spearheading of Proposition 71, a measure to clone embryos for science that will cost California taxpayers $3 billion dollars. Schwarzenegger had weakened the immune system of California Republicans to the point where they could accept, without too much squawking, this taxpayer-financed boondoggle for macabre scientists. What if Gray Davis had pushed Proposition...
  • LIVE THREAD: Kerry to hold news conference within the hour!

    09/21/2004 10:44:48 AM PDT · by Howlin · 1,095 replies · 50,410+ views ^ | September 21, 2004
    He's going to reply to Bush's UN speech!
  • Reckless Disregard

    09/13/2004 8:06:48 PM PDT · by Pajama Blogger Reader · 12 replies · 505+ views
    excerpt from 'Reckless Disregard' by Patterson ^ | 09-13-04 | Pajama Blogger Reader
    My dad was reading Patterson's book, 'Reckless Disregard' and read to me the section about how Kerry, using his own video camera, went back to the scene of his 'battles' in Vietnam a few days after they occurred and had himself filmed recreating incidents, running through the jungle in bandoliers. Unfathomable, what sort of person would think to do something like that... no honorable soldier, for certain. It only makes sense when one considers that he knew... before even setting foot in Vietnam...what his motivation for being there was: politics. And that makes me shudder with digust.
  • FLASHBACK: Heroism, and growing concern about war (Silver Star or Courtmartial for Kerry)

    08/05/2004 6:37:46 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 1,124+ views
    Boston Globe | June 6, 2003 | Michael Kranish
    "When [Kerry] came back from the well-publicized action where he beached his boat in middle of ambush and chased a VC around a hootch and ended his life, when [Kerry] came back and I heard his debrief, I said, `John, I don't know whether you should be court-martialed or given a medal, court-martialed for leaving your ship, your post,"' Elliott (Kerry's Commanding Officer) recalled in an interview. A C.O. [commanding officer] never leaves his ship in battle or anything else. Elliott stressed that he never questioned Kerry's decision to kill the Viet Cong, and he appeared in Boston at Kerry's...
  • Japan Maritime Plane (Naval Air Force) Almost Shotdown by N. Korean MiG; Mar. 2003 Over Sea of Japan

    07/25/2004 12:42:30 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 16 replies · 1,047+ views
    ZakZak News (Tokyo) in Japanese ^ | 25 July 2004 | ZakZak News (in Japanese
    Details now emerging. In Japanese..... North Korean MiG locked on to Japan EP-3 surveillance craft over Sea of Japan in March 2003, during joint work over international waters between Japan and North Korea, with US Navy. US Navy RC135-S "Cobra Ball" surveillance aircraft was also locked on for shootdown by DPRK Airforce in international airspace.Japan Air Self Defense forces scrambled (several) F-15s from Komaki Air Base in Western Japan to challenge the DPRK MiGs, which backed down and released their radar "Lock On". Later and soon after, the DPRK enemy aircraft harrassed US Navy Aircraft for nearly 20 minutes,...
  • CA: 'Road map' to waste land ('Rats want to continue wanton, reckless spending)

    03/29/2004 12:15:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 128+ views
    OC Register ^ | 3/29/04 | Op/Ed
    <p>Have Democrats in the Legislature noticed, perhaps, that the state has a budget crisis? If so, then why are they proposing expensive new education programs?</p> <p>A Thursday Register news article detailed how Democrats in Sacramento are piggybacking their new proposals on some welcome decentralization proposals being advanced by Richard Riordan, education secretary under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. Riordan wants to send money directly to schools, give principals greater control over budgets and let schools determine the best way to meet state standards.</p>
  • Capturing Osama

    03/09/2004 6:48:20 AM PST · by yoe · 28 replies · 449+ views
    New York Sun ^ | March 9, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    Osama bin Laden's capture or death, the focus of renewed American military attention, would greatly help the war on terror — but not in the way you might expect. It would not do that much to prevent jihadist violence. True, in some cases, seizing a terrorist leader leads directly to a reduction in threat or even to the decomposition of his organization. Consider these examples : Abimael Guzman, head of the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) gang in Peru, was captured in 1992 and his Maoist organization went into a tailspin, ending its threat to overturn the government. A rump force...
  • Son of Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan Arrested Following Hit-and-Run Accident

    05/11/2003 2:41:33 PM PDT · by Lorenb420 · 10 replies · 256+ views ^ | 2003-05-11 | AP
    <p>ALPARAISO, Ind. — The 44-year-old son of Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan was arrested by the Indiana State Police this weekend following a hit-and-run accident.</p> <p>Nasir H. Farrakhan, of Chicago, was being held at the Porter County Jail Sunday on probable cause for multiple charges resulting from the incident.</p>
  • Democrats Call Bush Budget 'Reckless and Dangerous'

    02/08/2003 6:10:31 AM PST · by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday! · 25 replies · 214+ views
    CNSNEWS.Com ^ | 2/7/03 | Jeff Johnson
    Capitol Hill ( - House and Senate Democrats joined together Friday to launch an all-out assault on the president's proposed budget for fiscal year 2004, but a leading economic analyst responded by defending the plan's underlying economic theories. Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) blamed the administration for the deficits projected in the budget. "When the president came to office two years ago, our country was projecting a $5.5 trillion surplus," Daschle claimed. "Because of this budget, we now expect, over the course of the next 10 years, to add to the already growing debt by $2 trillion. "So,...
  • Chirac tells the reckless French to drive like the British (HOLD MON VIN ALERT)

    12/18/2002 3:20:32 PM PST · by MadIvan · 11 replies · 210+ views
    The Times ^ | December 19, 2002 | Charles Bremner
    IN GALLIC eyes, the British may be an eccentric tribe lacking style or panache. But, when it comes to driving, they are a model for the French. The “civility” of the British motorist was held up as the ideal yesterday as President Chirac’s Government embarked on a campaign to force France to abandon a century of lethal driving habits. “To summarise, we should drive more like les anglais,” a state official said. The campaign combines stiffer penalties for reckless driving with a policy of zerotolerance to stop drivers escaping punishment by pulling strings with friends in the police or local...