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  • Height a Pain for Ukraine's 'Gulliver'

    04/18/2004 3:26:19 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 232+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/17/04 | Anna Melnichuk
    PODOLIANTSI, Ukraine - At age 33, Leonid Stadnik wishes he would stop growing. He's already 8 feet, 4 inches. Recent measurements show that Stadnik is already 7 inches taller than Radhouane Charbib of Tunisia, listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest living man. He's also gaining on the 8-11 Robert Wadlow, the tallest man in history. Yet for Stadnik, the prospect of becoming a record-holder would be little comfort. "My two-year-old suit's sleeves and pants are now 30 centimeters (12 inches) shorter than I need," said Stadnik. "My height is God's punishment. My life has...
  • Krauthammer "Democratic Realism" (Must read and bookmark!)

    02/15/2004 12:02:50 PM PST · by Dutchgirl · 152 replies · 10,169+ views
    A E I ^ | February 12, 2004 | Charles Krauthammer
    A Unipolar World Americans have an healthy aversion to foreign policy. It stems from a sense of thrift: Who needs it? We’re protected by two great oceans, we have this continent practically to ourselves and we share it with just two neighbors, both friendly, one so friendly that its people seem intent upon moving in with us. It took three giants of the twentieth century to drag us into its great battles: Wilson into World War I, Roosevelt into World War II, Truman into the Cold War. And then it ended with one of the great anti-climaxes in history. Without...