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Hello, Iran China Russia From The USA !

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Fav Foods -China!

A variety of dim sum

Dim sum is a style of Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steame

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Russia!

Shashlik Shashlik.jpg Marinated lamb on skewers, similar to Shish kebab. Meat and fat pieces are often alternated. Variants may use meat and such vegetables as bell pepper, onion, mushroom and tomato.

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Iran!

FATTOUSH - Highly Addictive Salad

An Axis of good eating !!  To understand a country, food is a great way to get started so delve into Iranian Russian and Chinese cuisine!!!

PEACE from the USA to you!!!

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Take This Message To My Brother, You Will Find Him Everywhere, We Are With You Greece !

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It is the Banking systems and rules that need to change stupid.

Fair loans  and debt forgiveness  the same as the big banks have gotten periodically should be applied to everyday citizens and countries.

Write congress with ideas on how to bust those big banks down!! So they will become once again community lenders not investment organizations using depositors money to make risky loans and ponzi-schemes labeled as investments.

Bust them down !!

Peace to Greece!

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Takin’ It To The Streets Lyrics

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You don’t know me but I’m your brother
I was raised here in this living Hell
You don’t know my kind in your world
Fairly soon, the time will tell

You, telling me the things you’re gonna do for me
I ain’t blind and I don’t like what I think I see

Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets

Take this message to my brother
You will find him everywhere
Wherever people live together
Tied in poverty’s despair

You, telling me the things you’re gonna do for me
I ain’t blind and I don’t like what I think I see

Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets

Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the

You, telling me the things you’re gonna do for me
I ain’t blind and I don’t like what I think I see

Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets

Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets

Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets

Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets

Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets

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Songwriters
Michael H Mcdonald

from Best Of The Doobies

Takin’ It To The Streets” is track #3 on the album Best Of The Doobies. It was written by Michael H Mcdonald.

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Peace To Greece!

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Trust Buster Theodore Roosevelt

 Laurel King, Contributor

| updated Noember 6, 2013

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trust buster theodore rooseveltIn the annals of history, Theodore Roosevelt and Trust Busting are synonymous. Even though he had been born into a family of privilege and power, he was raised to respect hard work and ‘fair play’. During his rise in political office, he witnessed the massive, exponential growth of industry superpowers such as J.P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller. Disgusted by such unchecked power and wealth, Teddy decided he would fight the system and change the system.

Informally known as a trustbuster Theodore Roosevelt frequently went against popular political opinion to protect the American people. When he took office in 1901, the Sherman Antitrust Act had been in place for more than a decade. However, despite its goal of encouraging fair competition in the marketplace, the act had (so far) been an ineffective weapon. Established to prevent monopolies – or dismantle those already in existence – and encourage fair competition and prices for average citizens, the statute was far-reaching and would have been very effective. Unfortunately, most politicians ignored the law and refused to enforce it. Then Roosevelt took office in 1901, and immediately set to work putting the Act to good use.

His first major attack against monopolistic corporations, using the largely-ignored Sherman Act, was none other than J.P. Morgan himself. Head of the Northern Securities Company, a colossal railroad trust which threatened any chance of competition. In 1902, Roosevelt ordered his Attorney General – Philander C. Knox – to file suit against Morgan for restricting trade by limiting traffic between Chicago and the Northwest. Morgan pleaded with Teddy, along with Mark Hanna (a former political colleague and advisor to Roosevelt) but their requests fell on deaf ears. Long tired of the corporate stranglehold on the country, Teddy was determined to make progress. In 1904, the U.S. Supreme Court voted five to four in favor of the government, ordering the NSC to be dismantled. This victory served to re-define the highest court’s view of trusts, stopped an impending national railroad consolidation in its tracks, curtailed public interest in holding companies, and made Teddy more popular than ever among the average citizenry.

Following the success of dissolving NSC’s trust, Theodore was instrumental in encouraging the study of another conglomerate monopoly, which eventually led to its demise. John D. Rockefeller’s company – Standard Oil – was the largest monopoly of its time. Following the federal Commissioner of Corporations study of Standard (from 1904-06) it was determined that the company had engaged in purposely deceitful tactics to raise prices for consumers and competing interests, in order to maintain its hold on the market. After years of court battles, in 1911 the Standard trust was finally dissolved and broken into 33 separate companies.

It’s no secret that Theodore Roosevelt and trusts were bitter enemies. Yet, despite his infamy as a trust buster Theodore Roosevelt remained popular with the people, while somehow managing to stay in the good graces of many political colleagues.

– See more at: http://abouttheodoreroosevelt.com/trust-buster-theodore-roosevelt/283/#sthash.RGDA4kx2.dpuf

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Iran And Peace, We are getting Closer!!

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High Hopes in Iran as Nuclear Talks Head Into Final Round

A final deal on Iran’s nuclear program wouldn’t only make non-proliferation history. It would also be the beginning of a better life for the Iranian people—or at least that’s what they’re hoping.

Iranians, who are keeping a close eye on the talks which will resume Saturday in Vienna amidst the looming June 30 deadline, believe that significant economic improvements would result from a final accord in the near term, according to a major new poll and study released here this week

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It may take a while, but the aligning of Rouhani’s promises with the people’s expectations regarding the resolution of the nuclear issue will give him more tools to pursue his other agenda items regarding cultural and political opening and economic liberalization,” Farideh Farhi, an independent scholar at the University of Hawaii, told IPS.

(Photo: European External Action Service/flickr/cc)

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Obits Can Be Fun!

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The New York Times Obituary is one of my fav parts of the newspaper, there are always interesting bits of history, wisdom and laughs in them!

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Patrick Macnee, 93, Dapper and Unflappable in ‘The Avengers,’ Dies

Patrick Macnee, who wielded a lethal umbrella and sharp repartee as the dapper secret agent John Steed on the 1960s television series “The Avengers,” died on Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 93.

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He was paired with a comely female sidekick, initially Honor Blackman (who left the series to play Pussy Galore in the James Bond film “Goldfinger”) but most famously Diana Rigg, stylish in a leather cat suit and every bit his equal in the wit and hand-to-hand-combat departments.

In many scenes he was content to observe, an eyebrow cocked, as Emma — whom he always referred to as Mrs. Peel — unleashed her martial arts expertise on a hapless foe. He would often summon her to action with the words “Mrs. Peel, we’re needed.”

Steed carried no gun. Aplomb and sang-froid were his weapons. In one episode, his back to the wall and facing a firing squad, he was asked if he had a last request.

“Would you cancel my milk?” he said.

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“I’m not surprised ‘The Avengers’ has such enduring popularity, because it was a groundbreaking series that changed television,” he told The Daily Express in 2010.

It was the first show that put its leading man and leading lady on an equal footing, and showed a woman fighting and kicking and throwing men around. That was a radical departure in its time.”

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A fabulous TV show the re-runs are on cozy tv currently!!

Happy Viewing…..and cheers to Steed, one of my role models of the perfect guy…..

Mr. John Steed and Mrs. Emma Peel

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Below from http://www.wikipedia.org

The Avengers
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Steed and Mrs. Peel
Genre Espionage
Fantasy
Sci fi
Created by Sydney Newman
Starring Patrick Macnee
Ian Hendry
Honor Blackman
Diana Rigg
Linda Thorson
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 6
No. of episodes 161 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 50 minutes
Release
Original channel ITV/ABC/Thames
Original release 7 January 1961 – 21 May 1969
Chronology
Related shows The New Avengers

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Asylum For Edward Snowden And Julian Assange? In France??

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So Says French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira!

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Edward Snowden a favor de la defensa de la privacidad de Apple ...

(CNN)French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said Thursday she “wouldn’t be surprised” if France decided to offer asylum to Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has been holed …

CNN · 2 hours ago
She stressed it wasn’t her decision, but that of the French Prime Minister and President.
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Vive La France !!!
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Famous picture quotes from film casablanca (1942)

Casablanca La Marseillaise – YouTube

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What Is Of More Value A Bank Or A Country ?

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Greece has given us Aristotle, Plato, the Parthenon, greek yogurt for heaven’s sake! Yet when they need a financial lending hand it is not being proffered  – yet when the BIG investment banks made risky investments not with their own money BUT depositors money ( ponzi-like investment schemes) they were given a bailout !

 

Think  about it,  isn’t it more important to invest in a country….. than a bank ??

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The eurozone portion of Greece’s €245 billion rescue program runs out at the end of the month. Without a new aid transfer before then—and an extension of the bailout program—the government would be set to …

Wall Street Journal · 30 minutes ago

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Cute Tyke Tale

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So, I was shopping in a food store and I heard behind me, slowly at first….” Peanut butter and honey, peanut butter and honey,” then faster and louder – ” peanut butter and honey, peanut butter and honey! ”  Soon after in a sing-song,  “Peanut butter and honey,  peanut butter and honeyyyyyy !!!  I turned around and it was a small tyke in a shopping cart and his mum was looking over -you guessed it,  PEANUT BUTTER and HONEY jars!!!    He looked at me, I swear he winked….. then smiled.

”  Shhhhhhhhhh,” said his mum and I moved to the next aisle.

PEACE

PEANUT  BUTTER & HONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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