El's Kitchen

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A little hole in the wall.

#26847 Jun 19, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you franko ... spot on in all aspects.
Moreover, the decisions and agreements are then delegated to the pertinent ministries to work on. The outcomes, for instance trade, potentially means economic growth for betterment of the world community; notwithstanding shenanigans of high finance/banking tycoons and ill-gotten and conceived wars like Iraq.
Thanks for that input once again.
Thanks DW ...

When you think about it, meetings are a part of all businesses on every scale from two person up to G8 ... my brother's company has about 12 people . he has regular meetings with his sales people, then with the office staff, sometimes as a group, often individually. He has meetings with suppliers and bankers, etc etc ...

And they form a cost of doing business .. the time it takes to impart policies and give instructions, dicuss situaionts, etc and to debate ongoing and new situations, is a cost which he says he would rather spend the time doing sales and creating more business, but the business itself would be disorganized and fall into dissarray if he didn't do the planning and organizting aspect which meetings are meant to do.

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#26848 Jun 19, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>he he!!! Just playin ... nice to meet you too. Which side of the pond are you on? Quite a few of the folk in this thread are not in America. So lot of international flavour here in the kitchen.
I'm in the USA. I will love the international flavour! I've already learned what an Autralian kiss means since being on Offbeat. Maybe I can learn some cultural things here :)

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#26849 Jun 19, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
<quoted text>G8 (G20 sometimes) meetings are not intervention; there is no dictating at these meetings of leaders of industrialized nations [while they might have impulses to gang up on Vlad. Putin!:)]. World leaders don't take kindly to be dictated to in these matters. It's a process of world diplomacy at the highest level. What's the alternative? Whether the U.K. should be a member of the European Union is an entirely different horse, independent of these meetings.

http://answers.ask.com/society/government_and...
The purpose of the G8, which eight powerful and progressive countries, is to create an informal forum (the G8 Summit) for their leaders to come together and tackle pressing world issues. Some of the G8 countries are the United States, Great Britain, Canada and Japan. For more information look here: http://www.cfr.org/publication/10647/

While I may be a git, I don't get
the snit about Michelle and the girls
over-nighting in Dublin a bit.
While the Pres. stays in Belfast.

Trinity College has the archives of Mrs. Obama's white ancestors (slavers likely) for her looking:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mic...

and the opportunity of sublime "international" informal diplomacy/statesmenship.
CFR on G8 "....it's small and static membership excludes emerging nations from key talks concerning the global economy...." This is why from some folks' perspective the G8 is nothing more than an elitist band of power hungry wealthy nations controlling food, security, oil and wealth for themselves and further oppressing weaker poorer nations. Where the summit goes, protesters follow....and not in small numbers.

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#26850 Jun 19, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>Alaska has less than 800,000 people .. being Governer of ALaska is like being the mayor of Mayberry.
Franko Baby! How are you? Hope the kids were good to you on Fathers Day!

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#26851 Jun 19, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>Chicago community organizer and Harvard Law School

Two years after graduating, Obama was hired in Chicago as director of the Developing Communities Project (DCP), a church-based community organization originally comprising eight Catholic parishes in Roseland, West Pullman, and Riverdale on Chicago's South Side. He worked there as a community organizer from June 1985 to May 1988.[32][33] He helped set up a job training program, a college preparatory tutoring program, and a tenants' rights organization in Altgeld Gardens.[34] Obama also worked as a consultant and instructor for the Gamaliel Foundation, a community organizing institute.[35] In mid-1988, he traveled for the first time in Europe for three weeks and then for five weeks in Kenya, where he met many of his paternal relatives for the first time.[36][37] He returned to Kenya in 1992 with his fiancée Michelle and his sister Auma.[36][38] He returned to Kenya in August 2006 for a visit to his father's birthplace, a village near Kisumu in rural western Kenya.[39]

In late 1988, Obama entered Harvard Law School. He was selected as an editor of the Harvard Law Review at the end of his first year,[40] and president of the journal in his second year.[34][41] During his summers, he returned to Chicago, where he worked as an associate at the law firms of Sidley Austin in 1989 and Hopkins & Sutter in 1990.[42] After graduating with a J.D. magna cum laude[43] from Harvard in 1991, he returned to Chicago.[40] Obama's election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review gained national media attention
He worked at Hopikins & Sutter????? Small small world -- so did I but about 7 years later!!!

Who knew?!

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#26852 Jun 19, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>in the USA I get the feeling that socialism is the new COmmunism .... and just as dirty a word... but why?

TOo bad people don't understand the difference.

IN communism you cannot vote for who is in office, in socialism you can. Socialist citizens consider themselves free, just like in the USA.

The socialist ideals are more a mix of free-market economy (capitalism) with more govnernment involvment in things that relate to infrastructure. The fact is that the USA has always had many aspects already based on socialist ideals ....

Most of Europe is a bit more socialist than the USA, yet on a per capita basis countries like Germany, the UK, Switzerland, Sweden, and France produce as much per capita as the USA and have just as much private business .... so it's not like socialism has held them back from being very capitalist in their ways ... but those countries are very proud of the ways in which thier countries employ a socialist approach to certain things ....

The constitution of those counties reads quite similar, and the USA constitution is based on the English constitution.

Poeple should learn more before they judge and put down.
You're preaching to the choir sweetheart. I'm all for some degree of socialism in the US. And being called a liberal is not an insult. I'm very socially liberal.

I've also known enough folks from the UK and Canada to know that it's not as bad as some politicians will have you believe. It's the mix as you say.

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#26853 Jun 19, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning El. Today is my birthday and I am 65 :) Who would have thunk it
Happy Birthday Denny! Here's to many more to celebrate!!

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#26854 Jun 19, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning El. Today is my birthday and I am 65 :) Who would have thunk it
Knowing your political leanings I take it you will refuse Social Security benefits and Medicare, right? I mean aren't those things you want to cut?

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#26855 Jun 19, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning Mighty Quinn. I hope your day is going great. Isn't the NSA thing wild. Supported by some liberals and conservatives hated by other liberals and conservatives. I just don't trust government! Obama says it will not abuse it's power but the IRS has done just that so why is it different? Have you seen who will be the new assistant director of the CIA? The director is a political guy like Bush was but the real day to day operation is from the assistant director and they always have on the ground experience in day to day operations. Obama appointed a woman who has no experience in intelligence and works in the white house as his lawyer. Obama will run the CIA
Quite frankly I say kudos to Snowden and hope he finds himself somewhere with no US extradition treaty. Sadly he gave up everything.

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#26856 Jun 19, 2013
Fairy Verte wrote:
I heard from a reliable source that this as a nice place. Sounds like just what I need. Is it ok if I get myself coffee?

Happy Birthday, Denny! I was at your place earlier and thought I had missed it!
Hi there Fairy V! Welcome. It's a very nice place. Pull up a chair & get ya some coffee...

“....VETS”

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WELCOME HOME

#26857 Jun 20, 2013
say LADY EL remember when this was your thread?????????

just been through a horrific heart operation am so sore , weak, and the bruising , never have i ever saw solid bruising like this and the amount of color[blood] was so darker , not blotchy but solid ... how is Tony

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#26858 Jun 20, 2013
MORNING ALL..

lovely summer's day here.

Went on a train journey yesterday to catch up
with ole friends-living in different parts;

we all met up when we were in our 20's and have
kept up the friendship through thick n' thin
all these years later, will be celebrating the 50th
anniversary of our friendship
nx year [if we live to see it] lol

***

Tally,
Very sorry to hear you are feeling
low, chin up and a speedy recovery.

Warmest regards.

****

Denny belated 'sincere' birthday wishes to you.

Am sure everyone was taken aback by the
premature passing of Tony Gandolfini RIP.

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#26859 Jun 20, 2013
tallyho wrote:
say LADY EL remember when this was your thread?????????
just been through a horrific heart operation am so sore , weak, and the bruising , never have i ever saw solid bruising like this and the amount of color[blood] was so darker , not blotchy but solid ... how is Tony
SIR TALLY.....are you now home? I had absolutely no idea of
course, although knew you was having some health problems,
can only say glad to hear you are recovering from this latest major surgery and you must do everything they tell you to do now,
to get back to your former good health. Takes time, but worth it.
I haven't seen Tony here for a few days, didn't he say he was
sailing this weekend...I hope he doesn't miss the Rugby on Saturday.
Sending love and good wishes to you at this time...
J & P...
Rosa

Slidell, LA

#26860 Jun 20, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
SIR TALLY.....are you now home? I had absolutely no idea of
course, although knew you was having some health problems,
can only say glad to hear you are recovering from this latest major surgery and you must do everything they tell you to do now,
to get back to your former good health. Takes time, but worth it.
I haven't seen Tony here for a few days, didn't he say he was
sailing this weekend...I hope he doesn't miss the Rugby on Saturday.
Sending love and good wishes to you at this time...
J & P...
...Sir Tally, Lady El, Madame Grace...what a bunch of tards...giving each other titles...LMAO...stupid, stupid, stupid, must have been a bunch of losers trying to make up for a lack of popularity when it mattered...how fricking old are y'all to be playing these games?...HAHAHA!
Rosa

Slidell, LA

#26861 Jun 20, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
MORNING ALL..
lovely summer's day here.
Went on a train journey yesterday to catch up
with ole friends-living in different parts;
we all met up when we were in our 20's and have
kept up the friendship through thick n' thin
all these years later, will be celebrating the 50th
anniversary of our friendship
nx year [if we live to see it] lol
***
Tally,
Very sorry to hear you are feeling
low, chin up and a speedy recovery.
Warmest regards.
****
Denny belated 'sincere' birthday wishes to you.
Am sure everyone was taken aback by the
premature passing of Tony Gandolfini RIP.
...belated "SINCERE" birthday...wtf? were they not sincere before...have you been eating your grandson's duck, Madame Grace...LOLOL...don't forget to spread the duck butter across your lips...

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#26862 Jun 20, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
MORNING ALL..
lovely summer's day here.
Went on a train journey yesterday to catch up
with ole friends-living in different parts;
we all met up when we were in our 20's and have
kept up the friendship through thick n' thin
all these years later, will be celebrating the 50th
anniversary of our friendship
nx year [if we live to see it] lol
***
Tally,
Very sorry to hear you are feeling
low, chin up and a speedy recovery.
Warmest regards.
****
Denny belated 'sincere' birthday wishes to you.
Am sure everyone was taken aback by the
premature passing of Tony Gandolfini RIP.
'Morning Grace...

let us know how the 50th pans out....:) nice when you keep
in touch all through life.

Shocked to hear the news of James Gandolfini passing at
the age of 51...so enjoyed his role in The Sopranos,
a fine actor. Thoughts are with his family at this time.

“CHEERING UK IN OLYMPICS”

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#26863 Jun 20, 2013
Rosa wrote:
<quoted text>...Sir Tally, Lady El, Madame Grace...what a bunch of tards...giving each other titles...LMAO...stupid, stupid, stupid, must have been a bunch of losers trying to make up for a lack of popularity when it mattered...how fricking old are y'all to be playing these games?...HAHAHA!
Well if it isn't DAME ROSA....HAHAHA....

Have you seen a Panto Dame by any chance? I seriously
recommend that you do, usually a fat ugly male in drag.
HAHAHA

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#26864 Jun 20, 2013

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#26865 Jun 20, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Quite frankly I say kudos to Snowden and hope he finds himself somewhere with no US extradition treaty. Sadly he gave up everything.
You are a woman after my own heart Quincy.

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#26866 Jun 20, 2013
Laura Beth wrote:
Happy Birthday Denny !
Hi to you Laura Beth...really great to see you here...:)

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