Titanic vanishes beneath the waves: Once it’s a parking lot, that’s pretty much it, folks | Street Jazz

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Titanic vanishes beneath the waves: Once it’s a parking lot, that’s pretty much it, folks

Posted By on Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:25 AM


Does anybody really think that once Fayetteville’s Big Dig is filled in and a parking lot is put in its place, that it will all be dug up yet again, and a hotel be put on the spot?

This is it, folks. The Titanic has vanished under the waves. The Renaissance  Towers will now and forever be just  a punch line to after dinner jokes.

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Yeah, we really fixed Iraq, didn’t we?

And this is a surprise to . . .?

War-hit nations head corrupt list

Iraq has been ranked by Transparency International(TI) as one of the world's most corrupt countries, just above Somalia as the "least clean" state.

The index is based on perceptions of public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories.
The high levels of corruption amount to a humanitarian disaster said Huguette Labelle, chair of the watchdog.
At the bottom of the transparency table, along with Somalia and Iraq, are Burma, Haiti, Afghanistan and Sudan.

While Iraq remains in the same bottom-three position in the table as last year, the level of perceived corruption in the country collated by the Berlin-based organization has increased.

To read more:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7631013.stm

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What if they gave an awards show and nobody watched?

When we were stationed in Germany in the early 1970s, we used to watch the Emmy Awards (cuz we only had one channel - AFN), even if we were unfamiliar with many of the shows that were getting awards.

Haven’t watched it for years,. From the looks of the most recent ratings, I’m not the only one.


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