Presque vu XXVII
Children should be taught not the little virtues but the great ones. Not thrift but generosity and an indifference to money; not caution but courage and a contempt for danger; not a desire for success but a desire to be and to know. Natalia Ginzburg
A statement from Rolls Royce:
“In view of the situation in Burma, Rolls-Royce has decided to cease all business with that country. The Company is immediately returning two engines to Myanmar Airways which were awaiting overhaul at one of our UK facilities and we will terminate the contract for future repair work.
Rolls-Royce does also have contractual commitments with a Singapore-based operator who, in turn, leases an aircraft to a Burmese airline. Action is in hand to terminate this contract also and it is anticipated that this involvement will be terminated by early November 2007.
At that point Rolls-Royce will have no further involvement in Burma and will not be seeking any further business.”
The American Army, Navy and Air Force unwittingly advertised for recruits on GLEE.com, a website for gays.
When informed by USA Today that they were advertising on a website for gay professionals, recruiters expressed surprise.
“This is the first I’ve heard about it,” said Maj. Michael Baptista, advertising branch chief for the Army National Guard. “We didn’t knowingly advertise on that particular website,” which he said does not “meet the moral standards” of the military.
In The Guardian, John Keenan wonders why there is still so much respect for a burnt-out homophobic misogynist?
Only in America in the 1960s and early 70s could a gun-worshipping, atavistic, pill-popping paranoid like (Hunter S.)Thompson come across as an innocent. With a swindler in the White House, a depraved war being fought for futile reasons, and the American political system infected to the marrow, Thompson appeared to many young people to embody not so much freak power as common sense.