Obama's big speech in Berlin. A hot summer day.
Germans (with whom he has an 80% approval rating) are anxious to hear about about the state of German-American relations. There has been lots of talk recently about America no longer valueing the friendship between the two nations.
And what does the man do?
He starts his speech by taking off his jacket, wrapping up the sleeves of his shirt and inviting everyone to do likewise: "After all, we're among friends here!"
The crowd goes berserk.
Politics - it's all about the gestures, folks!
Thread: Random Thought Thread
06-19-2013, 09:07 AM #34401
06-19-2013, 09:59 AM #34402Johari / Nohari
“That we are capable only of being what we are remains our unforgivable sin.” ― Gene Wolfe
reminder to self: "That YOU that you are so proud of is a story woven together by your interpreter module to account for as much of your behavior as it can incorporate, and it denies or rationalizes the rest." "Who's in Charge? Free Will and the Science of the Brain" by Michael S. Gazzaniga
06-19-2013, 12:51 PM #34403
Originally Posted by Nørrsken impersonating EJCC
1w2/7w6/3w4 so/sx (enneagram)
lawful good (D&D) / ravenclaw + wampus (HP) / boros legion (M:TG)
conscientious > sensitive > serious (oldham)
want to ask me something? go for it!
06-19-2013, 01:06 PM #34404violaineGuest
I am having lunch at a place near one of the high schools for gifted kids. My table has just been swamped by said kids and I'm totally invisible and it is hilarious listening to them. They are adorable and they are cheating their little butts off. Lol.
06-19-2013, 01:30 PM #34405
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06-19-2013, 01:46 PM #34406
Wrecked with the flu and I am travelling to physical restraint training tooIt is a luxury to be understood - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities - Voltaire
A kind thought is the hope of the world - Anon
06-19-2013, 01:58 PM #34407
90 feels like 101 oh the joys of summerPerfectly robust chickens
Run laps a lot
Pee on the garden
Leap over fences
Cock is a word for rooster
Hen is a type of chicken?
Kit kats are good
Nice chickens don't belong in the
06-19-2013, 05:03 PM #34408
06-19-2013, 06:43 PM #34409
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Four cavities. I suppose that's what I get for not flossing enough and not going to the dentist for two-and-a-half years.
06-19-2013, 06:54 PM #34410