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Buying Flame Proof American Flags In London

JOHAN Hari looks and he looks but he cannot find an American flag in London:

If you want a sense of how the election of Barack Obama is being seen across the world in this post-coital period, one little anecdote for me says it all. I spent yesterday trawling the shops in here in London for Stars and Stripes to decorate my apartment for my Presidential election party – and across the city they were all sold out.

Why’s that then?

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Posted: 9th, November 2008 | In: Reviews | Comment


Obama Rules The Warmed World As The End Day Approaches

TIM Flannery writes on Perth, the dying city:

Speaking last night at the State Government’s Sydney Futures forum, Dr Flannery warned of a city grappling with up to 60 per cent less water. As temperatures around the world warmed by 2 to 7 per cent, Sydney could glimpse its future by looking at the devastating impact that global warming had already had on Perth… ”I think there is a fair chance Perth will be the 21st century’s first ghost metropolis,” Dr Flannery said.

The ABC reported yesterday:

Record rainfall in Perth has led to the November average being reached just six days into the month; it’s the wettest start to November since 1969.

Of course, it’s not too late. One man can stop the weather. No, not Tony Blair. Well, not only him. But Barack Obama.

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Posted: 6th, November 2008 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)