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September 25, 2004

Profitable business

According to The Guardian, George Bush's grandfather was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany. Obviously war can be a profitable business for some people. Their trick is to make somebody else pay for it and to ignore the casualties.

Posted by mehrdad at 06:08 PM | Politics 2004 |

September 18, 2004

Putin & Arnolfini


Vladimir Putin and the portrait of Arnolfini by Jan van Eyck (National Gallery, 1434)

Chechen warlord mocked Vladimir Putin's threats while Yeltsin and Gorbachev criticised him for endangering their hard-won democratic reforms.

Posted by mehrdad at 07:12 PM | Look-alikes | Politics 2004 |

September 16, 2004

Kofi is a Free Man


Kofi Annan and Morgan Freeman.

The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has told the BBC the US-led invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that contravened the UN charter. Better late than never!

Posted by mehrdad at 10:08 AM | Look-alikes | Politics 2004 |

September 15, 2004

Silent Killer


The UK?s Food Standards Agency (FSA) warned today that people should drastically reduce their salt consumption. High salt intake can cause high blood pressure, which is a contributing factor in more than 170,000 deaths a year in the UK.

Around 75% of salt in diets comes from processed food. Among the biggest contributors are bread, breakfast cereals, biscuits and pasta. Only 10% to 15% of the remaining salt is added during cooking or at the table, with a similar amount found naturally in certain foods.

Food Standards Agency has also launched a website where you can play a game featuring Sid the Slug!

Posted by mehrdad at 10:20 PM | Journal 2004 |