Tag Archives: Opening Ceremonies

Prince Harry displays British hypocracy to uneducated Colorado warmongers

Want to know where you can find Prince Harry on his war cheerleading US tour? Half of it is in Colorado. On Friday he’ll be at a UK Consul-General’s reception at the private Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia. Between Denver … Continue reading

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Vancouver 2010 Olympic destinations

Amtrak Station 1150 Station Street Apple Store at Pacific Center, 701 West Georgia Street USA House at Level, 1022 Seymour Street Hilton Metrotown 6083 McKay Avenue Olympic Tent City protest encampment, 58 West Hastings Street Adbusters Magazine Culture Jammers, 1243 … Continue reading

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Olympic opening ceremonies dedicated to the late inhabitants of Marjah

With television viewers transfixed by the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, US Marines in Afghanistan are undertaking an explosive Fallujah-class opening ceremony in Helmand Province against the little town of Marjah, a so-called Taliban stronghold. Thousands of … Continue reading

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Silly warmongers, space is for kids

Once again the Colorado Springs peace community has the unique opportunity to protest the annual Space Symposium hosted at the Broadmoor. First, the event provides unparalleled access to the upper echelons of the US military industrial for-profit killing machine. And … Continue reading

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Obama said The Ukraine not Ukraine tsk

On the subject of spinning the debates…   Did you hear about Barack Obama’s horrible gaffe in the first debate?! According to public radio, Obama referred to “The Ukraine” instead of the less diminutive “Ukraine” sans-the. PRI’s The World trotted … Continue reading

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Mozambique by AK-47, book and hoe

This is a detail from the national flag of Mozambique. What a refreshing update on the tools of people power. Lenin’s workers of the world needed hammer and sickle. In Mozambique it takes book, hoe and Kalashnikov. Education, agriculture, and … Continue reading

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Opening ceremonies of Beijing Olympics star humanity in his own flea circus

Can you remember an Olympic Games opening ceremony that was not spectacular? Suffice it to say Beijing was the biggest, befitting the world’s most populous nation. “Awesome” provides perfectly qualified praise. I have to say this spectacle invoked colossal horror … Continue reading

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Before China’s 8-8-8 was Burma’s 8888

The superlatives were flying at the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Hyperbowl: it was China’s defining moment of the modern age, on, the newscasters said, “eight eight of o’ eight.” But before 888 in Beijing was August 8 of 1988 … Continue reading

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China on display!

BEIJING–Turn on the television and watch the Opening Ceremonies for the Beijing Olympics! By all accounts, it was the most elegant and artistic opening ever. With 5000 years of recorded history, China had a lot more to showcase than most … Continue reading

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Let the Games begin!

BEIJING- I’ve run myself ragged over the past five days trying to get a sense of China as she gears up for the Debutante Ball, and so far I have a pocket full of threads awaiting a tapestry. I must … Continue reading

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Beijing extracurricular Olympic schedule

I have a last-minute, refocused interest in a safe and not-too-disrupted Beijing Olympics. It’s already been unofficially eventful. Here’s a time line of the counter-Olympics leading-up to the Opening Ceremonies. The Gazette is in Beijing. So are we! OC -5: … Continue reading

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The white Olympics

Today I watched the opening ceremonies of the White Olympics in Torino.   Yes, White Olympics. Virtually all the athletes are white. White because winter sports take place in northern climes where most everybody is white. White because winter sports … Continue reading

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