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Old 11-20-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
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EU picks low-profile Belgian as leader

New EU President Herman van Rompuy, who had been serving as Belgium's caretaker prime minister, will be joined by another low-profile European, British peer Catherine Ashton, who was named Thursday the EU's foreign minister.
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The announcement confirmed speculation that Europe, despite pressure from the U.S. government to select a high-profile leader who could help make Europe a global force, would instead choose among candidates derisively described in recent days as "dwarfs."
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Van Rompuy, 62, is a veteran Flemish Christian Democrat politician known for scribbling Japanese poetry during meetings.
http://www2.canada.com/edmontonjourn...1-45f0ab58cb81

My local newspaper, hard copy, also added: A Belgian writer recently compared his looks to the lead character in Spielberg's 1982 blockbuster E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial... yada... yada... consensus-builder. PICS: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2242087
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:08 PM   #2
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An interesting note: Catherine Ashton is a Sci-fi fan, and two years ago her husband gaqver a life-sized Dalek for her birthday. It now greets guests when they enter the house.
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...s-in-europe.do
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:35 PM   #3
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you were right then no caste Tony Blair did not get in!!
Well well wonder what they have in mind for him then, things can change so quickly!






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EU picks low-profile Belgian as leader

New EU President Herman van Rompuy, who had been serving as Belgium's caretaker prime minister, will be joined by another low-profile European, British peer Catherine Ashton, who was named Thursday the EU's foreign minister.
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The announcement confirmed speculation that Europe, despite pressure from the U.S. government to select a high-profile leader who could help make Europe a global force, would instead choose among candidates derisively described in recent days as "dwarfs."
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Van Rompuy, 62, is a veteran Flemish Christian Democrat politician known for scribbling Japanese poetry during meetings.
http://www2.canada.com/edmontonjourn...1-45f0ab58cb81

My local newspaper, hard copy, also added: A Belgian writer recently compared his looks to the lead character in Spielberg's 1982 blockbuster E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial... yada... yada... consensus-builder. PICS: http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2242087
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:48 PM   #4
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DoctorWho - That's fantastic thanks for the info!

Jacqui D - That's also fantastic

Tony Blair looks like he has a lot on his plate with the Iraq Inquiry. If you think about it, its a huge deal - and I really hope it gets down to deep, deep nitty gritty. Can you imagine the Americans calling up Dick Cheney, George Bush, Karl Rove with similar questions? Good on you all!
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Tony Blair still has questions to answer on Iraq
Telegraph View: A good deal has come to light about the invasion of Iraq that raises troubling questions.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/t...r-on-Iraq.html
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:02 PM   #5
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:19 PM   #6
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luminari - And not only that, if someone starts nagging and pressuring him, politically, it looks like he just drifts off in his mind and doodles, writes Japanese poetry. May he keep this up!

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Old 11-27-2009, 11:22 PM   #7
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More like a Zombi?!



I mean both of those creatures?

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:35 AM   #8
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More like Yoda me thinks..

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Old 12-08-2009, 03:54 AM   #9
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I thought the SAME THING when i first saw him. Im glad im not the only one seeing it
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