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Recording November 20063 AnswersJazz1 decade ago
In my opinion, it would be difficult to find a less suitable one. Apart from Iraq and Afghanistan and his slavish support for the Saudi dictatorship, can a man who can afforf a £3.6 million house, be able to talk with people who've been homeless for nearly 60 years?
My nomination is Jean- Bertrand Aristide, the former president of Haiti, who was kidnapped in a US-backed coup and exiled to South Africa. The brief for the Envoy job mentions "development", and Aristide made this his priority, concentrating on education for the poor. Aristide is also an ex-priest, sacked by right-wing elements in the Catholic Church. The Middle East is the Holy Land, whose tendency towards religious sectarianism has baffled outsiders since Pontius Pilate. Aristide's religious background should be useful.21 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
Answering a question concerning the misuse of the word "Yank" by Brits, I disagreed with the questioner's assertion that South Park was a satire on Southeners. Who is right? I think that King of the Hill, the series about a propane salesman was such a satire. Am I right? Any more examples?3 AnswersComedy1 decade ago
I know he went to Cambridge, but I was at Dublin from 1958 to 1962, and I think I was introduced to him before he became famous. His ODD name is memorable.
I know a guy who is a drama student who is going to Trinity as an exchange student, so I told him he had a famous predecessor.2 AnswersOther - Arts & Humanities1 decade ago
It's at the Waterloo Road entrance. I used to pass it every day. I think it made its appearance when the Jubilee Line extension was built. Elephant & Castle is two stations south, on the Bakerloo line.6 AnswersLondon1 decade ago
Do I smell a rat here? Will we see Blair promoting privatisation as President of the World Bank, as he has done in Britain and Iraq?9 AnswersCurrent Events1 decade ago
Two civil servants have been imprisoned for revealing the minutes of a meeting between Bush and Blair. This was not to a foreign power but to a Labour MP, who surely was entitled to that information as part of his job. Should we allow our prime minister to conspire with foreign rulers? Is this secrecy compatible with democracy?
When the Communists took power in Russia in 1917 they published the secret treaties which had contributed to World War 16 AnswersLaw & Ethics1 decade ago
I'm trying to burn a CD of photos, but my computer keeps on saying "Insert disc in DVD drive, when I've already done so.4 AnswersOther - Computers1 decade ago
Novels set in Kazakhstan or thereabouts: I know of 3: The Star Fraction, Nine Layers of Sky and Air. Any more?
The three novels mentioned are by Ken MacLeod, Liz Williams and Geoff Ryman, and are in the science fiction genre. Air's Karzistan seems to have more in common with Sinjiang than Kazakhstan.3 AnswersBooks & Authors1 decade ago