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Learning about Murdock, Rupert that is…

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Reminiscent

Originally posted on Pamea's Blog:

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Murdoch’s courtship of Blair finally pays off

Fran Abrams and Anthony Bevins

Wednesday, 11 February 1998

IN JULY 1995, Tony Blair flew halfway round the world to cement his relationship with Rupert Murdoch at a News Corporation conference. Introducing him, the media tycoon joked: “If the British press is to be believed, today is all part of a Blair-Murdoch flirtation. If that flirtation is ever consummated, Tony, I suspect we will end up making love like two porcupines – very carefully.”

For Mr Blair, the relationship bore fruit when he was elected with the key support of the Sun. But Mr Murdoch had to wait until yesterday for full satisfaction when No 10 launched a passionate attack on his critics after the Lords passed an anti-Murdoch amendment to the Competition Bill.

A year earlier, few Labour MPs would have believed such a scene was possible. In fact, in…

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A turning point in History of Japan & Australia

Published on Jul 8, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott sign the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement and hold a joint press conference in Canberra on July 8, 2014.

Published on Jul 8, 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe address a joint sitting of the Australian House of Representatives and Senate on July 8, 2014.

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Viagra Falls

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Beautiful

Originally posted on TransAmerica 2010:

Niagara Falls, New York:  On this rest day I observed Niagara Falls from 213 vantage points — from the Canadian and American sides, from the river, from the top, and from the sides of the Falls.  I’ve seen Niagara at night, in the early morning, and throughout the day.  All this observance has been very hard work and not very restful, particularly when surrounded by throngs of other picture-snapping tourists.   Riding my bike, I have discovered, is a much more restful way to spend a day.

There is considerable crass commercialism enveloping Viagra Falls, affectionately named because of the continuing lore of Niagara as a honeymoon destination.  The Canadian side has high rises and enough neon to put Hong Kong to shame; the American side is much more quiet but equally declasse.  Still, the three Falls collectively making up Niagara Falls are undeniably beautiful.   While there are many taller water falls, Niagara remains a popular destination due to the…

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