August 20th, 2008

Chris Keeley

Akiva Eldar Interview with Sari Nusseibeh (HAARETZ)

TO: Distinguished Recipients
FM: John Whitbeck
 
Transmitted below is a very interesting interview with Sari Nusseibeh, who, for decades, has been one of the wisest, most courageous and most independent of Palestinian leaders.
 

'We Are Running Out Of Time For A Two-state Solution'

By Akiva Eldar,

Haaretz Correspondent

August 16, 2008

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1011859.html

 

At the end of my conversation with Sari Nusseibeh at the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem, the highly respected president of Al-Quds University - and cosignatory of " The People's Choice" a peace plan that he formulated with former Shin Bet chief Ami Ayalon - told me he wouldn't be surprised if one of the Palestinian residents of the city ran for mayor in the municipal elections in November. The candidate would not run as a representative of Jerusalem per se, Nusseibeh stressed. Rather, he would be running on behalf of all Palestinians in the occupied territories.

 

"Why don't you do it?" I blurt out. The 59-year-old son of Anwar Nusseibeh, a Jordanian government minister, does not smile. "It's possible," says the professor of Islamic philosophy, who briefly replaced Faisal Husseini a few years ago as the top Palestinian official in East Jerusalem. "Anything is possible," he adds without batting an eyelid.

 

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Chris Keeley

George Carlin performing at the Narcotics Anonymous World Convention, San Antonio, tx. George perfo

George Carlin performing at the Narcotics Anonymous World Convention, San Antonio, tx. George performes his latest material, which he will use for his 14th HBO special to come out in March 08, infront of 4000 recovering addicts.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3472940163535053807

 George Carlin performing at the Narcotics Anonymous World Convention, San Antonio, tx. George performes his latest material, which he will use for his 14th HBO special to come out in March 08, infront of 4000 recovering addicts. The 2008 HBO special will be titled "It's Bad For Ya". This is an Ipod recording so expect to hear some loud clapping, laughter and coughing. But it is surprisingly good audio for an Ipod recording. Note: I didn't make this recording, credit goes to the person who uploaded it to Demonoid.com
 
 
George Carlin: Narcotics Anonymous World Convention, San Antonio (08/31/2007)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3472940163535053807
Chris Keeley

Troullaki Sunset

On our way to Herronessos, we came upon Troullaki, a tiny rural community where there is a taverna. Tarah’s favorite restaurant on Sifnos Island. (Cyclades). The Sunset Taverna-Troullaki in Sifnos, Greece is an authentic culinary experience NOT to be missed. Owner, Ioannis Atsonios, and family have created a warm, intimate sanctuary that highlights the magic of Sifnos. As a 24+ year frequenter of this island I have had the privilege of watching the owners children/wait staff grow up over the years. This is a special aspect of Troulaki that marries excellent, authentic Greek cuisine with close-knit family ties.
Troullaki (on the road to Cheronissos)  SUNSET
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This was best highlighted by the kindness of the owner giving us our dinner free because of our upcoming wedding. When we tried to pay our bill after a huge feast of lambchops, mini-tiropita cheese pies and greek salad, the owner refused to give us our check. She said it was a wedding gift for us. If we chose to get married on Sifnos, we would have definitely chosen her Sunset restaurant for our reception. We are getting married in Sedona Arizona.

When visiting this taverna be sure to sample the homemade MIZITHRA and they fresh organic lamb. Additionally, the following home grown products and traditional dishes are wonderful and must be sampled: fresh vegetables, cheese, olives, chickpea croquettes, string beans with garlic paste, traditional chickpea soup (cooked in an oven with wood), caper-salad, mastelo, cheese-balls, cheese-pies and many more. This taverna can be reached by road on the way to Chronissos and reservations are accepted.  Chris and Tarah.

http://www.sifnos.e-sifnos.com/Restaurant_sunset.htm

and

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/sifnos/D56579.html

    Owner: Ioannis Atsonios
    Telephone: +3022840 31970
    Address: Troullaki (on the road to Cheronissos)

http://tunlaw.org/twoagustsi/index.html

and

http://tunlaw.org/sif07twv/index.html
Chris Keeley

responsible for us russian policy

Distinguished Recipients
FM: John WhitbeckBill Pfaff, who always seems to ask the pertinent questions which few other commentators think or dare to ask -- and which tend, unfortunately, to reduce the number of media outlets willing to publish his Collapse )