Jewish World Review May 19, 2004 / 28 Iyar, 5764
important news ....
Hillary Clinton called for a national database Friday to
match poor patients with affordable doctors. It works. One guy who
couldn't afford health insurance was still able to find a
veterinarian who saved him sixty percent on his vasectomy.
The Los Angeles Lakers advanced to the Western Conference
Finals Saturday by beating the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs at
the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The game was dominated
by outside shooting. It's that kind of neighborhood.
The Hispanic Leadership Summit was held in Orlando Sunday to
try to mobilize support for John Kerry. The language barrier
doesn't help him. When John Kerry tells Hispanics he spent four
years in Yale, they think he's got a criminal record.
John Kerry was politely received by the Teamsters Convention
in Las Vegas Sunday. The mood was solemn. He was going to lay a
wreath at the site where the Teamsters associates who built the
Las Vegas strip are buried, but Lake Mead was too choppy.
Colin Powell pitched his peace plan to Arab leaders meeting
in Jordan Sunday but got nowhere. So much has changed. There was a
time in this region when light crude and heavy crude referred to
barrels of oil and not prisoner positions in digital photos.
Greece held a four-day security drill to help prevent a
terror attack during the Olympics. They have a fool-proof plan. In
late July, they will telephone the U.S., British and Israeli teams
and tell them the Games have been moved to Singapore.
The New York Times said U.S. consumers are ignoring high
gasoline prices and buying gas guzzlers. The top sellers are big
pickup trucks, big SUVs, and luxury cars with big engines. An
American's idea of a hybrid vehicle is a motor home that can beat
a Porsche off the line.
The Mexican Air Force showed infrared tape of mysterious lights flying in formation at high speed in the night sky over Mexico. Americans aren't scared. If there's one thing we have taught the world, it's that artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
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