Thursday, August 06, 2009

Chatter 06 August 09

"Thirty hours ago, Euna Lee and I were prisoners in North Korea. We feared that at any moment we could be sent to a hard-labor camp. And then, suddenly, we were told that we were going to a meeting. We were taken to a location, and when we walked through the door, we saw standing before us President Bill Clinton. We were shocked, but we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end. And now we stand here home and free. Euna and I would like to express our deepest gratitude to President Clinton and his wonderful, amazing — not to mention supercool — team." - Laura Ling

After his talks with reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, Bill Clinton certainly has a story to tell. One of the first in line to hear his tale is President Barack Obama. "I suspect that President Clinton will have some interesting observations from his trip and I will let him provide those to me," Obama told MSNBC on Wednesday. (Reuters article)

Special envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton plans to have a heart-to-heart with the Haitian diaspora this weekend in Miami.

Ripped from Drudge: PAPER: BILL CLINTON'S H'WOOD BLOCKBUSTER: MOVIE MOGUL, P.R. FIRM STAGED RETURN 'SPECIAL'... and WASH POST: Obama as The Joker: Racial Fear's Ugly Face...

To celebrate President Clinton's upcoming birthday on August 19, I invite you to send him a personalized birthday e-card, along with a gift to sustain his Foundation's work. Your e-card will make his special day even happier. And your gift will let him know that you remain dedicated to creating positive change for people in need.

Panic-stricken people queue up at hospitals in the western Indian city of Pune to be tested for swine flu.

A Call for the Death of Facebook Quizzes

Several Iranian news sites and blogs such as Jomhour reported [fa] that Abdullah Momeni, a leading political activist, has been tortured in Tehran's prison. According to the same source, his wife said that Momeni can not walk and talk anymore.

Oikono writes about the impact of the rising population of foreigners who work and settle in Singapore.

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