“We have decided … to support the government.”

“We have decided, not without some internal strife, to support the government.” ~~ Silvio Berlusconi, Italian PM Oct 3, 2013, a week before John Boehner broke the U.S. House logjam and ended the partial government shutdown.

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday (2 October) after Silvio Berlusconi, facing revolt in his own centre-right party, backtracked on threats to bring down the government. ~~ euractive.com October 3

House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday that the House “absolutely” will take up the new Senate budget plan — even if he has to rely on mostly Democrats to pass it — and that he expects the partial government shutdown to end by Thursday.

Boehner made the comments in an interview with Cincinnati radio station WLW-AM.

“We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win,” he said. ~~ Foxnews.com, October 16

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La mystérieuse affaire de Yasser Arafat

In recent news, the widow of the poor unfortunate old Arafat authorized the exhumation of his remains for further forensic testing. The rumor that he had been poisoned had never gone away. Arafat died in 2004, or was murdered, depending on which rumors you believe. Summitlake.com looks at some apparently huge disconnects in parallel international investigations. Read our analysis in Commentary.

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Zimmerman Trial

“Stand your ground” means if someone wets their pants, literally or figuratively, someone else can end up dead. This trial was wrong on so many different levels. “Different mindset down there” is an understatement. This could have political ramifications for a generation, and should.

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