from FaithWorld:

National impact expected from New York gay marriage law: experts

By Reuters Staff
June 26, 2011

(A rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride hangs from the awning of a store in New York June 22, 2011/Shannon Stapleton)

from Russell Boyce:

“Allah-u-Akbar! God is Great!”

August 2, 2010

Some pictures still shock me. Some make me laugh; many provide an insight or window into a new idea but only a few haunt me with my mind's eye returning to them again and again.

from Photographers' Blog:

“Allah-u-Akbar!” (God is Great!)

August 2, 2010

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Some pictures still shock me. Some make me laugh; many provide an insight or window into a new idea but only a few haunt me with my mind's eye returning to them again and again.

from Global News Journal:

When is a coalition not a coalition?

May 15, 2009

How can you tell when U.S. forces in Afghanistan are operating alone?

When they call it "the coalition".

That’s not a joke. It's just how things work in Afghanistan, where two separate forces with two separate command structures -- one completely American, the other about half American -- operate side by side under the command of the same U.S. general.

from DealZone:

No more rushing to the mailbox for those AmEx bills?

April 22, 2009

MASTERCARD/AMERICANEXPRESSRemember a couple of years ago, when it was discovered that an executive used his corporate American Express card to pay for $241,000 worth of "services" at a New York-based "gentleman's club" then tried to stiff AmEx on paying the bill?

from India Insight:

Yankee Doodle Banana

By
September 2, 2008

It's tricky being an American outside the U.S.

It's not just the taxman you can't hide from -- your native land really is the focus of global attention.