Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Celebrating the day well, it seems.....

....are first a group of U.S. Senators, who are encouraging FIFA to de-select Russia from hosting the 2018 World Cup.  Lessee....the Russians are throwing their weight around all around the world, and we want to prevent them from blowing fifty billion bucks on football the way they did for the Olympics?  Why?  Every ruble that goes to this, or to one of Putin's dachas, is a dollar ruble (oops) that can't be spent destabilizing Ukraine or other nations.  Let's give them the Olympics and the World Cup every time until it bankrupts them.  Or until they figure out what we're doing to them. 

....and also the People's Republic of China, which is apparently dumping millions of tons of sand on a coral reef in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in order to build small airstrips.  Nothing, mind you, that would withstand annual typhoons or provide a place for people to live.  Nothing that would be militarily useful.  Just enough to....kill most of the fish around that particular atoll and really, really, really tick off the Vietnamese, Filipinos, Malaysians, and the Sultan of Brunei. 

And what is the primary economic use of the Spratly Islands?  Fishing, of course. 

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