Howard Andrew “Andy” Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American singer who recorded eighteen Gold- and three Platinum-certified albums. He hosted The Andy Williams Show, a TV variety show, from 1962 to 1971, as well as numerous television specials, and owned the Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, named after the song “Moon River“, with which he is closely identified. [Wikipedia]
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Romney confirms authenticity of video where he calls 47% of voters government-dependent, in most damaging mishap yet
He went on suggest they could expect little help from him if he became president.
“My job is not to worry about those people,” he said.
He added that all these government-dependent people would supportBarack Obama.
The video was recorded a few months ago at a fund-raising event behind-closed-doors.
The release of the video is the most damaging episode yet in a campaign filled with Romney mishaps. His campaign is in danger of turning into one of the most ineptly-run in recent US political history, though there are still seven weeks left to turn it round.
The Obama campaign described the video as “shocking”.
In his press conference, in California, Romney basically repeated the case he made in the video that the 47% dependent on the government would vote for Obama, though couched in slightly less inflammatory language. Obama’s policies are “attractive to people who do not pay taxes”, Romney said. FULL ARTICLE
Swords Into Plowshares
The United Nations garden contains several sculptures and statues that have been donated by different countries. This one is called “Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares” and was a gift from the then Soviet Union presented in 1959. Made by Evgeniy Vuchetich, the bronze statue represents the figure of a man holding a hammer in one hand and, in the other, a sword which he is making into a plowshare, symbolizing man’s desire to put an end to war and convert the means of destruction into creative tools for the benefit of all mankind.
Copyright © 2001 United Nations
France could very well become the next nation to legalize same-sex marriage, but lawmakers have reportedly gone a step further with a proposal that could ban the use of the words “mother” and “father” from all government documents.
The Telegraph cites the draft law as specifying that “marriage is a union of two people, of different or the same gender,” and also states that all references to “mothers and fathers” in the nation’s civil code will be swapped for the non-gender-specific “parents.” In addition, the law would also give equal adoption rights to same-sex couples, the publication notes.
France’s Justice Minister Christiane Taubira is quoted as telling French newspaper La Croix, “Who is to say that a heterosexual couple will bring a child up better than a homosexual couple, that they will guarantee the best conditions for the child’s development? What is certain is that the interest of the child is a major preoccupation for the government.” FULL ARTICLE