William Katz: Urgent Agenda
APRIL 18, 2009
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's politicians contesting in the general election, fearful of shoes hurled at them by disgruntled voters, have asked for more security and are erecting metal nets at rallies. Lal Krishna Advani, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate was the latest politician to be at the receiving end Thursday, as an angry party worker threw a slipper at him during an election meeting in a central state.
Metal nets? Are they a form of missile defense? President Obama will undoubtedly frown on such provocative military measures. These Indian politicians must learn to negotiate with the slipper launchers and feel their legitimate grievances.
APRIL 17, 2009
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The mustached face of Sir Allen Stanford, the billionaire Texan accused of an $8 billion fraud by U.S. regulators, can be yours for only $29.99. A Fort Myers, Florida, entrepreneur has put Stanford's face on a "limited edition" commemorative tile that he peddles on eBay Inc's online auction site. "Only 1,000 will be produced and the original plaster models will then be destroyed," the listing on eBay says. "This would be an ideal gift for friend or for family."
I can't wait. Let me find my credit card.
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