Thursday, December 27, 2007

Watching the U.S. self-destruct from afar....

George Bush has undoubtedly done the greatest damage to the United States of any president in history. He has also put the rest of the world at grave risk by dragging the global economy down with the decline of the United States and its once almighty dollar. Imagine, 500 billion U.S. dollars wasted so far to devastate a country that did absolutely nothing to deserve such treatment. Granted, Saddam Hussein waged an 8 year war with Iran, but it was paid for with cash and in the end the country was stable, even if ruled by a despot. What now? Chaos, rubble, disaster. A destabilized region, a weakened America. It is so easy to see from a distance as an ex-pat living far across the water. I've been watching the slow build-up to ultimate self-destruction at a distance for almost 15 years now. But even those still back in the U.S. are waking up to increasing signs of impending doom. My American friends now tell me that a major topic of conversation at cocktail parties back home these days is to what country it would be best to emigrate. I'm telling them the Czech Republic and Prague is too expensive now, the decline of the dollar, you know...

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Friday, December 21, 2007

United States of Europe

...as of today it's possible to drive all the way from Portugal to Estonia with no borders, passport or customs checks. Hurray for the United States of Europe! Now, if there just weren't so many McDonalds drive-throughs everywhere.... :-)

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Monday, August 6, 2007

Czech Ex-premier Paroubek's New "Partner"

Better his (soon to be) ex-wife...

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or his new "partner"?

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You decide! ...and post your comments

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

Prague Pros and Cons: Still No Paradise

After all these years of living in Prague (14 already) a few things haven't changed much, for better or for worse.... I will mention just a couple now and update these later (along with the comments and observations of others who have either lived here a long time or have visited Prague several times over a period of years).

PROS:

  • Relatively inexpensive and effective 24-hour public transportation
  • Consistently delightful exhibits at the Prague castle

CONS:

  • Inconsistent (and often poor) food quality and service in most restaurants
  • Graffiti: it's pervaded the entire city at ground level, including most of the otherwise beautiful architecture

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Prague Defenestration of 1419

Today marks the anniversary of the Prague defenestration in 1419, which started the Hussite revolution in Bohemia...

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New Group on Tangler.com - Prague Experiences

Join the new online discussion group about Prague on Tangler.com

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