The oath

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

(Should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.)


G-Force: Berlusconi e a Rainha

A cena foi mais ou menos a seguinte: Berlusconi grosseirão gritando "Mister Obama" no fim da foto grupal com a Rainha da Inglaterra, Obama respondendo, educadamente (Mister Berlusconi...) e a Rainha passando pito no italiano: "What it is it?!".


G-force 2009

Terminou a reunião dos líderes do mundo.
Lula, Obama e Gordon Brown fizeram as pazes
com Hu Jintao e Medvedev, e decidiram ressuscitar

Isso me lembra De Volta para o Futuro. Voltamos
aos anos 80. Vou deixar o cabelo virar mulet
e tirar a poeira do meu terno de ombreiras.
Parecia a liga da justiça.

Do Economist:

Financial markets rallied after the G20 news, though this was as much because of sprigs of good economic news emerging, as the harmony that was displayed. This was despite disappointment that the European Central Bank had cut its main interest rate on Thursday, by just a quarter of a percentage point, to 1.25%. American unemployment figures on April 3rd , which could be shocking, may puncture some of that optimism, and should temper any temptation among G20 leaders to claim success. Their efforts to reflate the world economy may have avoided a 1930s-style Depression so far. But rising joblessness and years of pain may lie ahead as banks, businesses and households in the West continue to struggle to pay down their debts.