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Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 479 { Taste Bad Beef and Corn / G8 To let in Developing Nations } Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day 479 { Taste Bad Beef and Corn / G8 To let in Developing Nations }

Today, I met up with 2 friends at a coffee shop. Then I followed one of them to the 100 yen store... We saw some people cooking beef and corn and we thought that it looked quite yummy. ha.... The corn tasted as if they had it cooked and put down for 10 days...and the beef tasted as if it wasn't cooked at all. And the cost was 600 yen (US $6 / JA $540) ???? A waste of Money.

G8 To let in
Developing Nations
The Group of Eight summit in L'Aquila, Italy underlined how the G8 nations and emerging powers must cooperate to drink from the same well.

Yet the crucial event of the three-day meeting in central Italy was the failure of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, or MEF, to agree to halve Green house gas emissions by 2050.

The meeting was not aided by the sudden departure Wednesday of Chinese President Hu Jintao, who returned home to deal with ethnic riots in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang autonomous region in northwestern China.

Amid debate on its relevance as a framework for resolving global issues, the G8 released its first joint statement with developing countries, sending a signal that the rich nations are starting to view emerging nations — China, Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa as partners. http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20090711a2.html

G8 Leaders

Barack Obama (47)
President of the USA

First Black American President.
Being criticized for being too apologetic at times.
Only Black leader in the G8

Angela Merkel (54)
Chancellor Of Germany

Only Female leader in the G8
Has been voted most powerful woman in the world 3 times consecutively.

Taro Aso (68)
Prime Minister of Japan

Not popular with the people of Japan or even within his own Party.
Grand Father was a past prime minister of Japan.
Very Rich - Owner of the controversial Aso mining company.


Only Asian in the G8

Gordon Brown (58)

Prime Minister of the UK

Not popular within the UK nor his party
EU don't seem to like him very much either

Stephen Harper (50)
Prime Minister Of Canada

Very conservative
I have never heard of this guy before

Silvio Berlusconi (72)
Prime Minister of Italy

The third richest man in Italy.
Owner of the AC Milan football club.

Known for making inappropriate jokes and gestures over and over again.
Is rumoured to be linking with the Italian Mafia
Is rumoured to be sleeping with an 18 year old model
His wife is filing for divorce

Nicolas Sarkozy (54)
President of France

Supposedly with his 3rd wife now.
His second wife, left her husband for him... Then left him for another man.

He and his now wife got married only months after meeting

Dmitry Medvedev (43)
President of Russia

The youngest of the G8 leaders
Sports man
Protege of Vladimir Putin
Got married to his childhood sweetheart

Has a blog http://community.livejournal.com/blog_medvedev/

Seem to be well liked

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