Sunday, September 02, 2007

Confusing news... OK.. I am stalling for any news on the web that will prevent me from further working on my homework. I have seven essay questions left and I have until midnight!

I read this article and I have no idea what it all means... the headline states "New Chinese rules on Dalai Lama"
"No outside organisation or individual will influence or control the reincarnation of living Buddhas [eminent monks]," states one article of the new regulations. They also say that any reincarnation has to be approved by various levels of government. In the case of the most pre-eminent monks, who would include the Dalai Lama, China's cabinet has to give its seal of approval. Officials at China's State Administration for Religious Affairs declined to be interviewed by the BBC about who these new rules are directed against. But it appears China wants to control the selection of the next Dalai Lama. The current, 14th Dalai Lama, is now 72.

OK... First of all I did not know there were 14 Dalai Lama's and how does the communist government of China think they can interfere with the "reincarnation" activities? Perhaps they have been sucking on some Thomas the Tank Engine and Dora toys and the LEAD paint has gone to their head.

Secondly, I guess the next time you get pulled over by the cops you can try this excuse...
'Goat-free roads made me speed' -A Swiss man caught speeding on a Canadian highway has blamed his actions on the absence of goats on the roads. The man was caught driving at 161 km/h (100mph) in a 100 km/h (60mph) zone. A traffic officer's notes said the Swiss driver had said he was taking advantage "of the ability to go faster without risking hitting a goat".

Canadian police spokesman Joel Doiron said he had never found a goat on the highways of eastern Ontario in his 20 years of service. "Nobody's ever used the lack of goats here as an excuse for speeding," Mr Doiron told the AFP news agency. "I've never been to Switzerland, but I guess there must be a lot of goats there," he said. The driver was ordered to pay a fine of C$360 ($330; £175) for speeding.

Just keep it simple and blame it on the lack of goats.


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