Mission Statement – True North is not for everyone
Russians and Chinese are big on soup
but can you imagine Campbell’s borscht?
Campbell Soup is gearing up to test market its soup in Russia and China as the world's largest soup maker looks to tap into markets with hundreds of millions more consumers. — 163
Historian lectures Putin and Gates
that they were not ‘good old days’
Yale Professor Paul Kennedy cautions against thinking of the Cold War as “the good old days.” He says, “Those were really scary times, and much more dangerous than our present
circumstance because the potential damage that could be inflicted during an East-West conflagration was far, far greater than anything that al-Qaida can do to us now. No one has the exact totals,
but we probably had 20,000 missiles pointed at each other, often on high alert. And the threat of an accidental discharge was high.” — 945 words.
Lindsay Goldwert of Slate Magazine tells us
why Iranian bombs have English Labels
Last week, U.S. military officials accused Iran of arming Iraqi insurgents with bombs,
missiles, and rockets for attacks on American troops. Apparently, serial numbers and markings on seized munitions indicate they came from Iran. — 375 words.
Chavez announces 5 point decrease
in sales tax and monetary reform
Venezuela President Hugo Chavez has announced government plans to reduce the rate of value added tax (VAT) by 5 percentage points, as well as plans to make changes to the Venezuelan currency,
the Bolivar. The measures are the latest in a series of new government policies aimed at curbing inflation. — 785 words.
Letter from Joseph P. Kennedy to Congressman Mack
on socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the poor
Connie Mack is a Florida Republican member of the House of Representatives
who has been foaming about former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy 11’s charity work to supply heating oil for poor Americans. Here is a letter sent by Kennedy to Mack. — 857 words.
True North Canuck Fact of the Day
It’s a long reach to the bottom of Great Slave Lake
Great Slave Lake is not only one of the largest lakes in Canada but it’s also the country’s deepest. At 614 metres deep, Great Slave is also the sixth deepest lake in the world.
Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com
Harold Wright, True North's Doctor of Punology, says, "When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U C L A."
Michael Garvin, True North’s Doctor of Hintology, says, “In winter, soon after you get a car wash you may require your windshield wipers only to find they don’t work. The problem may be caused by a small amount of car wash water freezing in the end of the washer nozzle, The problem may be solved simply by turning on the washer for a couple of seconds when you return to the outdoors. The washer fluid will displace the water and eliminate freezing.”
Got problems, questions? Don’t hesitate to write. Michael Garvin, Doctor of Hintology, will be happy to respond.
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