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Join in breakfast at the Diner, continued.

(Picture courtesy of Perke at flickr,com.)

Good morning, Thursdays on Over Easy will be a visit to the world view, and continue Southern Dragon’s tradition of visiting media outside the usual sources.

Let me first wish you a happy Diwali/Deepavali, now being celebrated in Hindu lands like India.   It’s a holiday of lights and flowers, beginning November 13 and lasting five days.

Deepawali or Diwali is a festival of lights symbolizing the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness.  The word “Deepawali” refers to rows of diyas, or clay lamps. This is one of the most popular festivals in the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartika, according to the Hindu calendar. This festival commemorates Lord Rama’s return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing his 14-year exile.

Not so happily there is intense tumult in Gaza, as an aftermath of Israel’s successful strike against Hamas leader Ahmed Jabari and bomb strikes against each other by the two factions.  Israel claimed the bombing was begun  ‘after appealing repeatedly to the international community to intervene to stop the rocket fire into Israel from Gaza’.

Iz al-Din al-Qassam, the military wing of Hamas, tweeted the following on the Twitter online social network: “@idfspokesperson Our blessed hands will reach your leaders and soldiers wherever they are ?(You Opened Hell Gates on Yourselves?).”

Reports of strikes this morning that killed three Israelis and came from Gaza were coming in.

Recession officially returned to the Eurozone as strikes in Spain called on the government to relieve economic crisis for workers suffering under the austerity measures intended to appease financial institutions’ problems.

Efforts to replace Syria’s regime have achieved the emergence of a common front for the opposition, and ‘Moaz al-Khatib has been elected the president of the new Syrian Opposition Coalition’.  While most Middle Eastern countries have recognized the new unified front, western nations are unfamiliar with the imam of the most prominent mosque in that country, and uncertain of the goals which will be the aim of the opposition.

The upcoming expiration of Kyoto protocols has been cited as urgent enough to defer action on more stringent emission controls by Brazil’s Ambassador Luiz Alberto Figueiredo to Doha conference to take place in Qatar.  Projections of an estimated 6 centigrade warming has been issued by consultancy giant PwC to be announced today.

Hope that catches us all up to some degree on the rest of the world after a few weeks of saturation with U.S. political wrangles, and a momentous election.

Thanks for stopping in and welcome to those not usually among the Dinerzens who join in reminding us all;


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Ruth Calvo

Ruth Calvo

I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.