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Thursday, January 03, 2008


Wishing all of you who get to this Blog a very Happy NewYear!!
However, as I was reading the paper this morning, with my cup of black coffee beside me, I became increasingly wary of the condition of our world, and started wondering what 2008 has in store for us.HEADLINES on page A9:
(1) KENYA IN CHAOS...showing the bodies of some of the 108 victims of violence.
A local and an international rights group said "more than 300 people have died" .....
(2) IRAN HANGS 13 IN SINGLE DAY ...well, that is their political agenda ...
(3) U.K. AIDS PROBE OF BHUTTO SLAYING..."eyewitness accounts and video of Bhutto's last moment suggest she was shot by an assassin just before he detonated a bomb"...
(4) PAKISTAN'S NUCLEAR SECURITY THREATENED..."the country has an estimated 60 nuclear warheads, with 15-20 kilogram cores of highly-enriched uranium and,possibly a few made from plutonium"... ummmm - that's somewhat disturbing ........
(5) AFGHANISTAN - THE CASE FOR STAYING ...the new year begins withthe familiar image of a young soldier arriving home in a flag-draped casket...
"Afghanistan needs Canada now more than ever. Th assassination in neighbouring Pakistan of opposition leader Benzair Bhutto has destabilized an already unsettled region and threatens to undermine the hard-fought gains made by Canadian troops in Kandahar, where stability is slowly but inexorably supplanting lawlessness" ...
Many Canadians want our troops home - such a quandry-where does this end, and how
(6) And we cannot forget the American forces in Iraq - and again, where and how do they get out of that one???
Enough of negativity!!!
Now - do any of you feel that this new year - 2008 - will give us any relief from headlines such as these - I would like to look forward to a great year - but need some positive input from some positive people.......


Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Hi Carol,
and hope for 2008!

All this things happens around us all year around. But, when we enter a new year every journalist (and bloggists!) has to sum up until we puke. Never the less, the world could have been better!

(( love ))

3:34 PM, January 04, 2008  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

and here is an answer to Your comment (if You can live the TV and hockey for a while)

Not very suitable in this post ... but, I know You are not a perfectionist when it comes to dialogues across the ocean ... :-D

I know hockey is Your passion dear Bubble Lady ... that's why we lend You Marcus Näslund, didn't You know that my Chanuck friend. By the way I will probably come and share a bottle of red wine at Your porch ... be prepared ;-)

Thank You very much for Your nice judgement (guess You are flattering in purpose to win the next Blogger Blow Contest) he he he"

3:37 PM, January 04, 2008  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...



live = leave


3:39 PM, January 04, 2008  
Blogger Cräbgräšš said...

Anna-Lys: "shit!"

Anna-Lys, WHO taught you that word??


3:46 PM, January 06, 2008  
Blogger FANCY said...

Happy good 2008 to you MMCA...I nearly roll of my chair when I saw that you have find the road into your little "spacebungalow" I'm really glad to see it...:)

11:25 AM, January 09, 2008  
Blogger FANCY said...

Do you want to dance with me...I have the music just click on the link...;-)))

Listen here.

10:37 AM, January 14, 2008  
Blogger FANCY said...

Do you want to dance with me...I have the music just click on the link...;-)))

Listen here.

10:38 AM, January 14, 2008  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Yes, yes Fancy - I will dance with you anytime!!
We need a chorus line of all the visitors to your Blog - wouldn't that be something to see - an international line of dancers!!! When can we do it!!!!!

3:44 PM, January 18, 2008  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Isn't that a Chanuck expression? Anyhow, I learned it from MMCA.

(( kram ))

10:26 AM, January 19, 2008  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Anna-lys ....
Mea Culpa..
Mea Maxima Culpa...
A great Canadian word!!!

4:50 PM, January 20, 2008  
Blogger grasshopper said...

Let’s see now:
You started to blogg “again” (not so often though:)), soon will Bush be replaced, my daughter is getting married in April so it’s a good start :-)

7:14 AM, January 26, 2008  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

It's almost Spring here today!!!!!

6:37 AM, January 27, 2008  
Blogger Mother Mary Carol Anne said...

Well, not here baby -
lots of snow and ice, the famous fish pond is thoroughly frozen except the small area holding the 'heater' - which is probably doing nothing positive, the old one SUNK,
and after picking out 7 very dead goldfish, I presume I have electrocuted all of them. Poor things, I hope it didn't hurt!!
We shall see in the Spring,
which I think is a long way off!!!!
Do you have any words of advice for me????

5:36 PM, January 28, 2008  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

W of W: Keep Yourself warm!!!
I am playing Your absolute favourite song ... maybe that will cheer Your frozen wor(l)d?

(( Love n' Understanding!))

9:04 AM, February 01, 2008  
Blogger FANCY said...


Maybe a dancing line like this...Look for Yourself

3:26 AM, February 02, 2008  
Blogger MuseArt said...

Thank You for
participating in

Jan 2007 - Jan 2008

2:24 PM, February 08, 2008  
Blogger NB said...

Happy new year! This is the year of the rat, according to chinese calendar. Being a rat myself, I wish you a good time, and I hope your gold fish won't freeze.
former general Nicholas Bourbaki

7:32 PM, February 08, 2008  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Happy Valentines Day,

Dear MMCA!

(( hug ))

8:16 AM, February 14, 2008  
Blogger Hålfot said...

Hallo Carol. If your year just ended, you must be one year junger than me, or eleven years older.
No, I do not believe in religion solving our problems. Ourselves making the best of each day is the only way to go ahead. Today we will make a trip to the Stockholm archipelgo, eating and drinking good and looking at the snow, if there is some left. Maybe the sun will shine, too. You have lots of snow, I think. It is beautiful.
//former NB

10:23 PM, February 16, 2008  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

I am sitting in the boring room

12:00 AM, February 25, 2008  
Blogger FANCY said...


I'm waiting for have something to see in my cottage ;-)

3:41 AM, February 25, 2008  
Blogger grasshopper said...

Hello mmca!!
Just dropping by to see how you’re doing. :)

5:41 PM, March 09, 2008  
Blogger Tyko Brae said...

How do you do? It will soon be newrouz - the persian new year. Some time ago we celebrated the chinese new year. You can keep your blog until rosh hashana in september. ;-)

ps. yes I switched identity. Beeing an unsuccessfull general was a bore.

5:23 PM, March 10, 2008  
Blogger Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

I don't know, actually. It is a kind of medal, that nurses wear. A red cross au Henri Dunant. As you know, he was swiss. The swiss flag is a white cross on red cloth. Dunant inverted it to a red cross on white background. In some countries they use a red moon sickle instead. But all this does not matter in the world of Gwendolyn. She has not even invented Switzerland.
It is snowing in Stockholm - wet snow. Seems like it will be terrible weather all passover. Still I think I will take a journey in the archipelago by ship. The trains won't work, and I have no car. Keep on smiling!

5:26 PM, March 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind birthday wishes. I hope the world news has improved of late!

1:36 AM, March 18, 2008  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

Glad Påsk

3:51 AM, March 20, 2008  
Anonymous Roland said...

ghost of Nb

8:03 PM, March 26, 2008  
Blogger ANNA-LYS said...


7:00 PM, March 30, 2008  

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