Professor PAYAM AKHAVAN (Professor of Law, McGill University; Former War Crimes Prosecutor): Mr. Mortazavi is one of the most notorious figures in the conservative controlled judiciary. He was one of the key figures in the repression of reformists during the presidency of Khatami, and he was known as the butcher of the free press..
”I’ve been creating more jewelry using lower cost but interesting stones and staying away from the high end stones,” said Berman, who said she is more likely to use chalcedony instead of blue topaz. ”This means that I have to be a bit more creative in my designs, which has been pushing me from an artistic standpoint. So, this is a good thing necessity being the mother of invention and all.”.
Special Section: Disaster in the GulfObama aimed high in his prime time Oval Office address Tuesday night perhaps higher than the facts support and history teaches as he vowed to restore livelihoods and nature from the still unfolding calamity in the Gulf of Mexico.A look at some of his statements and how they compare with those facts:OBAMA: “We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused and we will do whatever’s necessary to help the Gulf Coast and its people recover from this tragedy. Tomorrow, I will meet with the chairman of BP and inform him that he is to set aside whatever resources are required to compensate the workers and business owners who have been harmed as a result of his company’s recklessness.
“They like it. They see [the KGB] as strong. They see it as severe, harsh.”It was the first of many times we were to be confronted with a version of recent Russian history so radically opposite to what we thought we understood that it might as well have been about a different country.
I want to thank Ambassador John Bolton for joining us. I think he’s going to be a fantastic representative of our team. He’s highly respected by everybody in this room. 18 on The Hub. He also occasionally pops up as himself in places like Big Bang Theory and and he got a powerful Twitter presence. He recently spoke with Hero Complex contributor Patrick Kevin Day about all these aspects of his long career..
Mr. MYERS: $12 billion dollars is a HUD start, but it’s not a head start on eliminating poverty. As Barbara Lee was suggesting although I don’t think that you can abolish poverty through a statute or through a series of statutes but poverty in America is a major problem, and $12 billion is just a drop in the bucket.