Pope John Paul II

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Gee, I dunno. Does the Pope wear a funny hat? After reading Adele Stan's piece in Alternet, I have to wonder whether Pope Benedict was worried about being indicted as part of the sex-crime cover-ups in the Los Angeles archdiocese: Citing age Read more...
A Romney aide frustrated by questions about a series of gaffes the former Massachusetts governor made while Britain, Israel and Poland exploded on Monday and told reporters to "shove it." During a visit to a memorial to Pope John Paul II in Read more...
June 12, 1982 - Protests, Ceasefires And Final Assaults.
June 12, 1982 - Largest anti-nuclear Rally held in Central Park. British forces stage "final assault" on Port Stanley. Pope John Paul II visits Argentina. Israeli ceasefire in Lebanon announced. Simon Wiesenthal home bombed. Holmes-Cooney fight. Read more...
May 24, 1982 - Ratchetting Up The Noise A Notch.
May 24, 1982 - the shooting war gets underway in The Falkland Islands conflict. Iran scores major victories over Iraq. Yuri Andropov pegged to be next in line at The Kremlin. Reagan/Capitol Hill budget battle. Read more...

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March 2, 1983 - Socialists And Sandanistas.
March 2, 1983 - Pope John Paul II en route to Costa Rica in an appeal to end fighting in Central America, primarily El Salvador and Nicaragua. Saudi Arabia and Venezuela hint at lowering oil prices to OPEC. Storms batter California, Los Angeles - worst in years. $150BN Social Security bailout approved. Leading Indicator Index figures at 3.6%, biggest jump since 1950. Burlington Vermont re-elects first Socialist Mayor. Iraq attacks Iranian oil fields, claims 5 ships sunk including oil tankers. Funding and arms appeal to Contras proposed on Capitol Hill. Hmm. Read more...
May 17, 1988 - Another Day In Paradox.
News of the day for May 17, 1988 - A dramatic decline in the Trade deficit, Stock Market up 10 points, debate on ratification of the INF Treaty gets underway, Presidential Primary in Oregon - Bush trailing by ten points according to polls, Honduran ambassador held on cocaine smuggling charges, South African Bishop Desmond Tutu calls for Isolation Campaign, John Paul 2 visits Latin America and exchanges lectures on Human rights with Paraguayan strongman Gen. Alfredo Stroessner and it's the 1 year anniversary of the bombing of he USS Stark. Read more...
January 27, 1979 - "Nelson Has Left The Building".
News of the day for January 27, 1979 - Nelson Rockefeller dies of a heart attack at 70, Iran protests continue, The Pope visits Mexico and the world, for all intents and purposes, keeps wildly spinning. Read more...