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Entries by Andy Valvur from 03/2014

Diplomatic Trash-talk Explained

| Posted 03.10.2014 | Weird News

These carefully crafted phrases are wonderfully vague and non-specific. But really, it is not very different from little children dissing each other on the playground. Whereas children are much better at saying what they really mean, "diplo-speak" can have 50 shades of meaning.

Kerry and Lavrov: The London Sessions (Secret Transcript)

| Posted 03.14.2014 | Comedy

Lavrov: Shall we go with the usual "constructive dialogue"?

Kerry: Didn't we use that last week?

Lavrov: No, I think we went with "frank exchange of views."

The UN: A Hard Day's Nyet

| Posted 03.28.2014 | Comedy

So 100 nations came together this week at the UN and said that the referendum that led to Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula was illegal. Co...