Hey Turkey, psst... Now might be a good time to clean
up that little problem with Greece regarding Cyprus.
When My Big Fat Greek Olympics
premiered on TV sets worldwide last month, one fact that
was often mentioned was its unprecedented expense. At least
$10 billion were spent by the Greeks to produce the show.
Another fact which I noticed while watching it on TV was
that the stands were rather empty most of the time.
Not surprisingly, I read in the news today that Greece
now has a financial crisis. Their deficit is twice the
legal limit specified for European Union members, and
four times what the country had projected. In order to
work out their budget, the country is going to make
significant cuts to their military spending.
I wonder if the Turks are recalculating their odds for
uniting Cyprus, by force, into a Turkish state? I kind
of wish that world politics were nicer and friendlier.
Because maybe now would be a good time for them to just
try and buy a peaceful resolution from the Greeks with
cash, instead of violence.
I'll put my iPod headphones back on and ignore the news
again for a little while, and hope something good happens
before I read the news again. I swear, I'm tired of the
news being all about death, destruction, war, and
economic dilemmas. Where's some cool news? Like, how
long do I have to keep waiting for something better to
happen, such as a group of peaceful aliens appearing out
of nowhere and giving us the free energy and flying cars
that Popular Science has been seeding my dreams with for