Pamela Druckerman has written the definitive guide on it. Lust In Translation: The Rules Of Infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee is the result of a long study of the world’s philanderers. Druckerman has crunched numbers, collated evidence, and acquainted herself with the lexicon of adultery in two dozen cities in 10 different countries across the world. She has interviewed adulterers (one-off; serial; recovering; flagrant; and tortured) and cuckolds (or ‘men who wear green hats’ according to the Chinese) in Moscow, Kazakhstan, London, New York, Paris, Indonesia, South America and beyond… She discovered that the Japanese don’t count it as infidelity if they’ve paid for it, and that the best thing that can happen to them in one of their famous sex clubs is ‘oral sex without showering first’. She discovered that 40 per cent of Russians surveyed think affairs are ‘not at all wrong’ or ‘not always wrong’, and that upper-class Muscovites think affairs conducted at beach clubs do not compromise wedding vows one iota. She discovered that Indonesian women in extremely traditional Islamic marriages ‘have affairs, and the reasons they give for them are exactly the same as the reasons my girlfriends in New York City gave: my husband doesn’t listen to me, I need someone who’ll make me feel smart and pretty again; my husband doesn’t do that, but my boyfriend does …’ She discovered that on average the British cheat more than the Americans – and the French.
Ancient “Salt Cured” Man Found in Iranian Mine
Ã‚Â Another “natural mummy”Ã¢â‚¬â€the sixth so farÃ¢â‚¬â€ has emerged in Iran‘s Chehrabad Salt Mine, archaeologists say.
The individual, who was naturally mummified by the preserving properties of salt over the past 1,800 years, was recently exposed when heavy rains pounded the salt mineÃ‚Â
The functioning mine is located in the Hamzehlu region near Zanjan, a northwestern Iranian province. (See Iran map.)
Scientists believe the man was a Roman Empire-era salt mine worker killed by falling rocks during an earthquake.
Scientific Treasure Trove
Five other “salt men” have been found in the mine in recent years. They range in date from the Achaemenid period (539 to 333 B.C.) to the Sasanian era (A.D. 240 to 640).
The salt men have proven to be scientific treasure troves, due to their advanced state of preservation. For instance, their beards, hair and garments have remained largely intact over time. Some still had food in their stomach.
Is the problem that we just got sick of congressional hearings when the GOP went after Bill Clinton for making whoopee?
It is my not so humble opinion that we got shafted into an unwinnable war under false pretenses and I’m sick to death of this administation acting like the Corleone Family… All of this pussyfooting proves to me that the fundamental difference between the GOP and the Dems is that the Republicans have the balls to be un-pc and go for blood.
If I went out and commited a crime and the authorities had a small fraction of the evidence that the current administration has let show…. I’d be under the jail!
This is a report from 2005 people!
By Dafna Linzer
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, December 16, 2005; Page A23
A congressional report made public yesterday concluded that President Bush and his inner circle had access to more intelligence and reviewed more sensitive material than what was shared with Congress when it gave Bush the authority to wage war against Iraq.
Democrats said the 14-page report contradicts Bush’s contention that lawmakers saw all the evidence before U.S. troops invaded in March 2003, stating that the president and a small number of advisers “have access to a far greater volume of intelligence and to more sensitive intelligence information.”
Her only flair is in her nostrils. – Pauline Kael
I wish I’d known you when you were alive. – Leonard Louis LevinsonÃ‚Â
Behind every great man, there is a surprised woman. – Maryon Pearson
Snow: Congress Has No Oversight Over White House
In a largely overlooked exchange with reporters yesterday, White House press secretary Tony Snow said that Congress does not have oversight authority over the White House.
“The Congress does have legitimate oversight responsibility for the Department of Justice. It created the Department of Justice,” Snow said during the daily briefing. “It does not have constitutional oversight responsibility over the White House.”