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For blood that is a great deal thicker than water…

n the spirit of earlier postings on topics colossally carnivorous (e.g., “If Three is Good, Four is Surely Better…“), an exciting new find at SuperSizedMeals.com:  “The Meat Ship.”

17,000 calories (and Lord knows how many grams of fat)… Part recipe; part model assembly instructions– all finger-licking good!

As we reach for our towelettes, we might recall that on this date in 1903, the Cuban-American Treaty was signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, as a condition of which Guantanamo Bay was leased to the U.S. in perpetuity.  The Cuban government has claimed that the lease should be voided, citing the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties which declared a treaty void if its conclusion had been procured by the threat or use of force. (The Cuban-American Treaty was signed on the heels of the Spanish-American war, as a product of which Spain ceded the U.S. the Philippines, Guam, and Cuba; Roosevelt granted Cuba independence via the treaty…).  The Cuban government also cites the language of the treaty/lease itself: the base is “to be used for coaling and naval purposes only, and for no other purpose.”


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February 23, 2009 at 1:01 am

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