Happy Birthday, George,
60 today, healthy-ish
and still a kid who likes playing with guns.Brain Challenge
What was President Bush's favorite subject in school?
Where did President Bush attend college?
How many Presidents served before President Bush?
What was President Bush's job before he became President of the United States?
Name two of President Bush's goals for America.
Challenge Question: What is the meaning of working together in a bipartisan spirit?
Share your answers with a parent, teacher or other adult.
Another George Bush
(+ Abdul Kader Faris Abed El-Hussein) will have his birthday next Tuesday.As far as can be ascertained, George Bush's parents named him in honor of some Western leader one of whose recent feats they found to be not only impressive and admirable, obviously, but worthy enough to name their new-born son after. They must have been plenty impressed, in view of the fact that they gave their child the name of someone not of their faith, with linguistic roots not of their culture. (Sort of like a Westerner - say, someone from the Bush clan - giving a newborn son a name such as Mohammed Ahmed Yusuf Bush.)
Back in the real world, Rob Paiton at Paras Indonesia
comments on the draft Citizenship Bill.... the lack of dual citizenship increases the difficulties for mixed marriage couples, primarily as the foreign spouse is always in need of an employment sponsor and must always 'be in work' to remain legally in Indonesia. Until Indonesia enacts some long-term residency legislation or embarks on some sort of skilled migration program, then many of the primary issues remain.
Interestingly, Article 20 (3) allows for the granting of a form of permanent residency based on the prevailing regulations. This too, is of little assistance as the current prevailing regulations would not allow for foreigners to be resident in Indonesia without the requisite business or employment sponsor. For this provision to be effective there needs to be a mechanism in place that allows the Indonesian spouse to sponsor their foreign spouse with respect to residency.
Hear, here, Rob.