Welcome to my swoon-worthy morning.
H/T: H Flynn
Posts tagged L.
[look of the hour]
for C Mills … or really anybody in the UK … because avocados don’t exist here :-(
Ummm you can get them in pretty much any supermarket…
shoes-andships-andsealingwax, the majority of avocados imported to the UK are Israeli; enough said (global boycott). Additionally, what you find in British supermarkets aren’t avocados. Those are hard green-black lumps that mould before they properly ripen labelled as avocados. Ask any (Latin) American living in the UK; there are no avocados here.
Just like those red globes parading around winter disguised as ‘tomatoes’ or whatever the Dutch think they are growing in polytunnels.
I’m looking at WT/MIN(99)/INF/3, which talks about arrangements made for trade ministers, ambassadors, and national delegations at the WTO’s 1999 Ministerial Conference, or, as the press knows it, the 1999 ‘Battle in Seattle’. Imagine getting this treatment (below) at the airport and cruising in to one of the largest ever protests in the US…
8. It will be possible for Ministers to be met by their staff as they disembark from the aircraft. When the dates of arrival of Ministers are known the information should be submitted to the relevant authorities (see Annex I) .
9. Immigration and customs procedures will be expeditious at the two above-mentioned airports. VIPs will receive special attention on arrival and departure.
10. Ministers will be met at the airport individually by chauffeur-driven cars and escorted to their hotels.
22. With regard to motor escorts for Ministers, the USG representative indicated that, based on past experiences, the State Department Branch of Security considered that motor escort would not be required for the event.