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Rebel forces say they have captured Laurent Gbagbo’s residence in the Ivory Coast.

Muslim forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara said they had taken the building after a day of fierce combat.


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Here is what we know about the situation in the Ivory Coast:

– Rebels loyal to Muslim opposition leader Quattara from the north have battled their way to the main city, Abidjan. There are constant reports of savage attacks on villages by rebels armed with guns and machetes.

– Thousands of refugees from the Ivory Coast in Liberia are reporting that the the pro-Quattara Muslim rebels are killing people and raping women. They are killing “everyone and anyone.” There are even rumors of cannibalism.

– At least 1,000 Christians were slaughtered last week at the Salesian Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus mission in Duekoue, Ivory Coast by Muslim troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara as they worked their way to Abidjan.

– Hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing their homes and escaping to neighboring countries.

– The United Nations and French forces opened fire with attack helicopters Monday on the arsenal of this country’s entrenched ruler, as columns of foot soldiers finally pierced the city limit and surrounded the strongman’s home. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the attacks were ordered to defend civilians and were not a declaration of war on Mr Gbagbo.
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But this is Obama's guy!

"This is what democracy looks like"!

Take a good fricken look America!  Like that kind of democracy?  Think about it, this is what your President is praising!  This is his ideal for you!

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I really think you should refer to it as Cote d'Ivoire.

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Yeah, because I sure want to appear all cosmopolitan, citizen of the world an' all, not, God forbid, provincial.

Here's a funny for ya:  my doc's name is Cvetkovski.  I'll betcha dollars to doughnuts none of the fashionably accented would have the first clue how to pronounce it in English.
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...Here's a funny for ya:  my doc's name is Cvetkovski.  I'll betcha dollars to doughnuts none of the fashionably accented would have the first clue how to pronounce it in English.

Ooh, a guessing game! Is it Swuh-kow'-ski?
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...Here's a funny for ya:  my doc's name is Cvetkovski.  I'll betcha dollars to doughnuts none of the fashionably accented would have the first clue how to pronounce it in English.

Ooh, a guessing game! Is it Swuh-kow'-ski?

It's Svet-kov-ski.  This is how he says it, when he isn't referring to himself as "Dr. C".  "Sv" is hard for most people; why I do not know.  One of these days, I'm going to have to remember to ask him exactly how it's pronounced in "the old country".
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Guess how to pronounce the last name of one of my wife's friends...

Matykiewicz
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Guess how to pronounce the last name of one of my wife's friends...

Matykiewicz

Ma-teek-eh-wich?
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Guess how to pronounce the last name of one of my wife's friends...

Matykiewicz

Ma-teek-eh-wich?

Maddie-cue'-its
"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means."

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Guess how to pronounce the last name of one of my wife's friends...

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Ma-teek-eh-wich?

Maddie-cue'-its

Reminds me of Manichewitz.  One more (and I believe we're in the wrong thread - there's a snooty-world pronunciation thread elsewhere):

"Coach K", Mike Krzyzewski, of Duke's Blue Devils.  You'll never get it, so I'll tell you:

Sha-shef-ski.
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..."Coach K", Mike Krzyzewski, of Duke's Blue Devils.  You'll never get it, so I'll tell you:

Sha-shef-ski.

 ::hysterical::

That makes about as much sense as saying Schiemiewleski is pronounced Koh-all'-ski.
"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means."

- Thomas Jefferson