The Olympics are never just about sport. One of the most compelling aspects of the games is how domestic and foreign politics invariably become intertwined in the competitions. Thus, it’s natural that politics influence discussions at the Olympics. As the . and China are the two most powerful countries in the world, and often don't agree with one another, it isn’t surprising that there exists a certain level of competition and distrust that surpasses others. However, it is important to weigh cultural differences and practices before assuming too much, especially with the world looking on.
The unwillingness of German judges to lock up unsocialized walking time-bombs already known to the police has claimed a victim in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. Two criminal foreigners, free to terrorize their neighbors despite drug-related and violent crimes, killed a Turkish husband and father who tried to get them to behave. It happened in a sector of the city called Bickendorf — a district notorious for years for immigrant violence and bordering on the thoroughly Islamized Ehrenfeld. There was also knife-play at night in the immigrant milieu of right-bank Cologne-Vingst, where “Antifa” pastor Meurer is collecting for the building of a mosque and reading masses against Pro-Köln. But no one was killed.
Good luck to you, Sharon. I am a 5th generation Seattle native — my great grandfather was John Wesley Maple, who built the Maple School on Beacon Hill, and was the first treasurer for the City of Seattle. Tragically, he died in a logging accident, during a tree felling, which cut short his tenure. I have old family pictures, most of them portraits, but will look through and see if I can find anything with a wagon in it. During those early days, portraits were usually done in homes or in-studio, so I don’t hold out much hope, but will look anyway. btw, have you tried the Seattle Pioneer Museum, or the Washington State Historical Society? Either of those might be good choices. Best, Wendy Henry