Dér rusler det gamle, her kommer det nye. Til uka er året 2016 historie.
2017 begynner med vaktskifte over dammen. Vi var sjøl blant de mange tusen demonstrantene foran Grand Hotel i Oslo torsdag 10. desember 2009 som protesterte mot tidenes villeste fredsprisutdeling til Barack Hussein Obama II.
I dag vil vi trekke fram det åpne brevet Russlands president Vladimir Putin hadde på trykk i The New York Times onsdag 11. september 2013. Det tåler et gjensyn. Vel talt av vår nabo her i nord.
"I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal."