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Noted and passed - Aug. 26, 2013
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• The U.S. Congress is a picture of inefficiency, and as we all know, members seem to bear little inclination to compromise. But lawmakers in Washington look like the model of decorum when compared to the Thai Parliament, which descended into chaos last week, with a brawl erupting between police and some members of that body after Parliament debated controversial proposals to amend the country’s constitution. Perhaps an old-fashioned fistfight is what we need on Capitol Hill; our elected officials could perhaps beat some sense into each other. • Nike has become a worldwide behemoth in a relatively short period of time, and this is the 25th anniversary of the company’s famous slogan, “Just Do It.”