[00:03]It is sheer luck that there have not been horrific
[00:06]episodes as lunatics of all stripes and persuasions seize an
[00:11]opportunistic benefit to these lunatic checkpoints.
[00:17]Much of the language used to describe monetary
[00:20]policy, such as "steering the economy to a soft landing"
[00:25]or "a touch on the brakes" ,
[00:27]makes it sound like a precise science.
[00:32]President Bush and his top aides may sneer and try
[00:36]to isolate Iran but the Islamic Republic is waiting to see
[00:41]how their successors approach the world, particularly the
[00:49]She lets out something you've never heard from her
[00:52]before, at least not on TV: a tremendously long and highpitched
[00:57]giggle, like one that would come from a girl about
[01:00]a half-century younger.
[01:05]Sources with knowledge of the discussions before the
[01:08]decision said the mood among security officials was sober
[01:12]and they had not been as worried as they had been during
[01:15]recent terrorist crises, such as the disrupted 2006 plot to
[01:21]smuggle liquid bombs aboard planes.
[01:27]It was, if you recall, that time of the year, and I was
[01:30]juggling two kids and work deadlines stacked like planes
[01:34]in a holding position above Heathrow.
[01:40]Many shippers complain that for heavy bulk
[01:42]commodities traveling long distances, such as coal,
[01:46]chemicals, and grain, trucking is too costly and the
[01:50]railroads therefore have them by the throat.内容来自 听力课堂网：http://www.tingclass.net/show-8124-239578-1.html