Angelina gets emotional at CGI

Okay, I usually don’t get gushy over celebs. But I’m here at The Clinton Global Initiative this week and the story above was one of the most touching I heard.

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  • Anonymous

    Damn, that got me teary eyed.

  • wellie

    yeah, but there’s a world of difference between getting all gossipy about brit’s latest misstep and promoting someone like angelina who’s fighting for change. it’s refreshing. gush away!

  • Allytude

    made me cry too.

  • FEMily!

    Now I need a tissue!
    If only there was a way for a tissue manufacturer to donate some of their profits to Syrian refugees. Of course, there is a way, but who’s going to do it?

  • Spider Jerusalem

    I love Angelina.
    There has to be a way for celebrities and other people with obscene amounts of money to each give a million dollars to BUILD some kind of solution. I’m kind of surprised they haven’t been able to found their own refugee country or something!
    Maybe I read too much Acorna.

  • Uccellina

    That made me cry. I think she is amazing and fantastic and wonderful. And eloquent, which I am not.

  • Sarah Connor

    And this is why i love Angelina Jolie, and have done for some time. she gets a lot of stick for “drumming up publicity” but she is genuinly involved with the causes she promotes and that video shows it. i think shes great, but i also think anyone who helps out with charity is great (which is what i’ll be doing this ramadan :)

  • Sarah Connor

    (…as well as the rest of the year, of course)

  • snobographer

    Angelina’s cool. The Burqa can’t contain her hotness.

  • Flamio Forelli

    It is felt that the well-balanced nature of all the facilities for the Olympic Games were made possible by the early and thorough overall planning, and in particular, the planning of minute details. This gigantic work was left in the hands of a single organization (a consultative Committee of the Organizing Committee) — the Special Committee on Facilities and its subcommittees.
    There were six subcommittees, viz; Subcommittee on Overall Plan for Facilities, which studied the progress of the plan as a whole; Subcommittee on Facilities for the Games, which deliberated on the actual venues for games; Subcommittee on Transportation Facilities, which made special studies of the transportation facilities connecting the various facilities; Subcommittee on Village: whose field covered the problems related to all facilities in the village; Subcommittee on Related Facilities, to cover the problems of communication facilities; and a Subcommittee on Lawns; which studied the problem of lawns, turfs and grasses. These six subcommittees acted independently in various stages of the preparation for the facilities, but the Special Commitee on Facilities at all times maintained overall control.
    As it has been observed, the preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games were officially begun on 30th September 1959, with the inauguration of the Organizing Committee. A draft proposed however, for the facilities of the Tokyo Olympic Games had already been presented to the International Olympic Committee at its 55th Session held in Munich in May of that same year. It was this draft plan which served as the basis of study by the Organizing Committee.
    The Subcommittee on Outline of Facilities first handled the plan, and later in November of the same year this work was taken over by the Special Committee on Facilities. In principle, the planning called for the completion of preparation of all facilities by August 1963. It was not however until the end of 1962 that final decisions were reached on all plans, including those for venues for games, villages and other facilities. With the exception of some facilities, fairly definite decisions had been made by the spring of 1962, and designs for construction, or construction itself, were underway by the time the overall plans for all facilities were officially approved.
    The study of all facilities other than details of certain temporary ones, then had been completed by the spring of 1963, and the preparations then moved into the construction stage.
    With a few exceptions, most of the facilities were able to be used at the Tokyo International Sports Week held in October 1963 the year before the Tokyo Olympic Games. Even in the case of those facilities where construction had been somewhat delayed, the main construction was completed by March 1964. The Nippon Budokan Hall, where the construction was delayed most, was completed by the end of September, and thus all preparations were completely in a state of readiness two weeks before the Tokyo Olympic Games began.
    Overall Plan The main factors to be studied in formulating an overall plan included: the conditions of the games venues required in consideration of each event and the particular Games schedule; a basic plan for villages based on the expected number of athletes; transportation and other facilities required for the expected number of athletes, officials and spectators; and the problem of communication facilities for the press and transmission of records. Planning for auxiliary facilities and equipment to be commonly shared by certain facilities was also a factor to be considered.
    Plan for facilities In a city like Tokyo which functions also as the country’s capital, the city alone is not always responsible for the maintenance of all the various facilities within it, and the cooperation of the National Government becomes necessary. Despite the fact that construction of many new games sites in Tokyo was dictated by the lack of adequate sports facilities in the city, it was not always feasible to find suitable available land for facilities within the capital. It became necessary then to obtain the cooperation of nearby prefectures and cities in order to ensure appropriate and adequate facilities.