I don't know why, but this story reminds me of one of my favorite Family Guy quotes, "Pigs the won't eat Jews?" Story at 11:00. Seriously, don't ask me why, sometimes I don't understand myself.
What looks like the starting off point for good news, is coming out of China today. At long last, under pressure from this entire planet, the Chinese government is now willing to have some sort of discussion with a representative of the Dali Lama.
There is no word on what will be discussed or on what day even. To that point, this could simply be a plow to shut everyone up for awhile. Prior talks between the Dali Lama and the Chinese government have brought no fruit. But if this meeting takes place in a timely matter, growing world wide interest, pressure and the Olympics could mean open ears at the round table.