Archive for November, 2012
By all indications, 2012 may be just as bad (in terms of the economy) if not worse than 2011. Certainly, the outlook is not particularly optimistic - at least not in the United States. TGO
Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press
By KRISTEN GELINEAU | AP
SYDNEY (AP) — Glittering fireworks in the shapes of butterflies, hearts and a cascading waterfall exploded over Sydney's Harbour Bridge on Sunday as cheering revelers welcomed 2012 and bid a weary adieu to a year marred by natural disasters and economic turmoil.
Our choice is socialism or barbarism.
- Rosa Luxembourg
Those words are as true today as when she said them in 1918.
By the way, Luxembourg was one of the Jewish leaders of the German Communist and socialist movement which coalesced in the short lived Bavarian Socialist Republic in 1920. The movement was quickly defeated, hundreds were killed, and there was much chaos.
According to media report Russian spy ring of 10 people including Anna Chapman was getting close enough to a sitting US cabinet member and FBI feared that Chapman would compromise a senior US official in a honey trap. Should the official (he or she) be named?
ABCnews reports: A female Russian agent got "close enough" to a sitting U.S.
Absentia trial of four top IDF officers draws hundreds who chant 'Death to Israel,' wield Palestinian flags.
A Turkish court on Tuesday opened a trial in absentia of four former Israeli military commanders in the killing of nine people aboard a Turkish ship that tried to break the Gaza blockade.
Prosecutors have demanded life in prison for several officers in command at the time of the 2010 Israeli raid, but it appears unlikely that any sentence could be carried out.
The petition, which you can read (and if you're so inclined, sign) here, is titled: "Chicago BACP: Don't Kill Uber! Remove the No Measured Rates Provision." The problems, according to both the petition and…
Last month when I stopped by for the launch of Microsoft (s MSFT) Windows Phone (8) event in San Francisco, of all the things that impressed me about the platform was the seamless integration of Skype into the operating system. It was almost invisible and you had to try hard to see if Skype was really there. Microsoft Surface, too offers that seamless Skype experience.