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6/30/11

New IMF head Christine Lagarde faces immediate crisis in Greece

This I hear is going to be a better job although most don't think such a job should be handed to a female. Most of what is happening nowdays in the world of banking, is controlled by the chinese and people like president of the NY Fed Timothy Geithner who sat and sometimes appeared in the national media circuit intentions unknown. I dunno if the job suits an American with basic banking and conflict resolution skills. A match or the other seems like the world was going to stop if the Europeans didn't find her you get what i'm trying to say. Strauss Kahn who was escorted off may have been the right choice to my suprise he was charged then arrested by the U.S justice system. They were seeking someone with experince someone like the Israeli central banker Stanley Fischer. When disaster strikes in Japan much of it got to be highlighted "In normal times, you can probably rely on intuition," Mr. Fischer said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "But all the time, in different countries, there are serious economic issues" that need to be addressed, Mr. Fischer said, and IMF staffers often offer conflicting advice. "Without having that [economic] training, it's very hard to know, who's best. I thought mistake avoided a trillion gone with the wind. I checked into what happened following the disaster which struck Japan before traveling to Africa. The IMF is now controlled by a french diplomat Ms. Christine Lagarde, personally she's been in the newspaper from an economic standpoint communicating with politicians keeping the money flowing to the hands of the right individuals. There are claims that our president was anti business, thinks the real estate market to have boomed the broke down. So if your interested in knowing where all of our American dollars is moving to I would guess Kentucky or Boston.
Lagarde faces immediate tests in Greece, as well as a longer-range commitment to giving developing nations more power within the IMF.

6/26/11

How Smartphones Can Safeguard the Future of Agriculture in Uganda

Muth has flown more air miles between London-Heathrow and Entebbe in 2011 than on any other route. I recently traveled with Muth to the heart of Uganda, Cont'd.

6/24/11

LulzSec's Sony hack shows rampant password re-use

Most people re-use passwords on multiple sites, putting them at risk when info is stolen, says researcher

6/20/11

Essential irrelevance

What size intelligence?

Tyrannosaurus Rex-gigantic,

A hundred-forty million orbits

Planet Earth's almighty terrorist,

And yet did not have a clue

How to not become extinct?
Creepy crawly cockroach-small
With dinosaurs cavorted
In hide-and-seek
As smilingly
As it assimilates our pesticides?

Homo sapiens narcistic-oversized

In diapers barely hiding mooning bums,

A mere two million runs

Around the sun
And yet already
Planet Earth's almighty terrorist
On the brink
Of nuclear self-genocide?

6/18/11

6/16/11

Union executive: Chris Christie is Hitler

“It took World War II to get rid of the last Adolf Hitler — it’s gonna take World War III to get rid of Adolf Christie!” shouted Communications Workers of America vice president Chris Shelton at a rally outside the statehouse in Trenton

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57164.html#ixzz1PUXvEmae

6/15/11

Late night spaghetti

Each of us, even dedicated cooks, has those nights when we arrive home so late, what with work or other obligations, ...

6/13/11

10 Global Businesses that Worked With the Nazis

Everyone knows about the big three corporations that worked with the Nazis. Hugo Boss designed the intimidating uniforms of the SS (as well as the drabber brown shirts of the SA and the the Hitler Youth); Volkswagen cont'd

6/12/11

Really Big D: Mavericks top Heat for NBA title

Uh oh, it really is “now or never” for LeBron James and the Miami Heat.

Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki scored 29 points, driving for the go-ahead dunk with 2:45 remaining, and the Mavericks beat the Miami Heat 112-103 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead.

Five years after going up 2-0 on the Heat, the Mavs finally got that elusive third victory, and can wrap up their first championship in Game 6 at Miami on Sunday night.

“We didn’t want to go to Miami and give them basically two shots to close us out. So we kept plugging there in the fourth. So definitely a big win for us,” Nowitzki said. “And now we have to go down there and basically approach Sunday’s game as Game 7.”

James, who called this game “now or never,” responded from his worst playoff performance with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and Dwyane Wade battled through a sore left hip after a first-quarter collision to finish with 23 points.

“I could have made a couple of more plays for my team,” James said. “But at the end of the day, all it’s about is a win or a loss. Triple-double means absolutely nothing in a loss. So we will be better in Game 6 on Sunday.”

Game 6: Mavericks win series 4-2!!!

6/10/11

Gates: NATO alliance future could be 'dim, dismal'

BRUSSELS - In a stern rebuke, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Friday that the future of the historic NATO military alliance is at risk because of European penny-pinching and distaste for front-line combat. The United States won't carry the alliance as a charity case, the outgoing Pentagon chief said.

Shaquille O'Neal Retires: Shaq Announces Retirement On Twitter

Shaquille O'Neal announced on Twitter that he is retiring after 19 seasons in the NBA.

Shaquille O'Neal changed from his gray T-shirt and sweat pants into a three-piece suit, then walked by some of the souvenirs he accrued during his NBA days for the final time as an active player.

6/9/11

Forget Google – it's Apple that is turning into the evil empire

You may think you own your iPad or iPhone but in reality an invisible string links it back to Apple HQ

Samso, the Danish island living off-grid

Photographer Nicky Bonne travels to the Danish island of Samso, where the residents have completely eradicated its carbon footprint by using wind power. eradicated its carbon footprint by using wind power. Everyone on the island owns a turbine, and with its simple grid of solar power, wind farms and sheep, it's selling its power to the mainland

6/2/11

U.S. Dollar May Weaken on Debt Ceiling Breach, Citigroup Says

A breach of the U.S. debt ceiling may affect the dollar more than Treasuries because international holders of the debt may view the ...

Royal visit will be 'on a size and scale like nothing Canada has seen'

I missed the Royal Wedding the event was broadcast on National Television one morning as a car carrying the prince and his brother is seen going towards Westminster Abbey. I also caught a glimpse of inside the church where the event took place, the wedding of William and Middleton, his girlfriend for nearly eight years, royal newlyweds are set to be on a tour of Canada next month.

Latest GfK NOP survey and rise in sales at John Lewis provide rare double dose of good news – but analysts warn confidence remains very low

Rant

I've just logged on and am using facebook for the first time in a number of days. To think how a family member had just put some images of me on the web so i'm unsure of what exactly amounts to a privacy violation. I'm however going to have to explain the danger of tagging, posting or even uploading any of my photo's onto a website like Facebook. Internet's not safe a bug will need to be reported, I don't want to say what that includes because it's a personal issue. Right, I just logged in and am away from my home computer, since the beginning of the week i've had to sit and think about my stay here in EA. If this or any such thing happens to you what do you think is the exact procedure of dealing with the matter. Talking perhaps isn't going to help solve the issue, i've just left him a note telling him/her how it upsets me to be looking at photo's taken before the funeral. Some of the people who wanted to attend weren't there so as soon as I returned, I jumped into documenting everything from his computer. So it's probably wiser not doing or saying anything until he removes the images himself.