Saturday, May 28, 2011


This is Memorial Day weekend here in the United States, whereupon we pause to honor those who have fought for, defended, and at times died on behalf of their country.

Amongst events around the world this past week...
*Civil unrest continues in Syria, Libya, and Yemen while similar events have begun to take place in Morocco. NATO forces are still maintaining a presence in Libya.
*As a sign of improvement since the removal of former President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt has permanently reopened a border crossing at the Gaza strip. However, some analysts see this a mixed blessing, between relieving crowded conditions while increasing the possibility of terrorist attacks against Israel.
*United States President Barack Obama and his wife concluded a diplomatic visit to Great Britain this week and then went on to attend the current G8 summit.
*22 year old Australian University undergraduate student Amelia Fraser-McKelvie has solved the mystery of the universe's "missing" mass, hiding within the filaments of galaxies.
*May has been a bad tornado month for the middle United States. Some cities have been declared federal disaster areas.

*The last episode of the syndicated Oprah Winfrey Show aired May 25th.
*The Tree of Life won the Palme d'Or award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
*Scotty McCreery won the 10th season of American Idol while Hines Ward won the 12th Dancing With The Stars competition.
*Sadly, actor Jeff Conway has past away after losing the battle against his personal addictions.

*The 2011 competition for professional hockey's Stanley Cup will be between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks.

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