Saturday, August 20, 2011


Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week:

*United States citizens Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were found guilty of spying by an Iranian court and sentenced to eight years each. Five for spying and three for allegedly entering the country illegally. The US State Department is investigating.
*A new study shows that animals are trying to avoid global warming by moving northward at a faster rate than previously measured.
*The SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) Project will reopen in September after securing private donations.

*Michelle Bachmann narrowly beat Ron Paul in the nonbinding Iowa Straw Poll August 13.
*Meanwhile, former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlentry has ended his bid to become the Republican nominee for United States President in 2012 as current Texas Governor Rich Perry entered the race.

*Since the United States' credit rating was recently reduced, some small towns across the country are now complaining that their (local) credit ratings are being reduced too, an action some can ill afford.
*The Burger King Corporation has decided to "retire" the current King and instead concentrate upon promoting its food and services in an attempt to make up ground lost to McDonalds. But fans of the royal burger monarch shouldn't worry too much. Jack In The Box tried a similar approach years ago, but their beloved mascot returned in time.
*Google has entered into an agreement to buy Motorola Mobility (wireless/cell phone communications) for $12.5 billion US Dollars.

*Jim Thome of the Minnesota Twins has hit his 600th career home run in Major League Baseball.
*Keegan Bradley won the 2011 US Professional Golf Association Championship. Meanwhile, with Tiger Woods not making the cut into the third round of that contest, it is unlikely he will enter any other 2011 golf events.

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