Saturday, August 13, 2011


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

*Although the results will be far from officially binding, Iowa Republicans conducted a straw poll Saturday to see who amongst the potential candidates might have the best chance of challenging Democratic incumbent Barack Obama for the Presidency next year. Results were not available at post time, since the voting was still ongoing.
*Sadly, armed conflicts and civil unrest continue in Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Bahrain. Meanwhile London has experienced several days of rioting as what started as a peaceful protest over the police shooting of a taxi driver escalated.
*A recall election in the state of Wisconsin was not as productive as some hoped it would be, with four out of six Republican State Senators retained their positions after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got their backing to end collective bargaining with state unions. Whether or not Walker will run for another term, let alone has any chance of being reelected, remains to be seen.
*As concerns and the investigations of the media hacking into the various phone services and other computer data of private citizens continues in Great Britain, now Australian authorities are launching their own investigation into things down under, although no accusations, let alone evidence of any actual wrong doing, has yet to be found.
*The hacking group known as Anonymous has vowed to 'destroy' Facebook on November 5, Guy Fawkes Day in Great Britain over a disagreement with the website's privacy policies.

*Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner have announced their engagement.
*Disney has (temporarily?) stopped work on a new production of The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp as Tonto, saying there are enough blockbusters coming from the studio. But since when does a western need a budget of OVER $200 MILLION (U.S. Dollars) anyway?

*Troubled professional golfer Tiger Woods failed to make the cut into the finals of the PGA Tournament, and thus will likely miss the rest of the 2011 golf tournament season as a result.

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