Saturday, December 10, 2011


Amongst events that have happened around the globe this past week include:
*Transparency International's 2011 annual Corruption Perceptions report says North Korea and Somalia are the most corrupt nations in the world while New Zealand is the least corrupt.
*Civil unrest continues in Syria.
*December 7th marked the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that propelled the United States into the second World War.

*After over a year of negotiations, a new Belgium government has been installed, with Elio Di Rupo as Prime Minister.
*Controversy has arisen in Russia over the recent election concerning the State Duma, with protests over allegations of election fraud, interfering with neutral/outside observers, and illegal campaigning.
* Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe hopes that country will hold elections in 2012.
*The opposition candidate is asking for a recount of the recent election in Democratic Republic of the Congo after incumbent President Joseph Kabilia was declared the winner.
*According to a post on Yahoo! News, some are concerned about Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Perry's political future because a recent commercial shows the candidate commenting against President Barack Obama's recent reversal on the ban of gays serving in the United States military while inadvertently appearing dressed like a character from the movie Brokeback Mountain, since the video was filmed outdoors.

*Citing safety and health concerns now that winter has set in, Boston (Massachusetts, USA) police have peacefully cleared out the Occupy: Wall Street protesters camping out in their fair city. The grass roots protesters in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco were not evicted from public lands in similar manners.
*As the grass roots effort becomes more focused, those against the movement are worried that it is becoming more organized both in America and around the world.

*Professional golfer Tiger Woods has finally broken his two year losing streak by winning the Chevron World Challenge.

*Actor Harry Morgan (Dragnet 1967-1970, M*A*S*H, AfterMASH) has passed away.
*Legendary comic book artist Jerry Robinson, known as the creator of Batman's Joker, amongst other things, has left us at age 96.
*Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to appear in her birthday suit for an upcoming issue of Playboy.
Our question: WHY? Doesn't the singer/actress have enough hassles as it is?

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