Wednesday, July 09, 2008

In the News XXXVII

An End of an Era - NASA shuttle to take last flight in 2010
Questions though: I am uncertain as to where this leaves the all important space drive. Perhaps the Private Sector Initiative wrt to space flight can take up the slack.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080708/sc_afp/usspaceshuttle

Obama shows signs of being trail weary
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/washingtondc/la-na-weary9-2008jul09,0,6269863.story
Perhaps........The LA Times has McCain in control of 202 Electoral votes, Obama at 154 while 192 remain up for grabs. As much as I like McCain though I still believe that this is Obama's election to lose.
Some Key States up for grabs: Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota and Washington.

David Cameron - tough on Crime
Have the Tory's awoken from a ten year slumber? Old Davie boy is now sounding more like Maggie Thatcher and less like the Tory Wets.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7492758.stm
and
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/leading-articles/leading-article-mr-cameron-roadtests-the-politics-of-responsibility-862893.htm

Botswana shows backbone with respect to Mugabe
Hopefully such leadership will filter dow to the rest of Africa on this issue
http://sundaystandard.info/news/news_item.php?NewsID=3411&GroupID=1

Mbeki on the refugee attacks - Never Again
http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20080704061200122C832362
He has failed to take a bold step on Zimbabwe - so this is yet another case of we will believe it when we see it.

Israelis sue Lebanese banks for helping Hezbollah
I am not a fan of law suits but if this one succeeds it could stem some flow of terror money (not the main flow of course which is courtesy of Iran).
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gR0TrZCBxP7cPk5wIq2XZdtriFuQ

Hurricane Chavez continues along its path of destroying the Venezuelan economy with old-fashioned socialism
http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20080709/int/int3.html

Canadian Leftists squabble about Carbon Tax http://www.thestar.com/Canada/Columnist/article/456918
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