As this year is getting under way, national and world news offers little in change, yet.
This past Friday (1/2), Wall Street wonks give a positive, though cautious analysis about the new year’s stock markets around the world, giving a boost to Asian and Eurozone exchanges this morning; (Asia)http://www.cnbc.com/id/19832390/ , (Eurozone)http://www.cnbc.com/id/19794221/ .
I’m not buying into this meme, due to the fact that in alot of states, state governments are levying more taxes and cutting services to low, middle income folks and not raising taxes on the rich folk. According to New York State governor, David Paterson, raising taxes on the rich is “unpalatable” and to be used as a last resort; http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/nyregion/21millionaire.html.
Leona Helmsley would approve.
On the world front, Zionist Israel is continuing its pogrom on the Palestinians, killing hundreds of civilians in order to get at Hamas “terrorists”; http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jan2009/gaza-j05.shtml .
World opinion is against Israel, of course, and using civilians as human shields is a shitty way for Hamas to get their message across. And of course, the Israeli government is backed wholeheartedly by Bu$hco, who is raking up mega-monopoly-money via the military-industrial-congressional complex from the slaughter not only in Gaza, but world-wide.
So what’s with a little exit plan profit taking?
The incoming Obama administration’s meme of spreading fiat currency around the country for infrastructure, school and green tech is hitting rough ground as some in Congress say that there’s not enough time to get an economic plan together by the Inauguration, but by the middle of February instead; http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/05/us/politics/05spend.html?bl&ex=1231304400&en=99a6130dae16eb41&ei=5087%0A .
There’s plenty more news I can comment on, but I still want the focus to remain on science and science-fiction in this ezine.
Have a good week folks and remember to convert to gold!
- Five Years (Commentary on the longevity of the Mars Exploration Rovers)
- Impacts, Diamonds and The Younger Dryas (Diamonds aren’t only a girl’s best friend!)
- 17 molecules that changed the world (Many comments on why didn’t LSD make the list. I agree.)
- Eight medical myths
- New powers for police to hack your PC (EU laws)
- Sudan statue gives clues about ancient language
- Ancient mass graves of soldiers, babies found in Italy (Some things never change, do they?)
- Engineers develop ways to fuse cells
- Spinning Silk into Sensors
- Multiple tiny earthquakes rattle Yellowstone. Could the big one be far behind? (Yellowstone is in fact a huge super-volcano)
- Desktop atom smashers could replace LHC
- Implants for babies could help deaf learn to speak
- Mysterious stone circles point to water on Mars
Locus Online (UK)
Asimov’s Science Fiction: Hugo Winners (Long Exerpts)
- Andre Norton’s “Star Soldiers”
Project Gutenberg Classic:
- James Blish’s “One Shot”
- Nick Redfern and Greg Bishop Interview, Part 1
- “Dire Warnings, Mysterious Fires and Conspiracy Theories”
- The Power Elite Playbook, Establishing Precedents, Part 19
- The Power Elite Playbook, Controlled Conflict and Staged Incompetence, Part 20
- Download MARS – Press Release – Life Discovered on Mars – 12-28-08
- Download MARS – Press Release – PR Web Newswire – 12-30-08 (PDF downloads) (I can’t find the stuff this guy is talking about except for that little figure from earlier photos. Judge for yourselves.)
- Frank Warren Interview: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/paranormal/www.theparacast.com/podcasts/paracast_081228.mp3
- Cheney: Bush’s actions legal if not impeached
- Kristol says Gaza invasion ‘a favor for Obama’
- Israel military keeps wary eye on northern border
Israeli ground invasion of Gaza…UFO over Gaza? (Geez is grasping the esoteric…*sniff*…I’m so proud!)
- “Son of American Traitor wants to be President” (By then the NWO will be more out in the open than it is now, so what difference would it make?)