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News Roundup – Yahoo!, Russia and Zimmerman

Did you know or care that Yahoo! has changed their logo? Yep, that was keeping me up all night. By the way, what is it that Yahoo! does again?


Russia has started to wake up and decided that it could play a constructive role in the Syria mess. So, here’s what went down. Kerry said, “Sure, he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week — turn it over, all of it, without delay and allow the full and total accounting.” He said this in response to a question about what Syria could do to avoid getting shelled. The Russian foreign minister then said – Russia would join any effort to put Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons under international control and ultimately destroy them. This is a way out for everyone. The question is whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will play ball. It sounds like he is interested(more…)

By |2013-09-10T20:56:51-04:00September 9th, 2013|Business, Foreign Affairs|Comments Off on News Roundup – Yahoo!, Russia and Zimmerman

Friday Afternoon News Roundup

Friday Afternoon News Roundup

You remember how the gun industry whipped up fears that the Obama administration was going to steal everybody’s guns? That translated into a huge windfall for them.

path of tropical storm Isaac

Projected path of hurricane (tropical storm) Isaac seems to be taking a more westerly direction away from central Florida.

Take your time and sit down and enjoy this great article in the Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Shooting outside of the Empire State building has left at least two dead.

Lance Armstrong has thrown in the towel and will not fight doping charges any longer. I believe that Lance Armstrong is a competitor. I believe that he worked very hard to be the best. I believe that he did everything in his power to win. Everything.

Hospitals struggle with super infections.

West Nile infections continue to be a problem.

Household income has decreased during the recession.

Mike Huckabee has raced to the defense of Missouri Representative Todd Akin. I wonder if this will jeopardize his appearance at the GOP convention?

A Republican candidate for sheriff in New Hampshire has retracted his statement about using deadly force to prevent abortions. He has now promised not to murder any doctors if he is elected Sheriff. Well, that’s a comfort.

Norway shooter gets the maximum of 21 years. I suspect that he will never see the light of day.

In the culmination of a huge case, a court in South Korea rules that Samsung did not violate Apple’s iPhone design. Well, that case wasn’t the huge one. It was the small one. In California, today, a jury decided that Samsung was a bad company and violated several of Apple’s patents. The jury awarded Apple a cool $1 billion.

By |2013-11-03T18:13:06-04:00August 24th, 2012|Economy, Environment, Foreign Affairs|Comments Off on Friday Afternoon News Roundup

No charges in Trayvon Martin shooting, yet

Trayvon Martin

I understand that the wheels of justice can sometimes move slowly. I’m happy to wait patiently as long as the wheels of justice are still moving.

From Miami Herald:

The investigation into the killing of Miami teen Trayvon Martin ended without criminal charges Monday, even as outraged members of the community heckled the Central Florida police chief and demanded justice.

The Michael Krop Senior High School junior was killed two weeks ago in Sanford while on a trip to visit relatives. The 17-year old, who was black, went out unarmed to buy snacks at a 7-11 and wound up killed by a white neighborhood watch captain who had called police to report a suspicious person.

Saying he did not have enough evidence to make an arrest, Police Chief Bill Lee said the case will be handed over to the Seminole-Brevard State Attorney’s Office for review. Locals demanded to know why watch captain George Zimmerman has not been charged.

“In this case Mr. Zimmerman has made the statement of self-defense,” Lee said. “Until we can establish probable cause to dispute that, we don’t have the grounds to arrest him.”

The State Attorney’s Office did not return repeated requests for comment.

Lee, the city’s mayor Jeff Triplett and city manager Norton N. Bonaparte, Jr. made the announcement at a press conference outside City Hall, where African-American community members jeered the city leaders.


By |2012-04-05T20:49:00-04:00March 12th, 2012|Legal, Race|Comments Off on No charges in Trayvon Martin shooting, yet
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