There are very few update my computer monitor is gone. Using relatives computer. Updates happens as events warrant sorry.
The White House Press Corp were detained for three hours at Beijing International Airport on Friday. The plane arrived a few hours after President and Mrs. Bush did. The reason for the detainment official White House was logistical problems , However,The Northwest Airlines flight crew said Airport security were checking all luggage. More details are here from the AP via Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080807/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_press_corps_plane
Meanwhile, There has been a terrorist threat against the Beijing Olympic Games. The Turkistan Islamic Party An ethnic Uigahr and Muslim group seeking revenge for the mis-treatment of the its people by the Chinese government and seeking and independent homeland in Xinjiang province. . The group made a video showing the Beijing Olympic logo burning and an explosion of am Olympic venue calling for a Holy war against The People’s Republic. The video was delivered on August 1. Two US monitoring organization SITE Intellegence Group nad IntelCenter. The video tell Muslims to stay away from Olympics locales. More Information here;http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/A-US-Monitor-Says-Chinese-Islamic-Group-Posts-New-Video-Threatening-Beijing-Olympics/Article/200808115073304?lpos=World%2BNews_1&lid=ARTICLE_15073304_A%2BUS%2BMonitor%2BSays%2BChinese%2BIslamic%2BGroup%2BPosts%2BNew%2BVideo%2BThreatening%2BBeijing%2BOlympics
If that not bad enough, the government is cracking down on dissidents. Two Chinese women were arrested and detained for protesting their eviction from their homes to make way for the Olympics; Zhang Wei and Ma Xiulan, were evicted from their homes near Tiananmen Square site of the 1989 massacre of Chinese dissidents which protesting government and wanting freedoms. The neighborhood called Qianmen just south of the square turned into a upscale shopping district with Rolex, Nike and and Starbucks.
This comes on the heels of protest by foreigners in two Americans who unfold a banner on a flagpole showing support for the people of Tibet. And American Olympic Speed skater Joey Cheek was stopped from flying to Beijing because he spoke out the war in Darfur. Make one appreciate the freedom and opportunity to live the greatest county on earth more here:http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080807/D92DCUH00.html
If news could not get any worse for the G.O.P a New York Times report tell the tale that the war, economy has increasing democratic registration. In New Jersey Democrats went from 23% to 34% vs the Republicans going from 17% to 20% from 2004 to 2008. In Nevada the G.O.P lost ground going from40% to 36% while the Democrats gained from 40% to 43% 3% increase. An 4 years ago Nevada was dead even between Republican and Democratic parties.
If the tale of the tape holds true November 3rd will be a very long night for the G.O.P. For the Senator Obama this should be confirmation about their strategy for taking back the White House and veto proof majorities in congress. And Republicans will decide once and for all to be Ronald Reagan’s party of less taxes, less spending, less regulation, or Will the party continue spending like democrats and the limousine liberals George H.W. Bush to oblivion.
Read the whole thing http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/02/business/02food.html?em
Whole Foods Markets, the vary popular gourmet supermarket chain after being hammered by the U.S. economy is making its self an extreme makeover of sorts. According to this New York Time article http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/02/business/02food.html?em Whole Food is offering guided tours of the value oriented items the stores carries like fresh tofu for $1.50 a pound. Or store sale signs another example Organic Seedless Red and Green Grapes $1.99 per pound save $2. Since Winter of 2006 Whole Food stock slid down over 70% . In addition, the store carrying lower priced brands. The company hope this makeover will change peoples perceptions of Whole Foods instead of Whole Paycheck. Good Luck on that one.
Full Discloure, I like to use my visa debit cars for a lot things ranging from gas , groceries and buying pizza off the web but this story via The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/06/business/06theft.html?_r=1&ref=business&oref=slogin
Great another problem to worry about, 41million credit and debit cards numbers absconded in a nationwide fraud scheme. Review your bank and credit cards statements if you see irregularities also contact the credit bureaus, cross your fingers and pray for the best!
You got to see this video from Paris Hilton. Hilton strikes back against Republican Presidential nominee Senator John McCain on Tuesday. http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/64ad536a6dIts getting loads of hits on You Tube, and other video sites in where I got this Funny or Die via The Drudge Report. ( I have problem uploading the link so please follow the link instead, sorry)