Monthly Archives: May 2012

U.S. Envoy to U.N. Sees Grim Outcome for Syria – NYTimes.com

May 31, 2012 – The Conflict in Syria is Likely to Develop into a Regional Sectarian War:  Since Mr. Assad (pictured above) appears unlikely to comply with the terms of the peace plan, or to be persuaded to do so, … Continue reading

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Investors Bet on Facebook Fall – WSJ.com

May 31, 2012 – Mark Zuckerberg Loses $4.6 Billion:  Facebook stock shares slid an additional 9.6% Tuesday, as options trading began and investors placed largely negative bets on the stock’s future.  Tuesday’s decline to $28.84 puts shares of the social-networking … Continue reading

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Must See Walking Cards – Card Trick In Times Square.

May 30, 2012 – Amazing Walking Cards Card Trick: Irish magician Dave Cremin is performing the greatest card trick you’ll ever witness right in the heart of Times Square. The Master of Illusion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh0CMcLiRkw&feature=share

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U.S. Plans to Arm Italy’s Drones – WSJ.com

May 29, 2012 – Killer Drones Spread Globally:  The Obama administration plans to arm Italy’s fleet of Reaper drone aircraft, a move that could open the door for sales of advanced hunter-killer drone technology to other allies, according to lawmakers … Continue reading

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At Least 16 Dead in Latest Italy Quake – WSJ.com

May 29, 2012 – Another Deadly Quake Strikes Northern Italy: A deadly earthquake shook northeast Italy on Tuesday, destroying homes and medieval buildings in an area still reeling from another quake that struck days ago.  At least 16 people died … Continue reading

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The Euro Zone Saga Continues

May 29, 2012 – The Euro Zone Saga Continues: Will they or won’t they? If Greece leaves, or is kicked out of, the Euro Zone the affect is hard to predict but it will be ugly. The Master of Disaster

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A 6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Struck Near Santiago Del Estero, Argentina.

May 28, 2012 – A 6.7 Magnitude Quake Struck Argentina: The tremor was 588 kilometers (365 miles) deep and, as such, was felt over a wide area of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay (see map). This earthquake was first reported … Continue reading

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Today We Honor Those That Died, While Serving in the United States Armed Forces.

May 28, 2012 – Memorial Day 2012: Today we celebrate Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. As you can see from my bio, … Continue reading

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Syrian Activists Claim Death Toll in Village Soars – NYTimes.com

May 27, 2012 – Tragedy in the Middle East Continues:  More than 90 people, including at least 32 children under the age of 10, were killed in a central Syrian village, top United Nations officials said Saturday, accusing the government of … Continue reading

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A 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Struck 600 Miles South of Tokyo, Japan.

May 26, 2012 – A 6.0 Magnitude Quake Struck the Bonin Islands, South of Japan: The tremor hit at 7:48 AM (May 27th) at the epicenter, at a very deep 473 kilometers (294 miles). Their is no threat of a … Continue reading

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