Realities of the NHL in Nashville and the South

By | Nov 30, 2008

I have previously spoken of the growing internationalism of profesional sports wherein the ellusion was made to the difficult positions of national hockey league franchises in the southern United States. Nashville, Tennessee is an illustration of the difficulties and errors in southern expansion; as are the teams located Tampa Bay, Florida (Lightning); Sunrise, Florida (Panthers); […]

The World Loves Barry Obama

By | Nov 29, 2008

By now president-elect Barack Obama ought to be getting used to the idea the he will soon be the most powerful man on Earth. Obama-mania has stricken all corners of the globe – for some reason people love this guy and have pinned a lot of expectation on him. Even Obama isn’t immune to the […]

Barack Obama’s plans for the web

By | Nov 28, 2008

It seems that Barack Obama has taken a quite novel approach for a politician with regards to his tech usage. Barack Obama’s campaign in the 2008 election made use of new techniques such as Facebook, Youtube, and emails in order to reach a broader portion of the electorate in new ways.  It would seem that […]

Iraqi MPs delay US Withdrawal Vote

By | Nov 26, 2008

The Iraqi parliament has delayed a vote on whether it wants US troops to leave the country in 2011. If succesful, this would be a step towards fulls sovreignty for Iraq once more for the first time since 2003. However, if the troops pull out there is of course a danger that militias could begin […]

Chavez at the polls

By | Nov 24, 2008

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in the midst of an election to determine various mayoral and legislative positions.  It will be interesting to see how this one turns out.  There were many accusations of vote rigging and electoral fraud in previous Venezuelan elections and referendums; the government has been accused of taking many steps to […]

Citigroup staves off financial woes by placing expensive newspaper ads

By | Nov 23, 2008

This morning newspapers across America will feature full-page ads by Citigroup reassuring everyone that the economic situation isn’t hurting the company but rather it is the fear-mongering by competitors bringing them down. Likewise if the Feds had only allowed them to merge with Wachovia, Citi would be sitting on their haunches enjoying tea right now. […]

Dalai Llama in the news again

By | Nov 22, 2008

It seems that the Dalai Lama is in the news again.  Tibet has long been a politically sensitive area ever since Mao’s People’s Republic of China asserted its authority over the region half a century ago. Most Westerners take for granted Tibet’s status as an oppressed pariah state unfairly subjugated by a stronger neighbour; however […]

American Car Manufacturers Cry Foul… Again

By | Nov 21, 2008

Is there a year that goes by without North American car companies crying wolf? The newest excuse is the economic downturn is causing the companies to go belly-up. Give me a break, please! The automotive industry has been suffering for a long time and will continue to do so whether or not they are “bailed […]

The Growing Internationalism of Professional Sports

By | Nov 20, 2008

The NFL recently played in Wembley Stadium, the home of the English national football (soccer) team. The NHL has played games in England, Czech Republic, Sweden, and has talked about putting franchises in Europe. English Premiership teams tour abroad annually as part of their pre-season training, and the growth of Major League Soccer in North […]

Gun Sales Surged In Lead up To Obama Presidency

By | Nov 19, 2008

Despite the economic downturn, massive layoffs, and an uncertain future, gun-loving residents of the United States had a truly important issue to deal with – if the Democratic candidate became president, would automatic weapons be outlawed? Naturally, the solution is to stock up while it’s still possible. Many states enjoyed surges in gun sales during […]

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