Archive for July 17th, 2011

July 17th, 2011 - 11:25 pm § in Misc.

How a US Debt Default Affects Russia

Eva Burtshtein, Elena Kukol, RT.COM United States’ refusal to pay its debts or a default of the world’s largest economy could lead to consequences that will make the recent crisis of 2008 seem like child’s play, say experts. Though, at the same time, they note that this very possibility is, at[...]

July 17th, 2011 - 12:00 pm § in Misc.

High Noon, Reprican Style

Republicans play chicken with White House over debt Debt default is hanging over the United States like the sword of Damocles. After a month of sterile negotiations the Democrats and Republicans remain at loggerheads over tax increases and spending cuts, with the Republicans…[...]

July 17th, 2011 - 10:21 am § in Misc.

Gaddafi Countdown

There has been a furious reaction from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to the US recognition of Libyan rebel leaders as the country’s legitimate representatives. In an audio speech broadcast to a rally of supporters, he called NATO ‘idiots’ and said the recognitions were ‘worthless’. The US announ[...]

July 17th, 2011 - 8:43 am § in Misc.

US Women’s Soccer Goes Intergalactic This PM

UPDATE:  Japan won on penalty kicks, no comment from the Starship Atlantis. NY Times: Left on the Sideline as an Underdog Celebrates  The United States lost to an inspired team from a nation that has sustained a triple blow of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear breakdown. Japan: A Resilient Team Soot[...]

July 17th, 2011 - 8:42 am § in Politics

Gaddafi Countdown: Libyan Street Art


July 17th, 2011 - 8:04 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Rebekah Brooks Arrested

Rebekah Brooks has been arrested, the Metropolitan Police confirmed on Sunday. The former News International chief executive went to a London police station by appointment and was arrested on suspicion of corruption and phone hacking. Rebekah Brooks has released a statement saying she is assisting p[...]

July 17th, 2011 - 5:41 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Denaming Crusader Lutheran Church

The Rev. Philip Hirsch and the Rev. Sandra Cox Shaw lead a church service to rename Crusader Lutheran Church in Rockville, Md., as Living Faith Lutheran Church after some questioned the church’s “militaristic” name.  Read more at Religion News Network[...]