Violence protests continued in many Middle Eastern and North African countries on Sunday, with conflicting reports over whether the Libyan Embassy attack was planned or spontaneous. Several Stories at the Guardian:
Occupy Wall Street one year anniversary was marked with small organized protests of a few hundred people in NY City with scattered arrests. Additional protests are expected this week, with heavy police presence planned in N.Y. City. Most indications point to a movement in steep decline.
Thousands protested over Japan’s proposed purchase of the disputed islands in the China Sea. Violence erupted in major Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Qingdao, and Hong Kong in response to the Japanese Cabinet’s approval of the purchase by the Japanese Government from private Japanese interests. Video at Dailymotion and Al Jazeera:
“Health-care system squanders roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, a new study shows. Deep cuts to the US heath-care system may produce a more efficient, better-quality product.”
“Bill Maher made a comedy/documentary called “Religulous” that’s most famous for mercilessly mocking Christianity. But what people forget is that the last twenty-minutes or so of the film make a damning case against Islam.”
‘Vast majority’ support voter ID procedures
“Nearly 73 percent of likely voters say they agree that state and local voter ID laws that require voters to provide proof of lawful registration are a good idea, and Mitt Romney and the Republican Party have an advantage over Democrats on the issue.”
NHL Lockout ~ “The Sept. 15 deadline for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players’ Association passed without an agreement being reached. As a result, training camps will not open until agreement on a new CBA is reached.” ~ From NHL.com
A well researched and presented movie based on the book by Dinesh D’Souza. It traces the history of Barack Obama and examines the political views of his most influential mentors. The film describes second and third world views of colonialism and shares many opinions of the United states and Europe regarding the development of global trade.
This biopic offers thoughtful insights into Mr. Obama’s foreign and domestic policy positions and how a man of such uncharacteristic American values was elected 44th President of the United States of America.
Recommended for those with interests in politics, economics, history, foreign affairs and U.S. domestic policy.