Monthly Archives: January 2010
Ball point pen on the morning newsprint The stock market thinks the new iPad will make a lot of money for Apple and AT&T with both companies share prices rising yesterday. What's still questionable is whether it will add to the bottom line of the struggling newspaper industry. I hope so, but I have my doubts. ...Read More
Ball point pen on the morning newsprint45 percent of the population in Haiti are children. Many tens of thousands have lost their parents, homes, and schools.
Ball point pen on the morning newsprintTwo weeks after the quake, humanitarian groups are prioritizing and tending to the most needy, but thousands of children are sleeping on the streets, foraging for food and suffering nightmares. UNICEF: Visit unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call (8 ... Read More
Ball point pen on the morningnewsprintFuture wars are more likely to be fought over information than land or oil. Last week Secretary of State Clinton used her strongest language to date warning potential adversaries that cyber-attacks will not be ignored.
Ball point pen on the morning newsprintThe Obama administration has created a new cyber-military force for the Department of Defense. Melissa Hathaway began wor ... Read More
Ball point pen on the morning newsprintYesterdays 5 to 4 Supreme Court ruling opens the flood gates of cooperate money to influence elections. Justice Stevens contributed 90 pages to the 180 page dissent, saying the majority had committed a grave error in treating corporate speech the same as that of human beings. I can't speak to the law, but it seems that cooperations already have extraordinary influence on our political system. Now they seek to have same on our thinking. ... Read More
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John J Mack once told lawmakers during testimony before a US congressional committee “We love what we do. If you gave us no bonus, we would still be here,”
As CEO of Morgan, Mr. Mack ushered in an era of huge risk taking. After almost putting the financial giant out of business and relying on a government bail out, Mack is out, but the bonuses are not. Despite it's first loss in 74 years, Morgan Stanley earmarked 14.4 billion (with a B) for salaries and bonuses. that's 62 cents of every dollar of revenue.... Read More