Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Economy

Is the global economy sustainable? Is collapse inevitable?

Women in the News ...

What is your take on abortion? I am totally in favor. Akin really screwed up.
  Akin remarks put abortion at center of campaign debate   USA Today - August 20, 2012
Incendiary remarks by a Republican Senate candidate shifted the political focus on Monday to abortion and women's rights, causing certain GOP nominee Mitt Romney's team to clarify the campaign's abortion stance.

  Girl held in Pakistan, accused of burning Quran pages   CNN - August 20, 2012
An 11-year-old Christian girl has been arrested after being accused of blasphemy by burning pages of the Quran in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.

Augusta National Golf Club admits first female members   CNN - August 20, 2012
Augusta National Golf Club opened its exclusive membership to women Monday for the first time in its 80-year history.

She suffers from anger and rage which always burns a soul out.
Rosie O'Donnell Blogs About Her Heart Attack   WJS - August 20, 2012
Television personality and actress Rosie O'Donnell blogged a poem on her website in which she reveals that last week she suffered a heart attack. In verse, O'Donnell writes, I am happy to be alive as last week I had a heart attack."

Phyllis boldly went where no women would go back in the day ... a comedic legend ... I remember her well.
Comedian Phyllis Diller dies 'with a smile on her face'   CNN - August 20, 2012
Comedian Phyllis Diller, known for her self-deprecating humor, died "peacefully in her sleep" at her Los Angeles home Monday morning, her manager told CNN. Diller was 95.

Speaking of celebrity death's in the news Monday ...

He suffered from depression his entire life.
Official: British director Tony Scott dead after jumping from California bridge   CNN - August 20, 2012
Film director Tony Scott left notes in his car and office before plunging to his death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California, a Los Angeles County coroner official said Monday.

Scott McKenzie dies; his 'San Francisco' caught flower-power wave   LA Times - August 20, 2012
Singer Scott McKenzie worked with John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas and had a 1967 hit with 'San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair).' The song is often described as a 'flower-power anthem,' but he was uncomfortable with being an icon to the movement.

William Windom Dead: Comedic Actor Dies At 88   Huffington Post - August 20, 2012
William Windom, who won an Emmy Award for his turn in the 1969 TV comedy series "My World And Welcome To It" and went on to score guest appearances on several popular shows, has died.