Is it any wonder that many small and medium sized businesses are moving out of California? In the recent elections, California Voters Sock It To The Rich. As the Wall Street Journal noted, some are promising businesses a better life elsewhere. Being courted must be refreshing but it is important for a company and its owners to have reasonable expectations and to budget for drilling down into California’s rules.
After all, [...]
The economic crisis in Greece continues to weigh on the country’s 11.3 million citizens — with Prime Minister Samaras desperately trying to secure additional time to get the nation’s books in order.
A Business Insider reader traveling in Thessaloniki, Greece submitted pictures of his travels through the country this week.
If nothing less, the images are a reminder that the renewed conversation Eurozone leaders are having over the Greek bailout has massive impact on a very human face.
July 16, 2012
Followers of the Mars rover can now experience their own “seven minutes of terror” using their Xbox 360 video game system and Kinect motion controller.
The descent and landing of the rover Curiosity, expected to reach Mars on Aug. 5, has been described as “seven minutes of terror” by those at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
To get gamers engaged with the Curiosity’s travels, NASA teamed up with [...]
Raul Ilargi Mendoz, The Automatic Earth
I like that title, The Truth About Europe: There Is No Solution. But I don’t think it can all be summed up, the reasons why I mean, in one article. So I think I’ll make it a running series. Still, whatever data we can look at, past, present and future, none of it will make an essential difference. The title stands: There Is No Solution For [...]
HERB KEINON AND HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
February 19, 2012
US National Security Adviser Tom Donilon is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Sunday evening for talks on Iran, a day after the head of the US military said an Israeli attack now would not be “prudent.”
This will be Donilon’s first visit here as US President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, having replaced James Jones in October 2010.
Jones was [...]
Michael S. Rozeff
November 21, 2011
A Greyhound traveler reports the following, extracted from a longer anecdote that says that Greyhound arrived 8 hours late and didn’t have the advertised wifi:
“TSA was in Memphis going through people’s stuff and wanding them. In Atlanta a local cop was doing it. He even made forays into the waiting area doing same. Disgusting to see. I managed to avoid searches in Memphis because [...]
As a P.T. (often referred to as perpetual traveller, permanent tourist or prior taxpayer), I have travelled to nearly 100 countries. During those travels there has always been one defining moment, upon entry into a country, which shows that the country is what is generally thought of as a “third world country”.
It is the moment when, upon arrival, you are charged a fee to enter the country. The reason generally [...]
If you want to feel better about America, just spend some time in some of the really great small towns and rural communities that are scattered across this country. Over the past several days, that is exactly what I had the privilege to do. I have often written about how the “America” that so many of us love is fading away, but in many small [...]
Bulls In A China Shop
Since our debut notes here at Nomura (see The Sceptical Strategists: Has anything changed? And Enjoy the rest of 2010) Kevin and I have been around the world seeing clients and it is now time to put pen to paper again. Kevin published his latest report on 29 November (see The Sceptical Strategists: Battle royal between the haves and have nots) and [...]