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Originally posted by JanusFIN
Microsoft cuts IM service to five 'hostile' nations
Users in Cuba, Syria, Iran, Sudan and North Korea no longer have access to Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Very interesting to say the least. I remember one of my instructors telling us that one day in the future the company you work for would become more important than the country you live in.
And that someday in the future you would have confrontation between rival companies on the scale of small countries at wars.
Wal-Mart's New Sustainability Mandate in China
I just attended the Wal-Mart Sustainability Summit in Beijing. There are times you know you're watching something special. The point of the meeting was to bring Wal-Mart's Chinese suppliers (some 900 of them) together to hear Wal-Mart's sustainability agenda and the specific goals for the company's biggest supply partner. To put the relationship in context, if Wal-Mart were a country, it would be China's sixth or seventh largest trading partner (clearly the scale of both China and Wal-Mart is shocking).
Originally posted by mike dangerously
we have all these pieces on the chessboard we have the Iranian government freaking out over the possibility of a moderate president that would weaken the Mullahs hold on power on one side and on the other side we have the US government who knows their dominance is waning so they are also getting desperate.They send some former stay-behind operatives into Iran looking to force the issue or The Iranians looking to make sure Abbas wins hires the job out to some local mercenaries.
I was hoping that unlike the 1930s..
the world’s governments weren’t going to opt for world war..
as the economic answer..
.. so much for hoping
statesmen & stateswomen are so evil..
viewing humanity as so much fodder for elite economic gain
it is becoming obvious that War..
is the direction they are going and the..
economic (labor-galvanizing) cure they are relying on
An Iranian airliner was forced to return to a southern airport minutes after takeoff when a homemade bomb was found aboard, said state television, in an incident a security official called a "sabotage operation."
Russia says the point here is not militarization, but the possibility of a military conflict over this region, which could be high in the next ten years. Meanwhile, Canada also started increasing its military presence in the region.
Any shift in Europe's approach to Russia, and its long-term ability to root Russia in a rules-based world economy, must start with energy policy.
JERUSALEM, June 1 (Reuters) - Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak called on Monday for further world economic sanctions to force Iran to halt its nuclear programme, insisting that "no option" should be ruled out, an official statement said.
Organizing demonstrations in front of Iranian consulates worldwide, staging mock stonings and hangings in public, and launching a massive media campaign against Iran - these are just some of the steps Israeli diplomats have been told to take in the coming weeks.
MOSCOW (SPT) — President Dmitry Medvedev has nominated a former St. Petersburg colleague of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to become Irkutsk’s governor, a post that remains vacant after the previous governor died in a helicopter crash.