Random News: October 22, 2011

Getting rid of Rupert Murdoch. Turmeric for joint pain. Bears move-in, and don’t move out. Cain’s 9-9-9, why? Qaddafi’s death. Iraqi’s independence from U.S. supervision. Occupy Your City. BP back to Gulf of Mexico.

Put away the Garlic and silver bullets. Stockholders meetings take on a different tone these days. In the Murdochs’ case, the family controls the vote. Rupert Murdoch, to his credit, spoke to the issues at hand and addressed the angry stokeholders. How to get rid of the man? Dump your stock, don’t buy his papers.

Alternative medicine. The myth busters at the NYTimes health blog report turmeric may aid joint pain. All I can say is it has helped me. Check with a doctor.

What’s the draw? Herman Cain offers a new tax plan, 9-9-9: 9%income tax, 9% sales tax, 9% corporate tax. NPR reports this analysis, which now includes 0% income tax for those below the poverty line. Why the fascination with this tax plan? Simplicity. Easy to understand. Easy to apply. Easy to enforce. For people outside the Beltway (and on the out side of the political game), simple, easy and self explanatory will sell more quickly than complicated, complex and jargon laden. Make a note politicos: The businessman talks sense and speaks to the common man. You might learn something.

On Qaddafi’s death. Apparently the UN and the US want an investigation into the death of Qaddafi. Personally, I’m glad that whatever happened to Qaddafi occurred at the hands of his fellow countrymen, i.e. not at the hand of Seal Team 6 or the CIA. This story won’t be piled onto the U.S. bonfire burning in the Middle East.

Be careful what you demand. Obama ordered the pull out of ALL U.S. troops from Iraq once negotiations fell apart. Iraq is happy about this. Here’s hoping the U.S. didn’t create an impossible situation for the Iraqis.

Space invaders? Humans invaded space previously occupied by wildlife in North Georgia. Now, the wildlife maybe moving back into the neighborhood. Here’s hoping it’s not a bear-eat-human world.

Occupy Movement Meeting Resistance? After weeks of reportedly peaceful protests, the Occupy movement may meet resistance in Oakland. NPR reports that the protesters defied an order to abandon their post. How to handle the protest? This question puzzles cities all over the country. Wondering how it will unfold.

BP returns to the Gulf. British Petroleum is cleared to return to search for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Perhaps a safety regulator could participate as well.



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