Daily Archives: October 17, 2011

Galactic Views (9)


                                                                                                                                        
SPACE WATCH

Stars Adorn Orion’s Sword
NASA – This image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows what lies near the sword of the constellation Orion — an active stellar nursery containing thousands of young stars and developing protostars. Many will turn out like our sun. Some are even more massive. These massive stars light up the Orion nebula, which is seen here as the bright region near the center of the image. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Beyond The Bottom Line: Time For Radical Reform


By Steve Denning – “Why is this happening now, and not two years ago? Because at some point in the past year or six months, people started to realize: The economy really isn’t going to get better for a long time. Everyone seems to know in their gut that unemployment is going to stay bad or get worse…

A correspondent to one of my recent articles sums up the situation quite well. “We are at the beginning of a Phase Shift in Human Society… more> http://tinyurl.com/3hww3jd

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Eurozone Governments and the Financial Markets: A Troubled Marriage


illustrationBy Douglas J. Elliott – Financial markets and the governments of advanced economies around the world are inextricably tied together in an unbreakable marriage. The two sides need each other. Governments borrow huge sums of money and, for its part, the financial system requires a large base of safe, liquid assets to function efficiently.

Bonds are not priced like stocks, because the returns received by their holders differ. Stock investors are co-owners of the companies and share in both the downside and the upside, which tends to make them trade on what is most likely to happen to the company’s future profits. Bondholders, however, are capped on the upside. The most they receive is what was originally promised them, but they can receive as little as nothing if things really go wrong. more> http://tinyurl.com/3zzf8kt

Siemens puts solar farm in the south of France on line


Siemens – Siemens Energy put the Les Mées solar farm in the department of Alpes-de- Haute-Provence in the south of France on line. For this project Siemens installed a total of six turnkey photovoltaic (PV) power plants. Customer is the project developer Eco Delta Development (EDD), whose subsidiary Delta Solar developed the photovoltaic (PV) farm in the district of Les Mées. The solar power plants, for which Siemens will also handle maintenance, will generate a combined peak output of 31 megawatts (MWp). Approximately 12,000 French households can thus be supplied with clean electricity. more> http://tinyurl.com/3vdd5jr

Occupy Wall Street protests continue worldwide


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By Karla Adam – Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York, protesters here entered a second day of demonstrations Sunday as they reiterated their anger at the global financial system, corporate greed and government cutbacks.

Rallies rippled across the globe on Saturday as more than 900 cities in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America took part in the worldwide demonstration, including Washington, Toronto, Denver, and Chicago, where more than 175 people were arrested early Sunday for failing to leave a park after it closed. more> http://tinyurl.com/4xaf65f

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CONGRESS WATCH October Update from Rep. Scott Tipton: Jobs for Colorado, YouTube [VIDEO 3:17] Tipton, Gardner object to post office closure proposal, Matt Hildher, Pueblo Chieftain Federal contracts tougher to get, Heather Scofield, Durango Herald Government Web site venue for … Continue reading