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2011 October 08 — Why Now?
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Digby posted an e-mail sent out by Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation in which he attempts to show that the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators are ignorant because they are using iPhones and iPads to respond to death of Steve Jobs.

I hate to break it to Mr. Phillips, but Steve Jobs had no love for Wall Street, with very good reason if you knew the history of Apple Inc..

It wasn’t because Steve was an LSD taking hippie who sought enlightenment in India, and became a Buddhist. While Steve was all of those things, and found wisdom in the Whole Earth Catalog, it was what the Wall Street mindset did to the company he founded, that turned him against them. What the ‘professional CEOs’ and ‘professional board of directors’ did to a thriving, successful company, is a case history in what is wrong with Wall Street, and the majority of corporations. The company he returned to had been hollowed out in pursuit of ever higher profits.

If Randians are looking for the “parasites”, “looters”, and “moochers”, they should look on Wall Street, not Pennsylvania Avenue.

October 8, 2011   2 Comments

Post-Tropical Storm Philippe – Day 15

Post-Tropical Storm PhilippePosition: 38.3N 43.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [030°] near 35 mph [56 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 Miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 987 mb ↓.

Currently about 915 miles [1475 km] West of the Azores.

The storm has lost its tropical characteristics. This is the final advisory.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

October 8, 2011   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Storm Philippe – Day 15