Thursday, July 17, 2008

News Update

A prisoner swap took place between Israel and Hezbollah, where Hezbollah returned the bodies of 2 captured soldiers in return for the release of high profile Hezbollah prisoners.

Gore challenges the America to stop using fossil fuels by 2018, having 100% of electricity through renewable sources.

Sen. Obama raised $52 million in the month of June compared to Sen. McCain's $22 million, McCain has more cash on hand $96 million compared to Obama, $94 million, due to the Republican Party.

Starbucks is to close 600 of it's stores due to losing competition with Jamba Juice. (p.s. I tried Starbucks's new "smoothie" the orange, mango and banana and I almost threw up.)

The DNC (democratic national committee) is kicking off more than 1000 meetings to hear from voters across the country to come up with the party platform: What should Democrats stand for - and against?

U.S. obesity epidemic grows, despite efforts to encourage Americans to lose weight. The number of U.S. adults who are overweight, increased by 2% from 2005 and 2007.

Former Attorney General testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee on the "torture memos" today and defended the waterboarding technique: "The reports that I have heard, and I have no reason to disbelieve them, indicate that they (usage of waterboarding) were very valuable."


Constructive Attitude said...

Starbucks is closing 600 stores??? WOW!

Artistic Logic said...

gore's ideas are nice and all...but a bit impractical...a changeover of the entire nation's energy consumption to renewable sources, within the next 10 years??? maybe I'm just being a pessimist but i don't think thats possible...not yet at least...

oh and i can't believe the bit about starbucks either...hmph, oh well

Falling Up said...

I didn't know Starbucks even had competition. Yay! haha. {I am anti-starbucks if you can't tell}

I agree with A.L. I don't see it happening. It'll be good to start, though.

It's so ironic that obesity is still on the rise. Everything seems to health conscious and going to the gym seems to be the trend. But maybe that's why the gyms, light/diet foods are not working: it's all a fad. It's starting in India, too. But at the same time so many restaurants and clubs are opening up people {mainly the upper class} are still getting fatter and fatter.