Roberto Abraham Scaruffi: May 2008

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Wet spring dampening corn crop hopes

In a year of rising food prices and high fuel costs that are creating pressure to produce more ethanol, the country could really use a perfect corn crop. So far, it isn't happening.

Gates: Myanmar aid delays cost lives

Myanmar's obstruction of international efforts to help cyclone victims cost "tens of thousands of lives," Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Saturday.

200,000 flee Chinese city as floodwaters rise

More than 200,000 people were evacuated from a Chinese city by early Saturday as a lake formed by a devastating earthquake threatened to breach its dam.

Comment le Hezbollah impose sa loi au Liban

Comment le Hezbollah impose sa loi au Liban
Par Pierre Prier, envoyé spécial à Beyrouth
30/05/2008 Mise à jour : 22:21

Villa Ahumada

Bering glacier



Arctic Russia

Intelligence Official Sees Little Progress Before Bush Exits

Previewing the world for the next U.S. president, a top U.S. intelligence official this week predicted that the Bush administration would make little progress before leaving office on top national security priorities including an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, political reconciliation in Iraq...
(By Karen DeYoung, The Washington Post)


Ruf mich k'nak-nissel!

As Iowa Job Surplus Grows, Workers Call the Shots

Iowa’s current job glut may be providing an advance view of things to come — some predict the nation could be short of as many as 14 million skilled workers by 2020.

In Disclosure, North Korea Contradicts U.S. Intelligence on Its Plutonium Program

The declaration and the denuclearization agreement that it is a part of are facing skepticism from Congress and from some North Korea experts who say that the North cannot be trusted.

Drug Massacre Leaves a Mexican Town Terrorized

Drug violence is infecting even small towns like Villa Ahumada, where all of the police quit after an attack.

(A) Ruach in dein taten's taten arein!

Rossel flaysh





Casa de América: Judíos en Iberoamérica

Casa de América: Judíos en Iberoamérica
Casa de América y Casa Sefarad-Israel han organizado un programa completo de homenaje a la historia de los judíos emigrantes a Latinoamérica. Coloquios, mesas redondas, conciertos, gastronomía y demás manifestaciones sociales y culturales dibujarán un mapa de la influencia judía en América Latina.

"La corrupción está aceptada por los intelectuales progresistas"

Pensador y ensayista, Tomás Abraham reflexiona acerca del modo oportunista en que se ejerce el poder en Argentina y afirma que la mayor crisis no es política ni económica, sino cultural y educativa

Observaciones sobre la vida cotidiana

Los textos reunidos en Cuadernos de notas, algunos de los cuales se publican a continuación, están lejos del tono propio de un diario íntimo: los pasajes autobiográficos o confesionales son escasísimos y, por lo común, aparecen velados

China 'discouraging France trips'

Beijing's official tourism body is urging tour operators to stop selling holidays to France, Paris claims.

Gunman attacks mosque in Yemen

A gunman kills at least eight people after opening fire at a mosque in Yemen, officials say.

UN condemns Burma 'camp closures'

UN condemns Burma 'camp closures'

A senior UN official says any coercion of Burmese cyclone victims to return home is completely unacceptable.

La ruée vers les ressources énergétiques de l'Arctique

La ruée vers les ressources énergétiques de l'Arctique
Le sommet du Groenland et la coopération circumpolaire
par Jules Dufour, Le 29 mai 2008

Chechnya: Pro-Moscow Authorities Move Memorial To Stalin

Chinese Officials Order Residents to Evacuate from Area of 'Quake Lake'

Chinese Officials Order Residents to Evacuate from Area of 'Quake Lake'
By VOA News 30 May 2008

Friday, 30 May 2008

Power and Tenacity Collide in a Singapore Courtroom

Chee Soon Juan, the most dogged critic of Singapore’s former prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, finally confronted his accuser this week.

NATO Chief in Afghanistan Says Pakistan’s Tack on Militants Is Not as Expected

NATO Chief in Afghanistan Says Pakistan’s Tack on Militants Is Not as Expected


Gen. Dan K. McNeill voiced concern on Thursday that Pakistan had not tackled militancy on its border and had recently stopped its cooperation with NATO on border issues.

Nissan: la potencia de un gigante

El fabricante japonés hizo gala en Portugal de su evolución. Manejamos todos los modelos que se venden en el mundo; vea el video con comentarios desde el autódromo de Estoril

Government has been investigating oil market

Federal regulators are six months into a wide-ranging investigation of U.S. oil markets, with a focus on possible price manipulation.

Texas Supremes Say YZR Children Should be Returned to Parents

Texas Supremes Say YZR Children Should be Returned to Parents

Armed and Dangerous

The New Republic
by David Kenner
How Hezbollah's takeover of Beirut this month will actually lead to the group's downfall.Post Date Thursday, May 29, 2008

US probes whether laptop copied on China trip

Associated Press Writer (05-29) 14:28 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP)
U.S. authorities are investigating whether Chinese officials secretly copied the contents of a government laptop computer during a visit to China by Commerce Secretary Carlos M....

McCain (Mis)Speaks

How the Senator Won the War of Words in Iraq (again and again and again…)
By Christopher Cerf and Victor S. Navasky

Unemployment Down to 24-Year Low

Israel’s unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in the first quarter of 2008 – its lowest in 24 years. The rate for men is the lowest in 30 years.

Cyclone survivors say life getting harder

Survivors of Myanmar's cyclone say they are being victimized again, by a regime that has forced some to return to flooded, collapsed homes and others to labor on reconstruction projects.

Turf war engulfs U.S. spy agencies

A turf war is being waged in the closed world of U.S. intelligence agencies that could disrupt how spy operations are carried out around the world, according to former and current CIA officials.

Multiracial Americans surge in number, voice

The presidential candidacy of Barack Obama has brought new attention, curiosity and discussion to the experiences of multiracial Americans.'s Mike Stuckey reports.

Nepal ist eine Republik

Nepal ist eine Republik
Nepal hat nach 238 Jahren die Monarchie abgeschafft. Den Regierungschef werden voraussichtlich die Maoisten stellen. Dass sie noch immer eine eigene Armee haben, bereitet vielen Nepalesen Unbehagen.
Der Artikel bei DW-WORLD:

Les chrétiens poursuivis en Algérie

Les chrétiens poursuivis en Algérie
Religion. Accusée de prosélytisme, une protestante risque entre deux et cinq ans de prison.
mercredi 28 mai 2008 - 06:00

Ex-Press Aide Writes That Bush Misled U.S. on Iraq

Ex-Press Aide Writes That Bush Misled U.S. on Iraq
By Michael D. Shear
Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir that the Iraq war was sold to the American people with a sophisticated "political propaganda campaign" led by President Bush and aimed at "manipulating sources of public opinion" and "downplaying the major reason for going to war."

Richtiker chaifetz


Ribi-fish, gelt oyfen tish!


Redt zich ayn a kreynk!

Reisen di hoit

Redt zich ayn a kind in boich



China boycotts Sharon Stone films

Hollywood actress Sharon Stone is facing a backlash in China over her claim that the earthquake which has claimed at least 67,000 lives may be "karma".

Nepal abolishes two-century-old monarchy

King Gyanendra was given 15 days to leave his palace as majority of elected assembly backed creation of a republic.

Radical Islam filling void left by Christianity collapse

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali says decline of Christian values is destroying Britishness and has created a "moral vacuum".

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Bush, Cheney et Cie accusés de crimes de guerre dans un dossier du FBI

Vietnam’s inflation rate surges above 25%

Vietnam’s inflation rate surges above 25%
By Amy Kazmin in Bangkok
Published: May 27 2008 16:59 Last updated: May 27 2008 16:59

The welfare state is behind youth crime

Society must grasp the toxic effect of welfarism on the minds of young people, says Simon Heffer.

Followers of Hezbollah, pro-Western majority clash near Beirut

Followers of Hezbollah, pro-Western majority clash near Beirut
Militants of the Shiite movement Hezbollah fought with followers of Lebanon's ruling majority near Beirut on Tuesday, leaving one Hezbollah follower and a Lebanese soldier dead, Lebanese security sources said.

Bush 'Plans Iran Air Strike By August'

Bush 'Plans Iran Air Strike By August'
By Muhammad Cohen
The George W Bush administration plans to launch an air strike against Iran within the next two months, an informed source tells Asia Times Online, echoing other reports that have surfaced in the media in the United States recently.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Aftershocks demolish China homes

Two further aftershocks destroy 420,000 homes in the Chinese area hit by the recent quake, state media say.

Toshiba expects 33 reactor orders by 2015

Toshiba expects 33 reactor orders by 2015
22 May 2008
Japan's Toshiba Corporation expects orders for at least 33 nuclear power reactors by 2015, and plans to expand all its nuclear businesses over the period to 2020, according to the company's president.

Russia and China sign enrichment plant agreement

Russia and China sign enrichment plant agreement
27 May 2008
During a state visit to China, Russian officials have signed a $1 billion agreement regarding technical assistance for a gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment plant and supplies of Russian-enriched uranium. Russia has also been dealing in Mongolia.


Redn tzu der vant

Reden on a moss



Rebbe fon Stutz






A Sensible Path on Iran

Zbigniew Brzezinski and William Odom

A Sensible Path on Iran

American policy toward Iran is not only ineffective but also illogical.

Monday, 26 May 2008







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