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Daily Digest 9/11 - The 9/11 Lexicon, Israel Faces Worst Crisis In 30 Years, Greece On Verge Of Default

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 9:48 AM
  • The 9/11 Decade: Words We Know, and Wish We Didn’t
  • Beyond Cairo, Israel Sensing a Wider Siege
  • Israel faces worst crisis with Egypt for 30 years as diplomats flee
  • California Lawmakers Give Amazon Tax Reprieve
  • Is Manufacturing Falling Off the Radar?
  • Greece on verge of default as doubt grows over €8bn bailout
  • Japan Official Ordered Nuclear E-Mails, Inquiry Finds
  • Making Headway in the Movement to Protect the World’s Sharks

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The 9/11 Decade: Words We Know, and Wish We Didn’t (jdargis)

Ground zero, sleeper cells, progressive vertical collapse: The most resonant phrases of 9/11 are imbued with what might be called antipoetry, a resistance to prettification.

Beyond Cairo, Israel Sensing a Wider Siege (jdargis)

The diplomatic crisis, in which winds unleashed by the Arab Spring are now casting a chill over the region, was crystallized by the scene of Israeli military jets sweeping into Cairo at dawn on Saturday to evacuate diplomats after the Israeli Embassy had been besieged by thousands of protesters.

It was an image that reminded some Israelis of Iran in 1979, when Israel evacuated its embassy in Tehran after the revolution there replaced an ally with an implacable foe.

Israel faces worst crisis with Egypt for 30 years as diplomats flee (jdargis)

The embassy attack, in which a security wall was demolished and a group of protesters reached the door of the embassy's secure area, threatened to cause "serious damage in peaceful relations between our two countries", the prime minister said.

He added that it was a "grave violation of accepted diplomatic practice".

California Lawmakers Give Amazon Tax Reprieve (jdargis)

Legislatures around the country, supported by struggling bricks-and-mortar stores, have been seizing on the sales tax issue as a means of raising much-needed funds. Amazon is fighting in the courts against a New York law compelling it to collect taxes, and has used the prospect of either opening or closing warehouses as a bargaining chip in negotiations with Texas and South Carolina.

Is Manufacturing Falling Off the Radar? (jdargis)

The company he founded bears his name, but for all its American roots, the Vermeer Corporation put its newest factory — and the wealth that goes with it — not here but in the capital of China. And Mr. Vermeer’s daughter, Mary Vermeer Andringa, the chief executive, presides over a manufacturing operation that relies increasingly on government support.

Greece on verge of default as doubt grows over €8bn bailout (jdargis)

Despite strong denials that the country is heading for a default, rumours have grown that the end game is approaching. Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, has insisted that a sixth, €8bn (£6.8bn) instalment of aid will not be released unless Greece enacts corrective measures to kickstart its economy and improve competitiveness. Experts from Washington and Brussels will fly into Athens this week to assess whether Greece is sticking to its programme of drastic spending cuts and tax rises, amid fears that its creditors could be ready to pull the plug.

Japan Official Ordered Nuclear E-Mails, Inquiry Finds (jdargis)

An independent investigative committee found that the governor of Saga Prefecture told the operator, Kyushu Electric Power, to send e-mails supporting the restart of two reactors at the company’s Genkai Nuclear Power Station. The company has already admitted to ordering employees to pose as regular citizens by sending e-mails during an online town-hall-style meeting in June over whether to allow the restart of the reactors.

Making Headway in the Movement to Protect the World’s Sharks (jdargis)

“We’re really enthusiastic to see good things finally starting to happen for sharks,” said Elizabeth Wilson, a marine wildlife expert at Oceana, a nonprofit conservation group that has long campaigned against the trade.

Shark fins are used to make a coveted Chinese banquet soup that can sell for over $100 a bowl. It has the ceremonial mystique of benefiting health and virility, and serving it to guests is considered to be a sign of great honor and respect.

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Germany May be Ready to Surrender in Fight to Save Greece


Germany may be getting ready to give up on Greece.

"After almost two years of fighting to contain the region’s debt crisis and providing the biggest share of three European bailouts, Chancellor Angela Merkel is laying the ground for what markets say is almost a sure thing: a Greek default.

“It feels like Germany is preparing itself for a debt default,” Jacques Cailloux, chief European economist at Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc in London, said in an interview. “Fatigue is setting in. Germany could be a first mover or other countries could be preparing too.” "


  • Other headlines:

Europe May Need to Bail Out, Nationalize Some Banks, Westpac’s Jones Says

IMF's Lagarde: report of $273.2 billion bank hole misleading


.........Looks like those Greek bailouts weren't "good enough". Do I smell Euros burning in there? Where are the smores?

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I wrote this song 10 years ago - posted it much later -

... and my husband and I sometimes perform it during the week of 9/11... some people still send nice comments about it on youtube... so I guess I think my serene song is as good as anybody elses...


Just in case the video link I inserted doesn't work - here it is http://www.youtube.com/gairin#p/u/4/awWoHdwhMf8

 or try this one -


Mary Kay

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