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Only three years after the world’s financial crisis in 2008, the global economy is slowing down again. At the start of the year, most forecasters expected global gross domestic product to expand in the range of 4.3 percent to 4.5 percent, it probably will only be around 3 percent.
The two-hour GOP Presidential debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday followed the same plot that the four debates since Labor Day have: contention between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, Herman Cain and 9-9-9, Michele Bachmann’s love of Israel, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum not saying too much, and Ron Paul’s cry for liberty.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has continued to grow across the country; the protests have raged on for more than a month and have received roughly $300,000 in donations.
The union/Democratic Party war on our paychecks is on display in South Carolina, where Boeing Co. wants to create thousands of jobs in a 787 Dreamliner assembly plant. The union thugs, outraged that Boeing would decide to build the plane in a State other than decidedly pro-union Washington, have contracted none other than the purportedly pro-jobs Obama Administration as a button man.
A handful of students at a Connecticut high school reportedly walked out of a school play after witnessing a man-on-man kiss. During the “Zanna Don’t” musical at Hartford Public High, a group of students walked out after the homosexual act, in what school officials referred to as “kind of a symbolic thing.”
Climate change proponents in the United Kingdom believe that global warming poses “an immediate, growing and grave threat” to health and security around the world. The British Medical Journal and a handful of military experts partnered on Monday to discuss what they believe will be the effects of global warming on societies around the world.
A Gallup poll released on Monday says that half of Americans support the legalization of recreational marijuana use, about four times as many as in the 1970s. The poll took into account age, sex, location and political affiliation.
A spotlight has been thrown on the former Governor of Massachusetts and front-running GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. You probably have heard that Romney is a Mormon. It was much publicized earlier this month when Pastor Robert Jeffress called Mormonism a “cult” at a political gathering.
Secretary of State Hilary Clinton traveled to Libya on Tuesday to offer words of encouragement and millions of dollars in U.S. aid to the country’s fledgling transitional government. Clinton is the first cabinet member of the Administration of Barack Obama to visit Libya.