Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

 For some of you, 2008 has already become history, for others (like me) we still have a few hours to go. Since we seldom stay up to celebrate the actual arrival of the new year, we'll call this our New Year's post - at least for now.  I figure the new year can't be any worse than 2008.  I hope.  However, it is disconcerting to see that Microsoft is going to lay off 17% of its staff in January. First a rumor, now confirmed they say.

And, the Middle East continues to make headlines. As does President Bush.

Bush Refuses To Interrupt His Final Vacation As Middle East Crisis Escalates

In an effort to “prevent Palestinians from attacking towns in southern Israel” with rockets, Israel today undertook its third day of offensive military airstrikes in the Palestinian territory of Gaza, raising the death toll to more than 300. The Palestinian casualty numbers have been described as the highest over such a brief period since the [...]
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