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· September, 2008

Stories about North America from September, 2008

Kuwait: Benefiting from the Meltdown

From Kuwait, Don Veto explains how he actually made money in the US market meltdown.

Bermuda, U.S.A.: Political Slander

Vexed Bermoothes is “glad that the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers is taking an active role in lobbying in the United States to slow down the political slander facing...

Dominica, U.S.A.: Financial Crunch

Dominica Weekly thinks that the current U.S. financial crisis “will seriously affect financial markets around the worldwide and there will almost certainly be a trickle down effect on the already...

Bermuda, U.S.A.: Presidential Debates

A Bermudian's View weighs in on the first US presidential debate and says he is looking forward to the upcoming vice-presidential debates: “Given what I’ve seen of Palin…I’d say all...

Pakistani Bloggers on the McCain-Obama Debate

Pakistani bloggers found much to analyze in last night's televised debate between United States presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. What the US approach to Pakistan should be was...

China: One Trillion US Bonds and Debt Scandal

According to a New York Times report in early September, the Chinese Central Bank has invested over USD $1 trillion on U.S. Treasury bills, bonds and debt securities. Among the...

Russophone Bloggers Discuss the U.S. Presidential Candidates

Last week, Israel-based LJ user avva asked his Russophone readers - some of whom are eligible to vote in the upcoming U.S. election - whether they supported Barack Obama or...

Environment: Maps, Online Communities & Carbon Footprint Calculators

Earlier this year, GV Environment listed the web2.0 tools for environment activism. Since then many more tools have been developed. This post will highlight some mashups, online communities, carbon footprint...

Japan: Views on Wall Street Crisis

The ongoing collapse, bail-out and buy-out of Wall Street investment banks, threatening a U.S. and possibly worldwide recession, has triggered no lack of debates in Japanese blogs on the country's...

Japan: Google or Galapagos?

Blogger and economist Nobuo Ikeda [池田信夫] remarks in an article [ja] that whereas U.S. papers are making their sites more Google-friendly, articles on Japanese news sites do not even have...

Barbados, Jamaica, U.S.A.: Political Issues

Living in Barbados says that the recent battle for leadership in Jamaica's opposition party proves “that the overlapping values of candidates’ religion, race, gender, class, colour, speech, perceived intelligence and...

Bermuda, U.S.A.: Political Dilemma

Bermuda has got some unwanted attention with the Obama camp's latest campaign ad, which accuses McCain of being on the side of tax-dodging Bermuda-based US companies – Breezeblog says the...

Japan: Name of new PM poses challenge for Canadians

At Canada de Nihongo (カナダde日本語), a Japanese blogger living in Canada describes how she can't stop laughing [ja] when people mention the name of Japan's new Prime Minister: although they...

U.S.: Russian Woman's View of a U.S. Church

Russian History Blog translates a U.S.-based Russian woman's tirade about a local church she has to attend because she “[wants] to please [her] husband.”

Poland, U.S.: Sikorski in Chicago

Impressions of a recent Chicago speech by Poland's foreign minister Radosław Sikorski – at The 8th Circle.

Costa Rica: Daughter of Immigrant Running for State Senator

Fusil de Chispas [es] writes about Sonia Chang-Díaz, the daughter of a Costa Rican immigrant who is running for state senator in Massachusetts.

Poland, Russia, U.S.: A “New Cold War” or Not?

The beatroot hosts a discussion of the Polish-Russian-American relationship in the aftermath of the Russian-Georgian conflict.

Poland, U.S.: Ancient Kings and Presidential Candidates

The beatroot muses on what's considered “politics” in the United States and Poland.

Russia, U.S.: Kremlin for McCain?

Robert Amsterdam explains why the Kremlin may prefer John McCain as the next U.S. president and notes that “Mr. Putin and others should be careful what they wish for.”

Palestine: Prejudice in the USA

Palestinian blogger Laila El-Haddad has had an unpleasant encounter with a man in Virginia: “Free Palestine? Palestine's already free!!” he raged, gesturing to a bumper sticker on the back of...

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