Rupert Murdoch, may he die of a painful stroke, is getting closer all the time to owning all the media in the world. The Chicago-based Tribune Co. is reporting that Tribune owned Newsday has reached an “agreement in principle” to sell the Long Island based newspaper to Rupert Murdoch owned News Corp for $580 million.
New York has a little something called “media ownership issues,” which “could restrict the number of properties…Murdoch could own in the New York Area”. I certainly hope so. Enough is enough.
This wrinkled up old f**k is 77 years old and thinks he’s going to live forever. His goal in life is to control every word we see and hear on TV, radio and in print and on the Internet. Seriously. That’s what he’s after and makes no secret of it. To what egomaniacal purpose, who the Hell knows? No wonder the planet is so screwed up.
An 84 year old Jewish guy, speaking of older types, has been arrested for passing military secrets to Israel back in the 1980′s, including nuclear weaponry, the F-15 fighter jet program and the U.S. Patriot missile defense system. So now he’s going to be prosecuted.
I have a better idea. Deport him to Israel where he can live out the rest of his days as the National Hero that he is. We should have been giving Israel the info anyway and we probably did but don’t want to admit it because our military is so paranoid.
This happened in 1985, 23 years ago. There’s no statute of limitations on this? I always thought that just applied to murder. Give an old spy a break.
Hugo Chavez, the Benito Mussolini of Venezuela, is yelling about soaring food prices, calling them a “massacre” of the world’s poor that are creating a global nutritional crisis. “It is a true massacre what is happening in the world,” Chavez said in a televised speech, citing U.N. statistics about deaths caused by hunger and malnourishment.
His comments came only hours after the United Nations’ World Food Program called more expensive food a “silent tsunami” that threatens to plunge more than 100 million people on every continent into hunger. “The problem is not the production of food … it is the economic, social and political model of the world. The capitalist model is in crisis.”
Well, he’s not a stupid man even if he looks it, and even tho he’s a communist, he’s right on all counts about the food crisis and its cause. Where he goes overboard is in saying that capitalism is in crisis. Nope. Not. What’s in crisis are all those people making about a dollar a day or less who are starving as I type. About 100 million of them and more on the way as food prices continue to rise way faster than wages.
My money is on the starvation deaths of 500 million, that’s 1/2 Billion dead people in the next 3 years. Any takers? I’ll give you odds….