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  • yoda12000 yoda12000 Nov 26, 2001 8:00 PM Flag

    IBM CEO sells about 1/2 his shares

    Anyone else see that Lou Gerstner filed to sell 45% of his IBM shares last week?

    Great week to do it...nobody's around to watch the filing hit the wires.....

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    • now THAT"S funny -- sounds like the work of The Onion, one of the few American publications that isn't afraid to make fun of itself -- a very Canadian sense of humour...

    • That article makes us Americans seem as bad as we are. I mean what does it have to with ME? How does this affect Al frankin?

      NetNARROW!!!

      As if it were necessary. There'so many channels and so little time. With broadband, it's easy to be narrow.... it's just a click away.

      The net IS american right? So get off you friggen foreigners you... That means you canadian investor... cancel your connection or the black helecoptors will arrive soon... :)

      Nic

    • Fears Internert May Educate Americans

      PULLMAN, WASH. � The profusion of international news available
      on the Internet has made it increasingly difficult for the average American to ignore the
      rest of the world, a trend researchers say threatens Americans' long, proud history of
      disregarding anything not about them.

      "With all the foreign newspapers and multi-cultural sites, the Internet is making it almost
      impossible for the average American to remain uninformed and apathetic," said
      Samantha Lessborn of Washington State University, which conducted the survey.
      "Americans can still do it. But it now takes effort, whereas before it was as easy as
      turning off Tom Brokaw whenever he said 'In South Korea today...'"

      According to survey participant Danny Grisham, a
      22-year-old from Cheyenne, Wyoming, it's not just
      the plethora of international news on the Web that
      is irritating. "Look, I can get around the news. I just
      turn off Reuters headlines in MyYahoo," he said.
      "But even some of the search sites like Yahoo and
      Alta Vista are available in different languages. Like
      everybody in the world doesn't speak English.
      Yeah, right."

      "I can see where it's important if we're, like, beating
      some country in the Olympics or bombing them or,
      ideally, both," Grisham added. "But if some
      Colombian drug lord sinks a ferry full of Israeli
      soldiers in North Latvoania or Serbo-Malaysia, or
      wherever, and Americans aren't involved, what has
      that got to do with me?"

      Other respondents said they were appalled, not just
      by the availability of non-U.S. news, but by the way
      important U.S. news is reported by some of these foreign sites. "Yesterday, for
      instance, the St. Louis Rams beat the Atlanta Falcons, OK, and I go to the London
      Times site and it's not even there," said Chip Pernadge of Kansas City, Mo. "Jesus, no
      wonder those guys lost the war and had to give Hong Kong back to Canada."

      Sensing a market opportunity, Net Nanny, makers of Net Nanny filtering software,
      announced this week it will introduce NetNarrow, an English-only product that
      automatically filters out content that appears to be international. Specifically, the
      software looks for world datelines and keywords indicative of irrelevant foreign stories,
      including "Shiite," "post-Apartheid," and "Bob Geldof."

      Survey-taker Craig Barker of Brooklyn, New York, said he will be among the first to get
      NetNarrow. "On the Web, there are so many ways to get news from so many different
      places, I could really get some fresh insights into what's going on in other countries if I
      wanted to," he said.. "But I don't want to."

      "You'd think these Internet people would know that," Barker added. "I mean, that's why
      the Internet is called America Online, right? It's supposed to be about America."

    • [[It is fun to talk with people who have limited knowledge of the world]]

      You must talk to yourself a lot.

    • If I had time, I would write a book from my experiences (being in 16 countries.) I mentioned to you that I do not depend on any one-news sources. I hear and compare different sources in different languages. Talebans were/are supported by Pakistan (Taleban�s are Mujahed�s) and US supports Pakistan in fighting them!! It is fun to talk with people who have limited knowledge of the world!

    • [[Mujahedin means fighters. Taleban means students. Many students fought Russia and only recently (1995) the name Taleban is used instead of Mujahedin. If you knew languages, you would get fooled easily by newsreports.]]


      The Mujahedin and the Taliban are not the same people. It is more than a name change. The Taliban orginate from religious schools in Pakistan & southern Afganistan. I suggest you read something on the subject, as I have:

      http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0300089023/qid=1006893307/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2
      _15_1/103-5573434-6425468



      [[I was joking with you about CIA. Goodness, have some INTERNATIONAL sense of humor.]]

      So you were joking about the CIA. Fine. You still haven't answered the original question and given me a news source that, in your opinion, is better than the BBC.

    • Mujahedin means fighters. Taleban means students. Many students fought Russia and only recently (1995) the name Taleban is used instead of Mujahedin. If you knew languages, you would get fooled easily by newsreports.

      I was joking with you about CIA. Goodness, have some INTERNATIONAL sense of humor. Yes, I agree, we should not discuss politics, or religion, or sex. We still can talk about our dogs and cats. Cannot we?!

    • [[The best news report comes from CIA. After 50 years they de-classify most of their reports, it is heart breaking to read what went on in the world.

      I do not look for best news source. Because there is not any. I hope you are not brainwashed by some of the newsmedia.]]


      I hope you haven't been brainwashed by Noam Chomsky. I can't be everywhere and read everything, so I need media sources to give me a 'brief'. I can't wait 50 years for the CIA papers to be released before I form an opinion about todays news. I suspect that you do have your media sources but are too embarrassed to mention it here. Maybe this is it...
      http://www.rwor.org/home-e.htm


      [[Every country/religion has extreme groups several of which were/are supported by Western Governments.

      I was talking to a reporter two weeks ago(I get interviewed at least once a month by a reporter), this reporter said that someone�s terrorists might be another country�s hero (President Reagan called Taleban�s Freedom fighters, do you remember?). ]]

      Reagan never called the Taliban anything since the Taliban didn't emerge until 1995. The United States supported the Mujahideen against the invasion by the Soviet Union. Do you have a problem with that? You probably do because you're a Socialist. I understand.


      [[I told the reporter there are governments which have called the same people terrorists and freedom fighters depending on their advantage and time. (I do not want to get into politics here or name some countries or groups.) Peace Upon You!
      ]]

      Freedom Fighters can claim the title if the fight is for defending/increasing liberties. Is that what the Taliban were about? But let's not talk politics. It can get messy.

    • The best news report comes from CIA. After 50 years they de-classify most of their reports, it is heart breaking to read what went on in the world.

      I do not look for best news source. Because there is not any. I hope you are not brainwashed by some of the newsmedia. Every country/religion has extreme groups several of which were/are supported by Western Governments.

      I was talking to a reporter two weeks ago(I get interviewed at least once a month by a reporter), this reporter said that someone�s terrorists might be another country�s hero (President Reagan called Taleban�s Freedom fighters, do you remember?). I told the reporter there are governments which have called the same people terrorists and freedom fighters depending on their advantage and time. (I do not want to get into politics here or name some countries or groups.) Peace Upon You!

    • solongsogone wrote:
      "125 O.K. pal.Nuclear weapons are very sofisticated,they need to be put in place with the proper launching techonology.You don't build them in your basement and you don't drive them into the side of a building."

      This reminds me how teh reporting about the complexity of the September 11 events differed between BBC and CNN.

      CNN had some US politician making statements how difficult the operations was and how much training the hijackers needed to be able to fly the planes to the WTC.

      BBC had a pilot telling that if you don't need to take off/land, it is not too complicated. You obviously need to know what the controls are but after that, it is not that difficult. The targets were reasonably large, so almost point and shoot approach worked.
      Jari

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