Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Morning Newsdome: Obama's military strategy

Posted By on Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 5:04 PM

click to enlarge CHRISTIAN LACROIX:  Who wouldn't want to look this dowdy?
  • CHRISTIAN LACROIX: Who wouldn't want to look this dowdy?

>> The ACLU first won its suit to have US prisoner torture photos released after Barack Obama said he wanted the images available, then Obama changed his mind and now the Supreme Court is sending the case to be reconsidered at the Second Circuit. This comes as Obama confirms 30,000 troops to be sent to Afghanistan. So he does have a military strategy after all ... (the New York Times, CNN)

>> Bulgarian villagers have named their homemade rakia brandy "Borisovka" in honor of Prime Minister Boiko Borisov after he stopped the new right-center parliament from raising taxes on the traditional alcohol. Kind of like Billy Beer. (Reuters)

>> Three masked gunmen robbed a 50-year-old Taiwanese man who withdrew more than $2 million in cash from a bank. Police are looking for the robbers and telling citizens that they are "ready to stand beside them for protection as they use the bank." Yet no one in Taiwan finds it strange that he withdrew $2.39 million in cash? (Reuters)

>> Fourteen states have medical marijuana laws in place already and now it appears that New Jersey is ready to legalize the drug before the end of the year. Incoming N.J. Republican Governor Chris Christie says he'll support the bill with enough restrictions. Those limitations? That the best pot goes to him ... Sounds fair. (the Wall Street Journal)

>> After a Middle Eastern sheikh failed to submit financial guarantees on time after expressing interest in buying the bankrupt fashion house, Christian Lacroix will be restructured by Florida-based owners the Falic group. Lacroix will discontinue retail and couture operations with only licensing deals, and just eleven of their 120 employees will stay on. Damn, Florida ruins everything. (Women's Wear Daily)

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