global climate change; Santa Ana winds up to 140 miles/hour (that's almost twice the minimum required of a hurricane) ripped through the American southwest; Europe is on the brink of bankruptcy; Islamics claimed the Tunisian and Egyptian elections and, yes, our government is screwed up. I certainly don't need to reference that.
solar energy prices have continued to decline and sales are increasing; global warming is not as bad as we thought (note, though that this article is from Forbes) and, in fact there might be some positives (but they also listed 20 really bad negatives); the Santa Ana winds have stopped and I did not read of any deaths; if Europe follows my simple solution for their future, they should be fine (maybe Sarkozy and Merkel above might have a workable plan to share this week); of course Islamics won the Tunisian and Egyptian elections because Muslims are 98% of the former and 90% of the latter; and about our broken government, we are in better shape than any major country. In fact, the USA remains as the only supreme power, have no challengers into the foreseeable future, and might well be the greatest nation ever. Where else would you want to live?
What are some other issues?
1. The American Economy? Our unemployment rate dropped to 8.6%, the lowest level in two years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now above the 12,000 level.
2. A key factor to the future of our crippled government is that the Tea Party is in sharp decline. Combined with the potential of the Occupy Movement, Democrats can only look forward to the Fall 2012 elections:
Two more delightful developments include the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team (Kanani Danielson and Britttany Hewitt below) winning last night, so will play the University of Southern California Trojans (is there a female version?) this coming Friday here in Honolulu for the Western Regionals.
Plus, after a tense first half, #1 LSU crushed Georgia, and will play Alabama in the BCS Championship game in the New Orleans Superdome on January 9. Coach Miles: