Monday, October 01, 2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/1/2012

Gates of Vienna News Feed 10/1/2012The Swedish furniture giant Ikea is taking flak from women’s groups for putting out a version of their catalog for the Saudi market in which photos of all the women and most of the girls have been photoshopped out. Even a photo of the woman who designed one of the lines of furniture has been removed.

In financial news, the Eurozone now has a record 18.2 million unemployed workers, with the jobless rate still at 11.4%. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the average American household will be in for an annual tax increase of more than $3,000 if Congress fails to act.

In other news, Chinese hackers broke into the White House computer network. According to some reports, the computers affected include those that control the nuclear “football”.

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Hermes said...

The UNFPA document:

Anonymous said...

Norwegian(...) runs for president in Somalia

Mohamed Husein Gaas (39) wants to become president in Somalia, and the president can already be named today.

- If I move to Mogadishu, and (things don't turn out right), at least I will die for "a noble cause", says Mohamed Husein Gaas to DN.

Anonymous said...


Please make that "Prime minister, in Somalia" (not president).