The Falkland Islands have been British for about the same length of time that Texas has belonged to the USA.
Tell you what, when you return Texas to the Mexicans, we will give the Falkland Islands to the Argentinians. Seems fair to me.
I didn't mean to be deriding or disrespectful. To me, it really is an uncanny coincidence. The other commonality is their conservative leadership.
Maybe this would be a good justification for term limits?
In case you have forgotten your favorite trade magazine ( EE Times ) is now owned by UBM Tech, a UK Co. That should explain sme of the editorial policies and the gradual deviation from hardcore EE topics.
OK - I will then suffer reading all these economic pontifications and lectures, which I still think are a misuse of my favorite trade magazine, in silence. I just hope that the wave of glorification of a right-wing politician and all things UK will soon pass.
I would rather read, for example, about process technologies used in PMUs for mobile processors. Apparently BCD technology is in big time.
Don't be so hard on Bubba. The new definition of "is" is right next to the definition of "fathful".
Besides, I find compliment in herr resistion's dirision. Take what he said and it follows that heavy use of the brain in the younger years leads to breakdown in the latter years.
The opposite could also be true too. Think about that next time you meet one of those sharp-as-a-tack liberal septegenarians. Like Bob Woodward. (Oops! He dissed BHO, so he's dumb and senile now.)
Duane, you are correct in noting that there were three people who ended the cold war, but you err in identifying one of them. The Cold War was ended by Reagan, Thatcher and Pope John Paul 2. Gorby was a bystander.
"In terms of the economic fall-out, my belief is that we are in the middle of a period of change every bit as dramatic and disruptive to the world economy as was the industrial revolution. It's just all happening a lot faster this time. I think we have even more change coming up over the next thirty years."
Exactly right. The world is increasingly flat, and the economy is increasingly global.
We are all in favor of competition when it benefits us in terms of more choice and lower prices. We are less happy when *we* are the ones who must compete.
Information technology is fueling an increasing rate of change, and making whole classes of jobs obsolete, because a machine *can* now do them.
In the world we are increasingly living in, you can't be ignorant, and you can't be stupid. You must know how to do things, and be able to constantly learn to do new things, to have skills anyone will pay for.
There will be large numbers of people who simply won't *get* jobs because thre will be none for them to do. The challenge is what they do instead, and everyone is grappling with it.
credit worthy by bank standards, and a class of lender arose to serve them, offering "sub-prime" mortgages. Like traditional mortgage lenders, sub-prime mortgage lenders packaged loans they originated and sold them on the secondary market, using the proceeds to fund more loans.
The institutions that bought the packages saw triple A ratings on them, because the loans were backed by real property, and added them to their portfolio. Because of teh triple A ratings, they didn't examine the value of the underlying assets.
Everybody screwed up by the numbers, and the bubble burst when the economy took a turn and there was sudden realization that no one really knew what those packages of sub-prime loans were worth.
I saw a lot of commentary back when it first happened suggesting that the bankers in question should be jailed. The only problem was that they hadn't broken any laws. Greedy? Yes. Short-sighted? Yes. Stupid? Yes. Alas, none of those things are illegal and carry jail sentences.
EE Times is a trade publication covering the electronics industry. Government policies affect the industry and are legitimate items to cover. National leaders who designed and implemented those policies are also legitimate things to cover. An obituary for a national leader whose policies had a profound effect on the electronics industry in Britain is quite appropriate, especially since it concentrates on the effect on the industry. How you feel about the leader in question is quite irrelevant.