12 Januari 2010

Political circuss

"This shit would be really interesting if we weren't in the middle of it."
—Barack Obama, September 2008

In 2008, the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something from the realm of fiction. The meteoric rise and historic triumph of Barack Obama. The shocking fall of the House of Clinton—and the improbable resurrection of Hillary as Obama's partner and America's face to the world. The mercurial performance of John McCain and the mesmerizing emergence of Sarah Palin. But despite the wall-to-wall media coverage of this spellbinding drama, remarkably little of the real story behind the headlines has yet been told.

In Game Change, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, two of the country's leading political reporters, use their unrivaled access to pull back the curtain on the Obama, Clinton, McCain, and Palin campaigns. How did Obama convince himself that, despite the thinness of his résumé, he could somehow beat the odds to become the nation's first African American president? How did the tumultuous relationship between the Clintons shape—and warp—Hillary's supposedly unstoppable bid? What was behind her husband's furious outbursts and devastating political miscalculations? Why did McCain make the novice governor of Alaska his running mate? And was Palin merely painfully out of her depth—or troubled in more serious ways?.......

27 Mei 2009

Australia's 10 Richest ( Series 2 )

By : Devon Pendleton

6. Anthony Pratt
49 year, Single, 1 chil, $1.6 Billion, PACKAGING
Appointed cochairman of family’s packaging empire, Visy industries

7. Gina Rinehart
55 year, Widowed, 4 children, $1.5 Billion, MINING
Wrested control of late father’s mining assets from stepmother in 2003, also own Direct stake in another iron ore mine through family company Hancock Prospecting

8. Kerr Neilson
59 year, Married, 2 children, $1.45 Billion, FINANCE
South African—born financier founded Platinum Asset Management with George Soros as a backer in 19993.

9. Kerry Stokes
68 year, disvorced, 4 children, $1 Billion, CONSTRUCTION
Owns Westrac, Australias largest dealer of caterpillar equipment, also has majority stake in media group Seven Network .

10. Lindsay Fox
72 year, Married, 7 Children, $ 970 Million, LOGISTIC
Founder of Australia’s largest private logistics company ; Operates 5000 trucks, 2 Airport, etc

They are all best CEO in the world and they have good leadership and skill ......

25 Mei 2009

Australia's 10 Richest

Australia’s 10 Richest ( Series 1 )

By Devon Pendleton.

Between bushfires, a dismal economy and the epic box office disaster Australia, the past 12 months have been equally dreary for the nation’s 40 richest business people, almost all of whom are poorer . There are now 9 billionaires, nearly half asa many as in 2008.

1. James Packer
41 year, Married, 1 child, $3.1 Billion, GAMING
Reclaim title as richest Australian despite steep stock losses at consolidated media And gaming company Crown .

2. Frank Lowy
78 year, Married,3 children, $2.8 Billion, SHOPING MALLS
Czech immigrant, founded retail real estate giant Westfield group, which own 119 malls in australia, New Zealand, etc.

3. Harry Triguboff
76 year, Married, 2 children, $2 Billion, REAL ESTATE
“High-Rise Harry” is australias biggest apartment builder,His Mariton Apartment has build 55000 flats, mainly in Sidney.

4. John Gandel
74 year, Married, 4 Children, $1.7 Billion, SHOPPING MALLS
Owns half of Melbourne shoping mall Chadstone and 17% stake in listed property trust that own the other half.

5. Andrew Forrest
47 year, Married, 3 Children,$1.65 Billion, MINING
Last years no1, shares of his Fortescue Metals group dropped two-third because of slowing iron core demand, falling prices .

7 Januari 2009

Green scandal photo

See Obama And McCain PhotoJust like baby-holding (see Obama hold babies and McCain hold babies), eating has become an integral part of the American political process.

5 Januari 2009

Shocka! Richardson Withdraws From Obama Cabinet

The wheels on the bus go "round and round"

Hopey, changey isn't officially sworn in yet but is scandal plagued. I wonder if more in his cabinet will make it to the Inauguration....Emanuel, Axelrod, etc.?

Time to stock up on more popcorn.

Bill Richardson withdrew his nomination as Commerce Secretary after a federal investigation into pay-for-play in New Mexico went public last month.

Video at Hot Air

Of course Richardson denies doing anything wrong but felt it would be better for Obama if he withdrew.