A US magazine cover (left) screams out the general media slant of the last two weeks: the Muslim world is burning with anti-western anger over an Islamophobic film, with hordes of violent protesters on the streets threatening us all … but is it really? Citizens and new media are responding, and Gawker has brilliantly satirised the hype with alternative images of «Muslim Rage»:
The movie, «Innocence of Muslims,» that mocks and insults the Prophet Muhammad caused demonstrators to attack a U.S. consulate in Libya, killing one American, and breached the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
Angry protests over the film by a U.S. producer, directed and produced by an Israeli-American real-estate developer who characterized it as a political effort to call attention to the hypocrisies of Islam. It has been promoted by Terry Jones, the Florida pastor whose burning of Qurans previously sparked deadly riots around the world.
In Benghazi, Libya, several dozen gunmen from an Islamist group, Ansar al Sharia, attacked the Συνέχεια →
Right now, the US is poised to pass a new law that would permit US agents to spy on almost everything we do online.But we can stop them before the final vote.
Companies that we trust with our personal information, like Microsoft and Facebook, are key supporters of this bill that lets corporations share all user activity and content with US government agents without needing a warrant in the name of cyber-security — nullifying privacy guarantees for Συνέχεια →
BOSTON (TheStreet) — The euro is about to go the way of the dodo, if Credit Suisse researchers are correct.
In a research note making the rounds Monday carrying the title The «Last Days» of the Euro, a team of Credit Suisse analysts argue that «we seem to have entered the last days of the euro as we currently know it.»
While a break-up of the 17 eurozone nations isn’t a strong likelihood, Credit Suisse researchers say that Συνέχεια →
The mystery of Greek yogurt’s sudden ubiquity isn’t much of a mystery to me, as I glance from my computer to the recently discarded FAGEcarton in my trash can. I know I’m not alone. Greek yogurt is a $1.5 billion business in the U.S. Indeed, asking why Americans enjoy a pleasantly sweet and sourish yogurt with an avocado’s consistency and health benefits to boot seems to be an exercise in answering your own question.
The mystery isn’t «why greek yogurt,» but why now? Just five years ago, Greek yogurt was a $60 million market in the U.S. (Too sour! Too thick!) But sales have increased 2500%, accelerating through the Great Recession despite the fact that the «Greek» stuff (it’s actually more Lebanese, but anyway) tends to be twice as expensive as normal yogurt. Still the two leading brands– Συνέχεια →