After a 15-year economic eclipse, a stream of good news is finally brightening the outlook for Japan. Banks have started to lend again, companies to hire and invest, and consumers to spend.
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Phillip Garrido had a story to tell — about how God helped him overcome the evil inside him.
Customers of the printing company knew her as "Allissa." They spoke to her about graphic design, business cards and fliers, and describe her as professional, polite and responsive. “She was always good at getting us what we wanted,” said Ben Daughdrill, who used to own a junk hauling business. “You got the feeling she was doing all the work.” But “Allissa,” authorities say, was really Jaycee Dugard, kidnapped 18 years ago from her home in South Lake Tahoe, California
The bright red words scrolling across the electronic Fox News ticker in New York City high above Mandy Helton Jones demand immediate attention: The Dow is up 102.27 . Barack Obama allegedly lamented some years ago that the Supreme Court hadn’t ventured into wealth redistribution
Since the dawn of time, people have found nifty ways to clean up after the bathroom act. The most common solution was simply to grab what was at hand: coconuts, shells, snow, moss, hay, leaves, grass, corncobs, sheep’s wool — and, later, thanks to the printing press — newspapers, magazines, and pages of books. The ancient Greeks used clay and stone; the Romans, sponges and salt water.
Headlines proclaiming that G-20 activists and police are following each others’ activities on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites may give one the impression that a new age of surveillance and political activism has dawned. But activists’ use of technology is nothing new. Though Twitter and Facebook might be today’s must-have gadgets in campaigners’ toolboxes, some say they’re simply the latest chapter in a long tradition of activists’ use of technology to champion change.