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Space Shuttle Discovery Readied for Demate
NASA – NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft with the space shuttle Discovery mated on top rolls into position for demating at Washington Dulles International Airport, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in Sterling, VA. Discovery, the first orbiter retired from NASA’s shuttle fleet, completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times, and traveled 148,221,675 miles. NASA will transfer Discovery to the National Air and Space Museum to begin its new mission to commemorate past achievements in space and to educate and inspire future generations of explorers. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
- Space Shuttle Update (49) (theneteconomy.wordpress.com)
- Space Shuttle Update (48) (theneteconomy.wordpress.com)
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Tagged Boeing, Kennedy Space Center, NASA, National Air and Space Museum, Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, Space, Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Discovery, Sterling Virginia, Washington Dulles International Airport
By Roben Farzad – Apple is the largest, most dominant and highly valued company on the planet. It’s measured against entire gross national products. Doubt it at your peril. And yet Apple does not control its own destiny.
“The iPhone,” says analyst Walter Piecyk of brokerage BTIG, “is squeezing margins at wireless operators.” He explains how the carriers’ subsidies, which average about $450 a pop, have fueled the huge success of Apple’s $600 iPhone since it launched five years ago. Originally, the wireless operators were happy to chip in; the iPhone was a boon to the data portion of subscribers’ average monthly bills. Those bills had been falling for decades, what with the advent of “nights & weekends” plans and cheapo prepaid carriers. more> http://tinyurl.com/7djqxj6
Posted in Business, Economy, Net, Product, Technology, telecom
Tagged Apple, AT&T, Electronics, Internet, IPad, iPhone, Semiconductor, Software, Walter Piecyk, Wireless
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee attends a news conference in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata September 7, 2008.
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By Chandrahas Choudhury – States are granted the power to arrest or detain citizens. It follows that governments, which represent the state but are congregations of human actors, should exercise extreme self-restraint in depriving human beings of their liberty, and in particular never use the state’s power to settle personal scores.
All these foundational axioms of democratic civility and integrity were thrown to the wind last week by the chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, and her party, the Trinamool Congress, when they swooped down upon and incarcerated a college professor for the earthshaking crime of circulating an e-mail that contained a cartoon mocking Banerjee and two members of her party. more> http://tinyurl.com/7syv4jw
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Tagged All India Trinamool Congress, First Amendment, Government, India, Leadership, List of Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress, West Bengal