Saturday, December 22, 2007

Singing Revolution Box Office receipts

The Singing Revolution came out in NYC last week. It got some good reviews and managed to crack the Top 10 box office in terms of average revenue per screen in all of the US. Hopefully these good results will mean a little more exposure for the film.


Monday, December 03, 2007

A little bit about Russia

So yesterday Russia held their parliamentary elections, no surprise in the result. Putin's party won more than 60% of the vote and there are complaints of widespread voter manipulation.

I also noticed the news that the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) announced that they are beginning talks with 5 new countries to join, among them Estonia and Russia.

I didn't know much about OECD so I check out their website and their mission statement is as follows:

The OECD brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to:

• Support sustainable economic growth
• Boost employment
• Raise living standards
• Maintain financial stability
• Assist other countries' economic development
• Contribute to growth in world trade

I wonder how the Russia fit's into that criteria, based on this weekends performance their doesn't seem to be much "democracy" going on there.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Global Climate Destabilization

Good video that explains in simple terms that action to combat global warming is an exercise in risk management that shouldn't be ignored.

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