Latest posts by Hoa Quach from September, 2008
Itâ€™s been 19 days since the Federal Housing Finance Agency became conservators of GSEâ€™s Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Eleven days since Bank of America purchased Merrill Lynch for the â€œbargainâ€ price of $50 million dollars and holding company Lehman Brothers had to file for bankruptcy; Ten days since the Federal Reserve spent $85 billion to rescue insurance corporation American International Group; Less than 24 hours since the FDIC seized bank Washington Mutual Inc., and sold its assets to JPMorgan Chase for $1.9bn; and nine days since the U.S. administration first proposed a Wall Street bailout of nearly $700bn. Following are some blog reactions from around the world.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden has further earned his nickname of â€œFoot-in-the-Mouth-Bidenâ€ as agreed by global bloggers. Here's a reflection from bloggers from Columbia, the Netherlands and Italy.
With about one-third of the worldâ€™s people and a growing economy, the presidential candidates cannot ignore the â€œmiddle kingdomâ€ of China. Hoa Quach brings us the buzz from China.
Muslims for Obama. Asian Americans for Obama. Republicans for Obama. The World for Obama. And, the list of online supporters for the idealistic presidential nominee goes on and on. Hoa Quach highlights some of the conversations going on on those blogs.
Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said â€œfarewellâ€ to much of her privacy yesterday, after a group called Anonymous hacked into her personal e-mail account. The invasion of privacy comes at a time when Palin and her husband are being questioned about the firing of Alaskaâ€™s former public safety commissioner Walt Monegan. Palinâ€™s campaign manager released a statement saying: â€œThis is a shocking invasion of the Governorâ€™s privacy and a violation of law.â€ World bloggers agree.
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama broke yet another record â€“ raising over $66 million in August with about 500,000 new donors. International bloggers react.
Sarah Palinâ€™s main man, Todd Palin, may be subpoenaed to speak about the firing of Alaskaâ€™s public safety commissioner, Walter Monegan. According to recent reports, Monegan believes his release was brought upon him because of his refusal to fire trooper Mike Wooten, Palinâ€™s former brother-in-law. World bloggers used the weekend to soak in the news and write their thoughts.
Vietnam War Hero. Prisoner of War. Victim of the Communist's captors. And, the list of adjectives goes on and on to describe Republican presidential nominee John McCain and his time in Vietnam. So what do the Vietnamese, Vietnamese Americans and those with knowledge about Vietnam and the war, think of McCain and his time in the Southeast Asian country?
The BBC has recently conducted a World Service poll which shows that out of 22,500 people surveyed in 22 countries, 49 per cent were in favor of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. One of the 22 countries included citizens from Brazil, where bloggers are typing away their opinions on the presidential election and showing strong support for the nominee. Here's a snapshot of reactions.
Itâ€™s been a week since the Republican National Convention and statistics are showing the convention worked in Republican nominee John McCainâ€™s favor. The Gallup Poll recently released scores showing that 48 per cent of registered voters would elect McCain over 45pc for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. For three of the worldâ€™s bloggers, the results didnâ€™t come as a surprise after viewing both the Democratic and Republican Conventions.