Hoa Quach · September, 2008

Journalist. Poet. Kidz’ Kazette Founder. Passionate Nawleanteer. Thrill-Seeker. Thanh Quach and Nu Huynh’s (these are the two most spectacular people in the world) daughter. Thich Nhat Hanh enthusiast. Bicyclist. Skateboarder. SDSU alumna.

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Latest posts by Hoa Quach from September, 2008

To Bailout or not to Bailout?

It’s been 19 days since the Federal Housing Finance Agency became conservators of GSE’s Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac; Eleven days since Bank of America purchased Merrill Lynch for the “bargain” 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.

Bloggers nod Biden and his comments

Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden has further earned his nickname of “Foot-in-the-Mouth-Biden” as agreed by global bloggers. Here's a reflection from bloggers from Columbia, the Netherlands and Italy.

Chinese on China and the US Presidential Candidates

With about one-third of the world’s people and a growing economy, the presidential candidates cannot ignore the “middle kingdom” of China. Hoa Quach brings us the buzz from China.

Global: Support for Obama grows

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.

Global: Hackers invade Palin's privacy

Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said “farewell” 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 Alaska’s former public safety commissioner Walt Monegan. Palin’s campaign manager released a statement saying: “This is a shocking invasion of the Governor’s privacy and a violation of law.” World bloggers agree.

Global: Obama’s record-breaking fund raising effort

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama broke yet another record – raising over $66 million in August with about 500,000 new donors. International bloggers react.

Global: Blogging about Todd Palin's Subpoena

Sarah Palin’s main man, Todd Palin, may be subpoenaed to speak about the firing of Alaska’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, Palin’s former brother-in-law. World bloggers used the weekend to soak in the news and write their thoughts.

Vietnamese and Vietnamese-Americans on McCain

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?

Brazil: Majority for Obama

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.

Global: Palin pushes McCain up the Gallup Poll ladder

It’s been a week since the Republican National Convention and statistics are showing the convention worked in Republican nominee John McCain’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 world’s bloggers, the results didn’t come as a surprise after viewing both the Democratic and Republican Conventions.