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The new year is upon us and with it the stock market has broken 9000. There is some hope yet. Macworld is this month and so is CES. I think we will see electronics that are at or below $100 due to the economy. Steve Jobs will not be at Macworld, nor will Apple which is causing quite a stir among the Apple faithful. Some are thinking the rumors of Jobs’ health may be true. I just think Apple showed all if it’s new toys before the holidays, so why bother with Macworld this year. Leo Leporte will be speaking at Macworld which will be interesting…he has asked John C. Devorak to come on stage with him.

Barack Obama gets sworn in on the 20th of this month. He has promised another stimulus package…the details have yet to be revealed, so the jury is still out on if that will be a good thing or not. I’m looking forward to 2009 and hope it proves to be a good year and that we all get to keep our jobs.

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It has come to my attention that Barack Obama has now jumped on the energy bandwagon. Imagine my surprise when I heard the news being bandied about the office. I do believe that this gas converted a rather staunch Democrat to switch sides in my office. Hurray for them!

In other news, actor Morgan Freeman was in a rather serious car accident today. No word yet on the extent of his injuries. My thoughts & prayers are with him. Please make a speedy recovery.

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Barak Obama voted yesterday to support an update of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.  But opposed granting telecoms immunity who have already cooperated with the hundreds of illegal wire taps and internet communications requested by the Federal government without benefit of a warrant.  This after decrying only months before that he will not support the bill.  I guess when in an election you move the way the wind blows.

This is just one more instance of Big Brother watching.  It is very disconcerting to have the government with the ability to unabashedly listen to everything you say and read everything you type just on the hunch that you are a terrorist.  There are currently 40 lawsuits against telecommunication companies who have willingly cooperated with Big Brother.

The initial bill would allow those telecommunication companies to be immune from prosocution rectroactively so the 40 lawsuits will become null and void.   Barack Obama has vowed to remove the immunity and hold the companies responsible for providing information to the federal government.  John McCain voted against the bill altogether.  Sounds like a plan to me.  I am uncomfortable leaving the government with the ability to watch all we do…without oversight.

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