Tuesday, November 3, 2015

INTERESTING CONNECTIONS

Apple:

NOV 2015: The Unhackable iPhone Has Been Compromised: ‘Intelligence Agencies Can Intercept Calls, Messages, and Access Data’

JUNE 2015: Silicon Valley Led the Effort for Same Sex Marriage

California:

Oct 13-27: San Ramon, California, experiences swarm of 400+ earthquakes, four times the previous swarm of 2003

Oct 9: California Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill that forces pregnancy centers to promote abortions

Interesting to note that the name Ramon is a form of Raymond. Look at this from Behind the Name website:

From the Germanic name Raginmund, composed of the elements ragin "advice" and mund "protector". The Normans introduced this name to England in the form Reimund. It was borne by several medieval (mostly Spanish) saints, including Saint Raymond Nonnatus, the patron of midwives and expectant mothers, and Saint Raymond of Peñafort, the patron of canonists. (emphasis mine)

Chicago:

OCT 2015: The blogger who brought down Chicago Public Schools chief

(Note that the blogger wrote her findings on her blog first in JULY 2013.)

FEB 2013: New sex ed policy adopted by the Chicago Board of Education in February to begin this school year, sex-ed to begin in kindergarten and promote gay lifestyle

GlaxoSmithKline:

AUG 2015: Legionnaires' disease: GSK's North Carolina plant closed after bacteria found in cooling tower

JUNE 2015: GSK one of the 379 companies to push for same-sex marriage

Houston:

OCT 31: Emergency officials advised trick-or-treaters in the Houston area to beware of flooded streets after storms dumped up to 8 inches of rain (Hickory Record)

OCT 16: First "Greater Church of Lucifer" will open later this month in a Houston suburb, just in time for Halloween

McDonald's:

OCT 2015: McDonald’s has fallen on hard times, significant number of franchises are currently insolvent or seriously in the red

JUNE 2015: McDonald's among 154 companies calling for same-sex marriage in Australia (The Guardian)

Too-big-to-fail banks:

NOV 2: S and P puts JPMORGAN, BANK OF AMERICA, WELLS FARGO, CITIGROUP, GOLDMAN SACHS, STATE STREET CORP, and MORGAN STANLEY on ratings downgrade watch

JUNE 2015: All banks listed in the link above were part of the 379 companies that signed onto Supreme Court brief arguing for same-sex marriage

Wal-mart:

OCT 2015: Wal-Mart’s Worst Stock Crash In 27 Years Is Another Sign That The Economy Is Rapidly Falling Apart - Michael Snyder

JUNE 2015: Same-sex marriage: How Walmart became one of the biggest corporate supporters (Fortune magazine)