Fareed Zakaria is a journalist and host of CNN's GPS (Global Public Square and not Global Positioning System.) He is a frequent commentator on the topics of foreign relations and policy so I expect there will be discussion of Russia and perhaps Israel.
He also Tweeted about inequality earlier today.President Obama is facing pressure, from Democrats and Republicans, to really up the ante. But the United States can only do so much because it's not one of the main trading partners with Russia. Germany, as you know, is the biggest European trading partner with Russia – 36 percent of its natural gas and almost 40 percent of its oil comes from Russia. If you're German and you put tough sanctions on Russia and they retaliate, your people are going to be really upset this winter.The Netherlands is another major Russian trade partner – Rotterdam is a place that imports more Russian oil than any place else in the world. They import it, they refine it, and then they sell it. Shell, the big Dutch company – a kind of iconic company – has huge investments in Russia.Why Europe is wary over Russia sanctions
So the Europeans have over the last decade, as Russia has grown as an oil country, gotten themselves so intermeshed that it's very tough for them to do it.
"CEO pay now 257 times that of average worker, an uptick from 4 years ago, when same pay ratio was 181 to 1": Thomas http://t.co/...— Fareed Zakaria (@FareedZakaria) July 24, 2014
At least people are talking about it. We really should be doing something about it.
Elon Musk is CEO and CTO of SpaceX and CEO and Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors. He has plenty of good news he could be talking about.
How the SpaceX Rocket Soft Landing Vindicates Elon Musk's Dream
SpaceX had exciting news Tuesday night when it announced that the first stage of one of its Falcon 9 rockets successfully landed in the Atlantic Ocean. The rocket splashed down after a mission placing six satellites into orbit. This isn't the first attempted landing of a Falcon 9 rocket, but unlike last time, the damage was little enough to prove the rocket's viability as a reusable way into space.
"This test confirms that the Falcon 9 booster is able consistently to reenter from space at hypersonic velocity, restart main engines twice, deploy landing legs and touch down at near zero velocity," SpaceX said in an announcement. "After landing, the vehicle tipped sideways as planned to its final water safing state in a nearly horizontal position. The water impact caused loss of hull integrity, but we received all the necessary data to achieve a successful landing on a future flight."
In June, Tesla’s Supercharger network passed a charging milestone, delivering more than 1 GWh of energy to Model S vehicles in a single month. That energy accounts for a collective 3.7 million miles driven, 168,000 gallons of gas saved, and 4.2 million pounds of carbon dioxide offset. That’s like driving to the moon and back seven and a half times, and nixing a day’s worth of CO2 from 73,684 Americans. A Supercharging MilestoneI like Musk, he at least seems to pushing the future toward utopian when so much else seems to be pushing dystopian.
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