Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Russia Could Turn U.S. into 'Radioactive Ashes'

Russian TV Anchor Dmitry Kiselyov
Said Russian State TV Anchor Dmitry Kiselyov on his news program on Sunday at the time when Crimea went to the polls to vote in the referendum to re-join Russia.

According to the Moscow Times, Kiselyov - well-known as the voicepiece of the Russian government - also showed a simulation of a Russian nuclear strike during his program.

Kiselyov - a loyalist to Russian President Vladimir Putin - said "Russia is the only country that could really turn the U.S. into radioactive ashes."

Meanwhile, Russian and Crimean parliaments signed treaty of accession today. In a speech to a joint session of parliament, President Vladimir Putin said Moscow will always protect the rights of Russians using “political, diplomatic and legal means.”

Vladimir Putin reading his speech
According to a news-report in the Washington Post : "Putin insisted that Russia was acting within international law. He dwelled at some length on Kosovo, which broke free of Serbia in 1999, after NATO intervention, and ultimately declared independence, with international recognition, in 2008. He said that precedent gives Western countries no standing to complain about Crimea. Putin said that Russia has no plans to take other regions of Ukraine after Crimea and Sevastopol.

“You can’t call something black one day, and the same thing white the next,” he said.

He complained that leaders in the West, led by Americans, “believe they’ve been entrusted by God to decide the fate of other people.”

His address, devoted to proving that Russia cannot be pushed around, was met with a standing ovation — which is much less common in Russia than in the U.S. Congress.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

"Victims of a conspiracy : Around 64,000 silicon valley programmers were cheated by their bosses......"

Joseph R. Saveri
said Joseph R. Saveri, a lawyer for the plaintiffs of a class-action lawsuit that accuses industry executives of agreeing between 2005 and 2009 not to poach one another's employees. According to a report of The New York Times March 1, the case is headed to trial in San Jose this spring and seeks billions of dollars in damages.  Mr. Saveri said that "these engineers were prevented from being able to freely negotiate what their skills are worth."

"Its mastermind, court papers say, was the executive who was the most successful, most innovative and most concerned about competition of all -- Steve Jobs", the newspaper reported.

Steve Jobs : Hero or Villain?
Quoting court papers, the news-report says : "Mr. Jobs was particularly worried about Google, which was hiring rapidly and expanding into areas where Apple had an interest. In 2005, for instance, Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin, tried to hire from Apple's browser team. "If you hire a single one of these people that means war," Mr. Jobs warned in an email."

Mr. Brin backed off, and Google and Mr. Jobs soon came to an informal agreement not to solicit each other's employees. Apple made similar deals with other companies. So did Google. By 2007, when a Google recruiter slipped up and contacted an Apple engineer, Mr. Jobs immediately complained. To appease the Apple chief, Google fired the recruiter within an hour. Mr. Jobs's control extended even to former Apple engineers. When Google wanted to hire some, the suit says, Mr. Jobs vetoed the idea.