This weekend, back-to-back international conferences will take place in the United States, hosted by President Obama. The G8 summit which hosts “the world’s 8 largest economies” (which is not actually accurate since countries like China are excluded) will take place at Camp David in Maryland. The great eight countries include France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the U.S., Canada and Russia.
Last week, Governor Rick Scott opened up a new area of his website called Project SunBurst. The project will upload “executive emails” within 7 days of creation. The officials subject to this rule includes the Governor and the Lt. Governor also with all their appropriate staff personnel.
A unique thing is happening in 2012: 4 out of the 5 permanent members (nick-named the P5) of the United Nations Security Council have major elections this year. These five countries, (China, Russia, United State of America, United Kingdom and France) all have the power to veto any Council resolution no matter how much support it may have. Only one country needs to provide a veto to stop any “substantive” draft.
Despite the protests over Putin’s recent elections (their alleged coercion and fraud) dying down, the problems for United Russia seem far from over. Putin’s regime had seemed to regain control of the media, shutting down the last of the protests from disenfranchised voters. However, the rush of anti-United Russia sentiment reared its head again in the local elections.