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I just watched the landing live and it was incredible. History is being made.
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"Update May 11 - The Pressure is Working! President Museveni prevented the bill from coming to a vote today! But the anti-gay movement is fighting to bring it back in an emergency session. The signatures are being delivered directly to Uganda's parliament and there are hundreds of news stories today on this campaign. Let's ramp up the pressure - if we can stop this bill for 3 more days, this Parliament's options will run out - we'll win this! "Please sign this and pass this on. From site: "Update May 11 - The... more
TotallyCoolPix is all about the images and this is a retrospect all about the years 2000-2010 aka The Noughties. We could write about September 11th 2001 or the tsunami or countless earthquakes or the Middle East conflict or Barack Obama or Michael Schumacher or Saddam Hussein or Facebook or the human race. But we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Note: The images are in no particular order, some contain graphic scenes and they are the personal choice of the editors. If you miss something, we’re sorry.TotallyCoolPix is all about the images and this is a retrospect all about the years... more
WorldwideHippies News and Stuff Archive
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Two pics which show a group of Christians guarding another group of Muslims as they pray.
A wise human being once said - "Whether you are a Christian, whether you are a Muslim, whether you are an atheist, you will demand your God damned rights!"Two pics which show a group of Christians guarding another group of Muslims as they... more
- a photographic gallery ,....of,...."odd", from around the world
-Zukhro, an employee of the city zoo, walks with Vadik, an 18-month-old male lion, on the territory of the zoo in the capital Dushanbe, January 20, 2011. Employees take the lion from its cage to have a promenade along the territory two times a week while holding a piece of meat to attract Vadik's attention so it walks nearby.
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http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTXWQL6#a=1- a photographic gallery ,....of,...."odd", from around the world ABOVE ^... more
Pictures of the year 2010: spectacular crashes and daring stunts
VIENNA (Reuters Life!) – A Spanish
precious metals trading company bought the world's largest gold coin for 3.27 million euros ($4.02 million), its exact material worth, from the estate of an insolvent investment firm at a rare auction in Vienna on Friday.
The 100 kg (220.5 lb) piece, one of only five
Canadian $1,000,000 Maple Leaf coins the Royal Canadian Mint has ever produced, was snapped up immediately in a written bid from ORO direct, a gold trading company based in Madrid.
There were no counter offers in an
auction room packed with more journalists than potential buyers. It sold for the catalog sum, the coin's pure gold value based on Friday's market price. This was four times its face value.VIENNA (Reuters Life!) – A Spanish precious metals trading company bought... more
North Korea has threatened to shoot down Japanese supposed spy planes doing reconesence over one of there missile launch sites. North Korea has fired missiles over the Japanese Islands as recently as April.
You can also view and Associated Press article here:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jFoJSL1TdsqcmxTABYNX3ENr1_TwD9931FKG1North Korea has threatened to shoot down Japanese supposed spy planes doing... more
Hong Kong holds what has become an annual protest against its Chinese ruler in an appeal for democracy. The first protest march was in 2003. 76+ thousand people are reported to have participated in this years protest.
Hong Kong is reported to have a population of 7,018,636 people.
The economy and unemployment, which has leveled out at 5.3% since spring, were sited as reasons for the turn out.
According to the New York Times the protest march had debate ably lower turn out than a candle light vigil held for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square "crackdown" in Beijing four weeks ago.
Protest movements in past years have had effect on legislation for "stringent internal security."
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/05/world/hong-kong-s-chief-to-amend-internal-security-legislation.htmlHong Kong holds what has become an annual protest against its Chinese ruler in an... more
Two United Nations agencies spent millions in U.S. money on substandard Afghanistan construction projects, including a central bank without electricity and a bridge at risk of "life threatening" collapse, according to an investigation by U.S. federal agents.
Is this supposed to be some kind of surprise revelation?Two United Nations agencies spent millions in U.S. money on substandard Afghanistan... more
Bob Lawless, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, said bankruptcies could reach 1.5 million this year and level off at 1.6 million next year _ around the same time economists expect an economic recovery to begin.
So what does congress think of debt?
We don't care? We are going down, and we don't care? ~ WTF, who are you representing, Senator Schumer?Bob Lawless, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, said... more
Welcome to the saga that is the annual vote-a-rama, a marathon of budget amendments, voting, bad food and general disorder.
This year's version debuted Thursday. Curtain closing to be determined.
If there's a better way for Congress to do its most important job _ pass the federal budget _ it's eluded policymakers.
Trouble is, senators sometimes had no idea which amendment they were considering, what it would do or when they were voting on it.
"If we had a vote on my amendment, I missed it," Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, said at another point. "Was there a vote?" Conrad said Bennett's amendment had passed unanimously, without a roll call vote.
Fresh from chastising his colleagues for proposing amendments that had no hope of passing and preventing the Senate from progressing through the list, Conrad got back to business and called up several new amendments.
"Oh, we've done this one?" he said to an aide, who nodded. "Well this is good! We are progressing."
Through what, though?
We voted for these clowns, so now the Senate circus performance begins.Welcome to the saga that is the annual vote-a-rama, a marathon of budget amendments,... more
President Barack Obama plans to dispatch thousands more military and civilian trainers to Afghanistan by the fall on top of the 17,000 combat troops he has already ordered, senior administration officials said Thursday.
Obama's war strategy, which he plans to announce Friday, includes no timeline for withdrawal of troops. The war began more than seven years ago.
As he plans to put more U.S. lives and money into the war zone, Obama will set benchmarks for progress in Afghanistan and neighboring, troubled Pakistan. The goal is to show Congress and the American people that the strategy is working — and to set a clear framework for making corrections as needed.
"The goal is to show Congress and the American people that the strategy is working (Damned strange when Bush held office, the strategy wasn't working - and now that Obama holds office, suddenly it does work...Imagine that!) and to set a clear framework for making corrections as needed"....No shit Sherlock?President Barack Obama plans to dispatch thousands more military and civilian trainers... more
LEXINGTON, Va -- Americans today are self-indulgent and don't make the sacrifices that their parents and grandparents did, and the nation's leaders don't ask people to act for the higher good, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Monday at a Virginia college in a rare public speech.
"Our country and our principles are more important than our individual wants," Thomas told close to 400 people who greeted him with a standing ovation at Washington and Lee University, a Shenandoah Valley liberal arts school.
He quoted President Kennedy's famous, "Ask not what your country can do for you" speech, but said Americans today are more likely to say, "Ask not what you can do for yourselves or your country but what your country can do for you."
Seems that the now generation just doesn't quite grasp anything except me, me. me...LEXINGTON, Va -- Americans today are self-indulgent and don't make the sacrifices... more
Tom Taylor, editor of Inside Radio, said that (Paul)Harvey was "like the oldest and still the tallest redwood in the whole forest, a living reminder of the power of words on the radio — and of silence. Most talent in radio rushes to fill 'dead air' but Paul understood the value of the right pause at the right time. You'd sometimes literally hold your breath to see what 'the rest.. .of the story' was.
An Icon of the radio industry passed away...information radio will just not be the same.!.!.!Tom Taylor, editor of Inside Radio, said that (Paul)Harvey was "like the oldest... more
Recent regulatory trends have seen institutional responsibility for financial regulation dispersed across multiple institutions, and separated from monetary policy at the central bank. This trend may now have to be reversed.
A more consolidated and intensive approach appears inevitable. Proposals to combine the various US regulators or at least to give the Fed over-arching responsibility as a super-regulator for the financial system have received widespread support, though the details of institutional reform have yet to be agreed.
Credit policy will need to act directly on the volume of credit created, and amount of risk, independently of its price, which is the province of interest rates and monetary policy.
It will need to be contra-cyclical and apply to a broad range of institutions to be effective.
It must be dynamic, capable of being modified as the financial system evolves and pioneers new ways to circumvent the existing controls.Hmmm... Recent regulatory trends have seen institutional responsibility for financial... more