- ZDF Bureau Chief: Very high radioactive dose of 65 microsieverts per hour in Fukushima City — “Informed officials 3 month ago, nothing happened until today!” — Many children pass by everyday (PHOTO) (Enennews, May 17, 2013)
- Military Robots Will Patrol World Cup (Mashable, May 16, 2013):
Even non-soccer fans know how hooliganism can quickly turn a harmless match into a veritable war zone, full of riots, stabbings, even death. To help keep the peace at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, FIFA has decided to go high-tech by enlisting military robots for security.
iRobot recently announced that it will outfit Brazil with 30 PackBot robots, units similar to those that have been deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq and inside Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant. Continue reading »
From the article:
“So basically what governments in Europe and the Land of the Free are telling us is
Beer and Populism: good.
Private property rights, freedom, privacy, business, price stability: bad.”
- Friday humor: US Senate shows it has its priorities straight… (Sovereign Man, May 17, 2013):
Well, you have to admit one thing– the United States Senate certainly has its priorities straight.Early last week they passed S.743, the Marketplace Fairness Act. This bill requires US-based online merchants to charge, collect, report, and pay sales tax to the roughly 9,646 jurisdictions within the Land of the Free which levy such a tax.
- The World’s Uberwealthy Scramble To Buy Greek Isles (ZeroHedge, May 17, 2013):
The emir of Qatar is a busy man: in addition to providing funding and weapons to the mercenary group formerly known as Syrian “rebels” in order to boost his already incalculable wealth and promote his LNG interests in the region over those of Saudi Arabia, in the process isolating Russia as the marginal provider of energy to Europe and furthering western interests even if it means escalating the Syrian civil war, he is also diversifying his assets. And he is doing so in a way that would provide for a quick and painless getaway should things in his country turn sour (now that the US and Russian fleets are converging nearby, this is no longer a merely token possibility): by buying Greek islands. So now that the world has seen the “lead investors” step in, the uber-wealthiest are scrambling to copycat one of the world’s richest people and stake their own Greek island claim.
As reported two months ago, Qatar’s emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani paid €8.5 million for six islands in the Ionian sea. As Guardian reported, “The isles, known as the Echinades, caught the oil-rich monarch’s fancy when he moored his super-yacht in the turquoise waters off Ithaca, took in the view and liked what he saw. That was four summers ago.”
When the royal eventually got off the yacht, he inquired about the pine-covered chain as he strolled about Ithaca in sandals and shorts. “They have a fund with a couple of hundred million in it,” enthused Kassianos, a former US economics professor who assumed the mayorship of Homer’s fabled isle three years ago. “And as far as I know they want to buy all 18 of the islands, the whole lot.” Continue reading »
- Eric Holder Just “Doesn’t Know”…Video of the Day! (Liberty Blitzkrieg, May 17, 2013):
If you are looking for a hilarious, short video to end the workweek with…look no further! Nothing sums up the state of disorder in the the union like watching Attorney General Eric Holder stumble when confronted on his incompetence and cronyism by the almost equally corrupt Congress. Let’s cut the guy some slack though, he was probably too busy prosecuting banker crimes to be bothered with such trivial matters…
- IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office (Liberty Blitzkrieg, May 17, 2013):
I’d like to say that the following is unbelievable, but it’s not. Unfortunately, it is all too believable.
From ABC News:
The Internal Revenue Service official in charge of the tax-exempt organizations at the time when the unit targeted tea party groups now runs the IRS office responsible for the health care legislation.
Sarah Hall Ingram served as commissioner of the office responsible for tax-exempt organizations between 2009 and 2012. But Ingram has since left that part of the IRS and is now the director of the IRS’ Affordable Care Act office, the IRS confirmed to ABC News today.
- Welcome to the UK Recovery: Indebted British Man Sets Himself on Fire (Liberty Blitzkrieg, May 17, 2013):
Nothing says recovery like citizens in debt setting themselves on fire due to economic hardship. In this tragic case, Antony Breeze self-immolated after being preyed upon by payday lending companies that began to harass his father. Similar stories are sure to reach U.S. shores before too long, particularly considering how TBTF domestic banks are partnered up with payday loan companies charging up to 500% interest.
From the Daily Mail:
A debt-ridden father doused himself in petrol and turned himself into a human fireball after being harassed for money by payday loan firms.
Antony Breeze, 36, died after setting himself alight, telling passers-by who tried to extinguish the flames: ‘I’ve had enough.’
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Here is what she had to say about the article:
“Here’s an article from Huffington Post. Seems the congress is upset they gave the president the power to put troops in any US city………..these are the same clowns who passed it. What a bunch of gasbags.”
- Obama War Powers Under 2001 Law ‘Astoundingly Disturbing,’ Senators Say (Huffington Post, May 16, 2013)
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David, a young filmmaker in search of inspiration, decides to try Transcendental Meditation after all, his idol, director David Lynch, has assured him personally that TM is a source of creativity and the key to success. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of TM, promised creativity, health, professional success, world peace and no less than heaven on earth.
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