Europe’s largest economy, Germany, which has been criticized for not doing enough to help struggling euro zone countries, has topped a poll as the world’s most popular country.
The survey, carried out for the BBC, polled 26,000 people in 25 countries and asked them to rate 16 countries and the European Union as a whole on whether their influence on the world was mainly positive or negative.
Germany came out on top, [...]
Bangladesh factory collapse kills 160 people
Frantic rescue workers were digging through the rubble of the eight-storey Rana Plaza building in Savar, 30 km (20 miles) outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, which collapsed on Wednesday. More than 1,000 people were injured.
Bangladesh factory collapse kills 149 people
People in the Northeast have the most sex, but the lowest sex drives
16per cent of the population manages to do it at least once a week, and the most popular day is Saturday
Texan men are happiest with the size of their package, but Southwestern women are the least satisfied in bed
Which part of the country has the best sex?
Online dating site LoveAgain.com surveyed 18,000 people throughout the United States, and according to [...]
April 5, 2013
The Senate’s draft immigration bill will increase the inflow of foreign workers to 1 million people per year, according to government data and news reports.
The 1 million inflow would provide almost one foreign worker for every four Americans who turn 18.
The rate would be high enough to fill up all the extra jobs created during the last five months.
The 1 million inflow would include at least [...]
March 8, 2013
The California Senate approved a $24-million expenditure on Thursday to speed the confiscation of guns from people who have been disqualified from owning firearms because of criminal convictions or serious mental illness.
Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said budget cuts to the Department of Justice have hampered a program that targets people who purchased firearms legally but were later disqualified because of a subsequent conviction or determination [...]
A plunge in the number of applicants to law schools will likely lead to closures and faculty layoffs, according to law professors following the statistics.
Based on current trends, the number of law school applicants for the 2013 school year is expected to number between 53,000 and 54,000, a 30-year low. In 2004, for example, 100,000 people applied to law schools, the New York Times reports. “Responding to the new environment,” the Times says, “schools [...]
While many people might be more comfortable taking pills to fight off a dangerous infection, it turns out that there may be a more effective treatment: excrement.
A new study found that fecal transplants can be a dramatically more effective course of treatment than antibiotics in the case of at least one kind of bacterial infection, reported the Los Angeles Times.
The study found that transplanting the feces of a healthy individual into [...]
TAYLOR (WWJ) - An event designed to help assist Michigan families with housing expenses turned into a chaotic scene after there was a mad rush to collect Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers.
The incident happened Saturday morning at the Wayne County Family Health Services Center on Eureka Road, between Beech Daly and Inkster roads in Taylor — where thousands of people were waiting to get housing vouchers, many who had been waiting outside in the cold [...]
The coldest ever December has rolled through Russia causing the evacuation of hundreds of people in Siberia, where temperature hit below -50C, and plunging Moscow into its coldest night in the season. Will Christmas lift the frosty spell?
The cold weather that has Russia in its icy embrace has been causing all kinds of havoc. Flights and buses delayed and cancelled, many schools have been closed, and there have been power [...]
People who watch non-competition reality shows are more extroverted, neurotic and have a lower self-esteem, according to a new study.
The survey, conducted by Today.com polled 19,000 people and found that “those who watched non-competition reality shows are more extroverted, neurotic and have lower self-esteem than watchers who are not fans of the genre.”
Additionally, the survey found that 72% of women and 60% of men watch Reality television simply because they’re [...]
(CNSNews.com) – Seventy-three percent of the new civilian jobs created in the United States over the last five months are in government, according to official data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In June, a total of 142,415,000 people were employed in the U.S, according to the BLS, including 19,938,000 who were employed by federal, state and local governments.
Oh wait a second… ah, here’s the truth (and it’s not good.)
The working-age population went from 243,983 to 244,174 (thousands), an increase of 191,000 working-age people. But the total number of employed people fell from 144,039 (thosuands) to 143,549, a loss of 490,000 actual employed people!
The spread is even worse, of course — closer to 3/4 of a million workers, because you must account for the population increase as well.
On the first day the supposed president-elect moves into office, he is greeted with a lot of resistance from the people and has been unable to swear his oaths to the constitution. By law and as stipulated in the constitution, this does not allow him to become president yet.
Protesters are trying to not allow him to take his oaths.
Heckling happening inside congress.
EPN is taking his oaths as we speak.
An estimated [...]
A New York police officer’s spontaneous act of kindness has captured the praise of hundreds of thousands of people across the internet.
A tourist from Arizona captured a heartwarming photo of Lawrence Deprimo kneeling down to give a barefoot homeless man a pair of winter boots on a cold night earlier this month.
The NYPD posted the photo on its Facebook page, an effort to show the softer side of the nation’s [...]
Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and CEO of the private spaceflight company SpaceX, wants to help establish a Mars colony of up to 80,000 people by ferrying explorers to the Red Planet for perhaps $500,000 a trip.
In Musk’s vision, the ambitious Mars settlement program would start with a pioneering group of fewer than 10 people, who would journey to the Red Planet aboard a huge reusable rocket powered by liquid [...]
The petition organizer says Trump is ‘unpleasant’ and ‘nasty’
Cher has chimed in and threatened to boycott Macy’s unless they ditch the Donald
Trump has hit back at Cher, saying she should focus on her ‘dying career’
More than 500,000 people have signed an online petition requesting that Macy’s ends it association with Donald Trump.
The retailer, which exclusively sells Trump’s clothing line and fragrance, has also made him central to its just launched [...]
Updated 11/09/12 – 4:15 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) – About 3,000 people lined up for the city’s first-ever jobs fair on Friday – some of them waiting in line for up to six hours – hoping to apply for work with the city, but many left frustrated after learning the only way to apply for a job was to go online.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by the job fair, [...]
November 6, 2012
Outside Chengdu, in central China, a 78 million square foot site has been determined for an unconventional sort of construction project. It will be a city built from scratch, for 80,000 people, none of whom will need a car to get around.
The “Great City” is a plan for an ambitious urban center designed to limit its residents environmental impact by producing clean energy, reducing waste, and [...]
(CNN) – Tens of thousands of New Yorkers left without heat after Superstorm Sandy hit may need to leave their homes as temperatures plummet, but it’s not clear where they’ll go.
Between 30,000 and 40,000 people could need housing in New York City alone, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday. Officials are working on coming up with a solution, he said, but they haven’t yet.
“I don’t know that anyone has ever taken this [...]
I tried to understand the unemployment rate by reading the numbers published by the US, but they are very confusing and don’t seem to answer the raw question of how many people in the US are unemployed. So, I did my own calculation and here it is
There’s about 312,000,000 people in the USA. Of that number, about 42 million are kids under age 18 and about 41 million are adults [...]
Trick or Treating may have to wait in New Jersey.
Gov. Chris Christie says that if conditions are not safe on Wednesday for Trick or Treating, he will sign an executive order rescheduling Halloween.
He made the announcement on his Twitter feed on Monday night.
The Garden State was feeling the brunt of Hurricane Sandy as it came ashore just south of Atlantic City.
More than 750,000 people were in the dark. Many of them were [...]
A total of 10,500,000 people acrsss the states are to take part in the FEMA quake drill 18th October, next week.
“The Great Southeast Shake Out”
Presumeably in preparation for the New Madrid quake when it goes.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A recent study sponsored by SecurEnvoy has found that since 2008, the amount of people who fear being without a mobile phone has grown from 53 percent to 66 percent.
The term nomophobia, meaning the fear of being out of mobile phone contact, was first coined by British researchers in 2008.
The 2012 study, which surveyed 1,000 people, found that people not only fear being without a cell phone, but [...]
Of the twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare, below are the five worst that will be foisted upon Americans for the first time on January 1, 2013.
Of the twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare, below are the five worst that will be foisted upon Americans for the first time on January 1, 2013:
The Obamacare Medical Device Tax – a $20 billion tax increase: Medical device manufacturers employ 409,000 [...]
It was supposed to be a bustling modern metropolis housing 30,000 people not far from the Spanish capital city.
But all that’s left now is a ghost town with barely 1000 residents.
Ciudad Valdeluz is a stark reminder of the effect of the global economic slump which led to the Spanish property crash.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2203278/Empty-streets-playgrounds-Spanish-ghost-town-built-property-crash.html#ixzz26TIA4dFf
There was good news for American workers in August—if government was their employer. The unemployment rate for government wage and salaries workers dropped from 5.7 percent in July to 5.1 percent in August. At the same time, the number of government wage and salary workers counted as unemployed dropped by 123,000 people from 1,182,000 in July to 1,059,000 in August. The overall national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in August. [...]
50,000 people have 90 mins evacuate area near Tangipahoa River; dam about to break near Percy Quinn State Park. #nbc33isaac
TANGIPAHOA PARISH, La. – Residents living along the Tangipahoa River were told to quickly evacuate after a potential dam break at Lake Tangipahoa, a breach that could release a torrent of water south into Louisiana.
McComb, Miss., mayor Whitney Rawlings said there was a 50 percent chance the dam would fail. He said it was currently holding, but the concern is that it would eventually give.
“What they’re doing now is saying, [...]
Adolescents who are regular users of cannabis are at risk of permanent damage to their intelligence, attention span and memory, according to the results of research covering nearly four decades.
The long-term study which followed a group of over 1,000 people from birth to the age of 38 has produced the first convincing evidence, say scientists, that cannabis has a different and more damaging effect on young brains than on those [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Guess who came to dinner?
The answer is 3,000 people — all dressed in white.
(Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee raised $101.3 million in July, turning in another big month of financial strength for their battle to defeat President Barack Obama on November 6.
The president’s campaign puts out word of its July fundraising totals on Twitter, marking the third month in a row where the Obama operation has lagged Mitt Romney and the RNC:
@BarackObama Reporting back on last month’s fundraising numbers: [...]
The Employment Rate In The United States Is Lower Than It Was During The Last Recession
Did you know that a smaller percentage of Americans are working today than when the last recession supposedly ended? But you won’t hear about this on the mainstream news. Instead, the mainstream media obsesses over the highly politicized and highly manipulated “unemployment rate”. The media is buzzing about how “163,000 new jobs” were added [...]
August 3, 2012
Weekly rewards of as little as $5 could keep people on track with their medications, says a new study.
“It helps the patient understand that we are serious about helping them get treated,” said Dr. Deb Sodt, who leads the Minnesota Department of Health Tuberculosis Prevention & Control Program and was not involved in the new work.
Recent studies suggest that fewer than half of people don’t follow doctors’ [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) — The culture clash over Chick-Fil-A could come to a head on Wednesday, with supporters in Chicago and around the country turning out for an “appreciation day” first proposed by former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.
Nationwide as of Wednesday morning, about 582,000 people planned to go to a Chick-Fil-A location and order something for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.
Meanwhile, Republicans in Chicago say they will also file a formal complaint at City [...]