More than 300 legal and illegal weapons were taken off the streets Saturday through a Nassau County gun buyback session at a Uniondale church.
The three-hour event at Grace Cathedral International was part of a joint effort by the Nassau County police and the district attorney’s office as they combat gun violence and seek to improve neighborhood safety, officials said.
A diverse crowd — many wearing sunglasses, hoods and baseball caps into [...]
From David Galland, Managing Director, Casey Research:
Every nation-state has a body of laws woven into the fabric of society. As Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto has commented on extensively, the stronger the rule of law, the stronger the economy.
And by “stronger” laws, I mean laws that are impervious to tampering for personal or political gains. The connection between a sound judiciary and economic health is readily comprehensible, except maybe to [...]
July 20, 2012
Spanish police fired rubber bullets and charged protestors in central Madrid early Friday at the end of a huge demonstration against economic crisis measures.
The protest was one of over 80 demonstrations called by unions across the county against civil servant pay cuts and tax hikes which drew tens of thousands of people, including police and firefighters wearing their helmets.
Some threw bottles at police and set up barriers [...]
Pack Rat Day
Collect it, save it, hoard it, hide it, store it, but whatever you do, don’t throw it away on Pack Rat Day. Some pack rats keep everything, including salt and pepper paper packets from the local sandwich shop to every single empty jar they’ve ever opened. Others keep only certain items they think they may need later like newspapers and magazines, cardboard boxes, or an overabundance of office [...]
We thought we had seen it all. It turns out we hadn’t. The country that gave the world the alphabet, philosophy, and plates with funny sexually ambiguous drawing s on them, has outdone itself again. Because beginning this month some Greeks will have to pay for the privilege of having a job. From the Press Project:
Salary cutbacks (called “unified payroll”) for contract workers at the public sector set to be finalized today. [...]
With Europe desperately trying to stabilize Greece, today Nigel Farage told King World News that, despite the bailout, downside risks in the banking system are still enormous. He also said a modern day catastrophe is about to occur. But first, here is what Farage had to say about the ongoing crisis in Greece: “I want to just share with your listeners, Eric, the state of things in Greece. We have 50% [...]
NEW YORK — The members of Occupy Wall Street are not allowed to use megaphones, so they’ve adopted a low-tech workaround.
At their twice-daily general meetings in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan’s financial district, whoever has an announcement to make speaks slowly and clearly, with a pause every few seconds, so that everyone within earshot of the speaker can repeat back what he or she just [...]
(Bill Koslosky, MD)
BALTIMORE (ABC News Radio) – The U.S. Mint in Philadelphia is a big, noisy, busy operation, capable of minting nearly 2 million presidential dollar coins daily. But most of those coins go into storage, never seeing the light of day. Costing 32 cents apiece to produce, these manganese brass dollars have proven unpopular with a public that prefers paper.
ABC News went to one [...]
If they made something like ice cream or cardboard boxes you’d have all sorts of histories and predictors to guide you.
Apple’s largest source of revenue is the iPhone which was only released three years ago. The iPad was released just about three months ago and also looks to be starting a fantastic run.
Apple has no debt, $40+B in cash, owns their own technology, has no legacy products to hold [...]