April 30, 2013
European politicians will take the “easy option” of taking money from the rich rather than raising taxes and cutting spending to deal with the continent’s debt problem, Lars Christensen, the head of Saxo Bank, said.
Asked if the raid on uninsured savings in Cyprus would be repeated, he told City AM: “There will be future bail-ins [loss of deposits] and other types of confiscation of wealth in [...]
February 4, 2013
British troops are using a nano drone just 10cm long and weighing 16 grams on the front line in Afghanistan to provide vital information on the ground.
They are the first to use the state-of-the-art handheld tiny surveillance helicopters, which relay reliable full motion video and still images back to the devices’ handlers in the battlefield.
The Black Hornet Nano Unmanned Air Vehicle is the size of a child’s toy, [...]
Published: 26 January, 2013, 12:19
Russia’s leading shipyard finished deep modernization of the Indian submarine INS Sindhurakshak (Sea giant). Armed with latest multi-role missile system, radar and electronics, the sub promises to become the game-changing backbone of the Indian Navy.
NEW DELHI January 27, 2013 (AP)
An Indian news report says India has successfully tested a medium-range, nuclear-capable ballistic missile fired from an underwater platform in the Bay of Bengal.
Reformed crooks say the New York newspaper that published a map of names and addresses of gun owners did a great service – to their old cronies in the burglary trade.
The information published online by the Journal-News, a daily paper serving the New York suburbs of Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties, could be highly useful to thieves in two ways, former burglars told FoxNews.com. Crooks looking to avoid getting shot [...]
It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own Government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars.
The first year results are now in:
List of 7 items:
Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent
Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent
Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!
In the state of Victoria [...]
November 6th, 2012
Well, we’re here.
Election night 2012 – arguably “the most important election of our lifetime,” as many pundits would say.
There’s nothing we can write, no argument we can make… It’s in the hands of the American people now (or the attorneys and the courts tomorrow).
You can follow the election Live on any of your favorite mainstream channels.
For those interested in some alternative viewpoints, tune in live to Infowars 2012 [...]
Hardened New Yorkers are ready to battle lowlife criminals to protect their homes and stores in storm-ravaged areas plagued by looting and break-ins.
In Coney Island, several residents were loading up their guns, sharpening their machetes and brandishing other deadly weapons.
Jacinto Gonzalez, 42, picked up a baseball bat and stood guard outside his two-story rowhouse on West 27th Street near Neptune Avenue with his family.
Another Coney Island resident, Roberto Aviles, brandishing [...]
President Obama offered a clever retort to Donald Trump after the real estate mogul offered to donate $5million to the charity of his choosing if he released college records and passport application.
Speaking on The Tonight Show, Obama told Jay Leno that the rivalry between began in their childhood. ‘This all dates back to when we were growing up in Kenya,’ he joked. ‘We had constant run-ins on the soccer field, [...]
Could be used by shops to offer discounts to customers
System already being trialled in Nashville shops and bars
Users must sign up to take part and ‘teach’ system what they look like
Shoppers could soon be automatically recognised when they walk into a shop using a controversial new camera.
Called Facedeals, the camera uses photos uploaded to Facebook to recognise people as they walk in.
Shoppers who agree to use the system, which has [...]
Too much sleep ‘can bring on dementia’
If you’re planning to take it easy in retirement, be careful. Too many lie-ins could be bad for your brain.
Scientists believe that those who restrict themselves to seven hours a night can prevent their brain from ageing by an extra two years, compared with those who get too much shut-eye – or not enough.
American researchers found that older women who managed seven hours a [...]
Berlin – Porno-Darsteller Luka Rocco Magnotta (29) soll in Kanada vor laufenden Kameras einen Studenten zerstückelt, die Leichenteile an Politiker verschicken und das Video ins Internet gestellt haben. Tagelang suchte die Polizei weltweit nach dem mutmaßlichen Mörder – jetzt wurde er nach BILD-Informationen in Berlin gefasst!
Die Ermittler nahmen Magnotta am Montagnachmittag in einem Internetcafe in der Karl-Marx-Straße in Neukölln fest. Das erfuhr BILD aus Polizeikreisen. Die Berliner Polizei und die Staatsanwaltschaft [...]
6ft 10 ins forward released after paying bail bond of $5,000
L.A. Lakers basketball star Jordan Hill has appeared in court, after he allegedly choked his ex-girlfriend during a furious argument in Texas.
Hill, 24, who plies his trade as a forward for the club, attended a court in Houston yesterday to answer a domestic violence charge.
The 6ft 10 ins defendant was briefly taken into custody following the hearing.
However, he was released [...]
To readers of THE CONTRARIAN TAKE, it will come as no surprise that we are fond of the Austrian School’s take on monetary matters, specifically the unintended consequences of monetary largesse – economic busts.
To Austrians, ALL economic “booms” founded on monetary largesse ALWAYS end in economic busts, roughly equal in size and intensity to the preceding booms. By distorting interest rate and price signals and, as a consequence, creating malinvestments that [...]
Police say a Las Vegas man hired a hitman to kill his beloved on his birthday as a gift to himself.
Jorge Victorino-Vazquez, 32, allegedly attempted to recruit someone who would be ‘willing to kill his wife or would sell him a gun,’ according to the Huffington Post.
Vazquez was arrested on Saturday, following a week-long undercover investigation into the man’s murder plot.
Unhappy Birthday: police arrested Jorge Victorino-Vazquez, 32, following a week-long undercover [...]
But when the big corporations lay off American workers they always say: “this isn’t personal, it’s business.” United we stand, I will not join AARP until it stops doing business with Big Businesses (Insurance Companies i.e. the Hartford Ins.) who out sources American workers for foreign India workers, etc. If people would stop joining, we would see corporations respect American workers, because… We the People are standing united against this [...]
LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – For the first time since that fateful night on February 26, the father of a neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed teenager sat down for a television interview.
Robert Zimmerman, father of George Zimmerman, said he decided it was time to speak out for his son, against the advice of others. He shared with us what George said happened on [...]
TAMPA – The father of 28-year-old George Zimmerman spoke out Wednesday night. In an exclusive interview with FOX 35′s Valerie Boey, Robert Zimmerman says he and his family have gotten thousands of death threats.
He asked that his face not be shown as he explained what happened the night his son shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
Robert Zimmerman says George Zimmerman was going to the store when he saw someone he did [...]
The junior officer, who has not been named, was monitoring an area hit by a series of burglaries in an unnamed market town in the country’s south.
As the probationary officer from Sussex Police searched for suspects, the camera operator radioed that he had seen someone “acting suspiciously” in the area.
But he failed to realise that it was actually the plain-clothed officer he was watching on the screen, according to details [...]
Answer: Whatever he thinks will get him elected:
1. HEALTH-INSURANCE MANDATE:
FOR IT: June 2007
AGAINST IT: May 16, 2011
FOR IT: February 2, 2007
AGAINST IT: April 21, 2008
3. CLIMATE CHANGE:
BELIEVED IN IT: April 10, 2007
DOESNT BELIEVE IN IT: November 8, 2011
4. PAUL RYAN’S BUDGET PLAN:
AGAINST IT: May 15, 2011
FOR IT: May 17, 2011
5. LIBYA INTERVENTION:
FOR IT: March 7, 2011
AGAINST IT: March 23, 2011
6. TRYING EN.EMY COMBATANTS IN CRI.MINAL COURTS:
FOR IT: November 22, 2005
AGAINST IT: January 4, 2010
7. FOOD STAMPS:
FOR EXPANDING THEM: 2002.
FOR ABOLISHING THEM: 2010.
Corn Subsidies** in the United States totaled $77.1 billion from 1995-2010.
Direct Payments (2003-2008) and Production Flexibility Contracts (1996-2002)
Estimated Direct Payments** (2009-2010)
Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies
Price Support Payments (Loan Deficiency, Marketing Loan Gains, and Certificates)
Market Loss Assistance
Other Corn Programs
Programs included in corn subsidies**
Production Flexibility – Corn
Loan Deficiency – Corn
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy – Corn
Direct Payment – Corn
Market Loss Assistance – Corn
Counter Cyclical Payment – Corn
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** – Corn
In a previous article, Urban Defense Planning for the Home, it was briefly discussed that designing a home defense system to evade possible criminals is your only way to protect your home, your family, and your belongings… as well as alert you to anyone trying to break in.
Home invasions are growing more and more frequent these day. Recently in the news, a 15-year-old shot a home invader trying to [...]
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Ron Paul speaks to Dana Bash, the CNN reporter that he had previous run ins with earlier in the week. After finishing a strong second, Bash asks Paul if he is “the buffer between Mitt Romney and the other candidates.”
“Young Voters Know Ron Paul Isn’t Gonna Send Them To War To Make Some Contractor Rich!”
January 11, 2012
Via Peter Tchir of TF Market Advisors
Greece is about to get an installment of 8 billion Euro. I’m going to assume that is their quarterly installment.
Greece is running a primary deficit of about 6 billion Euro (as best as I can figure out). So that is 1.5 billion per quarter. So about 19 cents of every Euro of bailout money makes it way to fund Greece’s current overspending.
As best as we [...]