From Economic Policy Journal:
“People don’t pay attention until cities talk about bankruptcy, but by then the frog has already been boiled to death.” So says David Crane, a lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University who is president of the advocacy group Govern for California and a member of the Volcker-Ravitch State Budget Crisis Task Force, writes Mark Funkhouser at Governing Magazine.
Here’s Funkhouser reporting on an interview with [...]
‘Greece will capitulate to Troika demands’
A delicate balancing act looms for the Greek PM Antonis Samaras as he meets one of his chief paymasters – the President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi.
The Frankfurt talks could be especially hard given recent revelations that half of the Greek government’s planned cuts have been rejected by debt inspectors.
6 out of 12 billion Euro’s worth of austerity measures have been deemed [...]
July 14, 2012
Three vaccines used to prevent respiratory disease in chickens have swapped genes, producing two lethal new strains that have killed tens of thousands of fowl across two states in Australia, scientists reported on Friday.
The creation of the deadly new variant was only possible because the vaccines contained live viruses, even though they were weakened forms, said Joanne Devlin, lead author of the paper published in the journal Science.
Attorneys arguing on behalf of Barack Obama’s re-election plans today urged a Florida judge to decide that Obama is not yet the Democratic nominee for president – and ignore evidence challenging his eligibility.
The arguments were raised by attorney Mark Herron on behalf of Obama in a hearing before Judge Terry Lewis in Florida
Attorneys representing Obama argued that the Florida presidential preference primary, on which Obama’s name was the only Democrat [...]
Ten days before Russians go to the polls to vote for their next president, a tight-knit group of activists had gathered in the basement of an anonymous 19th Century house in central Moscow for a crash course in vote rigging.
“We will be organised. We will be prepared. And we will be effective,” a lecturer urged, describing how, of the many ways to cheat in an election, the simplest was [...]
I just watched a lecture that went through the history of money in America. The lecturer, James G Rickards, showed several times we had defaulted on our debt by debasing our currency. One of the ways he pointed out was when Roosevelt sequestered all the Gold in America and increased the official value of Gold. This had the immediate affect of decreasing the value of [...]
by Dejean Splicer
The U.S. government has abandoned efforts to monitor elevated levels of radiation that infiltrated the nation’s water and milk in the wake of a nuclear catastrophe in Japan. [...]
“I really am horrified,” said Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear policy lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “It’s quite staggering and it seems to be part of the pattern of the EPA trying to [...]
A man boarded an airplane and took his seat.. As he settled in, he glanced up
and saw the most beautiful woman boarding the plane . . .
He soon realized she was heading straight towards his seat. As fate would have it, she took the seat right beside his . . .
Eager to strike up a conversation he blurted out, “Business trip or pleasure?”
She turned, smiled and said, “Business. [...]