The federal government calls them FEMA Corps. But they conjure up memories of the Hitler Youth of 1930’s Germany. Regardless of their name, the Dept of Homeland Security has just graduated its first class of 231 Homeland Youth. Kids, aged 18-24 and recruited from the President’s AmeriCorp volunteers, they represent the first wave of DHS’s youth corps, designed specifically to create a full time, paid, standing army of FEMA Youth [...]
Mark Zuckerberg is founder and chief executive of Facebook and co-founder ofFwd.us.
Earlier this year I started teaching a class on entrepreneurship at an after-school program in my community. The middle-school students put together business plans, made their products and even got an opportunity to sell them.
One day I asked my students what they thought about going to college. One of my top aspiring entrepreneurs told me he wasn’t sure that he’d be [...]
“Social media users whose use tweets and online posts to comment on a military operation could be regarded as legitimate military targets.
Australian army Land Warfare Studies Centre analyst Chloe Diggins on Thursday said a recent social media war between Israel and Hamas raised complex ethical questions about who was a combatant and therefore a legitimate military target.”
Read more: [http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/tweeters-could-be-military-targets-20121213-2bcjq.html
For the memories
Scary, but actually makes sense.
Be careful peeps, is the Gaza [...]
I don’t know if these results are unprecedented, but they are certainly remarkable given that Mr Obama has now been president for almost four years. One would think that as the years have gone by memories of Mr Bush would have faded, and as Mr Obama’s policies were implemented that he would in essence “own” the economy. Read more
rom Bruce Krasting:
Bernanke has to do something this week. Most pundits are suggesting it will be more LSAPs (QE). I have trouble with this scenario.
To be of any benefit, a new QE would have to be for $600 billion. If QE3 were to be only a paltry $200 billion, it would be received very poorly. I don’t see Ben shooting off a popgun this week. He would be better off [...]
August 3, 2012 – Natural News
The borrachero tree, which is marked by beautiful white and yellow blossoms that droop ever so innocuously from the plant’s slender branches, holds a secret that few people outside northern South America know about. The tree’s seeds, flowers, and pollen possess hallucinogenic chemical substances that, when inhaled or consumed, are capable of eliminating a person’s free will, and turning him or her into a mindless zombie that can [...]
(NaturalNews) The borrachero tree, which is marked by beautiful white and yellow blossoms that droop ever so innocuously from the plant’s slender branches, holds a secret that few people outside northern South America know about. The tree’s seeds, flowers, and pollen possess hallucinogenic chemical substances that, when inhaled or consumed, are capable of eliminating a person’s free will, and turning him or her into a mindless zombie that can be [...]
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has completed an investigation into “irregular trading” after a series of unusual swings in some stocks.
The NYSE identified 140 stocks with higher-than-normal trading volumes, including popular stocks like Citigroup and American Airlines.
But they cancelled trades on only six stocks.
The moves brought back memories of the “flash crash” of 2010, when the Dow Jones index fell 10% in just minutes.
“The NYSE and NYSE MKT [...]
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) – The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of a strange disease that had many people fleeing their homes.
The officials and a World Health Organizationrepresentative told a news conference in Kampala Saturday that there is “an outbreak of Ebola” in Uganda.
“Laboratory investigations done at the Uganda Virus Research Institute…have [...]
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 [...]
Set date, time – then email yourself in the future
Archive of messages sent by others
Can even be used to send OTHER people messages
Sadly, it’s not yet possible to send advice to your PAST self – but a new service lets you send ‘time capsule’ emails to your future self.
Futureme.org works like a simple webmail service, but lets you specify the date when the message will arrive – be it a [...]
First Lady Michelle Obama laughed back tears during her appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman last night, as she recalled memories of her father, who suffered from multiple sclerosis.
Mrs Obama, making her debut appearance on the late night show Monday, talked about how she learned about the notion of unconditional love from her parents, and how it’s helped her become a better mother.
The interview’s serious turn was short, [...]
Ekathimerini, providing a…
LINK: The euro and the future of Europe
“We have to recognize that we need nothing less than a paradigm change for our countries and our societies. The debt economy itself has reached its limits.Fiscal responsibility and sustainability are not arcane concepts for experts. Nor are they awkward hobbies of Germans still traumatized by memories of hyperinflation three generations ago. They are the imperative of our time.
The policies of debt, [...]
In mid-September, President Obama’s campaign launched “AttackWatch” to rebut political attacks on President Obama by the media and other candidates. The push, which includes a website and a Twitter feed, received instant ridicule from conservatives and inspired a satirical introduction video that quickly went viral. The whole thing brought back memories of the Obama White House searching for “fishy” emails about Obamacare.
But it looks like the false attacks either aren’t coming in or haven’t been [...]
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A massive die-off of oysters in the Chesapeake is placing livelihoods on the brink.
Alex DeMetrick reports some watermen are already calling it quits.
Every oyster season will turn up empty shells and dead oysters, but this year was worse than normal.
“Some of the bars were 100 percent dead. We didn’t find a live oyster at all,” said waterman Barry Sweitzer.
Watermen say the Chesapeake north of the bay has become [...]
Statement by the Apple board:
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his [...]
Throughout the second set she repeatedly argued with the chair umpire in a petulant display that rekindled memories of her exit from the 2009 U.S. Open.
“If you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way because you’re out of control,” Williams said.
(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com …
CNN’s Anderson Cooper couldn’t keep it together during his Ridiculist segment tonight. It was about French actor Gerard Depardieu who is accused of urinating on the floor of a Paris-Dublin flight. During the pun-filled segment (“yellow journalism flushed from our memories”) Cooper lost it when he read the line about how the cleaning crew “should thank their lucky stars this wasn’t De-part-two.”
“This has actually never happened to [...]
The world’s oldest man has died at the age of 114.
Walter Breuning’s earliest memories were from 111 years ago when he was three, of his grandfather’s tales of the American civil war.
He revealed his rules for a long life shortly before dying in Montana. They are: embrace change; eat two meals a day; work as long as you can; help others, and don’t fear death “because [...]
Remember back in late April when the Dow hit 11,258, only to fall back to 9800 by early June?
Or when the Dow rallied to 10,430 in mid-June, only to fall back to 9690 in early July?
Or when the Dow rallied to 10,700 in early August, only to fall back to 9990 in late August?
Or when the Dow rallied to 10,544 on September 13, only to fall to 9XXX by [...]