One of Hong Kong’s wealthiest men has placed a “marriage bounty” on his lesbian daughter’s head, offering nearly £40 million to the man who successfully woos her.
Property magnate Cecil Chao Sze-tsung announced the HK$500 million reward this week after reports that his 33-year-old daughter Gigi Chao, a University of Manchester graduate, had married her long-term female partner in France.
“I don’t mind whether he is rich or poor. The important thing [...]
From Economic Policy Journal:
A day more significant than 9/11/01 should be marked in the history books: 8/16/12. On that day, an American minding his own business, outside of ranting on his Facebook page, was forcibly taken without charge from his home.
The muscle used to grab Brandon Raub was local Chesterfield County, VA police. Also present during the grab were agents of the FBI and of the Secret Service.
Both the FBI [...]
Kevin “The Geek” Kerwin, a business man who owns a computer shop in Lake Oswego, Oregon, said he was slapped by a woman over an anti-Obama sign in his window, Victoria Taft wrote Tuesday.
According to Taft, “Kerwin came to Oregon to get a fresh start after being wiped out by Hurricane Katrina.”
She added that he started his business with the money he had in his pocket.
After President Obama said business [...]
August 8, 2012
Yet another reason to boycott the Olympics?
A spectator seeks an exoneration after he claims he was arrested for “not smiling” during the 2012 London Olympic Men’s Cycling Road Race.
Mark Worsfold, 54, a martial-arts trainer who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, wants a “letter of exoneration” after what he claims was a gross over-reaction on the part of Surrey Police.
Worsfold explains, “I was sitting minding my own business…Before I [...]
By Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner, Orlando Sentinel11:12 a.m. EDT, April 20, 2012
After more than a week in jail, George Zimmerman just found out that he will be allowed bail on the second-degree murder charge he faces in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Judge Kenneth Lester said Zimmerman’s bond will be set at $150,000. He will be placed on GPS monitoring, and will not be released from custody today.
Zimmerman arrived in court about 9 [...]
We are getting fatter. In Australia, the United States, and many other countries, it has become commonplace to see people so fat that they waddle rather than walk. The rise in obesity is steepest in the developed world, but it is occurring in middle-income and poor countries as well.
Is a person’s weight his or her own business? Should we simply become more accepting of diverse body shapes? I don’t think [...]
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December 22, 2011
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AFP) – Republican White House hopeful Ron Paul, courting Iowa voters who are key to his campaign, called Wednesday for a “minding our own business” US foreign policy and an end to “perpetual war.”
“No more wars unless you declare them, and fight them, and win them, and get them over with, because perpetual war is bankrupting our country,” he told a cheering crowd of some [...]
Derek Capo was living the high life. He was in his early 20s, an analyst at hedge fund Everest Capital monitoring international equities, and soaking up the weather and nightlife of his hometown of Miami.
But looking ahead, as he’d been trained to do, Capo didn’t like what he saw. The housing bust was starting to strangle the Florida economy, the stock market was looking increasingly erratic and he didn’t want [...]
The Obama economy is so bad that 77 percent of small business owners do not plan to hire any more workers despite all of Washington’s hype that the business climate is getting better. Worse: 64 percent of small business owners in a new survey provided to Whispers see the nation teetering on the verge of another recession.
Most shocking of all in the survey of small and medium sized business owners [...]
From Peter Schiff’s prepared remarks to Congress. Schiff is the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital.
“In my own business, securities regulations have prohibited me from hiring brokers for more than three years. I was even fined fifteen thousand dollar expressly for hiring too many brokers in 2008. In the process I incurred more than $500,000 in legal bills to mitigate a more severe regulatory outcome as a [...]
“WE’RE excited to be working with them, and we hope they will help young people everywhere realise that you don’t need credentials to launch a company that disrupts the status quo,” declared the Thiel Foundation on May 25th as it announced its first batch of “20 Under 20″ fellows.
The lucky winners were all under 20 when they applied. There are actually 24 fellows, rather [...]
What on earth is wrong with United States minding its own business?
Here’s what the US fired in Libya: http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/82584.html
Fifty million dollars of taxpayer money.
20% pay cut for all public/government workers
10% cut in pension
VAT(value added tax) increase from 19% to 23%
30% increase on alcohol/tobacco
I just watched a bloomberg interview…90% of Greek bonds that were sold are owned/were bought by German and French banks..90%!!
Will the Greeks really just go for all these cuts instantly?? Please!! This is a people that all want(ed) to work for government because of pay/benefits…
You think they’re all just gonna go [...]