An argument being used in certain corners of the econosphere at the moment is that high bond prices (or low yields, they're the same statement) show that there's no problem with debt. For, if people were worried about the amount of government debt that there is then government bonds prices would be lower and yields would be higher. Thus, as no one is worried, because yields are low, ...
Dogs are well-known for being able to sniff out deadly explosives but they could have a rival in the future - honeybees. Researchers say the insects have a perfect sense of smell that can detect the odour and they may be used to help find unexploded landmines in Croatia. The sugar-craving bees are being trained to identify their food by using the scent of TNT (trinitrotoluene), a powerful ...
who loves her job just as much as Mr Gooley, even though she has to sniff strangers' armpits for a living.As the company's "underarm odour assessor'' she works on research and development for brands like Rexona, Dove, Lynx and Impulse."The first time I took part in sniffing it did seem a bit strange however, within the first week of the job it was fine,'' ...
Fire ants are an invasive species in the warmer areas of the US, and we here at Weird Science are told by people who have experienced the invasion personally that their fearsome reputation is well deserved. So, normally, you'd expect said people to be happy to hear that the fire ants population seems to be going down. Unfortunately, it's going down because an even more deranged ant is ...
Sat May 18, 2013 11:03am EDT * EU bans refillable oil jugs, bowls from tables from Jan. 1 * Commission says move will protect consumers, boost hygiene * Critics say idea proves EU bureaucrats are out of touch By Charlie Dunmore BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) - Critics ridiculed European Union bureaucrats on Saturday for taking time off fighting the euro zone's debt crisis to impose strict new ...
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What if there was a battle to save the human race and no one showed up? That is basically what happened with the computer-animated sci-fi fable The Battle for Terra, which opened in theaters last weekend beneath the shadow of the franchise juggernaut X-Men Origins: ... ...
Prison Planet.com May 18, 2013 In his recent testimony before Congress, US Attorney General Eric Holder, the so-called highest law-enforcement officer in the land, responded to questions about the AP scandal. Holder's Justice Dept. had secretly subpoenaed and seized the phone records of Associated Press reporters. Holder stated he didn't know anything about anything, because he had ...
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, which is both its strength and its flaw. It's a flaw if you're expecting traditional horror and dread. The kind of dread that does emerge is, for example, a young gay man's dread of coming out. Or an immigrant's horror at being forced to fit into a closed society that loathes him.Kieren returns to his home village of Roarton, in northern England. Complications arise ...
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sat on for more than a year or you receive a flurry of excessive and/or illegal information requests, that's not targeting. That's what former acting IRS commissioner Steve Miller, speaking at a new Ways & Means hearing, on Friday called "horrible customer service."To a layperson, the semantic parsing over whether the Tea Party-type groups were targeted or not seems ...
Popular Resistance Is Percolating Across the Country -- The Inspiring Actions True Patriots Are Taking That the Corporate Media Always Ignores
Every week we are inspired by the many people throughout the country who are doing excellent work to challenge the power structure and put forward a new path for the country. The popular resistance to plutocracy, concentrated wealth and corporatism is decentralized, creative and growing. One growing series of protests has been the "MoralMonday" demonstrations in North Carolina. They ...
Edmonton police have released a photo radar image taken May 10, 2013, of a new dark grey Dodge Dart involved in the alleged abduction of a woman on May 16, 2013, near Rexall ...
puttered through the winding streets of a tony enclave near Israel’s presidential residence. The spring evening was warm, and the scent of flowers filled the air. The neighborhood was a calm oasis, away from the dust and tumult of the Old City. The streets were particularly empty after the Sabbath began on Friday, April 15, 1983. The Simca drove along HaPalmach Street and stopped in front ...
Chinese people aren't known for their respect for rules of the road. Drunk driving, drag racing, and jaywalking all plague city streets. The latest astounding fashion: prepaying fines.According to a recent media report, a man in Nanchang, capital city of Jiangxi Province, was caught jaywalking and asked to pay 10 yuan ($1.62) under a new traffic regulation issued earlier this year. He took ...
The video has not been released publicly and there is no way to verify whether it is authentic. Reports by gossip website Gawker and The Toronto Star said it was taken by a man who claimed he had sold crack to Mayor Rob Ford. Ford said when he emerged from his house on Friday that the allegations are "ridiculous." He later made similar comments twice outside his office, but ...
From right, actors Emma Watson, Claire Julien, director Sofia Coppola and actor Taissa Fariga pose for photographers during a photo call for the film The Bling Ring in Cannes on May 16, 2013. (Franois ...
JEEPNEY RIDER "Fast and Furious 6" star Vin Diesel, here in Manila on a three-day visit to promote the latest installment of the blockbuster action series, chills inside a passenger jeepney. Diesel's twin brother Paul is married to a Filipino. PHOTO FROM VIN DIESEL'S FACEBOOK ...
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New corruption probe for Italy's Silvio Berlusconi MILAN - The nightclub dancer at the centre of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s "bunga bunga" sex trial told a court on Friday that guests at the media tycoon’s parties dressed as nuns, nurses and U.S. President Barack Obama. Karima El Mahroug, better known by her stage name "Ruby the ...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - Back on Earth, Canadian astronaut and cyberspace tweeter Chris Hadfield is getting a rough re-introduction to gravity after a five-month stint aboard the International Space Station, the former commander told reporters during a video webcast from ...
EUGENE, Ore. -- An Oregon funeral home in Eugene offers natural burials where the ride to the person's final resting place is on the back of a three-wheeled bicycle.Sunset Hills Cemetery and Funeral Home director Wade Lind says he got the idea from bikers and designed the pedal-powered hearse himself. It has an electric motor to give him a little help hauling the casket.KVAL reports ( ...
Friday are "ridiculous" and "absolutely not true." Ford spoke briefly to reporters waiting outside his home Friday morning as he left the residence. He arrived at City Hall around 11 a.m. but didn't respond to reporters asking about the allegations. Ford's comments came as the Toronto Star published a report Friday morning saying that two reporters from the ...
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Luo Gang, born in a small town in Sichuan province, was kidnapped on his way to kindergarten and taken to Fujian province, where he was raised by loving adopted parents, the South China Morning Post ...
INDORE: A man, who put a "chastity lock" on his wife in a cruel, self-devised way, was awarded 10 years' rigorous sentence by the court here on Friday though the victim had retracted her statement during the trial. additional sessions judge Avnindra Kumar Singh also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on the accused Sohanlal (38), a mechanic by profession, under sections 326 (causing ...
GREENWICH, Conn. -- An anteater has given birth at a Connecticut conservation center, prompting officials there to wonder how the mother conceived.Officials at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center tell the Greenwich Time ( http://bit.ly/14wsum4) they had removed the only male anteater from the enclosure in August, long before the six-month gestation period for baby Archie would have ...
, that will be coming out on July 29. I hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts. One of my first humbling experiences came early in my life, when I learned the value of commitment by failing in some important areas. This experience taught me that I was capable of achieving a measure of success on my own, but that nothing compares to winning as a team. My three summers as ...
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He is the most evil, vile, demonic criminal. He is dead to me. There will be no visits, there will be no phone calls. He can never be Daddy again. I have no sympathy for the man.
Gregg was speaking about her father Ariel Castro who allegedly kidnapped, raped and held captive for a decade, three young women in Cleveland, Ohio.
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A Singapore court Friday sentenced a 45-year-old Indian-origin man to two years in jail for molesting a 13-year-old boy.
S. Subramaniam, a real estate agent, was found guilty of molesting the student at the former's flat at the Yishun area here Dec 23, 2011, the Straits Times reported.
The court heard that Subramaniam invited the boy and his 14-year-old cousin and committed the act.
The boy said that he tried to move away but failed to do so.
Deputy public prosecutor Norman Yew had sought a 24-month jail term for the convict as he was recalcitrant and showed no remorse for the crime.
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