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The shiny metal still looks good ... in the long-run
Grains are probably going up, leading to higher liquor prices ... and wealthy people who have a taste for sake or shochu would probably pay top dollar for "clean", pre-Fukushima beverages ...
World Health Organization Says Cellphones Cause Cancer ... Oh, And They're Killing Off the Bees As WellSubmitted by George Washington on 05/31/2011 16:30 -0400
If you feel like - oh, man, EVERYTHING turns out to cause cancer - I can relate. But - unlike all the shenanigans which the powers-that-be are pulling - this is something we're doing to ourselves ...
Billion Dollar Fund Managers Agree: The Government Never Fixed the Underlying Economic Problems, So We'll Have Another CrashSubmitted by George Washington on 05/31/2011 14:54 -0400
What the smart money is saying ...
What's the hole that is swallowing up the economy? The failure to follow the rule of law. The rule of law is what provides trust in our economy, which is essential for a stable economy. The rule of law is the basis for our social contract. Indeed, it is the basis for our submission to the power of the state.
We are supposed to be a nation of laws, not of men. That's what humanity has fought for ever since we forced the king to sign the Magna Carta.
Indeed, lawlessness - the failure to enforce the rule of law - is dragging the world economy down into the abyss.
Are they pulling a Columbo?
IAEA Knew Within Weeks of Japanese Earthquake that Reactors Had Melted Down ... Public Not Told for a Month and a HalfSubmitted by George Washington on 05/26/2011 02:27 -0400
This is not entirely surprising given that governments have been covering up nuclear meltdowns for fifty years to protect the nuclear industry
Daniel Ellsberg: “Secrets ... Can Be Kept Reliably ... For Decades … Even Though They Are Known to THOUSANDS of Insiders”Submitted by George Washington on 05/25/2011 13:43 -0400
Each claim of collusion - such as between Lloyd "Doing God's Work" Blankfein and Ben "We're Not Printing Money" Bernanke - must be judged on its own merits, either disproven or proven by the facts. But keeping it secret for years ... pfffft ... that's the easy part
Obama says we should "look forward" instead of prosecuting Wall Street fraud. That guarantees that we will have more economic crises.
Similarly, if we only "look forward" and never look back at unanswered questions, it will ensure more hanky panky in Iraq ... er, Libya ... um, Iran or elsewhere ...
Economists from the Left and the Right Agree: Neither the U.S. Nor Europe Is Dealing With the Real ProblemSubmitted by George Washington on 05/23/2011 20:58 -0400
And Moody's will issue a big credit warning on 14 of the UK's 18 biggest banks tomorrow ...
Two Nuclear Reactors Were Damaged by the Earthquake, BEFORE the Tsunami Hit ... and the Entire Nuclear Reactor Design Is FlawedSubmitted by George Washington on 05/23/2011 12:38 -0400
And American plants are - in many ways - even MORE vulnerable than the Japanese reactors ...
Spreading to Europe?
The FBI always gets its man ... whether he's guilty or not!
This essay does not question whether Bin Laden and Al Qaeda attacked us on September 11, 2001, or whether Iran, Saudi Arabia or another nation-state had a hand in the attacks. It focuses solely on a peripheral issue regarding the third building which fell on that terrible day