Daily Archives: July 31, 2012

Kaiserwalzer – Andre Rieu

32 trillion $ worth of caviar!

Dear Kitty. Some blog

Keep Talking Greece blog writes about this video:

Shock in Athens: People Find Food in Garbage Bins

Fish eggs, rotten vegetables, cracked eggs, expired dairy products, a loaf of old bread… They pick everything they think they can eat from the big garbage bins standing outside super-markets and restaurants. They set aside their dignity and dig deep in the stinking bins to secure something to eat.

There is a song, Stray Cat Strut, by the Stray Cats, with the line “Get my dinner from a garbage can”. While eating garbage may be really unhealthy even for cats with nine lives, it is horrible to see the results of FriedmaniteThatcheritevoodoo economicexperiments on human beings with just one life.

A piece, a handful of something eatable. Old and young, jobless and pensioners, Greeks and immigrants. People who cannot even afford to buy a loaf of bread…

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Exhaustive Study Finds Global Elite Hiding Up to $32 Trillion in Offshore Accounts

Exhaustive Study Finds Global Elite Hiding Up to $32 Trillion in Offshore Accounts (from Democracy Now)

Exhaustive Study Finds Global Elite Hiding Up to $32 Trillion in Offshore Accounts (from Democracy Now) (click to access program)

Quotation: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) on debt as slavery

A man in debt is so far a slave.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discus

Today’s Birthday: MILTON FRIEDMAN (1912)

Milton Friedman (1912)

Friedman was an American economist and a leading US advocate of monetarism, the belief that a nation’s money supply is the chief determinant of its economy. He wrote numerous books and was a frequent television commentator and magazine columnist, which made him one of the most publicly familiar US economists. Friedman served as an adviser to US presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. To what South American country did he provide economic advice following a military coupMore… Discuss



Pulp Fiction Hero “The Shadow” Debuts on the Radio (1930)

The fictional, crime-fighting vigilante known as The Shadow originally debuted as the announcer of Detective Story Hour, a radio program that was quickly eclipsed by the popularity of its own narrator. The following year The Shadow got his own magazine and became one of pulp fiction‘s most enduring heroes, entering film and television. The radio show was re-named The Shadow and ran for more than 25 years. What comic book hero refers to The Shadow as his “biggest inspiration”? More…Discuss





Ebola Outbreak Reaches Ugandan Capital

Uganda’s president is urging citizens to refrain from having physical contact following the news that a person infected with the Ebola virusdied in the capital. Since the Ebola outbreak began in westernUganda three weeks ago, the virus has claimed at least 14 lives. It initially went undetected because patients were not showing some of the typical symptoms, such as hemorrhaging. Ebola is extremely virulent and often fatal. It has no known cure and no vaccine. Health officials hope that isolating those infected and disrupting the chain of transmission will be sufficient to contain the outbreak. More…Discuss