Daily Archives: December 16, 2015

As The GOP Was Calling Obama A Weak Leader, He Got The Rest Of The World To Halt Climate Change | If You Only News


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Yuuuuuuuge! Donald Trump’s Best GOP Debate Yet – Breitbart


http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/15/yuuuge-donald-trumps-best-gop-debate-yet/

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Ca să stii sa-ti fie rusine trebuie sa ai mult bun simt


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Watch “Perla Batalla & Julie Christensen – Anthem” on YouTube


Watch “The Traitor_Martha Wainwright_Leonard Cohen_I’m Your Man_720HD-022711.avi” on YouTube


Watch “Bird on a wire-Perla Batalla_ Special_Features “I’m Your Man”” on YouTube


Watch “Rie Sinclair Island of Loneliness” on YouTube


Watch “U2 & Leonard Cohen Tower of Song” on YouTube


Watch “Antony Hegarty – If it be your will (sans Leonard Cohen V. O. )” on YouTube


Watch “The Beatles – Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da Lyrics” on YouTube


Watch “THE BEATLES OBLADI-OBLADA” on YouTube


Watch “The Beatles – Hello, Goodbye” on YouTube


Watch “Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (Official Video)” on YouTube


Watch “George Harrison – Blow Away” on YouTube


Watch “Gilbert O’Sullivan – Alone Again (original version)” on YouTube


Watch “Beatles – Ticket to Ride (Live at Wembley Stadium 1965)” on YouTube


Watch “Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (HQ)” on YouTube


Watch “John Lennon – Imagine” on YouTube


Watch “George Harrison – Here comes the sun (Subtitulada)” on YouTube


Watch “George Harrison-My Sweet Lord (Studio Version) Original” on YouTube


Watch “Albert Hammond – It Never Rains In Southern California” on YouTube


Watch “San Francisco – Scott McKenzie” on YouTube


Watch “The Animals – The House of the Rising Sun Mafia III Trailer 3” on YouTube


Watch “Herman’s Hermits – No Milk Today” on YouTube


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Sometimes it just takes time…So be patient, as warmer times are on the way


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Stunning Vintage Photos Show the History of National Parks


http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/12/151205-national-parks-vintage-photos-illustrated-history-book/

Explore the Power of Parks — National Geographic


http://www.nationalgeographic.com/power-of-parks/

great compositions/performances: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Mazeppa : Act 1 Gopak


Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Mazeppa : Act 1 Gopak

great compositions/performances: Khachaturian – Masquerade Suite, Neeme Järvi, Scottish National Orchestra


Khachaturian – Masquerade Suite,  Neeme Järvi,
Scottish National Orchestra

great compositions/performances: Aram Khachaturian – Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia, London Symphony Orchestra / Aram Khachaturian


Aram Khachaturian – Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia

historic musical bits: Beethoven Symphony No 7, A major, Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philarmoniker


Beethoven Symphony No 7 A major Leonard Bernstein Wiener Philarmoniker

historic musical bits: Beethoven Symphony No 1 C major Leonard Bernstein Wiener Philarmoniker


Beethoven Symphony No 1 C major Leonard Bernstein Wiener Philarmoniker

great compositions/performances: Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, K. 279


Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, K. 279

great compositions/performances: Antonin Dvorak – New World Symphony


Antonin Dvorak – New World Symphony

historic musical bits: Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition Sir Georg Solti – Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1980


Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition

Donald Trump responds to his critics ( “right now our country is s mess”)


Donald Trump responds to his critics

Watch “Corul Armatei – Marsul vanatorilor de munte” on YouTube


Watch “Armata romana (Drum bun…!; toba bate…!)” on YouTube


Watch “Cu caciulile pe frunte – Cenaclul Flacara – Folk Song Romania” on YouTube


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Today is Pope Francis Birthday. Happy birthday!


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Increase in industry-funded drug trials bad for public health, researcher says – STAT


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http://www.statnews.com/pharmalot/2015/12/16/pharmalot-nih-drug-trials/

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Munții Făgăraş, Valea Viştei


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Watch “TWICE(트와이스) “OOH-AHH하게(Like OOH-AHH)” M/V” on YouTube


K-pop group Oh My Girl had wrong visa, says US Customs and Border Protection – BBC Newsbeat


http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/35101815/k-pop-group-oh-my-girl-had-wrong-visa-says-us-customs-and-border-protection?OCID=fbasia&ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook

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Portița spre lumea de basm


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this pressed For our confusing: The Fed Should Clean Up Excess Reserve Rather Than Raise Rates | Foreign Affairs


For the Fed, Mop Not HikeCleaning Up Excess Reserves Rather Than Raising RatesBy Richard C. KooBy the most recent forecast, the U.S. Federal Reserve is set to raise interet rates on December 16. That it’s happening in the midst of a global economic slowdown is bad news for markets and economies around the world. Even China’s yuan, which had remained stable alongside the strengthening U.S. dollar until recently, had to decouple from it in August to bolster the country’s faltering export industries; it was another decision that shook markets worldwide.Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has been warning of the coming interest rate hike for some time now. She wanted to sound the alarm sooner rather than later because the Fed has injected some $2.5 trillion in excess reserves—17.6 times more than the statutory reserves needed to support the present level of U.S. money supply and lending activity. When a central bank has created such an unprecedented degree of liquidity, particularly with the U.S. economy doing relatively well, inflation could accelerate much sooner than in the past once the private sector is ready to borrow money again. That could force the Fed into an abrupt tightening, which could be very damaging to the market and the economy. The Fed must also avoid creating the impression of being behind the curve on inflation lest it trigger a bond market crash that could send long-term interest rates rocketing.Kevin Lamarque / ReutersU.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 15, 2014.In spite of the United States’ relatively strong economy, inflation remained subdued because the private sector still maintained a financial surplus of over six percent of GDP, at least through the year ending in the third quarter of 2015, according to the flow of funds data. This is worrying because it means that the private sector continued to save in spite of zero interest rates, a disturbing trend that began when Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008. It also indicates that businesses and households are still recovering their balance sheets, which may have been hurt when the housing bubble burst in 2008. Their refusal to borrow means that the liquidity injected by the Fed remained with the financial institutions that received them and has not entered the real economy.The fact that the private sector as a whole is still saving money at zero interest rates is worrying because both Japan in 2000 and Europe in 2011 tried to raise rates under similar conditions but were ultimately forced to take them back to zero. In both cases, the economies turned out to be much weaker than some macro indicators had suggested.The Fed’s need to appear vigilant against inflation while facing a still weak global economy suggests that it should reverse the order of monetary policy normalization set forth in September 2014. At that time, it was decided to raise interest rates first before draining excess reserves because the market is more familiar with rate hikes, while a reserve-draining operation would be the first in history and might create unpredictable disruptions.Since the Fed’s September announcement, however, the dollar has skyrocketed and oil prices have collapsed. This means that inflation is likely to stay subdued, undermining the rationale behind rate hikes.Toru Hanai / ReutersA man is reflected on an electronic board displaying exchange rates, August 11, 2010.Meanwhile, reserve-draining operations generally require the Fed to sell bonds. Although that would tend to push bond prices lower and yields higher, the Bank of Japan’s decision in October 2014 to expand its liquidity injections and the European Central Bank’s decision to do so earlier this year have pushed interest rates in many countries to zero or subzero levels. That move boosted Japanese and European investors’ demand for higher-yielding dollar bonds.This means the Fed has the perfect opportunity right now to sell bonds to drain excess reserves—there is robust overseas demand for U.S. bonds, plenty of domestic savings (at least according to the flow of funds data) to absorb the bonds unloaded by the Fed, and a strong dollar and cheap oil keeping inflation concerns in check. These factors all suggest that any pressures that drive down bond prices and drive up bond yields from a reserve mop-up operation are likely to be modest.In other words, the Fed should drain excess reserves first before raising interest rates. If bond yields do climb excessively because the Fed unloads the bonds, the Fed could always calm the markets by announcing an extension of the zero interest rate policy. When the market realizes that the Fed has this fallback option to keep short-term rates low, long-term interest rates (that is, bond yields) are not likely to go that much higher.Enjoy this free article from Foreign AffairsAll visitors get access to one full-length article each month. Register for free to continue readi

Source: The Fed Should Clean Up Excess Reserve Rather Than Raise Rates | Foreign Affairs

This Pressed for Reality Check: Turkish MP reveals that ISIS used Turkey to access sarin gas for chemical attack— David Icke (@davidicke) December 16, 2015


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this pressed: Republican debate: Tweeters mock Trump’s internet call – BBC News |(No WIFI PASSWORD FOR ISIS, Donald Trump)


As the candidates in Tuesday’s Republican debate grappled over how to tackle the growing threat of the Islamic State group (also known as Isis), Donald Trump calmly reassured them “the answer is simple”.Rather than focus on a bombing campaign in Syria, or sending in ground troops, the billionaire offered a more novel, technological strategy: to “close off areas of the internet”.”Isis is using the internet better than we are using the internet, and it was our idea,” the 69-year-old entrepreneur told the audience in Las Vegas.”We should be able to penetrate the internet and find out exactly where Isis is and everything about Isis. “We can do that if we use our good people.”And indeed, the good people of the internet were quick to offer their help:

Source: Republican debate: Tweeters mock Trump’s internet call – BBC News

this pressed for remembering: 10 Rankings That Tell Us Everything We Need to Know About Los Angeles in 2015 — L.A. Weekly (@LAWeekly) December 16, 2015


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