Cyprus gambles – and Europe should pay

An update on this

The parliament in Cyprus has rejected the deal that would impose a levy on every bank account – even after the government proposed to exempt account with less than €20000. There wasn’t even one member of the parliament voting for it.

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How to destroy economies

Is this the end of the euro?

In an unprecedented move, the European finance ministers this past weekend decided a bailout plan Cyprus – Continue reading

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Guns are hazardous to your health

Guns are hazardous to health. The NRA, too.

Heavy lobbying from the NRA caused the funding of the research of gun violence by the Centers for Disease Control to be cut in 1996 . Because, the NRA Continue reading

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Romney and his taxes – part 2

So it may have been fraud – or close to fraud – after all.

Or at least questionable.

Following up on a general comment we made earlier we now are learning more Continue reading

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GOPs views on rape

The GOP keeps just giving.

The Rep. Candidate for Senate, Todd Akin from Missouri, made a statement on TV to the effect that “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy. The female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down, he said.

Huh? Seems like a candidate for our BrainTurnedOff Hall Of Fame.

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Mitt Romney picks Paul Ryan

Earlier today the Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his VP running mate.

He even announced him as the “future President”. First I thought Mr. Romney is stepping aside and let Mr. Ryan take his place.

But I don’t know. Maybe it isn’t really so far off. One just has to remember the Bush/Cheney years Continue reading

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Mitt Romney’s Temple

Ok, some people were curious about “Mitt’s Temple” mentioned in the Top Ten List why Mitt Romney won’t release more than 2 years worth of tax return.

We dig up some information about this.

First, a photo showing the building. Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons Mitt Romney doesn’t want to release his tax returns

As of this moment, Mitt Romney released his 2010 tax return, and will also release the 2011 return. But he refuses to release earlier returns, as it was customary starting with his own father. Because of that allegations surface (let’s put it that way), that he didn’t pay any taxes then. Mr. Romney says it is not true, he actually paid “a lot”. Continue reading

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Romney and his Taxes

So what do think?

How much taxes did he pay?

He said “A lot of taxes”. But how much is a lot?

It really depends. Continue reading

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Don’t show images of people eating chicken – might get me hungry

Earlier this month, Iran’s national police chief ventured boldly into what has become known as the country’s “chicken crisis”. The feathers haven’t stopped flying since.

The soaring price for a staple food that Iranian Continue reading

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