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It's the Guns – But We All Know, It's Not Really the Guns.
Since Cain went nuts and whacked Abel, there have always been those humans who, for one reason or another, go temporarily or permanently insane and commit unspeakable acts of violence. There was the Roman Emperor Tiberius, who during the first century A.D. enjoyed throwing victims off a cliff on the Mediterranean island of Capri. Gilles de Rais, a French knight and ally of Joan of Arc during the middle ages, went cuckoo-for-Cocoa Puffs one day and ended up murdering hundreds of children. Just a few decades later Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Dracula, was killing people in Transylvania in numberless horrifying ways.
Michael Moore | michaelmoore.com | 25-07-2012

The Problem Isn't Outsourcing. It's That Big Business Is Disconnected From the Well-Being of Most Americans.
President Obama is slamming Mitt Romney for heading companies that were "pioneers in outsourcing U.S. jobs," while Romney is accusing Obama of being "the real outsourcer-in-chief."
Robert Reich | huffingtonpost.com | 21-07-2012

Self-Stirring Pot Puts New Spin on Stove-top Cooking.
“What a nabe!” indeed. Hideki Watanabe, a dentist from the city of Iyo in southwestern Japan, has created a new type of cooking pot that not only stirs itself, but also saves energy by reducing the time it takes a pot of water to boil.
Steve Levenstein | inventorspot.com | 29-05-2012

10 of the Most Common Surnames in the World.
A surname is a name added to a given name and is part of a personal name. In many cases, a surname is a family name. Some surnames are rare, and the others are so common that their population can be measured by millions. This is a list of some of the most common surnames in the world.
| theworldgeography.com | 01-03-2012

Likelihood Of U.S. Recession In 2012 Tops 50 Percent: Fed Paper.

Reuters | huffingtonpost.com | 15-11-2011

U.N. Study: Austerity Measures Pushing World Economy Toward Disaster
Geneva (Tom Miles) - The pursuit of austerity measures and deficit cuts is pushing the world economy toward disaster in a misguided attempt to please global financial markets, the annual report of the United Nations economic thinktank UNCTAD said on Tuesday.
Reuters | huffingtonpost.com | 07-09-2011

Credibility, Chutzpah And Debt
The real question facing America, even in purely fiscal terms, isn’t whether we’ll trim a trillion here or a trillion there from deficits. It is whether the extremists now blocking any kind of responsible policy can be defeated and marginalized.
Paul Krugman | nytimes.com | 08-08-2011

Dow Jones Plunges 513 Points, Suffering Worst Single-Day Drop Since October 2008
New York,- Stocks plunged Thursday in the worst one-day drop in more than two years, as investors absorbed fears that the American economy could enter a new recession.
William Alden | huffingtonpost.com | 05-08-2011

Atmosphere Above Japan Heated Rapidly Before M9 Earthquake
The thinking is that in the days before an earthquake, the great stresses in a fault as it is about to give cause the releases large amounts of radon. The radioactivity from this gas ionises the air on a large scale and this has a number of knock on effects. Since water molecules are attracted to ions in the air, ionisation triggers the large scale condensation of water. But the process of condensation also releases heat and it is this that causes infrared emissions.
Arxiv blog | technologyreview.com | 18-05-2011

What’s the Single Best Exercise?
Let’s consider the butterfly. One of the most taxing movements in sports, the butterfly requires greater energy than bicycling at 14 miles per hour, running a 10-minute mile, playing competitive basketball or carrying furniture upstairs.
Gretchen Reynolds | nytimes.com | 26-04-2011

El gran negocio de Libia
Los cables de la embajada de EEUU en Trípoli entre 2006 y 2010 filtrados por Wikileaks muestran obsesión por los pozos de petróleo
Pere Rusiñol | publico.es | 05-04-2011

Fears Of Weakening Economy Threaten U.S. Recovery As Consumer Sentiment Falls
New York.- Just a couple of months ago, it seemed the slow economic recovery was starting to gather momentum.
William Alden | huffingtonpost.com | 25-03-2011

Why so little looting in Japan? It's not just about honesty.
"Why don't Japanese loot? Because it's not in their culture. How is that culture defined? An absence of looting." A better explanation may be structural factors: a robust system of laws that reinforce honesty, a strong police presence, and, ironically, active crime organizations.
Christopher Beam | slate.com | 22-03-2011

Los parques eólicos japoneses siguen en pie
Todas las instalaciones eólicas siguen en funcionamiento tras el desastre. Japón tiene 2.304 MW eólicos instalados.
Dan McCue | energias-renovables.com | 18-03-2011

Why is there no looting in Japan?
Perhaps even more impressive than Japan’s technological power is its social strength, with supermarkets cutting prices and vending machine owners giving out free drinks as people work together to survive. Most noticeably of all, there has been no looting. There was looting in Chile after the earthquake last year – so much so that troops were sent in; in New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina saw looting on a shocking scale.
Ed West | blogs.telegraph.co.uk | 16-03-2011

China Replaced Japan in 2010 as No. 2 Economy
$5.47 trillion compared with a $5.88 trillion economy for fast-growing China. The latest numbers were further evidence of China’s rapid ascent as an economic superpower, as China surpassed Japan last summer after the half-year gross domestic product numbers were released. Just five years ago, China’s gross domestic product was around $2.3 trillion, about half Japan’s.
Hiroko Tabuchi | nytimes.com | 14-02-2011

Hu Highlights Need for U.S.-China Cooperation, Questions Dollar
Beijing.- Chinese President Hu Jintao emphasized the need for cooperation with the U.S. in areas from new energy to space ahead of his visit to Washington this week, but he called the present U.S. dollar-dominated currency system a "product of the past" and highlighted moves to turn the yuan into a global currency.
Andrew Browne | online.wsj.com | 17-01-2011

In Pisa test, Top Scores From Shanghai Stun Experts
With China’s debut in international standardized testing, students in Shanghai have surprised experts by outscoring their counterparts in dozens of other countries, in reading as well as in math and science, according to the results of a respected exam.
Sam Dillon | nytimes.com | 08-12-2010

Russia and Qatar Earn World Cup Bids
FIFA broke new ground by awarding Russia and Qatar the 2018 and 2022 World Cups on Thursday, choosing first-time hosts over the more conventional choices of England and the United States.
Lynn Zinser | nytimes.com | 02-12-2010

Axis of depression
It’s no mystery why China and Germany are on the warpath against the Fed. Both nations are accustomed to running huge trade surpluses. But for some countries to run trade surpluses, others must run trade deficits — and, for years, that has meant us. The Fed’s expansionary policies, however, have the side effect of somewhat weakening the dollar, making U.S. goods more competitive, and paving the way for a smaller U.S. deficit. And the Chinese and Germans don’t want to see that happen.
Paul Krugman | nytimes.com | 20-11-2010

Traveling in Asia, Obama’s Glow Dims
Seoul, South Korea.-  Foreign leaders couldn’t seem to get enough of President Obama when he arrived on the world stage two years ago. They brought copies of his memoir to global conferences seeking his autograph. They angled for handshakes and “bilats” — diplomatic jargon for a one-on-one meeting, or bilateral. They maneuvered to get next to him in photo opportunities.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg | nytimes.com | 12-11-2010

Doing It Again
Eight years ago Ben Bernanke, already a governor at the Federal Reserve although not yet chairman, spoke at a conference honoring Milton Friedman. He closed his talk by addressing Friedman’s famous claim that the Fed was responsible for the Great Depression, because it failed to do what was necessary to save the economy.
Paul Krugman | nytimes.com | 08-11-2010

What sparked life on Earth?
London: Scientists at the University of Tokyo in Japan have suggested that a bolt from the deep blue seas may have sparked life on Earth.
| zeenews.com | 02-11-2010

China Is Said to Resume Shipping Rare Earth Minerals
Baotou, China.- The Chinese government abruptly ended on Thursday its unannounced embargo of exports of crucial strategic minerals to the United States, Europe and Japan, although shipments to Japan still encountered some difficulties, four rare earth industry officials said.
Keith Bradsher | nytimes.com | 28-10-2010

Scary New Wage Data
Measured in 2009 dollars, total wages fell to just above $5.9 trillion, down $215 billion from the previous year. Compared with 2007, when the economy peaked, total wages were down $313 billion or 5 percent in real terms. The number of Americans with any wages in 2009 fell by more than 4.5 million compared with the previous year. Because the population grew by about 1 percent, the number of idle hands and minds grew by 6 million.
David Cay Johnston | tax.com | 26-10-2010

Falling into the Economic Chasm
  The real story of this election, then, is that of an economic policy that failed to deliver. Why? Because it was greatly inadequate to the task.
Paul Krugman | nytimes.com | 25-10-2010

British Fashion Victims
The British government’s plan is bold, say the pundits — and so it is. But it boldly goes in exactly the wrong direction. It would cut government employment by 490,000 workers — the equivalent of almost three million layoffs in the United States — at a time when the private sector is in no position to provide alternative employment. It would slash spending at a time when private demand isn’t at all ready to take up the slack. Why is the British government doing this? The real reason has a lot to do with ideology: the Tories are using the deficit as an excuse to downsize the welfare state. But the official rationale is that there is no alternative.
Paul Krugman | nytimes.com | 22-10-2010

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