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Mexico: 13 Teens, Adults Killed at Party in Juarez

January 31st, 2010

Via: Houston Chronicle: Armed men stormed a party in this violent Mexican border city, killing 13 high school and college students in what witnesses said was an attack prompted by false information. About two dozen teens and young adults were hospitalized after the late Saturday assault in Ciudad Juarez, a drug cartel-plagued city which is […]

Microsoft Executive Thinks That Individuals Should Have to Obtain Government Licenses to Use Internet

January 31st, 2010

Via: AFP: The world needs a treaty to prevent cyber attacks becoming an all-out war, the head of the main UN communications and technology agency warned Saturday. International Telcommunications Union secretary general Hamadoun Toure gave his warning at a World Economic Forum debate where experts said nations must now consider when a cyber attack becomes […]

China Threatens Sanctions Over U.S. Arms Sale to Taiwan

January 31st, 2010

Via: Los Angeles Times: Angered by a $6 billion U.S. arms sale to Taiwan, Beijing puts security exchanges with U.S. on hold and threatens sanctions against U.S. firms selling to Taipei. The Chinese government Saturday announced a series of harsh retaliatory measures in protest of the Pentagon’s $6-billion arms sale to Taiwan, including a suspension […]

Big FDIC Friday: Banks Fail in California, Georgia, Florida, Minnesota and Washington

January 30th, 2010

Via: AP: Regulators shut down a big bank in California on Friday, along with two banks in Georgia and one each in Florida, Minnesota and Washington. That brought to 15 the number of bank failures so far in 2010 atop the 140 shuttered last year in the punishing economic climate. The failure of Los Angeles-based […]

Formaldehyde-Laced Death Trailers to Haiti!?

January 29th, 2010

Children in Katrina Trailers May Face Lifelong Ailments FEMA Trailer Manufacturers Knew About Formaldehyde, Findings Went Undisclosed Via: AP: The trailer industry and lawmakers are pressing the government to send Haiti thousands of potentially formaldehyde-laced trailers left over from Hurricane Katrina — an idea denounced by some as a crass and self-serving attempt to dump […]

Bill Gates: “We must make this the decade of vaccines”

January 29th, 2010

Sure, Bill. Tell me another one. Oh, by the way, how are those flying syringes coming along? Via: AP: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $10 billion over the next decade to research new vaccines and bring them to the world’s poorest countries, the Microsoft co-founder and his wife said Friday. Calling upon […]

U.S. Citizens Targeted for Assassination by the Joint Special Operations Command

January 29th, 2010

Via: Washington Post: U.S. military teams and intelligence agencies are deeply involved in secret joint operations with Yemeni troops who in the past six weeks have killed scores of people, among them six of 15 top leaders of a regional al-Qaeda affiliate, according to senior administration officials. The operations, approved by President Obama and begun […]

DOE Lends Nissan $1.4 Billion to Produce Electric Vehicles in U.S.

January 29th, 2010

Via: Wired: At today‚Äôs press conference at The Washington Auto Show, Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu had something to say about electric vehicles, and how the U.S. government would approach aiding EV manufacturers. Although it was originally thought that announcement would concern the loans that Tesla, Fisker et al have received, the surprise announcement […]

Actual Bloomberg Headline: “Secret Banking Cabal Emerges From AIG Shadows”

January 29th, 2010

When you’re one step ahead of the crowd you’re a genius. When you’re two steps ahead, you’re a crackpot. –Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Lincoln Square Synagogue, Feb. 1998 (Arizona Jewish Post; Sept. 18, 1998; p. B-10.) Via: Bloomberg: The idea of secret banking cabals that control the country and global economy are a given among conspiracy […]

Anyone Looking for an Excellent Discount Broker?

January 29th, 2010

My broker, TradeKing, is paying $100 bounties for all account referrals that result in deposits of at least $1000 and one trade execution. I think TradeKing is excellent. I’ve been with a lot of brokers and TradeKing is a bargain. It’s very fast for a discount broker, and reliable. I mostly just swing trade very, […]

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