French President talks about Airstrikes against Iran, FRANCE said this!

August 31, 2007

Nicolas Sarkozy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Monday a diplomatic push by the world’s powers to rein in Tehran’s nuclear program was the only alternative to “an Iranian bomb or the bombing of Iran.”

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So there was UK to back Iraq, Spain for Afganistan and France for Iran. A United Europe supporting the United States.


7 (More!) Abandoned Wonders of the World [PICS]

August 31, 2007

What causes people to abandon an entire settlement, town, or even a large city? Here are seven amazing examples from the North Korea to Thailand, New Jersey to Japan, plus three honorable mentions. Some of these sites are illegal, making these photographs a rare glimpse of incredible ghost towns. One of them has been burning for over fourty years!

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Does anyone know why these cities and towns have been abandoned?


Fed bends the rules to help two of the largest US banks

August 31, 2007

The regulations in question effectively limit a bank’s funding exposure to one of its affiliates to 10% of the bank’s capital. The Fed has allowed Citibank and Bank of America to blow through that level – allowing them to lend up to 25 Billion to their subsidiaries. (approx 30% of capital) The move shows that the crunch is sapping even the big boys

Or another possibility is that the Fed is now sinking its fangs in and Citibank and The Bank of America are about to be snapped up by someone. Just a thought. One

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How Do Soldiers Killing Each Other Solve the World’s Problems?

August 31, 2007

A great Calvin & Hobbes comic (as usual) for all of you.

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Get your Home off the Electricity Grid

August 31, 2007

The solid-oxide fuel cells produce half the greenhouse gas of conventional burning, but the real savings comes from eliminating the transmission losses between the central plant and home.

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Everyone knows Bush gave Pope immunity from molestation charges, right?

August 31, 2007

Pope Benedict

Back in 2005, Pope Benedict was facing a lawsuit accusing him of conspiring to cover up the sexual molestation of three boys by a seminarian. So, he asks Bush to grant him immunity from lawsuits in the U.S., which Bush does. Classy.

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US Officials: ‘There Will be an Attack on Iran’

August 22, 2007

 Iran Revolutionary Guard

And what do we do if just the opposite happens — a strike on Iran unifies Iranians behind the regime? An Administration official told me it’s not even a consideration. “IRGC IED’s are a casus belli for this Administration. There will be an attack on Iran.”

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