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Old 2012-09-19, 16:05   Link #23801
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Noda Government Reverses its Position on Nuclear Phase Out by 2040

It only took them a week to change their minds.
To be fair, it was never a binding commitment (law) in the first place. I suppose the trouble in China added to the speed of this U-turn.
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Old 2012-09-19, 16:07   Link #23802
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Noda Government Reverses its Position on Nuclear Phase Out by 2040

It only took them a week to change their minds.
Thank god. Nuclear phase-out isn't a great idea after new research has finally started to get close to break-even on nuclear fusion.. Don't want to slow down support for research now..

http://www.tgdaily.com/general-scien...ncy-break-even
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Old 2012-09-19, 18:09   Link #23803
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Western report - Iran ships arms, personnel to Syria via Iraq
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...88I17B20120919
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Old 2012-09-19, 19:17   Link #23804
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Western report - Iran ships arms, personnel to Syria via Iraq
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...88I17B20120919
The US just barely left Iraq and now Iraq can't guard their own airspace? This is quite an embarrassing situation, really.
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Old 2012-09-19, 19:56   Link #23805
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The US just barely left Iraq and now Iraq can't guard their own airspace? This is quite an embarrassing situation, really.
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Although the specific charges about Iraq allowing Iran to transfer arms to Damascus are not new, the intelligence report alleges that the extent of such shipments is far greater than has been publicly acknowledged, and much more systematic, thanks to an agreement between senior Iraqi and Iranian officials.
I pretty much expected from the outset of the Iraq War that the final outcome would make Iraq a client of Iran. Something like 60% of the Iraqi population is Shia, and once you lop off the Kurds in the north who constitute their own little world, the Shia constitute an even larger majority.

The minority Sunnis who ruled Iraq under Saddam were largely rendered helpless, especially after our incredibly short-sighted anti-Baathist policies during the early stages of the occupation. It's no wonder that Al-Qaeda in Iraq is largely a Sunni irredentist crew.

On top of the Maliki government's romance with Iran you have troublemakers like Muqtada al-Sadr who maintains a large pro-Iranian following in the area around Basra. I doubt Maliki would remain in power for very long if al-Sadr decided the Maliki government was not doing enough to support Iranian aims.

I always expected the eventual outcome of Bush's stupid and illegal decision to go to war in Iraq would be to hand the country over to the Iranians. Remember, people like Dick Cheney thought the Americans would be greeted by cheering crowds on the streets of Baghdad. I thought he had watched way too many John Wayne movies about the Americans arriving in Paris in 1944.

I'll admit that I expected the Kurds to become more of a problem for Turkey than they have so far proven to be, but the book there isn't closed yet, either.
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Old 2012-09-20, 01:51   Link #23806
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Another possible tuition increase for California State Universities.

http://sundial.csun.edu/2012/09/asso...-fee-increase/
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Old 2012-09-20, 02:22   Link #23807
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Another possible tuition increase for California State Universities.

http://sundial.csun.edu/2012/09/asso...-fee-increase/
That alone might be tolerable but many of the CSU campuses are cutting so many classes that it is becoming impossible for a student to graduate in 4 years, or even 5 or 6. I'm glad my son chose a private university ... it cost a bundle but at least he wasn't having required classes vanish on him and put him 1 or 2 years behind.

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Old 2012-09-20, 03:20   Link #23808
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The study about GMO's Monsanto dangerousness has beel made public

I warn you, some pictures of the rats aren't cute.
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Old 2012-09-20, 04:16   Link #23809
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This won't be good at all...

I hope people understand it's not genetic modding itself that is dangerous but the increased spraying of herbicides and the production of said toxin through modding (R) in this case

Modification to increase nutrient content like with golden rice should not be lumped together with this




Of course hordes of green crusaders will naturally overlook that
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Old 2012-09-20, 05:07   Link #23810
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Actress Cindy Lee Garcia sues over Innocence of Muslims

I hope she wins since the director lied to her and ruined her and the other actors of that film careers.
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Old 2012-09-20, 06:13   Link #23811
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In Spain, economic crisis fans Catalan separatism
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...88J06S20120920
As if Spain need this now .
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Old 2012-09-20, 08:32   Link #23812
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Since the topic about Islamic cultural insecurity being up in the air for the 23943832939th time lately, I think it's relevant to quote what a friend of mine just posted on the other side of internet :

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One of the few things I am grateful to a certain gentleman for having brought to my attention back in the day on a certain place. This is a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad from medieval Iran, back when it was run by a Sunni dynasty. This brings up an obvious point about religion that prohibitions are never ironclad and even fundamental points of doctrine and can actually be invented out of the blue:

Now, prohibition on the depiction of The Prophet IS canon in Islam. However, until 20th century sinful acts weren't as politicized back then in Islamic world. A lot of bruises to Islamic confidence owe to the lost of prestigious united leadership that was the only rallying point Muslim World had against colonialism, which was later followed by the emergence of both rural fundamentalism into position of Muslim intellectual epicentry that worked accidentally synergically with radical anti-past ideologies such as communism and hard line laicitism in enstranging Islam away from not only popular imagination, but more so from any consideration over reliability whatsoever ! Look again at the ongoing fiasco and you can see a collosal amount of inferiority complex residing within.
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Old 2012-09-20, 08:46   Link #23813
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Looks like the guy at the back has teasingly set his turban alight. Those crazy cats were always foolin...lol
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Old 2012-09-20, 08:49   Link #23814
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Muhammad was a cat person. Little do most people know, that association of Islam with goats and camels is simply a smoke screen to cover the truth that Islam is, in fact, a feline conspiracy.
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Old 2012-09-20, 08:56   Link #23815
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Muhammad was a cat person. Little do most people know, that association of Islam with goats and camels is simply a smoke screen to cover the truth that Islam is, in fact, a feline conspiracy.
Maybe those virgins in afterlife are actually catgirls?

I am starting to think it is an interesting religion, with marriage of lolis and now catgirls.....
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Old 2012-09-20, 09:24   Link #23816
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Maybe those virgins in afterlife are actually catgirls?

I am starting to think it is an interesting religion, with marriage of lolis and now catgirls.....
I don't mind a neko trap among my future collection of 72 virgins, if you know what I mean...

Anyway, now it's clear to everyone why Islam is winning. My job here is done.
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Old 2012-09-20, 11:00   Link #23817
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I don't mind a neko trap among my future collection of 72 virgins, if you know what I mean...

Anyway, now it's clear to everyone why Islam is winning. My job here is done.
Er, from personal experience, life with virgins isn't necessarily so great. Let alone 72 of them simultaneously..

Now, with regards to QE3 which I had mentioned previously, here's a visualization of the market impact on a 7-day period! Flat to up maybe ~5%? Market liquidity doesn't seem like it has improved significantly yet.. but there's been a bump in commodity prices.

Governments around the world are reacting, Japan for example is adding to their asset-buyback program, as the devaluation in the U.S. dollar reserve currency is resulting in currency appreciation around the globe. Might be kicking off a currency devaluation race.

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Old 2012-09-20, 11:04   Link #23818
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Note about commodity prices - it has risen since the start of this year and will be going up for the next year or so. Get ready to spend more on food or eat less.
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Most of all, you have to be disciplined and you have to save, even if you hate our current financial system. Because if you don't save, then you're guaranteed to end up with nothing.
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Old 2012-09-20, 11:30   Link #23819
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http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debat...g-bees-solved/

WOW .. Okay, not sure why I missed the news article about mounting evidence re: Bee Colony Collapse Syndrome. This has a massive impact on our global food supply and eco-diversity.
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Old 2012-09-20, 11:36   Link #23820
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Note about commodity prices - it has risen since the start of this year and will be going up for the next year or so. Get ready to spend more on food or eat less.
grow your own potatoes
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