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Old 2012-11-07, 20:33   Link #24501
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The beginnings of Coruscant?
I thought you'd say Olympus.
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Old 2012-11-07, 20:34   Link #24502
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But do you build up, or down?
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Old 2012-11-07, 20:36   Link #24503
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The beginnings of Coruscant?
it is Trantor

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But do you build up, or down?

you build up and Down.
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Old 2012-11-07, 22:02   Link #24504
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Strong earthquake off Guatemala kills at least 48

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(Reuters) - A strong earthquake off the coast of Guatemala killed at least 48 people and trapped others under rubble on Wednesday, crushing homes and cars, destroying roads and forcing evacuations as far away as Mexico City.

Most of the dead were buried under debris in San Marcos state, a mountainous region near the Mexican border. Landslides triggered by the 7.4 magnitude quake blocked highways and complicated rescue efforts
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8A61W920121108
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Old 2012-11-07, 22:55   Link #24505
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Anyway, why the need for this in a part of the world that's targeted by typhoons every year?
Also let's not forget that north korea might think it is a giant sign saying "put atomic bomb here!"
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Old 2012-11-07, 23:07   Link #24506
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^ Needs more pylons. You may rely on it
From the looks of it they already have a Nexus.
Though completion by 2030 seems very unlikely.
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Also let's not forget that north korea might think it is a giant sign saying "put atomic bomb here!"
I really doubt that will ever happen.
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Old 2012-11-08, 07:10   Link #24507
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Loughner likely to get life term for Arizona shooting rampage
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8A70M820121108
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Old 2012-11-08, 11:14   Link #24508
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Not "news" persay .. but just thought I'd chime in for all our friends living in the U.S. and freaking out about the economy. This is all anecdotal but speaking with my friends that monitor real estate in the U.S. and another private investor buying up property..

Looks like there are big moves up in values in Dallas and Orlando right now. Participating in recent short-sale auctions are seeing purchases above asking. I've also heard that certain PE shops are hitting up Fannie/Freddie and banks to buy buckets of properties wholesale. Current interest rates, stricter lending standards and rental rates are producing a "positive carry" on single family properties in urban/suburban centres.

Basically, rents are high enough and borrowing costs low enough: Rent - Borrow Cost - Management Fees - Property Taxes - Any Reno Costs = >15% IRRs

Outlook is positive
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Old 2012-11-08, 14:35   Link #24509
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Microsoft going big brother with the Kinect

http://www.webpronews.com/microsoft-...kinect-2012-11
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Old 2012-11-08, 14:54   Link #24510
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Microsoft going big brother with the Kinect

http://www.webpronews.com/microsoft-...kinect-2012-11
I do not know which is worst, the kinect spying on you or microsoft getting a patent so anyone attempting to do the same must pay them first.
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Old 2012-11-08, 17:27   Link #24511
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Iranian warplanes fired on U.S. drone over Gulf: Pentagon
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8A71C520121108
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Old 2012-11-09, 09:53   Link #24512
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Arrest in Toronto poppy box thefts

http://www.torontosun.com/2012/11/08...ppy-box-thefts

This isn't the first time something like this has happened, but it's awful nonetheless.. For non-Commonwealth members here, a "poppy" is a little red fake flower pin you buy via donation to wear leading up to and on "Remembrance Day" (Veteran's Day in the U.S.) to commemorate veterans that died in WWI (and now other wars). All the donations go to the Royal Canadian Legion, a veteran's organization ..

Outlook is negative
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Old 2012-11-09, 15:05   Link #24513
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EU 2013 budget talks end in failure

(Reuters) - Talks on the European Union's 2013 budget collapsed in acrimony on Friday, denting hopes of a swift deal later this month on the bigger issue of the bloc's long-term spending for 2014-2020.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...2F+Top+News%29

Outlook appears dire
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Old 2012-11-09, 15:26   Link #24514
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EU 2013 budget talks end in failure

(Reuters) - Talks on the European Union's 2013 budget collapsed in acrimony on Friday, denting hopes of a swift deal later this month on the bigger issue of the bloc's long-term spending for 2014-2020.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...2F+Top+News%29

Outlook appears dire
why does the EU need a trillion dollar budget?

it doesn't run a military
it doesn't run a policy force
it doesn't run a welfare system

what does the EU run that needs a trillion dollars?
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Old 2012-11-09, 15:29   Link #24515
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Erasmus for example. And mostly economical help for Est eurozone.
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Old 2012-11-09, 15:52   Link #24516
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David Petraeus has resigned as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair.

http://nation.time.com/2012/11/09/ci...arital-affair/

there goes the GOP's dream ticket.
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Old 2012-11-09, 16:15   Link #24517
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why does the EU need a trillion dollar budget?

it doesn't run a military
it doesn't run a policy force
it doesn't run a welfare system

what does the EU run that needs a trillion dollars?
Subsidies, mostly for research (developpingstealing time traveling microwaves ovens or creating black holes that will destroy the world cost CERN a lot of money) agriculture, and Eastern Europa. (rich western countries receive far less money in subsidies than what they paid for while it's obviously the opposite in the East)

Edit : Plus many cooperation programs, like the aforementioned Erasmus

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Old 2012-11-09, 18:01   Link #24518
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Incoming Lockheed CEO resigns over ethics violation
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8A81JA20121109
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Old 2012-11-09, 18:09   Link #24519
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why does the EU need a trillion dollar budget?

it doesn't run a military
it doesn't run a policy force
it doesn't run a welfare system

what does the EU run that needs a trillion dollars?
They fund a lot of projects. (for example, most of Ireland's motorways were built with EU funding). A lot of valuable things have gotten funded over the years.

The really big ticket item, however is the Common Agricultural Policy, which takes half of the EU's annual budget (abut 50 billion euros), and basically a variety of farm subsidies. Generally, I think it should be scrapped. Fortunately the EU seems to be reducing it's budget.

However, there have been a lot of irregular expenses over the last 5 years, namely all the bailouts, which is what is really causing all the budget disputes. Subsidising Agriculture is cheap compared to bailing out Spain's banking system (and Ireland, Portugal, Greece... with Italy on the horizon!)
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Old 2012-11-09, 18:28   Link #24520
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There will be chaos in France if the CAP is scrapped though.

Of all the major europeans countries, we are the one relying most on agriculture. (1.8% of GDP while Germany and the UK (biggest opponent to the CAP) are at 0.8% or below.

Plus some countries are just pissed France and Spain are the biggest beneficiary of one of biggest european subsidy. (I am looking at you UK) but it is because it's the biggest agricultural power and the subsidies are proportionate to the production level.

Western countries tolerate the fact overall money redistribution favor the East, but don't like it when it clearly favors a western power (unless they are that power, of course). That said, without the PAC, most of the small farmers would disappear and the EU would probably prevent France to subside them because it would be unfair to the farmers of other countries.

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