Monthly Archives: October 2012

Cost of Sandy to Acceed 200-plus billion dollars–but is currently only 60 billion


Current cost calculations do not fully take into account infrastructure costs demanded to stop a repeat of damage and multiplyer effect issues.–kas   Government Hurricane Sandy Estimated to Cost $60 Billion By Associated Press   (WASHINGTON) — Superstorm Sandy will end … Continue reading

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Why are Germans still using the deutsche mark?


Why are Germans still using the deutsche mark? Officially, Europe’s economic powerhouse uses the euro. But there are still billions upon billions of deutsche marks being traded all around Germany   Nostalgic Germans appreciate the fact that deutsche marks feature … Continue reading

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Germany’s lack of Public, Private and Consumer Spending leads to further UNEMPLOYMENT & greater LACK of ECONOMIC GROWTH


  Eurozone unemployment hits record high   The 17-nation bloc had a jobless rate of 11.6 per cent in September, while inflation eased slightly in the last month.                     Spaniards have … Continue reading

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Another Example as to How Germany is Losing its Best Investments


At a time of great unemployment in Europe, there is no reason that Germany and the EU should be bailing out of the solar and alternative energy business.  Yet, the German government has been leading the region in abandoning its … Continue reading

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Fishery managers need to hear from you!


Dear Kevin, Fishery managers need to hear from you! Let them know you vote for recovery NOW for the most important fish in the sea.  In a landmark move last year, East Coast fishery managers—responding to a plea for action by … Continue reading

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Teacher & Trade Union Leader Arrested in Bahrain


  Last week, a court in Bahrain upheld the convictions of trade union leaders, sentencing Mahdi Abu Dheeb and Jalila al-Salman to five years and six months respectively.   Mahdi and Jalila, president and vice president of the Bahraini Teachers’ … Continue reading

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US military spending in question


Without a doubt, Americans and non-Americans should call into question the USA Security Budget every single day of their lives.–KAS   US military spending in question   Budgeting for bombers and spending on soldiers are key issues in an election … Continue reading

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Women among victims of Afghanistan attacks  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/10/2012103184242459887.html Seven women said to be among 11 civilians killed in Helmand bombings while seven policemen die at Zabul checkpoint.   In Wednesday’s second attack, seven policemen were killed in Shah Joy district of … Continue reading

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Iran’s hospitals feel pain of sanctions


Iran’s hospitals feel pain of sanctions  see video here: Iran’s hospitals feel pain of sanctions Difficulties in importing medicine and equipment having adverse affect on health of up to six million patients.   A leading medical charity in Iran has said … Continue reading

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The United States: A Tax Haven?


The United States: A Tax Haven?   Jubilee has been campaigning to curb tax havens that take money from the poor and support  corruption across the world. New Rules for Global Finance, a member of Jubilee USA’s Network Council and led by … Continue reading

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