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The global debt clock

The global debt clock

America's Economic Myths "The Olympian gods" Nicolas-André Monsiau (1754–1837) Mainstream economists and so-called experts have filled the minds of most Americans with many economic myths that are constantly reinforced by the media and repeated on the streets. These myths are erroneous at best, sometimes based on half truths. Inflation and Energy Myths Inflation — or, rather, the general rise in prices[1] —and the increase in energy prices are issues that have always created numerous economic myths.The following are some of the most common ones. Myth # 1: "Dependence on Foreign Oil" This myth basically suggests that the problem with oil prices is due to America's "dependence" on foreign oil. The high price of oil has nothing to do with its origin; the price of oil is determined in international markets. Importing a product does not mean you "depend" on it. Most, if not all, of the higher price of oil can be explained by the expansion of the money supply or the debasement of the dollar. False. Consumption Myths Note

The 48 Laws of Power Background[edit] Greene initially formulated some of the ideas in The 48 Laws of Power while working as a writer in Hollywood and concluding that today's power elite shared similar traits with powerful figures throughout history.[5] In 1995, Greene worked as a writer at Fabrica, an art and media school, and met a book packager named Joost Elffers.[4][8] Greene pitched a book about power to Elffers and six months later, Elffers requested that Greene write a treatment.[4] Although Greene was unhappy in his current job, he was comfortable and saw the time needed to write a proper book proposal as too risky.[10] However, at the time Greene was rereading his favorite biography about Julius Caesar and took inspiration from Caesar's decision to cross the Rubicon River and fight Pompey, thus inciting the Great Roman Civil War.[10] Greene would follow Caesar's example and write the treatment, which later became The 48 Laws of Power.[10] He would note this as the turning point of his life.[10]

Country briefings: news and analysis by country The Case Against the Fed Money and Politics By far the most secret and least accountable operation of the federal government is not, as one might expect, the CIA, DIA, or some other super-secret intelligence agency. The CIA and other intelligence operations are under control of the Congress. They are accountable: a Congressional committee supervises these operations, controls their budgets, and is informed of their covert activities. It is true that the committee hearings and activities are closed to the public; but at least the people's representatives in Congress insure some accountability for these secret agencies. It is little known, however, that there is a federal agency that tops the others in secrecy by a country mile. Thus, when the first Democratic president in over a decade was inaugurated in 1993, the maverick and venerable Democratic Chairman of the House Banking Committee, Texan Henry B. It was to be expected that Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan would strongly resist any such proposals. 1.

Breathingearth - CO2, birth &death rates by country, simulated real-time Tiffany Ivanovsky from TLC Extreme Couponing » Policy pointers The Wonderful World of Prison Inventions Someone once said that necessity is the mother of all invention. Prison is one of the few places where very few common wants and needs are fulfilled; resources are incredibly limited and ardently regulated. Prisoners, who are not content to only posses what "the man" tells them they can have, are forced to use their critical thinking skills (prison-genuity, anyone?) to craft what can be some very type shit. As many of us know from experience, situations in prison sometimes call for something a little more intimidating than a whittled down toothbrush shiv, or a sharpened spoon. The following is a tribute to those not satisfied with the standard prison accommodations - we have : Cigarette Lighter Source With cigarettes being the go-to currency of choice for prisoners (at least the movies would have you believe this), there wouldn't be much use for a smokable commodity if there was no way to light it. Tattoo Gun Pipe Hidden Shiv Razor Comb Rash Knuckles Whip/Cat-o-nine tails Dummy Gun Zip Gun

Telephone Songs Useless Office Skill #163 This is for all of you frustrated musicians...who want to turn all of us into frustrated listeners. ...You can play music on your phone by pressing the buttons on the top (1,2,3)...and along the side (6,9,#). But don't play the 4,5,7,8,*, or 0. They sound even worse than the others. Happy Birthday 112163 112196 11#9632 969363 Auld Lang Syne 11113212 321139# #9331212 321##91 Frere Jacques 12311231 369369 9#9631,9#9631 191,191 Mary Had a Little Lamb 3212333 222,399 3212333 322321 Louie, Louie 111-66-999-66 Help 911 911 911 911 ...from the book, Totally Useless Office Skills, by Rick Davis. or call 1-800-888-4741 (MC or VISA), or send check for $9.95 (plus $3 for shipping and handling) to The Institute of Totally Useless Skills, PO Box 181, Temple, NH 03084.

Homework Help from Cramster | Math, Algebra, Physics, Chemistry, Science, History, Accounting, English Infographic: United States of the Environment In the spirit of two popular infographics that map out the best and worst of all 50 U.S. states — the United States of Awesome and the United States of Shame — MNN decided to see how each state shines or suffers in regard to environmental and public health. Our "United States of the Environment" maps depict each state's No. 1 and No. 50 ranking for issues such as conservation, agriculture, energy efficiency, disease prevalence, pollution, natural resource availability and education, among others. Check out the two maps below, and see our list of states, stats and sources for more information. Sources for "good U.S." map:Alabama: Lowest rate of alcohol abuse or dependence (U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Alaska: Most wetlands (U.S. Geological Survey) Arizona: Most solar power potential (USA Today, National Climatic Data Center) Arkansas: Home of Buffalo River, first U.S.